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Good program/script/anything to organize movie downloads on OS X Mac?

Looking for suggestions for how to automate the process of tagging/renaming downloaded movie files on a Macbook so that they're not long strings of technical nonsense. [more inside]
posted by Patbon on Dec 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me get started audio programming

I've been studying C++ for the last year and some change, and I'd like to start merging this study with my work in audio synthesis. What's a good way to get started programming audio applications? [more inside]
posted by Horizontally a Champion on Dec 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Looking for Outlook 2010 features on Outlook 2011 for mac.

I've switched over to a MacBook Pro for work and Outlook 2011 is currently driving me batty. I'm used to Outlook 2010 for PC and am getting frustrated with some features that don't seem to be available. I'm looking for solutions to the following... [more inside]
posted by lychee on Dec 8, 2010 - 1 answer

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

Help a Mac access music over the network stored on a Windows XP machine.

My wife just purchased a Macbook after using a Dell Mini 9 for several years. All of our music is on a WinXP server and shared out over the network. We want to keep it all on the server if possible. Importing the music into iTunes (over wifi) is slower and more painful than it is on the Windows machines, which I'm surprised about. [more inside]
posted by reddot on Dec 7, 2010 - 10 answers

sum group by in spreadsheet

How do I do a "sum group by" of data in osx numbers program? [more inside]
posted by H. Roark on Dec 1, 2010 - 8 answers

iLife on PC

I want to use iPhoto and some of the other iLife software, but I don't want to buy a Mac. Can I run this software effectively using software such as VMWare on my Windows 7 PC? [more inside]
posted by lemur on Nov 25, 2010 - 13 answers

BlackBerry 9300 wants to be friends with iMac...

Can a Blackberry and a G5 play nice? [more inside]
posted by Cookbooks and Chaos on Nov 20, 2010 - 7 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

Weird problems with browsing history and bookmarking in Firefox

Firefox has developed a couple very weird problems related to saving browsing history (despite options to save history being checked) and bookmarking. [more inside]
posted by Cucurbit on Nov 14, 2010 - 4 answers

MacBook for Dummies

Possibly stupid question about an inherited MacBook. How do I free up space on the computer? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Nov 13, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I kill terminal without also killing the script?

How do I allow a remote process to continue after I close my terminal window? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Nov 8, 2010 - 14 answers

Where can I find a simple native tree pad app for Mac OS X?

Where can I find a simple native tree pad app for Mac OS X? It doesn't have to be fancy, with todo lists, rich text editor, tags, whatever, it just has to have a navigation tree, and a basic text editor for the tree nodes. The ideal solution would be something like KeepNote, but native for OSX, and not necessarily with all the fancy features. [more inside]
posted by dfreire on Nov 8, 2010 - 12 answers

SSDs, maintenance, and Macs - what up?

I've done my fair share of googling and reading countless forum posts, but I'm still a bit puzzled as to what things I should be doing to maintain performance of this here new SSD (OCZ Agility2 120G) I just installed in my MacBook Pro. [more inside]
posted by theNonsuch on Nov 8, 2010 - 2 answers

text edit replaces ... with three smaller dots. how do I stop this?

text edit replaces ... with three smaller dots. how do I stop this? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Oct 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Bizarre self-inflicted WINE/X11 problem on Mac OS 10.5.

Bizarre self-inflicted WINE/X11 problem on Mac OS 10.5. Help me troubleshoot intelligently, or tell me how to nuke it from orbit and reinstall. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Oct 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Why Can't I Haz Cheezburger?

Why can't I haz cheezburger? (Why can't I access the Cheezburger sites from my computer anymore?) [more inside]
posted by DMan on Oct 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Mac Powerbook Needs to be Reconfigured

How should I reconfigure my Mac powerbook G4, and other mac-related growth advice. [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Oct 25, 2010 - 18 answers

Recovering data from Time Machine volume, without the original mac.

How do I recover stuff from a time machine backup, without the original computer. [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Oct 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Strange OSX Crash...

MAc OS X 10.6.X Won't boot PLEASE HELP!!! So the MBP17 (Late 2009) crashed while watching netflix in FF3.x I thought no problem, just reboot and watch the next episode...Oh how wrong I was, now it won't boot. Details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Oct 17, 2010 - 8 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

I hate mice!

I can't find a couple Word for Mac keyboard shortcuts, and my google skills haven't helped me find the answer. Can you? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Oct 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Is there an app for it?

Is there a Mac app to convert OpenOffice documents to Word? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on Oct 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me help a bunch of kids become nerds like me!

Does anyone have recommendations for great OS X applications for computers that are stationed in a daycare's preschool classrooms? I'm taking on the task of reinstalling four Mac Minis in my daughter's daycare, and am looking for ideas about the best software (freeware or inexpensive shareware/payware) for kids between the ages of 2 1/2 and 5 years old. [more inside]
posted by delfuego on Oct 12, 2010 - 6 answers

iTune crashes everytime I insert a cd

iTunes crashes everytime I put in a cd. [more inside]
posted by jdl on Oct 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Save mail, clean install

I'd like to do a clean install on my iMac 24" with Leopard. I have routine backups with Time Machine and a recent CarbonCopy of the hard drive. After the clean install, the only information I want to access is my saved emails. How can I save or access or import old emails?
posted by midwestmainer on Oct 9, 2010 - 1 answer

Software zooming on a Mac.

