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Old 5 May 2016, 16:51
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Did your friend e-mail it, iMessage it, or use AirDrop?
It came through as a "text". I do not know if it came from an iDevice...
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Old 8 May 2016, 11:21
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Running Windows on a Mac

My search didn't turn up an answer to this.

I have a brand new Macbook 15". I have a couple of applications that run only in Windows. On my last Macbook, I ran Bootcamp, which was okay. My new Mac requires Windows 8 or higher, so before I buy new Windows I have a couple of questions.

1. Is it more worthwhile to use Bootcamp, or to use one of the third-party programs that tout the ability to run Windows in conjunction with Mac OS?

2. Following on that, which Windows is worth buying? I plan on using it very little, just for running these other programs which are essentially searchable libraries of hard-to-get books. I do most things in Mac OS. For that matter, if I buy a program such as Parallels - can I just get away with using the Windows 7 that I already own?

Bottom line, what's your best experienced advice here? Thanks.
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Old 18 May 2016, 23:08
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Mac vs PC video editing

Here's my 2 cents. I used Windows, video editing pc to edit 1 1/2 hour soccer videos down to an hour. Rendering time on the PC 16 hours constant. Computer working not me. Also could not work during that time.

Mac, cut it down to 3 hours. and could work on other things during that time.

Like anything , check the use and which system and software might be better suited to your application. Good Luck.
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Old 19 May 2016, 17:56
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I switched to a MacBook Pro from a windows based laptop back in March, and could not be happier. Funny that at first I thought oh no what did I do, but within a week or so, I knew I made the right choice. Main reason for the switch was photo and video work (Kids sports) and it is amazing how fast just as others had said.

Apple also has unbelievable service at the Apple stores. I had already been impressed with them with minor issues I had had a couple of years ago with the Iphone, but I recently had a issue with a thunderbolt connector. I took the connector to an Apple store and told them what my issue was, along with making it very clear I did not buy the device from them but rather at Staples. they did not bat an eye, and just gave me a new one.
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Old 19 May 2016, 18:07
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I just picked up the new iPad Pro in 12" with the keyboard cover. This far I'm really impressed. Coming from a gen 1 iPad this thing might get more use than my MBP.
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Old 20 May 2016, 00:32
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My search didn't turn up an answer to this.

I have a brand new Macbook 15". I have a couple of applications that run only in Windows. On my last Macbook, I ran Bootcamp, which was okay. My new Mac requires Windows 8 or higher, so before I buy new Windows I have a couple of questions.

1. Is it more worthwhile to use Bootcamp, or to use one of the third-party programs that tout the ability to run Windows in conjunction with Mac OS?

2. Following on that, which Windows is worth buying? I plan on using it very little, just for running these other programs which are essentially searchable libraries of hard-to-get books. I do most things in Mac OS. For that matter, if I buy a program such as Parallels - can I just get away with using the Windows 7 that I already own?

Bottom line, what's your best experienced advice here? Thanks.
I used Parallels on a MBP running 8GB of RAM and it was painfully slow, even after tweaking. That alone would make me lean toward Bootcamp as opposed to a virtual space.

There are no further updates for Windows 7, so if you';re connected to the internet, you're leaving it vulnerable to malware.

Hope that helps.

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Old 17 September 2016, 14:31
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Refurbished vs New Macbook Pro/Air

Has anyone purchased a refurbished Mac? Any good or bad experiences? Basically I'm trying to see if the 10-20% discount for a refurbished computer is worth the potential hassle. The refurbished macs are ~$200 less than a brand new one, so I'm not sure if it warrants the risk of getting a used piece of hardware.

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Old 17 September 2016, 16:31
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Has anyone purchased a refurbished Mac? Any good or bad experiences? Basically I'm trying to see if the 10-20% discount for a refurbished computer is worth the potential hassle. The refurbished macs are ~$200 less than a brand new one, so I'm not sure if it warrants the risk of getting a used piece of hardware.

