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DiffFrontend... 436 Views / 6 Replies  
DiffFrontend (http://josh.tumaz.com/content/view/33/52/).
But as noted above, with formatted text, you get lots of differences, to the point where it may not be useful. Word's file comparison...
Posted by brettcamp, on Aug 18, 2009 at 03:27 AM, in Applications
Sorry, I'm not a graphics guy , so I don't know... 4,966 Views / 9 Replies  
Sorry, I'm not a graphics guy , so I don't know details, but yes, I've read often that the Apple displays are far more accurate in color display than other monitors, because they're really intended...
Posted by brettcamp, on May 25, 2009 at 12:51 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks so much to all of you for the quick... 1,623 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks so much to all of you for the quick responses! Networking and internet access have always utterly confused me once I start seeing terms like DHCP etc. I'll give bridge mode a shot, and if it...
Posted by brettcamp, on Dec 23, 2008 at 04:35 PM, in Networking
MacBook Air and hotel ethernet 1,623 Views / 6 Replies  
I've been holding off buying my wife Apple's USB ethernet adapter for her MacBook because she doesn't ever use ethernet except for hotel internet connections. We assumed that even if the hotel didn't...
Posted by brettcamp, on Dec 23, 2008 at 06:31 AM, in Networking
Sure, and Homer (or whoever) didn't even write... 9,535 Views / 36 Replies  
Sure, and Homer (or whoever) didn't even write the Iliad and the Odyssey, but sang/spoke them. Shakespeare used a quill pen, but I bet both would love to have a laptop with writing software now. Of...
Posted by brettcamp, on Dec 12, 2008 at 04:26 AM, in Applications
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/11/technology/perso... 632 Views / 3 Replies  
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/11/technology/personaltech/11basics.html?8cir&emc=cir

Computing Without a Whirring Drive...
Posted by brettcamp, on Dec 12, 2008 at 04:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Jer'sNovel Writeris pretty good, but Scrivener is... 9,535 Views / 36 Replies  
Jer'sNovel Writeris pretty good, but Scrivener is much better for any serious writer of fiction, plays, screenplays or nonfiction. And BTW, neither of them has anything to do with printing; in fact,...
Posted by brettcamp, on Nov 20, 2008 at 02:13 AM, in Applications
reducing pdf file size in Preview not working 1,837 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm trying to reduce the file size of a multipage pdf of a magazine article. When I use the "Reduce file size" function (via Save As => Quartz Filter => reduce file size), the text is unreadable. So...
Posted by brettcamp, on Jul 6, 2008 at 02:55 AM, in Applications
My memory is the sales happen in late summer, but... 2,841 Views / 47 Replies  
My memory is the sales happen in late summer, but no guarantees.

Yes, you can wait till the end of the original warranty to get AppleCare; you give up free phone support after 90 days, but you'll...
Posted by brettcamp, on May 26, 2008 at 08:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You might check the specs on that discounted... 1,438 Views / 23 Replies  
You might check the specs on that discounted MacBook; it could be the previous generation. I saved about $400 (if you include the bundled AppleCare) by buying the previous model at discount when the...
Posted by brettcamp, on May 26, 2008 at 07:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine's only 3 months old, black, no cracks, but... 19,077 Views / 96 Replies  
Mine's only 3 months old, black, no cracks, but it's rumored that the next MacBooks will be aluminum, so you might wanna wait and see....
Posted by brettcamp, on May 26, 2008 at 07:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Congrats on getting a Mac and the student... 2,841 Views / 47 Replies  
Congrats on getting a Mac and the student discount! Most of the problems reported on MacBooks happened with the first models. The last few revisions have had significantly fewer problems.
I've had...
Posted by brettcamp, on May 26, 2008 at 07:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't use the more complex features of MS... 1,111 Views / 20 Replies  
I don't use the more complex features of MS Office, but for me, iWork will handle about 90% of my needs when working with Office files, and the other 10 % have so far been resolved by using the free...
