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Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 21st, 2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By iMatt
What a crock. If I had one of the affected phones...

What a crock. If I had one of the affected phones I'd be livid.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 20th, 2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,036
Posted By iMatt
Unfortunately not. iPhone SE doesn't have that...

Unfortunately not. iPhone SE doesn't have that particular setting, only Sounds, and there's nothing there that I haven't tried already. Oh well, it's a minor quibble and I assume the oversight will...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,036
Posted By iMatt
Any idea how to turn off feedback clicks in apps...

Any idea how to turn off feedback clicks in apps like Clock, Calculator and some third-party apps? I mean, they're nice and all but I prefer to go without. (Muting the entire phone is not an...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 17th, 2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By iMatt
Now that's funny.

Now that's funny.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 11th, 2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,000
Posted By iMatt
Before the 5C, Apple's two previous entry-level...

Before the 5C, Apple's two previous entry-level phones were former flagships kept in production for an extra couple years (the 4 and 4S).

The 5C was based on a previous flagship (the 5), as you...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 10th, 2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By iMatt
Apple out-of-warranty repair in Canada is $349....

Apple out-of-warranty repair in Canada is $349. Even for a broken $2 part, they will probably swap your phone for a refurb.

Look for third-party repair...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 9th, 2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,000
Posted By iMatt
Burned your bridges so bad they wouldn't take you...

Burned your bridges so bad they wouldn't take you back? Don't be so sure. I nuked my bridges with Bell years ago and they still send me their garbage. (I was able to get them to leave me alone for a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 9th, 2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By iMatt
There may be very good technology reasons, but...

There may be very good technology reasons, but the fact that they are apparently the same basic form factor and slippery material as previous Apple ear buds is an immediate deal breaker, at least for...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 9th, 2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By iMatt
LOL. Or make your own with an old pair of...

LOL. Or make your own with an old pair of headphones and a file? And I guess you'd better be sure about it, because getting it out again won't be easy.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 8th, 2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By iMatt
Except that's the US page. $349 + tax in...

Except that's the US page. $349 + tax in Canada... could be a very pricy bit of lint.

https://support.apple.com/en-ca/iphone/repair/service/pricing
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 8th, 2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By iMatt
I'm aware of that kind of Bluetooth receiver. I...

I'm aware of that kind of Bluetooth receiver. I think Griffin also has one. So if my current car outlasts my current phone (and it probably will), it is indeed an easy and elegant solution. Hell,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 8th, 2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By iMatt
I haven't checked out the explanation, but I'm...

I haven't checked out the explanation, but I'm skeptical that it was truly "necessary" even for water resistance (aren't there water-resistant devices that do have it)? And while it's always good to...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 8th, 2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By iMatt
About the headphone jack or lack thereof

I think most people see this as classic Apple, eliminating a port (or drive) before anyone else, and before many people are ready for it.

So far, it has always worked out fine for both the company...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 8th, 2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By iMatt
Check for pocket lint affecting the contact. If...

Check for pocket lint affecting the contact. If there is some, I would google ways to extract it without doing any damage.

Then, before looking for a new phone, check the cost of third-party...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 8th, 2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,000
Posted By iMatt
Good post, but I have a quibble with this last...

Good post, but I have a quibble with this last point: I don't know 5C sales numbers but I see a lot of them among friends and family and they're a good basic phone. They were arguably overpriced for...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 12th, 2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By iMatt
I found the iMic to be of little use for its...

I found the iMic to be of little use for its advertised purpose (ripping vinyl) but to this day it's a serviceable DAC if you have a Mac connected to an audio system. It's nothing fancy, but it's a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 25th, 2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By iMatt
Since it only applies to iOS devices, if...

Since it only applies to iOS devices, if implemented it wouldn't have much impact on theatres or concerts. It might even prompt some customers to switch to a platform without that capability. I'm...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 6th, 2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By iMatt
Sadly, a clickbait headline is no longer a...

Sadly, a clickbait headline is no longer a reliable way to tell a "real" journalist from a fake one, and blog vs. news site is no longer an easy line to draw nor a reliable gauge of quality reporting...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 16th, 2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By iMatt
Thanks. Seems it's both a bit of user error and...

Thanks. Seems it's both a bit of user error and intended behaviour.

Whatever issues I had with Safari passwords are no longer happening, whether i was the root of the problem or not.

But I...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 14th, 2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By iMatt
Not a developer, but this also strikes me as a...

Not a developer, but this also strikes me as a very big deal. Along with it comes the ability (at least in the beta) to delete the built-in apps.

Some users want that just out of principle, or to...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 2nd, 2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By iMatt
iCloud Keychain... working as intended, or user error?

Maybe I just haven't set it up properly, but does anyone else find iCloud Keychain to be of somewhat limited usefulness?

Just got a new iPhone and, after restoring it from a backup of my previous...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 16th, 2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,846
Posted By iMatt
While we wait for genuine improvements to iTunes,...

While we wait for genuine improvements to iTunes, I see no reason not to have some useful interface tweaks. I'll be installing 12.4.

But forgive me if I predict that the program is still a bloated...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 16th, 2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,846
Posted By iMatt
iTunes is hot garbage now and has been for a long...

iTunes is hot garbage now and has been for a long time. It's as if a seemingly great idea took root at Apple over a decade ago and just won't die: let's make iTunes a media hub that can do it all. So...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 16th, 2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By iMatt
Why? That iPad would be in between the mini and...

Why? That iPad would be in between the mini and existing air and 9.7" Pro.

I could see the mini (now 7.9") getting a slightly bigger screen by taking some of the space now used by the bezel. If...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 21st, 2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,322
Posted By iMatt
$20 knock-off on eBay in 10...9...8...

$20 knock-off on eBay in 10...9...8...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 20th, 2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By iMatt
Right you are. It did seem like a very strange...

Right you are. It did seem like a very strange and unlikely glitch...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 20th, 2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By iMatt
Weird. The 2007 mini is not supposed to be able...

