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    Stream music from phone to mac???

    Hello all, Does anyone know if there is a way to stream music from your smart phone to your mac so that it plays through your speakers? Ryan
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    iTunes DJ with shared volume?

    Does anyone know of a way to use the Remote app on the iPhone/iPod touch to control a shared volume? I am sure I am not the only person who stores there entire music library not locally, but on a server somewhere else in their home. I would love to be able to take advantage of the functionality of iTunes DJ and Remote with my share. Thanks all:)
  3. Wow this is very interesting, mskes me not want to upgrade to 10.5. I like to have my network slammed with security as my server is constantly being probed by russian and chinese ip addresses. I would hate for Leopard to open up ports on me with out my consent.
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    Windows or OSX?

    They were excellent, good call posting them:) Cheers
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    iBook G4 freezing issue???

    Thought I would let you guys know what the issue ended up being. After running Disk Utility from the install disk, I was not able to test the drive, it would keep failing. I knew then that it must be the hard drive. I bought a used one off ebay for $25 and replaced the old one, installed the OS and now she runs like it did when it was brand new:) Thanks for the suggestions guys, helped out a lot. I would prolly still be debating on what the heck was going on. Cheers
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    Macs last so long!

    I still use my iMac G3 as my webserver now. It has a 350mhz cpu and 768 megs of Ram and hosts my site perfectly. I wish I could get my hands on an old tower to user as my file server, but as it stands now I use and old Compaq one with some NewEgg parts running Ubuntu Server 7.10 and everything works great on the Unix end. The only issues on my network are 2 pesky windows machines my roommates have, as I use NFS instead of Samba:) Glad to hear people still find great uses for their old macs as they are very well built machines:) Cheers
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    GMail gets IMAP!

    I'm so glad they finally have imap. I changed everything as soon as i found out. Now if only my work email was imap.......
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    When i took my iMac in to a reseller to be serviced under apple care, they did not seem the least bit interest in what ram i had in it. Turned out my issue was ram too, 3rd party at that, they replaced it with OE apple ram. I must have lucked out becasue I am sure that a apple store would not have done this, but the resellers are not Apple employees so they can work with you in ways the apple store can't.
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    iBook G4 freezing issue???

    This is a vexing issue that has been troubling me for a few weeks now. The iBook in question freezes up when booting up. Sometimes at the screen with the Apple logo and sometimes just before it. Last Sunday I did a clean install of the OS and was using OS X. It was really slow and the beech ball kept comming up for the simplist tasks. I ran the update and downloaded and intstalled them. Upon reboot, it went right back to freezing up. I am able to get into the firmware while booting and like I said I can run the install disks and reinstall the OS but the end result is the same. Any idea what the issue is. I'm positive it has to be hardware related, just not sure if the Hard drive is ready to give up on me, or memory or what? Any suggestions would be great no matter how off the wall they seem. Thanks maccast community. Cheers
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    So how do you like the new iMac design?

    I have to say that i am dissapointed in the new iMac and loving it at the same time. This paradox is based on the fact that I have been looking forward to a fresh new design since i got my second iMac back in Jan 2006 when the intel ones came out. The new one looks great and i tried one at the mac store here and I loved it but as far as i'm concerned is that its just a tricked up G5 iMac. You put the G3, G4, G5/intel iMac's next to each other and its a whole world of a difference. This one is not really a redesign at all, just a fresh look on the same old thing. Too bad, guess i have to wait for the next redisgn. The other vexing issue is why would anyone want one now when Leopard will be out soon and come preloaded on it? It would make more sense to wait 2 months and get the new OS for free. Cheers
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    New iMacs?

    I personally think that we will not see another iMac till next January Macworld. I think its gonna be totally redesigned so they will want to make a big deal about it, but as stated before, if we could predict Apples cycles we would be very very wealthy.
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    Power indicator light

    Just so everyone knows what it turned out to be so that if you ever get a really bright power indicator light flash, iths the memory. My memory was not installed all the way properly by myself to begin with when i upped to 2GB. I was hesitant to push to hard on it to make sure it was in place and behold, 4 weeks later, i get the trouble. Thanks to everyone who at least gave it a read to figure out what was going on. Cheers
  13. I'll give you $400, sound like a nice computer. I am very interested so if you would like to negotiate more email me at kroon78@aim.com. ( Sorry about the free account i'm listing, i just don't want to post my other addresses because of spam. Cheers
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    G3 iBook Questions...

    I agree about the max memory thing as well, along with dissabling functions you won't use or are hardware intensive.
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    Power indicator light

    My iMac is in the shop getting fixed as we speak. I am typing this up on my old G3 350 iMac that has never let me down. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the flashing sequences on the power indicator light. My iMac just decided yesterday when i was watching a hockey game, to go blank and the light just flashed really bright continuously. I shut it off and turned it back on and it instantly starts flashing like that again. Feels like the hardrive is running but there is nothing else at all. I called Apple and they had me try a couple tests, but like i said, instant flashing. I have had no luck in finding any info on understanding the power indicator light. Any help would be appreciated. I have apple care and the computer is only 1 yr old so its covered, but i wanted to find out what it was before the apple store got back to me. Thankyou in advance Cheers