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?
iMacFilter: Recommend a good external drive? [more inside]
In OS X on my iMac, Disk Utility asserts that my main, internal hard drive is "about to fail" and has been asserting this for several months. But my computer is running just fine... should I worry? [more inside]
iMac G4 won't start from (iMac G4-specific) OS X install disk. But WILL start from the Apple Hardware Test CD. More details follow... [more inside]
Can someone walk me through how to best set up my imac and iphone so that my syncs work more smoothly? I would like to sync just weekly and 1) pull over photos from the phone into iphoto 2) pull over new podcasts that i like and get rid of the old ones (this is my biggest problem right now, it seems like i keep getting the old ones reloaded and sometimes the new ones dont show at all) 3) pull over address changes bi-directionally I would like to do this in as idiot proof a fashion as possible: plug and play thanks!
Time to replace the Mac. Should a graphic designer go for the economical iMac or is splurging for a MacBook Pro and external screen worth it? [more inside]
This long-time PC user is thinking about getting an iMac and needs advice from current iMac owners. [more inside]
iMacFilter: Upgrade or find something new? That is the question. But, as is often the case, there's a bit more... [more inside]
Make me love MobileMe. How do YOU use it? [more inside]
Generally speaking, how well would Final Cut Studio run on a hypothetical quad core iMac?
MacGameFilter: Please help me find a new action/adventure game to play on my iMac. [more inside]
Does anyone currently own or have knowledge of the original iMac? [more inside]
New imacs weren't announced today at MacWorld. Will the wait be quite a long time for the next round? [more inside]
Where can I go to rehab my I-Mac? [more inside]
Help me understand wireless. I have an aluminum iMac, a unibody Macbook, and an iPhone 3G. [more inside]
I would like to set up a system where my turntable and my iMac all flow out of a nice set of speakers. I have no idea where to start. [more inside]
NewbieWifiFilter: What could prevent OSX from logging on to a working wifi network that Airport detects? [more inside]
MacFilter: How do I get Preview back? [more inside]
Mac OS X kernel panic shortly after boot on G4 iMac. How do I troubleshoot this? [more inside]
iMac G5--how do I wipe the drive prior to recycling? [more inside]
Why is my brand new iMac (connecting to the internet wirelessly) having trouble staying connected when I download large files? [more inside]
Airport Express and my iMac don't get along. My iBook works fine. What's wrong? [more inside]
It's time to get a new computer. I'd like some kind of Mac. What's the smart thing to buy? [more inside]
My aluminum iMac (running Leopard 10.5) is sporadically possessed by Satan. At least, that's the only thing I can think of. [more inside]
Will my iMac G5 play blu-ray movies? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good, reasonably priced, external HDTV tuner that will work with a friend's iMac? [more inside]
For a new iMac running Windows XP, I need to mirror/clone the display so it shows the same on the monitor and a projector. The graphics driver (for an ATI Mobiity Radeon HD 2600XT) doesn't support mirroring, but the iMac does it automatically. But the monitor and the projector have very different aspect ratios, and the same screen size gets applied to both. Is there a way to set two different screen sizes? There's nothing under the display preferences. Any third party software that would work?
What's the coolest thing I can buy for $200? [more inside]
We can't boot into Windows XP, except in VGA mode, without the screen going black after the Windows XP "loading bar screen"; we can still hear everything, though. This is on an Intel iMac running Boot Camp, and the Mac side (Leopard) works fine, which leads me to believe this isn't a problem with hardware. [more inside]
I'm going to be relying on my iMac and the music stored on it for a while. I would like to get a set of speakers so that the computer sounds better. What reasonably-priced powered speakers have folks had success with? I'd rather not get a separate subwoofer. I'd be willing to get a small amp and use my small stereo speakers if all the other options are too crappy. Thanks.
Dead hard disk on a G3 iMac. Seemingly healthy 2nd-hand G4 iMac. If I try to access data on the dead machine via target disk mode, is there a chance—any chance at all—that I could screw up the healthy machine? [more inside]
I have an iMac. I have 2GB. My iMac says I only have 1GB. Why? [more inside]
I'm finally retiring my dad's virus-laden PC running XP with a new iMac. Is there any way to migrate his old settings from the PC over to a VMWare instance of XP running on the iMac in case he must use a PC-only app after the upgrade to a new machine? [more inside]
How to sell a two year old iMac in NYC? [more inside]
After being lied to repeatedly by my credit card company (PC Financial), I have two iPhone questions: 1) How do I get voice mails from my iPhone onto my computer? and 2) how do I record calls made on an iPhone? I have the 1.0 version of iPhone and an iMac if that makes any difference. Thanks!
We are having a problem with hours-long file checks when booting into Windows XP (Home Edition, with SP2) via Boot Camp on an iMac running Leopard. [more inside]
I can fix my sister's iMac, but she doesn't want me to. Do I go behind her back and get it running again? [more inside]
Help me with my outdated iMac and editing HD digital video - it doesn't recognize HD, so what do I need to do? [more inside]
My four year old IMac G4, which is out of warranty, has acquired this nasty habit of shutting itself off. What's going on? [more inside]
Is it worth it to load xubuntu on a tray loading iMac G3, 333MHz, 64MB RAM, 6GB HD? [more inside]
I just switched to Macs and I was a Windows power user (video editing, audio editing, scanning, graphic design, presentations, flowcharting, spreadsheets, databases, web design). What software can I absolutely not live without for the Mac? Being a fan of Open Source software (and excessively cheap) I'd prefer open source apps when possible.
My 6-week-old refurb iMac has an intermittent high-pitched whine. Help me guide the Geniuses to a fix. [more inside]
I use iTunes Alarm, or used it anyway... I need help with getting rid of it and finding a replacement [more inside]
May have bought an iMac a week too early, can I upgrade or at least get a refund of the price difference? [more inside]
MacFilter: How hard is it to travel with a current-gen 20" iMac? [more inside]
Is there a way to automagically back up my blackberry contacts and calendar on my iMac? Bluetooth and cordless would be swell. I'm running an intel Mac with the latest OS animal.
My desktop computer is dead dead dead (I think -- can you help me be sure?). I was going to get a new iMac anyway, so now I'll just move those plans up. I understand there's a utility to migrate all my files from the old Windows machine to the new Mac -- how can I make that happen when the old one won't start? [more inside]
my work threw out an old g4 imac (the dome with the flat-panel type) and i took it home (with their permission). unfortunately, when i boot it up, the only option it gives me is to sign in under the admin, and i don't know that password. our IT guy wasn't too much help. [more inside]
Brand new iMac -- After I set up Parent Controls on a new account, my dashboard disappeared. I can't get it back. I found a long thread on the subject at apple.com, but none of the solutions worked for me. So - here is my question about Time Machine... [more inside]