4
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5answers
898 views

Password keeper for iPhone, Mac and Windows?

Are there any (preferably free/cheap) solutions for syncing and accessing encrypted passwords on a Mac, a PC and an iPhone?
2
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3answers
171 views

How do I subscribe to podcast in iTunes remotely?

I have an iPhone 3Gs that is synchronized with my home PC (Windows Vista). But I spend most of the day at work (unsurprisingly), I don't have iTunes on my work PC and I never connect my iPhone to it. ...
2
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2answers
193 views

First iPhone, what should I Do?

So, I've decided to go for an iPhone 4. But since I am new to the whole iPhone thing, what are the things that I should know, to make the maximum use of the device? Some of the questions I would like ...
0
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1answer
7k views

What does Apple Hardware Test error “4HDD/11/40000004:SATA(0,0)” mean?

I have a 2007 24" iMac with 4GB RAM and internal 320GB HD. A while ago the machine froze and then would not boot. When I run the Extended Apple Hardware Test I get the error ...
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2answers
189 views

Are there any consumer style websites that offer WebDav support?

iWork for iPad now has WebDav export/import options, DropBox doesn't support WebDav. Where can I find a service that has WebDav support? Besides setting up my own server, is there any consumer (and ...
1
vote
1answer
160 views

Experience with iLugger?

I have an iMac and I use it for development and video editing. I am looking for greater portability and I'm considering a MacBook or MacBook Pro. My other option is an iLugger. I'm looking for ...
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2answers
2k views

Is there such thing as a SuperDrive enclosure?

The OWC Data Doubler allows you to remove the SuperDrive of a MacBook or MacBook Pro and install a secondary drive. This leaves you with two drives in your Mac laptop, and a SuperDrive sitting on your ...
4
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1answer
294 views

Is it possible to update the preinstalled versions of both MySQL and PHP in OS X?

I'm running 10.6.4 and PHP reports itself as version 5.3.2 (5.3.3 is available) and mySQL reports version 5.1.45 (5.1.51 is available) I know they are minor releases but is it possible to easily ...
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4answers
439 views

What is the thinking behind pushing the writing area in Pages to the left? [closed]

For better or for worse, I am so used to Microsoft Word. The page is in the center of the window surrounded by gray. Pages pushes the writing area to the left. Why is this? I don't like full screen ...
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15answers
53k views

What are Mac OS replacements for Visio?

Visio is the most conspicuous example of a program that I found useful on Windows for which I have not identified a Mac-compatible replacement. Visio's primary function is as a flowchart diagramming ...
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4answers
5k views

What software alternatives support streaming via AirPlay?

The Apple TV arrived! I'm slightly bummed that I can only stream from iTunes, and therefore only use formats that iTunes supports. I haven't found a single other video player that supports AirPlay, ...
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3answers
928 views

How secure is Mac OS X's security?

My friend's MacBook Pro was recently stolen. Fortunately, it was protected with a password. How secure is the built-in protection ? Can thieves access the data on the hard drive, and at what ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I prevent the SD version of a TV show from downloading in iTunes when I purchase an HD show?

When I buy a TV show in iTunes in high-definition, at the time iTunes starts to download the show, it actually begins downloading two versions of the show: one in standard definition, and one in high ...
5
votes
3answers
471 views

Is there a list somewhere of all the special characters I can type using the option key?

OS X lets me type special characters directly on the keyboard by holding the Option. For example: — is an em dash, “ and ” are curvy quotes, etc. Is there a good cheat sheet listing all these keys ...
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vote
1answer
1k views

How can I map a middle click to control click?

Just started to use a Mac for my new job and not being able to use the middle button to open links in a new tab is killing me. I know I can press control and do a regular click but it's not the same. ...
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vote
2answers
187 views

apple tv and roku - strong wireless?

I have a broadband dsl at home, but my wireless signal isnt that strong in the living room. I am excited with getting one of these 2 devices, but I don't know how it will all work without cable. If I ...
1
vote
1answer
141 views

Turn layout in Pages into a template

I have a layout in Pages that I want to turn into a template. Here is what I have so far: The green rectangle is an inserted shape. I'd like to use that as a title bar basically and put text on ...
1
vote
2answers
144 views

Office 2008 in native languages

I can't find how to buy it, so I assumed that on English is available. Does anyone know if there are other languages available for this product, or like in Windows version a Profiling Tools that not ...
0
votes
1answer
224 views

Save an attachment to my iDisk

Is it possible to save a file received by e-mail to a folder on iDisk ? Watch out : The context is : web browsing on my MobileMe account.
2
votes
1answer
602 views

Removing the default author for PDFs

This is a real nit that I I'm picking :-). I save a lot of stuff from the web as PDF files. Is there any way to not have the "Save as PDF" use my name as the author of the PDF by default, other than ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

How to reach websites that have failed while offline?

When I try to open a website when my connection is down or while my modem is starting up, my Mac flags this url as unreachable. When the connection is finally open and internet available, I still ...
0
votes
2answers
609 views

Are there any simple, zippered “sleeve” cases for the iPod Touch?

I'm looking for a simple, zippered "sleeve" case for an iPod Touch (like a laptop sleeve, only smaller). I'm interesting in something styled like Case Logic's zippered digital camera cases, such as ...
6
votes
7answers
5k views

Decimal comma in Spanish keyboard layout

I have a Spanish layout keyboard (in Snow Leopard). Whenever I use the dot, or comma, in the numeric keyboad (right of the 0) it always shows a comma, but I'd prefer if it entered a dot, just like PCs ...
3
votes
2answers
257 views

Where did Mail.app just put my email?

