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Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 28th, 2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By Bilbo
I'm not suggesting that Apple just allow...

I'm not suggesting that Apple just allow jailbreak developers free-reign over iOS, willy-nilly.

This switcher is a good example. Why not work with the developer and implement it right into iOS in...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 23rd, 2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By Bilbo
Yes, this is awesome indeed. I wish Apple...

Yes, this is awesome indeed.

I wish Apple would warm somewhat to the jailbreak community. Some of those developers have some terrific ideas. I've not jailbroken any of my iOS devices and have no...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 19th, 2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,370
Posted By Bilbo
Sadly, I agree with you. What makes Google Voice...

Sadly, I agree with you. What makes Google Voice so damn fast is is doesn't have to listen to what you say, then send it off to a server somewhere to be processed. Google voice recognizes what I say...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 6th, 2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,997
Posted By Bilbo
For me Apple's Podcast app was the problem. As...

For me Apple's Podcast app was the problem. As soon as I ditched it, my cell data usage immediately went back to normal. There are better alternatives to Apple's podcast app anyway. I wouldn't think...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 26th, 2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,997
Posted By Bilbo
DataMan Pro in the iOS AppStore should do what...

DataMan Pro in the iOS AppStore should do what you want. If I recall correctly, it costs $4.99. You will need to turn on "Precise Tracking" in DataMan Pro's preferences.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 20th, 2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,874
Posted By Bilbo
Mobile Mount

I ordered one of these last week: J & M Company — Welcome (http://www.jandmcompany.com)

I was using a Tetrax vent mount from Canadian Tire.

It's actually a decent mount, but there were...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 15th, 2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,593
Posted By Bilbo
I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for LTE in...

I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for LTE in Woodstock... maybe later this year, if we're lucky.

My battery life on my iPhone 4 took a hit with the update. When I went to the iPhone five, the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 15th, 2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,997
Posted By Bilbo
First off, there was quite a few notes in my...

First off, there was quite a few notes in my file. What wasn't there was Rogers admitting that it's a known bug that was their fault. The tech rep that I spoke to told me that it was a known issue,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 14th, 2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,997
Posted By Bilbo
DataMan Pro is back in the App Store for $4.99. ...

DataMan Pro is back in the App Store for $4.99.

It's similar to the free version, but it can track how much data is used on an app by app basis which is invaluable when trying to determine what...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 14th, 2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,997
Posted By Bilbo
That's odd. If you do a search for "Podcast" in...

That's odd. If you do a search for "Podcast" in the iOS app store, Apple's Podcasts app is the first app that comes up. However, you are correct it is missing in action of the Apps Made by Apple...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 13th, 2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,997
Posted By Bilbo
I know that some people are in fact seeing these...

I know that some people are in fact seeing these issues with the iPhone 4S and iOS6 (my son for one) while others are not. (Google it and you'll see) Are you using Apple's Podcast App? Not just...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 13th, 2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,997
Posted By Bilbo
That seems to support the Podcast app as...

That seems to support the Podcast app as potentially being the culprit (or at least part of the problem) wouldn't you say?

I agree 100 percent that these issues seem to be tied to iOS 6 more so...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 12th, 2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,997
Posted By Bilbo
My bill from Rogers just arrived. They are...

My bill from Rogers just arrived. They are dinging me for the overage charges even though the rep that I spoke with on October the 6th, indicated that this was a known issue and he did not expect...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 1st, 2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,997
Posted By Bilbo
Back on post 37 of this thread, I posted that I...

Back on post 37 of this thread, I posted that I was suspicious that the Apple's Podcast App was the culprit. Since dumping that app, and instead using the paid app Downcast, my data usage went back...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 23rd, 2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,997
Posted By Bilbo
I don't know why Apple pulled the app. That seems...

I don't know why Apple pulled the app. That seems strange. I didn't know that Apple could confiscate an app that you had previously purchased. I'm guessing that it wasn't backed up locally then?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 23rd, 2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,997
Posted By Bilbo
DataMan in the App Store is better than the...

DataMan in the App Store is better than the Rogers app (for checking data usage only) because you don't need to switch out of wifi and on to cellular to check your data usage.

Evidently Apple...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 17th, 2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,353
Posted By Bilbo
I presently use one of these magnetic mounts... ...

I presently use one of these magnetic mounts...

Tetrax Automotive GPS Mount | Canadian Tire...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 14th, 2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,051
Posted By Bilbo
It seems that Apple's Podcast App might be the...

It seems that Apple's Podcast App might be the problem.

After dumping it, my data usage has gone back to normal.

Hopefully this helps.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 11th, 2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,997
Posted By Bilbo
I am reading many reports that the culprit is...

I am reading many reports that the culprit is Apple's own Podcast App. I dumped it and am instead using Downcast (which I like better anyway).

Does Apple?s Podcasts App Suck Cellular Data?...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 10th, 2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,997
Posted By Bilbo
Yup, the problem is widespread. What?s...

Yup, the problem is widespread.

What?s Behind Mysterious Cellular Data Usage in iOS 6? (http://tidbits.com/article/13304)

Video: The iPhone 5 iCloud Data Bug in Action — Josh Centers...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 9th, 2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,675
Posted By Bilbo
I don't think that Apple's Maps are as polished...

I don't think that Apple's Maps are as polished as they need to be, but I am having very little trouble with them. They have my house about three houses down, where Google is right on. then again...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 9th, 2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,997
Posted By Bilbo
After talking with an Apple rep on Saturday, I...

After talking with an Apple rep on Saturday, I backed up my Phone, then re-set it and went with Apple's stock Apps only, with one exception, I installed DataMan to monitor all traffic, both wifi and...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 6th, 2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,997
Posted By Bilbo
I wish it was that easy. iTunes Match was...

I wish it was that easy.

iTunes Match was off on my iPhone as was cell data for reading list. I've had a gig of downloaded data in the last 5 days! My plan is only 500 megs. Prior to getting the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 29th, 2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,774
Posted By Bilbo
Plex Server on a Mac and LG Smart TV Anyone?

