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I don't think the nationality of the customers,... 209 Views / 23 Replies  
I don't think the nationality of the customers, nor the number customers, is relevant to the fact that it is a faulty, badly designed product.

As someone who was so vocal about 'bendgate' (with...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Yesterday at 11:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Even if it is, so what? 209 Views / 23 Replies  
Even if it is, so what?
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Yesterday at 09:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought that 'prank' was pretty malicious, and... 2,520 Views / 200 Replies  
I thought that 'prank' was pretty malicious, and potentially dangerous.

Never seen such behavior from the Apple/Mac/iOS community.
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 29, 2014 at 05:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed. FWIW, given we're still in the... 2,520 Views / 200 Replies  
Agreed.

FWIW, given we're still in the 'launch window', and that "bendgate" has pretty much passed, i wouldn't be surprised if there ends up being another fandroid-fueled-'gate'-frenzy.
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 29, 2014 at 02:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
QFT. (based on my observations on other tech news... 2,520 Views / 200 Replies  
QFT. (based on my observations on other tech news sites)

As an example, just have a look at the vitriol in the comments section of this article on CNET ...(Consumer Reports' flex test puts new...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 28, 2014 at 11:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No offense mate, but the real hoot is watching... 2,520 Views / 200 Replies  
No offense mate, but the real hoot is watching fAndroids, people who feel the need to defend their choice of mobile platform so desperately, and people who general don't like Apple get so emotional...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 28, 2014 at 01:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was referring to all those people who seem to... 2,520 Views / 200 Replies  
I was referring to all those people who seem to care so passionately(irrationally) about it even though they do not own, and have no intention of buying the product. (You will find many of them in...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 26, 2014 at 01:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
'New' 3DS launching in Australia in November... 235,579 Views / 4,492 Replies  
'New' 3DS launching in Australia in November (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/24/new-nintendo-3ds-to-launch-in-australia-and-nz-in-november.). They're apparently getting it before N.America and...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 26, 2014 at 09:52 AM, in Gaming
I take it back. Bend-gate, like antenna-gate... 2,520 Views / 200 Replies  
I take it back. Bend-gate, like antenna-gate before it, is obviously affecting many people in a very real negative way...... specifically and predominantly those who do not own, and have no...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 26, 2014 at 09:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That equates to 0.0000009%. They have a very very... 2,520 Views / 200 Replies  
That equates to 0.0000009%. They have a very very long way to go before this becomes an 'issue'. Leave it to the frothing fAndroids to make it an issue (much like 'antenngate', 'mapsgate',...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 25, 2014 at 03:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If their strategy is co-dependent products,... 2,520 Views / 200 Replies  
If their strategy is co-dependent products, they're heading the wrong way. "If you want your phone to last longer, buy an iWatch for $350. I'd rather they make a great phone and a great watch and let...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 25, 2014 at 11:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Some guys at work got theirs, and the "space... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
Some guys at work got theirs, and the "space gray" back reminds me a lot of the original iPhone's back.
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 22, 2014 at 12:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Good luck eBuddy, and I hope and pray you will be... 605 Views / 26 Replies  
Good luck eBuddy, and I hope and pray you will be alright. I am truly saddened by this news.
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just had an idea for an Apple ad.... After... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
Just had an idea for an Apple ad....

After seeing Samsung's rather poor attempt to ridicule and stereotype Apple's customers who wait in line for a launch, etc...

I'd like to see an ad from...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I just heard about this series, and its the first... 5,101 Views / 197 Replies  
I just heard about this series, and its the first one im interested in watching in a very long time....Mainly because i loved the movie. The format of the show seems intriguing as well .... "Each...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 18, 2014 at 03:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Very cool. 443 Views / 29 Replies  
Very cool.
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 17, 2014 at 09:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple is hiding an embarrassing iPhone 6 camera... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
Apple is hiding an embarrassing iPhone 6 camera bulge(The Verge) (http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/16/6209759/apple-has-an-embarassing-bulge)
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My opinions thus far have been purely from the... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
My opinions thus far have been purely from the taste angle (and i accept that not everyone has the same tastes). The materials which Apple uses in their Watch are probably in a league of their own...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 15, 2014 at 02:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Once again, i am not advocating either product. I... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
Once again, i am not advocating either product. I wont be buying either. But i think the Moto360 is a better *looking*(aesthetic) product than the Apple Watch.

