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What you need is an IP Camera aka Network Camera 1,114 Views / 11 Replies  
The IP Camera, also known as Network Camera, has a built-in CPU and web browser. You need a computer to link the cam to your router by configuring the IP address. After that, you can shut down your...
Posted by smileydub, on Dec 1, 2006 at 12:47 PM, in Networking
Thanks for your replies. I was afraid that those... 778 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for your replies. I was afraid that those Temporary Internet Files could be used as spies to send back my HDD data to their masters. My other concern was that these hog up my HDD space, and...
Posted by smileydub, on Oct 30, 2006 at 11:25 AM, in Applications
Do Macs use cookies for web browsing? 778 Views / 9 Replies  
After web surfing for even a few minutes, my Windows computer always attracts lots of cookies and “Temporary Internet Files”, which I delete every day. This happens inspite of my tweaking the...
Posted by smileydub, on Oct 29, 2006 at 02:41 PM, in Applications
Well Michael, care to tell us your experience... 6,757 Views / 67 Replies  
Well Michael, care to tell us your experience with the week 32 macbook so far?
Posted by smileydub, on Sep 20, 2006 at 12:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
free DNS 943 Views / 2 Replies  
Free but you must use it at least once monthly:

HostedVideo.com Help (http://www.hostedvideo.com/help/default.view)
Posted by smileydub, on Sep 2, 2006 at 11:55 PM, in Networking
3 macbooks later? 91,661 Views / 399 Replies  
How is your second replacement now? (3rd macbook and one replaced logic board later?)
Posted by smileydub, on Aug 31, 2006 at 11:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Random Shutdown Syndrom is very serious! 6,757 Views / 67 Replies  
btbkorn - did Apple store give you a replacement?

Check around and you will find that on top of the problems, RSS, Random Shutdown Syndrom is the most serious and persistent problem, even with the...
Posted by smileydub, on Aug 31, 2006 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
How does Dual Core really function? 748 Views / 4 Replies  
Can you please help me understand how Dual Core computers work?. e.g

1. Does the computer automatically assign which core will do what tasks, or does the user manually assigns them ?

2. When...
Posted by smileydub, on Aug 29, 2006 at 07:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
In this thread, nobody complained of those... 6,757 Views / 67 Replies  
In this thread, nobody complained of those problems encountered in MB manufactured before Week 30. Bobby mentioned the PRAM problem in his Week 26 MB, which didn't seem very prevalent. Can we...
Posted by smileydub, on Aug 28, 2006 at 08:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ASUS usb wireless adapter for Macs 1,044 Views / 1 Replies  
In case you are looking for a usb wireless adapter for your Apple desktop or laptop, the ASUS WL-167G works very well. It also works well on Windows computers.

Available: ASUS WL-167g USB 2.0...
Posted by smileydub, on Aug 27, 2006 at 11:00 AM, in Networking
2 Logitech webcams work on Macs besides iSight 7,046 Views / 6 Replies  
Having searched hard, I found that only 2 webcams by Logitech can work on Macs to communicate with Windows. One is the Quickcam Pro 4000 and the other is Quickcam Notebook Pro. User reviews:
...
Posted by smileydub, on Aug 26, 2006 at 12:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
possible consequences of Merom upgrade 3,388 Views / 6 Replies  
If MacBook upgrades to Merom without any other hardware changes, would the Macbook have to go through all that teething problems as in the first 2 months; shut downs, hot bottom, moos, etc?

