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2012 Ipad Mini on T-Mobile? 228 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello everyone. I was thinking about buying a refurbished 2012 ipad mini for ATT. I've read that it is possible to put a T-Mobile sim card in and run on their network. Has anyone tried this? Just...
Posted by Wayland, on Nov 21, 2013 at 12:41 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks for the info. This is disappointing as I... 1,205 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the info. This is disappointing as I thought by now everything would be at least twice as fast. I guess Moore's law doesn't hold, at least for notebooks. I'll probably wait one more...
Posted by Wayland, on Nov 1, 2013 at 09:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
How much faster are the new Macbooks? 1,205 Views / 8 Replies  
I have a 2009 macbook pro, 2.2 GHZ, 8 GB ram and 480 gb SSD. How much faster are the mid-level macbook pro retina and macbook air? I am wondering mostly about real world results for processor...
Posted by Wayland, on Oct 31, 2013 at 12:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I recently purchased a 480 GB Agility 3 during... 2,528 Views / 10 Replies  
I recently purchased a 480 GB Agility 3 during the amazon sale. I thought I would update this thread with my impressions after a week.

Overall, the agility 3 is running like a champ. It came...
Posted by Wayland, on Sep 24, 2012 at 06:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just checked the OCZ support forum for... 2,528 Views / 10 Replies  
I just checked the OCZ support forum for Mac/Linux. There seems to be an issue with the current 1.5 firmware and mountain lion. I will just wait until firmware 1.6 comes out. It seems like ssd...
Posted by Wayland, on Aug 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
After researching a little bit, I've found that... 2,528 Views / 10 Replies  
After researching a little bit, I've found that some SSDs do not like Nvidia controller on my macbook. I don't think this applies to the OCZ though. Also, suprisingly, some SSDs do not outperform...
Posted by Wayland, on Aug 28, 2012 at 06:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
OCZ Agility 4 SSD for Macbook Pro? 2,528 Views / 10 Replies  
I have a 2009 2.2 ghz macbook pro, with the 3GB SATA and was thinking about upgrading to a 256 GB Agility 4 SSD. Has anyone tried this configuration yet? I am looking for a decent speed increase,...
Posted by Wayland, on Aug 27, 2012 at 07:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Anyone upgrade their Ipod touch 3G to iOS 5? 747 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a third generation ipod touch with 32 GB, running iOS 4. I was thinking about updating to ios 5. The only problem I have right now with iOS 4 is battery life. Even in airplane mode, the...
Posted by Wayland, on Oct 22, 2011 at 10:02 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
This is for my Macbook pro with snow leopard... 1,363 Views / 5 Replies  
This is for my Macbook pro with snow leopard 10.6. The problem is I use bootcamp in XP sometimes. I don't think XP supports the advanced formatting as well as Mac. Not sure if this is an issue...
Posted by Wayland, on Jan 17, 2011 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Western Digital Advanced Format? 1,363 Views / 5 Replies  
I need a hard drive with more space and was thinking about the new WD drives, the 640 or 750 GB BPVT. Has anyone tried one of these yet, with bootcamp? I am wondering if there will be a problem...
Posted by Wayland, on Jan 17, 2011 at 10:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
iPod Touch is running slow! 822 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a first generation ipod touch that has started running slow. I am using system 3.1.2. Before updating to this system, backing up to itunes was much faster. Also switching between panels and...
Posted by Wayland, on Nov 18, 2010 at 10:17 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Just found this thread. Oddly enough I went down... 2,615 Views / 11 Replies  
Just found this thread. Oddly enough I went down the same path. I started with the 500 GB scorpio blue with the whooshing and traded it in for a hitachi. The Hitachi still has the whooshing, but...
Posted by Wayland, on Apr 19, 2010 at 02:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I ended up purchasing a WD scorpio blue 500gb. ... 1,106 Views / 10 Replies  
I ended up purchasing a WD scorpio blue 500gb. It is a lot faster than the hitachi 160 gb that came with the machine, but I will probably return it. The problem is that the hd makes a fan noise. ...
Posted by Wayland, on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks. I'll probably get a WD scorpio. It is... 1,106 Views / 10 Replies  
Thanks. I'll probably get a WD scorpio. It is slower but seems to have overall better reviews than the seagate. I suspect the seagate problems were from the initial launch and have been worked out...
Posted by Wayland, on Jan 5, 2010 at 12:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Which HD for new Macbook Pro? 1,106 Views / 10 Replies  
I purchased a macbook pro 13" 2.26 ghz on black friday to replace my ibook g4. In case you are wondering, I bought it from mac connection and will never deal with them again.

Anyhow, I want to...
Posted by Wayland, on Jan 4, 2010 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Success! I picked up a 13" macbook pro with... 2,570 Views / 48 Replies  
Success! I picked up a 13" macbook pro with vmware budle for $1049 at MacConnection on Friday.

