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[Ann] Parallels Sale at MacHeist (as low as $39) 421 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey guys,

Just wanted to let you know that we're running a promo right now at MacHeist.com offering Parallels for just $49, or $39 if you've bought a bundle recently from us.

Plus, you get Mac...
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 30, 2008 at 01:51 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
To note, he also said it took him 20 years, which... 2,157 Views / 56 Replies  
To note, he also said it took him 20 years, which is under 3 hours a day. (A pretty hardcore amount of time, but could be relegated to a hobby.)
Posted by phillryu, on Dec 3, 2006 at 06:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just a note, semifinals end in a few hours, go... 3,363 Views / 144 Replies  
Just a note, semifinals end in a few hours, go vote and grab a free copy of Voice Candy!
Posted by phillryu, on Oct 14, 2006 at 09:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
By all means, hear hear. Anyone else meet Rob at... 1,162 Views / 13 Replies  
By all means, hear hear. Anyone else meet Rob at Macworld? He seems as nice in person as on these boards.
Posted by phillryu, on Oct 14, 2006 at 04:59 PM, in Gaming
Keep on chiming in guys, I'm really enjoying... 3,363 Views / 144 Replies  
Keep on chiming in guys, I'm really enjoying seeing what you guys are voting for. :)
Posted by phillryu, on Sep 22, 2006 at 07:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Heh, call that a good learning experience. We... 3,363 Views / 144 Replies  
Heh, call that a good learning experience. We even have one of the biggest critics of the MT contest on board to develop one of the ideas (Jason Harris, ShapeShifter, mrsmeger on these forums).

I...
Posted by phillryu, on Aug 24, 2006 at 11:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My Dream App (American Idol for Software Development) 3,363 Views / 144 Replies  
Hey guys,

We just launched My Dream App (http://mydreamapp.com/), a sort of American Idol for software development. Basically, we're inviting people to submit their ideas for apps, and if they...
Posted by phillryu, on Aug 21, 2006 at 07:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just 10,000 the first week? The PS3 is expected... 1,170 Views / 31 Replies  
Just 10,000 the first week? The PS3 is expected to burn through millions of units and sell out.
Posted by phillryu, on Jul 18, 2006 at 06:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Awaken 2.6 is released 340 Views / 1 Replies  
"The new version adds support for the Apple remote, a slick new UI, screen brightness fading with music volume, album cover reflections in fullscreen mode and a new egg timer function for quick...
Posted by phillryu, on Jul 12, 2006 at 10:57 PM, in Applications
Hmm I was pretty disappointed. The whole thing... 1,371 Views / 49 Replies  
Hmm I was pretty disappointed. The whole thing felt a lot more... loose and unwieldy to me. A little too much running back and forth away from things, and I feel like a lot cooler could've been done...
Posted by phillryu, on Jul 8, 2006 at 10:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, you might expect to see a donationware or... 409 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, you might expect to see a donationware or two coming from Specere soon, as well as a pretty big update to Menuet that you should probably be happy about.
Posted by phillryu, on Jul 8, 2006 at 10:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Whaaa, what's THIS about? Come on now, this is... 5,502 Views / 231 Replies  
Whaaa, what's THIS about? Come on now, this is getting ridiculous. I thought you were older, wise, and mature? You know, unlike the rest of us here. :rolleyes:
Posted by phillryu, on Jul 8, 2006 at 09:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, thanks! We really appreciated that one. :) 409 Views / 9 Replies  
Hey, thanks! We really appreciated that one. :)
Posted by phillryu, on Jul 8, 2006 at 09:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Are you the same Peter Clark who reviewed our... 409 Views / 9 Replies  
Are you the same Peter Clark who reviewed our Menuet by any chance?
Posted by phillryu, on Jul 8, 2006 at 01:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep, it's been an absolute blast! Never knew... 409 Views / 9 Replies  
Yep, it's been an absolute blast! Never knew blogging could be so fun. :D
Posted by phillryu, on Jul 7, 2006 at 08:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Interview with iClip dev on marketing shareware apps 409 Views / 9 Replies  
I thought you guys might find this interesting. I interviewed a developer friend of mine on marketing his app, iClip (http://inventive.us/iclip), and he's doing some pretty interesting things.