Weird. The 2007 mini is not supposed to be able to run El Capitan, and since you're 100% sure that's what you have I would not try to install it.

I would find another browser, or get a new...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 19th, 2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,322
Posted By iMatt
Also with you on this. It wasn't such a big deal...

Also with you on this. It wasn't such a big deal when it applied to computers with easily accessible, fully user serviceable RAM slots, but it's a different story today. Offering 16 GB iOS devices...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 18th, 2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,322
Posted By iMatt
I don't think you two (polywog and Oakbridge) are...

I don't think you two (polywog and Oakbridge) are necessarily in disagreement.



Personally, I'll admit to staying loyal to Apple in part because I'd rather have my electronic devices be...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 18th, 2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,322
Posted By iMatt
On the one hand I agree with you on what...

On the one hand I agree with you on what constitutes the "Apple way" (for better and worse), on the other hand that's why I have to disagree that Apple will ever have to go downmarket on wearables or...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 16th, 2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,322
Posted By iMatt
I have no idea what it would be like to have one...

I have no idea what it would be like to have one and don't pretend to, with the exception of one decisive factor: I intensely dislike wearing a watch. So it doesn't matter how wonderful the Apple...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 15th, 2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,322
Posted By iMatt
Apple Watch Sport - 38mm Space Grey Aluminium...

Apple Watch Sport - 38mm Space Grey Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band - Apple (CA)...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 15th, 2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,322
Posted By iMatt
Good point... it will probably die at some point....

Good point... it will probably die at some point. Most likely the battery will stop holding a charge, you'll look into replacing it and encounter Apple's "don't replace the battery, just replace the...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 14th, 2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,322
Posted By iMatt
That's because technologically it's already...

That's because technologically it's already "obsolete" -- the interest in the technology of a watch costing $1000+ is precisely in retro appeal, intricate handmade mechanics, etc. Ironically, by...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 14th, 2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,322
Posted By iMatt
According to the article, "some estimates show...

According to the article, "some estimates show that over 60% of US adults wear watches".

That in turn was linked to this:

Only 5% of US iPhone users say they’re very likely to buy an Apple...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 13th, 2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,322
Posted By iMatt
Pretty much no one needs a wristwatch, and yet a...

Pretty much no one needs a wristwatch, and yet a majority of adults wear one. Some of them spend thousands of dollars on a device that tells the time, and maybe the date and the phase of the moon. It...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 30th, 2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,999
Posted By iMatt
Ah, but if it had been real it would have been...

Ah, but if it had been real it would have been all the funnier! ;)

I was pretty sure you knew, but there are a shocking number of people who don't get that Borowitz is fake. The Facebook comments...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 30th, 2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,999
Posted By iMatt
IMO the contents are and always have been...

IMO the contents are and always have been irrelevant. They wanted the legal precedent, didn't expect Apple to fight back so hard, didn't expect not to have public opinion strongly on their side, and...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 30th, 2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,999
Posted By iMatt
Just so we're all clear... you know this one is...

Just so we're all clear... you know this one is satire, right?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 23rd, 2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,975
Posted By iMatt
Wasn't Apple infamous for refusing to provide...

Wasn't Apple infamous for refusing to provide technology or product roadmaps? Once upon a time, all we had for a roadmap was rumours coming from "the ship that leaks from the top"... and that's why...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 23rd, 2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,975
Posted By iMatt
Well, they took risks with the Apple Watch. I...

Well, they took risks with the Apple Watch. I don't claim to know whether it's a success or not (the standard narrative is "failure" but I don't necessarily trust that), and I'm not comfortable with...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 23rd, 2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,999
Posted By iMatt
Wait, so the FBI is saying "never mind, we found...

Wait, so the FBI is saying "never mind, we found an exploit for getting in to an iPhone of a certain vintage."

Nice of them to announce the existence of such an exploit, wonder if they're sharing...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 23rd, 2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,975
Posted By iMatt
It's somewhat clever humour and I get it, but the...

It's somewhat clever humour and I get it, but the underlying argument that "four-inch phones are soooo three-years-ago, nobody wants this lol" is silly IMO.

Some of us want a phone that fits...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 22nd, 2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,975
Posted By iMatt
A lot of first-gen Apple products, while...

A lot of first-gen Apple products, while embodying the kind of innovation you describe, have been really limited. They simply worked, but sometimes they also barely worked.

The original versions...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 22nd, 2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,975
Posted By iMatt
The iPhone SE: just an iteration... resulting in...

The iPhone SE: just an iteration... resulting in a high-end 4" phone. Sure it lacks the excitement of breaking entirely new ground, but it's actually bucking the market trend. I don't track the...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 22nd, 2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,975
Posted By iMatt
Shitty price? It's almost a 6s in a 5 form factor...

Shitty price? It's almost a 6s in a 5 form factor for about the same price as the 8 GB 5C was selling for (now that was seriously overpriced), and $190 less than the 6 still sells for.

That sounds...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 13th, 2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,897
Posted By iMatt
At 4.7 pounds that's about a stick of butter more...

At 4.7 pounds that's about a stick of butter more than the MBP 15. Sounds like a good choice for you.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 13th, 2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,897
Posted By iMatt
Since you have an external monitor at home, and...

Since you have an external monitor at home, and access to a computer lab for heavy lifting while on campus, I think the real question now is: what do you really need from the machine while on the go?...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 7th, 2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By iMatt
At this point I don't really see what benefits it...

At this point I don't really see what benefits it offers (for most people) over streaming services. I still have lossless rips of all my CDs at home, and I can put a selection of them on my phone or...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 7th, 2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,593
Posted By iMatt
No doubt. And by implication, being strong and...

No doubt. And by implication, being strong and healthy is one think that allows Apple to keep this particular bit of lock-in instead of opening up iMessage to those outside the walled garden.

But...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 6th, 2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,593
Posted By iMatt
Yeah, I didn't go into BBM because I was only...

