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Tried to torrent a show, ended up with malware. Help!

Specifically, it's a mplayer virus. It has infected Google Chrome and Firefox, and is showing infuriating pop-up ads and frequently redirecting the browser to ad-like pages. Who knows what else it's doing/stealing/collecting. This may be what I deserve for trying to download some TV, but I need to get rid of it. Running Mac OSX 10.8.5. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on May 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Help Me Identify a Macintosh Computer

I am looking for help identifying a Macintosh computer I used in the late 90s (details inside...no pictures). [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 24, 2014 - 8 answers

iCloud…Should I Use It?

Just curious if I should use the iCloud? Will it make things complicated for me? Make it easier? Do I need it? Am I using it already?? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Nov 27, 2013 - 10 answers

Should I get discrete graphics option on a new MacBook Pro?

I'm in the market for a new 15-inch MacBook Pro. I'll be maxing out the RAM and flash storage. Should I spend an additional $100 to get the model with discrete graphics? Would there be any benefit at all from doing that? Or will the integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics be sufficient? The discrete graphics option is an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. [more inside]
posted by alms on Oct 23, 2013 - 11 answers

How can I get rid of this iCal error message?

Ical is giving me a persistent error out of nowhere, and I have no idea how to stop or correct it. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jul 2, 2013 - 2 answers

Google Screen goes blank on many common sites

I was having trouble with my iMac computer lagging and one of the things I did was restart in Safe mode (holding down shift). It now seems to be ok. I also have mediocre vision so have resolution at 1280 x 800 as my usual preference. The Issue: since the safe boot, Chrome pages go to a white screen after a few seconds on most sites such as Facebook and Amazon among others. I see old posts on Google but no real fixes. I looked at many google help links like this among others. Has anybody else had this problem? (Chrome does this when I change the view back to a more usual setting like 1344 x 840, for example. Any thoughts?
posted by chicaboom on Feb 23, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking for portable Firewire drives that daisy chain correctly

I'm looking for bus-powered portable Firewire drives that daisy chain correctly. Desired size is 1 terabyte. [more inside]
posted by alms on Jan 28, 2013 - 6 answers

Why won't Facebook load on my computer?

I can load any website on my MacBook except Facebook. Facebook will not load on any browser (Chrome, Safari, or Firefox) -- they all give error messages. Safari says "The server where this page is located isn't responding." Apple tech support says it's a Java problem and I just have to wait until an Apple software update allows Java again, but that seems wrong. [more inside]
posted by southern_sky on Jan 12, 2013 - 19 answers

Spinning Beach Ball of Doom

Mac Lion Filter: Autosave in Word = GIANT FAIL. [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Aug 24, 2012 - 9 answers

Remember the name of a Pre-OSX Mac game where you swung around dots with a bar?

This old Macintosh game sprung to mind, but until Google has metadata for game mechanics, I will have a hard time finding it. Do you remember its name? [more inside]
posted by peripatetron errant on Aug 14, 2012 - 6 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

Can I trust eBay ?

Buying a pre-owned Mac in the UK. Where should I go ? [more inside]
posted by devious truculent and unreliable on Apr 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for a book on the history of Apple/Macintosh

Looking for a good book on the history of Apple/Macintosh. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Apr 5, 2012 - 6 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

Video cable hunt, take 3

Follow up to this question: Where can I find a cable that will let me connect my old iBook G4 to a VGA cable? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Jun 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me resuscitate an ageing G4 Power Macintosh with a linux distribution

Can I rehabilitate an elderly Power Mac G4 for study? [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Mar 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me find this old Apple Macintosh game from the early 90's, pleaseandthankyou

I remember a side-scrolling game my childhood but am unable to remember the name. There was a squat grey robot with a single peg leg with a wheel at the bottom and he had a cannon that you controlled with the mouse. Most of the game took place underground. There were bats, and there was a kidnapped professor. [more inside]
posted by tmt on Mar 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Would it be smart to buy/sell a new Mac laptop every year?

Spurred by today's announcement about new MacBook Pros, I have a quick question about owning a Mac. Specifically, I'm wondering whether it would be wise to just buy a new 13-inch Mac laptop (~$1300, after I upgrade the RAM and hard drive) every year, and sell the old one. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Feb 24, 2011 - 21 answers

eMac, meet G3

[AncientMacintoshFilter] Is there a way to get an eMac to fileshare with a G3 (blue-and-white tower)? In the good old days, I would have whipped out an AppleTalk cable and called it done, but the eMac does not have an AppleTalk port. [more inside]
posted by Rube R. Nekker on Feb 16, 2011 - 15 answers

What current video card will work in a six year old Mac Pro desktop system?

What video card currently available for sale could replace the dead ATI Radeon X1900 XT in my six year old Mac Pro tower? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Feb 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Do I need specific rechargeable batteries for the Magic Mouse?

Do I need a specific kind of rechargeable batteries for Apple's Magic Mouse? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Jan 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Not a big fan of keeping old CDs around

Classic Mac emulation-filter: I have apps that require CDs to run. How can I convert my CDs to mountable disk images in SheepShaver/OS 9? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 24, 2011 - 15 answers

The iMac drives the telly brilliantly - too brilliantly !

iMac is connected to the HD Telly but there are two issues ... [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Jan 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Remote temperature sensor and e/mail notification for vacant house.