Is anyone running able to access their Plex Media Server (running on a Mac) on their LG Smart TV?

My new LG Smart TV does not see the Plex Media Server, yet my iPad and iPhone see it fine....
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 28th, 2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By Bilbo
Pinball HD, Bejeweled 2.

Pinball HD, Bejeweled 2.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 10th, 2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bilbo
They billed me in the amount expected. I have...

They billed me in the amount expected. I have found in the past, that things get pretty screwy at Rogers in the billing area. That said, they always made it right on the next bill. Not a huge issue...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 3rd, 2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,244
Posted By Bilbo
Most of my Apps

1Password (A must-have. You need the desktop version too.)
Calcbot
weightbot
convertbot
Facebook
AppBox Pro (awesome collection of utilities)
Grocery Gadget
IMDB
digg
Deliveries
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 31st, 2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,877
Posted By Bilbo
Bought mine at the Rogers Store when I bought the...

Bought mine at the Rogers Store when I bought the phone. I have no idea if all of their stores carry it.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 30th, 2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By Bilbo
I have to intentionally hold it so I am bridging...

I have to intentionally hold it so I am bridging the antennas and grip the phone tighter than I normally would to see any signal degradation.

My regular, everyday grip does not bridge the antennas...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 30th, 2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,877
Posted By Bilbo
I tried the death grip again this evening (but...

I tried the death grip again this evening (but holding the phone quit tightly and right where the two antennas meet) and I can in fact reproduce the signal degradation.

That said, if I hold the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 30th, 2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,877
Posted By Bilbo
They had clear "bumper-like" cases, not true...

They had clear "bumper-like" cases, not true Apple bumpers. They looked very cheap and they weren't free (at our Roger's Store anyway) they were ten bucks. They had a small variety of cases, but none...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 30th, 2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,877
Posted By Bilbo
Food for thought

Since some people have trouble and some don't, do you think it might be a matter of how naturally moist or oily the user's skin is? I'd guess that moisture or oil would act as a better conductor when...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 30th, 2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,877
Posted By Bilbo
no problems on my end

Mine is fine in or out of the case.

I bought the "barely there" case from Rogers. $29.99 just to be safe... I actually like this case - added protection with no noticeable extra bulk.

This...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 30th, 2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,807
Posted By Bilbo
Smooth and painless on my end. I arrived at...

Smooth and painless on my end.

I arrived at our local Rogers Store at 6:45 am. No one was there, so I sat in the car and read until about 7:45 when one person showed up and began a line. I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 25th, 2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 877
Posted By Bilbo
The IT Crowd pokes fun at Vista

Made me laugh... It's a great show.

YouTube - It Crowd Vista (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU7yMnGi91M)

B
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 15th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By Bilbo
I do run Cocktail regularly and the only Safari...

I do run Cocktail regularly and the only Safari add-on that I use is 1password, which has always been very stable for me in the past.

I'll look into it some more. Thanks for the input.

Bill
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 15th, 2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By Bilbo
Safari 5 instability

Is anyone else finding that Safari 5 is crashing a lot or is it just me?

My work desktop, my home desktop, my work laptop, my home laptop... it's happening on all of them. I have always found...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 25th, 2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,967
Posted By Bilbo
Much Ado About Nothing

I'm willing to bet that this "Massive Flaw" as one Apple-Hating website called it, will amount nothing. I agree that this has been blown out of proportion, big-time.

It is now being reported that...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 31st, 2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By Bilbo
I have this... Works pretty well. F8Z441...

I have this... Works pretty well.

F8Z441 Belkin TuneBase FM with Hands-Free (http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=492841)

Bill
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 27th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,942
Posted By Bilbo
Rogers locked us up for three years not two... or...

Rogers locked us up for three years not two... or am I having a stroke? I thought that we had one more year on our contracts? That being the case, unless they allow us to upgrade with early...
Forum: Anything Mac May 18th, 2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,685
Posted By Bilbo
Actually I can see this happening. They could...

Actually I can see this happening. They could just bury the cost in every Mac/iPad/iPhone/iPod sold. Add a few bucks to all of those devices should cover it.

If they are going to do it, you can...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 12th, 2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,285
Posted By Bilbo
That's likely my problem too. The porcelain...

That's likely my problem too. The porcelain cracked on the original and the porcelain has cracked on the replacement grill as well. Now that you mention it, the grill was perfect last summer but over...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 11th, 2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,285
Posted By Bilbo
I have a Broil Mate, which I believe that it's a...

I have a Broil Mate, which I believe that it's a level down from Broil King.

It's a natural gas version and have had it for six years. I use it year 'round under a covered deck.

Over that time...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 28th, 2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Bilbo
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. This...

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

This particular cable box is just the basic digital one from rogers. I bought a HD-PVR for my main TV in the family room.

So with the Elgato Hybrid and the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 23rd, 2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Bilbo
Cable TV to iMac

Greetings,

I have a 20" white iMac that I no longer need for computing. I'd like to replace the CRT cable TV connected TV in my bedroom.

My ultimate goal is to be able to use Front Row or...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 20th, 2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,456
Posted By Bilbo
I agree that tech sites thrive on speculation,...

I agree that tech sites thrive on speculation, but considering that Gizmodo knew that they had the real thing, can it still be considered speculation? They knowingly outed another company's trade...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 20th, 2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,456
Posted By Bilbo
Sharp Edges

The rounded edges it has now makes the iPhone comfortable to hold, slide easily in and out of my pocket and not wear holes in my pocket.

I feel that Gizmodo was wrong by outing this phone, knowing...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 19th, 2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,456
Posted By Bilbo
Yeah, I know... I was just havin' fun. It's...

