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I'm hoping it fixes the "external drive" bug... ... 620 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm hoping it fixes the "external drive" bug...

If you store your music on an external drive, and plug a shuffle in when the external drive is not connected, it erases everything from your...
Posted by atomium, on Sep 23, 2005 at 09:01 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
What timing. I listed my Pismo on ebay just a... 4,974 Views / 101 Replies  
What timing. I listed my Pismo on ebay just a short while ago. Went to the marketplace forum to put up a notice. <shameless plug>http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=202646</shameless...
Posted by atomium, on Feb 19, 2004 at 10:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
FS - eBay - Pismo 500 326 Views / 0 Replies  
I hate to see it go. I really do. This machine has been the best single computer I've ever owned...

But it's time. The size and speed of my 12" means I just don't use it like I should. I have to...
Posted by atomium, on Feb 19, 2004 at 10:21 PM, in Marketplace
Well, don't let that be your determining factor.... 1,707 Views / 25 Replies  
Well, don't let that be your determining factor. Take a screenshot of your desktop with System Profiler open. Doctor it in PhotoShop. Set the screenshot as your desktop image. Grab camera. Done deal....
Posted by atomium, on May 27, 2003 at 10:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I had my 10 GB touchwheel iPod replaced under... 819 Views / 3 Replies  
I had my 10 GB touchwheel iPod replaced under warranty a couple months ago. Similar problem.

When the remote was plugged in, and twisted, a short would hard restart the ipod. If you twisted it...
Posted by atomium, on Mar 31, 2003 at 09:44 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: surprise log out! 439 Views / 12 Replies  
Glad to see it's not just me. I've had 3 in the last 2 months.

Never saw it in a year and a half of X on my Pismo. Only started with my new 12" PB.

Each time has been shortly after waking up...
Posted by atomium, on Mar 26, 2003 at 02:23 PM, in Mac OS X
iPod update broke time sync to iPod??? 247 Views / 0 Replies  
Since applying the 1.2.6 update, the clock on my iPod no longer syncs to my computer.

Noticed it when I thought my "last played" stats weren't transferring. Turns out the clock on my iPod was 3.5...
Posted by atomium, on Mar 24, 2003 at 04:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Guess that clears that one up. Thanks, though. ... 292 Views / 2 Replies  
Guess that clears that one up. Thanks, though.

-atomium
Posted by atomium, on Mar 12, 2003 at 02:29 PM, in Mac OS X
Applescript iTunes to iChat file transfer? 292 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm not very familiar with Applescript, and wanted to know if this is possible before I try to figure out how to go about doing it.

I have a series of transcripts in iTunes that I need to...
Posted by atomium, on Mar 12, 2003 at 01:48 PM, in Mac OS X
"Bug" Number 1: Normally, the battery meter... 615 Views / 8 Replies  
"Bug" Number 1:

Normally, the battery meter is reading the iPod's power draw while the music is playing from the RAM. This is a slow drain, and the battery shows more life.

If you just so...
Posted by atomium, on Mar 12, 2003 at 10:28 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Are you guys working on files on a network? I had... 345 Views / 3 Replies  
Are you guys working on files on a network? I had been having a lot of problems until I started moving files and working on them locally. Made a huge difference for me.

-atomium
Posted by atomium, on Mar 12, 2003 at 10:04 AM, in Applications
Not only do large and/or uncompressed songs hurt... 1,052 Views / 22 Replies  
Not only do large and/or uncompressed songs hurt battery life:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61434

They are also more prone to skipping...
Posted by atomium, on Feb 14, 2003 at 10:42 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
gunnar- One thing to consider is that the... 1,052 Views / 22 Replies  
gunnar-

One thing to consider is that the battery life is good because of the 32 MB buffer. Basically, the iPod spins the drive long enough to load the buffer, and then plays from RAM.

If the...
Posted by atomium, on Feb 14, 2003 at 09:29 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Those numbers for me were/are in OSX. My Pismo... 655 Views / 14 Replies  
Those numbers for me were/are in OSX. My Pismo hasn't seen a shred of OS 9 or Classic for almost a year and a half now.

-atomium
Posted by atomium, on Jan 30, 2003 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: PB 12" sleeping battery life 655 Views / 14 Replies  
My Pismo is my only point of reference. I could sleep that thing for a day or two and still have better than 80% when I woke it up. A 12 hour sleep would leave me in the low to mid 90% range.
...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 30, 2003 at 09:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Refresh Rates? 3,887 Views / 31 Replies  
I'm hooked up to a 17" Viewsonic GS790 in spanning mode, and have the following max refresh rates:

800x600 @ 120 Hz
1024x768 @ 100 Hz
1280x1024 @ 85 Hz
1600x1200 @ 75 Hz

That 1600 was a real...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 29, 2003 at 04:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sure did. I ran through 2 full cycles of charging... 655 Views / 14 Replies  
Sure did. I ran through 2 full cycles of charging fully then running it down to a coma. Once by choice, once by necessity.

