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by Stephen Hart
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finder has pinwheel of death
Replies: 16
Views: 1520

Re: Finder has pinwheel of death

The only downside I can think of is the time it takes to download and install. I haven't had a problem caused by upgrading an OS version for many years. But without understanding the problems, it's just a shotgun approach. If you haven't updated to the latest OS version, you could download and insta...
by Stephen Hart
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finder has pinwheel of death
Replies: 16
Views: 1520

Re: Finder has pinwheel of death

1. You don't need another Mac, just another startup volume. You can use an external drive with a clone of your internal drive, an external with just the OS loaded, or the built-in Recovery mode. See, for example: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/02/24/how-to-start-mac-recovery-mode/ In my message a...
by Stephen Hart
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finder has pinwheel of death
Replies: 16
Views: 1520

Re: Finder has pinwheel of death

Two things: 1. Maybe Photos has the image in iCloud and you need to download it to your Mac. But if you AirDropped it to your Mac, that would transfer the actual file, not just a marker for an iCloud image, I think. I use Aperture, which has an email button. So to email a version of an image I'm loo...
by Stephen Hart
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chip Vulnerabilities
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Chip Vulnerabilities

Apple has made iOS 11.2.2 available for the iPhone and iPad, and has issued a supplementary security update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 to further deal with the "Meltdown" attack vector and the "Spectre" vulnerability for the first time. http://appleinsider.com/articles/18/01/08/apple-releases-io...
by Stephen Hart
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phishing Imitating Warning of Phishing
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Phishing Imitating Warning of Phishing

I guess it had to happen: Dear Customer, Wells Fargo Online Banking is investigating an e-mail phishing scam that attempts to collect sensitive personal information, the e-mail mimics communication members currently receive from Wells Fargo. Due to system maintenance, all account holders are require...
by Stephen Hart
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chip Vulnerabilities
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Chip Vulnerabilities

Here's a brief article on the Intel and ARM chip vulnerabilities, mostly patched already by recent macOS and iOS updates.
More comprehensive macOS and iOS updates are in the works.

http://appleinsider.com/articles/18/01/ ... older-macs
by Stephen Hart
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Re: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries

Actually, you can mail it in. Good to know. I hadn't seen that in print. The last time I used the express service--the iPhone 6s battery recall--I had to argue a bit to get express service, pointing out that traveling a minimum of 4.5 hours round trip without even knowing if the battery would be in...
by Stephen Hart
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Re: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries

iPhones eligible for $30 battery replacement: 6, 6s, SE or 7. Apple Stores appear to be doing this, but may put you on a wait list. (I haven't seen any indication that Apple will do this by mail, let alone with "express" service (where they replace your iPhone, place a hold on your credit card, and ...
by Stephen Hart
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Re: Apple reduces price on iPhone batteries

Here's an explanation of how lithium-ion batteries work, and why Apple had to make some engineering choices for older, but not defective, batteries. http://appleinsider.com/articles/18/01/02/how-iphone-batteries-work-and-how-apple-manages-performance-over-time Also, some people are reporting that at...
by Stephen Hart
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finder has pinwheel of death
Replies: 16
Views: 1520

Re: Finder has pinwheel of death

I wonder if leaving Finder "open" is allowing some odd quirks? I will make sure to close it after every use. Leaving a Finder window open should have no effect. It is possible to force quit the Finder, but it will immediately reopen. Maybe leaving a dozen Finder windows open is a bad idea. Ah, an e...