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As others have already said, you've provided a... 2,588 Views / 133 Replies  
As others have already said, you've provided a great service the last two decades. With the exception of the last major Website redesign, which I felt severely impacted my ability to scan the content...
Posted by sunman42, on Jun 21, 2016 at 04:11 PM, in Mac News
I've never had any serious issues with iCloud... 136 Views / 2 Replies  
I've never had any serious issues with iCloud (storage or Website), and I prefer to be at least a ten foot pole away from One Drive. The more people who eschew Office 365 and insist on continuing to...
Posted by sunman42, on Jun 14, 2016 at 03:25 PM, in Mac News
My 9.7-inch iPad Pro has been fine since the... 314 Views / 7 Replies  
My 9.7-inch iPad Pro has been fine since the 9.3.2 update. It would be really nice to know what the frequency of this problem is, and if it depends on specific hardware components. Probability of...
Posted by sunman42, on May 20, 2016 at 02:08 PM, in Mac News
Wow, how retro. Once upon a time (at least in the... 117 Views / 1 Replies  
Wow, how retro. Once upon a time (at least in the 1940s), this is what (admittedly thicker) power cords looked like. Deja vu all over agin.
Posted by sunman42, on May 2, 2016 at 11:52 AM, in Mac News
Hope you invest in a good, padded carrying case... 105 Views / 3 Replies  
Hope you invest in a good, padded carrying case if you plan to take the iPad out of your home often. Even with the case and cover, you can damage the iPad depending on how and on what your drop it. I...
Posted by sunman42, on Apr 7, 2016 at 02:16 AM, in Mac News
This looks like a winner , but I have to say my... 251 Views / 4 Replies  
This looks like a winner , but I have to say my experience is 180 degrees the opposite of yours: once I try third-party Lightning cables, I rush back to Apple's. Even Amazon Basic's first-gen long...
Posted by sunman42, on Mar 25, 2016 at 01:08 PM, in Mac News
A statement of this seriousness and gravity... 470 Views / 7 Replies  
A statement of this seriousness and gravity should be responded to in kind. Liar, Liar, pants on fire.
Posted by sunman42, on Mar 24, 2016 at 04:45 PM, in Mac News
A moest proposal for the elimination of... 162 Views / 3 Replies  
A moest proposal for the elimination of ransomware: ban all BitCoin transactions in the US. The federal government did the same, and enforces it, for offshore online gambling. Why not BitCoin, which...
Posted by sunman42, on Mar 7, 2016 at 05:17 PM, in Mac News
"Hello computer." And the lowdown on 10.12?... 189 Views / 2 Replies  
"Hello computer."

And the lowdown on 10.12? It's going to be called "Oxnard." Won out over "Bakersfield."
Posted by sunman42, on Feb 25, 2016 at 12:43 AM, in Mac News
Arguably, the car elf the particular iPhone 5C is... 515 Views / 9 Replies  
Arguably, the car elf the particular iPhone 5C is not a 4th amendment (search and seizure) issue, as it's owned by the county of San Bernadino, who are cooperating with the FBI. The larger issue is...
Posted by sunman42, on Feb 22, 2016 at 03:09 PM, in Mac News
I can see that the large visuals and block-filled... 2,168 Views / 84 Replies  
I can see that the large visuals and block-filled columns make for easier transitions between full-size browser windows and mobile devices, but the larger blocks would appear to mean my thumb its...
Posted by sunman42, on Feb 4, 2016 at 10:27 AM, in Mac News
We had a QuickTake 100 at work that we later... 642 Views / 10 Replies  
We had a QuickTake 100 at work that we later upgraded (Apple had an upgrade program) to the 150. We then graduated to a Nikon CoolPix 950 (2.1 megapixel sensor), which I just realized we still have....
Posted by sunman42, on Feb 1, 2016 at 03:08 PM, in Mac News
I'm hoping at least some of the March event is... 157 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm hoping at least some of the March event is about an update to the MacBook Air, which was last updated in March of 2015.
Posted by sunman42, on Jan 29, 2016 at 12:47 PM, in Mac News
If they're execs, are they getting as total... 116 Views / 1 Replies  
If they're execs, are they getting as total compensation, say, 1% of Ms. Ahrendt's reported $74M a year? Kind of doubt it. 0.1%?
Posted by sunman42, on Jan 28, 2016 at 02:16 PM, in Mac News
Or you could just select DuckDuckGo instead of... 1,041 Views / 21 Replies  
Or you could just select DuckDuckGo instead of Google and not have the problem in the first place, or give your browsing history to Google.
Posted by sunman42, on Jan 27, 2016 at 08:55 AM, in Mac News
Interesting survey, and interesting results. Just... 1,703 Views / 13 Replies  
Interesting survey, and interesting results. Just one thing though: "Northern Virginia is a monied area." _Any_ area with an Apple Store is an area with enough people with enough discretionary income...
Posted by sunman42, on Jan 11, 2016 at 08:25 PM, in Mac News
The arguments are persuasive for software... 2,287 Views / 32 Replies  
The arguments are persuasive for software functionality, but Apple's abandonment of legacy ports has never hurt us, that I can recall. Instead, it's spawned third-party opportunities for adapters...
