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If your MB is freezing as much as you say it is... 10,796 Views / 90 Replies  
If your MB is freezing as much as you say it is then you have a hardware problem or a corrupt OS. I run my MBP constantly with dozens of applications open and I never shut down (just sleep). Yes, I...
Posted by skyman, on Feb 23, 2007 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What external case did you purchase to do the... 1,190 Views / 16 Replies  
What external case did you purchase to do the cloning with?
Posted by skyman, on Jan 21, 2007 at 12:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, but is it worth $1,200 / Year for the... 9,303 Views / 166 Replies  
Yes, but is it worth $1,200 / Year for the internet connectivity package?



Now this makes sense and will most likely be the path to success.
Posted by skyman, on Jan 13, 2007 at 11:47 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
My guess is for a decent calling plan with... 9,303 Views / 166 Replies  
My guess is for a decent calling plan with internet connectivity, at a min $99.00 for the basic plan. That's $1,200.00 per year. Plus $500 for the phone.

10 million subscribers........... NOT!
Posted by skyman, on Jan 13, 2007 at 11:38 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
That's is the most idiotic poll I have ever seen!... 9,303 Views / 166 Replies  
That's is the most idiotic poll I have ever seen! :rolleyes:
Posted by skyman, on Jan 13, 2007 at 11:31 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
DO NOT DO THIS!!!!! 438 Views / 4 Replies  
DO NOT DO THIS!!!!!
Posted by skyman, on Jan 1, 2007 at 03:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you can't boot off the CD then you have more... 438 Views / 4 Replies  
If you can't boot off the CD then you have more than just a hard drive problem. Sounds like you have a logic board problem as well.
Posted by skyman, on Jan 1, 2007 at 03:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I switched from a PowerMac (8100) to a PowerBook... 519 Views / 7 Replies  
I switched from a PowerMac (8100) to a PowerBook (PISMO) years ago and will never go back to a desktop. The MBP is by far the best PowerBook (opps can't say PowerBook anymore) that I have ever...
Posted by skyman, on Dec 29, 2006 at 10:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Could you elaborate? 519 Views / 7 Replies  
Could you elaborate?
Posted by skyman, on Dec 29, 2006 at 10:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The lease time for the IP address from your DHCP... 788 Views / 5 Replies  
The lease time for the IP address from your DHCP server may be the cause.

Also, is it a server or a router that is issuing your IP addresses?

My MBP connects to our network instantly, but...
Posted by skyman, on Dec 29, 2006 at 10:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OWC has a great selection but they are to... 748 Views / 4 Replies  
OWC has a great selection but they are to expensive IMHO. I have purchased all my RAM at newegg.com (http://www.tkqlhce.com/lk70wktqks7AA9HDA8798CC88AB). They have the best prices on RAM and great...
Posted by skyman, on Dec 29, 2006 at 10:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I had a PISMO but upgraded many years ago. I now... 1,495 Views / 29 Replies  
I had a PISMO but upgraded many years ago. I now have a MBP.

Here is why you need to upgrade to a MBP.

PROS

1 - At least 20 X faster
2- Larger and brighter Screen
3- SATA hard drive
4-...
Posted by skyman, on Dec 27, 2006 at 01:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For those of you who missed this...... 2,251 Views / 13 Replies  
For those of you who missed this......
Posted by skyman, on Dec 26, 2006 at 01:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What case did you buy and where did you buy it?... 875 Views / 11 Replies  
What case did you buy and where did you buy it? Thanks.
Posted by skyman, on Dec 16, 2006 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just finished the install. WOW. CS3 is... 10,606 Views / 108 Replies  
Just finished the install.

WOW. CS3 is wicked fast. :eek: I am sold.

And this is only the beta.
Posted by skyman, on Dec 16, 2006 at 02:45 PM, in Applications
Need external SATA drive for MBP? 519 Views / 2 Replies  
I just bought a replacement SATA hard drive for my MBP and I want to use the old SATA drive as an external drive for backup.

Can anyone recommend a couple good SATA firewire cases for my old SATA...
Posted by skyman, on Dec 16, 2006 at 01:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
1- Your batt is at that age where is will start... 416 Views / 2 Replies  
1- Your batt is at that age where is will start losing its charge faster and faster. You can try resetting the PMU (power management unit).

