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This has become suckware, the software equivalent... 551 Views / 6 Replies  
This has become suckware, the software equivalent of a virtual parasite. It's simply not defensible. I've used it for years, but now will move on to an alternative. Macnn would do us a service by...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Apr 8, 2016 at 12:20 PM, in Mac News
Pottymouth (really? pottymouth? Is it... 2,109 Views / 11 Replies  
Pottymouth (really? pottymouth? Is it descriptive):

Did the Apple site promise your purchase in 2 weeks (which would be the 24th) or 4-6 weeks which would be sometime in mid-May or later?

Just...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Apr 10, 2015 at 02:09 PM, in Tech News
The April 24 date is pure fantasy. I logged into... 2,109 Views / 11 Replies  
The April 24 date is pure fantasy. I logged into the site seconds after it opened and immediately ordered the watch configuration I desired, and was informed it would arrive sometime in June. And...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Apr 10, 2015 at 12:59 PM, in Tech News
Morons. I am increasingly becoming an anarchist.... 1,557 Views / 18 Replies  
Morons. I am increasingly becoming an anarchist. Allow retailers to RETAIN our identification. Exactly how? Sounds like a potential revival of the tried and true legal tender called CASH.
Posted by davidlfoster, on Jan 25, 2015 at 05:21 PM, in Tech News
Why a one year fix? What's the big deal with... 183 Views / 3 Replies  
Why a one year fix? What's the big deal with settling this forever? What's wrong with Congress?

Everything, right? Even when they manage to pass a bill, it winds up being lame!
Posted by davidlfoster, on Aug 4, 2014 at 02:18 PM, in Tech News
I'd like to think she raised her voice to support... 357 Views / 6 Replies  
I'd like to think she raised her voice to support increasing customization of the next iOS. I sort of doubt it, but if she had been asked for comment, this woman is smart enough to know that every...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Jun 12, 2014 at 05:37 PM, in Mac News
PopClip is a great utility and a bargain for one... 233 Views / 1 Replies  
PopClip is a great utility and a bargain for one buck.
Posted by davidlfoster, on Jun 6, 2014 at 05:57 PM, in Mac News
Fiscal responsibility is an inadequate argument... 288 Views / 4 Replies  
Fiscal responsibility is an inadequate argument for unethical behavior (i.e., theft of intellectual property).
Posted by davidlfoster, on Jun 3, 2014 at 05:06 PM, in Tech News
US = Police state 170 Views / 2 Replies  
US = Police state
Posted by davidlfoster, on May 23, 2014 at 10:17 AM, in Tech News
Who would possibly trust ANY encryption from... 198 Views / 4 Replies  
Who would possibly trust ANY encryption from Microsoft (aka NSA lackey)?
Posted by davidlfoster, on May 13, 2014 at 07:18 PM, in Tech News
Both pathetic and soulless. Samsung users, go... 1,125 Views / 15 Replies  
Both pathetic and soulless. Samsung users, go ahead and enjoy your toys, but do reflect on the corporate monster that sold them to you.
Posted by davidlfoster, on Apr 16, 2014 at 12:52 PM, in Tech News
"the update appears to have resolved the issue... 301 Views / 5 Replies  
"the update appears to have resolved the issue for most users who were having problems."

I am not included in that "most" descriptor. The update did absolutely nothing whatsoever to ameliorate...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Apr 10, 2014 at 08:32 AM, in Tech News
Who cares...? 244 Views / 3 Replies  
Who cares...?
Posted by davidlfoster, on Apr 7, 2014 at 05:46 PM, in Mac News
Correct me if I am wrong please, but isn't the... 1,917 Views / 13 Replies  
Correct me if I am wrong please, but isn't the version of Office installed on the Surface 2 non-commercial only. It would appear to be illegal to use it for commercial (aka business) use.

Second,...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Mar 17, 2014 at 09:07 AM, in Tech News
Works for 1 day 3,195 Views / 41 Replies  
It works for me about a day. Even if I train multiple fingers. Then it doesn't.

