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I think Blu-ray rips are often .m2ts files too. 2,971 Views / 32 Replies  
I think Blu-ray rips are often .m2ts files too.
Posted by slugslugslug, on Mar 1, 2011 at 01:34 PM, in Applications
(nevermind, double post) 15,302 Views / 426 Replies  
(nevermind, double post)
Posted by slugslugslug, on Mar 1, 2011 at 01:29 PM, in macOS
I don’t think I use Rosetta anywhere, but even to... 15,302 Views / 426 Replies  
I don’t think I use Rosetta anywhere, but even to me it seems a bit early to can it.

I’m fairly surprised there isn’t more excitement about Resume. I’m often putting off Software Update updates...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Mar 1, 2011 at 01:25 PM, in macOS
I have a bunch of widgets installed in my... 1,870 Views / 34 Replies  
I have a bunch of widgets installed in my dashboard, but I think I only actually use Delivery Status (http://junecloud.com/software/mac/delivery-status.html). And pretty much only when I’m tracking a...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Mar 1, 2011 at 09:20 AM, in macOS
^ She’s not saying to wait a year, she’s saying... 3,142 Views / 116 Replies  
^ She’s not saying to wait a year, she’s saying to wait ~6–7 months, since the next major iteration of the iPhone will almost certainly be out by late June or early July.
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jan 1, 2011 at 01:08 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Decent third-party charge/sync cables? 543 Views / 1 Replies  
I want to get a handful of extra cables so it’s easy to charge my iPhone/iPad in various home/work/car locations without wondering where the dang cable is. Apple’s $19 apiece seems a bit ridiculous....
Posted by slugslugslug, on Oct 26, 2010 at 01:38 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You forgot the smiley. 1,585 Views / 33 Replies  
You forgot the smiley.
Posted by slugslugslug, on Sep 27, 2010 at 03:44 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
No, for a blank phone, it’ll ask if you want to... 835 Views / 4 Replies  
No, for a blank phone, it’ll ask if you want to set it up as new or restore from backup. And if you set it up as new, iTunes actually treast it as new and won’t remove/overwrite the old phone’s...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Sep 26, 2010 at 02:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Introducing Phone Amego... 1,836 Views / 4 Replies  
Introducing Phone Amego (http://www.sustworks.com/pa_guide/index.html)

I don’t know anything about this product, but there was a link to it on the page of BluePhoneElite, a discontinued app with...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Sep 23, 2010 at 06:12 PM, in Applications
Is that latter post via thumb drive, or DLNA?... 125,425 Views / 19 Replies  
Is that latter post via thumb drive, or DLNA? Given that various codecs seem to work via thumb drive, I’ll probably just get this player regardless of your luck with servers. My house is tiny enough...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Sep 15, 2010 at 11:22 AM, in Applications
I think I read somewhere that the player is... 125,425 Views / 19 Replies  
I think I read somewhere that the player is annoyingly picky about file extensions, something like DivX .avis need to be renamed to .mp4 or .mov. Have you tried on files that are transcoded and/or...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Sep 14, 2010 at 11:34 AM, in Applications
I don’t know how well it works for generic... 125,425 Views / 19 Replies  
I don’t know how well it works for generic devices, but I’ve had decent luck with Vuze (http://www.vuze.com), the free bittorrent client (formerly Azureus). Has transcoding support, but that might...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Sep 13, 2010 at 11:53 AM, in Applications
In their recentpress release about the impending... 1,143 Views / 11 Replies  
In their recentpress release about the impending end of free-cases-for-all-iPhone-buyers, Apple said something like, “We’re realizing the problem is even less severe than we’d thought.” (I’ll have to...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Sep 12, 2010 at 11:35 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It just didn’t even occur to me that that would... 1,296 Views / 10 Replies  
It just didn’t even occur to me that that would get filtered. Now I know to add that to my system-wide autocorrect. Even if I only need it for MacNN, it’s a word that would benefit from gratuitous...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Sep 6, 2010 at 12:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
My desk is such a clusterf*ck of cables that I... 1,170 Views / 16 Replies  
My desk is such a clusterf*ck of cables that I try not to let my eyes wander below the bottom edge of the monitor. And I don’t reposition the screen that often. So the stand doesn’t bother me that...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Sep 6, 2010 at 11:58 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
“u” is in there. 1,296 Views / 10 Replies  
“u” is in there.
Posted by slugslugslug, on Sep 5, 2010 at 12:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think the hp ZR24w is the least-expensive 24"... 1,170 Views / 16 Replies  
I think the hp ZR24w is the least-expensive 24" IPS that you can buy new, though the Dell U2410 can probably be found around the same price. The hp is also the least ugly non-Apple monitor I saw...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Sep 3, 2010 at 11:17 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
This has got to be the first time anyone’s said... 1,584 Views / 44 Replies  
This has got to be the first time anyone’s said this about me on an Internet forum, and it wouldn’t surprise me if it were the last. :D

