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Can I uninstall iTunes and Safari

How can I uninstall iTunes and Safari, and would doing so break anything else? [more inside]
posted by VoteBrian on Jan 20, 2012 - 12 answers

Can I get Google Currents on iPad 2 to update automatically when asleep?

My iPad 2 usually is usually asleep with its Smart Cover closed. Recently, after leaving it asleep for several days, I took it somewhere without network access and used Google Currents, but found all the articles were several days old. I have Settings > Sync > Update set to Automatic, but apparently that doesn't help if I don't have the device on (or maybe if I don't run Currents). Is there a way to get it to wake up every day and update Google Currents without me having to do it manually? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Jan 16, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I delete the music off my iPhone 4S?

Can someone please help me figure out a way of getting the photos and videos off my iPhone 4S and onto a laptop, or of deleting the music I have on it? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Jan 16, 2012 - 8 answers

Who's NeXT?

X is to Apple in 2012 as Apple was to Microsoft in 2000. Y is to Google in 2012 as Google was to Yahoo in 2000. Solve for X and Y.
posted by unSane on Jan 14, 2012 - 14 answers

Mother, do you think it's good enough for you?

Balancing function and price: What's the best (and least expensive) Mom Computer, especially if we're trying to go Mac? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jan 12, 2012 - 19 answers

Macbook Pro vs Air, which to buy?

I'm buying a Mac tomorrow, which mac should I buy? [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Jan 9, 2012 - 30 answers

OS X Folder Action to Trigger Transmit When File's Modification Time Changes?

In OS X, I used Automator to create a Folder Action to synch, with Transmit, a local folder and a remote folder. It's activated when I drop a file in the local folder. I want it to be activated when I edit and save a file that is already in the local folder. That is, I want the Folder Action to watch for changes in the modification date/time of files and trigger the synch when a file's modification date or time changes. Doable?
posted by justcorbly on Jan 4, 2012 - 2 answers

What monitor arms can hold a 27" iMac and 24" Apple LED Display?

What monitor arms can hold a 27" iMac and 24" Apple LED Display? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Jan 3, 2012 - 2 answers

iTunes and Boxee?

I want a media enabled living room - have I got the right setup? [more inside]
posted by anonaccount on Jan 2, 2012 - 16 answers

The Lion, the Switch, and the MeFite

Now that you've been living with OS X Lion for a few months, what do you wish you had known before you upgraded? [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Dec 30, 2011 - 35 answers

Upgrading and buying new Apple gear.

In what order should I make my Apple purchases? Any advantages or disadvantages to buying an iPad now and waiting on an iPhone 4s till July? Should I swap the order? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Dec 21, 2011 - 18 answers

Boot a Mac from an external drive, spinning up only that drive?

Boot a MacBook Pro from an external drive *without spinning up the MBP's internal drive*? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Dec 20, 2011 - 11 answers

Why does my Mac Pro beep?

Why does my Mac Pro beep very occasionally? [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Dec 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Picking between two Macs - epitome of first world problems.

Do I want an May 2010 MacBook Pro or a new MacBook Air? [more inside]
posted by hepta on Dec 19, 2011 - 21 answers

You can't play music on a pretty silver brick

How can I activate an old iPhone without a SIM card? [more inside]
posted by the matching mole on Dec 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Water Spill on MacBook Air

Water spill on MacBook Air (4 months old). Currently drying out. What next - Genius Bar? Applecare? Some other thing? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Dec 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Siri listens too fast, Siri is impatient, and Siri doesn't know who my best friend is.

Ok, got my new iPhone 4s. Siri is great and all, but I want to use it to dictate notes, and I find that it assumes I'm done speaking waay too quickly. Within a second, it's processing my request! But when I have something to record, I'd like to occasionally wait a few seconds between words. Is there any way to adjust how quickly it thinks I'm done speaking? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Dec 17, 2011 - 3 answers

Deleting search data

How do I delete the shopping and search data from my Apple MacBook? [more inside]
posted by birdwatcher on Dec 14, 2011 - 8 answers

"Apple *mwah* Pie!": Who said it?

