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    Default Any one with a Mac and Evo?

    I've recently been looking to get a Mac. Everything I hate about the iPhone is opposite on the Mac. It's multimedia uses and design appeals to me. I play with my friend's Mac all the time. I like to play with photoshop and video editor. That said, how well do Androids play with Macs? I have an EVO and a non active Hero and I wanna be able to play around with root and other mods for my phone. Any opinions and experience on this? Cause that MacBook Pro is sexy!

    Sent from my HTC EVO 4G
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    I just checked out the macbook pro website. The Apple MacBook Pro 15" Core i5-520M 2.4GHz 2x2GB 320GB SD nVidia GeForce GT 330M is almost the same specs as my acer laptop, yet the mac costs $1,600, my acer costs $800. Just saying
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    I have a macbook pro and an evo, I absolutely love the macbook, it works flawlessly and is so smooth. I know that on paper the numbers and specs look similar for other laptops, but you just can't compare who fluid everything works.

    Lastly, I installed bootcamp on my mac so if I have a program or task (burning dvd's, etc) that is more suited to the windows system I am able to do that.

    I guess it's like the difference between a Hyundai Genesis and a Mercedes, one just works better. But I digress, this isn't a car or laptop website. I haven't done much with the macbook pro and evo together. I have rooted my evo, which doesn't really require a laptop to do. Everything is google-synced so I can access my email, phonebook, schedule and tasks from any computer.

    My two cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by malhotra365 View Post
    I have a macbook pro and an evo, I absolutely love the macbook, it works flawlessly and is so smooth. I know that on paper the numbers and specs look similar for other laptops, but you just can't compare who fluid everything works.

    Lastly, I installed bootcamp on my mac so if I have a program or task (burning dvd's, etc) that is more suited to the windows system I am able to do that.

    I guess it's like the difference between a Hyundai Genesis and a Mercedes, one just works better. But I digress, this isn't a car or laptop website. I haven't done much with the macbook pro and evo together. I have rooted my evo, which doesn't really require a laptop to do. Everything is google-synced so I can access my email, phonebook, schedule and tasks from any computer.

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    The only difference would be the OS, then, because Apple no longer makes their own hardware, same internals as you can get on any other computer/laptop.

    Not trying to start an argument, just saying. I haven't used Apple's OS much, but everything I read says its really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdorty View Post
    I just checked out the macbook pro website. The Apple MacBook Pro 15" Core i5-520M 2.4GHz 2x2GB 320GB SD nVidia GeForce GT 330M is almost the same specs as my acer laptop, yet the mac costs $1,600, my acer costs $800. Just saying
    You could do what I do, which is purchase the cheaper PC, and install MacOSX on it. I have done that to 3 PCs and a laptop. It works great. You need to study and find hardware that works well with Mac--such as Intel processors. (But I have it running on an AMD PC, too, it's just tougher.) Specific laptops are known to work perfectly without tweaking. You can almost always find a driver for any peripheral if you don't get it working right away.

    Always remember to purchase your copy of MacOSX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdorty View Post
    I just checked out the macbook pro website. The Apple MacBook Pro 15" Core i5-520M 2.4GHz 2x2GB 320GB SD nVidia GeForce GT 330M is almost the same specs as my acer laptop, yet the mac costs $1,600, my acer costs $800. Just saying
    Yeah, but at the end of the day you have an Acer. I guess it's better than an eMachines. At least compare price against a ThinkPad or anything else that's not a complete POS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdorty View Post
    I haven't used Apple's OS much, but everything I read says its really good.
    I use OS X and Ubuntu regularly. In the past, I've also used WinXP and Gentoo. OS X is the best of all of them, by a pretty good margin. I haven't ever used Win7, so I can't make that comparison.

    It's UNIX with a pretty GUI.
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    My MacBook Pro and my Evo play very well together. I have used SDK with my Evo and have not had any problems. As far as other programs go, I LOVE using photoshop with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roothog View Post
    I use OS X and Ubuntu regularly. In the past, I've also used WinXP and Gentoo. OS X is the best of all of them, by a pretty good margin. I haven't ever used Win7, so I can't make that comparison.

    It's UNIX with a pretty GUI.
    Agreed. My tower PC is running Win7 Ultimate. I think Microsoft is finally starting to get it right. The only time I run into BSODs now is when I tweak my OC settings, which is a problem I caused... not Windows. The whole reason I went to OSX in the first place was because I was tired of all the BSODs with XP. Vista, well I wont even go there. IMHO in think Win7 is a good competitor for OSX now. If my MacBook ever dies it will be a coin toss to decide which route to go with for a replacement.
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    4 macs and 3 EVO's in this household, and never any issues...
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    The EVO should work well with pretty much any system, since it just mounts the SD card as an external drive. A related question might be: what desktop software is available on various operating systems for things like purchasing music and pushing it to the phone (e.g. iTunes replacement). Songbird seems to be one that works on a variety of platforms, including OS X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roothog View Post
    I use OS X and Ubuntu regularly... OS X is the best of all of them, by a pretty good margin.
    Haha, It's kind of funny that I just came to the opposite conclusion yesterday. While checking out the macs at Best Buy I realized that I might be far too ubuntufied to go back to OS X. Playing around with with an iMac I got flashbacks of my old G4 powerbook and how many hoops I had to jump through to get things just the way I liked them, e.g. tweaking the UI, ogg/flac support in itunes, etc. So I came home, made my windows wobbly, turned everything transparent, and smiled 'cause it's all free I do have to admit, though, that if I ever got serious about Photoshop or any other such creative software, I would most definitely go the Mac route. I would also use OS X over Windows in a heartbeat for pretty much anything else (other than blu-ray... but I digress...)
    BTW, evo works fine with Ubuntu, in case you were wondering.
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    Windows 7 is the bees knees.
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    I'm almost sure the OP was asking if Macs work well with the EVO, not for a comparison of Macs with Windows computers. If the OP was asking about the latter, then this blog is in the wrong forum and should be moved. Moreover, there are about a million Mac vs. Windows blogs on other sites which the OP can read if that is his/her interest.

