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Does it have to be failing hardware? It's a G4... 765 Views / 11 Replies  
Does it have to be failing hardware? It's a G4 400mhz, they've been slow for the past 5 years. Any sort of modern web browsing would really show the computer's age.
Posted by bballe336, on Aug 17, 2009 at 10:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
I just revived a DP 1.42ghz MDD G4 as a... 4,395 Views / 68 Replies  
I just revived a DP 1.42ghz MDD G4 as a fileserver, it's the first time in nearly 3 years that I've used a PPC machine for personal use. I only set it up because it was the cheapest option I could...
Posted by bballe336, on Jul 17, 2009 at 01:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
How can you stick up for a company (palm) that... 4,399 Views / 112 Replies  
How can you stick up for a company (palm) that you have insulted multiple times in this thread?

The blackberry OS sucks? Blackberry's are the best selling smartphones of all time, RIM must be...
Posted by bballe336, on May 30, 2009 at 12:03 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Do you know the exact model of the IOgear KVM? 1,172 Views / 21 Replies  
Do you know the exact model of the IOgear KVM?
Posted by bballe336, on May 25, 2009 at 09:50 PM, in Marketplace
I'm not sure if you've looked at any sales stats,... 4,399 Views / 112 Replies  
I'm not sure if you've looked at any sales stats, but the iphone sells incredibly well. I have never met anyone who hasn't switched to an iphone just because of the lack of hardware keyboard, and in...
Posted by bballe336, on May 25, 2009 at 09:40 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
AppleGirl, the majority of what you are saying... 4,399 Views / 112 Replies  
AppleGirl, the majority of what you are saying doesn't make a whole lot of sense. The iphone software keyboard is fantastic. It has so many advantages over a hardware keyboard. I have a treo right...
Posted by bballe336, on May 25, 2009 at 08:15 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I doubt apple would garner significantly higher... 4,399 Views / 112 Replies  
I doubt apple would garner significantly higher sales due to a hardware keyboard, it would just cause them more headaches as its one more thing that could break.

Have you typed on an iphone? It...
Posted by bballe336, on May 21, 2009 at 09:42 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
My safari won't do that, but firefox will on my... 408 Views / 6 Replies  
My safari won't do that, but firefox will on my machine. If only I liked firefox.
Posted by bballe336, on May 13, 2009 at 10:11 PM, in Applications
A bit too expensive for me, but thanks for the... 586 Views / 11 Replies  
A bit too expensive for me, but thanks for the link. I think I'll just get the OWC mercury.
Posted by bballe336, on Apr 23, 2009 at 07:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
External Hard drive enclosure 586 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm looking to buy an enclosure for 2 500gb IDE drives I have. The only decent enclosure I can find is the OWC mercury elite, which is very nice and does everything I would like. I'm just curious to...
Posted by bballe336, on Apr 22, 2009 at 08:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It still has a physical click, so you can still... 35,630 Views / 962 Replies  
It still has a physical click, so you can still click and drag. I agree with you though, it seems like a pretty silly thing to complain about (especially since the new trackpad is functionally just...
Posted by bballe336, on Apr 12, 2009 at 01:29 AM, in Mac OS X
MSN is terrible, the file sharing is slow, the... 929 Views / 15 Replies  
MSN is terrible, the file sharing is slow, the video chat is awful, I don't think I know anyone who uses it.

AFAIK America has the largest online presence, and since the majority of not only...
Posted by bballe336, on Mar 25, 2009 at 11:09 PM, in Applications
After using safari 4 for a while I found it... 14,587 Views / 403 Replies  
After using safari 4 for a while I found it almost unusable in stock guise. I have it setup to look exactly like safari 3.

However it still does a few things I don't like:

First it freezes if...
Posted by bballe336, on Mar 25, 2009 at 11:00 PM, in Applications
Why don't you get your macbook pro repaired? I... 3,762 Views / 54 Replies  
Why don't you get your macbook pro repaired? I realize it would be a pain to be without it but most local, authorized service centers should be able to do the repairs in 2-3 days if you were opposed...
Posted by bballe336, on Mar 24, 2009 at 07:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Bootcamp running on an external? 282 Views / 0 Replies  
I have a few related questions.

