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Now where will I go for Mac news? Macintouch is... 2,830 Views / 133 Replies  
Now where will I go for Mac news?
Macintouch is kinda on it's last legs-
This is sad- this site has kept me up to date on so many things - for so long....
Thanks for everything.
Posted by David Esrati, on Jun 20, 2016 at 06:11 PM, in Mac News
In Ohio- in the midst of the rust belt, local... 650 Views / 11 Replies  
In Ohio- in the midst of the rust belt, local municipalities charge an income tax and that's been the main way to survive state cuts (thanks John Kasich).
It puts communities in bidding wars to...
Posted by David Esrati, on May 5, 2016 at 01:58 PM, in Mac News
Apple seriously screwed us when they stopped... 599 Views / 6 Replies  
Apple seriously screwed us when they stopped allowing us to make timed .mov files out of autoplaying keynotes.
It was a really easy cheap version of After Effects.
Now- it's just another powerpoint.
Posted by David Esrati, on Feb 25, 2016 at 06:47 PM, in Mac News
I'm seeing a different view on the homepage now-... 2,230 Views / 84 Replies  
I'm seeing a different view on the homepage now- the article I was trying to send was the one about upgrading an iphone to128Gb.
It's looking much better now-
Still agree- the 2 sidebar look- is...
Posted by David Esrati, on Feb 4, 2016 at 11:25 AM, in Mac News
I'm seeing a different view on the homepage now-... 2,230 Views / 84 Replies  
I'm seeing a different view on the homepage now- the article I was trying to send was the one about upgrading an iphone to128Gb.
It's looking much better now-
Still agree- the 2 sidebar look- is...
Posted by David Esrati, on Feb 4, 2016 at 11:24 AM, in Mac News
I used to use the MacNN homepage as a... 2,230 Views / 84 Replies  
I used to use the MacNN homepage as a demonstration of how a WordPress site was organized and optimized for displaying ads, increasing page views, and shareability.
I just saw an article I wanted to...
Posted by David Esrati, on Feb 4, 2016 at 09:56 AM, in Mac News
the templates are a scam. don't bother. You have... 165 Views / 1 Replies  
the templates are a scam. don't bother. You have to follow, then tweet, then opt in for spam email- or you don't get a download link.
Stupid inbound marketing scam.
Posted by David Esrati, on Jan 24, 2016 at 02:04 PM, in Mac News
We've been teaching our clients how to get the... 1,151 Views / 9 Replies  
We've been teaching our clients how to get the most out of Wordpress for 10 years via our www.websitetogy.com seminar.
There is a lot more to it than just putting up posts- understanding how google...
Posted by David Esrati, on Jan 4, 2016 at 07:57 PM, in Mac News
They need to re-release the app for my google TV... 168 Views / 1 Replies  
They need to re-release the app for my google TV /Android TV devices. I pay for Prime- I shouldn't have to buy their device to watch it.
Posted by David Esrati, on Nov 30, 2015 at 06:55 PM, in Mac News
Ok- great- it's 12" and has a retina display- and... 1,556 Views / 26 Replies  
Ok- great- it's 12" and has a retina display- and is sturdier than the air.
But- where is the entry level laptop to sell to schools?
We're still living in fantasy land - not repairable- not...
Posted by David Esrati, on Mar 11, 2015 at 05:08 PM, in Mac News
Trust me. My 2012 MacBook Pro went into the shop... 358 Views / 6 Replies  
Trust me. My 2012 MacBook Pro went into the shop with 16 GB Ram- tried to use a 4GB model- and was watching the spinning beach ball all day. 4 GB of RAM with 10.10.x is a cruel joke.
For a...
Posted by David Esrati, on Mar 5, 2015 at 05:13 PM, in Tech News
A Mac with 4GB of RAM with OS 10.10 is like... 358 Views / 6 Replies  
A Mac with 4GB of RAM with OS 10.10 is like having a still born child.
Posted by David Esrati, on Mar 4, 2015 at 06:46 PM, in Tech News
I had to configure 70 ipad minis for a single... 1,641 Views / 28 Replies  
I had to configure 70 ipad minis for a single app- and deployment this summer. I consider myself pretty competent- but, the apple Configurator may go down in history as the worst piece of Apple...
Posted by David Esrati, on Jan 13, 2015 at 08:43 PM, in Tech News
Since they removed the make movie function from... 213 Views / 1 Replies  
Since they removed the make movie function from Keynote- they ruined a great product.
Great way to make animated video quickly- until Apple "improved it"
Posted by David Esrati, on Jan 9, 2015 at 07:09 PM, in Mac News
Had it read a Mac Pro 2013 trashcan- I would have... 234 Views / 2 Replies  
Had it read a Mac Pro 2013 trashcan- I would have been excited. Want to upgrade the 256gb drive the worst way
Posted by David Esrati, on Dec 2, 2014 at 04:12 PM, in Tech News
When I saw that they were getting 64gb iPads I... 573 Views / 6 Replies  
When I saw that they were getting 64gb iPads I was scratching my head. With cloud integration- etc- and Apple's ridiculous RAM charges- this looked cooked from the start.
