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My MBP (2.16ghz) seems snappier under Leopard.... 20,733 Views / 73 Replies  
My MBP (2.16ghz) seems snappier under Leopard. One thing that is definitely incredibly faster is Front Row. In Tiger it would take it a while to open each 'folder' of tv shows etc, now its all...
Posted by nJm, on Oct 27, 2007 at 03:34 AM, in Mac OS X
Sticky: They are Klipsch 2.1 GMX-A speakers. Massive sub... 1,073,714 Views / 4,110 Replies  
They are Klipsch 2.1 GMX-A speakers. Massive sub sits under the desk.

They have a lovely sound quality, vocals are well projected. However mine have recently developed a fault - there is often a...
Posted by nJm, on Oct 19, 2007 at 11:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Here's mine from when I was lucky enough to... 1,073,714 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Here's mine from when I was lucky enough to borrow a friend's 23" cinema display. I normally have a 19" 16x10 LCD.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1021/1319767414_cc261001c4.jpg?v=0
Posted by nJm, on Oct 19, 2007 at 10:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My MBP (same model) has this as well, although... 301 Views / 7 Replies  
My MBP (same model) has this as well, although for me its actually on both sides running from top to bottom, about 4cm wide. It's only noticeable when I've just turned it on or the screen brightness...
Posted by nJm, on Oct 5, 2007 at 02:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've got this patch working great on my Macbook... 21,910 Views / 59 Replies  
I've got this patch working great on my Macbook Pro, but a quick question: has anyone managed to get Front Row to work properly? DVD Player works without dramas but Front Row will still kick up a...
Posted by nJm, on Sep 10, 2007 at 06:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't think I'd get any more than 4 hours out... 698 Views / 21 Replies  
I don't think I'd get any more than 4 hours out of mine either. Then again I never turn off airport so have never really tried to squeeze every last drop out of it.

But I don't mind, it still has...
Posted by nJm, on Aug 17, 2007 at 08:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Downloaded files don't always show up on desktop 216 Views / 0 Replies  
I've found that sometimes when I download files with Firefox (and I think Safari, can't remember now) they don't show up on the desktop. If I relaunch Finder, there they are.

