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I can recommend a pair of Bang & Oulfsen A8... 5,363 Views / 28 Replies  
I can recommend a pair of Bang & Oulfsen A8 earphones, especially for people who exercise. They have an unusual design, with a bracket that wraps around the top of the ear holding the earphone in...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Aug 17, 2004 at 05:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Panther ships with a SMTP server built into its... 722 Views / 13 Replies  
Panther ships with a SMTP server built into its UNIX foundations but it is turned off by default. There is a very simple way of turning on. Search Versiontracker for a freeware app called Postfix...
Posted by robrandtoul, on May 15, 2004 at 04:54 PM, in Mac OS X
Hi, I am the guy that owns... 2,400 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi,

I am the guy that owns PlasmaDesign.co.uk. The AIM status on my homepage is acheived using Konfabulator. There is a widget available for it called iChat Status. All it does is monitor your...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Dec 31, 2003 at 01:56 PM, in Applications
i experienced a similar problem with Flash MX Pro... 519 Views / 5 Replies  
i experienced a similar problem with Flash MX Pro 2004. It seems that Flash needs to locate some XML documents on launch which are in your home folder. I agree that some apps that interact with files...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Oct 27, 2003 at 05:13 PM, in Mac OS X
I am assuming that 'Parcel Post' is Royal Mail.... 11,820 Views / 224 Replies  
I am assuming that 'Parcel Post' is Royal Mail. If so there is a possibility we may get our Black Cats tomorrow?...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Oct 24, 2003 at 03:09 PM, in Mac OS X
I agree. Apple UK sucks big time. I have had... 11,820 Views / 224 Replies  
I agree. Apple UK sucks big time. I have had dealings with Apple UK store on 3 occasions...

1) I ordered a PB17" on the day it was announced. They charged my card 3 months before it was due to be...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Oct 24, 2003 at 02:11 PM, in Mac OS X
Hi Sage, I am the owner and artist behind... 2,083,785 Views / 14,714 Replies  
Hi Sage,

I am the owner and artist behind PlasmaDesign.co.uk. I just thought I would write a quick note to say thankyou for your very flattering comments. I surf the MacNN forums regularly. This...
Posted by robrandtoul, on May 4, 2003 at 08:13 AM, in GUI Customization
I got fed up with waiting so I flew to LA and... 1,317 Views / 40 Replies  
I got fed up with waiting so I flew to LA and bought one at the Pasadena Apple Store. Also got some business done while I was there. Why is the UK always so far behind the US?
Posted by robrandtoul, on Apr 14, 2003 at 12:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No issues here with my Palm Tungsten. Works... 1,333 Views / 13 Replies  
No issues here with my Palm Tungsten. Works flawlessly
Posted by robrandtoul, on Mar 29, 2003 at 01:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have this issue with my 17" PB but I don't... 950 Views / 12 Replies  
I have this issue with my 17" PB but I don't understand why this is concerning you so much. The machine is perfect in any other way and the gap does not affect the functionality of the machine. Why...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Mar 29, 2003 at 01:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My PB17" also has a larger gap on the left side... 674 Views / 11 Replies  
My PB17" also has a larger gap on the left side when the lid is closed. I am glad to hear that this is evident with other PB17". I am not worried about it enough to send it in for repair. I don't...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Mar 27, 2003 at 02:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well. The last line of text on the two batteries... 2,477 Views / 40 Replies  
Well. The last line of text on the two batteries I have (both purchased in US) is not 'EMC 1933' There is no reference to this on the battery. Looks like you guessed wrong!

It reads 'TM and 2003...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Mar 22, 2003 at 03:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I picked up a PB 17" at the Pasadena store two... 2,477 Views / 40 Replies  
I picked up a PB 17" at the Pasadena store two days ago. Trust me. It does not have a brushed metal look! It is hard to describe. It is slightly textured but has no streaking like the brushed metal...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Mar 22, 2003 at 10:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Very good chance. I plan to add a few over then... 1,100 Views / 17 Replies  
Very good chance. I plan to add a few over then next week or so. I will be re-rendering some of images already on the site at 1440x900. Any particular requests?
Posted by robrandtoul, on Mar 22, 2003 at 09:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
LOL. Thanks for pointing that out. The funniest... 1,100 Views / 17 Replies  
LOL. Thanks for pointing that out. The funniest thing about it is that I do actually have a slight speech impediment that causes me to replace 'r's with 'w's. No laughing matter when your name is Rob...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Mar 22, 2003 at 07:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I am sat in my hotel room suffering from jet lag... 1,100 Views / 17 Replies  
I am sat in my hotel room suffering from jet lag and with both a 1Ghz TiBook and my new 17" AlBook. I am the perfect candidate for testing this. I have a WC3 disk and a WTCW disk too but I don't know...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Mar 22, 2003 at 06:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
17" Observations 618 Views / 1 Replies  
I live in the UK but was lucky enough to walk into the Pasadena Apple Store and buy one during a business trip yesterday.

The fit and finish is superb. An improvement on my TiBook which tended...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Mar 21, 2003 at 11:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I live in the UK but was lucky enough to walk... 1,494 Views / 17 Replies  
I live in the UK but was lucky enough to walk into the Pasadena Apple Store and buy one during a business trip yesterday.

