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@coffeetime. "Headphone 1/8 jack is an old... 2,557 Views / 32 Replies  
@coffeetime. "Headphone 1/8 jack is an old technology. If you keep plugging and unplugging hundreds of times. It will wear out. it happens a lot to my older Macs and to a point I am just too afraid...
Posted by aardman, on Jan 9, 2016 at 03:02 AM, in Mac News
I still can't think of any other episode in the... 1,204 Views / 12 Replies  
I still can't think of any other episode in the history of the United Sates where the DoJ stepped in to restore a dominant market position that had been demolished by a new entrant. It's just...
Posted by aardman, on Dec 4, 2015 at 12:45 AM, in Mac News
So, Chicagoans are getting a tax Rahmed down... 302 Views / 4 Replies  
So, Chicagoans are getting a tax Rahmed down their throats, eh?
Posted by aardman, on Sep 15, 2015 at 09:35 PM, in Mac News
Really hard to know what's going on here. Are... 385 Views / 2 Replies  
Really hard to know what's going on here. Are the issues raised valid or just the usual usual NIMBY carpings of xenophobic country rubes who demand a share of the benefits of economic growth and...
Posted by aardman, on Jun 19, 2015 at 01:35 PM, in Mac News
I shoot elaborate, multi-cam hi-def videos and I... 431 Views / 3 Replies  
I shoot elaborate, multi-cam hi-def videos and I need some way to store and distribute the movies. Streamed hi-def video is not as good as Blu-ray movies. If you've gone through the trouble of...
Posted by aardman, on May 15, 2015 at 10:18 PM, in Mac News
I am both heartened and saddened to see that no... 1,717 Views / 18 Replies  
I am both heartened and saddened to see that no one party has a monopoly on stupidity. (Though one has a dominant market share.)
Posted by aardman, on Jan 25, 2015 at 03:04 PM, in Tech News
Why, did it have two or more legs while it was in... 6,058 Views / 70 Replies  
Why, did it have two or more legs while it was in the box? Is this some kind of Schrödinger's iMac in that it has both exactly one leg and two or more legs while it sits unobserved inside the...
Posted by aardman, on Jan 18, 2015 at 05:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Is there anything inherently proprietary with the... 358 Views / 3 Replies  
Is there anything inherently proprietary with the lightning port spec or can Apple open it up down the line for adoption by non-iOS devices?
Posted by aardman, on Jan 12, 2015 at 10:32 PM, in Mac News
Tell us again about the advantages of... 371 Views / 3 Replies  
Tell us again about the advantages of untraceability and anonymity that Bitcoins offer.
Posted by aardman, on Jan 1, 2015 at 03:30 PM, in Tech News
Yes Virginia, there really is a race to the... 942 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes Virginia, there really is a race to the bottom in Android phones.
Posted by aardman, on Dec 31, 2014 at 01:12 AM, in Tech News
"Lyft seems like a respectable company, and Uber... 292 Views / 5 Replies  
"Lyft seems like a respectable company, and Uber seems like a bunch of thugs."

