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Saturday, May 21, 2011


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  • JackSYi
    Jul 21, 02:17 PM
    I really should of waited. *sigh

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  • JAT
    Apr 25, 11:16 AM
    Where do people get the idea that Google collects location data regardless of whether or not you selected Agree on the popup?

    Probably because their gps features work on their phones. And the fact they can make phone calls. :rolleyes:
    But keep in mind that the data might be wrong. I typed in my real name and it came up with me . . . but with details oddly wrong. Multiple accounts that could be me, but in each case with wrong data. I clearly have messed up some databases along the way (good).
    According to that site, there are 7 people in my family. I'm going to start counting that many on my tax return! The extra cash could buy me a MBP every year.
    It's funny how people are panicking about this, but not the Geo-Map feature on any photo taken with an iPhone. Which can be pinpointed to 50m of where you took the photo.
    Or any good "real" camera, too.
    Wow, I just realised I've been on this forum for quite a while.
    Pffftt! Newbie, you're not even in the first 6000 to sign up! ;)
    You're holding it wrong. Non-Issue.
    Technically, that was an opinion. The issue today sounded more like he was stating facts. So, let's actually look at them...

    Looks factual to me. See bold.

    [Caveat: this is an old copy, it's from last year sometime]

    Information about nearby cell towers and Wi-Fi access points is collected and sent to
    Apple with the GPS coordinates of the device, if available: (1) when a customer requests current
    location information and (2) automatically, in some cases, to update and maintain databases with
    known location information. In both cases, the device collects the following anonymous
    Cell Tower Information: Apple collects information about nearby cell towers,
    such as the location of the tower(s), Cell IDS, and data about the strength of the
    signal transmitted from the towers. A Cell ID refers to the unique number
    assigned by a cellular provider to a cell, a defined geographic area covered by a
    cell tower in a mobile network. Cell IDS do not provide any personal information
    about mobile phone users located in the cell. Location, Cell ID, and signal
    strength information is available to anyone with certain commercially available
    Wi-Fi Access Point Information: Apple colIects information about nearby Wi-Fi
    access points, such as the location of the access point(s), Media Access Control
    (MAC) addresses, and data about the strength and speed of the signal transmitted
    by the access point(s). A MAC address (a term that does not refer to Apple
    products) is a unique number assigned by a manufacturer to a network adapter or
    network interface card ("NIC"). The address provides the means by which a
    computer or mobile device is able to connect to the Internet. MAC addresses do
    not provide any personal information about the owner of the network adapter or
    NIC. Anyone with a wireless network adapter or NIC can identify the MAC
    address of a Wi-Fi access point. Apple does not collect the user-assigned name of
    the Wi-Fi access point (known as the "SSID," or service set identifier) or data
    being transmitted over the Wi-Fi network (known as "payload data").
    So, the only way for this data to become "personal", is for a cop/hacker to actually take it from YOUR device/computer. Apple's copy has no personal data.

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  • ChazUK
    Mar 29, 01:10 PM
    That reads quite a bit different from Amazon's "... or as we determine is necessary to provide the Service ..."

    I'm not convinced it's as dire as people are making it out to be. Either way, both Apple and Amazon have full rights to access users files on both services for various reasons.

    What are your fears on the Amazon terms that don't exist on the MobileMe ones? (Perhaps I'm being dense so some clarification is in need!) :D

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  • roadbloc
    Mar 28, 09:50 AM
    So what are thy going to announce? Is hardware now going to the cloud like software? :rolleyes:

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  • YS2003
    Nov 26, 06:09 PM
    I would worry too much about the swivel joint and the connections and cables within breaking, however I do use a touch-screen display ToughBook at work
    and I can certainly see where that option might be popular
    IF the protective shield to the touch screen could be easily replaced.

    They get scratched bad after using them for a while.
    I think the swivel mechanism is build to last. I have Fujitsu T4020 and it has the solid swivel mechanism. Passive and Active Screen have their pros and cons. Passive one is like the ones you find on Palm and Pocket PC. Active one requires the special digitizer which is made for active screen. For better sensitivity, the active digitizer unit is better. It's like Wacom's Intuos (pro grade) and Graphire (consumer grade which has less "sensitivity" on your input).
    With tablet PC, you need put on screen protector; no question about it. I use Vikuiti screen protector to protect the active digitizer screen. It is un-wise to use Tablet PC without screen protector. If you scratch the screen without using the screen protector, the blame is only on the user of that tablet PC.

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  • pack
    Apr 7, 12:50 PM
    Thanks for the class act.

    it was a joke in reference to your snarky comment relax.

