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Suddenly erratic touchpad on MacBook Pro

My MacBook's touchpad went wrong this morning. Everything I do is suddenly like fighting with a ghost. Mac forums are useless. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Sep 6, 2012 - 16 answers

 

Real-time captioning software for webinars?

Asking on behalf of a friend: she runs a weekly GoToMeeting webinar that now needs to be captioned in real time. Is there a good software solution? [more inside]
posted by theatro on Jul 3, 2012 - 4 answers

How to include self-taught tech skills in my resumé?

Resumé filter: how do you tailor your resumé when you're applying to a job in which you have relevant (self-taught) skills, but no prior work experience in the field? [more inside]
posted by patnasty on Jun 1, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I give Final Cut Pro as a gift?

I want to give someone a copy of Final Cut Pro X as a gift. But since there's no physical package anymore, I can't figure out how to do it, and I'm feeling pretty dumb. I thought maybe an iTunes Gift Certificate, but Apple.com says "iTunes Gift Cards and Certificates can be redeemed for songs, albums, audiobooks, videos, and games on the iTunes Store. They cannot be used to buy Apple products." Help? [more inside]
posted by theatro on Jan 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Going from Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.5, but in an awkward way.

How to fix this problem: upgrading a Mac from 10.4 to 10 .5 but "manually"? More details inside! [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Oct 25, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I block out internal noises from my computer while using Skype?

How can I use Skype on my Macbook, while I'm typing so that it doesn't pick up my keystrokes and internal Macbook Fan? [more inside]
posted by hdh on Mar 10, 2010 - 9 answers

I blame Steve Jobs' parents

Please make my Mac stop talking to me. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Feb 20, 2010 - 8 answers

How difficult is it to become a Certified Mac Tech?

Any Apple Certified Macintosh Technicians in the house? How difficult was it for you to get certified? [more inside]
posted by sammich on Nov 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Synch me up

How to best keep my Mac laptop & desktop synched? [more inside]
posted by kestrel251 on Jun 22, 2009 - 11 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

Apologies if it's not kosher to turn the green into one's private Genius Bar.

Is it worthwhile to upgrade the RAM on a six-year-old iBook? [more inside]
posted by donpedro on Aug 9, 2007 - 16 answers

What is the easiest way to convert e-mail to tasks or appointments in OSX?

I am considering making the switch to the Mac, and I am wondering how you all convert an e-mail to a task or appointment in OSX. In Outlook, I just drag it to the Calendar or Tasks button (or use one of the ClearContext buttons). I understand this does not work in Entourage. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Dec 13, 2006 - 7 answers

How do I compile GCC on OS X?

When compiling gcc-3.4.4 on OS X 10.4.5 I get an error about an undefined symbol, _fprintf$LDBLStub. How do I make this go away? [more inside]
posted by mto on Mar 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Switch. And Switch back, you know, whenever you damn well please.

This may be slightly premature, but would it possible to install Windows onto one of the new Macintel platforms and so have an OS X/XP dualbooting machine? [more inside]
posted by Tikirific on Jan 11, 2006 - 20 answers

Inventory app for OS X?

I sell things on the internet. I use a Mac running OS X. Are there any good product inventory programs out there that do not run on top of Filemaker? (Currently, we are using an Excel file but not happily)
posted by clango on Aug 21, 2005 - 5 answers

How do I unbreak my Mac's internet?

My mac, which runs 10.2.8, suddenly forgot how to get to the internet. How do I return it to its former glory? [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Jun 12, 2005 - 3 answers

How do I convince my Mac to ignore all the wireless networks around it that aren't my own?

How do I convince my Mac to ignore all the wireless networks around it that aren't my own? [more inside]
posted by logovisual on Apr 10, 2005 - 6 answers

Mail.app putting line breaks in long URLs. Make it stop!

Mac OS X Mail.app putting annoying line breaks into long URLs. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jragon on Feb 11, 2005 - 3 answers

Mac Finance Software

any recommendations for personal finance software for the macintosh? (mi) [more inside]
posted by elsar on Jan 3, 2005 - 8 answers

Can you suggest a decent, cheap external firewire or USB CDRW that works with OS9?

My mother has an older iMac running on OS9. I'd like to upgrade her to a new one but can't afford it right now. I need to buy an external firewire or USB CDRW that will work with OS9 so she can easily back up her digital photography; can anyone suggest something decent and cheap?
posted by luriete on Dec 1, 2004 - 8 answers

1980s Mac SE

AppleFilter: I am now the proud owner of a Macintosh SE from 1987-ish. Now what the hell am I supposed to do with it? Complete details inside. [more inside]
posted by logovisual on Nov 18, 2004 - 13 answers

Why is my OS X menu bar making a "click" noise?

OS X: All of a sudden clicking things on the menu bar of any program makes a SF-like "click" noise. (I checked under sounds in the system preferences and noises from the interface is unchecked.) It happens when I click on the Apple in the top right or the program name and sometimes File. I have not installed any news software. My question is: WTF? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Oct 14, 2004 - 6 answers

Mac Newbie

I am about to order an iMac, my first Macintosh. What do you wish someone had told you when you got your first Mac? (mi) [more inside]
posted by lbergstr on Sep 29, 2004 - 46 answers

Nota Bene

Academics and scholars: anyone familiar with the text processing product on Windows called Nota Bene? A friend is switching to Macintosh and it's an application area I don't have a lot of experience with. In particular, he likes the fact that Nota Bene stores citation information separate from the formatting, so switching from MLA to APA (?) is easy to do... Any suggestions welcomed.
posted by JollyWanker on Jan 27, 2004 - 14 answers

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