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I came into the thread to read about others'... 8,476 Views / 244 Replies  
I came into the thread to read about others' experiences with the new rMBP before buying one. Needless to say the last page of posts was rather entertaining :lol:.

Mental note to leave Safari 6.0...
Posted by Hodog16, on Aug 1, 2012 at 06:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have not checked recent prices, but I heard the... 691 Views / 2 Replies  
I have not checked recent prices, but I heard the new iphones were going for 800-1000 on ebay.

I think the unsubsidized price is 600-700, so if you are willing to gamble you could always try to...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jul 9, 2010 at 01:01 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So far have not had any problems with the iPhone.... 20,625 Views / 677 Replies  
So far have not had any problems with the iPhone. I use the iFrogz case from Best Buy which works fine for me. It gets a lot of bad reviews because it does not allow for screen protection but I'm...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jul 7, 2010 at 09:30 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I certainly hope the Netherlands wins. Even... 1,035 Views / 16 Replies  
I certainly hope the Netherlands wins. Even though I have absolutely zero ties to your country, I grew up a Bergkamp fan and thus follow the Dutch in the World Cup and Arsenal in the EPL. I remember...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jul 7, 2010 at 09:22 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Probably the cheapest (legal) way to have an... 2,268 Views / 4 Replies  
Probably the cheapest (legal) way to have an iPhone plan is to be added as an additional line in a family plan:

$9.99 a month as a second line for sharing minutes
$15.00 for the cheapest data...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jul 1, 2010 at 10:02 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Nah. I'm careful enough that I don't worry about... 1,306 Views / 15 Replies  
Nah. I'm careful enough that I don't worry about dropping it, etc. If something goes wrong with it, I'll take my chances with Apple.

$12 a month sounds like a lot to me, $5 would be more palatable.
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 29, 2010 at 11:51 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hmm. Maybe it was a self-imposed limit of... 20,625 Views / 677 Replies  
Hmm. Maybe it was a self-imposed limit of upgrading instead of an Apple-imposed limit, but regardless my iMac (it's a rev B pre-camera) is still running 10.4.x. It's basically only used to store my...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 27, 2010 at 01:18 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
My iMac from 2005 still has the PowerPC processor... 20,625 Views / 677 Replies  
My iMac from 2005 still has the PowerPC processor and can't run OS X 10.5 or higher, which is necessary to sync with the new iPhone. Had the same issue with the iPad.

It was the Mac I used to sync...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 26, 2010 at 09:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Consider my mind blown. This thing is like... 20,625 Views / 677 Replies  
Consider my mind blown. This thing is like greased lightning :).

Took me awhile to transfer stuff over since my G5 iMac that was used to sync my 1st gen iPhone cannot support 10.5 to activate the...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 25, 2010 at 04:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
My guess is that Apple stores are out of bumpers.... 20,625 Views / 677 Replies  
My guess is that Apple stores are out of bumpers. Usually with a frenzied release like this, people buy a bunch of accessories they don't need. I remember watching this phenomenon when the Wii came...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 24, 2010 at 05:19 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Didn't get shipping confirmation until lunchtime... 20,625 Views / 677 Replies  
Didn't get shipping confirmation until lunchtime yesterday, but the phone is scheduled to arrive this afternoon. Probably won't get to use it until tomorrow though due to work.

I have read many...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 24, 2010 at 10:35 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thought about it, but decided to order Marware's... 5,562 Views / 30 Replies  
Thought about it, but decided to order Marware's sportgrip edge for the 4. Hasn't come out yet but is shaped like Apple's bumpers, includes front and rear screen protectors, and comes in red for...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 24, 2010 at 10:00 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Also kept the unlimited plan. The decision was... 2,165 Views / 37 Replies  
Also kept the unlimited plan. The decision was made easier as I get a business discount. I'm upgrading from a 1st gen phone so I imagine my data usage will increase on 3G versus EDGE.
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 24, 2010 at 09:54 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Decided to go with the case from Macally as... 4,617 Views / 56 Replies  
Decided to go with the case from Macally as recommended at ilounge:

http://www.macally.com/UploadFiles/METROLPAD.jpg

I don't usually prop mine up, so this case gives me a good amount of...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 22, 2010 at 09:42 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Pre-ordered through AT&T in hopes of replacing my... 20,625 Views / 677 Replies  
Pre-ordered through AT&T in hopes of replacing my 1st gen iPhone. So far so good.
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 20, 2010 at 09:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Agreed, thanks for the feedback on the apple... 2,035 Views / 19 Replies  
Agreed, thanks for the feedback on the apple cover. Think I'll pass on it now.

The netbook cover is a good idea just for something cheap and easy while transporting the iPad. Maybe I'll go hunting...
Posted by Hodog16, on Apr 9, 2010 at 02:24 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Pre-ordered the 64 GB wifi that UPS delivered... 5,598 Views / 113 Replies  
Pre-ordered the 64 GB wifi that UPS delivered around 10 AM Saturday morning.

