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Pulling a new wire is not an option as it is not... 1,574 Views / 9 Replies  
Pulling a new wire is not an option as it is not an easy straight line between the two rooms. The current cables had to take a circuitous route when they were installed originally as such it wouldnt...
Posted by dice, on Dec 3, 2009 at 11:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah I briefly considered an Airport Express but... 1,574 Views / 9 Replies  
Yeah I briefly considered an Airport Express but they ain't cheap!

If I did use the Cat6 what would be the best way to wire it up? I understand it's not ideal...
Posted by dice, on Nov 30, 2009 at 11:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
Audio from Mac Mini to amp via CAT6 or coax cable?? 1,574 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi,

I want to output audio from my Mac Mini's headphone jack and input it into an amp and speakers which is about 8metres away in another room.

There currently exist an unused coax cable and an...
Posted by dice, on Nov 30, 2009 at 10:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
Great, thanks for the replies. I would prefer... 5,633 Views / 3 Replies  
Great, thanks for the replies. I would prefer Firewire external drives but we already have multiple USB ones!

Hmm... as for formatting as HFS+... I don't think I'll be able to do this as the FAT32...
Posted by dice, on Jun 9, 2009 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
G4 Mac Mini as a server? 5,633 Views / 3 Replies  
I want to turn my Mac Mini into a basic server.

Given that it is a 1.42GHz G4 with 1GB of RAM what is the best OS to install on it. I'm most comfortable with OS X and have each revision up to...
Posted by dice, on Jun 8, 2009 at 08:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
The above blog post method worked for me :) 811 Views / 4 Replies  
The above blog post method worked for me :)
Posted by dice, on Feb 13, 2009 at 12:25 PM, in macOS
Thanks for the replies. I tried editing the file... 811 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the replies. I tried editing the file but I still get connection refused even after a restart. I tried sshing to localhost on my custom port with the same result as well.

I came across...
Posted by dice, on Feb 12, 2009 at 05:15 AM, in macOS
port forwarding with ssh 811 Views / 4 Replies  
I wish to be able to SSH into my mac remotely but am having some trouble port forwarding...

I have a Netopia router and I can setup port forwarding on it but my housemate has grabbed the mapping...
Posted by dice, on Feb 11, 2009 at 06:33 PM, in macOS
Ok I've been trying Virtual Box and it is mostly... 23,915 Views / 11 Replies  
Ok I've been trying Virtual Box and it is mostly very good for my needs. USB does work on the closed source version but is a little flaky compared to VMWare Fusion. I was trying flash a mobile...
Posted by dice, on Oct 15, 2008 at 06:39 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
thanks for the replies guys! I guess I'll take... 23,915 Views / 11 Replies  
thanks for the replies guys! I guess I'll take VirtualBox for a spin before putting down cash for VMWare Fusion.

:)
Posted by dice, on Oct 13, 2008 at 09:42 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
VirtualBox Vs VMWare Fusion and Parallels?? 23,915 Views / 11 Replies  
Hey,

How do people find VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org/) compared to VMWare Fusion and Parallels?

The only threads I could find were from July or earlier and much may have changed since...
Posted by dice, on Sep 25, 2008 at 03:48 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Best version of OS X for iMac G3 4,051 Views / 21 Replies  
Hey all,

I'm refurbing an old iMac for web use and light word document editing etc. What would be the best version of OS X to install on it? I have retail 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5. It previously had...
Posted by dice, on Mar 10, 2008 at 05:39 AM, in macOS
migrating to iPhoto - keyword transfer 354 Views / 0 Replies  
Currently I use Graphic Converter to view all my photos. I have assigned IPTC keywords to a lot of my photographs using Graphic Converter.

When I import my photographs into iPhoto 7 it doesn't...
Posted by dice, on Dec 13, 2007 at 09:48 AM, in Applications
Late 2007 black MacBook, 1Gb Ram 718 Views / 4 Replies  
Late 2007 black MacBook, 1Gb Ram
Posted by dice, on Dec 7, 2007 at 07:54 AM, in macOS
Hey everyone, thanks for all the great replies :)... 639 Views / 12 Replies  
Hey everyone, thanks for all the great replies :) you really helped to explain it all!
Posted by dice, on Dec 6, 2007 at 02:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Explain current and voltage to me!! 639 Views / 12 Replies  
Hi all,

Can someone explain current and voltage to me? I'm a little confused but I think I do actually get it.

Also, I lost the power supply for an external hard drive. The bottom of the drive...
Posted by dice, on Dec 6, 2007 at 05:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So what can we do about it?? 718 Views / 4 Replies  
So what can we do about it??
Posted by dice, on Dec 5, 2007 at 07:59 AM, in macOS
Speakers popping sound with OS X 10.5.1 718 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi

I recently purchased a black MacBook. I have OS X 10.5.1 installed. Recently I've noticed when a sound such as an alert plays I get a weird pop along with it. I'm using external speakers.

