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SC2 low frame rate 372 Views / 0 Replies  
I have a MBP 2.66 i7 with 4 Gigs Ram.

Last summer I played Starcraft 2 on medium with no problems. The occasional drop in frame rates when you'd have 8 people with max units fighting at once, but...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Mar 17, 2012 at 03:12 PM, in Gaming
A lot of people are finding that they can not use... 2,609 Views / 59 Replies  
A lot of people are finding that they can not use their StarCraft 2 serial code with their battle.net account. For some reason some people's battle.net accounts are "registered" in other parts of...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Aug 2, 2010 at 12:46 PM, in Gaming
Wow... have the game... only battle.net is... 2,609 Views / 59 Replies  
Wow... have the game... only battle.net is down... so i can't register the game... which means I can't even play the frickin single player mode...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Jul 27, 2010 at 08:21 PM, in Gaming
Me..... Sometimes.... Maybe we should make a... 571 Views / 4 Replies  
Me..... Sometimes....

Maybe we should make a list of better gadget blogs so no one ever has to use gizmodo again...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Jun 27, 2010 at 03:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It was the realness of your message that hurt the... 3,619 Views / 9 Replies  
It was the realness of your message that hurt the most.
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Jun 27, 2010 at 11:08 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
No case on the phone. Seems to have issues... 3,619 Views / 9 Replies  
No case on the phone.

Seems to have issues in a moving car. Now that I'm on nonmoving ground things seem to work fine. I was only concerned as I plan on using my phone for GPS in my car.
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Jun 26, 2010 at 11:28 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone 4g Compass is really wrong 3,619 Views / 9 Replies  
So I'm in a car going south and my iPhone 4g compass sayings I'm going north west. In fact in google maps it shows that I'm more or less facing 160 degrees away from reality.

I've also had to do...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Jun 26, 2010 at 11:17 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I would buy a car if I expected to live in the... 766 Views / 7 Replies  
I would buy a car if I expected to live in the same country for more than three years. Chances are I'll be off somewhere else then. Plus, leasing a car isn't such a bad idea. I pay less in car...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Jun 21, 2010 at 08:22 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If I was buying a car, I would. Heck, I would... 766 Views / 7 Replies  
If I was buying a car, I would. Heck, I would have just gotten one with USB on it. (Though the 2010 does play nice with MP3 CDs, which I've been using the last month or so.)

But sadly I'm...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Jun 20, 2010 at 09:38 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: Craigslist is awesome for bigger things, but... 720 Views / 15 Replies  
Craigslist is awesome for bigger things, but smaller more niche things, you have to go ebay.

Plus not everyone is near a big populated area. When I lived in South Dakota there were maybe only...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Jun 20, 2010 at 04:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
do'h! 766 Views / 7 Replies  
do'h!
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Jun 20, 2010 at 02:31 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: True, but how else are you going to sell things... 720 Views / 15 Replies  
True, but how else are you going to sell things abroad?

Heck, half the things I've sold on ebay have ended up in foreign countries. I myself bought things from people using paypal while living...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Jun 20, 2010 at 01:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Rate my iPhone car setup 766 Views / 7 Replies  
Hellllloooo. Getting an iPhone this week, and I've been trying to work out a car audio solution for myself that doesn't require me to get anything installed on my leased car. Here is what I've come...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Jun 20, 2010 at 12:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: I thought nothing of it as the money came through... 720 Views / 15 Replies  
I thought nothing of it as the money came through paypal just fine and dandy. Thanks to ebay I've sent lots of random stuff abroad, and as long as the money comes through paypal I don't worry about...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Jun 20, 2010 at 01:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Good idea.... I'll just tell him to make a... 720 Views / 15 Replies  
Good idea....

I'll just tell him to make a claim with Paypal or ebay. He requested USPS, so thats his fault.

Thanks guys and gals.
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Jun 19, 2010 at 03:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Am I being scammed? 720 Views / 15 Replies  
Story: I had an iPhone in Japan. Returned to US of A. Sold iPhone on Ebay to a guy in Russia. Sent phone to Russia. Guy emails me today saying it was "stolen at the post office" and wants me to make...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Jun 19, 2010 at 02:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Darn.... Portal did seem a bit slow when I... 5,605 Views / 127 Replies  
Darn....

Portal did seem a bit slow when I used it. Slower than when I ran it in Windows XP (though that was quite a long time ago).