First I would like to use bootcamp to run windows XP from an external harddrive, can I do this? if I can, would it be fast enough to play a few games like rfactor,...
Posted by bballe336, on Mar 3, 2009 at 05:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well I was given a solution on how to fix this,... 345 Views / 9 Replies  
Well I was given a solution on how to fix this, it work's perfectly, I'll copy and paste it here:

"Hello,

I've seen this issue twice, once during a simple migration from an older (10.4)...
Posted by bballe336, on Mar 1, 2009 at 11:35 AM, in Applications
How to get hotsync working in leopard? 314 Views / 0 Replies  
I've just updated to leopard finally, and it's proven to be more of a frustration than anything. Leopard is full updated and I cannot hotsync my treo 650 at all. I have the newest version of the palm...
Posted by bballe336, on Feb 21, 2009 at 10:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I tried swapping them ail folders, however it... 345 Views / 9 Replies  
I tried swapping them ail folders, however it didn't change anything. Also mail won't quit and has to be force quit every single time, and it won't let me import anything.

Should I delete mail...
Posted by bballe336, on Feb 20, 2009 at 07:58 PM, in Applications
I'll try swapping the mail folders. It is quite a... 345 Views / 9 Replies  
I'll try swapping the mail folders. It is quite a strange situation as everything else appears to work. I'm also noticing that mail won't quit and I have to force quit it.

According to gmail when...
Posted by bballe336, on Feb 19, 2009 at 10:12 PM, in Applications
I copied everything using migration assistant... 345 Views / 9 Replies  
I copied everything using migration assistant during the installation, the system is fully updated, and I have repaired permissions as well.

Also shouldn't importing my mailbox mean that it would...
Posted by bballe336, on Feb 19, 2009 at 09:05 PM, in Applications
POP. My messages are no longer on the mail server... 345 Views / 9 Replies  
POP. My messages are no longer on the mail server however.
Posted by bballe336, on Feb 19, 2009 at 07:18 PM, in Applications
Importing mail messages? 345 Views / 9 Replies  
So I just put leopard on my machine (installed a new drive and used migration assistant to bring everything over). Everything works fine except for 2 complaints with mail.

First, it didn't bring...
Posted by bballe336, on Feb 19, 2009 at 06:23 PM, in Applications
Why didn't you just do an upgrade install? As far... 388 Views / 3 Replies  
Why didn't you just do an upgrade install? As far as I know you'll need to completely reformat the drive to have it become 1 partition.
Posted by bballe336, on Feb 8, 2009 at 01:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That would be great, 1440x900 has been feeling... 859 Views / 37 Replies  
That would be great, 1440x900 has been feeling pretty cramped to me for a while.
Posted by bballe336, on Jan 23, 2009 at 10:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the link Spheric Harlot, I'll try it... 3,568 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for the link Spheric Harlot, I'll try it out.

So I guess there is no way to eliminate everything but vocals from a track, but is there a way to make them more pronounced and have less...
Posted by bballe336, on Dec 29, 2008 at 12:18 AM, in Applications
Removing vocals/instrumentals? 3,568 Views / 9 Replies  
Is there any way to remove the vocals from a song to get just the instrumental track? Also vise versa, is there a way to remove the instrumentals and end up with the vocals?

I've downloaded the...
Posted by bballe336, on Dec 26, 2008 at 09:52 PM, in Applications
I'm not sure if the 14" uses the same keyboard as... 222 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm not sure if the 14" uses the same keyboard as the 12", but if it does then I have a keyboard you could have.
Posted by bballe336, on Nov 30, 2008 at 10:19 PM, in Marketplace
I don't like utorrent on the PC, so I most likely... 778 Views / 11 Replies  
I don't like utorrent on the PC, so I most likely won't try it on the mac. Azureus does what I want, and on my PC azureus has always been quicker than utorrent.
Posted by bballe336, on Nov 27, 2008 at 07:02 PM, in Applications
I wanted to give this a try, but it doesn't seem... 6,638 Views / 28 Replies  
I wanted to give this a try, but it doesn't seem to work for 10.4, oh well.
Posted by bballe336, on Nov 16, 2008 at 01:23 PM, in Applications
I'd rather not use any of those browsers because... 6,638 Views / 28 Replies  
I'd rather not use any of those browsers because they don't add any functionality that I would use and I don't find them visually appealing. I'll just wait for an updated version of pithhelmet to...
Posted by bballe336, on Nov 15, 2008 at 02:22 PM, in Applications
I wasn't using either of them. I had pithhelmet,... 6,638 Views / 28 Replies  
I wasn't using either of them. I had pithhelmet, and it seems as though things improved after removing that (it still crashed a few times afterwards, but seems to be a lot better).
Posted by bballe336, on Nov 14, 2008 at 07:07 AM, in Applications
As I said the only thing "extra" is flash,... 6,638 Views / 28 Replies  
As I said the only thing "extra" is flash, nothing else at all. I haven't had a crash in about 30 minutes which is somewhat confidence inspiring.
Posted by bballe336, on Nov 13, 2008 at 09:54 PM, in Applications
Forgot to mention I am on a core duo macbook pro... 6,638 Views / 28 Replies  
Forgot to mention I am on a core duo macbook pro with 10.4.11, and I currently have no extensions or anything (other than flash) on safari.
Posted by bballe336, on Nov 13, 2008 at 09:27 PM, in Applications
Safari 3.2 causing crashes? 6,638 Views / 28 Replies  
I just updated to safari 3.2 and removed a few extensions (glims and safari block) right after. Safari quits unexpectedly ever few minutes now, especially when opening a new window. I don't think the...
Posted by bballe336, on Nov 13, 2008 at 08:33 PM, in Applications
Oh well, no big deal. Thanks for the replies... 842 Views / 15 Replies  
Oh well, no big deal.

