Coolest thing you get your MB/MBP to do

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  1. ethan101 macrumors member

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    whats the most interesting thing your mb/mbp can do? whether it is a awsome program you use or just something that you feel not every ones knows about these sweet little machines?
     
  2. holamiamigos macrumors 6502a

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    i say the little apple logo light because pc owners get so jealous
     
  3. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    Actually it really annoys me having that logo slapped on my laptop. I've already paid Apple enough money without advertising their product for free.
     
  4. Nevrsadie macrumors regular

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    Photo booth is a big hit, can get people laughing uncontrollably. Dashboard/Expose and hot corners just amazes windows users.
     
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    not on my macbook, but awhile back my ibook would start itself up every morning and launch itunes to wake me up. beats having an alarm clock.
     
  7. markjewiss macrumors member

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    MacSaber - my boss almost wrote off his new MBP when I showed him that...

    M.
     
  8. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Well I did have mine trained to make me waffles and fresh OJ for breakfast every morning, but do to it's lack of hands it always got tons of batter and pulp in the keyboard. And quite frankly after spending 2 - 3 hours cleaning it up I realized it would be better to simply make the waffles and OJ myself.
     
  9. brand macrumors 601

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    Does your car and TV also annoy you, since they most likely have been branded by their manufacturer also?
     
  10. shecky Guest

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    the most interesting thing my MBP does is make me a lot of money every year. :)
     
  11. civilizedrat macrumors regular

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    can the macbook do this?
     
  12. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it can. Just do a search in google for MB alarm clock software or something similar. The decent ones aren't free, but pretty darn cheap.
     
  13. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    why, yes, it can. you can set specific startup and shut down times for your computer in the energy saver preference, and you can specify apps or files (like an itunes song) to launch at login in the accounts preference pane in system prefs.
     
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    I used my MB to remotely negotiate a business deal that might make me my first (and second) million. Thank iSight and Skype for that one. I also created all the financial spreadsheets on it, and I run most of the business off it.

    I'd say thats a pretty cool thing for a MB to do. :)

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  16. Collin973 macrumors 6502

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    The coolest thing I get to do with my mbp happens everyday: Not having to boot windows xp :p

    It also does many other things...like work, school work, check the price of light sweet crude oil, etc etc...

    And I love the glowing apple. It serves two purposes:
    1.) It shows "others" that apples are sweet looking machines
    2.) It automatically distinguishes who does (or doesn't) have viruses, spyware, malware, oh wait...i can just some it up with "Windows"

    >CM<
     
  17. 2tallyAwesome macrumors regular

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    The coolest little thing I use on a daily basis is the screen zoom feature.

    (ctrl + 2 fingers on the track pad)

    I use that ALL THE TIME....love it.
     
  18. kkarb macrumors newbie

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    Whoa! I had no idea it could do that...:eek: Well that's kind of embarassing, actually, but still, that is really awesome. Is that only possible with a trackpad, or can you use a mouse also?

    Woo!:apple: !
     
  19. heehee macrumors 68020

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    You can use your mouse too.
     
  20. beto. macrumors newbie

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    How can I use my mouse for the zoom feature? I have a generic two-button USB mouse. Thanks!
     
  21. JMG macrumors 6502a

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    keep telling yourself that
     
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    I don't know if your mouse have that feature, I use a wired Mighty Mouse. I hold down control and scroll with my mouse. The setup is in the picture attached. At the bottom, "Zoom using scroll ball while holding...". Hope it works for you. :)
     

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    I have a secret project coming up involving my powerbook 12". But I can't tell you guys.
     

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