As Emilio rightly pointed out, the old iWork ’09 has been saved in a folder on your hard disk upon upgrading. All you have to do is:
- create a folder called iWork ’13, move the new Pages and Keynote into it
- copy Pages and Keynote ’09 back in your Apps directory
- delete the new Keynote and Pages icon from your dock and drag there the old ones
- right click one file with extension .key and .pages which you have NOT opened in the new versions yet, select “Get info”
- go to “Open with:” (last tab at the bottom)
- select from drop down menu “choose…” and go looking for the old Pages app
- click on “Change all”
- Restart your computer
Those files who you have corrupted will still require new Pages or Keynote, but when you find one, fire up the new apps, open the file and export it to iWork ’09. You will not recover the changes iWork ’13 has done to them , but at least you will now be able to redo them and continue using the file.
This is no panacea, as obviously these older versions are no longer supported by Apple, and eventually some change to the OS will break them forever, but at least they allow you to continue working as you transition to Microsoft Office.
After a night of waiting, I got one answer from the Facebook page of Harman/Kardon, saying the wireless update function does not work at all but launching it won’t hurt the box – given the 370 is the top of the line model and all other boxes of the series do not have wireless connectivity, I wonder what’s the point of this function to begin with, but a power cycle restores the unit to its normal operation.
The intended configuration is as follows:
I can now proceed to the speaker calibration, which goes smoothly, but a number of issues still exist:
the TV still does not correctly identify the AVR (1), instead seeing the BD Player that’s downstream
The TV says it has the AVR on HDMI2, but the cable (1) is instead connected on HDMI1 (or at least I think, the back panel of the TV is extremely difficult to access) these two turned out to be entirely my fault: I thought the AVR was connected to the HDMI1 input on the TV, while it was connected to HDMI3
I do not understand what is and how works Anynet+ There is a page on the manual and also an entry in the FAQ: it is a proprietary Samsung protocol for doing away with one or two remotes. Not a bad idea, but its proprietary nature makes it a silly proposition and it seems to have the undocumented side effect of turning off the audio from the AVR. Turning it off requires some menu digging.
the DTV antenna cable (3) is really strange: the AVR has an RCA input and three electronics stores failed to produce a coaxial-to-RCA cable – asked some clarification to H/K support - my mistake (or unclear manual) again: the AVR has NO DTV antenna input: instead the TV signals enter the TV and its audio is routed through the AVR and its speakers via the HDMI ARC function (which both the AVR 370 and my 8000-series Samsung TV support) through HDMI cable #1 – provided it is connected to HDMI port #2. I just wish I had not so quickly unhooked the TV antenna cable from the back of the TV is reconnecting it will be hell
- The DLNA server (4) audio or video files cannot be played on the AVR – an issue I also had with the TV alone
Six Five remotes are driving me crazy! (Number six is for a Zone 2 set of speakers which the AVR 370 could support but I don’t have)
I am tempted to restore TV to factory settings and start all over again. THAT in itself is not trivial, probably well-hidden in the menus.
What was wrong with a little advance notice, I say? As a paying customer, I’d have expected some form of smoother transition, or suggestions for alternatives instead of “We could pretend this is painful but in reality we’re only too keen to move on!”
Good for ya, fellows! You could also pretend you care for the people who were your customers, but obviously you don’t give a rat’s ass! If you ever thought I could start using Viadeo, well, think again!
If this is some novel, direct “everybody-thinks-this-at-least-we’re-honest” approach, then accept some equally direct feedback: it sucks!
So Voda today gave me 50GB of cloud space. Very kind of them, it’s free, so this tells you something about the Data Centers they must be building somewhere – or maybe they are suing OPH (other people’s hardware) who knows.
The idea of a free, away 50GB drive is a nice one, except it’s adding to my already complex File System, which is possibly the only part of my personal IT that I have no full control over: the automatic uploads and replicas are creating loops of pictures bouncing back and forth – if I dare say, mainly with my iPad.
This is because Apple (and Google, to a lesser extent) are spellbound at the idea of fixing something that’s not broken – in their ideal world apps and their data are leibniz-ian monads, but that’s not the way it works, dumbkopfs! I want to know where are my data, where I backed them up to – your automatic crap never works the way it’s supposed to, and anyway I do not trust ANY of you, especially companies that are trying so hard to piss me off despite the money I keep throwing at them.
