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I don't know if the iPhone is exactly PS2/Xbox... 471 Views / 3 Replies  
I don't know if the iPhone is exactly PS2/Xbox class in terms of power but it does compare favorably to the Dreamcast. The ARM 1176 in the iPhone supports SIMD and has a floating point coprocessor...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 27, 2008 at 03:25 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Why do people insist on doing this? While it... 391 Views / 6 Replies  
Why do people insist on doing this? While it seems to make sense from an "organizational" point of view it tends to break all kinds of stuff. Tell Spotlight to put applications at the top of the...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Mar 20, 2008 at 02:26 AM, in Mac OS X
I've found that QuickTime's iPhone preset tends... 20,027 Views / 14 Replies  
I've found that QuickTime's iPhone preset tends to be of a little better quality than iSquint's output. If your source video is larger than 480x360 it needs to be downscaled to fit and iSquint (which...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Dec 20, 2007 at 04:50 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
H.264 offers far better motion compensation and... 737 Views / 10 Replies  
H.264 offers far better motion compensation and inter-frame prediction than MPEG-4 does, along with variable size macroblocking. This means at lower bitrates an h.264 video is going to look a lot...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Aug 19, 2007 at 02:46 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I don't know if some of you choked when you were... 54,129 Views / 154 Replies  
I don't know if some of you choked when you were younger and ended up with severe brain damage or if the damage was there from birth. The iPhone is locked down well enough it is not very likely...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 1, 2007 at 04:37 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
freudling: don't bother PM'ing me as I check this... 54,129 Views / 154 Replies  
freudling: don't bother PM'ing me as I check this forum once in a blue moon (if then).

What you "oh pshaw it will be unlocked" people don't understand is the iPhone is not like normal phones....
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jun 30, 2007 at 07:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
freudling, you don't seem to understand.... 54,129 Views / 154 Replies  
freudling, you don't seem to understand. Unlocking an iPhone is nothing like unlocking a normal cell phone. Software wise most GSM phones are pretty generic save for a few features the mobile...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jun 30, 2007 at 05:24 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
NewsFire won't download feeds 229 Views / 0 Replies  
For a month or more now I've been having a huge problem with NewsFire. I subscribe to a fair number of RSS feeds so the likes of Safari's RSS reader aren't enough for me. NewsFire has worked for me...
Posted by Graymalkin, on May 8, 2007 at 04:08 AM, in Applications
Bluetooth has caught on in plenty of areas, just... 1,222 Views / 33 Replies  
Bluetooth has caught on in plenty of areas, just not every single one the Bluetooth SIG envisioned from the get-go. BT capable phones and headsets are all over the place. There's also quite a few BT...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Sep 23, 2006 at 10:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hey guys will you help me with some software I... 3,398 Views / 16 Replies  
Hey guys will you help me with some software I stole too?
Posted by Graymalkin, on Sep 23, 2006 at 10:42 PM, in Applications
AFAIK FCP 4.5 will not run on any PCI Express Mac... 911 Views / 12 Replies  
AFAIK FCP 4.5 will not run on any PCI Express Mac which includes the last revision of the PowerMac G5s. It also is not very likely to run inside of Rosetta. The PCI Express PowerMacs (dual-core)...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Sep 20, 2006 at 02:50 AM, in Applications
Dragonflypro why are you building websites with a... 741 Views / 19 Replies  
Dragonflypro why are you building websites with a significant number of static pages? A CMS will do that work for you and be several times more flexible. Your site's content will be stored in a...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Aug 11, 2005 at 03:58 AM, in Applications
If you think the people pirating the Intel betas... 2,971 Views / 66 Replies  
If you think the people pirating the Intel betas will stop with the betas you're deluding yourself or stupid. Everything learned pirating the betas will be used to pirate the retail copies when...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Aug 9, 2005 at 03:49 AM, in Mac OS X
If you can't get diagonal scrolling... 15,867 Views / 280 Replies  
If you can't get diagonal scrolling working...well you've got bigger problems than what mouse to buy. Working in GarageBand is really fun with this mouse; instead of scolling up and down the track...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Aug 5, 2005 at 10:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Are you running Virex on your iMac? 847 Views / 13 Replies  
Are you running Virex on your iMac?
