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  1. sgould

    No ringtone sounds on my iPhone when I get texts from my wife...

    I have set the ringtone default for everyone to "Circuit" so I don't miss them! I get the sound from everyone's texts, except those from my wife. I've looked in the Settings and there only seems to be a setting for phone calls. In the Contacts I have her text tone set to "Default" and texts...
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    Safari Preferences/security/plug-in List. How Do I Delete Items?

    I have set the Safari Preferences/Security/Plug-in settings for Adobe Flash Player to a general setting of "Ask". This works, but I have visited many sites and each time you accept a site, that name is added to the the list in the preferences box, which is now getting very long. Some sites I am...
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    Problem Reading Some Dvds. Dvd-r's Burn But Can Only Be Read On Another Machine.

    I have a 2010 iMac desktop and a 2012 MacBook Pro. I have had both from new. I have burnt and read CD's and DVDs on both. Both are running the latest version of El Capitan v10.11.6 Today I have a odd problem. I burnt some files to a DVD-R on the desktop. When it completed, it verified OK...
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    The Benefit Of Combo Updates...

    Just a note to reinforce the benefit of "Combo" system upgrades. At least, I think so... I have been having the slow start-up of Safari for some time. I was running OSX 10.9 at the time. I was advised to remove an application called "Rapport" which was recommended by our on-line bank. I...
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    Problem Setting Up Icloud After El Capitan Upgrade

    I set up El Capitan on our desktop 2010 iMac last month. I thought that all was well. But there's a problem. There are two users on the iMac one user is mainly for my wife's work and general stuff. The other user is solely for some of my stuff and synching my iPhone. The general user area...
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    Dvd-r Discs Not Being Read In The Drive That Burnt Them.

    I have a 2010 iMac with a Superdrive. It is running OSX 10.7.5 Yesterday I burnt several DVR-R discs in order to archive material. They were burnt at slow speed and verified correctly. I opened them and checked that all the files were named correctly and had the same size. All was OK...
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    Big Cursor!

    This is just a comment as I don't think that anything important is going on, or any fault occurring. But, since I upgraded to 10.11.4 El Capitan I have noticed that the arrow cursor will increase in size hugely if I move it in a fast circular motion. As soon as I stop moving fast, it returns...
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    Osx And Ms Office Compatibility

    I'm want to upgrade our system software, but I have been putting it off for years because my wife has a huge number of Excel worksheets with Notes and Macros on out desktop iMac. That Mac is running 10.7.5 and she is using MS Office for Mac 2008. If I upgrade to Yosemite or El Capitan, I'm...
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    Screws Loose On Laptop.

    I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012 model with the aluminium casing. Today I found that all four screws on the underside at the back, beneath the hinge on the lid, were loose. One had come out far enough to catch on a finger, which is what highlighted it. So check the bottom is screwed on!!
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    My Wife Is Getting My Texts!

    This seems to have started today. I have an iPhone 3GS. My wife has an iPhone5. We share an iCloud account, but have different phone numbers and different phone network providers. I have been sent texts today by iMessage - the ones that appear in a blue box on the phone - and they have...
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    What Is The Current Favourite Web Authoring Software?

    Something fairly straightforward and WYSIWYG. My wife has her own website which has been constructed with iWeb. But she is finding that the lack of updates for iWeb seem to be causing problems with some of the things she wants to do. So, she needs to move to something more up to date, I...
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    Safari hijack? "updateplayer.us" demanding to be installed!

    On holiday in France from UK. MacBook Pro. OSX 10.9.2 Safari 7.0.3 Last night I was in the hotel, connected to the internet using the hotel wi-fi "WifiPass from Passman". Safari suddenly posted a new page in a new tab from "updateplayer.us" demanding an "urgent update to FlashPlayer" and a...
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    MacBook Pro failed to startup.

    MacBook Pro 13 inch Mid 2012 2.5GHz i5 8GB Memory OSX 10.9.2 Failed to start up four times. Then started on next attempt. Screen started p with the grey apple. Then went grey and blank. Then the spinning clock appeared. Then it cycled endlessly plain grey screen and spinning clock, every...
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    Safari has suddenly gone wrong.

    MacBook Pro 2013 OS 10.9.2 Safari 7.0.3 It was working last night. Shutdown overnight and started again an hour ago. I can view websites like this, but I seem to have lost stuff linked with images. Photobucket appears, I can log in and see the skeleton of the page but no images. I can...
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    Is there a reliable external BluRay/DVD/CD reader/writer about?

    The saga of my 2010 iMac continues. The black screen issue seems to have been cured by a new screen, but now the superdrive is not consistently recognising inserted discs. I've tried a clean, but the problem persists. If I decide to buy a newer iMac, I will need an external disc drive...
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    Recommend a good, reliable Hard Drive.

    I'm UK based. I have my Time Machine on a G-Tech 1TB external hard disc attached to the iMac by a Firewire 800 lead. It's been working for a long time with no problems. As the 1TB has been good, I decided to get a G-Tech 2TB drive which is chained to the 1TB disc for some one-off backups...
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    Can the volume click be silenced?

    I have bought some new speakers that plug into the headphone socket. They are quite loud. But the "click" noise when you use F11 & F12 keys on the laptop to adjust the volume is now really loud and almost painful. Is there a way to silence the clicks? I would like to be able to bring the...
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    Is there PCMCIA card reader that can be used with an iMac? USB/Firewire?

    Next week I will take delivery of an electronic tool for checking settings on my car. It's a bit of equipment that has been around the industry for a long time and the memory is held on a 32MB PCMCIA card. I would like to make a back-up of it as soon as it arrives, in case it gets corrupted...
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    External HD Error message but no problem on check.

    When I start-up my computer in the morning, I'm getting a message that says "Mac OSX was unable to repair the disc "G-Tech 4b". You can read and copy files from this disc but you cannot modify or add files. Backup and reformat disc as soon as possible". G-Tech 4b is one of the two...
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    Maximum DDR3 RAM allowed in MacBookPro?

    I'm confused. I have a "Mid-2012" 13 inch MacBookPro 2.5 GHz dual Core i5. The Tech Specs on the Apple support site say that the existing 4GB of RAM is "Configurable to 8 GB". However on sites that sell RAM, they are offering upgrades to 16GB (2 x 8GB). While my iMac was being...
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