"Apple pie [3 staccato lip smacks]." Have you heard this somewhere before? [more inside]
posted by tchemgrrl on Dec 12, 2011 - 4 answers

DVD to iPad: Part Deux

Problem with ripping TV-series DVD's to iTunes via Handbrake. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Kindle Fire or iPod Touch?

Kindle Fire or iPod Touch for my disabled dad? [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Dec 6, 2011 - 23 answers

Is a Mac Mini a viable illustration tool?

I'm a commercial artist wanna-be. I've tried to go my own way, but I'm tired of being on the outside, looking in. Would getting a Mac Mini help me in my quest to break into illustration? [more inside]
posted by KHAAAN! on Dec 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Connecting Multiple USB Microphones to a Mac Laptop

I need to find the best way to connect more than one microphone (probably two but it could be up to four) to a Mac laptop. I don't need studio quality but will be capturing voices and I'd like them to sound decent. The signal from the mics would need to be seen by Flash, for teleconferencing, and by the basic Apple OS applications (Quicktime, Garage Band, etc.) Is it possible to connect more than one USB microphone at a time, perhaps through a hub? If not, is there a simple external digital mixer that I can use? Is there an on-line store that specializes in this type of audio? And is the a wireless USB option?
posted by Jamesonian on Dec 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Ported from AT&T to VZW, having problems

Major weird issues porting lines (iPhone to iPhone) from AT&T to Verizon. Please halp! [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Dec 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Starting GeekTool in the background?

I have GeekTool v3.0.1 running on 10.6.8. How can I get it to start up on login and just run in the background? [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Nov 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Drawing with an iPad?

I need some suggestions for an e-drawing set-up. My girlfriend has a Macbook and a 1st generation iPad. She wants to use some combination of these to start drawing with a tablet. What's the best rig? [more inside]
posted by one_bean on Nov 28, 2011 - 14 answers

Until we solve this, I have to keep buying CDs....

I'm technology speak impaired. Is there a wireless ... thing ... of some kind that we can somehow attach to our old (but terrific sound quality) stereo system so I can stream music to it from my phone or laptop? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Nov 25, 2011 - 26 answers

How to resurrect .Mac account

Can I transition a defunct mac.com account to iCloud? [more inside]
posted by jasmeet on Nov 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Anyone know why a brand new ZTE zxv10 w300 modem/router would continually kick my Apple Airport Express off the network?

Anyone know why a brand new ZTE zxv10 w300 modem/router would continually kick my Apple Airport Express off the network? [more inside]
posted by kaboomer on Nov 23, 2011 - 20 answers

Cloned plant sporting

What's the genetic mechanism that produces a 'sport' in a cloned plant? I'm thinking specifically of apples. [more inside]
posted by schrodycat on Nov 23, 2011 - 2 answers

Career Decision: ACS Call center fixing Macs? Gut says NO, Pocketbook says "Meh"

Should I work at an ACS Call Center supporting Mac Computers? More specifically, would that give me any career advantages such as if I later wanted to work at the Genius Bar or other (?) mac related jobs? [more inside]
posted by DaftMythic on Nov 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Total itunes/airtunes setup from scratch, please.

I have 300gb of music, a house, several Mac laptops, a Mac G5, a router, two iphones, an ipad, and several external HDs where the music is stored. I would like to be able to play music anywhere in my house, control it wirelessly without the laptops and update libraries as well as all my devices with whatever I like anywhere in the house, without having to drag out the external USB HD to plug into various laptops like I do now. I'm willing to buy equipment to let this happen. Bonus if it lets me move movies onto a USB stick to plug into my nifty new tv. Details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Nov 19, 2011 - 14 answers

Where iPad meets micro four thirds camera.