Mail.app seems built to punish us for not having inbox-zero. I hear a chime telling me new mail has arrived, but with a list of mailboxes that look like: how can I possibly tell which one has new ...
0
votes
1answer
628 views

Using TextFree with a Google Voice account that uses Google Apps account

Is there any way to get TextFree working with a Google Voice account belonging to a Google Apps account? I have been able to get it working with a Gmail account by simply adding the user@textfree.us ...
5
votes
3answers
48k views

How to delete emails instead of archiving them on iPhone & iPad?

This summer Apple changed built-in mail app to support "archive" button (at least for GMail and GApps-based accounts), but I have found that I need to delete emails much more often than archive them. ...
1
vote
1answer
265 views

Design Ebook Cover In Pages

I have a pages document that I want to copy a JPG into and make the JPG take up the whole first page with no margins. Then I want the rest of the pages to keep their margins as I've already ...
3
votes
3answers
361 views

How do I keep my session when I reboot in OS X?

When I reboot my machine, I'd like it to reopen all my programs and windows, and put them back in the same place, after restarting. how do I do this? (I'm on 10.6, and use spaces)
4
votes
1answer
560 views

High volume battery for MacBook Pro

Can you advise me of where or if it a high capacity battery exists to replace my pre unibody battery on a MacBook Pro?
3
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I reduce the volume of music on my iPhone?

Some songs on my iPhone are quite loud. I've got the volume on the lowest step, but it's still too loud. I'm using Apple's in-ear headset; perhaps it's simply louder than the regular one. At least I ...
2
votes
2answers
323 views

How do I take a screenshot on the iPad?

How do I create an image, containing a copy of the current screen display, on the iPad?
0
votes
3answers
4k views

View PDF in Preview in Full Screen?

Is there any way to view a PDF in Preview in Full Screen? Quick Look works, but it doesn't have the 'remembering the page you were looking at' feature that I like.
8
votes
7answers
3k views

How can I copy the path of a file?

This surely sounds weird to PC users ;-), but my actual question is "How can I copy the path to a folder or a file ?" The Info Dialog doesn't allow me to copy the information that stands there ... ...
2
votes
1answer
183 views

Creating a folder with one icon in iOS 4

Is it possible to create a folder containing a single icon? I guess you could drag one icon onto another, then remove the second one, but is there a more "elegant" solution?
0
votes
2answers
278 views

How can I tell when it's a good time to buy a MacBook Pro? [closed]

I want to know if a particular date (for instance, October 1, 2010) is a good date to go ahead and buy a Macbook pro, or whether I should wait few months for new models to come out. How can I figure ...
2
votes
1answer
172 views

Downgrading iPhone 3G 4.1 to 3.X or 2.X

my iPhone 3G with iOS 4.1 is really slow and I am tired of this stupid situation. I am considering downgrading somehow to old 3.X or even 2.X versions, so it can breath again. What do you think? How ...
3
votes
2answers
151 views

Time Machine with only one internal disk

Is it possible to use the time machine backup system without an external (or second) HD? I know that the protection to disk failure will not be guaranteed anymore, but the file accidental deletion, ...
61
votes
9answers
22k views

Best app to switch between all open windows (alternatives to Witch)

After 4 years of being a Mac user, there is only one thing that I still miss from the Windows world, and that is being able to switch with a single keystroke between all open windows in the computer. ...
8
votes
4answers
432 views

Native Google Reader clients for OS X?

Are there any good Google Reader clients for OS X?
1
vote
4answers
6k views

What are some good options for a protective Macbook case? [closed]

I have a 15" MBP after upgrading from an older 13" Macbook. Previously I had a http://foof.com.au case which is essentially a lambs wool sleeve. It made it very handy to constantly slip the laptop ...
1
vote
2answers
325 views

Encoding video for the new (2010) Apple TV

What applications are recommended for encoding existing videos from various sources (ripped DVDs, MKVs, AVIs ...) into a format playable by the new (2010) Apple TV?
1
vote
3answers
3k views

Macbook: Flashing Folder with Question Mark At Startup

So, I've been hearing a clicking sound coming from my macbook for about a week now. The last few days the system has just been locking itself up when I try to type anything. Now, at startup I see ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

How to create a shortcut on the desktop to a selected folder

In windows when right clicking a folder there is an option: send to -> desktop (create shortcut). How can I do this on a Mac?
4
votes
2answers
2k views

My iPad keeps asking me for my iTunes account password

It keeps asking me for my password, even when I'm using other apps such as Mail.
1
vote
2answers
134 views

Can I update my 4.0b iphone to 4.0.1, and not to 4.1?

I am looking for a way to update my iPhone 3Gs to 4.0.1, and not to 4.1 so that I can jailbreak. Can anyone help? EDIT - I have now tried, and failed on two seperate machnines to restore from DFU ...
4
votes
4answers
147 views

What would I lose from switching from iPhone 4+ e-reader to dumbphone+iPad

I'm currently using an iPhone 4 and a cheap e-reader that was given to me as a gift. I don't think I can afford both an iPhone and an iPad, so I was considering switching to a dumbphone ...
54
votes
16answers
45k views

How do you maximize windows?

Unlike Windows, you cannot maximize a window in Mac with a click of the button. The little green (+) button next to the red and yellow buttons at the left of the windows does some strange stuff ...
2
votes
4answers
235 views

New powercord for MacBook

I am considering going on eBay to try and buy a new powercord for my MacBook. I know that phones often advise that you only use the official charger, so I was wondering if the same warning applied for ...
14
votes
6answers
15k views

Tool for creating .rar files on the Mac?

Is there any good, free program for OS X that can create RAR files? Preferably with a GUI. It seems there are plenty of options for extracting RAR files, but not that many for compressing them...
2
votes
2answers
830 views

Is there an app that will scan a document and upload it to Google Docs?

Is there an iPhone app that allows me to take pictures of documents and then upload them to Google Docs?

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