My new Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ajohnson253, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    Just purchased the other day, Today is the first Day I have used it.
    Any tips? this is a great machine.
    I dont do much on it, I originally planned on just getting the macbook but the screen is too small so i decided with the 15" macbook pro. I love it
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Download iStat, lets you see your Mac's temperature, Ram usage, network traffic, CPU usage and other things.

    Also, if you want control over how fast your fans run, smcFanControl is a good app.

    Other than that, enjoy your new Mac!!! You will enjoy it and love it.
  3. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008

    all sorts of helpful stuff.

    Also google for mac keyboard shortcuts. they'll help you a lot.
  4. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2009
    The Valley!!
    first of all activate your firewall, i know there isnt really much of a chance itll get a virus but it is a chance, go to system preferences>security>firewall> set to allow only essential services> then go to advanced and turn on stealth mode and click OK. also you shold download quicksilver, its an AMAZING app for the mac, read some reviews on it, its great
  5. theITGuy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2009
    chasing the ghost in the machine
    Congrats! Ditto on iStat widget, Adium for IM, just get Firefox (Safari works well but can be a PITA)...and if you need to run a Windoze app VMWare Fusion does it well...


  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    Hopefully the first thing you did was to calibrate the battery as Apple said, or its going to die rather quickly.

    And dont forget to calibrate it every month.
  7. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008

    How do I calibrate it? I fully charged it once I got it then today I let it die, it went to sleep now it's at the house fully charged still plugged in.

    Is that calibrating it or is it something different?
  8. Jayomat macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2009
    Take a look at this page:

    I got a question myself:

    How much does iStats running affect the batterie? I mean how much "battery time do i save" if i don't have iStats running in the background?

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