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I still can't believe what an increase in battery... 2,702 Views / 47 Replies  
I still can't believe what an increase in battery life Haswell has brought, specially to the MacBook Air lineup. 12 hours is just awesome. I want!
Posted by osiris24x, on Jun 23, 2013 at 10:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I can only imagine what kind of floating point... 5,222 Views / 86 Replies  
I can only imagine what kind of floating point boost a Haswell Xeon would have brought to the picture. Apple? What gives?
Posted by osiris24x, on Jun 21, 2013 at 09:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Based on your iMovie usage, I'd go with a MacBook... 2,077 Views / 32 Replies  
Based on your iMovie usage, I'd go with a MacBook Pro. The extra GPU power will come in handy in your video editing and Mavericks should be even better at utilizing the GPU overall. Unless you really...
Posted by osiris24x, on Jun 19, 2013 at 02:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like the SMC chip on the logic board is... 1,552 Views / 1 Replies  
Sounds like the SMC chip on the logic board is fried. Guessing you'll need to send it in for a logic board repair/replacement. :(
Posted by osiris24x, on Jun 17, 2013 at 04:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not sure the Mac Pro is your best voice for a... 1,053 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm not sure the Mac Pro is your best voice for a server, unless you need it to do some serious floating point number crunching. The new circular design could make for tricky server installations....
Posted by osiris24x, on Jun 16, 2013 at 03:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ya you'd definitely need to use some Thunderbolt... 3,678 Views / 47 Replies  
Ya you'd definitely need to use some Thunderbolt to Firewire adapters. Considering Thunderbolt's throughput and the potential cost of this machine, I can't blame them for not including Firewire ports...
Posted by osiris24x, on Jun 16, 2013 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
The new Mac Mini does indeed have a Mini... 3,202 Views / 3 Replies  
The new Mac Mini does indeed have a Mini DisplayPort plug (http://www.apple.com/mac-mini/specs.html). No adapter required.
Posted by osiris24x, on May 10, 2013 at 06:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
This may have something to do with the PCI slot... 1,106 Views / 4 Replies  
This may have something to do with the PCI slot configuration. I once did something similar and seem to recall having to change the configuration using the built-in PCI utility. Here's Apple's guide...
Posted by osiris24x, on Apr 13, 2013 at 07:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
If absolutely nothing else shows up in the... 8,203 Views / 86 Replies  
If absolutely nothing else shows up in the console (I've seen this before), then you definitely have a problem. I'd recommend running Disk Utility and repairing the disk permissions, regardless of...
Posted by osiris24x, on Apr 1, 2013 at 11:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You can confirm how much RAM you have left by... 2,780 Views / 76 Replies  
You can confirm how much RAM you have left by opening the Activity Monitor under Applications > Utilities and see what it says under System Memory > Free. Also check the Page Outs and Swap Used. This...
Posted by osiris24x, on Apr 1, 2013 at 11:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think it's inevitable that Apple will overtake... 1,629 Views / 77 Replies  
I think it's inevitable that Apple will overtake and attempt to improve every market that it perceives as standing in its way. I think Apple search and database growth are inevitable, especially as...
Posted by osiris24x, on Jun 17, 2012 at 01:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm down in Portland, Oregon and around here... 778 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm down in Portland, Oregon and around here Clear Wireless is the best bet. It's cheap, flat rate, with unlimited data and plenty of speed for my use. I use the USB modem dongle with my MacBook (no...
Posted by osiris24x, on Jun 15, 2012 at 12:12 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I too use a Mac Mini as a central home theater... 3,325 Views / 70 Replies  
I too use a Mac Mini as a central home theater device. Since I don't use iTunes much for movies, I prefer the XBMC interface for daily media browsing (the media is stored on a RAID in another room),...
Posted by osiris24x, on Apr 5, 2012 at 11:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
This can generally be fixed by resetting... 596 Views / 1 Replies  
This can generally be fixed by resetting Spotlight's index for that particular drive. This can be done in Terminal by typing: "sudo mdutil -E /Volumes/DriveName", replacing DriveName with your...
Posted by osiris24x, on Mar 18, 2012 at 11:31 AM, in Applications
Quite the opposite - the G5 had horrendous heat... 4,134 Views / 169 Replies  
Quite the opposite - the G5 had horrendous heat and subsequent kernel panic issues. Stuffing it into a laptop just wasn't doable. The dismal failure of the G5 architecture in general is what prompted...
Posted by osiris24x, on Mar 2, 2012 at 09:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Through the years I've found this behavior is... 993 Views / 6 Replies  
Through the years I've found this behavior is almost always linked to a dead power supply, but you'd might as well change out the PRAM battery while you're at it. Good luck!
Posted by osiris24x, on Mar 2, 2012 at 09:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
reader50: Thanks! Art: It appears in the... 917 Views / 4 Replies  
reader50: Thanks!

