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That doesn't sounds right to me. I'm running a... 1,380 Views / 25 Replies  
That doesn't sounds right to me. I'm running a mid-2007 MBP with 4GB of RAM, currently with Mail, Firefox, iTunes and a few other apps open. I've got 1.46GB of RAM free right now with 0 page outs....
Posted by B Gallagher, on Aug 20, 2011 at 10:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
For what it's worth, this is Apple's view: ... 909 Views / 5 Replies  
For what it's worth, this is Apple's view:

Apple - Batteries - Notebooks (http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html)
Apple Portables: Calibrating your computer's battery for best performance...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Aug 20, 2011 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm aware of Mail.appertizer, but it's not yet... 1,522 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm aware of Mail.appertizer, but it's not yet available for Lion. :(

Bronson Beta - Mail.appetizer (http://www.bronsonbeta.com/mailappetizer/)
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jul 25, 2011 at 02:09 AM, in Applications
Time Machine issue after upgrading to Lion 1,287 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello all,

I've just completed upgrading my system to Lion. As I have gathered up a lot of files from old applications and a Mail folder which was far too big, I decided to erase my hard drive and...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jul 23, 2011 at 06:20 PM, in macOS
Best to do a Time Machine backup or a clone... 840 Views / 3 Replies  
Best to do a Time Machine backup or a clone (using Carbon Copy Cloner, Super Duper or Disk Utility) before you format your hard drive. Just in case a certain file or folder you find you need is saved...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jul 19, 2011 at 04:31 PM, in macOS
Welcome! If you've previously had a 3G, a... 1,606 Views / 2 Replies  
Welcome!

If you've previously had a 3G, a 3GS, and now and iPhone 4, what computer have you been using to originally set up the device and sync?
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jul 8, 2011 at 09:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Indeed. Use Disk Utility to make a disk image of... 1,270 Views / 7 Replies  
Indeed. Use Disk Utility to make a disk image of the install DVD, and then restore this onto a blank partition. Great way to have a backup of important optical media.
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jul 8, 2011 at 09:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I remember doing some research on this a couple... 1,728 Views / 7 Replies  
I remember doing some research on this a couple of years back, and never found any way to do this successfully. I'm not aware of things having changed unfortunately. :(
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jul 8, 2011 at 09:38 PM, in macOS
I just used P74KPTHYHPJN. Thanks for this -... 1,522 Views / 10 Replies  
I just used P74KPTHYHPJN. Thanks for this - looking forward to having a play with this!
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jul 8, 2011 at 09:30 PM, in Applications
To all affected by the earthquake and tsunami, we... 973 Views / 12 Replies  
To all affected by the earthquake and tsunami, we express our deepest sympathies.
At this time of great sadness, we are thinking of any praying for the victims and their families.
Posted by B Gallagher, on Mar 18, 2011 at 04:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
お見舞い you mean? みまい【見舞い】 Ⅰ. 〔見舞うこと〕an... 973 Views / 12 Replies  
お見舞い you mean?

みまい【見舞い】
Ⅰ. 〔見舞うこと〕an inquiry; 〔見舞いの言葉〕an expression of one's sympathy ⦅for⦆⇒みまう(見舞う)
負傷者を見舞いに行った|I went to see how the injured people were doing.
暑中見舞い|⇒しょちゅう(暑中)...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Mar 18, 2011 at 04:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Make sure that you have your iPhone backed up. It... 2,111 Views / 22 Replies  
Make sure that you have your iPhone backed up. It should do this automatically when you connect it to iTunes. If not, let it backup.
Confirm this by going to Preferences > Devices and making sure...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jun 20, 2010 at 02:00 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hey, it's gotta be worth a try, right? ;) 2,111 Views / 22 Replies  
Hey, it's gotta be worth a try, right? ;)
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jun 19, 2010 at 04:40 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
A friend reinstalled the OS on his 3G a while... 2,111 Views / 22 Replies  
A friend reinstalled the OS on his 3G a while back, apparently it improved the responsiveness on his 3G quite a bit. Just make sure you restore from a backup to save all your SMS messages and other...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jun 16, 2010 at 03:51 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Great news - I just hope you backed up your data... 1,502 Views / 9 Replies  
Great news - I just hope you backed up your data before you sent the phone off! :)
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jun 16, 2010 at 03:46 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I got mine replaced under warranty for a hairline... 1,502 Views / 9 Replies  
I got mine replaced under warranty for a hairline crack - I know others who have as well. Even if it's out of warranty, give Apple(Care) a call and explain what has happened, and that you haven't...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jun 13, 2010 at 05:45 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I should probably know this, but considering... 2,478 Views / 6 Replies  
I should probably know this, but considering Apple currently has a 64GB iPod Touch out, is there any reason why the storage they have in the iPod Touch can't be used on the iPhone? Is it two separate...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jun 5, 2010 at 02:00 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Good question - I can't give you an answer. :(... 873 Views / 9 Replies  
Good question - I can't give you an answer. :( What I do know is that whatever software I was using to do this years ago on Windows gave me an option to demux 5.1 down to a stereo mix (0Sex does as...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jun 5, 2010 at 12:42 AM, in Applications
Does Disk Utility bring up any error messages for... 1,402 Views / 1 Replies  
Does Disk Utility bring up any error messages for the drive?

