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So that means she would be able to export the... 494 Views / 3 Replies  
So that means she would be able to export the hotmail contacts from entourage to address book?

Bad Microsoft....but predictable.

Does anybody know of a free way, or is this the best solution?
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Posted by pete, on Nov 1, 2007 at 05:03 AM, in Applications
Best way to get Hotmail contacts into mail.app? 494 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm helping a friend move from windows to macos x. She's been using hotmail as her primary email and I want to set her up with mail.app. What would be the best way to get all her contacts into Mail?...
Posted by pete, on Oct 31, 2007 at 07:06 AM, in Applications
not included as of three days ago... 1,793 Views / 32 Replies  
not included as of three days ago...
Posted by pete, on Jul 23, 2007 at 04:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I use a piece of white paper too...works... 753 Views / 7 Replies  
I use a piece of white paper too...works perfectly.
Posted by pete, on Jun 24, 2007 at 09:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It will only cover it if the genius thinks uneven... 1,354 Views / 17 Replies  
It will only cover it if the genius thinks uneven is not within specifications and that call is completely subjective. In other words, if you're lucky they'll cover it.
Posted by pete, on Jun 24, 2007 at 09:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think it is still a problem. Both the MBPs I... 753 Views / 7 Replies  
I think it is still a problem. Both the MBPs I had last year and my newest SR get marks from the keyboard. Not as much as the earlier PBs but the marks are still there. On my new one, it's on one...
Posted by pete, on Jun 24, 2007 at 08:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think you're right about the measurement of the... 1,443 Views / 23 Replies  
I think you're right about the measurement of the MBP - another guy just measured and got around 310cd/m2 for the glossy and 290 for the matte at their brightes spot (the middle). that makes more...
Posted by pete, on Jun 23, 2007 at 09:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, most notebooks are below or around 200... 1,443 Views / 23 Replies  
Actually, most notebooks are below or around 200 - notebookcheck.net measures all LCDs in nine sections and then does an average. On macrumors, a guy measured the latest MBP brightness using the same...
Posted by pete, on Jun 23, 2007 at 05:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What about rain design's adjustable ilevel? It... 2,703 Views / 23 Replies  
What about rain design's adjustable ilevel? It looks very cool to me and gives you quite a bit of flexibility too. Anybody used it?
Posted by pete, on Jun 22, 2007 at 10:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As a person who was very very critical of the... 1,443 Views / 23 Replies  
As a person who was very very critical of the former MBP displays, I feel quite satisfied with the current LED-lit ones. They're generally very even. I think the extreme brightness makes any...
Posted by pete, on Jun 21, 2007 at 06:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think you're right that it's a 6 bit vs 8 bit... 10,590 Views / 148 Replies  
I think you're right that it's a 6 bit vs 8 bit thing. It's completely white on my 8 bit samsung display, and the artefacts are very visible on my new MBP.

I think the main reason the MBP makes...
Posted by pete, on Jun 14, 2007 at 06:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The matte ones are treated with an antiglare... 10,590 Views / 148 Replies  
The matte ones are treated with an antiglare coating which is very slightly visible when you drag a white window around. HOWEVER, this is completely normal for matte LCDs. The previous ones must have...
Posted by pete, on Jun 9, 2007 at 06:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The grain is no longer there. The matte screens... 10,590 Views / 148 Replies  
The grain is no longer there. The matte screens have an anti-glare layer and, as you say, that will always be slightly visible when you drag things around like that, but it's not noticeable on the...
Posted by pete, on Jun 8, 2007 at 06:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
ha ha, it was unticked. didn't even know that it... 629 Views / 2 Replies  
ha ha, it was unticked. didn't even know that it was an option - must have inadvertently unticket it.

Now I know. This is what I love about being a mac user: the great community!

Thanks!
Posted by pete, on May 29, 2007 at 10:55 PM, in macOS
double clicking title bar doesn't minimize anymore 629 Views / 2 Replies  
This never happened before. When I double clikc the title bar the window is not minimized. Any idea what I can do to restore that function? Nothing happens at all when I double click there.

