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Today I learned... A lot of AppleID settings... 53,118 Views / 389 Replies  
Today I learned...

A lot of AppleID settings can only be accessed via iCloud.com.

...Apple doesn’t allow you to access iCloud.com on iOS devices. WTF?
Posted by Brien, on Jul 17, 2019 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The trend in UI lately is to over-engineer things... 459 Views / 7 Replies  
The trend in UI lately is to over-engineer things for simplicity.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 10, 2019 at 10:57 PM, in macOS
I have heard arguments that the union... 346 Views / 9 Replies  
I have heard arguments that the union jack/American flag/insert flag here are symbols of racism, oppression etcetera. The rabbit hole never ends.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 7, 2019 at 11:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Can this trend of both parties moving to the... 706 Views / 14 Replies  
Can this trend of both parties moving to the extremes please stop? I don’t really subscribe to uber-right or uber-left. If this goes on will it be a vote for neo-feudalism vs. socialism?
Posted by Brien, on Jul 7, 2019 at 11:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But seriously, why do I need an account? 617 Views / 9 Replies  
A bit of a rant but I have literally nowhere else to vent because all my real life friends are tech-illiterate or don’t care...

Why does *everything* require you to create an account (or worse,...
Posted by Brien, on Jul 6, 2019 at 01:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What about a fun daily driver and a MORE fun... 99,207 Views / 786 Replies  
What about a fun daily driver and a MORE fun second car?
Posted by Brien, on Jul 5, 2019 at 11:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Unfortunately, FB groups are a crappy... 1,233 Views / 66 Replies  
Unfortunately, FB groups are a crappy replacement. There’s no permanence to anything there. Posts more than a day or two old - poof. Gone.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 29, 2019 at 11:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Rumor is the Evo is coming back. 99,207 Views / 786 Replies  
Rumor is the Evo is coming back.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 29, 2019 at 01:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Unrelated: what a horrid UI that site has. A... 53,118 Views / 389 Replies  
Unrelated: what a horrid UI that site has. A permanent, unclosable, autoplay video that takes up 1/3 of the screen? Why not!
Posted by Brien, on Jun 20, 2019 at 04:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I get the boutique 80/90% stuff. Hate milk... 1,733 Views / 27 Replies  
I get the boutique 80/90% stuff. Hate milk chocolate. No flavor.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 17, 2019 at 11:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Can’t believe Bethesda caved and is adding human... 982,372 Views / 6,337 Replies  
Can’t believe Bethesda caved and is adding human NPCs and story(!) to Fallout 76. Excited.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 11, 2019 at 12:09 AM, in Gaming
Yeah, unless you commit to Russian actors and... 2,200 Views / 13 Replies  
Yeah, unless you commit to Russian actors and subtitles why bother IMO.

2 episodes in. Fantastic.
Posted by Brien, on May 30, 2019 at 01:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was able to get a pair of RTi A7’s on super... 1,857 Views / 27 Replies  
I was able to get a pair of RTi A7’s on super clearance at Fry’s a few years back. I’d say spend as much as you can. Use that Qualcomm money.
Posted by Brien, on May 2, 2019 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think Apple cares about average consumers. 1,576 Views / 24 Replies  
I don’t think Apple cares about average consumers.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 4, 2019 at 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Crackdown 3? Anthem? Really bummed that... 982,372 Views / 6,337 Replies  
Crackdown 3? Anthem?

Really bummed that Crackdown 3 is a straight up remake of 1, but 2 was soooo bad, so it’s sort of a wash.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 26, 2019 at 11:33 PM, in Gaming
We’ve all been here too long. 4,537 Views / 70 Replies  
We’ve all been here too long.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 22, 2019 at 11:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve been rocking my current one for several... 4,537 Views / 70 Replies  
I’ve been rocking my current one for several years, back when Busytown memes were a thing.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 13, 2019 at 11:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Are you confusing ANH (Episode IV) with TFA and... 3,174 Views / 40 Replies  
Are you confusing ANH (Episode IV) with TFA and TFA with TLJ?

Rogue One has been the only good movie of the new batch IMO. Solo was okay, TFA was a rehash and TLJ jettisoned everything in the name...
Posted by Brien, on Jan 31, 2019 at 12:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hamberders Also, if this drags on more than... 902 Views / 13 Replies  
Hamberders

Also, if this drags on more than a couple months when TSA workers etc. start quitting en masse and airports start closing down they might feel the pressure.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 21, 2019 at 11:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah and if rumors of an even more premium... 1,328 Views / 20 Replies  
Yeah and if rumors of an even more premium foldable phone above the current flagship are ture (a strategy Samsung and LG have tried) I do expect $2k+ which is nope territory for most I’d assume.
...
Posted by Brien, on Jan 13, 2019 at 11:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hm. Performa 6290CD StyleWriter 2400 ... 1,002 Views / 12 Replies  
Hm.