Yeah, I didn't go into BBM because I was only trying to explain iMessage to pm-r. But, to extend my post: BBM is similar to iMessage (at least from the user's perspective, no doubt the back end is...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 6th, 2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,593
Posted By iMatt
How did they or the software figure it out? As...

How did they or the software figure it out? As long as the iPad is signed into an Apple account, then there's an email address associated with it and it will send and receive iMessages using that...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 17th, 2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By iMatt
The link you provided explicitly stated it "may"...

The link you provided explicitly stated it "may" not work if the backups were done over a network. Which applies to anyone with an Apple Time Capsule being used over WiFi. So I would say this is not...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 15th, 2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By iMatt
iPad Screen Damage Repair - Apple Support...

iPad Screen Damage Repair - Apple Support (http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/repair/screen-damage/)



Price is the same either way. I could not find a Canadian equivalent page, and this is the...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 15th, 2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By iMatt
Can you see any difference between the original,...

Can you see any difference between the original, Pixelmator and Affinity versions?
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 15th, 2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By iMatt
In my case it's true it was just a minor...

In my case it's true it was just a minor annoyance.

Might have been a somewhat bigger annoyance had I been recovering from a lost/stolen/bricked computer...

Anyway, the point is that this is...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 10th, 2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By iMatt
Thanks, nice to know for future reference. I...

Thanks, nice to know for future reference. I suspect your link has an explanation for my issue:



Over a network, yup. But there is a workaround for next time...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 7th, 2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By iMatt
Love my new 2014 refurb. Slim & light, fast,...

Love my new 2014 refurb. Slim & light, fast, absolutely silent, good battery life, nice keyboard, excellent display. Only real setup hitch was the trackpad... my settings didn't copy over properly...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 30th, 2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By iMatt
I don't doubt that PCIe is faster than the...

I don't doubt that PCIe is faster than the previous SSDs, but I'm moving up from spinning plates. As long as the SSD in the 2014 MBP can open and save my files without beachballing I will be happy...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 28th, 2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By iMatt
IMO the refurb 2014 MBP's are a good value if...

IMO the refurb 2014 MBP's are a good value if they have them and you don't need the latest and greatest (my work isn't super computing intensive, I wanted a Retina MBP mainly for the form factor and...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 27th, 2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By iMatt
Welp, spent a half hour doing a little more...

Welp, spent a half hour doing a little more digging (no other significant differences, at least not that are important to me), and the 2014 machine I was ready to buy sold out. Was a good deal, just...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 27th, 2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By iMatt
Anyone have thoughts on the July 2014 vs March...

Anyone have thoughts on the July 2014 vs March 2015 MBP, specifically 13"?

As near I can tell the main differences are ForceTouch, slightly better battery life and a small speed bump including...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 27th, 2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,373
Posted By iMatt
I was terribly confused. "120 GB Apple TV?...

I was terribly confused.

"120 GB Apple TV? $1200 MBP? What?"
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 29th, 2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By iMatt
I haven't installed iOS 9 yet, but I actually...

I haven't installed iOS 9 yet, but I actually look forward to this feature as long as it isn't subject to some bug that makes it go wild eating up data. I find turning off Background App Refresh is...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 11th, 2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,241
Posted By iMatt
What's great about Apple these days is that there...

What's great about Apple these days is that there are a huge number of possible device combinations.

If you need a big tablet and a tiny computer, you can do that.
If you need a big-ass laptop...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 11th, 2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,241
Posted By iMatt
Thanks. Yes, I'm leaning strongly toward sticking...

Thanks. Yes, I'm leaning strongly toward sticking with an iPhone/iPad combo, tempting though it is to go with a single device.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 11th, 2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,241
Posted By iMatt
"If you see a stylus, they blew it." He was...

"If you see a stylus, they blew it."

He was referring to devices that required a stylus as an essential method of input and/or interaction with the UI. Which was most tablets before the iPad. And...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 10th, 2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By iMatt
It isn't completely clear to me either. I have to...

It isn't completely clear to me either. I have to assume some games and apps will take up a good deal of space, so if you expect to use a lot of them you should opt for the bigger capacity. I also...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 10th, 2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,241
Posted By iMatt
Seems that the next Mac hardware announcements...

Seems that the next Mac hardware announcements are going to be essentially speed-bumps/new CPU chips, so only worthy of a press release. The new OS is already announced, and this too has become a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 10th, 2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By iMatt
Apps and associated files?

Apps and associated files?
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 9th, 2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,241
Posted By iMatt
I see only one and a half ways it could make...

I see only one and a half ways it could make sense to buy a 16 GB model:

You're fully committed to the cloud and don't want/need any local storage (since iOS and your apps will not leave a whole...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 9th, 2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,241
Posted By iMatt
Some interesting things. I'm only somewhat jaded....

Some interesting things. I'm only somewhat jaded.

The phone upgrades look good to me but I won't be pre-ordering (too broke/cheap). I'm loath to take on a new contract, and the phone I'd really...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 9th, 2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,182
Posted By iMatt
Well there you go... they dropped the 3, not the...

Well there you go... they dropped the 3, not the 2. Curious to see if there are any deals when the store comes back online...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 9th, 2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By iMatt
Some time ago I found Sophos brought my system...

Some time ago I found Sophos brought my system (mid-2010 MBP, 10.9.5) to its knees -- hogging the CPU, fan blasting constantly. Decided I'd rather live dangerously. (Might have happened while running...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 9th, 2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,182
Posted By iMatt
Thanks. It's the mini 4 that makes me think they...

Thanks. It's the mini 4 that makes me think they might kill the mini 2 (whether it's today or a month from now). Doesn't seem to make sense to keep the 2, 3 and 4, especially since as far as I can...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 8th, 2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,182
Posted By iMatt
Clearance sales on discontinued Apple products?

Does anyone have any past experience or tips on clearance sales?

I'm expecting/hoping the iPad mini 2 will get bumped out of the line up in October. If that happens, what (if anything) can I...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 20th, 2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By iMatt
Not sure about the filtering, don't think you can...

