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freudling, the MBA that poster settled on lists... 2,821 Views / 80 Replies  
freudling, the MBA that poster settled on lists for a minimum of $1799!

In my opinion, there is a lot of unsubstantiated criticism of the speed of the current round of netbooks. They may not be as...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 30, 2009 at 06:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
All of the guesses for a tablet seem to be a... 2,821 Views / 80 Replies  
All of the guesses for a tablet seem to be a large iPod touch. Such a device is not a replacement for a netbook or laptop. It might be cool - I have reasons to be interested for work use well beyond...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 29, 2009 at 10:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you have not used a netbook running a fully... 2,821 Views / 80 Replies  
If you have not used a netbook running a fully compatible/patched version of OS X 10.6, then you are in for a real surprise.

These machines CAN run photoshop - there is plenty of horsepower in the...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 26, 2009 at 10:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The G1 cannot do exchange as push email; it can... 1,359 Views / 25 Replies  
The G1 cannot do exchange as push email; it can only do push contacts.

As such, it is still not a worthy business PDA.

If the head of Google were not on the Apple Board of Directors, there is...
Posted by SEkker, on Nov 3, 2008 at 06:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Seems to me the Bold is exactly what the Treo was... 8,666 Views / 132 Replies  
Seems to me the Bold is exactly what the Treo was supposed to be but never was. It's a good thing RIM came into the game to polish the device invented by Handspring (and later purchased and abused by...
Posted by SEkker, on Sep 18, 2008 at 02:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Updated my Iphone 2.5G (from first production... 4,422 Views / 107 Replies  
Updated my Iphone 2.5G (from first production run). Took several hours to run the backup and update.

I have nothing but good news to report - MUCH faster between apps, better reception (I noticed...
Posted by SEkker, on Sep 14, 2008 at 07:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If it's primarily to cover 3G issues, I will wait... 5,861 Views / 52 Replies  
If it's primarily to cover 3G issues, I will wait on updating my 1st Generation iPhone.
Posted by SEkker, on Aug 18, 2008 at 06:29 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Mac User #001 - there is a product built just for... 541 Views / 5 Replies  
Mac User #001 - there is a product built just for you from Elgato called turbo h264. It's a dedicated USB dongle for conversions to h264 and really cuts down the conversion time on a pre-Intel mac....
Posted by SEkker, on Aug 11, 2008 at 06:17 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
In comparable apps, I do not find 2.0.1 slower... 1,458 Views / 43 Replies  
In comparable apps, I do not find 2.0.1 slower than 1.1.3. I had plenty of crashes in 1.1.3; 2.0.1 seems to be similarly stable but not perfect.

My speed issues are with the large exchange contact...
Posted by SEkker, on Aug 11, 2008 at 06:05 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Update seemed to go fine here, and the fix to... 2,730 Views / 42 Replies  
Update seemed to go fine here, and the fix to contacts is a terrific improvement.
Posted by SEkker, on Aug 5, 2008 at 02:59 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I use mine interchangeably with a newer, smaller... 437 Views / 7 Replies  
I use mine interchangeably with a newer, smaller brick. Works great.
Posted by SEkker, on Jul 14, 2008 at 11:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Contacts with exchange servers is a mess on the... 2,739 Views / 14 Replies  
Contacts with exchange servers is a mess on the mac right now anyway. I made the mistake of trying to sync using office 2004's entourage months ago, and I still have not fully reconciled the mess...
Posted by SEkker, on Jul 9, 2008 at 06:04 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Is FW faster than USB? In my experience, almost... 5,422 Views / 29 Replies  
Is FW faster than USB? In my experience, almost always on a mac. I had one bad experience with a recent Seagate drive enclosure and FW, but when FW worked on that machine, it was faster than USB2.
...
Posted by SEkker, on Jun 25, 2008 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
give us your needs. As you are posting here, you... 486 Views / 9 Replies  
give us your needs. As you are posting here, you are likely interested in a laptop. Apple offers 4 different core models each targeted to a different niche.
Posted by SEkker, on Jun 25, 2008 at 10:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
better reception... 796 Views / 7 Replies  
better reception...
Posted by SEkker, on Jun 5, 2008 at 07:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
There is a risk going with these new 500GB drives... 5,422 Views / 29 Replies  
There is a risk going with these new 500GB drives - they are really pushing the technology. I purchased a 3.5" internal drive for my iMac when the first mactels came out, Apple was one of the first...
Posted by SEkker, on Apr 30, 2008 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine does this to me from time to time, too. Not... 554 Views / 7 Replies  
Mine does this to me from time to time, too. Not sure what the problem is, but the recent firmware updates have made it better (i.e. less often).
Posted by SEkker, on Apr 30, 2008 at 03:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am an amateur and I have replaced hard drives... 655 Views / 16 Replies  
I am an amateur and I have replaced hard drives now in a large number of Apple computers. But I started by doing low=risk repairs with older, EOL machines (like a 5 year old Lombard PB - replacing...
Posted by SEkker, on Apr 28, 2008 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
320GB WD upgrade was great on my MBP. Combined... 5,422 Views / 29 Replies  
320GB WD upgrade was great on my MBP. Combined with the extra RAM, this will feel like a totally new machine!
Posted by SEkker, on Apr 28, 2008 at 07:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MBP 2.4GHz (June 2007). Just installed firmware... 3,203 Views / 31 Replies  
MBP 2.4GHz (June 2007). Just installed firmware update, fixed problems I was experiencing with the use of external monitors and this laptop.
Posted by SEkker, on Apr 10, 2008 at 09:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The latest MBPs are great machines. The only... 715 Views / 15 Replies  
The latest MBPs are great machines. The only issue I had was just fixed with the recent firmware update.
Posted by SEkker, on Apr 10, 2008 at 09:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The OEM 320GB WD drives are available on the net... 2,620 Views / 14 Replies  
The OEM 320GB WD drives are available on the net now for ~$130, and the price seems to be dropping.

