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Definately one of the best phones produced by... 1,787 Views / 11 Replies  
Definately one of the best phones produced by Sony Ericsson. I had mine to replace a 1.5 year old K700 because the joystick had broken. I cannot guarantee the 810 will be perfect in 1.5 years time...
Posted by ajbaker, on Sep 21, 2006 at 04:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for the thought. After doing a little... 517 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the thought.

After doing a little more research I would like to clarify a few things... Since DVB (Freeview) is broadcast as MPEG2, presumably there is no need to encode this to a...
Posted by ajbaker, on May 25, 2006 at 07:51 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
DVB TV Tuner, hardware decoder and SVideo In 517 Views / 3 Replies  
I have recently been investigating the variety of TV tuners + PVR that are available for my MacBook Pro. (If I find something with all of the functions below I may consider a Mac Mini in the living...
Posted by ajbaker, on May 24, 2006 at 10:14 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Not to ruin anyones party but my new MacBook Pro... 2,174 Views / 34 Replies  
Not to ruin anyones party but my new MacBook Pro is perfect except from its whine - and the worst thing is the serial number... W8613

I grew accustomed to this with my old TiBook 667 which had a...
Posted by ajbaker, on Apr 10, 2006 at 08:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: It's funny, the installation of Windows on my... 49,200 Views / 234 Replies  
It's funny, the installation of Windows on my MacBook Pro is the fasted and most beautiful installation of Windows I have seen. Oh the irony.

Anyway, the one problem I have found so far, that may...
Posted by ajbaker, on Apr 6, 2006 at 11:56 AM, in Alternative OS Reference
thats a very fair comment. 369 Views / 3 Replies  
thats a very fair comment.
Posted by ajbaker, on Mar 30, 2006 at 11:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
that's very unfortunate zign. i have confidence... 90,245 Views / 1,213 Replies  
that's very unfortunate zign. i have confidence the same will happen for you though.
Posted by ajbaker, on Mar 30, 2006 at 11:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Intel Mac Minis on eBay - legit? 369 Views / 3 Replies  
I have just seen a few Mac Mini Intels on eBay that look fairly dubious, so wondered what other peoples feelings were...

eBay Intel Mac Minis...
Posted by ajbaker, on Mar 30, 2006 at 10:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
Dispatch notification to the UK 90,245 Views / 1,213 Replies  
WOW I have just received from Apple, completely out of the blue, a dispatch notification for my new MacBook Pro. And I am in the UK!

I ordered it on the 27 March and the Apple Order Tracking web...
Posted by ajbaker, on Mar 30, 2006 at 10:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ordered mine yesterday in the UK, and the wait... 90,245 Views / 1,213 Replies  
Ordered mine yesterday in the UK, and the wait time is between 3 and 4 weeks. What is the wait time in the US like?
Posted by ajbaker, on Mar 28, 2006 at 08:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I recently had to do the same and found this very... 347 Views / 2 Replies  
I recently had to do the same and found this very helpful:

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20010827120222505&query=initial+setup

One thing you will also want to do is remove the...
Posted by ajbaker, on Mar 28, 2006 at 06:44 AM, in Mac OS X
What is the cheapest price people have paid for... 1,627 Views / 23 Replies  
What is the cheapest price people have paid for MacBook Pro RAM in the UK?

The cheapest I have found is: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=353418

However I have not...
Posted by ajbaker, on Mar 17, 2006 at 09:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Seemingly I am not alone. I too essentially agree... 752 Views / 12 Replies  
Seemingly I am not alone. I too essentially agree that it was just a machine and that there should be no emotional connection. However it is not necessarily the computing experience that affects us. ...
Posted by ajbaker, on Mar 17, 2006 at 07:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sad news: I have just sold my TiBook 667 752 Views / 12 Replies  
Just said goodbye to my TiBook 667 - I almost wept as I handed it to the Parcelforce (ouch!) collection guy. Ok, so it wasn't quite that emotional, but I do feel the need to post.

As I was packing...
Posted by ajbaker, on Mar 16, 2006 at 12:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Anyone hazard a guess as to whether this will... 73,265 Views / 211 Replies  
Anyone hazard a guess as to whether this will work in my new MacBook Pro (ok, so it hasn't been ordered yet!)

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/productinfo.asp?WebProductID=353418

This is the...
Posted by ajbaker, on Mar 15, 2006 at 06:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Any thoughts on when we might expect to see the... 90,245 Views / 1,213 Replies  
Any thoughts on when we might expect to see the MacBook Pro in the Regent Street (UK) Apple Store? I'm travelling into London on Thursday 23rd - reckon it will be there by then?
Posted by ajbaker, on Feb 13, 2006 at 09:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Since I have been having a similar problem with... 421 Views / 2 Replies  
Since I have been having a similar problem with Tiger, I came across this thread which I think explains what it happening.