I...
Posted by smileydub, on Aug 25, 2006 at 01:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
week manufactured from serial number 6,757 Views / 67 Replies  
You can tell week of manufacture from the serial number. Example: 4H629EMXX9X means it was manufactured in week 29 in year 2006.
Posted by smileydub, on Aug 25, 2006 at 12:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No complaints on MacBook from Week 30 on? 6,757 Views / 67 Replies  
In the first 2 or 3 months after MacBook was released, many buyers wrote to this forum with brief reviews, and also highlighted problems they had, such as: sudden shut down, bottom heat, moos,...
Posted by smileydub, on Aug 24, 2006 at 10:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Dragon Naturally Speaking on MacBook ? 694 Views / 1 Replies  
At the present time iListen is the best Mac Voice Recognition application available on the market. Check this:
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/8968&page=1

However, from the...
Posted by smileydub, on Aug 1, 2006 at 06:45 PM, in Applications
where are the speakers on the MacBook 13" 22,016 Views / 345 Replies  
From the photos available, I can't see the speakers on the MacBook 13"
Can someone point them out to me?
Posted by smileydub, on May 16, 2006 at 01:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
rebates 1,017 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the $179 tip, Krusty. Any further product and price tips welcome.

Also, there are rebates if you buy other related products (e.g. Microsoft Office for Mac, Mighty Mouse, etc.) if you...
Posted by smileydub, on Dec 18, 2005 at 12:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Amazon selling iBook 12" $900 less $100 rebate 1,017 Views / 7 Replies  
Today I just ordered online from Amazon the 12" iBook for $900, and after mail-in $100 rebate means it will cost me only $800 net, free shipping and no tax.

What I don't understand is the...
Posted by smileydub, on Dec 16, 2005 at 07:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thank, suggestions work. 987 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for your suggestions. They work.

By the way, what does "lol" mean? Quote: jaydon34 lol to this one
Posted by smileydub, on Nov 25, 2005 at 12:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Tap feature touchpad for iBook G4 1.33GB 987 Views / 5 Replies  
I frequently take my iBook to the public library for intensive web surfing. But whenever I press the touchpad button, it can be heard by other public users around me, which can be annoying...
Posted by smileydub, on Nov 23, 2005 at 12:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
found this idea in past forum 880 Views / 4 Replies  
retrieve CD stuck in Apple CD slot

http://www.appletechs.com/archives/00000004.html


Here's what worked for me:
I put double-stick tape to the end of a long thin (flat) plastic ruler....
Posted by smileydub, on Oct 17, 2005 at 11:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
USB thumbdrive for iBook with password feature 687 Views / 4 Replies  
Can anyone recommend a USB thumb drive that can be used on both iBooks as well as Windows, and have the partition/password feature that also works in iBook? Most USB thumbdrives now on the market...
Posted by smileydub, on Oct 17, 2005 at 11:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Do a search in this forum as well as in... 1,174 Views / 17 Replies  
Do a search in this forum as well as in epinion.com on MacMall.com and you will read many cases of MacMall.com removing genuine Apple RAM and replacing with unknown RAMs. Here is one example: ...
Posted by smileydub, on Oct 5, 2005 at 10:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
ASUS WL-167g usb wifi adapter for your Mac 21,839 Views / 25 Replies  
In case you are looking for an USB wireless adapter to go with your Mac, try this and go to ASUS website to download driver for your Mac, Linux, or Windows:
...
Posted by smileydub, on Sep 19, 2005 at 12:56 PM, in Networking
Can iBook be hacked in public hot spots? 886 Views / 2 Replies  
1. Since the Mac OSX is relatively safe from viruses and spyware, would the Macs be vulnerable to outsiders hacking into the Macs through the wireless?

2. In order to connect to a public hot spot,...
Posted by smileydub, on Sep 2, 2005 at 07:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iBook 12" - max multi-task before it slows down 514 Views / 0 Replies  
In a recent thread someone mentioned various apps he ran on his iBook 12" 1.3 Ghz, 512 ram stock model, and up to a certain point, the iBook began to slow down. Can someone please point me to that...
Posted by smileydub, on Aug 20, 2005 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Try this: ... 4,714 Views / 3 Replies  
Try this:

http://www.appletechs.com/archives/00000004.html


Here's what worked for me:
I put double-stick tape to the end of a long thin (flat)

