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  • BaldiMac
    Apr 6, 04:21 PM
    Yeah, like the "bogus numbers" that indicated that back in Q2(?)/2010 Android outsold iOS in the US. Steve is it you? :D

    What are you talking about? No one even estimated their market share under 75% for Q4 2010? How could they have dropped 30%?





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  • janstett
    Sep 13, 01:11 PM
    Sheesh...just when I'm already high up enough on Apple for innovating, they throw even more leaps and bounds in there to put themselves even further ahead. I can't wait 'til my broke @$$ can finally get the money to buy a Mac and chuck all my Windows machines out the door.

    I'm sure we'll see similar efforts from other PC manufacturers eventually, but let's see the software use those extra cores in Windows land. Ain't gonna happen...not on the level of what Apple's doing at least.

    First, this is INTEL innovating, not Apple.

    Second, Apple has been the one lagging behind on multiprocessor support. Pre OSX it was a joke of a hack to support multi CPUs in Mac OS and you had to have apps written to take advantage of it with special libraries.

    On Windows, the scheduler automatically handles task scheduling no matter how many processors you have, 1 or 8. Your app doesn't have to "know" it's on a single or multiple processor system or do anything special to take advantage of multiple processors, other than threading -- which you can do on a single processor system anyway. Most applications are lazy and unimaginative, and do everything in a single thread (worse, the same thread that is processing event messages from the GUI, which is why apps lock up -- when they end up in a bad state they stop processing events from the OS and won't paint, resize, etc.). But when you take advantage of multithreading, there are some sand traps but it's a cool way to code and that's how you take advantage of multiple cores without having to know what kind of system you are on. I would assume OSX, being based on BSD, is similar, but I don't know the architecture to the degree I know Windows.

    In Windows, you can set process "affinity", locking it down to a fixed processor core, through Task Manager. Don't know if you can do that in OSX...





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  • LightSpeed1
    Apr 6, 12:08 PM
    Looks as if I should hold off on getting an air now.





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  • amin
    Sep 14, 10:08 PM
    AnandTech is putting a lot of emphasis on this FB-DIMM issue. Their Conroe vs Xeon comparisons are poor given that they maximize the FB-DIMM latency "problem" by using a Mac Pro with only two RAM slots occupied. Seems as though they have an agenda to exaggerate the importance of this technical issue.





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  • Eidorian
    Jul 27, 10:12 AM
    i cant wait to do this to my mac mini. i bought the core solo with the intention of upgrading the chip myself (once i heard core 2 was pin to pin compatible) but my question now is does anyone know if the version shipping is still pin to pin compatible???!?!?!http://guides.macrumors.com/Merom





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  • �algiris
    Mar 31, 03:27 PM
    Android > iOS.

    I was blind, but now i see. Oh wait ...





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  • jackc
    Aug 7, 04:36 PM
    Looks like there's a time frame on the side. I imagine you could just click there to find a certain date. What could be simpler than that?

    David :cool:

    Right, I meant less flashy, not simpler.





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  • iGary
    Aug 25, 05:19 PM
    So a happy ending, but a disgracefully long wait to get to it.

    Usually the case. My situation played out over only a month, really, but it was several visits to the Apple Store and hours on the phone with useless "product specialists."





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  • bibbz
    Jun 9, 07:34 PM
    Bibbz,

    I have a couple questions.. I want to preorder with radioshack. I am NOT the primary account holder, but I am an authorized user. I also know the last 4 digits of the account holders social. Will this be a problem when picking up the phone?

    I also have a FAN account. Will these be a problem?
    FAN account isnt an issue.

    At the shack we can only do an upgrade or add a line if the account holder is in the store. Some stores will do it, bc physically the computer will let us, but we are not supposed to.





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  • ugp
    Jun 15, 07:48 PM
    This has to be the worst a pre-order has ever gone in history. Better preparation needs to be made in the future to avoid these problems.

    I was able to get Apples site to get to the final stage and "Place Order" but I opted not to. I am first on the list at my local Radio Shack and I will take my chances there. I am not going to be able to be home when the iPhone would deliver. If I have to wait I will wait. My friend is the Manager and he would process my ticket for me if he had to and drop it off to me if it doesn't come launch day. Otherwise I will be there the 24th in the morning at opening.





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  • MacAddict1978
    Mar 26, 01:43 AM
    Since the release of Leopard, the subsequent releases haven't had the wow factor of before.

    Just what I think anyway.

    Agreed, and while I'm excited to see this one won't be delayed and Summer might not = September for Apple... I'm kinda bummed. I was hoping there were some sweet things not yet seen. Revamped interface, secret cool feature that would make me ache to have this one day 1... and guess not so much.

    I'll still buy in on day 2 though. hehe





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  • layte
    Mar 31, 04:23 PM
    Well at least you are an honest troll. Can't say that about everyone who starts attacking groups of people over their OS choice. *shrug*
    :confused:

    Where have I posted anything that could be construed as trolling? Or are we doing the 'I don't agree with you therefore it is trolling' thing?





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  • citizenzen
    Mar 23, 12:15 PM
    ... the leftist side of the antiwar movement is all but gone, but not because the policies have changed, only because the man has changed.

    If you listen to enough leftists you'll find plenty of people like me who question our involvement in Libya. However, to claim the policies are the same as Iraq ignores the very real fact that the United Nations Security Council approved this action.

