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Forum: Anything Mac Dec 7th, 2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By fyrefly
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 20th, 2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By fyrefly
I love my 12" Retina MacBook. Had it since Launch...

I love my 12" Retina MacBook. Had it since Launch in 2015, never had a problem. :)
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Dec 9th, 2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,982
Posted By fyrefly
Talking Apple Wireless Keyboard

Got a brand new replacement from the Genius Bar, but already bought a Magic Keyboard to replace my formerly broken Wireless Keyboard.

So it's basically brand new, never been used.

Asking $50,...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 4th, 2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,862
Posted By fyrefly
Note that Apple reduced USB-C adapter/dongle...

Note that Apple reduced USB-C adapter/dongle pricing today through to the end of 2016. Possibly in response to all the outrage over having to buy new dongles on top of an already overpriced (IMHO)...
Forum: Mac Portables Dec 6th, 2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,842
Posted By fyrefly
Hahah. I don't have the original box...

Hahah.

I don't have the original box anymore or anything. Just not worth it for me or the buyer, imho.
Forum: Mac Portables Dec 5th, 2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,842
Posted By fyrefly
Talking 11" MacBook Air C2D, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD - $500

Selling my Older but still super usable (thanks 4gb RAM!) MacBook Air.

It's the Late 2010 Model, specs are here:
MacBook Air "Core 2 Duo" 1.4 11" (Late '10) Specs (Late 2010, MC505LL/A*,...
Forum: Mac Portables Dec 5th, 2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,484
Posted By fyrefly
Talking Mint 13" Retina MacBook Pro - 2.5ghz, 8gb RAM - SOLD

Update: Sold !

Base model bought in early 2013.

2.5ghz i5
8gb RAM
128gb SSD

More Spec Details here:
MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.5 13" Retina 2012 Specs (Retina Late 2012, MD212LL/A*,...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 24th, 2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,434
Posted By fyrefly
MF841LL/A is the upper level 13" MBP Retina. It's...

MF841LL/A is the upper level 13" MBP Retina. It's $2199 on the Canadian Site.
Buy MacBook Pro - Apple (CA) (http://www.apple.com/ca/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MF841LL/A)

Originally released...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 11th, 2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By fyrefly
They have stock today at Eaton Centre. Grabbed...

They have stock today at Eaton Centre. Grabbed one to try the size. So far it's VERY large. But manageable. The split screen is great for apps that support it.

They have no type covers or pencils...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 23rd, 2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 902
Posted By fyrefly
Faster processors and graphics. But Hobbled...

Faster processors and graphics. But Hobbled Fusion Drive if you're going that route. late-2015 iMacs 1TB Fusion Drives only include 24GB of Flash. The early 2015/2014 5K iMacs with 1TB Fusion Drive...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 16th, 2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By fyrefly
Just a heads up - Eaton Centre has the new iMacs...

Just a heads up - Eaton Centre has the new iMacs out today finally - as well as Magic Keyboards and Magic Trackpad 2s for purchase on the shelves.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 14th, 2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By fyrefly
Just popped into Eaton Centre. Still no iMacs out...

Just popped into Eaton Centre. Still no iMacs out to test. :S
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 13th, 2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By fyrefly
It's the new Apple Model. "Order it Online". It's...

It's the new Apple Model. "Order it Online". It's like the new 12" MacBooks. No stock on Launch day in stores. Even pre-launch orders never got to customers (like me!) for almost a *month* after the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 13th, 2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By fyrefly
I'm disappointed in the Weird cost-cutting move...

I'm disappointed in the Weird cost-cutting move by Apple that the 1TB Fusion Drives now only have 24GB of SSD paired. You need to jump to a 2TB or 3TB to get the 128 that used to be standard. :S
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 18th, 2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,414
Posted By fyrefly
Yeah those are US prices. My 200gb still costs...

Yeah those are US prices. My 200gb still costs the same $3.99, tho I guess I should be grateful with the CAD tanking that it didn't go up?! Ha
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 11th, 2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,414
Posted By fyrefly
I ordered an iPad Mini 4 on Launch day and it...

I ordered an iPad Mini 4 on Launch day and it says delivers Sept 17-21. I doubt the stores will have them much before then - as I bet the iPad Mini 4 runs iOS 9 (not 8.4) and therefore they won't...
Forum: Anything Mac May 29th, 2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By fyrefly
Barefeats has same benchmarks for how much better...

Barefeats has same benchmarks for how much better the SSD and Radeon GPU speeds are:
2015 MacBook Pro 15" - two speed gains (http://barefeats.com/rmbp15.html)

I should also point out that the new...
Forum: Anything Mac May 10th, 2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,799
Posted By fyrefly
I would vote against the Comfort BlueTooth Mouse...

I would vote against the Comfort BlueTooth Mouse you posted, OP. I just returned it last week. I love Microsoft Mice - their Bluetrack tracking tech seems to work the best to me (on many surfaces,...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 27th, 2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,153
Posted By fyrefly
Or better yet, pull the gold "future" MacBook out...

Or better yet, pull the gold "future" MacBook out of a manilla envelope in front of them. :D
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 26th, 2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,153
Posted By fyrefly
I got the base model. Admittedly, my needs are...

I got the base model. Admittedly, my needs are light - typing in Screenwriter, or Final draft, surfing, etc. No audio production or Final Cut here. ;)



Apple sells a $99 Multiport output...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 23rd, 2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,153
Posted By fyrefly
New 12" rMB vs PBG4 12"

Thought I'd post this in case it was of interest. I was able to snag a new Gold (of all colours) 12" Retina MacBook at BestBuy today.

I somehow couldn't wait to compare it to Apple's last 12"...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 10th, 2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,010
Posted By fyrefly
Yeah, I went to Eaton Centre this AM and was...

Yeah, I went to Eaton Centre this AM and was super disappointed. USA 1-3 days shipping and Canada 3-4 *weeks* shipping.

I preordered a watch - and ordered a MacBook online - and it looks like I'll...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 13th, 2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,134
Posted By fyrefly
Yeah it definitely doesn't look like there will...

Yeah it definitely doesn't look like there will be USB-C to FW or TB adapters. Which is a shame since those are two technologies that Apple themselves developed and championed. :/
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 12th, 2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,134
Posted By fyrefly
The current MacBook 13" (non-retina) is...