2- Try resetting Safari and rebuilding your...
Posted by skyman, on Dec 9, 2006 at 12:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That was the whole point of the quiz!:rolleyes: 5,063 Views / 25 Replies  
That was the whole point of the quiz!:rolleyes:
Posted by skyman, on Dec 7, 2006 at 01:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Give that man a cigar!!:thumbsup: 5,063 Views / 25 Replies  
Give that man a cigar!!:thumbsup:
Posted by skyman, on Dec 7, 2006 at 01:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
:rolleyes: Ok, lets just say that the... 5,063 Views / 25 Replies  
:rolleyes:

Ok, lets just say that the drives did not fail. So, again my question is if the drives did not fail then where did the data go? :confused:
Posted by skyman, on Dec 6, 2006 at 02:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I like OWC but I have found that buy.com... 5,063 Views / 25 Replies  
I like OWC but I have found that buy.com (http://www.dpbolvw.net/hr79xdmjdl0332A631021534161) and newegg (http://www.anrdoezrs.net/nn75dlurlt8BBAIEB98A9DDCB9H) have the best prices on hard drives. ...
Posted by skyman, on Dec 6, 2006 at 12:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have got a little brain teaser for all of your... 5,063 Views / 25 Replies  
I have got a little brain teaser for all of your hard drive and computer geeks.

The CEO of a major corporation installs a file server in a secure bunker, environmentally controlled with RAID 5. ...
Posted by skyman, on Dec 6, 2006 at 12:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I can't tell you how many times the battery has... 4,280 Views / 50 Replies  
I can't tell you how many times the battery has saved my a$$ during a power failure. It's worth it's weight in gold!!
Posted by skyman, on Nov 27, 2006 at 01:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's funny but I too catch myself misspelling... 4,280 Views / 50 Replies  
It's funny but I too catch myself misspelling that blasted word all the time. It's like when a song gets stuck in your head. Well, lose and loose are stuck in there real good! :lol:
Posted by skyman, on Nov 27, 2006 at 01:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just bought the Seagate Momentus 160GB drive at... 2,251 Views / 13 Replies  
I just bought the Seagate Momentus 160GB drive at Newegg.com (http://www.tkqlhce.com/2t70js0ys-FIIHPLIGFHGKKJIGO) for $174 which is the best price I found. It will be replacing my 80GB drive in my...
Posted by skyman, on Nov 26, 2006 at 03:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Buy.com has a $20 special on some of these... 2,251 Views / 13 Replies  
Buy.com has a $20 special on some of these drives.

Buy.com hard drive special (http://www.kqzyfj.com/6s79gv30v2ILLKSOLJIKJNLMJOJ)
Posted by skyman, on Nov 24, 2006 at 04:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
SHOOTOUT: MacBook Pro 4200rpm vs 5400rpm vs 7200rpm internal notebook drives 2,251 Views / 13 Replies  
Ok boys and girls here it is the definitive answer to which hard drive is faster!!!!

ENJOY!!!! :cool:

MacBook Pro - various drives compared (http://www.barefeats.com/mbcd7.html)
Posted by skyman, on Nov 17, 2006 at 03:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The single most important aspect of a hard drive that determines the speed of data tr 6,718 Views / 86 Replies  
The single most important aspect of a hard drive that determines the speed of data transfer is areal density.

"Areal density, also sometimes called bit density, refers to the amount of data that...
Posted by skyman, on Oct 26, 2006 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Mail vs. Entourage 9,504 Views / 22 Replies  
Ever since switching to an Intel Mac I have had to rebuild my Entourage DB every couple of weeks.

Question #1

I have read that the Entourage DB is just one BIG meta file and if it gets...
Posted by skyman, on Oct 3, 2006 at 05:21 PM, in Applications
Not 490 Views / 2 Replies  
Apple wants us to spend $14.99 and 30 mins downloading a "near" DVD quality movie. NOT!
Posted by skyman, on Sep 12, 2006 at 03:46 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Another childish and ignorant comment from the... 3,792 Views / 45 Replies  
Another childish and ignorant comment from the peanut gallery! :rolleyes:
Posted by skyman, on Aug 21, 2006 at 06:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Maybe "dismay" was to strong of a word. Maybe I... 3,792 Views / 45 Replies  
Maybe "dismay" was to strong of a word. Maybe I should have said "surprise".

I was simply making an observation and asking for feedback.

However, some people find it necessary to belittle...
Posted by skyman, on Aug 21, 2006 at 05:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I never said that I was not satisfied. I was... 3,792 Views / 45 Replies  
I never said that I was not satisfied. I was simply making an observation.

