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How to share Internet between Macbook Pros

Help me share my wired connection wirelessly on my Macbook Pro. [more inside]
posted by althanis on Nov 5, 2007 - 3 answers

Powerbook vs. Macbook

Should I buy a Macbook? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Nov 4, 2007 - 28 answers

Everything on my Macbook Pro's screen is so tiny. How can I make it easier to see?

I'd really like to switch to Mac, and just got a MacBook Pro. Because of my vision, I really need everything to be larger in order to see the screen comfortably. (I previously used a 15" ThinkPad at 1024x768, and a 19" monitor at 1280x1024) On the Mac, the screen's set at 1440x800, and everything appears incredibly tiny. I really need it to be at 1152x720 to feel comfortable using it, but everything becomes fuzzy since this is a non-native resolution of the LCD. I've also tried everything else I can think of to make things larger, including adjusting browser text sizes, playing with the settings in System Preferences, and hacks in the Terminal such as adjusting adjusting the display factor, which nearly does it but is quite buggy. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there anything else worth trying? Is it possible to hire someone to replace the LCD in the MacBook Pro with a one that has a lower native resolution? Or am I stuck with my ThinkPad for the forseeable future?
posted by lsemel on Oct 24, 2007 - 19 answers

MacBooks and Windows, still duking it out!

MacBook running XP has major "SYSTEM" issues. Why? [more inside]
posted by ijoyner on Oct 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Where have all the Dashboard stickies gone?

Where have all the Dashboard stickies gone? [more inside]
posted by dereisbaer on Oct 23, 2007 - 1 answer

Taking the plunge into AppleCare territory

Is the AppleCare Protection Plan a "make-it-or-break-it" add-on when purchasing an Apple laptop? Even one that gets low usage? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Oct 22, 2007 - 25 answers

Why does my C2D Macbook Pro fan run constantly?

I have a 2.33 Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro 15 inch laptop. Recently, I have noticed that both fans on it constantly run at the maximum 6000 rpm's. The noise is driving me nuts, and the battery seems to run out much sooner. My question is in two parts: (1) would anything in the system logs help explain why this is happening? and (2) how can I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by crazyray on Oct 21, 2007 - 8 answers

Where can I get a replacement Macbook Pro power cord fast?

Where can I get a replacement Macbook Pro power cord fast? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on Oct 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Would the MacBook still be coverred?

If I buy an Apple laptop in the US, will my warranty still be valid in Canada? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Oct 18, 2007 - 7 answers

Stubborn, blank external monitor acting like a teenager.

My external monitor was working yesterday, now it is not. All of a sudden! It's turned on, plugged in to my Macbook, but I get a blank screen and clearly there's no syncing. But I KNOW that deep down IT knows the macbook is there, plugged in... [more inside]
posted by snortlebort on Oct 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Is my mac battery dying or is there another problem?

Is my mac battery dying or is there another problem? My macbook is almost a year old. Suddenly my battery life sucks. I just opened it up after charging it over night and it only registered 1:33 minutes left. Right now, only minutes later it is at 79% with 1:09 left. It’s dropping faster then the elapsed time. [more inside]
posted by jeffreyclong on Oct 4, 2007 - 12 answers

Will a MacBook take memory modules from a MacBook Pro?

Will a MacBook take memory modules from a MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by dereisbaer on Oct 3, 2007 - 4 answers

Macbook keyboard functionality problems

Macbook keyboard issues: I clicked on a google search result and was sneakily redirected to one of those malware scan sites, now macbook keyboard is doing funny things. The arrows do not work and the apostrophe and forward slash keys bring up the "find" window at the bottom of the screen (firefox). How do cancel out whichever setting was changed and get my key functionality back? [more inside]
posted by birdlady on Oct 3, 2007 - 7 answers

Can I use my iPhone earbuds on my MacBook Pro, with the microphone part working as well?

Can I use my iPhone earbuds as MacBook Pro headset, probably with an adapter? [more inside]
posted by lodev on Oct 3, 2007 - 1 answer

ArcGIS on a Mac?

GISFilter: Will ArcGIS run smoothly on a bootcamped MacBook? [more inside]
posted by betafilter on Sep 21, 2007 - 8 answers

Can I use my Razr to surf the web on my Macbook with only the mobile web plan on my service?

