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Forum: Anything Mac Jun 10th, 2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By Fasting
WWDC: New input device?

Hi all,

There's an article by Leander Kahney over at Wired.com's Cult of Mac blog that I found interesting. Leander's guessing that a new multi-touch input device will be revealed at WWDC in...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 27th, 2006, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,192
Posted By Fasting
I remember posting about the Dell E207WFP monitor...

I remember posting about the Dell E207WFP monitor a while back.

From what I remember, that monitor uses a 6-bit panel whereas the Dell 2007WFP uses an 8-bit panel. That means better...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 18th, 2006, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,541
Posted By Fasting
DSLR and eye glasses

Hello,

I'm considering getting a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) based camera and according to what I've read, there is only one DSLR-based camera in which the LCD screen can be used instead of...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 15th, 2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,417
Posted By Fasting
I posted that article a while back on <a...

I posted that article a while back on <a href="https://www.ehmac.ca/showthread.php?t=44480">this</a> thread and I remember it being very hard to get to the CPUs on the Mac Pro. However, the actual...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 9th, 2006, 12:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,797
Posted By Fasting
I think Intel's claiming bus speeds of 800Mhz on...

I think Intel's claiming bus speeds of 800Mhz on their chipset entitled "Santa Rosa". If combined with the same Core 2 Duo processor that's in the current generation MacBooks, MacBook Pros and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 8th, 2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,386
Posted By Fasting
Dell actually had the E207WFP (the stripped down...

Dell actually had the E207WFP (the stripped down version of the 2007WFP) on sale for CDN $279 or so and I was tempted to buy it but read that it was a 6-bit panel. The 2007WFP is an 8-bit panel and...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 8th, 2006, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By Fasting
I've read (on this forum and others) that the...

I've read (on this forum and others) that the Intel Core 2 Duo (Merom) is not <em>fully</em> 64-bit...something about how it only supports a few 64-bit extensions meaning that it works better with...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 8th, 2006, 01:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,797
Posted By Fasting
Hm, yeah, that's the only Apple machine left on...

Hm, yeah, that's the only Apple machine left on the Intel Core Duo scene.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 8th, 2006, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,386
Posted By Fasting
How bad is a TN flat panel (6-bit etc)

Hi all,

I'm in the market for an LCD and came across all sorts of terms, including TN, IPS, S-IPS etc. From what I understand, TN is the worst of the batch because it's a 6-bit panel and doesn't...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 8th, 2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,797
Posted By Fasting
The Apple Store (US) is up now.

The Apple Store (US) is up now.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 8th, 2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,797
Posted By Fasting
Excellent work Heart. Much appreciated!

Excellent work Heart. Much appreciated!
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 7th, 2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,113
Posted By Fasting
I too prefer the iTunes 6.x.x icon.

I too prefer the iTunes 6.x.x icon.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 7th, 2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By Fasting
What about the Mac Minis? I'm tempted to buy a...

What about the Mac Minis? I'm tempted to buy a Mac Mini now but am holding off until at least January.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 6th, 2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,904
Posted By Fasting
Really? I was under the impression that RAM...

Really? I was under the impression that RAM prices are high and rising.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 4th, 2006, 03:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,260
Posted By Fasting
The Eaton Centre Apple Store had their "End of...

The Eaton Centre Apple Store had their "End of the Month" sale going on last night when I visited the store. I wasn't really impressed with the stuff they had though, only one desktop machine...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 3rd, 2006, 11:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,260
Posted By Fasting
Any desktop machines on sale there?

Any desktop machines on sale there?
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 3rd, 2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By Fasting
Did they have any PowerMac or iMac G5s at...

Did they have any PowerMac or iMac G5s at Yorkdale?
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 3rd, 2006, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,427
Posted By Fasting
Macworld released some benchmarks surrounding the...

Macworld released some benchmarks surrounding the new MacBook Pros and the overall conclusion was that in terms of speed, the new Intel Core 2 Duo based MacBook Pros are about 10% faster than their...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 1st, 2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,850
Posted By Fasting
I've got a 21" Dell Trinitron CRT and although it...

I've got a 21" Dell Trinitron CRT and although it can support pretty high resolutions and has dual inputs, it's analog and I'm not sure if VGA and DVI resolutions are comparable from just a...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,190
Posted By Fasting
No 10.4 (Tiger) on the list?

