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How do I fix my gmail server error?

I'm getting an error about half the times I try to log into gmail. The error goes away if I reset my computer. The error says "The requested URL /mail/ was not found on this server. Apache/2.2.2 (Fedora) Server at mail.google.com Port 80" I'm using ethernet to connect, and I only get this error at home (I'm on a MacBook Pro.) How can I fix that?
posted by melodykramer on Aug 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Laptop Hard Drive Decision - which one is best for my needs?

Which HD would be a better (read: faster) drive for my soon to buy MBP? [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Aug 4, 2008 - 17 answers

Now You See Me, Now You Don't: Moc OS X Networking Question

SETUP: -One PowerMac G4 running OS 10.4 -One Macbook Pro running OS 10.5.4 -One Airport Extreme (older UFO model) on 802.11g For a long time I've had a home network between my desktop and my Airport. I never had any problems with signal or anything. About a year ago I purchased a Macbook Pro and set it up for my network. The only problem is that on my Macbook I consistently get fluctuating signal strength and my network often just disappears all together. [more inside]
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb on Jul 29, 2008 - 3 answers

How ya like dem apples?

Brand new Mac convert - haven't used one since the IISE back in college. So far I love it but I have some questions about converting my peripherals or moving data like music, etc. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Jul 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Good laptop and camera backpack for carry-on?

I need to get a backpack that fits a 17" MacBook Pro (with neoprene sleeve on), as well as some sort of separate (i.e. removable and wearable) camera shoulder bag, holding itself a canon 40D and a few lenses. Oh, and it has to get through airport security as carry-on luggage, obviously... [more inside]
posted by avocade on Jun 22, 2008 - 8 answers

Which Macbook for Music Production?

Macbooks; I'm going to university this September to study a music technology course, all their computers are macs, I'd like to buy one so I can take my work home. For music recording and production, which macbook is most suitable for me? [more inside]
posted by ilumos on Jun 10, 2008 - 19 answers

OSX latency monitoring for windows games

Is there a way I can monitor latency to gaming servers easily in OSX, preferably through a widget? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Apr 19, 2008 - 2 answers

Uh oh, the backlight on my MBP has problems!

Help! The backlight on my Macbook Pro has problems! Diagnosis and advice greatly appreciated! [picture included] [more inside]
posted by dragontail on Apr 13, 2008 - 6 answers

Why Am I getting 404 errors for legitimate web pages while casually browsing?

While casually surfing, why am I getting 404 errors for pages that definitely exist (like google and facebook)? How can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by smersh on Apr 12, 2008 - 18 answers

Is my Ikea desk killing my MacBook Pro hard drive?

Bizarre Hard Drive Failure Filter: Is it possible that my desk from Ikea is helping to send my hard drive to an early grave? [more inside]
posted by fenriq on Apr 5, 2008 - 20 answers

MacBook Pro volume keys malfunction

The volume keys (f11/f12)on my macbook pro stop working, seemingly at random. When this happens, I still see the bars display in the middle of the screen, but the volume doesn't change. Anyone else get this, or have a fix? [more inside]
posted by bashos_frog on Apr 5, 2008 - 4 answers

Folding@Home and nowhere else

I want to run Folding@Home on my MacBook Pro, but I want it to only fold while plugged in. Is there a way I can do this? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Mar 24, 2008 - 6 answers

MacBook or MacBook Pro?

The multi-touch trackpads on the new MacBook Pros are cool and all, but are they $750 cool? [more inside]
posted by saraswati on Mar 23, 2008 - 31 answers

Help me describe and/or fix my Macbook Pro's freezing and graphics issues.

I have a Macbook Pro Core Duo 2.0GHz (not Core Duo 2). I am having random system lockups, graphics issues, and odd problems that I do not even know how to describe. [more inside]
posted by david06 on Mar 20, 2008 - 9 answers

What Macbook Pro should I get?

