Balancing function and price: What's the best (and least expensive) Mom Computer, especially if we're trying to go Mac? [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Jan 12, 2012 -
Should I work at an ACS Call Center supporting Mac Computers? More specifically, would that give me any career advantages such as if I later wanted to work at the Genius Bar or other (?) mac related jobs? [more inside]
posted by DaftMythic
on Nov 22, 2011 -
I can't seem to password protect my local network for my Imac & Mac laptops. Help me, please. [more inside]
posted by jammy
on Nov 21, 2011 -
Being neither satisfied with a laptop nor a desktop I have decided to ditch my iMac, get a refurb Macbook Pro with a Henge dock and I have some questions regarding the new Macbook, the migration, and what to do with the iMac: [more inside]
posted by sourwookie
on Nov 11, 2011 -
I have a 3 1/2 year old Snow Leopard iMac on my hands that crashed, lost its disk partition (or was unable to recognize it...) when booted from install disk, froze twice while booting off the install disk, then rebooted as if nothing bad had ever happened. Twice. What is this computer's damage? [more inside]
posted by Feel the beat of the rhythm of the night
on Nov 8, 2011 -
I've been told to invest in an antistatic dust cover for my 24" iMac. Any suggestions? Live in the UK
posted by nam3d
on Oct 15, 2011 -
I'm a professional musician, but specifically a classical musician with essentially no experience with sequencing, recording, amplification, or anything to do with electronics. Can you tell me how I become a bedroom musician? [more inside]
posted by Busoni
on Oct 9, 2011 -
I have a 1080p60fps video which is 2m25s long, that I want to stretch to be much much longer (~2 hours) and then burn to DVD. What can I use (iMac, 10.6.8) that is preferably free or very cheap to accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by hippybear
on Oct 8, 2011 -
I am about to come into possession of a 20" iMac that needs a new hard drive. I've swapped plenty of HDDs in and out of PC towers, but my understanding is that it's trickier to do in an iMac.
What is, hands-down, the best
how-to on the web that will walk me through how to do this?
posted by DWRoelands
on Aug 16, 2011 -
Hi, I have a new Imac and an older 32 bit Mac Pro with 4 drives in it. I'm trying to find the best way to keep all of the media and files I have on the old drives but I'd like to access them through the new Imac. Is an external multi-bay case the best way to go? Could I turn the old Mac pro into a server? What's the most cost effective solution?
posted by Shanachie
on Aug 10, 2011 -
How can I attach my iMac to my desk? My cats are apparently stronger than they look. [more inside]
posted by cgg
on Jul 27, 2011 -
Why, when brought out of sleep, are our Macs unusably slow when Safari was left running before they went into sleep mode? [more inside]
posted by pandemic
on May 12, 2011 -
My reddit page suddenly started looking like this
. What's going on? I'm on an iMac running Snow Leopard, with the latest Firefox 4. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Apr 29, 2011 -
Can't boot up my iMac (2009, 27" aluminum and glass model). Based on the failed solutions tallied after the jump, do you think buying Disk Warrior might work, or am I looking at total hard drive death? (Apple Care conveniently expired six weeks ago.) [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Mar 15, 2011 -
What could be causing my iMac to suddenly switch off -- not shut down, but rather switch off as if the power had been cut? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime
on Jan 11, 2011 -
Hi all - I'm trying to connect my new XBox 360/Kinect wirelessly using my iMac's Airport Extreme. Airport works great with my Blu-ray player, my iPhone and various laptops that have been brought into the house, but I can't get the Xbox to connect. I've tried taking the WEP password off, and that doesn't help. I continually get the error message that the Xbox "can't obtain an IP address for your router or modem". Is this just a case of Microsoft not playing nice with Apple (or vice versa)? How can I fix this? Thanks and happy new year!
posted by missuswayne
on Dec 27, 2010 -
I have been using Hotmail for e-mail, and getting it via IMac on FireFox. I cleaned the machine etc and now find I am not able to get Hotmail. [more] [more inside]
posted by Postroad
on Dec 24, 2010 -
I'm giving my 1GHz Power PC G4 Mac to a charity because I'm getting a new Intel-based one. What's the best way to restore it to factory settings, so there's no trace of my personal data or installed programs on it?
posted by holdenjordahl
on Nov 29, 2010 -
Recently aded an external drive to my iMac for storage of photo files. It runs off a Firewire 800 port. I also use a Time Capsule.