However, after my...
Posted by David Esrati, on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:55 AM, in Tech News
What none of these say is if the data includes... 440 Views / 5 Replies  
What none of these say is if the data includes teathering. Most charge $10-$20 more to use your data on a different device.
Posted by David Esrati, on Aug 22, 2014 at 01:54 PM, in Tech News
I guess it's low cost to people who pay... 1,677 Views / 16 Replies  
I guess it's low cost to people who pay themselves millions a year.
Considering Apple makes most of it's money from iTunes and the app store now- wouldn't it make sense to make a mac that is...
Posted by David Esrati, on Jun 18, 2014 at 10:37 AM, in Tech News
And no one is saying how this will affect MacTown... 334 Views / 2 Replies  
And no one is saying how this will affect MacTown which was an independent Apple retailer for years- right around the corner, or MacDepot- an even older independent Apple dealer that's been around...
Posted by David Esrati, on Feb 27, 2014 at 05:27 PM, in Mac News
We ordered a base model plus 4GB extra RAM at... 247 Views / 1 Replies  
We ordered a base model plus 4GB extra RAM at 10am on the announcement date. We've been told will ship in February- but don't have any kind of a date. Apple has to know how many machines are in line,...
Posted by David Esrati, on Feb 11, 2014 at 05:48 PM, in Mac News
I just want themes that work on the iPad. Fonts... 1,203 Views / 10 Replies  
I just want themes that work on the iPad.
Fonts seem to be the biggest problem.
Create a prezo on the mac- and then can't use an iPad to show it- lame.
Posted by David Esrati, on Jul 5, 2013 at 06:09 PM, in Tech News
Maybe Apple will make these an option in the new... 292 Views / 1 Replies  
Maybe Apple will make these an option in the new MacBook Pros- for a lot less than the crazy "fusion" drives. Seriously- the cloud is great if you have gigabit internet- but those of us with DSL...
Posted by David Esrati, on Jun 6, 2013 at 03:50 PM, in Tech News
If you edit video- and for the record, Youtube is... 2,135 Views / 21 Replies  
If you edit video- and for the record, Youtube is the 2nd biggest search engine for a reason- an iMac is a lame stepchild to a MacPro.
Obviously- no one at Apple seems to care anymore that the field...
Posted by David Esrati, on Apr 24, 2013 at 11:19 AM, in Tech News
Win 98 version of Nest 382 Views / 6 Replies  
Wow- it's been a year and a half since Nest launched- and now Honeywell realizes that they are toast. Ohhhh- I can change the desktop color. Wow.
#FAIL #COPYCAT #LAME
Posted by David Esrati, on Apr 11, 2013 at 03:58 PM, in Tech News
A new mac pro might help 1,428 Views / 10 Replies  
If Apple was serious about reentering the FCP market- they should introduce a new Mac Pro- still no Thunderbolt- really?
I just got a lecture from a friend about how they left FCP for Premier- and...
Posted by David Esrati, on Mar 28, 2013 at 06:57 PM, in Mac News
I hope they also import fonts. Keynote on iOS has... 173 Views / 4 Replies  
I hope they also import fonts. Keynote on iOS has been useless- since it only works with 4 fonts.
The whole idea of the same program on both Mac and iOS should be that the device doesn't matter
Posted by David Esrati, on Dec 4, 2012 at 04:24 PM, in Mac News
And, next he's going to say that all of us... 1,630 Views / 57 Replies  
And, next he's going to say that all of us content creators don't need a new mac pro either. Apple is forgetting two things:
1) not everyone has fiber connections and huge bandwidth
2) Some of us...
Posted by David Esrati, on Oct 26, 2012 at 01:57 PM, in Mac News
and what are we supposed to run it on- the new... 495 Views / 6 Replies  
and what are we supposed to run it on- the new mac mini? When will the new Mac Pro finally ship with thunderbolt, USB 3 and incredible speed?
Posted by David Esrati, on Oct 23, 2012 at 04:16 PM, in Mac News
I doubt I'll buy another Epson scanner- they... 134 Views / 1 Replies  
I doubt I'll buy another Epson scanner- they don't update their drivers. I don't like owning a doorstop after Apple updates the OS.
Posted by David Esrati, on Oct 16, 2012 at 01:49 PM, in Tech News
I'm not so sure what's so tough about this- I'd... 9,610 Views / 21 Replies  
I'm not so sure what's so tough about this-
I'd buy one of Other World Computings elite raid's with their triple connection, USB 2, Firewire 800 and 400- the case is solid- and the drives are under...
Posted by David Esrati, on Feb 3, 2007 at 04:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have a 40gb drive in one of my TiVo's- it's not... 4,864 Views / 73 Replies  
I have a 40gb drive in one of my TiVo's- it's not enough.
So- what can the Apple TV do that TiVo can't- not much-
what can TiVo do that AppleTV can't- a lot.
Since most people still have cable or...
Posted by David Esrati, on Jan 15, 2007 at 10:20 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Do you think Jobs and company care about you? No... 7,171 Views / 107 Replies  
Do you think Jobs and company care about you? No 1 slot mac since the LC-
no- it's all about STOCK PRICE_ and as you see- this keynote added billions to their pockets for a product that hasn't...