Yeah, I know... I was just havin' fun. It's Monday. I'm bored.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 19th, 2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,456
Posted By Bilbo
"I'm going to go with it's a fake for 400, Bob"

I tend to think that this is a controlled leak from Apple to throw everyone off. Apple is too security minded for this to be a mistake. If it is a mistake, the person responsible better go into...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 30th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,174
Posted By Bilbo
WIFI only is fine for me

While having 3G version would be my preference, I'm not about to drop my drawers for the carriers if they plan on trying to give it to me up the hoop. My data and minutes usage on Rogers is well...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 17th, 2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,012
Posted By Bilbo
Navigon is very good

I've been using Navigon for a few weeks now. While it works well, I wouldn't say it's a replacement for my dedicated Garmin unit. Mainly because the audio of the iPhone for spoken directions is...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 10th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,016
Posted By Bilbo
Thanks, you're right and it's been 9 days. ...

Thanks, you're right and it's been 9 days.

The thread isn't that important to risk screwing something else up.

Thanks again.

B
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 10th, 2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,016
Posted By Bilbo
Thanks for the info. I thought of that. I...

Thanks for the info.

I thought of that. I don't think that I've synced my phone in a week and a half, so I won't have most of what I want anyway. If I could restore only the messages, I'd give it...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 10th, 2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,016
Posted By Bilbo
Deleted iPhone MMS Thread

I mistakenly deleted an entire MMS text chat thread on my iPhone about an hour ago. It's not the end of the world if I can't get it back, but I'd like to if I can.

Anyone? I expect that I'm hosed.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 29th, 2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Bilbo
I Fired Bell all together nearly two years ago. I...

I Fired Bell all together nearly two years ago. I have NO Bell services whatsoever.

The big reason was their incredibly poor support and customer relations.

Of course now that I'm gone, they...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 29th, 2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Bilbo
CubaMark... You mean to say the MS Store...

CubaMark...

You mean to say the MS Store "Genius Bar equivalents", just answer general computing questions and do product demos? Really? I had no idea! That is just way too funny!

So basically...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 28th, 2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Bilbo
Good move MS

Microsoft keeps saying that they are trying to differentiate themselves from Apple yet all they do is continually copy them.

Apple need not worry about this move. I see it doing little good for...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 17th, 2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By Bilbo
I don't think that you get voice control either...

I don't think that you get voice control either with the software update... you need the new 3G S for that. You can make voice memos on the older phones however.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 26th, 2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,087
Posted By Bilbo
I find Maps on the iPhone works fairly well and...

I find Maps on the iPhone works fairly well and it has definitely come in handy.

That said, I don't feel that it replaces a decent dedicated GPS unit at this time. I recently purchased a Nuvi 260...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 22nd, 2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,383
Posted By Bilbo
Discussing ideas and sharing opinions about...

Discussing ideas and sharing opinions about possible ways that Amber Alerts might be improved is fine... A good thing fact.

Keep in mind that not everyone may agree, we all may have different...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 22nd, 2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,383
Posted By Bilbo
Hi, My Constable friend, was intentionally...

Hi,

My Constable friend, was intentionally kept in the dark as to the progress of the investigation so as to remove the possibility of her slipping up and letting out information that she wasn't...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,383
Posted By Bilbo
If the report on Global TV tonight proves to be...

If the report on Global TV tonight proves to be true, then drugs were indeed a factor... albeit indirectly. I hope for Tori's mom's sake, the report is not true.

If it is true, (again, I hope...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,383
Posted By Bilbo
MLeh... Well said and I agree. I don't...

MLeh...

Well said and I agree.

I don't think that Amber Alerts should be issued willy nilly, but if a young child has been missing for say, two hours and all friends, the school etc have been...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,383
Posted By Bilbo
The problem is that so much criticism gets thrown...

The problem is that so much criticism gets thrown at the parents, the police, the school and we don't even have all of the facts yet.

There is no doubt that my friend had to do a very difficult...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,383
Posted By Bilbo
ciaochiao... I don't know that the case was...

ciaochiao...

I don't know that the case was treated lightly in the beginning. The female constable who did the briefings is a friend of mine. She is correct that all of the circumstances did not...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,383
Posted By Bilbo
EP... I think that you mean John Wayne Gacy...

EP...

I think that you mean John Wayne Gacy not Henry Lee Gacy, and yes that man was total evil.

Woodstock DOES have programs in place to help addicts including a methadone clinic. We are NOT...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,383
Posted By Bilbo
I wasn't aware that there was "a twist". I...

I wasn't aware that there was "a twist".

I just found out that there will be a live streaming announcement on the website of the London Free Press at 2 p.m..

I appreciate as I'm sure does the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,383
Posted By Bilbo
EP... Yes, we have a drug problem here. ...

EP...

Yes, we have a drug problem here.

No, we don't sit on our hands with our heads in the sand.

While not everyone in the community realizes that the problem is as bad as it is, the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,383
Posted By Bilbo
Thanks... and I know. What I was saying was that...

Thanks... and I know. What I was saying was that I was to upset to argue with EP.

B
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,383
Posted By Bilbo
I'm too upset about this to get into an argument...

I'm too upset about this to get into an argument with anyone. So far, nothing has been confirmed (as far as I know) that Tori was raped. It is likely a safe assumption however that she was, and that...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,383
Posted By Bilbo
Truthfully, many of us didn't want to think that...

Truthfully, many of us didn't want to think that something this horrific could happen here - I know that I didn't.

Woodstock's drug problem isn't always that evident, especially if you don't...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,383
Posted By Bilbo
I honestly don't know. :( B

I honestly don't know. :(

B
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,383
Posted By Bilbo
I am a resident of Woodstock, born and raised...

I am a resident of Woodstock, born and raised here.

We are in total shock.

Many of us were hoping that there would be a more logical explanation to all of this. Personally, I was hoping that...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 10th, 2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By Bilbo
Wow Chas_M, I hardly know what to say to you......

Wow Chas_M, I hardly know what to say to you... Like to argue much?

Don't make me write in UPPERCASE!
(It's a joke dude, don't have a sh*t hemorrhage!) ; )

The ridiculous thing, I don't think...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 9th, 2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By Bilbo
Agreed.

Yeah, I realize that it's just business.

