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Cool thanks. I glazed over the descriptions a bit... 2,724 Views / 3 Replies  
Cool thanks. I glazed over the descriptions a bit too fast and missed the blurb about apple's bt keyboard.
Posted by Crusoe, on Feb 18, 2010 at 04:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPad with full bluetooth stack? External keyboard pairing? 2,724 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm curious on the community's thoughts or knowledge on whether the iPad will allow pairing to external keyboards via bluetooth. Seems at least with apple keyboard dock accessory they have in mind...
Posted by Crusoe, on Feb 18, 2010 at 02:53 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'll look into tweakin those settings. I... 507 Views / 3 Replies  
I'll look into tweakin those settings.

I played EQ via Bluetooth->Nokia->Edge connection for 6 months without issue (cept nokia OS would crash rarely) in Italy.
It only needs a 28.8 connection...
Posted by Crusoe, on Oct 19, 2008 at 10:31 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Tethered iPhone connection not FULLY functional 507 Views / 3 Replies  
I tethered my iPhone's 3G connection using PDANet and can browse fine but when trying to use Skype or Everquest they're unable to connect. Mainly interested in getting EQ working. I can get past the...
Posted by Crusoe, on Oct 17, 2008 at 09:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Let us know. It took a while before I found some... 4,191 Views / 14 Replies  
Let us know. It took a while before I found some others that had the same card that had this issue.
Posted by Crusoe, on Jul 23, 2008 at 08:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Update: I had the card replaced and the problem... 4,191 Views / 14 Replies  
Update: I had the card replaced and the problem is gone and so is ~$350 (not too bad, but not good either). Played for some extensive session without issue on pretty warm days.
It appears Apple...
Posted by Crusoe, on Jul 23, 2008 at 03:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
I considered drivers but it slowly gets worse the... 4,191 Views / 14 Replies  
I considered drivers but it slowly gets worse the longer I play which had me worried about heat. I will try to download and rerun combo install before talking to an AASP. I'm running latest of...
Posted by Crusoe, on Jun 24, 2008 at 04:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
I ran the AHT, no errors. I had a g4 powerbook... 4,191 Views / 14 Replies  
I ran the AHT, no errors. I had a g4 powerbook that the gpu was failing on and AHT showed no errors.

If the labor is too much I hope the AASP will order the part so I can DIY. I've opened every...
Posted by Crusoe, on Jun 22, 2008 at 01:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
iMac 24" with 7600GT dying? Can it be replaced? 4,191 Views / 14 Replies  
Hi all,
My 24" with the 7600GT is starting to have serious texture tearing in all games and lines across the screen when not gaming.
Since the 7600GT is a card would replacing it fix the issue?...
Posted by Crusoe, on Jun 21, 2008 at 09:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have the 24" with the 7600. I dusted off my WoW... 1,064 Views / 9 Replies  
I have the 24" with the 7600. I dusted off my WoW disks and reopened my account for a month to see how it performed.
Everything max except view distance = 30fps at 1920x1200.
Dropping down to 1600...
Posted by Crusoe, on Dec 6, 2006 at 03:42 PM, in Gaming
Try searching Mac, Palm and Windows Software... 534 Views / 2 Replies  
Try searching Mac, Palm and Windows Software Updates and Downloads – VersionTracker (http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx/) or the OS9 listing.
Posted by Crusoe, on Dec 6, 2006 at 03:29 PM, in Gaming
iMac 24" vs. Alienware Bot and mini Review 721 Views / 0 Replies  
Bought the Bot as a temp computer till I decided on which new intelMac to get and only to play EQII with my buddies.

Bot is a P4 3.2Ghz 1GB Ram Win2K ATI x1300 256MB PCI-E Card (low end).
iMac is...
Posted by Crusoe, on Nov 21, 2006 at 03:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
I chose free shipping on my CTO 24" and they... 613 Views / 5 Replies  
I chose free shipping on my CTO 24" and they fedex'd it to me in Shanghai to Seattle in 48 hours (though it was probably 3 days since it crossed the IDL and went back in time). I ordered and received...
Posted by Crusoe, on Nov 14, 2006 at 12:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
CTO 24" from Shanghai to Seattle in < 5 days! 682 Views / 5 Replies  
Just added the 7600 and ordered Monday afternoon. I used free shipping but they 2 day'd it, wasn't suppose to get here till next Wednesday.
Now it's just sitting here next to me at work tuanting me....
Posted by Crusoe, on Nov 10, 2006 at 02:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
12" Powerbook 867 keeps burning up power supplies. 418 Views / 1 Replies  
There's a cheap 12" Powerbook on Craiglist i'm considering that is burning up power supplies.
It just burned it's 3rd in 3 years. Any ideas of what could be causing it and if it's fixable?

