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    Wanted: Cloud storage without the syncing!

    You might also want to check out Bitcasa. They offer unlimited storage without the need to maintain a local copy. I've tried it out and found it generally unpolished, but functional. So if all you need is a big dumping ground, it may work for you. http://bitcasa.com/
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    New Baby

    Congratulations! The 13" MBP is a great little Mac. I used one as my main Mac for about 2 years and loved it!
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    Looking for tips on used Mac Pros

    hey mark, i've got a mac pro i've been considering selling. quad 2.66, 5GB, RadeonX1900 512MB. it's about 4 years old now, but still in perfect working condition. let me know if you are interested.
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    Texting app for ios?

    Personally I use Textie. Works great and the ads in the free version aren't too annoying.
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    WWDC 2011; What did you think?

    Not sure I agree with all of those: Dropbox "Docs in the Could" is very different from Dropbox. While Dropbox gives you online storage space for arbitrary files, iCould (at this point) requires apps to include Docs in the Could support. You can't just dump files on it. There has been not mention of continuing iDisk functionality. I'll still be using Dropbox. Sparrow I think they still have the corner on the lightweight mail client. Mail is moving that direction, but the interface is still quite different. Sparrow is really tailored to Google Mail, while Mail remains more generic. Facebook They refuse to cooperate. Where is the iOS app??? RIM Partner??
  6. Sounds like what you did was bind the mac to AD. If you aren't familiar with that process, there are some Quick Tour videos here to give you an overview: http://www.apple.com/business/theater/server.html
  7. Sure, definitely post your findings here. You may be able to save someone pain in the future
  8. Is your Mac bound to AD? Does it resolve to the Windows DNS servers? Here are some DNS tricks that have solved similar issues: http://www.macwindows.com/snowleopard-filesharing.html#070810a Also make sure your Workgroup name in System Preferences -> Network -> Advanced -> WINS matches your AD domain name or Windows workgroup.
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    RSS/Newsreader apps that stay in sync

    I know the feeling. I don't like using Google services, primarily because they make money on my information. However do some things much better than anyone else. That said, I have a google reader account with all my feeds in it. I read the feeds in NetNewsWire (both on Mac and iPhone). Everything stays in sync very nicely. Plus when I'm on a Windows or Linux box I can still fall back on the Google Reader web interface. Works out to be a pretty nice solution all around.
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    Forums on iPhone?

    IPBoard forums are faily usable in mobile safari. nothing fancy, but it gets the job done.
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    Building a Mac Desk

    Cable management is the biggest thing for me. Nothing fancy, just need a system that 1. keeps things tidy - hides ugly cables 2. allows for frequent reconfiguration i don't really have a good working solution right now, so i'm interested in what you come up with.
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    Boxee, Roku, etc., what I want to do is....

    There are a lot of great resources out there for doing this sort of thing. Just do a search for "mac mini home theater". (or Theatre, if you prefer )
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    Boxee, Roku, etc., what I want to do is....

    Yep, as long as the MBP is on the same network you can use screen sharing. That Apple remote can be used in any application that suports it. FrontRow, Keynote, etc. But you can't control things like Finder or Safari with it.
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    Boxee, Roku, etc., what I want to do is....

    Probably, but not necessarily. You could use screen sharing from another mac to control the mini. Or use a media center app, such as Boxee, with a remote. That's the nice thing about the mini - tons of options.
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    Boxee, Roku, etc., what I want to do is....

    A Mac mini is probably the way to go.
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    built in cam issues.

    Here are some troubleshooting tips: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2090?viewlocale=en_US Basically, determine if the problem also occurs under a different user account. If yes, reset PMU/SMC If no, it's likely a bad preference file in ~/Library/Preferences
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    Weird Safari redirect

    Are are sure your password was successfully changed? Did you get a confirmation email? Can you login with the new password? You'll want to be sure you changed your password with your bank, and didn't give away your password on a phishing site. When you got redirected to Google, was it to the actual www.google.com home page? or some sort of error redirection page with a search box? I know chrome redirects to an error page with a google search on it when you enter an invalid URL. Perhaps OpenDNS is configured to do something similar? Network Utility (or the equivalent command line tools) is a good way to troubleshot issues like this. Use the Lookup tap to grab the IP address that a DNS name (ie, www.mybank.com) resolves to. Then do a WHOIS on that IP address to determine if it's owned by your bank.
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    Replacement Batteries for MacBook

    I haven't had the best experiences with 3rd party batteries. They don't hold a charge nearly as well as the Apple batteries, and often don't sit as securely in the MacBook. This is one situation were it's probably worth it to pay the extra for the Apple part.
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    Back Up Ideas for 100GB +

    I recommend Crashplan for offsite backup. Unlimited offsite backup (Crashplan Central) for all your machines is $100 / year. If your bandwidth is an issue, you can run the initial backup to a hard drive and mail it to them. Dropbox is great for syncing files across multiple computers, but their pricing structure rules it out as a massive backup solution.
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    4.2 is here

    The printing feature is nice.... but I'd find it much more useful if I could print to Evernote. There is the ability to send a PDF from Safari/Mail to Evernote, but not a webpage or email... Maybe in 4.3...
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    Home Automation

    No personal experience with home automation, but here's the obligatory list of search results: http://www.perceptiveautomation.com/indigo/index.html http://www.machomestore.com/catalog/ http://machomeautomation.com/doku.php/index.php
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    4.2 is here

    I installed the update on my iPhone 4. Not experiencing any problems. Not excited about any new features...
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    Hard Drive Rebuild

    If you just want to remove your Boot Camp partition, you can use Boot Camp Assistant to do that. If you really want to remove BOTH partitions: 1. Back up EVERYTHING 2. Make sure everything is backed up 3. Boot to your 10.6 installation DVD 4. Open Disk Utility from the Utilities menu 5. On the Partition tab, set the Volume Scheme to 1 Partiton 6. On the Erase tab, re-format the volume as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) 7. Quit Disk Utility and proceed with the OS installation.
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    Ping - almost two months on

    I signed up for Ping on day 1, but haven't touched it for at least a month. Facebook integration (i. iPhoto '11) would have been much more useful...
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    Mac Anti Virus - Suggestions...