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iPod Photo- 2 Questions 605 Views / 3 Replies  
I have two questions about the new iPod Photo, one which can be answered by new owners and another that would probably require information from Apple.

1. Does the Contacts feature display contact...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 29, 2004 at 03:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
What I Want To Know Is... 4,111 Views / 89 Replies  
Why do the Photo iPods have a shorter skip protection time than the normal iPods?

According to the tech specs the Photo iPods only have "up to 17 minutes" while others have "up to 25 minutes" (and...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 26, 2004 at 06:04 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The new G5 has an 8x Superdrive compared to the... 1,005 Views / 7 Replies  
The new G5 has an 8x Superdrive compared to the 4x Superdrive in the old G5.

Personally I'd probably get the old 2GHz machine (and I've been considering one of the Special Deals refurbished Dual...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Jun 11, 2004 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
I finally found a fix for my problem. I... 624 Views / 3 Replies  
I finally found a fix for my problem.

I upgraded the PowerBook to 10.3 and still had the problem. I upgraded the Cube to 10.3 this week and the problem went away. I can now access my Cube's shared...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Nov 14, 2003 at 01:10 AM, in Applications
The fix 546 Views / 2 Replies  
I upgraded the PowerBook to 10.3 and still had the problem. I upgraded the Cube to 10.3 this week and the problem went away. I can now access my Cube's shared iTunes library from my PowerBook...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Nov 14, 2003 at 01:09 AM, in Networking
My biggest problem with FileVault is that it does... 1,946 Views / 33 Replies  
My biggest problem with FileVault is that it does your entire Home directory or nothing and Apple encourages you to keep all your MP3s and pictures and movie files in your Home directory.
I don't...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Nov 11, 2003 at 12:19 PM, in macOS
iDVD yes, others maybe (for 15") 695 Views / 3 Replies  
I've been able to use DVD-RW discs with my 15" Al. I can erase the discs in Disk Utility and write them by putting them in then choosing to open iDVD when the disc is inserted. (Opening iDVD,...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 29, 2003 at 04:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've been using mine plenty to play with iDVD and... 1,602 Views / 28 Replies  
I've been using mine plenty to play with iDVD and make backups. Definitely worth it for me.
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 22, 2003 at 11:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Sold 12" Powerbook going to 12" / 14" iBook (even have Powerbook's Slot load) 1,109 Views / 10 Replies  
Major differences between the 12" PowerBook and the 12" iBook:

1GHz v. 800MHz
512K L2 cache v. 256K L2 cache
256MB memory and a slot v. 128MB memory and a slot
SuperDrive available v. Combo...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 22, 2003 at 11:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine shipped today as well. The shipment... 933 Views / 17 Replies  
Mine shipped today as well. The shipment confirmation only mentioned the $19.95 charge but the original included $4 shipping and tax. The charge hasn't shown up on my credit card yet so I can't...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 22, 2003 at 11:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's actually optional bluetooth. It looks like... 5,361 Views / 55 Replies  
It's actually optional bluetooth. It looks like you need to get a BTO machine if you want the optional internal Bluetooth module. I don't know if this is a user-installable part or not.
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 22, 2003 at 10:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I got my shipment confirmation this morning for... 8,047 Views / 152 Replies  
I got my shipment confirmation this morning for my OS X Up-To-Date order (PowerBook G4 ordered 9/18/3). It looked like I was only charged $19.95 instead of $19.95 + $4 shipping and +$tax.
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 22, 2003 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I doubt we'll see the PowerBook G5 anytime soon.... 1,163 Views / 20 Replies  
I doubt we'll see the PowerBook G5 anytime soon. The iBook G4 is a bit surprising since there were plenty of rumors about 1GHz plus G3 iBooks, but Apple has already put G4s in laptops before. They're...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 22, 2003 at 10:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Periph. to connect a Mac to a Home Theatre System 776 Views / 10 Replies  
If price isn't much of an object I'd suggest a TiVo series 2 with Home Media Option.

In addition to all the great features of TiVo the Home Media Option allows you to listen to any MP3 files from...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 16, 2003 at 12:54 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I was playing around with DVD-RW discs tonight... 880 Views / 5 Replies  
I was playing around with DVD-RW discs tonight and had a strange experience. I clicked the burn button in iDVD and it prompted me for a disc. I put in the DVD-RW and it spit it back out saying it...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 14, 2003 at 01:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a 15" 1.25GHz PowerBook G4 with... 880 Views / 5 Replies  
I have a 15" 1.25GHz PowerBook G4 with SuperDrive.

