SuperDuper Smart Update confused?

2011-11-15 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi all, When we recently went overseas, I bought a 1TB portable usb drive for ongoing back-ups of our MacBook Pro (I already had desktop drive backups at home). The MacBook Pro has a nominal 200GB HD and currently shows a capacity of 185.99GB with 136.38 on disk and 49.61GB available. I would

Re: SuperDuper Smart Update confused?

2011-11-15 Thread Neil Houghton
IS smart - it's the operator that isn't ;o) Cheers Neil -- Neil R. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com on 16/11/11 12:30 PM, Neil Houghton at n...@possumology.com wrote: Hi all, When we recently went overseas, I bought a 1TB portable usb drive

Re: Online backup methods

2011-11-23 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Severin, Yes, I set-up a free Dropbox account and was amazed at how easy and user-friendly it all was. Besides being another layer of backup (being off-site) it has a heap more uses - eg it was very useful on our holidays, Georgie I both have our own Dropbox accounts and: * We could save

Re: 27 iMac Screen going black but not sleeping

2011-11-30 Thread Neil Houghton
Hehe, When I had this panic, it was because I had forgot I had set one corner to black the screen out ;o) However, I am sure you have already checked this? Cheers Neil -- Neil R. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com on 30/11/11 12:12 PM, S

Re: TV antennas

2011-12-01 Thread Neil Houghton
Hmmm Very interesting - and I wouldn't want to argue with your facts - however, it doesn't really reflect my experience. I only have the rabbit ears type indoor antenna and analogue reception was (to be expected) poor/hard work so I was expecting to NEED an external antenna when I went digital.

Re: TV antennas

2011-12-03 Thread Neil Houghton
hope the above helps you improve your reception. On 02/12/2011, at 3:55 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: Hmmm Very interesting - and I wouldn't want to argue with your facts - however, it doesn't really reflect my experience. I only have the rabbit ears type indoor antenna and analogue reception

40% off Roxio - until 31/12/2011

2011-12-29 Thread Neil Houghton
Just got this on the Roxio mailing list so thought I'd pass it on in case anyone was thinking of getting Toast: Save 40% on any Roxio branded product** bought from www.roxio.com until 31/12/2011. Visit our website and choose your product. Once happy with your purchase go to the cart and enter

Re: Happy New Year

2011-12-31 Thread Neil Houghton
Oh Ronni, Thank YOU for all your generous help and support to us all. I hope you have a nice bottle of Champagne chilling (I know I have) and make sure you take the time to relax and enjoy it. I would also like to wish you all a Happy Healthy New Year with lots of iFun ;o) Cheers Neil --

PDFs, Preview, file size numbering, Oh My!

2011-12-31 Thread Neil Houghton
First off, if you are reading this BEFORE midnight... STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER (go find the Champagne). However, not heeding my own instructions, I'm posting this before the Bubbles confuse me further... OK, here's my problem (bear with me, it takes a little explaining): I found a digitised

Re: PDFs, Preview, file size numbering, Oh My!

2011-12-31 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Bob, Thanks for the suggestion/offer but, no, my problem is not so much making the changes and replacing the faulty page - I can do that easily enough by dragging the good page from one book to replace the faulty page in the other book (since each book has one faulty page but not the same

Re: PDFs, Preview, file size numbering, Oh My!

2011-12-31 Thread Neil Houghton
used to save the file, set the Quartz Filter to Reduce File Size. A quick note, I did not try this on a pre-Lion version of the OS so I am half guessing, and half filling in blanks from memory for that section. Let me know if it works. Cheers, Carlo On 31/12/2011, at 20:09 , Neil

Re: PDFs, Preview, file size numbering, Oh My!

2012-01-01 Thread Neil Houghton
. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com on 1/1/12 2:05 PM, Neil Houghton at n...@possumology.com wrote: Hi Carlo, That's a good tip, thanks - I DID know about this but didn't actually think of it! - and I can't even blame the bubbles, they came

Re: PDFs, Preview, file size numbering, Oh My!

