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]
Help keep my old Powerbook G4 on WiFi. (Technical Mac Question.) [more inside]
I'd like to make a script to mass convert .avi files from my digital camera into iPod-sized .mp4 files, while preserving the creation dates from my camera. I'm on a (non-snowy) Leopard mac. [more inside]
How much should we pay a contract programmer to migrate some code for us? Is it customary for the programmer to present a bid, or do we come up with an amount to offer? [more inside]
Trying to locate early nineties database software that was fronted by a comedian, the names of either would help. [more inside]
Best web photo prep software? Will Lightroom work? [more inside]
What is the best graphics card I could get for a Macintosh G4 dual 1ghz? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend me software for a mac, that can help improving my workflow and organization of images, while I keep the images separated into 3 topics? [more inside]
Help me try and fix my mother's weird internet/Mac Mini issue. [more inside]
Apple/MacIntosh training in Portland, OR? [more inside]
How to best keep my Mac laptop & desktop synched? [more inside]
[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]
So I've got an older Macbook with a broken optical drive (it takes heroic measures to get it to eject discs), and I'm trying to figure out the best way to replace it. [more inside]
I'm trying to find a way to expand a file that's in an ancient Mac archive format (Now Compress). [more inside]
What's a good replacement for Quicken on the Mac? [more inside]
How do I get files from my modern PC onto an ancient Macintosh? [more inside]
Please help me find the Mac 10.5.x version of Paint Shop Pro. [more inside]
The Gray Screen of Death: another hanging Mac question. [more inside]
How can I consolidate all my pictures, music, pdf files, etc. from multiple drives? I have about 10 external drives containing photos and so forth. Different drives contain some duplicates, but the individual drives do not. [more inside]
How can I get Quicksilver to keep track of files that have moved? [more inside]
How to bypass my provider's annoying "site not found" screen? [more inside]
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.
So there was this crazy, inappropriate, at-the-time-considered-pornographic Mac game I used to play in 6th grade when I would nab it from unsecured Rutgers FTP servers. [more inside]
I need to set all Macs in the business to use the same screen saver. I'd like to do it remotely. I have Apple Desktop Remote. I have a file. I can put the file where needed, but how do I make a universal change to the control panel?
How can I move all 1200 of my dad's Hypercard addresses to Mac Address Book? [more inside]
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]
My MacBook Pro is broken. Or, more precisely, its cd drive and hard drive are kaput. Repair of either of these parts is not an option. I'd like to not replace them, and simply have it run a live linux distro off of a usb drive. Possible?
What are the Mac equivalents of great Windows software? This was a great question about what a Mac person should install on a Windows box. I'm going the other way, as my office kindly bought me a new MacBook Pro. I'm a scientist and haven't used a Mac since OS 7.5. For the past decade my machines have been Windows, Linux, or dual-boot. Freeware/shareware programs I use a lot under Windows: Cygwin, Essential PIM, FLVplayer, IrfanView, Maxima, Openoffice.org, Scilab, Winamp, Xemacs, Xplorer2 pro. Commercial software: Mathematica, IDL, occasionally Microsoft Office. I'm mostly interested in freeware or shareware such as great text and image editors, tex/latex, and other nerdware. Thanks! Naturally, the new laptop runs Leopard.
Is there any free software to capture audio broadcasts from the internet? I am a novice. I am not sure how to go about it. There are a few sites that will play through real audio but i would like to capture a file in a format such as mp3 to my desktop that I can burn to disc to listen in my car. Sorry for the lack of technical terms. I am new to trying to do this and am not sure where to look or how to do it. I run an IMac with OS 10.5.2...Thanks for your time!
PowerBook G4 won't react to power button. Are we SOL? [more inside]
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]
I inherited a fully-functional Apple Macintosh Plus computer complete with external SCSI hard drive. What are some cool things I can do with it? [more inside]
I started migration assistant before I knew how long it would take. Am I screwed? [more inside]
Why are my file servers not releasing their hard drive space when I delete files [more inside]
How do I open PC volumes that my Mac can see on a Windows network but can't open. [more inside]
is there an application that works on a mac that will allow me to post comments to multiple myspace friends at once? [more inside]
OS X filter: How can I recursively unzip files (in directories that are not zipped)? [more inside]
MacBook Pro screen weirdness - feature or bug? [more inside]
I need help picking out an inexpensive Mac-based (or web-based!) database to maintain a 2,000-person POSTAL mailing list / membership database for a small academic non-profit. [more inside]
Annoyingly specific question about a failed Flash installation on a Mac: [more inside]
Do all laptops get this hot? [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with Bluetooth Stereo Transmitters? I'm looking for a wireless speaker solution for my laptop. [more inside]
how can i use my apple remote in parallels? [more inside]
How can I get a Mac consulting gig off the ground as quickly as possible? [more inside]
I am looking for a good website for free clip art. I have googled but come up with rather lame clip art. I am putting together a one page memo and wanted some cartoonish things like aliens and comic book like designs. And I am using Word 2004 for the Mac.
How do I transfer a normal Mac account to an Active Directory Mac account on my new Mac? [more inside]
Where should an aspiring indie Mac developer and his family move: SF Bay Area or Seattle (or Other)?
My wife and two kids and I are not able to renew the lease on the house we're renting in a Maryland suburb of DC (the landlord is selling his other house and moving back into this one), so we're looking to move at the end of August. I've also been contemplating a career change for a while, and as this "opportunity" has dropped in our lap, we're thinking about making a city change as well, that would benefit my intended Mac development career, possibly to the SF Bay Area or Seattle. (more inside) [more inside]
Should I buy a stand-alone labeler (with built-in keyboard) or a labeler that attaches to my Macintosh? Recommendations for specific models would be great. [more inside]
I'm trying to remember an early-mid 90s puzzle game for the Macintosh that was possibly published by Disney (or an offshoot). [more inside]