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Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 21st, 2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 29,017
Posted By bob99
I switched my SIM over online, but so far the...

I switched my SIM over online, but so far the original one is still working and the new phone isn't activated.

I guess now we play the Rogers waiting game...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 19th, 2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By bob99
iTunes Match - Should I use my USA or Canadian account?

I've got a US Apple account, and a Canadian account. I'm going to set up iTunes match. Should I be using my US account? I feel like there's always more available in the US store. Any reason to just...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 17th, 2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,636
Posted By bob99
Anybody know of a place selling them in Downtown...

Anybody know of a place selling them in Downtown Vancouver or Kits?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 15th, 2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,680
Posted By bob99
I swung by the Apple Store in Vancouver (Pacific...

I swung by the Apple Store in Vancouver (Pacific Centre) today to see if they had nano SIMS in stock. They did not, but the employee I spoke with confirmed they will not be selling unlocked phones on...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,566
Posted By bob99
Update from the Apple site - these unlocked...

Update from the Apple site - these unlocked phones do not appear to come with a SIM (at least not in the box)

From the site:
It arrives without a SIM card, so you’ll need an active SIM card from...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,566
Posted By bob99
My shipping date in the conformation e-mail says...

My shipping date in the conformation e-mail says "Ships: Delivers 9/21-9/25"

I'm guessing everyone else got the same notice?

Meanwhile, I've attached a screenshot of Rogers site, taken just one...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,566
Posted By bob99
Sites are still down for me, but I ordered using...

Sites are still down for me, but I ordered using my iPhone 4S and the Apple Store app.

Success!

Sorry iPhone 4S... It's kind of mean to make you order your own replacement, but that's how it...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,566
Posted By bob99
That's bizarre! No love from the mac or from the...

That's bizarre! No love from the mac or from the iPad here. Still just says "we'll be back"

I'm in Vancouver, if that makes a difference!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 14th, 2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,566
Posted By bob99
Well, the store isn't online yet. It's 12:01....

Well, the store isn't online yet. It's 12:01. Time to play the waiting game :)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 13th, 2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,566
Posted By bob99
When did the unlocked iPhone 4S preorders ship...

When did the unlocked iPhone 4S preorders ship last year? Did your phone arrive in the mail on launch day? I'm thinking I might as well just pre-order, then I assume any Rogers store will be able to...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 16th, 2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,443
Posted By bob99
Update: I went to Future Shop at West Broadway...

Update: I went to Future Shop at West Broadway and Pine in Vancouver - they seemed to have every model in stock. I bought the black wifi 32GB!

A fool and his money were parted - they made it easy...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 16th, 2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,443
Posted By bob99
What's the Vancouver scene looking like? I just...

What's the Vancouver scene looking like? I just might need to pick one up if they're easy to come by :)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 15th, 2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,105
Posted By bob99
iTunes Match now available in Canada

It's $27.99 per year. Has anyone signed up yet? Curious to see how long it takes to upload / download. It might be worth it just for the album art and proper ID3 tags for my ripped CD's from way back...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 13th, 2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,758
Posted By bob99
An update to this scenario: I signed up with...

An update to this scenario: I signed up with unblock-us.com and their service seems to do what I want, though not in the exact way I thought I wanted.

When I visit a regional site, it detects my...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 15th, 2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,758
Posted By bob99
Thanks guys, I appreciate the detailed replies. I...

Thanks guys, I appreciate the detailed replies. I think the router-based solution is the best. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like that would generate the feeling like you're actually in the...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 15th, 2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,758
Posted By bob99
mguertin, any idea what kind of wireless device...

mguertin, any idea what kind of wireless device would support it? I'm open to switching from the airport express if it makes the whole process work smoother.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 15th, 2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,758
Posted By bob99
Best US Proxy server?

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a paid US proxy that will allow me to view Netflix US, Hulu, etc. from Canada. Does anyone have any experience with a good, reliable service that works well with macs?...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 3rd, 2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By bob99
Get the air! Much more useful for any sort of...

Get the air! Much more useful for any sort of writing. Plus you can put it on your lap, and the screen is automatically propped up.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,481
Posted By bob99
If anyone hears of stores selling this book early...

If anyone hears of stores selling this book early (in Vancouver, especially!) please post them here in this thread. Would love to read it this weekend, and it seems like a few places have got their...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 16th, 2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,474
Posted By bob99
I know that some people use a Mac Mini for...

I know that some people use a Mac Mini for playback when they absolutely need a 1080p source.

If you're going to be doing video processing (e.g. if you're using an anamorphic lens on a 2.35...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 15th, 2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,117
Posted By bob99
I picked up a 32GB 4S at 7:30 tonight. They had...

I picked up a 32GB 4S at 7:30 tonight. They had Black 32's and Black 64's available still. I bought the unlocked phone, which was $838.88 after taxes.

Still seemed to have a lot of them, and the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 14th, 2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,776
Posted By bob99
Yes, I'll certainly be buying an unlocked phone...

Yes, I'll certainly be buying an unlocked phone rather than pay Rogers.

Look at it this way - I can sell my 32GB iP4 for about $350

Rogers wants me to pay them a $350 "end contract early fee"...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 14th, 2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,474
Posted By bob99
l84toff, RUN (don't walk) to download Subtler. It...

l84toff, RUN (don't walk) to download Subtler. It will change your life on the TV show metadata front.

It's amazing!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 14th, 2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,474
Posted By bob99
Handbrake is what I always use. You can do 2-pass...

Handbrake is what I always use. You can do 2-pass recording as an option, but I never do it.

I think there are some specific forums dedicated to video encoding, where you can tweak all the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 14th, 2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,117
Posted By bob99
iPhone 4S in Vancouver?

I'm probably going to hit the Pacific Centre later today. Was anyone there? How were the lines? How were the quantities of unlocked phones?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 14th, 2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,474
Posted By bob99
Hi there OldeBullDust, I can certainly...

Hi there OldeBullDust,

I can certainly update you on my current setup, which is working pretty well for me.

I'm using a shared 2TB iTunes library on an iMac, which has video and audio...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 12th, 2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,505
Posted By bob99
I subscribe to a number of magazines in the print...

I subscribe to a number of magazines in the print editions, and they all come with free iPad versions. I'm curious if I'm going to be able to redeem those free digital editions over newsstand on the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 12th, 2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,505
Posted By bob99
Newsstand in Canada?

