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Only GSM iPhones will work. Don't even need to be... 924 Views / 8 Replies  
Only GSM iPhones will work. Don't even need to be unlocked, since it's still using ATT.

Do a Google search, you'll find very long threads talking about it.
Posted by amazing, on Jul 11, 2012 at 07:50 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The 2008 MBP with NVidia needs 10.5.2 or later. 186 Views / 2 Replies  
The 2008 MBP with NVidia needs 10.5.2 or later.
Posted by amazing, on Jul 11, 2012 at 07:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ist eigentlich sehr dumm, solch eine... 205 Views / 5 Replies  
Ist eigentlich sehr dumm, solch eine Rolltreppenfahren Übung als Abschlussvideo von fertig ausgebildeten Polizeischülern zu benutzen.

Tja, öfter mal was dummes...
Posted by amazing, on Jul 11, 2012 at 07:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Kudos to you for doing your own repairs. ... 2,451 Views / 129 Replies  
Kudos to you for doing your own repairs.

You could also buy with a credit card that doubles the manufacturers warranty. AmEx?
Posted by amazing, on Jul 10, 2012 at 08:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Those whose philosophy of life encompasses ... 2,451 Views / 129 Replies  
Those whose philosophy of life encompasses insurance, those folks will buy insurance. Don't even try talking them out of it...

And with the RMBP being unrepairable, having insurance may not be a...
Posted by amazing, on Jul 8, 2012 at 10:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm also waiting for Mountain Lion--but even... 3,039 Views / 50 Replies  
I'm also waiting for Mountain Lion--but even then, I'll be waiting to see the reviews of the actual released OS.

Apple has admitted that it messed up in the Save As mess by including it via...
Posted by amazing, on Jul 7, 2012 at 11:16 AM, in Mac OS X
And here's a very interesting article about... 649 Views / 47 Replies  
And here's a very interesting article about Scientology's Office of Special Affairs (OSA): They really didn't like that South Park episode.

Scientology's 'super-creepy' South Park investigation -...
Posted by amazing, on Jul 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It was the other way around: Tom (older,... 649 Views / 47 Replies  
It was the other way around: Tom (older, experienced, luxuriously rich) bought Katie (hero worship--she had a poster of him in her room as a teen.)
Posted by amazing, on Jul 4, 2012 at 12:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
are you saying they have concealed carry permits? 649 Views / 47 Replies  
are you saying they have concealed carry permits?
Posted by amazing, on Jul 3, 2012 at 06:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They supposedly didn't even have cameras early... 649 Views / 47 Replies  
They supposedly didn't even have cameras early on. Now they do...but the lack of cameras sort of rules against the lawyer snooping aspect.
Posted by amazing, on Jul 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not only is Katie divorcing Tom, she's also... 649 Views / 47 Replies  
Not only is Katie divorcing Tom, she's also divorcing Scientology--which is absolutely brutal in harassing and bullying prominent members leaving the organization. That part has already started in...
Posted by amazing, on Jul 2, 2012 at 11:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
He is already suffering. Now you're both... 649 Views / 47 Replies  
He is already suffering.

Now you're both suffering.
Posted by amazing, on Jun 30, 2012 at 08:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
or you could return it and get an iPhone on a... 1,032 Views / 7 Replies  
or you could return it and get an iPhone on a different telephone network...that has full speed.
Posted by amazing, on Jun 30, 2012 at 10:47 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I keep thinking that clip has got to have... 205 Views / 5 Replies  
I keep thinking that clip has got to have something to do with Monty Python?

Well, they're now the laughingstock of Europe...
Posted by amazing, on Jun 29, 2012 at 01:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Austrian police learn to use escalator safely 205 Views / 5 Replies  
Pretty hilarious "Rolltreppen Ubung": wonder who thought this training was necessary?

Rolltreppen-Training der Linzer Polizei - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfgwBA2gnhI)

German...
Posted by amazing, on Jun 29, 2012 at 11:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This does point towards Apple's future direction,... 2,451 Views / 129 Replies  
This does point towards Apple's future direction, in the name of thinnest and lightest.
Posted by amazing, on Jun 25, 2012 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What I hate about it the most is that it's... 2,451 Views / 129 Replies  
What I hate about it the most is that it's treating the high-end laptop like a disposable razor...
Posted by amazing, on Jun 23, 2012 at 09:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yep, the strategy used to be, buy what you need... 2,451 Views / 129 Replies  
Yep, the strategy used to be, buy what you need at this moment, upgrade later, for a lot less money than Apple charges.