No 10.4 (Tiger) on the list?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2006, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By Fasting
Those numbers suggest a complete reversal of how...

Those numbers suggest a complete reversal of how things used to be between AMD and Intel, hehe.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By Fasting
Over the past few years, AMD probably gained a...

Over the past few years, AMD probably gained a lot of customers in the server market due to the fact that the Opteron performed better than Intel's offerings. Also, how much of a performance boost...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2006, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By Fasting
Exactly. With their Athlon and Athlon 64...

Exactly.

With their Athlon and Athlon 64 line, they've put a lot of pressure on Intel in the past. I hope AMD comes out with something to counter the Core 2 architecture.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,799
Posted By Fasting
Excellent find Vexel!

Excellent find Vexel!
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By Fasting
AMD's working on their quad-core CPU at the...

AMD's working on their quad-core CPU at the moment.

I appreciate the work AMD has done in the CPU market. Not only did they bust the "Mhz-myth" but also provided excellent prices to consumers...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2006, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,674
Posted By Fasting
Are G5 clock speeds equivalent to Core Duo or...

Are G5 clock speeds equivalent to Core Duo or Core 2 Duo clock speeds? For instance, some of AMD's CPUs are clocked at much lower frequencies than some of Intel's CPUs but the former oftentimes...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,768
Posted By Fasting
This is what I've been saying for a while now but...

This is what I've been saying for a while now but people generally counter that by stating that there is no demand for a Mac Pro "lite" (if you will). Apparently, the market is interested in...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 28th, 2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,674
Posted By Fasting
Was the 20" Apple Cinema Display the latest...

Was the 20" Apple Cinema Display the latest revision?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 28th, 2006, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,174
Posted By Fasting
I too have been thinking about the difference...

I too have been thinking about the difference between the new MacBook Pros and the ones they replaced. The jump from a 32-bit CPU to a 64-bit one is really the only reason why I'm leaning towards...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 24th, 2006, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,658
Posted By Fasting
I was reading a blog about someone who switched...

I was reading a blog about someone who switched from Microsoft Windows to Mac OS X and the person offered 10 Pros and Cons of his switching experiences. In it he didn't mention anything about...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 24th, 2006, 08:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,617
Posted By Fasting
I agree. I wasn't as excited about the new...

I agree. I wasn't as excited about the new MacBook Pros as I was about the new iMacs.

Considering that Intel's Core 2 Duo is pin-for-pin compatible with Intel's Core Duo and a Firewire 800 port...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 23rd, 2006, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,658
Posted By Fasting
Using a non-administrator account probably helps...

Using a non-administrator account probably helps avoid malware on the Windows platform...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 23rd, 2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,222
Posted By Fasting
I would much rather that Apple introduce...

I would much rather that Apple introduce functionality to communicate (text, audio, video) with users on the MSN and Yahoo! networks instead. This would mean that Mac users could use iChat and...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 19th, 2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,366
Posted By Fasting
Alex Sanders, I was eyeing that monitor recently...

Alex Sanders, I was eyeing that monitor recently too. It looks nice!

Now here's a question: What's the point of having HDCP support on a display that can't do 1080p? I mean, if HDCP is involved,...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 18th, 2006, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,077
Posted By Fasting
That's a great machine but it's 17" and I don't...

That's a great machine but it's 17" and I don't want to buy anything lower than a 20".
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 18th, 2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,077
Posted By Fasting
The only monitors I have are CRT and I want to...

The only monitors I have are CRT and I want to make the move to LCD, which is why the Mac Mini option seems a little pricey. On the other hand, buying an LCD is good because it can be used further...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 18th, 2006, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,077
Posted By Fasting
iMac or Mini?

Hi all,

I'm having a little trouble deciding whether I should get a 20" iMac or a low-end Mac mini with a 19"/20" display. I have a USB keyboard and mouse that I can make available for the Mini...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 17th, 2006, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,816
Posted By Fasting
I've an iBook G4 and I'm pretty sure it can boot...

I've an iBook G4 and I'm pretty sure it can boot into Firewire Target Disk mode. Furthermore, the backup of my iBook G4 is actually on an internal hard drive that's hooked up to an external...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 17th, 2006, 12:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,136
Posted By Fasting
Yup, I'm sure it was on Core 2 Duos. Check out...

