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I call shenanigans. The whole rationale... 987 Views / 10 Replies  
I call shenanigans.

The whole rationale behind the "Retina display" is that it's of sufficient pixel density that the eye couldn't resolve more detail at the distance from the eye that you'd...
Posted by eggman, on May 28, 2013 at 07:34 PM, in Tech News
Servers are being hammered 1,552 Views / 21 Replies  
10.7.2 is out... but trying to perform an update right now is futile, at least from my location. It slowed down to a crawl (67 hours left…) and then stopped altogether. Now I can't connect to the...
Posted by eggman, on Oct 12, 2011 at 01:57 PM, in Mac OS X
Speculation: can iOS4 provide remote control for Pandora? 1,283 Views / 2 Replies  
It occurred to me when viewing the video that demonstrates multi-tasking under iOS4 that there's a consistent UI for controlling audio apps that can now be playing in the background: it looks like a...
Posted by eggman, on Jun 12, 2010 at 08:47 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Apparently there's a hack…... 16,615 Views / 403 Replies  
Apparently there's a hack… (http://support.agilewebsolutions.com/showpost.php?p=57202&postcount=14)

The current beta's Bundle Version is 5528.16

And you can drag tabs using the little notches...
Posted by eggman, on Feb 24, 2009 at 01:01 PM, in Applications
1password compatible? 16,615 Views / 403 Replies  
I'm curious to install this, but I'm totally dependent upon 1password at this point.

Has anyone tried the beta and seen if 1password's plugin works with it?
Posted by eggman, on Feb 24, 2009 at 12:37 PM, in Applications
I've been thinking about this a lot lately.. I'm... 957 Views / 17 Replies  
I've been thinking about this a lot lately.. I'm thinking of upgrading my A/V system, and do I get a Blu-Ray player, an AppleTV, or one of those Roku NetFlix streaming boxes? I know it's not...
Posted by eggman, on Jan 15, 2009 at 10:26 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
If you want an inexpensive alternative, I can... 1,987 Views / 17 Replies  
If you want an inexpensive alternative, I can vouch for Coby's CV-EM86. It's nice not having to worry so much about losing them or them breaking, and to my ears they sound fine. ...
Posted by eggman, on Dec 15, 2008 at 11:43 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I was referencing Word 2008. I concede that it's... 470 Views / 5 Replies  
I was referencing Word 2008. I concede that it's possible that Office 2004 could be worse, but I have insufficient imagination to conceive of how that might look.
Posted by eggman, on Oct 20, 2008 at 05:41 PM, in Applications
Yes, Spaces is great... and MS-Word is an... 470 Views / 5 Replies  
Yes, Spaces is great... and MS-Word is an absolute horror show with it. My most common complaint is clicking on a document window... and being immediately transported to another space entirely, with...
Posted by eggman, on Oct 20, 2008 at 03:40 PM, in Applications
You might want to check out this AppleScript:... 471 Views / 1 Replies  
You might want to check out this AppleScript: http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=savealbumart
Posted by eggman, on Oct 17, 2008 at 10:16 AM, in Applications
Understandably: Photoshop is a very mature... 1,175 Views / 18 Replies  
Understandably: Photoshop is a very mature product at this point. It looks like there's a lot more for me to get excited about in Dreamweaver, for example... although it looks like there are some new...
Posted by eggman, on Oct 16, 2008 at 09:31 AM, in Applications
I'm wondering the same thing. I'm upgrading from... 1,175 Views / 18 Replies  
I'm wondering the same thing. I'm upgrading from CS3.3 Web Premium, which gives me a $150 price advantage over the CS3 upgrade, but it means taking physical shipment - rather than download, which is...
Posted by eggman, on Oct 16, 2008 at 01:37 AM, in Applications
I'm liking it 1,361 Views / 6 Replies  
I don't pay any attention to the shilling it does in the right column... but the automatic playlist generation is pretty good, IMO. I think it helps to have a pretty large and diverse music library,...
Posted by eggman, on Sep 10, 2008 at 01:04 AM, in Applications
Well, there's a ton of video that requires... 2,404 Views / 30 Replies  
Well, there's a ton of video that requires Flash... but Flash is also unparalleled for doing interactive data visualization online. AJAX doesn't even come close.
Posted by eggman, on Aug 23, 2008 at 02:41 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It's not about space on their server. It's about... 2,951 Views / 26 Replies  
It's not about space on their server. It's about having to scroll through listings of useless apps while trying to find something of value in the App Store.
Posted by eggman, on Aug 7, 2008 at 11:01 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I wish Apple hadn't wasted space on their App... 2,951 Views / 26 Replies  
I wish Apple hadn't wasted space on their App store with it.
Posted by eggman, on Aug 6, 2008 at 10:10 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yes. It's under "Settings". Click on "Mail,... 24,669 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes. It's under "Settings". Click on "Mail, Contact, Calendars" and scroll down near the bottom of the page to the "Calendar" pane. It's the bottom entry: "Default Calendar".
Posted by eggman, on Aug 6, 2008 at 10:02 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It would sure suck for your battery to go dead... 6,265 Views / 96 Replies  
It would sure suck for your battery to go dead while waiting to board a late flight...
Posted by eggman, on Jul 29, 2008 at 02:33 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Passcode is the ticket 889 Views / 11 Replies  
Having just gotten my iPhone, I was concerned that using the passcode might be a real pain... but then I thought about the danger of theft, and started using it anyways.

