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I watched a lot of stuff on the AppleTV app.... 648 Views / 18 Replies  
I watched a lot of stuff on the AppleTV app. Kayak slalom. :thumbsup:
Posted by Brien, on Aug 23, 2016 at 01:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My mom went through four dogs in a little over a... 2,626 Views / 53 Replies  
My mom went through four dogs in a little over a month, few years back... First one was hit by a car, new dog #1 had a massive seizure (was a shelter dog) day after adoption and had to be put down,...
Posted by Brien, on Jul 25, 2016 at 07:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Give it three or four years (once wireless... 1,072 Views / 7 Replies  
Give it three or four years (once wireless charging takes off), I fully expect Apple to remove ALL ports.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 17, 2016 at 09:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
3,289 (0.64 posts per day) :lol: 426 Views / 13 Replies  
3,289 (0.64 posts per day) :lol:
Posted by Brien, on Jun 22, 2016 at 09:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think I've gotten any, but I could be... 3,754 Views / 187 Replies  
I don't think I've gotten any, but I could be wrong.



I've had a MR account for ~9 years, it isn't the same. The forum is too large so there's no sense of community... The problem with any Mac...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 22, 2016 at 06:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
MacAddict, here, and ResExcellence were the three... 2,981 Views / 133 Replies  
MacAddict, here, and ResExcellence were the three sites I'd hit every day. Now the last of them is (almost) gone. The times they are-a-changin'.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 22, 2016 at 06:40 PM, in Mac News
I'll echo the sentiments here. Lots of you I've... 2,124 Views / 100 Replies  
I'll echo the sentiments here. Lots of you I've met IRL (or have known you online for so long, I may as well have).

I won't list everyone here as, like Chris I've forgotten some of your...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Haha... I think I still have my badge somewhere... 3,754 Views / 187 Replies  
Haha... I think I still have my badge somewhere in storage (along with a bunch of other MW swag). I'll miss this place, even though I'm been pretty inactive the past ~6 years.

(As long as we're...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have a 4K monitor; no 4KTV yet, but plan to... 226 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a 4K monitor; no 4KTV yet, but plan to when prices come down a bit more (for 75"+).
Posted by Brien, on Jun 19, 2016 at 08:08 PM, in Mac News
Might have to pick up the slim XBox One, it'll be... 556,901 Views / 6,120 Replies  
Might have to pick up the slim XBox One, it'll be the cheapest 4K player on the market.

I don't know gow I feel about the Neo or Project Scorpio. Both MS ans Sony are saying they will mandate...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 17, 2016 at 01:55 AM, in Gaming
I still don't get how jedi/sith/the force faded... 15,247 Views / 327 Replies  
I still don't get how jedi/sith/the force faded into obscurity in <20 years. Does the whole galaxy have short-term memory loss?
Posted by Brien, on Dec 14, 2015 at 02:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was rather disappointed in how little 'game'... 556,901 Views / 6,120 Replies  
I was rather disappointed in how little 'game' there is. There's basically 4 maps and 3 game modes and then just the different permutations therein. Not worth $60.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 24, 2015 at 11:22 PM, in Gaming
Bought a Vader PS4 last week. Already died. ... 556,901 Views / 6,120 Replies  
Bought a Vader PS4 last week. Already died.

Hooray.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 24, 2015 at 11:21 PM, in Gaming
Difference being, Ford has always said he wanted... 15,247 Views / 327 Replies  
Difference being, Ford has always said he wanted to do more Indy films. I'm shocked Disney was able to get him back at all for another go-round as Han Solo.

In regards to the theatrical poster......
Posted by Brien, on Oct 24, 2015 at 12:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's the blight. He's suffocating. 15,247 Views / 327 Replies  
It's the blight. He's suffocating.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 11, 2015 at 11:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Probably just more people like me that are... 556,901 Views / 6,120 Replies  
Probably just more people like me that are sitting the current gen out until prices drop and/or some actual games come out. (I am FPS'd out)
Posted by Brien, on Jan 2, 2015 at 01:05 AM, in Gaming
Not sure who is left in the <5" market. Good... 6,233 Views / 54 Replies  
Not sure who is left in the <5" market. Good luck.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 10, 2014 at 08:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Why MS even tries in Japan after the last 2... 200 Views / 1 Replies  
Why MS even tries in Japan after the last 2 consoles is beyond me.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 10, 2014 at 08:45 PM, in Tech News
I'm looking back to those reports of versions of... 2,503 Views / 32 Replies  
I'm looking back to those reports of versions of the watch that cost 'thousands' and can't help but wonder what the 18k versions will sell for.