If you can pick one up relatively cheaply, I would suggest putting the drive in a different (preferably FW) enclosure, and seeing if...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jun 2, 2010 at 02:15 AM, in Applications
My screensaver's password locked after 5 seconds.... 1,708 Views / 17 Replies  
My screensaver's password locked after 5 seconds. I think even when I go away for a week or more I just put the computer to sleep. Why would I waste time for it to boot up when I don't have to? :)
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jun 1, 2010 at 05:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Curious - does anybody know if the batteries in... 10,997 Views / 335 Replies  
Curious - does anybody know if the batteries in any of the iPhones thus far have used similar technology to what was introduced with the Unibody MBP batteries? Or are they far more generic Li-On...
Posted by B Gallagher, on May 30, 2010 at 04:29 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks. I just reformatted, so it turns out I... 873 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks. I just reformatted, so it turns out I didn't have Stuffit Expander installed. I do now.

That being said, install it if you don't, and use the latest release of bd4go from here...
Posted by B Gallagher, on May 30, 2010 at 01:28 AM, in Applications
Seems like we're not the only ones... 873 Views / 9 Replies  
Seems like we're not the only ones (http://forums.3ivx.com/index.php?showtopic=86360). Try the 1.6.1 release - it comes with a .zip file which did extract, at least for me:

Download mAC3dec from...
Posted by B Gallagher, on May 30, 2010 at 12:57 AM, in Applications
Lateralus, Check out mreadman's method over... 873 Views / 9 Replies  
Lateralus,

Check out mreadman's method over here (http://forums.macosxhints.com/archive/index.php/t-32299.html). I'm just trying it now - will report back after lunch with the results. :)

Edit:...
Posted by B Gallagher, on May 29, 2010 at 09:20 PM, in Applications
JMan and minskeep - I forget if this was only an... 802 Views / 10 Replies  
JMan and minskeep - I forget if this was only an issue with the MacBook Pros, or the MacBooks as well, but anyway, if you're getting that drive, make sure you get the one without G-Force protection....
Posted by B Gallagher, on May 22, 2010 at 05:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Zeeb and -Q-, many thanks for your replies.... 1,974 Views / 3 Replies  
Zeeb and -Q-, many thanks for your replies. That's certainly what I'm hoping - that if it's a shiny new refurb, is not on a contract, unlocked by default, and still has 10 months of the Applecare...
Posted by B Gallagher, on May 18, 2010 at 03:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Suggestions for selling price of iPhone 3G? 1,974 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello all,

My iPhone 3G's current away getting repaired (hairline crack, connection issues). If it's the case that the phone gets replaced, rather than repaired, then I'm thinking about selling it...
Posted by B Gallagher, on May 18, 2010 at 04:57 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You can clone your internal HDD on your Mac to an... 485 Views / 2 Replies  
You can clone your internal HDD on your Mac to an external hard drive. Time Machine, Carbon Copy Cloner, SuperDuper, etc. all do a great job of this.

You can also backup files onto CD-R(W)s, or...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Apr 12, 2010 at 05:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Using Optical Drive on PB in iTunes on MBP via Firewire? 651 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi all,

Here's my scenario - with the release of iTunes 9.1, I'm finally going back and copying all my CDs into iTunes in Apple Lossless. I'm amazed how much of a difference I can here.
...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Apr 12, 2010 at 05:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Very interesting, thanks for the link! Did you... 1,355 Views / 3 Replies  
Very interesting, thanks for the link! Did you mean 0.8 instead of 0.08?
Posted by B Gallagher, on Feb 26, 2010 at 06:11 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Could not agree more. It's a shame there's no way... 3,530 Views / 96 Replies  
Could not agree more. It's a shame there's no way to downgrade Front Row to version 1 on Snow Leopard... :(
Posted by B Gallagher, on Feb 22, 2010 at 03:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I use GraphicConverter's Automator plugins for... 3,530 Views / 96 Replies  
I use GraphicConverter's Automator plugins for processing all my photos. Can't believe I used to go through and do this by hand.

