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?
Advice on choosing between the two 27-inch iMac options at the online apple store. [more inside]
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.)
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.
Recover Files from an partially corrupt hard drive [more inside]
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]
Help me choose my next computer [more inside]
I have a desk with a glass top approx. 18" by 30", with the actual top a little over 1/4" thick. How much weight can I put on this thing without risking a crack? [more inside]
My 2nd iMac suddenly is unable to connect to my printer, despite that nothing has changed: can the hive mind offer any solutions? [more inside]
Helping my father re-create iTunes on his new iMac—AND keep all of his song ratings. [more inside]
I have a large folder on my iMac which contains several subfolders, and every subfolder contains one or more .zip files. How can I unzip all of those files at once and output everything (from every single zip file) to yet another, separate location? [more inside]
How long does it take for the Peter and Bobby of iMacs, to get Greg iMac's processor? [more inside]
where can i download hi-res images of a full frontal shot of an imac g5?
I'm considering buying an mac mini or 21.5" imac w. 4GB of RAM. Think that they're powerful enough to support upcoming Adobe CS5 (photoshop, bridge, and InDesign open), Windows 7 in a virtual machine, and HD YouTube video similtaneously--and in a timely manner?
I am looking help with the process of formatting my iMac (2007) hard drive and restoring it with Super Duper. [more inside]
My internal hard drive died, and new purchases are out of the question for a while. Wondering about the drive lifespan of the LaCie d2 Quadra that is my bootable backup. [more inside]
What's the best way to set things up so my wife can edit our iPhoto library (currently on the iMac) from a new MacBook that I plan to buy? [more inside]
Replacing iMac (2008/aluminum) Hard Drive. What's the best way to remove glass front held in by magnets? [more inside]
My in-laws' brand new 21.5" iMac took a header and has a badly cracked screen. Repair is going to run ~900; my f-i-l wants to try replacing the screen himself. We can't find any information on where to acquire the appropriate flat panel. Does anyone have a link?
Looking for a good Slide Scanner for my mother's iMac. [more inside]
Is there a way to hook up an Xbox (original, not 360) to play using one of the new 27" iMacs as a teevee surrogate? [more inside]
I'm strongly considering finally switching from PC to Mac. My heart is set on the new 27-inch iMac and I'd like some feedback from anyone who currently owns one. I'm a bit concerned because.... [more inside]
Will this glass hold my imac computer? [more inside]
I have a dual monitor set up--can I set my applications to only display their windows in one of my monitors? [more inside]
Mac mp3s clusterf*ck... how to fix this "multiple mp3s in multiple locations, with some overlap, problem" after a hard drive crash...? Help... [more inside]
Sharing a printer between an iMac (with printer driver installed) and a Windows laptop without installing any drivers on the laptop: can it be done? [more inside]
My Imac has started running slow past week. What is the best way to look into possible causes of this?
Beautiful, open world platformers for the pre-school set? Does such a thing exist? Also open to general video game recommendations for the 5-7 age range. [more inside]
My apartment flooded while I was away on vacation now my '07 iMac won't power up. So this is going to be a two-parter with specific questions about my computer and a general question about the nature of battery backups. [more inside]
My girlfriend's imac keeps losing its wireless signal, despite having functioned perfectly for over a year at its present location. How can I remedy this? [more inside]
Is it crazy and/or overkill to consider getting a 27 inch imac to replace my tv? [more inside]
RAM configurations for the new iMacs - permutations galore! [more inside]
iMac drives failing - first external, then internal. Seems to be hardware in both cases. Questions about troubleshooting or replacement inside. [more inside]
OS X won't boot. Time Machine stopped working at noon. How can I nab some files before I reinstall Leopard? [more inside]
Pseudo broken iMac and boot camp issues: replaced old failing hard drive, and cd-drive subsequently breaks, among other things [more inside]
Want to share my entire itunes library with another user on the same IMAC I think we used to share them all, but now not... I do almost all of the uploading of files but she cant see these When i go into system preferences>file sharing is on and pubic folders should share everything. Can someone help point me to the likely source of this problem: I suspect multiple libraries got created somehow: can these be merged?
Carrying solutions for an imac? [more inside]
Can I run Adobe CS4 on my iMac? [more inside]
Should I get my aging, computer-clumsy mother an iMac, or just buy her a bigger screen for her Windows machine? [more inside]
My iMac's seemingly gone kaput :( I'm getting a flashing folder icon with a question mark on bootup. Please help me save my iMac? [more inside]
My iMac iSight camera is "in use by another application". Can you help me figure this out so I can use the camera again? [more inside]
How should I clean my iMac intel 24" keyboard after spilling beer on it? [more inside]
When using mail to email a photo as an attachment from iphoto 08, the photo is embedded in the email message and the picture is very small. When selecting the photo from the thumbnails I have selected full size but the picture is still small. I tried attaching the photos several different ways but the result is the same. What am I missing?
How can I connect 2 Macs to 1 HardDrive [more inside]
iMac filter: 1st generation flat screen imac. Internal fan whirring constantly & loudly (1.6GHZ powerPC G5). I just maxed the memory from 256 to 2GB. I thought this might help. It's working much faster (thankfully) but the whirring is relentless. Last resort is to purchase a new one...I'd rather not go this route for now. FTR she has been doing this for quite sometime, so not a recent activity. Any suggestions on how I can silence my old lady?
[MomFilter] Looking for a reasonably cheap, reliable printer (for printing text) for an iMac. Leaning towards laser as the experiences with inkjets have been that bouts of little use lead to still full, yet dry and thus worthless ink cartridges. [more inside]
How do I manually eject a CD meant for Windows (including XP and Vista) from my iMac G5? [more inside]
I've been debating with myself for the last week or so about which Mac I should buy and when I should buy it. My brain could use a break from the back and forth, and that's why I'm asking for help. [more inside]
I currently have an iMac 24" (early 2008). If you are acustom to the iMac you'll know that the brightness setting is extremely high. Unfortunately everytime I boot the computer up the brightness settings reset and I have to go through the hassle of lowering the brightness. Why is the keyboard/mac doing this? and can it be fixed?