Now, the strategy is: Apple knows best.
Posted by amazing, on Jun 23, 2012 at 06:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Irony is dead. I don't know anyone that drives a... 2,451 Views / 129 Replies  
Irony is dead. I don't know anyone that drives a Porsche, either. The analogy was about the ridiculousness of a 4 cylinder in a top-end sports car--which is to say 8 GB RAM in a top laptop model...
Posted by amazing, on Jun 23, 2012 at 02:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think Apple is finally admitting that 4 GB base... 2,451 Views / 129 Replies  
I think Apple is finally admitting that 4 GB base RAM is untenable in "professional" laptops.

For the RMBP to have any credible life-cycle whatsoever, 16 GB should be the minimum.

8 GB RAM is...
Posted by amazing, on Jun 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
And here's the next bad news for Nokia, courtesy... 836 Views / 9 Replies  
And here's the next bad news for Nokia, courtesy of their wonderful partner, Microsoft:

Lumia 900 (aka yet another iPhone killer) won't run Windows 8, can't be upgraded to Windows 8. Apps written...
Posted by amazing, on Jun 21, 2012 at 05:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Except that Apple usually installs barely... 2,451 Views / 129 Replies  
Except that Apple usually installs barely adequate RAM in the base model, then gets you to pay Apple RAM prices for the next RAM step up.

My early-2008 MBP came with 2 GB RAM (barely...
Posted by amazing, on Jun 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sehr schön! 414 Views / 1 Replies  
Sehr schön!
Posted by amazing, on Jun 20, 2012 at 05:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For the RMBP, battery replacement is $200 (see... 2,451 Views / 129 Replies  
For the RMBP, battery replacement is $200 (see beginning quote.) No longer quite so trivial.

With the RMBP, Apple is adopting the iPhone model: if something fails under Applecare, they aren't...
Posted by amazing, on Jun 20, 2012 at 05:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nokia was in free fall because of the... 836 Views / 9 Replies  
Nokia was in free fall because of the introduction of the iPhone. This is the iPhone's fifth anniversary, and the iPhone introduction changed the shape of the world.

Before the iPhone, the world...
Posted by amazing, on Jun 20, 2012 at 05:32 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm tempted to call if the "Microsoft Kiss of... 836 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm tempted to call if the "Microsoft Kiss of Death!"

Anytime MS dreams of having a successful external device, they seem tempted to go out and buy something, or lure some company into a...
Posted by amazing, on Jun 17, 2012 at 06:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Nokia implodes to Junk status, bye-bye Lumia 836 Views / 9 Replies  
The crucial phrase: dominant mobile platform lost 90% of value in 5 years, Moody's downgrades to Junk status.

"The iPhone happened."

Beleaguered Nokia implodes, taking Microsoft’s mobile dreams...
Posted by amazing, on Jun 16, 2012 at 04:21 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hey! We're way into iOS here! What's this... 1,397 Views / 56 Replies  
Hey! We're way into iOS here! What's this filesystem stuff??? :D
Posted by amazing, on May 12, 2012 at 05:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm on pay-as-you-go text, and ATT wasn't getting... 989 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm on pay-as-you-go text, and ATT wasn't getting texts to me (except their notices that such-n-such is available, those texts always seem to get thru.)

When I call customer service, after trying...
Posted by amazing, on May 11, 2012 at 08:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
call up your phone company and have them reset... 989 Views / 15 Replies  
call up your phone company and have them reset the account.

worked for me!
Posted by amazing, on May 11, 2012 at 01:59 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Some stolen popular smartphones (namely iPhones)... 952 Views / 13 Replies  
Some stolen popular smartphones (namely iPhones) are undoubtedly worth more than others--and also easier to sell.
Posted by amazing, on May 5, 2012 at 01:41 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
meantime, iphone thefts are up 44 percent this... 952 Views / 13 Replies  
meantime, iphone thefts are up 44 percent this year in NYC--and that's just NYC alone. Bloomberg doesn't seem to be concerned?

Violent iPhone Theft Isn't Really A Concern For Billionaire...
Posted by amazing, on May 5, 2012 at 12:40 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
are these the drivers you installed: HP... 702 Views / 5 Replies  
are these the drivers you installed:

HP Printer Drivers v.2.9 OS X (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL907)
Posted by amazing, on May 5, 2012 at 11:23 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah, I suppose anyone could've predicted that... 952 Views / 13 Replies  
Yeah, I suppose anyone could've predicted that the effort would either be poorly implemented or sabotaged...

