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Name:
dwb
Status Level:
Level 6 Level 6 (19,740 points)
Member Since:
Oct 4, 2003
Location:
Central Ohio
Biography:
I grew up in the greater Cincinnati area in the days of the Big Red Machine, was introduced to computers and science fiction my senior year of high school, took far too long to graduate from college, and have lived in rural central Ohio for most of the last 30 years.
Expertise:
IT education, programming, blogger, theatre lover

dwb's Products

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9), iMac, iPhone 5, iPad Air

Recent Activity

dwb replied to Any problems running a 24inch iMac from an external hard drive.

"Use System Preferences to make the external drive the default startup drive. Reboot holding the shift key and it will boot into Safe Mode on"

in iMac (Intel) 8 replies
7 hours ago
dwb replied to Any problems running a 24inch iMac from an external hard drive.

"You don't want to repair permissions. You want to repair the directory. Different things."

in iMac (Intel) 8 replies
7 hours ago
dwb replied to acbook ? thank you

"Plug the phone into the computer - if the file you downloaded for the 5s is also valid for the 5c iTunes will use it. Since they have differ"

in MacBook Air 1 replies
8 hours ago
dwb replied to i am new to mac please help me basic tips an trick to use mac

"Apple has a site for new users. Use it. Also, David Pogue is an excellent tech writer who has penned a series called the Missing Manual. I a"

in MacBook Air 2 replies
8 hours ago
dwb replied to I have a new Macbook Air and for the last few days the fan had run continuously, this is the first time it has ever run, and now it won't stop, the fan starts up as soon as I turn it on. The computer is not hot.Any ideas on how I can fix this please ?

"You had AVG installed and if it had found anything you'd know it. I recommended removing it simply because AVG, like many anti-malware progr"

in MacBook Air 16 replies
10 hours ago
dwb replied to I have a new Macbook Air and for the last few days the fan had run continuously, this is the first time it has ever run, and now it won't stop, the fan starts up as soon as I turn it on. The computer is not hot.Any ideas on how I can fix this please ?

"It is odd that your CPU usage jumps when you turn on WiFi - especially if it stays high. I can understand a small jump when first turned on"

in MacBook Air 16 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to I have a new Macbook Air and for the last few days the fan had run continuously, this is the first time it has ever run, and now it won't stop, the fan starts up as soon as I turn it on. The computer is not hot.Any ideas on how I can fix this please ?

"Try uninstalling AVG - the disk scanner will use lots of CPU cycles and could easily explain why the fan is running hot and heavy. If that d"

in MacBook Air 16 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to I have a new Macbook Air and for the last few days the fan had run continuously, this is the first time it has ever run, and now it won't stop, the fan starts up as soon as I turn it on. The computer is not hot.Any ideas on how I can fix this please ?

"Start up Activity Monitor, put it on the CPU tab and sort it highest to lowest CPU usage. Take a desktop picture and post it here so we can"

in MacBook Air 16 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Macbook Air external hard drive

"You're welcome. Not all that long ago I used a similar solution when my desktop died under warranty and I had a very long wait for its repai"

in MacBook Air 7 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Any problems running a 24inch iMac from an external hard drive.

"I've run iMacs from external drives for years because I wanted to dual boot operating systems. There's no reason to think your problems are"

in iMac (Intel) 8 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Create Time Machine in NAS 320L

"Return for a refund?"

in MacBook Air 7 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to I have a trial download of Parallel on my Mac, which Windows version is free to download to use with it?

"I have been using Photoshop Elements in my labs for years. Since version 6, every version has been released for Windows and Mac at the same"

in iMac (Intel) 8 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Macbook Air external hard drive

"PV is right but I'll suggest another option. If you won't be using FCP on the road you should consider getting a large fast external hard dr"

in MacBook Air 7 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to MacBook Air 13" Wifi Connectivity

"I assume you mean that when your computer wakes up it can't find the connection and you have to do it manually. If so, try this.   Start Sy"

in MacBook Air 2 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to new macbook air user

"There's a lot to be said for sberman's approach but I'll confess that I like keeping my photos in subdirectories by year and month. If that'"

in MacBook Air 2 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Mail.app won't quit

"dominic's answer is spot on. This is a known bug with Mail that affects some but not all users.  We can hope that the next update fixes it."

in MacBook Air 2 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Running windows on Mac

"If you need to run an application or game that uses 3D graphics your best option is BootCamp which lets you run Windows just as if you were"

in MacBook Air 2 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Create Time Machine in NAS 320L

"Fabio 81 Bianco wrote:   The d-link NAS 320L supports Time Machine!   Look for the manual! But you said   I tried to sync with Time Mac"

in MacBook Air 7 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to I have a new Macbook Air and for the last few days the fan had run continuously, this is the first time it has ever run, and now it won't stop, the fan starts up as soon as I turn it on. The computer is not hot.Any ideas on how I can fix this please ?

"Try an SMC reset."

in MacBook Air 16 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Macbook air freezes up at grey screen and

"Reboot the computer and hold the Shift key as soon as it chimes. When you see the Apple icon release. This is will start you in Safe Mode (h"

in MacBook Air 1 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Upgrade my Macbook air

"The MBA is a great computer but it isn't upgradable...much. The only thing that can be upgraded on the 2012 model is the SSD. The RAM and CP"

in MacBook Air 1 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to how do I transfer data from an external hard drive to new macbook air?

"For docs and photos drag and drop will be fine."

in MacBook Air 4 replies
4 days ago
dwb replied to I'm having issues with my microsoft office mac word 2011 - Can't save files

"Did you give the file a name that contained characters other than letters and numbers? There are a couple characters that cannot be used, th"

in MacBook Air 4 replies
4 days ago
dwb replied to I have no idea where my files went.

"The ODS window is showing you right where they are. The first column on the left is the root folder (what you see when you double click on t"

in MacBook Air 2 replies
4 days ago
dwb replied to how do I transfer data from an external hard drive to new macbook air?

"If by data you mean you have some songs or word processing files etc, simply drag them from the external drive to the folder you want them t"

in MacBook Air 4 replies
4 days ago

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