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Just thought I would add that Staples is... 583 Views / 5 Replies  
Just thought I would add that Staples is currently selling...
Posted by icruise, on Nov 24, 2013 at 01:15 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
What with the supply situation for the cellular... 446 Views / 1 Replies  
What with the supply situation for the cellular versions apparently being so constrained...
Posted by icruise, on Nov 23, 2013 at 07:11 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It worked with my Verizon iPad 3 and I think it... 228 Views / 1 Replies  
It worked with my Verizon iPad 3 and I think it should work with the mini as well. Just make sure you get the right kind of SIM card for your device.
Posted by icruise, on Nov 21, 2013 at 12:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Any chance of Retina iPad mini discounts before Christmas? 446 Views / 1 Replies  
So I've pretty much decided to get one of the new retina iPad minis as a Christmas gift to myself. My first and only iPad is an iPad 3, which I like but has always seemed too heavy to use one-handed,...
Posted by icruise, on Nov 21, 2013 at 12:26 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It's a bit of a tricky question, since I feel... 583 Views / 5 Replies  
It's a bit of a tricky question, since I feel that 16GB is too small generally speaking, but the new retina mini is so much faster and nicer overall than the original that it's difficult to recommend...
Posted by icruise, on Nov 21, 2013 at 12:15 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've heard that it's a cost/availability issue.... 772 Views / 11 Replies  
I've heard that it's a cost/availability issue. They might not have been able to get enough screens if they insisted on the same color fidelity as the larger iPad. A bit disappointing, although it's...
Posted by icruise, on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:35 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I got mine in Japan shortly after it came out for... 609 Views / 4 Replies  
I got mine in Japan shortly after it came out for an early Christmas present. It was pretty darned cool at the time, but it looks like something out of the dark ages now, doesn't it?
Posted by icruise, on Nov 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I tend to agree. There's certainly a subsection... 535 Views / 7 Replies  
I tend to agree. There's certainly a subsection of users who will be just fine with 16GB, but if you really want to get the most of your phone you'll probably find it limiting. Still, it's better...
Posted by icruise, on Nov 19, 2013 at 11:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
We're talking about MacBook Airs, not MacBook... 1,740 Views / 24 Replies  
We're talking about MacBook Airs, not MacBook Pros...
Posted by icruise, on May 29, 2011 at 03:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not sure where you're getting your info, but... 1,740 Views / 24 Replies  
I'm not sure where you're getting your info, but I just checked the Apple website again and it says:
Posted by icruise, on May 29, 2011 at 12:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As luck would have it, I had a couple of free... 1,740 Views / 24 Replies  
As luck would have it, I had a couple of free hours this afternoon, so I made the trek over to the nearest Apple retailer (not a real Apple Store, but rather the one at the local university). Both...
Posted by icruise, on May 25, 2011 at 04:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You're absolutely right, of course. It's little... 1,740 Views / 24 Replies  
You're absolutely right, of course. It's little inconvenient for me to actually go and see them, but I plan to do so before making any decisions. But I find that you can't always tell how something...
Posted by icruise, on May 25, 2011 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh, I'm definitely waiting for the next versions.... 1,740 Views / 24 Replies  
Oh, I'm definitely waiting for the next versions. I expect them within a couple of months, and it's not like I have an urgent need.
Posted by icruise, on May 25, 2011 at 02:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I'm definitely keeping a dedicated desktop.... 1,740 Views / 24 Replies  
Yeah, I'm definitely keeping a dedicated desktop. I found that when I used a portable with external peripherals, I tended to not use it as a portable because it was too much work to connect and...
Posted by icruise, on May 25, 2011 at 09:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think my main concerns are related to the... 1,740 Views / 24 Replies  
I think my main concerns are related to the screen of the 11" model. My current MBP has been fine in that regard, and I guess I'm just not sure what the combination of a drop in resolution combined...
Posted by icruise, on May 23, 2011 at 10:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Going from 15" MBP to 11" MBA? 1,740 Views / 24 Replies  
First, a little background. I have an old 17" iMac (1.83 GHz Core Duo, 2GB RAM) that I use with a 23" Cinema Display as my desktop. It's definitely getting on in years, and many people here would no...
Posted by icruise, on May 23, 2011 at 11:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I had about 12,000 photos on my iPhone 4 before... 4,501 Views / 73 Replies  
I had about 12,000 photos on my iPhone 4 before the upgrade (I like to have my whole iPhoto library with me). After the upgrade, when I tried to sync, I got a message during the syncing of photos...
Posted by icruise, on Mar 17, 2011 at 03:31 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Just as an update to what I posted earlier, I... 6,033 Views / 128 Replies  
Just as an update to what I posted earlier, I went to the Apple Store and it turned out that it cost me $310 (a flat fee) to have my old MBP repaired, which isn't too bad I guess. Anyway, I probably...
Posted by icruise, on Apr 13, 2010 at 07:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, that's pretty impressive. That's like a 2-3... 6,033 Views / 128 Replies  
Yeah, that's pretty impressive. That's like a 2-3 hour increase from the last models?