Posted by sunman42, on Jan 8, 2016 at 12:29 PM, in Mac News
Read this as corporate cover-my-posterior.... 1,243 Views / 10 Replies  
Read this as corporate cover-my-posterior. Blackberry gave up encryption keys some years back to India, when the government there complained the encrypted comms were making it possible for terrorists...
Posted by sunman42, on Dec 17, 2015 at 12:07 PM, in Mac News
If I'm within walking distance or a very short... 392 Views / 5 Replies  
If I'm within walking distance or a very short drive of an Apple Store and need something small and low enough cost/configurability that it's in boxes on display – as @scottbohlen's experience with...
Posted by sunman42, on Dec 9, 2015 at 05:04 PM, in Mac News
Totally agree with "it just works" (even with all... 1,339 Views / 23 Replies  
Totally agree with "it just works" (even with all the griping about this or that feature change/loss since, oh, Leopard. But if I want to get technical, I do it on a system with a strong unix/Linux...
Posted by sunman42, on Nov 16, 2015 at 05:51 PM, in Mac News
Nothing like replacing FCC-tolerated network... 157 Views / 1 Replies  
Nothing like replacing FCC-tolerated network winners and losers with carrier winners and losers. The carriers provide the best arguments against capitalism I know.
Posted by sunman42, on Nov 10, 2015 at 05:56 PM, in Mac News
"The new Disk Utility is unusable with RAID... 2,046 Views / 40 Replies  
"The new Disk Utility is unusable with RAID drives." I believe you meant, "unusable with individual drives in a RAID," and as one previous commenter pointed out, we by and large have third-party...
Posted by sunman42, on Nov 10, 2015 at 05:20 PM, in Mac News
Agree with jasonsRX7. Don't know how others feel... 1,135 Views / 12 Replies  
Agree with jasonsRX7. Don't know how others feel about giving out their personally identifiable information (PII) to yet another merchant in return for the occasional deal, but at the risk of Target,...
Posted by sunman42, on Nov 6, 2015 at 05:02 PM, in Mac News
I use a previous generations Magic Mouse (Magic... 1,345 Views / 11 Replies  
I use a previous generations Magic Mouse (Magic Mouse 1?) and there is no place on the top or sides where a Lightning port could be placed that would not interfere with using the mouse. So what's th...
Posted by sunman42, on Oct 16, 2015 at 12:04 PM, in Mac News
Having been art of an Apple focus group, or at... 1,345 Views / 11 Replies  
Having been art of an Apple focus group, or at least a very in-depth survey about requirements and uses of a specific Apple product, I can tell you that Apple does indeed listen to customer input on...
Posted by sunman42, on Oct 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM, in Mac News
"[T]he PC gaming industry is in no way ready for... 1,345 Views / 11 Replies  
"[T]he PC gaming industry is in no way ready for 4K or 5K gaming." Probably true in general, and certainly for more polygon-intensive goes than what I play: World of Warcraft on a 5K Retina iMac at...
Posted by sunman42, on Oct 15, 2015 at 03:15 PM, in Mac News
iBooks are not a cocncern. Unless the contain... 1,624 Views / 14 Replies  
iBooks are not a cocncern. Unless the contain lots of videos and other features, they come in well under a Mbyte apiece, so you could have well over a thousand on your phone before you reached a...
Posted by sunman42, on Oct 1, 2015 at 10:46 AM, in Mac News
iFixIt had a legitimate reason, as an Apple... 1,484 Views / 12 Replies  
iFixIt had a legitimate reason, as an Apple Developer, to get access to pre-release hardware: to assess what was user-repairable (an envelope they have always tried to expand) and design guides and...
Posted by sunman42, on Sep 30, 2015 at 05:47 PM, in Mac News
Total niggling speck of a comment: Apple... 253 Views / 4 Replies  
Total niggling speck of a comment: Apple certainly sold the first consumer machine with a 3.50 inch floppy, but the HP150 also had a 3.5 inch drive.... in 1983.
Posted by sunman42, on Sep 4, 2015 at 02:08 PM, in Mac News
So "unlimited" is unlimited, except when it... 848 Views / 10 Replies  
So "unlimited" is unlimited, except when it isn't? I guess "up to [some number of Gbytes] a month of tethered data" doesn't sound as good as "unlimited," but I thought there was a Truth in...
Posted by sunman42, on Aug 31, 2015 at 01:00 PM, in Mac News
I only used two of these products, the luggable,... 1,684 Views / 42 Replies  
I only used two of these products, the luggable, er, Portable, and the hockey puck. Despite the spinal insults and the sore shoulders, the Portable was for its day, amazing. We had our ideas of what...
Posted by sunman42, on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:27 AM, in Mac News
Sorry, if this is a too geeky or not quite... 1,080 Views / 16 Replies  
Sorry, if this is a too geeky or not quite applicable answer, but it was two peripherals: the 8•24GC NuBus graphics card and the floating-point coprocessor card that transformed a Mac II into a IIfx,...
