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Has Apple lost it? 959 Views / 31 Replies  
When was the last time we saw a jaw dropping device from Apple? The Mac Pro is not a consumer device and so doesn't count - I am underwhelmed. Where is the iWatch? Where is Apple's 'glass'?

Years...
Posted by simonjames, on Feb 2, 2014 at 04:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
short HDMI cables 442 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi

anyone know of any company that makes short HDMI cables (4inches or 10cm) and can ship to Australia? I have a stack of components sitting on top of each other and do not need long cables. I can...
Posted by simonjames, on Feb 2, 2014 at 04:09 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks subego. The ruggedised housing should... 1,028 Views / 19 Replies  
Thanks subego. The ruggedised housing should remove the need for an offsite backup. Hope it comes to Australia soon.
Posted by simonjames, on Jan 11, 2014 at 09:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Like yourself ShortcutToMoncton I also have a... 1,028 Views / 19 Replies  
Like yourself ShortcutToMoncton I also have a couple of external drives that I use as offsite back ups (stored at work).

I saw this article...
Posted by simonjames, on Jan 9, 2014 at 07:33 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks everyone. Yes, I am being greedy by... 1,028 Views / 19 Replies  
Thanks everyone.

Yes, I am being greedy by wanting a combined NAS and media server in one.

I held off buying for a while due to money constraints and the want for the unit to not chew through...
Posted by simonjames, on Dec 8, 2013 at 08:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Best NAS / media server 1,028 Views / 19 Replies  
I am in the market for a NAS and would like to hear of your experience with good and bad devices. As far as existing hardware I own a C2D mini server, a couple of iMacs and a MBP all networked with...
Posted by simonjames, on Dec 8, 2013 at 02:40 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iOS email has changed the 'sent from' address to iCloud.com even though me.com is the default email address - how to undo this 374 Views / 1 Replies  
Now when I send emails from my iPhone the email app defaults the sending email to the iCloud email address Apple is forcing on me. The default is set to 'me.com' in the settings. Without manually...
Posted by simonjames, on Nov 7, 2012 at 12:56 AM, in iOS Apps
Oregon - USA prices and nil sales tax 892 Views / 10 Replies  
Oregon - USA prices and nil sales tax
Posted by simonjames, on Jul 3, 2012 at 07:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks heaps 1,201 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks heaps
Posted by simonjames, on Jul 2, 2012 at 07:26 AM, in macOS
Airport Utility 6.1 and MAC address filtering 1,201 Views / 3 Replies  
In previous versions of Airport Utility I've implemented MAC address filtering/protection as an added security measure to my home network. I also restricted the DHCP range but I never assigned a MAC...
Posted by simonjames, on Jul 1, 2012 at 04:58 AM, in macOS
Difference between MacNN... 1,037 Views / 33 Replies  
Difference between MacNN (http://www.macnn.com/articles/12/06/07/case.stems.from.difference.in.us.foreign.lte.bandwidths/) and Aussie newspapers...
Posted by simonjames, on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If she is like a piano and laying down then she... 1,237 Views / 17 Replies  
If she is like a piano and laying down then she is grand.
Posted by simonjames, on May 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That is awesome! I didn't know safari and html5... 658 Views / 7 Replies  
That is awesome! I didn't know safari and html5 could do that. Thanks for sharing.

Any other cool html5 sites?
Posted by simonjames, on May 3, 2012 at 03:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Desperation 558 Views / 8 Replies  
RIM attack Apple Store in Sydney

Too little too late and too misguided...
Posted by simonjames, on May 1, 2012 at 04:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple has updated the promo text in the iPad... 1,037 Views / 33 Replies  
Apple has updated the promo text in the iPad section of the Apple store to be more precise :-


But they're still under court investigation....
Posted by simonjames, on Apr 16, 2012 at 03:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Typical American attitude - stuff the rest of the... 1,037 Views / 33 Replies  
Typical American attitude - stuff the rest of the world.

There is about an 80% chance Apple will be fined under consumer laws in Australia and other parts of the world. That plus the brand damage...
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 28, 2012 at 09:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ummm - go look at iPad – Das neue iPad mit Wi-Fi... 1,037 Views / 33 Replies  
Ummm - go look at iPad – Das neue iPad mit Wi-Fi oder Wi-Fi + 4G kaufen – Weiß oder Schwarz - Apple Store (Deutschland) (http://store.apple.com/de/browse/home/shop_ipad/family/ipad/select_ipad) and...
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 28, 2012 at 09:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I just re-checked the Australian Apple Store and... 1,037 Views / 33 Replies  
I just re-checked the Australian Apple Store and the new iPad is still being marketed as having 4G.