Not sure about the filtering, don't think you can do what you describe but happy to be proven wrong. You can block calls from specific numbers, but I realize this isn't much help since many spammers...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 17th, 2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,746
Posted By iMatt
Heavyall, which carrier are you with, and is that...

Heavyall, which carrier are you with, and is that a currently offered plan?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 17th, 2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,846
Posted By iMatt
Can I just say that in addition to having no...

Can I just say that in addition to having no interest in the new streaming service, I really hate the iOS 8.4 music player? Interface is way too convoluted, with too many itty-bitty targets to tap...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 17th, 2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,746
Posted By iMatt
The 6 gig is relatively hard to get for a decent...

The 6 gig is relatively hard to get for a decent price, but unlimited Canada-wide calling is practically standard now.

But, I agree that plans in general seem more expensive now. I got my iPhone...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 22nd, 2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,235
Posted By iMatt
I'm still waiting for Mac OS 7.6.2 for my...

I'm still waiting for Mac OS 7.6.2 for my collection of vintage Performas. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 29th, 2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,722
Posted By iMatt
I typically receive these at an address that is...

I typically receive these at an address that is not associated with an Apple ID. Lucky me, I guess, though not receiving them at all would be better.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 1st, 2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By iMatt
Another factor: they only adjust Canadian prices...

Another factor: they only adjust Canadian prices relative to US ones occasionally, barring a really huge swing in exchange rates. So as the dollar fluctuates these temporary bargains will happen, and...
Forum: Anything Mac May 26th, 2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By iMatt
Flower Power or bust.

Flower Power or bust.
Forum: Anything Mac May 20th, 2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By iMatt
Nice. That would explain how auto-play videos got...

Nice. That would explain how auto-play videos got switched on. (If anyone needs to turn it off, it's in the settings within the Facebook website, not your browser's settings.)
Forum: Anything Mac May 20th, 2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By iMatt
That's nice. If you had subscribed through an...

That's nice. If you had subscribed through an Apple TV, it would have everything to do with your iTunes account.
Forum: Anything Mac May 20th, 2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By iMatt
Netflix + Apple is not an entirely crazy...

Netflix + Apple is not an entirely crazy combination, because if you subscribed to Netflix through Apple TV, you are going to manage that subscription through iTunes. I doubt that any related emails...
Forum: Anything Mac May 20th, 2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By iMatt
If you click to confirm that you are the "right...

If you click to confirm that you are the "right Full" [sic] account holder, you will be right effed.
Forum: Anything Mac May 1st, 2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,612
Posted By iMatt
Just don't be too surprised if/when she hits an...

Just don't be too surprised if/when she hits an age where she will start to have strong opinions about doing things her own way. You say she's 12 now? I give it about a year. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac May 1st, 2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,612
Posted By iMatt
I don't think the security issues are enormous...

I don't think the security issues are enormous (accidental modification of Applications being the main one), but I think there is a great reason for setting up separate accounts that has little or...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 2nd, 2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,458
Posted By iMatt
It makes perfect sense in that the 5s and 5c are...

It makes perfect sense in that the 5s and 5c are going to have to be retired eventually, and they will probably need to have something around that size somewhere in the line-up. I would even say they...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 2nd, 2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,950
Posted By iMatt
My 5 is still going strong after 2.5 years of not...

My 5 is still going strong after 2.5 years of not being babied. Well-built. Decent camera for its age. Runs iOS 8 without a hitch. Couple of 5c's in the family, and haven't heard any serious...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 2nd, 2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,827
Posted By iMatt
Yup, all that plus iCloud tabs.

Yup, all that plus iCloud tabs.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 18th, 2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,132
Posted By iMatt
Quick followup on the old iPod: I tried it for...

Quick followup on the old iPod: I tried it for the day and it was erratic and slow. Probably best not to buy one for the purpose, but you can always try it for yourself if you have one lying around...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 18th, 2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,070
Posted By iMatt
Thanks for clearing that up. Now a question of my...

Thanks for clearing that up. Now a question of my own: is that kind of activation required in order to use FaceTime over cellular data?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 17th, 2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,070
Posted By iMatt
FaceTime is always Apple ID-to-Apple ID, even if...

FaceTime is always Apple ID-to-Apple ID, even if the person shows up as a phone number. (Which I believe can happen depending on how you've set up their address book entry.)
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 17th, 2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,070
Posted By iMatt
By default FaceTime uses your WiFi connection, so...

By default FaceTime uses your WiFi connection, so the only way there could be a charge is if the internet connection is metered and maxed out.

It may also work on your cellular data plan (check...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 17th, 2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,132
Posted By iMatt
There are a few ways to control the mini: -...

There are a few ways to control the mini:

- Remote.app on any compatible iPhone, iPod or iPad
- Screen Sharing - can be used as the primary means of controlling iTunes on the mini, but most of...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 17th, 2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,132
Posted By iMatt
Yeah, if you can cut anything out of the chain I...

Yeah, if you can cut anything out of the chain I think you should.

As for wireless streaming... although Airport, including older Express units, should easily be able to handle lossless files...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 17th, 2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,132
Posted By iMatt
I'm by no means an expert on this, but I have a...

I'm by no means an expert on this, but I have a followup question for you: where do your files reside?

I keep mine (about 90% of them lossless) on a dedicated Mac mini, which is connected to the...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 16th, 2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By iMatt
Risk of hacking is why two-step verification...

Risk of hacking is why two-step verification (https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT204152) is a good idea. You just have to make sure you store your recovery key in a safe place (safe deposit box,...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 11th, 2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,879
Posted By iMatt
This strikes me as very much not aimed at people...

This strikes me as very much not aimed at people who use wired external drives. If you depend on that tech, this is so not the computer for you. (Shades of the MacBook Air and its missing optical...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 11th, 2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,481
Posted By iMatt
I'm also sitting this one out, and would still...

