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No pricing and not even estimated ship dates =... 55 Views / 1 Replies  
No pricing and not even estimated ship dates = vaporware.
Posted by SierraDragon, on Mar 1, 2015 at 02:52 PM, in Tech News
Let's be clear: the story is not the small 2.5... 106 Views / 5 Replies  
Let's be clear: the story is not the small 2.5 million overall market shrinkage so much as it is the larger 10+ million lost by Apple, Amazon, ASUS, and Samsung versus the 10+ million gained by...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Feb 2, 2015 at 07:10 PM, in Tech News
This idiot Peters needs to find a new line of... 861 Views / 18 Replies  
This idiot Peters needs to find a new line of work where he is not able to introduce potential laws that are absurd to anyone with a scrap of intelligence.
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jan 24, 2015 at 04:06 PM, in Tech News
Basically cloning is the ability to mark and copy... 154 Views / 4 Replies  
Basically cloning is the ability to mark and copy levels within an outline and move the cloned levels to somewhere else in another outline. It allows an outliner to be used for report generation;...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jan 4, 2015 at 03:05 PM, in Mac News
OmniOutliner's big weakness is failure to allow... 154 Views / 4 Replies  
OmniOutliner's big weakness is failure to allow the cloning that More allowed decades ago. Without cloning capability it remains meh.
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jan 3, 2015 at 03:19 PM, in Mac News
Folks who treat Siri as worthless should expect... 2,756 Views / 40 Replies  
Folks who treat Siri as worthless should expect no more than that. Intelligently try treating it like it is an AI system rather than like it is a simple voice recorder. For instance: speak in clear...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Nov 21, 2014 at 05:05 PM, in iPhone Apps
Since Adobe went to the CC subscription model... 122 Views / 2 Replies  
Since Adobe went to the CC subscription model many of us long time Adobe users look instead for solutions that do _not_ involve Adobe CC products. We are moving to modern much less expensive app...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Nov 20, 2014 at 08:44 PM, in Tech News
Wheeler will take care of Big Business and a... 660 Views / 11 Replies  
Wheeler will take care of Big Business and a decade from now one way or another will be being well financially taken care of by Big Business (like Oliver North is for instance).
Posted by SierraDragon, on Nov 13, 2014 at 02:02 AM, in Tech News
AT&T can keep their Gigabit and we should make... 630 Views / 10 Replies  
AT&T can keep their Gigabit and we should make AT&T into a bunch of new Baby ATTs while we are at it.
Posted by SierraDragon, on Nov 13, 2014 at 01:49 AM, in Tech News
If the Feebs and other agencies had a history of... 755 Views / 12 Replies  
If the Feebs and other agencies had a history of "...intercept and access communications and information pursuant to court order" the government's position might have a tiny shred of validity....
Posted by SierraDragon, on Oct 17, 2014 at 04:41 PM, in Tech News
Not having FireWire kind of sucks, given that... 106 Views / 6 Replies  
Not having FireWire kind of sucks, given that those of us with high i/o needs have decades of accumulated FW devices we need to connect to.
Posted by SierraDragon, on Sep 30, 2014 at 03:13 PM, in Tech News
The scary thing is that we have allowed this... 1,250 Views / 12 Replies  
The scary thing is that we have allowed this immense law enforcement community to build up that absolutely thinks it should be above the law. And that community keeps growing and lobbying for its own...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Sep 25, 2014 at 08:43 PM, in Tech News
"Lemkau claims that there has not been any... 135 Views / 1 Replies  
"Lemkau claims that there has not been any unusual fraud activity as a result of the breach."

Just the usual fraud normally expected from the likes of JPMorgan.
Posted by SierraDragon, on Sep 13, 2014 at 03:41 PM, in Tech News
duplicate post 5,177 Views / 54 Replies  
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Posted by SierraDragon, on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:46 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The 5s is about as big as my pockets care to go... 5,177 Views / 54 Replies  
The 5s is about as big as my pockets care to go for a smartphone. I use an iPad for larger viewing needs.

