How many AA batteries would it take to run a 3rd-gen iPad for one hour?
Can I transfer apps bought from the App Store to another person/Apple ID? [more inside]
So Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple ONE BILLION DOLLARS. Let's assume this is final, and ignores appeal, etc. How would this actually happen? I can't see it being a big check delivered on stage. Bank transfer? Scheduled payments over the course of XX years? (Freightcars loaded with pennies delivered in spite?)
Can I get a PC mouse to work on an iMac? [more inside]
GTD Question for Apple users: Is anyone using the baked in notes and reminders apps successfully for their GTD workflow? I've used a lot of third party apps, but with Mountain Lion it now seems worthwhile to use the apps Apple syncs automatically. Thoughts? Links? Suggestions? Thanks.
Can I play Bioshock on my Macbook Air? Will it be a pleasant experience? Will I have problems with overheating or with a less-than-ideal interface? [more inside]
Some tech blogger - probably one with a Mac focus - wrote a post about leaving TextMate for a different text editor, in the style of someone addressing a person with whom they were ending a romantic relationship. Can you help me find it?
Now I've signed up to iTunes Match, the only thing my iPhone and iPad sync with iTunes for is apps. Is there any point in me continuing to do this? Or can this be turned off and the apps deleted? What are the downsides if I do this? [more inside]
What is the source of this half-remembered myth/folk-tale about an apple which grew when stamped on? [more inside]
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]
With her black MacBook on its last legs, my sister is going to be getting a new 13" MacBook Air soon. The stock 256GB model includes a 1.8GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz processor and 4GB of (1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM) memory. The build-to-order options are a 2.0GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz and 8GB of RAM for $90 each (Education Store prices). Knowing that processor and memory upgrades aren't possible later on, would either of these options make a big difference in performance? She uses it mostly for Office documents, some CS5 work, streaming video, web browsing and music and is hoping to keep it as her main computer for at least 4 years. Thanks for any input.
I want to buy a new Macbook Pro as soon as they come out. Today I saw some reference online to "advance booking." What is this and how do I do it? I feel like I'm missing some secret that everyone else is in on... [more inside]
I've got a Canon 5D, an iPhone, and an iPad. What's a good on-the-go solution for uploading photos while bike touring? [more inside]
With all this tech, surely there's a way to listen to music in my living room? [more inside]
Looking for a good book on the history of Apple/Macintosh. [more inside]
Inherited a MacBook Pro! Looking for some help/guidance for a PC user. [more inside]
How can I access a perfectly functioning Macbook hard-drive in an otherwise not perfectly functioning computer? [more inside]
Tell me everything about AppleTV in Toronto. [more inside]
Help me find a reason to exchange my iPhone 4s at the Apple Store. I've got an iPhone 4s for Verizon and I love it. Last month it started making a vibration or rattle in the receiver earpiece. It is noticed when on a phone call and the other person is speaking. It's a pretty annoying vibration. [more inside]
In what order should I make my Apple purchases? Any advantages or disadvantages to buying an iPad now and waiting on an iPhone 4s till July? Should I swap the order? [more inside]
Why does my Mac Pro beep very occasionally? [more inside]
How can I activate an old iPhone without a SIM card? [more inside]
Water spill on MacBook Air (4 months old). Currently drying out. What next - Genius Bar? Applecare? Some other thing? [more inside]
How do I delete the shopping and search data from my Apple MacBook? [more inside]
Major weird issues porting lines (iPhone to iPhone) from AT&T to Verizon. Please halp! [more inside]
I have GeekTool v3.0.1 running on 10.6.8. How can I get it to start up on login and just run in the background? [more inside]
iPad 2 like iPad cover? I was on the train and saw a guy with an iPad. The cover folded over like an iPad 2 cover, with the difference being that the entire back was a plastic case that snapped on. Does anyone know where to find this?
