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most mail servers have an attachment size limit 427 Views / 7 Replies  
Actually, some if not all systems can have a "per file" maximum, as well as a "message" maximum size.

Many servers it is 10 MB (could be a default setting), and some like gmail it is 25 MB...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Dec 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM, in Applications
depends on what you do, encoding video with just... 117 Views / 5 Replies  
depends on what you do, encoding video with just CPUs the old quad 2.6 Core i7 mini was almost as fast as the new Mac Pro (ignoring any hard drive speed limits).

It will take a few more real-world...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Oct 20, 2014 at 09:19 PM, in Tech News
hmm... would be interesting to see some speed... 602 Views / 11 Replies  
hmm... would be interesting to see some speed tests of the old quad i7 vs the new dual i7. I suspect for some things the older quad would still win.
Posted by bdmarsh, on Oct 16, 2014 at 06:00 PM, in Tech News
great v1 proof of concept, looking forward to... 1,582 Views / 24 Replies  
great v1 proof of concept, looking forward to version 2 or 3 :)
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 10, 2014 at 12:38 PM, in Tech News
similar claims were made about battery life for... 168 Views / 2 Replies  
similar claims were made about battery life for the initial iPhone as well, inflated or impossible were thrown around (either publicly or privately within competing companies). Won't really know...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 5, 2014 at 07:32 PM, in Mac News
In a few weeks time "China Mobile is not... 108 Views / 2 Replies  
In a few weeks time "China Mobile is not allocated any of the first shipment of iPhone 6"
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 3, 2014 at 01:42 PM, in Tech News
Interesting. I also find it interesting/lucky I... 565 Views / 8 Replies  
Interesting.
I also find it interesting/lucky I haven't received any of this spam yet :)
Posted by bdmarsh, on Aug 20, 2014 at 02:47 PM, in Tech News
I knew one would be released not long after I... 231 Views / 2 Replies  
I knew one would be released not long after I bought one... oh well, that is one of the reasons I went with the Mac mini, relatively cheap :)
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jul 29, 2014 at 08:25 PM, in Tech News
Use both and more! 4,128 Views / 135 Replies  
The best backup is one that worked and took the least amount of time to recover from. (In much the same way that "the best camera is the one you have with you")

RAID mirroring or with parity (can...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jul 18, 2014 at 07:17 PM, in Applications
refurb vs new 4,400 Views / 65 Replies  
8 to 10 years ago, I'd seen a higher percentage of issues with refurb units having a problem out of the box, this has improved, where now it is pretty rare. (probably 1 in 4 going back 10 years, to...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 24, 2014 at 05:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple has patents related to a fanless ionic wind... 105 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple has patents related to a fanless ionic wind generator, wonder if that would have enough cooling power...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 6, 2014 at 12:51 PM, in Tech News
Apple has patents related to a fanless ionic wind... 105 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple has patents related to a fanless ionic wind generator
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 6, 2014 at 12:48 PM, in Tech News
I'm more surprised the iPad 2 support was... 142 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm more surprised the iPad 2 support was continued than the iPhone 4 was dropped :) Both will soon be 4 years old and with the pace of mobile OS development, that is a long time. Until recently...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:42 AM, in Mac News
This will sell well in the IT circles - a good... 1,073 Views / 13 Replies  
This will sell well in the IT circles - a good update compared to the Surface Pro 2, possibly some with artists if they are willing to deal with windows, a pretty good resolution for a 12" screen. ...
Posted by bdmarsh, on May 20, 2014 at 06:41 PM, in Tech News
I'll be upgrading, not because it is bigger, but... 130 Views / 1 Replies  
I'll be upgrading, not because it is bigger, but because my iPhone 4 is more than due to be replaced :)
Posted by bdmarsh, on Apr 10, 2014 at 01:37 PM, in Mac News
"this time around the company earned $7.9 billion... 372 Views / 7 Replies  
"this time around the company earned $7.9 billion on $31 billion in revenue. The wireless division of the company accounted for $21.1 billion in revenue." - from Jan 2014 report on Verizon's year end...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Feb 25, 2014 at 01:06 PM, in Tech News
Having 160 GB of free space on the drive... 796 Views / 4 Replies  
Having 160 GB of free space on the drive shouldn't be impacting its performance much (there will be some, but it wouldn't be dramatic) - getting under 10% tends to make it worse for sure. If that is...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, the current high-end Mac mini (Core i7 -... 265 Views / 2 Replies  
Yeah, the current high-end Mac mini (Core i7 - upgraded to the 2.6 GHz version, and with SSD or Fusion) for raw CPU performance is around 90% of the performance of the base Mac Pro... at 1/3 the...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jan 28, 2014 at 12:45 PM, in Tech News
Would have loved a "pro-sumer" version 1,258 Views / 19 Replies  
Get one out with a Core i7 instead, more consumer level graphics for $1,500-1,999 and I'd buy one.
Could even reduce it to a single Thunderbolt chip/3 ports.