I updated to iOS5 today on my iPhone4, but Newsstand is all of the major magazines. There are only about six available when I click on the "You can download magazines and newspapers in the App Store"...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 25th, 2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,788
Posted By bob99
I wouldn't buy one of them, even at $99. You can...

I wouldn't buy one of them, even at $99. You can get a 1st Gen iPad for $299 (refurbished). Just think of how Janky the HP user experience is. It's not worth it.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 6th, 2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,459
Posted By bob99
I used to own this drive back when I had a 13"...

I used to own this drive back when I had a 13" MBP, and in my opinion and experience it was completely not worth it. I didn't see any speed increase whatsoever. I wouldn't recommend buying one.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 20th, 2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,864
Posted By bob99
Pacific Centre in Vancouver doesn't have stock...

Pacific Centre in Vancouver doesn't have stock yet, unfortunately. I'm going to order the 1.8, unless it can be purchased in store (which I doubt)

Kloan, why not just buy the new Air and sell your...
Forum: Mac Portables May 19th, 2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,046
Posted By bob99
DROP -13" Macbook Pro 7,1 (mid 2010) with Applecare & Seagate 500GB Momentus XT Drive

PRICE DROP. Now asking $1000

Applecare Valid until April 20, 2013
Macbook Pro 13" Revision 7,1
Comes with original box & accessories
4GB RAM
Hard Drive upgraded to 500GB Seagate Momentus XT,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 15th, 2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,994
Posted By bob99
I had one but sold it, since I just couldn't get...

I had one but sold it, since I just couldn't get into it. Everything I did on the iPad I found a laptop was better suited for. I think I just end up typing more than a normal person (e.g. this post...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 9th, 2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By bob99
The program I would recommend is MacJournal. It's...

The program I would recommend is MacJournal. It's a great program for tracking notes, you can paste images and video into notes, and it's overall much better than MS Word.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 21st, 2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,954
Posted By bob99
You made the right call. I have a Momentus XT and...

You made the right call. I have a Momentus XT and it's a piece of junk. It's no faster at all than the non solid-state version of the same drive.

Save your money! Actual SSD drives are very fast....
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 3rd, 2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By bob99
Best way to integrate iPhoto and Digital Frame (over internet)

Does anyone have a successful system for getting their iPhoto material online (via Flickr or some such service) and then sharing it via a digital frame that wirelessly downloads and displays the new...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 6th, 2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,228
Posted By bob99
I have a Momentus XT and it's about 0% faster...

I have a Momentus XT and it's about 0% faster than a regular 7200 rpm drive. It's basically a marketing scam as far as I can tell, since it's nowhere near as fast as the SSD that I used to have in my...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 3rd, 2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By bob99
iPhoto '11 and Flickr Uploads - Share your system

Hi everyone,

I recently got iPhoto '11 and have been thinking of creating a Pro Flickr account. If I upgrade to the Pro Flickr account, will iPhoto be able to easily upload the high-res versions...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By bob99
Get the Apple display! For the following reasons:...

Get the Apple display! For the following reasons:

- Comes with Magsafe, Speakers, USB hub (nice Apple-touches)
- Designed to work with macs.
- Beautiful design - look at an awesome piece of...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 8th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,873
Posted By bob99
Do it! Let's see those pics :) I'm 90% convinced...

Do it! Let's see those pics :) I'm 90% convinced that my 30 is going and one of these babies is taking its place.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 4th, 2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By bob99
If you need additional encouragement to get an...

If you need additional encouragement to get an Aeron, this excerpt from Joel Spolsky's A Field Guide to Developers - Joel on Software...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 4th, 2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By bob99
I would try to find a used Aeron work stool. You...

I would try to find a used Aeron work stool. You might be able to get one towards the top end of your price range.

Aeron® Work Stool - Lumbar Support - Design Within Reach...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 2nd, 2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 823
Posted By bob99
iPhone Photo Sync with Aperture

I'm having trouble with my iPhone and Aperture. When I previously used iPhoto, it would always detect the new photos I had taken, and copy just those photos to the library. With Aperture, it always...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 2nd, 2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,873
Posted By bob99
Here's my decision - do I sell my 30" Cinema and...

Here's my decision - do I sell my 30" Cinema and get this monitor? Both are sweet. Should I give up the pixels to gain speakers, an iSight, and LED backlighting?

I use the 30" with my laptop in...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 22nd, 2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,630
Posted By bob99
I just tried streaming over my iPhone, on 3G, and...

I just tried streaming over my iPhone, on 3G, and it looks great.

Hooray for Netflix!
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 22nd, 2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,630
Posted By bob99
I signed up this morning. Selection seems so-so,...

I signed up this morning. Selection seems so-so, but for $7.99 a month it's pretty decent. If you watch two movies you've paid for it in rental costs.

I really like how it can be used on a laptop...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,162
Posted By bob99
Magic Mouse vs. Magic Trackpad

I picked up a Magic Mouse today, to go with a new wireless keyboard, but now I'm thinking that the Magic Trackpad might be a better option. I use a MacBook Pro, so I'm pretty used to the touchpad...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 18th, 2010, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By bob99
Macbook and external display - lid open or lid closed?

I hooked my 13" MBP up to a 30" Cinema Display this evening, and it's massive. Right now, for the first time, I'm running my laptop in "lid closed" mode, since I'm connected to an external mouse and...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 17th, 2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By bob99
I have an airport extreme with a 1.5TB hard drive...

I have an airport extreme with a 1.5TB hard drive plugged into it, so I have it set up as a shared wireless disk at home. For bigger stuff like movies / giant iPhoto libraries, and general backups,...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 17th, 2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By bob99
Cloud Computing Strategies - share yours!

So, the hard drive in one of my laptops failed last night. Normally this is an agony-filled situation, but since I had backed everything up recently via time machine it was just a minor annoyance.
...
Forum: Mac Portables Aug 17th, 2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 848
Posted By bob99
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 15th, 2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By bob99
Who is planning on buying the 27" Cinema Display?

I'm going to get one when they're released in September, as an external monitor to my 13" MacBook Pro. Yes, I know that it's overpriced, but it's a sweet piece of gear.

Anybody else on the 27"...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 15th, 2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By bob99
Here's a link to somebody who did it with a...

