I don't answer Mac OS 9 questions anymore, thank you. Current Tech: Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.8, Some shell scripting, cron, Mac OS X Server 10.2-10.6, AD-OD Integration, Automator, Word Press Blogging, All CURRENT Mac models, iLife '09 and previous, iWork '09 and previous, Apple Remote Desktop, WiFi, iOS jailbreaking/unlocking, some MS SharePoint (design, not development) Devices: iPhone(original-4s) & iPad(through 3rd gen), AppleTV(all models), Airport Express, Time Capsule Old Skool, meaning I have this experience as a base, but don't answer questions on it anymore: Mac OS Environment 7.5.3-OS 9 (please upgrade for pete's sake!), PowerBook G3/G4(all models), Mac/Windows Networking, PowerPC 604-G4 desktop models, Outlook 2001, Photoshop 7 and previous, Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX Mac OS X Public Beta-10.4, all Windows Server operating systems and use. Dabbler: Newton 2100 w/ WiFi and NSync, Yellow Dog Linux, Suse Linux (PPC), Ubuntu Linux, Vista Business
I worked in IT for ten years with a specialty in Macintosh technologies and Project Management.
I've worked with the Macintosh Operating system and various machines since my first PowerMac 8500 running Mac OS 7.5.3 in 1996. I support my friends and family in keeping their Macs healthy and upgraded. Now I use a MacBook Pro for our home media network and we're pretty much down to iPads and iPhones for daily use.
Most important: I've also worked on PCs for a number of years with various flavors of Windows(95,98,NT4,2000,2000Server,2K3Server,SBS 2K3Server,Mil,XPHome,XPPro, Vista Business), but I've always used the Mac as my platform of preference.
http://www.macwindows.com : VPNs and Outlook(2001)
Mac OS X Certification Alliance, Linked In
http://www.macwindows.com : VPNs and Outlook
I'm an Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA) through 10.4 and have the lower certs as well (ACTC for 10.1 - 10.6), an Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist for 10.3 (ACHDS) and a member of the Apple Consultants Network, as well as an Apple Product Professional for 2002-2009.
I have an MCP cert. from MS as well...
Navy Federal Credit Union (Washington, D.C.) Whole Foods Market (Mid Atlantic Region) Army Times (Washington, D.C.) Children's National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.) Dodge Communications (ATL) ...and a plethora of All Coveredô clients throughout the United States of America (now a part of Konica Minolta)
I enjoy working on the Macintosh platform and helping people realize their goals using the Mac. The Macintosh is a great tool for all means of hobbies and careers from photography to Power Point presentations. It provides the user with a robust operating system and the IT department with a machine that's easy to manage and inexpensive to upgrade.
I hope I'm able to contribute to the online community in some way over the next decade or so. (Hey look at that, it's been a decade)
Have you checked out Apple's Support (and discussions) lately? http://www.apple.com/support/ AWESOME documentation, and very searchable discussions. Got AppleCare? GET IT.
Jailbreaking iOS devices. AT&T finally let us unlock them officially off contract, but jailbreaking still provides a plethora of apps not found in the app store. www.redmondpie.com is a great source for info on this.
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Ernie, Thanks for writing! I've not fiddled with this myself, but Apple has a short tech note on it: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202828 "Change the font size on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Cameron, Thanks for writing! Apple has this to say about Gatekeeper: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202491 "Gatekeeper helps protect your Mac from apps that could adversely affect it. Some
Cameron, Thanks for writing! Assuming you are talking about Apple's latest wireless keyboard, it should be a small switch on the back as per the second paragraph in this article: http://www.macworld
Ron, Thanks for writing! Is this a new problem? Are there any obstructs obstructing the speaker area? The surest test would be to plug in headphones and see if the sound persists when listening
Sharon, Thanks for writing! I don't know what Anvil Chorus is, but presumably if it is a song you've downloaded, you can make it into a ringtone. See this how-to: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3784750?tstart=0