I'm a little tempted by the low-end 13" model, even if it is still Core 2 Duo.
Posted by icruise, on Apr 13, 2010 at 10:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So how do these compare with the previous models?... 6,033 Views / 128 Replies  
So how do these compare with the previous models?

Would they have these at Apple Stores today? I'm going to be going this evening. I don't think I'll be buying anything, assuming I'm able to get...
Posted by icruise, on Apr 13, 2010 at 08:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple Store is down. Is today the day? 11,836 Views / 211 Replies  
Apple Store is down. Is today the day?
Posted by icruise, on Apr 13, 2010 at 07:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks. I do have an appointment at an Apple... 11,836 Views / 211 Replies  
Thanks. I do have an appointment at an Apple store tomorrow, actually. So we'll see. From what I heard on the phone, it might actually not be as expensive as I was originally told to get it fixed,...
Posted by icruise, on Apr 12, 2010 at 08:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think that issue is about not getting video, as... 11,836 Views / 211 Replies  
I think that issue is about not getting video, as opposed to refusing to boot at all, which is what mine is doing.
Posted by icruise, on Apr 10, 2010 at 06:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No, and I'm a couple of months out of the doubled... 11,836 Views / 211 Replies  
No, and I'm a couple of months out of the doubled warranty that came with my credit card. This is actually the first time I've had a failure like this on an Apple machine. I've had a lot of hard...
Posted by icruise, on Apr 9, 2010 at 05:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just had my 2008 MBP die on me yesterday.... 11,836 Views / 211 Replies  
I just had my 2008 MBP die on me yesterday. Apparently it needs a new logic board, but I think I'd probably rather put that money toward a new machine. I haven't been following Apple's portable...
Posted by icruise, on Apr 9, 2010 at 10:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's a Corega (Japanese brand) router. I put the... 1,015 Views / 4 Replies  
It's a Corega (Japanese brand) router. I put the first DNS server in the network settings and that seems to have solved the slow browsing problem. Thanks! Any idea why this would happen in the first...
Posted by icruise, on Apr 25, 2008 at 04:15 PM, in Networking
Help with odd wireless network issue (slow internet) 1,015 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm currently at my in-laws' house in Japan, and am trying to use their wireless network. I can connect with my MacBook Pro and it sort of works, but for most pages it is very slow. They take a long...
Posted by icruise, on Apr 25, 2008 at 04:13 AM, in Networking
Fixed the thread title. :) 2,384 Views / 97 Replies  
Fixed the thread title. :)
Posted by icruise, on Apr 9, 2008 at 06:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Thanks! :p 388,949 Views / 9,786 Replies  
Thanks! :p
Posted by icruise, on Apr 8, 2008 at 07:58 PM, in Gaming
Poll: Yeah, but I thought it would seem pretentious to... 388,949 Views / 9,786 Replies  
Yeah, but I thought it would seem pretentious to point both things out. ;)
Posted by icruise, on Apr 8, 2008 at 06:17 PM, in Gaming
Poll: Or "petard" if you're in to the whole correctness... 388,949 Views / 9,786 Replies  
Or "petard" if you're in to the whole correctness thing. ;)
Posted by icruise, on Apr 8, 2008 at 05:13 PM, in Gaming
Poll: I don't really see the problem. People didn't... 227,677 Views / 8,311 Replies  
I don't really see the problem. People didn't need to be told where to start reading the thread before, or any of the other megathreads around. I think most newcomers simply read the last few pages...
Posted by icruise, on Apr 8, 2008 at 04:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Why is that? 227,677 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Why is that?
Posted by icruise, on Apr 8, 2008 at 04:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: It's still a good catch-all thread for HD-related... 227,677 Views / 8,311 Replies  
It's still a good catch-all thread for HD-related topics. I don't see any reason to kill the thread if people are still using it to conduct on-topic discussion.
Posted by icruise, on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry. This is now taken. 779 Views / 5 Replies  
Sorry. This is now taken.
Posted by icruise, on Apr 4, 2008 at 04:44 AM, in Marketplace
Maybe. PM me. 779 Views / 5 Replies  
Maybe. PM me.
Posted by icruise, on Mar 27, 2008 at 12:18 AM, in Marketplace
Poll: Right now at Amazon, the pricing for Planet Earth... 227,677 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Right now at Amazon, the pricing for Planet Earth goes like this:

HD-DVD: $44.99
Blu-ray: $49.95
DVD: $54.99

I think the Blu-ray price is because of sale Best Buy is running, but still it's...
Posted by icruise, on Mar 18, 2008 at 12:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is still available. Anyone? 779 Views / 5 Replies  
This is still available. Anyone?
Posted by icruise, on Mar 15, 2008 at 11:14 PM, in Marketplace
How much did you get for it? I recently sold a... 947 Views / 15 Replies  
How much did you get for it? I recently sold a 12" PowerBook with these exact specifications, Redtech sleeve, extra battery and all (except that mine only had a 60GB hard disk). I got $609 +...
Posted by icruise, on Mar 15, 2008 at 11:13 PM, in Marketplace
Poll: Good news, but these special editions sound... 227,677 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Good news, but these special editions sound really lame.
Posted by icruise, on Mar 14, 2008 at 03:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nearly new battery for 12" PowerBook -- $50 shipped 779 Views / 5 Replies  
I have an extra battery for the 12" Powerbook that I would like to sell. I got it as a replacement during the 12" Powerbook battery recall a little while ago, and I haven't used it all that much...
Posted by icruise, on Mar 12, 2008 at 10:07 PM, in Marketplace
Poll: Not necessarily. The Family Guy thing was... 227,677 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Not necessarily. The Family Guy thing was actually on a separate disc and not on the same disc as the movie. So it seems likely that they would just include a separate disc with the Blu-ray release...
Posted by icruise, on Mar 10, 2008 at 01:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You can usually get separate rider policies from... 2,067 Views / 41 Replies  
You can usually get separate rider policies from the place that you have your homeowners insurance from, and these are specifically designed to protect one piece of equipment from breakage or theft....
Posted by icruise, on Mar 9, 2008 at 12:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Probably not, sorry. 542 Views / 3 Replies  
Probably not, sorry.
Posted by icruise, on Mar 6, 2008 at 10:41 PM, in Marketplace
Well, metal dents and plastic cracks -- that's... 2,067 Views / 41 Replies  
Well, metal dents and plastic cracks -- that's just the way things are. But I used two 12" PowerBook G4s over the course of the last 6 years or so, and I only had one VERY minor dent in the casing....
Posted by icruise, on Mar 5, 2008 at 08:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Are they still announcing players with 1.0? 227,677 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Are they still announcing players with 1.0?
Posted by icruise, on Mar 5, 2008 at 07:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's under warranty, but not Applecare (which is... 2,067 Views / 41 Replies  
It's under warranty, but not Applecare (which is what Apple calls their additional, for-purchase warranty). But as has already been pointed out, it wouldn't matter if he had Applecare, since neither...
Posted by icruise, on Mar 5, 2008 at 03:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I wouldn't trust Amazon's estimate about when it... 488 Views / 5 Replies  
I wouldn't trust Amazon's estimate about when it will arrive. I think it's likely that they will get them very soon.
Posted by icruise, on Mar 5, 2008 at 03:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Analogue Sprinkles, Eug doesn't want a PS3, so... 227,677 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Analogue Sprinkles, Eug doesn't want a PS3, so stop baiting him about it. On the other hand, a lot of people consider them to be good value in that they are both next-gen game systems and HD movies...
Posted by icruise, on Mar 3, 2008 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Because this is the Internet. Speaking... 227,677 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Because this is the Internet.



Speaking of misunderstandings... Look, I have nothing against using the PS3 controller per se (even though it is atrocious for controlling movies, it'll do in a...
Posted by icruise, on Mar 2, 2008 at 03:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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