In case anyone cares, I don't think they are as good as Amazon. Price was about the same, but I...
Posted by Wayland, on Nov 28, 2009 at 04:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow this is more complicated than I thought. I... 2,570 Views / 48 Replies  
Wow this is more complicated than I thought. I thought in previous generations the imac got the same processors as the laptops. When did this stop?

Anyhow, it seems like a wash. Faster CPU with...
Posted by Wayland, on Nov 22, 2009 at 01:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just looked at some of the new imac benchmarks... 2,570 Views / 48 Replies  
I just looked at some of the new imac benchmarks on macworld. The core i5 processor is way faster than the current core 2 duo's. Even taking out video, many operations are twice as fast.
...
Posted by Wayland, on Nov 21, 2009 at 05:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would definitely go with a macbook pro 13" if I... 2,570 Views / 48 Replies  
I would definitely go with a macbook pro 13" if I bought now. I don't care about using the latest technology. The ibook g4 does almost everything I want. The only real problems are with video...
Posted by Wayland, on Nov 18, 2009 at 04:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Core i3, i5 worth waiting for? 2,570 Views / 48 Replies  
I still haven't upgraded from my ibook g4. I was thinking of *finally" pulling the trigger on a black friday deal. Does anyone know how much better the new intel processors are going to be for...
Posted by Wayland, on Nov 18, 2009 at 02:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks. I'll give it a try. I might just stick... 740 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks. I'll give it a try. I might just stick with imovie 5.
Posted by Wayland, on Oct 30, 2009 at 02:36 PM, in Applications
Combine mp4 files? 740 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a couple of movie files that I would like to combine into one video file. Most are mp4's from various places. What should I use to combine them? I have used imovie 5 but the output seems...
Posted by Wayland, on Oct 29, 2009 at 06:38 PM, in Applications
Will a tmobile sim work? 1,038 Views / 4 Replies  
Will a tmobile sim work?
Posted by Wayland, on Oct 8, 2009 at 07:45 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Used IPhone as Ipod touch? 1,038 Views / 4 Replies  
I've seen this info before, but I am not sure if this is still possible. Can I buy a used Iphone 1G on ebay and use it as an Ipod, with no ATT service? I remember when the iphone first came out,...
Posted by Wayland, on Oct 8, 2009 at 04:08 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but I will... 1,235 Views / 17 Replies  
I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but I will probably do it tomorrow. Does the apple education online store need my id# or something?

I could probably squeeze another six months out of my ibook...
Posted by Wayland, on Sep 7, 2009 at 07:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is the Edu discount a good deal? 1,235 Views / 17 Replies  
I can get the educational discount through my school. I'll probably get the base macbook pro for $1099 and the 16gb ipod touch for $70 and give it to my wife. She wants one as a birthday present. ...
Posted by Wayland, on Sep 5, 2009 at 01:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a stupid question on a very related topic.... 1,737 Views / 17 Replies  
I have a stupid question on a very related topic. When I clone using disk utility, how are the different partition sizes handled? The new hard drive is bigger than the old one. I don't see how...
Posted by Wayland, on Aug 13, 2009 at 11:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It only takes 45 minutes!?!? That is amazing! I... 1,119 Views / 20 Replies  
It only takes 45 minutes!?!? That is amazing! I was ecstatic with 4 hours vs 15. Maybe I downloaded the ppc version for his intel imac?

Also, for a fact, office v.x launches faster and is more...
Posted by Wayland, on Jul 31, 2009 at 12:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Eh, I think everyone is overestimating the new... 1,119 Views / 20 Replies  
Eh, I think everyone is overestimating the new machines and underestimating the g4. The most intensive process I do is the occasional dvd movie conversion (that I own of course). Using the latest...
Posted by Wayland, on Jul 30, 2009 at 06:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Waiting to upgrade? 1,119 Views / 20 Replies  
I have an old ibook g4 1.33 ghz that is about ready to be retired. I'll probably pick up a low end macbook pro 13" after snow leopard is out and revised once. Anyone else in the same boat as me? I...
Posted by Wayland, on Jul 30, 2009 at 01:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I recently fell into an itunes giftcard and took... 924 Views / 10 Replies  
I recently fell into an itunes giftcard and took the plunge to iphone os 3.0.

I think there is a modest speed improvement. Scrolling in safari updates slightly faster, ie the checkerboard...
Posted by Wayland, on Jul 12, 2009 at 02:05 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks for the info. I'll probably skip this... 924 Views / 10 Replies  
Thanks for the info. I'll probably skip this upgrade, for now.
Posted by Wayland, on Jun 29, 2009 at 01:03 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Safari faster on iphone OS 3? 924 Views / 10 Replies  
I have a first generation ipod touch. Will safari be faster if I upgrade to iPhone OS 3? Currently, most pages take quite a while to load and I frequently get the checker board while scrolling.
...
Posted by Wayland, on Jun 26, 2009 at 11:35 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well here are the deals, Dell 27" for $580 and... 607 Views / 1 Replies  
Well here are the deals, Dell 27" for $580 and Dell 24" for $520. I went ahead and bought the 27".
Posted by Wayland, on Mar 5, 2009 at 02:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Dell 2408wfp vs 2709 w 607 Views / 1 Replies  
Any recommendations about these monitors? I want a monitor for light computing work, watching movies, and a little ps3. Both are pva screens. I wonder if the 2709 is worth the extra $100.
Posted by Wayland, on Mar 4, 2009 at 03:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I decided on Air Sharing. So far so good, on... 3,222 Views / 11 Replies  
I decided on Air Sharing. So far so good, on both Mac and Windows. I have had no problems with pdf's much larger than 3 mb.
Posted by Wayland, on Mar 4, 2009 at 03:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Do you mean 3gb pdf file? 3 mb is not really... 3,222 Views / 11 Replies  
Do you mean 3gb pdf file? 3 mb is not really that big.