Posted by brettcamp, on May 26, 2008 at 06:14 PM, in Applications
Thanks. The Portland store, though OK (and packed... 934 Views / 14 Replies  
Thanks. The Portland store, though OK (and packed on a Sunday night mostly with shopper-browsers, not genius appointments), is way too small for the city. Apple proposed a sweet looking one (about...
Posted by brettcamp, on Apr 22, 2008 at 01:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hope someone else can answer your question, but... 1,154 Views / 5 Replies  
Hope someone else can answer your question, but in the meantime, will this (http://tinyurl.com/) help?
Posted by brettcamp, on Apr 22, 2008 at 06:16 AM, in Applications
When my month-old MacBook's hard drive died a... 934 Views / 14 Replies  
When my month-old MacBook's hard drive died a couple weeks ago, the Portland apple store replaced it in under an hour. The genius was knowledgeable and friendly.
The MacBook HDs are supposed to be...
Posted by brettcamp, on Apr 22, 2008 at 06:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No, the restore was done wirelessly -- when you... 1,695 Views / 25 Replies  
No, the restore was done wirelessly -- when you boot up the restored disk and it goes through the usual set up procedure, it gives you the option of restoring from a Time Machine backup. Click that,...
Posted by brettcamp, on Apr 6, 2008 at 09:19 PM, in Applications
I upgraded from a 2005 15" PB to a previous... 1,266 Views / 9 Replies  
I upgraded from a 2005 15" PB to a previous generation MacBook (big sale) last month. I love the screen (though noticed the viewing angle is narrower than the PB's was) and especially its brightness,...
Posted by brettcamp, on Apr 6, 2008 at 03:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The same thing happened to my new MacBook this... 9,587 Views / 3 Replies  
The same thing happened to my new MacBook this morning: folder with flashing question mark, and ominous clicking from the right side. Rushed it down to the Genius Bar and, as I feared, it was a dead...
Posted by brettcamp, on Apr 6, 2008 at 03:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
When I had a 12" PowerBook, I used an external... 7,585 Views / 43 Replies  
When I had a 12" PowerBook, I used an external display as well. AFter I got a 15" PowerBook, and now a MacBook, it became my only computer. I mostly work from a recliner, which avoids ergonomic...
Posted by brettcamp, on Apr 6, 2008 at 03:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've only had my 1TB TC for three days, but it... 508 Views / 3 Replies  
I've only had my 1TB TC for three days, but it seems to be backing up my MacBook and my wife's PowerBook fine. In fact, I had occasion to test it when my new MacBook's hard drive died two days after...
Posted by brettcamp, on Apr 6, 2008 at 03:22 AM, in Networking
I experienced similar Mozy problems, though it... 1,695 Views / 25 Replies  
I experienced similar Mozy problems, though it seemed to be working the last time I tried it with an updated version. I never had to try a restore, though, so I can't really vouch for it. My new...
Posted by brettcamp, on Apr 5, 2008 at 05:52 PM, in Applications
I have a long post about black vs white in this... 895 Views / 10 Replies  
I have a long post about black vs white in this recent thread (http://forums.macnn.com/69/mac-notebooks/362240/black-or-white-macbook-and-why/) . I originally wanted white, but after three weeks with...
Posted by brettcamp, on Mar 20, 2008 at 04:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know about science research in... 2,662 Views / 8 Replies  
I don't know about science research in particular, but Mellel is very popular among academics generally.
And for organizing all your research material, try DevonThink or DevonNote.
Posted by brettcamp, on Mar 17, 2008 at 01:00 AM, in Applications
Thanks for posting your reaction. I'm considering... 436 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for posting your reaction. I'm considering getting one as well because I've heard they're a lot like the MacBook keyboard, which I consider the best keyboard I've ever used. Now that I have a...
