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  1. When you are in any library in iTunes (Music, Movies, TV Shows, etc), you can navigate the contents from top to bottom from within the Get Info window by using the Next and Previous buttons on the bottom left hand corner of the window. Except in Podcasts. It has puzzled me for months, and I still have not figured out the logic behind the seemingly random jumping around that these buttons produce when in the Podcast library. Does anyone know what's going on here? Is there a way I can make the Podcast library behave like the others? Thanks!
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    new iPod shuffle

    So don't keep us in suspense, did your podcast plan work?
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    no more Classic?

    Macbooks don't run Classic, but you can find other emulations such as SheepShaver that work pretty well. I use Classic-on-Intel which is a version of SheepShaver all pre-set up for you with OS 9 and disk images to transfer files.
  4. Go into the Podcasts Tab on your iPod device menu in iTunes, and you can choose a number of sync options from the dropdown menu. I prefer to have more control over it though, and it sounds like you do too. All I do is check the box on the Summary tab that says "Sync only checked songs and videos." Then you should be able to do what you're already doing: Check the boxes for the podcasts you want on the iPod, and when you don't want them on there anymore just uncheck them.
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    iMac G5 Design

    I was watching some old Macworld keynotes (I guess the upcoming final keynote has me a little nostalgic), and I was thinking about the introduction of the iMac G4. Steve Jobs made an argument (that seemed pretty compelling at the time) against puting the computer components behind the iMac's monitor--the very design that ended up replacing the G4 only two and a half years later, and has undergone no fundemental design change since. Do you remember your initial reaction to the iMac G5's design? Did this reversal strike anyone as much as it did me? What about Steve's arguments about drive performance, was that just RDF?
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    OpenGL vs DirectX

    I think I'm just out of luck, and have to live with the limitations of the machine I could afford, but I thought I'd check just to see if there is a work-around anybody knows about. As far as I can tell, there's enough graphics memory to run Aero, even on the Intel integrated graphics chip, but it just happens to use OpenGL instead of DirectX -- so no go. Has anyone gotten it to work? What about other Mac models? Since OS X uses OpenGL, it would make sense that they be configured as such. Does that mean Aero is unavailable to all Mac users? I know I'm nit-picking about eye candy (on windows, none-the-less!); I'm just curious.
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    iMac G5 Design

    Of course! I probably should have done that to begin with. Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06ws6M2-S3w.
  8. It worked! Note to self, make sure not to lose the recovery disk!
  9. I recently upgraded my Windows Boot Camp from XP to Vista, and ever since the upgrade Vista gives me an error before it loads, telling me it failed to boot because it can't understand the partition table on the drive. It retries three or four times and then Vista finally boots up. Has anyone else experienced this?
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    Multiple Operating Systems Through Boot Camp

    Found this, and thought you might find it helpful. It describes some of the limitations and difficulties of triple booting with Boot Camp, and gives instructions on how to do it. Try it at your own risk, though...
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    Multiple Operating Systems Through Boot Camp

    Make sure you have a good backup!
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    Multiple Operating Systems Through Boot Camp

    If you're going to go the virtualization route, check out VirtualBox from Sun Microsystems. It is very similar to Fusion and Parallels but free. I'm still interested to see if anybody has tried further partitioning of the hard drive, though...
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    Multiple Operating Systems Through Boot Camp

    Apple Support FAQ on Boot Camp says you can only create one Boot Camp Partition. I'm not sure how safe it would be to try to further divide up the Boot Camp partition, but I think it might be possible using the partitioning tools on your windows install disk. Anybody tried it? I think it goes without saying that you should leave your Mac partition alone, though.
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    The video that will make you cry

    Yeah that was definitely a macbook pro...
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    MacWorld 2009

    There's nothing on Apple's site, yet. How long does it usually take before they post the time-delayed quicktime?
  16. I'm on a 2.4 GHz previous generation black Macbook. I just inserted a DVD, and after spinning for a few seconds the drive stopped dead. No disk icon appeared on the desktop. When I press eject, the eject splash screen flashes on like normal, but nothing happens. System Profiler says under Disk Burning: "No burning device was found. If you are using an external device please make sure that it is connected and powered properly." Disk Utility doesn't show it either, only my hard drive. I booted into Windows Vista using Boot Camp, and Windows can't see it either. This Macbook is only about six months old, never had any issues before. I updated to 10.5.6 last week without any problems. I burned a few DVDs over the weekend, and watched a movie just yesterday. In either case there was no sign of any problems. I did have a strange episode earlier tonight where my Macbook mysteriously went to sleep as if it had lost power, but it was plugged into the AC adapter at the time. I had to do a hard reboot in order to revive the machine. Anybody have any ideas as to what's going on? I guess I'm going to have to call Apple after the holidays.
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    Trackpad icon in System Preferences

    That's one of the updates in 10.5.6.
  18. I just ran a verify and repair on my hard drive permissions, and got these messages: Warning: SUID file "System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare/afpLoad" has been modified and will not be repaired. Warning: SUID file "usr/bin/setregion" has been modified and will not be repaired. Warning: SUID file "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Versions/A/Resources/runner" has been modified and will not be repaired. Warning: SUID file "System/Library/Printers/IOMs/LPRIOM.plugin/Contents/MacOS/LPRIOMHelper" has been modified and will not be repaired. How do I fix them? Or is this even an issue?
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    OpenGL vs DirectX

    Unless the game specifically says it supports the Linux OS, I wouldn't bet on it. Operating System compatibility is kind of important.
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    OpenGL vs DirectX

    NEVERMIND! Turns out I just needed a driver update, and then had to re-run the Windows Experience Index test. The driver still says it's using OpenGL under the 3D tab, but if you go into the Information tab, it now says it supports DirectX 10. It didn't occur to me to retry the Index, because Microsoft says it's supposed to be automatic, but I'm glad it works now.
  21. I don't remember setting my current location in the maps application on my iPod Touch (1G, 16GB), but somehow it thinks my current location is a previous address of mine, 181 miles away. (I moved two years ago, long before I bought my iPod.) I can't figure out how to reset this. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'm sure it is a simple fix, but I'm just not seeing it...
  22. So I can't find much on VMware's site, but VMware Fusion says "3D acceleration requires features not present in your Mac's graphics processor." Does VMware not work with integrated graphics? Shouldn't surprise me, I guess, but it doesn't say so in any of the documentation. Anyway, I'm trying out Windows Vista and I think this is the reason I can't get Aero to work. If anyone knows anything, please let me know. Otherwise I guess I'm going back to Boot Camp.