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markers, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:16 (eleven years ago) link

Apple® today named Arthur D. Levinson, Ph. D. as the Company’s non-executive Chairman of the Board. Levinson has been a co-lead director of Apple’s board since 2005, has served on all three board committees— audit and finance, nominating and corporate governance, and compensation—and will continue to serve on the audit committee. Apple also announced that Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, will join Apple’s board and will serve on the audit committee.

markers, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:18 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

38 minutes!!!

markers, Thursday, 19 January 2012 14:22 (eleven years ago) link

The amount of cash this company is making is unbelievably staggering
http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/24/boom-boom-boom-boom-boom-boom/

stet, Thursday, 26 January 2012 16:47 (eleven years ago) link

http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/25/apple-pwned/

markers, Thursday, 26 January 2012 17:01 (eleven years ago) link

seven months pass...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/04/antisec_hackers_fbi_laptop_hack/

DG, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 12:17 (ten years ago) link

i think stet mentioned this on another thread recently but is there a mac browser that's not a piece of shit? i've gone back to using camino. chrome freezes, kills pages, 404s or refuses to load some sites completely randomly. moreover it makes my whole machine craaawl to a halt. firefox is... well it's completely terrible now. how did it become so bad and bloated? i had to rule out a return to safari because it just would not import my chrome bookmarks in any kind of user-friendly way. and i rely quite heavily on my bookmarks.

at the very least camino is light and mainly problem-free. sure it's a bit slow at times, it's a bit basic at other times and it;s, frankly ugly but it's seeming like a godsend in comparison to chrome and firefox.

jed_, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 01:03 (ten years ago) link

how many tabs do you have open? i have this problem when i have about 50 tabs open.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 01:06 (ten years ago) link

rarely any more than 5 or six.

jed_, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 01:07 (ten years ago) link

hm... what kind of machine you have? maybe get more memory?

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 01:10 (ten years ago) link

i probably need more. the machine is a 2.5 year old imac with 2g of ram. not much admittedly but i'm only talking about surfing the net here. it should be very simple. i mean camino is working fine for the most part. it's just that i don't like the way it looks. and it's missing v basic functionality.

jed_, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 01:21 (ten years ago) link

missing some v basic functions, rather

jed_, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 01:21 (ten years ago) link

hm.. well that sounds like it should be OK. how much disk space do you have left? you might need more room for swap.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 01:30 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

They should make the watch close in style to an expensive wristwatch. Just replace the face with a screen.

calstars, Friday, 4 April 2014 21:54 (eight years ago) link

No one wants to wear a big bracelet.

calstars, Friday, 4 April 2014 21:54 (eight years ago) link

look at this: https://moto360.motorola.com

markers, Friday, 4 April 2014 23:12 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

Ok guys. I've got a 5-year-old macbook that's on it's way out. It's pretty run down with age and my wife bought me a new (non-mac) laptop for xmas. Since then, we've been using the mac for the kids to watch DVDs on, with the idea that we'd soon backup our data (I have been GARBAGE about this btw and haven't backed up since earlier this year).

So the other night, while my kids were watching a DVD (from Redbox no less), the thing starts losing battery power, despite being plugged in. It eventually goes kaput without them ejecting the disc.

I'd be happy to just let the poor thing die, except for the DVD and the data, which I really can't let go.

It's been a few years since my Applecare expired. Should I still take this thing to the genius bar, or would it be cheaper/better to look into outside repair options.

how's life, Sunday, 3 January 2016 20:03 (seven years ago) link

dunno what's best but I had a dead macbook and I put the hd in an external enclosure to save the data, one of these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-inch-External-Drive-Enclosure/dp/B000PKC102
obviously it won't work if it's ssd

Vasco da Gama, Sunday, 3 January 2016 22:37 (seven years ago) link

Getting DVD back - at one time you could literally shake Macbooks upside down until the thing fell out?