Posted by sunman42, on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:44 AM, in Mac News
The dictate button is probably the best thing on... 282 Views / 2 Replies  
The dictate button is probably the best thing on the iOS keypad. On the iPad, it recognizes my slurred, mumbled combination of New Englandese and Midwestern very close to 100% of the time. Typing?...
Posted by sunman42, on Aug 20, 2015 at 02:07 AM, in Mac News
The outage appears to have ended after ~ one hour. 240 Views / 1 Replies  
The outage appears to have ended after ~ one hour.
Posted by sunman42, on Aug 17, 2015 at 06:52 PM, in Mac News
Today's intrusion into your privacy was brought... 233 Views / 3 Replies  
Today's intrusion into your privacy was brought to you by the letter G?
Posted by sunman42, on Aug 10, 2015 at 06:30 PM, in Mac News
If the hall where they make the announcement has... 290 Views / 1 Replies  
If the hall where they make the announcement has union labor (as the Moscone Center does, don't know about DeAnza), they're not going to be doing setup on Monday the 7th, because that's Labor Day....
Posted by sunman42, on Aug 9, 2015 at 03:46 AM, in Mac News
This is more than functionality (the headlight... 229 Views / 5 Replies  
This is more than functionality (the headlight argument). It is trade dress, and a product that was purposely manufactured to look as much like a competitor's as possible. Samsung showed virtually no...
Posted by sunman42, on Jul 21, 2015 at 12:48 PM, in Mac News
Cosmic? 384 Views / 1 Replies  
Cosmic?
Posted by sunman42, on Jun 14, 2015 at 03:00 PM, in Tech News
"In theory this is the same as the notification... 751 Views / 6 Replies  
"In theory this is the same as the notification center on your iPhone but who uses that?"

*Raises hand* As Inkling points out, unless you're commanding the Allied Forces in Europe when they;re...
Posted by sunman42, on May 4, 2015 at 10:07 AM, in Mac News
Added my US Bank and Barclaycard cards last... 216 Views / 4 Replies  
Added my US Bank and Barclaycard cards last evening. Now only waiting for Discover.
Posted by sunman42, on Nov 5, 2014 at 12:11 AM, in Mac News
I don't play a lawyer on TV, but I strongly... 184 Views / 2 Replies  
I don't play a lawyer on TV, but I strongly suspect Twitter is doing this for the goodwill of its users, while knowing full well that their has no chance of success. Even if the first amendment...
Posted by sunman42, on Oct 7, 2014 at 03:38 PM, in Tech News
Peking duck soup? 287 Views / 6 Replies  
Peking duck soup?
Posted by sunman42, on Sep 22, 2014 at 01:39 PM, in Tech News
No doubt ApplePay will turn out to have flaws to,... 177 Views / 2 Replies  
No doubt ApplePay will turn out to have flaws to, but any system that transmits no personally identifiable information (PII) to the merchant has to be an improvement over a system that facilitates...
Posted by sunman42, on Sep 19, 2014 at 12:45 PM, in Tech News
Hm. Funny, but it's 2:10 AM PDT, and I still see... 388 Views / 2 Replies  
Hm. Funny, but it's 2:10 AM PDT, and I still see only, "We'll be back." Verizon Wireless, on the other hand, opened for orders shortly after midnight PDT.
Posted by sunman42, on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:12 AM, in Tech News
Got more info.... 1,488 Views / 12 Replies  
....by watching the recorded presentation on Apple's Website, but even that stalled near the end of Phil Schiller's iPhone discussion. I hadn't realized until then that the optical stabilization is...
Posted by sunman42, on Sep 10, 2014 at 01:01 PM, in Tech News
I believe US banks are transitioning credit cards... 193 Views / 3 Replies  
I believe US banks are transitioning credit cards to chip-and-signature, not chip-and-PIN, as in Europe (and elsewhere?). The absence of the latter looks like a major opportunity for Apple to get its...
Posted by sunman42, on Sep 9, 2014 at 10:31 PM, in Tech News
I don't even play a lawyer on TV, but in order... 567 Views / 7 Replies  
I don't even play a lawyer on TV, but in order for a suit to proceed, the complainant has to be able to prove standing; that is, some way in which they, personally, were harmed (usually financially)...
Posted by sunman42, on Aug 15, 2014 at 01:46 PM, in Tech News
I suspect the respect the authors are paying... 872 Views / 10 Replies  
I suspect the respect the authors are paying Amazon is lip service, because they don't want to irritate what is fast becoming if not the only, then at least the principal way most readers purchase...
Posted by sunman42, on Jul 26, 2014 at 12:43 PM, in Tech News
This is a known problem with virtually all "gold"... 910 Views / 7 Replies  
This is a known problem with virtually all "gold" jewelry. Can't imagine why it's news for iPads only.
Posted by sunman42, on Jul 14, 2014 at 05:45 PM, in Tech News
Ay last, someplace it's OK to leave your... 230 Views / 2 Replies  
Ay last, someplace it's OK to leave your prototype iPhone on your seat.
Posted by sunman42, on Jun 13, 2014 at 10:25 AM, in Mac News
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