We...
Posted by phillryu, on Jul 7, 2006 at 08:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Venerable iClip: Free for Today on MacZot! 507 Views / 5 Replies  
Just wanted to let you know that my friend John Casasanta at Inventive (http://www.inventive.us) is offering his flagship shareware application, iClip, totally for free this weekend on MacZot...
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 30, 2006 at 03:14 AM, in Applications
Just wanted to note that MacThemes (front page)... 3,098 Views / 32 Replies  
Just wanted to note that MacThemes (front page) is currently dead and undergoing renovation. However, the forums (http://www.macthemesforums.net/) have been the heart and soul of the site for the...
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 29, 2006 at 03:53 AM, in GUI Customization
In his defense, let me just note that it IS one... 5,502 Views / 231 Replies  
In his defense, let me just note that it IS one of his jobs, as he is currently programming updates to our apps, one of which will be released tomorrow.

"It is unfair that I have to live in hell."...
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 28, 2006 at 11:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep, has to do with the integrated Intel graphics... 5,989 Views / 16 Replies  
Yep, has to do with the integrated Intel graphics chip.
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 27, 2006 at 06:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, let me emphasize that the problem is a lot... 5,989 Views / 16 Replies  
Well, let me emphasize that the problem is a lot less worse when it's not crashing at every autosave point. (Of which there are many in the game.) After disabling those, I end up saving once every...
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 26, 2006 at 12:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ummm I bothered because I'd rather pay $40 for... 5,989 Views / 16 Replies  
Ummm I bothered because I'd rather pay $40 for the game, not $440 for the game + a gaming PC. Plus more for a monitor. Got it?
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 26, 2006 at 11:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Maybe this has to do with the OS X version having... 899 Views / 8 Replies  
Maybe this has to do with the OS X version having better support for the two cores or something? Just a shot in the dark. (I remember they used to tout that with UT2k3/4, better multi-processor...
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 26, 2006 at 10:15 AM, in Gaming
My Half-Life 2 Report... 1,056 Views / 9 Replies  
My Half-Life 2 Report (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=299890) in the MacNN MacBook forum. (It works, and the game kicks ass.) :)
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 26, 2006 at 10:04 AM, in Gaming
This sounds kinda stupid but still trying to... 5,989 Views / 16 Replies  
This sounds kinda stupid but still trying to figure out how to access the console here, I'll post FPS later today most likely. (I think a keyboard utility I installed to enable right clicking with...
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 26, 2006 at 10:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Half-Life 2 on the MacBook: Report 5,989 Views / 16 Replies  
So, I haven't seen many detailed reports around the web on Half-Life 2 performance on the MacBook, so here is my experience with it.

Basically, the game runs acceptably (with some slowdown in the...
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 25, 2006 at 09:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Let me clarify, Jean is Ambush if that makes it... 5,502 Views / 231 Replies  
Let me clarify, Jean is Ambush if that makes it any clearer.

And no, stwain, I would have to say that objectively speaking, not having tried pot (especially at your age) is, um, not as great of a...
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 25, 2006 at 04:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've been working on Jean on software for the... 5,502 Views / 231 Replies  
I've been working on Jean on software for the Mac, just got back from the bookstore, the magazine iCreate had a two page spread on one of them (Menuet (http://www.specere.net/)). Jean's the...
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 25, 2006 at 03:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok, that's cool. So out of curiosity,... 5,502 Views / 231 Replies  
Ok, that's cool. So out of curiosity, disregarding alcohol's legality for a sec here, we all know it's caused way more damage than any other drug on the planet, what's your position on that? Wrong's...
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 25, 2006 at 10:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you feel the exact same way about alcohol, aka... 5,502 Views / 231 Replies  
If you feel the exact same way about alcohol, aka there's no such thing as non-addicted users, then maybe I'll respect your principles at least, maybe a little bit.
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 25, 2006 at 01:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Uner Boot Camp, Heroes of Might & Magic V runs... 1,056 Views / 9 Replies  
Uner Boot Camp, Heroes of Might & Magic V runs acceptably at full res, Guild Wars also ran very well surprisingly.

Under OS X, Doom 3 runs pretty terribly, Warcraft III runs ok, but it's not UB...
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 20, 2006 at 08:17 AM, in Gaming
MacNN is really having some problems today isn't... 4,358 Views / 37 Replies  
MacNN is really having some problems today isn't it. :P I also notice my post count has remained the same for a while.
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 20, 2006 at 08:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No Rosetta apps running at all. Just iTunes,... 4,358 Views / 37 Replies  
No Rosetta apps running at all. Just iTunes, Safari, VirtuDesktops, and Menuet, all UB apps.
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 20, 2006 at 08:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No Rosetta apps running at all. Just iTunes,... 4,358 Views / 37 Replies  
No Rosetta apps running at all. Just iTunes, Safari, VirtuDesktops, and Menuet, all UB apps.
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 20, 2006 at 08:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
How is mine normal? I was nearly running idle,... 4,358 Views / 37 Replies  
How is mine normal? I was nearly running idle, and had almost 150% of the temperature you're reporting.
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 20, 2006 at 08:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
AC: 70-75°C while running 5-10% CPU loads,... 4,358 Views / 37 Replies  
AC: 70-75°C while running 5-10% CPU loads, iTunes, Safari, etc.
Batteries: Same, maybe a bit higher.