Touch ID, for me anyway, is useless.
Posted by davidlfoster, on Jan 31, 2014 at 05:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
As I see it the DoJ is missing an opportunity to... 1,182 Views / 7 Replies  
As I see it the DoJ is missing an opportunity to "change its governmental tone," that is from a farcical and incompetent clownish nature to something a bit more realistic. As in a reality where a...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Jan 14, 2014 at 01:24 PM, in Tech News
Rubbish. 1,431 Views / 13 Replies  
Rubbish.
Posted by davidlfoster, on Jan 13, 2014 at 02:49 PM, in Tech News
My recommendation... 1,024 Views / 10 Replies  
is to get a case from zerochroma. Their iPhone case is seriously robust and it has an ingenious built-in rotating stand that will allow you to prop up your iPhone any way you please. I've dropped my...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Jan 10, 2014 at 03:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I had one other comment to add upon reflection.... 899 Views / 8 Replies  
I had one other comment to add upon reflection. Apple takes a much more heavy-handed approach to managing how software works on iOS 7 and often their attitude is "our way or the highway." This is...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Dec 1, 2013 at 11:25 AM, in Tech News
This is a refreshingly balanced and fair... 899 Views / 8 Replies  
This is a refreshingly balanced and fair appraisal of these two juggernauts. Good job. The last sentence is a very accurate and concise summary. It would be fair to add that once you are firmly...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Dec 1, 2013 at 11:13 AM, in Tech News
Really not much more than theft... 283 Views / 1 Replies  
Really not much more than theft...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Oct 29, 2013 at 03:41 PM, in Mac News
Pathetic. Why bother creating anything if thieves... 1,452 Views / 14 Replies  
Pathetic. Why bother creating anything if thieves will just rip it off like this. As one commentator noted, they could have at least improved it given the obvious effort they took to copy the...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Oct 27, 2013 at 11:06 AM, in Tech News
IF you have sufficient space on your iOS device... 1,388 Views / 12 Replies  
IF you have sufficient space on your iOS device to hold the update file, Apple will expropriate that space for the iOS 7 update file WITHOUT asking your permission. Unless you root the device, you...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Oct 19, 2013 at 05:15 PM, in Tech News
LOL. Nothing else I can say. Oh, yes. Pathetic. 957 Views / 9 Replies  
LOL. Nothing else I can say. Oh, yes. Pathetic.
Posted by davidlfoster, on Sep 13, 2013 at 03:14 PM, in Tech News
Any suggestion that Apple cannot figure out "how... 1,139 Views / 11 Replies  
Any suggestion that Apple cannot figure out "how to do" a large phone is preposterous. They just don't want to and I agree with them. I like phones that fit easily into my pocket and that I can...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:53 AM, in Tech News
My opinion: I don't think Ellison's opinion means... 1,585 Views / 26 Replies  
My opinion: I don't think Ellison's opinion means anything, anything at all. I am not even sure why anyone thinks it means anything in the first place. Oracle has its place in the world, but Apple is...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Aug 13, 2013 at 08:16 AM, in Tech News
The iPhone is a common comparator for a good... 983 Views / 8 Replies  
The iPhone is a common comparator for a good reason - it is top dog. These ads only affirm that distinction.
Posted by davidlfoster, on Aug 6, 2013 at 10:44 AM, in Tech News
The program is unnecessarily invasive,... 1,005 Views / 9 Replies  
The program is unnecessarily invasive, unwarranted, and being administered in secret. Even the legal justification and the government's interpretation of the limitations of the legal authority used...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Jun 11, 2013 at 09:48 PM, in Tech News
Pure rubbish in my opinion. I taught at... 231 Views / 1 Replies  
Pure rubbish in my opinion. I taught at Northeastern University this spring and just about everybody had iPhones - usually clothed in every type of imaginable case (both good and insane tastes)....
Posted by davidlfoster, on May 22, 2013 at 03:23 PM, in Tech News
I agree completely with Spheric Harlot (what sort... 468 Views / 4 Replies  
I agree completely with Spheric Harlot (what sort of user name is that?). To describe Mac sales as flat without commenting on how PC sales are plummeting is a bit lame. What is incredible is that Mac...
Posted by davidlfoster, on May 20, 2013 at 05:00 PM, in Mac News
The "New" iPad 1,839 Views / 16 Replies  
was an incredible branding debacle. Should I want to sell it a year later, should I list it as "the new iPad"? This is extraordinarily confusing as now it is an old "new iPad. "

