I'm returning to school and would like to have some sort of portable computer. I have a few options, but an not sure which is best in terms of budget and longer-term investment. [more inside]
Should I build a new desktop machine or should I build nothing more than Network-Attached Storage? Details inside...
Should I build a new desktop machine or should I build nothing more than Network-Attached Storage? Details inside... [more inside]
I am looking for a good quality, but not too expensive, external mic to use when recording videos using iMovie. [more inside]
Hi there - I am about to upgrade a Black Macbook laptop running Tiger OS X to Snow Leopard (using a $29 Snow Leopard upgrade disk I bought off Amazon.com) (yes, I know this is sort of late in the day). Do you have any tips? Is there anything I should watch out for? [more inside]
Apple support told my mom 3GB of memory in a Late 2006 MacBook (1.83GHz C2D, Snow Leopard) could overload the processor. What could they have meant by that? [more inside]
(How) can I force Last.FM to be helpful in the case of the stolen laptop? [more inside]
Soup attacked my Macbook and now it is on its way to fried-land. Lots of things still work fine, and it's less than 1 year old. Is there a way to get money from the parts? [more inside]
What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop?
What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop? [more inside]
What's the advantage of a Macbook Pro over a Macbook? Does it justify the extra $150? [more inside]
So, a website that I need to view is just not showing up on any of my browsers. I know for a fact that it's not down. [more inside]
I think my MacBook has died. Help me minimize the cost/trauma/hassle of replacing it! [more inside]
Why is my MacBook Pro so laggy, and how can I keep my new MacBook Pro from being the same way? [more inside]
MacBook (Pro) owners: Any luck with generic, non-OEM power adapters? [more inside]
I'm thinking about replacing my 2 year-old 15" Macbook Pro but I can't find a non-Apple laptop that feels like it doesn't have cheap hardware. Am I missing something? [more inside]
Can I get a Bluetooth earpiece to use for Skype calls on my Macbook Pro? Anything I should watch out for?
A friend of mine recently came to me with an all-too-common problem-- she thought her hard drive died, decided to format it, and then remembered about all the photos she kept on it. [more inside]
I accidentally spilled a tiny bit of beer on my new macbook pro. Now when I try to eject a disk, it tries, but fails to do so. What should I do?
Advanced internet sharing: I want to share my MacBook's wireless internet connection via ethernet to a Netgear router, which will then act as a wireless access point for other computers. [more inside]
Hi there, I need a machine to do some heavy raw image editing on Adobe Lightroom. I am debating whether to buy a new Macbook Pro 2.66Ghz i7, or a 2year old Mac Pro 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, which would be about half the price of the Macbook. Each have pros & cons for me in related to their form factor, but how would they compare in pure performance terms...? Thanks for any advice.
How to get an aluminum MacBook (2.4 GHz) to recognize a VGA Projector? [more inside]
Ideas/suggestions for configuring an older MacBook for an elderly, non-Mac user? [more inside]
A few days ago, I woke up to the sound of my MacBook fan on full and a totally unresponsive UI (as in I couldn't even turn up the brightness to see the screen, which I'd dimmed overnight). I rebooted, and everything was fine, except the Airport menu bar item said "No Airport card is installed". I've booted from the previous day's backup, I've run System Profiler from the OS X install DVD, and I even replaced the Airport card with a new one (bought from eBay, fitted according to the instructions on iFixIt). All report that I don't have an Airport card. What next? [more inside]
Are there any shell cases for (older) Macbook Pros that aren't translucent? [more inside]
Migrating my Mac — any good checklists out there? [more inside]
Spilled steamed milk on my macbook, am I screwed? [more inside]
If you can fix the incredibly frustrating wireless internet connection issues on my girlfriend's MacBook, we will both be your best friend! [more inside]
I'm buying a new MacBook soon. Help me keep this one clean. [more inside]
Brand new 13" MacBook Pro feeling sluggish and occasionally freezing. What's going on? [more inside]
what is a fair price for a used macbook pro? [more inside]
Weird MacBook Pro behavior... It seems to fart when I move it. [more inside]
Mac users: is there an easy way to export a large number of photos and videos from the Photo Booth application? [more inside]
My MacBook's keyboard mysteriously changed to Dvorak! How can I tell if someone messed with my computer? [more inside]
My Macbook has something called a Mini DisplayPort, which apparently has all sorts of compatibility issues (and benefits?). Before I buy my first monitor, what should I know? More info inside. [more inside]
I've got a late 2008 Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard. Since installing Snow Leopard, my bluetooth mouse and keyboard (Logitech MX5500 Mouse and Keyboard combo) seem to get disconnected when the computer is n sleep mode, and I can't reactivate them simply by using them. [more inside]
My wife's Macbook has a dead logic board. Can I get data off it? [more inside]
What's the best way to set things up so my wife can edit our iPhoto library (currently on the iMac) from a new MacBook that I plan to buy? [more inside]
Why is my MacBook doing this, and how can I make it stop? [more inside]
Is this MacBook Air's hard drive borked? [more inside]
iTunes 9 seems to have killed the ability to disconnect from one's NAS library and re-consolidate when re-attached. Does anyone have a working solution? Details inside.. [more inside]
Why does my laptop (MacBook Pro running Windows 7) wake up after I close the lid and put it to sleep? [more inside]
Why might my Macbook be running so hot, and what can I do about it? [more inside]
Macbook vs. Macbook Pro: are FireWire and the aluminum exterior worth the extra $200? Is there another difference I'm missing? [more inside]
Just got a new MacBook Pro, 17''. Can anyone recommend a good sleeve/padded case? Some that seem billed for 17'' turn out to not fit, or are said to be snug for 15''.
Should I go ahead and buy my wife a MacBook Air? [more inside]
My daughter is about to buy a 13" MacBook after working & saving for quite a while. I'd like to add to the fun to the tune of $200-300, but how to use the extra money? Upgrade to MacBook Pro 13? Software? AppleCare (she's 12 and will be schlepping it to school daily)? Something I haven't thought of? [more inside]
Mini displayport to DVI adapter stops 802.11g from working? What?! We have a Macbook5,1 which is plugged into a 21" Dell LCD using the Monoprice mini displayport to DVI adapter. When the displayport is unplugged wireless works perfectly. When it's plugged in, the wireless NIC remains associated to the WAP but there is instant 100% packet loss. [more inside]
I downloaded some antitheft software for my macbook (takes a snapshot every minute, uploads to a "secure site") I'm pretty sure I found the software via metafilter but I can't come up with the link. I uninstalled the software but it still continues to apparently take the timed snapshot. Any ideas how I can disable this automated function? I've checked my automated tasks directory and haven't seen anything that looks right.
When typing, my cursor jumps around like crazy, highlighting paragraphs, jumping back words, and making it impossible to type normally. MacBook4,1 (whatever that means), Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L31a). [more inside]
Is there any hope for a MacBook (NOT pro) + Dragon Age: Origins? [more inside]
Cleaning (de-gumming) the mouse button on my Macbook? [more inside]