Performa 6290CD
StyleWriter 2400
PowerMac G4
iBook G4
MacBook
Unibody MBP Rev. A
iPod 3rd gen
iPod 4th gen (click wheel?)
Posted by Brien, on Jan 11, 2019 at 11:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I would love FCP on iOS. 1,328 Views / 20 Replies  
I would love FCP on iOS.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 8, 2019 at 11:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A lot of murmurs about Apple pushing service... 13,719 Views / 164 Replies  
A lot of murmurs about Apple pushing service revenue hard and I already fear how it will muck up iOS 13. If iCloud or Apple Music get any more intrusive than they already are I may be done, unless...
Posted by Brien, on Dec 27, 2018 at 12:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Does anyone else feel like Google and Apple are... 168,534 Views / 2,443 Replies  
Does anyone else feel like Google and Apple are going to keep adding news to more and more apps until Trump isn’t president anymore? It’s getting old.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 20, 2018 at 10:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Thankfully most TVs support the various competing... 7,536 Views / 80 Replies  
Thankfully most TVs support the various competing HDR standards, but yes, I did need to upgrade my AVR, HDMI cables, and repurchase a few titles I watch often. One thing that is nice is that MOST...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 20, 2018 at 10:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The TV companies haven’t done a great job of... 7,536 Views / 80 Replies  
The TV companies haven’t done a great job of that. Nits should be what matters but there are plenty of TV sets that can play HDR and don’t have the brightness to do it justice.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 19, 2018 at 11:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Does anyone here have an HDR television, or seen... 7,536 Views / 80 Replies  
Does anyone here have an HDR television, or seen a film in Dolby Vision/HDR10? Because I am getting the impression that people are conflating HDR photography with actual HDR.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 18, 2018 at 09:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That is still tone mapping / HDR photography. HDR... 7,536 Views / 80 Replies  
That is still tone mapping / HDR photography. HDR video does actually have more dynamic range. Waaay brighter highlights and deeper blacks.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 18, 2018 at 01:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It doesn’t help that HDR photos and HDR mean... 7,536 Views / 80 Replies  
It doesn’t help that HDR photos and HDR mean drastically different things.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 17, 2018 at 11:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This new ‘proactive’ Siri drives me bananas - not... 4,255 Views / 24 Replies  
This new ‘proactive’ Siri drives me bananas - not only are they often wrong or useless, they’re also creepy. It took me over 20 minutes to manually shut this stuff off, bot sure what Apple is...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 12, 2018 at 12:18 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I went and checked out the XR at the Apple Store... 21,713 Views / 175 Replies  
I went and checked out the XR at the Apple Store on launch day and was quite impressed. If the X/XS/Max didn’t exist people would be quite happy. It really is flagship and flagship+ but unfortunately...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 11, 2018 at 07:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it feels like Apple will get to 5nm by the... 13,719 Views / 164 Replies  
Yeah, it feels like Apple will get to 5nm by the time Intel gets to 7.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 6, 2018 at 09:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
ARM Macs are pretty much a sure bet at this point... 13,719 Views / 164 Replies  
ARM Macs are pretty much a sure bet at this point aren’t they?
Posted by Brien, on Nov 5, 2018 at 11:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You can call the store. I do it occasionally, but... 3,122 Views / 11 Replies  
You can call the store. I do it occasionally, but they don’t really like when you do.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 2, 2018 at 11:52 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes. Its stupid. 1,589 Views / 22 Replies  
Yes. Its stupid.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 1, 2018 at 11:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, looks like the Verge and other outlets are... 13,719 Views / 164 Replies  
Well, looks like the Verge and other outlets are finally talking about Apple’s price hikes after the earnings call. Sounds like they aren’t done.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 1, 2018 at 11:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wish they would go 12/14/16”, it makes more... 13,719 Views / 164 Replies  
I wish they would go 12/14/16”, it makes more sense than 12/13/15 to me. Maybe when they get FaceID and edge to edge screens ( you know its coming).


Fixed that for you.

My two cents on...
Posted by Brien, on Oct 30, 2018 at 11:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It feels like Apple is going full-tilt luxury... 13,719 Views / 164 Replies  
It feels like Apple is going full-tilt luxury brand at this point.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 30, 2018 at 01:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As people shoot up more and more venues, they’ll... 37,639 Views / 507 Replies  
As people shoot up more and more venues, they’ll be everywhere I’m sure.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 28, 2018 at 01:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
New Glarus makes some great fruit beers too. 5,726 Views / 60 Replies  
New Glarus makes some great fruit beers too.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 18, 2018 at 11:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They have been doing that too. 13,719 Views / 164 Replies  
They have been doing that too.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 18, 2018 at 07:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
MyWhat? Is that the thing shitty bands use? 1,055 Views / 12 Replies  
MyWhat? Is that the thing shitty bands use?
Posted by Brien, on Oct 10, 2018 at 12:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Google+ was still alive? 1,055 Views / 12 Replies  
Google+ was still alive?
Posted by Brien, on Oct 9, 2018 at 12:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Odd that you can opt out of Amber Alerts and EAS... 1,589 Views / 22 Replies  
Odd that you can opt out of Amber Alerts and EAS but not these though.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 3, 2018 at 09:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think you are good to go. 21,713 Views / 175 Replies  
I think you are good to go.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 30, 2018 at 01:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had 90gb free my my 7 Plus (of 128) so we shall... 21,713 Views / 175 Replies  
I had 90gb free my my 7 Plus (of 128) so we shall see if ai regret saving the $150 down the road.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 27, 2018 at 08:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I would never need 512GB. I could fill 64 if you... 21,713 Views / 175 Replies  
I would never need 512GB. I could fill 64 if you gave me a couple years.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 26, 2018 at 06:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am and always will be a hot hatch guy. 99,207 Views / 786 Replies  
I am and always will be a hot hatch guy.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 25, 2018 at 11:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Am I the only one that thinks iOS 12 suggestions... 21,713 Views / 175 Replies  
Am I the only one that thinks iOS 12 suggestions are the dumbest thing ever? I don’t need Siri to remind me to call someone or edit a photo.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 24, 2018 at 04:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sadly we no longer live in a carrot and stick... 4,255 Views / 24 Replies  
Sadly we no longer live in a carrot and stick mentality when it comes to security/software updates. It’s all stick now.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 23, 2018 at 11:22 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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