Yup, I'm sure it was on Core 2 Duos. Check out the following thread:
https://www.ehmac.ca/showthread.php?t=45466

The Core Duos are still $1499.99 I think...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 16th, 2006, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,816
Posted By Fasting
Migration Assistant (PPC to Intel)

Hi all,

I'm planning on jumping onto the Intel ship with a Mac Mini. From what I gather, quite a few people have already made the switch. For those who have, how has your experience been with...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 16th, 2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,219
Posted By Fasting
Hm, well, didn't the BlackBerry Pearl debut in...

Hm, well, didn't the BlackBerry Pearl debut in Canada like two weeks after it was available in the US? Unless you were being sarcastic...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 16th, 2006, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,136
Posted By Fasting
Heh, not to worry, you got your $150 off anyway. ...

Heh, not to worry, you got your $150 off anyway. As for the time it's taking to get to you, think of it as a lesson in patience, hehe.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 16th, 2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,136
Posted By Fasting
Best Buy actually had $150 off the 20" iMac...

Best Buy actually had $150 off the 20" iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo) about two weeks ago and it was available to everyone. In fact, I posted about it while it was going on, guess you missed it!
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 16th, 2006, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,742
Posted By Fasting
Taking a look at Apple's Mac Mini Tech Specs page...

Taking a look at Apple's Mac Mini Tech Specs page (link provided below), it looks like the Mac Mini uses regular DDR2 DIMMs rather than DDR2 SO-DIMMs...

http://www.apple.com/ca/macmini/specs.html
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 16th, 2006, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,946
Posted By Fasting
Turning the keyboard/mouse off was also something...

Turning the keyboard/mouse off was also something I was wondering about.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 15th, 2006, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,946
Posted By Fasting
That sounds encouraging. Anyone using...

That sounds encouraging. Anyone using rechargeables on the newest models?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 15th, 2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,946
Posted By Fasting
Apple BT Keyboard/Mouse

Hi all,

I've always been reluctant to use Apple's Bluetooth keyboard and wireless Mighty Mouse because they don't come with some sort of docking station where one may recharge them. I'm currently...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 13th, 2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,819
Posted By Fasting
I just wanted to make people aware of the post on...

I just wanted to make people aware of the post on Wired, hehe.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 13th, 2006, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,815
Posted By Fasting
Hm, when I wrote consumer-level CPU I mean...

Hm, when I wrote consumer-level CPU I mean something like Conroe.

I for one would still like to see a lower powered tower from Apple, but that's a discussion that I've gotten into many times on...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 13th, 2006, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,311
Posted By Fasting
I was going to ask about that but decided not to,...

I was going to ask about that but decided not to, hehe. Be sure to post your results in the original Mac Pro Glow thread!

I hope all you Mac Pro owners find your machines adequate for your needs.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 13th, 2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,815
Posted By Fasting
The Intel Core 2 Duo processor in the current...

The Intel Core 2 Duo processor in the current line of iMacs is also a 64-bit CPU.

It doesn't really matter if a CPU has two or four cores if software it's running doesn't isn't programmed to use...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 12th, 2006, 11:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,815
Posted By Fasting
Hm, well, all those cores in the Mac Pro would...

Hm, well, all those cores in the Mac Pro would really only make a big difference if the software running on it is programmed to take advantage of all those cores.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 12th, 2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,311
Posted By Fasting
Looks like the term "Mac Pro Glow" is on its way...

Looks like the term "Mac Pro Glow" is on its way to becoming a tradition around here, hehe.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 12th, 2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,815
Posted By Fasting
I've kinda been on the fence about getting an...

I've kinda been on the fence about getting an iMac vs. a Mac Pro. Sure the Mac Pro is the most upgradeable Mac but do keep in mind that the RAM for that machine is very expensive and I wonder if CPU...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 12th, 2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,819
Posted By Fasting
Apple website glitch. Hmmm...

Hi all,

I'm surprised that this hasn't been posted here yet but over on the Wired Mac Blog there's a post about a certain abnormality on both the Apple MacBook and Apple MacBook Pro homepage...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 10th, 2006, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,301
Posted By Fasting
I used the new 20" iMac (Core 2 Duo at 2.16Ghz) ...