Front Row was good, but when it got updated and syncing with iTunes...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Feb 20, 2010 at 05:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: Februa is the best time of the year for ice... 1,388 Views / 48 Replies  
:lol: Februa is the best time of the year for ice cream, after all.
Posted by B Gallagher, on Feb 20, 2010 at 05:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I use both, and the only reason that I am using... 5,598 Views / 42 Replies  
I use both, and the only reason that I am using CCC is that it allows me to make a bootable clone.

chrikenn - if ever you change a file, back up, realise that you need the original back only to...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jan 12, 2010 at 03:58 AM, in Applications
That's what I've done, and it works quite well... 8,212 Views / 11 Replies  
That's what I've done, and it works quite well for me. I just went in manually and for anything which is an album, I put "Album" in the Grouping tag. Then I just made a smart playlist which only...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jan 9, 2010 at 05:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Apple - iTunes - Feedback... 5,235 Views / 113 Replies  
Apple - iTunes - Feedback (http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html)

I like the new Genius Mixes - the selection of songs is good, but the mixes themselves aren't so good. I have three "Rock"...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Sep 11, 2009 at 06:03 PM, in Applications
Setting up a MobileMe account jus to use iChat? 1,395 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi all,

My dad just got a MBP 15" Unibody (nice machine!), and I'm trying to get iChat sorted out for him so we can chat with each other, and also screen share so I can show him how to do stuff...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Sep 10, 2009 at 04:49 PM, in Applications
Is Disk Utility the only application that it does... 735 Views / 19 Replies  
Is Disk Utility the only application that it does this for?
Posted by B Gallagher, on Sep 4, 2009 at 06:34 AM, in macOS
It's Japanese. Strange. You didn't... 735 Views / 19 Replies  
It's Japanese. Strange.

You didn't accidentally switch languages preferences did you? Does it still do that after you log out and back in?
Posted by B Gallagher, on Aug 31, 2009 at 04:45 AM, in macOS
Excellent point. To compare, the "Essential... 41,909 Views / 962 Replies  
Excellent point. To compare, the "Essential System Software Only" sizes are 2.6 GB for 10.4.0, 5.9 GB for 10.5.0, and 8.01 GB for 10.6.0. :eek:

Edit: Despite my custom install for 10.5 being...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Aug 29, 2009 at 04:26 AM, in macOS
A friend in Japan got his copy at 00:01 a.m.... 1,775 Views / 35 Replies  
A friend in Japan got his copy at 00:01 a.m. Japan time today. Some photos here:

Very Fast Look of Snow Leopard Pt.1 The Air of Marr's Blog...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Aug 27, 2009 at 03:53 PM, in macOS
IIRC, you should be able to install the version... 3,106 Views / 44 Replies  
IIRC, you should be able to install the version of iLife which came on your Mac's original install DVD by itself, after you have installed Snow Leopard. Just insert the disk and look in the Finder...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Aug 25, 2009 at 03:47 PM, in macOS
Does this mean that those on the plus side of GMT... 1,775 Views / 35 Replies  
Does this mean that those on the plus side of GMT will get their copies of Snow Leopard close to a day earlier than those on the minus side?
Posted by B Gallagher, on Aug 25, 2009 at 02:46 AM, in macOS
I'm fairly boring. :p ... 1,526 Views / 22 Replies  
I'm fairly boring. :p

http://homepage.mac.com/underanyothersky/images/external/IMG_0598.PNG
Posted by B Gallagher, on Aug 23, 2009 at 12:31 AM, in iOS Apps
Really? I was looking at paying the extra $10 or... 1,862 Views / 17 Replies  
Really? I was looking at paying the extra $10 or so to get the version with G-force shock protection when I upgrade. Any particular reason why you'd recommend against this?
Posted by B Gallagher, on Aug 22, 2009 at 06:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Having the scroll bar you get in Remote etc... 7,667 Views / 119 Replies  
Having the scroll bar you get in Remote etc applied throughout Safari, etc. The current scroll bar in Safari is all but useless - pressing and dragging on it doesn't actuall scroll, it only serves as...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Aug 22, 2009 at 06:39 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I think you have 14 days from when you purchased... 4,838 Views / 22 Replies  
I think you have 14 days from when you purchased it. Get in touch with Apple as fas as you can and see what they say. :)
Posted by B Gallagher, on Aug 15, 2009 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
At least where I am (New Zealand), companies have... 2,412 Views / 72 Replies  
At least where I am (New Zealand), companies have to be a registered real-estate agent to change an administration fee (what the seem to call a letting fee over here). From that, I would assume that...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jul 25, 2009 at 01:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I use Firefox and GarageBand in full-screen (with... 1,780 Views / 21 Replies  
I use Firefox and GarageBand in full-screen (with the dock). Everything else (Mail, Address Book, etc) it just seems a waste of space to have in full screen.
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jul 25, 2009 at 01:04 AM, in macOS
Are both sides set up to leave a copy on the... 1,893 Views / 6 Replies  
Are both sides set up to leave a copy on the server? If they're not, then once your iPhone downloads a message, it's removing it from the sever, then that may be causing the Mac Pro to not be able to...
Posted by B Gallagher, on Jul 24, 2009 at 05:31 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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