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I wouldn't count in iCloud data being encrypted... 358 Views / 8 Replies  
I wouldn't count in iCloud data being encrypted either. It's best to contact the vendor and ask for more transparency in how they store the sync data. It's quite possible it's more secure than...
Posted by hayesk, on Feb 6, 2016 at 11:35 AM, in Mac News
Is the default for in-app purchases to be denied... 2,147 Views / 24 Replies  
Is the default for in-app purchases to be denied unless a password is given? If it isn't, then Apple is partially to blame. You can't say "but there are ample warnings" if by default it allows the...
Posted by hayesk, on Jan 3, 2016 at 02:25 PM, in Mac News
Hi-Res is snake oil unless you're editing. Just... 827 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi-Res is snake oil unless you're editing. Just offer Apple Lossless at 16/44.
Posted by hayesk, on Dec 21, 2015 at 07:28 PM, in Mac News
This is a third party development opportunity.... 2,039 Views / 40 Replies  
This is a third party development opportunity. People complain that Apple "sherlocks" other devs, well now they're doing the opposite. An enterprising developer can fix this issue easily.
Posted by hayesk, on Nov 10, 2015 at 12:48 PM, in Mac News
@Inkling, seriously? You're standing with... 355 Views / 6 Replies  
@Inkling, seriously? You're standing with government intrusion, and opening the door for more hacking incidents in the future?

This is the one time where consumers and corporations are on the same...
Posted by hayesk, on Oct 11, 2015 at 11:54 AM, in Mac News
@Spudboy, if you think it's a scam, that makes no... 1,477 Views / 17 Replies  
@Spudboy, if you think it's a scam, that makes no sense. If he just wanted to scam us for money, it'd still be for sale. Why would he pull it if it's still at the top of the charts?
Posted by hayesk, on Sep 19, 2015 at 03:05 PM, in Mac News
@Spudboy, if you think it's a scam, that makes no... 1,477 Views / 17 Replies  
@Spudboy, if you think it's a scam, that makes no sense. If he just wanted to scam us for money, it'd still be for sale. Why would he pull it if it's still at the top of the charts?
Posted by hayesk, on Sep 19, 2015 at 03:03 PM, in Mac News
@Mike, I have to disagree on the Mac Portable.... 1,682 Views / 42 Replies  
@Mike, I have to disagree on the Mac Portable. Remember, this is the day when people were buying carrying cases for the Plus and SE and lugging them around. The Mac Portable may not have been as...
Posted by hayesk, on Aug 27, 2015 at 11:07 PM, in Mac News
It's a product in search of a problem. Portable... 657 Views / 6 Replies  
It's a product in search of a problem. Portable audio players are usually used in places where you'll never hear any benefit from uncompressed audio, let alone the snake oil that is "hi-res" audio.
Posted by hayesk, on Aug 25, 2015 at 03:39 PM, in Mac News
Now looking at storing all of my music outside of... 755 Views / 7 Replies  
Now looking at storing all of my music outside of iTunes. I simply can't trust iTunes with it. My only problem is, as bad as iTunes is, there's no good third party alternatives that meet my needs. I...
Posted by hayesk, on Aug 16, 2015 at 10:01 AM, in Mac News
Looks like their policy of insulting their... 344 Views / 2 Replies  
Looks like their policy of insulting their competitor's customers in an attempt to win them over didn't work. Who would've thought?
Posted by hayesk, on Jul 8, 2015 at 08:57 AM, in Tech News
I think the author has it wrong way around. The... 1,129 Views / 10 Replies  
I think the author has it wrong way around. The PowerMac 5500 probably required at least System 7.5.5. The first PCI-based Macs required 7.5.2 (which was an unstable piece of...) and the 5500 was not...
Posted by hayesk, on Jun 24, 2015 at 07:27 AM, in Tech News
I don't believe most people will want to strap... 1,322 Views / 7 Replies  
I don't believe most people will want to strap something to their face to play a game. It makes great demos, but I don't think these will become as ubiquitous as traditional game consoles.

I don't...
Posted by hayesk, on May 16, 2015 at 11:23 AM, in Tech News
@ElectroTech, professionals need a higher quality... 382 Views / 3 Replies  
@ElectroTech, professionals need a higher quality delivery system than YouTube or Vimeo. I don't know of a single streaming system that delivers anything approaching Blu-ray quality. This isn't for...
Posted by hayesk, on May 16, 2015 at 11:19 AM, in Mac News
@Inkling, FileMaker did create a flat file... 964 Views / 5 Replies  
@Inkling, FileMaker did create a flat file database called Bento. Not enough people bought it, so I doubt they're going to try it again.


