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I just noticed something else... Whenever... 46,285 Views / 363 Replies  
I just noticed something else...

Whenever Software Update runs, it tells me I need to upgrade to Compressor 1.2.1. I've done this upgrade numerous times. Not intentionally, but it's there every...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 3, 2007 at 12:08 AM, in macOS
I don't know if this has been mentioned or even... 46,285 Views / 363 Replies  
I don't know if this has been mentioned or even if it's an actual bug with 10.5, but it DID work before I upgraded.

I have a folder with some desktop wallpapers that used to show up as a source on...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 2, 2007 at 05:21 PM, in macOS
Holy crap! I swear I've never seen those buttons... 2,602 Views / 59 Replies  
Holy crap! I swear I've never seen those buttons before.:lol: I just talked to someone else who thought it was a good idea too. That's funny. I feel like a doofus.:lol:
Posted by atc ben, on Sep 17, 2007 at 04:22 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
How about being able to save info from a Google... 2,602 Views / 59 Replies  
How about being able to save info from a Google Maps search directly to your contacts with the push of a button? I've searched out a local business's phone number more than once, and wished I could...
Posted by atc ben, on Sep 17, 2007 at 01:34 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
MBP battery problem? Full charge capacity is only 4056mAH after 73 cycles. 980 Views / 1 Replies  
Recently I've noticed that my MBP (specs in sig) battery barely lasts an hour. Also, for some reason when the battery gets to around 50%, the fans come on at max speed (6000rpms) even though I'm...
Posted by atc ben, on Sep 7, 2007 at 10:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Holy crap!:thumbsup: I totally have my warm... 4,690 Views / 151 Replies  
Holy crap!:thumbsup:

I totally have my warm fuzzy feeling about Apple again. I bought an 8GB and a 4GB so I assume I get $200 in store credit. Leopard and a discounted iPod Classic here I...
Posted by atc ben, on Sep 6, 2007 at 05:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I just shared my iPhone story on Apple's website... 4,690 Views / 151 Replies  
I just shared my iPhone story on Apple's website here...

Apple - iPhone - Share your iPhone Story (http://www.apple.com/iphone/share/)


My story goes like this:
My favorite story about using...
Posted by atc ben, on Sep 5, 2007 at 05:58 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well said.:thumbsup: 4,690 Views / 151 Replies  
Well said.:thumbsup:
Posted by atc ben, on Sep 5, 2007 at 05:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
And this is relevant how? We can't negotiate the... 4,690 Views / 151 Replies  
And this is relevant how? We can't negotiate the prices we pay for our iPhones.




How many months ago was that? Two? Three? Two hundred-forty?
Posted by atc ben, on Sep 5, 2007 at 04:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yeah, I'll never buy another Apple product in the... 4,690 Views / 151 Replies  
Yeah, I'll never buy another Apple product in the first 3 - 4 months of it's release regardless of any kind of bonus/reward for us early iPhone adopters. This is completely absurd. People laughed...
Posted by atc ben, on Sep 5, 2007 at 04:50 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
No, I haven't installed any new RAM or software... 558 Views / 3 Replies  
No, I haven't installed any new RAM or software recently. It hasn't happened since the two times before my original post, so hopefully I don't have anything to worry about. Perhaps there is just a...
Posted by atc ben, on Jan 5, 2007 at 07:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OS X has quit unexpectedly twice on MBP C2D. HELP! 558 Views / 3 Replies  
Does anyone have any thoughts as to why this is happening? The machine is about 2 months old. Both times OS X quit, I was surfing the net (different sites) with Camino. The dark grey screen scolls...
Posted by atc ben, on Jan 4, 2007 at 12:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know, but I've started a new one. ... 467 Views / 2 Replies  
I don't know, but I've started a new one.