It is frustrating because Apple proved that they had the right idea. Make it one price. Make it affordable. Making the buying experience easy.

For a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 9th, 2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By Bilbo
chas_m... Isn't that what I was saying? ...

chas_m...

Isn't that what I was saying?

The only difference is I used the term "record labels" and you used "record companies". My point is simple, this tiered pricing structure is the brain...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 8th, 2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By Bilbo
What you say is true, but give it a few months....

What you say is true, but give it a few months. I'm willing to bet that we're going to see a lot more songs come in at $1.29 as we move forward.

It is the record Labels that dictate the pricing...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2008, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,433
Posted By Bilbo
Man you're timing is a couple of weeks late for...

Man you're timing is a couple of weeks late for me!

I was trying to get a very old Mac Mini working on a friend's network for them using two different D-Link sticks with no success. I tried with...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,781
Posted By Bilbo
I'm hoping that they don't kill it off. I think...

I'm hoping that they don't kill it off. I think that it's an inexpensive machine for PC switchers who already own a display, keyboard and mouse.

I'm thinking of buying one to use as a media center...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 8th, 2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By Bilbo
I leave my WIFI turned on all of the time and...

I leave my WIFI turned on all of the time and find I only need to charge my phone every other night. I'm not sure how that compares with most people.

Mind you, I'm nearly always in WIFI connected...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 8th, 2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,161
Posted By Bilbo
The shipping OS on my Mac IIcx was 6.3 if my...

The shipping OS on my Mac IIcx was 6.3 if my memory is correct.

I still have that computer and it last time, that I turned it on it worked like new although I believe it's running MacOS 8.5 now.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 8th, 2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By Bilbo
Script Kiddie... you're too darn fast for me! We...

Script Kiddie... you're too darn fast for me! We were keyboarding those messages in at the same time. (I gotta learn to keyboard with more than two fingers!)

Yeah, I meant to say Vodaphone but I...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 8th, 2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By Bilbo
Correction... it's actually someone at Vodaphone.

Correction... it's actually someone at Vodaphone.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 8th, 2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By Bilbo
Someone at Vodaphone is going to get sacked!

Too bizarre for words... massive mistake.

Vodafone's BlackBerry Storm art department all soon to be fired - Engadget...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 29th, 2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,827
Posted By Bilbo
EVERYTHING is down.

EVERYTHING is down.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 28th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By Bilbo
FWIW I did read his requirements. 1) The...

FWIW I did read his requirements.

1) The Griffin case is easily removable

2) The Griffin case includes a protector for the iPhone display

3) The case is not plastic or otherwise "solid"
...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 28th, 2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By Bilbo
I have a Griffin case. There are two pieces that...

I have a Griffin case. There are two pieces that snap over the phone. It provides good protection, feels good in your hand, yet still slides in and out of your pocket easily. By comparison, I had a...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 25th, 2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,455
Posted By Bilbo
It's been good for me. I've been with...

It's been good for me.

I've been with Mac.com for about 5 years... very few problems.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 23rd, 2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,608
Posted By Bilbo
Interesting Newsweek Article

Dan Lyons: A Gloomy Vista for Microsoft | Newsweek Daniel Lyons | Techtonic Shifts | Newsweek.com (http://www.newsweek.com/id/160064)
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 22nd, 2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,608
Posted By Bilbo
I for one am very curious to see what the next...

I for one am very curious to see what the next ads bring to the table.

In my opinion the first two ads were a total waste of money. They did nothing to improve their brand. They did nothing to...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 20th, 2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,608
Posted By Bilbo
Beyond the so called stereotyping of PC people...

Beyond the so called stereotyping of PC people and Mac people. I think that the real reason that the "I'm a Mac" ads did so well is that they countered some long-standing Mac myths in the eyes of PC...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 20th, 2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,608
Posted By Bilbo
Double-post.

Double-post.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 18th, 2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,608
Posted By Bilbo
I'm a PC Ad airs

Microsoft: Microsoft's "I'm A PC" Ad Beats Seinfeld (But Not Hodgman) (http://gizmodo.com/5052051/microsofts-im-a-pc-ad-beats-seinfeld-but-not-hodgman?autoplay=true)

This is a much better ad than...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 18th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,904
Posted By Bilbo
Yes, they messed up my bill as well... so yes,...

Yes, they messed up my bill as well... so yes, check your bill carefully.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 18th, 2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,152
Posted By Bilbo
I think Apple wants to keep their ads light and...

I think Apple wants to keep their ads light and simple and hopefully wet the PC users appetite so they might go into an Apple Store for specific demos and detailed information.

That said, I do...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 18th, 2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,152
Posted By Bilbo
Sorry guys, I should have posted links... My bad....

Sorry guys, I should have posted links... My bad.

Microsoft announcement tomorrow: No more Seinfeld ads! (http://valleywag.com/5051455/microsoft-to-announce-jerry-seinfeld-ads-cancelled-tomorrow)...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 17th, 2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By Bilbo
Microsoft Dumping Seinfeld!

:clap: Evidently Microsoft finally recognized that their Seinfeld and Bill show just wasn't doing a thing to improve their brand or slam the Mac.

Now they are taking the gloves off and...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 17th, 2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,152
Posted By Bilbo
Microsoft Dumping Seinfeld!

Evidently Microsoft finally recognized that their Seinfeld and Bill show just wasn't doing a thing to improve their brand or slam the Mac.

Now they are taking the gloves off and specifically...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 17th, 2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,294
Posted By Bilbo
I got the 6 gig data plan, because I wasn't sure...

I got the 6 gig data plan, because I wasn't sure how much data this thing was going to chew through and didn't want any surprise gigantic cellular bills.

So far it looks like 6 gigs is overkill....
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 16th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,925
Posted By Bilbo
My sister was with Bell and her "High Speed" DSL...

My sister was with Bell and her "High Speed" DSL was never very fast.

One day it quit working all together. She called Bell to complain. They said that they knew there was a problem in her...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 13th, 2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bilbo
Personally, I think that RIM make very good stuff...