I used the new 20" iMac (Core 2 Duo at 2.16Ghz) at my local Best Buy and it was the first Mac I've used lately that actually <i>seemed</i> fast. I've used the Mac Pro at the Apple Store in the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 10th, 2006, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,301
Posted By Fasting
If considering the Mac Pro, do realize that the...

If considering the Mac Pro, do realize that the machine uses DDR2 667Mhz Fully-Buffered DIMMs. This type of RAM is much more expensive than regular DDR2 RAM and I think its generally harder to find...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 6th, 2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,970
Posted By Fasting
Seems like Apple made some significant backend...

Seems like Apple made some significant backend changes to Aperture considering your experience went from "slow" to "HUGE performance boost"!

4Gb RAM!! Wow, that must have cost you a pretty penny!...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 6th, 2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,674
Posted By Fasting
Are there any Dell kiosks in the downtown Toronto...

Are there any Dell kiosks in the downtown Toronto area? I'm looking to pick up a Dell LCD and would really like too see one in action.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 1st, 2006, 10:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,970
Posted By Fasting
Excellent, keep us posted!

Excellent, keep us posted!
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 1st, 2006, 01:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,970
Posted By Fasting
Excellent point, no machine is perfect and it all...

Excellent point, no machine is perfect and it all depends on the intended usage of the computer.

Recently, whenever I've tried out the Intel-based Macs (including the Mac Pro) at a store, I walked...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 1st, 2006, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,603
Posted By Fasting
I've been wondering about Aperture vs. iPhoto and...

I've been wondering about Aperture vs. iPhoto and wanted to post about it here on ehMac but was beaten to it.

Great thread.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 30th, 2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,627
Posted By Fasting
Wow, Command+O is convenient too.

Wow, Command+O is convenient too.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 30th, 2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,627
Posted By Fasting
Haha, looks like you beat me to it Manny.

Haha, looks like you beat me to it Manny.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 30th, 2006, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,627
Posted By Fasting
Think of an alias as a shortcut. If you have a...

Think of an alias as a shortcut. If you have a folder that you don't want to place in your dock, you can just make an alias to it and place it on your desktop for example.

For those more...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 30th, 2006, 10:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,627
Posted By Fasting
No problemo Trose. I forgot that key was...

No problemo Trose. I forgot that key was referred to as the Command key, heh.

Yeah, when I first got my Mac, I used to press the Enter/Return key thinking that it would open files too. However,...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 30th, 2006, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,627
Posted By Fasting
Slow-motion Exposé and more!

Hi all,

This is not a new feature in 10.4.8 but if you hold Shift while doing any of the following, the effect is put into slow-motion and is pretty cool to watch:

1) Expos&#233; (single application...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 30th, 2006, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,888
Posted By Fasting
Pretty cool feature indeed. I actually found...

Pretty cool feature indeed.

I actually found out about this mouse zooming thing via digg.com. It's also mentioned in another thread here on ehMac (https://www.ehmac.ca/showthread.php?t=45096).
...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 30th, 2006, 09:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,889
Posted By Fasting
According to Apple's official documentation...

According to Apple's official documentation concerning 10.4.8, it's normal to experience two restarts after upgrading from 10.4.7 to 10.4.8 on Intel-based Macs.

See...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 28th, 2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,135
Posted By Fasting
Voice chat is not supported when using iChat on...

Voice chat is not supported when using iChat on the GoogleTalk network.

For details, checkout http://www.google.com/talk/otherclients.html
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 27th, 2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,970
Posted By Fasting
Personally, I love the hard drive setup in the...

Personally, I love the hard drive setup in the Mac Pro. I'm someone who's constantly looking to upgrade so the whole slide out tray for drive and RAM insertion is very appealing to me.

It's...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 27th, 2006, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,254
Posted By Fasting
It doesn't have voice/video functionality but at...

It doesn't have voice/video functionality but at least a reason for that is provided on Microsoft's MacBU blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/macmojo/default.aspx)
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 26th, 2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,970
Posted By Fasting
Hey saxamaphone, A few questions about the...

