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2008 Mac Pro's -- where to buy new ones 736 Views / 3 Replies  
I know it's customary for Apple to pull the previous models out of sight when new models are introduced.

But I can't find the previous Mac Pro's even on Amazon (had hoped for a lower price).
...
Posted by bohdanz, on Mar 11, 2009 at 12:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
HP's 2408h versus new HP 2445w? 1,838 Views / 0 Replies  
Does anyone know the big difference between the current HP 2408h and the 2445W model?

They both pivot (which I need) but can't tell enough about the specs to either get the current one or try and...
Posted by bohdanz, on Oct 27, 2008 at 04:44 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Newertech ministack: clicking noise & more 971 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi there.

I've had the NewerTech external ministack (version 2) which suddenly started making clicking noises and no longer was recognized as an external drive.

I discovered tonight that if I...
Posted by bohdanz, on Sep 28, 2008 at 03:15 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Verizon wireless card or AT&T's for my MPB 596 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm finally going to get a wireless card for my MacBook Pro.

Don't know whether to go with Verizon or wait for AT&T to announce anything new around iPhone's new release.
I've been hearing AT&T...
Posted by bohdanz, on May 27, 2008 at 02:12 PM, in Networking
I've decided to install Win XP on my Macbook Pro... 996 Views / 14 Replies  
I've decided to install Win XP on my Macbook Pro to use a few Windows apps:

1. Naturally Speaking (I've read too many varying opinions of Macspeech's Dictate to shell out the $200 on a beta 1 app)...
Posted by bohdanz, on Apr 24, 2008 at 12:31 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Will there be Win XP SP3 or just buy SP2 996 Views / 14 Replies  
I need to buy WinXP before end of June.
Read Microsoft's releasing SP3 but can't see that it's retail available (or is it just for computer manufacturers.)

If not assume SP2 will work just fine...
Posted by bohdanz, on Apr 23, 2008 at 07:29 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
What monitor w/ ATI Radeon 9000 Pro ? 272 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm still with my G4 Digital Audio - with an upgraded ATI Radeon 9000 Pro card.

I need to get a newer and larger monitor IF the card can drive it.
Had problems with a Samsung 2493HM last week and...
Posted by bohdanz, on Mar 21, 2008 at 09:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Bad Samsung 2493HM monitor? 503 Views / 0 Replies  
I was really disappointed that the new 24" Samsung monitor I bought today didn't work no matter what I tried.

I ran it on my G4/digital audio that has an ATI Radio 9000 pro card.
Then I tried...
Posted by bohdanz, on Mar 17, 2008 at 09:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I did that exactly.... hit the 'order' button and... 765 Views / 23 Replies  
I did that exactly.... hit the 'order' button and paid to have the 3 day delivery so I have the weekend to move all my apps and docs from my olllllllllddd and slowwwww iBook 12" 733 to the MBP.
...
Posted by bohdanz, on Feb 26, 2008 at 03:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Refurb previous MBP v just released???? 765 Views / 23 Replies  
I see I can save a lot of bucks with a refurb MPB 2.4 vs today's new model.

Any REAL benefit other than a slightly larger hard drive and what seems to be a marginal bump in speed?

I'll use it...
Posted by bohdanz, on Feb 26, 2008 at 02:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
what I asked in my original email to HP support... 549 Views / 5 Replies  
what I asked in my original email to HP support was whether the pivot/portrait feature works on a Mac. Someone on newegg.com wrote in their user comment that it required an HP unlock (something that...
Posted by bohdanz, on Feb 25, 2008 at 12:32 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Great to hear 984 Views / 13 Replies  
Perhaps the 8800 cards don't cause the dreaded restart after wake problem that seems widespread with the stock card.

I'll be putting my order in this week!