2012-01-01 Thread Neil Houghton
Administrator¹ will unsubscribe her from the mailing list), I am Perez (a very smart Toy Poodle who has been well trained by 'Mum Ronni' in IT Mac Support). Comments to your interesting concerns are added below. On 31/12/2011, at 8:09 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: First off, if you

Re: PDFs, Preview, file size numbering, Oh My!

2012-01-01 Thread Neil Houghton
the numbering dilemma at this stage. Curiouser and curiouser Mike Fuller On 01/01/2012, at 4:03 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: A further update - even though the file size has doubled - applying this filter does significantly reduce the image quality. I may end up just keeping both

Re: PDFs, Preview, file size numbering, Oh My!

2012-01-01 Thread Neil Houghton
type of compression. Perhaps Preview uncompressed the images and on saving failed to compress them again. Just idle speculation at this point. :-) C On 01/01/2012, at 17:49 , Neil Houghton wrote: Hi Mike, Yes, I'm not sure what is happening. It isn't the page swapping because the test

Re: PDFs, Preview, file size numbering, Oh My!

2012-01-04 Thread Neil Houghton
a complete version, still at 4.2MB. I forgot to test the previous version in Preview, which does have problems with the original 96. The new version doesn't. Adobe Reader V10.1.1 did not have problems with any of the versions. On 04/01/2012, at 8:17 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: Hi Ray, Thanks

Re: PDFs, Preview, file size numbering, Oh My!

2012-01-04 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Ronni, on 5/1/12 12:21 PM, Ronda Brown at ro...@mac.com wrote: Hi Neil, On 05/01/2012, at 12:02 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: Hi Ray, Thanks so much for that. Yes that all looks fine in Preview AND the custom page numbering is retained :o) I was interested when you said Adobe

Re: An unwell iMac G5

2012-01-07 Thread Neil Houghton
Hehe, No, it's not Adrian. Good luck, anyway ;o) Cheers Neil -- Neil R. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com on 8/1/12 3:24 PM, Adrian Skehan at adrianske...@me.com wrote: Hi Jane, This is an off list reply as I would rather keep the

FRITZ!Box routers - sounds good??

2012-01-11 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi all, I have used Internode as my ISP and VoIP provider for many years and I am very happy with them (I just hope that iiNet don't stuff them up!) I have just received a newsletter from them which drew my attention to a new router they are offering:

Re: FRITZ!Box routers - sounds good??

2012-01-11 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Bob, That is interesting. I just did a couple of checks at speedtest.net and got: Ping 56ms; Download 6.95 Mbps; Uplad; 0.32 Mbps (using Safari) Ping 34ms; Download 6.94 Mbps; Uplad; 0.33 Mbps (using Firefox) Interestingly, two test's on ZDNet's speedtest

Re: FRITZ!Box routers - sounds good??

2012-01-11 Thread Neil Houghton
. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com on 11/1/12 4:16 PM, Roger Kortas at rkor...@iinet.net.au wrote: I have one and it is very good :) Sent from my iPad On 11/01/2012, at 4:00 PM, Neil Houghton n...@possumology.com wrote: Hi all, I

Re: FRITZ!Box routers - sounds good??

2012-01-12 Thread Neil Houghton
know. Peter Sealy Thurgoona AUSTRALIA My girlfriend always laughs during sex --- no matter what she's reading. -- Steve Jobs (Founder, Apple Computers) On 11/01/2012, at 7:00 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: Hi all, I have used Internode as my ISP and VoIP

Search Box tip

2012-01-24 Thread Neil Houghton
This one falls into the obvious when you think about it category - so many of you will think doesn't everyone know that - but it never occurred to me until today! ;o) Being a Mac user from way before spotlight searches were introduced, I got into the habit of sorting all my documents into

Re: Search Box tip

2012-01-25 Thread Neil Houghton
the level folder to save the document. Thanks. Stuart Breden PO Box 132 Kalamunda WA 6926 Ph: (08) 9257 1577 Mbl: 0417 053 266 Please consider the environment before printing this email On 24/01/2012, at 9:36 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: This one falls into the obvious when you

Re: Word Perfect

2012-02-05 Thread Neil Houghton
I have a lot of old Wordperfect documents archived which I am not likely to need to open - but occasionally I want to refer to them. I found WordPerfect Spotlight Quick Look Plug-ins http://homepage.mac.com/herr/ This allows spotlight to search the files and gives quicklook the ability to view

