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Hi all. Danny from down under. Just bought a new 21.5" iMac and loving it. Its still got that new apple smell.
So far, everything about it has been impressive, from the packaging to using the product. I will admit, I had reservations, being a now "ex" windows user, but glad I've changed now.
This forum has been very helpful already, thank you all for your efforts.

I look forward to meeting you all and probably asking some dumb questions.

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Just bought a new 21.5" iMac and loving it. Its still got that new apple smell.
Welcome to Mac-Forums aussiedan!

Be very very careful of that "new Apple smell"...it's addictive! Soon you'll have an iPhone, an iPad, a MacBook Pro, an Apple TV,...and who know's what else. And then you'll have no money left in the bank!

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Thanks for the welcome Nick,
I first smelt that smell when I bought the kids an iPod each (4). While loading stuff onto them, I fell in love with the way they just worked, they made my 'driod phone seem so backwards.
Now I need to learn how to sync them with the iMac, but not transfer all the bad pics and useless notes the kids have filled them with (pictures of the floor and notes like "dfgdfvsdrg").
I imagine I'm going to have issues with the apple id, as they were loaded on a windows computer.

I'm sure once thats sorted, life will be sweet.
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Hi,


My name is Mark. I am currently studying to be a Primary teacher in England. I worked in IT for 14 years. I have experience of most OS platforms and mobile devices. Experience with networking and cross-platform integration. Prior to leaving full-time employment, I helped support over 100 school networks and provided training.

As a computing specialist on my teacher training course, I am studying the impact of Apple products, such as the iPad, on their integration with inclusive practices. Recently, I used the iPad to help children with severe learning and physical disabilities take part in the learning environment. I can honestly say no other company puts the time and effort into creating hardware and software that truly helps children with disabilities than Apple (sorry to bore you with all this information).


When I am not studying, I enjoy spending time with the family and friends. I've Developed quite an obsession for Transformers at the moment. I am 32 so I guess I am trying to be a child again. I'm also learning how to use Wordpress. I've started a site and I mean 'started'. My address is www.primaryevovle.co.uk. I plan to create computer-related help for teachers and Mac users.

I currently own a 24" iMac (late 2007), 13" MacBook (late 2008), iPad 3 64GB black and iPhone 5 16GB slate. I might buy an Apple TV when the next model comes out. The problem we have in the UK is that fact Apple offer so little on it i.e. most of the apps are US based.


Hope to speak to you soon.

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Welcome to the forums.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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Thank you. Glad to be here.

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It's just occurred to me that I have asked quite a few questions on the forum and not introduced myself so here goes.

I am a senior, British and a 'Yorkshire Tyke'. Been thinking about a Mac for a number of years (too long to remember) and could never seem to justify getting one. Anyway, the time seemed right and I knew that it was like an itch that needed to be scratched so I bought a Macbook Pro Retina 15.4" just over three weeks ago. I had no expectation of liking it at first because it is so different to Windows but actually I'm not having too many problems.

Before I bought it, I read up a lot on the Internet and the best bit of advice (and the only one I remember clearly) is not to ditch your Windows computer - keep it to go back to familiarity. I realise that some folk would not endorse this but for me it has been great and taken the pressure off when I have been struggling to do things. It has been like a weaning process; the Mac is now used more than the Windows 7 laptop. I don't regret spending all that money and I do like my Macbook Pro.

Macbook Pro Retina 15.4" (since 4.7.14)
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Welcome to the forum. Always nice to have new faces around.

Some people find it easier to make a clean break while others that the path you've chosen. When it comes to making the transition my thought has always been do what works best for you.

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Hi, I am a 75 year old in Australia who is an Apple fan with two iPods, 3 iPads, an iMac and the latest iPhone. I spend a lot of time helping friends convert to Apple and setting up their computers and iPads. Everyone uses their devices for different purposes, and often have questions I haven't thought of, so I often have to go to Google to find the answers and so ended up today, joining the forum.

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Welcome aboard. We can always use a new face or two around here.

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Hi, I am a 75 year old in Australia who is an Apple fan with two iPods, 3 iPads, an iMac and the latest iPhone. I spend a lot of time helping friends convert to Apple and setting up their computers and iPads. Everyone uses their devices for different purposes, and often have questions I haven't thought of, so I often have to go to Google to find the answers and so ended up today, joining the forum.

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Hello and welcome to the forum!

This is a great site for Apple products, especially OS X issues. If not already a member, you might want to also look at iPad Forums - I'm giradman there - has over 300K members and outstanding mods - w/ these two forums you're pretty much 'covered' w/ Apple devices! Dave
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My name is Carolyn. I have a MacBook Pro; older version. I also have a Dell; newer version, that I rarely use.

Over the years I've come to prefer the Mac and find Windows and a PC to be slow and I don't like having to always worry about antiviruses and malware.

I am usually pretty good at figuring out how to solve problems on both the Mac and PC but occasionally I need expert advice. I am hoping to find it here.
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Welcome to Mac-Forums dexter10 (Carolyn). I'm sure we can help with just about any Mac related question (any many Windows related questions as well).

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Welcome Carolyn!

This is a great forum. You can learn a lot about just about anything Apple here. Enjoy and again, welcome!

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Hello all. My name is Shane, I live in British Columbia, Canada, and I've used Macs almost exclusively at home and work for about 25 years. (Although, as a sexagenarian, I can't always translate that experience into expertise.)
My daily driver is my iMac (10.6.8), but I have in the last few months acquired both an iPad Air and a second-hand MacPro (early 2011, 15-inch screen). I'm having a few problems getting the machines to talk to each other, so I'll be seeking advice in the appropriate forum(s).
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