Newbie questions for mac interface.
Im new so these questions might sound a little dogey but i have been looking and am still confused.
I am thinking of connecting my ibook to my computer.
2 major questions.
Do you guys keep the computer sleeping while the car is off? say have a day timer so that if the car is off for more than 4 hours it switches the computer off?
second question. How do you guys wake the computer automatically if you keep it in sleep mode. The way i am thinking is connecting one of my USB ports to the trigger wire off my deck. I know that macs sence when a item is connected into a USB port so the power from the trigger wire. heavily reduced from 12volts would do the trick if connected into the USB port?
If i get this up and running i was thinking of fibreglassing a trackball/scroller into my middle console so i can use the computer with a actual mouse to navigate things like itunes and any program i choose to.
Also. GPS interface with mac? hard? how much? obviously there is some form of external device i will need to buy so the computer can tell where it is.
Sorry for what might seem dumb questions. I understand computers and car audio but have never combined the two. lol
Im thinking that there are solutions that people over the years have thought up that would be clean, easy and smarter than things i can think of right now.
Oh and one last question (for now) how hard is it to disconect the screen off my laptop and connect in a external smaller screen. I dont want a 12" screen in my car although it does sound rather bling.
Is it plug and play? or can i just cut off off the current screen and then plug in a new screen through the projector port or the earphone port on the ibook (video also runs through the audio port from memory)
My ibook has not been used for 2 years since i got my new g5 so yeah its kind of usless just sitting there and im trying to think of solutions.
Thanks in advance