plastic ruler.
Pushed it all...
Posted by smileydub, on Aug 19, 2005 at 10:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wanted: Video Capture device with Firewire interface 420 Views / 3 Replies  
Looking for a video capture device to transfer VHS video to computer and then burn to DVD. Preferably with Firewire AND USB interface, and includes video editing software that covers capture, simple...
Posted by smileydub, on Aug 2, 2005 at 03:46 PM, in Marketplace
Does anyone know whether California has a... 3,331 Views / 53 Replies  
Does anyone know whether California has a tax-free weekend. If so, when, and will it apply to laptop computers?
Posted by smileydub, on Aug 2, 2005 at 03:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Pete: It seems like the neighbors' grass is... 495 Views / 1 Replies  
Pete:

It seems like the neighbors' grass is always greener. I have been using ViaVoice and Dragon Naturally Speaking on my Windows XP laptops, Thinkpad T23 as well as Fujitsu C2111, and found...
Posted by smileydub, on Aug 2, 2005 at 12:21 AM, in Applications
Voch: Thanks for your reply. That is a good... 584 Views / 3 Replies  
Voch:

Thanks for your reply. That is a good freeware.
Posted by smileydub, on Jul 23, 2005 at 11:41 PM, in Applications
Any third party DVD movie player for iBook G4? 584 Views / 3 Replies  
The DVD movie player that comes with the latest iBook G4 is very lacking in features; .eg. slow-motion, fast forward, fast reverse, video capture - all the features that Cyberlink Power DVD has but...
Posted by smileydub, on Jul 22, 2005 at 03:45 PM, in Applications
How to re-install iBook to factory state? 554 Views / 3 Replies  
My iBook G4 is just 3 weeks old and I would like to re-install everything back to its brand new factory state. I have messed it up with all kinds of configurations, and dowloaded many freewares that...
Posted by smileydub, on Jul 7, 2005 at 01:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for your replies. Sudo and diskutil seems... 905 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for your replies. Sudo and diskutil seems like chapter ten for now, and I will do that when I get the hang of the Mac system. I notice that when I shut down, it takes almost 15 minutes, with...
Posted by smileydub, on Jun 29, 2005 at 05:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How to do these in new iBook G4 905 Views / 4 Replies  
Would appreciate suggestions on how to handle these in my new iBook:

1. How to uninstall programs that were downloaded?

2. How to install downloaded programs that have a .sit format or a .bin...
Posted by smileydub, on Jun 28, 2005 at 07:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
At present Amazon has a better deal on iBook 12",... 1,062 Views / 8 Replies  
At present Amazon has a better deal on iBook 12", i.e. model M9623 at $1,000 less $100 mail in rebate, no shipping charge, and no tax if you live outside Nevada. Net price after rebate is $900. I...
Posted by smileydub, on Jun 16, 2005 at 01:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Joke1182: What size of RAM and HDD rpm do you... 799 Views / 7 Replies  
Joke1182: What size of RAM and HDD rpm do you have in your G3 ?
Posted by smileydub, on Jun 3, 2005 at 06:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How many of you watched an entire two hour DVD... 633 Views / 4 Replies  
How many of you watched an entire two hour DVD movie with the iBook sitting on your lap and finding the heat bearable?

Someone wrote that Steven Jobs might release a new iBook within the next 2...
Posted by smileydub, on Jun 2, 2005 at 11:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for your quick reply! Can I export... 633 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for your quick reply!

Can I export email addresses from Outlook Express to iBook? At present I export these address in WAB format to be used in another window computer.

Someone in this...
Posted by smileydub, on Jun 2, 2005 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Transfer lots data files from Windows to iBook 633 Views / 4 Replies  
I now use Windows 2000 on an old IBM Thinkpad T23, and I'm considering buying a new iBook G4. How can I transfer all my data files from the windows laptop to the iBook without buying new software or...
Posted by smileydub, on Jun 1, 2005 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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