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Always boots in diagnostic mode? 477 Views / 1 Replies  
I've got a Core Duo Mac Mini that has always booted in diagnostic mode since I've had it. I get the initial grey screen then it goes black and diagnostic text scrolls past in white until it gets to...
Posted by MickS, on Oct 7, 2006 at 12:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm waiting for benchmarks before I decide for or... 19,619 Views / 383 Replies  
I'm waiting for benchmarks before I decide for or against. Having a massive increase in CPU performance, faster bus, memory, etc is all good. How OS X works with the chipset will determine how good...
Posted by MickS, on Mar 1, 2006 at 10:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
gigabit card with 10.4 drivers 415 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm looking for a Gigabit ethernet PCI card that has drivers available for 10.4. So far I've tried Belkin and DLink cards with no success. Support from both manufacturers has so far consisted of...
Posted by MickS, on May 26, 2005 at 06:45 AM, in Networking
I've just added a title to an image in iPhoto and... 372 Views / 1 Replies  
I've just added a title to an image in iPhoto and Spotlight picked it up. It did display the filename in the listing rather than the title though, which is a bit of a shame.
Posted by MickS, on May 2, 2005 at 01:52 AM, in Applications
Have a shuffle for the gym but still need the... 1,539 Views / 31 Replies  
Have a shuffle for the gym but still need the iPod 'cos I've got it hooked up to the car headunit and its a much better source of music than the shuffle would be.
Posted by MickS, on Mar 7, 2005 at 04:05 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I don't think that it is. One of the reasons that... 9,563 Views / 57 Replies  
I don't think that it is. One of the reasons that Apple hardware lasts so long is that, in general, Apple take care in making sure that they have backwards compatibility.

Now this feature is tied...
Posted by MickS, on Feb 7, 2005 at 06:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's a standard in the Unix world because it was... 55,505 Views / 558 Replies  
It's a standard in the Unix world because it was free. The major Unix vendors dropped their proprietary systems for X11 a long time ago in order to have a standard windowing system. It was cheaper...
Posted by MickS, on Jun 5, 2004 at 05:23 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: I have given up on my Apple BT mouse - short review 789 Views / 8 Replies  
Mouse mat? I'm intrigued, a mouse mat. One of the advantages of having an optical mouse is that you don't need the consistent smooth surface that a ball mouse needs.

No mouse mat = only running...
Posted by MickS, on Mar 25, 2004 at 09:54 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
<irony> Surely that can't be true? I mean who'd... 1,066 Views / 34 Replies  
<irony>
Surely that can't be true? I mean who'd want to buy an iPod mini when for an extra $50 they can have a full sized iPod with almost 4 times the capacity?
</irony>

The iPod mini, proof...
Posted by MickS, on Mar 25, 2004 at 09:40 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Simple, upgrade to OS X. Now before you... 613 Views / 4 Replies  
Simple, upgrade to OS X.

Now before you complain and say that it's not possible or a flippant answer consider the following:

If you look on the iPod Technical Spec...
Posted by MickS, on Mar 10, 2004 at 03:55 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've just replaced my iTrip with a Denison... 1,219 Views / 30 Replies  
I've just replaced my iTrip with a Denison ICELink (http://www.densionusa.com/icelink/). The iTrip was okay but suffered from three problems:

Interference: We have quite a crowded spectrum here...
Posted by MickS, on Mar 10, 2004 at 03:50 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm playing online so can't change versions until... 709 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm playing online so can't change versions until the server I play on changes too. My reason for asking about the levels thing was because until HoTU is released for the Mac there is no reason for a...
Posted by MickS, on Feb 18, 2004 at 05:25 AM, in Gaming
Wondering whether this will fix the 'bug' that... 709 Views / 12 Replies  
Wondering whether this will fix the 'bug' that displays a level 20+ char as being at 'Maximum level' in a server vault even with SoU and HoTU applied. It does stop you advancing, just a cosmetic...
Posted by MickS, on Feb 16, 2004 at 10:32 AM, in Gaming
I have a Crumpler Crisp Suit for my 17" PB in the... 2,559 Views / 15 Replies  
I have a Crumpler Crisp Suit for my 17" PB in the UK.

I did have a nice Alu case for my TiBook but it was heavy and could fit precious little in other than the TiBook and power supply etc. The...
Posted by MickS, on Feb 16, 2004 at 10:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's not bluetooth that is the issue rather... 535 Views / 4 Replies  
It's not bluetooth that is the issue rather whether the phone supports local SyncML.

The phone specs say that it supports SyncML so if it works with the DBA-10 you may be in luck.
Posted by MickS, on Feb 13, 2004 at 05:02 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Why not just browse by Album on your iPod?... 568 Views / 11 Replies  
Why not just browse by Album on your iPod? :confused:
Posted by MickS, on Feb 5, 2004 at 10:03 AM, in Applications
Still have my Pismo 500, it's currently being... 5,306 Views / 101 Replies  
Still have my Pismo 500, it's currently being used by my six year old. I've graduated through a TiBook to a nice 17" AlBook.