    I have a MacBook Pro and an EVO, do they work well together? Yes and no. Mostly yes (wireless tethering is perfect, bluetooth works fine, connections via USB to your SD card is effortless, etc.) The only real problem is syncing iCal and Address Book on the Mac (if you use those). I use Missing Sync to do the syncing, and its performance is "iffy." See this thread for a review. Trying to get iCal to sync to Google calendar was a complete disaster; a search will show that my experience in that regard is far from unique. For me, Missing Sync works "well enough" that I can live with it. Every individual must decide for himself/herself whether the iffy syncing through 3rd party applications is a serious weakness or not.
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    i have a question about this topic i have a mac air with an evo and i read people here being able to do hacks and stuff with the mac and evo i have nt been able to figure out how i am never hack or done anything with the evo but i really want to

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobodobo View Post
    I'm almost sure the OP was asking if Macs work well with the EVO, not for a comparison of Macs with Windows computers. If the OP was asking about the latter, then this blog is in the wrong forum and should be moved. Moreover, there are about a million Mac vs. Windows blogs on other sites which the OP can read if that is his/her interest
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    Sir, yes sir! We're all aware of what the question was. Don't be so uptight - a little off topic never hurt anybody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roothog View Post
    Yeah, but at the end of the day you have an Acer. I guess it's better than an eMachines. At least compare price against a ThinkPad or anything else that's not a complete POS.
    I'm pretty sure I never said that Acer is a top quality brand, but I've owned mine for about six months and haven't had any problems yet. Although I'm also pretty sure that a higher quality laptop with Windows isn't worth $800 more.
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    Just get Double Twist and you're set.
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    I have a newer macbook and have zero problems with EVO to mac interface but it feels like I have to wait longer for customization software. I am still running the stock Froyo 2.2 unrooted cause I have to wait on the unRevoked 3 to work for my Mac. I dont want to downgrade back to 2.1 and then root so I am still waiting to be able to tether. Kinda sucks but I am very new to this whole rooting thing...not to mention the other hacks like ROMs (which I am not even clear on what that is).

    I just want to tether for free and now that I want to run Froyo I am out of luck for the time being.
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    Also have a macbook and evo and they work well together
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    I have a Mac and EVO, they both work well together. If you want to sync your gmail address book to the address book on the Mac, then try A to G for Mac, it syncs with gmail well. For iCal, you can sync it with gmail calendar with no additional software, its built in with the iCal. For music and movies, I just drag and drop. I use Handbrake for my movie conversions, again, I haven't had any problems with my movies coming out perfect.
    Remember, this is my opinion ! We all have a right to our own.....

    Evo 4g-----> iphone 4s-----> Galaxy's 3 & 4, M8 currently
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    Thanks everyone! The contacts and synchronization issues don worry me. I would use Google sync everything anyways. My contacts and calendars have been for a while. I've been using Double Twist for my Evo. I have a 32GB microSD card in it and all my music is sync'd and I download everything to my phone through amazon or downloading sites. I never hear people with problems with their Pros. Me I've seen the effenblue screen on my HP laptop 3 times in the last 2 weeks, its on its last leg I'd say.
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    Ok, just read up on this thread. I just want to say that I have a 27" iMac and an EVO and love each device. I like the Mac OS and I like Android. The iOS seems stale to me. I did buy my wife the new iPod Touch and so I took her old iPod Touch 2nd gen. I enjoy the app store on the iOS platform, but it just seems like a toy after handling the EVO everyday. Android is a living, breathing OS.

    Anyway, if you are looking into rooting, it's very easy on the Mac with Terminal. Don't really have to mess around with drivers either. I haven't ran into any problems with anything. And it's also nice not to have an iPhone.
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    I know you can root with a Mac. What about unrooting, in the event you need service? It doesn't look like RUU is available for OS X. Is there another solution?

    P.S. I love my MBP. The EVO mounts right in the finder for file management, and I just drag & drop music out of my iTunes directory. But since I've switched to Doggcatcher and Rdio (yay for truly unlimited data!) I find I manage podcasts & music on my SD card far less often.
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    ah I love a pc vs mac debate and you throw an evo into the mix, it's just bananas!! JK. Although you may see similar specs on pcs that macs have, it all comes down to software and build of the hardware. I use both for video, photos, and music, so I don't mind either or, but there are a lot of people who are blind to see what the difference between an i5 mac and an i5 pc.

    However using a mac with your Evo to root, etc will be fine. You will not have a problem messing with your evo. Just a FYI, google has now switched to apple computers as it's primary computer hardware of choice.
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