Here's a link to somebody who did it with a MacBook Pro, looks like it has a few bugs:

MACBOOK PRO WITH DUAL 24″ APPLE CINEMA DISPLAYS!...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 13th, 2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By bob99
An update - this situation has been resolved. ...

An update - this situation has been resolved.

I took the phone into the Genius Bar and they replaced it after I showed them a few comparison photos, taken between my phone and a friend's iPhone...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 8th, 2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By bob99
Thanks guys, I will schedule an appointment. I...

Thanks guys, I will schedule an appointment. I was not shooting through a piece of yellow gel, although it does appear to look that way! There's no case on my phone, and it wasn't taken with a flash....
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 7th, 2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By bob99
Here's another example - same location, same cat....

Here's another example - same location, same cat. The 3Gs is the white, correct-looking version. The yellow is the iPhone 4
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 7th, 2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By bob99
I've tried it in a few indoor scenarios, and it's...

I've tried it in a few indoor scenarios, and it's pretty consistently yellow. Particularly in places where the 3Gs would render the scene properly (white whites, etc.) I only flagged it because the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 7th, 2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By bob99
iPhone4 Camera very yellow when shooting indoors

I've read about a few other people having this problem too. All indoor photos with my camera have a pretty severe yellow tint, as if the white balance is out of whack. Does not happen with photos...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 7th, 2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Posted By bob99
I've owned all the iPhones (including the new v4)...

I've owned all the iPhones (including the new v4) and I've never used a case on any of them. I carried them in my pocket, often with keys or change, and nothing catastrophic ever happened. They get...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 3rd, 2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By bob99
Want to try Facetime? Give me a call!

Nobody I know has an iPhone 4 yet, which means I haven't been able to try out Facetime!

If you're in the same situation, PM me and I'll send you my number. Let's give this thing a whirl.

I'm in...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 30th, 2010, 03:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By bob99
MacBook Air, all the way. My justification /...

MacBook Air, all the way.

My justification / back story:

I owned an iPad, and then sold it. I found that my MacBook Pro was better for watching movies and browsing the web.

I pulled the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 14th, 2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By bob99
Burning DVDs in the Finder - why does it stink so much?

Apple is a pretty together company. I think most of us here enjoy their products and agree that they know a thing or two about user interface.

So why is burning DVDs using the finder so terrible?...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 3rd, 2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 716
Posted By bob99
My method of syncing iPhone notes with desktop (wirelessly)

I replaced Apple's notepad program with Simplenote (http://simplenoteapp.com/) and it works very well. It's available as a free download, but I paid the $8.99 to upgrade to the ad-free version.
...
Forum: Anything Mac May 28th, 2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,945
Posted By bob99
My thoughts: If you get a laptop, you should...

My thoughts:

If you get a laptop, you should get the pro over the white macbook. The nicer case, better screen, backlit keyboard, and firewire make that worth it.

I have the 13" MBP and I enjoy...
Forum: Anything Mac May 19th, 2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,751
Posted By bob99
I reformatted non-journalled, and it seems to run...

I reformatted non-journalled, and it seems to run at the same speed as FAT32.

That being said, I think I'll leave this drive formatted as FAT32. As it's always on my keychain, I see cross-platform...
Forum: Anything Mac May 19th, 2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,751
Posted By bob99
Flash Drive Performance - Fat 32 is better than OSX Extended?

I have a Lacie flash drive, 16GB. I formatted it in the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format and it's e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y slow. 10+ minutes for a 700MB file. I reformatted it in MS-DOS(FAT) format, and...
Forum: Anything Mac May 18th, 2010, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,225
Posted By bob99
Interesting DIY guide. I mentioned in another...

Interesting DIY guide. I mentioned in another thread that I bought a pogo stylus for my iPad and found it to be a useless POS. I've used it on the trackpad of my MacBook Pro, and found it to be...
Forum: Anything Mac May 15th, 2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,085
Posted By bob99
Don't get the iPad. I had one for 2 weeks and...

Don't get the iPad. I had one for 2 weeks and sold it, bought a 13" MBP. The iPad was great for e-reading, and it's an awesome device, but it can't compare to a full computer.

If you watch movies...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 14th, 2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,083
Posted By bob99
I have a pogo stylus and I can say that it's...

I have a pogo stylus and I can say that it's pretty much a POS when it comes to drawing on the iPad. It's nothing like a Cintiq or other touch-sensitive artist screen.

The only way I could see it...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 13th, 2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 18,048
Posted By bob99
So, who's going to get the new 4G iPhone?

I'm a current 32GB 3GS owner, but I'll definitely be getting the new 4G iPhone (iPhone HD?) on launch day.

My reason is simple - the better camera. 5MP plus better low light response, and a flash....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 6th, 2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By bob99
googlewithboobs.com

This site is hilarious:

Google With Boobs! (http://www.googlewithboobs.com)

It's the Google search engine, but with boobs! I've updated my search page :)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 1st, 2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,786
Posted By bob99
In the iFixit teardown (step 6) they mention...

In the iFixit teardown (step 6) they mention cutting down a standard SIM card:

iPad 3G Teardown - iFixit (http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad-3G-Teardown/2374/1)

So long as you position the...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 30th, 2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,580
Posted By bob99
I haven't used this product before, but I've been...

I haven't used this product before, but I've been meaning to give it a whirl. I have a few extra iMacs that I'd like to use for something, and this could be the ticket. It appears to do exactly what...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 23rd, 2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By bob99
I was pleasantly surprised to find both the...

I was pleasantly surprised to find both the enclosure and my new drive waiting for me when I arrived at work this morning, so I had everything necessary for the install.

I opened up the laptop...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 23rd, 2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,947
Posted By bob99
Thanks for the tips, JustAMacUser. That advanced...

Thanks for the tips, JustAMacUser. That advanced IMAP is great! Finally, a way to get rid of that incessant number of messages showing in all mail!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 23rd, 2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By bob99
Rats, I guess the ad isn't up yet. I'm not a good...

Rats, I guess the ad isn't up yet. I'm not a good salesman. :)

If I'm not violating any rules, feel free to e-mail / pm me about it. I'm asking $850 for the 32GB iPad and the Apple case, with all...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 23rd, 2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By bob99
Selling my iPad 32GB

So, after two weeks of using it, I've decided to sell my iPad.

