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Mac vs. PC

Mac vs. PC! (Laptops) [more inside]
posted by hotdiggitydog on Mar 13, 2011 - 27 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

Photo processing / Flickr toolchain for Mac?

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]
posted by tellumo on Feb 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Purchasing strategy for New MacBookPro (with bonus iPhone problem)

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]
posted by neko75 on Feb 25, 2011 - 13 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

Going under Mac the Knife.

Is this Mac 128k fixable, and can I fix it myself? [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Jan 26, 2011 - 10 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

What's the best way to run Internet Explorer in OS X?

What's the best way to run Internet Explorer in OS X? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Dec 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Why Is My External Drive Unexpectedly Mounted?

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?
posted by justcorbly on Nov 18, 2010 - 1 answer

Is Winclone still the best application to use to clone a Bootcamp partition?

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?
posted by pwb503 on Oct 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Can I use Apple’s Pages app? Or will I have to use something like InDesign?

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]
posted by blueberry on Oct 19, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I turn a USB 2.0 external drive into a network drive?

How do I create (not mount) network drives in OS X? [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Oct 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Tuned in, turned on, but dropped out.

I’m looking for a USB media reader. One that is known to work with Mac OSX 10.6. [more inside]
posted by Gungho on Oct 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Name of prehistoric Macintosh game?

Can you help me remember the name of an old Macintosh game where you played as a pre-historic Homo Sapien? [more inside]
posted by yellowlightman on Oct 1, 2010 - 3 answers

time travel is not an option.

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]
posted by millipede on Sep 1, 2010 - 18 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

I want THIS over THERE

Why won't my 17" Macbook Pro remember where I put windows when I connect my external monitor? [more inside]
posted by Fleebnork on Aug 17, 2010 - 7 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

From Mac Mini to Macbook Pro: A very special edition of Special Snowflake

Advice needed about migrating from one Macintosh to another in slightly different situation [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jun 21, 2010 - 6 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

BAD KITTY!! So, how do I resurrect my Macintosh?

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]
posted by spinifex23 on May 16, 2010 - 14 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

Suffering Safari

I have a new iMac, and common web content that displays fine in Firefox isn't working for me in Safari. [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on May 2, 2010 - 16 answers

I don't want an iMac that cries "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!"

How long does it take for the Peter and Bobby of iMacs, to get Greg iMac's processor? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Apr 20, 2010 - 9 answers

How to recover my files!

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]
posted by apark on Apr 20, 2010 - 14 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

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

Is there a Mac app to prevent you from typing in specific words?

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.
posted by smallerdemon on Mar 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me edit named ranges in Excel 2008.

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]
posted by fremen on Mar 8, 2010 - 0 answers

How To Make It In...

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!
posted by the NATURAL on Mar 8, 2010 - 4 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

Can't get Cooliris to show up in Firefox browser

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!
posted by snap_dragon on Feb 20, 2010 - 6 answers

How long will it take Apple to fix a fan problem on a MBP?

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]
posted by autoclavicle on Jan 16, 2010 - 5 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

Writer meets arthritis

Mac voice-recognition software for a writer with arthritis. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 3, 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

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

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

Little deaths 4kb at a time

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]
posted by arniec on Sep 23, 2009 - 5 answers

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