    While that lends credence to the notion that this isn't simply another example of American imperialism at work, it still isn't sufficient to convince me that it's the best solution to the problem.





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  • HyperZboy
    Apr 27, 09:16 AM
    I know of no cell tower or wifi device that works up to 100 miles away.

    Ok, nobody jumped on this comment so I'll answer it.

    Obviously, the location tracking data is logging locations from within 100 miles of your home location, assuming you might travel 100 miles away.

    Oh somebody beat me, nevermind. LOL





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  • richard4339
    Sep 18, 11:42 PM
    I still think it's funny that everyone thinks these Macbook Pros are "long overdue" - when, exactly, did the FIRST Dell laptop with C2D ship? I thought it was supposed to be around tomorrow...but surely it couldn't have been before last Monday or so at the earliest.

    So that's, what? A week behind in the worst case scenario? Oh God...

    However - if they waited till November, then yeah, I'd agree that they were overdue...:)

    Dell has staggered release dates. Today began shipping for the lower end Merom processors (2.0 and 2.16ghz)... the highest end 2.33ghz one was shipping October 1.





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  • Dark K
    Jun 22, 09:07 AM
    That is just ridicoulous, what, shipment will come the 23rd on midnight? If they tell you "come Thursday", that probably means that we won't get any, if Radioshack has indeed not receive any info, that means that selected stores will get the pre-orders plus some others.





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  • yg17
    Apr 28, 04:48 PM
    Because there was never a question of wither or not any of those men were born in the US, with Obama the past was always a bit hazy as to if he was actually born in Hawaii or thats just what his parents told him. Obviously he doesn’t remember BEING BORN in hawaii..his parents could have just told him that.

    But now we have proof and its all over with there’s no need to be calling names about it.

    It never was hazy, there was never any shred of evidence to suggest he was born elsewhere. The ONLY thing they had was the fact that his father was born in Kenya, but if having one parent from another country disqualifies you for being president, then that would disqualify a lot of past presidents, and disqualify Donald Trump.





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  • samcraig
    Apr 27, 08:15 AM
    A lot of people are upset over this. But, no one seems to care that the US Government can snoop on any electronic communication it wants for well over 10 years now: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echelon_(signals_intelligence)

    Data transmissions, cell phone calls, you name it. I think we're trying to cook the wrong goose if you ask me.

    I think ALL the gooses should be cooked. No one should get the free pass.. so I don't think it's wrong to call Apple out on this.

    I thought looking at my location histories was interesting. I, too, have no delusions that I cannot be tracked (cell phone, credit card purchases, etc.) I wonder if all the paranoids realize that any GPS camera encodes that information in the image. Share that photo online and anyone can get the metadata with location of photograph.

    You wanna be connected, you can't be truly anonymous.
    You wanna be anonymous, sell you computer, smart phone, cut up credit cards, and move to an undocumented shack in the middle of nowhere with no utilities.

    Sharing a photo is actively giving out a location. Just like foursquare, tweeting and updating facebook. This issue is about giving out data which is involuntary, non encrypted and not being able to turn it off.

    And as for the latter half of your statement - it's a dangerous/slippery slope to start being apathetic about your right to privacy. Once it's all out there - it's that much harder to get it back.

    And again - there's a difference between voluntarily and involuntarily releasing of private information.





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  • yg17
    Apr 27, 08:26 AM
    He shouldn't have given in to the racists. But it's out there.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42779923/ns/politics-white_house/

    http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/3050/08c2e64746f7486daac794e.png

    Now will Donald Trump and all of these other racists please shut the hell up?





    MacSA
    Aug 7, 05:32 PM
    As a recent switcher to Mac, I have had a lot of experience with M$'s System Restore function. It is NOT a "go back and find that data I deleted" application. It IS a "can we please go back to a time when this computer wasn't totally ********* up" application.

    I know, I cant believe people are comparing it to the sytem restore on Windows... sys restore on my PC is total bollocks and never solved any problem I had.





    NJRonbo
    Jun 12, 12:29 PM
    Another potential problem...

    How many iPhone 4s is Radio Shack going to
    have in stock on first day of sale?

    It's not like they are the Apple or AT&T store.

    If I could be assured of a phone on day one
    from Radio Shack the deal would be a pretty
    good one.





    2IS
    Apr 7, 12:26 AM
    I'm getting tired of Apple Mac's being INTEL's BIATCH!

    Integrated graphics on a laptop costing THAT MUCH? PLEASE!

    Steve Jobs should threaten to switch to AMD/ATI solutions even if just for leverage with Intel to get discreet graphics chips in these machines.

    If this is true, this is a pathetic technology compromise in my opinion.

    lol... You really think Intel is the reason Apple laptops cost what they do? Really?





    gnasher729
    Aug 26, 04:12 PM
    That doesn't make sense, marketing wise. If they do anything to the MacBooks and iMacs they would at least bump their speeds. It doesn't matter f the 2GHz Merom chip is faster than the 2GHz Yonah chip, the consumers don't give a crap about the chip... they want to see "them GHz numbers" go up.

    We are talking here about Macintosh buyers, not about idiots.

    Just sell Merom as "64 bit", that's twice as much as "32 bit".





    dakwar
    Mar 22, 02:48 PM
    I wasn't thinking straight, big deal.

    And Thankfully I'm more successful in life than you'll ever be. Thanks.

    Keep telling yourself that. You'll sleep better at night.



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