The Mac Thread

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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by mimpkin » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:03 pm

Does anyone know someone that fixes Macs in the Nottingham area? Ta.
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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by jayen_aitch » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:07 pm

stolenwine wrote:jonny! you're my hero! thanks! that's exactly what it was! how'd it even get there? is it an os update that did it? i like it sometimes but not for EVERYTHING.
It seems to come with quite a few programs these days, it was probably one of the ones which it pops up for.

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Post by stolenwine » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:10 pm

ahhh...ok! thanks for the help :)
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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by jayen_aitch » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:16 pm

stolenwine wrote:ahhh...ok! thanks for the help :)
You are very welcome.

I have no idea about the nottingham thing I'm afraid.

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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by northernlight » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:17 pm

I am presuming that there might be a few iphone owners in this forum..

Couple of quick questions:

- has anyone gone down the sim-free route or is everyone locked into 2-year contracts?

- I've now spoken to 2 iphone owners who recommended jailbreaking an iphone. Is this easy to do, and is it really such a good idea?

Any responses would be much appreciated :)

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Post by stolenwine » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:56 pm

i can't help with those questions, but i'd also like to know if anyone else on here that's in the u.k. has iphone sim only and what deals they got. i want to get a 30 day rolling contract and don't wanna pay more than £20. £15 would be ideal though. i think vodafone and o2 offer 600 mins, unlimited internet/texts and 500 mb data transfer for £15, but you have to go on a 12 month contract.

i've had my iphone for a couple of weeks now but am still using my old (really crap) phone until i decide on what deal i want.
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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by northernlight » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:18 am

I did a bit of shopping around with this at the weekend, hence the question!

I was tol about the O2 simplicity deal that you mentioned, but as you said, it was #15 but for 12 months - but then it would be a rolling contract, ie you could exit it any time that you wanted

Orange also had a deal, but that was £25 per month.

I think that tesco do deals on iphones - that is #15 per month, sim-free - but I on't know the contract length.

Ah - maybe it is monthly?

http://www.tescomobilepaymonthly.com/sim-only-deals/

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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by wyvern » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:25 pm

Simple question. iphone 3 or 4?
Is the extra price worth it?
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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by squirrelboutique » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:31 pm

Can anyone recommend a free or at least cheaper alternative to camtashia?

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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by mightypie » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:28 am

squirrelboutique wrote:Can anyone recommend a free or at least cheaper alternative to camtashia?
Have you tried Jing?
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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by squirrelboutique » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:15 pm

mightypie wrote:
squirrelboutique wrote:Can anyone recommend a free or at least cheaper alternative to camtashia?
Have you tried Jing?

I haven't! I will now though. Thanks!

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The Mac Thread

Post by Carys » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:35 pm

I bought a MacBook Air today. It's my first Mac so I'm still getting used to it, but it feels very, very nice.

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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by mightypie » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:41 pm

Carys wrote:I bought a MacBook Air today. It's my first Mac so I'm still getting used to it, but it feels very, very nice.
If it didn't come with Lion installed make sure you get the free update http://www.apple.com/uk/macosx/uptodate/
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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by squirrelboutique » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:01 pm

I don't quite understand the advantages of Lion. What are some reasons/advantages to upgrading?

Edit: I've also read a few things that suggest some apps may not work so well in Lion, and that Adobe products don't work so well in Lion.

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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:36 am

This is pretty useful, an app compatability table.

http://roaringapps.com/apps:table

I'm going to hold off an upgrade because there are a few things I use that seem to be having problems and because I'm in the middle of a fairly big project and learning something new (even if it's easy!) and having things not work correctly may be too much for me right now. I am interested to hear what people think about Lion though.

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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by mightypie » Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:35 pm

I installed Lion yesterday (made sure I had a Time Machine backup), it certainly does seem easier to use and the full screen option in apps is really good way to work with less distraction. Photoshop worked fine for me although I have read about other problems being reported, if you use a lot of Adobe products I'd keep away for a while. There is a known issue with Flash but there again this is just another example of Apple and Adobe squabbling, I'm sure it will get fixed soon.
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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by squirrelboutique » Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:49 pm

Thanks!

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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by Carys » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:41 am

Mine came with Lion already, so that's all good. I'm really enjoying having it so far - my faithful VAIO fizzed and popped a few months ago, and I've been waiting until I could blag student discount to get a new computer.

We're going to get an iMac to replace our PC desktop, which is totally on its way out. How hard is it to transfer files from one to the other, bearing in mind that's our primary computer with all our music and stuff like that on it? And my iPhone is currently synced to the desktop PC iTunes - will it have a hissy fit if I switch to Mac?

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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by jayen_aitch » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:22 am

If your PC is on the way out, I might be tempted to backup onto another hard disk now, and then transfer over from that when you get your new iMac, just in case it dies before you get to that point and you lose it all. Or maybe it's not that bad.

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Re: The Mac Thread

Post by Carys » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:47 am

You're not wrong, but our hard drive broke a few weeks back too, so we're doubly screwed. Nowhere to back things up now, see. I suspect the hard drive is fixable, but I haven't got round to looking into it yet.

There's nothing on the computer I can't afford to lose, but it would be a hassle to upload all our music from scratch.

I think it'll see us through until we get a new computer next month... *fingers crossed*

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