I installed one in my MBP - was the best upgrade I've done in awhile.
Posted by SEkker, on Apr 10, 2008 at 10:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I haven't used a desktop machine for years. My... 3,483 Views / 84 Replies  
I haven't used a desktop machine for years. My MBP is a great machine, especially now that I've put a 300GB hard drive in it.

The Apple Cinema Displays are not competitively priced. If you want to...
Posted by SEkker, on Feb 28, 2008 at 08:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Handbrake after MTR ripping to your hard drive is... 916 Views / 7 Replies  
Handbrake after MTR ripping to your hard drive is a great way to get a decent file for use in iTunes. But Handbrake does not (currently) re-encode from one of its mpeg4 formats - so, if you are like...
Posted by SEkker, on Dec 19, 2007 at 08:39 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Right click on a movie file in iTunes and it can... 20,221 Views / 14 Replies  
Right click on a movie file in iTunes and it can convert files as well.

Some differences between the 3 software solutions here:

iSquint - free, but does not use dual processors when it encodes,...
Posted by SEkker, on Dec 17, 2007 at 07:31 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I think the big issue is whether this is 'just'... 1,352 Views / 22 Replies  
I think the big issue is whether this is 'just' an ultraportable or whether it has a full multi-touch screen. If it's the latter, then it might not even look like a MBP line but could still run $2k -...
Posted by SEkker, on Dec 17, 2007 at 02:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a G4 PB with a defective screen I'm... 336 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a G4 PB with a defective screen I'm installing Leopard on as I type this to try out as a potential media center machine.

I have already tried using a G4 Mac Mini, with mixed results. Using...
Posted by SEkker, on Dec 10, 2007 at 10:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I live in Minnesota, and last winter, we did this... 885 Views / 11 Replies  
I live in Minnesota, and last winter, we did this same trick for a defective 4 year old PC. It died and was put into a trunk overnight on its way to a local repair shop. In the morning, after it was...
Posted by SEkker, on Dec 5, 2007 at 12:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
4GB was a noticeable speed bump on my MBP, too -... 3,574 Views / 42 Replies  
4GB was a noticeable speed bump on my MBP, too - even running just a few apps. Surprising, really.
Posted by SEkker, on Dec 3, 2007 at 11:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
zero the problem is in leopard - they pulled... 1,080 Views / 10 Replies  
zero

the problem is in leopard - they pulled that feature between the last beta release and the full release.

we need leopard to be updated before we can get this on our iPhones.
Posted by SEkker, on Nov 6, 2007 at 12:50 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Just upgraded my June 2007 MBP 2.4 GHz from 2 GB... 1,573 Views / 25 Replies  
Just upgraded my June 2007 MBP 2.4 GHz from 2 GB RAM to 4 (with OWC memory). I am amazed at the quickness bonus in finder, and in apps like safari. Am running 10.4.10.

I simply do not understand...
Posted by SEkker, on Nov 6, 2007 at 12:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is an example where unofficial third party... 2,369 Views / 3 Replies  
This is an example where unofficial third party software has made the iPhone a better device.

I just hope these kind of software will make it officially to those of us not willing to hack out...
Posted by SEkker, on Nov 4, 2007 at 05:19 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks for the tip. I am sending this as a... 2,571 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for the tip.