The current MacBook 13" (non-retina) is technically a machine from 2012, but it does have a FW port. None of the (actual) current MacBook Pros (13" or 15" Retina) have FireWire ports of any kind (but...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 12th, 2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By fyrefly
It's Intel holding up the show with the 15"...

It's Intel holding up the show with the 15" MacBook Pros. There's currently no quad-core Broadwell processors (the new generation they put into the 13" Retina and MacBook Airs this week) available.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,806
Posted By fyrefly
The first MacBook Air was $1799 USD so more in...

The first MacBook Air was $1799 USD so more in CAD. People bought that. And it was mostly a "proof of concept". This feels like more of a fleshed out computer. I'm just bummed that $1299 USD is $1549...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 7th, 2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,806
Posted By fyrefly
Ugh. The 12" Air retina has been rumoured for...

Ugh. The 12" Air retina has been rumoured for *so* long now. Wish they'd just release it, but I know Apple will wait till they "get it right". And I know I can't trust the rumour mill to dictate when...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 11th, 2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By fyrefly
It's an anomaly for sure. On sale for less than 5...

It's an anomaly for sure. On sale for less than 5 months. Seems like it was a stopgap while apple was readying the unibody white MacBooks and they had ordered millions of 9400M chips. (Almost every...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 31st, 2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By fyrefly
Yeah, the SATA III (6GB/s) will throttle down to...

Yeah, the SATA III (6GB/s) will throttle down to SATA II (3GB/s) but that will be mostly unnoticeable unless you're transferring VAST amounts of Video, etc... Plus like everyone said, it'll be a...
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Jan 3rd, 2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,708
Posted By fyrefly
Sold.

Sold.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 6th, 2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,337
Posted By fyrefly
My only qualm about the iMac 5K is that there is...

My only qualm about the iMac 5K is that there is not technology available yet to let a Portable Mac drive the display. I use my current iMac 27" as a display for my rMBP and partners MacBook Air all...
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Oct 18th, 2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,708
Posted By fyrefly
Unlocked iPhone 5 32gb Black

Selling cause I upgraded to an iPhone 6.

Unlocked by Fido.
Includes charging brick, lightning cable and brand New EarPods from my iPhone 6.
Still looking for the box - can't seem to find it...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 25th, 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By fyrefly
There is a dent, but the power adapter inserted...

There is a dent, but the power adapter inserted before regardless... grr, this is so frustrating!
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 24th, 2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By fyrefly
The connector in question still works perfectly...

The connector in question still works perfectly with an iBook G4 - inserts perfectly, ring lights up - machine charges and powers properly. It just won't go back into the PBG4. I assume that if it...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 23rd, 2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By fyrefly
Interesting theory but I don't think so. The...

Interesting theory but I don't think so. The connector looks the same as before. :S I'm so stumped.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 22nd, 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By fyrefly
PowerBook G4 12" Adaptor won't insert?!

Got a new power adaptor from a helpful ehMacer today - worked with an old PBG4 12" and on an iBook my uncle pulled from the dump!

But when I went to put it BACK into the PBG4 12" The adaptor...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 21st, 2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,544
Posted By fyrefly
??? He was asking about the 2012 13" Retina...

??? He was asking about the 2012 13" Retina MacBook Pro (via the link he provided).

Also, just a note about the MacBook Pros - looks like Intel released new versions of the chips in those machines...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 21st, 2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,544
Posted By fyrefly
The retina Display is super-nice on the 13" and I...

The retina Display is super-nice on the 13" and I love mine, but the Intel HD 4000 graphics will be the limiting factor in the future. If you can, I'd pony up to the refurb current models ($1319...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 21st, 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,328
Posted By fyrefly
Seem to me this config benefits EDU customers -...

Seem to me this config benefits EDU customers - who want to buy in bulk, probably at a price closer to $899 or $999 for classrooms. They don't need the power, necessarily that comes with a Quad-Core...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 19th, 2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By fyrefly
Hmm, they said I'm signed up - and they'd contact...

Hmm, they said I'm signed up - and they'd contact me later when the beta was available. I think you can still sign up for the beta. They just haven't released the public beta of Yosemite yet, AFAIK....
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 18th, 2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By fyrefly
Weird, I signed up for the Beta program on the...

Weird, I signed up for the Beta program on the day of WWDC and I've not been notified about being able to download at all.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 7th, 2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By fyrefly
I think eMacs were notorious for SUPER hard...

I think eMacs were notorious for SUPER hard upgrades - and it's really easy, As far as I remember, to get electrocuted by the CRT (which holds electricity even after being unplugged). eMacs were...
Forum: Anything Mac May 28th, 2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By fyrefly
Excited to hopefully hear about the 12" Retina...

Excited to hopefully hear about the 12" Retina Fanless MacBook Air.
Forum: Anything Mac May 7th, 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By fyrefly
It's part of the SICO ad that's on the page (the...

It's part of the SICO ad that's on the page (the ad about stains) - a flash overlay. Do you have a Flashblocker or Adblocker installed in FF but not safari?
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 29th, 2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By fyrefly
The refurb 11" 2012 4GB RAM/64GB SSD model for...

The refurb 11" 2012 4GB RAM/64GB SSD model for $599 in the US is crazy. It's $699 and OOS here in Canada. But heckuva cheap price (cheaper than comparable iPads!)
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 4th, 2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,581
Posted By fyrefly
It's worth noting that if you're on the "should I...

It's worth noting that if you're on the "should I upgrade" train - the current Gen Mac Minis are long in the tooth. Hopefully Apple doesn't just let them stagnate - and maybe updates them this summer...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 28th, 2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,796
Posted By fyrefly
I know people love trumpeting SL on these boards...

I know people love trumpeting SL on these boards and hate new versions of the OS, but according to this chart - Mavericks handily beats SL in usage, as does Mountain Lion.

Data shows Mavericks...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By fyrefly
Apple's put together a fun little tribute with a...

Apple's put together a fun little tribute with a great overview video as well. Happy Bday Mac!

Apple - Thirty Years of Mac (http://www.apple.com/30-years/)
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 17th, 2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By fyrefly
Regarding your second question, OP, The RAM in...

Regarding your second question, OP, The RAM in the MBP Retina is soldered to the Motherboard - and is therefore not upgradeable at a later date - so get as much as you can afford. :D
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 9th, 2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,904
Posted By fyrefly
Doesn't OWC offer replacement/larger SSDs for the...

Doesn't OWC offer replacement/larger SSDs for the MBP Retina?

