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Buy a MacBook now or wait two months.

Should I wait for Leopard or take the plunge now? Buying a MacBook. [more inside]
posted by beowulf573 on Aug 24, 2007 - 21 answers

Color me puzzled. Very.

How do I setup color profiles on my Macbook Pro? Frighteningly long description inside. [more inside]
posted by raheel on Aug 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Apple Cinema Display + Macbook + 360

I have an old 17" Apple Cinema Display, a first generation Macbook and an Xbox 360. Explain to me as though I were a small child how I can use my ACD (if at all) 1) with my Macbook and 2) with my Xbox 360. I know that there are probably all kinds of adapters involved but I read some past threads and being not at all savvy couldn't really make heads or tails of any of it. Inside there are photos of the port on my computer and the plug on the ACD. [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Aug 23, 2007 - 12 answers

Macbook hard drive recovery

My wife's Macbook 60gb hard drive has started clicking and disappeared from startup. Can't access it it any way and would like to get our wedding and honeymoonn photos from it - any recommendations on data recovery services in London for mac sata hard drives? Best quote I've had so far is £300. [more inside]
posted by Mossy on Aug 15, 2007 - 8 answers

What is the smallest Parallels Desktop image of Windows XP that will fit corporate needs?

What is the lightest, meanest, most-secure image of Windows XP Corporate I can install onto my MacBook Pro that will allow me to use Corporate MS Exchange Email, Visio, and IE-only intranet? [more inside]
posted by crazyray on Aug 14, 2007 - 1 answer

Macbook Screen

My macbook screen has developed cloudy/opaque spots (2) that you can only see from certain angles. What is it? Is it repairable? Most importantly is it Apple's fault? (I'm particular about my screen maintenance.) [more inside]
posted by time to put your air goggles on! on Aug 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Apple Panic

My macbook panic: After going ahead and downloading an update for the OS X my macbook crashed and will not know restart. I'm in panic mode as I have pics of newborn daughter on there. Please help. [more inside]
posted by numberstation on Aug 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Why does my MacBook sometimes restart when I close the lid for sleep time?

Why does my MacBook occasionally restart when I close the lid to have it go to sleep? This MacBook is only a couple months old (the latest MacBook revision) running 10.4.10. It's very sporadic. I will close the machine, then, after a few seconds, I hear the Mac startup chime. Here, though, it pauses the startup routine. Then I open the lid and it finishes booting. Any thoughts?
posted by jroybal on Aug 4, 2007 - 16 answers

My white whale of GTD apps for Mac?

GTD-filter: I'm trying to organize my (academic) work life using GTD. I've read through the book, and it sounds like it can help me a lot. I am thinking of using my Macbook as my folder system, but I can't seem to find an app that works the way I want. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Aug 3, 2007 - 9 answers

Get superglue off a touchpad?

How do I take superglue off my macbook touchpad? [more inside]
posted by lilac girl on Aug 1, 2007 - 8 answers

MacBook wireless connectivity issues

Why does my wireless connection on my Macbook spontaneously die and prevent me from reconnecting for a minute or so? [more inside]
posted by proj on Jul 11, 2007 - 13 answers

I don't like sticky everywhere.

I used some clear adhesive wrist protectors on my white MacBook, and after removing them, all of the adhesive is stuck on my Mac's wrist rest. What is the safest way to clean the gunk off? Goo Gone? iKlear? Something else?
posted by 4ster on Jul 9, 2007 - 15 answers

Help me upgrade my MacBook HD!

Help me upgrade my MacBook HD! There have been previous threads covering topics around this, and they threw up a few interesting ideas, but I need some specifics. [more inside]
posted by macdara on Jul 3, 2007 - 11 answers

Macbook Screen

My 13" Macbook screen has been randomly, but only slightly, changing screen brightness. Is this grounds for calling Apple for repair? [more inside]
posted by jne1813 on Jul 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me decide which computer to buy.

I need your help to decide which computer to buy - Macbook Pro 15" or the Dell Dimension XPS 1330. [more inside]
posted by althanis on Jun 30, 2007 - 46 answers

How to remap a key to right click in OS X?

Is there any way to remap the oddly placed (in my opinion) enter key on the right side of the Mac keyboard to right click in OS X? [more inside]
posted by secret.osha on Jun 19, 2007 - 5 answers

Buying Macbook Pro in Canada

Buying a cheap Macbook Pro in Canada, or other ways to get a rock bottom price for a new(or like new) 15 or 17 in Macbook Pro. [more inside]
posted by victorashul on Jun 10, 2007 - 17 answers

A non-Apple laptop equivalent to a Macbook?

