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I should've checked the Apple Store under... 726 Views / 2 Replies  
I should've checked the Apple Store under keyboard and mouse before starting this thread. The R.A.T. 7 Contagion mouse was apparently released last fall. It's one fugly looking but extremely...
Posted by joe, on Mar 5, 2012 at 02:16 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Laser mouse button support 726 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm looking into a new Laser Mouse with extra buttons for FPS style games. I currently own a Razer DeathAdder & Razer Imperator. I've been primarily using the Imperator as it's incredibly accurate...
Posted by joe, on Mar 4, 2012 at 02:39 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Quit assuming that business about the $150!. The... 1,955 Views / 5 Replies  
Quit assuming that business about the $150!. The thread was started to gather actual game benchmarks for a new, high end and (MORE IMPORTANTLY) untested iMac. Regardless of whether I agree with...
Posted by joe, on Mar 4, 2010 at 11:54 PM, in Gaming
I was asking about games, not pro apps. Before I... 1,955 Views / 5 Replies  
I was asking about games, not pro apps. Before I started this thread I'd already found several iMac Game benchmarks where the i5 and i7 iMacs were either slower or equal to the previous gen 3.06GHz...
Posted by joe, on Mar 2, 2010 at 08:17 PM, in Gaming
27" iMac - 3.33 dual-core vs quad-core gaming 1,955 Views / 5 Replies  
All of the 27" iMac game benchmarks I've found so far list Quad-core R4850 models along side Dual-core models with slower R4670 graphics. There are even CTO Quad-core 2.8GHz benchmarks with R4850...
Posted by joe, on Feb 28, 2010 at 07:32 PM, in Gaming
Thanks very much mduell & Simon for the MacPro... 892 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks very much mduell & Simon for the MacPro info. I'm not all that surprised about the graphics card situation. But the possibility of upgrading the cpu down the road is a real benefit.
Posted by joe, on Feb 27, 2010 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the link Simon. The upcoming dual... 892 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the link Simon. The upcoming dual 6-core MacPros seem worth the wait.

But what about upgrades? I remember being extremely disappointed (make that disgusted) that there were no cpu...
Posted by joe, on Feb 25, 2010 at 06:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
MacPro upgrades 892 Views / 7 Replies  
I haven't owned a Tower since my dual G5 days. I'm thinking about a new or recent Mac Pro and would appreciate any info on cpu and graphics card upgrades?

Example, can you start with a 4 core and...
Posted by joe, on Feb 24, 2010 at 10:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Check out El Gato's web site. I have the US... 5,369 Views / 7 Replies  
Check out El Gato's web site. I have the US version of the EyeTV 250 plus. It receives analog cable and free digital cable (clear qam). The latter supports digital channels at standard and HD...
Posted by joe, on Feb 2, 2010 at 12:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well for argument's sake I agree, (not much of an... 1,383 Views / 29 Replies  
Well for argument's sake I agree, (not much of an argument, eh?). But my comments were in response to a previous post about low performance and overheating. And those are true for the original...
Posted by joe, on Jan 9, 2010 at 12:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My NVidia based MBAir does not have these... 1,383 Views / 29 Replies  
My NVidia based MBAir does not have these problems. WinXP/Parallels on my Air runs everything from work very well. And as a goof, I recently installed Doom3 and found my MBAir can play full screen...
Posted by joe, on Jan 7, 2010 at 11:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Try the Razer Deathadder. I bought the Mac... 576 Views / 5 Replies  
Try the Razer Deathadder. I bought the Mac Edition earlier this year and have had great results. It uses their 3G Infrared sensor (not laser) but tracking is excellent: 1800dpi and 1000Hz ultra...
Posted by joe, on Dec 26, 2009 at 03:25 PM, in Gaming
sothos: I bought a refurb 2.13GHz MacBook Air... 1,383 Views / 29 Replies  
sothos: I bought a refurb 2.13GHz MacBook Air direct from Apple a few months ago. Portability was right at the top of my list. But I also wanted faster performance. That's why I choose the faster...
Posted by joe, on Dec 24, 2009 at 08:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You're right! And dam it is a sweet chip too. I... 2,139 Views / 11 Replies  
You're right! And dam it is a sweet chip too. I wish I could upgrade my 24" iMac with the same chip.