OWC SSD (Flash) Drives for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 2012...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 6th, 2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By fyrefly
Or Maybe contact local AASPs to you in Montreal? ...

Or Maybe contact local AASPs to you in Montreal?

https://locate.apple.com/ca/en/
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 19th, 2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,504
Posted By fyrefly
Shipping times have already slid from Dec 30th to...

Shipping times have already slid from Dec 30th to January now to February. Either Apple can't make a lot of these, or there's pent up demand, or both!

You can also now replace your Trash Can icon...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 29th, 2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By fyrefly
There's been a lot of talk on Apple Sites that...

There's been a lot of talk on Apple Sites that the "one day Black Friday sale" pricing required a lot of work on Apple's back-end and manual labour to get all the systems to be in check for 24 hours...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 29th, 2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By fyrefly
If it's a storage/media drive, then I'd not worry...

If it's a storage/media drive, then I'd not worry about 7200. With the OS on the SSD, everything will boot fast for you. Unless you're doing HD video capture or something similar I can't imagine...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 29th, 2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,932
Posted By fyrefly
Why talk about 802.11ac in this context? Neither...

Why talk about 802.11ac in this context? Neither the Time Capsule nor the Rogers router will be 802.11ac, and unless one has a 2013-era MBP or MBA, and transfers a lot of files between computers...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 12th, 2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By fyrefly
I ended up getting mine on a reservation at Eaton...

I ended up getting mine on a reservation at Eaton Centre. Really quick transaction. You can feel the weight difference between the two (Mini 1 and 2) IMHO.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 12th, 2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By fyrefly
iPad Mini Retina Display is out!

Apple quietly released it late last night. So if you want to order, I'd get my order in ASAP - supplies are supposed to be constrained.

Apple Canada - Apple Store - Redirect...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,158
Posted By fyrefly
Those are 2006-2007-era computers... and the...

Those are 2006-2007-era computers... and the status doesn't mean Apple's ordering you to throw out those machines - just means they don't stock parts to repair them in the Genius Bar anymore, no? And...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,491
Posted By fyrefly
I have a MBP 17" Core2Duo 2.6Ghz with 4GB of RAM...

I have a MBP 17" Core2Duo 2.6Ghz with 4GB of RAM and Mavericks runs fine.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,238
Posted By fyrefly
The Apple Store is down as well as iCloud's...

The Apple Store is down as well as iCloud's web-iWork apps.

Exciting stuff for us Apple geeks! :D ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 11th, 2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By fyrefly
If you're signed in with a US iTunes Account on a...

If you're signed in with a US iTunes Account on a Mac or iOS device, you can access iTunes Radio from Canada right now. :D
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 11th, 2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By fyrefly
The 2012-era MacBook Airs with 128GB Toshiba...

The 2012-era MacBook Airs with 128GB Toshiba drives have a high(ish) failure rate according to the people on the Macrumors Forums. Other than that the Post-2010 MBA line has been steller to me. (I...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 1st, 2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,309
Posted By fyrefly
The comments on Apple's website say that this...

The comments on Apple's website say that this adapter and a FW800-->400 adapter together should work? Apple has a 14 day return policy if not.

Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter - Apple Store...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 28th, 2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By fyrefly
Lots of people have done the PM plus Coupon on...

Lots of people have done the PM plus Coupon on RedFlagDeals... I had a friend who PM'd a 11" Haswell MBA for $899 and put a $75 coupon on it, and got the machine for ~$930 taxes in. Decent deal!
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 27th, 2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By fyrefly
If you got the Staples coupons this week ($75 off...

If you got the Staples coupons this week ($75 off any laptop over $500) - and can PriceMatch with BestBuy's $999 price - you can have a brand new one for $924, $5 cheaper than the refurb - tomorrow...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 22nd, 2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,979
Posted By fyrefly
Apparently this issue is pretty wide-spread....

Apparently this issue is pretty wide-spread. Apple has now reportedly pulled the 6.0 ATV update.

Apple TV 6.0 update pulled after reports of bricking and networking issues | 9to5Mac...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 21st, 2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,979
Posted By fyrefly
Did you have it JB'd or PLEX'd or anything before...

Did you have it JB'd or PLEX'd or anything before you updated? Sometimes that causes problems.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 20th, 2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By fyrefly
Yeah, I would do it ASAP, as Apple is somehow...

Yeah, I would do it ASAP, as Apple is somehow still signing 6.1.3 for iPad 2. That window may/will close at any point.

You can check with Firmwares Apple is still signing here:
Firmware Links -...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 16th, 2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By fyrefly
There's been a lot of chatter on the tech blogs...

There's been a lot of chatter on the tech blogs about the fact that not allowing pre-orders for the 5S in particular points to low yields and severe product constraints for that product at least.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 15th, 2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By fyrefly
I dunno what concerns you were told - there are...

I dunno what concerns you were told - there are Lion haters out there, but your machine should handle Lion just fine. That will be the last upgrade you can do however, for software reasons. Mountain...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 14th, 2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By fyrefly
Alternatively, you could use a program like...

Alternatively, you could use a program like Senuti to pull the required music files off of his iPhone. But like Kelman suggests, don't sync his phone with your iTunes, that will screw things up!
...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 14th, 2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By fyrefly
The iPad Mini's A5 will handle iOS 7 - but with...

The iPad Mini's A5 will handle iOS 7 - but with some limitations (no in camera filters being one). A handy chart is here:
The Ultimate iOS 7 Compatibility Chart | Cult of Mac...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 14th, 2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,728
Posted By fyrefly
Don't Be Evil -- Google.

Don't Be Evil -- Google.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 14th, 2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By fyrefly
I would say unless you really want/need it, then...

I would say unless you really want/need it, then wait. Most rumours say the iPad Mini 2 will be retina and will be here probably by the end of October (Apple just has to get iPhone 5s/5c and iOS 7...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 12th, 2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,812
Posted By fyrefly
That might have been one of the reasons for them...

That might have been one of the reasons for them going from "slate" (black) in the 5 to "Space Grey" in the 5s.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 11th, 2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,812
Posted By fyrefly
Well, for one reason, after the stocks of the 5...

Well, for one reason, after the stocks of the 5 are depleted, the 5 will no longer be available. Just the 5C and 5s.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 10th, 2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,476
Posted By fyrefly
Actually, there is a price discrepancy... in the...

