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This is the worst piece of trash i've ever seen... 1,079 Views / 28 Replies  
This is the worst piece of trash i've ever seen from apple. Everyone who worked on this lame so-called update needs to be fired immediately.

For the first time, I can honestly say, 'I hate apple.'
Posted by mackandproud, on Dec 6, 2012 at 07:28 PM, in Applications
Should I Get a Refurbished Iphone 4S Now? 523 Views / 5 Replies  
Or, should I just wait a couple of months?

My current cell phone is over 4 years old--works perfectly, but the screen is a bit finicky and has some slight anomalies which don't affect performance....
Posted by mackandproud, on Jul 16, 2012 at 01:44 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
4S: 16, 32, or 64 Gigs? 5,769 Views / 13 Replies  
I'm wondering whether I should get the 16 or 32 gig. The more gigs the, ahem, merrier?

I'll be putting my music on there, and perhaps a few books and a few apps. Which storage capacity did you...
Posted by mackandproud, on Dec 14, 2011 at 10:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
While I will almost certainly opt for the 4s,... 11,813 Views / 13 Replies  
While I will almost certainly opt for the 4s, apple's victory seems almost tainted due to the aforementioned issues.
Posted by mackandproud, on Nov 14, 2011 at 05:42 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If only the 4s had a bigger screen. I have a... 11,813 Views / 13 Replies  
If only the 4s had a bigger screen. I have a pretty strong prescription, and the 3.5" seems relatively meager by way of comparison now.

I also don't like the physical home button which requires a...
Posted by mackandproud, on Nov 14, 2011 at 03:30 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I am astonished by the avalanche of replies 11,813 Views / 13 Replies  
I am astonished by the avalanche of replies
Posted by mackandproud, on Nov 14, 2011 at 01:38 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
This really sucks as I was pretty much ready to... 1,689 Views / 23 Replies  
This really sucks as I was pretty much ready to buy the 4s on specs alone.

I also don't like the physical home button.
Posted by mackandproud, on Nov 14, 2011 at 01:35 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iphone 4s vs samsung galaxy 2 skyrocket 11,813 Views / 13 Replies  
The specs look very close for these two. The samsung has the bigger more colorful screen whereas the 4s has siri. Samsung also features upgradeable memory but the 4s has itunes.

What else...
Posted by mackandproud, on Nov 12, 2011 at 05:14 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Smartphones and the Danger (?) of EMF's 906 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a standard cell phone right now, and of course there's been a lot of discussion of the potential dangers of cell phone use. Right now, I keep my cell phone off at all times unless I am texting...
Posted by mackandproud, on Oct 15, 2011 at 03:42 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sprint + Smartphones? 391 Views / 2 Replies  
How fast are downloads?

How good is their network coverage compared to att and verizon?
Posted by mackandproud, on Oct 12, 2011 at 02:32 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The Air is stunning. The omission of an optical... 2,961 Views / 37 Replies  
The Air is stunning. The omission of an optical drive is the right decision for a laptop. You can always buy an external drive for a few extra bucks. I only burn/rip at home anyway, not on the road.
Posted by mackandproud, on Aug 8, 2011 at 05:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, I started with a canon sd1400, and... 2,968 Views / 59 Replies  
Actually, I started with a canon sd1400, and picture quality was unsatisfactory.

The photos came out blurry and soft pretty much every time.

The panasonic was a noticeable improvement, but it...
Posted by mackandproud, on Aug 2, 2011 at 01:55 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
P, what is the zoom with the 18 55 or 18 105... 2,968 Views / 59 Replies  
P, what is the zoom with the 18 55 or 18 105 lenses?

I have up to 12X optical zoom on my panasonic point and shoot.
Posted by mackandproud, on Aug 1, 2011 at 03:28 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, for point and shoots, the canons in the... 2,968 Views / 59 Replies  
Well, for point and shoots, the canons in the $350-$400 price range are looking pretty good.

The panasonic you mentioned seems to be high quality also, although it's not clear what the zoom is.
...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jul 30, 2011 at 09:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Man, this is getting WAY too technical! ... 2,968 Views / 59 Replies  
Man, this is getting WAY too technical!

Perhaps I'll just wait for an 8 megapixel iphone 5. It even has flash!
Posted by mackandproud, on Jul 29, 2011 at 03:17 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Nice find. Image quality is clearly better... 2,968 Views / 59 Replies  
Nice find.

Image quality is clearly better than any P&S, but not by as wide a margin as I was expecting.

Also, it supposedly is not that good in low-light situations. This seems to be a...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jul 28, 2011 at 02:47 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I like two cameras: canon sx 230 canon... 2,968 Views / 59 Replies  
I like two cameras:

canon sx 230

canon s95

The 230 is less expensive, has 1080 hd video, 14X zoom, excellent low light performance and takes high quality pictures. Apparently, battery life...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jul 28, 2011 at 01:06 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have a pan zs7, which is highly rated just... 2,968 Views / 59 Replies  
I have a pan zs7, which is highly rated just about everywhere.