I have mobile web on my cell phone plan. Can I use bluetooth and my Mac Book to connect to the Razr and surf the web on my computer? [more inside]
posted by Mark on Sep 19, 2007 - 6 answers

Is 80s MIDI gear still useable now?

i happened upon an old Korg Poly 800 synth (vintage 80s!). i understand it is one of the earlier MIDI synths--but i don't really grog MIDI. what additional cables/equipment will i need to use it to control the many possible sounds i see in garageband on my macbook?
posted by garfy3 on Sep 14, 2007 - 13 answers

Why aren't my Macbook and battery communicating with each other?

My Macbook has stopped recognizing/charging the battery. Help. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Sep 13, 2007 - 17 answers

Apple with a bitter taste.

Macbook warranty blues. I asked a question after I managed to mess up an OS X update and am thankful to report that all is well and all photos of my newborn are safe and well (and backed up!). However.. [more inside]
posted by numberstation on Sep 4, 2007 - 3 answers

Let's Get Frugal

How to get the best price on a MacBook or a MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by BackwardsCity on Sep 3, 2007 - 20 answers

vconvert.net hates my macbook

vconvert.net hates my macbook. Is it just me? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Aug 29, 2007 - 2 answers

Must have Windows apps for Macbook user.

I just installed Parallels on my Macbook for a 15 day trial. Before I decide to shell out at the end of the trial period, can anyone suggest any "must have" windows apps (must have as in there is no os x comparator) that make it worthwhile?
posted by modernnomad on Aug 25, 2007 - 23 answers

How can I get my Macbook to stop disconnecting from the Internet?

Why does my Macbook keep losing it's wifi connection? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Aug 25, 2007 - 13 answers

Buy a MacBook now or wait two months.

Should I wait for Leopard or take the plunge now? Buying a MacBook. [more inside]
posted by beowulf573 on Aug 24, 2007 - 21 answers

Color me puzzled. Very.

How do I setup color profiles on my Macbook Pro? Frighteningly long description inside. [more inside]
posted by raheel on Aug 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Apple Cinema Display + Macbook + 360

I have an old 17" Apple Cinema Display, a first generation Macbook and an Xbox 360. Explain to me as though I were a small child how I can use my ACD (if at all) 1) with my Macbook and 2) with my Xbox 360. I know that there are probably all kinds of adapters involved but I read some past threads and being not at all savvy couldn't really make heads or tails of any of it. Inside there are photos of the port on my computer and the plug on the ACD. [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Aug 23, 2007 - 12 answers

Macbook hard drive recovery

My wife's Macbook 60gb hard drive has started clicking and disappeared from startup. Can't access it it any way and would like to get our wedding and honeymoonn photos from it - any recommendations on data recovery services in London for mac sata hard drives? Best quote I've had so far is £300. [more inside]
posted by Mossy on Aug 15, 2007 - 8 answers

What is the smallest Parallels Desktop image of Windows XP that will fit corporate needs?

What is the lightest, meanest, most-secure image of Windows XP Corporate I can install onto my MacBook Pro that will allow me to use Corporate MS Exchange Email, Visio, and IE-only intranet? [more inside]
posted by crazyray on Aug 14, 2007 - 1 answer

Macbook Screen

My macbook screen has developed cloudy/opaque spots (2) that you can only see from certain angles. What is it? Is it repairable? Most importantly is it Apple's fault? (I'm particular about my screen maintenance.) [more inside]
posted by time to put your air goggles on! on Aug 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Apple Panic

My macbook panic: After going ahead and downloading an update for the OS X my macbook crashed and will not know restart. I'm in panic mode as I have pics of newborn daughter on there. Please help. [more inside]
posted by numberstation on Aug 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Why does my MacBook sometimes restart when I close the lid for sleep time?

Why does my MacBook occasionally restart when I close the lid to have it go to sleep? This MacBook is only a couple months old (the latest MacBook revision) running 10.4.10. It's very sporadic. I will close the machine, then, after a few seconds, I hear the Mac startup chime. Here, though, it pauses the startup routine. Then I open the lid and it finishes booting. Any thoughts?
posted by jroybal on Aug 4, 2007 - 16 answers

My white whale of GTD apps for Mac?

GTD-filter: I'm trying to organize my (academic) work life using GTD. I've read through the book, and it sounds like it can help me a lot. I am thinking of using my Macbook as my folder system, but I can't seem to find an app that works the way I want. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Aug 3, 2007 - 9 answers

Get superglue off a touchpad?