Actually, there is a price discrepancy... in the US unlocked 5S's start at $649 -- while in Canada they start at $719. More than the exchange rate, but that's usually been the case (higher cost of...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 10th, 2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,476
Posted By fyrefly
The iPod Touch 4th Gen is a RAM issue, AFAIK. It...

The iPod Touch 4th Gen is a RAM issue, AFAIK. It still has 256MB versus 512MB on the iPhone 4/iPad Mini.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 10th, 2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,476
Posted By fyrefly
Re: iWork, it's just going to go into the cloud,...

Re: iWork, it's just going to go into the cloud, no? http://beta.icloud.com already shows the iWork WebApps for me.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 10th, 2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,476
Posted By fyrefly
Apple bumped up the Unlocked Prices - likely to...

Apple bumped up the Unlocked Prices - likely to coincide with the lower CDN $$.

5S unlocked starts at $719 now instead of $699. 5 Unlocked was $649 in the US, so that's a ~$70 price premium.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 4th, 2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,363
Posted By fyrefly
Another thing to consider is 2 vs. 3 year...

Another thing to consider is 2 vs. 3 year contracts. Not sure which carriers have implemented 2 yr vs. 3 yr contracts yet. I think Telus has 2 yr contracts on iPhones. By December every carrier...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 22nd, 2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By fyrefly
Order Numbers like "MD101" only refer to one...

Order Numbers like "MD101" only refer to one model.

MD 101 Lookup @ EveryMac.com (http://everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/?search_keywords=MD101)

You might be referring to something like the...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By fyrefly
If you can wait, then wait. If not, then buy. ...

If you can wait, then wait. If not, then buy. I'd guess 1st half of October if I had to pin it down. Next Apple event is September 10th, but that's an iPhone 5S only event.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,080
Posted By fyrefly
Good Find! The tin-foil hatter in me wonders if...

Good Find! The tin-foil hatter in me wonders if this is more than 1/2 off 'cause they know something we don't about an upcoming Mini Redesign for the 2013/Haswell models that would make these kits...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 17th, 2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By fyrefly
Short Answer: No-one knows. IMHO, it'll be...

Short Answer: No-one knows.

IMHO, it'll be before early-November (if not sooner) to capitalize on the Christmas shopping season. So MAX 2-3 months.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 30th, 2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By fyrefly
Really? Not insulting, just curious as to what...

Really? Not insulting, just curious as to what you use it for?? I can use 6-8gb if I've got lots open. Are you using use photoshop files? I can't imagine needing 32gb on a mini. But I'm curious to...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 28th, 2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,269
Posted By fyrefly
1. Try and use Remote Disc from your iMac? (there...

1. Try and use Remote Disc from your iMac? (there are terminal hacks to enable on Any Mac) -- Broken SuperDrive? Enable remote disc sharing on any Mac | MacYourself...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 19th, 2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By fyrefly
Kudos to Apple for great customer service. Not...

Kudos to Apple for great customer service. Not to be too much of a fan-boy, but it is nice to hear good CS stories when most internet message boards are filled with only CS nightmare stories.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 8th, 2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By fyrefly
Buncha Decent iOS Apps/Games go Free for App Store 5th Anniversary!

Not sure if people have seen this yet - but there's a bunch of free Apps/Games - including Infinity Blade II, Traktor DJ, Where's My Water, Badland and some other decent games going free (Traktor DJ...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 4th, 2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,496
Posted By fyrefly
For those interested, Anandtech has published a...

For those interested, Anandtech has published a pretty thorough look at the 2013 MacBook Air i5/i7 comparison and compared them with the 2011/2012 models. Pretty good roundup. tl;dr version is...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 24th, 2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,496
Posted By fyrefly
A Haswell iMac would use a desktop haswell...

A Haswell iMac would use a desktop haswell processor vs. the mobile versions in the MacBook Air. The current i7 iMac uses the i7-3770 ivy bridge. It's being replaced by a similarly clocked i7-4770....
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 21st, 2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,496
Posted By fyrefly
That's a good number - better than the i5...

That's a good number - better than the i5 benchmarks. My i7 2.0Ghz from 2012 benches at ~7100 on the 64Bit, so within shooting range.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 10th, 2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,496
Posted By fyrefly
The Haswell has been benchmarked a few times by...

The Haswell has been benchmarked a few times by Geekbench users - All around 6000.

MacbookAir6,2 - Geekbench Search - Geekbench Browser...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 3rd, 2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,361
Posted By fyrefly
I would say - if you hook your computer up to...

I would say - if you hook your computer up to another monitor a lot - get the 11" Air. As a primary device, IMHO, it's not great to work on 5+ hours a day.

I had the 11" Air when it first came...
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS May 21st, 2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By fyrefly
SOLD. Thanks MacDoc.

SOLD. Thanks MacDoc.
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS May 20th, 2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By fyrefly
Talking Factory Unlocked iPhone 4 16GB Black

For sale black iPhone 4 16GB - Factory Unlocked. This phone was bought unlocked direct from the Apple Store - Eaton Centre on iPhone 4 launch weekend. Unlocked means it can be used on any GSM...
Forum: Anything Mac May 14th, 2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By fyrefly
FW800 would be the fastest for the iMac and...

FW800 would be the fastest for the iMac and Thunderbolt (obvi! ;) ) the fastest on the Air. So the drive John's suggesting would be the fastest - but definitely not the cheapest! :D
Forum: Anything Mac May 14th, 2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By fyrefly
Funny, I read it as one-time payment. Like Pay...

Funny, I read it as one-time payment. Like Pay $99 or $199 a year, and get coverage for all your Macs/Accessories/iOS Devices. I'd gladly pay that, but we have 5 Macs and 4 iOS devices in my house...
Forum: Anything Mac May 12th, 2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By fyrefly
They always seem to update the displays in the...

They always seem to update the displays in the summer and then ship them in the fall (27" Cinema and 27" TBolt). So I wouldn't be surprised if Apple announced/released a thinner 27" TBolt display in...
Forum: Anything Mac May 12th, 2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By fyrefly
I would consider upgrading to an SSD, unless you...

I would consider upgrading to an SSD, unless you really need that 750gb. The SSD will make the laptop feel much snappier than an upgrade from 6gb-8gb RAM. Are you sure you're even using your full...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 26th, 2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By fyrefly
I have that exact machine and it's been a beast...

I have that exact machine and it's been a beast for me for 3+ years. I love it. $800 value is a steal for it, IMHO.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 10th, 2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By fyrefly
Applies to Fido Handsets as well. Decent for...

