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Uh, how do you think they managed to have... 275 Views / 9 Replies  
Uh, how do you think they managed to have something like 120 BILLION in cash?

So they put in the CPU that they may have (could have) done this past spring AND changed the connector, obsoleting...
Posted by paulc, on Oct 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM, in Tech News
As of today, there seems to only be one app (in... 128 Views / 1 Replies  
As of today, there seems to only be one app (in phone and tablet versions) available from NBC (NBC Olympics Live Extra).

What I don't get is me being required to sign into my cable provider......
Posted by paulc, on Jul 13, 2012 at 03:07 PM, in Tech News
Just got a 245BW! I DO seem to have an issue... 1,854 Views / 3 Replies  
Just got a 245BW!

I DO seem to have an issue with it. I suspect (but can't swear) the issue is a badly designed backlight system. While the effect is subtle, certain desktop patterns show a very...
Posted by paulc, on Dec 11, 2007 at 01:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Time Machine Issues 254 Views / 1 Replies  
First, I would tend to keep using a clone backup, but I can see usefulness for using Time Machine.

I frequently create very large movie files that I may need for only a half to 2 days. After I...
Posted by paulc, on Nov 30, 2007 at 02:31 PM, in Applications
Ah, sounds like one resizes the single partition... 1,011 Views / 8 Replies  
Ah, sounds like one resizes the single partition then can use DU to create a new one... excellent.

Still, it could be that legit data may be written close to the end partition point. One would...
Posted by paulc, on Nov 30, 2007 at 02:25 PM, in Applications
Thanks again, I should have thought of doing what... 1,011 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks again, I should have thought of doing what you suggest! I had "thought" I had to have already DONE the Leopard update! Right after my next backup I'll try it...
Posted by paulc, on Nov 28, 2007 at 05:12 PM, in Applications
Thanks Art... that's why I mentioned "Apple's... 1,011 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks Art... that's why I mentioned "Apple's RAID." Which supposedly presents itself to the OS as a simple volume.

Anyone know if an Apple RAID negates this function?
Posted by paulc, on Nov 28, 2007 at 04:16 PM, in Applications
LivePartitioning in Leopard's DiskUtility? 1,011 Views / 8 Replies  
Background is that while I'd like to move to Leopard, one issue is I still use an old Classic app. Obviously, Classic is no longer in Leopard. So 'I'm thinking that I'd like to have a very small...
Posted by paulc, on Nov 28, 2007 at 03:43 PM, in Applications
Wow, I did wonder if we had some air blowing into... 1,668 Views / 41 Replies  
Wow, I did wonder if we had some air blowing into the machine from the front, would we get cooler running. As for "air inlet" it seems almost the entire front serves as air inlet for each of the...
Posted by paulc, on Apr 25, 2007 at 05:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, what I'd like is for them to really,... 2,519 Views / 33 Replies  
Actually, what I'd like is for them to really, really fix the bugs in my 80G 5.5G model (it will never show an OK to Disconnect, and the 1.2.1 firmware makes empty smart playlists ALL get listed on...
Posted by paulc, on Apr 9, 2007 at 01:26 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Speaking of those folks who take full advantage... 14,939 Views / 180 Replies  
Speaking of those folks who take full advantage of the iApps...

