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  1. Hello! I hooked an iPhone up to a new iMac today and was very careful to click "transfer purchases" before telling iTunes to sync apps with the phone. Later tonight, after I had already supposedly transfered the purchases from the iPhone to the iMac, I set iTunes to sync apps, clicked through the warning about the apps on the phone being replaced with the apps on the computer, and the sync went perfectly except one app (maybe more but I just noticed one) was deleted from the phone. When I went to the App Store and repurchased the app, I was able to download it for free, but why didn't it transfer to the iMac with the other apps? Also, since I had to re-download it, all of the data from the app is gone. Is there any way to get it back? No time machine backups have been done on the new computer yet. The only thing that I can think of is that this app was purchased with a different iTunes account than the others, but this doesn't make sense because I didn't notice a warning about purchases not being able to be transfered because the computer was not authorized and because the app was redownloaded for free using what I thought was the same iTunes account the other apps were purchased with. Thanks!
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    iPod to Mac

    Does anyone know of a totally free program to do this? All of the programs here seem to cost money at least past a certain number of songs. Thanks!
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    Possible iPhone 3G Data Issue

    Great to know thanks!
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    Possible iPhone 3G Data Issue

    I just got a new iPhone 4 and would like to sell my iPhone 3G. The only problem is that I want to be able to say in good faith that the device works well. I had an issue in the past with the phone where it would commonly give me a "not connected to the internet" error when trying to browse to a website using Safari or using the internet inside of an app. I fixed the issue by enabling push data on one of my apps (Whoshere), but am wondering if this is an issue that other people have been having also and if it is likely to be fixed by restoring, unlocking, and jailbreaking the phone which I plan to do. I would love to test the phone before I restore, unlock, and jailbreak but am pretty sure my iPhone 4 SIM card will not work in the 3G. I could also test on WIFI, but I am not sure that the issue came up when I was connected to 3G, not WIFI. Another note, I'm pretty sure this issue started after a software update which suggests it's an issue with software instead of hardware. Thanks!
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    Possible iPhone 3G Data Issue

    I wasn't able to because the SIM in the phone had been deactivated and I'm pretty sure the iPhone 4 SIM wouldn't work in the 3G, although my dad offered to buy the phone from me so we can now test it with his SIM. Thanks!
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    Reading game for OS 10.2

    Thank you for the suggestions!
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    Reading game for OS 10.2

    I'm looking for a good reading game for a student going into second grade. The computer that he has is an iMac G4 with a 700mhz G4, OS X 10.2, but no "classic" operating system. Does anybody know of any good reading games that would work on this computer? Thanks!
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    iPhone 4 - painfully slow wifi

    I would try changing the channel of your WiFi and seeing if there is a firmware update available.
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    Hard Drive Problem - SOLVED

    Thanks for the explanation, makes sense.
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    Hard Drive Problem - SOLVED

    Hi! I've been having a minor problem with my MacBook Pro for a while now and want to make sure that I shouldn't deal with it before my warranty expires in July. Seemingly randomally, I get error messages such as "your itunes library could not be saved," in iTunes, errors that data cannot be written to the hard drive in Word, and "Unable to Mount Database" in Skype. Restarting the computer fixes this problem, and it seemed to get better after doing a Mac OS X Software Update, perhaps because of the "optimizing" step it goes through. I tried repairing permissions and even ran the disk utility from my OS X Snow Leopard install disk. Do you think that this is a problem caused by the computer's hard drive, and do you think that Apple might fix this problem under warranty? I'd just take it to the Apple Store or call Apple, but the error messages are random enough that I do not think that I could replicate them at the store. I'm suspecting that this is a hard drive problem because the computer is telling me that it cannot save files, although perhaps it's not. Another strange thing is that after I get the error message in Microsoft Word, I can not even save my file to a flash drive, I have to reboot the computer. Also, while sometimes I get the error messages in multiple programs on my computer and the computer becomes unstable in general, today I got the iTunes error message but the rest of the computer seems to be fine. I did drop the laptops from my bed a while back and have had to do a hard restart or two over it's life (less than a year), although there are no physical signs of damage on the computer. Thanks for your help!
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    Hard Drive Problem - SOLVED

    Hi! I think that I got the issue resolved. I ran "repair disk" from my Mac OS X disk, it had errors that it could not repair and suggested reformatting the hard drive or reinstalling OS X, so I went ahead and backed up my data, reformatted the hard drive, and reinstalled Mac OS X. Validate Disk inside of the disk utility says that the hard drive is OK now and the computer is running well. Thanks for your help!
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    Freeware DJ Program

    I am getting a house next year with a few friends, and want to DJ at some of our parties. Dj's at parties usually seem to use Macs, but I was wondering what the best programs are for mixing music and DJing for a party. I found a program called "DJay" online, but it is $50 and I am looking for something less expensive. It would be a plus if I could run the program on my 1.5ghz Powerbook G4, but I also have a new MacBook Pro, although I would be a little concerned about it getting damaged in a party environment. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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    Cheap iMac for my daughter

