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Community / Re: MyShetland - 2019
« Last post by Frances144 on October 19, 2019, 11:39:34 AM »
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Community / How are our friends in New England?
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on October 18, 2019, 02:23:14 PM »
Read last night about some pretty severe weather up that way recently. Regional 'weather' has had to take a back seat to 'belt-way' weather lately. Kriss said they missed the worst of it. :thumbup:
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Community / Re: MyShetland - 2019
« Last post by Frances144 on October 18, 2019, 12:39:09 PM »
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Community / Re: MyShetland - 2019
« Last post by Frances144 on October 17, 2019, 11:49:37 AM »
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Tech / Re: Don't upgrade to Catalina if...
« Last post by Paddy on October 17, 2019, 11:01:22 AM »
The Forbes article is a tad hysterical in tone, to say the least.  And some of it verges on the inaccurate.

1. What's with the headline? Nonsensical...
2. As Jim notes - Apple has been warning of the demise of 32-bit support for 10 years now. This is no surprise.
3. Overdrive? Really? Who the heck uses Overdrive on a Mac? If you're using it to read library books (the most popular use) you are almost certainly using it on an iPad or iPhone. Not a Mac. Talk about picking a rare use case.
4. Dragthing? Hasn't been updated in three years. There are alternatives. (Station, for instance). If it was truly THAT popular, then the developer would have incentive to update it - but it's not, and so he's moved on.
5. Microsoft Office? Um...yeah, Office 2011 won't work any more. It was released Oct. 26, 2010. That's NINE YEARS ago. Office 2016 received updates to make it 64-bit compatible. So yeah, occasionally you DO have to upgrade your software if you upgrade the OS. You know...every decade or so. :blink:

Of far more concern are the things that should work but have some serious glitches - ie: Adobe's online apps. However, I would expect those things to be fixed pretty quickly. And in a production environment, most people don't live on the bleeding edge either, waiting to update until the initial bugs and issues are sorted.
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Tech / Re: Don't upgrade to Catalina if...
« Last post by sluggo on October 17, 2019, 10:19:04 AM »
Forbes is a wee bit behind. :rolleyes: Of course, they are not exactly known for tech news. :dntknw:

Apple announced the coming move over a decade ago. They have confirmed it (and reminded folks) at every WWDC since then. No experienced dev would have been surprised at this happening. Most made their decision to update well before macOS 10.13 High Sierra. :doh: :Thinking: :coolio: :yes:

Not really a Forbes reader. The story just popped up on the News app on my phone.
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Tech / Re: Don't upgrade to Catalina if...
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on October 16, 2019, 05:07:25 PM »
Forbes is a wee bit behind. :rolleyes: Of course, they are not exactly known for tech news. :dntknw:

Apple announced the coming move over a decade ago. They have confirmed it (and reminded folks) at every WWDC since then. No experienced dev would have been surprised at this happening. Most made their decision to update well before macOS 10.13 High Sierra. :doh: :Thinking: :coolio: :yes:
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Tech / Re: Don't upgrade to Catalina if...
« Last post by sluggo on October 16, 2019, 02:35:37 PM »
Just read a Forbes article that said Apple is basically leaving behind any apps 32 bit and moved to 64. Many developers have elected to either not support Catalina or stop making an app altogether.
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Tech / Re: Subpar internet speeds
« Last post by sluggo on October 16, 2019, 12:23:14 PM »
Thanks Paddy. I actually went ahead and ordered the Motorola MB7621 a day ahead of your reply. For $77 at Amazon I thought I'd give it a shot. Easy to return if the experiment fails. It's up and running now. Test speeds are up and web page responsiveness in the browser (Vivaldi) seems much quicker.
I was using an Arris modem and a Sagemcom wireless router, both from Spectrum. I'm still using the Sagemcom but am considering going back to the TP Link C9 Archer that I own and have on hand. But the wireless aspect seems to be working OK at this time and I don't feel like changing passwords again on the Nest thermostat, iPad, iPhone, wife's Alexa, etc., etc. So I'll ride it out for a bit.
As far as the test speeds on their meter, I'm told by a different tech than I consulted the first time that they usually do show significantly higher speeds because they're not running an OS or any major drivers on it.
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Community / Re: MyShetland - 2019
« Last post by Frances144 on October 16, 2019, 11:23:28 AM »
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