It's still a wonderful laptop, much better wireless reception than the...
Posted by MickS, on Feb 5, 2004 at 09:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: How do I install Hordes of the Underdark and Shadows of the Undertide in NWN for Mac? 1,257 Views / 12 Replies  
There are threads describing this on the Neverwinter Nights Community Site (http://nwn.bioware.com). Sorry I can't give you are direct link to the threads at the moment, I can't access the site from...
Posted by MickS, on Jan 15, 2004 at 06:48 AM, in Gaming
I have a 10GB iPod that I bought a month before... 958 Views / 11 Replies  
I have a 10GB iPod that I bought a month before Apple released the 20GB one for a similar price. I was a little upset about that but realise that these things happen.

Your statement about the iPod...
Posted by MickS, on Jan 7, 2004 at 08:38 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
and if Apple made a two button mouse people would... 816 Views / 6 Replies  
and if Apple made a two button mouse people would be complaining that ...


it didn't have a scroll wheel
it only had two buttons
it wasn't available in the colour they wanted
the click was...
Posted by MickS, on Dec 9, 2003 at 09:27 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Read the web page for iSync supported devices, in... 564 Views / 8 Replies  
Read the web page for iSync supported devices, in the table at the bottom it says "Motorola USB phones". Given that there is only one sort of connector that plugs into Macs I would guess that a USB...
Posted by MickS, on Dec 5, 2003 at 05:48 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
There is an update. This is reported to fix,... 1,289 Views / 9 Replies  
There is an update. This is reported to fix, amongst other things: "Fixed compatibility with various ATI cards, including the built-in video of the newest model PowerBook G4.". The update was...
Posted by MickS, on Dec 4, 2003 at 09:07 AM, in Gaming
Going by your logic LCD backlight should be on or... 935 Views / 5 Replies  
Going by your logic LCD backlight should be on or off only too. What I would say is that you should be able to have the backlight not adjust based on the ambient light, instead have the backlight...
Posted by MickS, on Dec 4, 2003 at 08:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: CAUTION! This thread is a complaint... PANTHER in the workplace 5,255 Views / 86 Replies  
It's always fun when someone makes a categoric statement that's completely wrong :)

PPD = Postscript Printer Description. It describes the capabilities of the particular Postscript printer so that...
Posted by MickS, on Dec 4, 2003 at 08:37 AM, in Mac OS X
If I have a download going in Safari and no... 1,022 Views / 25 Replies  
If I have a download going in Safari and no download window going I don't want Safari to try and quit when I close the last visible window. It would popup a window asking whether I want to stop the...
Posted by MickS, on Dec 3, 2003 at 05:46 AM, in Mac OS X
Try resetting the default web browser in your... 352 Views / 2 Replies  
Try resetting the default web browser in your system prefs. If this is pointing to a removed program you'll get the behaviour you are seeing.
Posted by MickS, on Dec 2, 2003 at 11:00 AM, in Mac OS X
Since replacing my aged TiBook (with lousy... 993 Views / 23 Replies  
Since replacing my aged TiBook (with lousy Airport reception) with a new AlBook I can now see someone elses WiFi network. I have asked my immediate neighbours but neither of them have a basestation...
Posted by MickS, on Dec 2, 2003 at 10:58 AM, in Networking
Stock RevA PB 17" FUJITSU MHS2060AT: ... 1,339 Views / 20 Replies  
Stock RevA PB 17"

FUJITSU MHS2060AT:

Capacity: 55.89 GB
Model: FUJITSU MHS2060AT
Revision: 8105
Serial Number: NL24T351672A
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
Posted by MickS, on Dec 1, 2003 at 05:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I too usually use my laptops on my lap. Nice... 1,135 Views / 14 Replies  
I too usually use my laptops on my lap. Nice comfy chair and wireless networking. Can't beat it.

I've been using Powerbooks on my lap for the last 6-7 years tilted them, held them one handed, all...
Posted by MickS, on Dec 1, 2003 at 05:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The drive mechanisms usually have 5 year... 490 Views / 4 Replies  
The drive mechanisms usually have 5 year warranties on them. Check the warranty on the drive.
Posted by MickS, on Dec 1, 2003 at 05:09 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Unless you are planning on running with different... 536 Views / 2 Replies  
Unless you are planning on running with different OS versions on different partitions I wouldn't partition your disk. OS X makes assumptions that you won't be doing this and you may have problems if...
Posted by MickS, on Dec 1, 2003 at 05:05 AM, in Mac OS X
One thing I have noticed is that my Sony... 729 Views / 7 Replies  
One thing I have noticed is that my Sony camcorder provides much better low light performance than the iSight. That said I can't hang the Camera on the back of the laptop screen so it's not as...
Posted by MickS, on Nov 27, 2003 at 10:51 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I suspect that "unable to access the Internet"... 462 Views / 1 Replies  
I suspect that "unable to access the Internet" means unable to download other web pages. The Internet != WWW.