I'm also sitting this one out, and would still sit out the 1.0 version even if I had any interest. What I am curious to see is whether Apple's user base is now large enough that even a very modest...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 9th, 2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,999
Posted By iMatt
I sure don't think it's a guaranteed hit, and I...

I sure don't think it's a guaranteed hit, and I include the entire line in that. And yes, a five-figure price tag at the high end does sound crazy, but it also sounds ridiculous to me for a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 9th, 2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,999
Posted By iMatt
Well, right or wrong they're obviously going for...

Well, right or wrong they're obviously going for that segment, we'll soon see if they hit the mark.

On the one hand I tend to agree that an electronic device with a useful life in the 3-5 year...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 9th, 2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,999
Posted By iMatt
The same people who already drop similar amounts...

The same people who already drop similar amounts of money (or a lot more) on gold watches.

I won't be spending a dime on an Apple Watch at any price, but do not underestimate the market for true...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 9th, 2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By iMatt
I thought this was only true if you opened and...

I thought this was only true if you opened and played the file on the iPad, then piped it to Apple TV via AirPlay, but Home Sharing of local files only works for computers, not iOS devices.

Or...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 28th, 2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,956
Posted By iMatt
Yes, on iOS you have the "Show All Music" setting...

Yes, on iOS you have the "Show All Music" setting (through Settings>Music and also Settings>iTunes & App Store) which toggles between showing only files stored on the device, and showing all those...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 12th, 2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,956
Posted By iMatt
There is iTunes Match, which I had for a year or...

There is iTunes Match, which I had for a year or so before pulling the plug. The deal-breaker was the way you have to surrender management of files on your mobile device to the service. And there...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 12th, 2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,956
Posted By iMatt
This may be independent of the across-the-board...

This may be independent of the across-the-board currency-related hike. Sometimes albums change prices, have tracks redesignated as "album-only", get replaced by a special edition or are even dropped...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 16th, 2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,782
Posted By iMatt
Apple had a massive share of the music player...

Apple had a massive share of the music player market at the time, so it's not completely silly to argue that...

- Apple was the industry-wide price-maker and kept prices artificially high
- Apple...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 16th, 2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,782
Posted By iMatt
Like a lot of class actions. It may also be the...

Like a lot of class actions. It may also be the backhanded and very late Revenge of RealNetworks.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 16th, 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,782
Posted By iMatt
Back when Apple sold music with DRM, it's true...

Back when Apple sold music with DRM, it's true that you couldn't easily copy tracks purchased from Apple to someone else's iPod.

However, you could copy tracks without DRM (ripped, downloaded,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 15th, 2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,782
Posted By iMatt
It's hard to tell from the crappy coverage of...

It's hard to tell from the crappy coverage of this story, but I think it's also about people connecting their iPod to their friends' computers, loading some tracks, then having those tracks zapped...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 30th, 2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,540
Posted By iMatt
Probably a stupid question, but I assume you've...

Probably a stupid question, but I assume you've tried a universal version 8.6 or 9.x, which must both be a lot easier to find? I always thought the universal/boxed OS versions included everything for...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 17th, 2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,719
Posted By iMatt
Now that made me laugh.

Now that made me laugh.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 17th, 2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,719
Posted By iMatt
I was under the impression that the $100 M was...

I was under the impression that the $100 M was for the entire campaign, including the free album but also U2's appearance in TV ads etc.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 17th, 2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,719
Posted By iMatt
The first one was free, man, because Apple is a...

The first one was free, man, because Apple is a huge U2 fan. That's why.

Rest assured: if this experiment is judged a success, backlash and all, your iTunes account will be up for sale to anyone...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 16th, 2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,719
Posted By iMatt
I don't know exactly why, but apparently it was...

I don't know exactly why, but apparently it was that hard for some people.

Maybe it was just people who are not as familiar with the workings of their devices as they could or should be. Maybe it...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 16th, 2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,719
Posted By iMatt
I see it from a slightly different angle, but...

I see it from a slightly different angle, but come to essentially the same result.

To me it's a kind of spam. Even though it was Apple that paid this time, it says that the service is available...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 15th, 2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,719
Posted By iMatt
You'd think I'd know better by now. It...

You'd think I'd know better by now.



It would, but I doubt we'll ever know. My wild-ass, completely unfounded and unverifiable guess: low single-digit % out of the 500 million recipients.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 15th, 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,719
Posted By iMatt
My guess: rgray and SINC put the fear of God into...

My guess: rgray and SINC put the fear of God into 'em.



What makes you think a few vocal haters have anything whatsoever to do with increased sales? Seems more likely that on the one hand you...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,719
Posted By iMatt
It wasn't "forced" on anyone. It was added...

It wasn't "forced" on anyone.

It was added to the Purchased list of all account holders in numerous countries. Those who have Automatic Downloads enabled then had it automatically downloaded.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,719
Posted By iMatt
I wanted to remove it entirely too, but decided...

I wanted to remove it entirely too, but decided it wasn't worth any additional energy -- hidden is good enough for me, because it means it won't show up on my phone when I turn on Show All Music, and...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,719
Posted By iMatt
To paraphrase a great comment at the Guardian...

To paraphrase a great comment at the Guardian (because I can't be bothered to go find it again to copy-paste it): after 15 years of dwindling status for the album, U2 have finally succeeded in...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,719
Posted By iMatt
It seems the approach to giving away this album...

It seems the approach to giving away this album has rubbed quite a few people the wrong way.

And it really was kind of a dick move to put it directly in people's Purchased list, meaning anyone...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 11th, 2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,315
Posted By iMatt
No idea why that's so, but it's true. And the...

No idea why that's so, but it's true. And the plans overall are fairly competitive.

But I'm still irritated with Fido for various reasons, like no shared data plans, spotty coverage and mostly...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 11th, 2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,315
Posted By iMatt
It's the cheaper of the two Max plans available...

