|Nov 3, 2012, 05:47 PM||#1|
What do you use your Mac for? :Top 10:
What are the top 10 things that you use your Mac for? It doesn't have to be in order of most you use it for most frequently. I don't mean your top 10 apps. I mean the activities that you do with your Mac.
Here's what I use it for most often:
My stance on rumors (+6):
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|Nov 3, 2012, 06:15 PM||#2|
I don't have a smartphone so I can't answer about "activities that you do with your phone".
I use my iMac for building and designing websites mainly and after that surfing the web and watching TV.
|Nov 3, 2012, 06:24 PM||#3|
|Nov 3, 2012, 06:27 PM||#4|
Email, Reading, Shopping, Finances, Gaming, Writing/Editing, IRC, Social Media, Drawing (via Wacom) & iMessage with family.
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock
|Nov 3, 2012, 06:42 PM||#7|
1\ Browsing & Email
3\ Music Production
4\ Gaming (although it's not very good at it - hence buying a new PC!)
5\ Managing my iTunes content
6\ Doesn't exist, there isn't much else I use it for!
rMBP 13" 2012 2.5GHZ i5 / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD iPhone 5S 16GB Space Grey iPad Air 32GB Space Grey
|Nov 3, 2012, 06:59 PM||#8|
1. Use it to watch TV shows and Movies
2. Surf the web
4. Stream TV and movies Hulu etc.
6. create educational documents
7. iTunes - educational videos and music management
8. minor photoshop and video editing
I used to do heavy video editing with FCP but no longer. Although I still use it on my laptop but now just for basic editing - It's much quicker than using that PITA iMovie.
I'm getting the better 27 just because the price difference is so minimal and will install my own ram up to 16 although 8 will probably do.
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|Nov 3, 2012, 08:23 PM||#9|
1.parallel to run windows to do all the work related stuff (vpn and etc)
2.air video client to watch all the video from my pc server running air video server
3.running chrome to do all my surfing and youtub'ing
4.programming(all , whether it be photoshop or xcode or dumb terminal to open
5.reading is a big part(relates to 4) )
6.remote desktop to either work or my windows pc to download and etc
7.Itune U and regular itune
I use imac the most and space is what gives me the advantage of using 27 imac(has 2 other 24 inch and 21 inch(vertial for reading) to do mad multi-tasking.. King of Multi tasking.. I won't list other mundane program i use..
--still apple fan but it's getting difficult...
|Nov 3, 2012, 09:46 PM||#10|
With my hackintosh and MBP:
1. Music Production
2. Sound editing
3. A lot of photo and image development
4. Web design and development
5. 3D rendering for logo's and animation shorts
6. Video creation
7. Surf & use the web
8. Listen to music
It'd be nice to get an iMac which can handle this but the 27" + BTO price premium is daft. I'd need at least 3TB HD space, with another 3TB for backup and lol at the price of TB atm.
|Nov 3, 2012, 11:27 PM||#11|
With iMac and MBP
1) Web surfing and forums
2) light games
4) converting shiny discs to loss less files on external HDD
5) researching and documenting family history
7) light photo editing (was more when I was selling silk scarves on-line)
8) reading books
9) scanning family slides
10) create drafts for computer driven weaving loom and transfer to cartridge to drive the loom
|Nov 6, 2012, 08:06 PM||#13|
1. Photography (editing, organizing, printing)
3. Talking to family
5. media organization and playing
7. optical media conversion
8. pissing off the wife
9. take home work stuff
10. see #8
|Nov 6, 2012, 08:21 PM||#14|
Hey, this is a pretty neat thread! I have a tie for 2nd.
1. Editing footage
2/3. Coding/Graphics work
4. Web surfing
5. Logic Studio + my keyboard
6. Gaming/Minecrafting (I'll probably do a lot more when my RMBP comes this week)
8. Writing papers (I should be doing that right now :P)
9. Skyping with family/friends
10. Ironing my clothes while my computer heats up from VMWare
Want a bigger phone screen? Hold it closer to your face.
|Nov 6, 2012, 09:09 PM||#16|
1: heavy photo editing in Lightroom and Photoshop
2: organizing and accessing photos, music, movies, etc.
3: web browsing
5: keeping calendar events, client appointments, schedule etc. organized
5: managing/creating documents (contracts, spreadsheets, invoices, etc.)
6: light video editing
That's pretty much it.
|Nov 6, 2012, 10:37 PM||#17|
In no order..
Mac Mini 2011 | Intel Core i5 Dual-Core 2.5GHz | 4GB Memory | 128GB SSD Storage | AMD Radeon HD 6630M | OS X Mavericks | Apple Cinema Display 30" 2560x1600
|Nov 7, 2012, 01:04 AM||#18|
1. surf web, forum
2. listen to music, podcast
3. watch Youtube, iTunes U
4. read & annotate papers
6. play game
7. social network
8. word & powerpoint (would like to use pages & keynote but not compatible with other people)
9. manage content in phone and iPod
10. some simulation
|Nov 7, 2012, 05:18 PM||#21|
Mac Pro 5.1 2.66 12 Core GTX 670 2gb, Mac Pro 5.1 3.2 Quad 5770, Imac 2012 21' 2.7 i5 8gb 640m, Imac 2010 21' 3.06 i3 12gb 4670m, MBP Retina 13 256gb/8gb
|Nov 7, 2012, 06:48 PM||#22|
1. programming (xcode)
2. design (gimp)
I still find everything else easier to do on windows machine (gaming, torrents, videos, music, etc...) Is it bad I have made 10+ iOS apps on this machine and I still donít know how to efficiently use the file system? lol
|Nov 7, 2012, 08:04 PM||#23|
I use my 27" iMac and 15" MBP interchangeably (they both have the same apps installed) depending on if I'm at home or away. Uses, in no particular order:
I'm sure there is more. I don't use them for music or video (I've got other systems for that) and don't play games.
27" i7 iMac, 15" MacBook Pro, Mac mini with ML Server, 4 other Macs and an Apple TV.
|Nov 7, 2012, 08:25 PM||#25|
1. Online banking / paying bills
2. Listening to music
3. Doing school work
4. Web surfing
5. Goofing around on Facebook
7. Playing games
8. Downloading my Suunto Ambit workouts
9. Analyzing stocks
10. Finding recipes
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