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I'm using Swiftkey now and i dont likd it as much... 820 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm using Swiftkey now and i dont likd it as much as Appke's Quick Type
Posted by Salsa, on Oct 14, 2014 at 06:22 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
And.reg, are you saying that you cannot... 1,324 Views / 13 Replies  
And.reg, are you saying that you cannot distinguish exponential growth from linear growth with only two data points? I would agree with that. Technically, linear growth can be very steep. It is only...
Posted by Salsa, on Feb 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM, in Mac News
We will be here waiting to hear back from you. It... 2,517 Views / 27 Replies  
We will be here waiting to hear back from you. It should be very interesting. Did you get the original (non-retina) mini? $430?

If I were still a college student with a tight budget and free...
Posted by Salsa, on Nov 14, 2013 at 05:24 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
@Eriamjh and @msuper69: You guys are crazy. I... 174 Views / 4 Replies  
@Eriamjh and @msuper69: You guys are crazy. I have unlimited data on my AT&T iPhone, but I end up using only a few hundred megs per month. 250mB/day is plenty for most people. If I have to do a huge...
Posted by Salsa, on Oct 18, 2013 at 04:30 PM, in Tech News
Pockets for the Mini 2,517 Views / 27 Replies  
I tested an iPad Mini in my cargo pocket and it was fine. Plenty of room. It looked like it would even fit in my back pocket, but you probably wouldn't want to sit on it.



Have you heard of...
Posted by Salsa, on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:05 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If carbon fiber is so light weight and durable,... 193 Views / 1 Replies  
If carbon fiber is so light weight and durable, why didn't Apple use it instead of the scratch prone metal?
Posted by Salsa, on Aug 11, 2013 at 10:15 PM, in Tech News
BTW, other than the lack of Amazon support, I... 268 Views / 4 Replies  
BTW, other than the lack of Amazon support, I love my AppleTV.
Posted by Salsa, on Jun 19, 2013 at 01:06 PM, in Tech News
Dramafever.com? How about Amazon first. AFAIK,... 268 Views / 4 Replies  
Dramafever.com? How about Amazon first. AFAIK, AppleTV still doesn't support Amazon Instant Video out of the box. The last I heard, you either had to jailbreak or run a tedious workaround.
Posted by Salsa, on Jun 19, 2013 at 01:05 PM, in Tech News
PATA 235 Views / 3 Replies  
I was also thinking about my classic iPod, but I'm pretty sure the iPods use IDE drives instead of these newer SATA ones.
Posted by Salsa, on Apr 5, 2013 at 06:41 PM, in Tech News
Unsubsidized 1,189 Views / 7 Replies  
That $149 price is unsubsidized. Apple doesn't sell anything that cheap. Maybe you could get a used 3 or 3GS for that price.
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 12, 2013 at 12:58 PM, in Tech News
Apple TV 3 287 Views / 3 Replies  
There still isn't a jailbreak for the Apple TV 3, not even under iOS 5.
Posted by Salsa, on Jan 31, 2013 at 03:06 PM, in Mac News
It's possible that all you had to do wast turn... 2,411 Views / 20 Replies  
It's possible that all you had to do wast turn off LTE. As I wrote in the fifth post in this thread, LTE isn't as fully built-out, so the phone struggles with the weak signal. I wasn't using...
Posted by Salsa, on Oct 21, 2012 at 07:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It also costs more to cover a very large... 103 Views / 4 Replies  
It also costs more to cover a very large geographical area that is sparsely populated. Europe has many more people per cell tower.

Crony capitalism might also be a factor, but the rate of...
Posted by Salsa, on Oct 15, 2012 at 06:38 PM, in Tech News
It is well known that cell phones drain their... 2,411 Views / 20 Replies  
It is well known that cell phones drain their batteries much faster when they have a weak signal. Since LTE isn't well built out well in most places, it will have a weaker signal and drain the...
Posted by Salsa, on Oct 6, 2012 at 08:07 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Coffeetime, the TSA was created by politicians to... 215 Views / 9 Replies  
Coffeetime, the TSA was created by politicians to convert 40,000 jobs into unionized jobs that give money to politicians who support unions. It had nothing to do with safety.
Posted by Salsa, on Sep 28, 2012 at 06:14 AM, in Tech News
Mr. Strat, that link doesn't work. 143 Views / 4 Replies  
Mr. Strat, that link doesn't work.
Posted by Salsa, on Sep 27, 2012 at 06:00 PM, in Mac News
Apple might have decided that Bluetooth is the... 412 Views / 8 Replies  
Apple might have decided that Bluetooth is the way to go for payments. In any case, I'm looking forward to the day when I don't need to carry my wallet around. I always have my phone.
Posted by Salsa, on Sep 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM, in Tech News
I thought The Daily had content that was (very... 131 Views / 3 Replies  
I thought The Daily had content that was (very surprisingly) a notch above USA Today. I wont miss the sports nor the opinions. The problem it had with competing with my traditional newspaper is...
Posted by Salsa, on Jul 31, 2012 at 07:34 PM, in Tech News
BTT also conflicts with VLC. I use it anyway. I... 2,701 Views / 4 Replies  
BTT also conflicts with VLC. I use it anyway. I use a four finger click to close the front window or tab in every app. I use a five finger swipe in Safari to switch to a different tab.

