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Yeah, I thought about buying a second and making... 1,325 Views / 15 Replies  
Yeah, I thought about buying a second and making them a pair, but I was so unimpressed with how one sounded, that I figured I would wait.

I've been working from home with AirPods Pro drowning out...
Posted by ort888, on Mar 16, 2021 at 06:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I bought a HomePod mini and really wasn't... 1,325 Views / 15 Replies  
I bought a HomePod mini and really wasn't impressed by it. I wanted it primarily as a desk speaker for playing music, but it sounded very "small". I ended up returning it...

I like the idea of the...
Posted by ort888, on Mar 16, 2021 at 03:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There will never again be affordable and... 2,499 Views / 18 Replies  
There will never again be affordable and expandable Macs. It's never happening.

I don't like it either, but it is what it is. Endless kvetching about it at this point is simply screaming into the...
Posted by ort888, on Feb 1, 2021 at 06:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When a $699 Mac Mini can run rings around a... 2,499 Views / 18 Replies  
When a $699 Mac Mini can run rings around a $5,000 iMac Pro in most ways, does it really matter that much when the "pro" machines are coming out?

If that's not exciting then nothing ever will be....
Posted by ort888, on Feb 1, 2021 at 12:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not trying to hijack the thread, but I guess I'll... 7,518 Views / 38 Replies  
Not trying to hijack the thread, but I guess I'll put this here.

I just put together my first ever Raspberry Pie... a retro pie mini console... and honestly I'm not very impressed.

I'm getting...
Posted by ort888, on Jan 2, 2021 at 07:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I ordered one. My first "new" personal Mac in 9... 17,744 Views / 175 Replies  
I ordered one. My first "new" personal Mac in 9 years.

An Air with 16GB RAM and 1TB Hard Drive. Very excited... 2-3 weeks for delivery though... boo...
Posted by ort888, on Nov 20, 2020 at 07:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They make everything as confusing and frustrating... 3,520 Views / 2 Replies  
They make everything as confusing and frustrating as possible. It's part of their business model. It's by design. They don't want us to understand how any of this works. That's the whole point.
Posted by ort888, on Nov 19, 2020 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Teledildonics is my new favorite word! 3,155 Views / 1 Replies  
Teledildonics is my new favorite word!
Posted by ort888, on Oct 7, 2020 at 01:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd make a "lickable" buttons joke but it would... 10,427 Views / 25 Replies  
I'd make a "lickable" buttons joke but it would probably be inappropriate.
Posted by ort888, on Sep 24, 2020 at 10:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean, I get all that, I really do... but it... 7,916 Views / 33 Replies  
I mean, I get all that, I really do... but it basically costs twice as much. You could get at the base iPad and the SE Watch for the same price as just the iPad Air.

If the nice newness of the Air...
Posted by ort888, on Sep 16, 2020 at 09:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
IMPOSTER! (I somehow ended up logged in as... 7,916 Views / 33 Replies  
IMPOSTER!

(I somehow ended up logged in as some sort of second account I set up 10 years ago, whatevs)
Posted by ort888, on Sep 16, 2020 at 11:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I don't really like it either. I don't hate... 12,222 Views / 72 Replies  
Yeah, I don't really like it either. I don't hate it, but I don't love it.

The feet and handles look weird to me. I don't mind the holes.

If this is supposed to form over function why aren't...
Posted by ort888, on Jun 4, 2019 at 05:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A $5,000 monitor. Okay. 12,222 Views / 72 Replies  
A $5,000 monitor. Okay.
Posted by ort888, on Jun 3, 2019 at 02:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Let me know when ceiling cat has a movie or a... 2,844 Views / 9 Replies  
Let me know when ceiling cat has a movie or a clothing line...

Grumpy Cat is still the king (queen) of memes.