Re: Update - can now proceed with Snow Leopard Security Update 2012-001 version 1.1

2012-02-06 Thread Neil Houghton
Thanks very much for that Carlo. Your previous warning was too late for me (I'd already let Software update install the Security Update) - but at least it explained the probable culprit for why my Word 2004 kept locking up if I tried to save as. The patched update seems to have fixed the problem

Re: Shift Key Problems

2012-02-08 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Jewels, If I understand you correctly, you are running 10.5.8 and would like the keys on your (older) keyboard to perform the functions as indicated on the keys - rather than the newer function allocations. It should be possible - I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and my keyboard works as it

Re: Shift Key Problems

2012-02-08 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Jewels, Daniel Ronni have given you lots to work on. I sometimes find it is helpful to really define the extent of the problem so: You are using an Apple Extended Keyboard with the numeric keypad on the right-hand side - so it is wired and not wireless - (this is exactly the same keyboard as

Re: Shift Key Problems

2012-02-12 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Jewels, Did you ever sort out your keyboard problem? If so, what was the actual problem/solution? Cheers Neil -- Neil R. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com on 9/2/12 11:59 AM, Neil Houghton at n...@possumology.com wrote: Hi Jewels

Re: Shift Key Problems

2012-02-14 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Jewels, So Daniel's research has highlighted the issue which seems to be causing the problem. Is your computer PPC or Intel. If it is PPC then you are stuck at Leopard and would probably have to look at one of the third party solutions Daniel mentions, eg Spark. If it is Intel then you can

Re: Shift Key Problems

2012-02-15 Thread Neil Houghton
Jewels, I can only endorse what Ronni says - how would you feel if your hard drive just died (and they do!) Snow Leopard is a great operating system and offers real improvements on Leopard without the learning curve of more radical upgrades. As Ronni says, it is a pain free, very smooth upgrade

Re: I'm about to give up...

2012-02-16 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Peter, I just went through the same exercise for Georgie's mum, Wendy (now 91). She had a VERY slow Vista machine and since we visit often I decided to take up my 24 iMac (now I'm on a nice 27). The iMac already has accounts for Georgie I so I set up a new account for Wendy. I didn't have the

Re: I'm about to give up...

2012-02-16 Thread Neil Houghton
Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com on 17/2/12 8:13 AM, Peter Hinchliffe at hinch...@multiline.com.au wrote: On 16/02/2012, at 6:54 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: Hi Peter, I just went through the same exercise for Georgie's mum, Wendy (now 91). She had a VERY slow Vista

Re: I'm about to give up...

2012-02-19 Thread Neil Houghton
want to put into solving this problem - and what is YOUR time worth? Just my 2 (euro)cents worth ;o) Cheers Neil -- Neil R. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com on 17/2/12 12:14 PM, Neil Houghton at n...@possumology.com wrote: You

Re: Aged iPhoto / iTunes Novice Needs Help

2012-02-21 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Diana, If you still think iPhoto is unnecessarily complicated, have you tried opening Image Capture with the camera connected by usb and seeing if Image Capture sees the Canon camera? I also prefer to organise my photos how I want to file them - rather than the way iPhoto wants to file them -

Re: Aged iPhoto / iTunes Novice Needs Help

2012-02-22 Thread Neil Houghton
/2012, at 6:42 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: Hi Diana, If you still think iPhoto is unnecessarily complicated, have you tried opening Image Capture with the camera connected by usb and seeing if Image Capture sees the Canon camera? I also prefer to organise my photos how I want to file them

Re: A Prairie Home Companion

2012-02-25 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Diana, This page http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/stations/ Says you can subscribe to a podcast of Garrison Keillor's monologue, The News from Lake Wobegon, but it won't include the whole show with music etc - this is the same as, say, Margaret Throsby's show on Classic FM where you can

Roxio Toast Offer Tutorial

2012-03-01 Thread Neil Houghton
Just a heads up for anyone thinking of buying Toast 11 Titanium - today I received an email from them offering it at $99 rather than the standard $179 - though they do say: * Offer limited to Roxio e-mail subscribers. Offer ends midnight 31 July, 2012. This offer may be subject to change. This