The new larger sizes actually make me consider a size-manageable peripheral like an Apple...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:45 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Larger less convenient smart phones are creating... 1,826 Views / 32 Replies  
Larger less convenient smart phones are creating need for more convenient peripherals to run them for those many usages that do not require viewing the increasingly large displays. The Apple Watch is...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sorry for the typos in the previous post.... 580 Views / 11 Replies  
Sorry for the typos in the previous post. MACNN/Electronista is a good site but the post editing capability is worse than incompetent. No excuse. The corrected post is reiterated below. Sorry....
Posted by SierraDragon, on Aug 14, 2014 at 03:48 AM, in Tech News
Sorry for the typos in the previous post.... 580 Views / 11 Replies  
Sorry for the typos in the previous post. MACNN/Electronista is a good site but the post editing capability is worse than incompetent. No excuse. The corrected post is reiterated below. Sorry....
Posted by SierraDragon, on Aug 14, 2014 at 03:47 AM, in Tech News
It is not about "...obviously you don't... 580 Views / 11 Replies  
It is not about "...obviously you don't understand how wireless frequencies work." It is about unethical oligopolistic ISPs who fully know how wireless frequencies work but choose to screw their...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Aug 14, 2014 at 03:34 AM, in Tech News
The statement "The company is expected to... 144 Views / 4 Replies  
The statement "The company is expected to announce new iPhones in September, which will give even its latest spot just one month to make an impact" fails to grasp the fact that such an ad markets...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Aug 4, 2014 at 01:29 PM, in Mac News
Anyone who has ever tried to test out and... 236 Views / 8 Replies  
Anyone who has ever tried to test out and purchase a tablet at Best Buy knows why their tablet sales are terrible. As the world's least competent tablet retailer, comments from the Best Buy CEO are...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jul 30, 2014 at 05:28 PM, in Tech News
Handoff is very cool and I look forward to it... 3,614 Views / 66 Replies  
Handoff is very cool and I look forward to it since I use 5s/iPad/MBP and move among the 3 devices constantly. However I will be waiting to see iOS8 and later builds of Yosemite before actually...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jul 26, 2014 at 11:02 AM, in Mac OS X
It is just an OS evolution. It happens every so... 3,614 Views / 66 Replies  
It is just an OS evolution. It happens every so often. Nothing to get all excited about unless you are Gates/Ballmer churning Windows versions to make big bucks.
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jul 25, 2014 at 09:43 PM, in Mac OS X
The v1 iPad was heavy, clunky and slow enough... 529 Views / 6 Replies  
The v1 iPad was heavy, clunky and slow enough that I did not use it that much. After replacing it with the lighter Air and iOS 7 I now use the Air 10x as much as the older device, especially lots of...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jul 21, 2014 at 01:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
And some of us (numerically probably quite a few... 569 Views / 8 Replies  
And some of us (numerically probably quite a few buyers) prefer smaller. I do hope that by 2015 Apple creates a way to continue to offer the latest tech in a less than 4.7" iPhone.
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jul 3, 2014 at 11:15 AM, in Mac News
And some of us (numerically probably quite a few... 569 Views / 8 Replies  
And some of us (numerically probably quite a few buyers) prefer smaller. I do hope that by 2015 Apple creates a way to continue to offer the latest tech in a
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jul 3, 2014 at 11:14 AM, in Mac News
Lightroom is not the "industry... 938 Views / 13 Replies  
Lightroom is not the "industry standard."
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jul 1, 2014 at 08:57 PM, in Mac News
The 5s rocks (I own one) and I am one of the... 1,094 Views / 13 Replies  
The 5s rocks (I own one) and I am one of the folks who prefer a smaller phone in pocket. If I was buying a new phone I would for sure want to spend some time in the store handling any new size before...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jun 29, 2014 at 04:29 PM, in Tech News
The author (_not_ Apple) suggesting that Apple... 139 Views / 2 Replies  
The author (_not_ Apple) suggesting that Apple may be limiting the 4.7-inch model to 64 GB "in order to help distinguish it from its cheaper counterpart" makes no sense.

- Both sizes are flagship...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jun 26, 2014 at 01:39 PM, in Tech News
The author (_not_ Apple) suggesting that Apple... 139 Views / 2 Replies  
The author (_not_ Apple) suggesting that Apple may be limiting the 4.7-inch model to 64 GB "in order to help distinguish it from its cheaper counterpart" makes no sense.

- Both sizes are flagship...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jun 26, 2014 at 01:37 PM, in Tech News
As a long term (decades) Adobe user I stopped... 1,000 Views / 12 Replies  
As a long term (decades) Adobe user I stopped buying when the new subscription pricing came out. No CC here and I direct new photogs to Pixelmator and other non-Adobe solutions.
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jun 18, 2014 at 02:21 PM, in Mac News
WooHoo! Silverlight is a major PITA. 1,245 Views / 12 Replies  
WooHoo! Silverlight is a major PITA.
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jun 3, 2014 at 09:53 PM, in Mac News
Please no. 123 Views / 1 Replies  
Please no.
Posted by SierraDragon, on May 19, 2014 at 03:16 PM, in Tech News
I recommend DuckDuckGo. 701 Views / 7 Replies  
I recommend DuckDuckGo.
Posted by SierraDragon, on May 5, 2014 at 01:23 PM, in Tech News
"...I can't imagine something like this coming... 1,289 Views / 10 Replies  
"...I can't imagine something like this coming from the top."