Say I have about DKK 17,000 to spend on a new 15" Macbook Pro. Should I go for the 2.4 GHz version with 4 gigs of RAM or the 2.5 GHz version with 2 gigs of RAM? [more inside]
posted by sveskemus on Mar 7, 2008 - 17 answers

I'm a Penguin, She's a Fruit

Parallels and networking.... am I wrong in how I _think_ it should work? [more inside]
posted by niteHawk on Feb 28, 2008 - 5 answers

Suggest a video camera camera to record usability testing

I have the opportunity to buy some equipment to do usability testing. I want to buy some video equipment but know nothing about video cameras. [more inside]
posted by TheDonF on Feb 17, 2008 - 7 answers

When can we expect new MacBook Pros?

I've been planning an upgrade to a MacBook Pro for a few months, but had been waiting for MacWorld, assuming that there would be a hardware revision. Now that the keynote has come and gone, sans even a spec bump, how long can I expect to wait for the next revision? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jan 15, 2008 - 13 answers

2.2Ghz vs. 2.4 Ghz. Can it possibly be worth an extra $500?

Macbook Pro question: 2.2Ghz vs. 2.4 Ghz. Can it possibly be worth an extra $500? [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic on Dec 19, 2007 - 33 answers

Parallels Vs. VMware Fusion

I'm looking at purchasing a MacBook Pro for my job at a non-profit. I do web design and IT (as well as Accounting, which is what I'll need to keep running Windows XP for, and Outlook for the Exchange server). I'll install Bootcamp for XP, but much of the time, I will not want to reboot into XP. Would Parallels or VMware Fusion to a better job of meeting my needs? Does either one do a better job of running off the Bootcamp partition? [more inside]
posted by mac-way on Dec 13, 2007 - 14 answers

How to force a MacBook Pro to re-detect video?

How to force a MacBook Pro to re-detect video? [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on Dec 11, 2007 - 10 answers

MacBook Pro keyboard sensitivity

Can the sensitivity of a MacBook Pro keyboard vary? Can it be changed? [more inside]
posted by veggieboy on Dec 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Whether and how to buy a Macbook Pro coming from the land of windows and linux

Help me with my orientation on whether and how to buy a Macbook Pro 17" high resolution. [more inside]
posted by jouke on Nov 28, 2007 - 20 answers

Swap MacBook Pros?

How can my friend trade his 17" Macbook Pro for a smaller laptop? [more inside]
posted by Lauram on Nov 28, 2007 - 5 answers

disk caught in macbook pro

MacBook Pro: Disk is caught in the drive and _will not eject_. Please Help have tried everything. [more inside]
posted by cascando on Nov 12, 2007 - 18 answers

what would you do to verify the condition of a used laptop ?

What should i watch out for in a used macbook pro ? [more inside]
posted by SageLeVoid on Nov 12, 2007 - 19 answers

Help me change my Mac to Dvorak

Can I re-arrange the keys on my MacBook Pro for Dvorak and for some cleaning? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Nov 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Why is GMail and Yahoo mail so sluggish, but everything else fast on my network?

Why is GMail and Yahoo mail so sluggish, but everything else fast on my network? Just about every other site works fast and great - YouTube, even BitTorrent downloads - but GMail and Yahoo mail both hang like crazy. Sometimes reloading the page works for a few minutes, but not always. [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Oct 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Did I break my computer?

MacBook Pro Upgrade Failed: Bad memory or bad user? [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Oct 11, 2007 - 7 answers

Where to send Macbook Pro for Hard Drive upgrade?

Where to send Macbook Pro for hard drive upgrade? [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on Sep 6, 2007 - 18 answers

How to install Mac OSX clean without the original discs?

How can I install Mac OS X on an older Macbook Pro without the original discs? [more inside]
posted by rsanheim on Sep 5, 2007 - 13 answers

Pimp my drive?

MacUserFilter: Help me figure out which configuration I need for my new MacBook Pro. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Aug 29, 2007 - 8 answers

If you're dumb and you know it, clap your hands.

