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I think there's a happy medium that Apple has yet... 4,474 Views / 66 Replies  
I think there's a happy medium that Apple has yet to discover. I also think that people are understanding that the reason Apple's "upgrades" are free is to lock more users into their ecosystem &...
Posted by matt_s, on Jul 26, 2014 at 02:14 PM, in Mac OS X
why-isnt-anyone-so-excited-about-Yosemite 4,474 Views / 66 Replies  
There's a new OS every year or two. There are updates galore. There are security patches, fixes for this and that, and releases on a constant stream.

There's going to be a market burn-out...
Posted by matt_s, on Jul 26, 2014 at 02:33 AM, in Mac OS X
No worries, I just work here, and have to... 8,666 Views / 132 Replies  
No worries, I just work here, and have to conform. When they tell me I can't delete email off the server, I say 'fine,' because after all, it's just email, and who the hell cares?

Another thing it...
Posted by matt_s, on Jul 6, 2009 at 10:50 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sorry, not the case for us. IMAP would be... 8,666 Views / 132 Replies  
Sorry, not the case for us. IMAP would be wonderful if we all had constant high speed internet connections but the vast amount of work on email I can get to is either on a plane or in someone's car...
Posted by matt_s, on Jun 22, 2009 at 12:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'm not allowed to delete email off the server,... 8,666 Views / 132 Replies  
I'm not allowed to delete email off the server, it's against US corporate law. iPhone handling of IMAP is still in it's infancy, and doesn't offer the same features that Blackberry's DELETE PRIOR...
Posted by matt_s, on Jun 21, 2009 at 10:37 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I wish Apple would allow mass-deletion of email,... 8,666 Views / 132 Replies  
I wish Apple would allow mass-deletion of email, like the Blackberry does with it's DELETE PRIOR command. Having to individually delete, one at a time, hundreds of email is just plain stupid....
Posted by matt_s, on Jun 21, 2009 at 03:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I hear ya :-) The iPhone's neonatal keyboard is a... 8,666 Views / 132 Replies  
I hear ya :-) The iPhone's neonatal keyboard is a bit frustrating, especially for my ginormous, fat fingers...

I've gotten a little bit better over time but it's still not anywhere near the...
Posted by matt_s, on Mar 11, 2009 at 02:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If my iPhone 3G supported copy/paste, I would... 8,666 Views / 132 Replies  
If my iPhone 3G supported copy/paste, I would also leave my BBerry behind. I'm sort of in the same place you are, using the iPhone as a personal telephone + text messenger and the occasional albeit...
Posted by matt_s, on Mar 9, 2009 at 06:35 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
How can you fault somebody for spending money at... 3,607 Views / 62 Replies  
How can you fault somebody for spending money at The Apple Store? It makes no sense. We should be supportive of users, at least, that's how things used to be.

Additionally, most of the elements I...
Posted by matt_s, on Dec 24, 2008 at 01:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ditto, have not had a single freeze on this... 3,607 Views / 62 Replies  
Ditto, have not had a single freeze on this MacBook.



I disagree. I do not care for the shiny hi-gloss screen. Not only are reflections distracting from day to day work, light sources can...
Posted by matt_s, on Dec 24, 2008 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
1394a (FW400) and 1394b (FW800) are compatible.... 3,607 Views / 62 Replies  
1394a (FW400) and 1394b (FW800) are compatible. You can operate any 1394 peripheral on a FW800 9-pin port. To operate a FW400 peripheral, just acquire a 9-pin to 6-pin cable, and to operate an i.LINK...
Posted by matt_s, on Dec 23, 2008 at 03:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Exactly. Thanks for a voice of reason. Any Apple... 3,607 Views / 62 Replies  
Exactly. Thanks for a voice of reason. Any Apple slam here is met with vast resources of attack, and the only sin I made was to spend a lot of money at the Apple Store.

Even that's not good enough...
Posted by matt_s, on Dec 22, 2008 at 11:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
First of all, I don't understand why you're... 3,607 Views / 62 Replies  
First of all, I don't understand why you're giving me grief for spending money at the Apple Store. Secondly, your figures are incorrect.

2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB...
Posted by matt_s, on Dec 22, 2008 at 12:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It was around $2500-$2600 with tax & AppleCare,... 3,607 Views / 62 Replies  
It was around $2500-$2600 with tax & AppleCare, which to me anyway is nearly $3k. I'm including all the extra RAM & goofy adapters I bought from Apple, plus a huge and fast hard drive purchased...
Posted by matt_s, on Dec 22, 2008 at 12:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not sure I know which laptop you're referring... 3,607 Views / 62 Replies  
I'm not sure I know which laptop you're referring to - this "budget" laptop I have here - MacBook Late 2008 - cost nearly $3,000!!!! Maybe that's pocket change for you ... :eek:
Posted by matt_s, on Dec 22, 2008 at 10:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have to admit, that's not something I've ever... 3,607 Views / 62 Replies  
I have to admit, that's not something I've ever read or heard before but it's relatively hilarious. No point in getting into a performance debate regarding 1394 vs USB, any Mac user worth his/her...
Posted by matt_s, on Dec 22, 2008 at 09:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's awesome. If you'd be so kind, please... 3,607 Views / 62 Replies  
That's awesome. If you'd be so kind, please direct me to the make/model of the pad you're using to protect your LCD screen.

