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Same issue here (bumped iSub vol on volume... 2,167 Views / 18 Replies  
Same issue here (bumped iSub vol on volume changes). Just keeping S/P pane open when in use only easy workaround so far... :(
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Feb 27, 2006 at 09:43 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The AlBooks definitely dent easy. Frankly, I... 8,761 Views / 77 Replies  
The AlBooks definitely dent easy. Frankly, I don't think I've seen a single model over a year old that DOESN'T have some form of denting. Alternatively, the TiBooks just cracked, scratched, and broke...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Apr 26, 2005 at 08:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As an original iMac owner who upgraded to a... 14,622 Views / 381 Replies  
As an original iMac owner who upgraded to a Voodoo 2 and competed toe-toe with PC freaks running 80fps faster back in the day I have to say I feel for the cheap gaming Mac perspective.

Admittedly...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Sep 13, 2004 at 08:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
Just a reiteration of of the reaction when the... 10,111 Views / 201 Replies  
Just a reiteration of of the reaction when the iPod Mini was announced...

Name... cheering....

Specs... slight mumbling...

Price... total silence.

External competition (ie: Rio, etc)...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Jan 7, 2004 at 12:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
PM & Smartphones? 3,225 Views / 47 Replies  
I'm curious to know how well this product works with the newer MS Smartphone devices such as the Samsung i600 on Verizon's network.

Present Palm-based smartphones are pretty weak in terms of...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Jan 6, 2004 at 10:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
No justification 10,111 Views / 201 Replies  
Sorry, but you cannot justify dropping 3/4 of your product's storage capacity for $50 and 1/2 inch.

I can only imagine that @ $250 this is supposed to compete against Dell's similarly priced...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Jan 6, 2004 at 08:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Another vote for Cambridge SoundWorks brand -... 750 Views / 12 Replies  
Another vote for Cambridge SoundWorks brand - better than Bose quality sound, at 1/2 the price.

You can also opt for the MicroWorks (the next step up from the SoundWorks line) and get sound that...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Dec 4, 2003 at 11:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: PDA/Phone Samsung i500 & Kyocera 7135 12,166 Views / 21 Replies  
I've been using the 7035 for about 3 months now on Verizon's high-speed network as an upgrade to the older 6035 series Kyo phones.

Much as was the case with the 6035 the 7035 is a decent...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Dec 4, 2003 at 10:53 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Another great thing about the new 20" iMac is... 8,165 Views / 111 Replies  
Another great thing about the new 20" iMac is that the display is much more than just another 3" in size - the entire spec sheet on the 20" iMac display is significantly improved over existing iMac...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Nov 20, 2003 at 09:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
And we're actually wondering here why Apple will... 8,165 Views / 111 Replies  
And we're actually wondering here why Apple will not release a headless iMac?

They might as well codename it "Hannibal the Cannibal" right now.

:D
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Nov 19, 2003 at 10:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Regardless of the price they started off at, the... 8,165 Views / 111 Replies  
Regardless of the price they started off at, the Cube's were selling for $1200 for several months before they were discontinued by Apple due to slow sales. If a headless Macintosh for this price is...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Nov 19, 2003 at 05:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
C'mon folks the 20" iMac is a great product which... 8,165 Views / 111 Replies  
C'mon folks the 20" iMac is a great product which Apple clearly would HAD to have finalized specs on at/before the release of the "updated" iMac lineup several month back. How would you expect them...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Nov 19, 2003 at 12:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just came into this post, so i may have missed... 2,858 Views / 58 Replies  
Just came into this post, so i may have missed something, but how is it that anyone here can assert that Mac has equivalent performance in gaming as Wintel?

After installing UT2003 on a brand new...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Oct 3, 2003 at 12:51 PM, in Gaming
The problem w/the G5's are that they are new and,... 1,519 Views / 14 Replies  
The problem w/the G5's are that they are new and, if you want the benefit of dual-CPU's (one of best arguments for a Pro-line Mac), you have to go to the top of the line model and shell out big $$$. ...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Oct 2, 2003 at 01:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Can anyone attest to the performance of the... 2,149 Views / 52 Replies  
Can anyone attest to the performance of the Finder window resizing in later versions of Panther? In DP1 metal Finder windows reverted back to the performance of, say, resizing an iPhoto window.
...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Sep 27, 2003 at 10:26 AM, in Mac OS X
Dwight - The equivalent to your Windows... 1,510 Views / 8 Replies  
Dwight -

The equivalent to your Windows Control Panels in the Start Menu is the Control Panels in the Apple Menu.

To configure network settings, open the "TCP/IP" control panel. You can...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Sep 17, 2003 at 10:45 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Concerns over OS X's "snappiness" are absolutely... 838 Views / 19 Replies  
Concerns over OS X's "snappiness" are absolutely legitimate. Combine the slowest computer processors on the market with an operating system 2 years ahead and twice as demanding as the competition and...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Aug 3, 2003 at 08:46 PM, in Mac OS X
thanks for the review rich! I have been... 434 Views / 1 Replies  
thanks for the review rich!

