I am sort of board with my iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by levitynyc, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. levitynyc macrumors 65816

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    Hahah i Love IT!

    24" 3GB 256MB Video CArd

    I bought it a week ago and spent the last week uploading and editing all of my photos with iPhoto. Uploaded all of my music with iTunes, watched a bunch of iTunes TV shows that I missed.

    Got a bunch of Widgets running.

    But now, nothing to do. I am considering buying some games.

    What are some other good apps to use/buy

    I am lost with Garage band and don't know how to use it.

    Thanks again for all your help.
     
  2. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a

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    Board? :p

    The best advice I can give you is this; whatever you want to do on a mac, search for the most obvious thing. Garageband is a little overwhelming at first, but just click on things that make sense.

    Want to look for samples? Great - click on the "eye"
    etc etc

    You've got a nice mac, enjoy :)
     
  3. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's spelled bored ;)

    Anyway, that's a killer machine you've got there. I'd suggest learning iWeb and making some websites to show off your photos.

    Do you have a large DVD collection? You could start ripping those in preperation for the iTV. You could also try burning your photos or home movies to DVDs with iDVD for family members.

    I've never put much time into garage band (i'm not very musical) but the results seem to be fantastic... don't give up too soon.
     
  4. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Well if you really want something to consume your time (and money) but some photo equipment (DSLR) and Aperture. When you get bored take pictures and edit them. :D
     
  5. japasneezemonk macrumors 6502

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    If you're really bored, you can look into getting an extra job.
     
  6. levitynyc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    HAhaha most of my work is online related and I do most from my PC at work and finish at home on my mac.
     
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Thank god for spellcheck in Safari, Firefox, and Camino, right?
     
  8. japasneezemonk macrumors 6502

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    Good, then a walk in the park would be a good change that might alleviate some of the boredom with your mac.
     
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    Spellcheck won't help, because "bored" and "board" are both valid (different words, but both spelt correctly).
     
  10. ieani macrumors 6502a

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    Yes! Macs follow Occam's Razor: All things being equal, the simplest solution tends to be the best one.
     
  11. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Read a book maybe? Learn to play guitar? Talk to a girl? There's plenty to do man. :D
     
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    Visit dictionary.com?
     
  14. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    To get more out of GarageBand and your other applications, you might want to
    check your local Apple Store for their schedule of free application orientation classes.
    There are also many good training DVD's out there.

    Something I keep meaning to do, is to catalog an insurance file of everything that matters. Photos, receipts etc.

    You've purchased an amazing tool to help you create just about anything you can think of, but learning to properly use that tool takes time.
     
  15. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    It sounds like you're desperately in need of World of Warcraft to me.
     
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  17. iSaint macrumors 603

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    This is the "It Just Works Syndrome." With a Mac you don't have all the hours of setup and troubleshooting to get your OS working the way you want. Now all that saved time is ready for productive work! Get to it! :D
     
  18. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    That is such a great idea!!! Now why didn't I think of that? hmph!:confused:
     
  19. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    You could always try to wrap your brain around Logic Pro or Final Cut Pro.

    Guaranteed to consume endless hours of your time and put a considerable dent in your savings account.
     

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