I am leaning towards file magnet anyway. I like that you don't have to play with network settings. On the other hand, I need windows...
Posted by Wayland, on Feb 28, 2009 at 10:04 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Air Sharing vs File Magnet 3,222 Views / 11 Replies  
I have an ipod touch gen 1 and want to use it as a flash drive. Which one is better? I hope to use it on both my ibook g4 and toshiba laptop at work running xp. I can't really tell which one is...
Posted by Wayland, on Feb 27, 2009 at 11:22 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks! This does answer my question. 828 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks! This does answer my question.
Posted by Wayland, on Feb 8, 2009 at 01:58 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ipod Touch: Movie vs Music Video 828 Views / 5 Replies  
I have an ipod touch g1. I noticed that music videos that I purchase from itunes show up as Music Videos on my ipod and can be accessed through a playlist in Music or through Videos. Other video...
Posted by Wayland, on Feb 7, 2009 at 06:44 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hey, those are some good tips. I have a pismo... 558 Views / 7 Replies  
Hey, those are some good tips. I have a pismo 400 mhz also, 512 mb ram. Mac os 10.4 runs like a champ for me. I installed aticellerator and cpu director today. They added a nice modest speed...
Posted by Wayland, on Nov 9, 2008 at 12:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
10.5 on iBook G4 374 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi, I was thinking of upgrading by iBook g4 from Tiger to Leopard. The configuration is fine, 1.33GHz and 1.5 gb ram. Anyone have problems with this? I need to squeeze a little more life out of my...
Posted by Wayland, on Oct 23, 2008 at 03:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just noticed iMovie'08 supports camcorder... 1,385 Views / 32 Replies  
I just noticed iMovie'08 supports camcorder import by usb2. This is news to me, coming from iMovie'05 that doesn't support usb2 at all. To me, firewire or usb2 is no big deal now. I would prefer...
Posted by Wayland, on Oct 16, 2008 at 01:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Tiger and VPC 6 Compatible? 473 Views / 3 Replies  
Anyone running Virtual pc 6 on mac os 10? I need to run a Windows only app and was wondering if it would work. Thanks for any info.
Posted by Wayland, on Jul 7, 2006 at 08:05 PM, in Applications
I faced the same decision recently-$719 refurb... 949 Views / 14 Replies  
I faced the same decision recently-$719 refurb from apple or $999 from amazon. I went with amazon. If you use their credit card, you can get another 3% cash back along with a9 and the warranty gets...
Posted by Wayland, on Nov 16, 2005 at 08:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've changed my mind and am thinking about the... 997 Views / 18 Replies  
I've changed my mind and am thinking about the ibook 14". The 12" form factor is great for portability, but I think I could use a superdrive. Speed is not really an issue for me. The ibook 14" is...
Posted by Wayland, on Oct 31, 2005 at 11:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Waaah, I'm retiring my Pismo! 997 Views / 18 Replies  
It is a sad day indeed, but I've decided to retire my Pismo, sniff, sniff. About 6 months ago, my backlight started to fail with the pink screen. Now my battery has dropped to 20 minutes run time. ...
Posted by Wayland, on Oct 28, 2005 at 08:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks! FruitMenu does the trick. I guess I'll... 856 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks! FruitMenu does the trick. I guess I'll be sending my $10 over soon.

Isn't shutting down better? It clears out the ram for fragmentation, leaks, and all that.
Posted by Wayland, on Oct 23, 2005 at 01:20 AM, in Mac OS X
Any way to remove shutdown warning in 10.4? 856 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, I finally upgraded from OS 9 to 10.4 on my pismo. With 512 mb ram and a Fujitsu 5400 rpm hard drive, the speed is pretty good. The shutdown warning with 2 minute timeout really annoys me...
Posted by Wayland, on Oct 21, 2005 at 12:07 AM, in Mac OS X
I am thinking about finally upgrading from OS 9... 1,368 Views / 21 Replies  
I am thinking about finally upgrading from OS 9 on my pismo. So do I go to Panther or Tiger. Panther seems to run slower but cooler and is only $40. Tiger is supposed to be a bit faster, but kicks...
Posted by Wayland, on Jul 15, 2005 at 12:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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