The naming of...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Apr 6, 2013 at 07:58 PM, in Mac News
How big before too big to comply 444 Views / 4 Replies  
I don't know about you, but if I chose not to comply with a court order, I would be facing serious consequences. It's about time that companies, I don't care how big they are, Exxon, Apple, whoever,...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Mar 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM, in Tech News
90% of the punditry on smartphone market share is 550 Views / 2 Replies  
B.S.
Posted by davidlfoster, on Mar 12, 2013 at 09:45 AM, in Tech News
Contempt of the Law Deserved 420 Views / 5 Replies  
Bankers ruin the nation with no accountability, the 1% violate the routinely violate the law with impunity, a British bank colludes with the drug cartels and al-Qaeda but they're concluded too big,...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Mar 9, 2013 at 01:43 AM, in Tech News
chas_m is totally correct 1,124 Views / 7 Replies  
It is more important that Apple reduces the need for repairing their devices to the point that it is far easier and less expensive to replace them (through some sort of Applecare plan following a one...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:36 AM, in Tech News
Absurdly Stupid 417 Views / 5 Replies  
What else can one conclude? "Microsoft is leaving around $2.5 billion a year on the table." Even if that estimate is a two-fold overestimate, can you imagine why an American company would turn their...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Feb 27, 2013 at 11:06 AM, in Mac News
Bible-based oaths anachronistic at best 1,534 Views / 16 Replies  
A simple affirmation should be all that's required. A right to give an affirmation has existed in English law since 1695, and the original 1787 text of the Constitution of the United States makes...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Feb 9, 2013 at 02:18 PM, in Tech News
I am sure Apple has thousands of pages of 'USER... 271 Views / 2 Replies  
I am sure Apple has thousands of pages of 'USER REQUIREMENTS' for iCloud and iTunes Match. But the only one that REALLY ABSOLUTELY counts is reliability. I use iCloud email for important things, like...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Nov 19, 2012 at 06:46 AM, in Tech News
Yawn. Too little, too late. Check out QuickOffice... 159 Views / 2 Replies  
Yawn. Too little, too late. Check out QuickOffice and Organidoc for iOS. Much of this functionality already exists.
Posted by davidlfoster, on Nov 7, 2012 at 11:03 AM, in Tech News
Yawn. At this rate maybe Sony will produce... 157 Views / 2 Replies  
Yawn. At this rate maybe Sony will produce another iOS app, relevant to people other than those who made the mistake of buying their DRM books, before 2015.
Posted by davidlfoster, on Nov 6, 2012 at 03:44 AM, in Tech News
To be fair most readers may not know who Steven... 639 Views / 12 Replies  
To be fair most readers may not know who Steven Sinofsky is. Thus I believe the head for this article should lead with the word "Microsoft's." :\

This piece sort of crosses the line between being...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Oct 27, 2012 at 06:59 AM, in Tech News
Without knowing how many devices Microsoft... 113 Views / 1 Replies  
Without knowing how many devices Microsoft pre-sold, this is almost non-news - perhaps fit for publication in mid-August. All it means is that if you really want to order and actually receive one of...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Oct 24, 2012 at 09:12 AM, in Tech News
Can you say spin? 651 Views / 14 Replies  
Can you say spin?
Posted by davidlfoster, on Oct 17, 2012 at 06:46 AM, in Tech News
I hate it. Desperately want to go back to iOS... 1,288 Views / 48 Replies  
I hate it. Desperately want to go back to iOS 5.1.1.
Posted by davidlfoster, on Sep 25, 2012 at 10:14 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The App store app is unstable and unreliable in... 728 Views / 3 Replies  
The App store app is unstable and unreliable in iOS 6 on both my iPhone 4S AND iPad 3. Tapping on 'Purchased' results in "loading" for several minutes followed by a crash to the springboard....
Posted by davidlfoster, on Sep 23, 2012 at 07:52 PM, in Tech News
Yikes. While snapseed will likely be integrated... 195 Views / 2 Replies  
Yikes. While snapseed will likely be integrated elsewhere, Viveza is a critical tool for many in Photoshop. Thankfully it was just recently revised to play well with Photoshop CS6, but what is the...
Posted by davidlfoster, on Sep 17, 2012 at 03:33 PM, in Tech News
Lame. Very lame. 259 Views / 4 Replies  
Lame. Very lame.
Posted by davidlfoster, on Sep 6, 2012 at 02:41 AM, in Tech News
A pox on the stupid new connector. 245 Views / 4 Replies  
A pox on the stupid new connector.
Posted by davidlfoster, on Aug 6, 2012 at 03:32 PM, in Tech News
Let's see if the baby is worth throwing out maybe... 220 Views / 4 Replies  
Let's see if the baby is worth throwing out maybe half a grand of accessories with the previous connector. :\
Posted by davidlfoster, on Jul 12, 2012 at 08:16 AM, in Tech News
A new smaller dock connector? Yawn. I am so not... 220 Views / 4 Replies  
A new smaller dock connector? Yawn. I am so not interested.
Posted by davidlfoster, on Jul 11, 2012 at 08:38 AM, in Tech News
 
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