I'm sure this has been covered before but I'm in a small panic, so forgive the indulgence. I just spilled a small (maybe 1/4 oz.) of beer on my MacBookPro. I caught it very quickly and sopped up the liquid with an absorbent towel. However, a small discolored spot has developed in the LCD and I'm wondering what the best way to abate the liquid might be. [more inside]
posted by maniactown on Aug 14, 2007 - 3 answers

An apple but which.

New iMac or new Macbook Pro? Details, details [more inside]
posted by sindas on Aug 14, 2007 - 11 answers

Is there any reason for me to break the bank for the 2.4GHz intel c2duo macbook pro?

Is there any good reason for me to get a macbook pro with the 2.4GHz intel core 2 duo processor, as opposed to the cheaper model one step down? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Jul 5, 2007 - 25 answers

Suggest ideas to help me paint my MacBookPro case.

Speck (clear) case for my MacBookPro (15"). I want to do something really cool - paint it. What should I paint it (and how best to accomplish such?) [more inside]
posted by Towelie on Jul 2, 2007 - 5 answers

How do I not erase all of my iPod's music?

How can I plug in my iPod without erasing its music? [more inside]
posted by JamesJD on Jun 21, 2007 - 9 answers

Is there an easier way to switch monitor modes with my Macbook Pro?

Is there an easier way to switch monitor modes with my Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by alidarbac on Jun 20, 2007 - 4 answers

DAMN! MacBookPro = $$$

About to join the ranks of the mac faithful, but wtf is with these prices? [more inside]
posted by marxfriedrice on Jun 18, 2007 - 26 answers

Laptops: Apple MacBook Pro versus Sony Vaio/Dell/Toshiba. Please help me choose.

It's time for a new laptop. I have very strong thoughts on this subject, but I need your help, suggestions, and guidance. [more inside]
posted by davidinmanhattan on Jun 7, 2007 - 29 answers

I have "Alien" sweat!

Help me save my theoretical new MacBook Pro from my Sweat of Doom! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jun 7, 2007 - 20 answers

I should have bought the AppleCare. Damn it!

My 13-month-old MacBook Pro broke. Can you guess? Yeah, the AppleCare warranty had just expired. The fan made a horrible "playing card in the bicycle tire spokes" sound for about 60 seconds, then stopped forever. [more inside]
posted by evariste on May 20, 2007 - 25 answers

External Laptop Battery Pack

Is there a way to reuse an apple powerbook g4 battery to power a macbook pro? I know that it doesn't fit, but I'm hoping there is some kind of external pack that can accept and charge a powerbook battery but which can power a macbook pro. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by jwiener on Apr 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Finger + Trackpad = Friction

How can I reduce the friction between my finger and my MacBook Pro track pad? [more inside]
posted by hsoj on Mar 15, 2007 - 7 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

A Grand Does Come for Free

If you had $1000 to spend on peripherals/software/extra things for a new MacBook Pro, what would you buy? Assume that you have no need for a printer or really expensive software like LogicPro or FinalCut. Through a generous gift, I find myself in this position.
posted by Falconetti on Feb 19, 2007 - 40 answers

Is there a mac solution to discover if our dog barks during the day?

Help me record my dog whining during the day with a mac book pro. [more inside]
posted by tonylord on Feb 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Yack! iMovie White Screen- No Like

Got a new Macbook Pro. AVI files now show up as a white screen when imported into iMovie. I think that some codec is missing. I am not sure which one it is and would like a reputable source to download from. Any idea how to correct this?
posted by bkeene12 on Jan 20, 2007 - 7 answers

What's the best way to backup/restore (on a Mac)?

What's the best way to backup/restore (on a Mac)? [more inside]
posted by Colloquial Collision on Dec 11, 2006 - 13 answers

Macbook Pro repair options

So the superdrive on my Macbook Pro is having the same problem as a lot of people on Apple's discussion website - it is spitting out most DVDs. I am outside the 90 day support period so I can't call them to tell me what to do but inside the warranty period, and an Apple Store is too far from me. What can I do about repairs?
posted by raheel on Nov 26, 2006 - 6 answers

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