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You're spending $2k or so I imagine. I would send the money for a new one.
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Old 9 December 2016, 13:45
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Just got my 2016 13" MBP in space grey. I went with new over upgrading my 2010 due to retina, new hinge design, touch bar, and internals. So far I'm loving the size, it's waaaaaaaaay smaller (and lighter) than my 2010. I haven't had much time to do anything other than transfer everything over though.
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Old 9 December 2016, 14:43
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Old 9 December 2016, 14:50
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Old 9 December 2016, 15:02
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Anyone with the iPad-pro?

Just bought my wife the iPad Pro (regular size one) for xmas.

The pen costs another $100.

Pretty nifty.
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Old 9 December 2016, 15:29
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I just picked up the new iPad Pro in 12" with the keyboard cover. This far I'm really impressed. Coming from a gen 1 iPad this thing might get more use than my MBP.
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Anyone with the iPad-pro?
All ya got to do is read

I love mine. I was having battery life issues but I think they've been resolved.
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Old 27 December 2016, 12:39
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I love mine. I was having battery life issues but I think they've been resolved.
I caught it afterward...

I'm looking at running the pro in conjunction with...

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Old 27 December 2016, 12:51
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Just got my 2016 13" MBP in space grey. I went with new over upgrading my 2010 due to retina, new hinge design, touch bar, and internals. So far I'm loving the size, it's waaaaaaaaay smaller (and lighter) than my 2010. I haven't had much time to do anything other than transfer everything over though.
After my trusted 2013 MBPr started having keyboard malfunctions at the worst possible time I was forced to buy a new 2016 MBP. Got the space grey 13" as well and so far I must say there are some things I really like and some I'm not a fan of.

Things I like:
  • Even faster than my old machine
  • Super clean looking and portable
  • Love the keyboard although it's loud as fuck


Things I don't like:
  • USB-C/Thunderbolt. Now I have to get at least one dongle. BS.
  • USB-C/Thunderbolt: FUCK you, Apple for forcing me to buy dongles
  • USB...yes.
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Old 27 December 2016, 17:36
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After my trusted 2013 MBPr started having keyboard malfunctions at the worst possible time I was forced to buy a new 2016 MBP. Got the space grey 13" as well and so far I must say there are some things I really like and some I'm not a fan of.

Things I like:
  • Even faster than my old machine
  • Super clean looking and portable
  • Love the keyboard although it's loud as fuck


Things I don't like:
  • USB-C/Thunderbolt. Now I have to get at least one dongle. BS.
  • USB-C/Thunderbolt: FUCK you, Apple for forcing me to buy dongles
  • USB...yes.
Could've fixed the keyboard for you...still can if you have it. I had the same issue. Some keys stopped working so I figured out how to replace the entire keyboard.
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Old 28 December 2016, 00:50
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Could've fixed the keyboard for you...still can if you have it. I had the same issue. Some keys stopped working so I figured out how to replace the entire keyboard.
Absolutely. I still have it and was in fact looking to get the keyboard replaced.
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Old 28 December 2016, 09:29
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Absolutely. I still have it and was in fact looking to get the keyboard replaced.
With some screwdrivers and YouTube you can knock it out yourself. Or if you want, ship it to me and I'll get it done.

Here is the replacement keyboard that I purchased LINK HERE

I used THIS SET of instructions combined with some videos that are easily found on YouTube.
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Old 28 December 2016, 09:32
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I didn't and still don't have the funds for a new macbook pro, so I'm making this one last. It's an early 2011 and still running strong! The keyboard replacement cost me a little patience and about $50.
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After my trusted 2013 MBPr started having keyboard malfunctions at the worst possible time I was forced to buy a new 2016 MBP. Got the space grey 13" as well and so far I must say there are some things I really like and some I'm not a fan of.

Things I like:
  • Even faster than my old machine
  • Super clean looking and portable
  • Love the keyboard although it's loud as fuck
The keyboard on my 2016 MBP is annoyingly loud. I never knew I was a hard typer until I got this thing. My GF constantly complains about the noise it makes when I am typing.

Other than keyboard noise, I don't have another dislike. This thing is amazingly fast and so much smaller and lighter than my older MBP's. Definitely worth the upgrade from my 2011 model now that I'm back to carrying schoolbooks along with my work computer and other crap when traveling.
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