Welcome to our New
Column the "iBook-User eMail Bag" every other Friday we
will include any email's we get during the week and share
our readers experiences with their Blueberry and
Tangerine iBook's for the iBook-User Community. If you
have some info you'd like to share with others, Drop us a
line at email@example.com.
I bought the new ibook
last week, before they had even managed to be put on a
display at the only place that sells mac
hardward/software within 60 miles of here (I live in a
pretty remote area of missouri). Anyway, this is only my
2nd mac, the first being an OLD apple II from WAY back in
the 80s. It's taking a little getting used to since I am
rather accustomed to Windows 95/98. Thus far I am
COMPLETELY satisfied by the speed and ease of use of the
mac. I also love the graphite color...it's more mature
looking than the fruity colors (no offense
Anyway, Apple has
another satisfied customer and diehard fan.
Hi S.R. , I'm glad you like your iBook, don't forget ,if
there's a PC program you need to use you can get Virtual
PC for your iBook and run PC programs.
Bye Windows Hello iBook SE !!! ....
What can I say.....At
I have been working With
Windoze, Windoze NT etc. for the past 7yrs as a support
contractor. Over the years it's all been getting too
slow, too unstable.... Became an early Win 2000
user had too many hardware and sw compatability
problems, had enough, and within 3 weeks, picked up my
Looks great! Most poeple
just stare at it on the train each day, Fast, way faster
than my old Wintel 266Pentium, great screen, the initial
setup was so simple...
Well done Apple! another
converted Wintel user.
P.S. - Anyone want to
buy an old Pentium Celeron 466 system? I Want to replace
it with an iMac DV, the wife won't leave my iBook
Hi Rob, Welcome to the Mac World of productivity and FUN
Enjoy ! and good luck.
$100 Cheaper ...
I bought myself an
original ibook for Christmas at the original price.
Imagine my surprise now when I see it's $100. cheaper. In
the spirit of excellent customer service, how about a
$100 rebate or gift certificate?
I've been a loyal Mac
man since 1992, now on my sixth Mac. Thank you for your
As you read in our article in "Original
iBooks - New Low Price! At the Apple Store
in which we reported Apple selling the original iBook's
for $100 off, cheaper computers while getting faster is
just a fact of life. A gift certificate to say the Apple
Store would be nice... but that's not likley
be surprised ! shop around when it comes time to buy
anything and then rest assured that you did all you could
to get the best price and product for your needs at that
want a Free iBook !!! ...
Hey i clicked on the
doggy poster and it said something about entering a
contest to win a free digital camera but i wanted to win
a free iBook. please email me back.
their last contest they gave away an iBook which is now
over. Now in their latest contest they are giving away a
you win you can always sell it and use the cash for an
Proud New Tangerine iBook Owner !!!
I Just got it today. I
bought the new tangerine iBook. and I must say it is
amazing. I actually bought it with out seeing it in
person. 5 mins, and I configured it for my existing ISP
service. quick and easy. and I must say, that I love
typing on this. I have writing so many e-mails today, and
I can't stop!
I do have a slight
problem with the screen, there is this one pixel that is
constantly red in color. I have looked at apple TIL
articles and it's seems to be a problem sometimes. if you
and any suggestions I will be happy to hear
Other than that. I am
a proud Tangerine iBook
Hi Eric , Some folks gently massage the area on the
screen with a soft cloth or finger. You also may want to
contact Apple Support.
you usually need to have a number not working rght to
return the unit.
New iBook SE Owner...
I just got my new iBook
SE Graphite this weekend and I'll be happy to share my
experiences with it. This is actually my first apple and
after playing with it last night, I am very happy with
how it is built and how clear the screen is! I actually
ordered 128MB extra RAM from a mail-order company, but I
think they sent the wrong size, it seems to be too big to
fit in my iBook, so that's the only problem I have so
Hi Jason , make sure you ask for the low height So-Dimms
and tell them it's for the iBook.
also recommend you check out Ram
for a comparison of the best RAM prices for your
monitor problem ? ...
Not sure if y'all can
help me, but last night when i turned on my ibook, the
monitor was dimmed, and i couldnt get it to "come on". i
could very faintly see the desktop, but i couldnt get the
brightness on the function keys to work.
Have you heard of this
Hi Natalie , I haven't found any info about this yet , so
you may want to call Apple's 1-800
question from a prospecting ibook
I am interested in
buying an ibook but there are a couple of things that I
would like to get answered before taking the leap into
Apple country. Is there any cheaper alternative to buying
the external floppy drive offered by Apple at $90? Will I
be able to save text files in a format that people using
a PC could also read? Any advice that you maybe able to
provide will be greatly appreciated.