Joe totally bought into the whole "year of the video" thing Steve Jobs trumpeted several years ago. Totally cool that he can dump...
Posted by paulc, on Mar 22, 2007 at 03:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, it seems my concern IS justified and I... 342 Views / 3 Replies  
Well, it seems my concern IS justified and I didn't dream reading that there are issues mixing 1.1 and 2.0 devices on the same hub. I narrowed my search down to a D-Link 2.0 hub w/a DC power supply....
Posted by paulc, on Mar 14, 2007 at 06:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Ah, thanks. Yes I know the keyboard is 1.1, yes... 342 Views / 3 Replies  
Ah, thanks. Yes I know the keyboard is 1.1, yes my trackball is ordinarily plugged into it as it does not need anything faster than 1.1. Yes, I know that the keyboard is a daisy chain device, so I...
Posted by paulc, on Mar 14, 2007 at 11:45 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
USB 2.0 Hubs 342 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm starting to get more USB 2 devices than ever before. But I have a simple question. If I have a USB 2 hub on a USB 2 capable port, can I put both 1.1 and 2.0 devices in that hub and have each...
Posted by paulc, on Mar 13, 2007 at 02:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I did find out that the DVR-109 is supposed to... 399 Views / 3 Replies  
I did find out that the DVR-109 is supposed to burn +R DL media at up to 6x. The drive/Toast combo seems to have no issues or troubles burning 8x rated DVD-R SL discs at 8x.

What 8x +R DL media...
Posted by paulc, on Mar 11, 2007 at 03:38 PM, in Applications
Toast & Burning +R DVD media? 399 Views / 3 Replies  
Does anyone know of any restriction on the speed of burning for DVD DL +R media in Toast? I just got some 8x DL DVD+R media and Toast restricts it to burning only at 2x, and I'm wondering where the...
Posted by paulc, on Mar 9, 2007 at 11:05 AM, in Applications
I think some may be losing sight of something...... 14,939 Views / 180 Replies  
I think some may be losing sight of something... it's not about what the $300 supports, it's that the $300 box will not play that which your Mac will play. As such, it is deliberately engineered to...
Posted by paulc, on Feb 23, 2007 at 10:32 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
So it's all about music? About 2-3 weeks after I... 14,939 Views / 180 Replies  
So it's all about music? About 2-3 weeks after I got my very first, 5G, first gen Pod, I invested about 10 bucks in a cable that I ran from my AVR/HT to my couch, all nice and concealed. Plop down,...
Posted by paulc, on Feb 23, 2007 at 10:19 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The only 720p content I've played is the movie... 3,008 Views / 30 Replies  
The only 720p content I've played is the movie trailers. On a dual 2.7G/X800XT (all OS up to the minute) system, there will be a few hiccups sometimes. Most do play fine for the 2 minutes or so, but...
Posted by paulc, on Feb 22, 2007 at 09:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
Overscan does vary by the particular TV when you... 456 Views / 2 Replies  
Overscan does vary by the particular TV when you use the HDMI connection. So I just used the VGA connection. Despite a lot of myth, there's really nothing inherently wrong (it can get degraded...
Posted by paulc, on Feb 22, 2007 at 08:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hmmm, lots of differences here. Mine averages... 1,668 Views / 41 Replies  
Hmmm, lots of differences here. Mine averages about 145/63 for each of 2 2.7G G5s CPUs. Fans run pretty quiet, bouncing between 300 (lower end) and about 700. Average is for "normal" kind of use, web...
Posted by paulc, on Feb 22, 2007 at 08:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Before last Sept. announcement, I had thought it... 14,939 Views / 180 Replies  
Before last Sept. announcement, I had thought it would be a re-jiggered mini, at half the price of the mini. It got announced and I THOUGHT this was a better option. BUT I was thinking about...
Posted by paulc, on Feb 21, 2007 at 11:20 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Let us not forget the "X1900 for G5" was a card... 3,072 Views / 31 Replies  
Let us not forget the "X1900 for G5" was a card for only the last bump of G5's, the quads w/PCIe buses. Wild guess, but that probably represents about 10-15% of all G5's.
Posted by paulc, on Feb 19, 2007 at 10:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
It's a sad buy unfortunate truth that one DOES... 3,008 Views / 30 Replies  
It's a sad buy unfortunate truth that one DOES have to accept that for a GPU, you are going to get a fairly limp stock card AND be very limited in what you can upgrade it to, and THAT choice is going...
Posted by paulc, on Feb 14, 2007 at 10:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
FWIW, it looks like almost the entire line of... 14,031 Views / 69 Replies  
FWIW, it looks like almost the entire line of Samsung LCD monitors aimed at the computer market are going LED backlit with the 07 models.
Posted by paulc, on Feb 2, 2007 at 11:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Opps, missed the "instead of..." 1,629 Views / 24 Replies  
Opps, missed the "instead of..."
Posted by paulc, on Feb 1, 2007 at 01:01 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Oh, I wasn't trying to imply that they should... 3,534 Views / 43 Replies  
Oh, I wasn't trying to imply that they should completely abandon "more cores." 100% they should have a model to suit the render farms and guys like CIA.