I have been eagerly looking for a local store that might carry the i500 as well, but still no luck (i've heard it just hit the shelves last week).

Before you...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Aug 2, 2003 at 08:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
kingskel - There is a workaround and it's... 931 Views / 5 Replies  
kingskel -

There is a workaround and it's pretty easy to do.

1. Open your System Preferences
2. Select Startup Disk
3. Select Mac OS 9
4. Reboot

It's a problem with the iSub driver in OS...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Jun 8, 2003 at 06:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
I agree with the above posts: the new eMacs are a... 2,798 Views / 32 Replies  
I agree with the above posts: the new eMacs are a great buy. They even remain a competitive against the pro line until Apple comes out with a major Tower update - particularly given that you can...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Jun 8, 2003 at 05:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Did you crash and/or quit the 10.2.6 update... 864 Views / 11 Replies  
Did you crash and/or quit the 10.2.6 update before it completed? Any problems you've noticed during installation of any other apps?

If the issue is that the apps are taking a long time to launch...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Jun 7, 2003 at 12:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Rendezvous w/Printers 517 Views / 3 Replies  
short answer: yes. several printers available now from major manufacturers. some new hp laserjet 4100's we got in have this featured turned on by default. creates a *major* issue in a...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on May 7, 2003 at 11:15 PM, in Mac OS X
$49?! If they release this i hope they charge... 1,704 Views / 39 Replies  
$49?! If they release this i hope they charge $299. The iLife suite is the MS Office of Apple. If you're going to give up the crown jewels you dam well better make it worth your while. Apple should...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on May 1, 2003 at 07:56 AM, in Applications
The Logout screensaver module is currently the... 653 Views / 6 Replies  
The Logout screensaver module is currently the only way to get your OS 10.2 machines to logout on after a set amount of inactivity b/c the screensaver is the only hook in the current Mac OS to be...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Apr 25, 2003 at 06:09 PM, in Applications
All this talk of network-based home... 1,626 Views / 29 Replies  
All this talk of network-based home directories... yowzers! Perhaps this is effective for environments with switched networks > 10BT, word-processing labs, or different servers for each room, but...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Apr 18, 2003 at 04:54 PM, in Mac OS X
10.2.5: New Contextual Menu Behavior 1,632 Views / 10 Replies  
Anybody notice how you can now get a contextual menu of an item in the Finder's column view without having the icon actually PREVIEWED?

Seems to result in much better responsiveness on slower...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Apr 11, 2003 at 08:45 PM, in Mac OS X
But wait... what happens if/when you swap out the... 1,044 Views / 9 Replies  
But wait... what happens if/when you swap out the iBook/500 modem with the modem from an iBook/600? Are the modems in these two machines actually the SAME?
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Apr 11, 2003 at 08:25 PM, in Hardware Hacking
The line in on current PowerMac, eMacs, and... 676 Views / 6 Replies  
The line in on current PowerMac, eMacs, and Powerbooks are intended to be used with a powered sound device (ie: stereo) and NOT a standard microphone.

It's a marketing ploy. Get you to buy the...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Apr 4, 2003 at 08:05 AM, in Mac OS X
He makes some incredibly interesting points. As a... 1,273 Views / 17 Replies  
He makes some incredibly interesting points. As a long time Mac user, i find that X's Finder has really changed to be much more like Windows Explorer - an attempt to have a one-window file navigation...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Apr 3, 2003 at 08:16 AM, in Mac OS X
That's interesting. After doing this mod on my... 1,044 Views / 9 Replies  
That's interesting. After doing this mod on my iBook i started having ever-increasing lock-ups occurring simultaneous to a failed modem. Eventually it got to the point where the machine could not run...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Apr 3, 2003 at 07:50 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Another vote for MenuCalendar. I can't believe... 2,849 Views / 82 Replies  
Another vote for MenuCalendar. I can't believe more people have not mentioned this. In an office environment, it's incredibly useful to have a quick-access listing of dates/months available at the...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 30, 2003 at 11:17 PM, in Applications
Re: OSX (Jaguar) CDR/DVDR Abilities 772 Views / 12 Replies  
nathnaniel -

a good place to start:

