Today I discovered what this MacBook was made for

Thursday, January 01, 2009
The other day I purchased a cable that will go from my MacBook and plug nicely into the Television. 

The quality of the image on the TV is surprisingly good. I can read small text and view the whole of the laptop screen in large screen on the TV.


So the boys and I downloaded this whole year of Top Gear and we've been watching it, widescreen.

I've been waiting for this for a while now. I get a fair bit of video on the computer and would love to watch it with Lauralea. Now that can happen.

The Satellite TV is living on borrowed time here.



  1. I'm glad it's working well for you. Mine is going to pay a visit to the nearest apple centre shortly, along with a list of faults/issues, mostly to do with the display, but also the total failure of 'mail' to work.

    In everything there is balance - if you can make the trackpad so cool and parts of the OS work really well then I guess you have to be lousy at other things. Seriously, if Dell put out laptops with faults like this people would tell you it's your fault for buying cheap. I love the unibody, the way some of the software works. I hate the way apple take control from the user, and if it doesn't work properly there's not a damn setting you can tweak to fix it. I'm not sure I've made a wrong decision, but I'm certainly not sure I've made a right one either.

    Microsoft - my admiration grows for them daily.

  2. Well, I'm far behind the times here -- glad you got the Macbook. :) I got one this fall, too (I've been a Mac user for years, but didn't have a new one at home). Hope you like it. Apple is not infallible, but so far I've had no problems. And there's a lot of fun stuff you can do pretty easily with pictures and video.
    If you wonder about stuff, Macworld (the magazine, and it's all online, too) has lots of useful tips and articles. And David Pogue's (he's the tech writer for the NY Times) Missing Manual series is fantastic, if you want a book (same for you Toni). Not sure about availability in Canada or the UK, but definitely worth checking out. He has one for Leopard and it's got lots of detail about setting things up and troubleshooting.
    Seriously, if you have Mac questions, fire me an e-mail. I'm not an expert, but after years of being part of the only Mac-using unit in a windows shop I've learned where to look for answers. :) (and same goes for Toni)

  3. Thanks Linda

    And I am loving my MacBook, I even bought a separate keyboard last week: what an amazing typing tool.

    I was looking at the new face recognition in iPhoto 09 and that alone has probably sold me on that new piece of software.

    So I am loving it, and it's good to have a friend who has Apple experience. I'll keep that in mind.


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