After discovering that the Tweetie app I use turns on the discrete GPU, I've been looking at alternatives to maximize battery life. A lot of twitter clients use Adobe Air, which also seems to get a bad rep, but is that because it drains battery life too, or because it's just buggy otherwise? So far I've been using twhirl without any obvious issues, and I'm testing out the battery usage with that running. I have to admit, I didn't notice any significant battery drain when Tweetie was running, so maybe I'm just overreacting here. If I remember right I got a little over 6 hours, and installed Tweetie about two hours after I turned my MacBook on then. I'd actually prefer twhirl since I use that on the desktop and I'm just used to it, but not if Adobe Air is going to cause problems on my shiny new MacBook.
So I was using the older CISCO VPN client and now need the CISCO Anyconnect client as well. Anyconnect would not install, it kept telling me that there was already a newer version installed already? So I thought maybe it was the older CISCO VPN client (that I will also need later) so I used APpZapper to remove it. I am still getting that error message when the installer gets to the disk selection screen.
Has anyone seen this before? I have no clue where to go from here.
Does anyone know if the current version of the Cisco VPN Client runs on Leopard? I know when Tiger came out many people had trouble getting it to work, and the Cisco VPN Client always appears as an issue in 10.4.X seeds.
Also, if it does work, would performing an Archive and Install mess it up? I know its install is a little nasty, and I'm just wondering if it installs some files in weird places. Would I be better off doing a clean install figuring I need the VPN Client to work?
I'm planning on purchasing a new hard drive soon to replace my current MacBook Pro 15" HD. For Mac, I'll be restoring my HD configuration through Time Machine.
I don't really want to reinstall Windows and reinstall all the apps and games on it and do not have a Windows-based imaging program that I could use.
I've heard of an app called WinClone that acts like CCC or SuperDuper and can image and restore the installation for you. However, the development of WinClone has apparently stopped and according to some posts in the MacUpdate link, it is incompatible with Snow Leopard/other users are experiencing problems while using WinClone.
I've got a DVD that I've been trying to rip to a movie file for the last three days, and have so far been unsuccessful. (and before anyone asks, it's a non-copyrighted DVD that our company has the rights to) What's happening is it gets 99.5% done ripping, then it just kind of sits there for a while, then the program closes. I end up with a movie on my desktop that isn't playable. I've tried on two different computers, ripping to two different formats (MP4 and H-264). I've tried ripping it directly from the DVD, and also ripping the DVD to the hard drive first and then creating the file from that. It does this every time, and I think it's just HandBrake being flaky. The DVD itself plays fine. Anyone suggest an alternative way for me to do this?
I heard a rumor that there would be an alternative to Parallels for running Windows OS on a Mac. I like how Parallels runs at the same time but it does run slow on my Mac and makes all other programs slow down, too.
Anyone know anything about new software that is comparable?
So I was running the OSX version of PeerGuardian and it was working just fine but on campus it was blocking my internet for some reason. Needless to say I had to take it off but I was wondering if there was any comparable software I could try to run.
I've done a few (well a lot) of DVDs now with iDVD using avi files on my hard disk with a view to either giving as presents or watching with the family on TV.
We do not want to hover around my laptop to watch a movie In about 90% of these iDVD created DVDs I get an error message from iDVD that there was a problem during encoding and if we try to watch them throgh the TV/DVD player then the film just stops about 75% of the way through.
this will be my first mac - and i need some advice on applecare
my friend has kindly bought a MBA from hong kong on my behalf and i'll get it later this week (can't wait!). what i need to decide is if i should purchase some sort of 'insurance cover' for this MBA.
applecare is the obvious choice. however, �199 for the 2 additional years seem quite pricey. although i have links with my university, i believe i won't be able to get the educational price (�47) given the MBA was purchased from the HK online store.
do you think the �199 applecare will be important or are there 3rd party insurance covers out there i can consider?
With a Mac Mini as a HTPC, I am going to add external storage that can be expanded to about 8TB. I don't see myself maxing out 4TB in the near future.
I have looked into Drobo, despite all of the mixed reviews. Some say they love it, some say it is slow and have had problems, and some have said their Drobo died no more than a year in. However, the ease of use and ease of expandability is very tempting. So, if I do not find an alternative I will purchase a Drobo soon.
I've used visual hub for quite a while now and I love it but it only runs in 32 bit. Is there a 64bit alternative? I did a bit of research and found the beta of Handbrake that runs in 64 bit but what I loved about visual hub is that you can queue up however many videos you want and click go. With Handbrake, you have to queue up each video manually.
This morning I found a file I was looking for then went back to find it again and spotlight will not locate it. I have re-started my computer and get the same results. I am hoping someone knows of some app that will so what spotlight is supposed to do. Another thing that bothers me is that I cannot tell where the file actualy is. If my recollection is correct, in the last OS X version, if you just held the cursor over the spotlight item for a few seconds, the location would be revealed. This no longer works?
I'm looking for an alternative to OS X's DigitalColor Meter under Utilities. I'm looking for a Mac equivalent to ColorPic on Windows [URL]. The drawbacks of the DigitalColor Meter are that I can't copy the HTML color code in one click of a button, and that I can't capture more than one color at a time.
if there was another program available for mac that preformed a similar function to that of Adobe Indesign CS3? I have heard of a program called Swift Publisher, but that does not seem to suit my needs fully. Pages also seems to be a tad too simple for what I intend it to be. So, to restate, is there a program which performs a similar function to that of Adobe Indesign?
Well I have a Mac. Most of my friends have a PC. I need to be able to webcam them ALL at one time together. I sort of need a program like OoVoO but I do not want to pay for a multicam chat. I do not want a website one either. I want one that is downloadable for both MAC AND PC and it needs to support multi webcam at one time. Do not say Skype because i do not like skype. Can somebody find m e one?
I have a Airport Extreme base station connected to a D-Link router. The router continually crashes and I have to re-enter the relevant info. Can anyone suggest a suitable replacement router which is a more robust alternative?
I use Twitterfon on my iPhone and like it a lot and am currently using TwitterPost on my Mac but am not that happy with it. It doesn't seem that Twitterfon is available for Mac but is there a similar Twitter client for the Mac or something that is better than TwitterPost?