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Not a fan - my feedback 2,239 Views / 50 Replies  
Count me among your viewers who do not like the new look!

The side-by-side articles just don't flow well. The reader's eyes are jumping from one side to the other looking for the headlines, which...
Posted by Hinson, on Feb 4, 2016 at 09:14 PM, in Feedback
Yeah, I've given them feedback on it. Maybe... 9,200 Views / 330 Replies  
Yeah, I've given them feedback on it. Maybe others will too.


-Jay
Posted by Hinson, on Feb 18, 2012 at 12:29 PM, in macOS
Quick feature question 9,200 Views / 330 Replies  
Quick and easy question for anyone trying out the Mountain Lion preview release:

In a Finder window using List view (not Column view, but List view), if you double-click on a bar that separates...
Posted by Hinson, on Feb 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM, in macOS
Thanks for the info. I posted some YouTube... 899 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks for the info. I posted some YouTube videos that are available at mazinapp.com. I'll also check out toucharcade.com. The game market is truly tough, especially for a one-man-show with no...
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 21, 2010 at 10:01 PM, in iOS Apps
Mazin 899 Views / 2 Replies  
Let me admit it up front--I'm trying to promote an app I personally designed.

That said, I've been a long time viewer of MacNN, and while I'm not active in the forums (as I was several years...
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 12, 2010 at 03:02 PM, in iOS Apps
You're right in that the leap from iPhone... 3,323 Views / 156 Replies  
You're right in that the leap from iPhone development to any other type of Objective-C based development will be relatively easy compared to the initial leap to the iPhone, but the same can be said...
Posted by Hinson, on Jan 24, 2010 at 10:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, I'm not the one to take the bet, but I do see... 3,323 Views / 156 Replies  
No, I'm not the one to take the bet, but I do see an issue with the iPad introducing yet another OS platform for programmers. Maybe it will work, but it's a different beast than the iPhone. ...
Posted by Hinson, on Jan 24, 2010 at 05:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
UNdesirable "features" 3,323 Views / 156 Replies  
Well, I'll tell you some specs I hope it DOESN'T have. I love apple products (including my Mac Pro and iPhone), but I fear that given their track record, one or more of these three "bad ideas" will...
Posted by Hinson, on Jan 23, 2010 at 02:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Two suggestions dealing with the Top Story... 1,915 Views / 39 Replies  
Two suggestions dealing with the Top Story images:

1) Roll-over should pop up a short synopsis of the story--like you used to get when you rolled over story links in the previous version

2) Add...
Posted by Hinson, on Sep 4, 2009 at 05:22 PM, in Feedback
Hmmm... Interesting point. I've always been... 2,709 Views / 43 Replies  
Hmmm... Interesting point. I've always been leery of the extended warranty for the usual reasons (do you really expect a major failure? is it worth the cost just for peace of mind?). I figured my...
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 18, 2009 at 04:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
Another consideration... I bought AppleCare... 2,709 Views / 43 Replies  
Another consideration...

I bought AppleCare protection on my last two Macs. I was hesitant on the first one, but not on the second a few years later. Both times it paid off--1st with a video...
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 13, 2009 at 11:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks much for the advice, mduell. I like your... 503 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks much for the advice, mduell. I like your approach.

-Jay
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 10, 2009 at 08:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Good time to make the Mac Pro leap? 503 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi all...

First, I know this is a little long, but it's bulletized, and if you just read the numbered points, that's probably enough for a response.

I'm in the market for a new Mac and looking...
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 10, 2009 at 01:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
Still using a 2.5 GHz DP PowerMac. However, I'm... 5,090 Views / 68 Replies  
Still using a 2.5 GHz DP PowerMac. However, I'm looking to upgrade now that it's been 5 years. I'll be asking for advice in another thread soon.


-Jay
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 10, 2009 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm in roughly the same boat with roughly the... 6,396 Views / 147 Replies  
I'm in roughly the same boat with roughly the same conclusion--and it hurts. I have a dual G5 2.5GHz that I'm desperate to upgrade. I don't throw around $3000+ lightly. I have been waiting for the...
Posted by Hinson, on Mar 6, 2009 at 02:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
XCode's forcing of MVC has its benefits, but the... 10,146 Views / 19 Replies  
XCode's forcing of MVC has its benefits, but the ability to do MVC WITHOUT being forced is better, IMHO. In .Net, components are objects. Objects have fields, properties, methods, and events (in...
Posted by Hinson, on Feb 18, 2008 at 02:52 PM, in Developer Center
Are you really comparing Win32/MFC to .NET and... 10,146 Views / 19 Replies  
Are you really comparing Win32/MFC to .NET and calling .NET the incredibly stupid one? This seems totally backwards in so many ways. Just one tiny example--I never worry about how to link libraries...
Posted by Hinson, on Feb 18, 2008 at 02:28 PM, in Developer Center
Okay, on the first point, VS's interface is very... 10,146 Views / 19 Replies  
Okay, on the first point, VS's interface is very customizable. If you don't like all the split views, just close them or drag them into one-another to get multiple windows tabbed in the same docked...
Posted by Hinson, on Feb 18, 2008 at 02:10 PM, in Developer Center
Poll: Hmmm.... Had to readdress this one. ... 1,189 Views / 20 Replies  
Hmmm....

