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“There are purchased items on the iPhone…”

I encountered this message today: “There are purchased items on the iPhone that have not been transferred to your iTunes library. You should transfer these items to your iTunes library before updating.” Just go here in iTunes: File > Devices > Transfer Purchases from… and then you’re good. Wait for …

Dear Apple, Why Did You Slow Down my Computer?

Dear Apple, Thank you for the latest update and making it free – but why did you give me an update that slows… everything… down? Mail is slower, the Desktop/Finder is really slow. Changing apps is slow. I’m a power user and now I’m sitting here waiting for everything. Why? …

Some iOS 7 Help

I’ve installed iOS 7 on my iPhone 4s and on my iPad 2. I like it for the most part. I’ve been running across some helpful articles and thought I’d post them here for others who may be looking for help: Four privacy settings you should enable in iOS 7 …

I’m Still a Big Apple Fan and Hate Microsoft

Ok, “hate” is kind of strong… I’m very frustrated. Microsoft is backwards. So I had to work with Bing Places today – which is like Bing’s (Microsoft’s) version of Google Places. It’s SO clunky. It’s frustrating. I’m trying to upload a logo and they seem to want an image that’s …

Wget for Mac

I had wget installed a while ago (even after curl replaced it) but then it stopped working. I missed it… like a lot. I finally took the time today to try to get it working. I tried a few things but here’s what worked: wget for Mac (merenbach.com) It works! …

Re-Doing My Email Filters

For some reason, I thought it was a good idea to clear out a lot of the email filters I had set up for filtering out what I call “Probably Junk” (all email that can wait until later). I’m spending time setting up the filters again now. I guess I …

Windows 8 Issues / Philosophy / Money

I get people asking my opinion about what kind of computer to get sometimes. They think that because I have a company that makes websites, I know the ins and outs of everything having to do with computers. Honestly, I think I’ve “checked out” of that game by getting a …

Waiting for iPhone

So it was supposed to arrive tomorrow, the 24th and I was all set to wait at home that morning for it but then I got all these emails saying it’ll arrive on the 23rd instead – by 10:30am. It’s now 11:15 and no sign of FedEx. What’s the deal? …