I'm looking for a cheap ($50 or less) PDA or cel phone that will sync with either Google Calendar or Ical. All I really want is the calendar/alarm, so when I'm not carrying my laptop I can be reminded of meetings. [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Feb 15, 2010 -
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]
posted by Optimus Chyme
on Feb 8, 2010 -
Are there any programs/extensions out there to make the editing/organizing of my bookmarks in Firefox any easier? I'm using XMarks to sync these bookmarks between my XP and OSX machines. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Feb 6, 2010 -
Is there a Mac application or (even better) an Applescript script just to upload audio and photos into the Wordpress Media Gallery super fast? [more inside]
posted by miniminimarket
on Feb 5, 2010 -
Does anyone know a good mapping software for an ontological map or a cognitive map for Mac OSX? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 4, 2010 -
I'm trying to set up father-in-law's iMac so that his screensaver displays a slideshow of pictures from a folder. How can I configure this so that his kids and grandkids can contribute pictures which automatically gets added to that folder and shown on the slideshow? [more inside]
posted by jaimev
on Feb 1, 2010 -
My father-in-law replaced his old Mac Mini with a newer Mac, so he asked me if I wanted the Mini.
I've been a Windows guy for almost two decades (with a soft spot for Linux) but have never owned or used a Mac.
Being that it's an older Mini, based on the Motorola chip and not Intel, it's not going to be the fastest thing ever, I'm sure, but I figure as something that doesn't cost me anything it's as good a way to learn about Mac as any.
Seeing as I am a complete Mac virgin, I was wondering if those of you who know your way around Macs would give me a piece of advice. [more inside]
posted by Unhyper
on Jan 30, 2010 -
I have a Samsung SCX-4500 (not W) laser printer/scanner, a Linksys WRT54GS v7.0 router, and a 13" MacBook Pro. Is there a way (using DD-WRT or something else) that I can print and scan over my wireless network?
posted by joshuaconner
on Jan 26, 2010 -
Trouble setting up printing from OS X (10.5.7) to an HP PSC 2410 shared from PC running Ubuntu 9.10. Mainly seems to be a problem finding a proper CUPS-aware driver on the OS X side. Is there a way around this? [more inside]
posted by weston
on Jan 23, 2010 -
The latest versions of Firefox and
Safari that can run on my Mac Intel G4 tower (OS X 10.4.11) keep crashing when I open more than one video in separate tabs or windows on YouTube or Hulu. The problem isn't consistent, but it does seem to happen when I have at least 7 or 8 tabs open at once. Can anyone help me solve this? [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Jan 22, 2010 -
Does a tool exist for Mac OS X--either GUI or command-line--that can churn through a folders (or entire drive) worth of video files and detect which files are corrupted and non-playable? [more inside]
posted by melorama
on Jan 16, 2010 -
In OSX, say you have a folder that is often populated with subfolders containing RAR archives spanning multiple files named either in a format like filename.rar, filename.r00, ... filename.r10 or filename01.rar, filename02.rar, .. filename10.rar.
How would you create a folder action, be it mostly Automator, Shell or Actionscript or any other tool based, that would automatically extract the contents of these archives once (and only once) when they are added?
posted by ejoey
on Jan 15, 2010 -
Is there any way for me to successfully download Adobe's 'Macromedia Authorware' program to a Mac OSX 10.5 operating system? (Recently upgraded from 10.4.11....I think).
I have tried several times, but when downloaded I click to open and end up with a text edit file. So not helpful to my school psychology experiments.
I've heard there is an online version of this software, but when looking for it I keep getting taken to Adobe's download page over and over.
Is there any way to simply downgrade and would this help?
