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The revenge of the spell checker 127 Views / 4 Replies  
The revenge of the spell checker
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Sep 3, 2014 at 02:58 AM, in Mac News
Totally bonkers, Beats is no more than a brand... 850 Views / 9 Replies  
Totally bonkers, Beats is no more than a brand name
Posted by Peter Bonte, on May 9, 2014 at 01:58 AM, in Tech News
Buy stock when its cheap. :-) 143 Views / 2 Replies  
Buy stock when its cheap. :-)
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Jul 26, 2013 at 06:04 AM, in Mac News
The latest iPads are more than good enough for... 184 Views / 3 Replies  
The latest iPads are more than good enough for most of us, even the previous models work just fine. The next model will need something revolutionary like fingerprint, if not it is just a price thing...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Jul 18, 2013 at 06:59 AM, in Mac News
Just in time for WWDC's new Mac Pro's? 214 Views / 4 Replies  
Just in time for WWDC's new Mac Pro's?
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Jun 2, 2013 at 06:49 PM, in Tech News
yey, finally an update to the Mac Pro, about... 990 Views / 12 Replies  
yey, finally an update to the Mac Pro, about time!

although i don't have a use for it anymore, the imac is plenty fast for pictures, DTP and some occasional movie editing. It has really become a...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on May 31, 2013 at 05:21 PM, in Tech News
The money is not earned in the US, i don't see... 952 Views / 17 Replies  
The money is not earned in the US, i don't see why it needs to be taxed in the US.
Posted by Peter Bonte, on May 21, 2013 at 02:22 AM, in Tech News
Apple earned it offshore Apple payed offshore... 147 Views / 2 Replies  
Apple earned it offshore
Apple payed offshore taxes
Apple holds the cash offshore
I don't see the problem, Apple would be taxed repatriating it and via the dividend, there are limits to taxing.
Posted by Peter Bonte, on May 16, 2013 at 02:44 AM, in Tech News
As if Apple would price a new model less than... 981 Views / 8 Replies  
As if Apple would price a new model less than $200, a $350 starting point seems perfect for a lower cost model. That Apple will only produce a few million to start with is BS, this thing will sell...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on May 4, 2013 at 05:08 AM, in Tech News
iZine had to pull 1500 comics 228 Views / 1 Replies  
Dutch forum
http://www.getekendereep.com/index.php?/topic/628-apple-censureert-1500-strips/

They got 30 hours from Apple to remove the adult comics that are in no way pornographic, in Europe we...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Apr 10, 2013 at 11:08 AM, in Mac News
iPhone 10 1,517 Views / 16 Replies  
In a few years the iPhone 20, its dumb.

CharlesS i hear you man, Mac naming used to be a big mess. I like the current naming system, a model with production date is good enough for me, i only need...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Apr 7, 2013 at 05:09 AM, in Mac News
comment title 240 Views / 3 Replies  
Greenlight's proposal is preposterous and almost criminal, it would only help them. Preferred stock is only used to hand out large dividends to small groups of preferred shareholders or to help...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Feb 20, 2013 at 05:28 PM, in Mac News
Oh God, i don't want to see this movie, i'l wait... 1,457 Views / 20 Replies  
Oh God, i don't want to see this movie, i'l wait for the Sorkin version based on the bio.
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Jan 24, 2013 at 05:33 PM, in Mac News
Android is for feature phones and for about... 388 Views / 20 Replies  
Android is for feature phones and for about everything but the kitchen sink, there are USB android computers on a stick. Apple only sells the real stuff, Android is a big mess.


