I have public wi-fi at my new apartment, and am able to stream Netflix just fine via a friend's laptop. I am not sure if there is a way for my Apple TV (2nd gen) to work here. I have googled around and others seemed to be able and others not. Normally when using my home computer or kindle tablet, I have to connect to wi-fi after a given period of time left unattended and then click "connect" from a browser page so perhaps this is why the ATV2 cannot work. Any thoughts? Thanks and have a good Thanksgiving!
Help me navigate buying and upgrading a new Macbook Pro. Can I upgrade the HDD or RAM myself without voiding the warranties, or am I stuck paying the Apple tax for more HDD and RAM? [more inside]
I can't make Spore run on my Macbook Pro. My 9 year old is nonplussed. Please help...he's getting pouty.... [more inside]
Need specific details about what tracking/user data is available through the basic Apple App Store developer tools. [more inside]
Third party Apple repair recommondations in Los Angeles? Preferably near Silver Lake/Los Feliz. Spilled coffee on my laptop and now have dead keys and a fan that runs constantly. [more inside]
I can't stand my iPhone 4S any longer, but I've still got a year and a half to wait for the contract to end (AT&T). I'd love to switch to an Android, because I'm sick of having to use iTunes just to get a few songs on to the device. I'd like to get an HTC One X, but am open to suggestions. What are my options for replacing this piece of crap? Should I just try and unlock/sell my iPhone on craigslist?
The first night I was in Japan on vacation, I got a drink out of a vending machine that was a combination of apple juice and condensed milk. It was surprisingly good, and while I looked for another can throughout our stay in Japan, I never saw that combination again. What did I drink, and how can I get some in America?
I just made a large batch of apple butter (~8 pecks) in a giant uncoated copper kettle, cooked on top of a wood fire for the better part of the day. The texture is great, but there is a bitter aftertaste (stronger in some parts, like those from the side of the pot, than others) that slightly worries me — what could have caused it, and is it plausibly safe to eat? [more inside]
Will an iPad bought in the US get service from Apple in Europe? [more inside]
I have a newer Macbook Pro and whenever I move it around my house, Airport stops working and won't work again until I reboot. What gives? [more inside]
Help my mother with her Mac? iMac with question mark and/or question mark on folder after booting. Won't safe boot or anything. Diagnose or recommend a technician in E4E (New Brunswick)? [more inside]
Is there a case that can hold both my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and not allow buttons to be pressed? I carry this around with me and use it habitually in tandem with my laptop and magic trackpad because they save me considerable finger, neck, and wrist pain. However, because of how I store the keyboard in my Timbuk2 Command size medium messenger bag (in the red sleeve flush against my laptop), the buttons get pressed, and the battery degrades when it isn't in use (by me). Does anybody have suggestions for how to get past this?
How do you move songs from an iPod to an iPhone? Google is a bit scant on this and when I try to open the iPod as a drive on my PC it doesn't show the files. My Apple Zealot friend says it's like moving music from a cassette to a LP but I say digital is digital and this is another reason why Steve Jobs is a jerk. [more inside]
iPad email connexion problems. [more inside]
Help a lifelong PC user who Knows Computers and considers himself a Savvy Consumer buy himself a non-retina MacBook Pro. Technical and budgeting questions inside. [more inside]
Why is Safari on an iPad running iOS 5.1 ignoring my PAC file for https URLs? [more inside]
Apparently, I didn't keep the answers to my iTunes security authorization questions. I think I can guess my answers with a few more tries, but I might get locked out before I get there. Will the wrong answer count reset back to zero after a wait time? Meaning, can I try again tomorrow, or will I still get locked out? [more inside]
Help me find a device (or two devices) that will take pictures, and then easily convert these pictures to PDFs. Alternatively, persuade me to buy an iPad! [more inside]
How do I "start over" with my Macbook Pro without reinstalling the OS? [more inside]
I'm upgrading my late-2008 Macbook Pro. How can I take advantage of Migration Assistant AND get a "fresh start" with my new machine? [more inside]
Why does the resolution on the 17" Macbook Pro seem so much bigger than the 21" iMac? [more inside]
Watching European and US DVDs on a macbook pro: To avoid the region problems, can you keep your internal drive set to region 2 and use an external drive for region 1 DVDs? [more inside]
I have an iPhone 4. It is not jail broken or anything and I have no plans to do so. Is the upgrade to ios6 worth it? I understand that applemaps is pretty awful, and I'm not sure if the rest of ios6 is worth the loss of google maps. If you have ios6, what else does it do? [more inside]
How can I create keyboard shortcuts for browser bookmarks on a Macbook Pro? [more inside]
Youtube has a politics hub where they are going to be live streaming the US presidential debates. Despite my Apple TV's (2nd gen, jailbroken) YouTube app, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to access a particular channel through it, short of using the dodgy jailbroken browser which tends to drop out. Am I missing something obvious?
