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Many users are reporting problems when trying to use Passbook to get applications. A can’t connect error is reported. Apparently sometimes this is fixed by turning off automatic time and moving the date forward a year. Ok… Didn’t work for me.
But – we can avoid all that! You don’t need any ‘fix’ for this.
Having had encountered that error with passbook, I thought I was stuck – that had to download special apps via the passbook link. That is not the case at all.
You may already have Passbook enabled apps! They are just standard apps that have added the capability to support passbook. Can download them all the same as well via the iTunes store.
I am flying on American Airlines today and I already have been a user of the AA app. Today when I went to check my boarding pass, it gave me the option to add it. I clicked to do so and Voila! My boarding pass is now in Passbook!
Some apps will ask you if you want to use/enable use of passbook and apps like AA let you push to passbook with a click.
Bottom line is that you can use/download apps right from the app store as needed and those that support it – they just work.
Apple could have had a little more information for when you first open Passbook. That you have a link in there to get ‘passbook’ apps… that then errors out – that confused things further. But – now off to the races. :)
hope this helps
Last week, we announced a promotion where we’re offering a copy of Prosoft Engineering’s SoundBunny audio control software free with any order over $100, or for 99¢ with any other item on the same order. That’s great and everything (because, hey, free/inexpensive software) but you’ll probably want to know a little more about the software and how you may want to use it before installing it.
SoundBunny allows you to set the individual volume levels for each application you have open, independent of the others. To give a more “analog” description, it acts kind of like an audio mixing board, with each application you have open on a separate channel. You can then set the sound level higher on some, lower on others, and/or mute others completely until it’s just they way you like it.
It’s a simple premise, really, and one that’s been implemented in the past, though those were pretty much all for PowerPC machines and/or have been discontinued. SoundBunny, though was written for current OS X versions and Intel processors, so it’ll run on more modern hardware and software. Article Continues…
When the 2012 MacBook Pros were released, we found that SATA 3.0 SSDs—such as the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G and the Mercury Electra 6G—exhibited poor performance and reliability in the 13-inch model when installed in the optical bay via an OWC Data Doubler, while the same SSDs in the 15-inch model worked just fine.
This was similar to what happened in 2011, where (ironically enough) the 13-inch models were the only ones able to handle our Mercury 6G SSDs in the optical bay at first. Eventually, though, an Apple firmware update resolved the problems in the 15-inch and 17-inch models in the main drive bay.