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Love you guys and MacNN...even the name is a... 4,615 Views / 71 Replies  
Love you guys and MacNN...even the name is a classic! You will be missed and I can't bring myself to delete this Favorites Bar bookmark.

Best wishes to all!
Posted by pairof9s, on Jun 30, 2016 at 09:32 PM, in Mac News
I agree, Mike...and I'm well aware that this is... 264 Views / 3 Replies  
I agree, Mike...and I'm well aware that this is really out of the hands of Apple. But with the addition of Sling TV today on Apple TV G4, those last vestiges of needing cable/satellite subscriptions...
Posted by pairof9s, on Jun 14, 2016 at 08:58 PM, in Mac News
HALLELUHAH!! Now I have the last vestiges of... 164 Views / 1 Replies  
HALLELUHAH!! Now I have the last vestiges of cable television gone! My main (& everyone else's) sports channel is now on my big screen with my Apple TV G4, along with the wonderful AMC, and TNT/TBS...
Posted by pairof9s, on Jun 14, 2016 at 08:54 PM, in Mac News
How about Single Sign-up?! That's where you sign... 264 Views / 3 Replies  
How about Single Sign-up?! That's where you sign up for all these various "channels" directly through your Apple TV instead of needing to have a costly yet redundant cable/satellite subscription.
...
Posted by pairof9s, on Jun 13, 2016 at 08:41 PM, in Mac News
As long as most programming in Apple TV is forced... 149 Views / 0 Replies  
As long as most programming in Apple TV is forced tied to existing home cable/satellite subscriptions, then this device (or ROKU, etc) will never become a big deal. As someone who uses his Apple TV...
Posted by pairof9s, on Jun 10, 2016 at 06:34 PM, in Mac News
The arrogance of Walmart is beyond me...rather... 287 Views / 6 Replies  
The arrogance of Walmart is beyond me...rather than migrate to the obvious "winners" in this fight (Apple Pay, Google Wallet, etc), they choose once again to market the "Walmart" brand as a solution....
Posted by pairof9s, on Jun 8, 2016 at 10:10 PM, in Mac News
I agree with Inkling. My experience was with... 198 Views / 2 Replies  
I agree with Inkling. My experience was with switching to Sprint from AT&T. The promos would cut over 25% from my bill plus allow a new iPhone with each new model along with pay offs for our existing...
Posted by pairof9s, on Jun 6, 2016 at 05:12 PM, in Mac News
I have to say the same from a consumer... 123 Views / 1 Replies  
I have to say the same from a consumer standpoint. Maybe it's the price, but overall, I just don't have that pressing need for an Apple Watch...so why get one?