How do I change the default language when I log into the iStore? [more inside]
Choosing between Ipads, how? [more inside]
My iMac is doing something weird with brightness. It's not showing up at full brightness except every once in a while for a second after the display has slept. [more inside]
I have an iPhone 4S with iOS 5. If I download iOS 6 tomorrow, will Google maps be replaced with Apple maps? Meaning, will the upgrade REMOVE Google maps from my phone? If so, will I be able to download a Google maps app? I already have other 3rd party map apps; I want the one that's actually from Google. [more inside]
The caps lock light on my two-year-old Macbook keeps blinking back on, but yet caps lock is not actually activated...
The caps lock light on my two-year-old Macbook keeps blinking back on, but yet caps lock is not actually activated... [more inside]
Macbook Pro + Mac Pro = sync everything (apps, settings, preferences, dotfiles, macports installs, etc) between the two over the internet? Both run OSX 10.8... [more inside]
Should I choose ATT or Verizon for iPhone in San Francisco/Bay Area? [more inside]
Next Sunday is Apple fest at church with the annual apple baking recipe contest. I intend to win this year. Please help me by sharing your best apple recipes with me.
My MacBook's touchpad went wrong this morning. Everything I do is suddenly like fighting with a ghost. Mac forums are useless. [more inside]
Can we watch the September 12 iPhone 5 announcement at the Apple Store in Paris, France? [more inside]
I'm looking for iPhone headphones that will hold up to daily use while walking. Every pair I've owned has problems with the 1/8" connector after a few months, or less, of use (while walking, usually in a pocket, but often getting taken out to check an email, respond to a text, etc...). More details inside. [more inside]
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]
Trying to transfer a single photo album from my iPad to my Win7 PC. Why is this so freaking difficult? [more inside]
How do you eliminate the Apple ID login popup window on a Mountain Lion install for newly created users? In both 10.8 and 10.8.1?
How do you eliminate the Apple ID login popup window on a Mountain Lion install for newly created users? In both 10.8 and 10.8.1? [more inside]
Can't figure out how to transfer music from old iPod Classic to new iPod Touch on PC. [more inside]
How do you use iPhoto on a regular basis if you keep your library on an external drive? [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?)
Looking for a new or different High School math test generator, and Apple programs or apps for use in the classroom
I'm looking for software for a high school math teacher: first, a better/newer test generator, and second, in-classroom programs, bonus points for apps for an Apple laptop and/or an iPod touch. Details inside. [more inside]
Part of a project I'm working on involves getting around 20 iPad 2s to all be the same. I'm not an Apple person at all, and this is the first time I've seriously used either the iDevice ecosystem or iTunes in any real capacity. Is there a way to make this as painless as possible? [more inside]
My older Mac mini cant handle my music making needs anymore. I use it to run Logic, Reason, and many soft synths. as well as record 8 channels of audio and applying effects etc. I am not sure if I should get an Imac or a MacBook Pro. [more inside]
Can I get a PC mouse to work on an iMac? [more inside]
Help me kill my eMac (snowball) [more inside]
I love apples (the fruit). For me they have all sorts of pleasant associations with childhood and family. Who is more eloquent than I and has written lovingly about apples? I'm looking for poetry or prose, fiction or non. (Inspired to ask this today by this amusing little post on the blue.) [more inside]