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On a separate note -- for a while, whenever my iPhone was near my laptop and iTunes was open, the iPhone synced automatically and I never had to plug it in. This stopped. Does anyone know what the setting is to get this going again?

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Probably different but you should be able to sync everything via iCloud.

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After two Win2k reinstalls in as many days (the result of a winnt/config/system corruption), I'm going to throw in the wintel towel.   Christ on horseback! Even the servicepak 2 download and instal

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i suggested thunderbird only as a transfer vehicle. it can import outlook mail in windows and since a mac version exists of it the files can be transferred easily.   as for your mysterious troubles

On a separate note -- for a while, whenever my iPhone was near my laptop and iTunes was open, the iPhone synced automatically and I never had to plug it in. This stopped. Does anyone know what the setting is to get this going again?

Flowers & a nice dinner?

Hmm. Usually I just tell Siri she's utterly worthless. She apologizes, but still doesn't listen.

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On a separate note -- for a while, whenever my iPhone was near my laptop and iTunes was open, the iPhone synced automatically and I never had to plug it in. This stopped. Does anyone know what the setting is to get this going again?

Maybe you had wi-fi syncing turned on, but now you don't? Or maybe you need to troubleshoot it?

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Bought an iMac 2 weeks ago. How do you work this thing? As someone who started with IBM's products from the days of DOS and PCTools, I foresee that my one year of purchased "one to one" classes will come in very handy. However, based on what I've picked up so far, this is fun. I can see that this will be very easy once I learn which swipes of the mouse replace which buttons.

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Bought an iMac 2 weeks ago. How do you work this thing? As someone who started with IBM's products from the days of DOS and PCTools, I foresee that my one year of purchased "one to one" classes will come in very handy. However, based on what I've picked up so far, this is fun. I can see that this will be very easy once I learn which swipes of the mouse replace which buttons.

Once you set your swiping to the way you want it, it's pretty much the same as a PC. Except the "close" button is up on the left instead of up on the right.

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Bought an iMac 2 weeks ago. How do you work this thing? As someone who started with IBM's products from the days of DOS and PCTools, I foresee that my one year of purchased "one to one" classes will come in very handy. However, based on what I've picked up so far, this is fun. I can see that this will be very easy once I learn which swipes of the mouse replace which buttons.

Once you set your swiping to the way you want it, it's pretty much the same as a PC. Except the "close" button is up on the left instead of up on the right.

 

I've been using a new MacBook Air since Monday. I love the concept of swiping, but I get more accurate results with a mouse. The problem with the swiping is that I have often back paged on a website when I didn't intend to. On a few occasions, I've found myself at Dashboard when I didn't expect it.

 

But in all, it's been great fun. I'm not happy with QuickTime Player, which seems dumbed down and has no Preferences.

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But in all, it's been great fun. I'm not happy with QuickTime Player, which seems dumbed down and has no Preferences.

Yeah, I pretty much use VLC for all my video needs on my Air. QuickTime is just too simplistic.

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My PC is dying (right before my eyes: a sad sight).

 

I just ordered one of the new iMacs to replace it. I'm in that state of consumer frenzy we all know as I await its delivery next month.

 

So here's my question. It's about transfer/migration of files from my current PC to my new Mac.

 

I'm thinking I don't have to transfer ANYTHING.

 

I don't have any photos stored on my computer.

 

The documents I have stored, I don't need.

 

I use only web-based email providers, so as far as I know I have nothing relating to email stored on my computer.

 

My iTunes library got fucked up as part of my computer's death throes. One reason I put off getting a new computer is that it would have been tedious to fix it so that I could transfer it. Among the many problems is that it's too big for my current hard drive, so only part of it's on my computer hard drive, and the rest is on an external (that isn't compatible with Macs). (There are other problems: it's fucked.)

 

BUT, my new Mac's hard drive is more than large enough to accommodate my entire iTunes library. So I figure I can open a new empty library on the new computer, and get one of those apps (or whatever you call them) that allow you to transfer content from your iPod into iTunes (which iTunes itself should let you do, but doesn't cuz Apple are greedy fascists).

 

Given all the above, it seems to me that I don't have to migrate/transfer ANYTHING from my old PC to my new Mac.

 

Am I missing, or misunderstanding, anything?

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Yeah, you probably don't need to. If you do, you can just get the Migration Assistant from Apple to do it. If it isn't much, put what you need on Dropbox or whatever and then get it back later.

 

That said, I am surprised you say you have an external drive that isn't compatible with Macs. Is it using a weird filesystem?

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That said, I am surprised you say you have an external drive that isn't compatible with Macs. Is it using a weird filesystem?

That caught my eye as well. If you can access it from a PC you should be able to get it from the Mac.

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this reminds me, that i have to figure out where to store my music since i am getting a new time capsule soon. mine is just about full and recently i'm storing more photos and i have a sonos stereo system. i think i'm fine with just letting my photos back up in the regular course of things onto the time capsule, but not sure i want to continue to store music for the music system on my new time capsule. store it on an NAS drive or time capsule? that is the question.

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I was told by someone at Apple that many external hard drive manufacturers did not start making them compatible with OS X until 2009 or 2010. Web research confirmed that the manufacturer of my external hard drive is one of them (as luck would have it, I bought one of the last series they made that weren't OS X compatible).

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