Personally I can't imagine something like this NOT coming from the top. This is the firm that drove around the entire planet...
Posted by SierraDragon, on May 1, 2014 at 02:19 AM, in Tech News
Recognizing the implicit uncertainty in an... 621 Views / 6 Replies  
Recognizing the implicit uncertainty in an average of 34 analysts' estimates, the Fortune reference to forecast Apple iPad sales reads "...holding steady at roughly 20% of total sales."

Macnn uses...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Apr 18, 2014 at 03:43 PM, in Mac News
1) Point-and-shoots (the <US$200 category) are... 1,234 Views / 5 Replies  
1) Point-and-shoots (the <US$200 category) are dead, largely being replaced by smartphone cameras. There will be some sales to folks who buy phones with no cameras or phones with really lame camera...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Mar 22, 2014 at 02:17 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
"Productivity" is a function of the work... 1,274 Views / 13 Replies  
"Productivity" is a function of the work intended, NOT a function of Office-type usage. For ereading or walkaround usage like counting warehouse inventory a Chromebook or a 2-pound Surface Pro flat...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Mar 16, 2014 at 12:30 PM, in Tech News
FMP has been a great relational DB product for... 174 Views / 6 Replies  
FMP has been a great relational DB product for decades. Suggesting LiveCode in lieu of FMP does not make sense to me.
Bento was a failed experiment because the engineers at Filemaker have always...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Mar 3, 2014 at 03:07 PM, in Mac News
Contrary to the beliefs of the Christians who... 1,101 Views / 12 Replies  
Contrary to the beliefs of the Christians who lead the in fomenting such laws, "religious freedom" only extends folks not being discriminated against as they practice their particular religion.
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Posted by SierraDragon, on Feb 25, 2014 at 01:18 PM, in Mac News
I have the same box except with SSD. I very, very... 844 Views / 4 Replies  
I have the same box except with SSD. I very, very strongly recommend replacing the boot HDD with an SSD (IMO HDDs have been obsolete for boot for years now). Note that your HDD is overfilled (a cause...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Feb 13, 2014 at 01:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Kodak has always failed for me in Pro Epson... 24,014 Views / 55 Replies  
Kodak has always failed for me in Pro Epson desktop printers.
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jan 22, 2014 at 02:11 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Pierre- I disagree strongly with any... 950 Views / 30 Replies  
Pierre-

I disagree strongly with any suggestion that an MBA with 8 GB RAM is appropriate for
"...cartography (with sometimes hefty GeoTIFF files - hundreds of MB each), ...image processing,...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jan 22, 2014 at 12:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Duplicate post 950 Views / 30 Replies  
Duplicate post
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jan 22, 2014 at 12:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Clara- I agree with others that a new box... 950 Views / 30 Replies  
Clara-

I agree with others that a new box should be all good with the right backup and migration. And you should be able to adjust to the superior modern touch pad. However I do suggest that...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jan 22, 2014 at 11:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
In the past at least Aperture was heavily... 1,913 Views / 17 Replies  
In the past at least Aperture was heavily GPU-dependent. The very best G5 tower would not run v1 Aperture well without a graphics card upgrade. We are at v3 Aperture now and I would be surprised if...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jan 21, 2014 at 10:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Otterbox is not a case it is a brand, an... 704 Views / 10 Replies  
Otterbox is not a case it is a brand, an excellent brand actually. Just pick your case from among their choices depending upon how much protection you think your phone needs.

I use phones hard and...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Jan 11, 2014 at 11:45 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sure. Just do not bring any ideas to the table if... 126 Views / 3 Replies  
Sure. Just do not bring any ideas to the table if you intend to work with Samsung.
Posted by SierraDragon, on Nov 8, 2013 at 09:14 PM, in Tech News
Surface RT is clearly "a part of this market (&... 158 Views / 2 Replies  
Surface RT is clearly "a part of this market (& thusly indiscernible)."

The Surface Pro is a hybrid convertible/ultrabook that MS (unfortunately) spent hundreds of millions of dollars marketing as...
Posted by SierraDragon, on Oct 30, 2013 at 05:52 PM, in Tech News
Accuracy is a term that must be defined. The... 709 Views / 7 Replies  
Accuracy is a term that must be defined. The accuracy necessary to properly place a spacecraft on Mars is one thing; the accuracy needed to make a fitness app useful is much less stringent.
Posted by SierraDragon, on Oct 19, 2013 at 12:35 PM, in Tech News
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