Re: Roxio Toast Offer Tutorial

2012-03-09 Thread Neil Houghton
get the link to work. Stuart Breden PO Box 132 Kalamunda WA 6926 Ph: (08) 9257 1577 Mbl: 0417 053 266 Please consider the environment before printing this email On 02/03/2012, at 2:32 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: http://img.roxio.com/eng/pdf/online_tutorials/toast11

Re: PAL to NTSC

2012-03-21 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Severin, I would have thought Handbrake could do that http://handbrake.fr/ http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/12987/handbrake Their guide mentions PAL vs NTSC: https://trac.handbrake.fr/wiki/FramerateGuide So I would imagine that you just set the conversion parameter to match the NTSC

Re: Opening attachment suffix. VMBX

2012-03-22 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Michael, Getting the email resent is probably much easier - but ;o) If text edit is showing you the text of the complete email including encoded attachment - ie the same as what you see if you viewed the email source by - in Mail - view/message/raw source OR - in Entourage - view/source

FW: Scale of the Universe.... COOOLLL!

2012-03-27 Thread Neil Houghton
OK, so I know it¹s off-topic ­ but it IS a really great web page - probably best viewed on a 27² iMac ­ there, I mentioned a Mac ;o) Be sure to use the slider to zoom in and out ­ from the Plank Length and quantum foam to the Hubble Deep Field and the limits of the observable universe. The

FW: Scale of the Universe.... COOOLLL!

2012-03-27 Thread Neil Houghton
Oh, I just noticed that scrolling up/down also zooms in/out and is much nicer than using the slider ­ well it is using a Magic Mouse anyway ­ see, another Mac reference ;o) OK, so I know it¹s off-topic ­ but it IS a really great web page - probably best viewed on a 27² iMac ­ there, I

Re: Portable HD Firewire 400

2012-04-03 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Merv, As far as I know, you don't need the firewire port on the drive to be FW400 - FW 800 is backward compatible. All you need is a FW400 to FW800 cable, depending on the drive you buy it may even be thrown in. When FW800 drives first came out, they tended to ship with both fw800 fw400

Re: WordPress

2012-04-04 Thread Neil Houghton
Or, if you don't want to map it across, you can just move the whole blog over: http://wpsites.net/site-move/how-to-move-your-blog-from-wordpress-com-to-wo rdpress-org/ Cheers Neil -- Neil R. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com on 4/4/12 1:05

Re: Dropbox (for Dummies)

2012-04-11 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Blitto, Ronni (as usual) has given you lots of good stuff and links to more - so I won't try to add to the general stuff. With regard to your specific query re the phone version: Another question: if i load the dropbox ap on my iphone - will ALL the stuff somehow sync to the phone as

Re: Apple Now Giving Away Snow Leopard To MobileMe Customers For Free

2012-04-19 Thread Neil Houghton
That would be right - a couple of months after I decided to spring for the $39 and buy the SL to update my older iMac to match my main iMac (which came with SL installed). I wonder if they would give me a refund ;o) Oh well - at least it was only $39 - not Windows pricing! It reminded me

Re: Apple Now Giving Away Snow Leopard To MobileMe Customers For Free

2012-04-20 Thread Neil Houghton
17 MacBook Pro 2.3GHz Quad-Core i7 ³Thunderbolt 2.3GHz / 8GB / 750GB @ 7200rpm HD OS X 10.7.3 Lion Windows 7 Ultimate (under sufferance) On 20/04/2012, at 12:25 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: That would be right - a couple of months after I decided to spring for the $39 and buy the SL

Re: Apple Now Giving Away Snow Leopard To MobileMe Customers For Free

2012-04-21 Thread Neil Houghton
...@possumology.com on 20/4/12 7:41 PM, Neil Houghton at n...@possumology.com wrote: Hi Ronni, Thanks for clarifying that. As I understand it, I am not able to migrate to iCloud since I am not (and will not be) running Lion. It's not a problem really - luckily I never actually signed up anyone else

