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ISO presentation / media remote for Mac and PC.

I am looking for a usb or bluetooth device that I can use to control Powerpoint/Google slides AND iTunes. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Aug 3, 2014 - 4 answers

Really? The computer that used to come in "Blueberry"?

I'm fed up with Windows and want my next computer to be a Mac—but the product landscape has changed a lot since the last time I seriously considered it. Is an iMac really a competitive machine for someone doing heavy graphics and video work? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jun 26, 2014 - 25 answers

Does Windows 8 suck?

I need a new laptop for school/writing/scientific programming/mefiting. I will be spending a lot of time on buses so I need it to be light. I've always had a PC but may switch to a Mac since I heard that Windows 8 sucks. Does it? [more inside]
posted by MisantropicPainforest on Jun 3, 2014 - 43 answers

ArcGIS on a Mac

I am starting a geography class tomorrow and I am trying to install ArcGIS on my computer. I have a Mac... [more inside]
posted by ekf on Jun 1, 2014 - 14 answers

How to create a hard link or symbolic link from NTFS to FAT32?

How to create a hard link or symbolic link pointing from a folder on NTFS C:\ to a folder on FAT32 USB SD card? [more inside]
posted by pack2themoon on Mar 24, 2014 - 6 answers

Do I bother switching from a PC to a Mac at this stage of the game?

I am in need of a new laptop, and I am considering the purchase of a Mac instead of a PC. Can you help me work out the pros and cons? [more inside]
posted by msali on Feb 4, 2014 - 42 answers

Mac emulator for Windows?

I need to give some video files to an editor who needs a Mac-formatted drive. I only run Windows. Happy to (have my producer) pay a reasonable amount for the privilege. What are your favorite programs for this purpose?
posted by Shotgun Shakespeare on Feb 3, 2014 - 7 answers

Which Mac Mini to buy?

I am buying a Mac for the first time. For budgetary reasons the Mac Mini is the only option on the table. Having convinced myself that the increased outlay for an Apple device over a generic desktop PC is worth it, I am now stumped on the question of which Mac Mini to buy. Please help me decide which model to choose. [more inside]
posted by jonnyploy on Oct 29, 2013 - 18 answers

What's the best 3.5 inch disk drive these days?

I need a 3.5 inch disk drive to read some old documents on my Mac. The SmartDisk drive I just bought on Amazon was not well made, and today after very little use the drive head just fell out the front like a broken tooth. Can anyone recommend a more sturdy floppy disk drive? Would it be better to just get an enclosure for an old PC drive?
posted by steinsaltz on Jul 8, 2013 - 7 answers

Would someone give me a Mac Pro, please? Thanks.

Would the addition of a decent graphics card turn my workaday PC into a competent NLE workstation? [more inside]
posted by run"monty on Apr 24, 2013 - 1 answer

I want to install Windows XP on my Mac using Parallels, but I am Failing

Dell says I can't use my OS disks to install Windows on my Mac. Is this true? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Mar 31, 2013 - 7 answers

Keeping files if switching to a Mac

Thinking of switching from PC to Mac: how best to handle old files/drives etc? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Jan 3, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me name my new multi-app

Help me name my new product, which combines the functionality of popular existing apps, but is specialized with high-security features. [more inside]
posted by bfu on Dec 26, 2012 - 21 answers

iPhone, Mac and PC calendar and contact sync

I just switched to an iPhone 5 after years with an Android phone. My carefully constructed sync setup between my work Win 7 PC, my home Mac and my phone is no longer as useful. Details of my current setup within. [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Nov 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Mac Powerpoint Weirdness. Help!

Weird snowflake Mac OS X font issue. I've already tried all the usual suspects - deleting duplicate fonts from Font Book, etc, etc. But this one has me stumped. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Oct 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Help us find and Mac and PC compatible multi-user drawing app

My friend and I want to draw together. Two potential problems: First, I'm in Seattle, she's in Michigan. [more inside]
posted by gc on Aug 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Ultrabook Workable?

Ultrabook for video: dive in or am I making a mistake? [more inside]
posted by CaptainCaseous on Jul 25, 2012 - 1 answer

Coveting the Apple, but Wary of the Price

I'n seriously thinking of upgrading my 7-yr old Sony Vaio Notebook for the new MacBook Pro with retina display. Unless you think it's a really bad idea? Details of my computer usage and a question or three within. [more inside]
posted by Kronur on Jun 29, 2012 - 22 answers

Age 70 and ready for new technology, I think.

I am anticipating switching from a PC to a Mac Book Air, please help me understand any downsides and address several concerns. [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc on May 6, 2012 - 20 answers

Save my video project, please!

Newbie video person here, having loads of trouble. I have some video files in .mts that I would like to edit in Windows Movie Maker (or, if I must, in iMovie) and then publish on YouTube or Vimeo. I need to convert them first, since they won't import correctly into either program. What free program do I use to do that, and what should I convert them into to make the editing and then uploading as pain-free as possible? [more inside]
posted by vegartanipla on May 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Family data backup?

Family data backup: what is the best external HD and how do I set it up? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Mar 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Track Changes in MS Office on Mac and PC

Will I run into any formatting or track changes problems if working on the same documents in MS Office 2007/2010 for PC at work and in MS Office 2011 for Mac at home? [more inside]
posted by RedMapleWhiteOak on Mar 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me with me new (used) MacBook Pro

Inherited a MacBook Pro! Looking for some help/guidance for a PC user. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me find the question mark on my keyboard!

