MacMost: Question and Answer Forum

The MacMost Question and Answer Forum is a place where you can ask how-to questions about your Mac, iPhone, iPad and other Apple products. MacMost specializes in tutorials, tips and techniques of the “how-to” variety, as opposed to “fix-it” questions that are more about something not working as expected.


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10/28/09
Photography bloggers are bemoaning Apple’s seeming lack of interest in coming out with Aperture 3. What’s your take on Aperture’s future? — John Russell ... (2 Comments)
10/28/09
Dear Gary, I don’t really understand what force means… … As in force quit or force boot! Please could you help me understand? Yours sincerely, Teddy! — Teddy ... (4 Comments)
10/28/09
Gary, what’s your preference between Firefox and Camino? Or do you prefer to stick with Safari? — Michelle ... (1 Comment)
10/28/09
What is the easiest/best way to save FLV video content files to a Mac. hard drive? — DS ... (3 Comments)
10/28/09
My new iMac is not connecting to my mac mini over my network I want to get a file from my mini to my new iMac over my network — Colin ... (1 Comment)
10/27/09
Gary, Am I missing something? I’ve noticed that iCal doesn’t sync To-Dos with iPhone. When I look in iCal, there’s nothing there. I’ve even tried 3rd party apps. These sync perfectly between the app and iCal, even creating a Task calendar which shows up on ... (2 Comments)
10/27/09
Is it safe to delete files in the “originals” folder under username/pictures, specifically “filename_2” or “filename_3? In some cases I have 4 and even 6 copies. Should I go through and remove only the 2nd,3rd,4th, etc., copies of the originals and ... (1 Comment)
10/27/09
hey gary, i got a litte problem with my speakers on my macbook 13,3” from late 2008. after i upgraded to 10.6 my speakers are turned of after every start up. it’s not a real big problem, but after 3 weeks now it’s getting buggy. i always here that start up sound ... (7 Comments)
10/26/09
I have made a iCal calendar for our housework. Now I would like to share with the other macs in our household. Is it possible to do this withou using an external server oder an MobileMe account? — Timo Paessler ... (1 Comment)
10/26/09
Not sure if “crash log” is the right term, but isn’t it true that when an application crashes that there’s some record left as a text file that would be useful to the program’s engineers? In my case Prizmo keeps crashing and I’d really like to ... (1 Comment)
10/25/09
I’m a fourteen-year-old in the USA. I guess I’ve finally brought into the whole ‘Mac-Apple altar’ thing. I have experience with them (my bro’s macbook from 2006 and the 2007(?) iMacs in my music/tech class) and honestly, they OWN Windows-based ... (2 Comments)
10/25/09
I noticed that the new smart playlist diaglog has a + a – and a … option now. The … is new. I clicked on it to see what it does and it adds a new row The help does not describe what the new … option does but I would guess it allows nesting of conditions ... (1 Comment)
10/25/09
Quicken requires Internet Explorer and I cannot find it available for a mac download — Winnie Holbrooke ... (1 Comment)
10/25/09
hi gary how do you delete multiply calendars on the iphone i only really need one the others can go — paulie3660 ... (1 Comment)
10/24/09
Gary, I found that Word and Excel were s l o w to start after I upgraded to SL. Safari was a tad slow as well. After validating fonts and disabling dupes, I ran the beta version of Onyx for SL and ran maintenance scripts and cleaned font cache. Amazing. Everything is much ... (2 Comments)
10/24/09
hi gary i just bought the new i mac 21.5″ 3.06ghz and 8 gb memory with a 1 tb hard drive and a 1 tb timecapsules so i have between $150 to 200 dollars left what do recommend for a wireless all in one printer — paulie3660 ... (1 Comment)
10/24/09
Is there a way on my iPhone to, for example, listen to a Russian novel from Audible.com and some Tchaikovsky from my music library *simultaneously* on my iPhone? — John Russell ... (1 Comment)
10/23/09
When you close a tab in Safari, the active tab becomes the one adjacent to the tab you closed. In Firefox you can select it to be the tab you were in before you went to the one you closed. Can you do this in Safari? I don’t see a way. — Brian Morris ... (1 Comment)
10/23/09
Hey guys, i’m using a macbook 13,3” and thinking of buying an apple cinema display 24”…well it’s very expensive and there are so many cheaper monitors! for example the hp w2558hc in germany it’s about 350€ cheaper!!! my problem is, that i ... (1 Comment)
10/23/09
Is there any way to permanently delete only selected files or only files up to a specified date from the trash? — Johan van der Spuy ... (1 Comment)