This apparently cannot be normal? Ehhhh :\
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 20, 2006 at 07:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I seem to be getting high 70's for heavy... 4,358 Views / 37 Replies  
I seem to be getting high 70's for heavy workloads (ripping a DVD / iTunes). Is that considered above normal? Your report is making me think twice. :'( I'm going to try letting this cool down for a...
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 20, 2006 at 07:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Anyone here know if there's something similar to... 341,787 Views / 581 Replies  
Anyone here know if there's something similar to the TiCase (http://www.drbottkg.com/prod/TiCase.html) for MacBooks? Or for MacBook sized PC laptops?

http://www.drbottkg.com/img/TiCase240.jpg
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 18, 2006 at 11:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
phillryu@gmail.com 927 Views / 28 Replies  
phillryu@gmail.com
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 18, 2006 at 11:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And thinking more about this, I can see it... 17,633 Views / 89 Replies  
And thinking more about this, I can see it functioning without a media drive (or dock) similar to the iPod, with wireless + wired syncing of information and USB 2.0 connectivity to mount it as a HD...
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 18, 2006 at 10:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Does an 'ultra portable' have to be as large as... 17,633 Views / 89 Replies  
Does an 'ultra portable' have to be as large as you guys are describing? I was hoping for an almost DS lite sized Mac that could auto pickup local wifi networks, check mail, chat, etc. with a...
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 18, 2006 at 10:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My little brother got one (base model) a couple... 472 Views / 9 Replies  
My little brother got one (base model) a couple of weeks ago, which I have now commandeered. My experience has been entirely :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Posted by phillryu, on Jun 10, 2006 at 09:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Two early reviews are positive. The gist of both... 5,673 Views / 107 Replies  
Two early reviews are positive. The gist of both is that this isn't their best effort, but around the middle of the pack in terms of Pixar's films so far.
...
Posted by phillryu, on Mar 26, 2006 at 08:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sweet movie. Definitely the best bank heist movie... 693 Views / 13 Replies  
Sweet movie. Definitely the best bank heist movie I've seen in years. :thumbsup:
Posted by phillryu, on Mar 26, 2006 at 09:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just wanted to note, we've featured our software... 426 Views / 5 Replies  
Just wanted to note, we've featured our software there before (Menuetapp.com) and it's been an awesome, AWESOME tool for us, as developers. This is an extremely powerful marketing tool, and it's only...
Posted by phillryu, on Mar 22, 2006 at 12:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Definitely read that red-sweater article guys,... 2,798 Views / 30 Replies  
Definitely read that red-sweater article guys, it's very illuminating.

http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-very-quiet-macbook-pro

To sum it up, the buzz is caused...
Posted by phillryu, on Mar 19, 2006 at 12:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Doesn't the photo booth 'fix' simply stop the... 2,798 Views / 30 Replies  
Doesn't the photo booth 'fix' simply stop the whining by using a constant amount of CPU resources? That's what I assumed, but quotes like these seem to imply otherwise.
Posted by phillryu, on Mar 19, 2006 at 12:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
FYI, it's produced / written by the Wachowski... 1,079 Views / 26 Replies  
FYI, it's produced / written by the Wachowski brothers (Matrix trilogy), and so far seems to be getting pretty good reviews.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/v_for_vendetta/
Posted by phillryu, on Mar 11, 2006 at 11:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Menuet 1.0.2 is now released. - When play... 715 Views / 5 Replies  
Menuet 1.0.2 is now released.

- When play controls are activated while iTunes is not running (via hotkeys, click controls, or remote) iTunes will now launch and start playing
- Growl bezels now...
Posted by phillryu, on Feb 21, 2006 at 11:09 AM, in Applications
Didn't part of it have to do with the ad's visual... 731 Views / 23 Replies  
Didn't part of it have to do with the ad's visual scope? I don't think many other ads back then were as visually fantastic.
Posted by phillryu, on Feb 14, 2006 at 10:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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