Just bought my first Mac!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Reach9, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    First of all, I feel like an idiot for not switching to Mac earlier.

    The new MacBook Pro is phenomenal, and I could have not asked for more. Today i picked up the baseline 13" one because i'm starting another school year in university next month so i thought i'd go in fresh.

    Btw, I don't see why people are complaining about the battery life, I'm getting 10:30hrs to 12:11hrs while typing this up after full charge. (bluetooth off, brightness at 25%, surfing the web, no backlight) I absolutely love the new battery, kudos to you Apple!
    If anyone is hesitating about buying one, I say drop that and go for it, you won' regret the purchase.

    Does anyone know of a plug in which removes Flash advertisements? And any nice and useful widgets i should download?

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  3. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Nice! And how did you get Microsoft Office 2011 when it hasn't been released yet? :p
     
  4. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    Probably same way I did.
    Btw it's damn good! :D
     
  5. Rithem macrumors 6502

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    I need to get 2011 before school starts. Glad you like the MBP though! I don't really use widgets but for apps:

    littlesnitch
    dropbox
    gfxcardstatus
    quiksilver
    vuze
    vlc
    skype
    ventrilo
    steam
    photoshop cs5

    those are the ones off the top of my head
     
  6. Lokrado macrumors regular

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    out of curiosity, what are these?
     

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  7. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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  8. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

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    i found that one a little too expensive for my taste, even with student/teacher discount it's €400 ... guess i will be going with iPhoto, the Gimp and adobe elements.
     
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    MacKeeper is the robot looking icon. Helps to clean up old files, duplicate files, etc...
     
  10. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    Congrats


    Safari uses Extensions were you can remove ads in Facebook and youtube. Go to Safari - Safari Ext Gallery
     
  11. iAlexG macrumors 6502

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    The icon with the leaf is MindNode and the Notebook is NoteBook
     
  12. Reach9 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks guys!

    Yes, they are MindNode for mind mapping, and NoteBook for taking quick notes in class.

    the Beta for Office 2011 is amazing, Microsoft did a great job and I can't wait to purchase it when the final version comes out!
     
  13. Reach9 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hey guys I was just wondering what app is the best for keeping track of your system apart from MacKeeper?
     
  14. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    widgets = apps kindof like ipod apps, but you use them on your dashboard

    chord chart
    calculator
    unit converter
    istat pro
    movies
    itunes lyrics
    itunes control
    address book
    dictionary/thesaurus
    calendar
    stocks
    weather
     
  15. Reach9 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks TopHatPlus, that list helped a lot.

    So i just calibrated my battery, and it ended up decreasing my battery life? This is crazy. I used to get 9hours+ easy while only web surfing at low brightness, and even if i had VMWare Fusion on I got 5hours. But now it seems everything went down by 2hours.
    Is this normal?

    If i re-calibrate it will I get my old battery life back? My Battery health is still 100%
     
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  17. scottacus macrumors newbie

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    Did you time it before to see if you were actually getting that long?

    The battery life estimates you get before calibration are typically inaccurate and the post-calibration estimate you get is much more accurate. So it's possible the battery life estimates you are getting now are closer to what you can expect.
     
  18. Reach9 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks guys! hmmm, i'm gonna calibrate it once again, because i'm only surfing the web without flash and i only have 7hours.
    This time i will also time my battery life.

    Btw, when i see other people's wallpapers they are all very smooth. Then when i download them and apply them as my wallpaper.. For some reason the plain wallpapers that i have look grainy on my MacBook Pro's display, and the ones with gradients are chopped, as in they are not smooth and look like rings instead of a smooth gradient.
    How can i fix this?
     
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  20. Reach9 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    do you mean i have to convert my current ones to 1280x800? And download only 1280x800 wallpapers?
     
  21. timhealey macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way to get that without buying the software?
     
  22. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    lol
     
  23. mulo macrumors 68020

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    You could just download a legal 30 day trial off adobes website :D
     
  24. Weshzu macrumors member

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    does anyone have a working bashflash program? I just got a mac book as well 2 days ago trying to get this program to work. Supposely its place on the menubar on top where the time and volume are located but i don't see anything.
     
  25. Reach9 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    hey Weshzu, try searching up on Spoitlight, "Bash Flash" and then click on it, you should see a ring and an F inside it on your menu bar. Right click it and select "Open at LogIn" if you want.
     

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