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 3 January 2016 22:40 (seven years ago) link

Getting the HD out shouldn't be too hard particularly if it's 5 yo

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 3 January 2016 22:40 (seven years ago) link

Feeling

Green Dolphin Street Hassle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 4 January 2016 00:52 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, I took it up to the genius bar and they weren't able to do anything with it. They recommended either sending it out to get repaired for $400+, taking it to a data recovery place near us that specializes in Macs (haven't called them to find out how much that would cost yet), or buying something called a "hard-drive sled" and doing it myself. Looking over likely search results on Amazon, maybe she meant a "hard-drive docking station" or maybe she meant the "External Drive Enclosure" mentioned above? I'm not at all experienced with taking computers apart and working on their innards, but this doesn't seem like it would be too difficult. Should I give it a go?

how's life, Monday, 4 January 2016 13:54 (seven years ago) link

I've successfully taken the HD out of a similar-vintage MacBook Pro and that was the first time I ever opened a computer. You need to obtain some special screwdrivers iirc. I think this is what I used to connect the HD to another computer: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Converter-Adapter-Cable-included/dp/B006J2L0ZM/

Vote! In the ILM EOY Poll! (seandalai), Monday, 4 January 2016 13:58 (seven years ago) link

five months pass...

Is it OK to buy Applecare from eBay these days? Would love to save a few bucks there.

Nhex, Friday, 10 June 2016 21:09 (six years ago) link

four years pass...

If this is the wrong place to pose this question let me know, but I figure that some of you are tech-saavy and can answer this one.

On Apple devices, what is the difference between texts in green and texts in blue? Why does such a difference exist? (This is something I've always wondered and which has become more important this last week or two, as I'm experiencing weird data plan issues that are making it hard to communicate with people period, not just when I'm out of range of my home wi-fi.)

Everything's Blue In This Whorl (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 1 January 2021 15:36 (two years ago) link

Green is for ones sent/received as SMS. Blue is for ones sent by iMessage. So people on Apple devices can circumvent the whole mobile carrier and just use the internet to send messages, making them free of any carrier charges and also able to be sent when you have WiFi but not mobile signal.

Alba, Friday, 1 January 2021 16:00 (two years ago) link

They can turn the iMessage functionality off in Settings if they want.

Alba, Friday, 1 January 2021 16:01 (two years ago) link

And, conversely, if you're communicating with another Apple phone and they have iMessage switched off, or don't have any 3G/4G access, then your intended iMessages will be sent as SMS - which is not great if it happens to be a photo, for example. Most people would be charged out-of-plan for that. I've unwittingly racked up charges in the past for sending a bunch of images to my daughter, who had turned her data off. WhatsApp is the solution there, of course.

Michael Jones, Friday, 1 January 2021 16:38 (two years ago) link

Thanks, Michael and Alba!

Everything's Blue In This Whorl (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 1 January 2021 18:00 (two years ago) link

And, conversely, if you're communicating with another Apple phone and they have iMessage switched off, or don't have any 3G/4G access, then your intended iMessages will be sent as SMS - which is not great if it happens to be a photo, for example.


You can turn off the SMS fallback in Settings, if you like. I keep it on as my carrier gives me unlimited texts but turn off MMS completely as I get charged for those, so I stick to iMessages or WhatsApp for sending photos.

https://i.imgur.com/OWfysXN.jpg

Alba, Friday, 1 January 2021 18:43 (two years ago) link

Ah, didn't know I could independently suppress MMS! I've done that now.

Michael Jones, Friday, 1 January 2021 19:48 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

If I add a new user to the macbook any folder that user creates is readable to any other user on the computer! Unless it is inside Downloads, Documents, Library, Desktop etc. As far as I can tell this is default behaviour? Should I change this or is it this way for a reason?

Tow Law City (cherry blossom), Monday, 23 January 2023 02:58 (one week ago) link

unless it’s in documents..
Where else would it be ?
All of the folders in the user folder should be protected from snooping eyes

calstars, Monday, 23 January 2023 03:29 (one week ago) link

I thought so too but

lamia@kawa:~ ➜ mkdir Crepes
lamia@kawa:~ ➜ ls -l
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 lamia staff 64 23 Jan 03:55 Crepes
drwx------+ 25 lamia staff 800 22 Jan 17:41 Desktop
drwx------+ 16 lamia staff 512 22 Jan 08:31 Documents

flutter@kawa:~ ➜ ls /Users/lamia/Desktop
ls: /Users/lamia/Desktop: Permission denied
flutter@kawa:~ ➜ ls /Users/lamia/Crepes
flutter@kawa:~ ➜

Tow Law City (cherry blossom), Monday, 23 January 2023 04:14 (one week ago) link

anything in that users profile folder (~/lamia) is generally protected, i thought? isn't that why there's a public share folder?

Nhex, Thursday, 26 January 2023 18:29 (one week ago) link

I think the public share folder is for other computers on the same network, not for other users on the same computer!

Tow Law City (cherry blossom), Thursday, 26 January 2023 18:44 (one week ago) link


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