Random Loss of Secondary Button with Wireless Mighty Mouse 2 (http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=786840) :p
Posted by atc ben, on Dec 27, 2006 at 12:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Wireless Mighty Mouse button issue... 467 Views / 2 Replies  
I got a Wireless Mighty Mouse for Christmas, and I've paired it with my MBP. I've assigned the right button as the secondary button in >System Preferences>Keyboard and Mouse>Mouse. But for some...
Posted by atc ben, on Dec 26, 2006 at 08:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have the speckle/sparkle/grain on my 15" matte... 3,054 Views / 37 Replies  
I have the speckle/sparkle/grain on my 15" matte MBP, but ultimately, I'm happy. The grain, or whatever you want to call it, is apparent on my Sony LCD on my desktop, and my Toshiba LCD TV as well,...
Posted by atc ben, on Dec 14, 2006 at 12:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm still enjoying mine. It's beautiful. 3,876 Views / 42 Replies  
I'm still enjoying mine. It's beautiful.
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 27, 2006 at 09:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That looks pretty bad. My MBP showed some slight... 47,354 Views / 280 Replies  
That looks pretty bad. My MBP showed some slight uneven illumination on the right side the first week, but it seems to have subsided. Someone asked me if I had just gotten used to it, but I don't...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 21, 2006 at 03:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm keeping mine. To me, this really isn't that... 1,688 Views / 26 Replies  
I'm keeping mine. To me, this really isn't that huge of a deal. (I understand that not everyone sees it this way, that's why I underlined "To me.") I realized this today, when a colleague sat down...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 14, 2006 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would definitely get a replacement. My MacBook... 2,249 Views / 9 Replies  
I would definitely get a replacement. My MacBook Pro lines up perfectly when closed. It's fast, beautiful and it runs OSX. You paid over $2K for that machine. A warped one is unnacceptable.
...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 14, 2006 at 04:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just downloaded this small LCD Test app... 47,354 Views / 280 Replies  
I just downloaded this small LCD Test app (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/23237), and you can really see the sparkle effect when you run the Gradients pattern.
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 13, 2006 at 12:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Are you gonna call Apple tomorrow, or should I? 47,354 Views / 280 Replies  
Are you gonna call Apple tomorrow, or should I?
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 12, 2006 at 10:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That works for me. Are you sure you didn't miss... 1,158 Views / 2 Replies  
That works for me. Are you sure you didn't miss one? Did you click the genre column and type in the genre you want to be rid of in the search field and make sure you didn't miss one?

EDIT: That...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 10, 2006 at 11:22 PM, in Applications
Yeah, that's about all I came across too. None... 484 Views / 2 Replies  
Yeah, that's about all I came across too. None of those are what I'm looking for though. I need something that will backup EXIF data, not necessarily a program to edit it. I can't believe with all...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 10, 2006 at 10:10 PM, in Applications
Is there a good application to backup/edit image EXIF data? 484 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm sorry if this has been covered in a previous thread. I did a search, but came up empty handed. I recently switched from Windows, and I just received my new MBP last Monday. I do a lot of...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 10, 2006 at 06:39 PM, in Applications
I have a matte screen and I like it. I'd... 47,354 Views / 280 Replies  
I have a matte screen and I like it. I'd probably like glossy too though. :D
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 10, 2006 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Good. I was concerned that some damage might... 989 Views / 12 Replies  
Good. I was concerned that some damage might have been done to mine, but it seems ok. I've burned CDs and watched DVDs with no issues, so hopefully I'm alright.
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 9, 2006 at 12:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Problem solved. Appearantly, the new DL... 614 Views / 9 Replies  
Problem solved. Appearantly, the new DL superdrives in the C2D MBPs are so tight, that it has a hard time reading from a CD with a label on the top of it. I visited my school's IT office today and...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 8, 2006 at 08:21 PM, in Applications
I guess the labeled disks were the culprit! I'm... 989 Views / 12 Replies  
I guess the labeled disks were the culprit! I'm sitting in the IT office at my school right now, and they let me use the original office disk to install it and it ran very smoothly. They're burning...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 8, 2006 at 02:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I called the IT folks at my school this morning,... 989 Views / 12 Replies  
I called the IT folks at my school this morning, and they're willing to burn copies of those disks if I provide the CDs.:thumbsup: The woman I talked to sounded a little suprised that the drive...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 8, 2006 at 10:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No, the label is round and nearly covers the... 989 Views / 12 Replies  
No, the label is round and nearly covers the entire top surface of the disk.
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 7, 2006 at 11:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Was the install successful? 989 Views / 12 Replies  
Was the install successful?
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 7, 2006 at 11:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The only reason I reinstalled OSX was to get rid... 530 Views / 4 Replies  
The only reason I reinstalled OSX was to get rid of all the extra language support. It only amounts to about 2GBs of hard disk space. I have a crap ton of music (around 60GB), so I need all the...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 7, 2006 at 11:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Are the new MBP C2D superdrives too thin to read from disks with labels on them? 989 Views / 12 Replies  
Could it be possible that the new MBP superdrives are so thin that they can't read from a disk with a label on the top? I have been trying to install MS Office:Mac 2004 and Windows XP Pro...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 7, 2006 at 09:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OK, I tried 3 different install disks at my... 614 Views / 9 Replies  
OK, I tried 3 different install disks at my school, and everyone single one of them crashed before the install completed. Every time, the drive slows down and then stops completely. The drive is...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 7, 2006 at 12:42 PM, in Applications
A search for Error -36 on the MS Office 2004... 614 Views / 9 Replies  
A search for Error -36 on the MS Office 2004 Support site leads me to believe that the media is damaged somehow. I hope the school has another copy!
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 7, 2006 at 01:01 AM, in Applications
Complete silence here. The only sound I here is... 25,226 Views / 266 Replies  
Complete silence here. The only sound I here is when loading a disk into the superdrive.
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 6, 2006 at 11:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, why? My university has a license agreement... 614 Views / 9 Replies  
Yeah, why? My university has a license agreement with Microsoft that provides Office for students. I also checked out XP Pro to load onto my MBP with Bootcamp.
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 6, 2006 at 11:48 PM, in Applications
More specifically, when trying to copy the files... 614 Views / 9 Replies  
More specifically, when trying to copy the files to the Applications folder, I get the following: "The Finder cannot complete the operation because some data in "InfoPlist.strings" could not be read...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 6, 2006 at 10:31 PM, in Applications
Problems installing MS Office 2004 Standard on MBP 614 Views / 9 Replies  
I've been trying to install MS Office Standard 2004 on my new Macbook Pro all day with no success. I've tried using the assistant and the drag and drop method. It just freezes up and eventually...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 6, 2006 at 09:54 PM, in Applications
Mac. I haven't got Windows going yet either. 558 Views / 7 Replies  
Mac. I haven't got Windows going yet either.
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 6, 2006 at 08:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks, that's exactly what I did. I'm such a... 558 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks, that's exactly what I did. I'm such a Mac noob.:shake: I am having a hard time installing MS Office Standard from a disc my school provided me with though. It hangs up for a few minutes...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 6, 2006 at 07:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
well, I feel like a moron. Nevermind!!! ... 558 Views / 7 Replies  
well, I feel like a moron. Nevermind!!!