Applies to Fido Handsets as well. Decent for people who need to travel - pay $50 for your unlock and then use your iPhone with a local SIM while overseas or in the US.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 6th, 2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,250
Posted By fyrefly
Some flash animations and YouTube videos etc......

Some flash animations and YouTube videos etc... may not work well on the G5. And for that $200-250 range, you can probably get an Intel iMac at least - Core2Duo preferable as you'd get to jump all...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 4th, 2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By fyrefly
I would say at that point, just jailbreak your 3G...

I would say at that point, just jailbreak your 3G or iPod Touch (easy to do on older devices) and install the apps that way. As long as you've already legally downloaded them, it's a grey area, but...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 4th, 2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By fyrefly
Are you deleting Apps when you're not using them...

Are you deleting Apps when you're not using them and then trying to put them back on your iPod Touch 2G or iPhone 3G? 'Cause the 3GS and iPod Touch 3G (other than the weirdo 8GB model) all run iOS...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 4th, 2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By fyrefly
Not to say that you're an extremist - but there's...

Not to say that you're an extremist - but there's a 99.9% chance that this "iTV" or whatever will run iOS, which is only going to allow iOS App Store Apps on it. Why would you think Apple would...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 26th, 2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,060
Posted By fyrefly
Question T-Mobile iPhone 5 supports AWS bands - Wind/Mobilicity?

So, the T-Mobile iPhone 5 is apparently a tweaked A1428 version (AT&T) that includes support for AWS bands.

If I'm not mistaken, those are the cell spectrum bands WIND and Mobilicity in Canada...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 1st, 2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By fyrefly
Yeah, you can't just use a Combo update to go...

Yeah, you can't just use a Combo update to go from Leopard (10.5) to Snow Leopard (10.6). You need a full OS install Disc. It's $19.99 from Apple:

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 1st, 2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By fyrefly
The one caution I'd say is to get a GSM (AT&T)...

The one caution I'd say is to get a GSM (AT&T) iPad in the US. The CDMA (Verizon) ones, have a different chipset, AFAIK and won't work with the 3G or LTE up here.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 22nd, 2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,116
Posted By fyrefly
I'm not saying it justifies the markup, but if...

I'm not saying it justifies the markup, but if something goes wrong with the computer (especially RAM-related) - it will be a lot easier going through Apple for warranty work than through a 3rd Party.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 10th, 2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By fyrefly
There's also the option of waiting for sales -...

There's also the option of waiting for sales - Staples will sometimes have 10% off iPads and FutureShop/BestBuy will often have $20-$50 off current gen iPads as well. Just as an FYI.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,985
Posted By fyrefly
Best of Luck, and let us know what they say. ...

Best of Luck, and let us know what they say. I've found Apple to be extremely helpful most of the time. Hopefully they'll rush you a replacement.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 22nd, 2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By fyrefly
I'd second the reco for the U2412. It's often on...

I'd second the reco for the U2412. It's often on sale (Dell has "Days of Deals" sales pretty frequently) for $249.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 21st, 2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By fyrefly
The ATI 6630m in the 2011 Mini though isn't as...

The ATI 6630m in the 2011 Mini though isn't as strong as the Intel HD 4000 graphics, at least from what I've read.

Intel HD Graphics 4000 - Notebookcheck.net Tech...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 15th, 2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,443
Posted By fyrefly
I specifically said that was not my intention. ...

I specifically said that was not my intention.





That's good. The main goal of my post was to point out how weird and out of whack Apple's Refurb pricing is for the older models. Why do...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 13th, 2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,443
Posted By fyrefly
Did you order from Apple refurbs? If so, can...

Did you order from Apple refurbs?

If so, can you still return? Not to rain on your parade, but for $60 more, you can have TWICE the power with an intel Core Processor:

Refurbished MacBook Air...
Forum: Mac Desktops Jan 12th, 2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 940
Posted By fyrefly
Your sale might be helped by including the screen...

Your sale might be helped by including the screen size. With the 640GB HD, I'm assuming it's the 24" Model?
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 4th, 2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,173
Posted By fyrefly
It's weird to me that Dell labels a bunch of...

It's weird to me that Dell labels a bunch of TN-Panel monitors as "professional" series. As if anyone doing any sort of professional "monitor work" (ie: pretty much only photography/imaging, IMHO)...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 1st, 2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,659
Posted By fyrefly
There is a lot of Info in this thread from...

There is a lot of Info in this thread from RedFlagDeals:

[Elect] USA Roaming T-Mobile, AT&T & Sprint Mobile Hotspot (No Expiration) (NEW) - RedFlagDeals.com Forums...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 26th, 2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,460
Posted By fyrefly
Apple gives employees a week off or more at...

Apple gives employees a week off or more at Christmas so there's no one at Apple HQ to change the prices during this time. But OP was talking about sales at the Apple Store itself versus the App...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 18th, 2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By fyrefly
I would wait on the TB Display (if you can) - I...

I would wait on the TB Display (if you can) - I could see Apple potentially updating it in early 2013 - possibly adding a MagSafe 2 (the current one only has MagSafe 1) as well as USB 3. Also if you...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 18th, 2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,651
Posted By fyrefly
Well, handbrake will take longer, but gaming...

Well, handbrake will take longer, but gaming might be improved with the better video card/more VRam. All depends on whether or not the games you play actually tax the GPU in your MBP as it is. If...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 18th, 2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,651
Posted By fyrefly
How much do you need the processor power at all? ...

How much do you need the processor power at all? Not much, I'm assuming since you use your iPad more than your MacBook Pro.

That being said - you are losing some raw power. Your 2011 MacBook...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 14th, 2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,188
Posted By fyrefly
Question iMac Input Video?

I have a late-2009 era 27" iMac that supports input via Mini-Displayport so I can have pre-Thunderbolt devices use the 27" iMac a secondary display.

My question is about 21"/27" iMacs afterwards...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 13th, 2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,725
Posted By fyrefly
There's still definitely specials that are only...

There's still definitely specials that are only available on Boxing DAY. And then separate sales that are for Boxing Week. (FS/BB will each have different Boxing Day and Boxing Week flyers, for...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 7th, 2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,065
Posted By fyrefly
Lots of "new release" Macs, especially like your...

Lots of "new release" Macs, especially like your brand-new iMac come straight from China. For example: My 13" rMBP came straight from China 'cause I ordered it on launch day. :)
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 1st, 2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,958
Posted By fyrefly
More news from ifixit's tear down: iMac Intel...

