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A few MacBook issues

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?
posted by jeffburdges on Aug 29, 2010 - 2 answers

Does this create a local root exploit for Mac OS X using Finder?

Why does Apple's Finder bypass some group permissions? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Aug 30, 2009 - 15 answers

Sharing preferences between accounts

A few Mac questions : (1) Why does Mail.app randomly fail to mark some messages as read? (2) Can one block some websites from Safari from one admin account without blocking them from other accounts? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Sep 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Two Apple questions

Can a PowerBook run without a CD drive? How can I keep Apple from voiding my AppleCare on a MacBook? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Feb 5, 2007 - 14 answers

Does Apple use poor quality disks?

Does Apple use poor quality disks? Does Apple's filesystem suck? How do you get a bad drive to give a smart error sooner? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Dec 29, 2006 - 29 answers

Mac OS X only knows English

Mac OS X 10.4 has a wonderful little feature associated with Dictionary.app : if press crtl + apple + D, it gives you the definition of the word under the cursor. Clearly this is only of limited use to a native english speaker, but I can imagine it being very helpful to non-native speakers, and I've very much love to have dictionaries in other languages (firsly French). However, it appears Apple never bothered to make any. Any idea what the file format is? Or how to make your own dictionary? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Oct 2, 2006 - 9 answers

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