chaosdude78 on Splitting two people off one Apple ID -
"Let one of them inherit the account. Once family sharing is enabled, purchases go through the main account and share a single credit card so it's best that someone uses that one." - David
chaosdude78 on Splitting two people off one Apple ID -
"One of them now gets a new Apple ID. There is no way to split purchases, but last year Apple introduced Family Sharing. By turning family sharing on with the original account and associating the new one, purchases made by one can be shared with the other. Additionally, you can share a calendar, set of reminders, and other syncables so that the transition is as seamless as possible." - David
chaosdude78 on Where to buy a New 3DS XL with 9.2 firmware? -
"I've picked up 3 in the last week from Best Buy, both red and black, that were running 9.0.0." - David
DLD15 - The Four Horsemen: Amazon/Apple/Facebook & Google--Who Wins/Loses (Scott Galloway) -
DLD15 - The Four Horsemen: Amazon/Apple/Facebook & Google--Who Wins/Loses (Scott Galloway)
chaosdude78 on Any thoughts / predictions on when Apple will release new Beats Bluetooth headphones? -
"Just before the holidays, a Bluetooth variant of the Beats Solo HD 2 was released. There are no rumors, leaks, or murmurs about any of the Beats line so your guess is as good as ours." - David
chaosdude78 on Should I buy a desktop or just a monitor to mirror my laptop? -
"No need to worry about mirroring, you can use the second monitor as an extended desktop and treat it as the main screen while plugged in." - David
chaosdude78 on Is buying a phone outright better than NEXT? -
"Buying it outright will also allow you to benefit from your credit card's purchase protection and warranty extension. Most cards won't cover damage and offer an extended warranty if you don't purchase the device at once." - David
chaosdude78 on Trouble with Fire OS and ShareActionProvider -
"Thanks for pointing me in that direction. For the time being, I switched over to using to using Activity.startActivity(Intent intent) and filling it with the SEND_ITEM intent. It's not as nice as the inline drop-down that regular Android provides, but it seems to be what Amazon uses in many of their applications and what their distro provides iconography for." - David
chaosdude78 on [iPhone 5, iOS 7] Has anyone else encountered the mysterious pixelated green splodge that appears and disappears when opening an app? -
"Does it stay there after the application starts? This looks like it might be the name of a folder or application on your home screen. If you have a longer named folder or application, when the zoom animation ends, it may do so with a long app name there. Try moving around your apps, or if it is a folder renaming it." - David
chaosdude78 on Am Idiot-Bought 2012 MacBook Air Without Factory Settings Restored -
"Unless the device has been locked via iCloud, you can restore the computer to factory settings by using the [Recovery Partition](" - David
Wii U - Mario Kart 8 - Hyrule Circuit -
Wii U - Mario Kart 8 - Hyrule Circuit
chaosdude78 on Is there any way to get Alien Blue on a first-gen iPad? -
"The non-official one should be available via the "purchases" tab in the App Store. Check there if you can find it, unfortunately it's sorted by purchase time so it may be buried deeply. In the past 6 months, Apple has started offering old versions of apps for devices with older hardware so you should be able to get a version that works on your iPad." - David
chaosdude78 on Does anyone know of a Twitter Digits alternative I could use? (not Twilio) -
"You could use a service like Twilio to send text messages of any content. Just build the pin challenge infrastructure on your end and then send the message with Twilio." - David
chaosdude78 on Got a used Mac, but it's so slow! -
"White plastic MacBooks are the lowest-performing models that Apple sold when they were in production, and they've been discontinued for several years. There are some steps that you can follow to achieve the best performance possible. First step is to run a clean install, if you inherited the computer, it may have remnants of past usage causing slowdowns. Second, identify the model and research how much RAM the machine can take vs what is installed, maxing out the RAM will help increase multitasking performance. Finally, invest in an SSD for your machine. Spinning HDDs, especially the slow ones used in laptops, are usually the bottleneck when running day-to-day tasks like Skype and browsing the web." - David
chaosdude78 on Phone System (800xfinity) completely broken by area code -
"This has been happening for several months, I've been unable to reliably reach a rep via phone for an ongoing issue. This would make sense as to why nobody I've talk to is aware of the issue since the number of people with a different area code vs where their service is located is likely relatively small." - David
chaosdude78 on How do I get subtitles (.srt) to show up on a .mp4 movie -
"If you want to use iTunes, Quicktime, or an iOS device, you'll need to mux the subtitles into the MP4. [Subler]( is an excellent tool for quickly adding metadata and tracks to an MP4 file. Subler is also awesome for converting MKV files to MP4s without having to re-encode everything." - David
chaosdude78 on [Humble Store] Free Metro 2033 -
"Already owned it, here's a download code:" - David
Hey recruiters: Jr-level hires are never an urgent hiring need.
Visual Effects are Not the Answer
I love the colorful commentary that Siri puts on everything.
We lost our voices at @GetUncubed, but met some great people. @bradsdeals
Re: Google Maps for iOS - Its even worse that the animations which are oh so important to material design weren't translated over.
Google Maps for iOS is a big fuck you to users. It uses none of the UX patterns and conventions of iOS.
RT @RyanTweetThings: Good coding talks with the Discover devs at #builtinbrews. Nice office space!
Amazon’s new business model: Announce product, sell thousands to Prime users at discounted pre-order rate until people realize they’re bad.
Smart Mass ferroputty. @ 640 North LaSalle Street
Apple doesn't even denote the "Retina" status on the Retina iMac box, further proof that non-retina will soon go way of the dodo.
chaosdude78 on Worst intersection in the city? -
"Lasalle and Ontario. It's not a bad intersection, just rude drivers. Starting around 4-4:30pm, cars begin to pile up and get stuck in the intersection during a light change. Rather than wait for the next green, cars drive right into the intersection and block oncoming traffic from moving, exasperating the problem." - David
chaosdude78 on A mystery -
"iOS allows applications to register protocols which the app can listen for and then take control. For example, the YouTube app is subscribed to the "youtube://" protocol. This allows the application to take control when the system is directed to that URL scheme. For example, this YouTube link ( will open in a browser while this link (youtube://v=naleynXS7yo) will open in the app if you have it installed." - David
chaosdude78 on Attempting to use iPhone 5 (A1429) on GSM network -
"I meant that as plural-5, you can check the status of an iPhone at:" - David
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