Any reason for this...
Posted by nJm, on Apr 29, 2007 at 03:01 AM, in Mac OS X
Well that worked! Download the file with Safari... 1,171 Views / 3 Replies  
Well that worked! Download the file with Safari and it won't import, use curl and no problems... strange! Thank you very much!
Posted by nJm, on Apr 26, 2007 at 12:11 AM, in Applications
GarageBand won't import all midi files? 1,171 Views / 3 Replies  
I've been playing around with GarageBand for the first time tonight and have had fun downloading midi files off the internet and then improving them with decent instruments in Garageband. However I'm...
Posted by nJm, on Apr 25, 2007 at 12:50 PM, in Applications
Burning EyeTV program in Toast - file too big 591 Views / 0 Replies  
I recorded 1hr 30 minutes of TV the other night (digital standard def) and the file size in EyeTV is 4.4gb. I export this to Toast 8 to burn and toast says it won't fit on a DVD as the file is 4.53gb...
Posted by nJm, on Apr 23, 2007 at 12:34 AM, in Applications
My MBP 15" (glossy) has the grainy issue but it... 2,801 Views / 35 Replies  
My MBP 15" (glossy) has the grainy issue but it also has a scratch in the screen (or long thin mark?) which has been there since day one but I haven't taken it back as I'd rather put up with it than...
Posted by nJm, on Apr 22, 2007 at 03:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Is it just me or does nearly every setup on this... 1,073,714 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Is it just me or does nearly every setup on this page have the same speakers? What are they? I remember Wharfedale using yellow coloured cones...
Posted by nJm, on Apr 18, 2007 at 10:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just got a strong electric shock from my MBP. I... 10,383 Views / 57 Replies  
I just got a strong electric shock from my MBP. I think the reason was that I had my TV Tuner plugged in (and it is plugged into the roof antenna). As soon as I plugged the MBP into the mains with...
Posted by nJm, on Mar 3, 2007 at 02:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Same, no buzzing or whining noises coming from my... 862 Views / 12 Replies  
Same, no buzzing or whining noises coming from my MBP C2D, only loud fan woosh with 3D or other intensive work, and I'd be worried if the fans didn't run fast during those times.
Posted by nJm, on Feb 24, 2007 at 07:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Almost definitely no (haven't tried it myself),... 324 Views / 2 Replies  
Almost definitely no (haven't tried it myself), as since OS 10.4 came out the restore DVDs have been specific to that machine version and if it can't detect that computer won't work. Eg the install...
Posted by nJm, on Feb 18, 2007 at 05:15 AM, in Mac OS X
No mouse in bootcamp 226 Views / 0 Replies  
I've just installed XP SP2 Professional on my new MBP C2D 2.16, and the mouse &/or trackpad don't work. I managed to navigate into the control panel and it says it can't use the driveras it may be...
Posted by nJm, on Feb 16, 2007 at 01:10 AM, in Applications
Mail.app can't connect to .mac SMTP server 8,038 Views / 1 Replies  
I've just set up a .Mac account, and I can't send emails from Mail.app. It can't connect to the smtp server, and I'm really not sure why as I used Apple's built in email wizard for .Mac accounts.
...
Posted by nJm, on Feb 14, 2007 at 06:30 AM, in Applications
Just today I've received my MBP 2.16 to replace... 3,776 Views / 50 Replies  
Just today I've received my MBP 2.16 to replace my fantastic, yet slow iBook 1ghz. The iBook lasted me well for 3 years and had 1.25gb of ram (my new MBP only has 1gb) but the performance difference...
Posted by nJm, on Feb 13, 2007 at 07:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just got my 15" with the glossy screen and it... 44,145 Views / 280 Replies  
I just got my 15" with the glossy screen and it has a grainy appearance. Quite distracting on white surfaces eg finder windows and also the grey bits on this website look dithered rather than flat.
...
Posted by nJm, on Feb 13, 2007 at 01:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Well my MBP should be delivered tomorrow, so I'll... 1,073,714 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Well my MBP should be delivered tomorrow, so I'll post a pic then :)
Posted by nJm, on Feb 11, 2007 at 03:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I would say video card, however I can wait no... 2,307 Views / 57 Replies  
I would say video card, however I can wait no longer and will be buying one tomorrow.
Posted by nJm, on Feb 4, 2007 at 08:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
How well does Aperture run on Macbook? 519 Views / 4 Replies  
I am about to take the plunge and upgrade from an iBook G4 to a Macbook, prime reason being for photo editing. I read on another forum that Aperture runs much better on the MBP due to the dedicated...
Posted by nJm, on Jan 29, 2007 at 07:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Macbook will perform as well as a MacBook Pro... 595 Views / 7 Replies  
The Macbook will perform as well as a MacBook Pro unless the software you're using depends on 3D graphics. I'm not sure about your engineering program, but just about everything else will be fine. Eg...
Posted by nJm, on Jan 27, 2007 at 08:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Running on battery my 12" 1.07ghz only gets warm,... 355 Views / 4 Replies  
Running on battery my 12" 1.07ghz only gets warm, definitely fine to have on my lap. Hell I was using it on my lap last night and it was a tad over 40 degrees celcius here! I have to admit it was...
Posted by nJm, on Jan 17, 2007 at 12:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Europe is region 2, as far as I know there isn't... 12,037 Views / 25 Replies  
Europe is region 2, as far as I know there isn't a region 9, just 0-8.
Posted by nJm, on Nov 6, 2006 at 07:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
I usually get my OS X install (both Panther and... 690 Views / 10 Replies  
I usually get my OS X install (both Panther and Tiger) to around 4-6gb (including iPhoto, iTunes). It's been ages since I've done a fresh install, although I tend to skip things like Garageband,...
Posted by nJm, on Oct 21, 2006 at 05:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Quality USB2 hub make a difference? 356 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm using an iBook G4 as my main desktop and have a USB DVD burner, digital TV tuner plus external keyboard, mouse etc. I've got a cheap USB2 hub from a PC but whenever my TV tuner is running through...
Posted by nJm, on Oct 18, 2006 at 04:52 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
a USB 1.1 HD? You must be a patient person :) 404 Views / 8 Replies  
a USB 1.1 HD? You must be a patient person :)
Posted by nJm, on Oct 14, 2006 at 03:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There are fairly good Acer and Viewsonic 19"... 335 Views / 7 Replies  
There are fairly good Acer and Viewsonic 19" widescreen LCDs which are really cheap. They run a 1440x900 resolution so the iBook doesn't really struggle. Just install the screen spanning hack and...
Posted by nJm, on Oct 13, 2006 at 04:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You won't find iBooks in stock at Apple Stores as... 2,359 Views / 12 Replies  
You won't find iBooks in stock at Apple Stores as the MacBook has been out since about June.

iTunes is the best 'jukebox' program out there and plays any mp3 files along with the mp4 files you can...
Posted by nJm, on Sep 18, 2006 at 09:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
and not only that, only one of them would be... 897 Views / 6 Replies  
and not only that, only one of them would be labeled "Macintosh HD", the other would be "untitled"
Posted by nJm, on Aug 25, 2006 at 08:28 AM, in Mac OS X
Damn, the only copy of OS 9 I have is 9.1. It's... 3,340 Views / 6 Replies  
Damn, the only copy of OS 9 I have is 9.1. It's easy enough to get a rom as I have a PM 7200.
Posted by nJm, on Aug 24, 2006 at 06:03 PM, in Mac OS X
PPC Virtualization? 3,340 Views / 6 Replies  
I was wondering if there were any apps out there that let you have virtual PPC macs under OS X? I've got an iBook G4 with Tiger on it and would like to be able to have a virtual OS 7.5.5 and OS 9.1...
Posted by nJm, on Aug 24, 2006 at 05:20 AM, in Mac OS X
Well I'm quite new to photography, so here we go:... 2,987 Views / 41 Replies  
Well I'm quite new to photography, so here we go:

