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If you are not desperate for a new mac, then I... 545 Views / 19 Replies  
If you are not desperate for a new mac, then I would wait for the Leopard release date to be announced. When that happens (usually 2-4 weeks before the release), you will get a coupon to get Leopard...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Jun 16, 2007 at 01:53 PM, in Mac OS X
External drive unmounts as USB but not via firewire 513 Views / 0 Replies  
Anyone seen this before. I have a drive that can be connected via USB2 or FW. When used as USB2 (via a USB2 PCI card in my G4 Sawtooth) the drive disappears and sometimes needs to bee remounted or...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Jun 5, 2007 at 10:43 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yup - I read that all too late on the Apple... 412 Views / 2 Replies  
Yup - I read that all too late on the Apple website. At the moment I am linking each song in iTunes to the file in the new location. With over 4000 songs it's gonna take a while but will be faster...
Posted by NeilCharter, on May 7, 2007 at 01:02 AM, in Applications
Problem after moving iTunes library 412 Views / 2 Replies  
I needed to move my library to another drive because it needed more space. After copying the files over, I changed the location of the library in iTunes, but now the program cannot locate the files....
Posted by NeilCharter, on May 5, 2007 at 07:29 PM, in Applications
Thanks guys for all your suggestions. Simon wins... 461 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks guys for all your suggestions. Simon wins the prize for the correct answer. Repairing permissions worked. There were a ton of things wrong.

Appreciate all the help.

I'm gonna restart...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Apr 23, 2007 at 11:45 PM, in Mac OS X
Activity monitor not loading 461 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm having problems with the activity monitor not opening. I've rebooted the machine but the problem hasn't been resolved. Running 10.4.9 with all updates done on a G4 sawtooth with a 1Ghz CPU...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Apr 19, 2007 at 10:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Man, I remember you, Cipher13 from the old days... 4,340 Views / 62 Replies  
Man, I remember you, Cipher13 from the old days when Mac OSX was raw and wild. Things have changed a lot and by the time 10.5 comes out, OS X will be even better.

Still I get your point that if...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Feb 17, 2007 at 08:52 PM, in Mac OS X
It's either late March or June at the WWDC. June... 5,932 Views / 23 Replies  
It's either late March or June at the WWDC. June doesn't make a whole lot of sense since most of the developers would have got their hands on several release candidates before then.

I hoping the...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Feb 12, 2007 at 12:15 AM, in Mac OS X
Leopard will have some very cool new features. ... 845 Views / 23 Replies  
Leopard will have some very cool new features. Time machine, an automatic backup system, is probably the standout item at the moment.

Apple have said there are many unannounced features so we...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Jan 31, 2007 at 10:53 AM, in Mac OS X
You can easily connect a macbook to a HDTV via... 845 Views / 23 Replies  
You can easily connect a macbook to a HDTV via HDMI. The video connects from the DVI output to the HDMI input on the TV using a DVI-HDMI cable. The sound goes through the mac output and into the TV...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Jan 31, 2007 at 12:46 AM, in Mac OS X
Here's my 2 cents: 1. Apple needed to... 7,161 Views / 107 Replies  
Here's my 2 cents:

1. Apple needed to launch a phone solution because that is the way technology will be going. The iPhone is a superb piece of engineering but it is a long term venture much...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Jan 14, 2007 at 01:17 PM, in Mac OS X
If you know someone else with a tower system... 1,881 Views / 48 Replies  
If you know someone else with a tower system whether it be mac or pc you may be able to put your rogue drive in there and test whether it is the hardware in your mac that is creating the situation.
...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 19, 2006 at 10:42 PM, in Mac OS X
OK. Is the only issue with the image in question... 3,487 Views / 73 Replies  
OK. Is the only issue with the image in question that the "inspector gadget" heading has a line through it?

The first thing that comes to mind is that the font is either not fully compatible with...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 14, 2006 at 10:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Frank - just send us the link to a page that does... 3,487 Views / 73 Replies  
Frank - just send us the link to a page that does not print properly for you so that we can see if we can replicate the problem on our machines.
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 14, 2006 at 01:13 AM, in Mac OS X
Yup the scroll wheel / ctrl does work well with... 893 Views / 17 Replies  
Yup the scroll wheel / ctrl does work well with the zoom and moving the mouse will move the screen focus as well as the pointer.

However, you can't see the whole desktop which could be confusing...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 14, 2006 at 01:03 AM, in Mac OS X
Alternatively adjusting the screen resolution... 893 Views / 17 Replies  
Alternatively adjusting the screen resolution will help.

Also Apple does provide the means to zoom in the screen plus some other things via Universal Access for those with sight difficulties. ...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 13, 2006 at 11:04 AM, in Mac OS X
Can you paste a link of something you've know... 3,487 Views / 73 Replies  
Can you paste a link of something you've know shows streaks in preview? This effect should not be related to a specific printer.
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 13, 2006 at 01:18 AM, in Mac OS X
How did the black ink print look? Wasn't that... 3,487 Views / 73 Replies  
How did the black ink print look? Wasn't that the problem you were having?