But I think you actually hit on an angle that I neglected,...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Sep 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I certainly wasn’t expecting it to show up before... 782 Views / 6 Replies  
I certainly wasn’t expecting it to show up before it’s officially fall, but was hoping it’d be a little earlier than that. I almost wish they hadn’t teased it yet. It was hard enough to wait for some...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Sep 1, 2010 at 04:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well, Gruber claims it is actually running iOS.... 1,584 Views / 44 Replies  
Well, Gruber claims it is actually running iOS. On one hand, it seems to make sense, given that the specs page on apple.com include an A4 processor. On the other hand, what makes iOS iOS? I mean,...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Sep 1, 2010 at 04:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Since those rumors a few months ago, I’ve been... 1,584 Views / 44 Replies  
Since those rumors a few months ago, I’ve been assuming that if a new tv is iOS-based, that doesn’t mean it’ll run any old existing iOS apps. It just seems too fiddly to try and completely...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Aug 27, 2010 at 12:30 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
FunctionFlip - Software - Kevin Gessner... 572 Views / 1 Replies  
FunctionFlip - Software - Kevin Gessner (http://kevingessner.com/software/functionflip/)
Posted by slugslugslug, on Aug 27, 2010 at 12:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
As a non-spammer, I can chime in and say I like... 1,296 Views / 10 Replies  
As a non-spammer, I can chime in and say I like the Sony DR-BT101 I got for $40ish on Amazon. They’re an over-the-ear style, that’s a sort of unusual intermediate size: bigger than the super cheap...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Aug 27, 2010 at 12:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The SSD option on the big’un goes in a separate... 1,552 Views / 26 Replies  
The SSD option on the big’un goes in a separate bay, which is why you can have both hard disk + ssd. Of course that doesn’t explain why there’s no SSD-only option on the smaller one, though maybe...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jul 28, 2010 at 05:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
If the problem is with the power supply only, it... 2,450 Views / 37 Replies  
If the problem is with the power supply only, it seems likely they’re just replacing those on other returned models without replacing the serial number printed on the case or embedded how/wherever it...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jul 16, 2010 at 12:21 PM, in Networking
Yay, I was wrong! Doing the Google on “iOS 4.1... 5,107 Views / 155 Replies  
Yay, I was wrong! Doing the Google on “iOS 4.1 AVRCP” reveals many headlines trumpeting AVRCP’s arrival.

I’m actually thinking of springing for the paid Developer Program just so I can get this on...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:29 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Let us hope that you’ve gone to the support page... 2,450 Views / 37 Replies  
Let us hope that you’ve gone to the support page linked to above and checked your serial number. If it’s in the appropriate range, Apple will probably replace yours.
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:07 AM, in Networking
Ok, then this is where I have to come in and say,... 5,107 Views / 155 Replies  
Ok, then this is where I have to come in and say, “It still doesn’t have AVRCP, does it?”
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:05 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
^That’s what the post above my last one was... 2,450 Views / 37 Replies  
^That’s what the post above my last one was referring to. What I was getting at is that they’re only replacing ones that have already kicked the bucket.
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jul 13, 2010 at 08:31 PM, in Networking
Well, mine has a serial number in the right... 2,450 Views / 37 Replies  
Well, mine has a serial number in the right range, but it’s lasted at least 2 years now. I kind of wish they’d let people do preemptive exchanges, since I’d rather not have to worry about it dying. I...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jul 12, 2010 at 02:59 PM, in Networking
Uh, and Darwin-based. :stick: I would... 4,934 Views / 191 Replies  
Uh, and Darwin-based. :stick:

I would imagine the intersection of iOS & Mac OS X’s C codebases is comparable to that of their Objective-C codebases, maybe bigger.
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jul 8, 2010 at 08:49 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So it sounds like you’re both saying that how... 960 Views / 8 Replies  
So it sounds like you’re both saying that how many cables I need should depend entirely on the drive and not the enclosure. That’s good to hear.

On the other hand, I’m still in the dark about...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jul 5, 2010 at 07:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
2.5" hard drives, enclosures, and bus power 960 Views / 8 Replies  
If I want to take a laptop hard drive and put it in a USB enclosure or drive, is there any way of predicting whether it can get power from just one USB port? A few years ago, when I swapped my...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jul 5, 2010 at 10:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Also, if you hit the space bar after a... 581 Views / 13 Replies  
Also, if you hit the space bar after a cmd-shift-4, the crosshairs turn into a little camera icon, allowing you to pick a single window to save as an image.
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jul 5, 2010 at 01:18 AM, in macOS
New thread. This thing probably should have been... 33,886 Views / 75 Replies  
New thread. This thing probably should have been unstickied about 3 years ago.
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jul 1, 2010 at 09:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Eh, there’s feature disparity between iPad... 5,592 Views / 157 Replies  
Eh, there’s feature disparity between iPad models.