RIP
Posted by ort888, on May 20, 2019 at 01:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple wouldn't sell a 31" 6k display for less... 2,827 Views / 9 Replies  
Apple wouldn't sell a 31" 6k display for less than $2999.
Posted by ort888, on May 2, 2019 at 04:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean, that's nice and all... but I wish Apple... 2,827 Views / 9 Replies  
I mean, that's nice and all... but I wish Apple would spend more time trying to cater to their more mainstream audience and less time trying to push the engineering envelope just to prove they can...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 10, 2019 at 01:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I like this boring AirPods update because it... 7,186 Views / 55 Replies  
I like this boring AirPods update because it doesn't make me want to replace my current AirPods.
Posted by ort888, on Mar 20, 2019 at 03:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm having a hard time figuring out who the iPad... 7,186 Views / 55 Replies  
I'm having a hard time figuring out who the iPad Air is really for. I feel like the $329 (see if for $279 all the time) covers what 99% of their customers want out of an iPad.
Posted by ort888, on Mar 19, 2019 at 01:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm okay with the iMacs being boring, but the... 7,186 Views / 55 Replies  
I'm okay with the iMacs being boring, but the iPad line feels like a confusing mess right now.
Posted by ort888, on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Pretty underwhelming all around... iPads and... 7,186 Views / 55 Replies  
Pretty underwhelming all around...

iPads and iMacs...
Posted by ort888, on Mar 19, 2019 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
1. Work toward lowering prices across the board ... 1,714 Views / 20 Replies  
1. Work toward lowering prices across the board
2. Start focusing on making computers that people actually want, not computers you made because you were trying to push the design envelope
3. Also,...
Posted by ort888, on Jan 9, 2019 at 11:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
WiFi sync has literally never worked for me. What... 85,691 Views / 230 Replies  
WiFi sync has literally never worked for me. What is the deal with that feature?
Posted by ort888, on Dec 27, 2018 at 04:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think they book appointments, but leave lots of... 298,985 Views / 672 Replies  
I think they book appointments, but leave lots of slots open for walk-ins, since most people walk in.

Try just walking in.
Posted by ort888, on Nov 12, 2018 at 12:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So Apple has two iPad lines that support an Apple... 85,691 Views / 230 Replies  
So Apple has two iPad lines that support an Apple pencil, but they both require different pencils and the pencils don't work on both iPads.

Nice.

Also, the new Pencil costs $29 more than the...
Posted by ort888, on Oct 30, 2018 at 03:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think most people will still go for the old... 85,691 Views / 230 Replies  
I think most people will still go for the old Air.

It's $200 cheaper, has a traditional keyboard and USB-A ports.
Posted by ort888, on Oct 30, 2018 at 12:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The MacBook lineup... 12" MacBook 13" Air ... 85,691 Views / 230 Replies  
The MacBook lineup...

12" MacBook
13" Air
13" Retina Air
13" MacBook Pro without Touchbar
13" MacBook Pro with Touchbar
15" MacBook Pro

Why do the 12" and the Air both exist?
Posted by ort888, on Oct 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The MacBook lineup is a total mess right now. A... 85,691 Views / 230 Replies  
The MacBook lineup is a total mess right now. A hot confusing expensive mess.

Remember when Steve jobs came back and did this?
...
Posted by ort888, on Oct 30, 2018 at 11:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Remember when Apple would replace products with... 85,691 Views / 230 Replies  
Remember when Apple would replace products with new products that were better and the price would stay the same and not go up by 20% or more?

I remember...

Every single new product they...
Posted by ort888, on Oct 30, 2018 at 11:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Looking forward to them raising prices on... 85,691 Views / 230 Replies  
Looking forward to them raising prices on everything.
Posted by ort888, on Oct 18, 2018 at 03:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I dunno, but I was annoyed when the 8 didn't get... 40,483 Views / 175 Replies  
I dunno, but I was annoyed when the 8 didn't get the same live wallpapers the X did. Apple did that for no reason other than to differentiate the product tiers. The phones are exactly the same...
Posted by ort888, on Sep 24, 2018 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Played with all the new stuff. The new jumbo... 40,483 Views / 175 Replies  
Played with all the new stuff. The new jumbo phone is pretty freaking bad ass. Feels smaller than the current plus in my hand.

The new watch is sweet as well. The big screen looks really nice.
Posted by ort888, on Sep 21, 2018 at 03:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do reviewers have watches? Anyone know the... 40,483 Views / 175 Replies  
Do reviewers have watches? Anyone know the embargo date for the watch?
Posted by ort888, on Sep 18, 2018 at 03:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is this the smallest year-over-year improvement... 40,483 Views / 175 Replies  
Is this the smallest year-over-year improvement to the iPhone yet?