Had to readdress this one.

I've installed the 10.5.2 update, and while I've heard of others having some troubles, so far I've had none. Plus MY DOCK FOLDERS ARE USEFUL AGAIN. [Humph]...
Posted by Hinson, on Feb 14, 2008 at 01:35 AM, in macOS
XCode - embarrassing compared to VS.Net? 10,146 Views / 19 Replies  
Okay, I'm a Mac user at home--used Macs since 1989, never owned a non-Apple computer, OS X combining Unix and the Mac was a dream come true, etc.

At work, I've done various programming jobs for...
Posted by Hinson, on Feb 14, 2008 at 01:26 AM, in Developer Center
Poll: Well, I don't know that it matters, but why not... 1,189 Views / 20 Replies  
Well, I don't know that it matters, but why not go write a short "please add a view-as-folder option to Stacks" request on Apple's Mac OS X feedback page:

Apple - Mac OS X - Feedback...
Posted by Hinson, on Nov 17, 2007 at 12:31 AM, in macOS
Poll: Great points, all. I think the consensus... 1,189 Views / 20 Replies  
Great points, all.

I think the consensus view--that Apple won't take major steps on a shipped OS, no matter how obvious the flaws or the fixes--is disturbing, though I tend to agree. That's so...
Posted by Hinson, on Nov 15, 2007 at 08:29 PM, in macOS
Poll: Will Apple Fix It? 1,189 Views / 20 Replies  
I've been reading all about Leopard before taking the plunge myself, and two problems have jumped out at me:

The first is how stacks totally replaces the great functionality of hierarchical dock...
Posted by Hinson, on Nov 15, 2007 at 03:42 AM, in macOS
Not sure what you looking for here, but have you... 9,423 Views / 82 Replies  
Not sure what you looking for here, but have you checked out SpellCatcher? I like its dictionary and thesaurus capability (though I haven't tried their non-English dictionaries), and it checks your...
Posted by Hinson, on Jul 23, 2006 at 11:37 PM, in macOS
Is it .Mac-publish only? 1,111 Views / 15 Replies  
iWeb looks pretty cool; however, I have my own web site/domain NOT provided by .Mac. I don't use .Mac and don't intend on using it any time soon. Anyone know if I publish a iWeb-created page to,...
Posted by Hinson, on Jan 12, 2006 at 12:43 AM, in Applications
Neither of those do anything special for me--what... 66,474 Views / 551 Replies  
Neither of those do anything special for me--what gives? :confused:


WAIT... I just realized the problem. I'm talking about list view, not column view. Sorry for the confusion!

In list...
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 15, 2005 at 12:26 AM, in macOS
Really? Hmmm... I tried it and it didn't work... 66,474 Views / 551 Replies  
Really? Hmmm... I tried it and it didn't work for me. Am I missing something?


-Jason
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 14, 2005 at 11:50 PM, in macOS
Poll: Yeah, its sad, really. I mean, come on. ... 1,738 Views / 47 Replies  
Yeah, its sad, really.

I mean, come on. Wintel flows because you took the "in" in Windows and replaced the "dows" with "tel." That also gives you the full word "intel" in the name "Wintel." ...
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 14, 2005 at 11:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Wait... you can hear me when I'm writing.... When... 1,738 Views / 47 Replies  
Wait... you can hear me when I'm writing.... When in the world did this happen and who was going to give me the memo?


-Jay
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 14, 2005 at 11:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Yes, Okay, people will use "Intel Mac" and such... 1,738 Views / 47 Replies  
Yes, Okay, people will use "Intel Mac" and such at times (personally, I don't like putting "Intel" first :)). But many (especially in print) will use MacTel or MacIntel. Just google the terms and...
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 14, 2005 at 04:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Okay, I forgot about the PPC Performas... CURSE... 1,738 Views / 47 Replies  
Okay, I forgot about the PPC Performas... CURSE YOU, PERFORMAS!


-Jay
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 14, 2005 at 03:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Okay HOLD IT, hold it, hold it.... I'm... 1,738 Views / 47 Replies  
Okay HOLD IT, hold it, hold it....

I'm talking about situations where people want to distinguish current, PPC based Macs from the forthcoming Intel-based Macs. Do you think everyone will type out...
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 14, 2005 at 02:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Ah, but when we first switched to the PPC... 1,738 Views / 47 Replies  
Ah, but when we first switched to the PPC processors, the Macs with PPCs in them were called Power Macs. In fact, all the consumer desktops with PPCs in them (not counting the workgroup servers)...
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 14, 2005 at 11:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Okay, Okay... I knew that "neither" would... 1,738 Views / 47 Replies  
Okay, Okay...