DVD-RW discs work just fine with 10.2.7 and 10.2.8. (I've only tried Sony DVD-RW discs so far, I bought a two pack since I wasn't sure if they'd...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 13, 2003 at 03:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nope, a full copy of Jaguar still costs $129... 8,047 Views / 152 Replies  
Nope, a full copy of Jaguar still costs $129 (although it is occasionally available with rebates. Last summer Amazon sold it with a $50 rebate.)

Some places like OWC will eventually start selling...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 9, 2003 at 03:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Which size Cargo Bag is that? 523,751 Views / 1,153 Replies  
Which size Cargo Bag is that?
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 9, 2003 at 03:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
From Apple's site: This license does not... 3,525 Views / 70 Replies  
From Apple's site:

This license does not extend to students who reside at a separate on-campus location or to business or commercial users.

Sounds to me like you're in a grey area. Personally...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 9, 2003 at 03:14 PM, in macOS
Diving in with my PowerBook, waiting on my Cube.... 2,485 Views / 56 Replies  
Diving in with my PowerBook, waiting on my Cube. (Just as I did with the 10.2.8 Update.)
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 9, 2003 at 03:07 PM, in macOS
Poll: Worked for me 1,689 Views / 23 Replies  
Stock 15" with Superdrive purchased from CDW 2003/09/18.
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 8, 2003 at 10:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nickel and Dimed 8,047 Views / 152 Replies  
I think it's really disappointing to see Apple go downhill like this. I expect this sort of behavior from Microsoft, not Apple. (I know MacOS X costs much less than XP, but at least Microsoft offers...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 8, 2003 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: The main question for me on when will I upgrade... 981 Views / 14 Replies  
The main question for me on when will I upgrade is, will I have to pay for it or will I get it free since I just bought my PowerBook. I might just go for the family pack if I have to pay so I can...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 6, 2003 at 02:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, it is the full registered version. ... 465 Views / 1 Replies  
Yes, it is the full registered version.


However, it is the full registered version as of many months ago (I think it's 4.6.something). You need to pay $10 if you want an upgrade to a real...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 3, 2003 at 03:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
http://www.cdw.com/ I ordered mine with next... 1,009 Views / 18 Replies  
http://www.cdw.com/

I ordered mine with next day shipping on the first Thursday and it showed up Friday morning.
Posted by Cop Rock, on Oct 2, 2003 at 04:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Advice on 15' PB 707 Views / 6 Replies  
Changing the 2 256 chips to a single 512 costs $100 from Apple (plus sales tax). http://www.dealram.com/ has 512 chips for the PowerBook for $96 delivered.

$196 plus tax and BTO hassle or $192...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Sep 30, 2003 at 04:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The two machines are in the same subnet when... 624 Views / 3 Replies  
The two machines are in the same subnet when wired or wireless (the only difference is that they get different absolute addresses in the 192.168.5.x range.) My next best guess is to try manually...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Sep 29, 2003 at 05:18 PM, in Applications
iTunes sharing problem over 802.11b 624 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm having some weird problems with iTunes sharing between my computers on my local network at home. Here's my setup:

G4 Cube 450MHz MacOS X 10.2.6
(wired through a netgear switch connected to an...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Sep 29, 2003 at 01:25 PM, in Applications
Re: Calibrating a new powerbook battery... 1,036 Views / 15 Replies  
I believe Apple suggests you plug it in until it is fully charged (you can use it while it is charging) then unplug it and keep using it until the battery runs down so much that it forces itself to...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Sep 25, 2003 at 06:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nope, no port covers at all. I'm sure some... 484 Views / 2 Replies  
Nope, no port covers at all.

I'm sure some third parties will start offering port covers soon. It didn't take long after the dual usb iBooks were released before one vendor started selling port...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Sep 23, 2003 at 01:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
iTunes sharing over 802.11b 546 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm having some weird problems with iTunes sharing between my computers. Here's my setup:

G4 Cube 450MHz MacOS X 10.2.6
(wired through a netgear switch connected to an smc barricade router or...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Sep 21, 2003 at 09:42 PM, in Networking
Here's my suggestion. Open up the Disk... 2,382 Views / 12 Replies  
Here's my suggestion.

Open up the Disk Utility application, click on your main drive then click on the "First Aid" tab. You should see a button that says "Repair Disk Permissions". Click that...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Sep 21, 2003 at 12:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Battery life on new 15" has got me depressed.... 843 Views / 2 Replies  
1. Yes it is. I went to the Apple Store before I bought mine to verify this (the employees I talked to weren't aware that the TiG4 batteries were hot swappable either before I talked to them.)

