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]
What is probably a very naive question about stream audio ... [more inside]
Is there a program that is free or shareware that works like Paint....except for Macintosh? [more inside]
Please recommend good entertainment console emulators for Mac OS X Intel. [more inside]
My MacBook (mid-2007) just crapped out. I can't afford a pro data extraction fix. Is there any other option? [more inside]
What to do with an old iBook and iPod? [more inside]
What are the options for single user content filtering for Apple computers? [more inside]
I want to install Windows XP on my Mac through Bootcamp. I want to do this for purely frivolous reasons... I want to play games. Has anyone had any bad problems as a result of doing this? [more inside]
Help me find a (non-Mighty) mouse for my Mac that can be programmed to function with Exposé and Spaces. [more inside]
I have a commercial DVD (the content of which I own the rights to) and I have an mp3 (which I also own the rights to). Two questions: How can I make another "video" using the visuals from the dvd and the audio from the mp3? Then, how can I turn this final file into an .avi? Further, what if I want to run the DVD's audio track at a diminished volume beneath the audio of the mp3, therefore using the mp3 like a commentary track? I'm on a Mac.
Can anyone help me with installing older Bioware games (BG2, NWN and expansions) on a new Mac Powerbook? [more inside]
Any way to easily run Mac OSX on Windows? [more inside]
What is the current state of the art in Macintosh OS X vulnerabilities, exploits and other remote security issues? [more inside]
I am trying to import bookmarks to Google Bookmarks from 4 browsers -- Opera, Safari, Explorer, and Firefox. I cannot figure out how to do this. I have an IMac running OS 10.3 --- Thanks in advance for any guidance!
What's a good, idiot-proof way for my mom to scan and manage her old recipes on her iMac? [more inside]
What can I do to have a Macintosh G4 laptop to recognize a Pentax Optio 33WR digital camera? It once did, but it has since stopped. [more inside]
Whenever I open a new browser window in Firefox (188.8.131.52) on my Macbook (OS 10.4.10), the window opens one title bar too low. How can I force all new browser windows to spawn in the upper-left corner? [more inside]
How can I use RFID to login to my Mac running Leopard [more inside]
Macbook Pro question: 2.2Ghz vs. 2.4 Ghz. Can it possibly be worth an extra $500? [more inside]
I'm wanting to send sound to and from a remote room in a house to a Macintosh sound in and out ports. I'm thinking wireless mic and wireless speakers. This is inside a standard ranch style house that spreads horizontally and would cross several walls. [more inside]
What Mac program would I have been likely to use to write the references section of a scientific paper in 1993 or 1994? I have the file, and I want to open it or convert it. (file link inside...) [more inside]
How do I restore the missing factory display profile on my Macbook? When I try to calibrate the color for the display on my Apple MacBook i get the error "The factory profile for the display could not be found." This seemed to happen after a problem with Parallels having some problems. What can I do to fix this?
My laptop crashes about 80% of the time when I pick it up or put it down, even when I'm ultra-ginger. Why? Before you cry "Disable the sudden motion sensor!" as far as I can tell, I don't think it even has one. [more inside]
Automator as an antidote to Excel tedium. Can you help me get through repetitive tasks with favorite Automator tricks in Leopard? [more inside]
Microsoft Word woe -- I have Word for the Mac (2002) version....Anyway, everytime I open up a cover letter with a previous date, it automatically updates the date. I have checked all the auto format settings and I suspect it has something to do with a macro. But when I go into using some sorta macro, it asks me to install visual basic...I get a bit more confused at this point...anybody else have this trouble with dates?
Why did Greasemonkey stop working? [more inside]
A friend spilled "essence of pumpkin" oil on her new Macbook laptop's LCD screen, resulting in a permanent stain of shiny glop in the lower righthand corner. Advice on fixing it? [more inside]
I need a better browser for my Mac. I use a MacBook Pro 17". For the past year, I've been using Safari as my default browser. I like it swell except that it crashes all the frickin' time. I've installed SAFT, which allows me to restore my browsing sessions, but still -- it's a pain. Last weekend, I moved over to Firefox in the hopes that things would be improved. That's not going to work. What's with the delays for nearly every action? Ugh. (No extensions installed.) I don't yet have Leopard, but am willing to upgrade if Safari 3 offers a marked improvement in performance. What can I do to improve my web browsing experience? (Session restore is a must. Undo closed tabs is nice.) [more inside]
Corrupted Entourage database: what can I do (Mac)? [more inside]
GraphicsFilter: Help me find a program to import and mark up maps on a Mac. [more inside]
USB 2.0 PCMCIA cards on a Mac G4 Aluminum Laptop: Does the card brand matter? [more inside]
I have some Macintosh-formatted floppy disks from the 1990s. They contain data I would like to have (old writing, Quicken files, etc.). Leaving aside issues of media integrity, how do I transfer these to a modern Mac. I have no access to Mac floppy drive of any kind. I do have access to PCs with floppy drives. But, of course, under normal circumstances a PC doesn't recognize a Mac-formatted disk. How do I get my data from these floppies to my MacBook Pro?
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]
I want to send a video on CD to an unsophisticated user of a Macintosh computer. [more inside]
Is it worthwhile to upgrade the RAM on a six-year-old iBook? [more inside]
New iMac: Good enough for a graphic designer? Convince me it isn't. [more inside]
Please help me get the contents of an Apple 7300/200 Power Macintosh off of it and onto... well, anything else. [more inside]
DIY repair for a narcoleptic titanium Powerbook? [more inside]
Help me find out what magic spell will get my keyboard to play nicely with my computer again. For several years, I used a Microsoft "Natural" Keyboard with my PC without a problem. But now that I just connected it to my new MacBook it's acting out. [more inside]
Looking for an old Macintosh game, where you flip reflectors to get a ball to bounce from one side to the other, [more inside]
I have a bunch of Macs that someone wants to put on Active Directory. That's not the problem. [more inside]
Mac Font question: I am doing some home tech support for an elderly couple, and they're looking for a symbol/dingbat sort of font that draws frame/table elements (corners, etc.). I know I have seen fonts just like this but can't for the life of me remember what they might be called. If you can think of the names and/or give a link to a free download, I would appreciate it. [more inside]
Is there a keyboard shortcut to open the Color Picker dialog box in Photoshop CS2? Or how can I set such a shortcut? [more inside]
How can I define a folder on Mac OSX to be readable and writable to all users that will store all the itunes on that computer and give every user account access?
How can I define a folder on Mac OSX to be readable and writable to all users that will store all the itunes on that computer and give every user account access? [more inside]
I'm feeling nostalgic after having gotten this to work, and I was wondering if it's possible to make the OS 9 "Classic Environment" run in a separate window within OSX. [more inside]
how did my mac get a virus??? [more inside]
Dead hard drive in PowerBook; multiple backups; colour lasers [more inside]
Is there a way to reuse an apple powerbook g4 battery to power a macbook pro? I know that it doesn't fit, but I'm hoping there is some kind of external pack that can accept and charge a powerbook battery but which can power a macbook pro. Any ideas? [more inside]