The external drive is mounted overnight via crontab for the daily backup run. When that's done, a script unmounts the drive. This works reliably. The drive, then, should be unmounted the rest of the time.
However, the drive is mounted at unexpected and sporadic intervals. The logs reveal that this is usually, but not always, immediately following the unmounting of the Time Capsule after an hourly run. Not on every run, but perhaps on one run per day. In addition, the external drive is sometimes mounted in a way that appears to have no association with the Time Capsule.
What's going on?
posted by justcorbly
on Nov 18, 2010 -
I'd like to do a clean install on my iMac 24" with Leopard. I have routine backups with Time Machine and a recent CarbonCopy of the hard drive. After the clean install, the only information I want to access is my saved emails. How can I save or access or import old emails?
posted by midwestmainer
on Oct 9, 2010 -
Can anyone help me with setting up my Canon Pixma MX340 to print wirelessly from my iMac? [more inside]
posted by jefficator
on Sep 5, 2010 -
Yes. My IMac has that thin blue line on monitor. Yes. lots of folks get this. Question, though. [more inside]
posted by Postroad
on Aug 18, 2010 -
I'm returning to school and would like to have some sort of portable computer. I have a few options, but an not sure which is best in terms of budget and longer-term investment. [more inside]
posted by bestillme
on Aug 11, 2010 -
iMac starts up very slowly, freezes during use, and I am unable to successfully run Time Machine or manually copy files to external drive. [more inside]
posted by preparat
on Aug 10, 2010 -
I do occasional audio recording with GarageBand. I just recently upgraded from a G4 tower to an Intel iMac w/Snow Leopard. I settled for analog audio in through the mic input on the G4 but I think I want to step up to digital input. I have an analog mixer, tube preamps, effects pedals, etc. so I don't need to have them in the audio interface. Midi I/O would also be nice but not necessary. What are my choices in a basic 2-channel Firewire(800)/USB(2.0) audio interface?
posted by tommasz
on Aug 2, 2010 -
Advice on choosing between the two 27-inch iMac options at the online apple store. [more inside]
posted by cahlers
on Jul 30, 2010 -
Any one have experience running Ubuntu or another Linux on an aluminum iMac? (Aluminum keyboard, wireless mouse, 2.66 Core 2 Duo) What works? What doesn't?
I'm not a Linux neophyte. I ran it on my desktop for about ten years, then moved to Apple after banging my head on wireless drivers. (Bought three successive cards that the "community" said worked. They didn't.)
I don't mind editing scripts, but I want all my hardware to work immediately after an install or after I grab some supported packages. I'm through chasing around for unsupported code that some guy says works on his hardware.
Is my Time Capsule going to be at all useful?
(Posted this question on the Ubuntu forum and got only two rather unhelpful replies.)
posted by justcorbly
on Jul 25, 2010 -
My iMac spits out the vast majority of CDs you put in the drive. I'd rather not lug it to the store (out of warranty)... any known solutions for this madness? Sometimes I have to put the same CD in the drive 20 times until it's recognized as a CD. It never spits out DVDs. It's a 3 year old 24" iMac.
posted by dobbs
on Jul 22, 2010 -
YANMAG (You are not my Apple Genius): I have a shiny new 1TB Time Capsule, but I can't get the damn thing to work. When I try to configure it and it restarts, my Mac seems to lose its ability to detect it. [more inside]
posted by Schlimmbesserung
on Jul 15, 2010 -