2....
Posted by Cop Rock, on Sep 21, 2003 at 03:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
An interesting note about the specs 5,152 Views / 9 Replies  
An interesting note on the public specs (this doesn't concern the max dvd-r speed):

The public specs show max cd-r speed as 16x while the developer specs show max cd-r speed as 8x.
Posted by Cop Rock, on Sep 18, 2003 at 04:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ummm, the first poster said the main specs at... 571 Views / 2 Replies  
Ummm, the first poster said the main specs at apple.com claim 16x but the developer documentation claims 8x as shown below:
...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Sep 18, 2003 at 04:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I dropped by the Apple Store tonight and... 2,244 Views / 33 Replies  
I dropped by the Apple Store tonight and confirmed that the new 15" Powerbooks have hot swappable batteries. (The employees I talked to weren't aware that the Titanium or Aluminum 15" Powerbooks had...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Sep 17, 2003 at 11:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
2 more issues that I don't think were previously... 2,244 Views / 33 Replies  
2 more issues that I don't think were previously mentioned:

1. The 15" Titanium Powerbook batteries were hot swappable (You could put the machine to sleep then take out the battery and put in a...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Sep 17, 2003 at 03:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The 867MHz to 1GHz leap initially doesn't seem... 2,244 Views / 33 Replies  
The 867MHz to 1GHz leap initially doesn't seem like much, but the 256K L2 cache to 512K L2 cache leap is significant. (Remember, the 12" model never had L3 cache.) Combine that with the mini-DVI out...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Sep 17, 2003 at 02:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Help me decide. !2" or 15" 2,244 Views / 33 Replies  
You're going from 14" to 12" but the resolution is the same (1024x768). I loved the 12" 1024x768 screen on my old iBook, but I'm leaning towards the 15" Powerbook for the extra screen real estate...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Sep 16, 2003 at 12:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: http://www.apple.com/powerbook/specs.html ... 1,473 Views / 26 Replies  
http://www.apple.com/powerbook/specs.html

Every model supports "up to 2048 by 1536 pixels on an external display".
Posted by Cop Rock, on Sep 16, 2003 at 11:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
.Mac Filename Length Issue 368 Views / 0 Replies  
I ran into a fairly irritating filename length limitation with .mac yesterday.

I was uploading some pictures to my Sites directory and attempting to view them in Safari. Most of the pictures...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Aug 14, 2003 at 12:52 PM, in macOS
Re: 15" woes for a new college student... 2,786 Views / 55 Replies  
Any idea what you'll be doing with it? If you're thinking of just web/email/writing papers then I wouldn't worry about the speed as much. Even an iBook would be plenty. If you're going to do high end...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Jul 17, 2003 at 03:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Screen Resolution 725 Views / 6 Replies  
Don't forget, the 14" iBook has the same screen resolution (1024x768) as the 12" iBook and 12" Powerbook.

If you had to get something right now I'd suggest the 12" Powerbook with Superdrive.

If...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Jul 2, 2003 at 04:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Waited and still waiting 1,685 Views / 32 Replies  
I have a Cube 450 and sold my iBook 600 earlier this year. This still feels like a really bad time to buy with the age of the 15" model (although I expect that the 12" models will get a price bump to...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Jun 24, 2003 at 12:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I checked the Apple Store at the Mall of America... 3,703 Views / 43 Replies  
I checked the Apple Store at the Mall of America yesterday and all of the display models were the old 800MHz models.
Posted by Cop Rock, on Apr 23, 2003 at 12:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Powerbook 12", the new IIvx? 641 Views / 1 Replies  
I recently sold my iBook/600/Combo to a coworker and have been considering replacing it with either an iBook 800 or a 12" Powerbook.

I really want to go with the Powerbook but I've got a few...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Mar 11, 2003 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Problem Resolved 426 Views / 1 Replies  
I finally figured out the problem that's had our network guy stumped all week long.

A Windows 2000 machine could access our VPN at work and use Remote Desktop Client to log into any of our...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Feb 27, 2003 at 12:13 PM, in macOS
Bizarre VPN problems 426 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm attempting to use my Macs at home (G4 Cube and iBook both running OS X 10.2.4) to connect to my VPN at work and use Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection Client to access our servers. I'm able to...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Feb 26, 2003 at 01:38 PM, in macOS
The OS X built-in VPN client won't let you access... 582 Views / 4 Replies  
The OS X built-in VPN client won't let you access external machines while connected, but Digi-Tunnel will: http://www.gracion.com/gracion/vpn/

(30 day trial, then you have to pay for it)

You...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Feb 26, 2003 at 01:23 PM, in Networking
The new 20" isn't Cube compatible either 688 Views / 3 Replies  
Video requirements:

Power Mac G4 with an NVIDIA GeForce2 MX, GeForce3, GeForce4 MX, or GeForce4 Titanium graphics card or ATI Radeon 7500, 9000 Pro, or 9700 Pro graphics card
PowerBook G4...
Posted by Cop Rock, on Jan 28, 2003 at 02:43 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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