I'm just happy nothing on my Mac got "nuked" by Steam.
Posted by JoshuaZ, on May 12, 2010 at 10:40 PM, in Gaming
Wozers. Thanks. I opened up steam and got the... 5,605 Views / 127 Replies  
Wozers. Thanks. I opened up steam and got the message (which never appeared before).

Now comes the long long download wait.

(Now if only Star Trek Online worked in OS X... I'd never have to...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on May 12, 2010 at 03:37 PM, in Gaming
Portal is available. How to Download and... 5,605 Views / 127 Replies  
Portal is available.

How to Download and Play With Steam for Mac Right Now - steam for mac - Gizmodo (http://gizmodo.com/5537279/how-to-download-and-play-with-steam-for-mac-right-now)

Some...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on May 12, 2010 at 02:52 PM, in Gaming
I can't get portal to download. Anyone... 5,605 Views / 127 Replies  
I can't get portal to download.

Anyone gotten it to work?
Posted by JoshuaZ, on May 12, 2010 at 02:23 PM, in Gaming
Crud. I guess I didn't get into the beta. I'm... 2,609 Views / 59 Replies  
Crud. I guess I didn't get into the beta. I'm tempted to pre-order at gamestop to get a beta key.

Then again, I could just spend my time playing Star Trek Online...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on May 4, 2010 at 02:17 PM, in Gaming
I tried using the free program LiteIcon to change... 1,945 Views / 7 Replies  
I tried using the free program LiteIcon to change the default volume icon, which does the trick when in Finder, but not in the boot loader.

I'll give Candybar a try. After that I'll just give up....
Posted by JoshuaZ, on May 3, 2010 at 12:09 PM, in Mac OS X
I most certainly am. Sure, you don't see it... 1,945 Views / 7 Replies  
I most certainly am.

Sure, you don't see it for long, but it would be nice for it to have an icon other than a generic hard drive.

Sure, you probably don't look at your login background for...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on May 2, 2010 at 02:57 AM, in Mac OS X
Change Bootcamp Icon 1,945 Views / 7 Replies  
Hello. I'm using Mac OS 10.6.3 with a bootcamp install of Windows 7.

I'd really like to make it so that when my Mac starts up and I need to choose between Mac OS and Windows (bootcamp) the...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on May 1, 2010 at 07:54 PM, in Mac OS X
I was clicking around the steam site yesterday... 5,605 Views / 127 Replies  
I was clicking around the steam site yesterday and found no "release date" or even a timeline for release with a general date.

Maybe they like keeping everyone in suspense.
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 25, 2010 at 01:30 PM, in Gaming
I found this one on newegg.com, it appears to... 3,647 Views / 3 Replies  
I found this one on newegg.com, it appears to support audio...

Newegg.com - BYTECC AP-MIDPHDMI-005 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 22, 2010 at 04:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
WixOSX, let me know how it works out. I'm... 3,647 Views / 3 Replies  
WixOSX, let me know how it works out.

I'm living at home again (going back to school) and my parents finally replaced their 1988 30 inch TV with a nice big digital Sony 42in LCD TV. Sooooooooo...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 22, 2010 at 04:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mini Display Port to HDMI + Audio 3,647 Views / 3 Replies  
Well the new 2010 MBPs support audio though their Mini Display Ports, meaning you can get an HDMI adaptor for your 2010 MBP that does both audio and video through the HDMI cable.

The catch is that...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 22, 2010 at 12:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got mine around noon. Took a couple of hours... 4,895 Views / 104 Replies  
I got mine around noon. Took a couple of hours for Migration Assistant to move everything over, and then a bit more time for me to do some tweaking and installing.

New high res screen looks...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 19, 2010 at 04:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got mine at around noon this morning. It took... 745 Views / 17 Replies  
I got mine at around noon this morning. It took a couple hours for Migration Assistant to move everything over for me.

New "high res" screen is very nice. Very crisp. (Then again my old MBP...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 19, 2010 at 04:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well I'll post photos of the glossy his res... 4,895 Views / 104 Replies  
Well I'll post photos of the glossy his res screen vs my old 2007 Macbook Pro. That should be about the same.

If I "had" a copy of Windows 7 I'd tell you if the graphic switching was working...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 19, 2010 at 10:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Darn, mine says its on a truck in my county. ... 745 Views / 17 Replies  
Darn, mine says its on a truck in my county. Meaning I'll get it sometime today.

So much for Fedex's ETA. A day early is never a bad thing.
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 19, 2010 at 10:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ordered mine last Tuesday. BTO 15in with Hi Res... 745 Views / 17 Replies  
Ordered mine last Tuesday. BTO 15in with Hi Res Screen.

