This AM, I did a full backup of my system (told you I don’t trust these apps) then I ran CleanMyMac X. It solved the problem immediately as well as doing all the other cool things CleanMyMac does.
I bet the vast majority of people have no idea what magnetic tape storage is but that the vast majority of The Loop readership not only knows but has used it in the past and maybe still does.
Shut up, Warren. I can barely afford an iPhone as it is.
This is one of those things where your initial reaction is, “WTF? That can’t be a good thing!”
On Thursday, Apple announced the date for its special event and now they have released the web page where those of us not lucky enough to get press invites and be in attendance can watch the livestream.
This. Is. Bonkers.
Anyone participating in this offensive stunt should be visited by Child Protective Services to see if they are actually fit to parent.
Terry Fox has been gone for 38 years but the memory of him, for myself and many Canadians, is as fresh as yesterday. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, please read about him and run or donate in his memory on September 16th.
This is an interesting experiment by Apple. I’m all in favor of people who are interested in photography getting as much education as they can, particularly when it comes to editing their photos. Sadly, this isn’t available outside of the United States so I can’t speak to how good the training is. If anyone has taken it, I’d love to hear about your experience.
I love riding my motorcycle really fast. I often dream about riding at ridiculous speeds. But when it comes to the Isla of Man TT, I only ever have nightmares about riding the course. The men who ride the IoM TT are possibly certifiably insane. That being said, I’d love to go to the island to watch the races one day.
I was/am a huge fan of Robin Williams. I first met him here in Vancouver while he was shooting Jumanji and I interviewed him in San Francisco at a Macworld Expo. We corresponded for a time and I treasured the little piece of him I had. I remember this bit well and this is a great dissection of it.
Obviously, the headline is (unnecessarily) hyperbolic but the issues discussed in the piece make a lot of sense. Self-driving cars will get here – that’s inevitable – but I don’t think it will happily nearly as fast as its proponents think or hope.
Lots of people, amateurs and pros alike, have been waiting for this camera from Nikon. I’d love to try one out but, at a price point starting at $3400.00 US, I’d have to sell one of the children.
The Foundation series was the first series of books I ever read as a kid, scifi or otherwise, and I reread it several times in the ensuing years. I’m really excited and a little worried about this as a TV series. It’s an incredible series, spanning worlds, galaxies, and time. I hope they do justice to it.
Are you old enough to remember your first “pocket calculator”? We weren’t allowed to use them in school and my dad wouldn’t let me use one for my homework – I had to do the math by hand and he would check it with his calculator.
I loved this game but I’m not clever enough to imagine what kind of movie they could make from it.
I had no idea car door locks were so insanely complicated.
Anyone else remember these movies? As a kid, I loved watching them but I saw one a few years ago and started to watch it out of nostalgia before I realized, they are really quite awful.
Obviously, no one should rely on step counters for accuracy but they can help regardless.
Mastodon is being touted as a “replacement” for disaffected Twitter users but there’s absolutely no chance of that happening if only because of the confusion surrounding how Mastodon works and is used.
I interviewed the FiftyThree principals back when Paper was announced. It’s a beautiful app and I hope it continues to have a place after this acquisition.
I’m a big fan of both of these apps (according to the Pocket email I get at the end of each year, I’ve been in the top 1% of their readers for the past 3 years!) and love squirrelling away articles for later reading.
This is obscene and I bet it triggers some sort of (completely ineffectual) Congressional investigation.
I was at that launch. The company I was working for at the time really wanted to have wifi-enabled laptops but the cost for cards and access points was prohibitively expensive – wifi wasn’t something for consumers at the time. I came back from Macworld Expo and told them they should invest in “this new Apple stuff. It’s going to blow up the world of laptops and internet access”. Of course, they ignored me.
How corporations deal with governments has always fascinated me, even more so when the corporation’s goals and values are significantly different than the country’s.
As an amateur cook, I’ve had chef friends say, “You must use real vanilla!” I had no idea it would make that much of a difference but it really does. That being said, the price of real vanilla has skyrocketed in the past few years.
I love these stories from the “Age of Discovery” when it seemed that scientists, amateur or otherwise, were discovering things we now take for granted almost every day.
Sometimes (yes – far too rarely), Twitter brings me a great deal of joy. This thread is an example of that.
I still remember the first time I saw the iMac in real life at the 1998 Macworld Expo in New York City. I watched Apple techs set up several dozen of them in Apple’s booth at the Javits Center ahead of the Steve Jobs Keynote. I will always maintain that the iMac saved Apple. Without it, the company wouldn’t have survived long enough to accomplish all the amazing things it did in the ensuing years and we would all be the poorer for it.
These “changes” will also affect those of us who use Twitterrific as well as any other third-party Twitter client. Amazing to watch Twitter slit its own throat almost in real time.