Thanks for the replies everyone, I'm going to go check one out at the apple store anyways and see if it seems OK.
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 27, 2008 at 08:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you have one of the new machines or are you... 842 Views / 15 Replies  
Do you have one of the new machines or are you talking about your MBA? Because the macbook air display is significantly less glossy.

Also does anyone have lighting behind or to the side of their...
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 26, 2008 at 09:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
All the reviews on the spyder 2 express look... 371 Views / 12 Replies  
All the reviews on the spyder 2 express look great, and the price is really appealing. When it calibrates does it create a separate profile in colorsync? I would hope it doesn't alter the stock...
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 26, 2008 at 11:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for the response, I have a few sort of... 842 Views / 15 Replies  
Thanks for the response, I have a few sort of specific questions, do you use it near windows, and do you have any lights behind you or to the side of the machine?
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 25, 2008 at 11:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I couldn't care less about the mighty mouse, but... 334 Views / 5 Replies  
I couldn't care less about the mighty mouse, but if they do revamp the keyboards some slight lips on the edges of the keys would be nice.
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 25, 2008 at 09:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
How is your glossy screen? 842 Views / 15 Replies  
It's been almost two weeks since the release, so I'm wondering how the glossy screens are? Mainly I'm curious about how people who used to have matte MBP's are liking the new glossy MBP's? Are the...
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 25, 2008 at 09:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thought about it, and I may, however I would also... 371 Views / 12 Replies  
Thought about it, and I may, however I would also like to have my MBP LCD calibrated to my external LCD, so I may as well buy a calibrator.
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 25, 2008 at 09:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Color calibrators 371 Views / 12 Replies  
I just had the screen on my MBP replaced and the new screen seems to have a bit of a pink hue to it and all the colors seem more cold. I've tried calibrating the monitor profile but cannot get it to...
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 25, 2008 at 05:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'd buy a dell ultrasharp. They are very nice... 291 Views / 5 Replies  
I'd buy a dell ultrasharp. They are very nice monitors and the prices are pretty reasonable.
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 20, 2008 at 09:25 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Why would an adapter make any difference when... 1,604 Views / 36 Replies  
Why would an adapter make any difference when your computer is completely stationary?
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 18, 2008 at 10:47 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Even if your miniDV or HDV camera supports... 1,194 Views / 32 Replies  
Even if your miniDV or HDV camera supports capturing footage over USB2.0 you will end up with some terrible looking footage with lots of glitches and dropped frames. USB2.0 simply isn't able to...
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 18, 2008 at 10:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No, he's being realistic. The new machines can... 5,341 Views / 83 Replies  
No, he's being realistic. The new machines can hardly be considered professional.
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 17, 2008 at 12:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Some of us actually rely on firewire for our... 1,266 Views / 33 Replies  
Some of us actually rely on firewire for our jobs. USB 2 is horrible on the mac.
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 14, 2008 at 06:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Those USB disk adapters are horribly slow, and so... 16,847 Views / 514 Replies  
Those USB disk adapters are horribly slow, and so is USB on macs in general. It would be nice if apple offered some way to target disk mode over USB though (or ethernet, now that would be pretty...
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 14, 2008 at 06:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So there is no matte screen option? Groan, the... 16,847 Views / 514 Replies  
So there is no matte screen option? Groan, the glossy screens are horrible.
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 14, 2008 at 01:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do the edges of the case look really sharp to... 7,367 Views / 253 Replies  
Do the edges of the case look really sharp to anyone else (ala macbook air)? That thing is painful to type on.
Posted by bballe336, on Oct 12, 2008 at 10:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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