Looking for suggestions for how to automate the process of tagging/renaming downloaded movie files on a Macbook so that they're not long strings of technical nonsense. [more inside]
I've been studying C++ for the last year and some change, and I'd like to start merging this study with my work in audio synthesis. What's a good way to get started programming audio applications? [more inside]
I've switched over to a MacBook Pro for work and Outlook 2011 is currently driving me batty. I'm used to Outlook 2010 for PC and am getting frustrated with some features that don't seem to be available. I'm looking for solutions to the following... [more inside]
What's the best way to run Internet Explorer in OS X? [more inside]
My wife just purchased a Macbook after using a Dell Mini 9 for several years. All of our music is on a WinXP server and shared out over the network. We want to keep it all on the server if possible. Importing the music into iTunes (over wifi) is slower and more painful than it is on the Windows machines, which I'm surprised about. [more inside]
How do I do a "sum group by" of data in osx numbers program? [more inside]
I want to use iPhoto and some of the other iLife software, but I don't want to buy a Mac. Can I run this software effectively using software such as VMWare on my Windows 7 PC? [more inside]
Can a Blackberry and a G5 play nice? [more inside]
Recently aded an external drive to my iMac for storage of photo files. It runs off a Firewire 800 port. I also use a Time Capsule. The external drive is mounted overnight via crontab for the daily backup run. When that's done, a script unmounts the drive. This works reliably. The drive, then, should be unmounted the rest of the time. However, the drive is mounted at unexpected and sporadic intervals. The logs reveal that this is usually, but not always, immediately following the unmounting of the Time Capsule after an hourly run. Not on every run, but perhaps on one run per day. In addition, the external drive is sometimes mounted in a way that appears to have no association with the Time Capsule. What's going on?
Firefox has developed a couple very weird problems related to saving browsing history (despite options to save history being checked) and bookmarking. [more inside]
Possibly stupid question about an inherited MacBook. How do I free up space on the computer? [more inside]
How do I allow a remote process to continue after I close my terminal window? [more inside]
Where can I find a simple native tree pad app for Mac OS X? It doesn't have to be fancy, with todo lists, rich text editor, tags, whatever, it just has to have a navigation tree, and a basic text editor for the tree nodes. The ideal solution would be something like KeepNote, but native for OSX, and not necessarily with all the fancy features. [more inside]
I've done my fair share of googling and reading countless forum posts, but I'm still a bit puzzled as to what things I should be doing to maintain performance of this here new SSD (OCZ Agility2 120G) I just installed in my MacBook Pro. [more inside]
text edit replaces ... with three smaller dots. how do I stop this? [more inside]
Bizarre self-inflicted WINE/X11 problem on Mac OS 10.5. Help me troubleshoot intelligently, or tell me how to nuke it from orbit and reinstall. [more inside]
Why can't I haz cheezburger? (Why can't I access the Cheezburger sites from my computer anymore?) [more inside]
How should I reconfigure my Mac powerbook G4, and other mac-related growth advice. [more inside]
How do I recover stuff from a time machine backup, without the original computer. [more inside]
MAc OS X 10.6.X Won't boot PLEASE HELP!!! So the MBP17 (Late 2009) crashed while watching netflix in FF3.x I thought no problem, just reboot and watch the next episode...Oh how wrong I was, now it won't boot. Details after the jump. [more inside]
How do I create (not mount) network drives in OS X? [more inside]
I can't find a couple Word for Mac keyboard shortcuts, and my google skills haven't helped me find the answer. Can you? [more inside]
Is there a Mac app to convert OpenOffice documents to Word? [more inside]
Does anyone have recommendations for great OS X applications for computers that are stationed in a daycare's preschool classrooms? I'm taking on the task of reinstalling four Mac Minis in my daughter's daycare, and am looking for ideas about the best software (freeware or inexpensive shareware/payware) for kids between the ages of 2 1/2 and 5 years old. [more inside]
iTunes crashes everytime I put in a cd. [more inside]
I'd like to do a clean install on my iMac 24" with Leopard. I have routine backups with Time Machine and a recent CarbonCopy of the hard drive. After the clean install, the only information I want to access is my saved emails. How can I save or access or import old emails?
Looking for a screen magnifier for OSX. [more inside]
Should I format my new external hard drives for OS X? [more inside]
Mac OSX (Safari) and Gmail: why do 'read' and 'unread' messages always look the same? [more inside]
Mac OS 10.6.4 - my Disk Permissions are broken. How did this happen, and what do I need to do to fix it? [more inside]
I'm unable to delete (apparently) empty folders from my Mac. Opening them grinds the system to a halt and even looking at them through the terminal nearly crashes the machine. [more inside]
OS X-based ID3 tagging programs that have comprehensive expression string options? [more inside]
[OSX Organizational Filter] I do video and need to become better organized on my external drives. [more inside]
I'm looking for an osx app which would periodically check a folder on a remote WebDAV volume and download anything which has appeared on the same day. [more inside]
How do I disable the left Apple/Windows/"Command" key? Bonus points if I can enable/re-disable quickly. [more inside]
Mac OS X 10.5.8 - using Linotype FontExplorer version 1.2.3 -- can't get my fonts to import on the new computer. [more inside]
I have a jailbroken iPod with iOS 4. I would like to run a shell script when the device wakes from sleep, or when the wifi interface connects to a certain SSID. What can I use?
I've an aging MacBook Pro, well exactly 3 years old. I've found that ever since a recent update by Apple the wifi frequently refuse some networks until the machine has been rebooted. Any fixes? Also, It appears the CD/DVD drive has now died. As I never used it, does anyone have good recommendations for repurposing the drive bay?
Question about re-installing OSX and copying files over from a backup—but without using Migration Assistant. [more inside]
The very standard Courier font has disappeared from my Mac OSX 10.5.8 system. [more inside]
Apple server gurus? I have a Mac OSX Snow Leopard server question. How to be able to view a company's externally hosted website from inside the company? [more inside]
Is there any nice software that works well with a MP3 library on OSX that is like iTunes was before iTunes became bloated and awful?
What type of wirelessly accessible storage solution should I go with in my new home network? Details inside...
What type of wirelessly accessible storage solution should I go with in my new home network? Details inside... [more inside]
Is there unZIPping/unRARing software for the Mac that allows you to see what's inside of an archive file without extraction? Seems like double-clicking on archives with any software I've used immediately extracts the files within. I'd like to be able to preview those files first, and perhaps selectively extract, or not extract at all.
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 have a large collection of digital music, movies, and TV shows that I am adding to on a regular basis. I would like to come up with a way to create a nicely formatted list of all of this media on a scheduled basis and publish this for others to view. Please Help! [more inside]
Recommend a Calendar Application for OS X - special snowflake requirement. [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a clipboard app for Mac 10.6? [more inside]
Snow Leopard DHCP Fun. I want to hook my NAS drive directly to the ethernet port on my Mac. I also want it to have a static IP. How do these things work out? [more inside]
Best way to simply mount an Amazon S3 bucket as a drive in OSX? [more inside]