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Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-08-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By MikeM
You can still buy Office for Mac 2011 without the...

You can still buy Office for Mac 2011 without the subscription for 365. It's $220 (For the version that includes Outlook) and will not expire. If you don't need Outlook, then Office Home 2011 is...
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 04-06-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By MikeM
This is one of those situations where Microsoft...

This is one of those situations where Microsoft Onedrive will have to be the cloud storage you will need to have installed on your Mac to make this work. There is no integration right now for MS...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-06-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By MikeM
Replacing the Hard Drive with an SSD would...

Replacing the Hard Drive with an SSD would definitely give it a noticeable performance improvement. $190 USD would get a 240GB Intel SSD which would be bigger and significantly faster. You could also...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-04-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 902
Posted By MikeM
Office 2004 most definitely will not work with...

Office 2004 most definitely will not work with Mavericks nor will any other software designed only for PowerPC (Universal software will work so long as the installer is also universal). Office 2008...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 11-25-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,812
Posted By MikeM
Not exactly a hijack of this thread but a lot of...

Not exactly a hijack of this thread but a lot of the posts in here were related to wear and tear on HDDs. For laptops, I'm more concerned with battery life (Which if it was covered in the thread and...
Forum: iPod Hardware and Accessories 11-25-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,042
Posted By MikeM
Personally, the iPod Touch has been one of the...

Personally, the iPod Touch has been one of the apple products that frustrates me. Apple doesn't like supporting them for iOS updates as much as equivalent generation iphones (2 iOS revs per device as...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-31-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,496
Posted By MikeM
I don't think it's the video card. I've never...

I don't think it's the video card. I've never seen a failed video card that was able to display a good image over a bad one. I would almost say that it's more likely a corrupted file issue.

I...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-26-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,832
Posted By MikeM
Of all the OPs requirements, the one that stuck...

Of all the OPs requirements, the one that stuck out the most for me was the desire to play Blizzard games.
The rest of the OPs needs would easily be handled by most models in Apple's current lineup...
Forum: Apple TV 09-22-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,600
Posted By MikeM
This is what I was getting as well. iTunes seems...

This is what I was getting as well. iTunes seems to be the only consistent way to update to 6.0.

-Mike
Forum: Apple TV 09-22-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,600
Posted By MikeM
I think that Apple hasn't quite perfected their...

I think that Apple hasn't quite perfected their update process for ATV. I wasn't able to update my ATV2 either using it's update option but was successful plugging it into my PC and using iTunes to...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 06-10-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By MikeM
My preference lies with the MBP. With the ability...

My preference lies with the MBP. With the ability to upgrade the RAM and the HDD to an SSD at a later time, you ultimately will have a much more powerful system in the long run that will outlast the...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-19-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,166
Posted By MikeM
I have to agree here. I'm one of the few that...

I have to agree here. I'm one of the few that does run AV on my Mac (Norton) and in my opinion, an ounce of prevention is well worth a pound of cure as we are seeing with these outbrakes. The idea...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 11-06-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By MikeM
So the video card you have there is just about...

So the video card you have there is just about the top card that will work in that system. They only have a 2x AGP slot and when the Radeon 9800 card came out 8x was the standard so I wouldn't waste...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 11-06-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By MikeM
Totally agree here. My G4 AGP Graphics model was...

Totally agree here. My G4 AGP Graphics model was a fun project but when I was all done with the upgrades I did, it cost about as much as a newer Mac Mini and still isn't as fast. 10.4.11 is the...
Forum: iOS and Apps 10-26-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,018
Posted By MikeM
If you have the 2011 version of MS Office, it...

If you have the 2011 version of MS Office, it should come with Live Mesh which is Microsoft's version of iCloud. Little more manual setup but gives you cloud access to your Microsoft documents (and...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-25-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,451
Posted By MikeM
I work with SSDs frequently and agree that it is...

I work with SSDs frequently and agree that it is a significantly noticable speed improvement across the board with them.

The two questions are you have to ask yourself are:

Are you looking...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-25-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By MikeM
There was also a mild bump in CPU speed across...

There was also a mild bump in CPU speed across the whole MBP line.

I don't anticipate a major change anytime soon so if you are interested in one, I would just go for it.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-24-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,725
Posted By MikeM
Graphic design can actually be pretty memory...

Graphic design can actually be pretty memory intensive.

Open up one of your usual projects and any other programs you usually run then open up Activity Monitor.

If you have less than 1GB free...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-24-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,725
Posted By MikeM
It dosen't quite work that way. On a PC,...

It dosen't quite work that way.

On a PC, what it's doing is using the flash drive as a page file which is a faster device than the HDD. It's not actually expanding your RAM.

That being said,...
Forum: Apple Desktops 10-23-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By MikeM
As the owner of a heavily upgraded PowerMac G4, I...

As the owner of a heavily upgraded PowerMac G4, I have to say that while it's a fun project, it's nowhere near worth the cost. After it was all said and done, I could have bought a used Intel Mac...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-23-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,129
Posted By MikeM
It all depends on the ammount of services and...

It all depends on the ammount of services and open programs the OP may be running. Where the performace increase comes from primarily is the paging file (Which is HDD space used as ram). More RAM =...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-20-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,473
Posted By MikeM
It will be more expensive but I would recommend...

It will be more expensive but I would recommend Leopard over Tiger. Apple no longer provides updates for Tiger and current versions of Safari and iTunes will not install on Tiger machines meaning...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-20-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,901
Posted By MikeM
As far as PPC 10.4.x goes, does the compatable...

As far as PPC 10.4.x goes, does the compatable version of Safari even have HTML 5.0 support? And for that matter, I haven't looked into Opera or Chrome so I don't know if they have current browsers...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-20-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,901
Posted By MikeM
The last Java update that Apple pushed with 10.4...

The last Java update that Apple pushed with 10.4 should run most if not all Java applications. I wouldn't worry about that.

Flash on the other hand has a nasty feature where some sites require the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-19-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,901
Posted By MikeM
HTML 5 is pretty much your alternative. Youtube...

HTML 5 is pretty much your alternative. Youtube has an HTML 5 area for watching videos and there are others sites as well but it isn't as widely used as flash yet.
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