http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx

And to answer your question in advance,

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/18492
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 30, 2003 at 11:05 PM, in Mac OS X
If a product like this ever comes out for the... 1,025 Views / 23 Replies  
If a product like this ever comes out for the Mac, you will NOT see it come from Apple. It's a very simply philosophy that governs Apple releasing (or not releasing) a software solution like this:
...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 29, 2003 at 11:42 AM, in Mac OS X
Exactly. But what about down the road when all... 3,260 Views / 52 Replies  
Exactly. But what about down the road when all your flagship apps *are* running in Cocoa, you've built yourself up as a full-fledged consumer software company with the premiere "Office" suite for...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 26, 2003 at 08:29 PM, in Mac OS X
Perhaps that's b/c WinXP does not have an... 2,485 Views / 31 Replies  
Perhaps that's b/c WinXP does not have an interface that runs like $#!t on a less than 3 year old hardware? We have 4 year old HP garbage boxes on Win2k that run smoother than our 2-3 year old...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 17, 2003 at 10:05 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Clarification... where are these memory chips... 1,981 Views / 15 Replies  
Clarification... where are these memory chips you're referring to, how do i check to see if they're 133mHz, and what does this 133 clock rating have to do with runnin @ 100mHz bus / 600mHz CPU?
...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 10, 2003 at 08:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sure rub it in there Graham, uh huh, ya, your... 1,981 Views / 15 Replies  
Sure rub it in there Graham, uh huh, ya, your iBook's better than my iBook, right, ok. :D

In any case, i agree about the modem issue, it may very well have been completely unrelated to the...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 9, 2003 at 10:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Same procedure here, several months ago, result:... 1,981 Views / 15 Replies  
Same procedure here, several months ago, result: increasing crashing -> fried modem -> dead iBook.

At the same time, the speed difference (particularly in OS X) was *dramatic*.

Anybody know...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 8, 2003 at 10:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Covergence 2,442 Views / 56 Replies  
Wow. I think the recent article over at mozilla.org really sums it up quite well. Sounds like we'll see a convergence of both speed and compatibility between Safari and Mozilla across time:


...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 7, 2003 at 07:53 PM, in Applications
I've mentioned this before, but being that iBook... 2,806 Views / 56 Replies  
I've mentioned this before, but being that iBook is positioned for education, i'd love to see an iBook with TabletPC-like functionality (ie: on-screen writing capabilities). If Apple could position a...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 6, 2003 at 08:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Fine, but the majority of users simply want a... 2,442 Views / 56 Replies  
Fine, but the majority of users simply want a browser that works with the site they are trying to reach. Standards-compliant or not, if you've a job to do and you can't access a site b/c the "Apple...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 6, 2003 at 08:23 PM, in Applications
I don't really know how the majority of users can... 2,442 Views / 56 Replies  
I don't really know how the majority of users can rate Safari higher than Camino at this point. Perhaps the diversity of sites viewed here is not that great? Granted the interface is typical...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 6, 2003 at 11:22 AM, in Applications
Only method i know of is to create another... 740 Views / 7 Replies  
Only method i know of is to create another partition with your OS 9 System Folder. Then you can select your 9 partition from the list of disks in the OF screen.

If you don't want to waste a lot of...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 5, 2003 at 10:31 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
A couple comments: [list=1] iMusic sounds... 2,871 Views / 60 Replies  
A couple comments:
[list=1]
iMusic sounds amazing. Don't know about the "go to website X to download, then, import and open file in iTunes" idea, but if browsing of a remote music archive can...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 4, 2003 at 07:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
3R1C - Bit hard to tell from those SS, but... 484 Views / 4 Replies  
3R1C -

Bit hard to tell from those SS, but it looks like you're talking about a file sharing utility, whereas I'm talking about just the opposite - a method of accessing all of the files on a...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 4, 2003 at 08:02 AM, in Applications
Possibilities of iTunes over IP? 484 Views / 4 Replies  
Having setup and used the now defunct-iCommune plugin for iTunes I'm awakened to the possibilities inherent in remote music browsing via the iTunes interface. The concept of being able to browse...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 3, 2003 at 06:46 PM, in Applications
Even if you are both within the same group and... 733 Views / 9 Replies  
Even if you are both within the same group and that group (say admin for example) has full r/w privileges? From what i understand, dumping something like your iTunes files into the /Users/Shared...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 3, 2003 at 04:39 PM, in Applications
Disagree. If I can enter an IP for my home... 733 Views / 9 Replies  
Disagree. If I can enter an IP for my home computer and instantly have access to my entire iTunes and/or iPhoto library over the internet i see a *definite* value. I don't know if this is...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 3, 2003 at 02:47 PM, in Applications
X is great for a number of reasons already... 2,485 Views / 31 Replies  
X is great for a number of reasons already stated, but to say OS 9 is dead is incredibly ignorant. Perhaps this is the reason why this guy is the *former* tech lead at Apple? Or perhaps he's just a...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 3, 2003 at 12:57 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Rendezvous'd iPhoto 733 Views / 9 Replies  
Simple question:

Having seen the potential for networked library functionality via the now-defunct iCommune plugin for iTunes, I can't help but wonder...

why couldn't you have the same...
Posted by SpeedRacer, on Mar 3, 2003 at 12:26 AM, in Applications
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