I am SSHing into a 10.4.4 box and running 'screencapture -x ./file.png'...
Posted by ajbaker, on Feb 8, 2006 at 11:50 AM, in Applications
Quark, Multiple Masters, TransType and a favour :) 244 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi all. My sister has long been a graphic designer and despite being very happy with Mac OS X, she is still labouring in Classic for one remaining problem.

Since starting design almos 10 years ago...
Posted by ajbaker, on Feb 5, 2006 at 06:10 PM, in Applications
Apologies but I have come into this thread fairly... 65,805 Views / 767 Replies  
Apologies but I have come into this thread fairly late. Several pages ago someone noted there is an adapter included in the MacBook Pro for DVI and S-Video out. Sadly the adapter only does DVI-VGA....
Posted by ajbaker, on Jan 26, 2006 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Whilst not an expert, I doubt as a user you would... 73,265 Views / 211 Replies  
Whilst not an expert, I doubt as a user you would see any noticable performance difference having two different chips as compared to one. Having said that, I didn't even think it was possible to have...
Posted by ajbaker, on Jan 26, 2006 at 10:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
ghporter - really sorry but I am confused. ... 964 Views / 10 Replies  
ghporter - really sorry but I am confused.

The product I purchased was an iPod protector from podguard.com for $17.95
The Invisible Shield that comes highly recommended selles for $24.95 - a...
Posted by ajbaker, on Jan 25, 2006 at 09:43 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
After 45 days of none communication from podguard... 1,194 Views / 14 Replies  
After 45 days of none communication from podguard I filed a complaint with Paypal who have now refunded my money.

brachiator did you really get one?

All I expect from a busy company is an email...
Posted by ajbaker, on Jan 24, 2006 at 08:54 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thankfully Paypal have been good enough to refund... 964 Views / 10 Replies  
Thankfully Paypal have been good enough to refund the whole amount. They sent the complaint to podguard who did not respond within the given 10 days. Funny that.

Unfortunately I doubt they have...
Posted by ajbaker, on Jan 24, 2006 at 06:18 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I am not sure about the States, but in the UK in... 711 Views / 23 Replies  
I am not sure about the States, but in the UK in addition to a standard warranty, you are entitled to repairs if the product does not last as long as should be reasonably expected from a piece of...
Posted by ajbaker, on Jan 23, 2006 at 12:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nothing too much - around $17.95 or £12 ish. I... 964 Views / 10 Replies  
Nothing too much - around $17.95 or £12 ish. I should be able to retrieve it from my credit card company though. Still its frustrating. My first experience of internet fraud after many years.
Posted by ajbaker, on Jan 14, 2006 at 05:36 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Warning: PodGuard podguard.com fraud 964 Views / 10 Replies  
Hi all.

Just a quick warning to ensure everyone avoids the Podguard at podguard.com

I ordered one for my 5g iPod on 3 December 2005. I emailed them on 15 Dec to request an update on delivery,...
Posted by ajbaker, on Jan 13, 2006 at 08:37 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Tried and failed earlier. On a 1 meg connection... 1,405 Views / 34 Replies  
Tried and failed earlier. On a 1 meg connection it was watchable earlier (though less than 10 frames/sec) but now it will not even load. Perhaps I should go to bed (in UK) and try again tomorrow...
Posted by ajbaker, on Jan 10, 2006 at 07:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No delivery 1,194 Views / 14 Replies  
Has anyone experienced any problems after ordering a Podguard?

I ordered mine on 2 Dec 2005. I mailed them on the 15 to be informed I should receive it in the next week.

I have still not...
Posted by ajbaker, on Jan 5, 2006 at 01:22 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sorry I should have been a little more clear, the... 597 Views / 4 Replies  
Sorry I should have been a little more clear, the router cannot forward from one external port to another internal port. It will only forward the same port number.

Therefore when I say I have...
Posted by ajbaker, on Jan 3, 2006 at 12:09 PM, in Mac OS X
SSH: Listen on 2 ports 597 Views / 4 Replies  
Not sure if this is the most appropriate place, but...

My Mac is behind a router, and I use SSH to access it from work. The Mac can be connected to the router by either ethernet cable or...
Posted by ajbaker, on Jan 3, 2006 at 11:41 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks Krypton and David.A little disappointing... 457 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks Krypton and David.A little disappointing but then I guess its expecting a little too much.

If anyone goes on Friday perhaps they could post their impressions?
Posted by ajbaker, on Oct 27, 2005 at 07:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
is no one going? 457 Views / 4 Replies  
is no one going?
Posted by ajbaker, on Oct 26, 2005 at 06:22 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Anyone going to MacWorld UK? Offers on Dension IceLink? 457 Views / 4 Replies  
Can I ask a favour?

WHen there, can you go to the Dension stand and find out if they are doing a special offer on the Ice>Link Plus. I am looking for the Alpine version specifically but would...
Posted by ajbaker, on Oct 25, 2005 at 12:34 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
On a related note, but a different post because I... 46,438 Views / 369 Replies  
On a related note, but a different post because I dont necessarily think this will be a really useful concept...