Re: Apple Now Giving Away Snow Leopard To MobileMe Customers For Free

2012-04-21 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Ronni, Thanks for that - it gives much better details than the post I had found which just gave the general idea. Cheers Neil -- Neil R. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com on 21/4/12 7:28 PM, Ronda Brown at ro...@mac.com wrote: Hi Neil,

Re: Routers

2012-04-23 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi David, Just a thought but - if you are going to change your router, think about whether you might want to change your phone to VOIP and, if so, whether you want to look at a router that incorporates VOIP - Billion is one manufacturer which offers this. We did this several years ago with a

Re: Lost movies in iTunes

2012-04-25 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Alan, These are just my thoughts on how I would first try to do this - I am far from an iTunes expert so I can't say that it would necessarily work ;o) As you know iTunes normally creates Artist folders and album folders you can see in Finder. My experience has been that if you change the

Re: QuickTime Player in Lion

2012-05-01 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Alan, I am not sure what is causing your problem but I run Snow Leopard and have no such problems. My setup: OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.8 QuickTime Player 10.0 (131) Perian 1.2.2 I have many downloaded iView programs which all happily play in QuickTime Player, or iTunes or direct from the finder

Re: Sharing folders

2012-05-02 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Daniel, Has something changed in Lion? This is not quite how it works on my SL computers - what you describe is only applicable to my Drop Box folder within my public folder: If I put an item in the main Public folder in my user folder then another connected computer user can access that file

Re: a question for photoshop users.

2012-05-06 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Tom, Not really an answer to your question (which others have already answered) but, really, taking the idea further. I have seen some very effective interpretive displays where images have been made by drilling holes of various sizes through sheet metal - the effect basically works the same

Re: Missing Folder in HD

2012-05-10 Thread Neil Houghton
I find the sequence of events somewhat hard to follow - but have just one observation: If you had the G4 mounted as a target drive on the iMac and then aborted a transfer to the iMac and deleted the destination folder on the iMac then you obviously wouldn't expect to have it on the iMac - but, as

Re: Setting up a website to replace Mobileme

2012-05-12 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Robert, I don't know how your web-hosting package is set-up, but I have set-up 3 web-sites, including one which gets updated reasonably frequently, and I have yet to find that I need ANY FTP program. Both web-hosting companies I use offer C-panel controls for the web-hosting which means I do

Re: Re problems setting up website.

2012-05-13 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Robert, I'm not sure exactly what you are trying to do - if you mean can you direct a second domain address to you hosted website then the answer is probably yes - if your hosting package/domain management includes the feature. I setup our website www.potoroo.org several years ago and then

Adding a Time Capsule - network options/decisions

2012-05-15 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi all, I was wandering through Officeworks (Albany) this weekend when I saw they had a 1TB time capsule on clearance, marked down to $160. I realised that this was not the current model but it seemed like a good deal - which got even better when they scanned it and it came up as $100! So now I

Re: Adding a Time Capsule - network options/decisions

2012-05-15 Thread Neil Houghton
Dual-Band 802.11n Wi-Fi Base Station, so all devices automatically connect to the band they require. eg. newer Macs iPad to the 5GHz band, iPhone to 2.5GHz band. If you wish to download the tutorial from my website, post back and I'll give the link. On 15/05/2012, at 2:56 PM, Neil

Re: Adding a Time Capsule - network options/decisions

2012-05-16 Thread Neil Houghton
AT macwizardry.com.au Web: http://www.macwizardry.com.au **For everything Macintosh** On 15/05/2012, at 8:11 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: Thanks very much for the lightning response Ronni! On the network set-up, you have confirmed what I thought about setting up the TC as the primary

Re: Adding a Time Capsule - network options/decisions

2012-05-16 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Ronni, That's interesting; I'm not sure how much difference the limestone vs granite would make but I have noticed that the signal travels pretty well through the floor/ceiling interface - so the fact that only your downstairs is limestone probably gives you a relatively wall-free path through

Re: Publisher

2012-05-24 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Chris, I did convert a .pub publisher file a while back, it was over 2MB so In didn't use pdfonline - unfortunately I don't remember what I used (possibly ZAMZAR?) and I do remember the results weren't wonderful - however a quick Google shows some options: ZAMZAR claims to be able to handle