How can I monitor the air temperature at a residence I don't live at using a Mac running OS x, a usb mounted temperature sensor and a program that will e/mail me regular updates as to the room temperature? [more inside]
posted by HuronBob on Dec 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Re-installing OSX and copying files over from a backup without employing Migration Assistant

Question about re-installing OSX and copying files over from a backup—but without using Migration Assistant. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Aug 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Smartboard and Snow Leopard Macintosh

Does anyone know how to install Smartboard software, so that it works with a Macintosh on Snow Leopard? [more inside]
posted by hdh on Jul 19, 2010 - 5 answers

I got killed by a mouse in a trashcan!

Do you remember an old Mac game where you play as a wizard's apprentice who goes to a magic store? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Jun 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Keeping the RATINGS when moving iTunes stuff to a new Mac

Helping my father re-create iTunes on his new iMac—AND keep all of his song ratings. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on May 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Text Length in InDesign

This seems like it should be simple, but I'm not sure how to search for it: after placing images into an InDesign file, the text flows around it, but it isn't automatically extending the pages at the end of the document to make up for it. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on May 11, 2010 - 19 answers

Please to make smaller file!

Why doesn't the compress feature on my Mac actually compress the files? It creates a .zip file but it's usually only a couple hundred k smaller than the original. [more inside]
posted by amanda on May 10, 2010 - 17 answers

Where can I find drivers for my wireless antenna?

Where can I find drivers for this USB adapter for my Macbook Pro? The product comes with a Minidisk, which my mac can't read. I can't seem to locate the website for "GP," and downloading drivers for other companies hasn't worked. My Mac isn't detecting the adapter at all on it's own, but the box says it works with Macs. Any ideas?
posted by biochemist on Apr 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Saving Mail to my hard drive on a mac

How do you store Mail messages on your hard drive on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Apr 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me archive a roomful of old Mac data

How do I automate dumping the contents of a couple hundred different data CDs into a directory in Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Jan 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Stupid MacIntosh Problem

Mac-Filter: How do I make the clickbar work again? [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Dec 9, 2009 - 9 answers

Need help setting up AirPort on my Mac

I'm trying to set up an AirPort on my Mac and I'm having some issues. It's asking for OS X 10.4 and I'm running 10.5 but it still doesn't work. Any clue as to why this is happening? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Nov 30, 2009 - 6 answers

Want separate desktop on Virtual Machine

Question. I upgraded to Parallels 5.0 to run a Windows Virtual machine on my Macbook. The problem is that icons on the Windows desktop show up on the Mac desktop and vice versa. How can I set up Parallels so that both desktops are separate identities that don't impact each other?
posted by hdh on Nov 19, 2009 - 3 answers

Options for a small & cheap Mac laptop?

What are my options for a cheap, small Mac laptop? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Oct 2, 2009 - 25 answers

Why is my Macbook Pro so slow to load applications?

My 2.4 Ghz Macbook Pro running OS 10.6 seems awfully slow to load applications. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Oct 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Apple/MacIntosh training in Portland, OR?

Apple/MacIntosh training in Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by nickthetourist on Jun 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking for a printer without the problems of finicky ink.

[MomFilter] Looking for a reasonably cheap, reliable printer (for printing text) for an iMac. Leaning towards laser as the experiences with inkjets have been that bouts of little use lead to still full, yet dry and thus worthless ink cartridges. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Jun 21, 2009 - 21 answers

What is the Mac 10.5 version of Paint Shop Pro?

Please help me find the Mac 10.5.x version of Paint Shop Pro. [more inside]
posted by CancerMan on Mar 25, 2009 - 12 answers

On the spinning wheel ride

The Gray Screen of Death: another hanging Mac question. [more inside]
posted by otolith on Mar 21, 2009 - 13 answers

Yet another "trying to remember an old Mac game" question....

Trying to remember the name of an old mac computer game: Like chess, but the board could be set up differently, with blank spaces around which pieces had to move . Pieces moved like both checkers and chess. Some of them were "magical" -- could teleport to other spaces or serve as a wall. Certain spaces on the board were also magical -- destroying pieces, etc. Any ideas? Thanks.
posted by gb77 on Jan 15, 2009 - 9 answers

Hypercard stack to Mac Address Book?

How can I move all 1200 of my dad's Hypercard addresses to Mac Address Book? [more inside]
posted by woot on Dec 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Robot Mac user

How would I simulate daily useage patterns on a Mac for testing purposes? My ideal would be something hands free that I can just start running and doing something else. Sorry if this is a little inside baseball. [more inside]
posted by ShawnString on Dec 19, 2008 - 3 answers

La Cie external drive failure

Mac, Leopard, La Cie external hard disk drive spins but does not mount. What's my best option for getting data off this drive? [more inside]
posted by gen on Nov 2, 2008 - 21 answers

I ain't dropped acid in over 20 years, so why the audio flashbacks now?

What is probably a very naive question about stream audio ... [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Mar 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Shrinking and JPG'ing images to a certain FILE size?

Wondering if there's a Mac OS X program that I could drop an image file on and tell it "Make me a 'best quality' JPEG out of this that winds up being no more than 10 mb in size". [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Aug 26, 2007 - 13 answers

I want my 44hz iSub working again!

Just bought me a spiffy new 17" iMac but MacIntels don't support iSubs? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Dec 2, 2006 - 4 answers

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