Computer geeks: is ECC memory worth it? [more inside]
"New" iMac G5 with a serious case of the freezies. Hardware test shows no problems with any hardware. Wiping and re-installing does no good. How on earth can I fix this? [more inside]
I'm a mac guy. Is this camcorder a good fit? [more inside]
My computer is driving me insane. Please help. My 1.8gz Macintosh g5 has developed several annoying quirks, the cumulative effect of which is to make browsing the internet an exercise in frustration. Sometimes I want to pull my hair out. Here are the three things that I believe, individually and/or in combination, are causing the slow-downs. I have no idea how to fix any of them: [more inside]
or, How To Make The Public Beleive You Are Competent With High-Priced Electronics. [more inside]
How do you get your music off a malfunctioning iPod? [more inside]
I would like to start developing programs/apps for Apple's Mac OSX, I have no experience at all with anything like this. Nor do I have any knowledge of the terminology or tools used, please help me work my way up from the very bottom. Including tutorials for beginners or anything you would think help me start my journey into the unknown. A couple of examples of the type of programs I am inspired by are Clutter and Noise. Both for OSX. Let me know if you need anymore information from me. Thanks!
Can anyone recommend a good third-party power adapter for an Apple PowerBook? [more inside]
Has a hit song ever been written or produced using Apple's Garageband software?
I've managed to screw up Terminal on OS X. I chose File | New Command and checked Run command inside a shell, then with the window active I went to Terminal | Window Settings... and then clicked on Use Settings as Defaults. Ever since then, a File | New Shell will just open a window running the same command as the one that I did the Use Settings as Defaults on. How can I fix this and reset Terminal's configuration? I'm using OS X 10.4.5 on an Intel Mac mini, if it makes a difference.
Does anyone know of a good undelete tool for Mac OS X (10.4.x) that can recover AVI files from an external (FAT32) drive? [more inside]
You can never be too rich, too thin or have too much disk space... [more inside]
OSX help: how do I get around access privilege problems using target mode? [more inside]
I love most of Apple Mail. I love the three-column wide view of Thunderbird. (Vertical view) Is there any way to keep the features of Mail, but hack it to display lists and previews more like Thunderbird? I've found interface hacks and add-ons for almost every other possible option.
Does anyone know how to get the Home Sync function in Mac OS X working? [more inside]
I have installed DVD Studio Pro 4 on my Powerbook, as part of the Final Cut Studio Pro 5 suite. However, the templates or styles didn't install and I don't have a "Content" icon on the install disk. Is it possible to get the folders of templates and styles from someone? I don't want a copy of your disk or to do anything illegal, but if someone had the program installed and could copy only those folders, I don't think it would constitute copyright infringement ... or would it?
can someone recommend an app for recording video on a mac from dv input, but in a format more compact than dv? [more inside]
Where can I find a changelog for iTunes? [more inside]
What is THE great winning argument to convince my co-worker to buy a Mac Mini? [more inside]
When I type in TextEdit, my PowerBook (15", 10.4.5) emits a high-pitched squeak with every entered character or press of the delete key. WTF? [more inside]
I acquired a secondhand Power Mac G4 Dual 867MHz MDD a few days ago, but it's been acting a little weird. [more inside]
I've got a directory filled with the digital photos I and friends have taken over some eight years. It's a disorganised mess with no coherent, standardised naming format. I'd like to: -remove duplicates -sort, rename or place in folders images based on EXIF data or content I'm on Mac OS X but could possibly gain access to a Windows box if necessary. Any ideas?