My Macbook broke this week, requiring me to unexpectedly upgrade to a new one. I opted for the MacBook Pro, which is amazing, but I...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 23rd, 2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,947
Posted By bob99
Gmark2000 - thanks for the tip, unfortunately it...

Gmark2000 - thanks for the tip, unfortunately it didn't work. I believe that command is only if you're using POP. However, I have figured out another workaround that is (IMO) superior.

Basically,...
Forum: Mac Portables Apr 23rd, 2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 965
Posted By bob99
iPad 32GB + Apple iPad Case, $850

SOLD! Thanks

After upgrading my MacBook to a Pro this week, I just don't have the need for both devices, so I'm selling my gently-used iPad.

It's the 32GB model, and I also have the official...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 22nd, 2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By bob99
Update: I ordered the NewmodeUS drive caddy,...

Update: I ordered the NewmodeUS drive caddy, which came to $56 USD.

Optical Bay HDD Caddy to replace Slot-Loading Optical,9.5,SATA [OBHD9-SATA-SATA-NF] - $42.00 : NewmodeUS, Hard Drive Caddys for...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 22nd, 2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By bob99
I bought a new MacBook 13" tonight, and I ended...

I bought a new MacBook 13" tonight, and I ended up buying the Intel X-25M Gen2 SSD for $249.99. I installed it with no difficulties, and it's running great and fast. The system boots up really...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 22nd, 2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,947
Posted By bob99
Using Gmail with Apple Mail & IMAP - Display only 1 week of messages?

I have about 30,000 messages in my Gmail account. When I set it up with my Apple Mail it tries to download all 30k, or alternatively they remain on the server.

Is there any way to display only the...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 21st, 2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By bob99
I can see this in a HTPC setup, but I never...

I can see this in a HTPC setup, but I never understood docks for desktop use. I always keep my laptop open to use the laptop display as a second monitor.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 20th, 2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By bob99
If I get a 128GB SSD I'm also going to get the...

If I get a 128GB SSD I'm also going to get the bracket that will allow me to replace the optical drive with a 500GB drive. That way I'll have the fast boot drive and a lot of onboard storage.
...
Forum: Mac Portables Apr 19th, 2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,043
Posted By bob99
White MacBook 2.4 GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HD, Applecare

This is SOLD, thanks!

I've decided it's time to upgrade to a pro, so I'm selling my trusty white MacBook.

Price: $900

Macbook 4,1
Intel Core2Duo 2.4 GHz
4GB RAM (upgraded)
320GB Hard...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 19th, 2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By bob99
The OWC drives are very highly rated on...

The OWC drives are very highly rated on MacPerformanceGuide.com, but they definitely push the limit as far as price is concerned. I know these things are always expensive, but I'm trying to find that...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 19th, 2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By bob99
Considering an SSD for my laptop - who is running one?

I'm thinking of upgrading my laptop from a 500GB 7200rpm drive to the Intel 160GB Rev2 SSD. (I'm also open to other SSD options, so please post your comments.)

I'm looking for the "snap" that the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 19th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,497
Posted By bob99
It looks like this thing is legit: This Is...

It looks like this thing is legit:

This Is Apple's Next iPhone - Iphone 4 - Gizmodo (http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 18th, 2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,370
Posted By bob99
Stream to iPad from Airport Extreme shared USB disk?

I'm thinking of getting rid of my iMac at home and upgrading my laptop. If I have a shared hard disk on my airport extreme, is there a streaming video program that can access it over the iPad?
...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 16th, 2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,248
Posted By bob99
Get the 27" now, since you can always add an...

Get the 27" now, since you can always add an additional display later.

It's not too big, you'll love the extra screen real estate! And if Apple ever releases the updated 27" cinema display,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 13th, 2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,742
Posted By bob99
GoodReader is my go-to App right now, it's...

GoodReader is my go-to App right now, it's fantastic. It's a PDF reader that allows you to link it directly to dropbox, MobileMe, and IMAP mail accounts. I read a lot of PDFs, and this is the...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 11th, 2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By bob99
Get it at the Apple store, no question in my...

Get it at the Apple store, no question in my mind. I've shopped at the resellers, and I've generally found the service to be worse than the official Apple source.

Bob
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 6th, 2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By bob99
Picked up an iPad tonight in Buffalo

I drove down to Buffalo with a friend, and we picked up 64GB iPads.

There was a lineup outside the store, just for iPad buyers. After a 10 minute wait we got in and bought them.

I picked up the...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Apr 5th, 2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By bob99
Sold!

Solddddddddddd!
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 5th, 2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,907
Posted By bob99
Thanks guys! One final question: How do you...

Thanks guys! One final question: How do you actually switch your computer over to their network? Do you need to run software, or do you just change some network settings?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 3rd, 2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,718
Posted By bob99
Let us know what the stock levels are like - some...

Let us know what the stock levels are like - some of us may be crazy enough to drive down tomorrow, iPad permitting.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 2nd, 2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,907
Posted By bob99
Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check them...

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check them out. I wanted to also use Netflix streaming - can anyone else comment on this?

Since I'm interested in a US address, maybe I'll search for a US...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 2nd, 2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,907
Posted By bob99
Service in Toronto to obtain a high-speed US IP address?

Hi Everyone,

I'd like to somehow set up a US IP address at my home, so I can access Hulu and some of the other US-Only content online.

Is there a company that will do this through Rogers? Do I...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 2nd, 2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By bob99
REWIEW: Lacie iamakey Flash Drive - Excellent Product!

This is my review of the Lacie iamakey external flash drive.

If you haven't seen one, it's a metal USB key that is shaped like an actual key. The advantage, of course, is that once you pop it...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 31st, 2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,259
Posted By bob99
Thanks guys - it looks like Flickr is the best...

Thanks guys - it looks like Flickr is the best choice, since it allows unlimited storage and unlimited bandwidth. MobileMe is capped at 20GB, and then you can pay extra to add another 40GB. I don't...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 31st, 2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,259
Posted By bob99
Thanks for the info, good to know that iPhoto can...

Thanks for the info, good to know that iPhoto can sync with Flickr. I guess step 1 is to get all my pics into iPhoto.

