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After I found out that the 1.1.3 update actually... 4,735 Views / 112 Replies  
After I found out that the 1.1.3 update actually contained all of the apps and I had to pay $20 to unlock them I relented. It just wasn't worth the ongoing frustration I was feeling. I feel...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jan 18, 2008 at 05:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've been using my Samsung SyncMaster 21" lcd for... 662 Views / 13 Replies  
I've been using my Samsung SyncMaster 21" lcd for almost four years now. It's on for an average of 5-8 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's never given me a problem. Apple's displays are "good" but...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jan 18, 2008 at 04:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
[QUOTE=analogika;3580803]Wait - they charge $20... 4,735 Views / 112 Replies  
[QUOTE=analogika;3580803]Wait - they charge $20 for *additional* applications.
[QUOTE]

That are included with any new iPod Touch purchased after Christmas. Charging $20 is a crass move on...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jan 17, 2008 at 06:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Those apps should of been included in the first... 4,735 Views / 112 Replies  
Those apps should of been included in the first place. It was pure marketing BS not to have the Touch be too similar to the iPhone at launch. Now after the Christmas rush Apple wanted to give a...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jan 16, 2008 at 10:16 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Any sub-notebook that Apple releases will have at... 674 Views / 12 Replies  
Any sub-notebook that Apple releases will have at least usb ports. Firewire is more uncertain however since most video cameras still use it for downloading footage it would be stupid for Apple to...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jan 14, 2008 at 10:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think the line simply refers to changes in... 4,955 Views / 278 Replies  
I think the line simply refers to changes in general. We can be pretty sure that that there will be movie rentals added to iTunes and probably an update to AppleTV. Yet that's hardly enough for a...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jan 12, 2008 at 09:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think they will shrink the AppleTV down to the... 1,125 Views / 16 Replies  
I think they will shrink the AppleTV down to the size of the current Airport Express, lose the hard drive all together and charge $99. They will then add a remote control app to the iPhone/iPod...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jan 11, 2008 at 04:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
HD would be nice but I think most people would... 86,846 Views / 2,738 Replies  
HD would be nice but I think most people would rather have a price decrease. $250 isn't a lot for a new console but Nintendo nowadays is a 3-4 game system meaning you're buying it mostly for the...
Posted by mathew_m, on Nov 22, 2006 at 03:23 PM, in Gaming
Superman Returns was shot with the new Genesis HD... 3,646 Views / 199 Replies  
Superman Returns was shot with the new Genesis HD camera. The aspect ratio of that camera is fixed at 2.35:1 thus the film would be letterboxed for IMAX display. The only problem with this is when...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jul 7, 2006 at 12:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree that the effects were rather sub-par. ... 3,646 Views / 199 Replies  
I agree that the effects were rather sub-par. It's almost as if they wanted the effects to match up with the 79' film's climatic, train set model, crumbling dam scene.

I agree too that the film...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jul 7, 2006 at 12:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mooing getting worse. 617 Views / 8 Replies  
Ok so for the first couple of days of use I rarely heard a 'moo' out of my Macbook. Now three weeks later it starts mooing within a couple of minutes of booting up and continues at a regular pace. ...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jul 1, 2006 at 01:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
:rolleyes: I along with thousands of other... 3,148 Views / 45 Replies  
:rolleyes:

I along with thousands of other users have not seen the "burnt cheese hue" on our white Macbooks. Just because 30 some odd people (who take sucky pictures) have the problem does not...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 23, 2006 at 12:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I wouldn't worry about it. From what I've seen... 1,073,931 Views / 4,110 Replies  
I wouldn't worry about it. From what I've seen the 'discoloration' issue is still FUD. Many of those images from the above site look borderline fake. It would help if any of them could take a...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 21, 2006 at 09:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Get another Blackbook and then you'd have an... 1,073,931 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Get another Blackbook and then you'd have an OreoBook. :)
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 21, 2006 at 06:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: http://web.mac.com/mem_ory/iWeb/Site/Blank_files/t... 1,073,931 Views / 4,110 Replies  
http://web.mac.com/mem_ory/iWeb/Site/Blank_files/trifecta.jpg
http://web.mac.com/mem_ory/iWeb/Site/Blank_files/sidexside.jpg
http://web.mac.com/mem_ory/iWeb/Site/Blank_files/ghosts.jpg...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 20, 2006 at 05:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You're such a tool. 1,803 Views / 24 Replies  
You're such a tool.
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 15, 2006 at 06:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah well you still paid $150 for a black case. ... 4,519 Views / 81 Replies  
Yeah well you still paid $150 for a black case. :hmm:

