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]
OK: i know there are tons of posts asking some of the same things, and i have waded through many of them but may i beg your indulgence and ask a couple of relatively straightforward newbie questions? 1) If I need to work with Office documents from a PC environment (mostly word, occasionally PPT and excel) from time to time , can i do so without installing VM Fusion (which most here seem to favor) along with my Windows XP? Will Mac Office work with them? 2) Any discussions on how to best deal with the glare of the new monitor? 3) How good is the mail program: should i abandon gmail, run them both or go back to firebird? 4) Any reason to use safari if i already know firefox? Or consider one of the other choices? Thanks for indulging me. I have a lot to learn about this. ( )
Would like to finally buy an IMAC and wondering about the Timing of a purchase? [more inside]
I'd like to move my 20" iMac from one country to another, but I'm not sure what the most cost-effective and safest method is. [more inside]
So i just got myself an iMac yesterday. Of course, I like it. But what cool things can I do with it that I probably don't know about? Also, what should I be concerned about or not do? I know a lot about Windows and PCs, but next to nothing about this fancy new machine on my desk.
Help me figure out how to salvage my hard drive! [more inside]
Syncing up 2 USB Hdd on a Mac and Font converting software (PC to Mac) [more inside]
I love the looks of the new apple keyboard. I don't think that I would like those looks after I spent a couple weeks touching the white keys. Is there a similar keyboard with black keys? The more similar it is the better. [more inside]
I've spent the weekend playing with my new Intel iMac, and I finally got Windows XP installed only to run into a brick wall with internet connectivity... [more inside]
Should I buy a new Mac Pro or wait for the Penryn version? Complications below the fold. [more inside]
What are some things I could do with an old XP box? [more inside]
New imac on the way. The one it's replacing has been with me since 2000 (330ghz, 18GB hd) so I'm expecting to be a mite overwhelmed with all the stuff I can do now. I'm also overwhelmed by the amount of advice/tips/hacks/other out there. Where's the best information for the layman (that is, not totally ignant but not a developer either) user?
Help me with a home audio dilemma... [more inside]
Thinking about buying an iMac. I'm looking at the 24inch model with 2.8 MHz processor. I plan on doing some Final Cut and After Effects work, nothing insane like HD or heavy graphics. Will this computer serve my needs? [more inside]
Help me get my iMac across the Atlantic ocean [more inside]
So I just got the newest iMac today (the one that was announced last week). After 4 hours or so of use the fan has kicked on in a most noisy way and it won't shut down. Restarting does nothing. Take time to let it cool. Restart. Just more fan. So...anyone got a "here-n-now" fix or do I take it back to the store in the morning?
New iMac or new Macbook Pro? Details, details [more inside]
New iMac: Good enough for a graphic designer? Convince me it isn't. [more inside]
New iMac alert. Gimme, gimme, gimme! One question before I bust open my piggy bank: What's my best bet for a "secondary OS" -- Windows XP or Vista? [more inside]
So now that the new imacs have arrived, it's time to sell my old imac and my boyfriend's old pc and use the new imac. I've figured out that we need Parallels and can use Transporter to bring in the necessary pc programs/copy of xp. These are the steps I think I need to do to get the pc stuff working (the mac stuff looks like a cinch): [more inside]
How can I make an iBook with Mail and an iMac with Entourage stay on the same page? [more inside]
I no longer get "properties" when I use my mouse over a picture [more inside]
I need a new graphics card for my G5 2.0Ghz. [more inside]
I thought I was a Mac geek, but I'm beginning to think I'm not. Can one take an Intel iMac, plug in an external monitor and TOTALLY DISABLE the internal screen? I'm beginning to think it's not possible.
My iMac only displays a blank white screen when I turn it on. What should I do? [more inside]
Recommend a good printer for my Intel iMac, under £100, for general personal use? Mostly for text - doubt I'll be printing many photos. Thanks!
What cool things can I do with a G4 Imac in the dining room besides music and picture slide shows? [more inside]
How can I watch video saved on my iMac's external firewire HDD through an airport express on my MacBook? [more inside]
(Standard Google-Fu failure disclaimer.) How can I use my old Rev. B iMac as a monitor for a DVD player? [more inside]
Reinstall Mac OS on G3 iMac after installing Linux? [more inside]
Is there any way that I can easily use my iMac Desktop (Current Intel Model) monitor as a second or primary monitor for my Powerbook using either the wireless network or a monitor adapter? [more inside]
Mac Mini 1.66, 60gb with 1 or 2gb RAM - then adding big external drive and dvd burner - is this an economical / workable option? [more inside]
Refurbished Mac: Good idea? Bad idea? [more inside]
Due to a break in at work, some exceptionally stupid criminals, and an unusually responsive police department, I'm now in possession of a knackered high spec iMac G5 that has been dropped and no longer boots. I there anything I can do with the rest of it? [more inside]
I have one of those crappy old iMac G3s that is pink and looks like a piece of bubble gum and it won't turn on. Help? [more inside]
What is that "return from sleep" beep my iMac makes, and why does it do it randomly? [more inside]
What browser would you recommend for an iMac running system 9.2? [more inside]
Is Apple Care worth the money in the UK? [more inside]
Any hope of bypassing Imac password? [more inside]
Would an iMac 20-inch 2GHz Intel Core Duo meet my needs? [more inside]
My Intel iMac burns DVDs quite slowly. Is there anyway to fix this? [more inside]
I have an Intel Imac that I bought roughly a year ago. I connect to the internet using comcast and an Airport Express. Recently, I added WEP security to my airport, for obvious reasons. I also changed the airport channel to 7 (and then 4) from 11 because I was getting lag while playing Xbox Live using a wireless adapter (I live in an apartment with many wireless networks around me). Every since, my computer just decides to leave the network about every 5 minutes. It's SO ANNOYING. I only have to click on the network again to rejoin, but does anyone have any ideas? I made both changes at the same time.
Every time I boot up my Intel Imac, I have to unplug and then replug my external hard drive in order for it to mount. It's a 160GB Seagate SATA internal that I put in an iRocks 3.5 enclosure (USB). When I open up Disk Utility, the drive is not displayed in the left column (until I unplug, then plug). It's just storage for my EyeTV files, but still annoying to have to do that every time. Ideas?
I have a new iMac, a g4 iBook, a new Airport and a Westell router delivering Verizon DSL. They're not playing nicely. [more inside]
How can I convince my accountant and my tax inspectors that I truly do need to buy a new 24" iMac in order to continue being a productive member of society? Because I don't. Please help me lie. [more inside]
Gaming on the iMac -- how does the ATI Radeon X1600 (and its fan) handle the 3D graphics load? [more inside]
Per an earlier question, I've finally bought an external hard drive for my iMac. How do I go about backing stuff up? [more inside]