More news from ifixit's tear down:
iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544 Teardown - iFixit (http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iMac+Intel+21.5-Inch+EMC+2544+Teardown/11936/1)

"Good news: You can upgrade the...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 30th, 2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,958
Posted By fyrefly
Most interesting in that primate labs post is...

Most interesting in that primate labs post is that the 2012 i7 Mac mini ($799 model) is faster in terms of raw CPU power than both the $1299 and $1499 2012 iMacs.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 30th, 2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By fyrefly
There seems to be 27" iMac "anti-glare" film kits...

There seems to be 27" iMac "anti-glare" film kits already - and the screen dimensions on the 2012 model are the same (AFAIK).

Apple - 27" LED iMac - HD Anti Glare Film with Install Kit |...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 30th, 2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,958
Posted By fyrefly
Yeah, I'm 99% sure that's where I read it. ...

Yeah, I'm 99% sure that's where I read it.

OWC is already selling a 21" 2012 iMac "RAM upgrade Kit" (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/1600DDR3I16P/) for $119 USD.

But - it has an Interesting...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 30th, 2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,958
Posted By fyrefly
Yes, there's a spring-loaded little panel in the...

Yes, there's a spring-loaded little panel in the back of the 27"er that lets you upgrade RAM.

http://images.techhive.com/images/article/2012/11/newimac2012_06-100015312-gallery.jpg

re: 21"...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 29th, 2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,041
Posted By fyrefly
If you want to use your computer for 5+ Years,...

If you want to use your computer for 5+ Years, I'd get the 16GB.

The main reason I'm saying this is 'cause on the new (2012-era) 21" iMacs you can't upgrade the RAM yourself at a later date. Only...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 27th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,467
Posted By fyrefly
Tim Cook told everyone there would be a Mac Pro...

Tim Cook told everyone there would be a Mac Pro coming in 2013. Interesting that we're seeing what possible specs could be in there, but didn't Netkas find ATI drivers in the past for cards that...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 27th, 2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,889
Posted By fyrefly
One more piece of thought - the 15" offers the...

One more piece of thought - the 15" offers the High-Rez option (and I'd go with the Matte option as well, but that's just me). That bumps the Resolution to 1680x1050 and with the matte option, it...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 23rd, 2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,675
Posted By fyrefly
Hers would qualify for the ML "up to date"...

Hers would qualify for the ML "up to date" program regardless, no? Since it was bought with Lion on it, but post-ML release window.

Request your ML for your wife's computer here:
Apple (Canada)...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 22nd, 2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,067
Posted By fyrefly
I ordered mine from Carbon Computing. There's...

I ordered mine from Carbon Computing. There's one in Ottawa, but not in Montreal.

As an aside, IMHO you're better off getting a 2TB HDD seperately and ordering the bare-bones MiniStack (that's...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 18th, 2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,992
Posted By fyrefly
Please no. At least not in it's current form. ...

Please no. At least not in it's current form. It's huge and gawdy and clutters up the interface after people have clicked it.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 14th, 2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 11,765
Posted By fyrefly
Agreed. The current interface in this thread...

Agreed. The current interface in this thread looks clunky, and clutters up the visuals. ehMac has always been pretty refined in it's visual presentation, and the "thanks" bar that appears under all...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 12th, 2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By fyrefly
I would definitely vote for the High-Res Matte or...

I would definitely vote for the High-Res Matte or the Retina MBP.

The non-high-res 15" MBP has a 1440x900 screen - same as the 13" MBA. That to me is a waste when you can get the higher res,...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 9th, 2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,105
Posted By fyrefly
Where'd you get it and how much was it?

Where'd you get it and how much was it?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 8th, 2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By fyrefly
What he said. And both the White T-shaped...

What he said.

And both the White T-shaped one and the Metal L-shaped one will work, though some found the white T-shaped connectors more fragile and prone to cord stripping. I doubt any Apple...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 8th, 2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By fyrefly
Lots of Canadian Stores have "Black Friday" sales...

Lots of Canadian Stores have "Black Friday" sales - and they call it that. Trying to compete and keep people from cross-border shopping.

Apple will have the same stuff online as in stores, as...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 6th, 2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,125
Posted By fyrefly
Short term? This ARM move wouldn't happen until...

Short term? This ARM move wouldn't happen until 2015 at the earliest, IMHO. That means almost a decade of Intel - not exactly short term, at least to me.

Also, WIndows is already being compiled...
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 6th, 2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By fyrefly
Were you trying to get me to go up a beanstalk...

Were you trying to get me to go up a beanstalk and slay a giant? ;)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 6th, 2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,647
Posted By fyrefly
No disrespect intended, but if they had come out...

No disrespect intended, but if they had come out with it at the same time as the Playbook, it would have had many of the same compromises as the playbook, IMHO. Apple came out with it now because of...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 6th, 2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,125
Posted By fyrefly
Still probably 3-5 years out, but makes sense. ...

Still probably 3-5 years out, but makes sense. Eventually iOS And OSX will converge, and ARM chips are running super-fast now. The iPhone 5 A6 chip benchmarks faster (~1700) than any pre-2006 Apple...
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 6th, 2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By fyrefly
Ah crap. Thanks for the heads up! ;)

Ah crap. Thanks for the heads up! ;)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 5th, 2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,952
Posted By fyrefly
iPad 4 has double the CPU power of the 2nd/3rd...

iPad 4 has double the CPU power of the 2nd/3rd Gen iPads (iPad 2 and iPad 3 had same CPU, but different GPU). iPad 4 has A6 Chip plus better GPU then iPad 3 as well.

Geekbench here:
Early iPad...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 5th, 2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,647
Posted By fyrefly
Not if it's a Micro-sim. The iPad Mini uses...

Not if it's a Micro-sim. The iPad Mini uses Nano-Sim (smaller than Micro) cards.

Apple (Canada) - iPad mini - Technical specifications (http://www.apple.com/ca/ipad-mini/specs/)

A transfer...
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 5th, 2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By fyrefly
Mac Mini Server 2.53Ghz C2D, 60GB SSD+500GB HDD, 4GB RAM

Hey All,

For sale is my venerable HTPC Mac Mini - it's the late-2009-era Server Model, with two slots for Drives and no DVD-RW. I have it currently set up as follows:

2.53Ghz Core2Duo
4GB RAM...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 2nd, 2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,647
Posted By fyrefly
Yeah, they are sweet little guys aren't they? ...