Do you have the same problem with different printers?

Your problem could be that Safari or Preview isn't handling the...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 10, 2006 at 12:11 PM, in Mac OS X
Probably your best bet is to take it into Apple... 1,831 Views / 15 Replies  
Probably your best bet is to take it into Apple and get them to diagnose the problem. It could be anything on the motherboard and buying a new SATA controller may not sole your issue.
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 9, 2006 at 07:46 PM, in Mac OS X
Even a color printer like this is pretty cheap! ... 3,487 Views / 73 Replies  
Even a color printer like this is pretty cheap!

JR.com: SAMSUNG CLP300 Compact Color Laser Printer in Laser Printers:...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 9, 2006 at 01:20 PM, in Mac OS X
Yup ink jet printers are not cost effective at... 3,487 Views / 73 Replies  
Yup ink jet printers are not cost effective at all. I've had two. The last one (a Lexmark) was free with a mac purchase. The print resultion was supposed to be good buyt it could never print skin...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 9, 2006 at 01:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Good point McKenna. I would expect that to be... 888 Views / 18 Replies  
Good point McKenna. I would expect that to be updated at MWSF. I think Apple want to be aggressive with that suite's development because it is a major switch factor.

Given that it could be worth...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 9, 2006 at 12:57 PM, in Mac OS X
Often Apple will announce updated or new systems... 888 Views / 18 Replies  
Often Apple will announce updated or new systems at MacWorld SF in Jan. However sometimes they wait till later.

If paying 129 for OS 10.5 is something that balks you then you could wait until...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 9, 2006 at 11:32 AM, in Mac OS X
I think the update initiated this problem. I may... 489 Views / 2 Replies  
I think the update initiated this problem. I may need to reset the pod.

One other thing I noticed with the update is that the voice seems less natural. That's weird cos I remembered that one of...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Oct 30, 2006 at 11:13 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
What is the minimum number of files where you see... 518 Views / 3 Replies  
What is the minimum number of files where you see this. Is it 1,10,100 etc? How much free disk space do you have on your main hard drive?
Posted by NeilCharter, on Oct 30, 2006 at 11:11 PM, in Mac OS X
iPod Nano / Nike issue 489 Views / 2 Replies  
For some reason on every run I do with the Nano and Nike adaptor connected I am told I have just completed the fastest mile. It has stopped remembering the best time for a mile.

Anyone else...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Oct 29, 2006 at 01:48 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Cadaver has the right idea. You can also have... 592 Views / 4 Replies  
Cadaver has the right idea. You can also have the share mount on startup by dragging the volume to login tabs in Sys Prefs / Accounts. You'll have to do that for every account on every machine...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Aug 6, 2006 at 01:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Hey that's business!! Here's someone's smart... 9,099 Views / 66 Replies  
Hey that's business!!

Here's someone's smart attempt to avoid using Nike's shoes:

http://podophile.com/2006/07/14/shoe-hacker-nikeipod-sport-kit-shoe-mod/

Neil
Posted by NeilCharter, on Jul 17, 2006 at 10:52 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I put the sensor in a small zip lock bag, rolled... 9,099 Views / 66 Replies  
I put the sensor in a small zip lock bag, rolled it up and kinda weaved in through the laces. In my first run, there was a point where it was not recording properly. I figured the sensor wasn't...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Jul 17, 2006 at 10:45 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Nano crashes G4 mac when computer goes to sleep 501 Views / 1 Replies  
Has anyone seen this effect?

I have a G4 Sawtooth upgraded to 1 GHz, with USB 2.0 PCI card, SATA PCI card (system booting off attached drive), running latest system and updates. Whenever I...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Jul 16, 2006 at 11:35 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I got mine on Friday and did a long run with the... 9,099 Views / 66 Replies  
I got mine on Friday and did a long run with the sensor held by the laces. The distance measurement was off quite a bit IMHO. Could be that the sensor wasn't firmly in the laces.

This morning I...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Jul 16, 2006 at 11:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If you can wait then I would get the Macbook. A... 597 Views / 8 Replies  
If you can wait then I would get the Macbook. A lot of things will be enhanced with that machine. Better screen at higher resolution, faster processor, faster bus, bigger HD and larger base memory....
Posted by NeilCharter, on May 10, 2006 at 11:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For me it takes far less time to start up than it... 656 Views / 8 Replies  
For me it takes far less time to start up than it does to shut down. I estimate about 30 secs on a G4 sawtoth with a 1 ghz upgrade.
Posted by NeilCharter, on Apr 9, 2006 at 10:14 PM, in Mac OS X
I agree it would be great it Apple sold iPods... 769 Views / 2 Replies  
I agree it would be great it Apple sold iPods regularly in Costco stores. Macs would be great too.

