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    Using iPhoto in iLife 11

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 17/11/2010

    » As soon as I had installed iLife '11, I downloaded the 9.0.1 update and ran that before opening iPhoto. During the week, another update to iPhoto was released, bringing it to version 9.1 and returning Calendars to the "Create" selections. No-one is saying why this was missing in the initial release of iLife. I am writing this based on the latest update (9.1) (

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    If you need to get iLife, don't do it by mail

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 10/11/2010

    » I thought I had been smart by ordering iLife online as there were no copies in the shops, but I watched the online tracking as it remained at the airport for several days: Clearance delay. I checked with DHL on Thursday and was told that this was due to Customs. I think she meant with a large "C". I made a final check on Friday evening. I look forward to Apple's online software facility and downloading directly: no disks; no frustrating waits.

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    iPhone 4: A Surprise Purchase

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 06/10/2010

    » I did not think I would be writing this column as, despite registering early with Dtac and already having my name on a True iPhone, I was not invited to any events; nor was I surprised by a smiling delivery-man with a shiny new iPhone 4. Speculation on Twitter and Facebook (how we rely on these nowadays) suggested that 18,000 of the devices went to Dtac, 43,000 to True and 20,000 to another carrier. These figures are unsubstantiated; but whatever the real figure, I confirm I did not get one in the release euphoria.

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    The iPhone 4: So far, so good

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 13/10/2010

    » I have had the new iPhone 4 in my hands for just over a week and have been getting used to its new features and superior performance. The iPhone 3G that I have been using for some 18 months now has served me well. While the white back has a somewhat matte finish these days, the glass is as clear and unmarked as the day it came out of the box. Instead of an expensive case, I just use an iPod sock, which the staff at iStudio found amusing. It works for me.

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    Back on track with my beautiful machine

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 29/09/2010

    » My 15" MacBook Pro was returned to me a week after its 13" junior arrived. I was told that the hard disk had been replaced. I turned it on and left it running for the rest of the week. With no freezes during that time, I took it home at the end of the week along with the 13" MacBook Pro and the LaCie hard disk that the Time Machine backups are on and set to work, first erasing the hard disk, then installing OS X from new.

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    Choices concerning a dead MacBook Pro

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 08/09/2010

    » Problems with my 15" MacBook Pro began in late July. After four months of perfect behaviour, it began to freeze intermittently. Despite several attempts at repair, and a couple of glimmers of false hope, it finally died on me in the middle of August. I covered it in bubblewrap, took it to my office and waited for it to be collected. Two weeks have passed and it is still there. I am considering my options, both for the long term and the short term.

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    A spare MacBook Pro on the way

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 15/09/2010

    » There were a couple of interesting reactions to the recent article on my failed MacBook Pro (Sept 1). The first came late that Wednesday morning when I was contacted by the agent who told me that the computer was to be collected that day: more than two weeks after I requested this. Another reaction came from a local user with the same MacBook Pro (and the same 2.16GHz MacBook Pro before) who had an "Aha!" moment when he read the article: the same had been happening to him.

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    MacBook Pro failure: Mac mini to the rescue

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 01/09/2010

    » A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the problems I had with my 2.66GHz MacBook Pro and how I had located the source of the problems and the freezes had ended. QuickTime, we thought, and a lot of Windows users nodded sagely. Not so fast.

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    Up and running again, thanks to backups and a new machine

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 22/09/2010

    » Last Monday, for the second time this year, I un-boxed a new MacBook Pro: this time the basic 13". This will be a stand-in for my 15" MacBook Pro that is currently in dry dock.

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    Opening screen of PicSecret

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 28/07/2010

    » There has recently been much interest in the idea of hiding information within images: steganography. I have looked at some of applications available for Macs. There are few steganography programs for OS X, but there is much software for other platforms. With Open Source roots, some need compiling. An excellent source for ideas on this subject (and for sources) is Johnson and Johnson ( these are technology consultants and not the baby powder people.

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