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Personally, I don't think we'd use it.  We rarely use the self-checkout registers because we take advantage of Walmart's price matching, which means that you bring in a current ad from a competing store, show it to the clerk, and they then manually change the item's price to that of the competing ad.  Self-checkout also slows you down if you scan coupons (many don't work on the scanners, and have to be manually entered) and buy alcoholic beverages.  And exactly how is an...
According to Apple's support website, the 5.2.1 update adde support for Music in the in Japan and Israel, and "includes improvements for software update, subtitles, and general performance."
I was hoping that the new Redbox streaming service would show up with the 5.2.1 update.  Nope.
Back in October, I posted to MacInTouch the fact that messages such as these... 10/14/12 10:12:42.850 AM mdworker[751]: Unable to talk to lsboxd 10/14/12 10:12:42.956 AM sandboxd[753]: ([752]) mdworker(752) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd 10/14/12 10:12:43.000 AM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(753) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd ... were showing up on the Console app. I got the following reply (probably from a developer): I submitted a bug report to...
Honestly, folks, it's just a friggin phone. Today's society reminds me of an old episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (Season 5, Episode 6 - "The Game"), where the entire crew starts wearing these "Google Glass"-type headsets that rewards the wearer with feel-good emotions whenever they "will" a virtual disc into a virtual cone. Before long, nobody on the Enterprise is doing anything useful - they're all just playing "the game." Sad to see, really.
Man, if you're a cop, you soon better be on your best behavior. Defense attorneys will be looking to see that Miranda rights were read to suspects with all of the i's dotted and t's crossed. Charges of "police brutality" will be easier to prove (or disprove). And porn - don't even go there!
I have a LaserJet MFP (multi-function printer). Scanning on the Mac is a joke compared with Windows. Last year, I embarked upon a many-month project of scanning old photo album photos into my Mac. The HP scanning software doesn't support TWAIN on a Mac, but it does on Windows. I found it easiest to scan my pictures into the Windows version of Picasa (thanks, Parallels!) and then while the Windows volume was mounted (again, thanks, Parallels), import the photos into...
I'll tell ya, my better half and me have been pretty much an Apple TV-only family for the past year or so. Streaming Netflix for the bulk, more recent movies from iTunes for the rest (with a brief trial into Hulu, which we later dumped due to commercials and no closed-caption). Watching regular TV (such as football games using our digital antenna) is downright painful, with all of the commercials. We'd never go back to cable or satellite.
Hopefully Apple will fix the issue with mdworker. I posted the Console error messages I've been noticing to Macintouch, and a knowledgable reader responded: "I submitted a bug report to Apple on it. Apple responded it was a knowm bug. Has been happening on 10.8.2. In short, mdworker scans and indexes files for Spotlight and sends a message to lsboxd, but the new security measure does not like a program going outside its sandbox and thus denies it. Several posts on Apple...
It's posted now. I couldn't get the Java control panel upgrader to work, so I just downloaded the release from Oracle and installed it.
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