I need to find a some kind of media player for friends' Apple Powerbook. Quicktime won't play the files I have... [more inside]
Photoshop DiscFilter; I have Photoshop 7.0 on a CDR and need to install on new PowerBook, G4 [more inside]
The power connector to my G4 Powerbook is almost dead. It only charges in one very specific position, and I have to twist it around for a few seconds to find the sweetspot (rotating it in situ). Nothing is loose and nothing is visibly wrong. I tried squeezing the metal sleeve slightly to make it more elliptical in the hope this would create a tighter connection, but it made no difference. [more inside]
Am I bogging down my new iMac with software? I have a 20" Intel iMac with 512mb (adding another 1mb as soon as my Amazon rebate comes). I love it! This thing is so fast...starts up in about 10 seconds, responds quickly almost all the time. Once in a while it hesitates, I suppose due to a lot of programs open. [more inside]
I need a cheap graphics card for my old Powermac G4 that will drive a high-res LCD. [more inside]
I want to boot my Mac G5 from an internal striped software raid. Possible? [more inside]
Mac Help Req'd! Trouble with iPhoto and Backup 3. [more inside]
I am looking for a simple solution whereby two iMacs can have one set of login credentials. [more inside]
I've got a new Intel-based iMac to replace my G4 eMac. Is there any good eyecandy available in a Universal Binary? I sort of want to see it do something besides launch Safari really fast.
My mother has an Acer LCD (model AL1715) hooked up to her Mac Mini. The warranty expired 3 days ago, and last night it woke up after being asleep for about 45 minutes with a black line across it - the image divided in such a way that the image has rolled - that is, the bottom is at the top and the top at the bottom, split not quite equal halves. Disconnecting and reconnecting don't work, powering off and back on don't work, changing the display mode on the mac doesn't work, and we can't find a reset button. Acer doesn't answer tech support phone calls (endless holds) or emails. Any ideas?
Is an Airport card installed in an iBook compatible with an 802.11g wireless router that serves PCs?
Anyone know where I can find a copy of the class action lawsuit filed against Apple this week claiming that iPods can cause permanent hearing loss? Electronic copy preferred.
Have you used ipodmods? My ipod's hard drive just kicked the bucket and the apple "genius" told me ipodmods could replace it...but I'm not exactly comfortable putting my iPod in a box and mailing it out into the unknown. [more inside]
Help! My new Mac Mini refuses to start! [more inside]
A stupid Apple Xcode question. [more inside]
Can I use an academic discount on software and hardware that I eventually will use to generate money? [more inside]
Will I have any problems with getting Apple to print an iPhoto bound book with nothing but nudie pictures? [more inside]
Where can I buy a power supply for a Macintosh Powerbook WallStreet?
iTunes (Mac) crashes when seeking from one CD track to the next. [more inside]
Is there an OS X app that will do what Apple's backup does but without having to be a .Mac member? [more inside]
Two OS X keyboard shortcuts are alluding me. I need assistance. [more inside]
I'm looking for very simple WYSIWYG web development software package like JAlbum, Freeway and RapidWeaver. Are there more packages out there that are very similar and very good for the Mac? [more inside]
I'm toying with the idea of getting a display to use with my 14" iBook (1.33 GHz, 768 MB RAM), mostly to watch movies on (VLC, fullscreen). Ideally, I'd like to do this while using the iBook's screen for other things (internet browsing, word processing, etc) (and on second thought, I may want to run VLC on the 14" screen and do other things on the larger display -- but that's probably irrelevant). [more inside]
PowerMac motherboard (logic board) shorted, help me fix it. [more inside]
I have an old 12" G3 500 iBook. Someone has a 12" G4 800 iBook he's selling because the case where the battery goes in is cracked and the battery won't stay in. I'm wondering if the cases are identical and if I can buy his and slip it into my case. Possible? How would I find out?
Powerbook or MacBook? Trade offs between the old generation and new generation of Pro Apple laptops. [more inside]
It's my turn to have ipod woes. Has this particular problem happened to you? Please help before my ipod dream is tragically ended. [more inside]
I tried out Apple's Aperture for a month to see if I liked it and if it saved any time, but now that iPhoto 6 is out, I'd like to go back to iPhoto which runs loads faster on my iMac. This means I have about a month's worth of photos in Aperture I'd like to salvage in iPhoto. What I can't figure out is how to export photos from Aperture into iPhoto, instead of vice versa. Any tips?