I'm a brand spanking new Mac user, where do I start? [more inside]
How can I prevent iPhoto from auto-launching when I plug in a card reader? When I plug in a card reader, iPhoto assumes that it is being summoned and auto-magically launches itself. I don't want this to happen. I don't want iPhoto to ever launch without my permission, which I might grant once a year or so. Yet, every day I have to cope with it launching multiple times as I attempt to transfer photos to my hard drive. It is a minor annoyance, true, but it is an annoyance. My question, then, is how can I make iPhoto stop doing this? I've searched its settings high-and-low, but to no avail. I've searched the System Preferences high-and-low, but to no avail. There must be something I'm missing.
Is there a way convert an Apple Pages document into something that Open- or MS- Office can use, without having access to Pages?
Which ftp program on the mac? [more inside]
is it possible to make an ibook g4 (vga out) work with an apple studio display monitor (adc)? i hope so. [more inside]
Is there any way to attach an external WiFi antenna to a latest-model 15" Powerbook without voiding the warranty? [more inside]
Getting a Mac mini: help me choose a display. [more inside]
Is a Toshiba Qosmio Laptop F20-136 worth the money? [more inside]
capturing video from GL2 directly to powerbook??? [more inside]
I currently use the standard 3.5mm jacks on my Powerbook and would like to upgrade to a nicer set of inputs and outputs. [more inside]
PotentiallyStupidQuestionFilter: I'm looking to juice up my long-in-the-tooth titanium Powerbook (from March of 2002 -- 667 mHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 30GB harddrive, etc.) with both a new battery (since the original one now gets approx. five minutes of life when unplugged) and OS X 10.4. Here's the weird question: Should I put the battery in first, and then update the OS, or do the OS update and then swap in the new battery? It might not matter at all, but I know that operating systems do have an impact on battery performance -- is that something I should be taking into consideration, or can I do either upgrade at any time without worrying about sequence?
The new 15 inch Powerbook suits my computing needs perfectly, but one of those plus new software would actually break the bank. What's the closest I can get with a Windows laptop? [more inside]
Ever since upgrading to QuickTime 7 and Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), I've noticed that apparently what I think is the H.264 and H.267 codecs play very choppily on my machine. [more inside]
Merging mailboxes maintained with the Mail app under OS X? [more inside]
2 year old AirPort Extreme Base Station is haunted. It keeps dropping our connection to the internet. Computers show in Network Preferences as having an IP and being connected to the internet. This happens every 15-30 minutes. [more inside]
I am curious about the meaning of an image listed as one of the Top 40 magazine covers of the past 40 years . Specifically, what was the meaning behind magazine cover #37, which is a Wired from June 1997 with an Apple Computer logo wrapped in what appears to be barbed wire, along with the word "Pray." What does the barbed wire signify? Why are we being told to "pray." ? [more inside]
iPodFilter: Some songs on my iPod are not being played until the end. I did an extensive Google search and found lots of relevant solutions, but I already did half of them and some others seem strange. I'm now looking at the things I haven't tried yet, and have some specific questions. [more inside]
I hate Quicktime. Any time I turn on my laptop, my desktop, my computer at work - it pops up down on my system tray. How do I stop it from doing that? [more inside]
What is the best use you've seen made of a .Mac account? [more inside]
Why does my iTunes keep opening (unprovoked)? [more inside]
I have a very basic requirement that Apple Mail doesn't seem to easily fulfill. I need to immediately delete messages that are identified as junk from the server. [more inside]
I'm planning to buy an iBook within the next 6 months -- hopefully before the end of the year. Should I incorporate the upcoming switch to Intel processors into my purchasing plans? Is it time to hurry up or wait? [more inside]
I install my new AirportExtreme card, but then my computer won't turn on. What is going on? [more inside]
Since iTunes won't let me purchase music from other territories, what are some good services that have worldwide coverage so I can download the tracks I want? If such a service even exists. [more inside]
What is the estimated time to market (ETTM?) of the intel-based Apple desktops?