My bet is that $349 gets you the aluminum/glass...
Posted by Brien, on Sep 10, 2014 at 08:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Same here... Apple stock. Bought quite a bit in... 1,678 Views / 72 Replies  
Same here... Apple stock. Bought quite a bit in the late '90s. Should have bought a LOT more.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 10, 2014 at 08:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Its reversable. 2,503 Views / 32 Replies  
Its reversable.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 10, 2014 at 01:34 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Plus here too. 6,233 Views / 54 Replies  
Plus here too.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 10, 2014 at 01:31 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
My car has the MyFordTouch system, I'm not... 1,412 Views / 31 Replies  
My car has the MyFordTouch system, I'm not holding my breath on any updates. But CarPlay looks nice.
Posted by Brien, on Mar 5, 2014 at 12:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Performa 6290CD was my first Mac, but I used... 1,415 Views / 46 Replies  
Performa 6290CD was my first Mac, but I used plenty in school or friends houses before then. So many hours of SimCity and Warcraft on that thing...
Posted by Brien, on Jan 25, 2014 at 12:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Crown Royal in general. 360 Views / 5 Replies  
Crown Royal in general.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 19, 2014 at 02:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/standards.png 1,387 Views / 9 Replies  
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/standards.png
Posted by Brien, on Jan 3, 2014 at 01:17 PM, in Tech News
We'll see. When the Dell Streak came out,... 1,348 Views / 7 Replies  
We'll see. When the Dell Streak came out, everyone lampooned it. Same with the first Galaxy Note. Those were both ~5". Now pretty much all the high end phones are 5.1-5.4"+. I wouldn't be surprised...
Posted by Brien, on Jan 3, 2014 at 01:16 PM, in Tech News
Poll: So who thinks this will go on long enough for the... 9,893 Views / 782 Replies  
So who thinks this will go on long enough for the debt ceiling to come into play? Oct. 17th at thw latest.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 4, 2013 at 05:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You mean a new color, which is the easiest way to... 552 Views / 6 Replies  
You mean a new color, which is the easiest way to show off that you have a 5S and not last years old hat model, is selling like crazy? Who'd have thought...
Posted by Brien, on Sep 23, 2013 at 09:01 PM, in Tech News
I'm considering giving Android a try this time.... 31,147 Views / 809 Replies  
I'm considering giving Android a try this time. I'm not wowed by the 5S and I really want a larger screen.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 19, 2013 at 06:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: PS4. Used to be a Xbox/Nintendo guy, but loved my... 881 Views / 26 Replies  
PS4. Used to be a Xbox/Nintendo guy, but loved my PS3 and the choice is obvious.
Posted by Brien, on Aug 30, 2013 at 09:59 PM, in Gaming
I'd love a bigger phone. Waiting to see how the... 1,700 Views / 101 Replies  
I'd love a bigger phone. Waiting to see how the HTC one max pans out.
Posted by Brien, on Aug 30, 2013 at 09:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I could see (and hope for) a black anodized MBP. ... 1,462 Views / 69 Replies  
I could see (and hope for) a black anodized MBP.

Gold iPhone is odd though. Maybe it looks better in person.
Posted by Brien, on Aug 20, 2013 at 12:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's better than I thought it'd be. 641 Views / 6 Replies  
That's better than I thought it'd be.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 29, 2013 at 09:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't forget when the Wii name was first... 1,076 Views / 8 Replies  
Don't forget when the Wii name was first announced.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 29, 2013 at 09:06 PM, in Tech News
No love for Dalton? Living Daylights is in my top... 1,373 Views / 59 Replies  
No love for Dalton? Living Daylights is in my top 5..

