I have an old G5 PowerPC Mac Mini that would be just right to repurpose as a DVR/HTPC. But the weak onboard graphics are preventing joy. Is there a way I can offload the graphics processing workload to an auxillary device? [more inside]
Mac Mini as centerpiece of home theater, driving a HDTV? [more inside]
My husband and I are Apple noobs and can't get a straight answer from any sales people: is the Mini adequate for our needs? [more inside]
I need to buy an adapter or cable that lets me plug a normally-sized USB plug into a "mini" USB receptacle. I must be doing something wrong in my searching because I can't seem to find something that lets me do this anywhere. [more inside]
Please sanity check a possible Mac Mini HTPC/media center setup. [more inside]
Does anyone know where (or even if) I can get hold of a copy of the 1980's SABC (South African TV) series 'The John Ross Story: An African Adventure', made and set around the same time and locations as their excellent 'Shaka Zulu' series? I know it exists but I can find no mention of its availability in any format, or even at the IMDB... Thanks in advance!
I want a Mini Cooper. I want a convertible Mini Cooper. My wife tells me convertibles are a bad idea. (Especially in Oregon.) I'm not convinced. Hasn't convertible technology advanced to a point where they're pretty hassle-free? Help me convince her a convertible is a fine idea!
Mac Mini Sound Stops Working When I Push The Top of the Case [more inside]
OS X Backup Filter. I use a mac mini with it's limited had disc space, so also use an external USB drive to store big stuff like my iTunes Library, Lightroom Catalog, and Downloads. I need automatic backup help. [more inside]
Mac Mini scratched my DVD -- anyone seen this before? (photo inside) What should I do? [more inside]
Anyone know the specs for the Formac Disk Mini external power adaptor (NT070)? [more inside]
Just switched from cable to DirecTV (7 HD channels on cable just wasn't cutting it), and we have a Mac Mini we'd like to use as a DVR. Possible? Practical?
I'm disappointed with the service I'm getting from an Apple authorised repair centre. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
Will attaching an external Firewire drive to my G4 Mac Mini make a big difference to booting speeds and application loading times? [more inside]
Seeking recommendations for small ethernet switch - a "splitter for travellers", maybe? [more inside]
Where can I rent a Mini Cooper in Vancouver BC? [more inside]
On my phone's browser, I need an option other than "Yes, always ask". Help? [more inside]
Volkswagen, BMW, and now Fiat have all recently bought out "remakes" of some of their classic cars (Beatles, Morris Minis and Fiat 500s). All of these cars do nothing more than pay homage to the original, stealing some aesthetic design features, while creating an entirely new car. But how much would it cost, now, to manufature a Volkeswagen Beatle the way they were made in 1969? [more inside]
Will Mini Talk To Katana? I've got a intel mac mini with bluetooth, and a Sanyo Katana cellphone with bluetooth. Is it possible to get them to talk to each other? [more inside]
iPodFilter : In 2005, I bought her a Mini. Now, she has a Nano. Not sure how to deal with it the iTunes way. [more inside]
Is my new Mac Mini broken? [more inside]
I have a small commute (10 minutes) and I want a small truck. Real small. [more inside]
I've lost my hair, I've lost my youth and now it's time for my hearing to follow. recommend a stereo system, please.
I've lost my hair, I've lost my youth and now it's time for my hearing to follow. recommend a stereo system, please. [more inside]
What should I do with my neglected Mac Mini (1.25GHz/1GB RAM)? [more inside]
I am looking toward upgrading my website's hardware. I want reliability and easy expansion. Could migration to a cluster of mac minis be a good solution for a distributed website? [more inside]
Will a standard baby seat properly (comfortably) fit in the back of a new MINI? [more inside]
What's the best surround sound solution for my Mac Mini? [more inside]
Mini-CDs be damned! How do I remove one of those "mini-CDs" from a Powerbook? [more inside]
What prevents the volume control working on a Mac when the optical digital audio output is being used? [more inside]
Mac Mini (Dual Core Intel version) & Media Art Installation: I'm working with a friend to develop a system that will allow not only for playback of audio/visual content, but also for recording it. I think a Mini is a good way to go, but would like some advice. [more inside]
The wife and I have a Mac G5 tower, the PowerPC single processor, only 800Mhz (yes, we got caught--bought it a month too soon--damn you, Jobs!). It's 2 years old. We have a cinema display (sweet) and all the stuff we need, but now that the new Intel Mac Mini is out, we're seriously considering scrapping the G5 and going with the Mini. What should we do? Which would be faster? My wife thinks the G5 would still be faster, but I think that's nonsense.