How many times did you cycle yours?

And I have to say that I'm...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 29, 2003 at 04:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
PB 12" sleeping battery life 655 Views / 14 Replies  
Any other new 12" owners out there notice a big battery drain while sleeping?

Put mine to sleep last night, unplugged and with a full charge. 12 and a half hours later, woke it up to find my...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 29, 2003 at 03:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: 12" Powerbook 640mb RAM with "straneous" apps: Photoshop, FCP3, Dreamweaver MX 1,542 Views / 18 Replies  
What's your point of reference for speed? Without a baseline, this question is way too subjective.

I can tell you about the 12" in relation to a G3 500 portable or a G4 450 tower...but if you've...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 29, 2003 at 07:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
1. Yes. 2. Yes. 3. Not too much, has... 380 Views / 2 Replies  
1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Not too much, has been my experience.

-atomium
Posted by atomium, on Jan 29, 2003 at 07:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I haven't noticed any skipping. I've watched a... 2,037 Views / 27 Replies  
I haven't noticed any skipping. I've watched a couple since I got it. In fact, I even fired up a Quicktime trailer during DVD playback, Also tried an iTunes playback during movie. Neither one seemed...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 28, 2003 at 03:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
To condition the battery, Apple recommends that... 2,037 Views / 27 Replies  
To condition the battery, Apple recommends that you plug it in and charge it completely, then unplug it and use it until the battery is completely drained. After that you're good to plug and unplug...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 28, 2003 at 07:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: New 12" notes (Long long post) 2,037 Views / 27 Replies  
Trust me, no one was more surprised than I was. Keep in mind, though, it was probably not average usage conditions. The monitor was all the way down to 1, nothing plugged into any ports. Bluetooth...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 28, 2003 at 06:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Right. The first unit had a dead one, but I... 2,037 Views / 27 Replies  
Right. The first unit had a dead one, but I called this one stuck. Thanks for the tip on unsticking it. I thought there was something you could do for them. You saved me a forum search. I'll get...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 27, 2003 at 10:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
New 12" notes (Long long post) 2,037 Views / 27 Replies  
It's post number 200, so I have to make it count...

Finally bought the machine to replace my Pismo 500. And I've officially owned two 12" powerbooks in the last couple days. I went into the...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 27, 2003 at 09:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've always thought the video was more sluggish... 585 Views / 8 Replies  
I've always thought the video was more sluggish on this machine than it should be. Now you're just getting me all paranoid.



What resolution are you running? I can get millions up to 1024x768....
Posted by atomium, on Jan 24, 2003 at 11:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well there aren't really problems, other than... 585 Views / 8 Replies  
Well there aren't really problems, other than performance. It's easy enough to do. Just put the Pismo to sleep, attach a monitor, and wake the Pismo up. It just really slows things to a crawl. The...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 24, 2003 at 11:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
12" PB monitor spanning/mirroring questions 585 Views / 8 Replies  
The 12" PBook is finally the one that is going to replace my aging but beloved Pismo 500. I have a few questions about monitor spanning for those who already have the new 12".

1) Is the...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 23, 2003 at 01:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I had the same problem, but much different... 609 Views / 17 Replies  
I had the same problem, but much different results.

Walked into Apple Store Tyson's Corner. Told them it was sparking. They walked into the back and grabbed me a new adapter, no questions asked....
Posted by atomium, on Jan 20, 2003 at 08:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I can totally agree with that. And the plot... 650 Views / 6 Replies  
I can totally agree with that. And the plot thickens...

I'm going to have to disagree with the theory that it saves the count when you hold down play/pause to shut it down. The reason I say that...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 17, 2003 at 11:26 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You know, I was just playing around with it here.... 650 Views / 6 Replies  
You know, I was just playing around with it here. If I play songs, have iTunes opened up and plug in the ipod, no play count increase. Nothing at all.

If I had to guess, I would say that iSync...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 17, 2003 at 05:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yea. I've had it like that for so long, I forgot... 650 Views / 6 Replies  
Yea. I've had it like that for so long, I forgot it was an option and not default.

-atomium
Posted by atomium, on Jan 17, 2003 at 04:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It saves the play count on the iPod. You can get... 650 Views / 6 Replies  
It saves the play count on the iPod. You can get that count off of the iPod by syncing your iPod using iSync. Doesn't matter how many times it's been turned on or off. I've even had the battery drain...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 17, 2003 at 03:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It's pretty common practice. What they showed you... 298 Views / 2 Replies  
It's pretty common practice. What they showed you was a "blueline proof". There should be one blueline for each color you are printing.