Yeah, they are sweet little guys aren't they? Super-light and super-cute. Seemed snappy and responsive and didn't notice too much difference in the display between my retina 3rd Gen and the Mini,...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 2nd, 2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,738
Posted By fyrefly
Not sure that's gonna work out for you...

Not sure that's gonna work out for you wonderings, as I was just in Apple Store Eaton Centre (just wanted to see what they looked like/felt in the hands) and they're sold out. I'd expect...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 1st, 2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,647
Posted By fyrefly
I'd guess yes. Do the Black iPod Touch 5th Gens...

I'd guess yes. Do the Black iPod Touch 5th Gens scratch easily?



To each their own, but there's already one obvious mislead in the Amazon Ad - and that's the "Mono Speaker". iPad Mini has a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 1st, 2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By fyrefly
iPhone 5's all shipped with a bug that doesn't...

iPhone 5's all shipped with a bug that doesn't let them update OTA without connecting to a computer for a quickie "update". For everyone else - you can get updating.

(FYI, the iPhone 5...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 1st, 2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,224
Posted By fyrefly
I'm in the same boat as the OP, I got an iPad 3...

I'm in the same boat as the OP, I got an iPad 3 two months ago. Now, I scored a great deal on Craigslist, but that's another matter. Regardless, I'm happy to stick with my iPad 3. There's not one...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 1st, 2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By fyrefly
I too love tho iOS version and welcome iCloud...

I too love tho iOS version and welcome iCloud syncing. But unless it does WAY more than Reminders already does, and does it all WAY better, charging $15 is highway robbery, IMHO.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 31st, 2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By fyrefly
FS and BB now have pages stating they'll be open...

FS and BB now have pages stating they'll be open at 8AM on Friday for the iPad Mini launch:

Future Shop and Best Buy to Open at 8AM Friday for iPad mini Launch | iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,885
Posted By fyrefly
iMac back (the hard drive swap triggered a...

iMac back (the hard drive swap triggered a display panel issue as well - good thing I have AppleCare). Cloning the Hard Drive back to the pre-shop days now.

As a note to anyone in DT TO - the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 31st, 2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By fyrefly
I think you'll be okay. BestBuy had stock of the...

I think you'll be okay. BestBuy had stock of the iPad 3 and the iPhone 5 on launch day - same as Apple stores. I'd venture there in the early morning if you're *dead set* on an iPad Mini on launch...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By fyrefly
I've seen those machines going for somewhere...

I've seen those machines going for somewhere around $1000, but yours has the Anti-Glare Display and big SSD upgrades, so more than that I guess?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By fyrefly
Yeah that Mac has the GMA950 - and it won't run...

Yeah that Mac has the GMA950 - and it won't run Mountain Lion, and it won't take more than 2GB of RAM, which is a bit of a Dog, even when you're running Lion.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,995
Posted By fyrefly
Okay, then I would still say that $549 for the...

Okay, then I would still say that $549 for the 2.5Ghz 2011-era unit compares unfavourably with the $599 retail price of the new unit. I'd expect the REFURB of the $599 unit to be $549, not the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,995
Posted By fyrefly
I've been looking at the new Minis as well, and...

I've been looking at the new Minis as well, and IMHO the refurbs are still overpriced. The Current models (if you know anyone with an EDU or EPP discount) are priced extremely competitively when you...
Forum: Mac Portables Oct 26th, 2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By fyrefly
If it's the same machine as in your signature,...

If it's the same machine as in your signature, might wanna point out the i7 Processor upgrade as well. Could probably help your sale! :D
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 26th, 2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,154
Posted By fyrefly
Those numbers (5120/2880) are a doubling of...

Those numbers (5120/2880) are a doubling of pixels from the current 2560x1440 iMac screen - which is how Apple has arrived at "retina" in the 15"/13" MBP and the "retina" iPad/iPhone.

So if the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,154
Posted By fyrefly
We're sacrificing a lot of what you're asking for...

We're sacrificing a lot of what you're asking for as a trade-off for thin-ness and weight. Which I can see mattering in the rMBP or another laptop, but not in the iMac.

In the 13" Retina, for...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,436
Posted By fyrefly
Are you talking about the newly announced iMacs? ...

Are you talking about the newly announced iMacs? They don't launch until November (for the 21") and December (for the 27"). What you'd be missing is the Optical Drive, and on the 21" Model, there...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,154
Posted By fyrefly
Oh, no he was turning it so precisely... he knew...

Oh, no he was turning it so precisely... he knew EXACTLY where to stop that turn so that to the keynote camera it still was razor thin. You can tell they rehearsed that turn. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,154
Posted By fyrefly
Also, if you look at the new iMac the "wrong" way...

Also, if you look at the new iMac the "wrong" way (ala Steve Jobs' infamous "you're holding it wrong" iPhone 4 email ;) ), it doesn't exactly look that "thin". ;) As opposed to all the perfectly...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 25th, 2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,154
Posted By fyrefly
It looks like the holes at the bottom are part...

It looks like the holes at the bottom are part vents, part speakers, IMHO. This inside look during the keynote:
...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 24th, 2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,995
Posted By fyrefly
3DMark11 doesn't mean much unless you're gaming...

3DMark11 doesn't mean much unless you're gaming with the Mini, no? Or I guess really high-end Photoshop/FCP work?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 24th, 2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,154
Posted By fyrefly
From Anand: "4GB write buffer is the only...

From Anand:

"4GB write buffer is the only cache-like component to Apple's Fusion Drive. Everything else works as an OS directed pinning algorithm instead of an SSD cache."



From Anand:
"In...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 24th, 2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,995
Posted By fyrefly
Do external Thunderbolt graphics cards with Mac...

Do external Thunderbolt graphics cards with Mac Drivers/Kexts actually exist? I know Sony put out a thunderbolt external graphics/dock with one of it's ultralights, but that doesn't work with the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 24th, 2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,154
Posted By fyrefly
'Cause look at the side of it - other than the...

'Cause look at the side of it - other than the flat screen, it's a concave bubble on the back.



Agreed. Is there really a reason (other than Marketing) for the iMac to be this thin? ...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 23rd, 2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,995
Posted By fyrefly
Yeah, that's a shame. The Radeon-equipped models...

Yeah, that's a shame. The Radeon-equipped models of the last gen were the sweet spot, IMHO.