At $3,000 with effectively no...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Oct 31, 2013 at 06:59 PM, in Tech News
Not impressed with the 3 Galaxy Tab 10.1" ... 270 Views / 6 Replies  
Not impressed with the 3 Galaxy Tab 10.1" Purchased by our company in Oct 2012, last software update Android 4.0.4 in Jan. Better hardware than the iPad 2, but terrible with original version on it...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Oct 31, 2013 at 06:50 PM, in Tech News
Hey, this happened to my wife's iMac as well,... 193 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey, this happened to my wife's iMac as well, left side backlight drops to minimum. Can get it back to full brightness by sleeping the display, then waking it back up - for about 10 minutes or so.
Posted by bdmarsh, on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:51 AM, in Mac News
Of the 5 devices I've updated at work & home,... 251 Views / 3 Replies  
Of the 5 devices I've updated at work & home, only my old iPhone 4 had an issue with iMessages not sending messages. Fortunately it only needed a reboot to get it working again.
Posted by bdmarsh, on Oct 1, 2013 at 11:30 AM, in Mac News
Apple won't talk to the cable companies, only the... 228 Views / 3 Replies  
Apple won't talk to the cable companies, only the content creators for deals. They want to break away from the Channel concept into something that makes it easier to find the content you want when...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 25, 2013 at 11:41 AM, in Tech News
Interesting Note, some USB DVD drives are... 1,156 Views / 15 Replies  
Interesting Note, some USB DVD drives are actually faster than the internal ones that Apple uses in the MacBook Pro 15" (non-retina of course)
a Lite-On USB 2.0 model for $50 (or less) was something...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 10, 2013 at 05:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The 5 & 5S are the same dimensions, so the "5S"... 226 Views / 4 Replies  
The 5 & 5S are the same dimensions, so the "5S" version should work with the 5 as well
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 10, 2013 at 05:41 PM, in Mac News
for me it isn't even about ad-free, it is about... 159 Views / 3 Replies  
for me it isn't even about ad-free, it is about on-demand instead of having to watch things on a set schedule. PVRs were close, but still limited storage.
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jul 17, 2013 at 11:13 AM, in Tech News
SierraDragon: as another has mentioned, this is... 1,000 Views / 10 Replies  
SierraDragon: as another has mentioned, this is entire a web page based app. Adobe CC is a subscription license for regular desktop apps (there are some cloud components - like shared storage that...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jul 5, 2013 at 11:47 AM, in Tech News
looking forward to the new control center, while... 898 Views / 12 Replies  
looking forward to the new control center, while some settings weren't too hard to access, others like brightness are slow to access on the iPhone (iPad wasn't too bad). I do switch off Wifi for a...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 16, 2013 at 08:55 PM, in Tech News
US only (for now at least) 445 Views / 8 Replies  
US only (for now at least)
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 14, 2013 at 11:19 AM, in Mac News
Chas_M: I'm not a pro video or audio guy (just... 1,217 Views / 39 Replies  
Chas_M: I'm not a pro video or audio guy (just non-professional), I have done graphic design and am a certified tech who has worked with Pro's in all fields for many years. All of them have...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 11, 2013 at 02:08 PM, in Tech News
Thunderbolt 2 does not have more bandwidth than... 1,217 Views / 39 Replies  
Thunderbolt 2 does not have more bandwidth than PCIe 8x even, not sure where people are getting that from.
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 11, 2013 at 01:05 PM, in Tech News
and they prove they don't understand the Pro... 1,217 Views / 39 Replies  
and they prove they don't understand the Pro market. LIke the failed Cube before, this is a good Pro-Sumer design (if they had single GPU and maybe Core i7 CPU). Although even the Cube had...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 10, 2013 at 04:53 PM, in Tech News
iTunes for music (and the occasional kids show... 268 Views / 3 Replies  
iTunes for music (and the occasional kids show that I load directly on the iPad my daughter uses - if it is going to be out of the house), Plex for Movies & TV shows. Ripped my entire movie & TV...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jun 5, 2013 at 09:00 PM, in Mac News
hopefully there are some good surprises when it... 1,008 Views / 12 Replies  
hopefully there are some good surprises when it is updated- maybe a cheaper "Pro-Sumer" Core i7 model? Really hope they have a case that can fit in a rack mount (horizontally) - maybe replaceable...
Posted by bdmarsh, on May 31, 2013 at 10:55 PM, in Tech News
It closed the day above $400 Billion, and is... 537 Views / 6 Replies  
It closed the day above $400 Billion, and is continuing to climb after hours...
Posted by bdmarsh, on May 15, 2013 at 06:10 PM, in Tech News
almost thought it was april fools again 1,395 Views / 9 Replies  
almost didn't believe it, but it is listed on their store as "coming summer 2013". Not cheap, but does include quite a bit for that price.
Posted by bdmarsh, on Apr 2, 2013 at 05:35 PM, in Tech News
They are still updating security for 2 previous... 1,563 Views / 13 Replies  
They are still updating security for 2 previous OS versions - including their own Java 6 (which right now works out to about 3.5 years, typically it is closer to 5 years which is about how long...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Mar 13, 2013 at 12:32 PM, in Mac OS X
3rd party 1,563 Views / 13 Replies  
The problem was with Java, not Mac OS X itself which is how it got past Gatekeeper. "Gatekeeper does not apply to command-line tools like java, javac, javah and so on. When you install the JDK...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Mar 13, 2013 at 12:24 PM, in Mac OS X
raises prices? 216 Views / 1 Replies  
are they serious? If this model didn't come along, they'd still be paying $20+ for apps like blackberry had most likely.
It is also possible to use web apps that have no ties to the App Store....
Posted by bdmarsh, on Mar 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM, in Tech News
Tweaks not major changes 1,290 Views / 21 Replies  
It is also my opinion that most of the iOS interface is pretty good, but I wouldn't mind seeing a few tweaks here and there:
- I do think the iPad needs a multi-user ability since it tends to be...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Feb 6, 2013 at 12:43 PM, in Tech News
"The site describes speaker removal as... 449 Views / 11 Replies  
"The site describes speaker removal as "nerve-wracking," and the supposedly "user-replaceable" RAM in the new iMac gets low marks since one must unglue the screen and remove the logic board in order...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Dec 3, 2012 at 07:15 AM, in Tech News
I know I'm feeding the troll to some extent...... 458 Views / 10 Replies  
I know I'm feeding the troll to some extent... but...
why would a headless terminal need a 650M?
I could understand wanting one in there for gaming directly on the system, but you wouldn't be doing...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Oct 29, 2012 at 08:47 AM, in Tech News
Tim Cook said "next year" a few months ago. So... 301 Views / 6 Replies  
Tim Cook said "next year" a few months ago. So sometime in 2013 the new Mac Pro will ship (most are guessing early 2013 rather than later).
When the CEO says something is going to happen, it...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Oct 24, 2012 at 09:42 AM, in Mac News
well except for multiple photo-streams, that is... 194 Views / 4 Replies  
well except for multiple photo-streams, that is Mountain Lion only for some reason. (as I found out at home)