Hey saxamaphone,

A few questions about the Mac Pro for ya:

1) Does the Mac Pro take SATA-II drives as well or just SATA-I
2) What do you use the Mac Pro for?
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 26th, 2006, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By Fasting
From what I remember, both the 12" and the 14"...

From what I remember, both the 12" and the 14" iBook models have a max resolution of 1024x768. That means one doesn't really gain anything from the extra 2" right?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 23rd, 2006, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By Fasting
Wow, cool, seems like all the responses are...

Wow, cool, seems like all the responses are positive yet cautionary.

I was thinking of putting up my Dell 20-inch Trinitron CRT monitor for sale up there since I haven't gotten any responses on...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 23rd, 2006, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By Fasting
A link to that page has also been provided in...

A link to that page has also been provided in another thread (https://www.ehmac.ca/showthread.php?t=44644).

Is that the mobile version for $550? If so, that's expensive!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 21st, 2006, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By Fasting
RedFlagDeals Classifieds

Hi all,

I'm thinking of posting an advertisement on the RedFlagDeals.com Forums. Have any ehMac-ers had any experience selling or buying from there? Is it a good place to sell/buy? Would you...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 19th, 2006, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By Fasting
Price check: iBook G4

Hi everyone,

Knowing that there are a lot of experienced sellers on this forum, how much should I expect to receive for an iBook G4 with the following details:

Tech specs overview:
1.2Ghz...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 17th, 2006, 01:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,319
Posted By Fasting
The choice of memory is one of the reasons I'm...

The choice of memory is one of the reasons I'm holding back too.


Well stated. It doesn't matter to me how good the Mac Pro is compared to Dell's offerings. I don't know how much of Apple's...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 16th, 2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,319
Posted By Fasting
Heh, I don't really know much about the market...

Heh, I don't really know much about the market but at least milhaus, spicyapple and I wouldn't mind a consumer tower!

Also, I think such a machine would convince more people to switch to Apple's...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 16th, 2006, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,317
Posted By Fasting
Do-it-Yourself Merom Mac Mini?

Greetings all,

There's a story up on Digg.com about someone who upgraded a Mac Mini's CPU from Intel Core Duo to Intel Core 2 Duo. When the computer was started up in Mac OS X (10.4.6), the CPU...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 16th, 2006, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,319
Posted By Fasting
So it seems there are a lot of people who want a...

So it seems there are a lot of people who want a tower-based Mac that's upgradeable but not as powerful (or expensive) as the Mac Pro. A machine that's more upgradeable than the iMac but not as...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 14th, 2006, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,916
Posted By Fasting
Hm, that's something I didn't know about. Very...

Hm, that's something I didn't know about. Very cool feature!
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 14th, 2006, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,062
Posted By Fasting
Macworld just put out their benchmarks of a...

Macworld just put out their benchmarks of a 24-inch iMac (2.33Ghz Core 2 Duo) with 1Gb RAM and it beat out the dual 2.0Ghz-Intel-Xeon-equipped Mac Pro in some of their tests.

However, keep in...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 14th, 2006, 10:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,866
Posted By Fasting
Okay, I'm a newbie when it comes to Macs and...

Okay, I'm a newbie when it comes to Macs and EyeTV-like products so go easy on me.

The Plextor one has both video and audio connections and I understand that when you plug in a video source to the...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2006, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,062
Posted By Fasting
According to the article, they're not allowed to...

According to the article, they're not allowed to disclose the performance the of Clovertown setup...

Not to worry though since the article also states that the retail version of the (Clovertown)...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2006, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,913
Posted By Fasting
If one uses Wordpress's own hosting system, no...

If one uses Wordpress's own hosting system, no installation nor external web space is required.

In other words, all you have to do is sign up and using the service. It's not as flexible as...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2006, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,062
Posted By Fasting
Apple's Mac Pro & dual 4-core CPUs!

Hi all,

AnandTech put out part three of their article on Apple's Mac Pro. In it two 2.0Ghz dual-core Intel Xeon CPUs were taken out and two engineering-sample Intel quad-core (Clovertown) CPUs...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 9th, 2006, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,605
Posted By Fasting
Haha, I get your point but I don't think that's...

Haha, I get your point but I don't think that's the best analogy. That's because graphing calculators already have screens. That would be like connecting an iMac into another iMac's screen.

