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Must Have Apps for Laptops
Posted by: Stavs
Date: February 14, 2006 12:07PM
For those of you with laptops, what are your must have apps/utilities on them? For me, iSync is a thing of beauty. The connection between my desktop G5 and my iBook is awesome...especially with the .Mac sync.

Stavs
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Re: Must Have Apps for Laptops
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 14, 2006 12:19PM
Sidetrack.

Haven't gotten it yet, but am seriously considering buying Undercover.




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Re: Must Have Apps for Laptops
Posted by: teknopimp
Date: February 14, 2006 12:28PM
a wireless network scanner.



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Re: Must Have Apps for Laptops
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: February 14, 2006 12:29PM
Wow...Undercover looks pretty spiffy.
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Re: Must Have Apps for Laptops
Posted by: Stavs
Date: February 14, 2006 12:36PM
PeterB Wrote:
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> Sidetrack.
>
> Haven't gotten it yet, but am seriously
> considering buying Undercover.
>
>
> Yin says hello.


What types of apps are they?

Stavs
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Re: Must Have Apps for Laptops
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 14, 2006 12:43PM
Starry Night. [www.starrynight.com]


teknopimp Wrote:
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> a wireless network scanner.

There are couple Dashboard widgets that do this.

Airport Radar [www.apple.com]

Air Traffic Control [www.apple.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/14/2006 12:53PM by Lux Interior.
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Re: Must Have Apps for Laptops
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 14, 2006 12:44PM
Oops, sorry ... linkies:

Sidetrack: [www.macupdate.com]

Undercover: [www.macupdate.com]

... anyone else who posts stuff in this thread, PLEASE post the links to download with... it's an incredible timesaver when you do.




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Re: Must Have Apps for Laptops
Posted by: teknopimp
Date: February 14, 2006 01:46PM
thanks lux!
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Re: Must Have Apps for Laptops
Posted by: rz
Date: February 14, 2006 01:54PM
MacTheRipper and VLC.

I used MacTheRipper to copy some movies to my hard drive so I wouldn't have to take the DVDs with me. Besides, you use less battery power reading the movie from the HD than from the DVD drive. And I prefer VLC over Apple's DVD player, although you could use DVD Player instead.
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Re: Must Have Apps for Laptops
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: February 14, 2006 02:51PM
iPorn!

(it's not out yet. Perhaps Petro could start work on via spare cycles??)
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Re: Must Have Apps for Laptops
Posted by: incognegro
Date: February 14, 2006 03:10PM
SlimBatteryMonitor



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Re: Must Have Apps for Laptops
Posted by: New.Dad
Date: February 14, 2006 05:47PM
rz Wrote:
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> MacTheRipper and VLC.
>
> I used MacTheRipper to copy some movies to my hard
> drive so I wouldn't have to take the DVDs with me.
> Besides, you use less battery power reading the
> movie from the HD than from the DVD drive. And I
> prefer VLC over Apple's DVD player, although you
> could use DVD Player instead.


why fool around with MacTheRipper? I just copied the entire Video_TS folder and I wasn't able to play it with Apple DVD Player (cause it was encrypted) but it worked wonders with VLC. So I don't understand why you would need MacTheRipper unless you want to convert it to a different format or burn it to another DVD. For viewing, Finder (for copy) and VLC (for play) is enough for me, at least the only DVD that I tried worked fine (as I said, it was encrypted).
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Re: Must Have Apps for Laptops
Posted by: incognegro
Date: February 15, 2006 12:17AM
if you just want hard drive copies and portability, use HandBrake.



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