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Except I don't have USB 3 on the iMac, which is... 754 Views / 2 Replies  
Except I don't have USB 3 on the iMac, which is the problem. No Thunderbolt either.

But yes I do seem to get better performance in USB 3... on my Windows machine (assuming the Mac and Windows...
Posted by Eug, on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Firewire 800 SSD works well as primary drive 754 Views / 2 Replies  
Original thread from 2011:

http://forums.macnn.com/65/mac-desktops/446310/firewire-800-ssd-boot-drive-imac/

I finally got around to trying this, with an Oxford 944-endowed FW800/USB3 OWC...
Posted by Eug, on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Except Keynote. He used that quite a bit. ... 4,354 Views / 25 Replies  
Except Keynote. He used that quite a bit.

Maybe it shouldn't be surprising that Keynote is the only one of the iApps besides iTunes that I still regularly use. For a spreadsheet and word processor...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 26, 2013 at 01:39 PM, in Applications
Basically iMovie is getting harmonized between... 4,354 Views / 25 Replies  
Basically iMovie is getting harmonized between the Mac and iOS... which makes no sense to me whatsoever. Why the hell would I buy an iMac to run iMovie then, when I may as well just run it on a $499...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 25, 2013 at 09:28 PM, in Applications
It's always a bad sign when they install a new... 4,354 Views / 25 Replies  
It's always a bad sign when they install a new version of the program and leave the old version intact. They did that with iMovie 10, leaving the iMovie 9.0.9 install intact. They did the same thing...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 25, 2013 at 09:03 PM, in Applications
Meh. You can just as easily say having a video... 916 Views / 25 Replies  
Meh. You can just as easily say having a video monitor in the baby's room so mom and dad can monitor the baby without having to budget from their chairs or bed is just plain bad parenting.

Plus,...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 20, 2013 at 06:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ford's Epic Splits Stunt... 5,386 Views / 168 Replies  
Ford's Epic Splits Stunt (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRdXOr-uYlU)
Posted by Eug, on Nov 19, 2013 at 07:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes he's an awful mayor. But then again he did... 5,386 Views / 168 Replies  
Yes he's an awful mayor. But then again he did what basically everyone thought was impossible, which is to get the federal government to contribute hundreds of millions of dollars of additional funds...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you hold a banana in your ear, it will keep... 916 Views / 25 Replies  
If you hold a banana in your ear, it will keep the alligators away. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=-_0_suZntks#t=41)
Posted by Eug, on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Usual video baby monitors as described are... 916 Views / 25 Replies  
Usual video baby monitors as described are wireless but not WiFi. They are also are passcode protected usually AFAIK.


Arguably, these are less secure. Many contain exploits that a persistent...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 18, 2013 at 08:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you want to check video when you're not home,... 916 Views / 25 Replies  
If you want to check video when you're not home, then the only option is an IP camera.

However, in my case I don't see the point of checking on the kid if I'm not actually home to do anything...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I use a sub-$100 640x480 IP camera with infrared... 916 Views / 25 Replies  
I use a sub-$100 640x480 IP camera with infrared support. The one I use is the TrendNET IP-312W (http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?status=view&prod=105_TV-IP312W). It is NOT reliable...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 17, 2013 at 11:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
He's a populist, and a righty. The Toronto... 5,386 Views / 168 Replies  
He's a populist, and a righty.

The Toronto population, esp. the 'burbs, was sick and tired of increasing spending at city hall. Although there is no party politics officially for city council,...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 17, 2013 at 09:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
http://wpmedia.news.nationalpost.com/2013/11/rob-f... 5,386 Views / 168 Replies  
http://wpmedia.news.nationalpost.com/2013/11/rob-ford-wife.jpg

Rob Ford's wife Renata, standing by his side.
...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 16, 2013 at 11:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Non-mobile MacNN site, yes. Are you running... 378 Views / 3 Replies  
Non-mobile MacNN site, yes. Are you running 64-bit iOS 7 / Safari on an iPhone 5s? I just cleared the history and cookies/data, and it still doesn't work.

Oh and you can't navigate to the forums...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 16, 2013 at 04:15 PM, in Feedback
Selecting forums from front page doesn't work. 378 Views / 3 Replies  
On my iOS 7 iPhone 5s I usually cannot navigate to the forums from the front page tab link near the top of the page, using Safari.

Works fine on a computer.
Posted by Eug, on Nov 16, 2013 at 03:05 PM, in Feedback
Jon Stewart clip: Jon Stewart DESTROYS Obama... 5,386 Views / 168 Replies  
Jon Stewart clip:

Jon Stewart DESTROYS Obama and Mayor Rob Ford 11/14/2013 | HD - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtAosEp5R04)

Starts at about 2:55, after he rips into ObamaCare.
Posted by Eug, on Nov 15, 2013 at 09:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
1. Rob Ford talked about not needing to get pvssy... 5,386 Views / 168 Replies  
1. Rob Ford talked about not needing to get pvssy outside the home because he gets enough of it at home. And yes he said that in public using that word on camera in front of reporters. The look of...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 15, 2013 at 09:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Therein lies the problem. Rooting and... 6,073 Views / 109 Replies  
Therein lies the problem. Rooting and jailbreaking allows the installation of geek apps for geeks, which most of the time are half-assed.

