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A modest sampling of images from the Expo. Better late than never, eh? For my invaluable insights regarding the show…
Many words of praise have been heaped on DROPBOX since its arrival on the scene back in 1893 (no! 2007, dummy!) It’s what iCloud should be (and may be someday). This is a new thing from what we’ve been used to. Normally, when we create and save files (text, images, whatever) on our computer, they’re saved to the computer’s hard drive (usually inside the Mac) AND, if we’re VERY smart (and oh boy, we better be!) we regularly / occasionally back up our files to another drive connected to our computer by cable or WiFi (s-l-o-w). Yes, some adventurous souls have started backing up to that Big Ol’ Cloud we’re always hearing about now. But, are you? And it is just a backup, not your working files as you have them set up on your computer.
The challenge is: what if you need the same files on another computer, say your laptop or office computer or even at someone else’s house? Shirt (sic) out of luck, right? As we become more reliant upon our computers, this disconnect cause serious difficulties or at least some very clunky work-arounds (“now, was THAT the file I brought home on the thumb drive? or is it the one in this folder? or is it this one on my MacBook??!”) See? Utter Chaos! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together! (Thanx, Bill)
The deadline for closing shop on MobileMe and its features is June 30th. Not tomorrow but it’ll be here before you know it, right? So, straight from the horse’s mouth, as it were, here is Apple’s FAQs of what the transition means. iSensei HIGHLY recommends you give it a quick scan so you’re not caught unawares (and then try to blame me… I mean, Him!)
This is an excellent journal/diary-type app. I find myself using it almost daily and I’ve never been able to keep up doing that, analog-style (e.g. paper). This is super clean and attractive, which makes entries easy to do. Password protected (yes!), it has all versions: desktop, iPhone/iPad, and they can all sync via DROPBOX (you DO have Dropbox, right?! For more info, click here). Lots of functionality, but all to the point of journaling. No extraneous features or noise to get in the way.
Full Disclosure time, folks. Every Silver Lining has an iCloud. (Hey, clever!)
It still IS v 1.0 and you just know they have a lot planned for it.
(Source: The marvelous Mac|Life magazine/site)
Ever find your Mac or MacBook just acting plain strange? Losing settings you had or not recognizing what application a document should be launching in?
Well, many things could be the cause of that type of behavior but here’s a simple little trick that will frequently straighten things out while not messing anything up.
RESTART your computer and before the usual Startup Chime goes off —
hold down the Magic Key Combo: COMMAND-OPTION-P-R. (yes, it’s best using two hands) Just press them all at once and hold these keys down until you hear the Startup Chime go off again. Hold there for two more restarts/chimes, then let go and allow it to finish starting up. Hopefully, things… may be better.