Does anyone know if MobileMe preserves and allows download of the full-res...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 31st, 2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,259
Posted By bob99
MobileMe vs. Flickr vs. Picasa

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a service to store all my photos online. I'm moderately interested in sharing some pics / albums with family, but primarily I'd like a service that will keep...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 30th, 2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 535
Posted By bob99
Two Leopard Annoyance Workarounds

These two things have been bugging me for a while, and I've figured out workarounds. For anyone else interested:

Make screen captures default to JPEG format rather than PNG.

Tinker Tool...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 24th, 2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By bob99
MacJournal for iPhone released

I've been waiting for this program for a while now, and it was finally released yesterday. It works pretty much as expected, it syncs all your desktop data with the iPhone app.

Syncing could be...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 54,564
Posted By bob99
298.33 Couldn't make it to 300 :( Mac...

298.33

Couldn't make it to 300 :(

Mac Pro 2x 2.93 Quad-Core Xeon
16GB RAM (1066 MHz DDR3)
6TB RAID-0 (3x2TB)
ATI Radeon HD 4870

Results 298.33
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 18th, 2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,626
Posted By bob99
I was a zip member but canceled my membership a...

I was a zip member but canceled my membership a few months ago. It's a lot of disc juggling. If you don't watch things right away, it quickly becomes not worth it.

A lot of people use zip as a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 27th, 2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By bob99
No worries, I apologize for the rulebreak. ...

No worries, I apologize for the rulebreak.

If anyone is interested in the results of this, I rolled the $15 dice and it worked out on ebay.

Unfortunately, there's no way to legitimately buy a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 26th, 2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By bob99
Reputable US Gift Card Source?

Can someone please recommend a seller on eBay (or some other online merchant) who has US giftcards? Preferably one who will immediately e-mail the code so I can get a buyin'!

Thanks,

Bob
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 15th, 2009, 03:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,196
Posted By bob99
I use an iMac, a Macbook, and a Mac Pro every day...

I use an iMac, a Macbook, and a Mac Pro every day at work, so I've got the full set for comparison! I also have an iMac at home.

It is not "difficult" to plug things into the back ports. Whoever...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 12th, 2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By bob99
Thanks! Unfortunately, I've been signed up with...

Thanks! Unfortunately, I've been signed up with Mariner Software's iPhone mailing list for a long time, but no word yet.

I really enjoy the program but I'm ready to ditch it for a competitor if...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 12th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By bob99
Macjournal (or similar app) on iPhone?

Does anybody here use MacJournal? I think it's a great program, but they're killing me with their non-iPhone support.

Is there another note-taking program in the style of MJ that has full iPhone...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 4th, 2009, 02:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,969
Posted By bob99
iPhone 3Gs, 32GB. I take lots of pictures /...

iPhone 3Gs, 32GB. I take lots of pictures / videos on this phone, much more than I ever did before. As they say, the best camera is the one you have with you.

Love the tethering, although I've...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2009, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By bob99
Ultimate Macbook Pro 13"

Here's the plan:

Macbook Pro 2.53 GHz - $1599
Configure - Apple Store (Canada) (http://store.apple.com/ca/configure/MB991LL/A?mco=MTA4MTgyNDQ)

WD 1TB 5400 12.5mm drive - $259.99 USD
1.0TB WD...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By bob99
Don't get ripped off by this clown, if you want...

Don't get ripped off by this clown, if you want to install leopard on a Mini 10v it's a very easy procedure.

Gizmodo just released a step-by-step guide on how to do it!

How To: Hackintosh a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 22nd, 2009, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By bob99
I just came back from the Apple store, and their...

I just came back from the Apple store, and their AppleTV does this too! The in-store demo unit. Pretty unacceptable Apple.

I reported it as a bug, but who knows when they'll fix it. You can find...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,431
Posted By bob99
I got a message about this too, but I didn't end...

I got a message about this too, but I didn't end up going to the info session. Did any interesting stuff go down there? Were there any cool apple-esque things? I've seen the job offers, and they look...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By bob99
The new 27" iMac has the ability to accept...

The new 27" iMac has the ability to accept displayport input (according to the Apple site and another forum I was reading) which means it could be used as a monitor.

Buy 2 of them, and span the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 19th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,544
Posted By bob99
I use spotlight all the time as an app launcher....

I use spotlight all the time as an app launcher. I have 50+ programs on my mac, so it's a lot easier to just hit command+spacebar and type "compressor" to launch a program that I rarely use and don't...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 19th, 2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By bob99
Apple TV rental selection is cut off

When I load my Apple TV, the movies cut off after a certain letter. On action it's "B", where no titles display after I get to the B's.

I've been reading around and it seems that some bug is...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 24th, 2009, 01:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,154
Posted By bob99
You can definitely buy the 3GS with no contract...

You can definitely buy the 3GS with no contract from the Apple Store, a friend of mine has bought at least 10 for clients who want to use them unlocked. I'm pretty sure they're in the $800-ish range,...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 23rd, 2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,458
Posted By bob99
One other question - is there a difference...

One other question - is there a difference between the hardware in the EyeTV 2008 and the EyeTV 2009? Or is it just the software update? The 2008 version is available for $90 at OWC.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 23rd, 2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,458
Posted By bob99
A question about the Elgato EyeTV, as I'm going...

A question about the Elgato EyeTV, as I'm going to pick one up soon - do you plug your cable feed directly into the stick, or do you also require a Rogers box of some sort?

Is it
Cable -> EyeTV...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 11th, 2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,890
Posted By bob99
For all the people who want a touch with a...

For all the people who want a touch with a camera, why not just buy an iPhone? You can just use it as an iPod touch and leave the SIM card out - there's no need to register it with a cell provider,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 6th, 2009, 03:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,602
Posted By bob99
I just got back from some time in New York City...

I just got back from some time in New York City where I had the chance to use the TomTom app. No complaints at all, and no data charges in the USA. As long as data roaming = off is set on your phone,...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 31st, 2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 850
Posted By bob99
Downloading Quicktime files from Safari in Snow Leopard

I'm using the new Quicktime in Snow Leopard, which has annoyingly been scaled down from version 7. I've found that version 7 is now in the "utilities" folder, which is good for loading files and...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 24th, 2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,602
Posted By bob99
I looked at that Griffin Power Seat at the Apple...

I looked at that Griffin Power Seat at the Apple Store yesterday but ultimately passed on buying it because of the force required to wedge the iPhone into the holder. Maybe I was just looking at a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 24th, 2009, 02:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,602
Posted By bob99
I had a chance to try the TomTom iPhone app...

