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Mar
25
answered Am I allowed to install Snow Leopard on my MBP using someone elses install disc?
Mar
24
comment On occasion why does my iMac drop my wi-fi network?
KisMac, kismac-ng.org (free WiFi survey tool) may give you some more information - e.g. whether there are (and how strong) other signals near your channel - perhaps popping up now and then, do all signals seem to attenuate when one does, does it confirm the multiples your Airport card reports? It does sound rather like an Airport or OS issue, but you might be able to learn something more.
Mar
21
revised Run script when logged out?
Delete a scrap I should have done while I was composing this answer.
Mar
20
answered Run script when logged out?
Mar
20
comment Run script when logged out?
Do you mean "upon logout" or "while logged out"?
Mar
20
revised How do I sync an iCal calendar across Lion, Lepoard, and iOS 5?
Added the link I apparently forgot 3 weeks ago. :(
Mar
19
comment Is there an Apple list of terminal based tweaks?
Question seems straight forward enough - nathang pointed to one such list. 'Exhaustive'? Well, probably only Apple could answer that but 'comprehensive' is pretty darn useful.
Mar
16
comment MacBook Pro won't boot anymore after a fall
A few more things to try, even though they may only confirm what you suspect (or not!): Press the battery button and see if it shows a charge. Boot with battery alone; with battery and charger; with battery removed and charger alone. Try booting to the install DVD; if that works, run the diagnostics. Try booting into target disk mode (hold 'T' key while booting) and look at the disk from another computer connected by firewire (knowing already that the disk works, this would test cable, connecter & controller). Open the back and look for loose connectors and physical damage.
Mar
11
comment A file exists in guest Windows XP (under Fusion), can I open the file in an OSX program?
Then you might try 1) symbolic links - howtogeek.com/howto/16226/… - and see if your application will accept them; and if not, then 2), a continuously running process (batch file or .exe) on XP (since the host OS can't see into the guest) that watches for changes in either the C: or Z: folders and copies the latest changes from one to the other. This is a HACK and needs to be done carefully to avoid loops, race conditions, or stepping on the application's toes in who-knows-what ways. It's doable but it won't be pretty!
Mar
11
comment A file exists in guest Windows XP (under Fusion), can I open the file in an OSX program?
The executables won't really benefit from being on the Mac FS anyway. Can you configure it to put its data files (configs, whatever else you personally need to manipulate) on a different drive? That would be the determining factor.
Mar
11
answered What are the best practices for battery longevity?
Mar
11
answered A file exists in guest Windows XP (under Fusion), can I open the file in an OSX program?
Mar
10
revised Can I stream music from my laptop to my iPod Touch over wifi?
Fixed 2 typos.
Mar
1
comment What's the advantage of buying an iMac over building a Hackintosh?
It was cause for me to return the machine to exchange for an earlier one. I hope we didn't do that unnecessarily; but they (Apple) weren't able (willing?) to tell me how obtain or make a bootable device for further installs, and I wasn't willing to limit myself to that cumbersome, slow, and Apple-dependent procedure, should another re-install ever become necessary.
Mar
1
comment What's the advantage of buying an iMac over building a Hackintosh?
That's a lot more hopeful if it's so. I asked Apple T/S directly and the tech's answer was that you could only do that on earlier machines that had been upgraded from an earlier OS; that if the machine came with Lion pre-installed on it, re-installs could only be done over the net; and that yes, there's a re-install partition, but it's only able to do the net-download not a self-contained install.
Mar
1
comment What's the advantage of buying an iMac over building a Hackintosh?
If it's a Mac with Lion pre-installed, that's the only way to re-install and can not be done from local media, according to Apple T/S. On a 3Mb/s connection, that's a 6-hour download. Oh, the d/l failed? Start over again; 6 more hours. That's a pretty darned inconvenient install procedure.
Feb
27
answered How do I sync an iCal calendar across Lion, Lepoard, and iOS 5?
Feb
26
answered How do I copy a calendar from one iCloud account to another?
Feb
26
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Feb
26
accepted Can I create an iCloud account with a borrowed IOS5 device?