Personally, I think that RIM make very good stuff and I am really proud of the work that they do. They are a great Canadian success story.

Do they have anything at the moment that I prefer to my...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 13th, 2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,120
Posted By Bilbo
After the first ad, I read thread after thread on...

After the first ad, I read thread after thread on PC sites and THEY were disgusted with the ad. They were screaming louder than anyone - WTF! Microsoft when on record saying they they were waging a...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,120
Posted By Bilbo
I understand what you're saying. I just don't...

I understand what you're saying. I just don't know how making Gates warm and fuzzy is going fix the nightmare that is Vista.

Your Ballmer comment gave me a good belly laugh! Thanks for that! It...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,120
Posted By Bilbo
Yes, we are talking about the ads. Again I say,...

Yes, we are talking about the ads. Again I say, that most of us are asking WTF! The talk is predominantly uncomplimentary and not just in the Mac circles, many PC people are also asking WTF.

I...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,120
Posted By Bilbo
Ummm... That's just the point, we're barely...

Ummm... That's just the point, we're barely talking about Windows at all unless you count the ever present question "What the heck does this bizarre, but mildly amusing short film have to do with...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,656
Posted By Bilbo
I tend to agree with Chas_m. I think that Apple...

I tend to agree with Chas_m. I think that Apple need to be a little more aggressive with their advertising. It's still a Windows world, Apple needs to educate people about where the Mac is better....
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,656
Posted By Bilbo
Like the last ad, this one leaves me scratching...

Like the last ad, this one leaves me scratching my head.

It's like a very mediocre Seinfeld episode with Bill Gates as a guest star. I am not sure what they are trying to prove. I have to admit...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 11th, 2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,245
Posted By Bilbo
Yeah, it has a mic. Evidently the volume...

Yeah, it has a mic.

Evidently the volume controls on the new headphones won't work with the iPhone.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 10th, 2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,245
Posted By Bilbo
New Headphones

Does anyone know if the new headphones will work with the iPhone?

I am not entirely pleased with the ones that came with the iphone. They sound fine but they do not fit my ears very well, they...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 9th, 2008, 08:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,230
Posted By Bilbo
I think that it mostly comes down to how you use...

I think that it mostly comes down to how you use the phone as far as making a decision about what is best for your needs.

I'm in a similar situation as Chas_m., I have had next to no troubles at...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 8th, 2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By Bilbo
I echo Jimbo Slice's comments. I really...

I echo Jimbo Slice's comments.

I really liked my iPod Touch, but I love the iPhone.

While I have WIFI at home, WIFI at work and some friend's places, when I'm on the go, hotspots are a little...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 8th, 2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,230
Posted By Bilbo
Clearly the iPhone is not perfect. Show me one...

Clearly the iPhone is not perfect. Show me one smartphone that does everything the iPhone can do that is perfect.

Most of the complaints that you list here are related to connectivity and have...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 8th, 2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,656
Posted By Bilbo
The ad was a total waste of money in my opinion....

The ad was a total waste of money in my opinion. It wasn't informative. It wasn't humorous. It was just plain weird.

While the ad has got people talking, or should I say mocking, it really did...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 8th, 2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,656
Posted By Bilbo
I've never used a Betamax machine, but I have...

I've never used a Betamax machine, but I have always heard that although they lost the war, the technology was far better than VHS.

The better technology doesn't always become industry standard.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 6th, 2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,656
Posted By Bilbo
Hey no worries. I agree 100% with you. The...

Hey no worries.

I agree 100% with you. The PowerPC chip was an awesome chip and probably did save Apple's butt. As a matter of fact isn't the PowerPC chip still pretty darn good?

Over the...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 6th, 2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,656
Posted By Bilbo
Dude, don't get your shorts in a bunch, I wasn't...

Dude, don't get your shorts in a bunch, I wasn't knocking Big Blue, I was simply answering the question.

As I recall Arthur C Clark denied that the name HAL had anything to do with IBM. I never...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 5th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,656
Posted By Bilbo
H is one letter before I. A is one letter...

H is one letter before I.
A is one letter before B.
L is one letter before M.

IBM

I believe this is the widely accepted rumour.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 5th, 2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,656
Posted By Bilbo
LOL!:lmao:

LOL!:lmao:
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 5th, 2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,656
Posted By Bilbo
First Seinfeld and Gates Vista Ad

HUH? Easily the strangest ad that I have ever seen.

Microsoft Ad: The First Bill Gates + Jerry Seinfeld Microsoft Ad Makes No Sense...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 31st, 2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Bilbo
I used these Instructions

Hack that Phone - Custom ringtones and system sounds (http://www.hackthatphone.com/20/custom_audio.html)

Worked fine for me. At a glance it looks similar to pyjamasam's instructions.

Cheers,
B
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 31st, 2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,394
Posted By Bilbo
Works Great For Me

I've used it to recover deleted files from months earlier.
I've used it to recover a completed and archived project as it's way faster than retrieving the information from tape.
I've used it to...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 30th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,707
Posted By Bilbo
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 30th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,707
Posted By Bilbo
Hey guys, Does turning off the iPhone and...

Hey guys,

Does turning off the iPhone and starting it again not fix the lag problem for you? It seems to do the trick for me.

It appears to me to be like a memory leak or something. The longer...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 30th, 2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,707
Posted By Bilbo
Nice one! And yes a three year contract IS a...

Nice one! And yes a three year contract IS a joke!

Cheers!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 30th, 2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,707
Posted By Bilbo
You missed my point

Hey dude, I wasn't slamming the original poster at all quite the opposite.

You missed my point. I don't have a problem with the fact that he doesn't like his iPhone. Who am I to tell him what...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 29th, 2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,707
Posted By Bilbo
Big Surprise

This just in, not EVERYONE likes pizza!

You cannot expect everyone to absolutely love any one particular device. Everyone has different requirements. Rim make good stuff although they don't have...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 19th, 2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,403
Posted By Bilbo
He likely didn't realize how costly a couple of...

