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Old 2nd December 2014, 15:31   #1546
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Is there any way to do remote desktop to a windows machine in the same network from Mac book? Something like "Remote Desktop" in windows.
Have you looked at this?

https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/micr...15768417?mt=12
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Old 2nd December 2014, 15:51   #1547
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Why don't you remove the wifi icon from the menu bar? Uncheck it from network preferences. That way it will still join known networks and you will not be worried about your daughter seeing foul language.

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Old 2nd December 2014, 16:02   #1548
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My Mac Book Pro's hard drive is loaded with Windows in a separate partition. I would like to know whether the time machine back up takes care of backing up the Windows side of things or not.
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Old 2nd December 2014, 16:22   #1549
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Forget kids, even I don't want to see such SSIDs on my device.
Same here. It is just plain obnoxious. I wonder what sorts of different perversions prevail among some human beings. Very unfortunate.
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Need serious help with my wifi network selection icon. If I take my mouse over my wifi icon, it shows all the available networks in the neighbourhood with various names given by the users of those networks (personally I don't even know how to change the name of my own network and use the default one).

Now of late I find some joker in the neighbourhood is using an obnoxious name for his network - a very taboo gutter language phrase in Hindi. I don't want my ten year old daughter to see such a phrase and ask me what it means.

Can someone please tell me how to delete it from my list of available networks? I tried to enter the network and it asked for password, which I didn't have. But I found the network went offline almost immediately.
Sudipto,

There's not much you can do to change someone else's network ID. You can however prevent the list from displaying on your screen by going into Network Preferences and unchecking "Show WiFi status in menu bar". That way, your child will not see the list of networks available.

I am going to try and attach a screenie here, but I am not very familiar with that process, so if I am unable to do so, you can still just follow my instructions above.

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UPDATE: Oops, I just noticed someone a few posts ago provided the same solution I did. Sorry.
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Old 14th December 2014, 21:38   #1551
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I am planning to buy a new laptop as my older one ('09 Dell Studio) seems on its final leg.
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On the fence right now, not sure which way to jump?
So finally after 4 months, jumped in Air!

Loving the form factor. After being used to the bigger laptops (15"), the small size is a very welcome change.

Right now downloading the Yosemite update. Due to my MTNL connection, it sure will take a few days to complete.

How do you check for the warranty status BTW?
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Old 17th December 2014, 15:39   #1552
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Guys my early 2011 MBPro's battery is gone. I need a good aftermarket repair place that deals in macs. Any recommendations?


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Old 19th December 2014, 13:57   #1553
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I am considering a Mac Mini as an upgrade for my 7 year old windoz desktop and a start to the world of Macintosh computing. The mid variant of the Mini seems to be good value. My one concern is the 5400 rpm hard drive. Will this cut it for occasional desktop publishing work (Photoshop, Illustrator)? I don't see any value in picking up the variant with the fusion drive. 20k is bit a much just for that and a 200mhz bump in processor speed. It is super tempting to build another windoz desktop as it will work out much cheaper even with faster on paper hardware. In 7 years, the only thing that failed on my computer was the gpu which was easily replaced. I am trying real hard to put my money on the Mini though. Inputs will help.

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I am considering a Mac Mini as an upgrade for my 7 year old windoz desktop and a start to the world of Macintosh computing. The mid variant of the Mini seems to be good value. My one concern is the 5400 rpm hard drive. Will this cut it for occasional desktop publishing work (Photoshop, Illustrator)? I don't see any value in picking up the variant with the fusion drive. 20k is bit a much just for that and a 200mhz bump in processor speed. It is super tempting to build another windoz desktop as it will work out much cheaper even with faster on paper hardware. In 7 years, the only thing that failed on my computer was the gpu which was easily replaced. I am trying real hard to put my money on the Mini though. Inputs will help.
I am on a three year old basic model of Mac Mini with all my work including hobby and compute running out of it! Works well for me. This includes : Aperture, Lightroom and all the other regular compute (Scripts, Matlab, GPS etc). Never had any problems.

In fact many have this fear : Oh what will I do without windows? In the last 7-10 years, I have actually not even been on Windows (barring the office work). And that office laptop I dont even use for personal work. So from that standpoint, I now have the other fear... What will I do without a MAC !
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... My one concern is the 5400 rpm hard drive. Will this cut it for occasional desktop publishing work (Photoshop, Illustrator)? ...
The HDD speed doesn't really matter, as long as you have sufficient RAM in the Mini (PS and Illustrator hog RAM). You can add your own RAM cards, as long as slots are available. The fusion drive reduces the start-up time.
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Oh what will I do without windows?
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The HDD speed doesn't really matter,
I am not worried about the operating system. I can adapt. At my work spot, its linux all the way.

My concern was only the hard drive. In a windoz environment, 7200rpm or higher, throwing in a ssd makes a massive difference when your work gets demanding. In the case of a Mac, I did not know if something like this impacts. However, you have confirmed that all is well with your Mini.

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The HDD speed doesn't really matter, as long as you have sufficient RAM in the Mini (PS and Illustrator hog RAM). You can add your own RAM cards, as long as slots are available. The fusion drive reduces the start-up time.
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In the case of a Mac, I did not know if something like this impacts. However, you have confirmed that all is well with your Mini.
On the RAM aspect, do check. Because I think (not sure) they have gone back to fused RAM on board rather than customer having the facility to upgrade it all by himself. (I upgraded on mine by myself to 8GB).
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I have an early 2011 13" MBP and it has been very reliable work horse for me, infact i have never held on to a laptop for so long. But after 3 OS upgrades and what not, it started becoming slower and slower. Sometimes competing with the Windows machine in slow race. Was wondering if i should change the machine, but otherwise the machine was just superb, i even had a display replaced under warranty thanks to apple and battery also barely completed running in. Then i chanced upon an article on how to upgrade a Mac Hard Disk drive to the new age SSD drive.

Bit of window shopping on amazon and i finalized on Samsung 850 EVO 250 Gig SSD, 9500 and 10% cash back. Followed the instructions and took about 10 minutes to swap the disk and clean up the MBP internals.

The best 10k ever spent on electronics i say! Machine just became incredibly fast, the pace at which apps open, machine reacts to inputs is just AWESOME! Would recommend to all who would want to get few more years out of their old HDD machines.

Details of the mod https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4741

Edit: 4 min onwards the performance bump part on video.

The speed difference is to be seen to believe it and the video at the end has both DIY and the performance difference captures. And i vouch for the latter, exactly like in the video the machine reacts. That too i just have 4GB ram

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/upgrade-y...sd-hard-drive/

This is mac's inbuilt mail app with 5 email id configured.


This is how responsive chrome is with a 20 Mbps connection, the app also opens up in just a click now.

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I want to rent a mac for a couple of weeks. Has anyone tried one of the mac rental places? Their rates seem to be OK but the deposit is huge. I am even Ok with paying the deposit, but I am worried if they will return it promptly.
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Following your lead, am about to order the same ssd but am unable to see the cash back option. Could you let me know if this is card specific or voucher/gift card etc.


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Bit of window shopping on amazon and i finalized on Samsung 850 EVO 250 Gig SSD, 9500 and 10% cash back. Followed the instructions and took about 10 minutes to swap the disk and clean up the MBP internals.

The best 10k ever spent on electronics i say! Machine just became incredibly fast, the pace at which apps open, machine reacts to inputs is just AWESOME! Would recommend to all who would want to get few more years out of their old HDD machines.
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