Even if I wore a standard watch, I...
Posted by pairof9s, on May 31, 2016 at 01:53 PM, in Mac News
To see Netflix's rising stock in both viewership... 164 Views / 2 Replies  
To see Netflix's rising stock in both viewership and original content (along with the similar content efforts of HBO and Showtime, etc) can only be a benefit to Apple TV's efforts to provide online...
Posted by pairof9s, on Jan 20, 2016 at 02:01 PM, in Mac News
Just frustrating to see after all this time and... 278 Views / 1 Replies  
Just frustrating to see after all this time and the long awaited development of the Apple TV 4 that you still have to have a cable subscription to watch the very same channels via internet on your TV.
Posted by pairof9s, on Dec 22, 2015 at 11:36 PM, in Mac News
Oh...and you can't "copy fingerprints" onto the... 1,471 Views / 11 Replies  
Oh...and you can't "copy fingerprints" onto the phone sensor. You really have no idea how Apple Pay and iPhone TouchID work, do you?!
Posted by pairof9s, on Dec 10, 2015 at 11:16 AM, in Mac News
Inkling: Wow...thanks for that sociopolitical... 1,471 Views / 11 Replies  
Inkling: Wow...thanks for that sociopolitical insight! I've never shopped at a Whole Foods nor considered/voted a liberal agenda...but thanks for making that seem obvious about anyone who doesn't...
Posted by pairof9s, on Dec 10, 2015 at 11:13 AM, in Mac News
Just another reason to avoid this store which I... 1,471 Views / 11 Replies  
Just another reason to avoid this store which I loathe. So open the phone, then open the app, navigate to the Walmart Pay, aim it at the terminal screen, and then accept the payment confirmation....
Posted by pairof9s, on Dec 10, 2015 at 07:56 AM, in Mac News
While not to the fullest extent like Inkling,... 212 Views / 4 Replies  
While not to the fullest extent like Inkling, this lack of bundles and my cancellation of cable/satellite service has indeed reduced greatly my television viewing time. While I maintain a...
Posted by pairof9s, on Dec 9, 2015 at 09:40 AM, in Mac News
Makosuke is right...for the most part, you can't... 1,431 Views / 7 Replies  
Makosuke is right...for the most part, you can't find places that promote it much less inform their staff about it. It has from the outset been ApplePay's Achille's Heel...dearth of merchants. It...
Posted by pairof9s, on Dec 2, 2015 at 06:27 PM, in Mac News
daqman...if you got Quicken 2016 from Intuit,... 1,199 Views / 9 Replies  
daqman...if you got Quicken 2016 from Intuit, they offer a 30-day money back (or at least they did w/ 2015). So see if you can return it to get your money, or least get the 40% discount.

I know...
Posted by pairof9s, on Nov 19, 2015 at 06:07 PM, in Mac News
The mobile offering is where Quicken/Intuit is... 1,199 Views / 9 Replies  
The mobile offering is where Quicken/Intuit is really dropping the ball. A robust solution for both iPhone/Android as well as tablets like iPad is needed in this day. There are so many alternatives...
Posted by pairof9s, on Nov 19, 2015 at 08:19 AM, in Mac News
Just tried one out at the local Apple... 731 Views / 7 Replies  
Just tried one out at the local Apple Store...man, that thing is huge! The remarks about the sharp screen are dead on, and at that size, watching movies does not sacrifice quality or impact. Didn't...
Posted by pairof9s, on Nov 13, 2015 at 03:09 PM, in Mac News
Sigh...I remember when you just turned on your... 215 Views / 1 Replies  
Sigh...I remember when you just turned on your device and listened to music. Whose got the time to keep up with all these subscriptions, features, conditions, trials, add-ons, etc?!
Posted by pairof9s, on Nov 12, 2015 at 06:12 PM, in Mac News
Yeah, I agree w/ Inkling. For me, this type of... 1,268 Views / 17 Replies  
Yeah, I agree w/ Inkling. For me, this type of movie and comedies don't merit any real benefit in seeing in a "big" theater...the visual is not the impact of "Steve Jobs". So why pay the higher cost?...
Posted by pairof9s, on Nov 9, 2015 at 12:13 PM, in Mac News
Oh..well that explains my success. I've had the... 1,175 Views / 12 Replies  
Oh..well that explains my success. I've had the Walgreens app for some time...never thought that it would impact the Apple Pay function either.
Posted by pairof9s, on Nov 6, 2015 at 02:41 PM, in Mac News
jasonsRX7, I was able to add my card and this... 1,175 Views / 12 Replies  
jasonsRX7, I was able to add my card and this morning, used it without a problem. (iOS 9.1 on iPhone 6)
Posted by pairof9s, on Nov 6, 2015 at 01:02 PM, in Mac News
I think I understand fully what the text above is... 995 Views / 11 Replies  
I think I understand fully what the text above is about...certainly enough to know that when 70-80% of the worldwide market will use some variation of Android, that you want to test extensively on it...
Posted by pairof9s, on Nov 3, 2015 at 10:39 AM, in Mac News
Anyone smart enough to own an iPhone is usually... 995 Views / 11 Replies  
Anyone smart enough to own an iPhone is usually smart enough to not spend a lot of time on Facebook these days.
Posted by pairof9s, on Nov 2, 2015 at 06:27 PM, in Mac News
Any Apple Pay merchant news is thumbs up for me. 176 Views / 1 Replies  
Any Apple Pay merchant news is thumbs up for me.
Posted by pairof9s, on Oct 28, 2015 at 09:50 AM, in Mac News
The biggest casualty of SIP in the software arena... 992 Views / 8 Replies  
The biggest casualty of SIP in the software arena has been Default Folder. If you're a DF user, you know how much you miss this feature in El Capitan. Suffice to say, I'll wait for St. Claire to...
Posted by pairof9s, on Oct 22, 2015 at 10:23 AM, in Mac News
Hear, hear, Arty50!! 235 Views / 3 Replies  
Hear, hear, Arty50!!
Posted by pairof9s, on Oct 15, 2015 at 07:46 AM, in Mac News
Samsung is, if nothing else, predictable. ... 295 Views / 4 Replies  
Samsung is, if nothing else, predictable.