Art: It appears in the upper right of the users' desktops. My first thought was perhaps OS X Server's Home Sync technology, or something related to Open Directory, but I'm really...
Posted by osiris24x, on May 25, 2011 at 10:48 PM, in Mac OS X
Red lightning bolt "sys admin" icon? 917 Views / 4 Replies  
One of my clients recently had this icon appear on several of their Mac workstations in their office. The Macs are all running Snow Leopard and logging into Open Directory and using 802.1X...
Posted by osiris24x, on May 25, 2011 at 01:40 PM, in Mac OS X
Agreed on WeatherBug - great app with lots of... 5,029 Views / 30 Replies  
Agreed on WeatherBug - great app with lots of useful data. I use the iPhone version too.
Posted by osiris24x, on Apr 18, 2011 at 08:12 PM, in iPhone Apps
"P" is right, you're not going to hurt the CPU by... 9,054 Views / 9 Replies  
"P" is right, you're not going to hurt the CPU by getting it too hot. I'm an ex-Intel tech who worked on the team that made the Core 2 Duo chip - during lab testing of the chip I personally strapped...
Posted by osiris24x, on Apr 12, 2011 at 02:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My advice is to get an iPad now, and trade up for... 1,508 Views / 33 Replies  
My advice is to get an iPad now, and trade up for the iPad 2 when it comes along. Apple devices generally hold their value quite well - I generally spend no more than $200 upgrading my devices, when...
Posted by osiris24x, on Oct 7, 2010 at 11:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks for the Cloak link! I'm going to order... 3,984 Views / 56 Replies  
Thanks for the Cloak link! I'm going to order one. :)
Posted by osiris24x, on Oct 3, 2010 at 01:35 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
What I've also found noteworthy is that when your... 761 Views / 11 Replies  
What I've also found noteworthy is that when your iPad is plugged into your Mac (I can't say for sure that this applies to ALL Macs) and says "Not Charging", that it actually is trickle charging....
Posted by osiris24x, on Sep 28, 2010 at 03:13 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
HAH! I love this! :lol: 1,206 Views / 15 Replies  
HAH! I love this!
:lol:
Posted by osiris24x, on Sep 28, 2010 at 03:11 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It's unfortunate that the store techs have such a... 4,703 Views / 28 Replies  
It's unfortunate that the store techs have such a hard time looking up simple specs, when addressing issues. Sometimes it feels like the customer almost has to be a sleuth/tech themselves, to get...
Posted by osiris24x, on Sep 3, 2010 at 06:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm guessing your hard drive simply died. This... 1,801 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm guessing your hard drive simply died. This generally causes slowness (which gets worse over time) until one day it just won't boot anymore. Since your Mac chimes, that means it's passing "POST",...
Posted by osiris24x, on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Nice! $350 resell on any G4 Mac is quite a feat... 2,572 Views / 23 Replies  
Nice! $350 resell on any G4 Mac is quite a feat indeed. $350 around here will get you a 64-bit dual core MacBook, in comparison.

Apple definitely makes superior products, despite the occasional...
Posted by osiris24x, on Aug 14, 2010 at 06:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There's also WhatSize, but Omni's is nicer and... 545 Views / 3 Replies  
There's also WhatSize, but Omni's is nicer and free. :)
Posted by osiris24x, on Jul 30, 2010 at 11:51 PM, in Mac OS X
As much as I love the feel of the bare iPad (oh... 3,984 Views / 56 Replies  
As much as I love the feel of the bare iPad (oh my!) I still picked up a black leather Sena case from the Apple store. It stands up better than Apple's case and has a cover that holds my business...
Posted by osiris24x, on Jul 21, 2010 at 09:32 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I just got my iPad 3G so I'm not sure yet how the... 1,974 Views / 37 Replies  
I just got my iPad 3G so I'm not sure yet how the 2GB cap will affect me. I'd consider myself a pretty heavy user being a tech, but I hear its pretty difficult to hit the cap with normal usage. That...
Posted by osiris24x, on Jul 21, 2010 at 09:26 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Nearly all modern electronics will charge up and... 19,762 Views / 12 Replies  
Nearly all modern electronics will charge up and then stay topped off with a trickle charge. Leaving your iPhone plugged in all night is to be expected and won't hurt it. :)
Posted by osiris24x, on Jul 21, 2010 at 09:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'd be curious to know what problem the Mac is... 8,287 Views / 11 Replies  
I'd be curious to know what problem the Mac is having in the first place.

I've done dozens of logic board replacements (not repairs) using iFixit's online repair guides. I buy the boards on eBay...
Posted by osiris24x, on Jun 30, 2010 at 06:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've seen this issue many times over the years... 1,342 Views / 6 Replies  
I've seen this issue many times over the years and every time it was a faulty CPU. You might try running TechTool Pro on it on loop mode 100 times or so. This was generally sufficient for me to...
Posted by osiris24x, on Jun 30, 2010 at 06:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm still hanging onto my trusty MacBook Pro Core... 19,215 Views / 514 Replies  
I'm still hanging onto my trusty MacBook Pro Core Duo until Core i7 comes out, as hard as that wait is.