Looking for a screen magnifier for OSX. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Sep 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Should I reformat external hard drives for a Mac?

Should I format my new external hard drives for OS X? [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Sep 23, 2010 - 13 answers

Mac OSX and Gmail Aren't Playing Nice

Mac OSX (Safari) and Gmail: why do 'read' and 'unread' messages always look the same? [more inside]
posted by jnrussell on Sep 19, 2010 - 12 answers

How can I fix my Mac's broken Disk Permissions?

Mac OS 10.6.4 - my Disk Permissions are broken. How did this happen, and what do I need to do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Sep 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Why can't I delete these folders?

I'm unable to delete (apparently) empty folders from my Mac. Opening them grinds the system to a halt and even looking at them through the terminal nearly crashes the machine. [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Sep 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Yellow, black, and recTAGular.

OS X-based ID3 tagging programs that have comprehensive expression string options? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Sep 8, 2010 - 6 answers

"I got five hard drives with eighty-nine gigabytes, I eat databases, networks, and web sites."

[OSX Organizational Filter] I do video and need to become better organized on my external drives. [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Sep 4, 2010 - 4 answers

I know what you did between 14-18, computer.

I'm looking for an osx app which would periodically check a folder on a remote WebDAV volume and download anything which has appeared on the same day. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Sep 3, 2010 - 4 answers

My kingdom for a disabled Windows key

How do I disable the left Apple/Windows/"Command" key? Bonus points if I can enable/re-disable quickly. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 1, 2010 - 3 answers

FontExplorer won't import most of my fonts

Mac OS X 10.5.8 - using Linotype FontExplorer version 1.2.3 -- can't get my fonts to import on the new computer. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Aug 30, 2010 - 2 answers

Scripting events on a jailbroken iPod

I have a jailbroken iPod with iOS 4. I would like to run a shell script when the device wakes from sleep, or when the wifi interface connects to a certain SSID. What can I use?
posted by harlan on Aug 29, 2010 - 2 answers

A few MacBook issues

I've an aging MacBook Pro, well exactly 3 years old. I've found that ever since a recent update by Apple the wifi frequently refuse some networks until the machine has been rebooted. Any fixes? Also, It appears the CD/DVD drive has now died. As I never used it, does anyone have good recommendations for repurposing the drive bay?
posted by jeffburdges on Aug 29, 2010 - 2 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

Reinstall single font

The very standard Courier font has disappeared from my Mac OSX 10.5.8 system. [more inside]
posted by bwonder2 on Aug 26, 2010 - 4 answers

Seeing my website inside the company

Apple server gurus? I have a Mac OSX Snow Leopard server question. How to be able to view a company's externally hosted website from inside the company? [more inside]
posted by chairish on Aug 21, 2010 - 8 answers

iTunes replacement?

Is there any nice software that works well with a MP3 library on OSX that is like iTunes was before iTunes became bloated and awful?
posted by xmutex on Aug 17, 2010 - 10 answers

What type of wirelessly accessible storage solution should I go with in my new home network? Details inside...

What type of wirelessly accessible storage solution should I go with in my new home network? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Aug 17, 2010 - 3 answers

Mac unzip/unrar software with preview?

Is there unZIPping/unRARing software for the Mac that allows you to see what's inside of an archive file without extraction? Seems like double-clicking on archives with any software I've used immediately extracts the files within. I'd like to be able to preview those files first, and perhaps selectively extract, or not extract at all.
posted by shivohum on Aug 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Should I build a new desktop machine or should I build nothing more than Network-Attached Storage? Details inside...

Should I build a new desktop machine or should I build nothing more than Network-Attached Storage? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Aug 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Help Me Automatically Publish a Nicely Formatted List of My Media

I have a large collection of digital music, movies, and TV shows that I am adding to on a regular basis. I would like to come up with a way to create a nicely formatted list of all of this media on a scheduled basis and publish this for others to view. Please Help! [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2 on Aug 6, 2010 - 1 answer

So simple, there should be a million of 'em

Recommend a Calendar Application for OS X - special snowflake requirement. [more inside]
posted by VikingSword on Aug 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Can anybody recommend a clipboard app for Mac 10.6?

Can anybody recommend a clipboard app for Mac 10.6? [more inside]
posted by crios on Aug 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Why doesn't this Just Work?

Snow Leopard DHCP Fun. I want to hook my NAS drive directly to the ethernet port on my Mac. I also want it to have a static IP. How do these things work out? [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on Jul 28, 2010 - 15 answers

Amazon S3 bucket as mounted drive in OSX?

Best way to simply mount an Amazon S3 bucket as a drive in OSX? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Jul 21, 2010 - 15 answers

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