If you configure a proxy in the Network Prefs then Safari will use that proxy for all...
Posted by MickS, on Nov 27, 2003 at 10:46 AM, in Applications
Sensible answer 1: Have you checked whether you... 518 Views / 2 Replies  
Sensible answer 1: Have you checked whether you are sending the message as Rich Text or Plain Text? Also the image will be included as an attachment. If the remote email program can't display it...
Posted by MickS, on Nov 27, 2003 at 10:35 AM, in Applications
I use a Sony PC8E with iMovie/FCP/iChat AV. ... 1,143 Views / 37 Replies  
I use a Sony PC8E with iMovie/FCP/iChat AV.

When looking for video cameras one thing that's often overlooked is sound. When I was looking to replace the Sony PC100E I lost (don't ask) I considered...
Posted by MickS, on Nov 27, 2003 at 09:37 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Have you checked the cable. The ifconfig should... 435 Views / 2 Replies  
Have you checked the cable. The ifconfig should show as active and the negotiated speed, it only shows as active if it detects the ethernet signals. If the cable it's fully home or a bad cable then...
Posted by MickS, on Nov 27, 2003 at 07:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The yo-yo chargers were nice, I still have a... 662 Views / 8 Replies  
The yo-yo chargers were nice, I still have a couple for my Pismo, but the new square ones pack into a hard laptop case better.
Posted by MickS, on Nov 27, 2003 at 07:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As with many other people here I use the PC Card... 2,114 Views / 35 Replies  
As with many other people here I use the PC Card slot for transferring stuff too and from memory cards of one sort or another (Compact Flash, Memory Stick Duo).

I use these both as a floppy disk...
Posted by MickS, on Nov 27, 2003 at 07:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Had this problem. Check the version number of... 447 Views / 4 Replies  
Had this problem. Check the version number of iChat. We found that we were still running the old version, so found the running version and deleted it (someone had moved it). After that sound has been...
Posted by MickS, on Nov 27, 2003 at 05:43 AM, in Applications
You can set your iPod to manually sync. That way... 859 Views / 10 Replies  
You can set your iPod to manually sync. That way you can make changes on your Mac without them being replicated onto the iPod.

You should be able to do what you want to by copying all of the music...
Posted by MickS, on Nov 26, 2003 at 09:15 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It's been declared illegal in the UK, however the... 603 Views / 4 Replies  
It's been declared illegal in the UK, however the last time I was there (a couple of months ago) Procomm on Tottenham Court Road had some.

I bought mine on eBay from someone in the US. You need to...
Posted by MickS, on Nov 26, 2003 at 09:09 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm using a 17" PB connecting to an original... 546 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm using a 17" PB connecting to an original Airport base station (802.11b). I found that with 'Use Interference Robustness' enabled performance is about on par with my old TiBook (i.e. it's bad)....
Posted by MickS, on Nov 25, 2003 at 07:59 AM, in Mac OS X
I noticed this in Safari once. The cursor was... 491 Views / 3 Replies  
I noticed this in Safari once. The cursor was placed one character to the right of where it was editing. I quit the application and restarted which solved it.

I don't know what caused it, I've not...
Posted by MickS, on Nov 24, 2003 at 12:52 PM, in Mac OS X
The Apple BT mouse connects must faster since the... 680 Views / 5 Replies  
The Apple BT mouse connects must faster since the 1.4.1 update. Now it's almost instant when the mouse is turned on. Prior to this update it could be a little sluggish.
Posted by MickS, on Nov 24, 2003 at 10:22 AM, in Mac OS X
I use categories to manage contacts on my P800, I... 488 Views / 3 Replies  
I use categories to manage contacts on my P800, I find it easier to manage them that way. That these are not shared with the Address Book is a pain but not a surprise. The groups, note not...
Posted by MickS, on Nov 24, 2003 at 08:32 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I bumped my original iPod (10G) into a concrete... 927 Views / 14 Replies  
I bumped my original iPod (10G) into a concrete bollard, it was in my pocket and got between me and the rock. After this it had a slight dent in and wouldn't play. Running the diagnostics showed that...
Posted by MickS, on Nov 24, 2003 at 08:24 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have a the Apple BT mouse and it works pretty... 833 Views / 7 Replies  
I have a the Apple BT mouse and it works pretty well. Prior to the latest BT software update (1.4.1?) it could take a while for the mouse and laptop to find each other when waking from sleep. Now...
Posted by MickS, on Nov 24, 2003 at 08:23 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I used to minimize a lot, so much that the dock... 1,455 Views / 37 Replies  
I used to minimize a lot, so much that the dock was difficult to work with. Now I minimize a little but rely on Expos a lot. I don't know I ever used to work without it, this has to be the best...
Posted by MickS, on Nov 24, 2003 at 08:14 AM, in Mac OS X
I use iPhoto to manage the images on my system.... 782 Views / 11 Replies  
I use iPhoto to manage the images on my system. I'm happy with using the interface that it provides to access the images. It is designed so that you don't hack around inside the iPhoto library...
Posted by MickS, on Nov 19, 2003 at 07:32 AM, in Applications
ATI has posted new drivers for the Radeon 8500... 400 Views / 3 Replies  
ATI has posted new drivers for the Radeon 8500 for Panther (http://www.ati.com/support/products/mac/radeon8500/osx/radeon8500maceditionosxpantherdrivers.html).
Posted by MickS, on Nov 18, 2003 at 09:55 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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