New user here!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rednano, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. rednano macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2011
    Hi guys, I have just converted from windows to mac with a 15 inch mpb 2011.
    Loving every moment of it. :) Wanting to know if it is okay to use the mbp while charging? Will it have nay negative effect the battery life? Thank you so much
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, of course you can use your MBP while it's charging. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
  3. rednano thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2011
    my bad man, any 'must have' apps to recommend?
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I highly recommend you spend a little time searching through existing threads on this forum. Most of your questions have been asked and answered before, dozens or hundreds of times. A quick search will reveal answers in seconds, rather than posting and waiting for responses to trickle in.

    Helpful Information for Any Mac User

    Must-have apps and tweaks for MacBook Air newbies?
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    your top 5 of macbook pro apps
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    Your favourite Mac AppStore Apps!

    Also, you may have better success in attracting responses to your threads in the future, and you'll make your threads easier to find for those searching for the same answers, if you follow this tip.
  5. dafunktyfunk macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2011
    hey, me too!

    there is so much to know...

    congrats on the switch!
  6. eternalife macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2011
    Hey, no problem rednano. Congrats on the switch! I can appreciate your excitement. You will love your MBP and Macs in general. In terms of apps that is a hard one to answer because everyone has a different perspective/need. There are a bunch of threads/sites on the best apps for the Mac. I would start with those and go from there. Unlike the Windows world if you don't like the app simply delete it - no registry bloat and crap left behind (save a pref file or something). That alone is worth the switch!
  7. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH

    I would recommend these apps off the top of my head...

    -VLC Media Player
  8. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    +1 on VLC and Transmission. They work well together if you torrent movies.
  9. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2011
    Boca Raton, FL
    Or you could not steal movies and not had to worry about what you use to play them...
  10. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Congras with your new Macbook…there is not much because everything is installed I am happy with it….save my money except for Office and I am not sure if it is worth to install Adobe CS5 on my MBP because I already have CS3 on my Windows desktop which is very powerful. Also thinking about Final Cut Pro X even thought I have Adobe Premiere CS3.

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