I had a chance to try the TomTom iPhone app today, and I have to say that I was impressed. It was mounted with a $10 window-mount that kept the phone close to the car windshield, so there were no GPS...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 17th, 2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,709
Posted By bob99
Not worth it. I was excited about this release,...

Not worth it. I was excited about this release, but I'm not going to pay $100 when a dedicated GPS costs that much (or less in some cases.)

You can get a TomTom XL 330S GPS, with a 4.3" screen and...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 17th, 2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By bob99
The Apps I Use - August 17 2009

I'm backing up my system and doing a re-install. This is a rundown of all my installed Apps, in case anyone is interested!

---
Final Cut Studio 3 - For video editing / DVD Making / Colour...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 5th, 2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By bob99
Triple-Click takes you back one song

I've been using the iPhone 3G headphones since they came out. I knew double-clicking the on-headphone button skipped to the next song, but I only learned yesterday that if you triple-click it will...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 27th, 2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By bob99
My Final Cut Studio 3 arrived this morning, and I...

My Final Cut Studio 3 arrived this morning, and I just finished the install. So far so good!

Mike, what kind of Stereo projects are you working on? We did a stereo project last year and cut on...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 24th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By bob99
An update - I ordered it yesterday and I just...

An update - I ordered it yesterday and I just received an e-mail from Apple saying my copy has shipped. It should be here on Monday.

I agree that this version might not be as groundbreaking as...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 23rd, 2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By bob99
Well, if you already own FCStudio, it's only $369...

Well, if you already own FCStudio, it's only $369 to upgrade. I'd pay that just for the better 4K handling, or the colour upgrade.

If you don't already own it, it's $999 rather than $1299, for a...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 23rd, 2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By bob99
I called Eaton Centre Apple Store and Carbon...

I called Eaton Centre Apple Store and Carbon Computing - no dice, they are both waiting on stock. I might just order it, since I want to jump into this ASAP. Looks like there's a lot of new and...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 23rd, 2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By bob99
Is this out yet here? Can I buy it today?

Is this out yet here? Can I buy it today?
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Jul 1st, 2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By bob99
Canada Day price drop! Phone is now $320.

Canada Day price drop! Phone is now $320.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 1st, 2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,609
Posted By bob99
How can I turn off USB tethering?

Whenever I plug my iPhone into my computer to recharge, I get the "INTERNET TETHERING" message on the screen because it's connected via USB.

Obviously I don't want all my internet use to go...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 30th, 2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,052
Posted By bob99
TomTom GPS for iPhone - will it be worth it?

I'm eagerly awaiting the Tomtom turn by turn app for the iPhone, but I've also been thinking about the cost of it.

I've heard it's going to be around $100, which is the cost of some of the...
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Jun 29th, 2009, 02:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By bob99
White iPhone 3G 16GB

Hello all,

I have a 3 month old white 16GB iPhone for sale, with original box and accessories. It's in good condition, with some minor scratches. I carry it in my pocket without any sort of case,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 21st, 2009, 03:29 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 26,214
Posted By bob99
The tethering is amazing, this is truly the best...

The tethering is amazing, this is truly the best feature of 3.0. I've always got my iPhone with me in my pocket. Now whenever I take out my laptop I can just click the bluetooth icon, select my...
Forum: Anything Mac May 16th, 2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 614
Posted By bob99
Best place to buy a decked-out, super-duper Final Cut Pro system

Hi everyone,

I need to upgrade my editing system at work, and I'm looking at putting together a high-end Mac Pro that can edit HD video in real time, output to D-Beta, and do proper colour...
Forum: Anything Mac May 16th, 2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By bob99
Thanks for the replies guys, Trose, do you...

Thanks for the replies guys,

Trose, do you find it annoying that you need to load the application up on your iPhone before it syncs? I don't have any problem leaving the desktop app open all day,...
Forum: Anything Mac May 15th, 2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By bob99
Anyone using "Things" by Cultured Code?

I've been taking a look at this program called "Things" - seems like a pretty good desktop / iPhone integrated task list.

Cultured Code (http://culturedcode.com/)

I have the demo on my desktop,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 8th, 2009, 02:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 660
Posted By bob99
Network not connecting in some apps - 3G and Wifi, works after reboot

For several applications (New York Times being one, but it's also just happened with Remember The Milk and Huffington Post) I am connected to a network, either 3G or wifi, and I get the following...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 29th, 2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,077
Posted By bob99
Update: Still on the hunt for this elusive drive....

Update: Still on the hunt for this elusive drive. Nobody has it in stock! I called and e-mailed BlueSquare, but they never got back to me. If I find a location that has them I'll definitely post it...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 28th, 2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By bob99
Thanks for the tip MacDoc - when you say...

Thanks for the tip MacDoc - when you say "rebuild" each one, what exactly is that? Is there some sort of function that will re-index the mailbox and make it more efficient?

Bob
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 28th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By bob99
Mailbox is huge - 100k messages - how to make it more efficient?

I just reinstalled Leopard, and I'm copying my files back over. I have nearly 100,000 e-mails - the mail folder is 20GB. What can I do about this? I've found that the search function in mail is...
Forum: Mac Portables Apr 27th, 2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 851
Posted By bob99
Trade-O-Rama - My Macbook for your Macbook Pro!

I'd like to trade you my system plus some cash (or ca$h) for your pro system.

I've got:

Macbook 4,1 - White 2.4 GHz
4GB RAM
320GB HD
All 3 Apple dongles (MiniDVI->DVI, MiniDVI->VGA,...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 27th, 2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,077
Posted By bob99
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 - 500GB, 7200 RPM - Anybody have it in Toronto?

Hi everyone,

I want to pick up one of these Seagate drives, the SATA 2.5" 7200 RPM 500GB model. Does anyone know of a shop in Toronto that has them in stock? I'd like to pick one up today,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 20th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,540
Posted By bob99
To install jailbroken apps, there's a program...

To install jailbroken apps, there's a program called "Cydia" that installs automatically as part of the jailbreak. It's pretty much the same thing as the App store, but with free jailbroken programs....
Forum: Photography Focus Apr 20th, 2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 69,408
Posted By bob99
This is super messy, but it gives an idea. ...

This is super messy, but it gives an idea.