Since then I've downloaded $30 worth of applications. Native iPad applications look amazing. Was able to VPN and remote...
Posted by Hodog16, on Apr 6, 2010 at 10:58 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'd probably have to look at some of these cases... 2,035 Views / 19 Replies  
I'd probably have to look at some of these cases at the apple store whenever they come out to figure out which is best.

The Cloak looks promising.
Posted by Hodog16, on Apr 6, 2010 at 10:47 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Apparently this is the website to go to: ... 5,813 Views / 20 Replies  
Apparently this is the website to go to:

https://selfsolve.apple.com/Agreements.do

There's a price war on ebay for Macbook Pro Apple Care's. Down from $205 to 199 to 190 to 188 to 187.75 and...
Posted by Hodog16, on Nov 17, 2008 at 10:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Has to be ebay using buy it now and live.com's... 5,813 Views / 20 Replies  
Has to be ebay using buy it now and live.com's cash back (currently 25%).

Just make sure the seller has good feedback and you use a credit card so you can contest it if there are any issues.
Posted by Hodog16, on Nov 9, 2008 at 03:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I went all out in planning to buy the MacBook... 729 Views / 11 Replies  
I went all out in planning to buy the MacBook Pro. I bought the 2.8 MBP with faster 320 GB hard drive.

$2849 MSRP
-$235 Apple Education Discount (University faculty)
+182.98 7% Sales Tax...
Posted by Hodog16, on Oct 23, 2008 at 12:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ordered mine the evening of launch. FedEx tried... 5,412 Views / 64 Replies  
Ordered mine the evening of launch. FedEx tried to deliver today, but I was not here for signature delivery. My new MBP will be in my grubby hands tomorrow morning around 10:30 AM though :)!
Posted by Hodog16, on Oct 23, 2008 at 12:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I usually keep my computers for at least 4 years... 5,927 Views / 23 Replies  
I usually keep my computers for at least 4 years before upgrading, so I decided to upgrade to the 2.8.
Posted by Hodog16, on Oct 23, 2008 at 12:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just bought a MBP 2.8. Had been planning this... 20,659 Views / 514 Replies  
Just bought a MBP 2.8. Had been planning this purchase, so I bought a bunch of Apple gift cards off ebay with live.com's 30% back. How ironic thanks to Microsoft I can buy a new Apple :).

My last...
Posted by Hodog16, on Oct 14, 2008 at 08:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I wouldn't call myself an audiophile, but I... 1,030 Views / 22 Replies  
I wouldn't call myself an audiophile, but I definitely appreciate quality in music and speakers.

I have the Altec Lansing FX6021 which can now be had for under $200 I think. Very impressed with...
Posted by Hodog16, on Dec 18, 2006 at 06:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sometimes when I don't use my iPod for a few... 1,626 Views / 24 Replies  
Sometimes when I don't use my iPod for a few days, I'll have to reset it (center + menu hold) and then it works fine. But if I turn it off and turn it back on or only go a day or two, I don't have to...
Posted by Hodog16, on Sep 24, 2005 at 11:30 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It sure is a nice looking product. I thought the... 32,683 Views / 335 Replies  
It sure is a nice looking product. I thought the ipod minis were smooth looking but this definitely takes the cake.

Makes my ipod look like an absolute brick. :)
Posted by Hodog16, on Sep 7, 2005 at 04:39 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Suits me fine, I like the larger window for the... 9,754 Views / 105 Replies  
Suits me fine, I like the larger window for the time bar, etc.

Lots of changes today. Updates for itunes, Madonna's catalog on itunes, and the new Nano's.
Posted by Hodog16, on Sep 7, 2005 at 04:34 PM, in Applications
Apple BT keyboard definitely has no ports. ... 622 Views / 5 Replies  
Apple BT keyboard definitely has no ports.

For a USB mouse, I highly recommend the logitech MX 1000 laser cordless mouse. I've seen it for $40 (don't pay retail) and it's rechargable. On the...
Posted by Hodog16, on Sep 6, 2005 at 12:36 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Love my iMac as well (20" 2ghz) after using PCs.... 1,532 Views / 22 Replies  
Love my iMac as well (20" 2ghz) after using PCs. Only issue was that my original bluetooth keyboard stopped working about 3 days ago (I got mine in June also). I called Apple and am now typing on my...
Posted by Hodog16, on Aug 12, 2005 at 09:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Never had that problem on a 60 GB photo (1st... 858 Views / 13 Replies  
Never had that problem on a 60 GB photo (1st version with dock). I can tell the HD's spinning when I plug it into the computer and transfer files however.
Posted by Hodog16, on Jul 22, 2005 at 08:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've been happy with the bluetooth keyboard so... 834 Views / 6 Replies  
I've been happy with the bluetooth keyboard so far. Still shows full power after lots of usage the first couple of weeks.