Posted by brettcamp, on Mar 17, 2008 at 12:41 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have the Matias Tactile 1 and use it as an... 654 Views / 4 Replies  
I have the Matias Tactile 1 and use it as an external keyboard with my MacBook (and before that my PowerBook). As all the reviews said, it's fantastic in every way except
1. it's noisy. Clack clack...
Posted by brettcamp, on Mar 13, 2008 at 05:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have the Matias Tactile Pro 1 and it's... 974 Views / 15 Replies  
I have the Matias Tactile Pro 1 and it's everything everyone says it is -- amazing solid tactile feedback, extremely accurate, and really noisy (clacky). By far the best keyboard I've ever used, but...
Posted by brettcamp, on Mar 11, 2008 at 03:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Poll: Unlike many, I actually thought I preferred the... 5,189 Views / 50 Replies  
Unlike many, I actually thought I preferred the white to black, because I'm not a business type and don't need to fit in with guys in suits and would rather my computer look different than all the...
Posted by brettcamp, on Mar 10, 2008 at 06:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
scrambled messages in Tiger Mail 276 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm using mail.app on a 2005 PowerBook and suddenly my emails are all scrambled.
on the upper half of the screen a current email messages will have the correct from and subject, but click on it and...
Posted by brettcamp, on Feb 28, 2008 at 05:32 PM, in Applications
If you don't need lots of features, I'd recommend... 345 Views / 4 Replies  
If you don't need lots of features, I'd recommend DevonNote, the cheapest (currently free on MacHeist, I read the other day) of Devon's various info organizers. I used it for a couple of years until...
Posted by brettcamp, on Jan 7, 2008 at 11:15 PM, in Applications
This... 1,304 Views / 11 Replies  
This (http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-fi-laptop1jan01,1,1467320,full.story) article may provide some guidance. Desktops provide greater value, but I'd never go back to one after a decade of...
Posted by brettcamp, on Jan 1, 2008 at 03:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Here's... 1,101 Views / 28 Replies  
Here's (http://lowendmac.com/deals/best-15in-powerbook-prices.html) a good link to good deals on 15" G4 PowerBooks. I'm using one from 2005 (1.5 GB RAM) and it's working just fine in 10.4.11. And...
Posted by brettcamp, on Dec 29, 2007 at 05:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My understanding is that most of the MacBook... 1,647 Views / 25 Replies  
My understanding is that most of the MacBook problems afflicted the very first generation of machines, and most were fixed in the first or second revision. (It was a more extreme example of an...
Posted by brettcamp, on Dec 2, 2007 at 02:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Mac Buyer's Guide: Know When to Buy Your Mac,... 1,512 Views / 19 Replies  
Mac Buyer's Guide: Know When to Buy Your Mac, iPod or iPhone (http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/)
Posted by brettcamp, on Dec 2, 2007 at 01:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've ridden with my PowerBook in my padded sleeve... 620 Views / 9 Replies  
I've ridden with my PowerBook in my padded sleeve which was in my messenger bag which was in my pannier, but only a couple of times and I worried the whole time. No problems, though. I think there...
Posted by brettcamp, on Dec 2, 2007 at 01:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I had the MacAlly, and it was smaller and cheaper... 524 Views / 6 Replies  
I had the MacAlly, and it was smaller and cheaper than the Apple adapter, but it also stopped working for no apparent reason about 6 months after I got it. I wound up having to get another apple...
Posted by brettcamp, on Dec 2, 2007 at 01:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wish I could help, but all I can report is that... 1,606 Views / 8 Replies  
Wish I could help, but all I can report is that the same thing happens to me. I only email stuff to myself for backup purposes, though, so it's no biggie to me whether it arrives in my Mail inbox,...
Posted by brettcamp, on Nov 24, 2007 at 12:40 AM, in Applications
My version of Word is five years old. Today I... 2,025 Views / 10 Replies  
My version of Word is five years old. Today I received my first docx file. The current version of NeoOffice opened it flawlessly. What a relief! I prefer Bean and Scrivener for actual writing, but...