Regardless if everyone's whitebooks start discoloring like the images that I have seen then Apple will either be issueing a major recall or...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 15, 2006 at 12:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So this is a black vs. white issue, huh? :stick: ... 4,519 Views / 81 Replies  
So this is a black vs. white issue, huh? :stick:

Funny how there are people stating that their white books are just fine after 3 weeks of heavy use. Seems that like the black flaking paint...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 15, 2006 at 12:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No just burned out from reading too much FUD. ... 4,519 Views / 81 Replies  
No just burned out from reading too much FUD.

Yesterday, when I visited the Apple Store none of the white models had the brown discoloration. Granted they looked a little gnarly from use but so...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 14, 2006 at 01:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ok resident know-it-all. :rolleyes: Why... 4,519 Views / 81 Replies  
Ok resident know-it-all. :rolleyes:

Why don't we wait to see some photos that don't look Photoshopped.
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 12, 2006 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
These "stains" look like they were done in... 4,519 Views / 81 Replies  
These "stains" look like they were done in Photoshop. I don't imagine that the Macbook would get any dirtier than the iBook.
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 12, 2006 at 05:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It also might be what is causing the diminished... 1,045 Views / 15 Replies  
It also might be what is causing the diminished viewing angle.

Macbreak had the editors from MacWorld on reviewing the Macbook. What's funny is that they mentioned the reason Apple hadn't used...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 11, 2006 at 07:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow, I only knew of the two. Were you able to... 1,045 Views / 15 Replies  
Wow, I only knew of the two. Were you able to exchange them just because of the screen or were there other issues?

I purchased from Amazon so I highly doubt I can exchange for a pinkish screen. ...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 9, 2006 at 07:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I wish :cool: 1,045 Views / 15 Replies  
I wish :cool:
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 9, 2006 at 07:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'll check the other Macbooks next time I go to... 1,045 Views / 15 Replies  
I'll check the other Macbooks next time I go to the Apple store.

I kind of doubt that it's a defect they'll accept a return on however. The screen is pretty nice otherwise when viewed straight...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 9, 2006 at 05:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Macbook Screen: color issues 1,045 Views / 15 Replies  
I was pretty enamored with the screen at first. However after a couple of days I've noticed that the viewing angle of it mostly sucks. Not only is it difficult to see off axis but it also has...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 9, 2006 at 02:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Don't get too excited about Motion. Those... 4,425 Views / 79 Replies  
Don't get too excited about Motion. Those Creative Mac benchies are for rendering only. While Motion does indeed run; its real time playback is considerably poor. Loading up one of the templates I...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 9, 2006 at 12:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The low end is by far the best value. I own a... 4,425 Views / 79 Replies  
The low end is by far the best value. I own a Powermac G5 and an external DVD burner so the basic model is plenty powerfull. As much as I like the Black model, I just couldn't justify the $400...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 8, 2006 at 01:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Finally received my Macbook from Amazon. So... 6,382 Views / 149 Replies  
Finally received my Macbook from Amazon.

So far excellent. Beautiful machine (base model) and I believe the best deal at $999. Stick with Amazon, it's worth it.

So far only a miniscule whine...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 7, 2006 at 10:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Whatever. Luck is definitely not on your side. ... 9,626 Views / 136 Replies  
Whatever. Luck is definitely not on your side. In fact I'd be scared to cross the street if I were you.

Of course having worked in customer service for years along with owning my own business I...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 6, 2006 at 04:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry dude I don't believe you. In no way would... 9,626 Views / 136 Replies  
Sorry dude I don't believe you. In no way would you out of thousands of buyers receive that many faulty Macbooks in a row. Either that or you are being exceptionally picky. I'm trully surprised...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 6, 2006 at 02:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As long as it has more disk bays (at least 4)... 10,300 Views / 132 Replies  
As long as it has more disk bays (at least 4) then they could keep the same enclosure.

