Mac vs. PC! (Laptops) [more inside]
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]
I have a bunch of photos I haven't uploaded to Flickr. Why? Because it's a pain with the tools I have now. I want to be able to color-correct, title, caption, tag, and upload photos from my Mac as fast as possible. [more inside]
The new MacBookPros just came out, and just in time, as I have encountered an issue with my iPhone 3GS (constantly disconnects from the 3G network) that, obnoxiously, seems to require me to upgrade my computer (a June '04 12" Powerbook G4 1.33ghz, OS 10.4.11).* My question is whether, as a long-term investment, it makes more sense to buy the 2.7ghz 13" MBP vs. the $300 cheaper 2.3ghz. [more inside]
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]
[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]
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]
Do I need a specific kind of rechargeable batteries for Apple's Magic Mouse? [more inside]
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]
iMac is connected to the HD Telly but there are two issues ... [more inside]
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]
What's the best way to run Internet Explorer in OS X? [more inside]
Recently aded an external drive to my iMac for storage of photo files. It runs off a Firewire 800 port. I also use a Time Capsule. The external drive is mounted overnight via crontab for the daily backup run. When that's done, a script unmounts the drive. This works reliably. The drive, then, should be unmounted the rest of the time. However, the drive is mounted at unexpected and sporadic intervals. The logs reveal that this is usually, but not always, immediately following the unmounting of the Time Capsule after an hourly run. Not on every run, but perhaps on one run per day. In addition, the external drive is sometimes mounted in a way that appears to have no association with the Time Capsule. What's going on?
Is Winclone still actively being supported/developed? I need to clone a Bootcamp partition to a new HD and almost everyone says to use Winclone, but the developer's site has been down for the last 24 hours and thus I cannot download the application or investigate any official documentation. Does anyone know if Winclone is still the application to use in this instance, or if there is an alternative that I actually CAN download?
I want to put together a reasonably simple book of text, interspersed with drawings and a few "full bleed" photos. Is Apple’s Pages app robust enough, or will I have to wade into learning InDesign? [more inside]
How do I create (not mount) network drives in OS X? [more inside]
I’m looking for a USB media reader. One that is known to work with Mac OSX 10.6. [more inside]
Can you help me remember the name of an old Macintosh game where you played as a pre-historic Homo Sapien? [more inside]
After a visit to my parents' attic, I have in my possession a Macintosh computer that is old enough to drive a car. It has on its hard drive everything I did in middle school and early high school. What can be done. [more inside]
Question about re-installing OSX and copying files over from a backup—but without using Migration Assistant. [more inside]
Why won't my 17" Macbook Pro remember where I put windows when I connect my external monitor? [more inside]
Does anyone know how to install Smartboard software, so that it works with a Macintosh on Snow Leopard? [more inside]
Advice needed about migrating from one Macintosh to another in slightly different situation [more inside]
Do you remember an old Mac game where you play as a wizard's apprentice who goes to a magic store? [more inside]
Helping my father re-create iTunes on his new iMac—AND keep all of his song ratings. [more inside]
I blew up my Macintosh trying to upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard. How do I get it back to retrieve a few files before I blitzkrieg it all in a disk repair and OS reinstall? [more inside]
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]
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]
I have a new iMac, and common web content that displays fine in Firefox isn't working for me in Safari. [more inside]
How long does it take for the Peter and Bobby of iMacs, to get Greg iMac's processor? [more inside]
I used to own a PowerMac 6100 running OS 9. This was the pre-Steve Jobs era so I lost hope in Apple ever getting it together and moved on to a PC. How can I access my old documents? [more inside]
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?
How do you store Mail messages on your hard drive on a Mac? [more inside]
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]
Is there a Macintosh application or utility that will prevent you from typing a particular word for a specified period of time? I know there are plenty of apps/scripts to keep you from visiting web sites, but I specifically would like an exercise in being prevented from typing specific words for a designated period of time.
Mac Excel 2008 Question: how can I change the edit mode when defining named ranges? It's not F2, it's not CTRL-U, so what is it? [more inside]
I want to make a video like the intro to "How To Make It In America." [YT] What's the most basic Mac app I can use? Thanks, MF!
Please make my Mac stop talking to me. [more inside]
I downloaded Cooliris for Firefox. It shows up as enabled in my Tools > Add-ons. Firefox doesn't show the icon in the toolbar to go to Cooliris. Any help? I am running the newest version of Firefox on my Mac. thanks!
How will Apple fix this problem with my laptop's fan (possibly logic board and/or hard drive), and how long will it take? [more inside]
How do I automate dumping the contents of a couple hundred different data CDs into a directory in Mac OS X? [more inside]
Mac-Filter: How do I make the clickbar work again? [more inside]
Mac voice-recognition software for a writer with arthritis. [more inside]
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]
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?
Any Apple Certified Macintosh Technicians in the house? How difficult was it for you to get certified? [more inside]
What are my options for a cheap, small Mac laptop? [more inside]
My 2.4 Ghz Macbook Pro running OS 10.6 seems awfully slow to load applications. Any advice? [more inside]
Is my data gone? Convoluted data storage question involving two Macs, a Drobo, and some file permission errors... Question on possible recovery options, and questions on how to stop it from happening again. [more inside]