Thanks for the info, I'll correct my lame post above :brick:
Posted by joe, on Dec 14, 2009 at 08:54 PM, in Gaming
On a whim, I installed the Bioshock demo on my... 2,139 Views / 11 Replies  
On a whim, I installed the Bioshock demo on my unibody 15" MacBook Pro. I didn't expect much difference vs my iMac because the specs are about the same.

The results were dramatic! My MBPro...
Posted by joe, on Dec 13, 2009 at 04:22 PM, in Gaming
I found dropping to 16bit color helps. The mouse... 2,139 Views / 11 Replies  
I found dropping to 16bit color helps. The mouse still arbitrarily accelerates, then slows down. It's still not really playable on my iMac under OSX (2.33GHz, 3GB RAM, 256MB 7600GT). But it's a...
Posted by joe, on Dec 8, 2009 at 02:40 AM, in Gaming
It runs that much better in Windows? On the... 2,139 Views / 11 Replies  
It runs that much better in Windows? On the exact same iMac??
Posted by joe, on Nov 23, 2009 at 01:44 AM, in Gaming
Fastest VNC / Remote desktop app for iPhone 3G 2,578 Views / 1 Replies  
I've played around with Mocha Lite VNC on my 3G iPhone. It works well enough but is rather slow. The paid version adds right mouse click and the price is very reasonable. I'm thinking about buying...
Posted by joe, on Nov 23, 2009 at 12:07 AM, in iPhone Apps
Bioshock demo - performance tweaks? 2,139 Views / 11 Replies  
I recently tested the new Bioshock Mac demo on my 24" iMac (2.33GHz, 256MB NVidia 7600GT, 3GB RAM). The demo is a bit choppy even at the lowest resolution. And the mouse speed can change...
Posted by joe, on Nov 22, 2009 at 01:56 AM, in Gaming
Fastest SSD drive for 2.4GHz unibody MBPro 857 Views / 1 Replies  
I own a 15" unibody MacBook Pro at 2.4GHz. This is the 2008 model with removable battery and express card slot. I'd like to swap the 5400rpm hard drive for a new SSD hard drive and was wondering...
Posted by joe, on Oct 7, 2009 at 01:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You're definitely missing something. I FreeAVG... 761 Views / 7 Replies  
You're definitely missing something. I FreeAVG on my XP partition and Virtual Disks - not to mention all my PC friends. Never had a problem with auto-updates. Maybe you're using a setting in...
Posted by joe, on Jul 18, 2009 at 02:44 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
The radtech video is very helpful - especially... 403 Views / 3 Replies  
The radtech video is very helpful - especially when it comes to removing dust. No matter how careful you are, there WILL be a couple of dust specs that you have to remove during installation.
...
Posted by joe, on Jul 18, 2009 at 02:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I voted no because I don't own an EC card for my... 3,827 Views / 53 Replies  
I voted no because I don't own an EC card for my MBPro. Tho I had hoped to find some interesting EC cards at some point. That 48GB SSD EC (PCI) seems nice. A digital TV tuner would've been nice...
Posted by joe, on Jul 18, 2009 at 01:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I had 2 wireless ISPs years ago: Last Mile Access... 746 Views / 2 Replies  
I had 2 wireless ISPs years ago: Last Mile Access & Gateway Solutions. They were both advertised as 1-way wireless cable and required a phone-line for uploads. In other areas they were 2-way...
Posted by joe, on Jul 11, 2009 at 05:09 PM, in Networking
linking to a podcast in iTunes 280 Views / 1 Replies  
Is there a way to send a link or alias to a free podcast episode in iTunes?