Samsung has to...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Dec 12, 2012 at 08:44 AM, in Tech News
Almost half of what Samsung has to pay to Apple... 68 Views / 2 Replies  
Almost half of what Samsung has to pay to Apple for a much bigger infringement, just crazy.
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 7, 2012 at 02:59 AM, in Tech News
Nah, NFC is unusable for Apple, the antenna is to... 205 Views / 8 Replies  
Nah, NFC is unusable for Apple, the antenna is to big and the shell can't be in metal for it to work. I think that a price drop next year and other colors would be the best upgrade for the mini.
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Oct 26, 2012 at 07:30 AM, in Tech News
$329 is a lot but i think Apple will get away... 205 Views / 8 Replies  
$329 is a lot but i think Apple will get away with that and it's not that hard to lower the price to $299 later on. I just think that they can't produce enough mini's at a lower price point, we're...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:05 AM, in Tech News
I don't know, yet another resolution? The best... 205 Views / 8 Replies  
I don't know, yet another resolution? The best option would be to keep the iPad 2 resolution of 1024×768 pixels so nothing has to be changed to the software and keep the price down, $329 is to high....
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Oct 21, 2012 at 01:06 AM, in Tech News
I think its not only about the court cases... 198 Views / 17 Replies  
I think its not only about the court cases between Apple and Samsung but also to not help Samsung lower there production price, the more chips Apple buys the cheaper Samsung can produce them for...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Oct 15, 2012 at 05:03 AM, in Tech News
If the bezel itself is also touch sensitive then... 305 Views / 6 Replies  
If the bezel itself is also touch sensitive then the software could exclude the thumb on the front to grip it with one hand, i don't think it will be but there are different solutions to this...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Aug 18, 2012 at 07:30 AM, in Tech News
And pump it up to 2GB, maybe macbaby added some... 10,365 Views / 90 Replies  
And pump it up to 2GB, maybe macbaby added some PC ram that isn't 100% compatible. We all know how sensitive a Mac can be regarding to its RAM.
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Feb 21, 2007 at 05:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Its a small piece of software, technically there... 7,228 Views / 68 Replies  
Its a small piece of software, technically there is no hurdle at all. This is a pure management decision now.

Apple never had a problem licensing there software to OEM's if they think its the best...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Aug 14, 2006 at 02:37 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
It doesn't make a huge profit on the mini either,... 7,228 Views / 68 Replies  
It doesn't make a huge profit on the mini either, $80 for a OEM license isn't that bad. It would really piss off MS that is going to have a hard time selling Vista to OEM's at $150. Undercutting Dell...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Aug 13, 2006 at 06:20 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
OMG, thats all i can say. The Mac has become... 7,228 Views / 68 Replies  
OMG, thats all i can say.

The Mac has become a regular PC, offering osX via Dell is only a small step now.
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Aug 13, 2006 at 06:00 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Thanks, i'l have to use BootCamp then. We'll see... 7,228 Views / 68 Replies  
Thanks, i'l have to use BootCamp then. We'll see how good it works but i'm a bit scared to use it on the startup disk.
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Aug 12, 2006 at 12:48 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I don't think so but i have a Intel iMac and want... 7,228 Views / 68 Replies  
I don't think so but i have a Intel iMac and want to install Windows on a FW or USB drive, is it possible?
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Aug 12, 2006 at 08:38 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Ouch, i read ivor.plecas whole post and i have to... 7,406 Views / 85 Replies  
Ouch, i read ivor.plecas whole post and i have to agree for as far my 8 year experience can count in. We have had problems with rev 2 and 3's as much as the first but we tend to forget those. The...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Dec 17, 2005 at 11:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Intel 7,406 Views / 85 Replies  
Games seem to run pretty well on the altivec enabled rozetta so it looks like the new intels are faster than the old G4 powerbooks even with a 30% speed hit. G4's are way to old to buy now.

G5...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Dec 17, 2005 at 07:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hilarious, tx for the link :) DELL was... 2,436 Views / 32 Replies  
Hilarious, tx for the link :)


DELL was 60$ in 2000, now just over 30$. au man. :err: i buy all my apple stuff online at the store so BTO isn't bad as long as its transparent and easy. Not having...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Dec 12, 2005 at 05:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
sure, short term investors take there profit so... 2,436 Views / 32 Replies  
sure, short term investors take there profit so it can tank. On a yearly basis it looks great.

Its sad they only look to the iPod sales but understandable because its the engine for the iTunes...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Dec 12, 2005 at 12:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
hear hear 2,436 Views / 32 Replies  
hear hear
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Dec 11, 2005 at 08:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hm yeah ok, point taken. Maybe thats to... 2,436 Views / 32 Replies  
Hm yeah ok, point taken. Maybe thats to professional to be interesting at the moment.

