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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

Why is my macbook running slow?

Why is my new Mac acting so slow, and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by stresstwig on Jan 13, 2007 - 27 answers

I can't find this anywhere, but I need to burn some Anime episodes to a DVD using a Macbook.

I can't find this anywhere, but I need to burn some Anime episodes to a DVD using a Macbook. More inside. [more inside]
posted by stlboi on Dec 30, 2006 - 5 answers

Tip of Headphone Plug Stuck in MacBook Jack!

I was using the headphone jack on my macbook and moved it around slightly when the sound suddenly cut out. I soon realized that the very tip of the headphone plug had broken off and gotten stuck inside the jack, and the rest of the plug remained intact. I tried using a small refrigerator magnet to see if it would draw the broken bit out, but it didn't, and i didn't want to try a more powerful magnet because I don't know where the hard drive is in the computer. I was thinking maybe getting some pointy tweezers and taking the battery out so I don't electrocute myself while poking around in the jack? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
posted by hidinginabunker on Dec 22, 2006 - 12 answers

How to use my accelerometer w/ Parallels

I just got a new Macbook with Parallels and Windows XP pre-installed. I knew of someone who utilized the accelerometer to be able to flip between OSX and Windows by a slap of the side of the screen. How can I set this up on my MacBook?
posted by pelican on Dec 14, 2006 - 8 answers

Seeing Double or Seeing Nothing

Help my MacBook play nice with my Apple Cinema Display... [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Dec 13, 2006 - 6 answers

the best way in install and run Windows Vista on a Mac

I want to take advantage of mf my new MacBook Pro's Intel chip: what's the best way in install and run Windows Vista on it? [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Dec 11, 2006 - 22 answers

macbook - all settings unexpectedly reverted?

I recently purchased a Macbook and didn't have any significant trouble until I powered it on one evening and all of the settings had reverted. [more inside]
posted by wolfsleepy on Nov 28, 2006 - 7 answers

macbook doesn't recognize ipod

Plugged my iPod into my MacBook, the iPod lights up and then... nothing happens. WTH? [more inside]
posted by Manhasset on Nov 27, 2006 - 8 answers

Is AppleCare worth it if you have a pet geek?

I'm buying my wife a MacBook. Should I also buy AppleCare? [more inside]
posted by C.Batt on Nov 26, 2006 - 32 answers

Laser Etching a Powerbook/MacBook Pro near Toronto?

Does anyone know of a place in or around Toronto where I can get my Macbook Pro laser etched? [more inside]
posted by patr1ck on Nov 24, 2006 - 6 answers

I WANt My MacBook!

Asking for my boss: Do MacBooks play nice with WAN? [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Nov 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Should I try to get my MacBook Pro fixed or maybe even upgraded?

Should I try to get my MacBook Pro fixed through Applecare, even though I broke it myself? Has anyone heard of Apple allowing you to trade-in and upgrade? [more inside]
posted by likeSoy on Nov 15, 2006 - 14 answers

Why does my openoffice keep crashing?

Why does openoffice keep shutting itself down? [more inside]
posted by Old Man Wilson on Nov 12, 2006 - 2 answers

pimp my Razr!

RazrFilter: My Verizon service just provided me with a free upgrade to a Razr V3. Now what? naturally there's lots [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger on Nov 5, 2006 - 6 answers

Apple Rumormongers needed: New Macbooks Soon?

New Macbooks? Am I right in thinking that every one of Apple's new intel line products have been updated except the Macbook? I know that the Mac Pro and Xserv have not, but they were released later, so that's ok. The iMac, the Mini, and now the Macbook Pro have all received nice quiet little bump-ups in specs that make a considerable difference. A little more within... [more inside]
posted by eleongonzales on Oct 27, 2006 - 15 answers

Macbook Pro graphics, to buy or not to buy

Macbook Pro graphics query: For a Photoshop user, is it necessary to get the 256MB graphics card?... [more inside]
posted by timnyc on Oct 21, 2006 - 23 answers

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