I found an interesting video podcast on iTunes and would like to send it to a friend to check out.
Posted by joe, on Jun 27, 2009 at 09:52 PM, in Applications
I saw the anti-glare version of the new 17"... 1,808 Views / 21 Replies  
I saw the anti-glare version of the new 17" MacBook Pro at the Apple Store in the Lehigh Valley Mall (PA). Looks gorgeous! Even side by side with the glossy version! Same trade offs of course. ...
Posted by joe, on Apr 4, 2009 at 07:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well said. The films are a poor substitute and... 504 Views / 6 Replies  
Well said. The films are a poor substitute and prone to problems of their own. Even if you follow the directions, you're going to end up with tiny bumps from unforeseen dust specs. Not to mention...
Posted by joe, on Mar 19, 2009 at 09:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You don't have to be precisely in front to see... 1,808 Views / 21 Replies  
You don't have to be precisely in front to see the mirror effect. The photographer wanted to be in that shot. And background lighting is only half the problem, dark images on the unibody create the...
Posted by joe, on Mar 19, 2009 at 08:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I also saw it in an Apple store. Looked great! ... 848 Views / 9 Replies  
I also saw it in an Apple store. Looked great! I'd gladly pay the $50 matte option if Apple would offer it on the 13" and 15" models. So what's the hold up - only those with $3K to burn get matte?!
Posted by joe, on Mar 19, 2009 at 08:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the X-25M 80GB SSD drive in my 2.4GHz... 4,752 Views / 8 Replies  
I have the X-25M 80GB SSD drive in my 2.4GHz MacBook Pro. It boots in 29 seconds. Very fast all around. Apps load almost before you lift your finger off the mouse/trackpad button.

Be aware that...
Posted by joe, on Mar 1, 2009 at 10:43 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It's about the glare 5,846 Views / 19 Replies  
My only issue was with the unibody screen glare. I have no problem with the colors, contrast, etc. Refer to the top center photo and be sure to click "all sizes" to get to the large resolution...
Posted by joe, on Feb 17, 2009 at 05:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There's also Equinux. I didn't see any mention... 41,824 Views / 16 Replies  
There's also Equinux. I didn't see any mention above but they offer some nice USB based tuners in their TubeStick section:

http://www.equinux.com/us/start/index.html
Posted by joe, on Feb 16, 2009 at 01:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't mean to take issue with this but it is a... 5,846 Views / 19 Replies  
I don't mean to take issue with this but it is a major sore point with me. At the Apple Store the staff let me move things around and perform side by side comparisons between the macbook, pro, and...
Posted by joe, on Feb 16, 2009 at 12:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
uses for ExpressCard 34 slot 468 Views / 2 Replies  
I recently bought a 15" MacBookPro (unibody) and was wondering what EC34 cards others have purchased? Do you use more than one (swap cards)? Is there a North American TV tuner (preferably HD or...
Posted by joe, on Jan 12, 2009 at 11:33 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
ExpressCard / 34 slot - uses 329 Views / 0 Replies  
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Posted by joe, on Jan 12, 2009 at 09:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've tried Mocha-lite over WiFi with similar... 1,708 Views / 5 Replies  
I've tried Mocha-lite over WiFi with similar results. I just thought the sluggishness and screen limitations were due to my iPhone's hardware. There is a full version of Mocha tho. Does anyone...
Posted by joe, on Jan 1, 2009 at 06:51 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Single best new feature on the MBPro? That's a... 520 Views / 11 Replies  
Single best new feature on the MBPro? That's a tough call. There are just too many outstanding innovations this time around ranging from the solid unibody design to the greener manufacturing...
Posted by joe, on Jan 1, 2009 at 06:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
By "understandably" I was comparing the lower... 4,328 Views / 39 Replies  
By "understandably" I was comparing the lower priced MacBook to higher end models like the Air/Pro. Even so, I would've gone with a 13" unibody MB if I could BTO the Air's display. The wider...
Posted by joe, on Jan 1, 2009 at 06:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
After several side by side comparisons of the new... 4,328 Views / 39 Replies  
After several side by side comparisons of the new 13" unibody MBs at a local Apple Store I was most disappointed with the new screens. The consumer MBs are understandably going to have a lower...
Posted by joe, on Dec 31, 2008 at 03:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not sure if it's the same issue, but I use to... 1,137 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm not sure if it's the same issue, but I use to have an Apple BlueTooth Mouse that lagged quite a bit. After about 2 seconds of inaction the mouse would immediately go into standby mode to...
Posted by joe, on Dec 30, 2008 at 02:52 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
No regrets on buying my new 2.4GHz unibody MBPro.... 4,328 Views / 39 Replies  
No regrets on buying my new 2.4GHz unibody MBPro. In my case Firewire and screen quality were the deciding factors vs the 13" unibody MB.