Picked up from the factory in China on the 16th. Flew to Alaska yesterday. Is sitting in Nashville right now. ETA is the 20th for me in...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 18, 2010 at 03:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Are there any "real world" reviews of the new... 5,668 Views / 128 Replies  
Are there any "real world" reviews of the new MBP's 33m in action?

(Not just generic graphic card review sites)
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 14, 2010 at 02:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I went with glossy. I've had a matt screen for... 4,895 Views / 104 Replies  
I went with glossy. I've had a matt screen for ages, and for some reason, I think I'd like a glossy.

Mostly because I don't use my computer outside.
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 14, 2010 at 11:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I called the two Apple Stores in the Milwaukee... 4,895 Views / 104 Replies  
I called the two Apple Stores in the Milwaukee area and both said they wouldn't get the new Macbooks for a few days. I just ended up ordering off the Apple Store. 15" i7 with high res screen.
...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 13, 2010 at 10:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ahhhh screw it. I just ordered the high... 5,668 Views / 128 Replies  
Ahhhh screw it.

I just ordered the high end 15in with the "high res" screen.

Now time to throw this computer up on ebay... along with a few other things... and maybe my cat...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 13, 2010 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Time for me to call the local Apple Store and see... 5,668 Views / 128 Replies  
Time for me to call the local Apple Store and see if they have them in stock....

And if I need to show any sort of Teacher ID to get it... which I don't have...

(Gotta love $200 off for the...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 13, 2010 at 03:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm sure someone will make an app for that.... ... 3,353 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm sure someone will make an app for that....

And charge you 99 cents.
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 11, 2010 at 05:20 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I called applecare and they were nice enough to... 1,423 Views / 13 Replies  
I called applecare and they were nice enough to replace my battery for free.

Though mine wasn't growing.

Yours is scary.
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 11, 2010 at 05:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's about damn time. Now lets seem if this... 11,381 Views / 211 Replies  
It's about damn time.

Now lets seem if this rumor actually pans out. This time.
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 11, 2010 at 05:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do'h! Revoke my geek card! Oh well. I'll... 1,166 Views / 30 Replies  
Do'h! Revoke my geek card!

Oh well. I'll just sit here and wait. I'd love to get a new MBP this summer sometime. Or this fall. Or whenever.

The only reason I wouldn't upgrade is if it...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 8, 2010 at 09:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't expect Apple to change their port setup... 1,166 Views / 30 Replies  
I don't expect Apple to change their port setup very much.

In fact I'd be surprised if they changed any of their port make-up in this revision.

USB 3? Ha ha ha. Remember how long it too Apple...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 7, 2010 at 10:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Booooooooooo 11,381 Views / 211 Replies  
Booooooooooo
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Apr 7, 2010 at 10:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Exactly.... Especially with intel chips... 11,381 Views / 211 Replies  
Exactly....

Especially with intel chips these days...

And a hungry customer base.
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Mar 18, 2010 at 10:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Except that most of those sumo guys are in good... 1,278 Views / 50 Replies  
Except that most of those sumo guys are in good shape. Underneath that fat is all muscle.

In fact I was surprised to see many "skinny" sumo guys at a tournament who were in fact ripped. Pure...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Mar 18, 2010 at 01:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I tired it a couple of weeks ago. Too many naked... 2,043 Views / 52 Replies  
I tired it a couple of weeks ago. Too many naked men, especially since I'm doing it during "late night" hours in North America (I live in Japan, time zones suck).

But what I did enjoy was...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Mar 18, 2010 at 01:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Which may mean they're trying to get rid of their... 11,381 Views / 211 Replies  
Which may mean they're trying to get rid of their stock, or that they're just trying to keep their inventory low in general. As to not overproduce. A problem Apple has a lot of back in the 90s. ...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Mar 18, 2010 at 01:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That seems to be what everyone is saying. I... 11,381 Views / 211 Replies  
That seems to be what everyone is saying.

I would HOPE that they would have something new out by early summer in order to appeal to students and schools.

And people like me who want a new...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Mar 15, 2010 at 01:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's been over 280 days since they last updated... 11,381 Views / 211 Replies  
It's been over 280 days since they last updated the Macbook Pro line. Average time between updates is around 200 days.

Seems like apple is taking their sweet time updating their Pro line. Maybe...
Posted by JoshuaZ, on Mar 14, 2010 at 08:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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