Re: Excel quirky

2012-05-30 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Chris, Have you tried setting up another user account, opening excel and creating a new worksheet and trying in that. I would have thought that if that still gave you problems then it points to your version of excel (or possibly some conflict between excel and some particular

Re: Oberammergau Passion Play

2012-06-03 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Stuart, You can always use Google Translate: http://translate.google.com/ I haven't had cause to use it too often and seem to remember the results were, shall we say, patchy. But it may well do what you need. HTH Cheers Neil -- Neil R. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8

Re: Whilst travelling I want to watch TV on my Mac

2012-06-10 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Peter, The other thing to think about, depending on where you are travelling and what sort of internet access you expect, are the local online TV offerings. We are all aware of the excellent ABC iView and I believe SBS and the commercial networks have their own offerings (though not on the

Re: new macbook pros - repairability might need to be considered

2012-06-13 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Shane, You might have to be quick!! StaticIce is showing only four entries: http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=Apple+17%22+macbook+prosp os=1 And they are all over east ;o( Of these however, if you follow the store links, the only retailer still showing the 17 product (in 3

Re: Downloading ANZ Bank monthly statements

2012-06-14 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Ian, Not an answer to your problem with ANZ Safari - but I always like to have at least two separate browsers on my macs - currently Firefox, Safari Opera (though I very rarely fire up Opera). Unfortunately LOTS of websites out there do not use fully complying code on their websites and,

Re: Downloading ANZ Bank monthly statements

2012-06-18 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Tim, Just a thought - I seem to remember this happening to me with a site a while back (probably not ANZ or banking) and it WAS actually downloading the pdf but giving it the .aspx file extension - if you let the .aspx file download completely and the change the .aspx extension to .pdf you may

Re: Mountain Lion - AirPlay Mirroring - older iMacs?

2012-06-19 Thread Neil Houghton
Bugger! I just went to check out AirParrot as I thought it would FINALLY let me view ABC iView directly on my AppleTV by playing full-screen on my iMac and then mirroring to the AppleTV - only to find: it only supports video‹no audio is broadcasted via AirPlay. However, AirParrot¹s developers

Re: Mountain Lion - AirPlay Mirroring - older iMacs?

2012-06-19 Thread Neil Houghton
On 19/06/2012, at 7:23 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: Bugger! I just went to check out AirParrot as I thought it would FINALLY let me view ABC iView directly on my AppleTV by playing full-screen on my iMac and then mirroring to the AppleTV - only to find: it only supports video‹no audio

Re: Mountain Lion - AirPlay Mirroring - older iMacs?

2012-06-20 Thread Neil Houghton
/2012, at 10:36 AM, Neil Houghton wrote: Hi Alan, OK, that's good to know. Many thanks for the feedback. When you say: App is a bit rough, but it works. What is the problem/roughness - is it in the interface/operability or is it in the resulting video/audio stream? Cheers

Re: Mountain Lion - AirPlay Mirroring - older iMacs?

2012-06-20 Thread Neil Houghton
put on a USB stick and play from many TVs or recorders. Hope you have as nice a fire going as I have, we only got to 9C up here on Mount Clarence and lots of rain and hail to go with it Severin On 20/06/2012, at 3:46 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: Hi Alan, Thanks very much for this feedback

Re: Video playback slowed down.

2012-06-21 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Adrian, I gather from your previous emails that the problem is just with streaming YouTube - rather than already downloaded video. Forgive me for asking the obvious - but you have checked your internet connection speed to make sure that you have not developed a problem in that area? Cheers

Re: Mountain Lion - AirPlay Mirroring - older iMacs?

