I have a bunch of wifi applications and widgets installed on the mbp that I use mostly for work. While i only use 2-3 of them on a regular basis, I try to keep them all in my Apps folder since they also come in handy at times, depending on their capability. After upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), most of them have stopped working due to compatibility issues.
The purpose of this post is to list these apps that are known to be working on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), so I can check from time to time if a 10.6 version (Snow Leopard) have been released.
Since I got the MBP back roughly 3 weeks ago, I noticed that the battery life has diminished. And significantly that is. I can use the machine for a maximum of two hours now, whereas it can stay almost 3.5 to 4 hours before. I wonder if the logic board replacement has got anything to do with it (although I highly doubt). For all I know, this could have been going on for a while but I was just unaware of. It’s been more than a year anyway.
Anyhow, before I check with Apple Care, I decided to diagnose it myself first (not an expert, so let’s just check the stats). This way, I can avoid excuses technicians always make when dealing with customers (i.e. like try to reset PRAM first, etc).
I learned this trick when I misplaced the Leopard DVD that comes with the Macbook Pro. This time, I tried (with assurance from other blog/forum posts that it actually works – there are probably tons of more detailed tutorials than this.) doing the same for Snow Leopard.
What you need:
- External Hard Drive (USB or Firewire) –
WARNING: should not contain important files, since we will format this.
- Snow Leopard installer DVD or DMG file
Application to Use:
Steps: 0. Create DMG file
Select the DVD drive from the Left Pane of Disk Utility. Then click “New Image” icon from the Top Menu. Type the filename of your choice (or retain as Mac OS X Server Install Disc) and the select destination folder and SAVE.