It was not an easy decision tho because I actually...
Posted by joe, on Dec 30, 2008 at 02:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ditto on my 2.4GHz unibody MBPro with a 4GB... 1,044 Views / 20 Replies  
Ditto on my 2.4GHz unibody MBPro with a 4GB upgrade from OWC. No problems here.
Posted by joe, on Dec 26, 2008 at 09:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Are you sure about the drivers? Razr shows some... 1,137 Views / 3 Replies  
Are you sure about the drivers? Razr shows some ProClick drivers on their web site for OS 10.4 and 10.5.

I just bought one of their Deathadder Mac Edition mice. I installed their latest drivers...
Posted by joe, on Dec 25, 2008 at 09:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Great idea! Apple has already done this with the... 591 Views / 15 Replies  
Great idea! Apple has already done this with the 12" Powerbook. So why not with the MacBook Air (or even MacBook).
Posted by joe, on Nov 17, 2008 at 06:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So far it looks like the only thing I'd gain for... 367 Views / 8 Replies  
So far it looks like the only thing I'd gain for the $79US upgrade to v3 is episode titles. No offense, but that seems like more of a bug fix since that feature was part of v1.x. At least if I...
Posted by joe, on Nov 1, 2008 at 11:43 AM, in Applications
El Gato's response to the same question was that... 367 Views / 8 Replies  
El Gato's response to the same question was that it was "not supported" at v1.x. But that it may be in a future version of EyeTV software. At the time I was planning on buying an EyeTV500 which was...
Posted by joe, on Nov 1, 2008 at 11:41 AM, in Applications
eyetv 3 software impressions 367 Views / 8 Replies  
I own an older eyetv200 tv tuner (US version) with 1.8.x software and am thinking about upgrading to version 3. However, there were some features I was waiting for and was wondering if anyone with...
Posted by joe, on Oct 29, 2008 at 01:12 AM, in Applications
My Firewire devs: - Mercury Elite external dual... 1,851 Views / 61 Replies  
My Firewire devs:
- Mercury Elite external dual hard drive
- EyeTV 200
- Griffin iFire
- Apple iSight
- Apple Target Disk mode (?)

USB2.0 is possible with the Mercury Elite. And there's...
Posted by joe, on Oct 17, 2008 at 09:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Poll: I have a Black MacBook with Glossy screen and 24"... 459 Views / 9 Replies  
I have a Black MacBook with Glossy screen and 24" White iMac with matte. Tho I prefer the matte I could probably live with a glossy iMac by just re-arranging my desk to minimize reflections. But...
Posted by joe, on Oct 16, 2008 at 12:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Glossy to Matte possible? 638 Views / 11 Replies  
This is not a criticism of the new iMacs or a rehash of the glossy/matte debate. I'm just wondering if there are any 3rd party options available for those wanting an anti-glare display. Maybe a...
Posted by joe, on Jul 21, 2008 at 12:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
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