    Hey bro look on the bright side atleast we have bing now on appstore!

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  • mazola
    Sep 11, 11:19 AM
    Isn't it about time they update their .Mac offerings too?

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  • aricher
    Jul 30, 09:27 AM
    Also, I have a hard time believing that there is a " tech-unsavvy" photographer doing any work for Apple. Sounds a bit bogus to me.

    I used to work as a photo studio manager back in the early/mid 90s. We shot a ton of new products for Motorola back then including one of the first ever small flip phones - the StarTac. The photographer was asked to sign an NDA but the stylist, caterer and me were not. First thing I did when I got out of the shoot that day was tell all my teck-savvy friends about this cool new phone from Moto - but at least I snagged a polaroid to prove it.

    That said, this "leak" feels bogus to me as well. I guess we'll see soon enough.


  • lilo777
    Mar 29, 10:48 AM
    not really true. it depends on what kind of storage options they are currently running, there are many devices and programs out there that eliminate this kind of redundancy and odds are amazon is using them right now.

    The fact that they offer free space for MP3 files purchased from Amazon clearly indicates that those files be stored in a single copy.

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  • infidel69
    Apr 23, 02:29 PM
    I need:
    8 Internal Bays.
    More PCIe Slots.
    Keep Dual Optical Bays.
    More Ram Slots.
    Built in Fibre Channel (This is a stretch)
    That should be a MacPro. What you guys want is that magic headless iMac. I want more, not less.
    Working in Video I need the most horsepower possible. 32 Cores would be nice.

    At home I can live with my iMac, but editing on it is a pain. A MiniMacPro might work there, but it will still cost 2k and people will bitch.
    For work I can justify spending $8,000 on a high powered PRO machine.

    Exacly, these are workstations if you want something small with limited expandability buy an imac.

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  • Starbuckfsd
    Apr 25, 08:23 AM
    Image (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/23/apple-including-ultra-high-resolution-artwork-in-lion-for-possible-retina-displays/)

    Image (http://images.macrumors.com/article/2011/04/23/171415-background.jpg)

    A finding earlier this month (http://osxdaily.com/2011/04/02/new-mt-fuji-wallpaper-in-mac-os-x-lion-developer-preview-2/) by OSXDaily has generated some speculation about Apple's plans for "Retina" display Macs. The Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview 2 released in late March (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/03/30/apple-releases-mac-os-x-lion-developer-preview-2/) included an ultra-high resolution version of the background desktop image at a resolution of 3200x2000. A few observers noted (http://punchingin.com/chasing-the-6-4-megapixel-unicorn/) that this is higher than any Apple display has ever supported, generating speculation (http://theelaborated.net/blog/2011/4/13/consider-the-retina-display.html) that Apple is preparing for "Retina" display Macs in the near future.

    We had previously reported (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/02/24/mac-os-x-lion-building-in-support-for-super-high-resolution-retina-monitors/) that Mac OS X Lion has made some under-the-hood changes opening the door to such super-high resolution displays. Now, MacMagazine.com.br has found (http://macmagazine.com.br/2011/04/23/macs-com-telas-retina-nao-sao-duvida-quando-eles-chegarao-sim-ainda-e-uma-incognita/) that Apple is already starting to include other super high resolution artwork in Lion. They found several icons stored as 1024x1024 sizes, up from a previous maximum of 512x512.

    Image (http://images.macrumors.com/article/2011/04/23/171147-23-lion_appstore.png)

    Click for full-size

    Of course, this support for super high resolution displays is only the first step, but suggests Apple is planning ahead when the hardware becomes available.

    Article Link: Apple Including Ultra High Resolution Artwork in Lion for Possible Retina Displays? (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/23/apple-including-ultra-high-resolution-artwork-in-lion-for-possible-retina-displays/)

    Oh please. Give me a break! Do you nitwits HONESTLY think there will be retina display Macs in the near future? It's total BS. If they did, the cost of said Macs would be prohibitive to the general public. Why do you think there aren't retina display iPads? IT'S TOO DAMN EXPENSIVE! C'mon guys...you're beginning to sound like CNET

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  • wizard
    Mar 29, 03:29 PM
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8G4 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Hey Apple,
    I don't want my iPhone 5 to be leaking radiation...

    Too soon? :cool::rolleyes:

    Always looking at the negative side of things. Maybe a little radiation will lead to higher power densities.

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  • mr.steevo
    Mar 29, 09:00 PM
    Problem is, as I said before, Apple sells worldwide. And most of the world couldn't possibly care less if a product is made in the USA or in Japan. We want it to be as good as it is now, at the best price. America can't do that, can it? Prince increase = sales decrease.