Thanks
Posted by pete, on May 29, 2007 at 10:25 PM, in macOS
thanks 1,214 Views / 14 Replies  
thanks
Posted by pete, on May 29, 2007 at 10:21 PM, in Networking
Thanks. I wonder if any of the drives will spin... 1,214 Views / 14 Replies  
Thanks. I wonder if any of the drives will spin down when connected to the Apple airport extreme base station?
Posted by pete, on May 27, 2007 at 09:30 PM, in Networking
Which drive do you have? I did connect a friend's... 1,214 Views / 14 Replies  
Which drive do you have? I did connect a friend's 2.5" drive yesterday and it really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Not super fast, but not crazily slow either....that drive did not spin...
Posted by pete, on May 27, 2007 at 04:36 PM, in Networking
This is really becoming a tired topic. I... 5,394 Views / 2 Replies  
This is really becoming a tired topic. I personally checked the display model of my old MBP and, like all other MBPs, it is a 6 bit display that accomplishes the 'million color' claim through...
Posted by pete, on May 25, 2007 at 08:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks everybody. I already have a firewire... 1,214 Views / 14 Replies  
Thanks everybody. I already have a firewire drive that we've been using, but I thought the idea of a networked drive that was always available sounded tempting. I guess it's just an idea and not...
Posted by pete, on May 24, 2007 at 01:51 PM, in Networking
so you're saying that it's very slow even when... 1,214 Views / 14 Replies  
so you're saying that it's very slow even when you use the network over ethernet? Hmmm, so sad. I was hoping that my girlfriend and I could both use the same drive to back up our computers over the...
Posted by pete, on May 23, 2007 at 09:20 PM, in Networking
Best storage HDD for use with airport extreme base? 1,214 Views / 14 Replies  
I just got one of the new apple airport extreme base stations - what a difference compared to the crappy netgear and linksys routers I've been using for the past few years. They all failed. Anyway,...
Posted by pete, on May 23, 2007 at 09:02 PM, in Networking
I've literally had almost ten macbook pros and... 823 Views / 8 Replies  
I've literally had almost ten macbook pros and they've all had various quality issues, some worse than others. Although when they're put together properly and everythin works as it should they do...
Posted by pete, on Mar 13, 2007 at 09:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I almost always buy from amazon - great service,... 1,552 Views / 14 Replies  
I almost always buy from amazon - great service, great return policy, great price with rebate (which I've never had problems with but sometimes have to wait for two months). I will pay more to feel...
Posted by pete, on Mar 12, 2007 at 01:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Great. Thanks! 584 Views / 3 Replies  
Great. Thanks!
Posted by pete, on Mar 8, 2007 at 02:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can a macbook drive a Samsung 244T without a problem>? 584 Views / 3 Replies  
Just curious, can a macbook run a Samsung 244T easily? If it can, will there will be weirdness, like slowness, input lag etc or it an either or situation? It either runs it or doesn't and if it does,...
Posted by pete, on Mar 8, 2007 at 02:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
nada 4,478 Views / 65 Replies  
nada
Posted by pete, on Mar 5, 2007 at 07:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would also like to add that I think you should... 1,767 Views / 19 Replies  
I would also like to add that I think you should look at the MBP screen and see if you can live with it. Personally I could not because of a very apparent 'grain appearance' that probably comes from...
Posted by pete, on Mar 5, 2007 at 07:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Unfortunately, Apple's quality control has... 874 Views / 8 Replies  
Unfortunately, Apple's quality control has completely gone down the drain. I don't think anybody can be confident tha tthey will get the quality computer they deserve when they open a new Apple...
Posted by pete, on Mar 3, 2007 at 09:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just so I understand you correctly: are you... 4,478 Views / 65 Replies  
Just so I understand you correctly: are you saying that it's better to have less LCD tilt, shorter battery life, weaker wireless reception, more difficult to swap hard drive, less expandability, less...
Posted by pete, on Mar 1, 2007 at 05:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, my friend, I've had pismos, lombards,... 4,478 Views / 65 Replies  
Well, my friend, I've had pismos, lombards, wallstreets, macbooks, powerbooks G4s, macbook pros (both 15 and 17) and I stand by my assessment above. Of course, I would not want to go back to Pismo as...
Posted by pete, on Mar 1, 2007 at 05:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I can't stop myself from chiming in again. ... 4,478 Views / 65 Replies  
I can't stop myself from chiming in again.