Posted by brettcamp, on Nov 24, 2007 at 12:36 AM, in Applications
Also remember the frequent curse of buying a... 1,165 Views / 13 Replies  
Also remember the frequent curse of buying a first generation Apple product. Might be prudent to wait for the first revision of the alleged MacBook Pro Nano or whatever they'll call it. Having the...
Posted by brettcamp, on Nov 24, 2007 at 12:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Everything works much faster for me since I... 940 Views / 25 Replies  
Everything works much faster for me since I started using the Safari3 beta a few weeks ago, and now with the 10.4.11 update. I like the Find and Merge command, and also the restore last workspace...
Posted by brettcamp, on Nov 19, 2007 at 01:38 PM, in Applications
For web authoring, have you tried the free iWeb... 557 Views / 10 Replies  
For web authoring, have you tried the free iWeb that came with your Mac? If not, there's Sandvox, Nvu and Kompozer, the latter two free.
Posted by brettcamp, on Nov 17, 2007 at 04:43 AM, in Applications
Along with the usuals (Mail, Safari, etc.), my... 18,804 Views / 147 Replies  
Along with the usuals (Mail, Safari, etc.), my two most commonly used applications are Bean (http://www.bean-osx.com) (a free word processor better than iText or TextEdit, yet not bloated with...
Posted by brettcamp, on Nov 13, 2007 at 04:22 AM, in Applications
I agree with the suggestion to sleep the MacBook... 427 Views / 3 Replies  
I agree with the suggestion to sleep the MacBook when you leave, but I leave mine on most days even when I'm gone or asleep because I have it set to record some internet broadcasts, and I've never...
Posted by brettcamp, on Jun 25, 2007 at 12:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think Viemexis is asking a legit question. We... 1,069 Views / 19 Replies  
I think Viemexis is asking a legit question. We all know that people can overreact to posted defect reports, for all the reasons enumerated above, but it seems to me that the first-gen MacBooks...
Posted by brettcamp, on Jun 25, 2007 at 12:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've never had any problems using apple mail with... 757 Views / 6 Replies  
I've never had any problems using apple mail with gmail. I never made a rule, but I do recall that when I first configured gmail, it advised me on how to set up my apple Mail account properly....
Posted by brettcamp, on May 16, 2007 at 05:22 AM, in Applications
Thanks for posting this hands on review. It'll... 2,867 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for posting this hands on review. It'll probably ease many concerns of students considering a switch.
If you're worried about case scratches (and I wouldn't -- we all love that pristine new...
Posted by brettcamp, on May 14, 2007 at 05:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That sounds about right. I was going to ask $1000... 489 Views / 9 Replies  
That sounds about right. I was going to ask $1000 for mine, same model, and still has a year of applecare plus RAM upgrade to 1 gig.
Posted by brettcamp, on May 14, 2007 at 04:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Give DevonNote... 536 Views / 6 Replies  
Give DevonNote (http://www.devon-technologies.com/products/devonnote/index.html) a try. It's quite powerful and not too expensive. EagleFiler (http://c-command.com/eaglefiler/) looks very interesting...
Posted by brettcamp, on May 5, 2007 at 03:41 AM, in Applications
I signed up, but so far haven't been able to get... 1,695 Views / 25 Replies  
I signed up, but so far haven't been able to get it to actually do a backup. Maybe I need to restart and try again.
Posted by brettcamp, on May 3, 2007 at 04:04 AM, in Applications
I used Camino for awhile, then switched back to... 2,320 Views / 47 Replies  
I used Camino for awhile, then switched back to Safari when 10.4 came out because it was faster at rendering and downloading etc. than Camino. Before that, Camino was faster. I use CamiTools (IIRC)...
Posted by brettcamp, on May 1, 2007 at 08:08 PM, in Applications
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