How about a GUI version of 'touch'? Manually applying metadata is a laborious task....
Posted by ajbaker, on Oct 22, 2005 at 05:45 AM, in Mac OS X
I dont necessarily agree or disagree with any of... 46,438 Views / 369 Replies  
I dont necessarily agree or disagree with any of the above. I do have confidence in Apple to bring us something intuitive, even though it will not meet everyones requirements.

However, my...
Posted by ajbaker, on Oct 22, 2005 at 05:38 AM, in Mac OS X
Is it simply a matter of plugging in a normal... 824 Views / 9 Replies  
Is it simply a matter of plugging in a normal microphone with a adapter to suit the headphone out port of the iPods?
Posted by ajbaker, on Oct 21, 2005 at 09:02 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
All interesting points. Part of the... 708 Views / 3 Replies  
All interesting points.

Part of the uniquness of the BBC is that they do embrace web technologies in useful, as opposed to purely commercial, ways. I was surprised to see them producing PSP movies...
Posted by ajbaker, on Oct 20, 2005 at 12:02 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
In the UK. Will ship to US at cost price. ... 354 Views / 2 Replies  
In the UK. Will ship to US at cost price.

Used Powerbook G4 667. Good condition, with a few minor scratches, and a small amount of flaked titanium around the top of the DVD drive - as you will...
Posted by ajbaker, on Oct 20, 2005 at 08:34 AM, in Marketplace
iTunes Video in the UK / BBC 708 Views / 3 Replies  
Going out to buy a new 30gb iPod in the UK very soon.

First though I wanted to start a sensible discussion about video (TV/film, not msuic videos) content for the UK. In the US you obviously have...
Posted by ajbaker, on Oct 19, 2005 at 08:20 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
This gets worse! I have just spoken to Apple who... 548 Views / 3 Replies  
This gets worse! I have just spoken to Apple who confirm the Fiat model comes with an 8 pin DIN connector, which I know is what I require for the Alpine. They confirm, I quote "the Fiat model will be...
Posted by ajbaker, on Oct 17, 2005 at 01:21 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Dension Ice>Link in Apple Store UK 548 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi all.

I am wanting to buy the Dension Ice>Link and a Nano in the UK. However I am having problems getting sensible info from Apple or Dension.

I want to buy both from Apple to use a discount...
Posted by ajbaker, on Oct 17, 2005 at 11:40 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The mini review of the nana over at iLounge... 1,339 Views / 31 Replies  
The mini review of the nana over at iLounge compares the battery life of the nano (14 hours) to the later generation iPod mini (16-18). I wouldnt suggest the mini is dead by any means. I thought the...
Posted by ajbaker, on Sep 8, 2005 at 10:22 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Indeed, that's great news. I have no idea what... 960 Views / 10 Replies  
Indeed, that's great news. I have no idea what the source of the article is, and Apple Insider have published (http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1175) a similar story.

However, while the...
Posted by ajbaker, on Jul 14, 2005 at 09:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
The Register, UK, has weighed in now as well.... 18,050 Views / 586 Replies  
The Register, UK, has weighed in now as well. Little more than a re-hash of the same, but interesting that so many publications are commenting on this now.
Posted by ajbaker, on Jun 6, 2005 at 08:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok, ok so I guess the Unix forum was the best... 542 Views / 1 Replies  
Ok, ok so I guess the Unix forum was the best place for this after all. Has anyone any thoughts?
Posted by ajbaker, on May 27, 2005 at 06:20 PM, in Mac OS X
syslog, wireless router and 10.3.9 542 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi all.

Not sure if this is best suited to this forum or another, but here goes...

I have a Netgear DG834g wirless ADSL modem router, networked wirelessly to my Powerbook running OS X 10.3.9....
Posted by ajbaker, on May 25, 2005 at 09:02 AM, in Mac OS X
Admittedly I am still using 10.3.9, but I have... 494 Views / 5 Replies  
Admittedly I am still using 10.3.9, but I have had a similar problem since the days of 10.0.

An application stops responding, go to the Force Quit dialog and select Force Quit. Application...
Posted by ajbaker, on May 17, 2005 at 05:35 AM, in Mac OS X
Good point. I assumed however that she would be... 1,725 Views / 29 Replies  
Good point. I assumed however that she would be allowed some internet access at some point in her life. And its safe to assume that is not all supervised.
Posted by ajbaker, on May 13, 2005 at 08:57 AM, in Mac OS X
This is not an easily solved problem. All of the... 1,725 Views / 29 Replies  
This is not an easily solved problem. All of the responses so far are good suggestion, however if your daughter is in any way technical, she will soon realise she could install a new web browser....
Posted by ajbaker, on May 13, 2005 at 08:47 AM, in Mac OS X
I really did think with the new sync frameworks... 824 Views / 8 Replies  
I really did think with the new sync frameworks implemented in Tiger it would be a trivial task to write the necessary files to gain compatibility with any phone.

Having read through all the...
Posted by ajbaker, on May 5, 2005 at 08:35 AM, in Mac OS X
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