DSLR:
Pentax K100D

SLR:
Pentax Super A

Lenses:
Sigma 18-125mm f3.5-5.6
Posted by nJm, on Aug 21, 2006 at 08:28 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Nup the ADC connector gave the Apple LCDs video... 1,423 Views / 33 Replies  
Nup the ADC connector gave the Apple LCDs video and power. The cheap DVI adaptor converts the video signal pins into DVI form, but it isn't easy going the other way - need a power adaptor somewhere...
Posted by nJm, on Aug 21, 2006 at 08:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
You Armorall your leather? I've only ever used it... 672 Views / 8 Replies  
You Armorall your leather? I've only ever used it on tyres and to make old black bumpers look blacker. I used it on my dash a long time ago but it was to shiney and slippery.

Speaking of which a...
Posted by nJm, on Jul 31, 2006 at 11:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I can't wait to replace my iBook with a Macbook.... 2,459 Views / 8 Replies  
I can't wait to replace my iBook with a Macbook. I've tried the new keyboard in a store and it is so much better than the flimsy thing in the iBook its incredible. That said I found it easier to type...
Posted by nJm, on Jul 30, 2006 at 09:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well as per the other thread it comes down to -... 5,638 Views / 18 Replies  
Well as per the other thread it comes down to - do you think you'll need/want a DVD burner? Whether it be for backing up your work, or transporting large files (do you like downloading videos off bit...
Posted by nJm, on Jul 29, 2006 at 07:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
After looking at the (australian) Apple store it... 22,085 Views / 27 Replies  
After looking at the (australian) Apple store it seems there is a 5-7 business day wait on the white Macbooks but only 24 hours on the black. Oh so tempting...
Posted by nJm, on Jul 23, 2006 at 10:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This is a tricky one. I was ready to go and buy a... 22,085 Views / 27 Replies  
This is a tricky one. I was ready to go and buy a blackbook, but then a friend said a friend of his had the black one and hadn't been able to clean the oily fingerprints off the keys and trackpad. I...
Posted by nJm, on Jul 21, 2006 at 07:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's what I get from my iBook G4 1ghz. It will... 4,643 Views / 59 Replies  
That's what I get from my iBook G4 1ghz. It will hit 59c when decrypting a DVD in the background while running a BT client, iTunes and Safari.

It gets warm, and if on my bed while doing such...
Posted by nJm, on Jul 15, 2006 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I thought this was going to be about... 869 Views / 12 Replies  
I thought this was going to be about discolouration - from what I understand Apple is replacing the top piece of white Macbooks that have discoloured.

As for trackpad buttons, I found with the...
Posted by nJm, on Jul 7, 2006 at 08:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There is a white MacBook at my local Apple store... 986 Views / 14 Replies  
There is a white MacBook at my local Apple store running an Apple 20" Cinema display, showing two seperate digital tv channels in full screen on each screen running EyeTV flawlessly.
Posted by nJm, on Jun 28, 2006 at 06:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I wouldn't expect Apple to sell anything that... 17,422 Views / 89 Replies  
I wouldn't expect Apple to sell anything that requires extra bits and pieces to be plugged in to get full functionality. All their products are wonderfully integrated. I don't think they'd make a...
Posted by nJm, on Jun 16, 2006 at 09:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
^ exactly. I have a 19" widescreen LCD and I... 3,907 Views / 56 Replies  
^ exactly. I have a 19" widescreen LCD and I can't imagine carrying anything so big around with me.
Posted by nJm, on Jun 16, 2006 at 03:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This site might have some useful information: ... 563 Views / 8 Replies  
This site might have some useful information:
http://www.lowendmac.com/pb2/lombard.shtml
Posted by nJm, on Jun 15, 2006 at 05:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
When I installed Tiger on my iBook G4 it made it... 312 Views / 2 Replies  
When I installed Tiger on my iBook G4 it made it run faster, and I only have a total of 512mb ram. Tiger always runs slowly shortly after installing it as Spotlight has to index the hard disk, but...
Posted by nJm, on Jun 10, 2006 at 04:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There are optical cables that have a toslink plug... 462 Views / 4 Replies  
There are optical cables that have a toslink plug (as pictured in your post) on one end and a 3.5mm plug on the other. That is what you need.
Posted by nJm, on Jun 7, 2006 at 08:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The 1.8ghz display model at my local department... 4,985 Views / 34 Replies  
The 1.8ghz display model at my local department store has a strongly magenta tinged LCD, and no amount of calibrating in OS X would fix it. Everything was washed out too, quite different to all the...
Posted by nJm, on Jun 6, 2006 at 04:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My 3 year old ibook never got that dirty either.... 4,515 Views / 81 Replies  
My 3 year old ibook never got that dirty either. I might give it a wipe over every 6 months or so.
Posted by nJm, on Jun 6, 2006 at 04:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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