Mac Official Discussion Thread

November 23, 2010 @ 17:19:12 PM
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It's not very rare, it's a growing problem. That's why Apple is starting to put virus protection in their software.


This.

The more popular apple gets the more you'll start to see virus' made for macs

Lil JoJo : i really want rizal! 13:10

November 23, 2010 @ 19:47:12 PM
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yeah, that's a given... fuck it - get anti virus on your mac


Edit: I just read you said it's not worth the money, this is HB. We spend money on so many things that aren't "needed". Smh


this is HB, were we ask for new album leak downloads and CS5 torrents
November 23, 2010 @ 21:41:10 PM
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Just download clamxav, it's free.
November 24, 2010 @ 03:37:07 AM
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yeah, that's a given... fuck it - get anti virus on your mac

this is HB, were we ask for new album leak downloads and CS5 torrents


Haha, that's so damn true.
I pirate music/movies but I spend hundreds of dollars on clothing. Make no damn sense.
November 25, 2010 @ 00:59:55 AM
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True, eventually there will be more viruses for mac. just a matter of fucking time...
November 25, 2010 @ 18:04:30 PM
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Location: Los Angeles
I've got a question for you mac fellas.

I'm contemplating pickin up a mbp or just a basic mac. Are these better than say a windows xps? Like the specs and such? Am i getting good stuff with the price of a mac rather than upgrade to i5 processor, more memory, and a better video card for the xps? I want my laptop to last a few years and be reliable. Any help would be appreciated smokeyface
November 25, 2010 @ 21:20:40 PM
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looking to put a 2TB hard drive in my imac any recommendations?

Lil JoJo : i really want rizal! 13:10

November 27, 2010 @ 01:20:52 AM
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buy another imac? lol that's a lot of space
November 27, 2010 @ 01:47:26 AM
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looking to put a 2TB hard drive in my imac any recommendations?


Buy an external hard drive.

Not sure if there are any reliable 2TB drives out there, but be sure to DIY. Buy an enclosure and the 2TB drive separately. It'll cost much less.
November 27, 2010 @ 02:33:57 AM
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buy another imac? lol that's a lot of space


lol I know, well the original plan was to do 3 partitions: Mac OSx 500gb, Windows 7 500gb, 1tb to share documents, movies, music.

but now that I think about it I might just do a 1.5TB and put 500gb to each partition.

Lil JoJo : i really want rizal! 13:10

November 27, 2010 @ 19:30:10 PM
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All the macs need to do is play bluray and i would be watching movies during classessmokeyfacesmokeyfacesmokeyfacesmokeyfacesmokeyface

I want to see the world burn

November 28, 2010 @ 14:34:44 PM
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Location: Los Angeles
anyone got a dl link for cs5? Also, can anyone recommend some good apps for the mac and/or some good software to dl.
November 28, 2010 @ 21:31:21 PM
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I bought the new ipod touch but it says that I need to itunes 10 to sync it, but it also says that I cannot download itunes 10 because I don't have mac osx 10.5 How do I acquire it?

HELP
November 28, 2010 @ 21:41:40 PM
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Location: CALIFORNIA
some ppl have been telling me to wait until next year to buy a MBP. They say apple will probably reveal another one soon. should i wait?
November 28, 2010 @ 22:05:37 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
upgrade your mac?


it says all updates are updated. even when they're not ?)
November 28, 2010 @ 22:16:12 PM
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no. thats what im unsure about. how do i update to 10.5?
November 28, 2010 @ 23:26:59 PM
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buy snow leopard (10.6)
November 29, 2010 @ 00:45:17 AM
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right on.
November 29, 2010 @ 07:56:00 AM
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some ppl have been telling me to wait until next year to buy a MBP. They say apple will probably reveal another one soon. should i wait?


yes
but at the end of the day, if you need a laptop now buy one if you don't then yes wait.
November 29, 2010 @ 19:27:33 PM
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where to cop ram for mac mini?
November 29, 2010 @ 20:08:41 PM
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good looks smokeyface
November 30, 2010 @ 14:11:49 PM
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looking to put a 2TB hard drive in my imac any recommendations?


WD caviar black if you can afford it.

Also, can anyone recommend some good apps for the mac and/or some good software to dl.


some stuff i use:

Maintenance
Appzapper - completely rids your comp of all related installed files. sometimes dragging app to trash won't completely do it (recommended).
Drive Genius 2 - drive maintenance prog
Pacifist - install individual files from installers without installing the whole prog
The Unarchiver - osx's winrar (recommended)

A/V
Audacity - free and quality audio editor
Comicbooklover - the itunes of.cbr files for you comic nerds
Fluke - converts flac files to be played in itunes
Handbrake - the best free converter you can have for osx (recommended)
Parallels - you probably know about this one (recommended)
PS3 Media Server - allows you to stream files from PS3 to OSX (specially bluray torrents, you pirates)
Tuneaid - backup ipod files to osx
Xee - jpeg/gif viewer because preview sucks (recommended)
VLC (recommended)

Customization
Candybar - archives and changes icons (recommended)
Loginox - easily changes login screen background
Slim Battery Monitor - just for aesthetics
Superdocker - dock changing client. this may be obsolete now?

Networking
Hotspot shield - one-click proxy (recommended)
iStumbler - basically detects existing wifi connections (for us nerds)

Etc.
NewNewsWire - RSS client
November 30, 2010 @ 14:43:02 PM
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WD caviar black if you can afford it.


this is actually the HDD I am getting but I decided to go with a 1TB HDD instead

Lil JoJo : i really want rizal! 13:10

November 30, 2010 @ 15:03:37 PM
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Anyone have any recommended programs to stream .mkv files to the 360? I wanna stream blu-ray/high res movies
November 30, 2010 @ 16:28:37 PM
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Anyone have any recommended programs to stream .mkv files to the 360? I wanna stream blu-ray/high res movies


I use MediaLink to stream to my PS3, probably works with 360 too.
November 30, 2010 @ 18:40:53 PM
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Thanks, I'll check it out.
November 30, 2010 @ 20:40:11 PM
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Thanks, I'll check it out.


Actually the Xbox360 equivalent of MediaLink is called Connect360, by the same people.
December 02, 2010 @ 15:36:17 PM
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Soo im switching from a pc for MAC..not tech savvy at all so please bare with me.

I don't really do much on my laptop besides alot of school work (in college), browsing internet, storing a few pictures and music. Just looking for something that could last me awhile..should i invest in a mbp or air ? ?

any help is appreciated
December 02, 2010 @ 15:53:22 PM
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^^ if u dont mind me asking..why is that?
December 02, 2010 @ 16:03:09 PM
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Soo im switching from a pc for MAC..not tech savvy at all so please bare with me.

I don't really do much on my laptop besides alot of school work (in college), browsing internet, storing a few pictures and music. Just looking for something that could last me awhile..should i invest in a mbp or air ? ?

any help is appreciated


MBP, just get the 13 inch. I too switched from a Hp to a Mbp, it is so much better and have no problems at all with it so far.
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