Since iTunes won't let me purchase music from other territories, what are some good services that have worldwide coverage so I can download the tracks I want? If such a service even exists. [more inside]
What is the estimated time to market (ETTM?) of the intel-based Apple desktops?
I have a Powerbook whose display doesn't work. Is it really the display or maybe just the cable, and could I fix that myself? [more inside]
How can I rescue files from my iBook in single user mode? Or mount it on my G4 desktop without causing that to crash? [more inside]
Where can I find vector representations of the keys on a Apple keyboard? [more inside]
Can I send audio from applications other than iTunes to my Airport Express? Specifically, I want to be able to listen to BBC radio streams which are in Real Player format. I'm using Mac OS X 10.4.
Problems burning a CD on an external drive using an iMac G3 600 with Tiger [more inside]
Looking for a good, user-oriented OS X mailing list. Some tech level would be helpful, as would a sane level of traffic. I'm a longtime Unix user who is a little lost with the Apple specifics. [more inside]
Keychain probs with OS X...? [more inside]
I'm new to iPhoto and I need some help. Particularly with resizing and, uh, getting it to work in general. [more inside]
If you can answer questions about OSX 10.4 installation, please help! [more inside]
How do I bring my mac back from a mighty-mouse induced death? [more inside]
When I try to access http://apple.com, Safari gives me the following error: "The error was: “POSIX error: Permission denied” (NSPOSIXErrorDomain:13)". What's going on? [more inside]
I have iTunes 5 installed on two machines, one at work, one at home, with my iPod set to sync automatically to the iTunes library on my home machine. When using iTunes 4.x, I was able to attach my iPod to my work machine and then configure the iPod (in the iTunes preferences) to 'manually' update, rather than automatically, enabling me to play files directly off my iPod on my work machine. When I returned to my home machine, I would switch the home machine's iTunes/iPod settings back to 'update automatically', causing iTunes to update the files on the home machine with a new Last Played date and Play Count. iTunes 5, however, seems to have a bug in this regard: it notes a random 10 or 15-song selection of tracks played via the work machine's iTunes 5, but that's all. A day's worth of listening to tracks isn't logged as played, messing up Smart Playlists that grab music I haven't heard in a while. 1) Is this unusual or universal 2) Any fixes? [more inside]
MacFilter: What is the best online source to purchase used iBooks at reasonable rates? [more inside]
Is it possible to test an iMac's (OS X) network card? Other suggestions for why I'm getting a slow Net connection? [more inside]
I just managed to delete my entire iTunes library. But I have it on my iPod. Problem is, the iPod is set to auto-update, and if I plug it into a computer with no music on it, it'll all vanish. Help. [more inside]
OSX_Admin_Filter: How do I get OS X 10.4 to allow me to give a blank password to a new user? [more inside]
I recently picked up a set of Apple's in-ear headphones and for the life of me I can't keep them in my ears. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
As a longtime Mac user, I still depend on several OS9 applications for my work. I've heard, though, that Apple's new Macs will stop supporting OS9, which is bad news for me. My goal is to buy the last PowerBook that rolls off the assembly line that still supports OS9 - this way, my OS9-friendly Mac will last as long as possible. My question: can anyone tell me when Apple is making the changeover to OS9-less Macs?
I need to buy an Apple computer for testing websites (to make sure they render properly in Safari / IE Mac). What is the LEAST I need? [more inside]
Need to know the best hardware & software approaches. [more inside]
One iPod (60 GB). One PowerBook. One XP Box. One keswick. How do I keep all four happy? [more inside]
Can I hook a script onto the 'Get Mail' button/function in Apple's Mail.app in OS X Tiger? [more inside]
I am trying to figure out how to dispose a functioning Apple Quadra 630. I never used it much. It has been sitting in a box all these years. The CMOS battery probably needs to be replaced. But other than that it runs just fine. I was thinking of giving it away on local freecycle.org chapter. Then I started thinking if I can donate it to somebody who can really make use it. Most groups accepting donations seems to want Windows machines or newer Apple machines. I am looking for suggestions. Should I just give it away on freecycle?