That's one of the reasons why I found it such a waste of...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 14, 2013 at 02:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In general I'm not a big supporter of using city... 5,386 Views / 168 Replies  
In general I'm not a big supporter of using city funding for such events, but I'm not adamantly opposed to it either since it does benefit the city greatly. However, I'll point out again it's not...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 14, 2013 at 08:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Rooted/jailbroken devices are irrelevant to the... 6,073 Views / 109 Replies  
Rooted/jailbroken devices are irrelevant to the mainstream market, as they should be. Sorry Shaddim, your argument simply does not hold water.

At this point you may as well argue that hackintoshes...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 14, 2013 at 07:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If it involves jailbreaking or rooting, I'd say... 6,073 Views / 109 Replies  
If it involves jailbreaking or rooting, I'd say it's off the table for 95% of users.
Posted by Eug, on Nov 13, 2013 at 07:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
P.S. It's not just that the iPad 1 can't do iOS... 6,073 Views / 109 Replies  
P.S. It's not just that the iPad 1 can't do iOS 7. It can't even do iOS 6. This is a big support problem since lots of 3rd party apps these days require iOS 6 as a minimum.

So overall, to put it...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 12, 2013 at 11:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Surfing is really irritating on the iPad 1. Not... 6,073 Views / 109 Replies  
Surfing is really irritating on the iPad 1. Not completely unusable. Borderline unusable... esp. now if you're used to an iPhone 5s and an iPad 2. ;)

And of course as you say, a lot of recent apps...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 12, 2013 at 10:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, most likely, and it might have worked too... 5,386 Views / 168 Replies  
Yeah, most likely, and it might have worked too had he not screwed up so much else.
Posted by Eug, on Nov 12, 2013 at 10:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, for 2014, the Fords are supporting funding... 5,386 Views / 168 Replies  
Well, for 2014, the Fords are supporting funding for WorldPride. Or at least Doug Ford is, and even went so far as to say doubling the funding to $280000 for 2014 would be reasonable.

Ironically,...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 12, 2013 at 10:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yet another Taiwanese news animation about Rob... 5,386 Views / 168 Replies  
Yet another Taiwanese news animation about Rob Ford (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeEo_17N9zg)
Posted by Eug, on Nov 12, 2013 at 08:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
For the record, HD video playback should be fine... 6,073 Views / 109 Replies  
For the record, HD video playback should be fine in certain formats even on the iPad 2. The problem comes specifically with MKV. MKV is not sanctioned by Apple, and is not natively supported. So for...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 12, 2013 at 08:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Which Retina iPad? BTW, the iPad 2 has no... 6,073 Views / 109 Replies  
Which Retina iPad?

BTW, the iPad 2 has no problem with TV channel apps and works fine with QT files too in general. However, my issue is specifically with high bitrate MKV using third party...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 11, 2013 at 04:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I will probably upgrade from my iPad 2 next year... 6,073 Views / 109 Replies  
I will probably upgrade from my iPad 2 next year to a 10" iPad Air, although I bought one of these Logitech keyboard cover refurbs off eBay for the iPad 2 this year anyway:
...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 11, 2013 at 01:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
iPad 1 is borderline unusable. Also, it has been... 6,073 Views / 109 Replies  
iPad 1 is borderline unusable. Also, it has been like that for quite some time.

Our iPad 2 is OK and so is the iPad 3, but I wouldn't recommend getting a new one at this point. Minimum iPad 4,...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 10, 2013 at 09:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed, it's average. However, two things. ... 1,801 Views / 29 Replies  
Agreed, it's average. However, two things.

1. The really low end ones are on really low end Windows laptops, like the $400 Acers.
2. Sub-$500 tablets are getting Retina IPS screens. So, high...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 10, 2013 at 07:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, if a review gives the MacBook Air screen a... 1,801 Views / 29 Replies  
Yeah, if a review gives the MacBook Air screen a rave review, I immediately know the reviewer is completely clueless. However, some reviews do indeed comment on the mediocre quality of the MacBook...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 10, 2013 at 09:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
DisplayMate is claiming the iPad Air is using... 1,801 Views / 29 Replies  
DisplayMate is claiming the iPad Air is using IGZO.