It's a cheap way of showing your separations for you. Costs...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 15, 2003 at 08:26 PM, in Applications
Definitely a problem! I got overconfident with... 1,319 Views / 20 Replies  
Definitely a problem! I got overconfident with beta software and booked plane tickets last night with Safari.

It (way too quickly) timed out on my final submission of credit card info /...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 9, 2003 at 08:45 PM, in Mac OS X
Actually this was the first place I checked.... 438 Views / 6 Replies  
Actually this was the first place I checked. Unfortunately, it doesn't address my question. I was wondering if it charged from an external Firewire peripheral while daisy-chained, not the computer...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 9, 2003 at 07:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
This is the machine that's finally convinced me... 17,905 Views / 314 Replies  
This is the machine that's finally convinced me to upgrade from my Pismo 500. It's been a good run, over 2 years. I was convinced I would be waiting for a G4 iBook. This is so much better.

The...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 9, 2003 at 12:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Excellent! Thanks, dav. One more... 438 Views / 6 Replies  
Excellent! Thanks, dav.

One more question....If the computer is asleep, but the drive it's daisy-chained to is powered up, will it still charge the iPod?

-atomium
Posted by atomium, on Jan 9, 2003 at 11:47 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iPod on firewire hub? 438 Views / 6 Replies  
Any issues with using an iPod on a firewire hub? Or daisy-chained to another peripheral for that matter?

I think the 12" PBook is the one to make me finally give up my Pismo. Problem is only...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 9, 2003 at 08:47 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Funny. I just read a paper on "Calm Technology".... 817 Views / 8 Replies  
Funny. I just read a paper on "Calm Technology". This sounds right in line with it.

An example they cited was a lamp that is tied into your stock portfolio. The worse your stocks are doing, the...
Posted by atomium, on Jan 2, 2003 at 11:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: iPod: Mac Vs. Win....Is there a difference? 548 Views / 6 Replies  
I have a 10 GB Mac iPod and recently had a 20 GB Win iPod at my disposal for a week. The transfer rate for uploading songs to the Win version was terrible.

From a clean iPod, I can fill the 10 GB...
Posted by atomium, on Dec 26, 2002 at 04:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I had phone interference from my neighbors. To... 638 Views / 10 Replies  
I had phone interference from my neighbors. To isolate it I called each of my neighbors using some specious excuse. By watching the airport signal I figured out which neighbor was using the 2.4 gig...
Posted by atomium, on Dec 16, 2002 at 12:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hey Bryan- If I recall correctly, you shouldn't... 443 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey Bryan- If I recall correctly, you shouldn't have any problem. The first time you hook up his new one, it shouldn't erase your library. It's my understanding that the library on the Ti will be...
Posted by atomium, on Dec 6, 2002 at 01:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Been checking my repair status on... 668 Views / 3 Replies  
Been checking my repair status on apple.com/support and want to know if anyone knows how to decipher Apple-speak.

It reads:

Failure Validated.
Order for SVC WHOLE UNIT 10GB TOUCHWHEEL...
Posted by atomium, on Dec 5, 2002 at 03:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've just had too many nightmares with sending... 668 Views / 3 Replies  
I've just had too many nightmares with sending things back to Apple and then they can not reproduce the error. That's what I was hoping to avoid by going to the store. This one is pretty blatant and...
Posted by atomium, on Dec 4, 2002 at 11:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iPod...More to be paranoid about 668 Views / 3 Replies  
My iPod has issues. 10 GB Touchwheel. When the remote plug is inserted and turned, the entire iPod shorts, resets and reboots. Turning the plug while it is booting causes the dead battery icon to...
Posted by atomium, on Dec 3, 2002 at 04:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Works like a charm here. iSync syncs the play... 1,700 Views / 34 Replies  
Works like a charm here. iSync syncs the play count. Then launch iTunes after iSync is done. Never a problem with it.

-atomium
Posted by atomium, on Nov 26, 2002 at 08:17 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Huh. How about that. And two more mentions of it... 1,139 Views / 12 Replies  
Huh. How about that. And two more mentions of it in the At-A-Glance insert.

I guess that when I finally got mine I was in too much of a hurry to get to the goodies. I skipped right over the...
Posted by atomium, on Nov 15, 2002 at 02:21 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iPod Backlilght Trick 1,139 Views / 12 Replies  
Searched the forums, but didn't find this one. Thought I'd share it...

I keep my iPod backlight always off to cut down on battery use and annoyance factor. By accident, I discovered that holding...
Posted by atomium, on Nov 15, 2002 at 11:42 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
As for locking the screen, you can always do it... 534 Views / 9 Replies  
As for locking the screen, you can always do it manually...

Open Keychain Access (Applications-->Utilities). Then View menu-->Show Status In Menu Bar.

Then just click on the padlock in the...
Posted by atomium, on Nov 14, 2002 at 08:16 AM, in Mac OS X
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