One mitigating factor is...
Posted by eggman, on Jul 25, 2008 at 03:29 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
There's not currently one, and I agree: I don't... 16,016 Views / 187 Replies  
There's not currently one, and I agree: I don't know if the API allows for it or not, or whether Apple will allow it to be provided by a 3rd party, or not.
Posted by eggman, on Jul 10, 2008 at 02:39 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Speaking of last.fm, it'd be nice if there were a... 16,016 Views / 187 Replies  
Speaking of last.fm, it'd be nice if there were a last.fm app to live scrobble your iPod playing, rather than requiring a sync w/iTunes.
Posted by eggman, on Jul 10, 2008 at 01:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone Guided Tour Video? 543 Views / 0 Replies  
When Apple introduced the iPhone last year, it posted a lengthy video "iPhone. A Guided Tour" on their site, and it was available as a download in a high resolution format.

Apple has taken that...
Posted by eggman, on Jun 16, 2008 at 11:46 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Which may be true, but doesn't help the guy who... 5,849 Views / 6 Replies  
Which may be true, but doesn't help the guy who has a scratched screen. In fact, it's kinda rubbing salt in his wounds.
Posted by eggman, on May 24, 2008 at 12:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You can't use a cable longer than 3 meters (9ft... 578 Views / 1 Replies  
You can't use a cable longer than 3 meters (9ft 10in) for low speed devices, or 5 meters (16ft 5in) for high speed devices (and that includes a hub) without a USB repeater.

Something like this:...
Posted by eggman, on May 6, 2008 at 02:49 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It's not a badly designed case at all. You... 3,531 Views / 37 Replies  
It's not a badly designed case at all.
You just shouldn't be allowed near sharp objects.
Posted by eggman, on Apr 11, 2008 at 11:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
I agree. I just gave one of these to our local... 1,188 Views / 20 Replies  
I agree. I just gave one of these to our local Computer Recycler.

My wife had been using it... and now she's got a used - but good condition - 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo MacBook, and loves it. It's...
Posted by eggman, on Mar 18, 2008 at 07:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you read through this very thread, you'll see... 16,069 Views / 98 Replies  
If you read through this very thread, you'll see a number of people have the 8800GT and the wake from sleep problem.
Posted by eggman, on Mar 13, 2008 at 10:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
Based on this page, here,... 608 Views / 4 Replies  
Based on this page, here,...
Posted by eggman, on Mar 6, 2008 at 09:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
I haven't installed it myself, but apparently... 2,552 Views / 10 Replies  
I haven't installed it myself, but apparently you'd need this (http://www.zalman.co.kr/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=189) installed along with this...
Posted by eggman, on Mar 1, 2008 at 08:54 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I'm sorry to say that having been a software... 4,141 Views / 92 Replies  
I'm sorry to say that having been a software developer for more than 20 years, I think Apple's position makes sense. The cost of maintaining backward compatibility on old OS releases with new...
Posted by eggman, on Feb 27, 2008 at 11:25 AM, in Mac OS X
There are other excellent upscaling DVD players... 868 Views / 8 Replies  
There are other excellent upscaling DVD players that cost less (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-DVP-NS77H-Upscaling-Player-Output/dp/tech-data/B000SDPDU6/ref=de_a_smtd?ie=UTF8&qid=1203692656&sr=1-2).
Posted by eggman, on Feb 22, 2008 at 10:07 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It may not be Suitcase fusion, per se... it may... 5,419 Views / 25 Replies  
It may not be Suitcase fusion, per se... it may be the number of fonts enabled on your system (and these can be high even if Suitcase isn't running at the time).

I also experience Office 2008 apps...
Posted by eggman, on Feb 17, 2008 at 11:03 AM, in Applications
Having lots of heavy graphics apps must not be... 813 Views / 12 Replies  
Having lots of heavy graphics apps must not be the issue, because I'd installed and run generations of Adobe apps, in addition to what were Macromedia apps before them, various 3D and video products,...
Posted by eggman, on Feb 17, 2008 at 10:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have to disagree with Allen here. If you're... 813 Views / 12 Replies  
I have to disagree with Allen here. If you're not having problems with your existing setup, those "file corruptions that have built up for years" probably don't exist. In which case, you can spend...
Posted by eggman, on Feb 16, 2008 at 01:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
Are you sure you know how to use iTunes? Based... 2,513 Views / 13 Replies  
Are you sure you know how to use iTunes? Based on this statement, I have to wonder. I can think of several different ways of viewing iTunes content that would allow you to play an album without...
Posted by eggman, on Feb 15, 2008 at 11:44 AM, in Applications
Yeah, I know they know about the issue... because... 2,804 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, I know they know about the issue... because I reported it to 'em.