:stick:
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 27, 2012 at 07:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
USA (and Canada?) use one set of bands and the... 1,037 Views / 33 Replies  
USA (and Canada?) use one set of bands and the rest of the world standardised on another set of bands and so the 4G will not work outside of the States.
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 27, 2012 at 06:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple going to be sued in Australia over iPad 4G advertising 1,037 Views / 33 Replies  
Regulator puts bite on Apple with court application over iPad claims...
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 27, 2012 at 05:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow - I always knew what sexual orientation I... 1,670 Views / 56 Replies  
Wow - I always knew what sexual orientation I was. Even as a young boy I knew but I also knew I had to hide it as at that time it was a crime and thought of as a mental illness. I was lucky to be...
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 25, 2012 at 08:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In Australia I believe the legal definition of... 2,694 Views / 95 Replies  
In Australia I believe the legal definition of spouse is living in an interdependent relationship for 12 months - this applies to straight and same sex relations. That said the government of...
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 23, 2012 at 12:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
IMHO marriage is not worth it and if someone... 2,694 Views / 95 Replies  
IMHO marriage is not worth it and if someone wants to force you into it then there is something wrong with the person and with the relationship. As if one day is going to change your life? {rhetoric}...
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 20, 2012 at 10:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
East coast Australia is almost a full day ahead... 12,214 Views / 478 Replies  
East coast Australia is almost a full day ahead of west coast USA - hence why I got mine from a store on Friday whilst you were still in Thursday. Just another benefit for being an Aussie :P

4...
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 19, 2012 at 09:59 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Got one! Black 64Gb wifi heavier than... 12,214 Views / 478 Replies  
Got one!

Black 64Gb wifi

heavier than I expected

the screen is superb!
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 15, 2012 at 07:37 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yes, maybe thats what it is. I work about 150... 12,214 Views / 478 Replies  
Yes, maybe thats what it is. I work about 150 metres away from the main Sydney Apple store and they've happily replaced my iphones about 5 times.

Be crappy to not have an Apple store nearby.
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:54 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I loved my Intellimouse Explorer and my... 2,149 Views / 74 Replies  
I loved my Intellimouse Explorer and my Intellimouse Explorer Trackball until my new love turned up - my sleeky Apple Trackpad. The trackball was consigned to an old iMac and I now hate it when I...
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 11, 2012 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What day are the US ordered ones supposed to... 12,214 Views / 478 Replies  
What day are the US ordered ones supposed to arrive? They don't go on sale until this Friday (16 March) in Australia. Not sure why but I have always waited for the bleeding edge to stop haemorrhaging...
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 11, 2012 at 08:08 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
What gender is Siri where you are? I believe... 16,400 Views / 9 Replies  
What gender is Siri where you are?

I believe that in the UK Siri is a man and in Australia a woman.

On my GPS I use an English male voice as the Australian and US voices (male and female) are...
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 7, 2012 at 07:08 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Actually it is $40 cheaper in Australia than iPad... 12,214 Views / 478 Replies  
Actually it is $40 cheaper in Australia than iPad 2 - which is equal to the States when local sales tax is taken into account.

The camera and storage are big disappointments. The camera should...
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 7, 2012 at 04:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Not that we ever saw one in Australia but didn't... 1,284 Views / 17 Replies  
Not that we ever saw one in Australia but didn't the original iPhone have a metal back?

iPad 3 - not 2S though 2S would have been more fitting as iPad3 is a disappointing tiny step of evolution...
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 7, 2012 at 04:24 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
?? Not sure I follow you. If Apple follow... 1,284 Views / 17 Replies  
?? Not sure I follow you.

If Apple follow what they've done so far then iPhone 5 will be a different form to iPhone4/4S. (like 4 was to 3)
iPhone 5 will be followed by iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 will...
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:39 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The stuff up was with the iPhone numbering. They... 1,284 Views / 17 Replies  
The stuff up was with the iPhone numbering. They should have called the second iteration iPhone 2 and marketed it as "with 3G'.

It not like OS X goes v10.0 -> v10.1 -> v12.0

I think Apple are...
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 5, 2012 at 06:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
why not iPad 2S? 1,284 Views / 17 Replies  
Didn't the iPhone versions going something like :- 1.0; 2G; 3G; 3GS; 4; 4S? Not exactly sure as Australia was late to get the phone.