Early days, yet, so here's hoping that the pressure stays around to keep pushing the...
Posted by amazing, on May 5, 2012 at 11:21 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Just in case your pinky isn't reconciled to... 3,829 Views / 20 Replies  
Just in case your pinky isn't reconciled to eternal suffering, you can get an incipio case at amazon for as little as $10 in various colors, and you can get free freight in a variety of ways.

And...
Posted by amazing, on May 4, 2012 at 03:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Have you found a new case that works for you? 3,829 Views / 20 Replies  
Have you found a new case that works for you?
Posted by amazing, on May 4, 2012 at 10:36 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So here's a performance review of the Sonnet... 2,580 Views / 33 Replies  
So here's a performance review of the Sonnet Echo, a thunderbolt expresscard adapter:

Benchmarking the Sonnet Echo ExpressCard Thunderbolt Adapter | Quick Look Review | The Mac Observer...
Posted by amazing, on May 3, 2012 at 05:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Main thing is there should be a story here about... 1,603 Views / 13 Replies  
Main thing is there should be a story here about why the 11 year-old did this, etc.

Instead, the story is about the stuff that got ruined...
Posted by amazing, on May 2, 2012 at 10:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Here's a post that has a wonderfully sarcastic... 2,580 Views / 33 Replies  
Here's a post that has a wonderfully sarcastic title:

Thunderbolt cables prove expensive to make cheaply | Apple - CNET News...
Posted by amazing, on May 1, 2012 at 12:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Turns out Nokia made more money from licensing... 2,954 Views / 145 Replies  
Turns out Nokia made more money from licensing patents to Apple than it made selling phones:

Nokia has earned more from iPhone than selling Lumia Windows Phone 7...
Posted by amazing, on May 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Boy, 11, urinates on $36K worth of MacBooks 1,603 Views / 13 Replies  
Here's the article:

Boy, 11, urinates on $36K worth of Apple MacBooks - Technolog on msnbc.com...
Posted by amazing, on May 1, 2012 at 01:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What have we come to when the cables/adapters to... 2,580 Views / 33 Replies  
What have we come to when the cables/adapters to connect to a drive are more expensive than the majority of drives?

As you say: no thanks!
Posted by amazing, on May 1, 2012 at 12:11 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
the original OS was 10.4.6 so what you have might... 593 Views / 15 Replies  
the original OS was 10.4.6 so what you have might be older than that.
Posted by amazing, on Apr 29, 2012 at 04:39 PM, in Mac OS X
Looks like it will take Snow Leopard! Which... 593 Views / 15 Replies  
Looks like it will take Snow Leopard!

Which would be way more secure for your niece, given the tons of bad publicity about the SabPub and Flashback exploits.
Posted by amazing, on Apr 29, 2012 at 02:46 PM, in Mac OS X
Awesome repair and thanks for documenting it! ... 1,307 Views / 14 Replies  
Awesome repair and thanks for documenting it!

Congrats!
Posted by amazing, on Apr 29, 2012 at 12:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
be sure to check which is the latest OS you can... 593 Views / 15 Replies  
be sure to check which is the latest OS you can install on that early model. You can use the free MacTracker software (donation ware) to find out. Then be sure to install all the combo updaters and...
Posted by amazing, on Apr 29, 2012 at 12:09 PM, in Mac OS X
Glad to hear about the zero errors! Just couldn't... 706 Views / 7 Replies  
Glad to hear about the zero errors! Just couldn't believe that ALL the drives were producing errors!

And it still might be the Wiebetech enclosure, namely the enclosure board can't support...
Posted by amazing, on Apr 29, 2012 at 05:26 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Isn't this what hotspots are for? Samsung... 686 Views / 10 Replies  
Isn't this what hotspots are for?

Samsung Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11 Review - Routers - CNET Reviews (http://reviews.cnet.com/routers/samsung-jetpack-4g-lte/4505-3319_7-34562125.html)
Posted by amazing, on Apr 28, 2012 at 01:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
CalDigit T1 Thunderbolt Enclosure... 835 Views / 19 Replies  
CalDigit T1 Thunderbolt Enclosure (http://barefeats.com/hard151.html)

here's a test
Posted by amazing, on Apr 28, 2012 at 01:30 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
go to macupdate.com and download the free... 995 Views / 27 Replies  
go to macupdate.com and download the free iStumbler.

The display is pretty self-explanatory. It'll tell you how many wireless networks you're surrounded by and what channel they're on. You need to...
Posted by amazing, on Apr 27, 2012 at 07:56 PM, in Networking
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