Aptly put.
Posted by aardman, on Dec 7, 2014 at 06:23 PM, in Tech News
@msuper69 People keep making the mistake of... 828 Views / 6 Replies  
@msuper69 People keep making the mistake of confusing unregulated markets with competitive markets. One doesn't guarantee the other.
Posted by aardman, on Nov 4, 2014 at 08:02 PM, in Tech News
Samsung's phone must be really awful if even... 201 Views / 2 Replies  
Samsung's phone must be really awful if even Korean homerism, which has no rivals in depth of devotion, is of little help.
Posted by aardman, on Oct 27, 2014 at 10:28 AM, in Mac News
The idiot magazine editor conducted an... 1,936 Views / 14 Replies  
The idiot magazine editor conducted an unscientific, sensationalist, destructive test on a demo loaner without first asking permission? And he's upset that Apple is mad at him? Are there that many...
Posted by aardman, on Oct 2, 2014 at 12:38 AM, in Tech News
Sorry to be picky but a spell checker is just a... 694 Views / 8 Replies  
Sorry to be picky but a spell checker is just a click away. "Co-habitate" is not a word. The word you are looking for is "cohabit".
Posted by aardman, on Sep 28, 2014 at 12:05 PM, in Tech News
As far back as 2005, I posted somewhere that... 2,574 Views / 24 Replies  
As far back as 2005, I posted somewhere that someday, whether people view it as something good or bad, we will be running our day to day lives through Apple devices. Getting closer to that dream (or...
Posted by aardman, on Sep 10, 2014 at 12:14 PM, in Tech News
Obviously, it's the Apple land barge. 533 Views / 5 Replies  
Obviously, it's the Apple land barge.
Posted by aardman, on Aug 29, 2014 at 08:40 AM, in Mac News
Sure hope that protruding lens doesn't make it to... 328 Views / 4 Replies  
Sure hope that protruding lens doesn't make it to the production model.
Posted by aardman, on Aug 12, 2014 at 11:21 AM, in Tech News
It's pretty obvious to everyone, and the article... 818 Views / 12 Replies  
It's pretty obvious to everyone, and the article states it too, that Amazon is offering lower prices to establish a monopoly and thus established, start raising prices to monopoly levels, i.e. gouge...
Posted by aardman, on Aug 10, 2014 at 10:14 PM, in Tech News
This is Amazon's books and ebooks business plan: ... 954 Views / 10 Replies  
This is Amazon's books and ebooks business plan: Kill off the competition in retailing by charging prices below cost. Kill off the publishers by extracting onerous wholesale terms and disrupting...
Posted by aardman, on Jul 28, 2014 at 01:29 AM, in Tech News
I love her already, and we haven't even met. 310 Views / 6 Replies  
I love her already, and we haven't even met.
Posted by aardman, on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:41 PM, in Mac News
Nooooooooooo! 196 Views / 3 Replies  
Nooooooooooo!
Posted by aardman, on May 29, 2014 at 08:20 PM, in Tech News
Here comes the hired Republican gun bought and... 869 Views / 8 Replies  
Here comes the hired Republican gun bought and paid for by the broadband industry. So predictable.
Posted by aardman, on May 29, 2014 at 07:33 PM, in Tech News
Erased the Weather Channel app with this upgrade.... 267 Views / 1 Replies  
Erased the Weather Channel app with this upgrade. The old app had all the vital information easily accessible. This new one makes you work for your weather info. Stupid. And who does social with...
Posted by aardman, on Apr 28, 2014 at 04:51 PM, in Mac News
It's only news when Facebook DOES NOT collect... 173 Views / 1 Replies  
It's only news when Facebook DOES NOT collect your private information.
Posted by aardman, on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM, in Tech News
Great kerryb, and now get Al Qaeda and the... 1,208 Views / 9 Replies  
Great kerryb, and now get Al Qaeda and the Taliban all worked up about this.
Posted by aardman, on Apr 6, 2014 at 04:55 PM, in Tech News
At 6:41, Georgina Spelvin is listed in the sample... 338 Views / 1 Replies  
At 6:41, Georgina Spelvin is listed in the sample patent as one of the inventors. But no Marilyn Chambers or Linda Lovelace. Ha ha. Somebody with an impish sense of humor writing producing videos...
Posted by aardman, on Mar 31, 2014 at 12:40 AM, in Tech News
The Russians deem Samsung to be more trustworthy... 1,063 Views / 7 Replies  
The Russians deem Samsung to be more trustworthy than Apple. To paraphrase Angela Merkel, they truly are living in a fantasy world.
Posted by aardman, on Mar 27, 2014 at 09:35 AM, in Mac News
Quite a bargain refunding a few dollars in... 239 Views / 1 Replies  
Quite a bargain refunding a few dollars in exchange for the DoJ employing the full might and majesty of the government of the United States to restore a monopoly that you had lost when a new entrant...
Posted by aardman, on Mar 25, 2014 at 12:59 PM, in Tech News
Too late. I would have considered it a year ago... 912 Views / 6 Replies  
Too late. I would have considered it a year ago but when iWork came out free, instead of waiting for MS Office for iPad, I switched from MS Mac Office to iWork. MS should have switched from a...
Posted by aardman, on Feb 17, 2014 at 05:29 PM, in Mac News
third imprinting was a charm 3,292 Views / 41 Replies  
My first imprint started to 'fade' (metaphorically) and became unusable after about a week.

