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RE: iTunes: Deauthorize Before You Sell Your Mac

Hi geoduck, iDevices don't count, so keep in mind it's just the actual computers…that makes it a bit easier! I do understand why it's frustrating that Apple puts these limits on, but I also understand it from their point of view. For example, let's say you purchase a movie and authorize your friend's laptop to play that movie, too. Then after your friend watches it, you authorize friend #2 to do the same thing, and so on, and so on. I see it as Apple trying to control the amount of times one can share media, and with more individual…

RE: iOS 7: Closing All Open Safari Windows on Your iPhone or iPad

Hey furbies! Private Browsing has been available on Apple's mobile devices since iOS 5, but before iOS 7, it was only accessible through Settings. So even though it essentially worked the same way, the inconvenience of having to go to Settings was too much of a bummer, in my opinion. raspberry And I vote that someone starts that "rocket to the sun" business. I'd subscribe. Wait, did I say that? —Melissa

RE: OS X Finder: Customize Your Desktop

Hi Grover! I'm sure the answer differs for each person, but for me, it's because the Desktop is always there. I don't have to have a window open to access it—it's just a trackpad gesture away. It's probably a matter of how you're accustomed to working, but sorting files makes more sense in my brain. —Melissa

RE: 3 Handy Tips to Make Preview More Productive

Thanks for the comments, guys! Kenoodle, I especially appreciate you taking the time to write that up. I'm sure our readers will find it very useful! Ctopher, I wrote a tip a while back about using Automator to combine PDFs instead of Preview. Maybe you'll find it to be helpful: And Scott B, I'm not sure what you mean. When I add a bookmark into a PDF, that bookmark remains within the specific file I chose, and I don't see anything on separate PDFs. Can you explain what you're experiencing? —Melissa

RE: OS X: Configuring FileVault

Hi guys! Having FileVault turned on for your Mac doesn't affect your Time Machine backups; if you want to encrypt those, you'll need to do so within System Preferences> Time Machine (and you'll have to erase any existing backups if you turn that on). Of course, it's always a GREAT idea to have multiple backups using different services in case of failure. I use Time Machine, Carbon Copy Cloner, and CrashPlan concurrently as my backup plan, and I would strongly suggest that no one rely on one single system or disk. I've seen too many people have Mac drive failures…

RE: iOS 7: Preventing Unauthorized Purchases

To be honest, furbies, that's the solution I practice, too! I can be cool Aunt Melissa without having to be sleep-deprived. grin

RE: OS X: Repair Home Folder Permissions

Hey Jonny! If the button changed to "Done," it should be finished! It really doesn't take too long at all in my experience. Hope that helps! —Melissa

RE: iPhoto: A Shortcut to Help Fix Red-Eye

Thanks, iJack! And vpndev, I blame my editor for being kind enough to indulge me… wink