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So basically no real CPU improvement, other than... 280 Views / 1 Replies  
So basically no real CPU improvement, other than GPU and graphics improvement. It's been years since Intel actually had CPU improvement. It's amazing .... they just repackage the old processor...
Posted by shawnde, on Jun 2, 2015 at 01:45 PM, in Tech News
No it'll never be faster that native SATA !! How... 451 Views / 2 Replies  
No it'll never be faster that native SATA !! How could it? It's based on a SATA chip !!! In my opinion, this is a silly gadget .... the whole idea of PCIe is that you're going directly on the PCIe...
Posted by shawnde, on May 26, 2015 at 01:18 AM, in Tech News
I think at $15/m it's way too expensive. 239 Views / 4 Replies  
I think at $15/m it's way too expensive.
Posted by shawnde, on Apr 7, 2015 at 10:20 PM, in Mac News
"According to sources" .... who are these... 250 Views / 1 Replies  
"According to sources" .... who are these sources? Are they in Korea? Can they be identified? Are they just spreading rumour for Samsung stock? Could they be Samsung employees posing as reporters...
Posted by shawnde, on Apr 6, 2015 at 08:44 PM, in Tech News
The hands-on piece also fails to touch on the... 1,407 Views / 8 Replies  
The hands-on piece also fails to touch on the most important feature of Nisus: it's multi-lingual input. It has had that ability for nearly 20 years (I still have the old version on 3.5" floppies),...
Posted by shawnde, on Apr 2, 2015 at 02:24 AM, in Mac News
The irony of course is selling it as "kindle"... 454 Views / 6 Replies  
The irony of course is selling it as "kindle" edition and on Amazon !!! Haven't they become No. 2 enemy of Apple ?? If anything, it should be an iBooks exclusive, and be sold in RETAIL bookstores...
Posted by shawnde, on Mar 17, 2015 at 03:24 AM, in Mac News
fugly 403 Views / 3 Replies  
fugly
Posted by shawnde, on Feb 27, 2015 at 02:40 AM, in Mac News
I hope this is not true. Jeff Williams should... 289 Views / 5 Replies  
I hope this is not true. Jeff Williams should know better.
Posted by shawnde, on Feb 5, 2015 at 05:49 PM, in Tech News
@climacs I believe Google does give a... 290 Views / 5 Replies  
@climacs
I believe Google does give a break-down on their revenues in terms of ads for desktop or mobile. It might be interesting to look at that, with the assumption of 60% of mobile ad revenue...
Posted by shawnde, on Jan 30, 2015 at 05:59 PM, in Tech News
70mm is actually 2.7 inches not 6.7 inches. ... 608 Views / 1 Replies  
70mm is actually 2.7 inches not 6.7 inches. Seems rather small to me for a high end microphone .... I'm guessing you meant 170MM tall !!! Which would match up with 6.7".
Posted by shawnde, on Jan 28, 2015 at 05:28 PM, in Tech News
There is another mistake in the article and the... 995 Views / 8 Replies  
There is another mistake in the article and the subsequent comparisons: The $30.6 Billion is for "Americas" ... which means all of North and South America !!!! I know most Americans are oblivious...
Posted by shawnde, on Jan 28, 2015 at 05:22 PM, in Mac News
I'd rather have them ditch the flyover thing, and... 307 Views / 3 Replies  
I'd rather have them ditch the flyover thing, and instead do more for transit, and walking directions. This flyover thing is a gimmicky feature, which in my opinion has very limited, if any,...
Posted by shawnde, on Jan 28, 2015 at 03:33 AM, in Mac News
