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Virtual Snow Leopard in Lion 1,698 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm holding off on upgrading to Lion, because I still have a few PPC apps that I need to run on my iMac. But, I'm wondering, can I install Snow Leopard in a virtual machine in Lion (using Parallels...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Jul 19, 2011 at 11:56 PM, in macOS
You can certainly set up a RAID using external... 2,993 Views / 8 Replies  
You can certainly set up a RAID using external hard drives. It can be very useful, and it's not difficult to set up.

I have used Apple's hard drive utility to set up a RAID 0 using two external...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Jan 24, 2011 at 01:52 PM, in macOS
I just bought this WD 2TB drive for $114 at... 841 Views / 3 Replies  
I just bought this WD 2TB drive for $114 at Amazon. The price is now a bit higher ($119), but still worth it. I can't find a similar 2TB drive for anywhere close to this price. Plus the drive is...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Sep 20, 2010 at 06:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Have you fixed the problem yet? If not, try... 1,061 Views / 6 Replies  
Have you fixed the problem yet? If not, try running software update. There is an update to fix this known problem. I had the same issue on a Mac running OS 10.6. I ran software update, downloaded...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Aug 13, 2010 at 12:57 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It's a month by month plan, pay as you go. You... 728 Views / 3 Replies  
It's a month by month plan, pay as you go. You can manage your account from the iPad. I signed up for one month when I was travelling, then I cancelled so it wouldn't renew for the next month. ...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Aug 11, 2010 at 11:11 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I got the same message. 1,838 Views / 30 Replies  
I got the same message.
Posted by Thunderbird, on Jul 22, 2010 at 01:07 PM, in Feedback
Nice edit. Tell us how you really feel. 18,561 Views / 677 Replies  
Nice edit. Tell us how you really feel.
Posted by Thunderbird, on Jun 29, 2010 at 04:17 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Apple has changed it's tune... I got my... 18,561 Views / 677 Replies  
Apple has changed it's tune... I got my replacement phone yesterday, and as I expected, it has the exact same behavior as the original phone. I called back the second level support rep who helped me...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Jun 29, 2010 at 03:05 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
My two cents... The problem is very real on my... 18,561 Views / 677 Replies  
My two cents... The problem is very real on my phone, but Apple seems genuinely interested in fixing it for me. I lose all connectivity when I pick up the phone in my left hand.

I spent an hour...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Jun 25, 2010 at 01:18 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Do you need the multi-user capability of the old... 848 Views / 2 Replies  
Do you need the multi-user capability of the old version?

I just migrated our small group from Now Contact and Now Up-To-Date to iCal (and Mac OS X Server) and Bento 3. Bento is very easy to set...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Apr 29, 2010 at 04:46 PM, in Applications
Because you wouldn't have to pay for a separate... 6,727 Views / 23 Replies  
Because you wouldn't have to pay for a separate data plan for the iPad. You could just take the SIM card out of your iPhone and put it in the iPad when you needed 3G. For somebody that might only...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Apr 29, 2010 at 11:46 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Use iPad Micro SIM in iPhone? 6,727 Views / 23 Replies  
I guess this is speculation, since nobody has a 3G iPad yet to confirm, but...

The news page of MacNN today shows the new AT&T Micro SIM. Since it is simply a cut out inside a full size SIM,...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Apr 29, 2010 at 11:25 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Cool... thanks! That is the normal version, so... 1,459 Views / 6 Replies  
Cool... thanks! That is the normal version, so it looks like web sites see the iPad Safari as a desktop browser instead of mobile. That's good news, because it would suck to have the mobile...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Apr 8, 2010 at 03:01 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
What happens at http://www.NASCAR.com ? That... 1,459 Views / 6 Replies  
What happens at http://www.NASCAR.com ? That site always forces mobile on the iPhone, and it doesn't give the option of switching to desktop.
Posted by Thunderbird, on Apr 8, 2010 at 02:50 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Safari on iPad-real Internet or forced mobile? 1,459 Views / 6 Replies  
Does Safari on the iPad work like the desktop version or the iPhone version? There are a few web sites that I visit that force the mobile version on my iPhone. What happens on the iPad?
Posted by Thunderbird, on Apr 8, 2010 at 02:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
WiFi and 3G at the same time... possible?? 10,630 Views / 18 Replies  
Here is my situation... At the office, we have a computer running Mac OS X Server. It serves up our calendar and contact management system. But, it does not have an internet connection. I want to...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Apr 7, 2010 at 08:46 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Holy crap, the phone is back to life. ... 8,635 Views / 14 Replies  
Holy crap, the phone is back to life. Unbelievable. When the tech at the AT&T store removed the SIM card (shortly after my wife dropped it) it was smoking! The card was scorched.