Perhaps I could sell it, and get a powershot sx230. The test photos I've seen online seem marginally but noticeably better. It costs...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jul 27, 2011 at 07:43 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
My panasonic point and shoot is great for a point... 2,968 Views / 59 Replies  
My panasonic point and shoot is great for a point and shoot. If you want a photo of a few friends from a few feet away, it's fabulous. For posting a photo of an item for sale on ebay, great.

But...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jul 27, 2011 at 04:02 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I tried and returned this mouse about a month... 563 Views / 3 Replies  
I tried and returned this mouse about a month ago.

The cursor action is very imprecise and frustrating.
Posted by mackandproud, on Jul 27, 2011 at 03:59 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Best DSLR For Mac 2,968 Views / 59 Replies  
I have a panasonic point and shoot, and am starting to realize it's limitations very early on in my ownership period. In low light, and at a distance, the pictures come out fuzzy and grainy.

I am...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jul 24, 2011 at 11:49 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Recommend A Small Mouse! 563 Views / 3 Replies  
I used to use and love, the macally ioptijr:

Macally iOptiJr mouse - Mices - CNET Archive (http://reviews.cnet.com/mice/macally-ioptijr-mouse/1707-3148_7-30825973.html)

I strongly prefer a...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jul 23, 2011 at 01:04 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
This would be for an iphone4 refurb cosmetic... 1,928 Views / 13 Replies  
This would be for an iphone4 refurb cosmetic blemish. They are charging $180. It requires a new 2 year contract.
Posted by mackandproud, on Mar 16, 2011 at 03:29 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Cosmetic Blemish IPhones: Worth It? 1,928 Views / 13 Replies  
These are showing up as upgrades for current subscribers.

I'm assuming the screen will be free from scratches, but that the sides and back are subject to various scratches and signs of wear. I've...
Posted by mackandproud, on Mar 14, 2011 at 10:02 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Chris, one of the features I need is the ability... 8,045 Views / 4 Replies  
Chris, one of the features I need is the ability to record (hd video) for up to 3 hours at a time. Actually, I would prefer not to have any time limit at all, except for whatever limit is imposed due...
Posted by mackandproud, on Feb 10, 2011 at 02:40 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Priorities: 1. enjoying the event sans... 840 Views / 17 Replies  
Priorities:

1. enjoying the event sans video/camera equipment

2. shooting video
Posted by mackandproud, on Feb 5, 2011 at 01:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'll try to post a couple of photos soon. The... 840 Views / 17 Replies  
I'll try to post a couple of photos soon. The picture quality is pretty sketchy, so I am not exactly proud of the photos produced. It may be because:

1. I am shooting at night or in low light...
Posted by mackandproud, on Feb 5, 2011 at 04:03 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Looks like I'm returning the camera. I'm really... 840 Views / 17 Replies  
Looks like I'm returning the camera. I'm really disappointed by the quality of the photos. The camera itself looks nice; wish I could say as much for the photos it takes.
Posted by mackandproud, on Feb 4, 2011 at 02:13 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Best Camcorder For Mac ($400 or Under) 8,045 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, that's it. I looked at jvc gz and panasonic hdc. It looks like they are using non .mov files of some kind, making it necessary to convert video files everytime.

So what are the best...
Posted by mackandproud, on Feb 3, 2011 at 02:57 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It looks like I really enjoy shooting hd video,... 840 Views / 17 Replies  
It looks like I really enjoy shooting hd video, but am not that interested in snapping photos.

Part of the issue is that I am not that thrilled with the picture quality of the photos I take. This...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jan 30, 2011 at 06:44 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
A canon rep already told me the 10 minute limit... 840 Views / 17 Replies  
A canon rep already told me the 10 minute limit is due to the camera, not the sd card. This seems like a terrible idea. Doesn't canon realize that concerts, sports events, talks and millions of other...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jan 30, 2011 at 03:54 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
One thing I really like about the camera is the... 840 Views / 17 Replies  
One thing I really like about the camera is the hd video recording capability. Alas, it only records up to 10 minutes at a time. What kind of shite is that?!?
Posted by mackandproud, on Jan 29, 2011 at 02:36 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hey, great comments from everyone. This lessens... 1,215 Views / 11 Replies  
Hey, great comments from everyone. This lessens the sticker shock as I am somewhat unused to the idea of paying $200 or $300 for a phone.