Unless you want the iPhone Tennis Max, the new model is barely better than the old one in any way that 99.9% of the population...
Posted by ort888, on Sep 12, 2018 at 03:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I like my sandwiches Chaotic Neutral. 3,624 Views / 32 Replies  
I like my sandwiches Chaotic Neutral.
Posted by ort888, on Aug 6, 2018 at 11:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Congrats! That's awesome. Being a parent is both... 68,923 Views / 373 Replies  
Congrats! That's awesome. Being a parent is both the best thing in the world and the most difficult. Your life will indeed be rocked.

Mine are 5 and 8 now and it's been a crazy ride so far. I love...
Posted by ort888, on Mar 15, 2018 at 10:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I saw it. It's definitely one of the better... 43,773 Views / 288 Replies  
I saw it. It's definitely one of the better Marvel movies, but it's probably getting over hyped.
Posted by ort888, on Feb 20, 2018 at 12:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's not doing it today for some reason. 1,421 Views / 10 Replies  
It's not doing it today for some reason.
Posted by ort888, on Feb 13, 2018 at 04:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There is no actual banner ad, but some sort of... 1,421 Views / 10 Replies  
There is no actual banner ad, but some sort of code that's running on this site is trying to launch a pop up that is a porn site.
Posted by ort888, on Feb 13, 2018 at 02:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's trying to automatically load a hardcore porn... 8,218 Views / 17 Replies  
It's trying to automatically load a hardcore porn site.

Yay?
Posted by ort888, on Feb 6, 2018 at 11:46 AM, in Feedback
Redirecting to porn? 1,421 Views / 10 Replies  
So the banner ad seems to always try to auto connect to a porn site.

It's been trying to do something for weeks or months, and I always just hit cancel, but I hit the wrong button a few times and...
Posted by ort888, on Feb 6, 2018 at 11:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Janet Jackson needed to pop out and pull off his... 163,422 Views / 1,366 Replies  
Janet Jackson needed to pop out and pull off his shirt.
Posted by ort888, on Feb 5, 2018 at 04:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I like cheese. 1,511 Views / 25 Replies  
I like cheese.
Posted by ort888, on Jan 31, 2018 at 01:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe these things are more popular on the... 18,880 Views / 129 Replies  
Maybe these things are more popular on the coasts, but whenever I hear people talking about how popular Amazon Alexas are, I really have to wonder what they are talking about. I hang with a bunch of...
Posted by ort888, on Jan 29, 2018 at 01:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple sure doesn't seem very excited about the... 18,880 Views / 129 Replies  
Apple sure doesn't seem very excited about the Homepod and also isn't doing a good job of getting us excited either.

This is the lowest key launch I can remember for an entire new product line at...
Posted by ort888, on Jan 29, 2018 at 11:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Save money by finding a classy hotel that charges... 298,985 Views / 672 Replies  
Save money by finding a classy hotel that charges by the hour.
Posted by ort888, on Jan 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have an account and check it every few days...... 2,395 Views / 29 Replies  
I have an account and check it every few days... but I literally never post anything at all... ever.

I used to upload pics so my family could see them, but I've stopped doing that as well. There...
Posted by ort888, on Jan 4, 2018 at 05:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think apple made the right call making it the... 2,079 Views / 14 Replies  
I think apple made the right call making it the default that it switches off, they should 100% offer an option that makes it not do so.
Posted by ort888, on Dec 29, 2017 at 11:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Probably NSFW... ... 2,079 Views / 14 Replies  
Probably NSFW...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lttrIPDFplU


Eh, I don't know why it won't play...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lttrIPDFplU
Posted by ort888, on Dec 28, 2017 at 02:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I watched the first episode and hated it... but... 3,861 Views / 29 Replies  
I watched the first episode and hated it... but many have said it gets better and you need too stick with it... meh. I don't know.

I have like 4 episodes on my TiVo and I can't bring myself to...
Posted by ort888, on Oct 9, 2017 at 11:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I figured this would be a flaming dumpster fire... 5,555 Views / 37 Replies  
I figured this would be a flaming dumpster fire of crap, but the early buzz on this movie is very very positive.
Posted by ort888, on Sep 29, 2017 at 02:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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