I knew that "neither" would get too many votes if I put it up, but I wanted people to face reality and pick the one they'd rather see if it has to be one of these. It's going to be...
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 14, 2005 at 08:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
Cursor doesn't change to resize column widths 66,474 Views / 551 Replies  
In the finder, in column view, when you move the mouse over a separator to resize the column width, it does not change to the resize cursor until you actually click. Bad form!

While were at it,...
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 14, 2005 at 08:37 AM, in macOS
Poll: Mactel or Macintel? 1,738 Views / 47 Replies  
I've seen some articles and individuals calling the forthcoming Intel-inside Macs "Mactels" and some calling them "Macintels." I thought I'd delve into the realm of irrelevancy and ask... which do...
Posted by Hinson, on Jun 14, 2005 at 08:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
First off, I didn't know about that Xbench... 2,796 Views / 30 Replies  
First off, I didn't know about that Xbench spec... a 1.25 GHz G4 is faster than a 1.6 GHz G5?

Second, you're making one of my points--the fact that the Mini comes with OS X and iLife is the sort...
Posted by Hinson, on Jan 21, 2005 at 06:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
I thought I might have had that wrong... Ah... 2,796 Views / 30 Replies  
I thought I might have had that wrong... Ah well. It would be nice to see the 1.7 in Mac land.


-Jason
Posted by Hinson, on Jan 21, 2005 at 06:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Mini Thoughts... 2,796 Views / 30 Replies  
Hope this is good enough to be a new thread. I didn't quite see this discussion in others. So here goes...

---

Just wanted to throw out my thoughts on the Mac Mini for consideration/comment. ...
Posted by Hinson, on Jan 21, 2005 at 05:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Tape > DV > DVD > DV ??? 643 Views / 4 Replies  
Answering my own questions (or one of them)...

After searching for and trying a few options, I found what I believe is the best option so far. I like using MPEG Streamclip (free from...
Posted by Hinson, on Nov 9, 2004 at 02:18 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Tape > DV > DVD > DV ??? 643 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi all...

So here's my situation: I have a Hi8 camcorder and a Canopus ADVC100 video converter that I'm using to convert the tapes to DV format via iMovie. I want to do two things: First, I want...
Posted by Hinson, on Nov 8, 2004 at 09:38 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
ARRIVED!!! I didn't even ask for overnight... 51,522 Views / 761 Replies  
ARRIVED!!!

I didn't even ask for overnight shipping, and yet its here! Been playing with it since I got home from work and set it up. Very quiet so far, very impressive, love the 20" display,...
Posted by Hinson, on Oct 15, 2004 at 01:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
SHIPPED!! My 2.5DP with the 6800 shipped... 51,522 Views / 761 Replies  
SHIPPED!!

My 2.5DP with the 6800 shipped yesterday (13th). It was scheduled to ship OOB the 22nd, so I'm a happy camper. Will be an extatic camper when it actually arrives! Must slow breathing...
Posted by Hinson, on Oct 14, 2004 at 05:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Finally took the (G5) plunge! 1,322 Views / 9 Replies  
As noted in another thread, it slipped! Boy did it slip! Three days before ship date, I checked online and the date suddenly became 10/22. I didn't even get an "We're sorry" letter--at least not...
Posted by Hinson, on Sep 20, 2004 at 08:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
I didn't even get the letter. I check my status... 51,522 Views / 761 Replies  
I didn't even get the letter. I check my status online on a regular basis, and in two days my ship date went from 9/23 to 10/22. Ugh! We deserve a discount! Or they should at least offer to ship...
Posted by Hinson, on Sep 20, 2004 at 08:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Finally took the (G5) plunge! 1,322 Views / 9 Replies  
Iíve written on the forums in the past (over a year ago) about having an old Mac and desperately wanting the next major jump in Mac CPU power to happen so I could justify spending lots on upgrading. ...
Posted by Hinson, on Aug 28, 2004 at 11:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
This is the sort of thing I worry about. I need... 1,971 Views / 24 Replies  
This is the sort of thing I worry about. I need to hold on to a computer as long as I can given the expense. If I get something that is fundamentally behind the curve in three years (due to...
Posted by Hinson, on Mar 16, 2004 at 10:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Will the next G5s be disappointing? 1,971 Views / 24 Replies  
Hereís what I mean by the subject line...

It seems there are two schools of thought as to what the next G5 upgrade will include. Either it will be a modest to moderate speed bump (2.4 or 2.6 on...
Posted by Hinson, on Mar 15, 2004 at 06:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
I totally agree here. Regular periodic... 25,834 Views / 188 Replies  
I totally agree here.

Regular periodic updates can mean so much to the consumer! Waiting and waiting between major jumps to make sure you don't just miss out on the major jump is a major...
Posted by Hinson, on Feb 10, 2004 at 09:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
The car example doesn't fit. No one worries that... 25,834 Views / 188 Replies  
The car example doesn't fit. No one worries that in 3 years their car won't run on the latest roads and if they had just waited one month to buy, then their car would still be good enough to drive...
Posted by Hinson, on Feb 6, 2004 at 04:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
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