What do you do on your Mac?

gadgetgirl85

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I apologise if this thread has been done before but I was just wondering what sort of things you do on your Mac? (Looking for new things to do besides play backgammon :p)
 

farqueue

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Jun 18, 2006
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viccles said:
I apologise if this thread has been done before but I was just wondering what sort of things you do on your Mac? (Looking for new things to do besides play backgammon :p)

i am a porn editor. i edit vids and stuff
 

kretzy

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Sep 11, 2004
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Canberra, Australia
Spend far too much time on MR! :D

Hmm, I also play Tetris (Quinn) a lot, watch dvds, sudoku puzzles, play StepMania. Not a lot else really. :eek:

But I know what you mean about getting bored and wanting new things to play around with. :)
 

Veritas&Equitas

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Oct 31, 2005
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Case briefs, email, ebay, craigslist, transfer ringtones, sudoku, music editing, family video editing, video art editing (FCP), dl music, IM, edit photos (PS), centralize business contacts/family addresses...I pretty much use my Powerbook for everything in life. If only it could have a toilet and a lunch box, I don't think I'd ever leave my desk :)

P.S. For my hardcore gaming, dling torrents, keeping massive amounts of warez, videos and music system, I use my powerful PC desktop :D
 

Bern

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Nov 10, 2004
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Digital painting, animations, cartoons, web design, surf the net, emails, College papers, audio mixing...
 

iBookG4user

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Jun 27, 2006
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Seattle, WA
tons of encoding video, listening to music/podcasts, watching shows/vidcasts, downloading junk, heavy photoshop, some gaming, word processing and web browsing. You know, the normal stuff.
 

Anonymous Freak

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Dec 12, 2002
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Cascadia
Work, play.

I use it as a portable GPS unit, to get me from one appointment to the next.

I do email and web browsing.

I play some games (LEGO Star Wars was the last one I actually bought, mostly free downloads.)

I edit home videos, organize/edit photos, listen to music, as soon as the new Elgato EyeTV Hybrid comes out, I'll start watching TV, create my website... (Haven't gotten in to Garage Band yet, though.)
 

MacsAttack

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Jul 2, 2006
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Scotland
With my G4 mini I ...

1. Do freelance writing for a SciFi wargame - www.classicbattletech.com
2. Do some freelance Illistrator work (see above)
3. Lots of e-mail (connected to the two above)
4. 3D art and annimation with Lightwave 7.5 (upgrade to 9 when it goes UB and I get my Mac Pro).
5. There is no 5.
6. Learn how to program in Objective-C on OS X
7. Read MacRumors forums
8. Listen to music (while doing all of the above)
9. Watch TV (Elegato Terratec DTT) and DVDs
10. Expiriment to see if I can do without Windows (which I now can 99% of the time) to see if it is worth while getting a more powerful Mac (which I have - Mac Pro on order).

Oh - and I was so impressed with the Mini that I bought an iPod Nano. Kind of a reverse halo effect?
 

After G

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Aug 27, 2003
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California
Play Stair Dismount.
Use Google Sketchup to draw random things.
Browse MR and other websites.
Run Parallels and try to do crazy things with other operating systems.
Look for a job.
Oh yes, e-mail, can't forget that.
Sketching with my Wacom tablet.
Free flash games are always nice to play too.
 

Cybix

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Feb 10, 2006
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Western Australia
max_altitude said:
Spend far too much time on MR! :D

Hmm, I also play Tetris (Quinn) a lot, watch dvds, sudoku puzzles, play StepMania. Not a lot else really. :eek:

But I know what you mean about getting bored and wanting new things to play around with. :)
give me your tetris game!!! :D

me: net, sys adm, itunes, imaging (photography)
 

kretzy

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Sep 11, 2004
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Canberra, Australia
Well, I just tried to find a link for Quinn (the Tetris game I play) but it seems to be unavailable due to legal issues. :( I'm not sure where else to get it.

To find these games I usually just Google and something pops up. :)
 

brikeh

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Jan 24, 2006
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  • iLife
  • Music-Reason, Recycle, Logic Ex
  • Email
  • P2P :eek:
  • Macrumors.com(except for the 4 days I was banned for calling someone an ******. Next time I´ll PM.
  • Banking
  • A lot of movie watching, The Shield Season 1-5 on my tiny 12 inch screen :D
  • Instant Messaging, Adium and sometimes Proteus
  • A lot of reading Gadget blogs such as engadget.com, Gizmodo.com
 

emotistically

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Jul 4, 2006
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I make people happy with my isite camera. On my mac I can do everything I did on my windows, so much easier, so much faster, and so much better. I love my macbook.