The fit and finish is superb. An improvement on my TiBook which tended to...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Mar 21, 2003 at 08:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Someone needs their arse kicked for this. They... 2,037 Views / 35 Replies  
Someone needs their arse kicked for this. They are going to be hearing from me in the next few hours. I cannot beleive a reputable company like Amazon would use such dishonest tactics to get a few...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Mar 19, 2003 at 09:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have just rang the number above and spoke to... 2,037 Views / 35 Replies  
I have just rang the number above and spoke to someone in the computer department. She stated that they expect the Powerbooks to be shipped as predicted (2-3 days). She also mentioned that Amazon had...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Mar 17, 2003 at 01:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Damn it! This doesn't bode well for my own order... 2,037 Views / 35 Replies  
Damn it! This doesn't bode well for my own order with Amazon. I look forward to hearing what they have to say to your reply
Posted by robrandtoul, on Mar 17, 2003 at 12:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have just cancelled my order with CanComUK (UK... 955 Views / 14 Replies  
I have just cancelled my order with CanComUK (UK reseller) and placed an order with Amazon.com. I just hope the 2-3 day shipping estimate is an 'educated guess' on Amazons part!
Posted by robrandtoul, on Mar 15, 2003 at 04:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
A UK reseller is also quoting later this week and... 1,173 Views / 9 Replies  
A UK reseller is also quoting later this week and actually stated in a phone call to me today that the 17" Powerbooks were in transit and on their way to England. I will post any further developments...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Feb 11, 2003 at 09:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Any sign of demo 17" Powerbooks in New York? 4,260 Views / 70 Replies  
Any sign of demo 17" Powerbooks in New York?
Posted by robrandtoul, on Feb 7, 2003 at 10:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Powerbook 17" Coming Sooner? 536 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi,

I found this little article on one of the mac rumor sites.....

http://www.looprumors.com/

Hope its true. The wait is killing me!
Posted by robrandtoul, on Jan 29, 2003 at 06:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The wait time for Powerbook 17" has come down... 600 Views / 9 Replies  
The wait time for Powerbook 17" has come down from 7-10 weeks to 6-8 weeks.
Posted by robrandtoul, on Jan 28, 2003 at 08:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I ordered my 17"PB on 8th Jan from the UK Apple... 736 Views / 8 Replies  
I ordered my 17"PB on 8th Jan from the UK Apple Store online. UK customers do not have access to an 'on or before shipping date'. All I have been able to extract from the Apple sales rep is that my...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Jan 27, 2003 at 02:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The UK Apple site states that there is no paint... 1,919 Views / 30 Replies  
The UK Apple site states that there is no paint at all on the new AlBooks. Warping is a concern to me but this is not something I have had experience with. I have had experience with paint bubbling...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Jan 21, 2003 at 12:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Anodized Aluminium - No more flaking! 1,919 Views / 30 Replies  
Hi All,

I was a little skeptical about claims I had seen on this board that some SFMW attendees had tried to scratch the new AlBooks with a coin but were unable to leave a mark on it. So I did a...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Jan 21, 2003 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Might be a hoax but...... ... 951 Views / 7 Replies  
Might be a hoax but......

http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=139207
Posted by robrandtoul, on Jan 20, 2003 at 03:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
try this link for european order tracking ... 18,534 Views / 314 Replies  
try this link for european order tracking

https://store.apple.com/Your/WebObjects/OrderStatusEurope.woa/-/FindOrderPage.wo?appleStoreSessionKey=Jwso60oJXz21xV8WGx451219
Posted by robrandtoul, on Jan 20, 2003 at 03:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I hate it when you are right too! 1,721 Views / 23 Replies  
I hate it when you are right too!
Posted by robrandtoul, on Jan 20, 2003 at 07:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It seems that the charge on my card was an error... 1,721 Views / 23 Replies  
It seems that the charge on my card was an error by Apple. So it doesnt look like I will be getting my 17" PB anytime soon. Damn!!!:bicker: :brick:
Posted by robrandtoul, on Jan 19, 2003 at 12:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I too have ordered a 17". The UK store has not... 1,167 Views / 19 Replies  
I too have ordered a 17". The UK store has not updated its Order Status page so we don't have an expected delivery date displayed. I am still working on the assumption that I will get it 7-10 weeks...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Jan 17, 2003 at 06:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I do have online access to my credit card... 1,721 Views / 23 Replies  
I do have online access to my credit card statement. That is how I noticed the authorisation amount come and go. But they have definately charged my card with the full 2600 today. I will be calling...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Jan 16, 2003 at 05:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It moved from 'Being Reviewed' to 'Being... 1,721 Views / 23 Replies  
It moved from 'Being Reviewed' to 'Being Assembled' on the evening of Jan 8th. Authorisation was gained for my card on jan 8th and, as normally happens when I make this sort of transaction, the...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Jan 16, 2003 at 03:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
17" Powerbook charge on my credit card 1,721 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi,

I have noticed that my credit card has been charged today for the full amount of the Powerbook 17" that I placed on 8th Jan. I thought that Apple only charged your card on the day of dispatch....
Posted by robrandtoul, on Jan 16, 2003 at 03:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I ordered from UK Apple Store (telephone) on 8th... 888 Views / 8 Replies  
I ordered from UK Apple Store (telephone) on 8th Jan. I have been told not to expect to get mine until the second half of February at the earliest. The wait is KILLING me. Its like being 5 again and...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Jan 15, 2003 at 08:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple admitting paint problems at last? 900 Views / 17 Replies  
Hi All,

I have noticed a difference between the text found on the US and UK websites for the new PB 17"

The UK site reads...... "Housed in a lightweight and durable aluminium alloy enclosure,...
Posted by robrandtoul, on Jan 10, 2003 at 08:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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