And the truth is, NO ONE will really know what... 175 Views / 3 Replies  
And the truth is, NO ONE will really know what Amazon is spending on lobbying (my guess is that it's higher than all of the tech companies combined). OpenSecrets will only have access to certain...
Posted by shawnde, on Jan 21, 2015 at 01:42 PM, in Mac News
Hopefully this means, that they'll be retiring... 220 Views / 5 Replies  
Hopefully this means, that they'll be retiring the "photocopier" and going back to pen and paper :-) Nah .... I didn't think so either. Photocopy it is .... all the way. They're even ripping off...
Posted by shawnde, on Jan 19, 2015 at 04:16 PM, in Tech News
I applaud their efforts. And I can see from... 309 Views / 2 Replies  
I applaud their efforts. And I can see from their perspective, that Verizon's short-term greediness, backfired, and it may actually be detrimental to them in the long-term, if Title II gets approved.
Posted by shawnde, on Jan 14, 2015 at 04:46 PM, in Tech News
@The Vicar .... I completely agree. Enterprise... 142 Views / 2 Replies  
@The Vicar .... I completely agree. Enterprise sales for what? Apple KILLED all their enterprise products .... there is nothing to sell. The only thing I can think of, would be iPhone and iPad. I...
Posted by shawnde, on Jan 9, 2015 at 04:49 AM, in Mac News
I also believe Samsung makes much less money than... 874 Views / 6 Replies  
I also believe Samsung makes much less money than is estimated. ALL of the estimates on Samsung shipments and revenue are "un-official" i.e. they're guesses by the "analysts". Samsung doesn't...
Posted by shawnde, on Dec 31, 2014 at 06:55 PM, in Tech News
Even if true, I say all the power to them ...... 227 Views / 3 Replies  
Even if true, I say all the power to them ... whoever broker into Sony. They deserved to be hacked for making such a shit film .... it's lacking in substance, humour and everything else that a film...
Posted by shawnde, on Dec 20, 2014 at 02:57 AM, in Tech News
While I think the North Koreans are... 2,604 Views / 17 Replies  
While I think the North Koreans are over-reacting, I do wonder what would Americans do, if say the Russians or North Koreans, or even other nations made a comedy/mockery movie about the US President...
Posted by shawnde, on Dec 17, 2014 at 09:45 PM, in Tech News
Indeed .... as usual, they're looking in the... 177 Views / 3 Replies  
Indeed .... as usual, they're looking in the wrong place. They should be investigating those carriers who have artificially RAISED prices of plans across the board. Canada IS the most expensive...
Posted by shawnde, on Dec 15, 2014 at 11:52 PM, in Tech News
This is the 5th or 6th time that some publication... 223 Views / 1 Replies  
This is the 5th or 6th time that some publication has "claimed" (albeit without proof) that Samsung is already manufacturing XYZ for Apple (generally some future product, important to Apple's...
Posted by shawnde, on Dec 13, 2014 at 02:41 AM, in Tech News
The Canadian Competition Bureau .... what a joke... 152 Views / 1 Replies  
The Canadian Competition Bureau .... what a joke of an organization !!!! If they were interested in competition, they'd actually go after those carriers, and find out why their plans are EXACTLY the...
Posted by shawnde, on Dec 12, 2014 at 01:44 AM, in Tech News
@ryanjo I agree with most of your comments,... 235 Views / 4 Replies  
@ryanjo

