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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10/20/09
How many years should I expect my Airport Extreme to be useful? Comcast (our ISP) seems to be behaving, but we’re dropping our network connection frequently. Thanks. — John Russell ... (2 Comments)
10/20/09
I really like the current Mighty Mouse because of the right, left, and center clicks and middle squeeze. I use the squeeze all the time for spaces and the center click for expose. I am wondering if the new Magic Mouse has a similar functionality to easily access these features. ... (1 Comment)
10/20/09
I want my son and I to be able to manage both our Ipod’s on our family Imac. He listens to different music to me and so we need to be able to manage two different sets of music. I want him to be able to manage his own music and to be able to sync with his Ipod and for me to ... (1 Comment)
10/19/09
I am looking for a way to separate work photos and personal photos in iphoto. Is there a way to have two separate database of images? — Danny ... (3 Comments)
10/19/09
I move from one Mac to another on a regular basis. I want to keep all data synced on both Macs. I did a GOOGLE search and found several sites that sell syncing software, is this really needed? (This is one link I found http://www.markspace.com/synctogether/). Thanks to all ... (1 Comment)
10/19/09
Hi, I’m a new MacBook Pro user and tried to find the answer on my own to no avail. How do I e-mail a picture from iPhoto through my GMail account? I see how to easily do it using MacMail, but I’m not set up for that, nor do I want to. Thanks in advance, Vicky — ... (1 Comment)
10/19/09
How to uninstall programs totally from my Mac? — Kristiyan ... (3 Comments)
10/18/09
Hi Gary, I thought I knew that we could set up a custom search in the sidebar of the Finder window….could you shed some light? Thanks! — Jason ... (1 Comment)
10/18/09
In trying to learn Aperture from the lynda.com site, I have the lynda tutorial (on Firefox) on my smaller monitor and Aperture open on a bigger monitor so I can work along with the instructor. Tell me that I don’t have to be limited to one menu bar, on either one monitor ... (1 Comment)
10/18/09
Hi! Since my old Photoshop does no longer work when I changed my old G5 into a new iMac, I have really problemes to change the size of pictures (taken by camera or as a screen shot) to optimize them for mails and internet. I cannot believe that Apple offers no solution for such a ... (5 Comments)
10/17/09
why the airport ask me to inter my password? when i try to turn on and off airport, it ask me to inter my password. also when i lunch safari, it ask me to inter my keychain password. please help me to fix it. — Ebay ... (1 Comment)
10/17/09
I can’t seem to be able to mute my michrophone. I go into System Preferences and go on SOUND but even though I put the input level to 0 it still picks up a signal from my onboard mic. Has anybody got any solution here? — Sigo ... (2 Comments)
10/17/09
hi gary being new to mac what in your recommendation is the best anti virus and spyware programs and also i was looking into 1 password as a password security program whats your take on the subjecy — paulie3660 ... (5 Comments)
10/16/09
I recently upgraded to iTunes 9 and noticed that Genius Mixes was not listed under the Genius pull down. Thinking that perhaps this was an issue with the installation I deleted and re-installed iTunes. However, this didn’t correct the problem. Is there a setting that I am ... (50 Comments)
10/16/09
is apple going to enable the skip ahead and skip back feature when using a bluetooth stereo headset i the ipod mode of iphone — paulie3660 ... (3 Comments)
10/15/09
I have a Mac Mini With a 200GB Hard Drive. I want to upgrade it to a 500GB drive and I want to know what is the easiest way to get my OS and ALL of my files to the new hard drive. I am running Mac OS 10.6.1 It is the 2007-2008 Mac Mini running @ 1.8GHz. — Leonard Bryan ... (1 Comment)
10/15/09
Hi. I was wondering if you could announce a warning for the use of the guest user in Snow Leopard. People say that if you use the guest user in Snow Leopard, all your files on your main account will be deleted as the guest account opens. If you put a warning in MacAnswers, it ... (2 Comments)
10/15/09
Gary, Love the concept of iPhoto books. Only one thing missing: adding captions to photos in the book. Seems that there aren’t many themes that allow for it, and even then, only one or two captions for an entire page or two. Would you know of a way to add captions to ... (1 Comment)
10/15/09
Hi Gary, I was wondering how Mac you currently use and what they are? — Jason ... (2 Comments)
10/15/09
gary i think you might have misunderstood me i was asking if safari could be uninstalled in osx without it affecting other programs — paulie3660 ... (8 Comments)