What's the best way to hookup my canon S95 and my iPad? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Nov 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me find my next laptop

Please help me find the right laptop! My current laptop-- a standard-issue 2008 MacBook-- is on its last legs. I need to replace it with something that will meet both my personal and work requirements, and will hopefully last a long time. [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues on Nov 16, 2011 - 7 answers

iPad 2 like cover for iPad?

iPad 2 like iPad cover? I was on the train and saw a guy with an iPad. The cover folded over like an iPad 2 cover, with the difference being that the entire back was a plastic case that snapped on. Does anyone know where to find this?
posted by satyricaldude on Nov 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me move into a new Mac!

Being neither satisfied with a laptop nor a desktop I have decided to ditch my iMac, get a refurb Macbook Pro with a Henge dock and I have some questions regarding the new Macbook, the migration, and what to do with the iMac: [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Nov 11, 2011 - 10 answers

Time Capsure vs Network Accessible Storage

What is the right apple/mac storage solution for me? [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm on Nov 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Where can I sell my Mac in NYC?

Where in NYC can I sell my old Macbook in the next day or two? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 7, 2011 - 6 answers

How to install gcc 4.2 on a macbook with Xcode 4.2

What is the best way to get gcc-4.2 on my Macbook with Snow Leopard and Xcode 4.2? [more inside]
posted by davar on Nov 6, 2011 - 16 answers

How Do I Connect 3 External Drives To My WiFi Network?

I've replaced an aging iMac with 3 external drives hanging off of it with a Macbook Pro with the same 3 external drives hanging off of it. The setup also includes a cable modem and a Time Capsule. Right now the drives are in daisychained Firewire mode. I'm looking for a way to connect the drives to my wifi network so I can eliminate the need to plug the first drive into the laptop? Staying with Firewire would be nice, but it's not a deal breaker.
posted by justcorbly on Nov 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Apps for iPhone - but not iPad.

iPhone apps for someone who already has the iPad? [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Nov 4, 2011 - 9 answers

A Drobo, a Time Machine and two Macs walk into a bar...

I want to sync two comps to my drobo over the network but I need to repartition. HalP! [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Nov 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Nice Guys Finish First?

Steve Jobs was legendary for being a badass in the name of seeking excellence from those who worked for him and to make Apple a success. Many other business leaders seem to have similar personalities. But who are the opposite? What business leaders have a reputation for being unfailingly nice? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Oct 31, 2011 - 21 answers

iPhone iSsues

Can you point me in the right direction to determine if something is wrong with my new iPhone 4S? [more inside]
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit on Oct 30, 2011 - 11 answers

I hate IOS5. I don't have an SHSH blob.

Is it possible to downgrade my iPhone 3GS from IOS 5 to an earlier version of IOS, preferably 4.3.3? What if I don't have an SHSH blob? [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank on Oct 28, 2011 - 16 answers

Dead MacBook Pro

Turned on my macbook pro this morning and was dead. torch on screen shows nothing. Tried booting with start up disk and 'C', again nothing and cannot eject disk. Am resigned to buying new one but am in India/Far East for at least a year so if anyone knows a way to resurect a dead Mac - or even how to get the start up disk out, would be glad to hear. Thanks
posted by nickji on Oct 26, 2011 - 17 answers

Firewire to USB

While reading the iPod anniversary post, I remembered that I had a 2nd-gen iPod tucked away. It only has a Firewire port. My Macbook is long retired. If I buy a Firewire to USB adapter, will I be able to use the iPod as a hard disk? (And get the music files off it?) Will it charge the iPod? What is the best adapter (or brand) to buy? [more inside]
posted by chavenet on Oct 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Can you hear me now? Not good.

Strange problem with iPhone while on calls; I sometimes can't be heard by the other party. Not sure if hardware or software. [more inside]
posted by tkolstee on Oct 23, 2011 - 12 answers

Quick, remind me about... I forget!

I need a reminder/task desktop (mac) AND iphone (iOS 5, but not a 4S) capable application. It will be for work and for play. Help! [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 21, 2011 - 10 answers

apple proximity power funkiness

Can proximity between two Apple laptops cause sleep/power-down oddities? [more inside]
posted by aloiv2 on Oct 21, 2011 - 8 answers

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