I agree with most of your comments, and I believe whoever is doing this will only attract more attention to the film. However, if there is anyone who's going to nuke the world (and is...
Posted by shawnde, on Dec 8, 2014 at 02:52 AM, in Tech News
@chimaera The iPod belongs to the customer,... 1,273 Views / 12 Replies  
@chimaera

The iPod belongs to the customer, but the OS does not; it's been "licensed" (i.e. you're allowed to use it under the End User License Agreement, which explicitly prohibits any kind of...
Posted by shawnde, on Dec 4, 2014 at 02:37 AM, in Tech News
I absolutely hate the commenting system here on... 1,231 Views / 12 Replies  
I absolutely hate the commenting system here on MacNN.
Posted by shawnde, on Nov 13, 2014 at 03:05 AM, in Tech News
@Spheric Harlot I concur with Grendelmon on... 1,231 Views / 12 Replies  
@Spheric Harlot

I concur with Grendelmon on this one, even though on most issues, I do like your viewpoint. However, I think you need to consider a few things here .... I remember with the iTunes...
Posted by shawnde, on Nov 13, 2014 at 03:04 AM, in Tech News
I'm not a big fan of streaming music services ...... 1,915 Views / 37 Replies  
I'm not a big fan of streaming music services ... I prefer my music to be "physically" on my iPod in offline mode .... but I'm happy that Taylor Swift has removed her catalogue from Spotify. I think...
Posted by shawnde, on Nov 4, 2014 at 03:18 AM, in Tech News
You're an ignorant d*ckhead. Have you been to... 262 Views / 5 Replies  
You're an ignorant d*ckhead. Have you been to China? Have you been to Iran? You're basing all this crap on some website rating? You're an imbecile ..... And you say you're an author? God help us...
Posted by shawnde, on Oct 30, 2014 at 02:27 AM, in Tech News
@iphonerulez Wall street doesn't know crack... 463 Views / 4 Replies  
@iphonerulez

Wall street doesn't know crack about processors, CPU's or electrical engineering. Most of them can't even do basic math .... they're just a bunch of hustler's, posing as "analysts"...
Posted by shawnde, on Oct 20, 2014 at 03:00 AM, in Tech News
I would argue that yes, Icahn is being greedy,... 274 Views / 7 Replies  
I would argue that yes, Icahn is being greedy, but I'v always believed that Apple should go private .... it's their only Acheles Heel that's left. It's the only thing that they cannot control. They...
Posted by shawnde, on Oct 9, 2014 at 04:31 PM, in Mac News
@mac_in_tosh I do agree with you that many... 1,817 Views / 14 Replies  
@mac_in_tosh

I do agree with you that many people will carry their phones in their pockets, but I believe you're overlooking a detail, maybe slightly:

The iPhone 6 Plus is not exactly...
Posted by shawnde, on Oct 3, 2014 at 01:28 AM, in Tech News
Holy F&CK, testudo is BACK !!!! He was MIA for a... 196 Views / 6 Replies  
Holy F&CK, testudo is BACK !!!! He was MIA for a long time .... must have been a long vacation !!! Welcome back ...
Posted by shawnde, on Sep 24, 2014 at 07:12 PM, in Mac News
I wonder if this Jespen dude has ever heard of... 248 Views / 5 Replies  
I wonder if this Jespen dude has ever heard of the NSA?
Posted by shawnde, on Sep 16, 2014 at 02:25 AM, in Tech News
I think Apple should not bother patenting... 237 Views / 4 Replies  
I think Apple should not bother patenting anything .... they should just steal other people's IP like Samsung and Google. The judicial system and the corporate culture in America and the rest of the...
Posted by shawnde, on Aug 27, 2014 at 05:54 PM, in Tech News
@And.reg Well I don't know about their... 185 Views / 3 Replies  
@And.reg

Well I don't know about their parts, but as a consumer, their products are always mediocre at best .... they always cheat on build quality, "parts" and warranty/replacement. I've owned,...
Posted by shawnde, on Aug 25, 2014 at 03:36 PM, in Tech News
Robert Steele .... Ironic name for a guy trying... 207 Views / 4 Replies  
Robert Steele .... Ironic name for a guy trying to stop the "stealing of music" .... though in this scenario, it's hard to tell who's the thief .... his system sure sounds like "highway robbery" to...
Posted by shawnde, on Aug 20, 2014 at 03:18 AM, in Tech News
The headline should say "patients" instead of... 211 Views / 3 Replies  
The headline should say "patients" instead of "patents" :-)
Posted by shawnde, on Aug 18, 2014 at 09:16 PM, in Tech News
I have ZERO empathy for publishers; whether... 710 Views / 12 Replies  
I have ZERO empathy for publishers; whether Hachette or anyone else. I have a lot of respect and empathy for content creators, and they're the ones getting screwed here more than anyone else.