Posted by David Esrati, on Jan 11, 2007 at 07:23 AM, in Mac OS X
How would Apple make money providing a dvr... 8,932 Views / 67 Replies  
How would Apple make money providing a dvr function? They wouldn't.
Apple TV should be a give-away product with a commitment to purchase X$ of content per month. It's not much more than a drm...
Posted by David Esrati, on Jan 11, 2007 at 07:14 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Apple store in Manhatten had them today at 3 pm-... 2,813 Views / 31 Replies  
Apple store in Manhatten had them today at 3 pm- selling like hotcakes-
all the employees had at least one attached to their ID badges- the two employees I talked to- hadn't listened to them yet-...
Posted by David Esrati, on Nov 3, 2006 at 06:30 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I just looked through these- and no mention of my... 9,001 Views / 132 Replies  
I just looked through these- and no mention of my fave-
I use a MacAlly iopti jr.
it's a little wired 2 button plus clickable scroll wheel.
Something about being able to twist it around in my...
Posted by David Esrati, on Oct 25, 2006 at 09:43 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Considering you can't use USB to transfer data... 9,131 Views / 80 Replies  
Considering you can't use USB to transfer data from an old mac to a new mac- and that you can't boot from a USB drive- I'd say that they would cause a ton of problems for people with older machines...
Posted by David Esrati, on Dec 16, 2005 at 09:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
a ton of excuses for Apple here. Why shouldn't... 22,204 Views / 391 Replies  
a ton of excuses for Apple here. Why shouldn't they offer a $500 machine with industry standard parts-
accessible components- and let the software prove the value.
Does anyone remember the si? It...
Posted by David Esrati, on Aug 2, 2005 at 07:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
Anyone ever see a PSION series 5 or Revo? 5,879 Views / 70 Replies  
I had a Newton- couldn't carry it around-
forget all the bs with the handwriting recognition-
it didn't integrate that well with the mac- because there weren't the integrated programs like iCal,...
Posted by David Esrati, on Dec 1, 2004 at 05:18 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
isn't this a different name for the headless mac 5,379 Views / 49 Replies  
The "corporate" mac is the same thing we've been trying to tell Apple to produce for years. In fact- the switcher campaign would have had some real traction if there was a box without a monitor for...
Posted by David Esrati, on Mar 24, 2004 at 06:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Maybe they can build a better latch 3,618 Views / 38 Replies  
I've had to send my 12" twice because the latch broke- also, the screws keep falling out of the screen- esp. the lower right one. This is what happens when you buy the first revision of a new...
Posted by David Esrati, on Dec 4, 2003 at 10:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I watched all 8 ads. I too noticed lack of... 838 Views / 66 Replies  
I watched all 8 ads. I too noticed lack of diversity- which is odd for Apple. The most convincing was the IT guy and a programmer- but some of the others- duh- I always want to buy a computer 'cause...
Posted by David Esrati, on Jun 10, 2002 at 04:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I watched all 8 ads. I too noticed lack of... 565 Views / 50 Replies  
I watched all 8 ads. I too noticed lack of diversity- which is odd for Apple. The most convincing was the IT guy and a programmer- but some of the others- duh- I always want to buy a computer 'cause...
Posted by David Esrati, on Jun 10, 2002 at 04:22 PM, in Mac OS X
Terrorists launch 1st sub $500 Mac! 373 Views / 2 Replies  
So it takes terrorists killing thousands for Apple to release a sub $500 iMac?
We had gas station owners on Sept. 11 who showed more class- while some stations were gouging with $5 a gallon- one guy...
Posted by David Esrati, on Oct 24, 2001 at 12:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well- There is a solution for system 9.0- I just... 384 Views / 4 Replies  
Well- There is a solution for system 9.0- I just couldn't find it. http://www.psion.com/downloads/
has the update.
Posted by David Esrati, on Aug 3, 2000 at 06:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well- now I did it- upgraded to System 9.0.4 and... 384 Views / 4 Replies  
Well- now I did it- upgraded to System 9.0.4 and now MacConnect bombs the system. I have written Psion- no response of yet.
Will try working through the extensions to see if I can find a conflict.
Posted by David Esrati, on Aug 2, 2000 at 05:18 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I don't know what your problem is- it took me a... 384 Views / 4 Replies  
I don't know what your problem is- it took me a while to figure out there was 1.1.4 update- but once I did it started working.
There is a guy named George Grey at Psion USA that seems more Mac...
Posted by David Esrati, on Jul 28, 2000 at 01:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
G3 266 PowerBook & More 4 Sale 247 Views / 0 Replies  
G3, 266mhz, 1 MB Backside Cache, 4 gig HD, 14.1 Active screen, 56K modem, 64 MB Ram upgraded to 128, VST internal removable Zip drive, CD Drive, all packaging, 3 months old, $2,200 plus you pay...
Posted by David Esrati, on Jun 10, 1999 at 10:29 AM, in Marketplace
 
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