What...
Posted by Salsa, on Aug 2, 2011 at 06:13 PM, in Applications
Toast 605 Views / 4 Replies  
I wonder why nobody mentioned Toast. It is the most common burner software for Mac for at least 15 years.
Posted by Salsa, on Dec 20, 2010 at 10:11 PM, in Applications
I found another glitch. The DviX/Xvid files that... 2,416 Views / 18 Replies  
I found another glitch. The DviX/Xvid files that played fine in VLC on the iPad didn't play when on the TV when I connected it with the Apple cable. The iTunes videos played fine on the TV though.
Posted by Salsa, on Oct 14, 2010 at 10:31 PM, in iPhone Apps
It worked fine for my .avi DviX/Xvid videos but... 2,416 Views / 18 Replies  
It worked fine for my .avi DviX/Xvid videos but not for the Adobe Flash and WMV files that play on the desktop version of VLC. I hope they add more codec support in the near future. Meanwhile, I'm...
Posted by Salsa, on Sep 21, 2010 at 10:41 PM, in iPhone Apps
Yeah, those are two totally different groups. ... 15,179 Views / 180 Replies  
Yeah, those are two totally different groups. People who have kids don't have any time for porn. ;-)
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 24, 2007 at 06:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I can't speak for Windows, but I'll say that... 3,896 Views / 22 Replies  
I can't speak for Windows, but I'll say that there isn't any HD tuner available for Mac with built-in hardware compression. Furthermore, even if such a beast exists for Windows (the card you...
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 23, 2007 at 06:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
We're talking about high definition (at least... 15,179 Views / 180 Replies  
We're talking about high definition (at least 720p) videos. I doubt you can play those on a G4. By the way, does the G4 Mini have a video card?
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 23, 2007 at 04:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It depends on what settings you use in encoding... 15,179 Views / 180 Replies  
It depends on what settings you use in encoding the video. HD movie trailers play fine on my dual G5 too, but I tried one video I encoded myself and many others that I downloaded from file sharing...
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 23, 2007 at 04:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The problem with the Mini is that it doesn't have... 15,179 Views / 180 Replies  
The problem with the Mini is that it doesn't have a video card and lacks the power for HD h264 (unless you run Windows MCE). I hope the next revision of the Mini brings us better video playback.
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 23, 2007 at 02:32 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I beginning to think that there are enough iTunes... 15,179 Views / 180 Replies  
I beginning to think that there are enough iTunes users for Apple to sell around a million Apple TV units primarily for music. These buyers will probably throw in some DVD's that the kids watch...
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 23, 2007 at 02:28 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Do you know of any HD tuners for Mac that have... 3,896 Views / 22 Replies  
Do you know of any HD tuners for Mac that have hardware mp4 encoding? I'm pretty sure that none exist.
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 23, 2007 at 02:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes, it does. 15,179 Views / 180 Replies  
Yes, it does.
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 22, 2007 at 09:52 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm coming around to you on this. These aren't... 15,179 Views / 180 Replies  
I'm coming around to you on this. These aren't true audiophiles, since Apple TV doesn't support the common lossless codecs. The market is really technophobes who love music and have plenty of...
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 21, 2007 at 10:49 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I read the specs on Apple TV from a rumor site. ... 3,896 Views / 22 Replies  
I read the specs on Apple TV from a rumor site. They say it's an embedded version of the old Pentium M and it's been clocked down. This does not meet the minimum requirements of EyeTV for HD. Once...
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 20, 2007 at 11:04 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I agree with you that the existing media players... 2,394 Views / 29 Replies  
I agree with you that the existing media players have a very clunky interface. Most of them are based on the same chip from Sigma Designs that the D-Link used, although the newer version is a little...
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 13, 2007 at 06:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think you would at least have to take it out of... 496 Views / 2 Replies  
I think you would at least have to take it out of your pocket to authorize access to the phones contents.
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 12, 2007 at 05:15 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It looks like there is an "Apple TV" that does... 2,394 Views / 29 Replies  
It looks like there is an "Apple TV" that does support VOB, DivX, WMV, etc, along with MP4 and AAC. It's actually made by Galaxy and it only costs $175 including shipping. It's called IPTV DMG. ...
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 12, 2007 at 05:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The Apple TV does not support external hard... 3,896 Views / 22 Replies  
The Apple TV does not support external hard drives, but Galaxy offers media players that do. The Tvisto is a hard drive case, so you can put in a 500gig drive loaded with media files, or plug it...
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 12, 2007 at 05:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
All I can say is that I have an Elgato EyeTV 500.... 2,394 Views / 29 Replies  
All I can say is that I have an Elgato EyeTV 500. It is an ATSC tuner and my G5/2x2 slows down to a crawl when I try to record anything. If I try to compress it in h.264, my Mac is tied up for days.
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 12, 2007 at 10:43 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Doesn't the Apple TV at least have a wired... 3,896 Views / 22 Replies  
Doesn't the Apple TV at least have a wired Ethernet port so you could attach a NAS drive?
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 11, 2007 at 06:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The reason that the HD Tivo is so expensive isn't... 2,394 Views / 29 Replies  
The reason that the HD Tivo is so expensive isn't because it has an elegant user interface, the cost comes because compressing live HDTV streams requires a lot of CPU horsepower, especially two...
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 9, 2007 at 07:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
That's a good point. Apple likes to lock down... 2,394 Views / 29 Replies  
That's a good point. Apple likes to lock down the hardware of consumer electronics devices to keep them simple and reliable and to slow down piracy.
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 9, 2007 at 06:27 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The big problem is that you need a lot of CPU... 3,896 Views / 22 Replies  
The big problem is that you need a lot of CPU horsepower to capture HD video. If you want an HD Tivo, you can buy an HD Tivo. It costs around $1,000 because it has a powerful computer inside. Most...
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 7, 2007 at 11:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Do you have any specific information on those two... 2,394 Views / 29 Replies  
Do you have any specific information on those two points, or are you just making an (educated) guess? VOB (well, actually video_ts including the ifo), DivX, and Xvid are very important to me.