PDF's seem like a good idea but there is no specialized portable device to view them on, selling photo's isn't...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Dec 11, 2005 at 04:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
True, i invested with my hart (these 1000 apples... 2,436 Views / 32 Replies  
True, i invested with my hart (these 1000 apples are all the stock i own!) but i also invested in the only company i know and love like no other. snick :)

Next year will be great for apple, the...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Dec 11, 2005 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
5 years ago i bought at 35 and it tankt to 12... 2,436 Views / 32 Replies  
5 years ago i bought at 35 and it tankt to 12 just 2 weeks later, but i held on to them.

Apple is a stock to keep for years and only sell when you really need the money. The only thing i'm afraid...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Dec 11, 2005 at 12:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Drool :) I'm also putting CenterStage on it and... 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
Drool :) I'm also putting CenterStage on it and then find some games that are playable with a Keyspan remote, tips are welcome.

I have it all worked out in my head, gona make a remote controlled...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 22, 2005 at 05:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Maybe iBook and powerbook gets intellized to but... 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
Maybe iBook and powerbook gets intellized to but not the G5 machines, they had just a major update. All i hope for is an intel Mini with Frontrow. :cool:
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 22, 2005 at 04:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Can't compare a mini to a desktop (only with a... 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
Can't compare a mini to a desktop (only with a mini computer, same size with dedicated GPU ram) and i didn't find an el cheapo quad opteron either. Aside from there laptops Apple is giving value for...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 21, 2005 at 10:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
In a quarter Apple sells 1.100.000 computers and... 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
In a quarter Apple sells 1.100.000 computers and (edit) 5.000.000 iPods, DELL about 6-7.000.000. Apple made about 300.000.000 $ profit, DELL about 600.000.000. per quarter
Apple market cap : 53,57B...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 21, 2005 at 03:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
Some time ago Jobs said that Apple is moving more... 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
Some time ago Jobs said that Apple is moving more to be a software company so i tend to agree but i also think it can compete in the hardware market just fine, its practically the biggest computer...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 20, 2005 at 07:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
double post :( damn Macnn slowness 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
double post :( damn Macnn slowness
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 20, 2005 at 07:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
triple post :( 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
triple post :(
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 20, 2005 at 07:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
I totally agree that Apple did what it had to do... 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
I totally agree that Apple did what it had to do and dump native backwards compatibility but how is this different to a Mactel with some sort of windows support? The PC needs a total overhaul to a...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 20, 2005 at 05:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
My 2cent is that clones just need to ad a sticker... 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
My 2cent is that clones just need to ad a sticker "compatible with osX" to supported hardware (with or without osX as default), thats easy enough for the customer and it may well become a quality...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 20, 2005 at 05:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
20% 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
osX is what the next Windows wanted to be, a new operating system with some form of good backwards compatibility. Vista didn't make it that far and is just a spiced up NT6.



Yeah ok, then we...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 20, 2005 at 02:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thats exactly the same problem Vista is going to... 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
Thats exactly the same problem Vista is going to have, why make a vista version if the XP software works good on it. There will always be a demand for osX native software and if Apple's marketshare...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 20, 2005 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, but Apple did offer osX for free. In other... 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
Yes, but Apple did offer osX for free. In other words, a license for a Mac clone!



Only if Hell freezes and pigs can fly? :D
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 20, 2005 at 06:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mactel isn't here to replace Windows XP, its not... 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
Mactel isn't here to replace Windows XP, its not fighting with XP. It has to coexist as good as possible so people see osX as the successor to XP, its a fight with Vista. The biggest OS war in...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 19, 2005 at 05:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have to agree with u, all the red book info i... 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
I have to agree with u, all the red book info i can find is based on rumor. Albeit very persistent rumor, i strongly remember an MacFormat article on this subject. I hate it when rumor and fact gets...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 19, 2005 at 05:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
What are you talking about? This red box Windows... 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
What are you talking about? This red box Windows compatibility was an official statement at the time and steve even explained it in a speech if my memory serves me right. Windows installs just fine...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 19, 2005 at 12:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Rhapsody 5,875 Views / 85 Replies  
Back when we talked about Rhapsody instead of osX the blue box was for os9 compatibility (classic) and red box for Windows compatibility on Intel.
http://www.lowendmac.com/musings/boxes.shtml

At...
Posted by Peter Bonte, on Nov 19, 2005 at 08:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
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