I am technologically clueless so the simplest terms possible would be very appreciated.
posted by whalebreath
on Jan 10, 2010 -
Is there a plugin for location bar keyword searches in 64-bit Safari on Snow Leopard? I love Keywurl
, but support has been "coming soon" for months.
posted by danb
on Jan 8, 2010 -
Bizarre OSX Snow leopard problem. MBP unibody, 3.06 core2 duo. 8 GB ram. 500 Gig 5400 RPM drive. OSX 10.6.2
Starting about four weeks ago, my system slowly spins out of control - dock/finder/force quit become some of the first apps to fall. This ends in a freeze - UI responsive (mouse, some window movement) with the eventual need to force restart (holding down the power button) It's so bad that I'm constantly running the Console and Activity Monitor to see if I can find some clues. [more inside]
posted by Towelie
on Jan 3, 2010 -
Got a new macbook pro... turned it on, went through all the user account setup questions, and then I decided to re-partition the hard drive and re-install OS X. After doing so, the macbook *still remembered my user account info* from the 1st setup. How is this possible? [more inside]
posted by mhh5
on Dec 31, 2009 -
I need semi-definitive opinions regarding the real-world lifespan of an Intel X-25M Solid State Drive running in a Macbook Pro. [more inside]
posted by melorama
on Dec 21, 2009 -
What is a good, working surround sound USB adapter for a Mac mini in a home theatre setup, which uses a TOSLINK connector? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Dec 12, 2009 -
Sharing a printer between an iMac (with printer driver installed) and a Windows laptop without installing any drivers on the laptop: can it be done? [more inside]
posted by murtagh
on Dec 9, 2009 -
I would like to find a computer game with a mechanic that rewards constant play (eg, levelling up). What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by nostrich
on Dec 8, 2009 -
I'm having wifi troubles with my MacBook, and the lack of connectivity for the weekend gave me the shakes. Help me before the withdrawal gets worse! [more inside]
posted by COBRA!
on Dec 7, 2009 -
Where does MySQL store actual data in Snow Leopard? How would I retrieve a deleted database from a Time Machine backup? [more inside]
posted by special-k
on Dec 4, 2009 -
I need a way to keep a browser state with tabs, cookies, passwords, forms all saved but password-protected and inaccessible. I have Mac OS 10.5.7 and I usually use Firefox, kinda hate Safari. [more inside]
posted by kathrineg
on Dec 3, 2009 -
Is there a very simple, free, standalone OSX application like the HTML Post Opera widget
? A dashboard widget would be fine, too; I mostly just want it to run on its own on a PPC computer.
posted by interrobang
on Nov 30, 2009 -
I've a WinXP Professional OEM install disc that I'd like to (and tried to) install on VMWare Fusion on my 24-inch iMac (running OS X 10.5). But so far, it's a no-go. Is there some kind of restriction on installing OEM versions of Windows in a virtual environment and/or on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by jrchaplin
on Nov 29, 2009 -
In OS X Snow Leopard, my calculator has escaped from the Dashboard and is always on my screen, and always on top. How can I send it back to the Dashboard? [more inside]
posted by siskin
on Nov 26, 2009 -
How to get a Seagate FreeAgent Desk external hard drive to work with my Mac? [more inside]
posted by yegga
on Nov 24, 2009 -
Once a week or so, all the applications running on my Mac go into "not responding" mode, one after another. The only way I can recover is to turn off the Mac using the power button. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by mark7570
on Nov 18, 2009 -
OS X Unix filter: Please help me find and delete an obsolete cron job on an iMac running Leopard. [more inside]
posted by al_fresco
on Nov 14, 2009 -
Why do Youtube (and other flash videos) become unresponsive on my Mac when they are embedded in other sites? [more inside]
posted by Glum
on Nov 13, 2009 -
How can I bulk rename files in itunes according to data contained in a separate file? [more inside]
posted by jlowen
on Nov 12, 2009 -
I now own a MacBook Pro 17". And now I have some questions relating to MacOS and Windows 7, hardware upgrades and getting Applecare-on-the-cheap. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Nov 11, 2009 -
I'd like to embed video clips in a PowerPoint presentation. It would need to play correctly on both Windows and OS X. What codec is ideal? My first attempt won't play on Macs.
posted by limon
on Nov 8, 2009 -