I...
Posted by dice, on Dec 4, 2007 at 11:20 AM, in macOS
Hrmmm so there is no way to do this without... 588 Views / 4 Replies  
Hrmmm so there is no way to do this without putting it to sleep first?! I've been using Macs for years (this is my first laptop though) and this seems like a very un-maclike way to do it.

Anyone...
Posted by dice, on Dec 3, 2007 at 10:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
How can I turn MacBook display off but continue to use external monitor? 588 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi,

I want to be able to turn my laptop screen off and just use my external screen. I'm currently doing this by putting my MacBook to sleep by closing the lid and waking the machine up with my USB...
Posted by dice, on Dec 3, 2007 at 07:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ah crap, apologies! I could have sworn I was in... 419 Views / 4 Replies  
Ah crap, apologies! I could have sworn I was in the Macbook forum... strange.

I'll go look at crucial.
Posted by dice, on Nov 16, 2007 at 06:30 AM, in macOS
What RAM for new MacBook? 419 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi,

I'm getting a new model Macbook this week and I will want to upgrade the RAM. I see that it comes with two 512Mb 667Mhz sticks so I want to replace these with two 1Gb sticks. I notice the...
Posted by dice, on Nov 16, 2007 at 05:35 AM, in macOS
One of my external drives is HFS+/FAT32. I have a... 3,108 Views / 10 Replies  
One of my external drives is HFS+/FAT32. I have a FAT32 partition for access from PCs. My HFS+ partition is 100GB and my FAT32 partition is 200GB. It works great.

I dunno what the story is with...
Posted by dice, on Aug 18, 2007 at 11:10 AM, in macOS
To get around the transparent problem could you... 11,723 Views / 295 Replies  
To get around the transparent problem could you just modify your background image to contain a white bar the same size as the menubar? An unnecessary pain and hopefully there will be an official way...
Posted by dice, on Jun 28, 2007 at 04:35 AM, in macOS
cool thanks for that. I didn't know toast could... 452 Views / 2 Replies  
cool thanks for that. I didn't know toast could do that... alternatively I might try and use iDVD (once I fix my version) as i'd also like to add a slideshow of some photographs but i'll play with...
Posted by dice, on Apr 25, 2007 at 12:07 PM, in Applications
create 1 dvd from 3 dvds??? 452 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi

I have been given three short home DVDs and I want to merge them all into a single DVD.... how should I go about doing this?

When I insert one of the DVDs into my Mac an empty folder appears...
Posted by dice, on Apr 25, 2007 at 05:08 AM, in Applications
No I haven't solved it yet, I'm waiting for my... 1,327 Views / 6 Replies  
No I haven't solved it yet, I'm waiting for my brother to bring his mac around to see if it happens to him. I read somewhere ages ago that Macs behave a bit differently to PCs when outputting over...
Posted by dice, on Mar 14, 2007 at 05:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Mini G4 with external Monitor problems :( 1,327 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi

I have a G4 Mac Mini. I recently purchased a Samsung 205BW 20in widescreen LCD monitor (http://komplett.ie/k/ki.asp?sku=322266).

I connected it via the DVI port on my mini with the DVI...
Posted by dice, on Mar 12, 2007 at 06:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
cool thanks guys, i'll check those ones out :) 728 Views / 4 Replies  
cool thanks guys, i'll check those ones out :)
Posted by dice, on Jan 30, 2007 at 11:37 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
hardrive enclosure with sata/usb2/firewire interfaces??? 728 Views / 4 Replies  
Does anyone know of any external hard disk enclosures that provides all of SATA / USB 2 / Firewire interfaces?

They are v hard to find....