It's the cheaper of the two Max plans available in Quebec right now. The $80 one is 4GB at the moment.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 10th, 2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,719
Posted By iMatt
Only 2 good songs? Sounds like the U2 I remember....

Only 2 good songs? Sounds like the U2 I remember. ;)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 10th, 2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,315
Posted By iMatt
Well yeah, if the contract price is identical...

Well yeah, if the contract price is identical either way, you're saving a bunch by taking the contract.

Just one example for non-corporate plans:

Fido:

Max Plan (iPhone) - 2 years - 2GB...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 10th, 2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,315
Posted By iMatt
Generally buying it outright is equal or better....

Generally buying it outright is equal or better. A contract should simply amortize the remainder of the full purchase price (after whatever they take up-front) over the contract term. To figure out...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 10th, 2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,236
Posted By iMatt
Apparently you can choose the display orientation...

Apparently you can choose the display orientation at setup.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 10th, 2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,236
Posted By iMatt
I gave up wearing one around 25 years ago. Just...

I gave up wearing one around 25 years ago. Just can't stand having anything strapped to my wrist. Before ubiquitous phones it was actually possible to rely on public clocks on buildings, walls etc....
Forum: Photography Focus Sep 8th, 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,005
Posted By iMatt
Anything with a full set of modes (PASM) and/or...

Anything with a full set of modes (PASM) and/or full manual control should also have bracketing. Might be a little easier to narrow it down.

Panasonic LF1 might do the trick. Has bracketing,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 27th, 2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,170
Posted By iMatt
Microsoft announces Office for iPad

Meh. Subscription model, not interested. But I'm sure it'll be welcomed by some. Whether it does Microsoft any good is another question.

Microsoft Launches Office for iPad | News & Opinion |...
Forum: Photography Focus Mar 25th, 2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,788
Posted By iMatt
Good post, Kleles. I completely get where you're...

Good post, Kleles. I completely get where you're coming from and would consider taking the same approach myself if I weren't so fond of my fisheye lens. ;) I guess I could take my own advice and just...
Forum: Photography Focus Mar 25th, 2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,608
Posted By iMatt
Which Panasonic are you talking about? All the...

Which Panasonic are you talking about? All the current m43 bodies with an EVF have a minimum of 1.44 million pixels, just like the Nikon. The GH4 has 2.4 million, but then it's a much more expensive...
Forum: Photography Focus Mar 23rd, 2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,788
Posted By iMatt
You could always get another LX7 -- even if...

You could always get another LX7 -- even if discontinued it's still available right now for around $300.

And if you don't mind a couple of trade-offs (no hot shoe/accessory port/evf) the GM1 would...
Forum: Photography Focus Mar 22nd, 2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,608
Posted By iMatt
As far as I know the only mirrorless EVF with a...

As far as I know the only mirrorless EVF with a res lower than the Nikon's is the one on the A3000, and having used an EVF of that res (202,000 pixels) I agree its usefulness is limited. A handful of...
Forum: Photography Focus Mar 9th, 2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,608
Posted By iMatt
Lots of struggling companies in the camera...

Lots of struggling companies in the camera industry, including cases like Sony where the mothership seems troubled even if the photo division is doing reasonably well. Or Olympus, where the camera...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 3rd, 2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,652
Posted By iMatt
pm-r, you are quoting two different posters.

pm-r, you are quoting two different posters.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 27th, 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By iMatt
It will also alert you that it's deleting the...

It will also alert you that it's deleting the oldest files.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 26th, 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By iMatt
Message needs more paranoia. ;)

Message needs more paranoia. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 18th, 2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,660
Posted By iMatt
The iPad is a classic example of Apple rethinking...

The iPad is a classic example of Apple rethinking and reinventing something that had been around for a while. Not the iPod, but the Tablet PC. Microsoft and its OEM partners had been trying to get...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 17th, 2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,660
Posted By iMatt
Apple has made many revolutionary products but...

Apple has made many revolutionary products but I'm having trouble thinking of any that were something nobody had ever thought of before. Every single one I can think of was a refinement and...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 11th, 2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,660
Posted By iMatt
Apple has been beleaguered and doomed since...

Apple has been beleaguered and doomed since before the days when it really was beleaguered and teetering on the brink.

I guess a home run would silence some critics, but don't forget that like...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 11th, 2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,660
Posted By iMatt
Wait! Make that 8 reasons! Sorry Apple,...

Wait! Make that 8 reasons!

Sorry Apple, Windows 8 ushers in the post-post-PC era | BGR (http://bgr.com/2011/09/13/sorry-apple-windows-8-ushers-in-the-post-post-pc-era/)
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 5th, 2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By iMatt
There is also Airserver (AirServer - The Most...

There is also Airserver (AirServer - The Most Advanced AirPlay Receiver for Mac and PC (http://www.airserver.com)). I plan to try that and Reflector.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 4th, 2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By iMatt
Yes, thanks for that reminder.

Yes, thanks for that reminder.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 4th, 2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By iMatt
No doubt Apple is doing plenty of things right to...

No doubt Apple is doing plenty of things right to continue making their truckloads of money. And personally I still really like most of their hardware, and will keep on buying it as needed.

But...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 3rd, 2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By iMatt
I assume that's the logic behind this, but it's...

I assume that's the logic behind this, but it's short-sighted. Especially given the growing number of people using a computer and not a TV set as their larger-screen viewing device.

It also...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 3rd, 2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By iMatt
Mac should be an Airplay client (receiver) out of the box

I don't get why this isn't basic functionality.

You want to show some photos or video from your iPad or iPhone on your own or your friend's Mac... why not? It's not as though this is some obscure,...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 31st, 2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,952
Posted By iMatt
I actually like the new tags, which replace the...

I actually like the new tags, which replace the old labels. Granted, the visual implementation could be better (i.e. more obvious), but I find the ability to put multiple tags on a file or folder a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 31st, 2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,199
Posted By iMatt
I agree, that kind of profile would be very...

I agree, that kind of profile would be very useful. I can understand why iOS isn't multi-user, but it would make all kinds of sense to have multiple location/situation profiles for the device.