But the Intel 4000 can somehow power the Retina Display on the 13" MBP now, so Apple may have some...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 23rd, 2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,154
Posted By fyrefly
Yeah, but the fact that they don't let Base Model...

Yeah, but the fact that they don't let Base Model iMac or MacMini BTO to a Fusion Drive just screams "same old Apple upselling". Blerg.



Yeah, the tech specs say only the 27". There's...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 23rd, 2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,154
Posted By fyrefly
The rumours put new iMacs at the iPad mini...

The rumours put new iMacs at the iPad mini announcement event. But new intel today suggests they may not be ready in time. We'll see in just under 12 hours at 1pm EST on Tuesday...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,154
Posted By fyrefly
This isn't true. Purchase MacBook Pro with...

This isn't true.

Purchase MacBook Pro with 13-inch, 15-inch or Retina display from the Apple Online Store and get free shipping. - Apple Store (Canada)...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,885
Posted By fyrefly
As an update (in case anyone cares ;) ) I dropped...

As an update (in case anyone cares ;) ) I dropped off at Eaton Centre on Thursday, and got the email this AM that my iMac's ready. So two business days or 4 days (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon) till the drive...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 19th, 2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,885
Posted By fyrefly
Yeah, I dropped mine off at the Genius Bar...

Yeah, I dropped mine off at the Genius Bar yesterday, and they said 3-5 days.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 16th, 2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,885
Posted By fyrefly
Seriously? Why not? If I have a drive model in...

Seriously? Why not? If I have a drive model in my machine that's *known* to have a high enough failure rate that Apple's gonna replace it with a new one, why not get a new drive that has less wear...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 16th, 2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,885
Posted By fyrefly
I know... my late-2009 27" iMac now is covered...

I know... my late-2009 27" iMac now is covered under this. I guess I better get the HD replaced, but jeez, lugging a 27" iMac over to the Eaton Centre on foot for a genuis appointment is gonna be an...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 9th, 2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,544
Posted By fyrefly
Seems like a fun project! Your title makes it...

Seems like a fun project! Your title makes it sound like you're unhappy, but the post makes it seem really cool. :D
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 1st, 2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,928
Posted By fyrefly
9/6 is a bit more HSDPA+ than LTE. Are you sure...

9/6 is a bit more HSDPA+ than LTE. Are you sure LTE is turned on?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 27th, 2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,288
Posted By fyrefly
I'm getting much worse battery life on my iPhone...

I'm getting much worse battery life on my iPhone 5 than I was on my iPhone 4. LTE might be to blame. That MacRumors article certainly sounds valid. But I get full bars downtown TO - if the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 25th, 2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,679
Posted By fyrefly
Well, not to support RoBellUs, or to start an...

Well, not to support RoBellUs, or to start an urban/suburban divide, but statistically, 80%+ of Canadians live in Major Urban Centres. So if RoBellUs was gonna start somewhere (and Bell.Telus share...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 25th, 2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,839
Posted By fyrefly
I'm pretty sure it's a Carrier/Apple supplying...

I'm pretty sure it's a Carrier/Apple supplying them with few phones issue.

If you walk into an Apple Store today, I bet you could walk out with a phone (at least that's the case here in TO).
...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 25th, 2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,928
Posted By fyrefly
Yeah, I live right downtown TO, near Eaton Centre...

Yeah, I live right downtown TO, near Eaton Centre and I've gotten up to about 38, but regularly more around 25 down and 15-25 up.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 25th, 2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By fyrefly
But if it takes that long, you'll get a $50...

But if it takes that long, you'll get a $50 credit for your "patience" so that's good!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 25th, 2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By fyrefly
It'll probably be back... next summer. June/July...

It'll probably be back... next summer. June/July 2013-ish. Till then, get a refurb to save $$ or wait for iPad Mini - or get a $60 off coupon for Staples this Friday. (go ask over at RedFlagDeals...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 24th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 66,514
Posted By fyrefly
Metro has $25 cards for $20 this week. Page 6 in...

Metro has $25 cards for $20 this week. Page 6 in the Flyer:

Weekly flyer : Grocery coupons, rebates and discounts (http://metro.ca/en/on/flyer.html?idFlyer=1435&flyerPage=6&imgSize=0)
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 23rd, 2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,221
Posted By fyrefly
SSD + 3 GB RAM will breathe new life into that...

SSD + 3 GB RAM will breathe new life into that mac. It still won't run Mountain Lion, but for some that's okay.

A word of caution - My friend with a similar-era MBP recently purchased an SSD only...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 22nd, 2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,063
Posted By fyrefly
Then why exactly did you buy a rMBP? ;)

Then why exactly did you buy a rMBP? ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 21st, 2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By fyrefly
Agreed. That i7 2.0Ghz processor is no slouch. ...

Agreed. That i7 2.0Ghz processor is no slouch.

But consider that the iMacs are due for a refresh probably within a month or so. No retina displays - but definitely the Ivy Bridge processors (the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,686
Posted By fyrefly
I agree with HowEver, I'm 99% sure that Apple...

I agree with HowEver, I'm 99% sure that Apple will hand nano-sims out like Candy on launch day - even if you aren't buying a phone. The store will probably be dead - the HUGE lineup will be...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 13th, 2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,729
Posted By fyrefly
Pretty sure the online system allows you to order...

Pretty sure the online system allows you to order a nano sim for your carrier along with the phone. Then you go online to the carrier's website (when you get the nano sim) and switch the sims over...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 13th, 2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By fyrefly
I'd take that possibly and raise you a...

I'd take that possibly and raise you a "probably". lol.

Apple didn't want to steal the spotlight from the iPhone (it's more profitable business) by also releasing an iPad Mini. Give them another...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 13th, 2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,729
Posted By fyrefly
Why tho? It seems weird for Apple to embargo...

Why tho? It seems weird for Apple to embargo Canadian carriers when they announced ATT/Verizon/Sprint contract prices themselves during the keynote. But... after I checked around the UK - carriers...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 13th, 2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,729
Posted By fyrefly
I don't feel bad for the carriers at all. ...

I don't feel bad for the carriers at all. Everyone and their babies knew that the iPhone 5 was being announced on September 12th. Pricing and availability were an unknown, but Apple announced...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 11th, 2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By fyrefly
They both have the same resolution, and AFAIK,...

They both have the same resolution, and AFAIK, probably ship with the same Panel made by LG. So it comes down to bells and whistles - do you need the thunderbolt connectivity, (ethernet, USB, power...
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