I have been completely unsuccessful in finding one that allows the lid...
Posted by matt_s, on Dec 21, 2008 at 06:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How could anyone tell about all of these things... 3,607 Views / 62 Replies  
How could anyone tell about all of these things without using it for awhile?

I knew WiFi reception would be limited because I've owned several aluminum models previously, and their WiFi range was...
Posted by matt_s, on Dec 21, 2008 at 05:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree, the lid opens & is loose inside my... 3,607 Views / 62 Replies  
I agree, the lid opens & is loose inside my briefcase constantly.

Because of the magnetic latch (that doesn't really work), I cannot find any pad thin enough to protect the screen surface from...
Posted by matt_s, on Dec 21, 2008 at 09:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, we're agreeing. I only made use of the word... 8,809 Views / 101 Replies  
Yes, we're agreeing. I only made use of the word parallel to explain why new solid state serial drives cannot be used in the Air. It had nothing to do with the bus.
Posted by matt_s, on Sep 7, 2008 at 07:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I stand corrected. Yes, I want a two-button... 8,809 Views / 101 Replies  
I stand corrected. Yes, I want a two-button trackpad mouse on a Mac OS X laptop. The one button mouse pad was fine for my daughter when she was 8 years old but now, years later, she wants a 2 button...
Posted by matt_s, on Sep 7, 2008 at 07:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's truly a comical response. A dongle... 8,809 Views / 101 Replies  
That's truly a comical response. A dongle requires a host USB port. Why would any vendor in their right mind plan ahead for a stripped down, de-featured computer that has ONE LONE USB port? Who...
Posted by matt_s, on Sep 7, 2008 at 07:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
"Brace"? Dude, it's just a phone. I could go all... 8,666 Views / 132 Replies  
"Brace"? Dude, it's just a phone. I could go all the way to the end of my days without one and it wouldn't matter one way or the other.

But I ain't paying the absurd AT&T voice & data pricing.
Posted by matt_s, on Sep 7, 2008 at 08:27 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
For you. The most ergonomic for you. For... 8,809 Views / 101 Replies  
For you. The most ergonomic for you.

For myself, I would prefer a two-button mouse. These were specs for my dream Mac laptop. That's all.
Posted by matt_s, on Sep 7, 2008 at 08:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Good for you, I'm very happy for you. I... 8,809 Views / 101 Replies  
Good for you, I'm very happy for you.

I didn't buy an Air, I just watch a young lady in my office keep trying to use it and it cracks me up. If you're willing to spend all that money for one USB...
Posted by matt_s, on Sep 7, 2008 at 08:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I never mentioned Apple's mouse product. I've... 8,809 Views / 101 Replies  
I never mentioned Apple's mouse product. I've tried it, I don't like it, I don't own one, I don't want one, and what in heaven's name does that have to do with anything, anyway? Now, I'm suddenly...
Posted by matt_s, on Sep 7, 2008 at 08:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Correct. As I wrote, the bottleneck is the... 8,809 Views / 101 Replies  
Correct. As I wrote, the bottleneck is the parallel hard drive. We agree here.
Posted by matt_s, on Sep 7, 2008 at 12:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Not for me. When it comes to input devices, I... 8,809 Views / 101 Replies  
Not for me. When it comes to input devices, I would prefer a solid, hardware solution over any software solution. I don't want to have to use two fingers, either on a trackpad or on yet another Apple...
Posted by matt_s, on Sep 7, 2008 at 12:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Dongle doesn't work in a hub. What's the... 8,809 Views / 101 Replies  
Dongle doesn't work in a hub.

What's the point of toting an ultra-light when you have to schlep extra gear?
Posted by matt_s, on Sep 6, 2008 at 06:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you get laid because you own a Kia? :) 8,809 Views / 101 Replies  
Do you get laid because you own a Kia? :)
Posted by matt_s, on Sep 6, 2008 at 06:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Aron, I have that Blackberry, and after buying an... 8,666 Views / 132 Replies  
Aron, I have that Blackberry, and after buying an iPhone for my daughter and goofing around with it, I can say that while I do prefer the BB's keyboard, I think the iPhone's keyboard is more than...
Posted by matt_s, on Sep 6, 2008 at 06:19 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The MBA is much less powerful than my Blackbook.... 8,809 Views / 101 Replies  
The MBA is much less powerful than my Blackbook. The bottleneck is in the parallel ATA drive, which is also a huge bummer because Air owners cannot leverage any of the new SATA (serial) solid state...
Posted by matt_s, on Sep 6, 2008 at 06:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Dream Machine 1,623 Views / 48 Replies  
I agree wholeheartedly. Dumbest thing I ever did, selling my 12" Al P'Book. 12" is a perfect size & weight for road warriors.

The MacBook Air concentrated all it’s juice on what was relatively...
Posted by matt_s, on Jun 29, 2008 at 01:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Next Gen iMac Should Be... 6,918 Views / 43 Replies  
The Next Gen iMac Should Be...

Thin. Light. Headless.

G5. Come standard with 512MB RAM and 160 GB 7200 RPM HDD. The HDD should be immediately accessible, easily removed and replaced. Apple...
Posted by matt_s, on Jun 23, 2004 at 07:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: Re: Your top 5 (or so) freeware/shareware apps for OS X? 206,390 Views / 557 Replies  
Some favs, use consistently:

@-Time
Fetch
WireTap
ExecutiveSync
MailSiphon

Zippist used to be on this list until Apple included zip archiving in Panther.
Posted by matt_s, on Nov 2, 2003 at 12:27 AM, in Applications
 
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