After a few...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Feb 22, 2010 at 12:01 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks for the replies. I put it in a bag of... 8,635 Views / 14 Replies  
Thanks for the replies. I put it in a bag of rice last night, and I'll give it a week or so. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Posted by Thunderbird, on Feb 17, 2010 at 08:51 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Is it possible to erase an iPhone that won't boot? *Water Damage* 8,635 Views / 14 Replies  
3 months after spilling a cup of coffee on her 6 month old Macbook, my wife dropped her iPhone 3G in the toilet. :mad:

So now the phone won't boot. I want to sell it for parts on eBay, but is it...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Feb 16, 2010 at 11:20 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Is there a point and shoot camera with a GPS for iPhoto? 797 Views / 2 Replies  
I think that one of the coolest features of iPhoto is the "places" feature. It works great with pictures taken on the iPhone, but I want to buy a point and shoot camera with a GPS in it. Is there...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Feb 9, 2010 at 09:08 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Archiving AVCHD - iMovie or Toast? 1,866 Views / 1 Replies  
I just bought a Canon HG20 AVCHD camcorder. I want to systematically archive the videos from the camcorder and keep them on a big hard drive in native format for future use. My question is...

Am...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Feb 26, 2009 at 10:58 PM, in Applications
What is the best Contact Manager & Calendar App? 478 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi All...

I have a small group of Macs (mixed Intel & PPC) that need to share our contact manager and calendar programs. We have been using Now Up To Date and Contact for many years, with one of...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Jun 11, 2008 at 09:31 PM, in Applications
Convert AAC to MP3 325 Views / 2 Replies  
How do I convert songs that I imported to iTunes from AAC to MP3? Can it be done within iTunes? Is there another app needed?
Posted by Thunderbird, on Aug 14, 2007 at 09:29 AM, in Applications
iWeb losing my pictures! 304 Views / 0 Replies  
I had some big problems with iWeb '06. I had a nice blog with about 20 entries in it, published to .Mac. On the blog pages, I would insert inline pictures imported from iPhoto. iWeb apparently...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Aug 13, 2007 at 09:01 PM, in Applications
You Tube video on an HD tv? Sounds like a great... 934 Views / 11 Replies  
You Tube video on an HD tv? Sounds like a great idea, except that You Tube video quality sucks on a 19' monitor. How bad will it look on a 50' Plasma?
Posted by Thunderbird, on May 30, 2007 at 07:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Microphone & Presentations with MBP 343 Views / 0 Replies  
Hello all,

I use my MacBook Pro with Keynote and Powerpoint to give presentations for mid-sized groups. I already have speakers hooked up to the computer for some videos that play during the...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Jan 20, 2007 at 12:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Try holding down the option key as the computer... 6,514 Views / 3 Replies  
Try holding down the option key as the computer starts up. That should give you a list of the drives and operating systems that are on your 'puter.

Or, within Windows, go to the control panels,...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Jan 16, 2007 at 11:31 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I tried that. Instead of the welcome screen with... 661 Views / 2 Replies  
I tried that. Instead of the welcome screen with the users names listed, it just has a login window where I have to type in the username. It doesn't go directly to the desktop.

