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MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'PC Help.' started by BrianK, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. BrianK

    BrianK Resident Kook, Crank, Curmudgeon - & Mod Staff Member

    Ok, folks, I just bought a new-to-me, used MacBook Pro. Though I've been using an iPad and iPhone for several years, this is my first Apple computer. What apps are most useful to you? Any other advice?
     
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  2. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    I have one. It tends to get hot so I use a cooling pad underneath it. If it is more than a few years old you might consider changing the thermal paste on the CPU to help with the overheating. Nice computers though.
     
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  3. BrianK

    BrianK Resident Kook, Crank, Curmudgeon - & Mod Staff Member

    It’s a reconditioned late 2011 model. I bought it on the advice of a friend fairly knowledgeable about them. It was a very good model then, with a fast processor, 4mb RAM and a decent sized hard drive, with a built in DVD drive. So far I’m really happy with it.

    He has a cooling pad too. I’ll check them out at the local Best Buy. I want to get a BlueTooth mouse and keyboard for it too.
     
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  4. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    I think you'll like it. You can easily upgrade the RAM too if you want, which is cheap and gives it a lot more power.
     
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  5. BrianK

    BrianK Resident Kook, Crank, Curmudgeon - & Mod Staff Member

    Thanks. I upgraded to 16mb RAM today and picked up a Magic Mouse and a Magic Keyboard (smaller one, without the separate numbers keyboard.) I really like both so far. This new mouse makes everything easier than using the mousepad on the laptop.
     
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  6. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    That's a lot of RAM!
    You should be flying now :)
     
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  7. BrianK

    BrianK Resident Kook, Crank, Curmudgeon - & Mod Staff Member

    I figured I'd just max it out and be done with it. Yeah, it sped it up a good bit.
     
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  8. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    16 RAM is like having a Ferrari :)
     
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  9. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    Also remember if you ever sell the computer you can keep some of those RAM and put them in your new one as long as they are compatible.
     
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  10. BrianK

    BrianK Resident Kook, Crank, Curmudgeon - & Mod Staff Member

    Yeah, I've never had a "fast" computer so I went ahead and splurged. And I'm going to be downloading and learning some AutoCAD compatible app, probably TurboCAD, so I figured the added RAM wouldn't hurt.
     
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  11. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    No RAM is never something you can have too much of :)
     
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  12. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    I thought of this thread tonight, Brian, when I was looking for a website with the daily prayers of the Church and found this: http://universalis.com/index.htm

    They have an ap for the daily Mass readings and the Liturgy of the Hours.
     
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  13. BrianK

    BrianK Resident Kook, Crank, Curmudgeon - & Mod Staff Member

    Yes, I had that on my iPhone in the past. I currently have the apps iBreviary, iMissal, iPieta, Mary (from the Marian Fathers at the Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge MA) and Laudate.
     
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  14. Dean

    Dean Archangels

    The magic mouse is AMAZING!!!!
     
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