Is there a way to know automatically whether a webpage has been updated? [more inside]
Help me transition to Mac. I have a home computer (Windows) that just crapped out. There was a power surge or something and the Power supply and motherboard are now toast. The hard drive is OK. I have an iBook, and now I want to get a Mac Mini for home. My question is.... How do I get the files off my old (standard ATAPI) hard drive and into my iBook? Is there some sort of adapter that I can buy to plug into my USB port? What options are available?
I can't access photos that are on a 5.2Gb DVD-RAM disc. I had burned them on using OS9 (I believe) and am now using OSX 10.4. I am using a G4 (AGP graphics) and it just doesn't recognize the disc. It does however recognize a 2.6 single-sided disc. Any help?
What files are truly interchangeable between Mac and WinTel? [more inside]
I want to learn PHP and MySQL. I just installed both onto my Mac OS 10.4.2 machine to serve as a sort of testing ground. I also downloaded CocoaMySQL. It's asking for a host, user and password. I assume the host is localhost. However, I can't figure out how to create a user. Can anybody help with that? Also, what would you recommend as the best learning resources for somebody who can get around HTML and CSS, but has very little programming experience?
Since upgrading to Tiger on OSX, my iCal won't boot. [more inside]
I would like to network an older iMac (os 8.6) to an WinXp box so they can share a cable modem. Both have network cards and both have usb. What would be the best way to do this? Will I need special software for the mac? [more inside]
How do I recover data from a Powerbook hard drive? [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]
Spotlight in OS X 10.4 -- doesn't seem to index the actual contents of files and emails. Searching for known terms produces no hits. Mac Mini, 3 mos. old. Any ideas?
I'm seriously considering buying a Mac Mini. What's the best 17" or larger flat screen monitor for under $600 that will compliment this system? Sharpness, color and resolution are key for I am used to the typically awesome Apple brand monitors.
How do I get rid of my hastily installed Ruby 1.8.2. from my Mac, while leaving behind the version that came preinstalled? [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]
I would like to learn to program for Mac OS X, and Cocoa seems to be the way to go. Considering most of the documentation and books I've picked up say things like, "since this book is about Cocoa, we assume you know Objective-C," and the Objective-C books assume I already know C... What's the best path for a beginner like myself to progress from knowing nothing, to actually programming using Cocoa on Mac OS X? [more inside]
[OSX] After installing Tiger on my iBook (and using Software Update to upgrade to the latest version), I am no long able to open Photoshop. The applications icon has been replaced with another application's document icon! [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]
How does one cleanly and completely uninstall a program in OS X? Not all programs that I've installed can be completely removed simply be deleteing the program from my hard drive. Some seem to install files in other locations. Is there some sort of tool that makes it easier to ensure complete removal of a program and its stray files?
Help with burning a VCD from a DivX/AVI file -- with added fun of both Subtitles and Mac OSX! [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]
Who sells legitimate, licensed copies of MacOS 9.x anymore? [more inside]
I am having an annoying problem with Safari. Say I scroll down a webpage and click on a link that takes me to a new page, when I hit the back button, the original page loads from the top and can take up to 5-6 seconds to jump back down to the original place. Do I have a preference set wrong?
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]
I haven't bought a new game for my Mac in years - if I were to buy one new game, what should it be?
An excellent SCSI negative scanner seeks connection with firewire based Mac running OS X. What's a peripheral to do? [more inside]
One iPod (60 GB). One PowerBook. One XP Box. One keswick. How do I keep all four happy? [more inside]
I'm using BBEdit to type a long weblog entry. I'm deep in the process of writing, so I don't save for a long time (so no lectures). Finally, when I'm nearly done, I save. I get the spinning beachball of death. I sense trouble, so I try to close other open applications via the dock. No go. The first app I try to close hangs the rest of the system. It's been five minutes now and the spinning beachball of death keeps spinning, but nothing else is happening. I can move the cursor, but mouseclicks do nothing. I have a feeling that the computer will stay like this until I power down or until you, my dear fellow mefites, help me to recover my precious writing. [more inside]
Can a Mac-formatted iPod and a Linux box play nicely together? [more inside]
I have a couple ideas, but... how can I sync my iCal calendars with my webserver that's not running WebDAV? [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?
Best way to backup two OS X laptops to a single firewire drive? [more inside]
any of youse ppls know where i can find an ok text-to-voice thingy on/for a mac? if it is not native to the OS, then any cromulent freeware/open sauce tool would do embiggeningly :)
Help with new iBook G4... [more inside]
What LCD monitor should I buy? This thread 6 months ago recommends the Dell UltraSharp 1905FP, which is about $383 right now. Is that still the best bang for my monitor bucks? I'm not a gamer, do a little web work but nothing hugely critical, and look at my computer screen for most of the day. What do you recommend? [more inside]
Suddenly, Dreamweaver MX (version 6, not MX2004) is getting stuck whenever I (Mac OS X Panther 10.3.9) try to use the color picker. [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]
DIY: What can I do with an old G3 tower computer (or maybe a couple). I'm thinking maybe a file server or a web server. Any other neat ideas???
Can you share iTunes Music Libraries over an ad-hoc (computer to computer) network? [more inside]
I need help finding or creating a macro to transliterate Cyrillic characters to their Latin-alphabet, English-language "equivalents" without doing a massive find-and-replace by hand. [more inside]
My DSL-fu is failing me. How do I get Verizon DSL to let me send mail from my mac.com account? [more inside]
What blogs am I missing out on? [more inside]
How do I share only certain folders in OS X when I enable Windows Sharing? [more inside]
Mac friendly GPS software? [more inside]
I need to replace the hard drive in a G3 iMac. What type of disc will I need? [more inside]
I just bought a new iBook. I need help! [more inside]
Sharing hard-drives between Linux and Mac OSX (tiger). Which filesystem? [more inside]
I18n and HTML: How do display images that have kanji filenames, in both IE (PC) and Safari (Mac). [more inside]
Calendaring Software? [more inside]
Recently, I've started learning the guitar. Up to now, I've been recording and arranging my compositions on my Mac with GarageBand. However, I'm outgrowing it, so I want to find a new budget ($50 to $200) piece of software to use. I just basically want to do multitrack recording and sequencing of .wav based sound files. Also might want to add some effects to tracks, plus probably other stuff I haven't learnt about yet.