And yes, I will be sticking with my...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 15, 2014 at 10:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Equally? 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
Equally?
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 11, 2014 at 03:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
An argument can be made that they chose that... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
An argument can be made that they chose that particular time to highlight the fact that the flat tire isn't as obtrusive as one would assume; seeing that, that particular time is the worst case...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 11, 2014 at 03:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just so we're clear, i'm not advocating the... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
Just so we're clear, i'm not advocating the Moto360 for purchase. I do not know much about it.

I was merely highlighting that i prefer the aesthetic design of the hardware and the software, over...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 11, 2014 at 03:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/nQPTVOfH7vdpHU_B... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/nQPTVOfH7vdpHU_B3ijbo6AXPBgsIt6hfsk0hZGWUA8jjDw42rJktphbxSfyKj2QnzpPW3djdFHcU0O1gahOIl1Tb07ZEzKNX7iahK6bHd8NQRy5ZcYmeQrYu6LIxNsQZw
...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 11, 2014 at 01:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I just heard about the Moto360 and looked it up.... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
I just heard about the Moto360 and looked it up. It is by far the best looking smartwatche, specifically because it doesnt look like a piece of tech (or a metal marshmellow)

Text doesnt seem to be...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 11, 2014 at 01:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was just looking at Apple's iPhone6 site and... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
I was just looking at Apple's iPhone6 site and almost all the side-profile pictures of both sizes dont have the protruding camera lens. It's almost like they were just photoshopped out. Very...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 11, 2014 at 12:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This looks so much cooler.... ... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
This looks so much cooler....

http://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/38360810/10644529_269033996637855_7896849080800722711_o.0.0_standard_1025.0.jpg

Verge: What if the Apple Watch...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 11, 2014 at 09:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
i use my really old iPod shuffle in the gym. ... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
i use my really old iPod shuffle in the gym.

If the iWatch had been a fitness monitor + watch + iPod shuffle with wireless headphones with no *need* for an iPhone, i would have seriously...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 10, 2014 at 04:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, i know the parameters involved. I think... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
Yeah, i know the parameters involved. I think they should have made a decision/compromise so that the final product would not have a protruding lens.
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 10, 2014 at 11:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
How cool would it have been if they had released... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
How cool would it have been if they had released an iPhone 6 mini which is identical in design to the iPhone6, but the size of an iPhone4/S? (they could have used an original retina display, and a...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 10, 2014 at 11:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The iPhone6 doesnt look as bad as i thought it... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
The iPhone6 doesnt look as bad as i thought it would. It looks nice/fine.
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 9, 2014 at 03:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Good point. It has a larger audience than other... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
Good point. It has a larger audience than other smartphones (Not sure if its an OS thing or a phone thing). But limited none-the-less, as people who dont have/use iPhones would not be able to use it.
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 9, 2014 at 03:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple Watch.... pretty much looks the same as... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
Apple Watch.... pretty much looks the same as every other smartwatch on the market today. Noting special, nothing differentiating the overall experience, and the UI (digital crown) looks more...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 9, 2014 at 02:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
AppleWatch: -Accessory of iPhone (severely... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
AppleWatch:
-Accessory of iPhone (severely limits the audience)
-Smartwatches seem to be glorified notification screens (with a clock)
-Looks.... not good.

I wasnt interested in 'smartwatches'...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 9, 2014 at 02:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was speaking aesthetically. But from my... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
I was speaking aesthetically. But from my experience (the many people who i know use a 4/S) antennagate was way out of proportion. It seemed to be more of an issue with those folks who never intended...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 9, 2014 at 09:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You said it. The iPhohne 4/s had the best overall... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
You said it. The iPhohne 4/s had the best overall design, then the 5/S had the crappy 2-tone back, and now these weird lines (worse than the 2-tone), protruding camera... and im not liking the...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 8, 2014 at 01:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Been seeing some of the leaks on MacRumors, and i... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
Been seeing some of the leaks on MacRumors, and i can't help but feel bored and uninterested in iOS. The 'face lift' (caked on makeup), last year was akin to a new 'theme' for essentially the same...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The 'cost' is having to lug the thing around the... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
The 'cost' is having to lug the thing around the whole time, whether or not you are using the device.