My Windows-centric wife wants a laptop. I (her very Apple-centric husband) recommend she get a Macbook. To be fair to her, what other non-Apple laptops should we be looking at? [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Jun 3, 2007 - 34 answers

Apple airport extreme--works fine with wifi macbook, but hardwired PC always needs to "reconnect"

Apple airport extreme--works fine with wifi macbook, but hardwired PC always needs to "reconnect" [more inside]
posted by 0217174 on May 23, 2007 - 6 answers

Fullscreen youtube to the telly.

Did youtube change its 'fullscreen' option recently? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on May 22, 2007 - 8 answers

What's the max size harddrive I can put in a MacBook?

I'd like to put a larger HD in my MacBook, but I can find any reference to the max size I can put in it. I have an Intel Core Duo MacBook (2GHz). I purchased it around Sept. 2006. The stock 60GB HD is full. I saw a recommendation for a Seagate Momentus 160GB at 7200rpm. Can I go above 160GB? Is there a max that this laptop can handle? I'm leaning towards 7200rpm for better performance, but will this impact battery life??
posted by jpep on May 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Shopping for 15" MacBook Pro: Buy now, or wait?

Shopping for 15" MacBook Pro: Buy now, or wait? [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on May 21, 2007 - 19 answers

Can I use my Nokia N73 as a modem on my Macbook via USB?

Can I use my Nokia N73 as a modem on my Macbook via USB? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on May 12, 2007 - 3 answers

How can I play video on my airport network?

How can I watch video saved on my iMac's external firewire HDD through an airport express on my MacBook? [more inside]
posted by monkeymadness on May 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Recommendations for data-recovery software for MacBook?

A couple days ago, my MacBook was stolen by one of my (high school) students. Due to the tireless work of school police and the principal, I now have it back. However, there is a great deal of data missing: pictures, music, documents, and (of course) my GRADEBOOK. Before you say it: Yes, I know I should have backed up to an external hard drive. I know MeFites have recommended companies like DriveSavers to do off-site data recovery, but I'm looking for something I can just download and do myself. I've found a few utilities available for download but I'm not finding anything that would work on an Intel MacBook. Any ideas, other than time travel and an external hard drive?
posted by elisabeth r on May 4, 2007 - 14 answers

How do I convince Apple to replace my Powerbook with a Macbook Pro?

I believe I have a decent case for Apple to replace my defective Powerbook G4 with a shiny new Macbook Pro. How do I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by empty commercial spaces on Apr 19, 2007 - 19 answers

Why am I such a pain magnet when it comes to laptops?

Macbook (not Pro) hissing at me and crackling at mewhen I open it. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Apr 14, 2007 - 16 answers

Is there a screen protector that will make a glossy Macbook screen matte?

Is there a screen protector that will make a glossy Macbook screen a non-glare matte? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Apr 11, 2007 - 20 answers

Will a laptop power connector kill you if you put the end in your mouth?

How dangerous is the business end of a Macbook MagSafe laptop power cable to a small child? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Apr 11, 2007 - 25 answers

Cooking + MacBook = Cock Up

While I was cooking, I accidenally spilled double ceam on my MacBook, and now 2 of he mos useful keys ae not woking so well. [more inside]
posted by roofus on Apr 8, 2007 - 16 answers

Upgrading to Intel

Should I use the Migration Assistant when updating from a Powerbook to a Macbook Pro? Or just reinstall the software and/or look for Intel native or Universal binaries?
posted by four panels on Mar 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Should my new MacBook's power button tilt like that?

Should I be worried that my new MacBook's power button is no longer flush with the keyboard surface? It's tilted a tiny bit, and seemed to happen yesterday. Coincidentally, this was the first time I took it out of the house, albeit only briefly. I just got the thing this week, so I'm worried that I've got some sort of new parent syndrome ("My baby doesn't like grabbing my pinky with her left hand as much as her right- is she dying?"). So...is she dying? Should I get to the nearest Apple Store ASAP?
posted by paul_smatatoes on Mar 27, 2007 - 7 answers

XP>MacBook: Firefox bookmark's order disarranged

I just bought a MacBook Pro after my dead Toshiba. Interesting. Different. I installed Firefox and moved my bookmarks from my XP computer. But now they're all screwed up on the Mac! They had been ordered alphabetically with the folders full of links on top, but now the folders are on the bottom (having ordered them alphabetically on the Mac). XP keeps folders together and Mac doesn't, it seems (this seems also to be the case in the "Finder"). Let me know if I'm missing something.... Please float my folders....
posted by rumbles on Mar 26, 2007 - 8 answers

Broken Macbook

BrokenMacbookFilter: This morning I started up my macbook and all that comes up is a gray screen. Midterms are this week. [more inside]
posted by jne1813 on Mar 26, 2007 - 16 answers

Microsoft Office X does & doesn't work on my Mac Book.