Posted by Graymalkin, on Aug 3, 2005 at 10:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Now that I've had a chance to get used to it I'll... 15,867 Views / 280 Replies  
Now that I've had a chance to get used to it I'll elaborate on my mini review from yesterday. The software is interesting for the mouse. The default configuration is to completely forgo the right...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Aug 3, 2005 at 05:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I grabbed one of these guys today to replace my... 15,867 Views / 280 Replies  
I grabbed one of these guys today to replace my Microsoft IntelliMouse Blue that I've become rather unhappy with. The scroll ball takes a little getting used to but works really well. The click...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Aug 3, 2005 at 03:54 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Apple has the freedom on their systems to deviate... 952 Views / 35 Replies  
Apple has the freedom on their systems to deviate almost completely from the IBM PC architecture while still using Intel processors and chipsets. I would suspect they will take the opportunity to do...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 25, 2005 at 05:35 AM, in Mac OS X
What part of "these are development systems and... 952 Views / 35 Replies  
What part of "these are development systems and will not in any way represent shipping products" is difficult to understand. The Intel dev boxes are just relatively generic PC components inside of...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 24, 2005 at 07:24 AM, in Mac OS X
While the exact numbers might be off to some... 952 Views / 35 Replies  
While the exact numbers might be off to some degree I think the study is bang on, Apple is increasing its presence in the business market. I think this has largely come around because they stopped...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 22, 2005 at 05:37 AM, in Mac OS X
The latest release of WebObjects, the one with... 488 Views / 11 Replies  
The latest release of WebObjects, the one with the free development license and with the deployment license only available with Tiger Server is 5.3. I suppose I should have said the latest version of...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 15, 2005 at 06:50 AM, in Applications
I'd like to see a test against the G5 optimized... 943 Views / 10 Replies  
I'd like to see a test against the G5 optimized Firefox builds. A generic 586 (-march=i586) build in GCC is pretty decently optimized, a 686 (-march=i686) build even moreso, especially on a P4. A...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 15, 2005 at 05:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
A WebObjects application server comes with Xcode.... 488 Views / 11 Replies  
A WebObjects application server comes with Xcode. You can use Xcode to develop your WO apps and then run them on your machine or a development server. A deployment license is still required to...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 15, 2005 at 04:47 AM, in Applications
So keep the old OS, no one at the Apple Store... 7,904 Views / 35 Replies  
So keep the old OS, no one at the Apple Store twisted your arm to buy Tiger. Panther didn't self destruct the day Tiger was released. I don't think it is reasonable to expect any software developer...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 11, 2005 at 04:35 PM, in Mac OS X
No one is bothering to mention what version of... 1,649 Views / 41 Replies  
No one is bothering to mention what version of Office 2004 they're running. On Tiger I noticed a big difference between version 11.0.1 and 11.1, the latter being the latest update to the suite. If...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 11, 2005 at 12:56 AM, in Mac OS X
No problem man, it forced me to look up some... 726 Views / 4 Replies  
No problem man, it forced me to look up some stuff on Cocoa# that someone else had asked me about a few days ago. I was able to kill two birds with one stone. :D
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 11, 2005 at 12:47 AM, in Developer Center
It's entirely possible to write and run C#... 726 Views / 4 Replies  
It's entirely possible to write and run C# applications on OSX. One part of the Mono project (http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page) is Cocoa# (http://www.mono-project.com/CocoaSharp) which are C#...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 10, 2005 at 06:39 AM, in Developer Center
While it's obvious there was a lot of work done... 7,904 Views / 35 Replies  
While it's obvious there was a lot of work done on Quartz between Panther and Tiger I wouldn't say that it was changed so much that certain video cards are unable to run Tiger. I think the key issue...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 10, 2005 at 03:42 AM, in Mac OS X
I would like to throw in a suggestion for a small... 994 Views / 38 Replies  
I would like to throw in a suggestion for a small laser printer instead of an inkjet. Even printing out hundreds of sheets of text a laser is going to power on. A decent quality toner cartridge is...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 10, 2005 at 03:06 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You don't seem to have any idea what you're... 1,342 Views / 32 Replies  
You don't seem to have any idea what you're talking about. Let me help you with that. Intel-based Macs will be no easier to infect with viruses than PowerPC-based Macs. Just because two operating...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 8, 2005 at 06:15 AM, in Mac OS X
I just picked up WoW last night and have spent my... 1,492 Views / 48 Replies  
I just picked up WoW last night and have spent my day off (today) playing. I'm only a lvl 8 Rogue on Kargath. I'm having lot of fun with it except dying five times in a row trying to kill friggin...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 6, 2005 at 09:06 PM, in Gaming
I don't see any reason why Mac game developers... 3,191 Views / 90 Replies  
I don't see any reason why Mac game developers would abandon the Mac platform. I think we'll see two things happen, first more game developers will do first party ports of their games and second...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 6, 2005 at 08:59 PM, in Gaming
Bah, when Panther was released everyone was... 2,735 Views / 60 Replies  
