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Offline MarquisDeSade

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« Reply #800: June 13, 2012, 11:06:41 AM »
I wonder what their threshold will be for battery replacement under apple care now? It used to be no fuss, but now that they're looking at a major repair, will the consider a loss of capacity over time to be normal wear and tear?

I've had LogicBoards (~$900) go bad in year three of three of AppleCare and they just replaced them.  I seriously doubt they're going to piss off the growing legion of MBP users by being cheap misers.  Though anything is possible.

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« Reply #801: June 13, 2012, 11:19:58 AM »
How is battery replacement in a mba a "major repair?". I assume they can fix it quickly at the mac store


I've had no issues with my 13" mba in the 18 months I've had it other than several of the keys wearing off.  Great machine.  I would like one with a backlit keyboard though.

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« Reply #802: June 13, 2012, 11:24:55 AM »
How is battery replacement in a mba a "major repair?". I assume they can fix it quickly at the mac store


It's now glued to the case in the new retina pros

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« Reply #803: June 13, 2012, 09:40:00 PM »
The MacBook Pro is the last apple product I own now that my iphone died and I got an android phone.  It's 3 years old but is still running OK for now, but if I get some money and decide it's time to replace it, I don't think I'll get another.


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« Reply #805: June 26, 2012, 03:07:20 PM »
apple finally releases an podcast app for iphone/ipad.  It allows one click access to podcasts.

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« Reply #806: June 26, 2012, 03:40:40 PM »
Complete with redeem button, leave it to apple to try to monetize something that used to be free

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« Reply #807: June 28, 2012, 03:56:35 PM »
week 1 with the iphone complete. Observations:

- typing isn't so bad, i've moved to more of a one finger hunt-and-peck, but given how well auto-correct works, i can type fairly quickly
- wow, you don't realize how limiting a blackberry is until you start using an iPhone.  The apps are night and day
- siri is the greatest thing ever

My only issue is finding some decent games, i'm much more into strategy/sports and so far the only game I've bought is scrabble.  Anyone got any other suggestions?

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« Reply #808: June 28, 2012, 04:04:44 PM »
Civ for the iPhone is really good, but gets boring once you play through a couple of times


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« Reply #809: June 28, 2012, 04:05:11 PM »
iOOTP?

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« Reply #810: June 28, 2012, 04:08:18 PM »
iOOTP?

oohhhh, that looks interesting.

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« Reply #811: June 28, 2012, 06:45:19 PM »
Wrong thread I know, but relevant - Swype isn't perfect but I could never go back to "typing" on a phone.

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« Reply #812: June 28, 2012, 07:06:27 PM »
I want to be able to organize my podcasts in itunes.

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« Reply #813: July 02, 2012, 11:08:03 AM »
Some vindication for sandboxing

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CNET reports a multitude of user complaints after the big obnoxious switch-over, citing claims that Facebook is "changing their address books while intercepting and losing unknown amounts of e-mail." Some Facebookers are seeing messages (inadvertently) sent to their @facebook accounts vanishing into nothing, while others have noticed every email address in their phone

http://m.gizmodo.com/5922836/is-the-facebook-email-fiasco-worse-than-we-all-thought

Of course, if you have ios 6, Facebook is imbedded into the OS, so you're screwed

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« Reply #814: July 03, 2012, 06:13:32 PM »

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« Reply #815: July 11, 2012, 03:29:20 PM »
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Apple has now confirmed via its Mountain Lion upgrade page that previously published limitations on some 64-bit Macs will extend to the final release. This means that several otherwise 64-bit capable MacBook Pros, iMacs, and Mac Pros will indeed be restricted from upgrading to OS X 10.8 when it goes public later this month.


http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/07/confirmed-mountain-lion-sends-some-64-bit-macs-gently-into-that-good-night/

meaning that you need
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)

to run Mountain lion- planned obsolesce at it's finest. Throw in Apple dropping security updates for Snow Leopard when mountain lion gets released (meanwhile Windows 7- released roughly contemporaneously- will get support thorough 2020), and you get this

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But Snow Leopard currently accounts for 41.5% of all versions of OS X, according to Web metrics company Net Applications' latest statistics. Assuming Snow Leopard's share continues to drop at the average pace of the last six months, it will still power 34.4% of all Macs in August or 32.6% in September.

With earlier editions included, that means 48.4% of all Macs will be without security updates if Apple stops serving Snow Leopard in August. If it continues patching until September, the number sans fixes drops to 45.9%.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9226949/Half_of_all_Macs_will_lack_access_to_security_updates_by_summer

way to make your customers bend over

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« Reply #816: July 11, 2012, 05:14:58 PM »
I got a 21.5" iMac last week. Had an odd crash and lost all of my saved passwords.. other than that, loving it.

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« Reply #817: July 11, 2012, 06:11:30 PM »
Wrong thread I know, but relevant - Swype isn't perfect but I could never go back to "typing" on a phone.

The Dragon Dictation app for the iPhone is excellent for when you don't want to type.

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« Reply #819: July 12, 2012, 11:38:07 AM »
Good to hear. I only toyed around with it, since I have the full version on my computer. The developers of the OOTP games are pretty solid.

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« Reply #820: July 12, 2012, 11:39:36 AM »
I stopped buying it when OOTP started playing second fiddle to iOOTP.

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« Reply #821: July 12, 2012, 12:01:19 PM »
it's amazing how realistic it is, i'm about 10 games into the 12 season managing the nats, only two players are hitting over .200. :(

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« Reply #822: July 25, 2012, 01:20:51 PM »
so lion is definitely smoother and faster and safari 6.0 may end up giving chrome a challenge

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« Reply #823: July 25, 2012, 06:30:55 PM »
so lion is definitely smoother and faster and safari 6.0 may end up giving chrome a challenge

Mountain Lion?

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« Reply #824: July 25, 2012, 06:35:26 PM »
New iPhone is coming out with a new connection cord, have fun buying all new accessories.  With a new connector will they have a new screen size, something bigger, something like what the Android phones have?  What?  No, because their screen parameters are hard coded?  Oh well, enjoy puny phones.