I...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 9th, 2006, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 23,380
Posted By Fasting
Both Engadget and Ars Technica have reports on...

Both Engadget and Ars Technica have reports on this topic. Both seem to suggest that it's not going to be easy and if consumers do get to the GPU then it's probably going to be hard to find a...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 7th, 2006, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,605
Posted By Fasting
The fact that the iMac's display can't be used as...

The fact that the iMac's display can't be used as an external monitor is one of the cons of the system but with the release of Boot Camp, at least one can make use of the screen in Windows.

The...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 4th, 2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,129
Posted By Fasting
Removing MySQL 4x

Greetings all,

I've decided to move from MySQL 4x to MySQL 5 but don't know how to uninstall the former before installing the latter.

Anyone here know how? I'm not afraid to use a terminal if...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 3rd, 2006, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,042
Posted By Fasting
Hm, that's the first time I've seen that...

Hm, that's the first time I've seen that resolution before. I've seen 1920x1200 since that's 16:10 but 1980x1050?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 2nd, 2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By Fasting
There's an article about the new beta on Ars...

There's an article about the new beta on Ars Technica:

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060831-7631.html
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 2nd, 2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,325
Posted By Fasting
If one of these does come out, I wonder if...

If one of these does come out, I wonder if they'll get rid of the 17-inch model and lower prices for the 20-inch.

The thing I don't like about the current Intel iMacs though is that they use the...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 2nd, 2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,042
Posted By Fasting
Although the monitor is 22 inches wide, it seems...

Although the monitor is 22 inches wide, it seems to have the same max resolution as some 20 or 20.1 inch monitors (1680 x 1050). I would expect it to have a higher resolution.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 29th, 2006, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,535
Posted By Fasting
Ah yes, I totally forgot that the iMac will have...

Ah yes, I totally forgot that the iMac will have to use the mobile version of Intel's Core 2 Duo. The prices I quoted were probably for the desktop version of Intel's Core 2 Duo since the mobile...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 28th, 2006, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,535
Posted By Fasting
That's under $250 for the Intel Core 2 Duo E6300...

That's under $250 for the Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 which is 1.86Ghz. The $1200 version is the Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme X6800 which is clocked at 2.93GHz.

In either case, it's awesome how one can...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 28th, 2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,236
Posted By Fasting
History of registered products

Greetings all,

Is there a way to see all the products that one has registered with Apple? I remember seeing it somewhere but I can't seem to find it anymore.

I've been to register.apple.com...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 27th, 2006, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,327
Posted By Fasting
Thanks for the link Atroz. I guess people in...

Thanks for the link Atroz.

I guess people in the printing and publication business value the fact that Apple's displays are SWOP certified and that may very well tip the scale in favour of Apple...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 27th, 2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,327
Posted By Fasting
Hm, this is something I was not aware of. What...

Hm, this is something I was not aware of. What is SWOP?
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 27th, 2006, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,327
Posted By Fasting
Why buy Apple LCDs?

Greetings all,

I've recently gained interest in buying a 20-inch LCD monitor and have been comparing the Apple 20-inch Cinema Display to Dell's 2007WFP (also 20-inch). Actually, there's not much...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 27th, 2006, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,801
Posted By Fasting
Has the mobile version of Intel's Core 2 Duo been...

Has the mobile version of Intel's Core 2 Duo been released? I thought it was only the desktop version that was released in July.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 26th, 2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,535
Posted By Fasting
I've seen prices for the desktop version of...

I've seen prices for the desktop version of Intel's Core 2 Duo range in price from under $250 all the way up to just under $1200 (all retail box versions).
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 26th, 2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,535
Posted By Fasting
I was looking at a Future Shop flyer and noticed...

I was looking at a Future Shop flyer and noticed that the 17' Apple iMac (Intel) was $100 off. Now, since Apple's computers are usually the same price everywhere, some people might think that the...
Forum: Info Centre Aug 24th, 2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,439
Posted By Fasting
Monitors and Classifieds

Greetings all,

From the Classifieds page:

----
Accessories
Digital Cameras, Memory, Video Cards and other accessories

General Classifieds
Sell non-Mac related items here to fellow ehMac...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 23rd, 2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,185
Posted By Fasting
2nd hand CRTs

Greetings all,

I've been thinking about selling a 21' (19.8–inch viewable) Dell Trinitron monitor I'm not really using but I haven't posted it up on the Classifieds because:

1) I'm not sure if...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 5th, 2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By Fasting
That was easy, hehe. Thanks for the quick...

