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Apple's early computers ran on a variety of operating systems, including a Pascal version and one based on CP/M, before releasing its ProDOS with the advent of its 16-bit computer. With the release of the Lisa, which had its own OS, Apple and computing entered the graphical age; it was followed by the Macintosh, which offered a series of "System" operating systems. Other Mac operating systems included PowerPC until Apple acquired NeXT and folded it into the Mac OS. Current operating systems for Apple devices are Mac OS-X and iOS.

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by:Justin Pierce
It's wonderful to see everybody doing the right thing. ;)

:: Justin stands on soapbox::  

As a Combat Veteran, I'm disgusted by all white supremacist groups and the thought that they think they represent any values or ideals of the United States. I'm sure my military brethren (sisters, brothers, and transgenders) would give me a virtual high five when I say the US Army's official motto, "This We'll Defend" is a feeling that runs through all of our hearts and minds. We believe that this nation is for everyone who wants to come and be a part of it. Simply put, it's our job as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, to defend them with our lives.

Oh, on the "race" element, according to science, Mitochondrial DNA, and I would say common sense, we are all one race (Human Race) and that the pigment of our skin is superficial. Race is a social invention, not a biological truth.

Who says?

Oh, only a prestigious and reputable school like: MIT and a preeminent evolutionary biologist Joseph L. Graves Jr.. Here is a conversation the NY Times had with him: Link.

Even if there were different races, why would I not call you my brother or sister? We are all experiencing the Human Condition together and should bond with, and defend each other as family.

I leave you with a quote from the fictitious, but ever so right, Jean-Luc Picard, "No being is so important that he can usurp the rights of another."

:: Justin steps off the soapbox::
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by:Christopher Rourke
Thank you, Justin. It strengthens my, and hopefully others, resolve to read such words. I too have often look to Captains Picard and Kirk in times like these to bring hope, but in this case there are words from a patriot of old that may serve as a greater compass:


The world is my country,
all mankind are my brethren, and
to do good is my religion.
- Thomas Paine
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An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

For those of us, that like seeing our alma maters take a pigskin and strategically move down the field, you'll be happy to know that ESPN on the 4th Gen Apple TV has just made it an even better experience. You can now watch four games at once! That means you can watch your school's arch rival, the arch rival of your spouse's school, your alma mater, and your husband's/wife's alma mater all at the same time. Since my wife is an ND grad and I'm a Cardinal, we can now both poke fun at each other while being in the same room (no more separate TVs), which ultimately means the buffalo wings and Guinness are in the same room too. If this is not reason enough for you to get excited, then how about the other great things that come with the autumn season: the grass is barely growing, holiday cheer is in the air, and pumpkin spice is back in your coffee mug. Either way, I hope the autumn season brings you the happiness you deserve and that your school makes it to a bowl game.
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by:Kristine Stewart
This sounds pretty cool! I'm especially excited for Disney's recent announcement that they will have a dedicated ESPN streaming service that isn't tied to a cable subscription.  I just "cut the cord" again, and live sports are really the only thing  that we miss and is frustrating to access.
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by:Justin Pierce
That's awesome about Disney! Welcome back to us cable-cutters btw. ;)
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Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface Pro aren't supposed to be competitors in my eyes, but Consumer Reports (CR) sees it a bit differently.

If you would like my take on it, the Surface Pro is just a smaller laptop that has tablet functionality. While the iPad Pro is a tablet that has laptop functionality but only depending on what apps you have. Meaning that you can use the iPad Pro for strictly playing games from the App Store, or you can turn it into a laptop replacement and use it to knock out those daily business chores.

All in all, we should all agree that we like what we like. If you're an MS fan, I'm sorry you got dinged like this, but if you're an Apple fan know that the iPad Pro can be a laptop replacement if you choose to use it that way. Oh, and don't go laughing at your MS buddies because CR smacked them on the hand. What goes around comes around, and we should all just respect that we have different taste and love to drive the machine of our choice.

Take care everyone.
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by:Colleen Kayter
Justin, the one that caught my attention is facetime. ugh! the only people you can connect with are other Apple devices. And I wasn't talking about using my Surface to manage SharePoint, I was talking about being able to see/use SharePoint and OneDrive from within Word, PowerPoint, Excel. The cloud storage is treated just like any other folder on my computer.

And I'm jealous of the vette.
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by:Colleen Kayter
BTW, Justin... what you said about going to your Mac to get some stuff done? That. What if you could squeeze your Mac into your iPad? That's why Surface is not like an iPad.
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Keen on getting Apple tech news updates?  A longtime member just showed me this guy's website.  Pretty neat.

http://techguylabs.com/news
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by:11thhour
That all sounds good, especially the article and video part. I am just excited I can leave it landscape and not have to turn it just to read EE.
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by:Gustav Brock
Wonderful. If only it was for Windows Phone - or at least Windows 10/Mobile.