Also, do any of the current Apple laptops support the...
Posted by dice, on Jan 29, 2007 at 11:35 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
just hit command-delete on the selected files and... 1,132 Views / 9 Replies  
just hit command-delete on the selected files and they'll be sent to the trash, then empty the trash whenever you feel like it...
Posted by dice, on Jan 2, 2007 at 04:42 AM, in macOS
Why would you want to do that? You'll lose... 1,350 Views / 7 Replies  
Why would you want to do that? You'll lose quality. I'd leave them as is... or re-rip from the original source to WMA.
Posted by dice, on Dec 7, 2006 at 06:23 AM, in Applications
Pfff same specs as my current machine. I can run... 750 Views / 15 Replies  
Pfff same specs as my current machine. I can run any browser just fine. Its not *that* old..... I use 10.4.8 with no problems.
Posted by dice, on Nov 6, 2006 at 10:17 AM, in Applications
Yeah I formatted my external drive to be both... 1,349 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah I formatted my external drive to be both FAT32 and HFS+... takes a bit of fiddling, do a search on macosxhints for a guide. You need to manually edit the partition tables so the two formats play...
Posted by dice, on Nov 3, 2006 at 04:58 AM, in macOS
There must be other decent backup software apps... 673 Views / 11 Replies  
There must be other decent backup software apps too. Anyone have any problems with Synk Backup or SuperDuper?
Posted by dice, on Oct 12, 2006 at 05:08 AM, in Applications
When Super Duper does a backup for a second time... 673 Views / 11 Replies  
When Super Duper does a backup for a second time does it replace the changed files with new ones or does it keep both? I'd prefer if it kept both...
Posted by dice, on Oct 10, 2006 at 07:18 AM, in Applications
Backup software? 673 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm looking for a good application to manage backing up all of my data. I've come across
Synk Backup (http://www.decimus.net/) and SuperDuper...
Posted by dice, on Oct 10, 2006 at 05:59 AM, in Applications
I use my Sony Ericsson k750i to contol front row... 2,184 Views / 38 Replies  
I use my Sony Ericsson k750i to contol front row via bluetooth. I downloaded a profile to make the screen look like the buttons on the official apple IR remote.

I prefer controlling iTunes via...
Posted by dice, on Sep 22, 2006 at 05:38 AM, in macOS
Ah theres a game forum! My apologies missed that! 508 Views / 3 Replies  
Ah theres a game forum! My apologies missed that!
Posted by dice, on Sep 6, 2006 at 07:54 AM, in Applications
mac driving games??? 508 Views / 3 Replies  
Are there any decent driving games for the mac? I havent come across many.

thanks.
Posted by dice, on Sep 5, 2006 at 10:58 AM, in Applications
Are you the only person who uses the machine??... 497 Views / 3 Replies  
Are you the only person who uses the machine?? Did you leave it unattended? I'm guessing someon else trashed those pics and didnt empty the trash after...
Posted by dice, on Sep 1, 2006 at 08:54 AM, in macOS
you calling yourself a jackass? :p Anywho, I... 29,107 Views / 28 Replies  
you calling yourself a jackass? :p

Anywho, I have my external 300gb disk partitioned with both Fat32 and HFS+. The HFS+ partition being the larger of the two. The reason I have the FAT32 partition...
Posted by dice, on Aug 25, 2006 at 09:20 AM, in macOS
Prob just a setting in photoshop. I'm using ps7... 537 Views / 6 Replies  
Prob just a setting in photoshop. I'm using ps7 and there is an option to change the font anti-aliasing (none, sharp, crisp, strong, smooth). I bet yours is set at "none".
Posted by dice, on Aug 15, 2006 at 11:03 AM, in Applications
I'm pretty sure OS X supports at least 8... 2,937 Views / 28 Replies  
I'm pretty sure OS X supports at least 8 processors at the moment.
Posted by dice, on Jul 28, 2006 at 06:31 AM, in macOS
I have a mac mini without a wireless card so I... 464 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a mac mini without a wireless card so I bought a Belkin USB adaptor even though it said only Windows was supported. I found drivers on the net that work with it from ralinktech. Its not as...
Posted by dice, on May 3, 2006 at 05:38 AM, in macOS
This is not true. You CAN create FAT32 partitions... 2,780 Views / 34 Replies  
This is not true. You CAN create FAT32 partitions greater than 32GB. Windwos just limits you to 32GB for some reason. I have an external firewire drive with a 200GB FAT32 partition and a 100gb HFS+...
Posted by dice, on May 2, 2006 at 07:27 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Such as? I would have thought it would make the... 1,047 Views / 10 Replies  
Such as? I would have thought it would make the most economic sense to make all the discs te same and just have some kind of machine check at the start of the install. Have apple ever tied each OS to...
Posted by dice, on Mar 8, 2006 at 02:48 PM, in macOS
cool thanks :) I'll check it out 4,661 Views / 2 Replies  
cool thanks :) I'll check it out
Posted by dice, on Mar 8, 2006 at 08:25 AM, in Applications
different OS X install disks?? 1,047 Views / 10 Replies  
I wanted to install tiger on my mac mini a few days ago using my dead ibook install dvds and I got a message telling me I could not install it!! I guess they tie the discs to particular machines or...
Posted by dice, on Mar 8, 2006 at 08:23 AM, in macOS
sms backup software? (for k750i) 4,661 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a Sony Ericsson K750i and OSX 10.3.9. I can sync my contacts using iSync and connect via bluetooth. Can you recommend an application to copy sms and mms messages off the phone?

thanks :D
Posted by dice, on Mar 5, 2006 at 10:45 AM, in Applications
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