Still this seems to be different to me. A few weeks back Costcos had the old mini and iMacs on...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Apr 8, 2006 at 06:31 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ipod vid and nano selling at Costco - sign of new product? 769 Views / 2 Replies  
I was at Costco yesterday and they were selling the 30 gig iPod video and the 2 gig nano for 10-20 bucks off the retail price.

Several weeks ago they were selling the G4 iMacs and mac minis there...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Apr 8, 2006 at 11:54 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Not really. Being admin means you get to control... 445 Views / 3 Replies  
Not really. Being admin means you get to control what happens on your computer. Logging in as root would be really stupid, but dmin doesn't have the same power as root.
Posted by NeilCharter, on Feb 19, 2006 at 02:42 AM, in Mac OS X
The feature that I like in Windows is if you copy... 1,868 Views / 27 Replies  
The feature that I like in Windows is if you copy something from one application and paste it into say word or powerpoint, that the object can be opened from the orignal program. This is great if...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Feb 4, 2006 at 12:52 AM, in Mac OS X
I agree with what you are saying. I can't help... 5,403 Views / 12 Replies  
I agree with what you are saying. I can't help thinking that Apple were going for something really simple. Allow a novice to build smart looking web pages without even worrying where or when to...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Jan 22, 2006 at 03:21 PM, in Applications
Then you're screwed dude! Remember this is... 5,403 Views / 12 Replies  
Then you're screwed dude!

Remember this is iWeb 1.0. Just like all the other iApps, its functionality will improve.

Another issue I have is that you cannot change the theme of a page. ...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Jan 22, 2006 at 11:36 AM, in Applications
Hurrah - I did it!!! The file resides in... 5,403 Views / 12 Replies  
Hurrah - I did it!!!

The file resides in ~/Library/Application Support/iWeb.

The file is called Domain and basically is a package containing the entire web site with the associated files.
...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Jan 22, 2006 at 03:50 AM, in Applications
They have to get some Intel products out: ... 2,646 Views / 86 Replies  
They have to get some Intel products out:

I'm looking for new iBooks, with wide screen and long battery life. Light as hell too.

Plus an Intel mac mini - with compatibility with Viiv - whilst...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Jan 8, 2006 at 10:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Buffer underun protection will certainly hepl... 951 Views / 11 Replies  
Buffer underun protection will certainly hepl with this problem as OSX pointed out.

Also consider that you are using version 5 of Toast. You might consider upgrading to version 7 since the...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 29, 2005 at 07:52 PM, in Applications
Can anyone explain to me why you want to copy... 3,972 Views / 46 Replies  
Can anyone explain to me why you want to copy over music to the Xbox, when you can just play music via your computer anyway? Since there doesn't appear to be much disk space available on the Xbox it...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 28, 2005 at 12:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Yup it is the clock battery alright. You may... 907 Views / 7 Replies  
Yup it is the clock battery alright. You may also lose other settings such as PRAM etc. Definitely should replace it ASAP as it can cause other problems. Check OtherWorldComputing or other vendors...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 10, 2005 at 12:16 PM, in Mac OS X
what happens when you doble click on the item... 515 Views / 3 Replies  
what happens when you doble click on the item inside the disk image. it may be a compressed file which needs stuffit expander todecompress. If you don't have expander you need to install it first
Posted by NeilCharter, on Dec 7, 2005 at 10:33 AM, in Mac OS X
Could try repairing permissions using the Disk... 625 Views / 6 Replies  
Could try repairing permissions using the Disk Utility software. That may help.

Also try making new folders and seeing if they will work for file sharing.
Posted by NeilCharter, on Nov 19, 2005 at 08:30 PM, in Mac OS X
That maybe useful in some circumstances, but I... 713 Views / 11 Replies  
That maybe useful in some circumstances, but I find the multiple copy paste feature in windows annoying. Particularly because if you've copied something twice by mistake it will remember it, but...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Nov 10, 2005 at 11:08 PM, in Mac OS X
There are a couple of utilities to show / hide... 2,963 Views / 47 Replies  
There are a couple of utilities to show / hide hidden items. You can hide folders from view and these are not spotlight searchable.
Posted by NeilCharter, on Oct 26, 2005 at 10:54 AM, in Mac OS X
You shouldn't really let others login into your... 616 Views / 8 Replies  
You shouldn't really let others login into your home folder. You can save items in the "Shared" or "Public" folders which are allowed to be accessed by other users. However, it you want them to be...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Oct 16, 2005 at 10:17 PM, in Mac OS X
Since you have a spare drive you can back up your... 478 Views / 3 Replies  
Since you have a spare drive you can back up your User folder by simply copying it to the other drive. This is provide a second level of backup if you go the archive and install route. You should...
Posted by NeilCharter, on Oct 16, 2005 at 01:02 PM, in Mac OS X
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