Similarly, back in the day, getting a laptop for university was all the rage. The bigger the...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 5, 2014 at 03:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm still using my 3GS, but i have held and used... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
I'm still using my 3GS, but i have held and used the 5/S. It does feel light, and i think the overall volume of the device is less than that of the 4/S.

I guess I just dont get the whole...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 5, 2014 at 01:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I suspect it as well. I actually remember getting... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
I suspect it as well. I actually remember getting my iPhone3GS and thinking it was too big at the time.

We are talking about things we have to lug around all day, i put a premium on size and...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 5, 2014 at 12:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
IMHO, the iPhone 4/S was the best designed... 4,830 Views / 362 Replies  
IMHO, the iPhone 4/S was the best designed iPhone.

My ideal iPhone(mini):
-3.3" screen, 320X480 display. (if they can squeeze more in there, sure)
-thickness of the iPhone 4/4S with a smaller...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 5, 2014 at 11:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s... 235,579 Views / 4,492 Replies  
http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--g3JZJgww--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/kbcd2zxmlooitjfojwac.png

Good stuff. If they have indeed fixed the 3D 'head-lock' issue as they...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Sep 4, 2014 at 02:59 PM, in Gaming
Thanks guys. I just hope the software (Leopard... 403 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks guys. I just hope the software (Leopard and whatever version of iTunes) will be able to serve this purpose.

Cheers
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Aug 15, 2014 at 08:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
A mental marker for the summer of 2014. It... 2,420 Views / 229 Replies  
A mental marker for the summer of 2014.

It should be remembered as the period during which another religious minority and ancient community predating Islam, in the middle east will most likely be...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Aug 15, 2014 at 08:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Repurposing a MacMiniG4.... questions... 403 Views / 3 Replies  
My folks have a MacMini G4(2005/6) gathering dust ever since they switched to iPads. It occurred to me that it could be re-purposed as an iTunes server/ home share. Had a few questions.......

1....
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Aug 13, 2014 at 05:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yup, my bad. iFixIt.... here's the link.... ... 389 Views / 8 Replies  
Yup, my bad. iFixIt.... here's the link....

http://www.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/MacBook-Unibody-Model-No-A1278-Upper-Case-Backlit/IF160-001

Cheers
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Aug 8, 2014 at 04:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm kind of on the fence about the whole thing... 389 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm kind of on the fence about the whole thing right now, which is why I'm pricing options.mI'm in the US, and it's the original 13" AL unibody.

It's a purely cosmetic issue. I've been using the...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Aug 8, 2014 at 04:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Replacing a MacBook unibody case? 389 Views / 8 Replies  
Well after 6 years, i finally dropped my original unibody MacBook. Luckily it was on a carpeted flood, and nothing was functionally damaged.

However, there is a visible dent in the unibody, so...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Aug 8, 2014 at 02:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
New Zelda (YouTube)... 235,579 Views / 4,492 Replies  
New Zelda (YouTube) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZmxvig1dXE)

That 20-30 seconds was apparently using the in-game engine. I was very impressed. However, I'm willing to bet that the game will be...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Jun 10, 2014 at 04:19 PM, in Gaming
I wonder if the button can have two contexts. ... 1,293 Views / 69 Replies  
I wonder if the button can have two contexts.

First click, goes to maximum size of document/window (the way it is pre-Yosemite), click it a second time and it goes full screen. If you resize...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Jun 6, 2014 at 11:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wonder Years reunion, and finally coming to DVD.... 5,101 Views / 197 Replies  
Wonder Years reunion, and finally coming to DVD. Looking forward to it...

‘Wonder Years’ Reunion Amazing! See Incredible Then And Now Photos Of Danica McKellar And Fred Savage Before DVD Box Set...
Posted by Hawkeye_a, on Jun 5, 2014 at 09:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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