I...
Posted by Salsa, on Mar 7, 2007 at 11:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Handbrake Somebody mentioned that it's... 15,179 Views / 180 Replies  
Handbrake

Somebody mentioned that it's possible to rip DVDs into an AppleTV supported format with Handbrake. That's probably true. But, even if some of those people have actually used the exact...
Posted by Salsa, on Feb 23, 2007 at 06:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
In those days ripping your own music was for the... 15,179 Views / 180 Replies  
In those days ripping your own music was for the ubber geeks. It was very slow and tedious. It was much easier to just download songs that already had id tags or at least descriptive file names. ...
Posted by Salsa, on Feb 23, 2007 at 05:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah, but you don't believe that music and photos... 15,179 Views / 180 Replies  
Yeah, but you don't believe that music and photos are going to be the main driving forces in the sales of Apple TV. It will be something else. Nobody has come up with anything yet though.
Posted by Salsa, on Feb 23, 2007 at 05:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes, the first buyers are the early adopters. ... 15,179 Views / 180 Replies  
Yes, the first buyers are the early adopters.



Right, and those weren't the people shopping for an MP3 player. Apple had to sell to early adopters first. They already had MP3s. It was easier...
Posted by Salsa, on Feb 23, 2007 at 05:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, just because Congress passes a law (DMCA),... 15,179 Views / 180 Replies  
Well, just because Congress passes a law (DMCA), doesn't mean that the law will pass judicial review. Has the Supreme Court ruled on this yet? I think the argument is that once people buy content,...
Posted by Salsa, on Feb 23, 2007 at 05:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
OK, then we agree that the product (as we know... 15,179 Views / 180 Replies  
OK, then we agree that the product (as we know it) isn't competitive. The difference is that I think Apple is smart enough that they know this and they have something else up their sleeve. I'm...
Posted by Salsa, on Feb 23, 2007 at 05:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You have good points, but the iPod supported MP3... 15,179 Views / 180 Replies  
You have good points, but the iPod supported MP3 even though at that time most of that was from illegal file sharing.

Also, Apple can still legally sell the Apple TV with support for DivX,...
Posted by Salsa, on Feb 23, 2007 at 04:39 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The Initial User Base Does everybody agree... 15,179 Views / 180 Replies  
The Initial User Base

Does everybody agree on the importance of the initial user base? The first people who bought iPods were already shopping for an MP3 player. Most people still didn't even...
Posted by Salsa, on Feb 23, 2007 at 04:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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