And you are incorrect. My older MBP never idled below 1.67GHz. You just assumed that my older MBP worked the same.
...
Posted by skyman, on Aug 21, 2006 at 05:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Why? 3,792 Views / 45 Replies  
Why?
Posted by skyman, on Aug 21, 2006 at 04:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I appreciate everyone's constructive comments,... 3,792 Views / 45 Replies  
I appreciate everyone's constructive comments, except for " analoqika".

You have all confirmed what I suspected and I appreciate your feedback, except for "analoqika".

As for "analoqika", your...
Posted by skyman, on Aug 21, 2006 at 04:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is how Apple resolved the MPB overheating problem. 3,792 Views / 45 Replies  
I am on my 4th MBP. The other three had the whine and overheating issue. This one however does not (week 29 build). I have discovered (to my dismay) how Apple resolved the overheating problem.
...
Posted by skyman, on Aug 19, 2006 at 03:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The MacBook Pros that are shipping now do NOT... 897 Views / 10 Replies  
The MacBook Pros that are shipping now do NOT have the whine.

Apple had to replace my MacBook Pro four times before I got one without the whine. My current one is a week 29 build. In addition, it...
Posted by skyman, on Aug 13, 2006 at 01:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple replaced my MacBook Pro 5 times before I... 882 Views / 9 Replies  
Apple replaced my MacBook Pro 5 times before I received one without the whine or overheating problem. But the 5th one is perfect (so far) :)
Posted by skyman, on Aug 11, 2006 at 01:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Humm, last time I checked that was called... 1,383 Views / 12 Replies  
Humm, last time I checked that was called stealing! :rolleyes:
Posted by skyman, on Aug 9, 2006 at 06:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Let me clarify a few things. 1,383 Views / 12 Replies  
Let me clarify a few things.

1- I have been an Apple customer since the Apple ][.
2- I have never had any problems with previous Apple products. All four of my previous PowerBooks have been...
Posted by skyman, on Aug 9, 2006 at 05:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thank You Apple! 1,383 Views / 12 Replies  
I have gone thru 4 different MacBook Pro's all with problems. The 4th one I received from Apple had a bad right speaker. So, I contacted Apple and they sent me a 5th MacBook Pro (week 29 build). ...
Posted by skyman, on Aug 7, 2006 at 01:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What's really sad (but expected) is all the... 4,110 Views / 26 Replies  
What's really sad (but expected) is all the ignorant bonehead reporters who believed this story!
Posted by skyman, on Jul 16, 2006 at 04:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Apple Store will give me a 10% discount of... 1,314 Views / 11 Replies  
The Apple Store will give me a 10% discount of the price of a new iPod. Which would be about a $30 savings.

I don't think it is worth the time to sell it on eBay.
Posted by skyman, on Jun 18, 2006 at 09:30 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I have a similar problem. My track pad stops... 651 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a similar problem. My track pad stops working for a couple secs every min or so and the right click function does not work.
Posted by skyman, on Jun 18, 2006 at 09:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
And who would buy a dead iPod? 1,314 Views / 11 Replies  
And who would buy a dead iPod?
Posted by skyman, on Jun 18, 2006 at 05:01 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Alas, so true... so true... 1,314 Views / 11 Replies  
Alas, so true... so true...
Posted by skyman, on Jun 18, 2006 at 05:00 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
2nd Gen iPod dead. Suggestions? 1,314 Views / 11 Replies  
My 20Gig 2nd generation iPod hard drive died. Not to mention the batt life was terrible.

Yes, I forgot to fill out the claim form and it is out of warrantee.

Will Apple replace it with a new...
Posted by skyman, on Jun 18, 2006 at 12:07 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hello........ Has MacNN not heard of the word... 1,215 Views / 39 Replies  
Hello........ Has MacNN not heard of the word "Backup"??? :lol:
Posted by skyman, on Jun 16, 2006 at 09:31 PM, in Feedback
The read / write speed of any hard drive is based... 1,140 Views / 18 Replies  
The read / write speed of any hard drive is based more on the areal density then the RPM of the drive.

Areal density is the amount of data that can be packed onto a storage medium. Areal...
Posted by skyman, on Jun 16, 2006 at 09:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Agreed. 1,237 Views / 20 Replies  
Agreed.
Posted by skyman, on Jun 11, 2006 at 02:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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