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  1. Huskr, from what I've been seeing around the forums, it may depend on what OS X version you are running and whether or not the firmware of the specific SSD is compatible. There was one post, for example, on the TWiT forums where a member tried to place a 3rd party SSD into a Mac Pro. The SSD manufacturer said it was Mac compatible in the documentation, but it did not work ... and further investigation revealed there was a pending future firmware upgrade for the SSD that would make it so. I would do a search on Youtube for upgrading your model iMac to an SSD and if there is a video, use the SSD make and model mentioned to be sure. UPDATE: I just reffered back to that TWiT thread I was talking about ... poster was running Mountain Lion so John may be correct and you may be fine since you are running Snow Leopard. I'd still be cautious though.
  2. Just because HP has issued a 10.8 native installer does not mean that they don't still have bugs to work out. I'll bet HP is still lagging and they just put out that installer to keep people quiet while they scramble to get it fixed.
  3. First I agree with what John is saying your issue is. I'd just like to add that even though it does not appear to be the case in your situation, I am always hesitant to use any of these " one step solution " programs like clean my Mac. Most of the time they are OK, but almost all of their functionality can also be done through the OS and/or the app itself ( in this case iPhoto ) ... and if the functionality is NOT there, maybe there's a reason for it. Better to do that maintenance ( if you really think it necessary ) manually. IMO this goes for both Macs and PC's But again, I don't believe this affected your situation ... I agree with John.
  4. My Point exactly. Like I pointed out previously " My Niece is entering her Senior year of HS. As such she is in the process of interviewing/visiting colleges. She is being given specific requirements for the computer she will need at each school. There are, of course, variations, but one thing that is constant is that they require a laptop with at least 801.11g. Almost all universities now require papers to be submitted online and they are adamant about that requirement ( don't know exactly why but they are ). Also, most schools she is looking at require the capability to run at least MS Office 2008 on the Mac side ( for Powerpoint purposes ) which requires, I believe, at least 10.4 to run. She is going to major in Dance ( not the most tech heavy field of study I would submit ). Such requirements, in my mind, preclude the use of an iBook G3 in college ... which I believe was the topic of this thread. John's post started with " the old iBook will perform school tasks just fine " and I was trying to point out that this is NOT true for all situations. My niece is going to be a Dance major. If she is being told those specs for a computer, then it stands to reason those are pretty base line. The OP stated that his sister wants to use it for college work and that the most she'll be doing on it is word processing. I'm trying to point out that is not a safe assumption to make.
  5. He did say "especially compared to technology" and this thread was discussing whether an iBook G3 is adequate for current college use. That was my context.
  6. Ceoltoir, did you use the built -in mic on the Mac or a headset mic ? I wonder if background noise picked up by the built in mics would be an issue.
  7. Just a hunch, but it could be that the Mac App store keeps track of the machine you have the software installed on ( maybe by mac address ? ). If so, this may be an issue for dual boot systems.
  8. John, with all due respect, how can you say such a thing ? I would submit that anyone ... in any field ... who has been away from things for ten years is going to be a bit out of touch. Do you know that in some states ( upstate NY included ) they are talking about doing away with textbooks and using tablets within 3 years ... for High School ! Education has not changed much in the last 40 years when it comes to Technology ? In 1972 ( 40 years ago ) my HS was using a mainframe that you had to input using punch cards. They had NO terminals and NO homework or research was done on anything similar to a PC ... and the closest thing to the idea of the internet was something you might see on a re-run of Star Trek. My Niece is entering her Senior year of HS. As such she is in the process of interviewing/visiting colleges. She is being given specific requirements for the computer she will need at each school. There are, of course, variations, but one thing that is constant is that they require a laptop with at least 801.11g. Almost all universities now require papers to be submitted online and they are adamant about that requirement ( don't know exactly why but they are ). Also, most schools she is looking at require the capability to run at least MS Office 2008 on the Mac side ( for Powerpoint purposes ) which requires, I believe, at least 10.4 to run. She is going to major in Dance ( not the most tech heavy field of study I would submit ). It is these requirements I was basing my remarks on. I would say this would be pretty standard, if not on the light side, of what most colleges are requiring now.
  9. Any of you guys tried the dictation feature yet ? That's the only thing I might want to check out in 10.8
  10. Yeah, hate to "pile on" but I really don't think that iBook is adequate for any current college work. She really needs something more up to date.
  11. I think what john was trying to point out is that sometimes we spend so much time trying to find an elegant solution, it escapes us that if we had started using the clumsy one at the beginning, we would be done by now.
  12. Just for future reference, Screen Capture = Snapshot ..... Screen Recording = video Far as i could find, only way to do this is purchase an app called Reflection and using Airplay. Then you could record the screen of your Mac using Quicktime Player. Only other alternative is to jailbreak the iPad.
  13. This should work on iPads and iPhone/iPod Touches http://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Screenshot-With-an-iPad
  14. If you are talking Media not purchased from iTunes, did you not make a backup of that media before you sold the iMac? Remember that a file does not exist unless you have at least 2 copies of it ( preferably 3 ). Anyway, all apps and other iTunes purchased items will be available for re-download through your Apple ID. As far as non-Apple media, try this. http://www.fadingred.com/senuti/ What version of iOS are you running ? If you have iOS 5 your data will backup to the cloud via wi-fi. So, delete the media after performing the above and then just perform cloud backup. When you reset the iPad to the MBP, you just need to perform a restorte from backup and then re-load the recovered Media.
  15. It can be done, just depends on whether you had Lion or something older on the iMac. If you had Lion on the iMac ( and/or the latest version of iOS on the iPad ) everything should be backed up to iCloud and you are fine. If the iMac had 10.6 or 10.5 and you are running iOS 4 or earlier, I believe the first time you hook up the iPad to the MBP it will ask if you wish to replace the data on the iPad or the MBP. Select iPad and you should be good to go. Of course, if the data on your MBP is the set most current, and your iTunes was already loaded on the MBP with all your media and apps, then you could just reset the iPad and start over.