I'm...
Posted by Crusoe, on Nov 6, 2006 at 02:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Any updates on this? As many platforms as they... 671 Views / 2 Replies  
Any updates on this? As many platforms as they support you'd figure they could do crank out a unibin patch in short notice.
Posted by Crusoe, on Oct 31, 2006 at 05:04 PM, in Applications
Poll: Well hopefully MXMs will come to the whole iMac... 6,964 Views / 21 Replies  
Well hopefully MXMs will come to the whole iMac line which I think it probable will after the next processor type upgrade (Core Duo 3).
Split predictions for upgrades. I don't see the EFI bios and...
Posted by Crusoe, on Oct 26, 2006 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm all about simplification, practicality and... 1,364 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm all about simplification, practicality and power saving. The iMac is one cord going into it assuming you're wireless.
The Mac Pro you'll need two power cords, speakers and the power cord for...
Posted by Crusoe, on Oct 16, 2006 at 12:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Aftermarket MXM Graphic Card Upgrades for the 24"? 6,964 Views / 21 Replies  
Since the 24"ers graphics card is a swappable MXM form factor, how likely is it that we'll be able to upgrade these over the years? Will Apple offer upgrades, someone like Sonnettech or OWC. Or...
Posted by Crusoe, on Oct 13, 2006 at 12:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
PCMag is legally "on the take" and apparantly not... 899 Views / 7 Replies  
PCMag is legally "on the take" and apparantly not so saavy with Apple technologies.
Barefeats does solid benchmarking to the point Steve & Co temporarily banned one of the guys from benchmarking at...
Posted by Crusoe, on Sep 26, 2006 at 03:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Solution (as devised in another thread), buy a... 24,770 Views / 476 Replies  
Solution (as devised in another thread), buy a 2.66 Mac Pro, sell both processors for say $1000, buy a single 1.6Ghz to 3.0 Woodcrest. Probably get a MacPro for ~$1599 with an aggresive sell price on...
Posted by Crusoe, on Aug 18, 2006 at 07:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Oooh also a good idea OlSkuel. You could get a... 1,255 Views / 12 Replies  
Oooh also a good idea OlSkuel. You could get a single 1.6 to 3.0 if you wanted.
Posted by Crusoe, on Aug 18, 2006 at 07:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Good call MD! Price watch is $700 on the 2.66. 1,255 Views / 12 Replies  
Good call MD! Price watch is $700 on the 2.66.
Posted by Crusoe, on Aug 18, 2006 at 02:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well they're $347 new on pricewatch so I could... 1,255 Views / 12 Replies  
Well they're $347 new on pricewatch so I could probably get $250 easily on Craiglist here in Seattle.
I guess I'll wait till Paris Expo in Sept to see what they release for their Xmas lineup if...
Posted by Crusoe, on Aug 18, 2006 at 12:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks, I didn't know if the new arch. allowed... 1,255 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks, I didn't know if the new arch. allowed it. Years ago I would have alreadly plunked down for the highend but have become more thrify and sensible in my old age. :lol:
Posted by Crusoe, on Aug 16, 2006 at 07:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Pro with 1 CPU? Sell the other for Cheap Mac Pro. 1,255 Views / 12 Replies  
Just wondering if you can pull one of the processors and what the market value would be?
I'm looking at dropping to 2Ghz, 160HD, upping to ATI 1800 and adding AP Extreme to lower the price to ~2300...
Posted by Crusoe, on Aug 16, 2006 at 06:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
They can and do use refurbished logic... 3,960 Views / 6 Replies  
They can and do use refurbished logic boards/parts for warranty repairs. My rev A 17" refurb had the PC Card and Airport controller go out. Replaced with an older board which had the video controller...
Posted by Crusoe, on Jul 11, 2006 at 02:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Haha funny, a giant iPod mini. 685 Views / 14 Replies  
Haha funny, a giant iPod mini.
Posted by Crusoe, on Mar 28, 2006 at 05:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I didn't go as far as to send them a card or... 685 Views / 14 Replies  
I didn't go as far as to send them a card or book. I just want another choice product to choose from as I'm in the market for a new Mac and thought I'd wait till after their birthday . . . just in...
Posted by Crusoe, on Mar 28, 2006 at 03:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd go with a refurb ibook or powerbook off of... 2,100 Views / 23 Replies  
I'd go with a refurb ibook or powerbook off of Apple's site. You'll get all the latest software and a 1 year warranty. 12" 1.2 Ghz with airport extreme is only $719 right now. The 12" 1.5 Ghz...
Posted by Crusoe, on Mar 28, 2006 at 03:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Any word on Apple's 30th celebration? 685 Views / 14 Replies  
Since Apple's birthday falls on 1 April, this Saturday, I thought maybe today they'd do a product announcment if there was one.

What else may they do? Cake and icecream at the Apple stores on...
Posted by Crusoe, on Mar 28, 2006 at 02:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It depends on the chipset. Here's a retail... 693 Views / 2 Replies  
It depends on the chipset.
Here's a retail product but if yours has the right chipset, some open source stuff is available.
http://www.ioxperts.com/devices_80211b.html

I despise and boycott all...
Posted by Crusoe, on Mar 17, 2006 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I couldn't tell mine was ever used. Perfect. Rev... 592 Views / 5 Replies  
I couldn't tell mine was ever used. Perfect. Rev A 17".
Posted by Crusoe, on Mar 8, 2006 at 07:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ok Ok, so no 4x2s but what do you think we might... 1,316 Views / 20 Replies  
Ok Ok, so no 4x2s but what do you think we might see for their 30th Anniversary?
Posted by Crusoe, on Mar 7, 2006 at 12:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
I thought it was reletively certain we won't see... 1,316 Views / 20 Replies  
I thought it was reletively certain we won't see desktop intels till then end of '06 at best. My PowerMac would be a G5 not Intel.
I'm in the market for a new system and am going to wait till the...
Posted by Crusoe, on Mar 6, 2006 at 01:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
4 Processor Dual Core G5 Swan Song for April 1? 1,316 Views / 20 Replies  
In lieu of any 30th anniversary rumors, what's the chance they'll give us a Quad Processor Dual Core G5 as the swan song of the the PowerMac?