Tried again, cleared everything. Second imprint also faded after about a week.

Third imprint, for...
Posted by aardman, on Feb 1, 2014 at 08:50 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
When they advertise for an "engineer", are they... 245 Views / 2 Replies  
When they advertise for an "engineer", are they really just looking for one, or are they actually hiring more but just trying to conceal the size of their hire?
Posted by aardman, on Nov 25, 2013 at 02:32 PM, in Mac News
I remember Steve expressed admiration for Drew... 1,711 Views / 16 Replies  
I remember Steve expressed admiration for Drew Houston when his overture got turned down. He respected Houston's desire to build a company long term rather than just take the money and run.

As to...
Posted by aardman, on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM, in Tech News
We should give this mountebank a lot less... 1,036 Views / 12 Replies  
We should give this mountebank a lot less attention than he's getting. He ust wants to bump up the share price temporarily, make a killing selling his shares, then leave the long term stockholders...
Posted by aardman, on Nov 15, 2013 at 11:55 PM, in Mac News
We just heard the Big Kahuna of investing... 360 Views / 4 Replies  
We just heard the Big Kahuna of investing (Buffett) smack down the mischievous court jester (Icahn) basically calling him a corporate vampire that is best ignored by Apple's management. Ouch!
Posted by aardman, on Oct 17, 2013 at 02:56 PM, in Mac News
Wonder what the typical repair bill would be if... 376 Views / 4 Replies  
Wonder what the typical repair bill would be if some electronic, electrical, or mechanical thing on that desk breaks. Assuming the manufacturer would offer a repair service in the first place.
Posted by aardman, on Sep 27, 2013 at 12:12 AM, in Tech News
I wish reports like these would provide some... 259 Views / 1 Replies  
I wish reports like these would provide some context. Nobody with a modicum of common sense would expect that Apple's premium products will dominate market share in a country whose per capita income...
Posted by aardman, on Aug 23, 2013 at 09:52 AM, in Tech News
I suspect Google, Samsung and the rest of the... 232 Views / 2 Replies  
I suspect Google, Samsung and the rest of the Androidgenous crowd knew this all along and have had been running an endless five alarm fire drill trying to figure out how to fix this.
Posted by aardman, on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:31 AM, in Tech News
Thanks Inkling, for a most enlightening... 387 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks Inkling, for a most enlightening exposition. I too am truly appalled that the DoJ, out of sheer incompetence and ignorance, rather than corruption and malevolence, has taken on the task of...
Posted by aardman, on Jun 23, 2013 at 05:17 PM, in Tech News
Always thought that deeper car integration is the... 384 Views / 3 Replies  
Always thought that deeper car integration is the next big frontier for Apple. It's the natural next step in building out the whole mobile computing experience. Ford is probably wondering if they...
Posted by aardman, on Apr 30, 2013 at 04:41 PM, in Mac News
The iPod touch would be fine if Apple didn't gimp... 363 Views / 6 Replies  
The iPod touch would be fine if Apple didn't gimp its cpu and cameras. If Apple gave it cellular data and true GPS then it would be a totally revived product.
Posted by aardman, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM, in Mac News
The first rule of cannibalization: You... 493 Views / 8 Replies  
The first rule of cannibalization:

You better cannibalize your own product or your competitors will do it for you.
Posted by aardman, on Oct 17, 2012 at 07:17 PM, in Tech News
Or it could be that there's a Wi-Fi only version... 384 Views / 4 Replies  
Or it could be that there's a Wi-Fi only version and a 4G/LTE version and the rumor mongerer only picked up on the former. Who knows?

I think it would be a mistake not to offer a cellular data...
Posted by aardman, on Oct 10, 2012 at 06:38 AM, in Tech News
 
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