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Does it show up as an AirTunes speaker from... 1,124 Views / 17 Replies  
Does it show up as an AirTunes speaker from iTunes at all? I'm guessing it doesn't, but I would love to be able to play the same song synched from my computer speakers, deck airport express and the...
Posted by ratlater, on Mar 22, 2007 at 12:19 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
First off, popping the case of the mini will NOT... 562 Views / 5 Replies  
First off, popping the case of the mini will NOT void your warranty. You can install more RAM yourself, but if you break stuff while in there the warranty will not cover that. Which is how every...
Posted by ratlater, on Mar 23, 2005 at 12:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Not officially supported because it really isn't.... 477 Views / 1 Replies  
Not officially supported because it really isn't. It works though. You just need to initiate the first pairing from the phone. Then after you enter the code your computer a box pops up that lets...
Posted by ratlater, on Mar 23, 2005 at 12:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah...that sounds like it's the problem. Thanks... 675 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah...that sounds like it's the problem. Thanks for the info. I'm gonna try to bug Cingular now. They advertise sending an SMS from AIM or Yahoo to their phones, so it should work.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Mar 20, 2005 at 02:23 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Was ATT with a T616. Using screen name of... 675 Views / 5 Replies  
Was ATT with a T616. Using screen name of +1xxxxxxx (my number with +1 at the start) I was able to send txt messages to my phone. Now with a new phone under Cingular I can't do that anymore. When...
Posted by ratlater, on Mar 18, 2005 at 10:49 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Cingular S710a no txt from iChat 675 Views / 5 Replies  
I just picked up an S710a from Cingular, and I can't seem to use iChat to send a txt message to the phone. This worked with my ATT T616 yesterday, but not the new one. I get this error: "Your...
Posted by ratlater, on Mar 17, 2005 at 01:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
What do you mean by 'lose pairing'? Normally... 644 Views / 3 Replies  
What do you mean by 'lose pairing'? Normally closing the bottom slider will turn of the mouse, causing your computer to stop seeing it. When you open the slider and then use the mouse again (click...
Posted by ratlater, on Feb 28, 2005 at 05:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The USB wonder doesn't have latency because it... 965 Views / 12 Replies  
The USB wonder doesn't have latency because it doesn't encode the video. The EyeTV USB actually encodes all incoming video and stores it on your hard drive. This way you can always pause and...
Posted by ratlater, on Jan 12, 2005 at 07:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: ATI EyeTV Wonder vs. EyeTV USB ? 965 Views / 12 Replies  
Just a guess, but I don't think this will have latency. It doesn't encode video unless recording. And when you encode it is all done with the Mac processor.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Jan 11, 2005 at 06:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
That's not true actually. LCD displays will lose... 809 Views / 9 Replies  
That's not true actually. LCD displays will lose brightness over time as they are used. The backlight can be replaced, but at great expense. If you aren't using that big beautiful LCD, you want it...
Posted by ratlater, on Nov 19, 2004 at 12:54 PM, in Applications
USB Overdrive lets you set different mouse button... 2,404 Views / 56 Replies  
USB Overdrive lets you set different mouse button actions for different applications. So you could go the MOUSE 4, MOUSE 5 route, or you can set different key strokes to the buttons. I think the...
Posted by ratlater, on Nov 19, 2004 at 12:43 PM, in Gaming
Confirmed here too. Ugh. -matt 809 Views / 9 Replies  
Confirmed here too. Ugh.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Nov 18, 2004 at 10:42 PM, in Applications
This does look like a great phone. A US version,... 1,144 Views / 21 Replies  
This does look like a great phone. A US version, the S710A is coming to Cingular in December or so for $399 I think. It's still very expensive, but should be more reasonable quickly. The S710A...
Posted by ratlater, on Nov 3, 2004 at 07:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Does anyone have PSP battery figures with the... 2,786 Views / 180 Replies  
Does anyone have PSP battery figures with the wireless on? If it's only at 4 hours with maximum brightness I wonder how much further down the wireless will drag it. For the DS or PSP I'd want to...
Posted by ratlater, on Oct 29, 2004 at 06:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How are people planning to watch movies on the... 2,786 Views / 180 Replies  
How are people planning to watch movies on the PSP? The only method I can see other than buying a PSP disc with the movie on it, is to encode the move and dump it on a memory stick.