I sold the BT mouse without ever using it. Got the logitech laser MX 1000...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 23, 2005 at 12:19 AM, in Mac Desktops
Boy, you ain't kidding with what I did to my last... 1,211 Views / 13 Replies  
Boy, you ain't kidding with what I did to my last two Dells. Nothing will touch the iMac tho' :)
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 13, 2005 at 08:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Only bet really is to burn a playlist of... 5,309 Views / 51 Replies  
Only bet really is to burn a playlist of purchased songs off itunes and then re-import them as mp3's so you can play them in your radio.
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 13, 2005 at 08:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Q-tips aren't really recommended to go into ears... 2,617 Views / 36 Replies  
Q-tips aren't really recommended to go into ears as it can push back wax and cause a nice little wall o' wax.

They have some drops at the pharmacy that will take care of the wax without having to...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 13, 2005 at 01:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks for the info. I got my 1 GB x 2 RAM from... 1,160 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for the info. I got my 1 GB x 2 RAM from Crucial also but installed it before I ever turned on my iMac for the 1st time :).
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 13, 2005 at 12:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
brettcamp: The altec's can be heard at the Apple... 2,080 Views / 20 Replies  
brettcamp: The altec's can be heard at the Apple Store, and I found the Klipsch's at Best Buy. Circuit City had the Z2300's if you're curious. Interesting that none of the stores had any of the other...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 11, 2005 at 05:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
To add to this post, I just recently switched... 586 Views / 3 Replies  
To add to this post, I just recently switched from using PCs all my life to Mac's, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

There are two ways to move your music from 1 computer to the other:
1) If your...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 10, 2005 at 11:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just to add to the number of satisfied iMac G5... 915 Views / 14 Replies  
Just to add to the number of satisfied iMac G5 owners, I have the 2.0 20" iMac and so far it has had zero problems and is a wonderful machine.

But I did purchase applecare just in case :). I...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 10, 2005 at 11:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Didn't install the drivers from logitech, but... 1,304 Views / 21 Replies  
Didn't install the drivers from logitech, but after reading more replies maybe I should!
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 10, 2005 at 11:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I was pleasantly surprised to see three licenses... 767 Views / 7 Replies  
I was pleasantly surprised to see three licenses on mine, was nice of Microsoft to do that I guess.

For the original post, I would just use one of her extra serial numbers, don't spend your money...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 8, 2005 at 11:45 AM, in Applications
Crucial makes really nice RAM, a 1 Gig stick for... 486 Views / 2 Replies  
Crucial makes really nice RAM, a 1 Gig stick for the iMac cost me around $120 after tax/shipping about 2 weeks ago. Not the cheapest but good price for a non-generic.
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 7, 2005 at 09:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
I wouldn't recommend going below 128kps for... 5,309 Views / 51 Replies  
I wouldn't recommend going below 128kps for bitrate from past experience, unless the most important thing is quantity > quality.

And AAC and MP3 files of the same bitrate are identical in size.
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 7, 2005 at 09:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Senuti worked really well to import files from my... 541 Views / 3 Replies  
Senuti worked really well to import files from my iPod back to my mac, gotta donate some money to the author just for saving me so much time (4,500+ songs!)
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 7, 2005 at 09:26 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Only discount I know of more than the student is... 618 Views / 4 Replies  
Only discount I know of more than the student is the employee (of course), and the student developer program, which is a special program that you have to be eligible for and send in stuff to apple to...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 6, 2005 at 04:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
DIPESH14: I just downloaded Director, and it... 1,471 Views / 20 Replies  
DIPESH14: I just downloaded Director, and it comes as a .sit file off the website, which stuffit then opens after downloading into a folder which has the drive image (dmg) located inside it along...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 6, 2005 at 11:49 AM, in macOS
You actually can connect your windows PC and your... 535 Views / 3 Replies  
You actually can connect your windows PC and your iMac by ethernet cord, it's pretty cool.


Here's what I did:
-Connect both PC's by ethernet cord
-On PC: Find what folders you want to share,...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 6, 2005 at 11:28 AM, in macOS
^Great! I know the feeling ;) Apple shipped and... 22,448 Views / 205 Replies  
^Great! I know the feeling ;) Apple shipped and delivered the iMac before their estimated dates, so hopefully you'll get yours soon.

This goes without saying but it's worth the wait! If you're...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 6, 2005 at 11:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
The best images I've seen come from buy.com. I... 783 Views / 4 Replies  
The best images I've seen come from buy.com. I did it manually as I imported songs (hey, I had a lot of free time).

Amazon's are good but sometimes they have that little "33% off" or whatever star...
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 6, 2005 at 12:46 AM, in Applications
^Ah, that must be it. Got it backwards. 1,471 Views / 20 Replies  
^Ah, that must be it. Got it backwards.
Posted by Hodog16, on Jun 5, 2005 at 09:02 PM, in macOS
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