This should be a...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Jan 15, 2007 at 09:41 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Stupid Question - Help! 661 Views / 2 Replies  
This should be very simple, but I can't figure it out. My boot camp installation starts up at a welcome screen with a list of users (there is only one). The only user has no password. I can't...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Jan 14, 2007 at 08:22 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Same problem here. I'm running BC 1.1.2 on a 17"... 1,598 Views / 4 Replies  
Same problem here. I'm running BC 1.1.2 on a 17" Macbook pro, and if I'm not connected to the internet, the time doesn't fix itself. Apple's support site says this was fixed in 1.1.1. Any ideas?
Posted by Thunderbird, on Dec 29, 2006 at 07:01 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Thanks Mod. I should mention that the main... 2,339 Views / 41 Replies  
Thanks Mod. I should mention that the main reason I bought Windows in the first place is because I wanted to run MS Flight Simulator 2004. So far, that's the only thing I've installed. From the...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Dec 14, 2006 at 12:07 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Sharing/Syncing iPhoto library 409 Views / 2 Replies  
Anyone know of an easy way to do this? I want to maintain my iPhoto library on a laptop, but automatically sync it to my desktop computer periodically. Ideally, I'd like to be able to make changes...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Dec 10, 2006 at 11:33 AM, in Applications
Got Windows... now what? 2,339 Views / 41 Replies  
OK, as a Mac user for the last 15 years, I've always had to put up with my Windows loving buddies brag about how much more software is available for Windows vs. Mac. I've always said that there is...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Dec 9, 2006 at 02:13 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I just bought my new Mac from Ecost.com. The... 9,811 Views / 21 Replies  
I just bought my new Mac from Ecost.com. The price was slightly lower than Amazon, there were no rebate hassles to deal with, and going through ebates I got an extra 2% off, making it the best deal...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Dec 9, 2006 at 01:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
Trial and error. When I first bought the PB, I... 1,547 Views / 13 Replies  
Trial and error. When I first bought the PB, I would put it in the bag latch up. Had no problems. A few weeks later, I started putting it in latch down, and that's when my problems started. I...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Nov 20, 2006 at 05:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I used to have this problem on my 15" Powerbook. ... 1,547 Views / 13 Replies  
I used to have this problem on my 15" Powerbook. It would happen if I put the computer in the bag with the latch facing down. Simple fix for me - I don't do that any more. Latch faces up when it...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Nov 14, 2006 at 09:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ten days is nuts. You don't have to take it to... 555 Views / 5 Replies  
Ten days is nuts. You don't have to take it to the Apple Store to get fixed. Take it to any Apple Authorized repair provider. Find someone who values your business and will make fixing your...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Nov 9, 2006 at 09:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
OK, I finally made the trek down to the local... 7,314 Views / 41 Replies  
OK, I finally made the trek down to the local Apple Store to see both side by side. My vote... Matte. No doubt, they both look great (better than my Powerbook), and the glossy would be fantastic in...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Nov 3, 2006 at 09:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
How about this situation... I use my computer at... 7,314 Views / 41 Replies  
How about this situation... I use my computer at a desk all day long. There are windows on two sides of my desk, so glare might be a factor with glossy. I'm not doing any serious design or...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Nov 1, 2006 at 08:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ah, but I wish I could... I'm one Mac user in a... 25,317 Views / 266 Replies  
Ah, but I wish I could... I'm one Mac user in a sea of Windows users in a big corporation. I use my personal computer to present presentations that are designed by somebody else in Powerpoint for...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Oct 31, 2006 at 08:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have one mission critical app that still isn't... 25,317 Views / 266 Replies  
I have one mission critical app that still isn't up to speed on the CD2. Powerpoint. I have a Powerpoint presentation with a Quicktime video that I present on my 1.33 GHz Powerbook G4. It runs...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Oct 30, 2006 at 08:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
We can? How? 8,850 Views / 77 Replies  
We can? How?
Posted by Thunderbird, on Oct 10, 2006 at 08:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EPNEY0/ref=pd... 942 Views / 10 Replies  
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EPNEY0/ref=pd_kar_gw_3/102-3070060-6464164?ie=UTF8

Amazon has the 24" model now for $1849 after rebate. It also indicates on the web site that the RAM is in a...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Sep 10, 2006 at 05:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Opening a Core 2 iMac 909 Views / 5 Replies  
My first generation G5 iMac is fairly easy to open. A few screws on the bottom, and the back pops off.

I can't find instructions on opening the new 24" iMac. I'm about to buy one, and I'm...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Sep 9, 2006 at 02:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
What is the best Usenet Newsreader for binaries? 529 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello all,

What is the best Usenet Newsreader for the binaries groups? I used to use Thoth, but I see that development of that app stopped a few years ago. Is there something else that has...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Jun 22, 2006 at 09:44 PM, in Applications
Prevent Drive Mount at Startup? 742 Views / 1 Replies  
The good news... I have sucessfully used Boot Camp to install Windows XP on a partition on my Mac Mini. The bad news... I formatted the drive in FAT32, and I don't want other users of the computer...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Apr 9, 2006 at 10:30 AM, in macOS
Portable Speaker Recommendation 417 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello,

I am looking for advice on portable speakers for my Powerbook. I use it on the road for Powerpoint presentations, and part of my presentation has a video with sound. I need speakers that...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Feb 15, 2006 at 02:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OK... I'm confused. Why was this thread moved... 1,084 Views / 14 Replies  
OK... I'm confused. Why was this thread moved to the lounge? I posted it in the iMac discussion board, and it was a question about the chips inside the new iMac. The lounge seems like a place for...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Jan 12, 2006 at 11:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I see on Gateway's website a Core Duo 1.66 Ghz... 1,084 Views / 14 Replies  
I see on Gateway's website a Core Duo 1.66 Ghz for $1149. Is that the same chip that Apple is using?
http://www.gateway.com/products/gconfig/proddetails.asp?seg=sb&system_id=s7510nb&clv=Btn1
Posted by Thunderbird, on Jan 11, 2006 at 03:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Primer on Intel Chips 1,084 Views / 14 Replies  
Long time Mac guy, completely confused on Intel's product line up. Where does the Core Duo fit in? Is it better than a Pentium? Is it more like a Centrino? What is a Centrino? How fast is this...
Posted by Thunderbird, on Jan 11, 2006 at 02:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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