A lot will ride on whether they stay with...
Posted by paulc, on Feb 1, 2007 at 11:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
Boy, I'm really surprised that NOBODY has even... 1,629 Views / 24 Replies  
Boy, I'm really surprised that NOBODY has even mentioned the lack of a black version. The ONLY 2 colors I'd even consider would be silver or black, leaning mostly to black.
Posted by paulc, on Feb 1, 2007 at 10:09 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Pretty sure I read that Penryn CPUs are expected... 3,534 Views / 43 Replies  
Pretty sure I read that Penryn CPUs are expected to beginning shipping production this year. In any case, I fell the "we want more cores" is largely irrelevant to most Mac users. They are useful in...
Posted by paulc, on Feb 1, 2007 at 10:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
Might be an idea to look outside the world of... 14,031 Views / 69 Replies  
Might be an idea to look outside the world of intel mac laptops to see where technology is or may be going. LCD displays have turned into the hottest tech for large screen HD displays. The guys that...
Posted by paulc, on Jan 24, 2007 at 10:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, I successfully restored a 5.5G video that... 858 Views / 7 Replies  
Yes, I successfully restored a 5.5G video that had 1.2.1 back to 1.2. I kinda lucked out because I HAD the 1.2 update files (iPod_25.1.2.ipsw & iPod_25.1.2.ipsw.signature). I read that ...13.1.2.ipsw...
Posted by paulc, on Dec 23, 2006 at 11:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
FWIW, I had a major, deal-breaking bug with... 858 Views / 7 Replies  
FWIW, I had a major, deal-breaking bug with 1.2.1, smart playlists that happened to have no more content were still loaded on my 5.5G 80G Pod. At the time, I had about 250 for such lists, only 50 or...
Posted by paulc, on Dec 21, 2006 at 11:12 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Huh? Indeed, I think there does seem to be a... 662 Views / 2 Replies  
Huh? Indeed, I think there does seem to be a minor bug going on here. I got a 5.5G 80G Pod a few weeks ago. Immediately, I noticed that when one ejected it, it froze, sometimes with the "Do Not"...
Posted by paulc, on Dec 21, 2006 at 11:07 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
FWIW, I was able to return to 1.2 and that bug is... 581 Views / 1 Replies  
FWIW, I was able to return to 1.2 and that bug is now gone.
Posted by paulc, on Dec 21, 2006 at 10:57 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Latest Update v.1.2.1 581 Views / 1 Replies  
Having returned my 5.5G 80G Pod and receiving a unit that had the same problem (relating to not seeing the OK to Disconnect message) I figured it was a bug. So yesterday I see iTunes telling me...
Posted by paulc, on Dec 11, 2006 at 11:32 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ah, thanks Paulson, that does make sense. 627 Views / 3 Replies  
Ah, thanks Paulson, that does make sense.
Posted by paulc, on Dec 11, 2006 at 11:21 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ha, interesting page! As usual, it generates new... 1,025 Views / 10 Replies  
Ha, interesting page! As usual, it generates new additional questions. Is "deep sleep" the same as "hibernation" as it relates to saving battery time? If there really isn't any real "off" state, why...
Posted by paulc, on Dec 11, 2006 at 11:20 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Wow, sure looks like this is unique to me... my... 627 Views / 2 Replies  
Wow, sure looks like this is unique to me... my very specific detailing of the symptoms did prompt Apple to send me a new (refurb) unit, which exhibits the same behavior. After I posted this to...
Posted by paulc, on Dec 3, 2006 at 12:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hmm, the ONLY time I see the Apple logo is after... 1,025 Views / 10 Replies  
Hmm, the ONLY time I see the Apple logo is after I do a reset on my Pod.