Things that are better design on the pismo compared to the MBP

- softer/rounder case that doesn't cut into the user,even after long use. Wonderful to...
Posted by pete, on Mar 1, 2007 at 02:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Most things on the macbook pro are industry... 4,478 Views / 65 Replies  
Most things on the macbook pro are industry standard, except the magsafe and backlit keyboard which i think are great. The point is that relative to its time (of course!) the pismo was innovative and...
Posted by pete, on Feb 28, 2007 at 11:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think it's caused by the structural weakness of... 4,244 Views / 26 Replies  
I think it's caused by the structural weakness of that spot, together with poor assembly. If the aluminum there is not perfectly aligned with the top case, when there is pressure from above on the...
Posted by pete, on Feb 17, 2007 at 07:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I had several MBPs that came out of the box like... 4,244 Views / 26 Replies  
I had several MBPs that came out of the box like that - new! So, it's a structural flaw. There's nothing to support that thin strip of metal and with pressure from above it simply pushes down on it...
Posted by pete, on Feb 13, 2007 at 11:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Current displays are all 6-bit, 45% of NTSC color... 2,101 Views / 3 Replies  
Current displays are all 6-bit, 45% of NTSC color gamut
Posted by pete, on Feb 13, 2007 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I Have A Solution 71,564 Views / 93 Replies  
I figured out how to solve the problem temporarily, though the fix is probably to replace the inverter since it seems to be an issue of power. If you simply choose best performance under the energy...
Posted by pete, on Feb 2, 2007 at 10:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, it wasn't. I'm sorry. 819 Views / 10 Replies  
No, it wasn't. I'm sorry.
Posted by pete, on Jan 24, 2007 at 08:23 AM, in Marketplace
Can you tell me what display it is? If you go to... 819 Views / 10 Replies  
Can you tell me what display it is? If you go to the display section under preferences, choose the color tab, select colorLCD and 'open profile'. Under #13 there is some information - what is it?
...
Posted by pete, on Jan 23, 2007 at 11:37 PM, in Marketplace
I think they should be about the same. The 15mbp... 908 Views / 4 Replies  
I think they should be about the same. The 15mbp is a little brighter than both because of aggressive use of Brightness enhancing filter , but the other two should be similar in brightness. I would...
Posted by pete, on Jan 17, 2007 at 04:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thank you. Your experience is the same as mine.... 3,307 Views / 37 Replies  
Thank you. Your experience is the same as mine. While the brightness is significantly better than the previous (not high resolution) generation, everything else is worse: illumination distribution,...
Posted by pete, on Dec 17, 2006 at 04:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
the grain/noise and uneven illumination are just... 50,039 Views / 280 Replies  
the grain/noise and uneven illumination are just two problems with these displays. The worst, in my opinion is the poor vertical viewing angle which makes it almost impossible to get a perfectly...
Posted by pete, on Dec 7, 2006 at 07:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I hate to say this, but the second model screen... 4,270 Views / 42 Replies  
I hate to say this, but the second model screen (9C57) is equally bad. It doesn't have the same uneven backlighting as the 9C60 but it has much darker upper corners and much more bleeding at the...
Posted by pete, on Dec 1, 2006 at 06:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
can somebody explain the technical reason for... 50,039 Views / 280 Replies  
can somebody explain the technical reason for uneven illumination? I don't quite understand the reason for the tremendous variation seen on the same model display...thanks
Posted by pete, on Nov 20, 2006 at 08:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, first check with your VISA issuer to see if... 1,415 Views / 20 Replies  
Yes, first check with your VISA issuer to see if you have VISA performance guarantee extended warranty. I have an amazon.com platinum. Not all cards provide that, but most gold and platinum do I...
Posted by pete, on Nov 18, 2006 at 09:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
there doesn't have to be a direct correlation... 2,056 Views / 32 Replies  
there doesn't have to be a direct correlation between the CPU heat and the outside case heat if the thermal management is done right. It sounds like they have fixed something with the newer ones and...
Posted by pete, on Nov 17, 2006 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
the question is if you're going to spend $1500... 783 Views / 7 Replies  
the question is if you're going to spend $1500 plus tax (in NYC that means $1620), then why not just get the new MBP for $1850 at macconnection after rebate? It's more money, but not THAT much more...
Posted by pete, on Nov 17, 2006 at 09:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It doesn't really matter what the CPU temperature... 2,056 Views / 32 Replies  
It doesn't really matter what the CPU temperature is. What really matters is how hot the external case gets, i.e. how well heat is removed through the back and bottom. Is anybody able to compare...
Posted by pete, on Nov 16, 2006 at 09:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would tend to agree, but it may- as you say- ... 71,564 Views / 93 Replies  
I would tend to agree, but it may- as you say- just be coincidental.
Posted by pete, on Nov 16, 2006 at 05:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I hate to say this but mine just started... 71,564 Views / 93 Replies  
I hate to say this but mine just started flickering too. Week 35 white macbook with latest firmware applied - so firmware doesn't fix it.
Posted by pete, on Nov 16, 2006 at 03:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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