My mother has an Acer LCD (model AL1715) hooked up to her Mac Mini. The warranty expired 3 days ago, and last night it woke up after being asleep for about 45 minutes with a black line across it - the image divided in such a way that the image has rolled - that is, the bottom is at the top and the top at the bottom, split not quite equal halves. Disconnecting and reconnecting don't work, powering off and back on don't work, changing the display mode on the mac doesn't work, and we can't find a reset button. Acer doesn't answer tech support phone calls (endless holds) or emails. Any ideas?
macModFilter: I have an idea for a mod to my old machine that's beyond my abilities. Apple store geniuses say it can't be done. (pshaw.) How do I find a mad scientist in the SF Bay Area who will take a hack at it? [more inside]
Macfirewirefilter: I just bought a minimate--250gigs. It shows up on my desktop as being 1000gigs plus. Do i really have that extra space? Is something wrong?
Getting a Mac mini: help me choose a display. [more inside]
Is it possible to add more VRAM to a Mac Mini?
I'm seriously considering buying a Mac Mini. What's the best 17" or larger flat screen monitor for under $600 that will compliment this system? Sharpness, color and resolution are key for I am used to the typically awesome Apple brand monitors.
Help in making the switch from linux to Mac. [more inside]
I have a Mac mini and a 17" Apple CRT display (gray and white, matches the old G4). Help me diagnose a problem I am having since I moved. [more inside]
iPodfilter: Is there a voice recorder for iPod mini? Googling seems to denote that there's no firmware support for any recorder on iPod mini.. but I want to conduct interviews with the little silver bugger! Please help!
I'd like to buy/build a PC with the form factor of a Mac Mini. Suggestions/references?
I've made the switch to a Mac Mini, and unfortunately it seems to be detecting my monitor capabilities incorrectly; how can I override this autodetection, or otherwise get around the problem? [more inside]
Do Mini Coopers really need high-octane gas? (Apologies to my boyfriend for asking this question because he says they do! I'm just not convinced.)
What do you all think of the 2004 Mini Cooper convertible? Specifically, in comparison to a 2004 mini beetle convertible, or a well-cared-for 2001/2002 Cabrio convertible (I don't think they made a convertible Cabrio after 2002)?
I've taken the plunge, and purchased a Mac Mini. I've used Windows primarily for most of my life, with a bit of Debian Linux. What recommendations do you all have for general use, software, etc etc?
Anyone know of a decent software soultion for my Hauppauge USB tv card and my new Mac mini please?
I just hooked my Mac Mini up to a new 17-inch flatscreen Viewsonic monitor. At unpredictable intervals, the display fades to blue for a moment and then comes back. What's going on? Are my settings wrong or is something broken?
Macmini alternatives. I was considering purchasing a Mac Mini to make it a relatively inexpensive home media center, but after upgrading the hard drive to 80GB, adding Bluetooth for a wireless keyboard & mouse, buying the wireless keyboard & mouse, adding 802.11g for home networking, etc the $499 price tag was closer to $850 or more. Can anyone recommend a Windows box manufacturer who makes small form factor PCs for this kind of application?
[PCHardwareFilter] Inspired by the recent MacMini, I've been looking at Small Form Factor (SFF) PCs. (This isn't a question about the mac, I use a powerbook, but run an IT Division). What companies make SFF PCs that are good, reliable, and suprisingly decent little beasts. I'd love to hear reviews and accolades. I know of Shuttle... What else is there?
Looking for a camcorder. [mi] [more inside]