New MBP 15.4, looking for some tips!

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  1. shizzie macrumors newbie

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    I just got a New MBP 15.4 inch 2.8 c2d setup. I really love it, I was just hoping you guys could give me a couple suggestions as to what type of applications I should consider downloading as well as what kind of things I should be looking for?
    also I heard there are a few different displays some are "slightly" better then others, could you guys tell me how to find what kind of screen i have as well as which is considered the "better" screen? I love how this one looks so I wouldn't even think of trying to return it, I'm just curious.
    Lastly, I read somewhere about a way to calibrate the battery to receive better battery life, how would I go about that, if its actually true?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Perhaps do a search on these forums for useful apps. I'd imagine this question has been asked before. Like every hour on the hour.
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    There are numerous threads on all of this, but for the apps:
    Adium, Quicksilver, Growl, Camino, Skype, UnRarX
     
  4. lazydesi macrumors 6502

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    Adium - chat

    Transmission - Torrents

    VLC- media player

    Skitch - screenshots/uploading

    Perian - Video codecs

    Oynx - maintenance software

    Quicksilver- for apps launching
     
  5. spillproof macrumors 68020

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  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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