    I think that both browsers would be brutaly outdated and have trouble with 2009's internet. I had Panther running on a 450mhz or so iMac no problem. It was slow, but worked fine for a simple internet computer. I doubt it will be able to run very many Flash games under any operating system, however. I remember my 800mhz iBook G3 having trouble with Flash, it can be pretty intense. According to Apple's website, all you need for Tiger is at least a G3 and 256mb of ram, although I have a feeling Panther would be faster based on messing with OS X on a couple of older macs. Firefox needs 10.4, though, and I've heard that Firefox has the best performance with Flash on slower macs. The version of Safari that comes with Panther or that Panther supports, though, may be fine, however. When I had a similar Mac, I ran an older version of Camino and used it mainly as a glorified German dictionary and light browsing computer.
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    Cheap iMac for my daughter

    If I were you, I'd try to get Panther or Tiger installed on it and use Safari or Firefox. Perhaps you have an old installation disk lying around or you can borrow one that a friend is no longer using? iCab is a modern (or at least modernish) browser that you can use if you stick with OS 9, you can download the version for OS 9 (2.9.9) here: http://www.icab.de/dl.php I'm not sure if it supports flash, but I think that it would be better than IE. Hope this helps
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    Best way to preserve MacBook Pro Battery

    Cool, thanks!
  16. Hi! It's been a while since I've posted, but I just got a brand new 13" MacBook Pro for college. I am loving the extra-long battery; I got the laptop yesterday and have been able to use it constantly since I got it with only one short charge. I was wondering, though, what the best pratices are to preserve the extra-long battery. I have read before that it is best to keep a laptop plugged in all of the time when you are at home, but I have also read that keeping it plugged in too long is bad for it. When I was reading about Nintendo DS battery life, I read that the battery stops holding as much of a charge after about 500 charges, so I got to thinking whether a 15 minute charge counts as one of the 500; in other words that charging for 15 minutes wears the battery's useful life down just as much as a full charge. What have you heard are the best practices to keep a laptop (or iPhone or DS) battery working as long as possible (like in number of years it can still hold a charge rather than number of hours before it needs to be charged). Thanks!
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    Best way to preserve MacBook Pro Battery

    Thank you very much, that was very helpful. The other thing I was wondering is if I am going away for a few days if it is better to leave it unplugged or plugged in. Does anybody know this? Thanks!
  18. I am making a rather long picture slide show and was wondering if in iMovie 5 I can automatically add a transition (like a fade) between every picture instead of the Ken Burns effect. Thanks!
  19. I would like to set up auto daily backups onto an external drive, but don't want to pay the money for Leopard. Any suggestions? A freeware program would be great, but it would be OK to spend a little. Thanks!
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    iPhone G3 FM Transmitter

    I bought a TrafficJamz FM Transmitter for my iPod after it was suggested on this forum. I had had bad luck with other brands, but the TrafficJams worked perfectly for me. Now I upgraded to an iPhone , but it does not work with the TrafficJamz, and I want another FM Transmitter that will charge the phone at the same time. I would like something that has a good reputation for getting a strong FM connection and doesn't have much static. Any suggestions? I have a gift card to the Apple Store, so something there would be good, but I could also buy from wherever. Thanks!
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    Best Way to Backup Without Leopard

    CCC looks great, thanks!
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    Extremely slow wi-fi, fast ethernet

    I tried changing the DNS but no luck. It worked, but was still very slow. I also reinstalled OS X (It's sooo much less painful than reinstalling Windows XP), but I kept having the same problem, so I concluded that it is a problem with the wireless router. The wireless router was weird on a Windows computer with a USB Adapter that ATT provided when they set up the uVerse. It kept disconnecting until ATT finally replaced it with a ethernet-over-power adapter. The problem with the mac is different, but the router seems to just be acting wired, it may be because of all of the other ATT 2Wire networks in the area. Anyways, thanks for the help!
  23. I am working on an Intel iMac that has been moved into a new house. The internet connection by ethernet works perfectly, but when it is hooked up by Wi-Fi, it is extremely slow. The computer is right next to the router (ATT uVerse 2Wire), and the other wireless computer in the house works fine. I tried changing the SSID and network channel (from 11 to 1), but no luck. I also tried making a new location on the computer but also didn't have any luck. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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    Extremely slow wi-fi, fast ethernet

    It takes it forever to load a page and I am not sure, but I don't think it ever finishes, I think that it loads pages to the point where you can look at most of the content but it does not ever get fully loaded. It takes is about 10 seconds to half-load apple's start page. Thanks!
  25. Do any of you have personal recommendations for an inexpensive and professional website where my friend can send in her iPod Video, 4G 30GB and get the screen replaced? Thanks!
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