Mods please delete this thread.
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 6, 2006 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I guess my new MBP's harddrive is toast... 558 Views / 7 Replies  
So I just received my new 15" MBP 2.33 today. I reinstalled OS X without all the extra language support no problem. So I decided to download and install bootcamp and then install XP Pro to a 30GB...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 6, 2006 at 06:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just received mine today - a 15" 2.33 160HD... 25,226 Views / 266 Replies  
Just received mine today - a 15" 2.33 160HD Matte. Damn these things are fast. Fit and finish looks excellent and I'm extremely happy so far.:thumbsup: I'm doing a fresh install of OS X without...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 6, 2006 at 04:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OK, it's on the FedEx vehicle for delivery! ... 3,788 Views / 55 Replies  
OK, it's on the FedEx vehicle for delivery! That's fast! And I didn't even get expedited shipping. Shipment from China on Saturday and on vehicle for delivery on the east coast of Florida on...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 6, 2006 at 10:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just tracked it using that link and it said it... 3,788 Views / 55 Replies  
I just tracked it using that link and it said it left the FedEx ramp in Shanghai at 9:41PM. I'm on a friends computer right now, and for some reason the page won't fully load with Internet Explorer....
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 4, 2006 at 06:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine shipped on Saturday, Nov. 4th! I gotta... 3,788 Views / 55 Replies  
Mine shipped on Saturday, Nov. 4th! I gotta admit, when someone said their's shipped on a Saturday, I didn't believe it. Those Chinese must be working really, really hard. :D :thumbsup:
...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 4, 2006 at 10:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It doesn't look as though mine shipped today (the... 3,788 Views / 55 Replies  
It doesn't look as though mine shipped today (the estimated shipping day). I saw someone above said their's shipped on Saturday, so I guess there is still a possibility of it shipping this weekend. ...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 4, 2006 at 12:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The reflections alone would probably be enough to... 7,297 Views / 41 Replies  
The reflections alone would probably be enough to bother me. I've not seen an Apple glossy screen in quite some time, but I've used Dell laptops with glossy screens and the reflections and...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 3, 2006 at 03:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm starting to get ancy. Mine was supposed to... 25,226 Views / 266 Replies  
I'm starting to get ancy. Mine was supposed to ship by the 3rd (today), but so far it hasn't shipped. It's already 9:30pm in China, so I'm thinking it's not going to happen. :cry: :thumbsdow It...
Posted by atc ben, on Nov 3, 2006 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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