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Ronald Epstein

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Tony,

Was able to get rid of the advertising banner. Seems like it was something initially
placed there, but once removed, it never appeared again.

Gotta thank you....

I am really liking RockMelt.

It's a really good browser. Love the feeds on the sidebar. I already put an RSS
feed for HTF in there. Works perfectly.

One thing I am hoping this has is iCloud support, so whatever I add/change on
one computer automatically populates/depopulates on another.

Also going to see if it has 1Passport support.

I am happy to see that RockMelt has some of the new Safari perks like doing
a Google Search from the URL bar and being able to finger gesture page backwards
and forwards.

I am very close to making this my default browser.

I would suggest others reading this thread consider this browser as well.
 

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Glad you like it.
It's been my default for over year now.
I think someone over at DVDtalk posted a beta that I signed up for and they let me get the beta.
Not sure about passport is that a universal password saver?
Rockmelt does switch to wherever you are because you have to log into it and it knows your settings
But I think it looks a little different on my pc then when I look at it on my MB.
There's an iPhone version but it's not a true browser yet.
 

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1Password is the best password saver/confidential information
keeping software our there. Oh, Sam will argue it's insecure, but
I think it's invaluable.

Rockmelt has been remembering all my settings between my
iMac and MBP.

Also, just discovered Google Cloud Print which is compatible with
Rockmelt and Chrome. It's a great free service that lets you print
to your home printers from anywhere.
 

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I have to go with SplashID for keeping data. It has issues, but it keeps *everything*, and has been invaluable to me over the years both home and on travel. And it does (local, manual) sync with the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Palm Treo...app on everything platform.

On the flip side, I got a copy of 1Password free with some bundle and couldn't figure it out. I couldn't figure out what it did or how to use it :)
 

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Dave,

I think 1Password beats the pants off anything else.

Basically, you install it, and the small Safari file extension.

Every site you log into with a password is retained in 1Password.

It works with iCloud so you set it up on one device and it keeps
everything in sync across all devices.

On top of that, you enter all your personal information from
drivers license, credit cards, bank accounts, etc. Whatever
Apple device you have (iPhone, iPod, iMac, Macbook, etc.)
you can instantly get access to that information. You update
on one device and it updates across the board.

It's very easy to use. If you got a free copy, and it's a recent
version, then I would urge you to try it again.
 

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I last tried it a couple of years ago. I'll take a look again. Last time, it was one of those few apps that made no sense to me at all at launch.
 

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Steve Tannehill said:
And Mac Blu-ray Player, which you pointed me towards, Ron, just had an update that fixed a playback problem with a recent disc, Peter Gabriel's Secret World Live.
The Samsung recorder price tends to fluctuate. I got it at $85. It went to $100 a day later. Now it is $90.
I have not burnt anything yet, but bought the Verbatim BD-R media. I'll have to try burning a DVD, since that media is cheaper.
Finally pulled the trigger on the Samsung bluray drive. It's now $80 on amazon.
I'm now thinking about adding Windows to this Air now since my old desktop is about to explode.
Is it possible to use the 1tb external drive to load windows on since my air is only 128?
I guess I need an additional program to run windows on the Air?
 

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Ronald Epstein said:
On top of that, you enter all your personal information from 
drivers license, credit cards, bank accounts, etc.  Whatever
Apple device you have (iPhone, iPod, iMac, Macbook, etc.)
you can instantly get access to that information.
One-stop shopping for identity thieves?
I hope that your master password is long, complex (upper and lower case + numbers + special symbols), and hard for anyone else (especially thieves) to guess.
 

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Sam Posten said:
No, you can't bootcamp from an external, as noted above.
He can't install Windows directly on an external drive (due to Microsoft restrictions on Windows booting, and Apple restrictions on Boot Camp).
On the other hand, if he installs a virtualization program (Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion), he probably can put one or more Windows virtual machines on an external drive. To a copy of Windows running inside a VM, the virtual C: drive should appear to be an internal drive – even if it is really a container file on an external disk managed by Mac OS X.
 

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TonyD said:
Is it possible to use the 1tb external drive to load windows on since my air is only 128?
I guess I need an additional program to run windows on the Air?
If your Air has 2 GB of RAM or more (4 GB or more HIGHLY recommended), you could try Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion. It looks like there are trial versions of both. You'll need a copy of Windows that isn't legally or technically bound to your PC (whether you can migrate your current Windows installation, or have to buy a new copy of Windows, I don't know offhand).
Parallels site (including link to trial version): http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/
VMWare Fusion site (including link to trial version): http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/overview.html
Parallels itself needs to be installed on Mac OS X boot drive. I'm not sure about VMWare Fusion. But on both sites there were indications that you can place your virtual machines (e.g., your multi-dozen-gigabyte Windows installations) on external Mac drives.
 

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I don't know how I would get windows xp from my very old desktop onto my Air.
So I would have to buy a new copy of windows which from what I see is over $100 so I might not be so interested in doing this after all just for
One or two programs that need windows to run them.
I have a 4g ram drive and aout 40gb of memory available on the hd which since I only got the 128 g hd, really doesn't leave much.
 

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I'm finding that the top/screen feels too loose for my liking.
it stays up if it is nearly straight up but as soon as i tilt the keypad part up
or tilt the screen back slightly the screen slides all the way back.
 

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