Thanks.
Posted by bohdanz, on Feb 25, 2008 at 12:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ridiculous HP tech support 549 Views / 5 Replies  
The new 24" HP monitor with HDMI looked great at a new media conference I attended last week. But it was running off a PC computer. So I read a review on a retail site and couldn't find anything...
Posted by bohdanz, on Feb 25, 2008 at 09:16 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Anyone's Mac Pro w/8800 trouble-free? 984 Views / 13 Replies  
I'm surprised at the many problems everyone is having with the new Mac Pro's. Didn't anyone at Apple check the hardware out properly?

Putting that issue aside.

I had planned to get the new...
Posted by bohdanz, on Feb 20, 2008 at 08:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Timmerk, You're right... I will await the... 6,084 Views / 25 Replies  
Timmerk,

You're right... I will await the official release of the Macspeech new product.
I'd much rather have a mac-native application than switching into Windows.
Posted by bohdanz, on Jan 20, 2008 at 09:48 PM, in Applications
MacSpeech's $199 iDictate v. Naturally Speaking $99 one 6,084 Views / 25 Replies  
I'm trying to understand how much better Macspeech's pricey voice recognition software is compared to Nuance's Naturally Speaking.

Essentially they're the same software, right?

If I can boot...
Posted by bohdanz, on Jan 20, 2008 at 05:53 PM, in Applications
iPod hangs forever before iTunes recognizes it 414 Views / 0 Replies  
I don't know what happened...
upgraded to 7.1 iTunes, OSX 10.49...
and suddenly my iPod (3rd generation) takes at least a minute before it pops up in the iTunes sidebar.

I did an iPod update and...
Posted by bohdanz, on Apr 4, 2007 at 04:37 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
What bluetooch mic are you using? I can't... 17,499 Views / 20 Replies  
What bluetooch mic are you using?

I can't get my Motorola bluetooth headset to work with Skype no matter what I've tried.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Posted by bohdanz, on Mar 23, 2007 at 02:22 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Dying battery or bad AC adapter tip - iBook G4 290 Views / 1 Replies  
In the last few weeks, my iBook G4 battery goes up to only 79% or 90% when plugged in.
I no longer see 99% like I once did.

Wonder if it's a two and a half year battery that is losing steam......
Posted by bohdanz, on Jan 13, 2007 at 12:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
With iSight gone...what other webcam? 500 Views / 1 Replies  
I missed the iSight opportunity.

Now with its demise need to find a good webcam to use with either my Pismo or iBook.

Would appreciate your recommendations.

Thanks and happy 2007!
Posted by bohdanz, on Dec 27, 2006 at 02:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Partition on external hard drive's disappeared? 354 Views / 0 Replies  
Happy holidays.

I have a one month new Newer Tech miniStack, 250gb, which I partitioned into three drives.

The third partition has seemingly disappeared.

I turned the drive on and off and it...
Posted by bohdanz, on Dec 25, 2006 at 02:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Shareware for printing AddressBook in various formats? 270 Views / 0 Replies  
Somewhere in the last month, I saw a nice review of a shareware app that allows you to print Addressbook in various size hard copies - to fit day planners, etc etc.

Naturally, can't find the scrap...
Posted by bohdanz, on Nov 26, 2006 at 04:31 PM, in Applications
Are Apple Store refurb Nanos 1st or 2nd gen? 491 Views / 1 Replies  
At $149 for a 4GB, the Apple Store refurbed Nano seems the right price.

But nowhere does it say which version Nano I'd be getting.
Any idea if the default would be Nano v1 or possibly Nano v2?
...
Posted by bohdanz, on Nov 24, 2006 at 07:35 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Tooki, So would I just drag the System onto... 878 Views / 10 Replies  
Tooki,

So would I just drag the System onto the USB stick?
Thanks in advance.
Posted by bohdanz, on Nov 24, 2006 at 07:19 PM, in Mac OS X
Can Mac OS system be put on a USB stick? 878 Views / 10 Replies  
I bought a 4GB hard drive and hopde to have the Mac OS system on it (heard you can launch the Mac using the Option key during startup - is that true?)

