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Name:
dwb
Status Level:
Level 6 Level 6 (19,690 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 Is it better to use bootcamp or Parallel For 3ds max

"My Parallels virtual disk is 30GB. It has Win7 Home Premium, Office 2013 enterprise version, a couple browsers and utilities, and programmin"

in MacBook Air 4 replies
4 hours ago
dwb replied to Is it better to use bootcamp or Parallel For 3ds max

"I don't use that program but I've used programs that are graphics intensive and I'd be surprised if BootCamp doesn't run it better than Para"

in MacBook Air 4 replies
4 hours ago
dwb replied to How can I remove iBooks & Maps from the dock??

"With few exceptions an app's icon will appear in the Dock when it is running. To remove an App, with it quit, drag it about 3 inches from th"

in MacBook Air 7 replies
4 hours ago
dwb replied to I want to Change the permission of my harddisk

"You can purchase a 3rd party driver that will give you compatibility with NTFS. This is the driver I recommend (with reservations). With res"

in MacBook Air 9 replies
9 hours ago
dwb replied to Overriding files on DVD-RW using Apple Superdrive Disc Burner

"There are lots of good reasons not to use DVD media for backup purposes except archival quality DVD media (which is expensive and write once"

in MacBook Air 3 replies
9 hours ago
dwb replied to Installing Apps on External Hard drive

"Some installers do let you choose where to put the application. In those cases you can at least try to install on an external hard drive. As"

in MacBook Pro 8 replies
12 hours ago
dwb replied to Installing Apps on External Hard drive

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in MacBook Pro 8 replies
13 hours ago
dwb replied to connecting fw 800 HD to iMac?

"That makes no sense. And for the record, my drives are connected to an iMac via TB adaptor so the 'solution' shoulds very fishy to me."

in iMac (Intel) 3 replies
1 day ago
dwb replied to Advice to a new to Mac guy

"That's an interesting idea. I had mismatched memory on my old iMac but never thought to compare 10.6 with matched and unmatched to see what"

in Mac mini 7 replies
1 day ago
dwb replied to KVM troubles w/ powerpc & mini

"legg007 wrote:   The trouble only occurs the first time I switch from the PowerPC to the Mini. As in the first time of the day and it fun"

in Mac mini 4 replies
1 day ago
dwb replied to Advice to a new to Mac guy

"The mini is a solid performer and if games aren't your thing it should do you well. I do have few suggestions though. First, the mini doesn'"

in Mac mini 7 replies
1 day ago
dwb replied to KVM troubles w/ powerpc & mini

"Since you say you've set your mini to never sleep, my first suspicion is that the mini isn't sleeping, it is locked up. If I am right the qu"

in Mac mini 4 replies
1 day ago
dwb replied to left my macbook air on an airplane. Find my Mac was not turned on. any suggestions??

"And then call your insurance company."

in MacBook Air 3 replies
1 day ago
dwb replied to Why Are my ssd backups so big?

"Since TimeMachine's local backups are 'intelligent' there's not good reason to turn them off, especially when you will be away from your Tim"

in MacBook Air 2 replies
1 day ago
dwb replied to How do I transfer photos from mac to external hard drive please

"This answer may need to be expanded a bit. If your photos are in iPhoto and you are moving iPhoto's library to an external drive, once you'v"

in MacBook Air 2 replies
1 day ago
dwb replied to refurbished macbook air

"With one exception every refurb I've bought has looked brand new and they've lasted as long as any new machine I've bought. The one computer"

in MacBook Air 6 replies
1 day ago
dwb replied to Gray screen on Macbook Air with folder and question mark flashing

"The C key is for the optical drive, I've never tried using it on an Air with a USB flash drive. Do you know that the flash drive contains a"

in MacBook Air 2 replies
1 day ago
dwb replied to Can I upgrade my 2011 MacBook Pro 13 with internal SSD ?

"I have a previous generation of the same drive in my 2009 MBP and I've been very pleased."

in MacBook Pro 12 replies
1 day ago
dwb replied to macbook air trackpad sticking

"Based on what little information you've provided, this sounds like a hardware problem. Visit an Apple store or service provider."

in MacBook Air 1 replies
1 day ago
dwb replied to how i change apple id on macbook 15

"Open system preferences. Select the iCloud panel. Log out the current ID. Reselect and enter the new Apple ID. This changes the email accoun"

in MacBook Pro 1 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Can I upgrade my 2011 MacBook Pro 13 with internal SSD ?

"Unless you purchase the drive from OWC the SSD needs to be partitioned and formatted. I recommend that besides purchasing the SSD that you a"

in MacBook Pro 12 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Can I upgrade my 2011 MacBook Pro 13 with internal SSD ?

"If it is the MBP 13 and not the MBP retina then yes you can replace the current hard drive with an SSD. The cost depends on the size and man"

in MacBook Pro 12 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Boot Camp, Parallels or Both?

"Given that one program is a 3D modeler I'd be concerned about using it in Parallels too. Microsoft can be a real PITA about Windows activati"

in MacBook Air 1 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to hi, :( plss help me.. i dont know what to do ....

"This isn't Apple - it is a forum for Apple users and you apparantly own an Apple computer. There is no BIOS. If you want to format the hard"

in MacBook Air 2 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Microsoft office problem on MacBook Air

"A Microsoft product crashed once and you are bent out of shape because the retailer won't fix it? Buddy, you need a clue-bat. Microsoft Offi"

in MacBook Air 9 replies
2 days ago

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