He likely didn't realize how costly a couple of megabytes can be without a plan.

Yes, he was a little careless, but he's a student and I remember how far my money went back then... I feel for him.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 19th, 2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By Bilbo
Edge is one of the two the Rogers wireless...

Edge is one of the two the Rogers wireless networks that the iPhone uses.

As I understand it (unless someone corrects me), only Rogers and Fido have an Edge wireless network. (Rogers owns Fido)
...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 19th, 2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,403
Posted By Bilbo
Hey, I say cut the guy a little slack... I'm sure...

Hey, I say cut the guy a little slack... I'm sure that he was still in shock when he started the thread. And he is right about one thing, what Rogers charges for data if you don't have a plan is...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 18th, 2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By Bilbo
Handbrake. Works fine for me and it's free.

Handbrake.

Works fine for me and it's free.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 15th, 2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,463
Posted By Bilbo
It looks like I can get set up with a family plan...

It looks like I can get set up with a family plan since I am paying for my son's iPhone already. I did ask about a family plan when the iPhone first came out, but was told there wasn't one.

The...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 14th, 2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,463
Posted By Bilbo
Well for me it's a money thing and I am quite...

Well for me it's a money thing and I am quite happy with my iPod Touch.

My son is starting at U of T in a few weeks. He has an iPhone (with data). Since he'll be quitting his job to go away to...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 14th, 2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,463
Posted By Bilbo
That's exactly my situation. I love my iPod...

That's exactly my situation.

I love my iPod Touch. My PC Mobile phone is crap, but I need a cell phone. I'd much rather go this route and use the other features in wifi areas only. I have wifi at...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 14th, 2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,463
Posted By Bilbo
RJones and bmovie, Thanks a bunch for the...

RJones and bmovie,

Thanks a bunch for the info. it's much appreciated. I may just print this thread out and go to a Rogers dealer.

RJones: the $11 value pack gets added on to which talk plan,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 14th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,463
Posted By Bilbo
Anyone using the iPhone with a Non-Data plan?

Greetings,

Is anyone using the iPhone with a "No-Data" plan?

I called Rogers this morning asking if I could get an iPhone with no data plan. All I really need is just a basic talk time package,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 14th, 2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,737
Posted By Bilbo
Ok, how much data did everyone use for their first month?

Okay, it's been a month since the iPhone came out... I was wondering how much data people used in their first month.


I'll go first...

I used ZERO.

I won't pay Rogers rates and stayed with...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 7th, 2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,906
Posted By Bilbo
Depends on your needs

A Mac Pro for video editing for sure as well as heavy duty Photoshop work.

Last Christmas I bought a 24" iMac for my home office. This is easily the best Mac that I have ever owned. (and I've...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 4th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,345
Posted By Bilbo
Address Book

I find that Address Book has a noticeable lag immediately after launch. I don't recall that happening prior to the update.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 11th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,249
Posted By Bilbo
My son has been in-line here in Woodstock since 8...

My son has been in-line here in Woodstock since 8 am. I spoke with him 30 minutes ago and they were finally processing his info. He did say that the activations were not going very smoothly at all.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 11th, 2008, 02:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,900
Posted By Bilbo
MobileMe is still not working, but my .Mac prefs...

MobileMe is still not working, but my .Mac prefs Account tab is activated again.

I have a family pack .Mac account and now it indicates that I have an Individual account.

Has this happened to...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 10th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bilbo
My understanding was to get the appropriate...

My understanding was to get the appropriate update, you need to go to System Preferences > .Mac > Account. You then would be notified about the update.

Presently (Apple - MobileMe...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 9th, 2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 39,488
Posted By Bilbo
Step in the right direction

For me, $90 or so a month for the iPhone is still more than I can justify at this point, especially because I am a light cellular user as it is. It would be nice, but I'm steering clear for now and...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 5th, 2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,387
Posted By Bilbo
It is kind of humorous how people who were so...

It is kind of humorous how people who were so opposed to Rogers rate plan are now trying to convince themselves that maybe it's not so bad as the launch date approaches.

Rogers wants us to believe...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 5th, 2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,074
Posted By Bilbo
I'm not getting my hopes up

Rogers need to adjust their plans in a big way for me. A little tweak won't do it. There is no reason that the plans here in Canada cannot more closely resemble the plans in the US. If the basic plan...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 29th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,715
Posted By Bilbo
steveballmer - Windows based computers are...

steveballmer - Windows based computers are cheaper!


Well Stevie Balder, I agree with you there, Windows based computers are CHEAPER!

They're often LESS EXPENSIVE too! :lmao:

Thankfully...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 29th, 2008, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,715
Posted By Bilbo
I realize that you're just trying to start a...

I realize that you're just trying to start a flame war here, but the reality is that Apple's innovation drives the industry.

Not every product that Apple makes is marketed at everyone. The MacBook...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 29th, 2008, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,913
Posted By Bilbo
They never offered me that plan. I could...

They never offered me that plan.

I could have kept my old phone and wouldn't have to set up an address book on a new one. Oh well, I'm not sure how well the battery would lasted after sitting for...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 28th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,913
Posted By Bilbo
I charged up my old Telus phone that was still...

I charged up my old Telus phone that was still like new and went into our local Telus retailer. The best that they could do started at $25 a month with no caller ID or Voicemail.

I wound up going...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 27th, 2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By Bilbo
If Ted Rogers Ran a Pizza Place...

RRRRRRRRRRRRING!

Hello, Rogers iPizza!

Hi, I'd like to order your $29.99 Deluxe iPizza please.

Okay, great choice! What would you like on it?

Whadda ya mean what do I want on it? It's...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 27th, 2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 57,978
Posted By Bilbo
I'd be satisfied with an "iPhone Nano" that...

I'd be satisfied with an "iPhone Nano" that doesn't require a data plan... basically just a cell phone/contacts/calendar/iPod/Camera. I'll sync it with my mac myself.

Clearly not everyone can...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 27th, 2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 57,978
Posted By Bilbo
Can we just buy the phone outright and go with no...