Tried using Carbon Copy Cloner last night to...
Posted by bohdanz, on Nov 24, 2006 at 06:36 PM, in Mac OS X
How to: put System on USB drive? 397 Views / 1 Replies  
I bought a 4GB hard drive and hope to have the system on it (heard you can launch the Mac using the Option key during startup - is that true?)

Tried using Carbon Copy Cloner last night to put the...
Posted by bohdanz, on Nov 24, 2006 at 06:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've shied away from the lacie just because I... 363 Views / 4 Replies  
I've shied away from the lacie just because I read too comments from users who said their Lacie drives crapped out suddenly - and added the company tech support is bad.
Posted by bohdanz, on Nov 22, 2006 at 01:28 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
which: Newertechnology ministack or OWC drive 363 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm about to do a 'buy' - both 500GB external drives are within the same price range.


Newertech's ministack v2 has a built in USB hub, OWC doesn't.

Most important both are 7200 drives... but...
Posted by bohdanz, on Nov 21, 2006 at 11:52 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Benefits of Firewire 800 over 400? 575 Views / 7 Replies  
My G4 Digital Audio doesn't have Firewire 800 - and since I'm about to buy a new external drive is there a big difference with drives that offer FW800? The OWC one I'm looking at can be had either...
Posted by bohdanz, on Nov 18, 2006 at 12:28 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
should I: G-Tech versus OWC external drive? 578 Views / 2 Replies  
I need to get either a 250 or 500 GB drive (having lost all my data once and not having it backed up.)

I've seen too many mixed reviews on the LaCie drives - and today have to get either an OWC...
Posted by bohdanz, on Nov 16, 2006 at 12:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
If I use airport, I assume I'd plug it into the... 496 Views / 3 Replies  
If I use airport, I assume I'd plug it into the Road Runner and then are the settings easy?
Posted by bohdanz, on Nov 15, 2006 at 12:34 PM, in Networking
Road Runner & Macs: easy? 496 Views / 3 Replies  
Now that Time Warner has taken over Adelphia, I've received a $19.99 offer for
Road Runner service for a year.

That part I like. (AT&T won't lower my long time $49.99/month price for DSL.)
...
Posted by bohdanz, on Nov 14, 2006 at 08:29 PM, in Networking
need to redo Airport Express settings? 592 Views / 2 Replies  
When my iBook G4 hard drive a week ago I had it replaced with a new 100gb one. The old one was so corrupted nothing could be salvaged. (That's another painful story.)

Having put everything back...
Posted by bohdanz, on Nov 6, 2006 at 07:03 PM, in Networking
refurbed MBP Rev A v. new MPB Rev. B 1,671 Views / 17 Replies  
I see I can get the top of the line Rev. A for $1599 with 1GB - v. a grand more for Rev. B.

Opinions, please on whether Rev. A will suffice for my writing, iMovie, Garageband needs...

Thanks....
Posted by bohdanz, on Oct 30, 2006 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Two page view in MS Office? 319 Views / 1 Replies  
Is there a way to get a two page view in MS Office, so I see the pages side by side?

I thought I'd read how to accomplish this - but perhaps I imagined it.

Thanks in advance.
Posted by bohdanz, on Jun 26, 2006 at 01:05 PM, in Applications
Techchef, I saw the same deal and thought... 795 Views / 2 Replies  
Techchef,

I saw the same deal and thought great - and then I noticed the reason why it's cheaper.

Radtech now has a BT500 mouse that has built-in rechargeable (via USB cale) batteries - for the...
Posted by bohdanz, on May 2, 2006 at 03:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Messed up Finder and now finder bar and dock are solarized 870 Views / 6 Replies  
I have no idea what I did but my computer now has a black Finder task bar and the entire dock and the icons on it are solarized. My screen saver shows normal when launching and then suddenly goes...
Posted by bohdanz, on Apr 8, 2006 at 11:28 PM, in Mac OS X
What kind of DVI extender cable needed? 261 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm looking to set up my DVI flat panel monitor somewhere around ten feet from my G4/733 tower.