The next release of Dreamweaver, huh? I remember back in the olden days when there were substantial interim bugfix releases...
Posted by eggman, on Feb 15, 2008 at 12:24 AM, in Applications
Maya Z-Brush Final Cut Studio 2 For that... 556 Views / 6 Replies  
Maya
Z-Brush
Final Cut Studio 2
For that matter, I wouldn't mind a copy of Shake or Motion.
Posted by eggman, on Feb 9, 2008 at 02:24 AM, in Applications
Spaces: not really there yet 870 Views / 14 Replies  
I find spaces to be both useful and frustrating by turns. I can't recount the number of times a dialog box would open in the "wrong" space for an app, hidden behind other windows... so that I have...
Posted by eggman, on Feb 5, 2008 at 02:34 AM, in Mac OS X
Poll: Mail 3,357 Views / 18 Replies  
Like everyone says, Entourage's monolithic database is bad both from a stability point of view... and is undesirable if using Time Machine.

Sorry, Microsoft, I don't want to back up everything...
Posted by eggman, on Feb 2, 2008 at 06:36 PM, in Applications
Let's see... the first one has the same number of... 938 Views / 4 Replies  
Let's see... the first one has the same number of processor cores, but running at a faster speed, double the memory, significantly larger hard drive. In addition, it has a faster front side bus and...
Posted by eggman, on Jan 31, 2008 at 10:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
Also seeing the sleep issue, dammit. 16,069 Views / 98 Replies  
Also seeing the sleep issue, dammit.
Posted by eggman, on Jan 29, 2008 at 10:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
This makes the 3.0 look a bit more of an... 1,574 Views / 9 Replies  
This makes the 3.0 look a bit more of an improvement over the 2.8, looking more like a 4% benefit... and that's starting to get to the threshold of being a more interesting option. Still, I expect...
Posted by eggman, on Jan 24, 2008 at 04:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's what I'm thinking. As... 1,574 Views / 9 Replies  
That's what I'm thinking.



As mentioned, there's an $800 differential at the Apple store between the 2.8 and the 3.0... and another $800 to go to the 3.2. And there's a more substantial...
Posted by eggman, on Jan 24, 2008 at 03:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Geekbench 2 results for the new Mac Pros 1,574 Views / 9 Replies  
Primate Labs has posted their benchmarks for the new eight-core Mac Pros... and the results have me this close to canceling my order for a 3.0 system, stepping down to the 2.8 and saving myself $800....
Posted by eggman, on Jan 24, 2008 at 02:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, one could formulate a theory, without much... 1,308 Views / 99 Replies  
Well, one could formulate a theory, without much effort, in which liberty is a first step towards anarchy, an intermediate step.

The technical term for this logical fallacy is the "slippery...
Posted by eggman, on Jan 24, 2008 at 11:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I've never had a problem with it, multiple... 3,636 Views / 50 Replies  
I've never had a problem with it, multiple purchases over many years.
Posted by eggman, on Jan 24, 2008 at 10:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
I got my OWC RAM the other day... 2x2GB FB-DIMM... 3,636 Views / 50 Replies  
I got my OWC RAM the other day... 2x2GB FB-DIMM 800MHz ECC... with huge honkin' heat sinks.

So I got the RAM... I'm just waiting on the friggin computer. I ordered mine the morning of January...
Posted by eggman, on Jan 24, 2008 at 01:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
Me too. 2 x 3.0, ordered the day the machines... 10,181 Views / 226 Replies  
Me too. 2 x 3.0, ordered the day the machines were announced - but I ordered the nVidia card, so I'm looking at President's Day weekend.

And just to mock me, I took delivery of my memory from OWC...
Posted by eggman, on Jan 23, 2008 at 02:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, not so much. Video cards aren't as... 1,832 Views / 8 Replies  
Actually, not so much. Video cards aren't as generic as SATA hard disks or DIMMs... they've got to have the proper firmware... and so far, only Apple uses that specific firmware. Sure, you may be...
Posted by eggman, on Jan 22, 2008 at 01:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm wondering if this is more related to Time... 31,750 Views / 26 Replies  
I'm wondering if this is more related to Time Zone than Time Machine... if you look at the label of your backup volume, you'll see that the most recent one you listed is 2008-1-20-174026 (namely,...
Posted by eggman, on Jan 20, 2008 at 01:30 PM, in Mac OS X
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