Can we just buy the phone outright and go with no data plan and get a reasonable monthly rate or a pay-as-you go?

I have been waiting forever for a "good" phone that works the way a phone should....
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 27th, 2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,913
Posted By Bilbo
iPod Touch + Cheap Phone

Okay, it's now official... I'll be sticking with my iPod Touch and getting the cheapest phone/plan that I can find.

I am a very light cell phone user and need it basically just so my kids can get...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 27th, 2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 57,978
Posted By Bilbo
Brutal!

Well Rogers made this a real easy decision for me.

This boy will NOT be getting an iPhone.

Rogers $hit the bed big time.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 20th, 2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 159,765
Posted By Bilbo
Rogers have no plan info

I just got off of the phone with "Jennifer" in wireless sales.

I asked her how much it was going to cost me to add an iPhone to my existing Rogers bundle.

She told me that she has no...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 12th, 2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,873
Posted By Bilbo
More silly lawsuits!

I'm with Chas_m on this!

Some people will look for any reason to complain. If you have been involved in computers for any length of time, you know darn well that the particulars can be confusing...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 29th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bilbo
You and me both, man!

You and me both, man!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 30th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,296
Posted By Bilbo
Case and Screen Protector

I bought the black "incase" rubber iPod Touch case at the Apple Store. This case adds very little bulk, so it still fits nicely in my pocket.

I also bought a glare-free screen protective film with...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 30th, 2008, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,231
Posted By Bilbo
Here's hoping...

I used to really hate Rogers. They treated their customers like crap and had brutal quality and poor value for the money.

Well now Bell seems to be the new Rogers. Their quality sucks, they treat...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 28th, 2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,792
Posted By Bilbo
Bad DVD?

Sorry about your troubles... as far as a bad DVD goes, I would guess that would be possible. I'm not sure if anyone mentioned this, but heard that if you ran the most recent version of Diskwarrior,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 18th, 2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 991
Posted By Bilbo
Wireless Stereo Speakers

Greetings all,

My parents want to move their Akai receiver/tape deck/CD/Turntable system from their livingroom and put it in one of the spare bedrooms. They still want to have speakers in the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 3rd, 2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,102
Posted By Bilbo
If a season of The Office costs say $40.00 at...

If a season of The Office costs say $40.00 at Best Buy, how does NBC justify charging double the price from iTunes? It has nothing to do with the advertising at all.

Last week I bought the season...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 3rd, 2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,102
Posted By Bilbo
Yes Aero

Yes Aero, I realize that NBC is out to make money, just like Apple.

The point here is the pricing structure that is in place right now for both music and movies is in line with their physical...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,102
Posted By Bilbo
Is NBC on crack?

NBC announced this week that they are not renewing their iTunes contract. What in the heck are they thinking?

Apple's iTunes presently makes them a ton of money. The current per episode pricing...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 2nd, 2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,937
Posted By Bilbo
LoopRumors is down

On the weekend LoopRumors indicated that they had some tastey morsels to reveal today, if I recall. If you go to www.looprumors.com you are greeted with a message stating that the account domain for...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 5th, 2006, 05:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,628
Posted By Bilbo
I was leaning toward the Bose Sound Dock for my...

I was leaning toward the Bose Sound Dock for my next purchase. The iPod HiFi certainly underwhelmed me however after seeing and hearing one and comparing it next to the Bose, the iPod HiFi is easily...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 28th, 2006, 06:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,628
Posted By Bilbo
I agree with the posters who wish it also had an...

I agree with the posters who wish it also had an airport card, that would have been perfect!

My first thought was I really dislike the way the iPod sticks out of the top. The iPod does not seem...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 10th, 2006, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,255
Posted By Bilbo
I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one having...

I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one having trouble watching the keynote.

This is the worst streamed keynote yet.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 12th, 2005, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,527
Posted By Bilbo
There are a few really great war films but I have...

There are a few really great war films but I have seen none better than Band of Brothers. I would say that this series is probably the best movie or movie series that I own. I watch it at least...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 8th, 2005, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,245
Posted By Bilbo
I have found for floor mats, it is best to avoid...

I have found for floor mats, it is best to avoid scrubbing with a brush if at all possible. I have had better luck removing them and using the soap feature on my power washer, then switch it to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 3rd, 2005, 03:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,777
Posted By Bilbo
I heard that a team can basically fire a player,...

I heard that a team can basically fire a player, provided that they pay the full salary and it won't go against the salary cap.

If this is true then MARIUSZ CZERKAWSKI can kiss his lazy butt...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 27th, 2005, 02:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,197
Posted By Bilbo
How many times has David Caruso slowly removed or...

How many times has David Caruso slowly removed or put on his sun glasses while saying "This is what I want you to do..."

He gets the "Shatner Award" for over acting!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 19th, 2005, 12:00 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 70,192
Posted By Bilbo
Deep Black

Deep Black by Stephen Coonts
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 19th, 2005, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By Bilbo
Thumbs up What's everyone think about the new NHL?

I was wondering what everyone thought about the new NHL.

Myself, after the first couple weeks, I think that it is a step in the right direction. I find the game faster and more enjoyable to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 12th, 2005, 08:44 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 29,697
Posted By Bilbo
I wonder how many cans of hairspray Fraiser goes...

I wonder how many cans of hairspray Fraiser goes through in a game. His hair looks harder than the players helmets!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2005, 03:21 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 29,697
Posted By Bilbo
Yeah, I have never been a fan of shootouts to...

Yeah, I have never been a fan of shootouts to decide a game either. Individuals should not decide a team game.

I wouldn't mind 3 player shootouts after every game with a shootout trophy being...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2005, 09:05 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 29,697
Posted By Bilbo
Yeah, Hasek has always been a thorn in the Leafs...

Yeah, Hasek has always been a thorn in the Leafs side - that's why the Sens got him.

Three games, no wins. As a Leaf fan, I'm not too worried. Okay, they lost 3 games - 2 took overtime shootouts...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 5th, 2005, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,687
Posted By Bilbo
Even if it still worked, the sound would be...

