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Forum: Applications 09-11-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By trevor
I think that the advice to move to Safari because...

I think that the advice to move to Safari because you were getting kernel panics in a non-needed plugin, or because it's "the preferred Mac browser" are both very bad advice. Move to Safari if and...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 09-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,912
Posted By trevor
Since some time approximately in the middle of...

Since some time approximately in the middle of the G4 era, Mac's ethernet ports have been autosensing, and will not need crossover cables when connecting machine-machine. Of course, it won't hurt...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 09-07-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By trevor
If it actually is your video "card", then you...

If it actually is your video "card", then you would need a new motherboard. (Apple calls the motherboard the 'logic board'.) Apple will quote you a price that is far more costly than the computer is...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-31-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By trevor
Unfortunately, testing the battery voltage under...

Unfortunately, testing the battery voltage under no load can lead to false positives for a working battery. Since they're so cheap to replace, and given the age of the computer, you are best off...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-31-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By trevor
OK, good. The Mac Mini in it's early days shipped...

OK, good. The Mac Mini in it's early days shipped with OS X 10.3.7, but later shipped with OS X 10.4. Your retail (i.e. black colored) 10.4 disc should be able to boot it with no problem.

What...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-30-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By trevor
Good point macosnoob! I probably...

Good point macosnoob!



I probably should point out that that is the letter O and not the numeral 0.

Trevor
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-30-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By trevor
Since you have a non-Mac-specific keyboard, and...

Since you have a non-Mac-specific keyboard, and because "C" might refer to Command or Control, I'm not sure what keys you are pressing, and I'm not sure that you're following the right procedure. If...
Forum: Applications 08-25-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By trevor
Also try the page from a different computer...

Also try the page from a different computer running a newer version of Safari, and a different computer running the same version of Safari. That will help you to figure out if it's specific to Safari...
Forum: Networking 08-22-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,345
Posted By trevor
Yes. That's a very common scam, and doesn't mean...

Yes. That's a very common scam, and doesn't mean anything except that someone called your phone number. You're being kind to just be brusque or hang up on them. I generally ask them at length how...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-22-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By trevor
As chabig says, Omni DiskSweeper is a good way to...

As chabig says, Omni DiskSweeper is a good way to map how disk space is being used, using your Mac's graphical user interface. Another alternative with the advantage of being able to see everything...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-22-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By trevor
When you set up your new Belkin N router,...

When you set up your new Belkin N router, disconnect the old Belkin G router. You want to set it up and make absolutely sure that everything is working before adding any complexity to your situation....
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-22-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By trevor
You do not want to use the router setup CD. It's...

You do not want to use the router setup CD. It's just extra junk. The Belkin N300 and N450 both serve a web page that you can connect to from any computer that understands TCP/IP and has a browser. ...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-18-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,052
Posted By trevor
In this context, 'striped' means RAID Level 0. ...

In this context, 'striped' means RAID Level 0.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_0#RAID_0



Trevor

Edit: Oops, I see that anthlover already answered this.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-14-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By trevor
Unfortunately, people tend to have more problems...

Unfortunately, people tend to have more problems with bus-powered drives than externally-powered drives. Some computers' ports don't supply enough power to the drives, and sometimes it's marginal,...
Forum: Networking 08-11-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By trevor
Even Cat 5 is rated for Gigabit Ethernet (cite:...

Even Cat 5 is rated for Gigabit Ethernet (cite: http://www.ieee802.org/3/ab/public/criteria.pdf ). If you have plenty of Cat5e, then use that--it works fine for 1000Base-T.

Now, even though I've...
Forum: System 08-07-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By trevor
Huh--I just tested that in Mountain Lion, and it...

Huh--I just tested that in Mountain Lion, and it does not behave as advertised. When attempting to drag a folder onto the Desktop which already contains a folder of the same name, I get the options...
Forum: Applications 08-01-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By trevor
http://www.rockia.com/2009/10/change-the-format-of...

http://www.rockia.com/2009/10/change-the-format-of-screenshot-picture-from-grab-on-mac

Trevor
Forum: Applications 07-31-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By trevor
agentx, note that aurora72 is using Mountain...

agentx, note that aurora72 is using Mountain Lion, not Lion.

I agree that there's no good reason to continue using 10.8.2 when there are three rounds of bugfixes available in 10.8.5.

Trevor
Forum: iPhone Info Center 07-21-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,884
Posted By trevor
Here's a link to Zdziarski's slides from his...

Here's a link to Zdziarski's slides from his presentation at Hope/X:
http://www.zdziarski.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/iOS_Backdoors_Attack_Points_Surveillance_Mechanisms.pdf

Trevor
Forum: iPhone Info Center 07-21-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,884
Posted By trevor
Forensic scientist identifies suspicious 'back doors' running on every iOS device

Forensic scientist identifies suspicious 'back doors' running on every iOS device (http://www.zdnet.com/forensic-scientist-identifies-suspicious-back-doors-running-on-every-ios-device-7000031795/)
...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-21-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By trevor
What version of OS X are you using? If it's...

What version of OS X are you using? If it's Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.x) or later, you should be able to use this tip (I have not tested this):

NTFS Write Support On OS X Mountain Lion...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-17-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By trevor
I don't put any faith in Apple's list of...

I don't put any faith in Apple's list of compatible cards. They are extremely conservative. Also, they don't acknowledge that people reflash video cards with Mac compatible firmware. If your vendor...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-17-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By trevor
Please open up Disk Utility while this Seagate is...

Please open up Disk Utility while this Seagate is attached and you are able to read from it. Now, in Disk Utility, click on the name that you've given the Seagate drive (NOT the name assigned to it...
Forum: macosxhints Feedback 07-12-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,835
Posted By trevor
Sorry! Just for the record, moderators here don't...

Sorry! Just for the record, moderators here don't have any server-level control at all, nor any real way to get in touch with the folks at MacWorld that DO have server-level control.

Trevor
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-08-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By trevor
If you are interested in exploring the idea of...

If you are interested in exploring the idea of replacing the battery yourself, here's a video from OWC explaining how to do that:

http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/macbook_air_early08_batt/...
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