I~m having an issue with my Mac keyboard not working properly with a PC running Windows XP. My punctuation is all screwy and I can~t figure out how to fix it. Hope me please! [more inside]
posted by biddeford on Feb 15, 2012 - 8 answers

A cure for passing on a virus

How to detect virus on my blog, put up by my Mac, and appearing on PC of my readers. [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Feb 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Mother, do you think it's good enough for you?

Balancing function and price: What's the best (and least expensive) Mom Computer, especially if we're trying to go Mac? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jan 12, 2012 - 19 answers

Mac laptop, PC desktop - how do I make this work?

Do you use a Mac laptop in combination with a PC desktop computer? Please tell me how you manage your workflow between the two. Can you recommend useful software and/or hardware to make coexistence as painless as possible? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Jan 3, 2012 - 21 answers

Best way to record a live video stream?

What is the best way to record a live streaming video broadcast from the Web? Details to follow. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Sep 23, 2011 - 5 answers

What's the PC equivalent of the Macbook Air?

What's the PC equivalent of a Macbook Air? I'm looking for a light and powerful computer. [more inside]
posted by perpetualstroll on Sep 10, 2011 - 24 answers

Need help navigating the HTPC hardware options

I want to buy or build a home theater PC and I'm overwhelmed by the options for hardware. Mac or PC? Low-end or mid-range? [more inside]
posted by Dec One on Aug 20, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me get my PC backup to work on a Mac!

Can a MacBook, a Dell, and a Windows-format external hard drive play nice? [more inside]
posted by sideofwry on Aug 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Mac vs. PC for college?

Macbook pro or dell latitude e6320 for a new college student (me)? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Jul 27, 2011 - 21 answers

Looking for materials to use in a nonprofit social media training

I'm looking for materials that can be used to help train people how to best use social media to help nonprofits engage the community. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 26, 2011 - 1 answer

I'm a PC, you're a Mac

Switching to a Mac - how to rebind hotkeys for basic functions like cut, copy, paste, beginning of line, end of line, etc? [more inside]
posted by wutangclan on Jul 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Keep the remote connection from disconnecting

How do I keep my remote connection open if I'm away from my computer? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on May 18, 2011 - 7 answers

Any chance of my Mac/PC keyboard shortcuts coexisting peacefully?

Can I change the way my mac uses modifier keys to navigate through text? [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on May 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Is there a sticky note app that will source and display a txt file?

Is there a no-frills sticky note app that will simply display a txt file? Preferably for both mac and PC? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Mar 7, 2011 - 2 answers

The Switch Back

ComputerBuyingFilter: My beloved iBook is on his last legs. I haven't owned a Windows computer in nearly 7 years, but I'm considering buying one as my next computer. What would you tell a longtime Mac user who's considering going Windows? [more inside]
posted by kagredon on Feb 11, 2011 - 19 answers

Catalog application(files,folders & media)

Catalog application: I'm looking for a lite or open source app, to Catalog all files,folders & media on my PC & Mac ,that can be saved in pdf. I can search , store on my PCs and Macs,so that when I create a backup volume, I can know what is on it. I have tried a few lite and open source apps, but dislike ones I tried ( PixDiskat 1.08 ,Media Catalog Studio Lite 5.9, MediaMonkey because it conflicts with itunes)
posted by pcmactech on Feb 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Maxtors and Macs

How can I read a Maxtor OneTouch drive on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime on Jan 27, 2011 - 16 answers

Start it up, shut it down, but on a schedule

What's the best and most reasonably priced software (or free method), on both the Mac and PC platforms, for scheduling computer startup and shutdown, along with application startup and shutdown. Different software for each platform is fine. Being able to control this from an iPhone would be great too. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 27, 2011 - 6 answers

is there a mobile call encryption solution for absolutely untechnical people?

is there a mobile call encryption solution for absolutely untechnical people? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jan 27, 2011 - 10 answers

Is there a PC laptop that I will enjoy using as much as my Mac?

Is there a high end PC laptop that I will enjoy as much as my Mac? [more inside]
posted by pandabearjohnson on Jan 18, 2011 - 25 answers

Why does my website look different on Apple products?

Just bought an iPad and realized that Apple products do strange things to the photos on my website, but everything looks fine on a PC. [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Apples and Oranges

No really, what is the difference between a Mac and a PC? [more inside]
posted by oohisay on Dec 14, 2010 - 33 answers

Halp!

Vnc Mac PC Question. I'm trying to setup a VNC connection that allows a windows box to screenshare a mac desktop, but I'm having issues and all the how-tos online assume you're behind a router. Any help would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by edbles on Dec 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Mac vs. PC, 2010

Just how dominant are Macs in the professional Graphic Design arena nowadays? [more inside]
posted by LowellLarson on Nov 9, 2010 - 33 answers

External HD for both PC and Mac ?

How do I format an external hard drive so that it can be used on both a PC and a Mac ... DUMMIES version ? [more inside]
posted by lobstah on Nov 9, 2010 - 23 answers

Now, picture the love-child of John Hodgman and Justin Long...

Am I crazy for considering a Hackintosh? [more inside]
posted by schmod on Aug 28, 2010 - 23 answers

my mac needs to play nice with the new kids in september

i have some questions about going back to school with my mac. [more inside]
posted by janepanic on Jul 31, 2010 - 26 answers

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