I’m inclined to believe that if they do release a Verizon iPhone before next summer, it’ll have at least one thing to differentiate it from a...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jun 30, 2010 at 03:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I guess I’m more scared that the Ribbon will just... 1,822 Views / 19 Replies  
I guess I’m more scared that the Ribbon will just be sitting there, taking up space and giving me creepy stares, as I try to just go about my business without it.

To put it simply, I don't want to...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jun 30, 2010 at 02:58 PM, in Applications
I hate hate hate the ribbon on Office 2007. The... 1,822 Views / 19 Replies  
I hate hate hate the ribbon on Office 2007. The Elements Gallery is really nothing like it, Ars review notwithstanding. The former is a big ridiculous mishmash of commands with different-sized...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jun 27, 2010 at 10:48 PM, in Applications
My iMac G5 felt faster after I installed Leopard... 20,647 Views / 677 Replies  
My iMac G5 felt faster after I installed Leopard (upgrade, too, not Archive and Install). Even if that was just a placebo effect, it certainly didn’t get dragged down. And that was the second...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jun 27, 2010 at 10:07 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
My vote is a 13" MBP and a cheap big monitor. I... 1,109 Views / 21 Replies  
My vote is a 13" MBP and a cheap big monitor. I think there are several 23- to 24-inch monitors at or around $200 these days. Allen has a good point about doing lots of real work that benefits from...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jun 25, 2010 at 06:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It’s less effort to click TWICE on the button and... 5,107 Views / 155 Replies  
It’s less effort to click TWICE on the button and choose a phone favorite than to click ONCE and then tap the phone icon and then possibly have to tap the favorites tab. I.e. the old double-tap is...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jun 25, 2010 at 06:05 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Why don’t you re-rip one of them and compare it... 633 Views / 9 Replies  
Why don’t you re-rip one of them and compare it to the old rip on the display. If the difference doesn’t bother you, don’t redo the rest. If it does, do.

Actually, for that matter, just watch an...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jun 25, 2010 at 05:57 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone 3GS also just says “iPhone” on the back. I... 20,647 Views / 677 Replies  
iPhone 3GS also just says “iPhone” on the back. I don’t have the wife’s 3G to double-check, but I think it does, too.

But I agree with your name predictionj, at least for next year. By then AT&T...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jun 25, 2010 at 12:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Assuming they’re only using the sanctioned... 5,107 Views / 155 Replies  
Assuming they’re only using the sanctioned Multitasking APIs, that shouldn’t even be possible because Find My iPhone doesn’t use Location Services on the device it runs on. Because it doesn’t need...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jun 23, 2010 at 12:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iOS 4.1/5.0 Wishlist Thread 7,644 Views / 36 Replies  
Okay, people, the newest big iP* OS—sorry iOS—release has been out for almost two whole days. It’s time to stop all the chatter about its new features and look to the future. Let’s use this thread to...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jun 23, 2010 at 10:45 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The searching phone shouldn’t have to use GPS at... 5,107 Views / 155 Replies  
The searching phone shouldn’t have to use GPS at all to find the missing phone. It just uses the internet to get to MobileMe which contacts the target and asks for its location. As far as I could...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jun 23, 2010 at 01:16 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I was just talking about this today. Portal was... 843 Views / 8 Replies  
I was just talking about this today. Portal was one of the first first-person games I played for more than a few minutes. It made me queasy pretty reliably and quickly, but I suffered through it...
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jun 21, 2010 at 07:53 PM, in Gaming
^ That’s worked for me before (for bookmarks, I... 1,062 Views / 4 Replies  
^ That’s worked for me before (for bookmarks, I think), but not this time.
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jun 21, 2010 at 03:34 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
:lol: But: Why are you touching your... 5,948 Views / 105 Replies  
:lol:
But:

Why are you touching your screen so much? Do you have one of those top secret iOS Macs?
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jun 21, 2010 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hey, dgold105, I’m having the same problem as you... 1,062 Views / 4 Replies  
Hey, dgold105, I’m having the same problem as you and have tried most of the same steps to no avail (didn’t deregister the computer, since the problem seems to be entirely between iPhone and cloud)....
Posted by slugslugslug, on Jun 20, 2010 at 10:24 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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