1. Casino Royale
2. Goldfinger
3. From Russia With Love/Dr. No
4. The Living Daylights
5. GoldenEye

More than top 3, but they're all...
Posted by Brien, on Jul 24, 2013 at 02:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Convergence is definitely coming, but I think... 4,213 Views / 157 Replies  
Convergence is definitely coming, but I think that'll be next year. My main reason for thinking this is that Mac OS X 10.10 seems a bit unwieldy, so we'll get 10.9 this year, and OS11 next year.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 28, 2013 at 12:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, well, if console and PC games go to... 1,107 Views / 7 Replies  
Yeah, well, if console and PC games go to always-online, locked to an account/console, with no cheat codes/sandbox mode, I'm pretty sure they'll push out a large percentage of gamers.
Posted by Brien, on Mar 11, 2013 at 08:20 PM, in Tech News
Wow. Glad I cancelled my preorder more and more. 556,901 Views / 6,120 Replies  
Wow. Glad I cancelled my preorder more and more.
Posted by Brien, on Mar 9, 2013 at 01:06 AM, in Gaming
Just 'Customization' would work. Or 'Modding'. 950 Views / 21 Replies  
Just 'Customization' would work. Or 'Modding'.
Posted by Brien, on Mar 6, 2013 at 01:10 AM, in Feedback
It looked neat, I might pick it up when it goes... 556,901 Views / 6,120 Replies  
It looked neat, I might pick it up when it goes to $30/$20. Was more excited for SimCity 5 until all of the fallout over always online/DRM/micro transactions recently. So I'm back to playing Skyrim.
Posted by Brien, on Mar 6, 2013 at 12:47 AM, in Gaming
It seems that, lately, companies are full of a... 556,901 Views / 6,120 Replies  
It seems that, lately, companies are full of a bunch of executives who don't "get" social media, but are treating it as a buzzword and so we keep getting this force-fed Facebook integration crap....
Posted by Brien, on Feb 21, 2013 at 01:34 AM, in Gaming
I wouldn't count on Apple radically altering iOS'... 3,004 Views / 56 Replies  
I wouldn't count on Apple radically altering iOS' UI - at least not to the extent that Android has gone through (there's a photo comparing iOS and Android since 2007, pretty interesting). OS X hasn't...
Posted by Brien, on Feb 20, 2013 at 10:48 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Looks like the red headed step-child of WP8 and... 1,341 Views / 10 Replies  
Looks like the red headed step-child of WP8 and Android.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 15, 2013 at 07:08 PM, in Tech News
I don't put it past MS. The entire software... 556,901 Views / 6,120 Replies  
I don't put it past MS. The entire software market is moving towards online-only, cloud based solutions, so it's inevitable really. If not this generation, then next.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 9, 2013 at 09:16 PM, in Gaming
Ditto. 2,514 Views / 113 Replies  
Ditto.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 21, 2012 at 04:18 PM, in Feedback
Pretty 'meh' update, at least on my iPhone 4.... 1,277 Views / 48 Replies  
Pretty 'meh' update, at least on my iPhone 4. I'll post some impressions once I've had time to play around with it on the iPhone 5.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 19, 2012 at 06:07 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yeah, I made that before the official specs were... 2,101 Views / 89 Replies  
Yeah, I made that before the official specs were released.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 18, 2012 at 10:14 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yeah. I threw this together a few days ago, we... 2,101 Views / 89 Replies  
Yeah. I threw this together a few days ago, we sorta had the same idea:
http://brienedick.com/unlinked/iphones.jpg

Wouldn't be that hard to make a 4.5" iPhone that's only marginally taller/wider...
Posted by Brien, on Sep 18, 2012 at 08:19 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
And rumors peg the SIV at 5.0". I'd considered... 2,101 Views / 89 Replies  
And rumors peg the SIV at 5.0". I'd considered getting a Note II instead of the new iPhone, since I like the real estate, but even I think it's odd that Android phones are still getting larger. HTC's...
Posted by Brien, on Sep 17, 2012 at 08:44 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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