So let's see what name Samesong will come up with: Force Feel, Pressure Touch, S Force, ForceTouch, Forse Tuch, Better Than iPhone, ...
Posted by pairof9s, on Oct 14, 2015 at 08:05 AM, in Mac News
Yeah, nearly twice as much as the original, the... 1,520 Views / 11 Replies  
Yeah, nearly twice as much as the original, the TrackPad seems overpriced. I get the rechargeable batteries benefit, but not $60 worth. So I can only imagine the Force Touch feature is...
Posted by pairof9s, on Oct 13, 2015 at 10:49 AM, in Mac News
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Posted by pairof9s, on Oct 9, 2015 at 05:11 PM, in Mac News
I saw Fassbender on Fallon's show last night and... 233 Views / 2 Replies  
I saw Fassbender on Fallon's show last night and the clip was the showdown scene of Jobs and Sculley...the memorable line was "don't send Woz out to slap me around in the press...anyone but Rain Man,...
Posted by pairof9s, on Oct 9, 2015 at 05:03 PM, in Mac News
I'm sorry...whose Tesla again? So after 12+... 662 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm sorry...whose Tesla again?

So after 12+ years, lots of hype, hundreds of millions of venture capital, and still nascent market share, this is the guy offering the advice "You can't just go to...
Posted by pairof9s, on Oct 9, 2015 at 04:54 PM, in Mac News
More merchants = Apple Pay growth 223 Views / 1 Replies  
More merchants = Apple Pay growth
Posted by pairof9s, on Oct 9, 2015 at 10:03 AM, in Mac News
You won't see or hear anything on this in the... 332 Views / 7 Replies  
You won't see or hear anything on this in the national media because it seems a minor, non-issue. Had this been Apple Pay, it would have been "Bendgate" Part 2. It's pretty ridiculous the overt...
Posted by pairof9s, on Oct 8, 2015 at 10:06 AM, in Mac News
I have to counter Eric in that my experience with... 2,815 Views / 22 Replies  
I have to counter Eric in that my experience with El Capitan from beta to this current release has been 90% fault-free. I did have some app crashes and window anomalies during the first betas, but...
Posted by pairof9s, on Oct 6, 2015 at 08:20 PM, in Mac News
quebit >> ...or in other words, Apple has no... 289 Views / 3 Replies  
quebit >> ...or in other words, Apple has no reason or intention to cooperate in a friendly, efficient manner with this edict.
Posted by pairof9s, on Oct 6, 2015 at 08:02 PM, in Mac News
The age-old cry of one-hit wonders: "I never got... 716 Views / 11 Replies  
The age-old cry of one-hit wonders: "I never got my fair share!" Right or wrong, it's been going on long before streaming music or even digital songs.
Posted by pairof9s, on Sep 24, 2015 at 03:57 PM, in Mac News
As someone affected by this, I thank the MacNN... 298 Views / 3 Replies  
As someone affected by this, I thank the MacNN team for conducting these tests and providing the results. My library seems mostly back in order, but I'll know better next week when I return to iTunes...
Posted by pairof9s, on Sep 24, 2015 at 03:40 PM, in Mac News
update = lip service If you've bought... 235 Views / 2 Replies  
update = lip service