/gustav
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by:Brian Matis
@Brandon: You're forgetting the market of people that don't want Amazon and Google listening to everything they say all the time :-)
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by:Brandon Lyon
Apple does have a slight advantage there with it's anonymous encrypted IDs.

I fully agree with not wanting unknown companies listening all the time. On the spectrum of who is listening when, Microsoft is the worst with Windows 10, Cortana, and being actively hostile towards privacy issues. After that comes Google who does everything mysteriously, doesn't document much of what they do or give you many controls, and has an interest in gathering as much data as possible to sell to advertisers.

On the other hand Amazon Alexa doesn't listen all the time. They have very clear documentation on exactly what they do when and they let you view or delete your complete voice history at any time. Furthermore there is a physical switch to turn the microphones off. They also have a fully open SDK for both hardware and software. Their main interest is getting you to buy stuff, just like Apple.
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by:Kyle Santos
Thanks, Justin. :)
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Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Good morning Geeks!

If you use Hulu, you'll like this news. Hulu now has Live TV! This means for those of us that have cut the cable cord, we now have a legitimate way of watching Live TV for possibly $40. Why possibly?

As of now, the release of this app is before any official announcement of it, so you'll have to stay tuned (yeah I went there) to find out how much it will really cost.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!
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by:Justin Pierce
Hi, Brian!

I agree. I feel that if Hulu really wants to compete with the cable companies, then they'll need to lower the price to $20 -$15.

Why?

Because most of us already pay $10 to Netflix for our on demand entertainment and don't like the idea that we'lll have to pay the price of a basic cable channel package ($50-$60) to get a live TV stream.

Having the ability to watch my college football teams (when the season starts up again) will be nice though.
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by:Brian Matis
Sports is a great case for this! Watching those live can certainly matter a lot more.
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Good morning fellow Apple Geeks!

If you own a first generation Apple Watch, and its battery starts to swell for some reason, Apple has extended out the warranty for you. Despite this being a flaw in the batteries, I get excited when Apple does things like this. To me, it shows the obvious business smarts they have onboard, and that they are willing to do what we call in the military, "the hard right over the easy wrong."

In short, Apple doesn't need to extend the warranty to keep people purchasing their products. However, by doing this they are fortifying the loyalty among their base, and shocking the newcomers who are stepping into the realm of Apple for the first time. That's what happens when you own up to your faults and then try to correct them.

Good on you Apple!
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by:Brian Matis
Always nice when a company does the right thing!
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Happy Saturday!

If you still have one of those old unlimited data plans on AT&T and you happen to reach 22GB for the month, AT&T is going to throttle you like a Le Mans driver downshifts. Enjoy! ;)
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by:Brian Matis
Thanks for the head's up! Fortunately, I think I manage to stay well under that, but I'll have to be sure to keep an eye on it.
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http://machash.com/9to5mac/220237/nasty-mac-malware-bypasses-gatekeeper-undetectable-by-most-antivirus-apps/

Good morning, fellow Apple friends! I feel like I've been the bearer of bad news lately, but this one is important. To be brief, tell your family/friends who own Macs that they need to be careful when opening attachments in their email. Oh, and that they need to get a real antivirus  (I recommend Intego Internet Security X9) because the Mac only has a built-in list called "File Quarantine" that catches known malware.

After reading the article it's clear that Apple lovers are slowly, but surely being targeted. =( Despite this sobering news, if you use security awareness and an antivirus application, you can successfully fend off this kind of malware.

Take care everyone and enjoy your Friday!
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by:James Bilous
Apple seems like such a great target at this point - rather than being used by enthusiasts and early adopters Macs are quickly becoming the "status quo" due to their perception of being "cool". Lots of college students with $1200 Facebook machines these days!
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Great Scott!

Alright, that was an 80's interjection but I still used it right through the 90's (I'm a geek, so give me a break).  ;)

I do remember the Zip Drive (one is lurking somewhere in my attic).

Touching upon your story, that's pretty awesome! Finding Mac malware back then would have been like finding a golden Easter egg containing Willy Wonka's golden ticket (I know it was a candy bar and not an Easter egg, lol), or the ever elusive star on the Native American's bow and arrow on the Tootsie Pop wrapping. Remember when you could turn those in for another Tootsie Pop?

During your travels did you happen to run into an old TRS-80? Besides the Apple II, I loved/hated that old monchrome beast.

All of this said, you make a good point in that malware for Macs has always been around (albeit in smaller numbers).

Now I have Huey Lewis & The News stuck in my head. Thanks Brian! Lol. Hip to be Square!
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by:Kyle Santos
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This is waaaay too cool... The Internet Archive now has emulation available for old versions of MacOS (System 6 and 7) and related software. Fun way to go back into the past! As someone that first started using a Mac right around the time of System 7 coming out, this presents a serious nostalgia rabbit-hole for me...
https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_mac
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Anyone else own a macbook and having this problem?  Seems like a pretty big bug if you ask me...who the heck wants to rollback to El Capitan? SERIOUSLY?

