New Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MWmac1, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. MWmac1 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I recently bought a new Macbook Pro, and I was wondering if there was anything that I should know(Tips,Tricks, etc.). Also, what type of mac software do most Mac owners have? Is there any free software I should know about?

    Here is my MB Pro unboxing video- http://youtu.be/vp15xfYs5zE
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    Rule #1:
    Go to Safari, click Safari in the Menu Bar, click Safari Extensions, download and install ClickToFlash.

    Calibrate your battery as well. I have a guide for this as well as many other tips on my blog. Link below. Please subscribe.
     
  3. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    the batteries int he new macbook pros are already calibrated

    i reocmend microsoft office if u go to school i love it! so many features

    other than tat pick what u used before and downlaod it >.>
     
  4. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Just use it and enjoy it. Don't worry about virus scanners or cleaning utilities. Battery life will fluctuate depending on what your doing with it.
     
  5. TEG macrumors 604

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    I would highly recommend downloading smcFanControl, which allows you to modify the speeds of the fans, as sometimes Apple's fans are too slow to activate, so if you raise the minimum RPM, the machine usually runs cooler.

    TEG
     
  6. crypticlineage macrumors regular

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    Seriously, whats up with all these people posting unboxing videos? I mean, what are you waiting for a chicken to jump out of the box or what? And why should we care about you opening your computer box?

    The youtube is full of videos like this. Silly fanboy stuff.
     
  7. Dhelsdon, Aug 24, 2011
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    Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    This, combined with iStat3 and you're set as far as system vitals.
     
  8. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    As best practice, keep your drinks well away from your MBP.
     
  9. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    Growl is amazing. Get that.

    Also I use menumeters to monitor the CPU and RAM, but I'm a nerd so... >:D
     
  10. thinkinblue613 macrumors 6502

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    Congrats!

    There are numerous posts and threads on here to help you learn and utilize that new puppy of yours. Make sure not to spill any liquids on it! I've seen way too many posts of people spilling any possible liquid you can think of on their machines.

    People still watch it and they get thousands upon thousands of views... I know I did when I was shopping around for one.

    Some Essentials:
    - Hulu
    - Evernote
    - Reeder
    - smcFanControl
    - Deskshade
    - Social Lite
    - VLC
    - AppZapper
     
  11. Fugue macrumors 6502

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    Do yourself a favor and download Better Touch Tools. Remap some gestures and you will be in notebook Nirvana.
     
  12. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    I have always been and still am an Opera User.
    I tried Safari it really really sucks on Windows and isn't that great on OSX either. Chrome, Opera or FF for special extensions.

    gfxCardStatus (15"/17"), BetterTouchTool, Alfred, VLC are the most important Apps everybody should use IMO.
     
  13. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

    Dhelsdon

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  14. sehnsucht77 macrumors 6502

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  15. windows4ever macrumors member

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    I'm one of those people who actually watched one of those unboxing videos! I was curious about what came in the box as I was about to buy one myself.

    Just goes to show you that there's a viewer for anything and everything on youtube.
     
  16. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I think #1 should be adblock :)

    I would suggest browsing through MacRumors guides (though some are outdated). I recently got mine as well (first Mac ever) so I know what you're feeling like right now and there is nothing better and faster than guides and sites like macrumors, osxdaily, and mashable (at least for me). Congrats.
     

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