How do I take superglue off my macbook touchpad? [more inside]
posted by lilac girl on Aug 1, 2007 - 8 answers

MacBook wireless connectivity issues

Why does my wireless connection on my Macbook spontaneously die and prevent me from reconnecting for a minute or so? [more inside]
posted by proj on Jul 11, 2007 - 13 answers

I don't like sticky everywhere.

I used some clear adhesive wrist protectors on my white MacBook, and after removing them, all of the adhesive is stuck on my Mac's wrist rest. What is the safest way to clean the gunk off? Goo Gone? iKlear? Something else?
posted by 4ster on Jul 9, 2007 - 15 answers

Help me upgrade my MacBook HD!

Help me upgrade my MacBook HD! There have been previous threads covering topics around this, and they threw up a few interesting ideas, but I need some specifics. [more inside]
posted by macdara on Jul 3, 2007 - 11 answers

Macbook Screen

My 13" Macbook screen has been randomly, but only slightly, changing screen brightness. Is this grounds for calling Apple for repair? [more inside]
posted by jne1813 on Jul 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me decide which computer to buy.

I need your help to decide which computer to buy - Macbook Pro 15" or the Dell Dimension XPS 1330. [more inside]
posted by althanis on Jun 30, 2007 - 46 answers

How to remap a key to right click in OS X?

Is there any way to remap the oddly placed (in my opinion) enter key on the right side of the Mac keyboard to right click in OS X? [more inside]
posted by secret.osha on Jun 19, 2007 - 5 answers

Buying Macbook Pro in Canada

Buying a cheap Macbook Pro in Canada, or other ways to get a rock bottom price for a new(or like new) 15 or 17 in Macbook Pro. [more inside]
posted by victorashul on Jun 10, 2007 - 17 answers

A non-Apple laptop equivalent to a Macbook?

My Windows-centric wife wants a laptop. I (her very Apple-centric husband) recommend she get a Macbook. To be fair to her, what other non-Apple laptops should we be looking at? [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Jun 3, 2007 - 34 answers

Apple airport extreme--works fine with wifi macbook, but hardwired PC always needs to "reconnect"

Apple airport extreme--works fine with wifi macbook, but hardwired PC always needs to "reconnect" [more inside]
posted by 0217174 on May 23, 2007 - 6 answers

Fullscreen youtube to the telly.

Did youtube change its 'fullscreen' option recently? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on May 22, 2007 - 8 answers

What's the max size harddrive I can put in a MacBook?

I'd like to put a larger HD in my MacBook, but I can find any reference to the max size I can put in it. I have an Intel Core Duo MacBook (2GHz). I purchased it around Sept. 2006. The stock 60GB HD is full. I saw a recommendation for a Seagate Momentus 160GB at 7200rpm. Can I go above 160GB? Is there a max that this laptop can handle? I'm leaning towards 7200rpm for better performance, but will this impact battery life??
posted by jpep on May 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Shopping for 15" MacBook Pro: Buy now, or wait?

Shopping for 15" MacBook Pro: Buy now, or wait? [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on May 21, 2007 - 19 answers

Can I use my Nokia N73 as a modem on my Macbook via USB?

Can I use my Nokia N73 as a modem on my Macbook via USB? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on May 12, 2007 - 3 answers

How can I play video on my airport network?

How can I watch video saved on my iMac's external firewire HDD through an airport express on my MacBook? [more inside]
posted by monkeymadness on May 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Recommendations for data-recovery software for MacBook?

A couple days ago, my MacBook was stolen by one of my (high school) students. Due to the tireless work of school police and the principal, I now have it back. However, there is a great deal of data missing: pictures, music, documents, and (of course) my GRADEBOOK. Before you say it: Yes, I know I should have backed up to an external hard drive. I know MeFites have recommended companies like DriveSavers to do off-site data recovery, but I'm looking for something I can just download and do myself. I've found a few utilities available for download but I'm not finding anything that would work on an Intel MacBook. Any ideas, other than time travel and an external hard drive?
posted by elisabeth r on May 4, 2007 - 14 answers

How do I convince Apple to replace my Powerbook with a Macbook Pro?

I believe I have a decent case for Apple to replace my defective Powerbook G4 with a shiny new Macbook Pro. How do I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by empty commercial spaces on Apr 19, 2007 - 19 answers

Why am I such a pain magnet when it comes to laptops?

Macbook (not Pro) hissing at me and crackling at mewhen I open it. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Apr 14, 2007 - 16 answers

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