2012-06-24 Thread Neil Houghton
for my iMac and see if that helps the iView problem.Haven't yet tried to watch a straight 30 minute mirror to test the ATV sleeping issue. Cheers Alan On 20/06/2012, at 10:36 AM, Neil Houghton wrote: Hi Alan, OK, that's good to know. Many thanks for the feedback. When

Re: Offsite backup

2012-06-27 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Severin, If you have an alternative site to store it, you can also go with the rotating disk approach - disk 1 at home, disk 2 offsite - and rotate them on a weekly (or other) basis. Officeworks Albany are doing a really good deal on the 500GB WD MyPassport Studio (FW800 USB2.0) - I bought

Re: Anti Virus

2012-06-28 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Peter, I'll second Ronni's experience that AVG Anti-Virus does a very good job. I've been happy with their free version on Windows XP running in Parallels (though, again, I do VERY little work in Windows) - just keep ignoring their option to upgrade to the FULL (paid) version ;o) Cheers

Re: Changing user name

2010-11-27 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Severin, I¹m working from memory here ­ so regard it as ideas rather than gospel ;o) If I understand you correctly you are wanting to change the User Name (ie the long name) but not the short name. In that case, I think you would not want to create a new user ­ you would just change the

iPhone - Telstra NextG CapPlan $49, with 500MB data

2010-11-28 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi all, Kevins recent email reminded me of something that is niggling me. I recently (27 August) bought a new iPhone4 (at the AppleStore in Hay street) and signed up, in store, to the Telstra NextG CapPlan $49 which, with the special iPhone deal on at the time, was supposed to include 500MB of

Unpairing - without computer

2010-11-30 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi all, I'm probably missing something obvious here, but... With the wireless keyboard and wireless trackpad, if you want to use them with another computer, you have to first unpair them from the current computer. What do you do if this is not possible - because, eg: € The computer has

Re: Apple TV First-Generation Pricing and Models

2010-11-30 Thread Neil Houghton
so they are dreaming if they think they can get $300 for it Hehe, Maybe ­ but on eBay someone has bid a 160GB one up to $305 already (+$19 postage)! (with a day left to go) http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Apple-TV-160-GB-BRAND-NEW-/150524817595?pt=AU_AppleT Vhash=item230bfa70bb There was actually a

Re: Apple TV First-Generation Pricing and Models

2010-11-30 Thread Neil Houghton
that finishes first. Cheers Neil -- Neil R. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com on 1/12/10 12:27 PM, Neil Houghton at n...@possumology.com wrote: so they are dreaming if they think they can get $300 for it Hehe, Maybe ­ but on eBay someone

Re: Unpairing - without computer

2010-11-30 Thread Neil Houghton
/ 8GB / 1067 MHz DDR3 / 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200rpm OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard Windows 7 Ultimate (under sufferance) On 01/12/2010, at 11:50 AM, Neil Houghton wrote: Hi all, I'm probably missing something obvious here, but... With the wireless keyboard and wireless trackpad

Re: Unpairing - without computer

2010-12-01 Thread Neil Houghton
. On 01/12/2010, at 1:46 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: Hmmm, Wish that it were, Ronni, unfortunately, that has not been my experience with the wireless keyboard - see my previous postings -thread to; http://www.mail-archive.com/wamug@wamug.org.au/msg57337.html where I found that the only

Re: Unpairing - without computer

2010-12-01 Thread Neil Houghton
computers at the same time. Once your Keyboard Mouse are out of range of your computer they¹re free to be paired with another computer. Cheers, Ronni On 01/12/2010, at 1:46 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: Hmmm, Wish that it were, Ronni, unfortunately, that has not been my experience

Google weirdness

2010-12-06 Thread Neil Houghton
Hehe, Don't get me wrong... I love google as a search engine - use it all the time. Also like the various search restrictors - like Pages from Australia (so long as you don't believe that it actually works 100% what with people hosting in other countries etc) and when, say, looking for stuff

Airplay from iPhone4 - sound but no video

2010-12-06 Thread Neil Houghton
OK, I've watched Apple's video on AirPlay: http://www.apple.com/ios/ click See AirPlay in action So I know this should work! Tested and working: Iphone4 updated to latest software New Apple TV (Nov 2010) connected to TV and working Home sharing enabled on iMac, AppleTV, and iPhone Airplay

Re: IceTV app - recommended? - and Elgato EyeTV Hy brid/i7 iMac problems

2010-12-07 Thread Neil Houghton
] -- --- On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 1:12 PM, Neil Houghton n...@possumology.com wrote: Hi Ronni, First off - there is nothing wrong with the EyeTV Hybrid ­ it will work just fine with my 24² iMac (2.4 GHz Core 2 duo, running OSX 10.5.8