Steve played down the 30th saying he didn't know what...
Posted by Crusoe, on Mar 6, 2006 at 12:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: Well here it is after 2 years :D . I didn't plan... 1,120,997 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Well here it is after 2 years :D . I didn't plan to put a track on the desk and may not keep it there but was bored. Out of the box it fit, cars clear the iCurve by less than a millimeter. Note the...
Posted by Crusoe, on Feb 20, 2006 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I browsed the article quickly but was impressed... 1,647 Views / 23 Replies  
I browsed the article quickly but was impressed with power consumption. Since I leave my Macs on all the time, this'll save me some cash each year. On a side note, MacBook is going to see a healthy...
Posted by Crusoe, on Jan 31, 2006 at 04:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Dual Core G5s on the US Refurb Store 431 Views / 0 Replies  
I check it every morning and they put them them up there today. At least the dual core 2Ghz was up there for $300 less. This further clouds my new Mac purchase process.
Posted by Crusoe, on Jan 28, 2006 at 07:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Superdrive is Bad, where to buy an new one? 361 Views / 2 Replies  
My Superdrive has been acting up for a few months now. Rarily does it mount. I wanna buy a replacement drive and it doesn't need to be a SD. A combo, or even DVD only would work, just looking for...
Posted by Crusoe, on Jan 25, 2006 at 09:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The 1.9s and 2.1s are now on the refurb store. 1,098 Views / 16 Replies  
The 1.9s and 2.1s are now on the refurb store.
Posted by Crusoe, on Jan 25, 2006 at 11:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
Buy the G5s. The software works now and most... 1,098 Views / 16 Replies  
Buy the G5s. The software works now and most those companies should support the G5s for a while. Also if buying from Apple the refurb 1.8s and 2.0 are a bargain and I suspect the 2.1 will appear...
Posted by Crusoe, on Jan 24, 2006 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
They had the rebates all holiday season for the... 1,335 Views / 14 Replies  
They had the rebates all holiday season for the G5s. Was suppose to end 17 Jan, guess they decided to keep it going with the Intel annoucements.
Posted by Crusoe, on Jan 20, 2006 at 04:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
Any word on how soon they'll hit retail stores or... 20,231 Views / 245 Replies  
Any word on how soon they'll hit retail stores or are they already there?
Posted by Crusoe, on Jan 11, 2006 at 12:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just hit a dilemma with my previous hasty... 20,231 Views / 245 Replies  
Just hit a dilemma with my previous hasty purchase statement.
I don't mind buying Rev As. cause the warranty can remedy most defects. My dilemma is to BTO the VRAM upgrade. Apple's policy is to...
Posted by Crusoe, on Jan 10, 2006 at 08:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
Great Update! Can monitor span or mirror now... 20,231 Views / 245 Replies  
Great Update!
Can monitor span or mirror now (without hack).
DVI out
Moved back to 2 memory slots.
BTO option for VRAM on 20".
Dual Core AIN!

???s
Curious if they can Dual Boot but it's not...
Posted by Crusoe, on Jan 10, 2006 at 07:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Oh, I thought I recalled them doing one on the... 529 Views / 4 Replies  
Oh, I thought I recalled them doing one on the G5s at one time. It must have been the Rev A Powerbooks I was thinking of, and come to think of it, that price drop may have been at revision time.
...
Posted by Crusoe, on Jan 6, 2006 at 04:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Price Drop on DCs at MWSF? 529 Views / 4 Replies  
Does anyone think Steve and Co. will toss us a bone and give the PMs a price drop?
I'm thinking they should go:
DC 2.0 $1799
DC 2.3 $2199
and
DC 2.5 $2799.

How are the delivery times on the...
Posted by Crusoe, on Jan 6, 2006 at 03:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
WTT: Rev A 17" for PM G5 231 Views / 0 Replies  
Just seeing what the interest may be for such a trade and what configs. Going to wait till after MWSF next Tuesday to decide what to do.

Specs
Rev A 1Ghz 17"
768 MB Ram
60 GB Hard Drive
Newer...
Posted by Crusoe, on Jan 6, 2006 at 02:28 PM, in Marketplace
I have too. I'm am going to wait till after... 1,286 Views / 19 Replies  
I have too. I'm am going to wait till after MWSF. I'm thinking nothing new on the hardware front but the refurbs for both Rev C iMacs and DC PMs will pop up on the the refurb store. Perhaps a price...
Posted by Crusoe, on Dec 14, 2005 at 04:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
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