That was easy, hehe.

Thanks for the quick reply!
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 5th, 2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By Fasting
Changing default applications

Greetings,

I have a few applications on my computer that can open .pdf files. I know the default in Tiger is Preview.app but is there a way I can change it to something else like Adobe Reader?
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 10th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,721
Posted By Fasting
HDMI, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD

Greetings all,

I'm a little confused over next-gen optical media (HD-DVD, Blu-ray) and HDMI.

Is it possible to buy flat-panel LCDs (TV or computer monitor) today that display Blu-ray and/or...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 4th, 2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,050
Posted By Fasting
I used to use Mail but when I added Rules, it...

I used to use Mail but when I added Rules, it used to crash on me when applying those Rules to incoming mail. I now use Entourage 2004.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 24th, 2006, 12:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,086
Posted By Fasting
Mail.app crashes when applying Rules

Hello all,

I've noticed that whenever I have "rules" set up in Mail.app and get new mail, the application crashes. This happens almost all the time. Has anyone else seen this issue?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 22nd, 2005, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By Fasting
After reading the post above, I tried deleting an...

After reading the post above, I tried deleting an email that was in both the Inbox and a Smart Mailbox. It was deleted from both! I guess I wasn't paying attention...

Good explanation, btw!
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 22nd, 2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By Fasting
Mail and SmartMailboxes

Hello all,

I'm using a few Smart Mailboxes in Apple Mail 2.0.3 and filtering according to the "From" field. I'm seeing that Mail's storing one copy of the email in the Inbox and another in the...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 7th, 2005, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,202
Posted By Fasting
pdf to doc/txt

I want to edit my resume but the only copy I have is in pdf format. Is there a freeware app for the mac platform that takes a pdf document and converts it to a .txt or .doc file for use with...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 5th, 2005, 10:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,324
Posted By Fasting
Freeware CD authoring?

Any recommendations for freeware CD authoring programs on OS 10.4.2? I know there's a built-in burn-to-disc feature but that doesn't support multisession...right?
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 3rd, 2005, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Fasting
I got a bunch of options to choose from when...

I got a bunch of options to choose from when registering the iBook I bought. One of them was a free 6-month subscription to MacWorld.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 30th, 2005, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,445
Posted By Fasting
Everything seems okay...the spinning thing to the...

Everything seems okay...the spinning thing to the right of the Inbox icon doesn't stop spinning...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 30th, 2005, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,445
Posted By Fasting
Apple Mail and GMail

When using Apple Mail v2.0.3 with GMail via POP3, new messages don't show up after I click 'Get Mail' when I know there are new messages there (I've checked via logging into gmail using Safari).
...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 22nd, 2005, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By Fasting
Just realized I posted this in the wrong place...

Just realized I posted this in the wrong place...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 22nd, 2005, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By Fasting
Security on 10.4.0

I've only had a Mac for about a month (bought an iBook on July 16th) so keep that in mind when reading this post.

I recently re-installed Mac OS 10.4. During the installation, I reached the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 8th, 2005, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By Fasting
spanning doctor and warranty

Does installing screen spanning doctor (SSD) void the 1 year warranty that comes with any new ibook? I don't know if the problem I'm seeing is related to it or not.

I've installed SSD and noticed...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 28th, 2005, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By Fasting
How to run unix apps

I recently switched to an iBook and have been trying to figure out how to run unix apps in OS X but am lost with this whole x11, xfree86, fink and darwinports stuff. I've downloaded fink and...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 28th, 2005, 12:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,529
Posted By Fasting
I bought an iBook about 10 days ago and I'm...

I bought an iBook about 10 days ago and I'm loving OS X. It does take getting used to but I think it's definitely worth a try. I'm having trouble getting unix apps to work though...(I've downloaded...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 19th, 2005, 11:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,777
Posted By Fasting
When I installed RAM for the first time on the...

When I installed RAM for the first time on the iBook I bought last week, I didn't do it correctly. When I tried to lift up the keyboard to get the RAM chip out, the keyboard wouldn't bugde! I called...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 19th, 2005, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,610
Posted By Fasting
installing/uninstalling apps

Switcher question [smile].

