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Forum: System 10-18-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By cpragman
When booter in Mavericks or Yosemite, try...

When booter in Mavericks or Yosemite, try "diskutil cs list" in terminal.
I've read that the Yosemite installer automatically converts the install partition to a core storage volume. 10.7 and...
Forum: System 10-17-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,395
Posted By cpragman
Just installed iTunes 12.0.1 with Yosemite, and...

Just installed iTunes 12.0.1 with Yosemite, and had to perform this process again.
Forum: iPad Info Center 10-16-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By cpragman
You can backup her iPad to whatever computer you...

You can backup her iPad to whatever computer you want, and then restore that backup to another ipad.

Select the "encrypt backup" option, so that all the settings and passwords get migrated over.
Forum: System 10-16-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By cpragman
I use the safari plugin ClickToFlash. It prevents...

I use the safari plugin ClickToFlash. It prevents safari from telling websites that flash is installed, at which point most self-respecting websites (including YouTube) render via HTML5, which is a...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-11-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,376
Posted By cpragman
There is a finder preference to not show disks on...

There is a finder preference to not show disks on the desktop. Try changing the preference.
Also try disk utility to see if the external disk is actually mounted.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-07-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,789
Posted By cpragman
If you are going to open it to replace the...

If you are going to open it to replace the battery anyway, some things that will significantly extend battery life are:
Replaced HD with SSD,
add more ram to reduce swapping to disk.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-06-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By cpragman
Try plugging it back into the original machine...

Try plugging it back into the original machine and letting decryption finish.
CoreStorage encryption/decryption is supposed to keep working across sleeps and reboots, if you let it.
Worst case is...
Forum: iPad Info Center 10-04-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,092
Posted By cpragman
Probably can't revert. Having the ipsw file isn't...

Probably can't revert. Having the ipsw file isn't enough, as the installer contacts apple to verify the signing key. I read a couple days ago that apple revoked the signing keys to iOS 7
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-02-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,937
Posted By cpragman
I've never had a single problem with my Magic...

I've never had a single problem with my Magic Mouse.
Forum: Applications 09-16-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By cpragman
Right click on the podcast episode. A contextual...

Right click on the podcast episode. A contextual menu will open. From there you want to choose "reveal in finder" or whatever it's PC equivalent it. That Wil show you the actual media file. Save a...
Forum: iPhone Info Center 09-14-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,586
Posted By cpragman
AFAIK no. You can create albums in iPhoto and...

AFAIK no. You can create albums in iPhoto and sync them to the phone.
Forum: Applications 09-13-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By cpragman
Shell script that has a basic loop, a "wait"...

Shell script that has a basic loop, a "wait" statement, and a "say" statement.
Forum: Networking 09-12-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,391
Posted By cpragman
And although it's probably illegal, you can also...

And although it's probably illegal, you can also force malware back across the internet to THEIR computer, via a vulnerability in the screen sharing app they like to use.
...
Forum: Applications 09-12-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By cpragman
Sounds like keychain to me too. If the...

Sounds like keychain to me too.
If the password in your keychain entry for the mail server is wrong, the Mac will offer the server the bad password, even though you are typing the right on in the...
Forum: iPhone Info Center 09-09-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,179
Posted By cpragman
On your iPhone, tap the "calendars" button at the...

On your iPhone, tap the "calendars" button at the bottom-center of your screen. Make sure you have check marks next to the relevant calendars.
Forum: Networking 09-05-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By cpragman
Well if the laptop's asleep, then this sounds...

Well if the laptop's asleep, then this sounds like normal behavior.

You can investigate "wake on LAN", but it isn't exactly tailored for this sort of thing either.
Forum: Applications 08-29-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By cpragman
Perhaps you didn't uninstall crashplan correctly....

Perhaps you didn't uninstall crashplan correctly. The fact that you still have the launchd script trying to run it suggests you didn't use their uninstaller.
...
Forum: System 08-28-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By cpragman
That's why I just prevent my other OS disks from...

That's why I just prevent my other OS disks from mounting (using fstab)
Forum: System 08-27-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By cpragman
I'm sure spotlight is "helping you" by doing...

I'm sure spotlight is "helping you" by doing this. You never know what system features rely on the spotlight index to function, and if apple significantly changed the structure or content of that...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-25-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By cpragman
Might want to think a bit about future-proofing...

Might want to think a bit about future-proofing though. FW800 is definately overkill, but in a year or two, you might wish you bought USB-3
Forum: System 08-23-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By cpragman
Typically for me, the downloads folder will show...

Typically for me, the downloads folder will show progress of items that are downloading.

Also, you didn't say what app was doing the downloading. Since the app does the actual downloading, it is...
Forum: Networking 08-22-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,391
Posted By cpragman
If you google "windows support phone call prank",...

If you google "windows support phone call prank", you will see that it is an internet meme at this point to mess with these guys that are calling you. Some are hilarious, however the guys calling...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-20-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By cpragman
one of two options: a. the disk isn't actually...

one of two options:
a. the disk isn't actually encrypted.
b. keychain helpfully stored the password, without you realizing it.

If Option #b is true, then open Keychain app, and delete the...
Forum: System 08-18-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,094
Posted By cpragman
As far as I know, OS X (including server) only...

As far as I know, OS X (including server) only allows you to interact with a single user interface. It won't spawn additional virtual user interfaces if additional people access it at the same time. ...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-17-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By cpragman
As long as you always have a backup, the result...

As long as you always have a backup, the result would be the same as if you'd had a spinning disk fail. Replace faulty hardware and restore form backup.
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