In...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 30th, 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,199
Posted By iMatt
One big thing that has dinged me once...

One big thing that has dinged me once (fortunately in Canada, so only cost about $20 in overage): automatic My Photo Stream syncing when connected to Wi-Fi. If it's on while you're tethered and you...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 16th, 2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By iMatt
That's the same crib game I already play on the...

That's the same crib game I already play on the iPad... not bad, but I would pay a couple of bucks for something a little better. Not that there's anything seriously wrong with that one.

@...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 15th, 2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By iMatt
Fortunately my mini generally performs well, no...

Fortunately my mini generally performs well, no gradual slowdowns, rarely any reason to restart and so far no need to restore. Since it has essentially the same guts as the iPad 2 I guess I should...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 15th, 2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By iMatt
iOS 7.0.4 iPad mini Mail bug - apparent cleared settings

Three or four times in the last couple of weeks, when I open Mail it behaves as if there's no account info entered and I have to start fresh.

The good news is that the first fix I tried has worked...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 6th, 2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By iMatt
In general I don't mind it in terms of interface...

In general I don't mind it in terms of interface and functionality, but it's further souring my already uneasy relationship with iTunes/iTunes Store/iTunes Match and, for that matter, iCloud in...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 3rd, 2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,620
Posted By iMatt
The music is only a slight problem: There's no...

The music is only a slight problem: There's no DRM, so the ex can just take a copy, but without iTunes in the Cloud (re-download) privileges.

I don't think it's possible to do anything about the...
Forum: Photography Focus Nov 28th, 2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,452
Posted By iMatt
IMO the most important variable for...

IMO the most important variable for reliability/risk is avoiding fakes. After that, size is not likely to matter much, especially now that 32GB is not a new, low-yield, exotic item. Not sure but I...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 26th, 2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By iMatt
If you can look up what you paid ($99, 199?) and...

If you can look up what you paid ($99, 199?) and the original price of your phone (somewhere around $800?) you can figure out what they're really charging you to cancel. It could be little or...
Forum: Photography Focus Nov 25th, 2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,452
Posted By iMatt
SanDisk 32GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10...

SanDisk 32GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-1 - 2 Pack B&H (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1014030-REG/sandisk_32gb_sdhc_memory_card.html)

Should come to less than $1/GB even with S&H....
Forum: Photography Focus Nov 25th, 2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,452
Posted By iMatt
I've had this problem in the past (with a Lexar...

I've had this problem in the past (with a Lexar card, FWIW). Eventually no camera or computer could read the card, but a USB card reader could. Once you've retrieved the photos, don't take any...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 25th, 2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By iMatt
Most if not all carriers charge $50 just to...

Most if not all carriers charge $50 just to unlock an iPhone, so that's $225 to leave and cancel your contract.

Do some math, it might (or even should) turn out that you're just buying out the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 25th, 2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By iMatt
Sure, I've submitted feedback every way I could...

Sure, I've submitted feedback every way I could find.

The only thing I haven't done is hit the phone and tried to use the AppleCare on my MBP as a way in to premium-level support. I'm not...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 24th, 2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By iMatt
Interestingly, Unhiding purchases was not among...

Interestingly, Unhiding purchases was not among the things the support people told me to try. So I just did, but it didn't work.

Your second "report issue" link is intriguing, but the hitch is...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 24th, 2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By iMatt
Redownloading via iTunes>purchased is iTunes in...

Redownloading via iTunes>purchased is iTunes in the cloud, as I understand it. And believe me, I've tried it all... Three full tv seasons missing and as far as I can tell the only modification is the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 21st, 2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By iMatt
It's easy to unsubscribe from those marketing...

It's easy to unsubscribe from those marketing emails... not sure if it's dead simple for Apple to put out iTunes store alerts for modified content.

Not that I've looked into it deeply, but my...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 20th, 2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By iMatt
Thanks for the link. It's essentially the same...

Thanks for the link. It's essentially the same issue even though it's Match and not iTunes in the Cloud.

I hadn't known Match could fail that way but it doesn't come as a surprise in light of...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 20th, 2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By iMatt
As expected, "the content has been modified." It...

As expected, "the content has been modified." It took two chat sessions and a week of emails to get to that answer, or should I say excuse.

I've lost nothing, but the principle of the thing...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 19th, 2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By iMatt
The DRM on TV shows and movies is similar to what...

The DRM on TV shows and movies is similar to what used to apply to music: your computer must be authorized. So all you need is your Apple ID + password, which for authorization purposes you should...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 19th, 2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By iMatt
Yup, I do have copies of everything that I might...

Yup, I do have copies of everything that I might be interested in watching again. So my gripe is more about principle and practicality, not about a loss suffered (except time wasted in...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 19th, 2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By iMatt
Anybody else with iTunes in the Cloud issues?

Note, this is not about iTunes Match.

With iTunes in the Cloud, you are supposed to be able to redownload previously purchased iTunes Store content.

Some of my TV shows have gone AWOL from...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 12th, 2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,169
Posted By iMatt
Even with hundreds of units observed it's really...

Even with hundreds of units observed it's really tough to draw conclusions, because Apple's laptop sales have grown substantially most if not all years since the Intel switch. So of course any tech...
Forum: Photography Focus Nov 9th, 2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By iMatt
Agreed, 400 is high even with a lens, but the big...

Agreed, 400 is high even with a lens, but the big closeout deals happened about a year ago so it isn't too surprising to see full retail price creep back up for now. For that used best-offer deal I...
Forum: Photography Focus Nov 9th, 2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By iMatt
If you can wait six months or so it should drift...

If you can wait six months or so it should drift down to somewhere around 600. (Now watch it hold steady at a grand for the next year...) If you need a backup body before then, you should be able to...
Forum: Photography Focus Nov 8th, 2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By iMatt
Why buy a g5 body for 350 when you can get one...

