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Macintosh iPhoto Library Images Lost With Yosemitie Upgrade

Macintosh iPhoto Library Images Lost With Yosemitie Upgrade

I have a friend who recently upgraded his very old iMac to Yosemite.  He then realized that he could not find his old iPhoto images.  He had made a number of mistakes which I list next: He did not back up his hard drive prior to this major system upgrade. He did not use Time Machine. He did not have an iCloud backup solution He did not have an external hard drive or USB finger drive copy of his photo…

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Keep Web Site Login Information Ready and Secure.

Keep Web Site Login Information Ready and Secure.

I have two points to make in writing this post. The first is I wish to commend HostGator for providing very good support for WordPress software. My second point is to tell you, the reader, that if you intend to start up a web site PLEASE follow the following suggestions listed so what you need to gain access to your web site are there when you need them.

Can Not Open Pages Document After Macintosh OS Maverick Update

Can Not Open Pages Document After Macintosh OS Maverick Update

Just after I performed the Maverick (10.9) system update on my MacBook Air, I found that some of my Pages documents would not open.  I was told in a dialog box on my computer screen  that I needed a new Pages version and I was directed to the App Store.  The App Store showed that I had the current version.   I discovered that Maverick did update my older versions of iLife programs but failed to delete the former software.  It…

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HP Photosmart D110 Failed After Installing Mac OS Maverick.

HP Photosmart D110 Failed After Installing Mac OS Maverick.

About a day or so after I upgraded to Maverick operating system into my MacBook Air, my HP Photosmart D110 printer went down.  It did this when I printed form Pages.  Every time I tried to print the sheet would print just a few lines and then the printer put a warning into the display window telling me to turn the printer off.  I did this over and over and it would just fail over and over.  I finally decided…

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Dragon Dictate For Mac.

Dragon Dictate For Mac.

I have an idea of writing a book of fiction and possibly a play.  When I write any fiction, my typing can not keep up with my mind and I loose the flow of what I wish to convey due to the writing delay.  It occurred to me to get a voice to text computer software and try that out as a solution.  The only software that came up with good reviews was Dragon. I purchased Dragon Dictate for Mac…

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Microsoft Office 2011 Can Not Complete Installation Of Update.

Microsoft Office 2011 Can Not Complete Installation Of Update.

Problem: You are notified that there is an update to Microsoft Office 2011 for your Mac.  You proceed through the steps but get stopped up by one or more programs that will not close.  My problem was that the Microsoft Office Installation program could not close two programs.  They were hidden as start up applications explained shortly. Solution:  Write down the offending programs.  We will go look for them in a rather unlikely place. Go to the Apple menu (upper…

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How To Extend New Airport With An Older Airport Extreme

How To Extend New Airport With An Older Airport Extreme

Disclaimer:  The following how to explanation intent is to provide you my road map for incorporating an older Airport Extreme and pair it with a new Airport Extreme with the new 802.11ac technology.  My Extreme also included an internal hard drive, called Airport Time Capsule.    This post was composed August 2013.  As time goes on this tutorial will become out of date due to system software changes, Airport Utility changes and hardware upgrades.   My point is that you should take…

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Time Warner Cable Modem: Motorola SurfBoard SB6141

Time Warner Cable Modem: Motorola SurfBoard SB6141

I read an article in the LA Times some time in November 2012 where it revealed that Time Warner Cable was now charging a rental fee for its Internet modems.  The article went on to say that the customer can buy their own modem but it must be an approved model.  I went to the Time Warner web site but could not find anything about which modems were approved.  I had to contact them by Internet typing chat.  The fellow…

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