One area where the iphone definitely competes is with the...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jan 20, 2011 at 02:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
My concern is that when I buy an iphone, I'll use... 1,215 Views / 11 Replies  
My concern is that when I buy an iphone, I'll use it almost exclusively as a phone, due to overlapping features with other, superior specialized devices. Hence, my desire to stick with the lower cost...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jan 19, 2011 at 10:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Help Me Enjoy My Pocket Camera! 840 Views / 17 Replies  
I got a canon powershot as a gift. It's a basic camera, well south of $200. I've taken it out a couple of times and shot a few pictures. I found the process oddly dull. Perhaps I was disappointed by...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jan 19, 2011 at 10:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Verizon has been testing for a year to make sure... 1,698 Views / 43 Replies  
Verizon has been testing for a year to make sure their network can handle the iphone.

But their network is also slower than AT&T's.

I'm happy for verizon customers. They've been whining about...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jan 16, 2011 at 08:13 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Do You Use ALL Of Your Iphone's Capabilities? 1,215 Views / 11 Replies  
There are so many great features packed into such a tiny device. The question is, how much utility do you actually get out of them?

1. GPS: I already have a gps that works quite well. Do you...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jan 11, 2011 at 01:24 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hopefully, the verizon iphone means more... 2,872 Views / 116 Replies  
Hopefully, the verizon iphone means more competitive deals for at&t.

To be honest, I wouldn't mind holding out for the iphone5. I am actually enjoying the esthetics of my current fliphone: stylin...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jan 8, 2011 at 02:22 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Interesting--would this entail buying a phone off... 2,872 Views / 116 Replies  
Interesting--would this entail buying a phone off of ebay?

nvm: the iphone 3gs on ebay is around $400.

at&t's offer is to waive activation fees for current customers, but I don't think they...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jan 2, 2011 at 06:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I won't even buy batteries from radio shack, much... 1,467 Views / 23 Replies  
I won't even buy batteries from radio shack, much less an iphone4.
Posted by mackandproud, on Jan 2, 2011 at 06:30 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If you already have a smartphone, there's no need... 2,872 Views / 116 Replies  
If you already have a smartphone, there's no need to upgrade right now.

However, if you're in a situation like mine, where you have a standard fliphone, then an iphone upgrade is huge. I also...
Posted by mackandproud, on Jan 2, 2011 at 04:48 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I bet you will be saying that when iphone6 comes... 2,872 Views / 116 Replies  
I bet you will be saying that when iphone6 comes out: just wait another year, it will be SO much better. :)
Posted by mackandproud, on Dec 31, 2010 at 05:17 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
What kind of resale value should I expect for an... 2,872 Views / 116 Replies  
What kind of resale value should I expect for an iphone4 32 gb when iphone5 is released?
Posted by mackandproud, on Dec 31, 2010 at 04:35 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
No, I'm just doing a bit of research in my free... 2,872 Views / 116 Replies  
No, I'm just doing a bit of research in my free time over the next couple of weeks as I explore it's capabilities, and search for the best case, screen protector and accessories.

A lot of people...
Posted by mackandproud, on Dec 18, 2010 at 04:41 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Time Machine is getting really slow in backups... 1,920 Views / 64 Replies  
Time Machine is getting really slow in backups now. It used to take only a few minutes to backup anywhere from a few hundred mb's to a couple of gigabytes, or more.

Now, it's taking over half an...
Posted by mackandproud, on Dec 18, 2010 at 04:38 AM, in Mac OS X
Most likely getting 32 gig iphone4. I'm guessing... 2,872 Views / 116 Replies  
Most likely getting 32 gig iphone4. I'm guessing iphone5 will have a top end 64 gigger, forcing us all to scheme about early upgrades or selling our iphone4's.

edit: I also don't think it's wise...
Posted by mackandproud, on Dec 14, 2010 at 01:18 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
For me, I know I've missed tons of events because... 2,872 Views / 116 Replies  
For me, I know I've missed tons of events because I didn't have a smartphone. These events are posted online, or sent via email.

It doesn't make sense to mass text, which is time consuming and...
Posted by mackandproud, on Dec 13, 2010 at 10:49 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'm leaning towards the 16 gigger. This is my... 2,872 Views / 116 Replies  
I'm leaning towards the 16 gigger. This is my first smartphone, and so I'll just be exploring it's capabilities rather than looking to max them out right away.

I've done some research on the other...
Posted by mackandproud, on Dec 13, 2010 at 03:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Please don't insinuate I should go for a 32... 2,872 Views / 116 Replies  
Please don't insinuate I should go for a 32 gigger...

I could use the extra dough for a nice point and shoot...

As 'wow'ed' as I am by the iphone, I don't want to get obsessed with it. I see...
Posted by mackandproud, on Dec 13, 2010 at 04:47 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The more I read about the iphone, the more... 2,872 Views / 116 Replies  
The more I read about the iphone, the more respect I gain for apple and it's r &d team. This little rectangular device is close to revolutionary. I'm a huge fan and I don't even have one yet!

I'll...
Posted by mackandproud, on Dec 12, 2010 at 11:22 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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