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A couple of weeks ago, I got an upgrade to both my work and home laptops: a 15" mid-2012 MacBook Pro for work, and a 13" mid-2012 MacBook Pro at home. I noticed right off the bat that both were more sluggish than I had expected...moreso than our 2008 MacBook that survived a coffee spill. Today, I finally had time to do some digging, and I found that Google Chrome was the main culprit. The actual application only uses about 160MB, but there are several (8-10 at a time)...
Our family has one Mac (a Mid 2012 MacBook Pro). However, my wife and I both have iPhones, and one feature of Continuity we both want to use is SMS messaging from our Mac. Is it possible to have different iCloud logins for different users on our Mac? That is, could I log into our Mac as one user signed into my iCloud account (and Messages with then use my iPhone for SMS messaging), and my wife have her own user account on our Mac so that when she logs into our Mac she is...
This morning, a cup of coffee spelled (or spilled in this case?) the demise of our beloved 2008 white MacBook. We don't have a ton to spend, and this MacBook Pro deal seems to fit the bill for us. We aren't pro users, but I would imagine that 3 years from now, I'll want to extend the life of our next machine by upgrading the memory. Since I've always been able to just add RAM on my own, I need to know: will it be expensive/difficult to take my new MacBook Pro into a repair...
 As best as I can tell, devices need to use the same iCloud account in order to "hand off" to one another.
I know there are a ton of great uses for TouchID (Apple Pay, App store authentication, etc.). But one of my favorite features of my iPhone 6 is the ability to use TouchID to unlock it by keeping my thumb on the home button after pressing it. That's elegance in design.
Thanks for the write-up on this...I didn't know you could see so much info about users and family sharing at iCloud.com. I'm surprised, however, that you can't see how much iCloud storage you are using and how much you have left. Or am I missing something? We haven't yet paid for any extra iCloud storage, so it would be nice to see online what we are using rather than having to go to iOS settings to figure it out.   On a side note, I'm still trying to figure out how to...
Question about Pocket for any users: Are there extensions (in my case, for Chrome) for MacOS browsers that let me "save for later" there? It would be nice to be able to also save things for later while browsing on my Mac then read them on my iPhone or iPad later. Edit: Should have just checked first...looks like there's an extension for Chrome to add items to Pocket.
   True, T-Mobile's coverage is not great. However, with AT&T we would have had to wait until our two years were up AND pay an EXTRA $50/mo than we were before to upgrade our two iPhones by getting into a new 2-year contract. T-Mobile's deal (including paying early termination fees for us) lowered our bill from AT&T even with paying for 2 new iPhone 6's on their 24-month payment plan. WiFi calling sealed it for us, since WiFi is so prevalent. I could see those who travel...
So, $75 to upgrade to a version with fewer features? Not trying to be snarky, just asking the question. Of course, I only use Quicken for the basics: keeping a register of income/expenses and tracking different categories. I probably wouldn't even use it if it hadn't come free with my Mac back in 2006 since there are plenty of other inexpensive personal finance software options out there.
I for one have had a poor experience with iOS 7 on my iPhone 4s (apps crashing, Siri does not work about 1/4 of the time, choppy UI, especially when an audio app is running in the background) and so have encouraged friends not to upgrade until at least the next iOS 7 update. Granted, some of the issues could be the apps themselves and not iOS 7, but one issue that is the Camera app crashes often when accessed from the lock screen. None of these things are the end of the...
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