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Forum: Applications 07-21-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By cpragman
Perhaps network or DNS issues (outside your...

Perhaps network or DNS issues (outside your control)?
The adobe apps need to phone home occassionally to verify your license is good. If IT has a filter on the network blocking those requests, then...
Forum: iPod Info Center 07-18-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By cpragman
On your iPod, in the calendar app, there's a...

On your iPod, in the calendar app, there's a button to click called "calendars" that let's you choose which calendars you want to display. See if the ones from your Mac are listed and check them.
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Forum: iPod Info Center 07-18-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By cpragman
why not just plug the iPod into your computer via...

why not just plug the iPod into your computer via the USB cable that came with it?
Forum: iPod Info Center 07-18-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By cpragman
For the iPod/iPhone to sync via iCloud, you need...

For the iPod/iPhone to sync via iCloud, you need to setup the same iCloud account on both your mac and the iPod/iPhone. You didn't mention if you did that. On the mac, you do this in System...
Forum: Applications 07-17-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By cpragman
It seems like using Symlinks OUGHT to work, but...

It seems like using Symlinks OUGHT to work, but there's no guarantee that the application or installer in question will respect them.

I've been using them since 10.2 to move my iTunes and iPhoto...
Forum: System 07-10-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By cpragman
According to the man page for diskutil, it will...

According to the man page for diskutil, it will repair CoreStorage volumes just like you'd expect it to, with no extra commands needed.
Forum: Applications 07-09-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By cpragman
Check the DNS settings on your router too. Make...

Check the DNS settings on your router too. Make sure they weren't tampered with
Forum: System 07-09-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By cpragman
I've got a few fusion drive machines. Haven't had...

I've got a few fusion drive machines. Haven't had any disk issues yet, so haven't seen similar messages.

Once you enroll a partition in a CoreStorage volume (which fusion drive is based on), disk...
Forum: Applications 07-04-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By cpragman
make sure your Silverlight is up to date. ...

make sure your Silverlight is up to date. Current is 5.1.30317.0
Forum: Applications 07-04-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By cpragman
Next time, perhaps try a another player (VLC). ...

Next time, perhaps try a another player (VLC).
Seems like nothing good can come from installing an older version of QT, since you might be left vulnerable to crashing or security issues.
Forum: UNIX - Newcomers 07-02-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,632
Posted By cpragman
You can use sudo to launch an instance of the...

You can use sudo to launch an instance of the shell "sh" and give shell as many commands as you like, delimited by semicolons.

$sudo sh -c "command1; command2; command3; <etc> "
Forum: Applications 06-28-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By cpragman
iTunes like .m4a files. I use Handbrake to...

iTunes like .m4a files. I use Handbrake to convert things.
Forum: System 06-22-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By cpragman
Or explore the drive from the Terminal command...

Or explore the drive from the Terminal command line, using "sudo" to navigate into folders whose permissions would otherwise keep you out.
Forum: System 06-22-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By cpragman
I thought time machine only works in HFS+ disks. ...

I thought time machine only works in HFS+ disks.
Time machine will backup to multiple disks. You can swap them out and TM will resume backing up to the other destination where it left off.
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Forum: The Coat Room 06-17-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,479
Posted By cpragman
I've kept my DW up to date with the free...

I've kept my DW up to date with the free updaters. Can't remember the last time I needed to use it though.
Forum: Applications 06-12-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By cpragman
They were taken offline again this morning, but...

They were taken offline again this morning, but are back up now.
Forum: System 06-10-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 671
Posted By cpragman
Do you have a friend who can let you borrow an...

Do you have a friend who can let you borrow an external HDD for a day? Then there's no need to buy any adapters.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 06-09-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By cpragman
I did something similar a long time ago....

I did something similar a long time ago. Different model printer (hp I think). I used a gizmo from Hawking that accepted vanilla "cups" print jobs from OS X and translated them. Is that a feature...
Forum: Applications 06-05-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By cpragman
I've also noticed that Parental Controls prevents...

I've also noticed that Parental Controls prevents iMessage from communicating with apple's servers.
Forum: Applications 06-03-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By cpragman
iTunes lets you truncate audio files as well if...

iTunes lets you truncate audio files as well if you work thru the get-info details for a track
Forum: iPhone Info Center 06-01-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By cpragman
Sounds like you are syncing your phone against...

Sounds like you are syncing your phone against multiple macs. That is a no-no. There's no telling what craziness will come from that.

Try only syncing your phone to a single Mac, and see if...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 05-24-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By cpragman
Over at daring fireball, gruber posts a...

Over at daring fireball, gruber posts a mechanical keyboard review every so often.

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2013/08/28/atwood-code-keyboard
...
Forum: System 05-19-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,752
Posted By cpragman
Take a look at OWC's website. They have kits to...

Take a look at OWC's website. They have kits to help you install SSDs internally. If you are willing to pull the DVD drive out of the Mac and make it external, you can put the SSD in its place and...
Forum: System 05-17-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,263
Posted By cpragman
Well THAT was fast! I checked and updating...

Well THAT was fast!

I checked and updating to iTunes 11.2.1 did not clobber the custom permissions of the iTunes Library.itl file. However it was obvious that it didn't rebuild the file like...
Forum: System 05-16-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,263
Posted By cpragman
/Users and other permissions issues with 10.9.3 and iTunes 11.2

A public service announcement regarding some permissions bugs in 10.9.3 and iTunes 11.2

This article talks about permissions issues that are created with the /Users and /Users/Shared folder the...
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