I have a new MacBook sitting here that I'm loading stuff onto for a client. The finish and...
Posted by osiris24x, on Oct 22, 2008 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The next release from Intel was codenamed Nehalem... 19,215 Views / 514 Replies  
The next release from Intel was codenamed Nehalem when I worked there, the consumer name will be Core i7. You'll see it go into a MacBook and MacBook Pro Q3 2009. It's a new architecture which...
Posted by osiris24x, on Oct 22, 2008 at 09:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Last time this happened to me with a client... 454 Views / 4 Replies  
Last time this happened to me with a client laptop, I used a drill bit and drilled it out. I think the glue idea mentioned above would work too if the screw isn't tight.
Posted by osiris24x, on Aug 13, 2008 at 08:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For high school, especially based on what you... 2,946 Views / 34 Replies  
For high school, especially based on what you said, I'd recommend the Macbook. They're tougher, have a longer battery life, and better wireless reception....all of which can be quite important for...
Posted by osiris24x, on Aug 12, 2008 at 09:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is almost certainly a graphics card issue,... 294 Views / 2 Replies  
This is almost certainly a graphics card issue, yes. If it were an LCD or software problem, the glitch likely wouldn't have shown up on a screenshot.
Good luck!
Posted by osiris24x, on Aug 7, 2008 at 11:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple has no plans on abandoning PPC users... 16,798 Views / 319 Replies  
Apple has no plans on abandoning PPC users anytime soon. My understanding is that they'll continue to develop and support 10.5 and Snow Leopard side by side for some time. The idea is that eventually...
Posted by osiris24x, on Jun 12, 2008 at 05:01 PM, in Mac OS X
Additionally, if you take your Mac into any Apple... 1,223 Views / 14 Replies  
Additionally, if you take your Mac into any Apple store they will confirm that it's your computer and then reset the password for you for free.
Posted by osiris24x, on Jun 12, 2008 at 04:55 PM, in Mac OS X
Ran the update last night, took about 5 minutes.... 7,037 Views / 132 Replies  
Ran the update last night, took about 5 minutes. No issues so far.
Posted by osiris24x, on Jun 2, 2008 at 06:27 PM, in Mac OS X
You put your laptop in the fridge? Surely you're... 315 Views / 2 Replies  
You put your laptop in the fridge? Surely you're kidding.
Posted by osiris24x, on Apr 23, 2008 at 04:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple did a huge iBook logic board recall, for... 445 Views / 1 Replies  
Apple did a huge iBook logic board recall, for this very issue. I've replaced more iBook logic boards than I can count. Bad or loose memory can cause system lockups, but not a power loss. An...
Posted by osiris24x, on Apr 23, 2008 at 04:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's a pickle, indeed. My first check would be... 3,751 Views / 3 Replies  
That's a pickle, indeed. My first check would be the battery contacts inside the machine, perhaps you're not getting a good contact?
Posted by osiris24x, on Apr 23, 2008 at 04:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Damaged headers are generally a result of a... 3,845 Views / 2 Replies  
Damaged headers are generally a result of a faulty hard drive, but sometimes due to faulty RAM as well. It's a slow process, more and more errors will appear as the problem gets worse.

I agree...
Posted by osiris24x, on Apr 23, 2008 at 04:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I wouldn't worry about the coming updates too... 715 Views / 15 Replies  
I wouldn't worry about the coming updates too much, rev 1 products tend to have problems anyway. I'd get a MBP now, instead. It's several revs old and is rock solid.
Posted by osiris24x, on Apr 23, 2008 at 04:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well...no. 1,780 Views / 44 Replies  
I really can't blame jjahshik32 for almost blowing coffee out his nose, as 15-20% faster is a bit silly. In reality they're anywhere from 100% to 500% slower (http://www.barefeats.com/mincd.html)...
Posted by osiris24x, on Aug 17, 2007 at 08:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Strange "upgrade", but so long as it meets your... 1,780 Views / 44 Replies  
Strange "upgrade", but so long as it meets your needs, that's what matters!
Posted by osiris24x, on Aug 16, 2007 at 02:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I pondered the same thing and eventually decided... 1,386 Views / 16 Replies  
I pondered the same thing and eventually decided on a replacement internal drive. I'm tired of not being able to have my MP3 collection with me, and Windows uses up a lot of space (dual booting my...
Posted by osiris24x, on Aug 16, 2007 at 02:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Your trunk stays far cooler than the rest of your... 743 Views / 11 Replies  
Your trunk stays far cooler than the rest of your car. I've left my MBP in my bag, in direct sunlight on a hot summer day (by accident) and when I got back to my car, the laptop was actually cool to...
Posted by osiris24x, on Jun 8, 2007 at 07:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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