I am sending this as a flyer for the local IT folks - I am hoping they'd take the request for iPhone support more seriously. But with the threat of many employees giving away...
Posted by SEkker, on Nov 2, 2007 at 02:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Applecare is a terrific tool for keeping your MBP... 3,755 Views / 58 Replies  
Applecare is a terrific tool for keeping your MBP running at 100% beyond the first year.

I have used Applecare to deal with dead pixels on a PB17, and defective power chargers on a PB12.

As for...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 29, 2007 at 10:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like a loose wire to me. Have you done or... 942 Views / 16 Replies  
Sounds like a loose wire to me. Have you done or had done a hard drive upgrade recently? Maybe one of the internal cables did not get set right.

With the PB12" G4s, I've seen the airport card come...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 26, 2007 at 01:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just ordered 4 GB for my new MBP from... 1,573 Views / 25 Replies  
I just ordered 4 GB for my new MBP from otherworldcomputing - less than $200.
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 25, 2007 at 11:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't think these macbook pros will be... 748 Views / 11 Replies  
I don't think these macbook pros will be redesigned until they develop the big screen multi-touch screen Apple laptops. Even then, they may keep this basic design around.

I'm not sure what...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 25, 2007 at 10:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You know, I am wondering how much faster a 12" G4... 559 Views / 20 Replies  
You know, I am wondering how much faster a 12" G4 is over an iBook for guod's uses. My wife had an older G3 Pismo that became unrepairable. When she upgraded to a >1GHz PB12", she did not notice a...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 25, 2007 at 10:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
LEAP is security by obscurity... 8,044 Views / 9 Replies  
LEAP is security by obscurity...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 21, 2007 at 06:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
May need to do an archive and reinstall. I... 415 Views / 4 Replies  
May need to do an archive and reinstall.

I also think the latest Tiger updates have been less than favorable on sleep and power management issues (again).
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 16, 2007 at 11:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Intel has announced the next mobile chip will... 1,173 Views / 7 Replies  
Intel has announced the next mobile chip will ship in Jan 2008. Apple sometimes gets preferential treatment and ships on the release date; sometimes they wait a few months after the rest of the...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 16, 2007 at 11:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple is not very proactive on supporting some... 8,044 Views / 9 Replies  
Apple is not very proactive on supporting some networking standards.

I am hoping this will change with Leopard (and thus come thru via updates to the iPhone).
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 13, 2007 at 11:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Endnote is a terrible program on the mac. Has... 3,416 Views / 37 Replies  
Endnote is a terrible program on the mac. Has been from the beginning. A competitive product on the mac side (i.e. adding a reference manager to pages) is what we need.

I, too, feel Tiger is less...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 13, 2007 at 11:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The MB is behind the MBP in terms of chips it's... 1,173 Views / 7 Replies  
The MB is behind the MBP in terms of chips it's using. Thus, it would make sense for an upgrade soon.

As for the MBP, I certainly hope Apple keeps up with the Joneses - and the Dells and Packards...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 12, 2007 at 04:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you want to carry any video around, 8 (or even... 2,888 Views / 17 Replies  
If you want to carry any video around, 8 (or even 16) GB is just not enough storage.

I am glad Apple made the Classic - it's a decent, tho not perfect, iPod.

I think an ipod classic with an...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 11, 2007 at 08:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I think I'm going to wait a little bit until this... 1,076 Views / 18 Replies  
I think I'm going to wait a little bit until this has matured some more. This jailbreak deals with the itunes/iphone interface, something I'd like to keep functional for the time-being.

If you...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 10, 2007 at 06:28 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Once Apple releases Leopard, the iPhone is going... 1,076 Views / 18 Replies  
Once Apple releases Leopard, the iPhone is going to need a stable OS as Apple is trying to integrate some cool features into the combination iPhone/Mac.

Once that stability is reached, I suspect...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 10, 2007 at 12:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The iPhone was rushed because it was being... 814 Views / 11 Replies  
The iPhone was rushed because it was being released at the same time as Leopard.

I'm really hoping once 10.5 is out, we'll see them open the iPhone up to third party developers.

But that truly...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 1, 2007 at 10:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
One reason Apple does not want third party... 14,511 Views / 45 Replies  
One reason Apple does not want third party developers to be able to add software to the iPod Touch is one could imagine porting the mail and other apps over.

That would 'ruin' Apple's established...
Posted by SEkker, on Oct 1, 2007 at 10:47 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I have to admit, regardless whether what Apple... 1,492 Views / 45 Replies  
I have to admit, regardless whether what Apple has done is fair or legal, it is still uncool.

Don't get me wrong - I have an iPhone without any hacks on it. If I had thought too much about it, I...
Posted by SEkker, on Sep 28, 2007 at 11:26 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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