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RE: Hidden Users Folder Result of iTunes 11.2 and Find My Mac Combination, not 10.9.3

Great detective work, Dave! Until this is fixed, rather than the terminal fix, which as you say needs to be done after each restart, I just make an alias of my Users folder and put it in the same folder. For those who may not know how to do that, here's how it's done: In the Finder, go to the Go menu and choose "Go to Folder..." Type "/Users" (without the quotes) and hit Go. You'll see the Users folder (greyed out). Right click on it and choose "Make Alias." You'll be promoted for your password, and once you enter…

RE: AUUG Motion Synth - The Virtual Cello From Apple's 'Powerful' Ad

Great find, Kelly -- I've been wondering about that! --Chuck

RE: Parallels Access 1.1 offers improved networking, enhanced Windows support and more

Hi, geoduck -- I felt the same way as you until I tried Parallels Access. The "apply" approach goes far beyond anything I've ever seen on traditional VNC clients, turning desktop apps into what actually feels like native iPad apps. Believe it or not, this is *nothing* like RDP and I think you have to try it to appreciate it. I don't understand what you mean by $600/year forever, but for someone who really needs frequent access to their desktop apps (including Windows apps), I think it's a reasonable price. For those with a casual need, putting up with a…

RE: ScanSnap iX500 Scanner is a Lightning Fast, Dependable Way to Get Organized

Hi, Spyder -- I see 670 positive reviews for the iX500 on Amazon (590 of them are five-star ratings) and 34 negative reviews (one or two stars). That gives it about a 95% positive rating if I did my math correctly. A good number of the one-star ratings seem like they were made punitively for very specific things like lack of Twain support or another single issue that probably wouldn't affect most users. Most negative reviews involving performance of the scanner itself came from April or earlier, indicating to me that perhaps there was a production or firmware issue that…

RE: 'Automatic' Connects Your iPhone to Your Car to Make You a Smarter Driver

@vpndev -- I reached out to the folks at Automatic after your original post and they told me pretty much what they told you.

f someone tries to order for a BMW 5-series or above from Automatic's site or checks the compatibility on our http://automatic.com/cars page -- they'll see that they're not supported. Automatic does have a topic in its community about it: http://community.automatic.com/automatic/topics/bmw_x1_increased_battery_discharge
The good news is that Automatic says they hope to have a solution at some point but there's no ETA as of yet. So hold onto your device -- it looks like there's still hope.

RE: Looking for Those 'Free' iWork and iLife apps? Start Here

@ Neil Anderson: The download links on the page you reference are press images of the apps, not the apps themselves. As far as I know, the only way to get them is through the Mac App Store.

RE: Sci-Fi Airshow

These are insanely well done. How is it that I've never heard of this site until now? Great find, Jeff! --Chuck

RE: Jim Tanous Launches Tech News & Tip Site 'TekRevue'

The site looks great, Jim! Congratulations on the launch and much success!

RE: iPhone + SPOT Connect Delivers Peace of Mind -- via Satellite

Agreed, mrmwebmax -- that's why I described the SPOT Connect as "priceless" for those who may find themselves in a life or death situation. The writer you remember is James Kim and he and his family were on my my mind frequently when I was testing the device. I think some innovative pricing models could do a lot to ensure these kinds of devices are in the possession of more people when they really need them.

RE: a-JAYS Four: the Earbuds Apple Should Have Put in the Box

Any idea how sturdy they are, especially the wires? I love earbuds, but I also love air-drumming. With sticks, because I?m a drummer. And invariably, I?ll be thrashing to (most likely) Canada?s RUSH, when an air-cymbal crash catches a wire and yanks it from the ear bud.
The rubberized coating on the a-JAYS four reinforces the connections (earbuds and audio plug) much more than on most "round" wire sets I can think of. Whether that will hold up to air drumming probably depends a lot on whether you're playing Metallica or a mambo. wink