    I could care less if something is made in the good 'ole US of A, Japan, China, India, Belgium, Korea, Finland or Tibet.

    I don't live there.

    What I care about is if it is good quality and is affordable.

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  • puma1552
    May 3, 02:49 AM
    I'll preface by saying I'm an engineer, so I see the merits of the metric system.

    However, the reason I think Americans have such a problem with it is because there is no analog for one foot. You go from decimeters (which nobody actually uses) straight to a meter.

    It can be very difficult to get a feel for how tall someone who is 165 cm is.

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  • -Ken-
    Apr 7, 10:02 AM
    I wonder if this affects HP's Touchpad. HP has deep pockets as well though.

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  • shaolindave
    May 4, 06:32 PM
    One thing that concerns me is educational pricing.

    That's something about the App Store I've been keeping an eye on since the beginning. I'm developing some educational games that I want to distribute freely to schools, and only charge for the home version. It'd be nice if the App Store could distinguish between different types of customers.

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  • Piggie
    Apr 23, 07:07 PM
    All very nice and I'm fully supportive of more high resolution graphics as soon as possible. It's a shame they don't believe in supporting the millions of Blu-ray discs being sold though, and trying to convince people that 720p iTunes content is good enough for TVs that are bigger than any of the displays they've ever sold, whilst planning for smaller but higher resolution screens that they must apparently believe makes a difference.

    I know, the old 720p is good enough marketing speak does make you laugh really.

    I have wondered, when they finally decide they can supply 1080p downloads from iTunes and they come up with a new marketing line to support this change, perhaps in another year or 3. Will they offer free downloads of the 1080p versions to those customers who have bought 720p versions of the films?

    Surely they won't expect people to pay a second time, as often they are paying as much for the iTunes version as the bluray physical disk 1080p version.

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  • Full of Win
    Apr 18, 04:02 PM
    Where is the logical place for a dock? At the bottom (no brainer--do you want to turn your device sideways or upside down?). Grid is the most efficient layout. How else are you going to lay them out?

    Delete is a little similar, but it is one of the easiest ways to delete something. You can't exactly right click and going to the menu to delete apps seems innefficient.

    Palm and Microsoft put their icons in a grid pattern that Apple COPIED with iOS. I don't see them (or their patent holders in the case of Palm) suing. Apple is acting like a baby because they can see what it coming (more open ecosystems, less expensive options) and they know it will mean a loss of power and money.

    Perhaps you need to actually look at an iPhone 3GS and a Galaxy Tab sometime.



    OMG, Samsung put a white back on the back of their tablet. Cats sleeping with dogs! Your so-called proof is a joke.

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  • tokevino
    Aug 7, 03:49 PM
    wwdc 2006 video is up now!

    Aug 11, 10:35 AM
    so once these are released, what are the chances if my MBP was broken Apple Care would replace it with a new Core 2 Duo one?It's possible. I've heard of iBooks replaced with MacBooks and iMac G5's with Intel ones.

    Aug 11, 10:54 AM
    Could Apple technically squeeze a Xeon proc into the MBP?
    Have you seen the size of the heat sink in the Mac Pro? ;)

    Aug 11, 09:57 AM
    question: are the CPUs in the macbook socketed or soldered?

    could i buy my own Core 2 Duo chip and drop it in there at a later date?

    i don't really care about the mhz increase, but the Core 2 Duo line does seem to be a little cooler at idle...

    Apr 5, 02:21 PM
    The people that are against apple here (and want the advertisement to stay) are the same people that are so against iAds. It's quite ridiculous. I find it extremely odd that a large company be a part of the jailbreak community to begin with. They could've used iAd and had much more success anyway. That theme is ugly. I don't want advertisements on my iphone if i jailbreak it. That's stupid. If i want a scion theme, there's probably 25 other people that have made better ones. So it's a moot point. Get your panties out of a wad.

    I do give toyota props for having the balls to put something out on a jailbroken iphone. It's inventive and sneaky.

    I think the only way people on here would be happy is if there was a little toggle on their iphone that switched between, I HAVE THE FREEDOM TO VIEW ADVERTISEMENTS, and ADVERTISEMENTS TAKE AWAY MY FREEDOM!

    Apr 25, 09:23 AM
    I spent two weeks in Ireland with my iPhone 4 and had location services + data and cell service turned off and it did not track my location at all during the entire stay. I did use wifi almost every day while there... and really only had my phone b/c the camera in the iPhone4 is much much better than my old Fujifilm point-and-shoot.