I DO see that if I pause a song, it will stay "paused" even if I use the "Off" mechanism. Did NOT work this way on my...
Posted by paulc, on Dec 3, 2006 at 12:32 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You might want to dig through your "Album... 3,024 Views / 8 Replies  
You might want to dig through your "Album Artwork" folder, there are thousands of files in there! Plus a very extensive folder structure. I think each album has a ~300k xxx.itc file that I think is...
Posted by paulc, on Dec 1, 2006 at 11:48 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Uh, there's no such file/folder in iTunes Music.... 3,024 Views / 8 Replies  
Uh, there's no such file/folder in iTunes Music. As I said, one level up in the iTunes folder, there IS an "Album Artwork" folder. It's 59 MBs. If "Other" represents covers, how does 59 MBs become...
Posted by paulc, on Nov 30, 2006 at 05:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Do you get audio when you play the movies in... 615 Views / 4 Replies  
Do you get audio when you play the movies in iTunes? How about when you use QT Player?
Posted by paulc, on Nov 30, 2006 at 08:43 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks for the suggestions, but the mystery... 3,024 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the suggestions, but the mystery deepens. The exact same contents (music plus address book contents) on a 2nd gen Pod shows 63.7 MBs in "other." Also, I doubt it's "firmware" of the...
Posted by paulc, on Nov 30, 2006 at 08:38 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
OK, the MacPro was introduced in August, but... 3,527 Views / 41 Replies  
OK, the MacPro was introduced in August, but wasn't it late September, early October before it shipped? I seriously doubt we'd see any bump until maybe next summer WWDC. Then again, they have not...
Posted by paulc, on Nov 28, 2006 at 06:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
I tend to stick with KlearScreen liquids and... 14,730 Views / 20 Replies  
I tend to stick with KlearScreen liquids and their microfiber clothes.

"Lint free" wipes can be made of paper, and paper is made from wood and over time CAN scratch such delicate surfaces. Real...
Posted by paulc, on Nov 28, 2006 at 05:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
"Sleep" vs. "Off?" 1,025 Views / 10 Replies  
Again, brand new 80G video, experienced user have had a 2nd gen 20G since it first shipped. I've seen the question raised but have never seen any real definitive answer. Essentially is there ANY...
Posted by paulc, on Nov 28, 2006 at 12:11 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
"Other" Space? 3,024 Views / 8 Replies  
OK, brand new 80G video, have had 2nd gen 20G since it first shipped (i.e. experienced user). Started small, just synced all the stuff from my 20G model. ONLY music. Plus address book contacts.

So...
Posted by paulc, on Nov 28, 2006 at 12:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
"OK to Disconnect" Not Happening! 627 Views / 2 Replies  
I've just put in a service request, but I'm curious to see if others have had this issue. While most everything seems to work fine on my new 80G video, I can NOT get the "OK to Disconnect" message...
Posted by paulc, on Nov 28, 2006 at 11:41 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
5.5G Screen? 627 Views / 3 Replies  
Have had Pods since the original 5G model, last one a 2nd gen 20G model. Just got a 80G video; one thing I noticed is that without the backlight, the screen is very hard to read. So bad, that it's...
Posted by paulc, on Nov 28, 2006 at 11:33 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Uh, Rosetta? Not so sure I'd equate Photoshop... 6,738 Views / 52 Replies  
Uh, Rosetta? Not so sure I'd equate Photoshop issues to the Quad just yet, remember it's running under emulation.

The only advice I have is definitely go for the tower. The ability to add lots of...
Posted by paulc, on Sep 7, 2006 at 09:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
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