What is the right apple/mac storage solution for me? [more inside]
Steve Jobs was legendary for being a badass in the name of seeking excellence from those who worked for him and to make Apple a success. Many other business leaders seem to have similar personalities. But who are the opposite? What business leaders have a reputation for being unfailingly nice? [more inside]
Is it possible to downgrade my iPhone 3GS from IOS 5 to an earlier version of IOS, preferably 4.3.3? What if I don't have an SHSH blob? [more inside]
Turned on my macbook pro this morning and was dead. torch on screen shows nothing. Tried booting with start up disk and 'C', again nothing and cannot eject disk. Am resigned to buying new one but am in India/Far East for at least a year so if anyone knows a way to resurect a dead Mac - or even how to get the start up disk out, would be glad to hear. Thanks
Can proximity between two Apple laptops cause sleep/power-down oddities? [more inside]
I've heard/read quite a bit about how Steve Wozniak's designs for the Apple were unique and elegant (e.g., Revolution in the Valley, or here.) In layman's terms, what were examples of his designs, compared to other conventions of the day? What about them incited admiration?
My iPhone is suddenly working five times as fast. Great! How can I keep it from slowing down again? [more inside]
If I upgrade the video card in my Mac Pro to allow me to upgrade Final Cut Pro X, can I be confident that I will be able to continue using the software with this computer for the foreseeable future? [more inside]
MacBook Air won't boot properly. Need to get some files back! [more inside]
Help me think outside the box for tent camping in Northern MD or DE - where can I go besides a campground or sites in a Sate Park? I don't want suburbia in the woods! [more inside]
iPad users - how are the ergonomics? I've found plenty of speculation about iPad ergonomics, but not a lot of discussion from actual users. How do you make the iPad comfortable for use? [more inside]
CompSciFilter: Someone kindly explain to me what differentiates Unix and Apple OS. [more inside]
Can I stream live video from my monitor on a G5 Mac tower? [more inside]
We'd like to use our OSX-populated home network to automate a bulletin board solution for my Dad. If you can suggest OSX-based tools to do this, it'll help me learn OSX and become a better person! (more Mac-y) [more inside]
My Apple Time Capsule makes noise; it always has but now it's become an issue. It's 5 months out of warranty and I'm looking for options before I trek down to the Genius Bar and beg for help. [more inside]
What spec to upgrade on the new IMAC for professional photography? [more inside]
What is WebProcess and why do it and mds eat up most of my active RAM on my 2008 white MacBook running 10.6? [more inside]
Cat chewed through my macbook power cord. I tried to fix it, but when I plugged it in it sparked a little bit and then went out. I bought a new charger, and when I booted my mac up, everything was fine except the time and date needed to be reset and my desktop wallpaper had changed to the default background. Should I be worried? [more inside]
Install OSX Lion on a RAID formatted drive but get all Lion's features? Reinstall without Snow Leopard DVD?
Lion upgrade for Macbook Pro but my laptop is RAID formatted - how can I upgrade to Lion, keep my documents/music/applications, and get the full features of Lion (which I can't do with a RAID formatted drive)? Am I doomed to format and do a clean install? Can I without the Snow Leopard DVD? [more inside]
I'm a Windows systems administrator and power user and an enthusiastic user of Unix/Linux-based operating systems. I have hand edited make files and recompiled linux kernels manually. I know how to do administrative scripting and am a Microsoft products (SharePoint, if it matters) support professional/systems engineer in my job. I am certainly not the geekiest person I know but I'm in the top 5 percent. I am switching to a Mac Mini (Lion Server, specs maxed toward storage) after decades of using Windows laptops/desktops and some Linux machines. I'm prepared for the lack of physical mobility, but I don't feel prepared for not being a power user. What methods/resources would you suggest I could use to get up to speed with being a Mac Mini and OSX Lion power user? [more inside]
griffin simplifi question: is it compatible with the iphone 4 (and as such will it presumably be compatible with the iphone 5)? [more inside]
The audio keeps vanishing on my Apple display monitor. Please advise. [more inside]