Even if it still worked, the sound would be pretty crappy!

(that was bad wasn't it?)
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 9th, 2005, 09:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,213
Posted By Bilbo
I was never a big fan of the brushed metal, it is...

I was never a big fan of the brushed metal, it is so over used these days. I liked the aqua look okay but thought it was a bad idea on Apple's part mix the two. Make up your mind already, what's it...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 6th, 2005, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By Bilbo
Speaking of Pizza... ...

Speaking of Pizza...

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/fun/zits.asp?date=20050903


Too funny!
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 12th, 2005, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,669
Posted By Bilbo
Cordless Phone?

Greetings,

I has similar stuggles. What solved the problem in my case was rather simple. I had a 2.4 gHz Panasonic cordless phone on the same floor as my AirPort Express. If I disconnected the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 8th, 2005, 07:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,793
Posted By Bilbo
Vonage was a no-go for me. The Vonage service...

Vonage was a no-go for me. The Vonage service itself was fine, the problem was my Rogers connection sucked. My download speeds were about half of what they advertise. This was not a huge factor...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 4th, 2005, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,843
Posted By Bilbo
Most definitely a scam... If life were...

Most definitely a scam...

If life were like that, you wouldn't need MasterCard. ;-)

This is just a variation of the scam wher someone (usually in Nigeria) needs help settling someone's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 4th, 2005, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,019
Posted By Bilbo
"Yes, I KNOW it's a nude beach... I'm wearing...

"Yes, I KNOW it's a nude beach... I'm wearing nuthin' but sand."
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 3rd, 2005, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,604
Posted By Bilbo
I can't say that I am a big JR fan, although I...

I can't say that I am a big JR fan, although I certainly respect what he does on the ice. The guy takes a pounding and just keeps coming.

I don't see Roenick going to Toronto though.

JF Jr....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 2nd, 2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,019
Posted By Bilbo
I shoulda' turned left at Albuquerque! (If...

I shoulda' turned left at Albuquerque!

(If you don't remember the old Bugs Bunny cartoons, you won't get it)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 22nd, 2005, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,867
Posted By Bilbo
"Longwait" re-named

Microshaft have announced that they have renamed Longhorn as "Vista".

They went on to say that it will be as late and suck just as bad as Longhorn.

More here:
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 14th, 2005, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,403
Posted By Bilbo
Oh yes, you assume correct. B

Oh yes, you assume correct.

B
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 14th, 2005, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,403
Posted By Bilbo
Somebody better go to jail!

I tend to agree with juror number one on CNN this morning. While he does feel that Jacko has molested boys in the past, the prosecution did not convince him beyond reasonable doubt that it happened...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 8th, 2005, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,156
Posted By Bilbo
krs, Original Audio CDs? Didn't know there...

krs,

Original Audio CDs? Didn't know there was such a thing. Where can I get 'em?

Thanks for the suggestion!

B
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 7th, 2005, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By Bilbo
I think the old saying "short term pain for long...

I think the old saying "short term pain for long term gain" applies here. I am willing to bet that people who were thinking of buying a new Mac may try to postpone it a while. (I know I would, but...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 7th, 2005, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,156
Posted By Bilbo
The CDs that I use are CD-Rs. They seem to...

The CDs that I use are CD-Rs.

They seem to work better in other CD players. I always suspected that the CD player in my car just doesn't play well with my burned discs. I was hoping however...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 6th, 2005, 09:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,360
Posted By Bilbo
I hear what you're saying. Is this ideal? Of...

I hear what you're saying. Is this ideal? Of course not! I'd rather have Steve have the balls to admit that "You know what? We have come to the conclusion that the Power PC just ain't gonna take...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 6th, 2005, 05:41 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,360
Posted By Bilbo
Exactly! The brand of processor doesn't make the...

Exactly! The brand of processor doesn't make the Mac a Mac. Does anyone really give a dollup of badger snot what processor drives the Mac? Hey, as long as it'll do what I need it to do then I'm...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 6th, 2005, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,403
Posted By Bilbo
As long as Apple is priced in the same ballpark,...

As long as Apple is priced in the same ballpark, I'll still by an Apple branded box - no question. Today's Macs are great overall value as far as I'm concerned. Good reliable hardware, a kick butt...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 6th, 2005, 03:02 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,657
Posted By Bilbo
I have had plenty of debates with PC people on...

I have had plenty of debates with PC people on why Macs are better. Many PC people just don't get it... they have NO clue! They don't see the difference. I don't care if my buddie's PC has a...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 6th, 2005, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,647
Posted By Bilbo
For me? Yes.

I have a Powerbook and a desktop system at home plus I work all day on Dual G5 at work. Being able to keep these 3 systems syncronized is REALLY nice. All three systems share the same address book,...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 6th, 2005, 09:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,284
Posted By Bilbo
Does it REALLY matter?

As far as I'm concerned, I could care less who makes the Mac's processor. It's not the Power PC chip that makes the Mac a Mac. It's the Mac OS, it's their hardware. If Intel can produce a chip...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 2nd, 2005, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,156
Posted By Bilbo
Thanks for the reply. No these are...

Thanks for the reply.

No these are definitely not MP3 CDs. My car player doesn't do the MP3 dance. I'll try them in my home theatre system after work.

I do have some Kodak blank discs at home...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 2nd, 2005, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,156
Posted By Bilbo
Burning Audio CD troubles

Greetings,

Anyone had trouble using Audio CDs burned from iTunes?

It seems any Audio CD that I burn WILL work in my car CD player, just not very well. It seems take anywhere from 20 seconds...
Forum: Anything Mac May 21st, 2005, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,394
Posted By Bilbo
Waited about 2.5 hrs. Bought "Close Combat -...

Waited about 2.5 hrs.

Bought "Close Combat - First to Fight"

AirPort Express + Cable Kit

Free Tee for my son and myself.

Overall a pretty good day. We didn't hang out very long in the...
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