If you want a flat file database, try iDatabase:...
Posted by hayesk, on May 15, 2015 at 02:19 PM, in Tech News
@pastusza, superior choice for who? For a... 447 Views / 6 Replies  
@pastusza, superior choice for who? For a business, it's just another monthly expense in the operating budget. From an accounting standpoint, this could be advantageous.
Posted by hayesk, on Apr 28, 2015 at 10:20 PM, in Mac News
@vipm, The Lombard was a great machine, but... 1,523 Views / 26 Replies  
@vipm,

The Lombard was a great machine, but the current MacBook Pros are greater. But I don't miss all this replaceable nonsense. As a pro, I simply don't have time to swap or tinker with any of...
Posted by hayesk, on Mar 15, 2015 at 11:32 PM, in Mac News
@PJL500, iCloud support is limited to apps in the... 798 Views / 8 Replies  
@PJL500, iCloud support is limited to apps in the App Store. Third party apps that aren't sold through the App Store are not allowed (by Apple) to use CloudKit or iCloud Drive. Also, 1Password for OS...
Posted by hayesk, on Mar 13, 2015 at 09:04 PM, in Mac News
Apple could have easily put another USB port... 1,523 Views / 26 Replies  
Apple could have easily put another USB port there, but they chose not to. Why? Because they designed it for people who rarely need ports. That's why the dongle is separate. If you need ports all the...
Posted by hayesk, on Mar 13, 2015 at 02:34 PM, in Mac News
The iPhone can already has enough power to run... 245 Views / 2 Replies  
The iPhone can already has enough power to run close to a full blown Photoshop..The issue is not power, but of interface. There have been attempts in the past to make your phone a portable desktop;...
Posted by hayesk, on Mar 3, 2015 at 04:33 PM, in Tech News
@jwdsail: "How much money would it cost to... 898 Views / 8 Replies  
@jwdsail: "How much money would it cost to continue to develop Aperture?"

If the cost exceeds the benefits, they made the right decision. They're a business. They didn't get rich making software...
Posted by hayesk, on Feb 12, 2015 at 09:11 AM, in Mac News
Inkling, who said you should? If an iPad and a... 1,071 Views / 7 Replies  
Inkling, who said you should? If an iPad and a desktop covers your needs, then don't buy a MacBook Air. But don't discount the power of a MacBook Air. To say that that it's too wimpy or only does 10%...
Posted by hayesk, on Feb 11, 2015 at 11:01 AM, in Tech News
This is not a hard problem to solve. These... 233 Views / 5 Replies  
This is not a hard problem to solve.

These nations can approach Ireland to change their laws, or they can change their own corporate income tax laws.
Posted by hayesk, on Jan 28, 2015 at 01:19 PM, in Tech News
Why does Obama think terrorists can't use their... 986 Views / 12 Replies  
Why does Obama think terrorists can't use their own encryption with no back doors, considering the fact that it already exists?
Posted by hayesk, on Jan 18, 2015 at 12:35 AM, in Tech News
@SerriaDragon what is cloning and why would I... 333 Views / 4 Replies  
@SerriaDragon what is cloning and why would I want to use it?
Posted by hayesk, on Jan 3, 2015 at 04:48 PM, in Mac News
For now. When Apple gets light of this, they can... 241 Views / 4 Replies  
For now. When Apple gets light of this, they can easily rate limit iPhones.

In the meantime, use a strong password.
Posted by hayesk, on Jan 2, 2015 at 01:43 PM, in Mac News
Probably because of the incessant whining by... 332 Views / 3 Replies  
Probably because of the incessant whining by people last year upset that Apple dared give away a children's game instead of something targeting them.
Posted by hayesk, on Dec 30, 2014 at 01:38 PM, in Mac News
Apple didn't have a monopoly on music players.... 223 Views / 3 Replies  
Apple didn't have a monopoly on music players. Their was plenty of competition at the time. Why didn't these people just buy another music player?
Posted by hayesk, on Dec 1, 2014 at 10:31 PM, in Tech News
The big difference is Retina and Performance. You... 2,554 Views / 15 Replies  
The big difference is Retina and Performance. You haven't mentioned what you use it for. If you do graphic design, software development, or high computational tasks, get the MBPro.

Otherwise, go...
Posted by hayesk, on Nov 25, 2014 at 04:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
prl99 by your login, you can't copyright a book... 972 Views / 9 Replies  
prl99 by your login, you can't copyright a book because "it's just using the same 26 letters as everyone else. To claim that you can't copyright a design of a clock face is saying every design has...
Posted by hayesk, on Nov 25, 2014 at 09:24 AM, in Tech News
It's a shame the lost their case. They were up... 483 Views / 5 Replies  
It's a shame the lost their case. They were up against power companies that convinced the court that the law didn't support Aereo's business practice. And technically they were right. I don't see why...
Posted by hayesk, on Nov 21, 2014 at 01:50 PM, in Tech News
Very good article. As for the RAM concerns -... 1,440 Views / 14 Replies  
Very good article. As for the RAM concerns - simple - max out the RAM when you buy. That's my new policy for every Mac I buy. The couple hundred bucks may seem like a lot when you buy, but average...
Posted by hayesk, on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:52 PM, in Tech News
I struggle to see why this is a big deal. Who... 854 Views / 10 Replies  
I struggle to see why this is a big deal. Who cares if the SIM is locked as long as the iPad isn't locked? SIMs cost a few pennies - and you often get one free from your new provider when you sign up...
Posted by hayesk, on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:42 PM, in Tech News
Do people really need a quad-core i7 for a home... 970 Views / 11 Replies  
Do people really need a quad-core i7 for a home or small office server? Yeah, that option is gone, for reasons I can't fathom, but I doubt it was really that necessary in a small server setting.
Posted by hayesk, on Oct 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM, in Tech News
Oh FFS, ElectroTech, service animals are trained.... 1,727 Views / 14 Replies  
Oh FFS, ElectroTech, service animals are trained. They're not going to eat the upholstery. What a lame, made up problem to excuse awful behavior from Uber.
Posted by hayesk, on Sep 14, 2014 at 10:48 PM, in Tech News
EstaNightshift is right. The point of a protest... 964 Views / 9 Replies  
EstaNightshift is right. The point of a protest is not only to air your demands to those that can change them, but to raise awareness of the problem.