Macbook
Macbook Pro
30" Cinema
23" Cinema
Wacom 21" Cintiq
Mac Pro Intel (not pictured)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 20th, 2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,540
Posted By bob99
I owned the original (2G) iPhone, and jailbroke...

I owned the original (2G) iPhone, and jailbroke it. I've had the 3G since it came out, and I've jailbroken it through every software update. I highly recommend it.

The reason I jailbreak is just...
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Apr 17th, 2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,149
Posted By bob99
Wacom Cintiq 21UX 21" Pen Tablet

Price: $2100
Location: Downtown Toronto, Richmond and John

Hi everyone,

I have a used Wacom Cintiq 21UX for sale. This is a 21 inch touch-screen LCD that allows you to draw directly on the...
Forum: Mac Desktops Apr 13th, 2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,595
Posted By bob99
Hey guys, WOW, I must have got 30+ messages...

Hey guys,

WOW, I must have got 30+ messages about this computer. Obviously it was priced to move. :)

It's been sold, thanks for the interest!
Forum: Mac Desktops Apr 8th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,595
Posted By bob99
Non-Working G4 Mac Mini - $100

For Sale

Non Working G4 Mac Mini
Location: Downtown Toronto
Price: $100

Details:
I have a G4 Mac Mini that does not work. I think it has a broken hard drive, as it was making the infamous...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 2nd, 2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,275
Posted By bob99
Hey guys, Did you unlock for England using...

Hey guys,

Did you unlock for England using QuickPwn, or did you need to use the more advanced unlocking tool?

Thanks!

Bob
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 30th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By bob99
Finder using 97% of CPU in Activity Monitor

I have a 2.4GHz Macbook, 4GB RAM, 320GB HD. Lately it's been running slow as the dickens, and I don't know why. It will take 30 seconds to load Safari, the computer will just lock up and freeze, and...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 14th, 2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,456
Posted By bob99
I received my replacement headphones by next-day...

I received my replacement headphones by next-day FedEx Express. Very impressed!

You put the old headphones back in the original mailing envelope, and there's a sticker with return info for FedEx....
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 11th, 2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,456
Posted By bob99
HowEver, thanks so much for this info! I...

HowEver, thanks so much for this info!

I just filled out the online form, and for anyone else's future reference:

You want to click on the "Order service parts for Do-it-Yourself (DIY) repairs"...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 11th, 2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,456
Posted By bob99
iPhone Headphone Warranty?

I've got two pairs of iPhone headphones, the original ones that came with my 3G and a replacement set that I bought. The buttons have stopped working on both of them - is this something covered under...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 9th, 2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By bob99
The dumb thing about restricting the release...

The dumb thing about restricting the release dates is that you can always get it pirated, for free.

I don't copy movies or music, since I like to support the people who make that stuff, but the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 9th, 2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By bob99
AppleTV Rental Annoyance

I enjoy my AppleTV as a way to get media from my computer to my projector, with very minimal hassle.

On the weekend, I was browsing the movie rental section and I saw that Nick and Norah's...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 31st, 2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By bob99
Any ideas on what we'll see in the new mac pros?

I'm one of the many people who has been waiting a while to buy a new Mac Pro. Any idea of what we'll see in the new ones?

- Blu Ray burners? (despite them being a bag of hurt?)
- More RAM (do we...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 31st, 2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,582
Posted By bob99
Price Check: Mac Mini G4

Hello ehmac members!

I've got a G4 Mac Mini, 1.25 GHz, 512MB RAM, 40GB Hard Drive, Combo Drive, with original box and manuals. I'm preparing to sell it. Any idea what a good ballpark price would...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 31st, 2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By bob99
Hey guys, Thanks for the suggestion. As it...

Hey guys,

Thanks for the suggestion. As it turned out, I didn't need to use another program.

I hooked the drive up to a laptop running Leopard, which can apparently read drives with this...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 30th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By bob99
Problem with Firewire Target Mode Connection - Invalid Sibling Link

Hi everyone,

My parents' mac mini has stopped working. I booted it into Firewire Target mode and connected it to another computer, but the disk won't mount on the desktop.

When I load disk...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 20th, 2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By bob99
Thanks for confirming it's not normal Chas. I...

Thanks for confirming it's not normal Chas. I just tried it again at home, where my computer is connected to an external keyboard. Still the same deal. Very bizarre.

I guess I could take it to the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 19th, 2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By bob99
Annoying Finder problem in "List View"

I've got a Macbook, and I have a problem that has begun to get annoying.

When I'm using Finder in "List View" and I make a new folder with a keyboard shortcut (Command+Shift+N) the folder...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 15th, 2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By bob99
Who is planning on buying the new 17" MBP?

Convince me to get it! :)

I think it looks like a great machine.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 2nd, 2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,655
Posted By bob99
Best Buy has Aluminum Macbooks with 4GB RAM for $1399

I saw this in a Best Buy flyer a few days ago, and just confirmed it on the website. They're selling the Aluminum Macbook with 4GB RAM and a 160GB Hard Drive for $1399. At Future Shop and at Apple,...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 21st, 2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,226
Posted By bob99
My experience with Skype was much like Vancouver...

My experience with Skype was much like Vancouver Dave's. It was at the start of the year, so maybe they've since upgraded the service, but nearly every call was full of echo and hard for the other...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 17th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,737
Posted By bob99
I have my most frequently used apps on the dock,...

I have my most frequently used apps on the dock, since I'm always using them.

For anything else, I have a subfolder in the applications directory called "Appz". I make aliases of any apps that I...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 16th, 2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,276
Posted By bob99
Does anyone actually use the Dashboard / Widgets?

Besides popping up the calculator occasionally, I rarely use the Dashboard. Most of the widgets available seem to be silly stuff (Dancing Gingerbread Man) or scaled down versions of websites. I'm not...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 11th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,105
Posted By bob99
Minnes, don't be upset - I'm mostly joking. ...

Minnes, don't be upset - I'm mostly joking.

What frustrates me is that it's being touted as such a feature. Of course all companies should be doing all they can to keep things environmentally...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 11th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,105
Posted By bob99
Am I the only one who doesn't care about Apple's environmental kick?

In the Computerworld review of the new LED Cinema Display, they call it an "environmentally-friendly monitor"

Who cares? The same goes for the new laptops. It's good that Apple is trying to not...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 7th, 2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,882
Posted By bob99
Hey Chas, I'm very guilty of pulling a flash...