I have a Powerbook whose display doesn't work. Is it really the display or maybe just the cable, and could I fix that myself? [more inside]
How can I rescue files from my iBook in single user mode? Or mount it on my G4 desktop without causing that to crash? [more inside]
Where can I find vector representations of the keys on a Apple keyboard? [more inside]
Can I send audio from applications other than iTunes to my Airport Express? Specifically, I want to be able to listen to BBC radio streams which are in Real Player format. I'm using Mac OS X 10.4.
Problems burning a CD on an external drive using an iMac G3 600 with Tiger [more inside]
Looking for a good, user-oriented OS X mailing list. Some tech level would be helpful, as would a sane level of traffic. I'm a longtime Unix user who is a little lost with the Apple specifics. [more inside]
Keychain probs with OS X...? [more inside]
I'm new to iPhoto and I need some help. Particularly with resizing and, uh, getting it to work in general. [more inside]
If you can answer questions about OSX 10.4 installation, please help! [more inside]
How do I bring my mac back from a mighty-mouse induced death? [more inside]
When I try to access http://apple.com, Safari gives me the following error: "The error was: “POSIX error: Permission denied” (NSPOSIXErrorDomain:13)". What's going on? [more inside]
I have iTunes 5 installed on two machines, one at work, one at home, with my iPod set to sync automatically to the iTunes library on my home machine. When using iTunes 4.x, I was able to attach my iPod to my work machine and then configure the iPod (in the iTunes preferences) to 'manually' update, rather than automatically, enabling me to play files directly off my iPod on my work machine. When I returned to my home machine, I would switch the home machine's iTunes/iPod settings back to 'update automatically', causing iTunes to update the files on the home machine with a new Last Played date and Play Count. iTunes 5, however, seems to have a bug in this regard: it notes a random 10 or 15-song selection of tracks played via the work machine's iTunes 5, but that's all. A day's worth of listening to tracks isn't logged as played, messing up Smart Playlists that grab music I haven't heard in a while. 1) Is this unusual or universal 2) Any fixes? [more inside]
MacFilter: What is the best online source to purchase used iBooks at reasonable rates? [more inside]
Is it possible to test an iMac's (OS X) network card? Other suggestions for why I'm getting a slow Net connection? [more inside]
I just managed to delete my entire iTunes library. But I have it on my iPod. Problem is, the iPod is set to auto-update, and if I plug it into a computer with no music on it, it'll all vanish. Help. [more inside]
OSX_Admin_Filter: How do I get OS X 10.4 to allow me to give a blank password to a new user? [more inside]
I recently picked up a set of Apple's in-ear headphones and for the life of me I can't keep them in my ears. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
As a longtime Mac user, I still depend on several OS9 applications for my work. I've heard, though, that Apple's new Macs will stop supporting OS9, which is bad news for me. My goal is to buy the last PowerBook that rolls off the assembly line that still supports OS9 - this way, my OS9-friendly Mac will last as long as possible. My question: can anyone tell me when Apple is making the changeover to OS9-less Macs?
I need to buy an Apple computer for testing websites (to make sure they render properly in Safari / IE Mac). What is the LEAST I need? [more inside]
Need to know the best hardware & software approaches. [more inside]
One iPod (60 GB). One PowerBook. One XP Box. One keswick. How do I keep all four happy? [more inside]
Can I hook a script onto the 'Get Mail' button/function in Apple's Mail.app in OS X Tiger? [more inside]
I am trying to figure out how to dispose a functioning Apple Quadra 630. I never used it much. It has been sitting in a box all these years. The CMOS battery probably needs to be replaced. But other than that it runs just fine. I was thinking of giving it away on local freecycle.org chapter. Then I started thinking if I can donate it to somebody who can really make use it. Most groups accepting donations seems to want Windows machines or newer Apple machines. I am looking for suggestions. Should I just give it away on freecycle?
Anyone using third-party wireless cards with a G4? I see there are third-party drivers available for some cards. Anyone successfully using these?
Help with new iBook G4... [more inside]