However I imagine that they'll differentiate the case. Interestingly enough if you look at Apple's design...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 5, 2006 at 07:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Speaking of soap, look how nice and clean this... 14,945 Views / 188 Replies  
Speaking of soap, look how nice and clean this particular white Macbook looks. :p

http://flickr.com/photos/jowie/154114713/in/photostream/

and another
...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 5, 2006 at 04:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah right. It's all smudged up and outside of... 14,945 Views / 188 Replies  
Yeah right. It's all smudged up and outside of the glowing Apple logo it looks like every other Windows laptop. :p :stick:
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 5, 2006 at 01:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Actually those are of the 'black' model. I think... 1,073,931 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Actually those are of the 'black' model. I think he's referring to the white model.
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 5, 2006 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm looking for a bag that will hold both a... 338,959 Views / 581 Replies  
I'm looking for a bag that will hold both a Macbook and external firewire drive. Is there anything like that available?
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 5, 2006 at 12:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you own a PowerMac? If so then you know it... 14,945 Views / 188 Replies  
Do you own a PowerMac? If so then you know it came with a "girly" white keyboard and mouse. I think most people would classify the PowerMac as a fairly "masculine" machine. Do you own a pre-5G...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 5, 2006 at 12:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think we'll see a smaller 13" Macbook come... 4,686 Views / 85 Replies  
I think we'll see a smaller 13" Macbook come second revision. They could easily trim an inch off of it. I think they have a design issue though with the iSight. Right now the design is symetrical...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 3, 2006 at 02:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well you should be getting a shipping notice... 6,382 Views / 149 Replies  
Well you should be getting a shipping notice within a week. However if you want to be ballsy either cancel your order or order another one using Amazon Prime. I originally ordered mine, signed up...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 2, 2006 at 11:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I noticed some 'flaking' on a Blackbook at the... 14,945 Views / 188 Replies  
I noticed some 'flaking' on a Blackbook at the Apple store. It was just around the bezel edges and I didn't find it to be noticeable unless you were looking for it. However time will tell how well...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 2, 2006 at 02:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Neat picture. The DS fits right in. 1,073,931 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Neat picture. The DS fits right in.
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 1, 2006 at 10:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmm, did you go with overnight shipping? ... 6,382 Views / 149 Replies  
Hmm, did you go with overnight shipping?

Maybe they really did get a big shipment in. Also Amazon has warehouses spread across the states so maybe you're lucky enough to live close to one that...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 1, 2006 at 07:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Dude, we get that you want a GPU in the MB. I... 4,686 Views / 85 Replies  
Dude, we get that you want a GPU in the MB. I think most of us would. We're geeks after all.
Apple though has always crippled their 'consumer' machines in some way so not to take away sales from...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 1, 2006 at 07:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
In order: Originally ordered base model from... 6,382 Views / 149 Replies  
In order:

Originally ordered base model from Amazon last week. I got impatient along with 'Blackbook desire' so I cancelled. Went back and forth between models and where to order several times. ...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 1, 2006 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I can't imagine using the MacBook for intensive... 4,686 Views / 85 Replies  
I can't imagine using the MacBook for intensive Aperture sessions. I find iPhoto to be rather cramped as it is on the MB screen.

If you're such a poweruser to need the MBP then I would also think...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 1, 2006 at 04:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I assume that you are talking about Eug. He... 4,686 Views / 85 Replies  
I assume that you are talking about Eug. He needs to buy himself that Dell and just get over it already.
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 1, 2006 at 04:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Macbook is roughly only a 1/2" less wide than... 4,686 Views / 85 Replies  
The Macbook is roughly only a 1/2" less wide than my old Tibook. I don't have a scale handy but its probably about the same weight. Now maybe the newest MBP is larger. Bottom line is that I think...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 1, 2006 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Cool! It pays to Prime. :thumbsup: 6,382 Views / 149 Replies  
Cool! It pays to Prime. :thumbsup:
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 1, 2006 at 02:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You could always refuse delivery from MacMall. ... 6,382 Views / 149 Replies  
You could always refuse delivery from MacMall. The $999 base model is just too cheap to turn down. Plus Amazon's rebates are all online now so you don't have to deal with cutting up your box and...
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 1, 2006 at 01:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Totally. And the ones who really care about the... 4,686 Views / 85 Replies  
Totally. And the ones who really care about the GPU wouldn't even consider a Mac as they want to build their own. Eug is talking about a very miniscule market segment.
Posted by mathew_m, on Jun 1, 2006 at 01:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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