If the upcoming iPad is not that different in form to the...
Posted by simonjames, on Mar 2, 2012 at 09:11 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
My first gen iPad is fine over wifi though it is... 1,419 Views / 26 Replies  
My first gen iPad is fine over wifi though it is hungry on the battery
Posted by simonjames, on Jan 24, 2012 at 08:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've noticed that it happens once a day. If I... 450 Views / 1 Replies  
I've noticed that it happens once a day. If I reset the photo to the one it should be and put the MBP to sleep for an hour or so the correct photo is there on wake up. But when I wake up the unit the...
Posted by simonjames, on Jan 17, 2012 at 09:44 PM, in macOS
Lion updates account photos 450 Views / 1 Replies  
On my MBP Lion keeps changing my account photo from the one I loaded to a photo associated with another user on my iPhone! I am an admin on my MBP and the other person doesn't even have an account on...
Posted by simonjames, on Jan 12, 2012 at 07:21 PM, in macOS
OreoCookie - thanks for the info on having 2 time... 6,608 Views / 77 Replies  
OreoCookie - thanks for the info on having 2 time machine backup disks. I didn't realise that TM did that and so my second (offsite) backup was always done with CCC. I'll try it this weekend.
...
Posted by simonjames, on Jan 4, 2012 at 07:41 PM, in macOS
My current 15" MBP i7 is almost 2 years old now... 2,305 Views / 50 Replies  
My current 15" MBP i7 is almost 2 years old now and no problems (touch wood).

It's predecessor, a 17" PB G4 had so many component problems. In it's 6 year life it had 2 replacement motherboards...
Posted by simonjames, on Dec 22, 2011 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The question is crazy as Steve hand picked Cook... 1,063 Views / 31 Replies  
The question is crazy as Steve hand picked Cook to take over Apple.

I am worried that Jonny Ives might walk now that Steve is gone. Ives is more important to Apple than many of you think.
Posted by simonjames, on Oct 10, 2011 at 06:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Bring Woz back would be a big mistake. He may... 1,763 Views / 70 Replies  
Bring Woz back would be a big mistake. He may have been at the birth of Apple but he is no Steve Jobs - wishing him back is juvenile and shows a desire to not face the fact of Steve's death. ..:::...
Posted by simonjames, on Oct 7, 2011 at 09:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, that ruined Thursday. Actually, I am... 5,953 Views / 216 Replies  
Well, that ruined Thursday.

Actually, I am happy and thankful that we had the opportunity to be influenced by this remarkable man. His achievements make him stand out - he was one shining flame...
Posted by simonjames, on Oct 5, 2011 at 10:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
why the massive price difference? 777 Views / 4 Replies  
Why is the new iPhone 4S way more expensive in the non-USA world?

US = 199USD
UK = 499GBP = 772USD = x 3.88
FR = 629EUR = 840USD = x 4.22
AU = 799AUD = 767USD = x 3.85

They...
Posted by simonjames, on Oct 5, 2011 at 07:24 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Mail merge in Office is buggy and won't allow a... 797 Views / 3 Replies  
Mail merge in Office is buggy and won't allow a merge within a clickable URL within an email. I am not sure what other alternatives are out there but I do know that Office does good with simple...
Posted by simonjames, on Aug 2, 2011 at 06:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Insurance whether it is from Apple or from a... 2,692 Views / 9 Replies  
Insurance whether it is from Apple or from a third party can be useful.

My personal experience is that I have had to use AppleCare 5 times on just 2 computers and so for me it was really worth it....
Posted by simonjames, on Feb 5, 2011 at 03:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Love it (the trackpad) even more than the one on... 993 Views / 10 Replies  
Love it (the trackpad) even more than the one on my MBP as it is larger. I now use it more than a mouse or my old trusty trackball.

Goes through the batteries though. And I wish there was a way to...
Posted by simonjames, on Sep 19, 2010 at 11:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
too late - expectations not met - moved on. :hmm: 2,443 Views / 23 Replies  
too late - expectations not met - moved on. :hmm:
Posted by simonjames, on Aug 26, 2010 at 05:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple stuffed up my iMac order <<vent warning>> 919 Views / 8 Replies  
<vent>15 days ago I ordered and paid for an i7 iMac with 2Tb HD and 8Gb RAM from a local department store (David Jones). I buy my Apple hardware with the RAM I want because one time in the distant...
Posted by simonjames, on Aug 19, 2010 at 04:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Tonight I put in my order for the 27" i7 8Gb ram... 1,003 Views / 7 Replies  
Tonight I put in my order for the 27" i7 8Gb ram 2Tb disc (I know - I could buy the ram cheaper elsewhere and install it myself but I choose Apple to install it as experience has shown that whenever...
Posted by simonjames, on Aug 4, 2010 at 07:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
Tak P. The new 27" has a new graphics card -... 1,003 Views / 7 Replies  
Tak P.

The new 27" has a new graphics card - I was wondering if it was proven yet?

i5 versus i7
In Australia the i7 is a $290AUD option which can be looked at in two ways :-
1. a whopping 11%...
Posted by simonjames, on Aug 2, 2010 at 07:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
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