Also, will...
Posted by ratlater, on Oct 27, 2004 at 05:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Apple: Certifiably Insane 900 Views / 15 Replies  
What's insane about making tons of money? Apple's retail stores are huge success. The more stores they get out there the better off they are, and in many areas a big store is not supportable.
...
Posted by ratlater, on Oct 16, 2004 at 11:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You should know that people who get their news... 2,685 Views / 128 Replies  
You should know that people who get their news from the Daily Show are far more likely to have a correct understanding of current events. Viewers of Fox News or CNN are more likely to be off base.
...
Posted by ratlater, on Oct 16, 2004 at 11:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't forget the iPod's secret weapon,... 1,317 Views / 27 Replies  
Don't forget the iPod's secret weapon, iTunes...and I don't mean the music store. iTunes is flat out the best music software around. I have 22 gigs of music and without smart playlists I'd be...
Posted by ratlater, on Oct 16, 2004 at 11:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
At least we have rumor sites to wet our... 38,480 Views / 520 Replies  
At least we have rumor sites to wet our appetites.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Oct 6, 2004 at 07:26 PM, in Applications
I'm pretty sure they can't comment due to NDA... 38,480 Views / 520 Replies  
I'm pretty sure they can't comment due to NDA with Apple. If the new Mail look in fact replaces Aqua, then OW would need to follow suit. If it's a 3rd look then I guess the OG could switch to it,...
Posted by ratlater, on Oct 6, 2004 at 07:07 PM, in Applications
I just tried it on my powerbook with 5.1b1 and... 38,480 Views / 520 Replies  
I just tried it on my powerbook with 5.1b1 and had no issues. Not sure what's up.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Oct 6, 2004 at 06:09 PM, in Applications
I think they are in the process of adding it. ... 1,096 Views / 21 Replies  
I think they are in the process of adding it. The 'New Features!' section was updated on 10/1 and says coming soon. RSS/Atom feed of the mail would rock though.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Oct 4, 2004 at 05:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not might get, will get. -matt 1,944 Views / 11 Replies  
Not might get, will get.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Oct 2, 2004 at 10:06 PM, in macOS
Don't buy .Mac just for Virex. It's really not a... 8,843 Views / 46 Replies  
Don't buy .Mac just for Virex. It's really not a very good anti-virus program and you really won't need anti-virus on a Mac, at least not yet.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Oct 2, 2004 at 09:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
All the reviews I've read regarding the k700 and... 3,128 Views / 105 Replies  
All the reviews I've read regarding the k700 and such say the SMS screwup is fixed. I love my t616 other than the text message oddness. Batter life is stellar.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Sep 27, 2004 at 08:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This just worked for me: ... 555 Views / 2 Replies  
This just worked for me:

http://www.omnigroup.com/

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Sep 24, 2004 at 06:10 PM, in Applications
Re: Re: iMac G5 Xbench is low 1,459 Views / 18 Replies  
Xbench is really pretty useless. The only thing it's really useful for is comparing the same system. So you could compare your score to other 20" iMac owners and see if more RAM or other changes...
Posted by ratlater, on Sep 20, 2004 at 03:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, another vote for Lucida. Down with change!... 38,480 Views / 520 Replies  
Yeah, another vote for Lucida. Down with change!

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Sep 17, 2004 at 12:12 PM, in Applications
My girlfriend did all of her AutoCAD classes and... 1,122 Views / 18 Replies  
My girlfriend did all of her AutoCAD classes and drawings on a powerbook 867 in virtual PC 5. It was slower than on a fast new PC, but it was very usable. I'm guessing with the new powerbooks and...
Posted by ratlater, on Sep 17, 2004 at 12:11 PM, in Applications
I really like the current interface over the 3... 2,059 Views / 29 Replies  
I really like the current interface over the 3 pane view. It allows me to keep the window nice and small and let's me focus on the article. Very nice app for .21.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Sep 17, 2004 at 12:08 PM, in Applications
I have an MX700 for my desktop at home...great... 1,033 Views / 14 Replies  
I have an MX700 for my desktop at home...great mouse. I need bluetooth for the laptop because I don't want to plug anything into it. I have an iCurve stand on my desk at work and I use the...
Posted by ratlater, on Sep 16, 2004 at 01:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Biggest .70 improvement for me is groupchat... 7,673 Views / 203 Replies  
Biggest .70 improvement for me is groupchat support in jabber and aim. Yay!

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Sep 16, 2004 at 12:27 PM, in Applications
I'd give the keyboard a 5. It's perfect for me,... 1,033 Views / 14 Replies  
I'd give the keyboard a 5. It's perfect for me, super long battery life and no problems at all after many months of full day use.