Personally I do use most features of iPhoto, we have ordered more than one book, no...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Oct 2, 2012 at 08:25 AM, in Mac News
or the people who made the decision didn't... 579 Views / 13 Replies  
or the people who made the decision didn't realize that it was a copy of a physical watch or train station that was patented (I'd never seen either physical item before)
unless of course there are...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 20, 2012 at 02:16 PM, in Tech News
It must have the stabilization feature, which... 898 Views / 8 Replies  
It must have the stabilization feature, which only the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and new iPod Touch 5th gen have.
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 13, 2012 at 08:48 AM, in Tech News
just be glad you aren't a Canadian Mac user. No... 435 Views / 6 Replies  
just be glad you aren't a Canadian Mac user. No Quickbooks for Mac in Canada, they direct you to the online only. (Even the windows version in Canada is always shipped later than the US version)...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 10, 2012 at 09:54 AM, in Mac News
could be multiple issues 6,345 Views / 67 Replies  
there could be a software issue, and a hardware issue causing your problems.

I've seen many cases of a computer coming in because it won't boot from the HD (although may like yours boot from safe...
Posted by bdmarsh, on May 20, 2011 at 04:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Go with the 5870 for performance in Mac OS X if... 1,897 Views / 8 Replies  
Go with the 5870 for performance in Mac OS X if that is a concern.

The earlier poster is correct, Crossfire or SLI has not been implemented in Mac OS X, and there hasn't been any mention of it...
Posted by bdmarsh, on Sep 10, 2010 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
when it's "glitchy" OpenGL video on an intel mac,... 2,756 Views / 17 Replies  
when it's "glitchy" OpenGL video on an intel mac, press command-m
this puts it in window mode, still in OpenGL, and it draws the screen properly.
Posted by bdmarsh, on Jan 6, 2007 at 08:27 PM, in Gaming
 
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