Macbook Air Starter Guide

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by docgerrard, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    So, I pick up my new air tomorrow :)
    What do I need to do? What apps should I install?

    1) calibrate battery - charge to 100, let it go all the way down and auto power-off, keep it like that for at least 5 hours then plug it back in!

    2) apps: click2flash, microsoft office, what else?

    3) I have never had a mac before. Learn how to use OS X!
  2. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010

    1) No need to calibrate. Apple pre-calibrates the battery. There's a support document about it.

    2) What else do you want to do? iStat is a nice dashboard widget that monitors CPU temperature, memory usage, etc. Before you install Click2Flash, make sure you install Flash from Adobe's website (it's still technically Beta but it works).

    3) Macworld has a good "Lion Super Guide" in PDF downloadable for $13 from their website. It is good for someone new to Macs and written in a clear, concise manner.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    My current computer just got a geekbench of 893 lol.

    Anyways, what or some other cool apps. Like what is that app that you can snap windows like windows 7?
  4. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  5. macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2009
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2008
    I just bought a new car....

    - get gas
    - fasten seatbelt
    - where should I go

    I've never had this type of car before. :rolleyes:
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Consider a shell or skin like Speck's see through plastic shell (which I use)

    Consider a keyboard cover like Moshi's (which I use)

    Consider a sleeve like Hard Candy's Bubble sleeve (which I use)

    Consider a man purse (which I will never use)
  8. macrumors regular


    Apr 5, 2010
    Brighton, UK
    What's the word on these things overheating the Airs, which I read here the other day?
  9. macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
  10. macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2011

    From the makers of BetterTouchTool (another must-have for me)
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    I think it probably does cause my Air to run warmer, but on an absolute level, I doubt it matters much because even still my fans do not turn on to any audible level.

    If you have an MBA that runs warmly with fans on all the time, then maybe I'd avoid the Speck case.

    On my Sandy Bridge MBP 17", it runs very warmly in general, so I'm more concerned about its use on the MBP since temperature on an absolute level is a little more concerning. On the MBP, I have a little fan that blows air over the keyboard and a cooling base as well.

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