Hi Alex ,
far as I know $90 is the cheapest, however I don't
believe that it is a USB device, If you get a iBook it
will have to be. ( I could be wrong, check first) imation
makes asomething called the 'Superdisk" that lets you use
floppies and 120mg disks it goes for about $120 to $150
depends on what program you use to create the file. For
more info check out <http://www.macwindows.com/>
as I don't have a lot of experience with
you use Microsoft product, you should be able to save it
in a format readable for PC's. A friend of mine Gene
Steinberg who is a writer is very knowledgable and may be
able to help you more his email is
My name is Gina and I am
in college and own a blueberry IBook. I use AOL Instant
Messanger all the time and there is a new feature where
you can talk to people by using a microphone. Is there
any way that I can hook one up to my IBook by either USB
or the headphone jack? Please write back-
Gina , I have the Blueberry too ! It
iVoice USB Microphone is from Outpost here is the
More USB Mic .....
HI. When will the iVoice
be available? ALso, are there any other USB microphone
solutions for the iBook?
Yet More USB Mic .....
I'm looking for a USB
microphone/headset for my wife's iBook. She bought a
language CD, and can't use it!
Do you know where to get
Edward M. Roche
for USB Mic and an iBook Bag's...
First let me tell you that I like
your web site, great site !
I'm looking for a microphone for my ibook, probably
something for the USB port. Do you know something?
I'm also looking for a cool bag or back pack for my
ibook. What i seen around looks very beige.
Thanks in advance
I've been working on the iBook Gear Page and I just found
an USB mike at Outpost.com check oout this
for iBook Bags check out the following web sites
for iBook $40.00
iBook Saver $47.00
bag from BagBag
Connecting HP 695cci to iBook...
Hi there ,
I have a iBook problem,
I am not able to connect HP 695cci printer to my iBook.
How ever the same works with my iMac and G3. All other
iBooks are giving the same problem. I could not download
any patch also. Pl give me a solution.
Another problem is that
, even if the Techncal documents specify that the battery
works for 6 Hrs . my iBook will not work more that 4 Hrs.
I have not used this iBook during that 4 hrs period for
any big application or Graphics. How to resolve these
Thanks in advance
The first thing to do is contact HP, then Apple You
didn't say if you were using OS 8.6 or OS 9 so you may
also want to check out :
Mac OS 9 MacFixIt Report
Mac OS 9 MacFixIt Forum , The
iBook and Airport Reports
OS 9 Compatibility
OS 9 Updates
all I found so far. If any readers find any other
solutions let Mohan.J
from Apple Asia
At present (as of the iBook), the
PowerBook power management architecture provides for the
following power saving measures:
*System Sleep - In this mode the
PowerBook appears to be off with most of the components
inside losing power. The only components that continue to
get power are RAM, so that the computer can save the
current contents of RAM along with the PRAM settings, and
turn back on in the exact state it was left, without
having to restart.
*Hibernation - This is only
available on newer machines with the next generation
power manager, such as iBook. These machines have an
option in the Energy Saver control panel to "preserve
memory contents on sleep." In this mode, the computer
saves the entire contents of RAM to an invisible file on
the hard drive before going to sleep. When the computer
comes out of sleep, the file is read back into RAM. If
for some reason the computer loses power and shuts off,
it can still boot up to the exact state it was in before
sleeping and not lose any data stored in RAM.
*Hard Disk Spindown - The hard
drive is spun down and only a minimal amount of power is
drawn. When hard disk data is accessed that isn't
available from the disk cache, the drive spins back
*Display Dimming - The display is
completely or partially dimmed, depending on the model of
PowerBook and user setting.
*Processor Cycling - If this
feature is enabled, the processor will move to a
low-power mode by reducing speed by about 75% after a
period of inactivity is detected by the system. The idle
period is about three to five seconds.
Any application can completely
disable this function by calling DisableIdle(). The
Graphing Calculator, for example, disables this function
before animating any graphs.
*Reduce Processor Speed - This
isn't available on all models. When this feature is
enabled, the processor speed is substantially reduced
until it is disabled by the user.
Based on the settings in the Energy
Saver control panel, the system keeps track of schedules
for sleep, hard disk spindown, and display dimming via
four internal timers:
*HD Activity - Updated any time the
hard drive is accessed
*Net Activity - Updated any time
there is AppleTalk network activity
*User Activity - Updated any time
the user moves the mouse, pressed the mouse button, or
presses a key
*Overall Activity - Updated when
any of the above occurs, or when IdleUpdate() is called
from code at any level.
TECHSAARC TEAM / APPLE COMPUTER
INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
Do you have any idea on
how I can disable the sleep mechanism on my iBook?
If not, any suggestions on where I can look?
the Upper left hand corner open the Apple Menu and scroll
down to "Control panels" then select and open the "Energy
Saver" control panel, click on the "Sleep Setup "button,
Now where it says "Settings for...select "Power Adapter"
now move all the sliders to the right where it says
Under "Settings for... Battery" I recommend you leave it
on so you don't accidentally run your iBook's battery
also recommend as Apple TIL article
PowerBook (FireWire): Issue With Preserve Memory Contents
states that you go to "Advanced settings' and under Sleep
Options uncheck the "Preserve memory contents on sleep"
option For Settings for Battery and