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Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-19-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By dmccloud
Two examples out of millions of users and...

Two examples out of millions of users and accounts does not equate to a massive issue, let alone something Apple should address. Furthermore, what you're describing sounds like someone either...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-19-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By dmccloud
Actually, that i7 model is not a retina MacBook...

Actually, that i7 model is not a retina MacBook Pro. All of the retina models ship with SSDs, and don't even have an option for a rotational HDD. That would be a 13" MacBook Pro you're comparing to...
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 03-31-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,536
Posted By dmccloud
You won't have a mobile number for the iPad until...

You won't have a mobile number for the iPad until you set up service on it. Are you sure it's asking for a phone number and not an IMEI or ICCID (SIM card #)? I just created a new account when I...
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 03-22-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,775
Posted By dmccloud
My guess is that by keeping the iPad 2 available...

My guess is that by keeping the iPad 2 available at the $399 price point, Apple is positioning it for the educational market. With Apple already announcing initiatives aimes at bringing textbooks to...
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 03-22-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,743
Posted By dmccloud
The iFixit teardown verified the new iPad has 1GB...

The iFixit teardown verified the new iPad has 1GB of RAM. Also, it's not that Apple is porting apps between the two OSes in actuality. iPhoto for iOS is a new iOS app, not a port of the desktop...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-22-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,700
Posted By dmccloud
Very few laptops on the Windows side use a truly...

Very few laptops on the Windows side use a truly swappable graphics card, and them it's usual enthusiast machines like those from Alienware. The Intel HD3000 in the 2011 13" MBP lineup is comparable...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-22-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By dmccloud
Don't forget when Microsoft Word came on SIX 3.5"...

Don't forget when Microsoft Word came on SIX 3.5" floppies. That made the OS Shuffle look like child's play!
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 03-21-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,961
Posted By dmccloud
I went to the local Apple Store and arrived about...

I went to the local Apple Store and arrived about 50 minutes before they opened. I was roughly the 20th person in line (people tend to wait until the last minute in Alaska), but by the time the...
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 03-20-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,583
Posted By dmccloud
I picked up a Targus case at Best Buy for my new...

I picked up a Targus case at Best Buy for my new iPad. The case actually works like a Smart cover, so I don't have to carry it around with me in addition to the case.

Targus Vuscape Case -...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-15-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,249
Posted By dmccloud
Since both RAM and the HDD are considered "user...

Since both RAM and the HDD are considered "user replaceable" parts by Apple, you'd be better served buying the base model and upgrading yourself. I picked up an 8GB (2 x 4GB) kit for $42 from...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-15-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,517
Posted By dmccloud
Even if you transfer all of your music over from...

Even if you transfer all of your music over from the PC, you are going to get that message the first time you sync music from the new computer, because the machine is different even if the library is...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-15-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,357
Posted By dmccloud
I haven't had any issue using the Magic Mouse for...

I haven't had any issue using the Magic Mouse for multitouch gestures and keeping the mouse still. If you just have your fingers on the surface when scrolling/switching between fullscreen apps/etc,...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-15-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,423
Posted By dmccloud
MacKeeper has a reputation for screwing up...

MacKeeper has a reputation for screwing up computers, and their business practices when it comes to issuing refunds and addressing customer complaints makes Microsoft and Dell look like saints.
...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-09-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,466
Posted By dmccloud
The only way you "might" be able to run RAID is...

The only way you "might" be able to run RAID is if the adapter you replace the optical drive with has a RAID controller integrated into it. Even then, I believe it would only handle drives directly...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-04-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,944
Posted By dmccloud
It sounds like several people have attempted to...

It sounds like several people have attempted to frame this discussion as an either/or scenario. But business is never that clear cut. In the case of Apple, their hardware has always been priced...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 02-01-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,293
Posted By dmccloud
The retail (boxed) version of Aperture sells for...

The retail (boxed) version of Aperture sells for $199 in the Apple Store, so $80 is actually less than half price. Chances are the new version will be available in the Mac App store only and will...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-01-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,146
Posted By dmccloud
The internet speed will speed up...

The internet speed will speed up downloads/uploads, not the computer itself. As far as web surfing goes, the connection speed to your ISp will have more of an impact than hardware specs...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-29-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,761
Posted By dmccloud
When I upgraded to my current MBP, I just used...

When I upgraded to my current MBP, I just used the Mac App Store to install all of my programs on the new machine. It beats having to buy everything all over again, that's for sure!
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-29-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,065
Posted By dmccloud
I actually upgraded from the Early 2011 13" to...

I actually upgraded from the Early 2011 13" to this 15" model. Size wise it's honestly not a lot larger. The reason I upgraded is because I realized that I needed the additional processing power...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-29-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,065
Posted By dmccloud
Personally I prefer a hard case on my Mac,...

Personally I prefer a hard case on my Mac, because it helps protect it. As far as getting sand/dirt/etc between the case and laptop body goes, the standard wisdom is to take the cover off about once...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-29-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,761
Posted By dmccloud
I use my Mac at home/traveling/side projects...

I use my Mac at home/traveling/side projects because I WANT to. I use Windows at work because I HAVE to. While both platforms can do the same type of work, there are enough differences between the...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-29-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,813
Posted By dmccloud
Both machines will run windows fine and handle...

Both machines will run windows fine and handle the current crop of games without issue. So the real question is which machine would be better suited for the creative aspects. In that case, the Mac...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-26-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,942
Posted By dmccloud
This is because Microsoft and Apple define a...

This is because Microsoft and Apple define a gigabyte differently. Microsoft defines 1GB as 1024 MB. Apple, on the other hand, defines 1GB as 1000 MB. HDD manufacturers such as Western Digital,...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-22-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By dmccloud
It looks like it doesn't have USB 3.0 after all,...

It looks like it doesn't have USB 3.0 after all, but it would be trivial to add it to a future iteration of the product. Here's the press release from Belkin:

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock -...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-22-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By dmccloud
You might also have luck checking out the...

You might also have luck checking out the buy/sell/trade forum here:

Buy/Sell/Trade - Mac-Forums.com (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/buy-sell-trade/)
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