Re: IceTV app - recommended? - and Elgato EyeTV Hy brid/i7 iMac problems

2010-12-08 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Kyle, First, thanks for the heads-up on EyeTV3 ­ it would have been a real pain to pay for the upgrade then find I had to go back to EyeTV 2 to get it to work!! OK ­ finally some progress!! Forgive the (very) long posting ­ but it may just help clarify the problems/issues - I composed this

Re: Airplay from iPhone4 - sound but no video

2010-12-08 Thread Neil Houghton
R. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com on 7/12/10 6:07 PM, Susan Hastings at susanhasti...@me.com wrote: Hi Neil, how long have you waited for Airplay video to work. I found it could take a while. On 07/12/2010, at 3:49 PM, Neil Houghton

Re: Airplay from iPhone4 - sound but no video

2010-12-08 Thread Neil Houghton
thought it worth mentioning. If you do have the latest version and no one else in the group has any further suggestions, it might pay to make an appointment with an Apple Genius. Cheers, Carlo On 2010-12-08, at 16:35, Neil Houghton wrote: Hi Susan, I just went and re-checked this - I

Re: Airplay from iPhone4 - sound but no video

2010-12-08 Thread Neil Houghton
. Mind you, the AppleTV I used prompted me to do the update. In any case here is a link to an Apple knowledge base article about updating the AppleTV OS. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1600?viewlocale=en_US Good luck! Carlo On 2010-12-08, at 18:37, Neil Houghton wrote: Hi Carlo

4 day sale 40% off - Roxio store

2010-12-10 Thread Neil Houghton
Just got the following in an email from Roxio: Save 40% on any Roxio product bought from www.roxio.com until Monday 13th of December. Visit our website and choose your product. Once happy with your purchase go to the cart and enter the voucher code below in the Promo Code box. Happy

Re: Dragon dictate for iPhone n iPad

2010-12-10 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Carlo, Well at least they do allow you to opt out of the address book and location. As to what value the gps location might add... Why is Location Services turned on with Dragon Dictation? Localization data is used to improve recognition abilities over time by learning to recognize

Re: Opening ASPX files that have been downloaded

2010-12-10 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Tim, I think the problem is not that the developers have created a pdf file with a .aspx extension (Windows is even more touchy about extensions being right). The problem is that the .aspx link is not actually a straight link to the file - it is a link to the process on the web server that

Re: IceTV app - recommended? - and Elgato EyeTV Hy brid/i7 iMac problems

2010-12-11 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Kyle, Yes, I can understand that not all USB ports on modern Macs are created equal ­ System profiler on my 27² iMac only shows two USB High-Speed Busses ­ each with one hub and so each of these hubs already has internal Mac hardware hanging off it ­ The IR Receiver and Built-in iSight on one

Re: iPhone - Telstra NextG CapPlan $49, with 500MB data

2010-12-12 Thread Neil Houghton
-- Neil R. Houghton Albany, Western Australia Tel: +61 8 9841 6063 Email: n...@possumology.com on 29/11/10 10:38 AM, Neil Houghton at n...@possumology.com wrote: Hi all, Kevins recent email reminded me of something that is niggling me. I recently (27 August) bought a new iPhone4

Re: iPhone - Telstra NextG CapPlan $49, with 500MB data

2010-12-12 Thread Neil Houghton
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0409 681 256 rb...@iinet.net.au http://web.me.com/blitto http://web.mac.com/blitto Black holes suck. On 12/12/2010, at 4:33 PM, Neil Houghton wrote: Hi all, I got no response on this before (too much info?) Is there anyone else out there who

Re: MS Word 2011. Copy Paste

2010-12-13 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi Ronni, Hi Lloyd, I was intrigued by this - I didn't think the problem was down to whether the document is plain text or HTML - for example, in Entourage, email addresses are clickable whether the message is formatted as HTML or plain text. I'm not sure which version of Word you use Lloyd -

iPhone4 - TV show sorting

2010-12-19 Thread Neil Houghton
Hi all, Anyone else having problems with iPhone4 (latest software updates) not sorting TV shows. I have quite a number of TV shows which I have downloaded (from iView) and encoded (now using Handbrake). After I import them to iTunes they initially just show up a movies - but then I go through

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