Why buy a g5 body for 350 when you can get one brand new for 300 + s&h with a lens you can sell? Used it's now worth maybe 250 all in, assuming near mint condition, and even that seems high. G3 near...
Forum: Photography Focus Nov 8th, 2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By iMatt
After a little searching, the sweet deals on the...

After a little searching, the sweet deals on the G3 seem to be gone.

But you can get a brand new G5 from B&H for $300 with the 14-42 kit lens. I think you already have one of those, so sell it off...
Forum: Photography Focus Nov 8th, 2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By iMatt
Also, you're right that the reset pretty much...

Also, you're right that the reset pretty much rules out user error. I think the backup body is a very good idea because I'd be concerned that whatever ails your GX might keep getting worse and...
Forum: Photography Focus Nov 8th, 2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By iMatt
For something just a little bulkier with VF, the...

For something just a little bulkier with VF, the G3 would be a great choice. Essentially the same innards as GX1 (and uses the same battery), with fully articulated LCD. The main cost cutting...
Forum: Photography Focus Nov 7th, 2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By iMatt
IMO the light meter is probably borked. Previous...

IMO the light meter is probably borked. Previous advice still stands: look into getting it fixed but be prepared for a prohibitive estimate. Then again, you might get a nice surprise and find out...
Forum: Photography Focus Oct 24th, 2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By iMatt
I presume you wouldn't want it owing to the bulk,...

I presume you wouldn't want it owing to the bulk, and that's why there's mirrorless.

Jacket- or cargo pants-pocketable camera, wide-to-normal stabilized zoom, DSLR quality:

Panasonic unveils...
Forum: Photography Focus Oct 23rd, 2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By iMatt
Almost all cameras have some form of image...

Almost all cameras have some form of image stabilization these days.

Are you looking for something all-in-one or interchangeable-lens? What's your budget?

In the interchangeable lens realm, it...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,706
Posted By iMatt
I'm very happy with the iPad mini form factor. As...

I'm very happy with the iPad mini form factor. As with the 13" MacBook Pro vs. Air I'd have to pick up the iPad air to know whether it's for me. My problem with all previous full-size iPads was...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,706
Posted By iMatt
Oops, right. Full Apple price for the 16 GB mini...

Oops, right. Full Apple price for the 16 GB mini mk1 was and is $319. So add $100 for retina + A7 + whatever else is upgraded. So yes, you're right that the price is higher. I do still think the new...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,438
Posted By iMatt
In that case you will want to check for anything...

In that case you will want to check for anything that still relies on Rosetta/PPC code.

Open the System Profiler (via the About this Max box or Utilities folder), click through to a list of...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,706
Posted By iMatt
Gotta agree. The new 13" is only half a pound...

Gotta agree. The new 13" is only half a pound heavier and just a smidge thicker than the thickest part of the Air. I'd have to hold them side-by-side but the new retina 13" seems like a much better...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,706
Posted By iMatt
Agreed on the iPad 2. But the mini pricing...

Agreed on the iPad 2.

But the mini pricing hasn't changed and the upgrade is major.

I'm also glad to see a 128 GB option. I'm finding 32 really limiting, since my main use for it is to load...
Forum: Photography Focus Oct 22nd, 2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,788
Posted By iMatt
Refused to work as in you got the same metering...

Refused to work as in you got the same metering error, or wouldn't work at all?

You should explore repair options (I would not be optimistic about the cost) but be prepared to replace. The...
Forum: Photography Focus Oct 18th, 2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,608
Posted By iMatt
You're right, it is really early to make such...

You're right, it is really early to make such predictions. Especially since Sony is pretty unpredictable, on the whole. Anyway, interesting times.
Forum: Photography Focus Oct 17th, 2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,788
Posted By iMatt
Sounds like a metering error causing Ai mode to...

Sounds like a metering error causing Ai mode to choose an excessively slow shutter speed.

Try P mode. It's almost as automatic as Ai. (Program Auto - camera chooses an aperture and shutter, but...
Forum: Photography Focus Oct 16th, 2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,608
Posted By iMatt
NEX is dead....long live NEX? The A7 and A7r...

NEX is dead....long live NEX?

The A7 and A7r are here: FF mirrorless using the E mount, along with 5 new E mount lenses with FF coverage. But to confuse matters, Sony is rebranding everything...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 11th, 2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,762
Posted By iMatt
Ravindra, in your first post you suggested the...

Ravindra, in your first post you suggested the CRTC is the reason iTunes Radio isn't yet live in Canada.

Do you have any evidence for that?

I admit I'm just taking a shot in the dark, but it...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 11th, 2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,762
Posted By iMatt
Nothing, as long as it looks like this: ...

Nothing, as long as it looks like this:

Monty Python, The Fish Slapping Dance - YouTube
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 1st, 2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,762
Posted By iMatt
You know I generally agree with you on this, but...

You know I generally agree with you on this, but it is hard to deny that the producers intended for us to root for Walt. It was a neat trick in that those so inclined could do that, but the rest of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 30th, 2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,762
Posted By iMatt
I was right with you up to here. To me, the only...

I was right with you up to here. To me, the only reason Walt dies an even remotely sympathetic character is that he is given a small measure of redemption in the finale.

He has finally clearly...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 30th, 2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,762
Posted By iMatt
Pass judgment? Well, I guess between pinching a...

Pass judgment? Well, I guess between pinching a $300 (or whatever) piece of jewellery or some collectible spoons and, say, letting a choking woman die, leading to her father's breakdown and a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 30th, 2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,762
Posted By iMatt
"I did it for me." - I think that is Walt finally...

"I did it for me." - I think that is Walt finally giving up his lies and BS.

IMO his partial redemption comes not from the supposed love of family, but from finally being honest about his...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 30th, 2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,762
Posted By iMatt
Two things: 1. You stopped just short of...

Two things:

1. You stopped just short of putting words in my mouth, but for the record I've never said this was "a simple good vs. evil story". Not even close.

2. I kept watching because it was...
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