Anyone using third-party wireless cards with a G4? I see there are third-party drivers available for some cards. Anyone successfully using these?
Help with new iBook G4... [more inside]
I want dialup access to the internet via my cable modem connection at home, more or less rolling my own ISP...
I have a Mac at home running 10.3.9. I would like to plug a telephone line into the modem port and be able to call in to it while I'm on the road using my laptop. I don't need or want access to the files, I don't want or need to see the Tibook's screen, or control the computer at home. I just want dialup access to the internet via my cable modem connection at home, more or less rolling my own ISP. Is this possible? If not with my Mac, what about one of those AirPorts? I heard some of them have modems but some of them don't, anyone else doing anything like this? [more inside]
I just bought an Apple 20 inch Cinema display (to use with my PC) but, to be honest I dont like the Silver frame around the stunning screen. What is the best way - safest - cleanest - fastest - cheapest - to transform the silver into black - and the white on the sides --- into black ... plastic coating? Magic marker (haha) paint? Snap on something? [more inside]
How much does Apple Computer gross for every dollar spent on iTunes? [more inside]
I need to replace the hard drive in a G3 iMac. What type of disc will I need? [more inside]
My iBook makes a loud buzzing noise, and I'm going to lose my mind if I don't figure out how to make it stop. [more inside]
I recently saw a movie where some guys were hanging out and scenes were being shown of them smoking various substances. One of the scenes looked like they were smoking an apple with the top of it hollowed out and smoke coming out. What's up with this? [more inside]
Is there anyone selling keys with Apple markings for PC keyboards? (Or do I have other options?) [more inside]
What is a good Mac antivirus program? [more inside]
Mac or PC? [more inside]
When I add mp3 files to my iTunes library, iTunes automatically starts playing them. How do I turn this off? I'm not talking about importing music by ripping CDs, I'm talking about adding pre-existing MP3 files to the iTunes Library. [more inside]
Help in making the switch from linux to Mac. [more inside]
OldAppleHardwareFilter: I've decided to cannibalize my first-gen clamshell iBook after a number of years of service and I'd like to use some of the parts for other projects. My problem is that I can't find any heavily technical information on the components. [more inside]
I'm looking for a generic laser printer driver for a multi-function Sharp AM-900. Needs to be compatible with Mac OS 10.4.2. [more inside]
What does is mean when my G3 white iBook's sleep light flashes very quickly when I am either booting up or trying to shut down? [more inside]
Complicated/complex (to me) OS X Tiger printer problem inside. [more inside]
Why does my Powerbook with OS-X 10.4 go ffftt! and jump to a different web page unprompted? [more inside]
it-still-may-explode-but-i'll-take-my-chances-filter: I received my replacement Powerbook battery from Apple - Am I obligated to return the old one? [more inside]
Help me put together my dream Mac. [more inside]
I need help with my parent's iBook (OS 9.2). They want wireless internet but there's no PC-card slot, nor an "under the keyboard" option. There is a USB port. Anybody know of a $20 USB-adapter that will work with OS 9. I already know about the AeroPad, but that sucker is $70! [more inside]
I'm thinking about buying a new iMac G5, and I'd like to bump the RAM up to 1GB from the standard 512MB. The Apple customization menu gives you the option of getting 1GB in two DIMMs or one; the latter is $50 more expensive. Is there any performance benefit in having all the RAM in one place, or is it just a question of keeping a slot open?
Add me to the growing list of people planning to make the switch to a Mac. To those that have made the jump, how hard was it? And is it a losing proposition to buy now, with Intel-based machines coming around the bend? I know this is an AskMeFi FAQ, but I have some specific questions. [more inside]
my powerbook seems to have developed narcolepsy. [more inside]
Mac Vs. PC I am in the market for a new Laptop and am an avid PC user. What are some pro's and con's of making the switch to a Mac? [more inside]