Bah, when Panther was released everyone was whining about how much it sucked and how great Jaguar was. Tiger does things differently than Panther in some respects, it is also the future. There's not...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 5, 2005 at 02:29 AM, in Mac OS X
Do you want me to go to your neighbor's house and... 3,092 Views / 59 Replies  
Do you want me to go to your neighbor's house and plug my iBook directly into their cable modem and launch Ethereal? You seem to forget that cable and DSL connections are essentially big LANs. I've...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 3, 2005 at 08:16 AM, in Mac OS X
According to the WWDC numbers only about 10% of... 1,651 Views / 37 Replies  
According to the WWDC numbers only about 10% of Mac users (25-30m?) are running MacOS 9 or earlier. That is ten percent of the existing user base that I'm pretty sure Apple would like to get into new...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 3, 2005 at 07:15 AM, in Mac OS X
Tiger's memory management apparently doesn't have... 2,735 Views / 60 Replies  
Tiger's memory management apparently doesn't have user permissions and everything runs in a single memory space. Otherwise Max would be sputting and spitting about that by now. :D

I'm just curious...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jul 3, 2005 at 06:38 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm a little surprised by Dashboard. Of all of... 1,299 Views / 40 Replies  
I'm a little surprised by Dashboard. Of all of Tiger's major user features I figured it would be the one I used the least. Then Apple's Dashboard site linked to over 400 (~680 now) widgets. Damn. The...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jun 28, 2005 at 07:54 PM, in Mac OS X
The LaserWriters were pretty awesome machines... 4,774 Views / 71 Replies  
The LaserWriters were pretty awesome machines when they were introduced considering they were the fastest machines in Apple's line-up for a while. However the LaserWriter introduced a number of...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jun 19, 2005 at 04:53 AM, in Mac OS X
You make it sound like Apple are the ones laying... 4,774 Views / 71 Replies  
You make it sound like Apple are the ones laying the traces for their processors and such, this is not the case. While Apple's engineering staff has some say-so in the overall design of PowerPC chips...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Jun 18, 2005 at 05:55 AM, in Mac OS X
I follow a whole bunch of mailing lists as well... 1,692 Views / 23 Replies  
I follow a whole bunch of mailing lists as well as my own mail accounts. I've not yet found Mail to be sub-par, in fact I really enjoy using it as a mail client. The Tiger version simply added more...
Posted by Graymalkin, on May 25, 2005 at 02:53 PM, in Applications
Preview and Photoshop are probably respecting a... 1,465 Views / 10 Replies  
Preview and Photoshop are probably respecting a color profile stored in the image. Finder might not be doing that and as such doesn't make it look as nice when it makes it the background image. Other...
Posted by Graymalkin, on May 25, 2005 at 02:12 PM, in Mac OS X
I would suspect the betas are often limited to... 912 Views / 12 Replies  
I would suspect the betas are often limited to Select and Premier developers because they paid money to get their access. When people have hundreds or thousands of dollars on the line they're far...
Posted by Graymalkin, on May 8, 2005 at 05:01 PM, in Mac OS X
In order for me to "exploit" single-user mode on... 2,112 Views / 50 Replies  
In order for me to "exploit" single-user mode on a Mac I need physical access to the machine, as mentioned many times. If OFW is set for "command" mode this "exploit" is essentially nullified. In...
Posted by Graymalkin, on May 7, 2005 at 12:28 AM, in Mac OS X
I think the answers to these questions ought to... 570 Views / 3 Replies  
I think the answers to these questions ought to pretty obvious.

1) The Mac mini could have either been the "Mac mini" or the "Mac so-so size". Apple opted for the mini option. If you've seen the...
Posted by Graymalkin, on May 6, 2005 at 11:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
So you're telling me that your Powerbooks with... 31,115 Views / 290 Replies  
So you're telling me that your Powerbooks with 1.3GHz+ processors aren't running the HD trailers better than my two year old 867MHz 12" Powerbook? I saved the Serenity trailer to disk and played it...
Posted by Graymalkin, on May 2, 2005 at 04:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Mail's behavior is defined by three configuration... 670 Views / 8 Replies  
Mail's behavior is defined by three configuration files, com.apple.Mail.plist, LSMMap, and MessageSorting.plist. It wouldn't be terribly difficult for iSync to back these files up to .Mac or wherever...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Apr 11, 2005 at 05:04 AM, in Applications
I'm really happy to see Google Maps work in... 810 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm really happy to see Google Maps work in Safari now. It tromps all over Yahoo Maps and MapQuest in terms of visual quality. The fact that Google is interested in making it work and look proper in...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Feb 26, 2005 at 05:41 PM, in Applications
Symmetric encryption (everyone uses the same key... 457 Views / 9 Replies  
Symmetric encryption (everyone uses the same key to encrypt/decrypt) is the sort used on encrypted disk images or StuffIt/Zip files. All of the data is encrypted with one key that you and I have to...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Feb 24, 2005 at 03:36 AM, in Applications
MSN for the Mac has sucked mightily for as long... 2,947 Views / 70 Replies  
MSN for the Mac has sucked mightily for as long as I've ever used it (a long while). The Mac version lags behind the Windows version for much the same reason WMP does, Microsoft does not want to make...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Feb 22, 2005 at 03:57 AM, in Applications
Qq 338 Views / 0 Replies  
My girlfriend's boss is looking to pick up an iBook for her and her kids. They're all set save for one major hurdle, talking to their family back in China. They use a service called QQ...
Posted by Graymalkin, on Feb 6, 2005 at 02:17 PM, in Applications
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