Flagship Tablet Display Technology Shoot-Out (http://www.displaymate.com/Tablet_ShootOut_3.htm)

The iPad Air has mostly incremental but still...
Posted by Eug, on Nov 6, 2013 at 08:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yup. But it's moot right now since iOS 7 doesn't... 1,801 Views / 29 Replies  
Yup. But it's moot right now since iOS 7 doesn't support multiple logins anyway... which is kinda lame in 2013.
Posted by Eug, on Oct 28, 2013 at 05:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've had many fail in several different Macs.... 929 Views / 14 Replies  
I've had many fail in several different Macs. Stuff that worked perfectly fine at faster speeds in other machines wouldn't boot the Mac at slower speeds.

BTW, there are PC apps that will show all...
Posted by Eug, on Oct 28, 2013 at 05:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah Retina would be great across the line, but... 1,801 Views / 29 Replies  
Yeah Retina would be great across the line, but that's not even what I've been pining for in the past. I've stated in the past I just wanted a better quality screen and a more appropriate pixel...
Posted by Eug, on Oct 28, 2013 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's pretty hit and miss. Even some of the... 929 Views / 14 Replies  
That's pretty hit and miss. Even some of the upper mid-tier brands (eg. Corsair and the like) don't have the proper timings for the slower speeds, unless it's specifically listed as being Mac...
Posted by Eug, on Oct 28, 2013 at 12:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Maybe the 2014 MacBook Air will use Sharp's IGZO... 1,801 Views / 29 Replies  
Maybe the 2014 MacBook Air will use Sharp's IGZO display tech.

If so, that will have the high resolution that Retina demands, and still be thin and light, since IGZO displays use much less power....
Posted by Eug, on Oct 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Compare it side by side against a MacBook Pro or... 1,801 Views / 29 Replies  
Compare it side by side against a MacBook Pro or even an iPad. Not even in the same league.

However, it may possibly be a little bit of a lottery I dunno. Apple uses multiple LCD panel...
Posted by Eug, on Oct 27, 2013 at 02:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What I really want is an ultra low power, lower... 1,801 Views / 29 Replies  
What I really want is an ultra low power, lower compute power machine in a smaller form factor than the Pro.

There are supply chain rumours out there stating that Apple is moving toward 12" Retina...
Posted by Eug, on Oct 25, 2013 at 11:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow. I know you want to describe what happens,... 395 Views / 1 Replies  
Wow. I know you want to describe what happens, but inquiring minds want to know. That's impressive. Totally bent out of shape, but with an intact screen.
Posted by Eug, on Oct 13, 2013 at 12:49 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone 4/4S/5 - Getting to the home screen is a... 2,809 Views / 80 Replies  
iPhone 4/4S/5 - Getting to the home screen is a 3-step process requiring a slide and 5 button presses: Press home button (or power button), slide to unlock, and then key in 4 digit passcode.
...
Posted by Eug, on Oct 12, 2013 at 10:42 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Got my gold 32 yesterday. As expected, TouchID is... 2,809 Views / 80 Replies  
Got my gold 32 yesterday. As expected, TouchID is totally awesome.

Since I don't have a case, but do have a back protector, I stuck one on the back (in addition to the screen protector on the...
Posted by Eug, on Oct 12, 2013 at 12:05 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The bling is strong with this one... Nice... 2,809 Views / 80 Replies  
The bling is strong with this one... Nice lighting.

After a long stay over in Anchorage, my phone finally hit Louisville, then left Kentucky this afternoon. However, it still hasn't arrived...
Posted by Eug, on Oct 9, 2013 at 08:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
That is not even close to being true. It... 8,085 Views / 80 Replies  
That is not even close to being true.


It sounds like you totally misunderstood their experiment.

Resolvable screen detail depends mainly on two factors: Seating distance and screen size.
...
Posted by Eug, on Oct 9, 2013 at 03:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The 9th would be awesome. I just got notified my... 2,809 Views / 80 Replies  
The 9th would be awesome. I just got notified my ship date with UPS got pushed back to next week. WTF?

The shipment was in China on the 6th, and then hung around doing nothing until the 7th, when...
Posted by Eug, on Oct 8, 2013 at 10:24 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
No need anymore, for me anyway: Unlocked... 2,809 Views / 80 Replies  
No need anymore, for me anyway:

Unlocked gold 32 GB ordered from Apple Store Canada, 12:08 am pacific time on launch day Sept. 20.
...
Posted by Eug, on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:52 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Your non-iPhone iDevices receive their iMessages... 2,291 Views / 47 Replies  
Your non-iPhone iDevices receive their iMessages using the email address, not the phone number. Fortunately, you can link a phone number to your Apple ID email so you can get iMessages to your phone...
Posted by Eug, on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:08 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I think the best reason is that you can use it on... 2,291 Views / 47 Replies  
I think the best reason is that you can use it on non-phone devices... but since non-phone devices aren't linked by phone numbers, this is a big problem for some people (like me).
Posted by Eug, on Oct 5, 2013 at 08:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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