Hey Chas,

I'm very guilty of pulling a flash drive out before ejecting it, I do it about 500 times per day. Does this actually corrupt the speed of the drive? I have an older drive that always...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 7th, 2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,861
Posted By bob99
I added one additional program: Taco HTML...

I added one additional program:

Taco HTML Edit This is a pretty easy HTML editor, but I like it. I found TextMate and BBedit to be pretty complex, so their extra features were lost on me.

Is...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 7th, 2008, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,861
Posted By bob99
I found the Quickview plugin for FLV files - you...

I found the Quickview plugin for FLV files - you can download it here, called flv.qlgenerator 0.1:

Folder Quick Look Plugin (http://homepage.mac.com/xdd/software/folder/)

To install, download...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 6th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,861
Posted By bob99
Setting up my macbook

Hi everyone,

I just re-formatted the 320GB drive on my Macbook and I'm sorting through my files / reinstalling applications. For the heck of it, I am going to list everything I installed. If you...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 5th, 2008, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,354
Posted By bob99
Should I split my Macbook hard drive into two partitions?

I'm about to reformat my Macbook - should I partition the drive into two volumes?

I have a Macbook with a 320GB Hard Drive - I've been reading about making a 32 or 64GB partition for the system...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 1st, 2008, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By bob99
I started a new thread about the LED cinema...

I started a new thread about the LED cinema display so it doesn't clutter this Apple Store discussion thread. It's here...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 1st, 2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,250
Posted By bob99
Concerns about New LED Cinema Display

I read jwoodget's review of the LED Cinema Display in another thread here (https://www.ehmac.ca/anything-mac/71507-apple-store-reopened-2.html#post758293) and there are a few things that concern me....
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 29th, 2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,974
Posted By bob99
This is a quick snapshot - it's pretty messy, but...

This is a quick snapshot - it's pretty messy, but functional!
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 25th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By bob99
The store looks good. Big, spacious, and open!...

The store looks good. Big, spacious, and open! Still not sure what took so long to do that expansion though :)

They've got the new 24" LED display there. I checked it out briefly, but it was too...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 20th, 2008, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By bob99
I use one every day at work. It looks nice, but I...

I use one every day at work. It looks nice, but I am not "blown away" by any sort of amazing graphics on it, it looks just like any other monitor. I don't do a lot of colour-specific editing or...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 15th, 2008, 01:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,233
Posted By bob99
I'm an admitted Nikon owner, but I wouldn't worry...

I'm an admitted Nikon owner, but I wouldn't worry about firmware updates. Nikon very rarely updates camera software, it's not like a computer operating system where there are weekly / monthly bug...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 14th, 2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,233
Posted By bob99
I would get the Nikon D40, it's a great camera. ...

I would get the Nikon D40, it's a great camera.

I would take the money you save between the D40 and D60 and get the SB-400 flash. You'll find that you're able to get a lot more usable photos that...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 5th, 2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By bob99
iPhone battery help at Apple Store?

Hi everyone,

My iPhone has a pretty bad battery, and today I've reached the last straw. I took it off the charger at 10:00 a.m. did about 10 minutes of calls, and I got the 20% battery remaining...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 28th, 2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,811
Posted By bob99
Where in Toronto can I get a Macbook Pro Hard Drive Upgraded?

Hi Everyone,

I've got a 160GB 7200 RPM drive in my MBP. I'd like to upgrade it to a 320GB 7200, and get an enclosure for the 160GB drive.

Is there a shop in Toronto that will do this for a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 1st, 2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,088
Posted By bob99
Using my Rogers iPhone in the USA

Hi everyone,

I'm off to Chicago this weekend, and I have a Rogers iPhone with the 6GB data plan. Does anyone know what the data charges in the US are? Can I use the GPS for directions, or will it...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 1st, 2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,598
Posted By bob99
Just jailbroke my 3G iPhone - it's great! Do it today!

I downloaded QuickPWN and jailbroke my iPhone on Friday. Very easy process, and you don't lose any of your data / apps when you do it.

I've installed the following programs:

Qik - this is...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 28th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,056
Posted By bob99
Is there a way to turn off the blinking Macbook light during sleep?

Hi everyone,

I usually leave my macbook on my desk at night. I don't close it, since I'm often downloading things, but when it's in sleep mode and plugged into the power source, the white light on...
Forum: Info Centre Aug 9th, 2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By bob99
Split iPhone and AppleTV forums?

Hi guys,

I love this site, and I come frequently! As a new AppleTV owner, it seems that the ATV / iPhone forum is (understandably) overrun with iPhone topics. Have you thought of splitting them...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 4th, 2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,475
Posted By bob99
How are you using mobileme along with your own domain?

I would like to have one e-mail account set up on my iPhone. With mobileme, it looks like it's not possible to send without it coming from the @me.com address.

I'd like to use my own domain...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 4th, 2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By bob99
Thanks Delroy, good to know that before I pull...

Thanks Delroy, good to know that before I pull the thing apart!

I'll take a look at that forum, I've got a lot of reading to do!

Bob
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 4th, 2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 99,439
Posted By bob99
Thanks for the tip, just set up an account for my...

Thanks for the tip, just set up an account for my new AppleTV (and plan on downloading a few apps for my 16GB iPhone too)

Where is everyone here buying their iTunes gift cards? Is there a trusted...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 4th, 2008, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By bob99
New Apple TV owner - tell me all your secrets!

Hi Everyone,

I bought an AppleTV today, which I'll be picking up on Saturday. That gives me a week to get up to speed on all the cool hacks and other things that are out there for it.

I think...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 2nd, 2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By bob99
I wasn't satisfied with MobileMe, mostly because...

I wasn't satisfied with MobileMe, mostly because it wouldn't allow me to push from my own domain, only me.com. I just returned it yesterday and got a refund, and now I've set up a mail2web.com...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 1st, 2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,045
Posted By bob99
Video

This is a video of it working, from Engadget.

Netshare iPhone tethering app reappears in the App Store - Engadget...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 29th, 2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,546
Posted By bob99
Really, this is for a friend! I already have a...

Really, this is for a friend! I already have a 16GB white iPhone, and I'm loving it. He made the decision to switch after seeing mine!

Shane, if he transfers the account to someone else, is it...
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