In that sense the Vodafone Cloud is so dumb that it’s inoffensive – nothing is automatic, nothing will happen in the background except a yet to be understood “phone back up” feature: if you save something to the Cloud (in itself an awkward operation given you have no File System access) that’s where you will find it.
I like the 50GB, but I know I won’t use this much – shame!
My son travels a lot by train and has retained an insane passion for videogames, so I gave him a PSVita for Xmas. Upon unboxing it and starting one of the free games, it crashed with error C12828-1; unlike his dad he’s a great tinkerer with all things “real” and “physical”: you can ask him to fix the garage door, but has zero patience with electronics.
So the PSVita comes back to me to see if I can get it to work.
Them boards opinate that C12828-1 error could be related to a database corruption when attempting to write a status to the memory card (which we don’t have, but why the hell do they sell the console WITHOUT it if it’s mandatory?) which in turn could be originated by a faulty network connection: when the PSV tries to synch with the PS Network, the faulty connection returns a bogus error message which then screws the database and crashes the whole system.
So, in this order (and multiple times):
- buy a memory card
- format: NO JOY
- hard reset the PSV
- uninstall game
- re-download it
- re-install: NO JOY
- restart it in Safe mode
- format the memory card
- restart in Safe mode
- rebuild the database
- restart in Safe mode
- reinstall the OS
- restart in Safe mode
- shut off and on: NO JOY
- disable the DHCP function and configure the PSV to a fixed IP address
- open my wireless router admin panel
- create a DMZ for the IP address of the PSV
- restart the wireless network
- repeat #7 to #14: NO JOY
- buy another game (Assassin’s Creed III)
- start from hard card
- repeat #7 to 14: NO JOY
At which point I run out of options, and I do what my wife suggested five minutes after my son reported the problem: return it to the store, get another one, works like a charm.
Women will rule the world!
The big thing seems to be 4k television – for those of you who live in a cave, 4k TV is the next reason why you should throw away your 3D HDTV, in exchange for one that has roughly sixteen times as many pixels.
But is this good enough?
Turns out it isn’t – some bloke actually calculated the resolution of the human eye (full paper here): the condensed version is that the human eye has a resolution of about 24,000 by 24,000 pixels.
This is an interesting answer to my friend Roberto @connessoviaggia: “…oh, I thought you said *twenty*four-k!”"
Here at last.
Of course, I won’t buy it, and I just realized there are multiple reasons.
- although I am dazzled as the next guy by the 3D maps, they are a living room show-off toy; when I really need directions I need them fast, clear and reliable. Google wins hands down, the decision of booting them off is suicidal, very “old IBM” or “old Microsoft”-like;
- the battery life of the iPhone 5 sucks just like every other smartphone’s (BTW, THAT would be the only thing to make me reconsider, ever!) but with an iPhone I cannot carry a spare;
- I do not want to be completely assimilated in the RDF beamed by Apple. I need to be as conversant with Android as I am with iOS/OS X
- my pre-owned Samsung Galaxy SII = EUR 199; iPhone 5 = EUR 729 (all the way up to 949 !!)
Point #4 is also my answer to all the people carping about how outrageously expensive the iPhone 5 is: you DON’T HAVE to buy it, did you know that?
As someone may know, I have owned a decent number of iPods, some of which are still lying more or less forgotten in drawers. Needing to turn one into a digital recorder I purchased the excellent Tascam iM2 stereo mic only to find – shame on me for not reading the fine print with enough attention – that it only works with iOS 4.3 onwards while I don’t go past 4.2.1. Dang!
Guess this is another job for the still in the pipeline iPad 3.
Today was a heavy news day: Berlusconi may be indicted for underage prostitution, Steve Jobs taking a medical leave of absence and then the world’s first 3D VoD service is being launched in this country.
Having seen these three items in this sequence the last almost escaped me, and then I thought, wait a minute.
This is the country where only half of houselholds have access to broadband (and my house is NOT among the lucky half) and you’re telling me someone chose HERE to test one of the most bandwidth intensive applications? WTF??
But reading beyond the headline clarifies everything:
[...] Unlike true VoD services where the files are stored on a remote server and streamed in real-time to the user, 3VOD stores the files locally on a set top box.
When the film is complete on the hard disk, it appears in the user’s electronic programme guide for viewing. As the film is being served from the hard disk there are no issues of latency, buffering or quality concerns. [...]
So let me get this straight: they’ll pump the movies they want to my system and they’ll call this Video on Demand because I can pick which movie to watch among their 50 titles or so?
Should’ve called that IVoD, VoD italian-style…