I keep hearing that all you have to do to uninstall apps in Mac OS X is delete the .app file and that's it. I tried uninstalling Adium and it seemed to work fine but...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 19th, 2005, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,169
Posted By Fasting
Cool, I dove into Mac OS X Tiger last Saturday.

Cool, I dove into Mac OS X Tiger last Saturday.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 19th, 2005, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By Fasting
Apple's educational price for the new 20Gb iPod...

Apple's educational price for the new 20Gb iPod is $339. You pay for that up front, which means you pay $389.85 and get $225 back. Therefore, the iPod comes out to $164.85...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 19th, 2005, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,296
Posted By Fasting
I bought a 512MB stick of Kingston Value RAM and...

I bought a 512MB stick of Kingston Value RAM and it worked fine.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 19th, 2005, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,754
Posted By Fasting
I wonder if the student discount will extend to...

I wonder if the student discount will extend to the new iBooks. If not, one will have to decide whether $225 off on an iPod mini and up is better than widescreen, hehe.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 19th, 2005, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,780
Posted By Fasting
Price protection program?

Price protection program?
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 16th, 2005, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By Fasting
From what I've been told, you pay for the iPod...

From what I've been told, you pay for the iPod Mini it up front including tax and according to thejst, the rebate only covers the before-tax price.

In any case, tax on $225 is $33.75, which is...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 15th, 2005, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,916
Posted By Fasting
Since you have to pay for the iPod mini upfront,...

Since you have to pay for the iPod mini upfront, you'll be paying taxes on it too. Does one get the taxes back with the rebate as well?
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 7th, 2005, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By Fasting
Where is it on apple's website?

Where is it on apple's website?
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 7th, 2005, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By Fasting
Core Image and Mac OS experience

How much does the lack of a Core Image-capable video card such as the Radeon 9200 detract from the Mac OS X experience? Is it (Core Image) just for eye-candy at the moment?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 29th, 2005, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,741
Posted By Fasting
I'm loving the heat too!

I'm loving the heat too!
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 28th, 2005, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,038
Posted By Fasting
How important is cpu speed?

In light of a similar thread regarding video cards, I'm wondering how important cpu speed is on a g4. For instance, in purchasing a 1.25Ghz G4 vs. a 1.42Ghz G4 (yes, I'm considering a mini) with...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 28th, 2005, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By Fasting
I'm all for colour and organization. Oh and...

I'm all for colour and organization. Oh and MacInPodtel is great!
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 27th, 2005, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,472
Posted By Fasting
The water effects in Dashboard don't show up on a...

The water effects in Dashboard don't show up on a 9200 right?
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 23rd, 2005, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,472
Posted By Fasting
What are ehMac'ers thoughts on the GPU of the 12'...

What are ehMac'ers thoughts on the GPU of the 12' (fx5200)? I'd like to pick up a Powerbook too but I'm wondering if Leopard may run sluggish on it due to the video card.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 22nd, 2005, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,624
Posted By Fasting
1Ghz G4 adequate?

Is a 1Ghz G4 processor adequate for running Tiger, some light iPhoto and programming for school, assuming that one has more than 768Mb of RAM? Is this kind of machine "good enough" to keep for two...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 21st, 2005, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,984
Posted By Fasting
That company was AOpen.

That company was AOpen.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 21st, 2005, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,694
Posted By Fasting
Isn't PC2100=DDR266, PC2700=DDR333 and...

Isn't PC2100=DDR266, PC2700=DDR333 and PC3200=DDR400?
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 20th, 2005, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,392
Posted By Fasting
What about dual G4s instead of the mini? I think...

What about dual G4s instead of the mini? I think I may be able to find a good deal around here. I read on MacDoc's site that dual G4s may be faster than a single G5 depending on the use. Since I'd...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 16th, 2005, 07:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,291
Posted By Fasting
I'd like to know what you have in your used stock...

I'd like to know what you have in your used stock too!
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 15th, 2005, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,392
Posted By Fasting
Where to start?

I'm currently thinking of trying out Mac OS X - Tiger for a spin but don't know which machine to get. I initially started with a new iBook in mind because I like the idea of having portability, but...
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