Everyone should be able to earn a liveable...
Posted by hayesk, on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:10 AM, in Mac News
I tested this, and it works. This seems like a... 198 Views / 1 Replies  
I tested this, and it works. This seems like a bad decision on Apple's part. Who needs this capability?
Posted by hayesk, on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:02 AM, in Mac News
Inkling, actually, yes they do. Are you taking... 295 Views / 4 Replies  
Inkling, actually, yes they do. Are you taking into account the industrial byproducts of searching, drilling, extracting, refining of fossil fuels (not to mention the death of countless wildlife)?...
Posted by hayesk, on Jul 31, 2014 at 08:56 AM, in Mac News
Grendelmon, then don't play their games. That... 315 Views / 3 Replies  
Grendelmon, then don't play their games. That doesn't justify the piracy.
Posted by hayesk, on Jul 24, 2014 at 12:02 PM, in Tech News
Two tips: 1. Put it on another partition or... 256 Views / 2 Replies  
Two tips:

1. Put it on another partition or drive and use it on a copy of your data. There are still bugs, and it will upgrade some of your data (e.g. iTunes and iPhoto libraries) that may not be...
Posted by hayesk, on Jul 24, 2014 at 09:35 AM, in Mac News
:thumbsup: Seriously, why does he want one?... 1,623 Views / 12 Replies  
:thumbsup:

Seriously, why does he want one? What does he need to do that a Mac mini or iMac won't do?
Posted by hayesk, on Jul 22, 2014 at 07:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
@Inkling, you must be fun at parties. People move... 517 Views / 7 Replies  
@Inkling, you must be fun at parties. People move too, but that doesn't stop them from painting rooms in their house, or choosing what style of drapes they have. If you can't see why personalizing...
Posted by hayesk, on Jul 22, 2014 at 12:18 PM, in Mac News
And.reg not a music fan, huh? 386 Views / 4 Replies  
And.reg not a music fan, huh?
Posted by hayesk, on Jul 21, 2014 at 04:55 PM, in Mac News
"some services running in iOS that shouldn't be... 1,448 Views / 15 Replies  
"some services running in iOS that shouldn't be there, that were intentionally added by Apple as part of the firmware, and that bypass backup encryption while copying more of your personal data than...
Posted by hayesk, on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:09 PM, in Tech News
Raman, shareware was different because you... 869 Views / 17 Replies  
Raman, shareware was different because you typically didn't pay over and over to use it. Either you used it in its free form, or you paid to unlock the entire thing once.
Posted by hayesk, on Jul 18, 2014 at 03:13 PM, in Tech News
"proof of the woman's alleged copyright... 335 Views / 4 Replies  
"proof of the woman's alleged copyright violations in court."

Uhm... what woman? The story should mention who they are referring to.
Posted by hayesk, on Jun 29, 2014 at 11:10 AM, in Tech News
Would love to see improvements to their POI... 213 Views / 1 Replies  
Would love to see improvements to their POI database. It's woefully lacking in my city.
Posted by hayesk, on Jun 27, 2014 at 03:46 PM, in Mac News
MacNN, why are you filtering out line breaks. ... 621 Views / 7 Replies  
MacNN, why are you filtering out line breaks.
It makes things
very hard to
read.
Posted by hayesk, on Jun 25, 2014 at 12:41 PM, in Tech News
At first I sided with Aereo - they were/are doing... 621 Views / 7 Replies  
At first I sided with Aereo - they were/are doing the right thing. But unfortunately, they've gone about it the wrong way. Exploiting a loophole is no way to run a business, and the courts closed it...
Posted by hayesk, on Jun 25, 2014 at 12:40 PM, in Tech News
Now this is an iWatch I would wear. No sacrifice... 169 Views / 1 Replies  
Now this is an iWatch I would wear. No sacrifice in style or primary functionality.
Posted by hayesk, on Jun 24, 2014 at 02:12 PM, in Tech News
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