I'd...
Posted by shawnde, on Aug 11, 2014 at 01:17 PM, in Tech News
MacNN has a really stupid commenting system. 226 Views / 5 Replies  
MacNN has a really stupid commenting system.
Posted by shawnde, on Jul 18, 2014 at 02:49 AM, in Tech News
@pairof9s The manufacturing deal may not... 226 Views / 5 Replies  
@pairof9s

The manufacturing deal may not give them a technological advantage, but it does give them a supply-chain and economic advantage, which they're using directly to counter back at their...
Posted by shawnde, on Jul 18, 2014 at 02:48 AM, in Tech News
Well, Google still ships Flash inside Chrome ...... 186 Views / 3 Replies  
Well, Google still ships Flash inside Chrome ... so on the desktop they support it and sanction it heavily. In fact, if it wasn't for Chrome, Flash would have been completely dead a few years ago. ...
Posted by shawnde, on Jul 16, 2014 at 03:30 AM, in Tech News
@Makosuke Of course the governments are NOT... 191 Views / 3 Replies  
@Makosuke

Of course the governments are NOT going to go after this .... especially true of the US government, but the rest are not far behind. They LOVE the fact that there are vulnerabilities in...
Posted by shawnde, on Jul 16, 2014 at 03:26 AM, in Tech News
Amazon will win in court .... they practically... 177 Views / 2 Replies  
Amazon will win in court .... they practically own the US Government, and their sensitive data (stored on AWS) .... they also own the DOJ and Wall Street .... that's A LOT of powerful friends .... In...
Posted by shawnde, on Jul 4, 2014 at 04:21 AM, in Tech News
Kudos to the Japanese government. Hopefully other... 185 Views / 1 Replies  
Kudos to the Japanese government. Hopefully other governments of the world will make locking illegal.
Posted by shawnde, on Jul 4, 2014 at 04:06 AM, in Tech News
@LenE "It seems that MS took down all of... 756 Views / 8 Replies  
@LenE

"It seems that MS took down all of no-ip's managed domains, which is outside the scope of the court order. I would think that the no-ip database could be copied, and then the specified...
Posted by shawnde, on Jul 2, 2014 at 01:50 AM, in Tech News
@chas_m Facebook execs ARE Nazi scientists... 878 Views / 11 Replies  
@chas_m

Facebook execs ARE Nazi scientists .... just disguised as jews, who supposedly hate Nazis. Also true of the team who invented the atom bomb .... all jewish people.
Posted by shawnde, on Jun 30, 2014 at 02:45 PM, in Tech News
@dprimary I concur .... I prefer... 821 Views / 10 Replies  
@dprimary

I concur .... I prefer portability, lightness, over screen size. iOS has always had magnification, so the whole "i'm too old, and I can't read small text" is BS ... just zoom in !!! I...
Posted by shawnde, on Jun 25, 2014 at 09:54 AM, in Tech News
I didn't know the Newton is credited to Steve... 302 Views / 5 Replies  
I didn't know the Newton is credited to Steve Jobs? Did he do the initial concepts? It seems way out in my opinion .... he left in 89, and I think Newton came on the drawing board in 91 .... but I...
Posted by shawnde, on Jun 24, 2014 at 01:01 PM, in Tech News
That's totally ridiculous .... the sum of $2M is... 224 Views / 3 Replies  
That's totally ridiculous .... the sum of $2M is not acceptable; it should have been $200M or more ... enough to cover any lost revenue by Nokia. I just don't understand why Quinn Emmanuel is...
Posted by shawnde, on Jun 24, 2014 at 03:35 AM, in Tech News
@ The Vicar Well written ... that was... 195 Views / 2 Replies  
@ The Vicar

Well written ... that was awesome. When you look at the grand picture and Google's behaviour since 2004, do you not see any parallels to Microsoft of the 1990's? To me, they're...
Posted by shawnde, on Jun 5, 2014 at 03:32 AM, in Tech News
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