Can someone advise me on what end connections I need for the DVI extender cable - and where to get...
Posted by bohdanz, on Jan 4, 2006 at 05:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes.. and it was confirmed that the SmartDeck... 520 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes.. and it was confirmed that the SmartDeck might not work with every player.
So it's been sent back for a refund.
Posted by bohdanz, on Oct 14, 2005 at 12:32 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Griffin SmartDeck + VW stereos: no go 520 Views / 4 Replies  
As wonderful as the SmartDeck sounds, you may find - as I did yesterday when I received the product - that it doesn't work with all steres.

The VW Monsoon stereos don't work with SmartDeck, as I...
Posted by bohdanz, on Oct 13, 2005 at 07:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
According to the Microsoft tech support person I... 420 Views / 2 Replies  
According to the Microsoft tech support person I emailed (you get two free emails or calls of support), this could likely be due to an incompatibility with the installation program and the DVD player...
Posted by bohdanz, on Aug 8, 2005 at 03:16 PM, in Applications
Office 2004 won't install: hangs on MS Gotthic.ttf 420 Views / 2 Replies  
I installed office 2004 Student and Teacher Edition on my G4 tower with no problem.

However.... I have tried installing it four times on my Powerbook G3 and it fails every time out, whether I try...
Posted by bohdanz, on Aug 7, 2005 at 01:31 AM, in Applications
How's VUESCAN's new OCR feature? 1,583 Views / 1 Replies  
I've been happy with an older version of Vuescan, but the new OCR feature is of great interest.

If you're using it, is it decent? I don't want to pay the $$$ for OmniPro.

Thanks in advance.
Posted by bohdanz, on Apr 18, 2005 at 05:12 PM, in Applications
Neoffice nixes SpellCatcher 986 Views / 19 Replies  
For those trying to use either neooffice or abiword (I keep using both in addition to pages) you'll note that only Pages allows fans of Spellcatcher to use the application.

Neither Neooffice or...
Posted by bohdanz, on Mar 28, 2005 at 06:11 PM, in Applications
DVD-R media for Pioneer 103? 364 Views / 3 Replies  
My G4 Digital Audio tower has the (ancient) Pioneer 103 DVD drive.
Which media works on this model? I see there are so many different choices but don't know what works for this spcific DVD drive.
...
Posted by bohdanz, on Jan 14, 2005 at 06:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Can a USB 2.0 device be used on older Powerbook? 412 Views / 1 Replies  
I'd like to get a Canon USB-powered scanner for a friend who has a three year old Powerbook, which doesn't have USB 2.0.

Is the Canon scanner backward compatible?

Thanks.
Posted by bohdanz, on Jan 4, 2005 at 07:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I already have an Apple airport card in the G3 -... 374 Views / 3 Replies  
I already have an Apple airport card in the G3 - but am trying to surf off neighborhood wifi's.

That's why I'm thinking of the Quickertek.
Posted by bohdanz, on Dec 8, 2004 at 07:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Any Powerbook+Quickertek antenna users? 374 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm thinking of buying the Quickertek antenna for my Powerbook G3.

If you have one for either the Powerbooks, does it make a difference.

I can pick up very weak wifi connections in my...
Posted by bohdanz, on Dec 8, 2004 at 03:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thunderbird & .mac Mail - no go 565 Views / 8 Replies  
I downloaded Thunderbird yesterday - but can't figure out how or if it's possible to set it up for my .mac and yahoo mail accounts.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
Posted by bohdanz, on Dec 8, 2004 at 02:01 PM, in Applications
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Diggory Laycock: ... 2,029 Views / 2 Replies  
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Diggory Laycock:
[B]Is it a Final Draft Doc?
***

I'm pretty sure I wrote it in Word. I keep getting a 'password' window, enter it and nothing happens. That's why...
Posted by bohdanz, on Dec 1, 2004 at 05:50 PM, in Applications
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