Microsoft Office X Doesn't work on my Mac Book, but sometimes it does. Why? [more inside]
posted by UncleHornHead on Mar 21, 2007 - 6 answers

should i start ritually cannibilizing ibooks?

broken ibook conundrum: help me come up with an affordable and sensible replacement solution? [more inside]
posted by garfy3 on Mar 14, 2007 - 5 answers

Airport Problems On A MacBook Pro

How can I fix my MacBook Pro's Airport problems? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo on Mar 14, 2007 - 12 answers

Hear that? Is my MacBook dying?

Last night, suddenly and without provocation, my MacBook started grinding and crackling something fierce, mid-Google Reader browse. I shut it down quickly, savored the adrenaline rush, and started it up again. It wound up with a loud whine that accelerated until... well, it slowly dropped to a low whir. And it continues to whir. But the computer runs (for now) as if there's nothing wrong. My guess is it's the fan. If so, though, what happened? It was so sudden. (And this is not the iMoo.) And does this require Apple service, or can I somehow fix this myself? Should I stop using the MacBook entirely in the meantime? Want to hear the racket?
posted by pzarquon on Mar 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Firefox + Mac Help

MacBook Pro/Firefox: Just got a shiny new MacBook Pro. Downloaded Firefox...font is WAY too small. Why isn't it like this on my desktop or my girlfriends PC? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on Mar 2, 2007 - 18 answers

Crappy MacBook displays: true or false?

Are the displays on the MacBook Pro really as bad as I hear they are? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Feb 27, 2007 - 28 answers

Stay Asleep, Little Mac

MacBookSleepFilter: I like how plugging in a USB device will wake my MacBook from sleep, but I hate how unplugging a USB device does the same. Is there a setting I can change? [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Feb 23, 2007 - 3 answers

Coming out of the windows closet

Wherein the apple gods torment me; or why does it take so long to get my macbook? [more inside]
posted by oxford blue on Feb 15, 2007 - 13 answers

Trying to Avoid Making the Same Mistakes with a Different OS

[YetAnotherMacQuestionFilter]Seemingly random crashes with my only-five-months-old MacBook trigger trautmatic flashbacks of my time as a Windows user. Your Mac savvy- or referrals to a skilled therapist- are appreciated. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Feb 4, 2007 - 13 answers

What are the chances that Apple will release a 12-inch MacBook Pro in the next few months?

What are the chances that Apple will release a 12-inch MacBook Pro in the next few months? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Feb 1, 2007 - 24 answers

Talk me into/out of a MacBook.

I want a MacBook. I want need a new laptop, and they're pretty. Please talk me out of (or into) buying one. [more inside]
posted by corvine on Jan 31, 2007 - 51 answers

Making the switch: iBook to MacBook

Upgrading to MacBook... how do I move my email and especially my applications over from my iBook? [more inside]
posted by missed on Jan 31, 2007 - 9 answers

Where does Adium store the photos it takes with the macbook's camera?

Where does Adium store the photos it takes with the macbook's camera? [more inside]
posted by phyrewerx on Jan 23, 2007 - 2 answers

Where has my hard drive space gone?

I just got a macbook pro with a 120 gig hard drive. I only have 93 gigs available, what gives? [more inside]
posted by nimkip on Jan 23, 2007 - 18 answers

When to buy a MacBook

When will the next MacBook update happen? I know Apple doesn't tell, but could someone give me an educated guess based on product lifecycle? I'm about to upgrade, but I always buy right right before they update.
posted by Dag Maggot on Jan 20, 2007 - 14 answers

How to get rebel XT working on Macbook Pro?

I would like to tether my rebel XT to my intel Macbook pro. I know that there is PPC software to do this, but can not track down anything that will work on my macbook. What options do I have? [more inside]
posted by burhan on Jan 18, 2007 - 17 answers

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