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RE: iBank 5: Dr Mac Can Finally Say Goodbye to Quicken

Using my bank's bill pay interface on the web is almost as bad as using Quicken. I tried it many times over the years and if anything, it's gotten worse. I have yet to find anything faster than iBank for paying my bills twice a month. The summary screens and reports are the icing on the cake. I'm happy to have them and find them useful, but the smooth bill-pay (and ease of keeping track of my checking account) are the main reason I like it. I hope that helps.

RE: iBank 5: Dr Mac Can Finally Say Goodbye to Quicken

There is one last thing… iBank 5 for Mac will be on sale for 25 percent off (i.e. $15 off the regular price of $60) on Nov. 28 ONLY until midnight ET in both the Mac App Store and the IGG Software store.

RE: iMac w/Retina 5K Display = Best iMac Ever

MacFrogger: Dr. Gonzo has been my constant companion (on my Mac Desktop) for as long as I can remember. grin

RE: Where to Buy a New iPad if You Want an Apple SIM

Another Apple SIM was just sighted in Portland by TMO ace reporter Kelly Guimont. I guess the take-away is that they are available at some Apple Stores and will be available at the others soon. I hope.

RE: Where to Buy a New iPad if You Want an Apple SIM

So I decided to call an Apple Store (Galleria in Houston this time) and ask if they had an Apple SIM. They did not, and there was no part number in the system. So they transferred me to a general (1-800) Apple Support specialist. I asked if she had an Apple SIM. She paused and then said, "No. We don't have that. You can get one from an Apple Store or wireless provider." Sigh. As far as I can tell, there are no Apple SIMs in Texas yet.

RE: Where to Buy a New iPad if You Want an Apple SIM

Thanks, everyone, for chiming in. Update: I still have not found an Apple SIM for testing. If you come across one at a retail or online store, please let me know. And I may go out and try the other Apple Store here in Austin next week.

RE: Don't Upgrade to Yosemite or iOS 8.1 Before You Read This Column

My MacBook Pro has all-Apple RAM. In the old days I'd always order RAM from OWC 'cause they would cross-ship you a new chip if yours failed. I never had one fail but I always liked that policy since big RAM chips aren't something I keep on hand.

RE: Don't Upgrade to Yosemite or iOS 8.1 Before You Read This Column

Yeah, I know. I tried to finish it last week but ended up with other more pressing deadlines. Even so, as you say, it's still good advice (for next time) and worth putting out there every year or two for those who have forgotten the agony of having a production system that suddenly loses its ability to produce. I remember after one upgrade, Microsoft Word decided my copy wasn't licensed anymore. I fed it my serial number and it said I already had too many copies installed. Would I like to purchase another license or subscribe to Office 365? So…

RE: Why Dr. Mac Think Apple's Customer Service is Freakin' Awesome

I've never had anything but great service at any of the dozens of Apple Stores I've visited all over the world. Does any other electronics retailer have someone greet you at the door and ask how they can help you today? I think not. And no, the greeters at Walmart don't count. If you think they do, ask one for advice on deciding between a hard drive and a solid-state drive. grin

RE: Apple's iPhone 6 Plus: A Perfectly-Sized Portable Device

I couldn't agree more. But you knew that ('cause you read my column on TMO: http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/iphone-6-vs-iphone-6-plus-dr-macs-final-showdown). You did read it, didn't you? :-p