The mouse...maybe a 1.5. Buttons! Currently I'm using a wired...
Posted by ratlater, on Sep 15, 2004 at 09:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Wow....this looks great. Finally a decent jabber... 7,673 Views / 203 Replies  
Wow....this looks great. Finally a decent jabber client for OS X with groupchat support! Brilliant.

thanks,
-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Sep 15, 2004 at 07:08 PM, in Applications
Based off the mailing list they've been doing... 2,889 Views / 43 Replies  
Based off the mailing list they've been doing closed beta testing for a while now. They should be pretty close to a release I guess.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Sep 7, 2004 at 02:02 PM, in Applications
Re: How do I copy entire websites and paste them in word w/ the images? 651 Views / 5 Replies  
You should be able to use your web browser to reduce the font size then print the page.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Sep 7, 2004 at 01:57 PM, in Applications
Poll: Brilliant. I'd buy one right away if I didn't... 1,212 Views / 18 Replies  
Brilliant. I'd buy one right away if I didn't already have a nice 20" cinema display.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Aug 31, 2004 at 09:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
Most people expect the HP iPod sales to outstrip... 8,725 Views / 48 Replies  
Most people expect the HP iPod sales to outstrip Apple's very quickly. I don't think you realize how large HP's distribution channels are. Radio Shack, Costco, every computer store in the country...
Posted by ratlater, on Aug 28, 2004 at 09:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It won't work. Those are for connecting a VGA... 904 Views / 14 Replies  
It won't work. Those are for connecting a VGA monitor to a DVI port on a video card. That's easy. Connecting a DVI monitor to a VGA vid card is very difficult and will cost probably $300 for the...
Posted by ratlater, on Aug 19, 2004 at 02:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Audio will work, I don't think video will. I... 472 Views / 1 Replies  
Audio will work, I don't think video will. I vaguely remember reading that someone came up with a hack to turn on video for the 500mhz iBook though, so it might be possible.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Aug 19, 2004 at 02:52 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
For the lazy, what are the actual differences... 2,122 Views / 64 Replies  
For the lazy, what are the actual differences between the saabaru and the WRX? Price, performance, interior?

thanks,
-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Aug 18, 2004 at 01:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is Vorbis support really more important than... 724 Views / 7 Replies  
Is Vorbis support really more important than Smart Playlists, iTunes integration and a logical UI?

I guess you could get some of the Rio's or an iRiver with USB2, but the UI on them is really...
Posted by ratlater, on Aug 18, 2004 at 01:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Wow...very slick. Can't wait for tiger. ... 756 Views / 9 Replies  
Wow...very slick. Can't wait for tiger.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Aug 11, 2004 at 06:53 PM, in Applications
Congrats to the OG. I haven't had any problems... 59,517 Views / 937 Replies  
Congrats to the OG. I haven't had any problems with RC2, hopefully 5.0 is just as good. Just bought my license.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Aug 11, 2004 at 06:43 PM, in Applications
Wow, I'm really impressed with those screenshots.... 129,759 Views / 48 Replies  
Wow, I'm really impressed with those screenshots. I've been waiting for a well done library type app for a while now. The splash screen for the beta just totally rocks though. This looks to be a...
Posted by ratlater, on Aug 5, 2004 at 01:16 PM, in Applications
The OG is releasing a theme application for OW... 59,517 Views / 937 Replies  
The OG is releasing a theme application for OW sometime after OW 5 is released. I'm guessing this will help you do what you want.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Jul 31, 2004 at 03:25 PM, in Applications
I'm pretty sure that won't work. Its the IDE... 742 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm pretty sure that won't work. Its the IDE controller that is the problem. If you buy a PCI IDE card you should be able to use a bigger drive.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Jul 29, 2004 at 02:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm so hooked on OW5 that I can't really use... 131,478 Views / 136 Replies  
I'm so hooked on OW5 that I can't really use other browsers for any serious surfing. Their tab system combined with workspaces is extremely powerful. Add in site specific preferences for text size,...
Posted by ratlater, on Jul 28, 2004 at 07:09 PM, in Applications
New walkman not so special 1,002 Views / 19 Replies  
Well, as many probably expected, the new walkman is pile of crap:

http://ptech.wsj.com/archive/solution-20040728.html

I can't believe they'd release something without playlist support. What is...
Posted by ratlater, on Jul 28, 2004 at 01:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ick, that thing looks horrible. Whoever designed... 14,379 Views / 281 Replies  
Ick, that thing looks horrible. Whoever designed that should be fired.

-matt
Posted by ratlater, on Jul 27, 2004 at 05:25 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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