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29015914/Macbook-has-frequent-sleep-awake-failures-part-3-status-0x40003-Code-0x100002000014-Stackshot-reason-Watchdog.html#a42091663
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by:Brian Matis
Ugh... sounds lame... I've occasionally had wake from sleep problems, but they're pretty infrequent. And certainly no worse on my Mac than on my PC. Sorry to hear that's been plaguing you! I like Jackie Man's suggestion to reset the PRAM.
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Anyone familiar with Google Photos and iCloud photos/videos storage tips and tricks?  I made a suggestion, but wondered if anyone else had any ideas for the asker?

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29013967/Google-photos-not-backing-up-properly.html
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For all of the OS X users who don't like Finder, Marta is a free alternative I like. It's still missing features I want but it's an early alpha version of the app.

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by:Brian Matis
What do you mean "the left columns?"
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by:Brandon Lyon
Column view has 3 columns but I never really need the left most column because I'm already in that folder.
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Check out ATEN’s VS1912 12-Port DP Video Wall Media Player at InfoComm 2017. Kerri describes how easy it is to design creative video walls in asymmetric layouts and schedule detailed playlists ahead of time with its advanced scheduling feature.

iOS 10.3 just released yesterday. I updated mine last night and it seems to have gone totally smooth, which is fairly impressive given that the release included a completely new file system! That must have been a tricky bit of engineering (and I can only imagine the QA effort involved...) Not only that, but there were AppleTV, iPad, and WatchOS updates that also all had the same file system update. Impressive roll-out to coordinate all that for release on the same day!

Anyone else update yet? How'd it go?
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by:Brian Matis
If you're paranoid, then certainly feel free to do both. Then try the restore from iCloud if/when you get a new phone and see if that covers what you needed!
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by:Kyle Santos
It is worth testing.  I'm anxious to see if the iPhone 8 is gonna be worth nearly a grand.  If it has wireless charging...I'm probably sold haha
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I ran into a super-annoying iCloud drive sync issue this weekend when setting up a new MacBook Pro. Not 100% sure how I got into the scenario but basically, the system ended up throwing a bunch of files on my desktop that I wanted to get rid of, and then when I deleted them, they'd just come right back a few minutes later!

The solution was to turn off iCloud drive sync, wait a few moments, then turn it back on. The files came back, but this time, the ones I wanted to get rid of stayed deleted when I removed them.

I suspect that the sync got, uh, out of sync due to iCloud not quite being done with the initial setup sync when I removed the files. So when it saw they were gone, it didn't realize it was intentional and kept trying to bring them back. In any case, super glad that this variation of "turn it off and back on again" really did clear up the problem :-)
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by:Kyle Santos
I spent 5 minutes trying to figure that out but couldn't figure out how to do that.  The messaging is rather ambiguous when I check or uncheck boxes in iCloud settings.  IMO, its not an ideal user interface.  I believe I've just turned it off for now.  Besides, anything I do have on my mac I have been using Time Machine and transferring important files to my WD 2TB passport drive.

Dammit.  Although that would be useful to not have to do both of those things...either pay for more iCloud storage, or do those two things.  Decisions, decisions. :)
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by:Brian Matis
I'll have to take a look when I'm at home and see if I can find where that setting was (or if I just imagined it...)
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And if you're really looking for a redundant backup for your GoPro - this is the newest edition to my family.  Turn it on, pop in the SD card, and backup is complete!

https://www.wdc.com/products/portable-storage/my-passport-wireless-pro.html
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by:Kyle Santos
Nice.  I shared that with a buddy of mine who uses his GoPro on his drone.
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Very soon your Mac will recognize your face.

 Biometrics isn't perfect, but it's better than other forms of authentication. Enjoy the read everybody.
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by:Lucas Bishop
Whoa, now that is scary on so many levels.
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If you know anybody that works at a school and has always wanted professional Apple apps (Logic Pro X , Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3) then they're in luck. Apple is taking off $430 of what would be $630 of software.

Side note: To grab this bundle at $199, they'll have to use their App Store for Education account.

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/02/03/apple-pro-apps-bundle-for-education/

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by:Brian Matis
Nice deal!
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Apple's early computers ran on a variety of operating systems, including a Pascal version and one based on CP/M, before releasing its ProDOS with the advent of its 16-bit computer. With the release of the Lisa, which had its own OS, Apple and computing entered the graphical age; it was followed by the Macintosh, which offered a series of "System" operating systems. Other Mac operating systems included PowerPC until Apple acquired NeXT and folded it into the Mac OS. Current operating systems for Apple devices are Mac OS-X and iOS.