If you've bought Bioshock, you're still unable to use it with no tangible solution date (unless you're one of the 3 people still using iOS 8.3). If not, you can't buy it nor...
Posted by pairof9s, on Sep 24, 2015 at 03:27 PM, in Mac News
Thank goodness Apple has the war chest and... 307 Views / 4 Replies  
Thank goodness Apple has the war chest and fortitude to continue to push this verdict and award through. In the end, Samsung just looks ridiculous with this strategy. Where Apple is pushing for the...
Posted by pairof9s, on Sep 22, 2015 at 11:05 AM, in Mac News
Sanjiv probably most closely reflects my... 245 Views / 4 Replies  
Sanjiv probably most closely reflects my feelings. The ability of the iOS Music app to provide features such as "For You" and the entire music library should be reason enough to keep Apple Music...
Posted by pairof9s, on Sep 21, 2015 at 04:50 PM, in Mac News
If you think about it more deeply, you'll see... 441 Views / 7 Replies  
If you think about it more deeply, you'll see that Samsung really had no option but to "steal" the ideas. If they do nothing or spend years getting features that surpass the iPhone, their phones will...
Posted by pairof9s, on Sep 17, 2015 at 04:17 PM, in Mac News
Or perhaps Inkling should look toward Pebble,... 261 Views / 6 Replies  
Or perhaps Inkling should look toward Pebble, UZOU or Lemfo for the kind of watch that meets their price/performance expectation.

Watches, like cars, phones, TVs, have long varied greatly in price...
Posted by pairof9s, on Sep 11, 2015 at 09:50 AM, in Mac News
If it's $140 or less, I'll take it compared to... 291 Views / 2 Replies  
If it's $140 or less, I'll take it compared to the $170 Apple is charging for their model.
Posted by pairof9s, on Sep 10, 2015 at 08:33 AM, in Mac News
That universal search, especially by voice, is a... 1,163 Views / 13 Replies  
That universal search, especially by voice, is a godsend! The UI would only be partially improved without that feature. The remote looks incredible too, but let's see how it does in the wild.

My...
Posted by pairof9s, on Sep 9, 2015 at 05:39 PM, in Mac News
s219, that's a nice summary of the issue and I... 1,069 Views / 10 Replies  
s219, that's a nice summary of the issue and I tend to agree. My bigger concern is the advertising; it greatly diminishes my viewing/consuming of web pages if only due to waiting so long due to ad...
Posted by pairof9s, on Aug 31, 2015 at 07:58 AM, in Mac News
What...where's the love(loss) for the Macintosh... 1,737 Views / 42 Replies  
What...where's the love(loss) for the Macintosh TV?!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_TV
Posted by pairof9s, on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:13 PM, in Mac News
I'd give it a try...they look like (finally)... 236 Views / 3 Replies  
I'd give it a try...they look like (finally) well-built phones. But the issue is not the hardware. Unless Android has gotten incredibly tighter with integration, lesser settings complicated, and...
Posted by pairof9s, on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:15 PM, in Mac News
Yes, this sounds more like a "Nero plays while... 1,066 Views / 14 Replies  
Yes, this sounds more like a "Nero plays while Rome burns" attitude towards the perception of today's watch market. It seems a bit exaggerated in this day to say device recharging is a major...
Posted by pairof9s, on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:11 PM, in Mac News
I agree...it was the Android OS, not the HTC One... 233 Views / 5 Replies  
I agree...it was the Android OS, not the HTC One phone that made me return it after 2 weeks.
Posted by pairof9s, on Aug 21, 2015 at 06:13 PM, in Mac News
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