new to mac ! need help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Adhvaitv, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Adhvaitv macrumors newbie

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    got my retina macbook pro today..

    i just need to ask ...

    how to configure it with my iphone6 so i would be able to receive calls and reply whatsapp messages

    will closing down the lid stop my task going on ? if yes then how to change the settings ?

    how to save data like file explorer .. is there anything that finder can't do but file explorer of my windows could ?

    if yes then again how to install windows ..
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    For calls, setup call forwarding (Settings → Phone → Call Forwarding).

    For WhatsApp, there's no way.

    Closing the lid will stop whatever you're doing. Use InsomniaX and disable lid and idle sleep to prevent this from happening.

    Finder is basically File Explorer, but better and nicer.

    Install Windows using Boot Camp, an empty USB stick, Boot Camp Assistant and a Windows ISO file.
     
  3. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    You can reply to whatsapp messages with whatsapp Web (only for chrome) or with the pushbullet extension for safari, chrome or Firefox. You'll need to install the pushbullet app in your phone as well.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Whatsapp web does not work if your WA service is on an iOS device.
     
  5. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    There is no mac WhatsApp application, you'll need to use Google Chrome. Finder can do basically everything Windows Explorer can do, and closing the lid stops some tasks but not others (eg. downloads and updates)
     
  6. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    i beg your pardon, i didn't know.


    i use android so i assumed the service was extended to iOS as well.


    i am also assuming there is a pushbullet app for iOS...
     
  7. sqa4life macrumors regular

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    And surprisingly, I installed Windows 8.1 and it runs faster than OSX :)
     
  8. ct1211 macrumors 6502

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    If "Finder" was "nicer and better" than File Explorer in Windows, I would be tempted to kiss Windows and Parallels goodbye. Finder is a mess. Heck I would settle for a full CUT and paste solution. (finder only allows COPY and paste adding a frustrating (needless) step.
     
  9. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Whats wrong...

    with click and drag???
     
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Ever heard of keyboard shortcuts?

    CMD-X and CMD-V will cut and paste quite nicely.
     
  11. ct1211 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not smart enough to remember them.
     
  12. Adhvaitv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okey one more question

    how to have sidebar folder of "tv shows" ...but icon of "tv shows" as shown in itunes .. not typical folder icon
     

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