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Why is it a bad thing if the 5C isn't selling as well as the 5S? That's a good thing for Apple as the 5S is a higher priced and higher quality product. This has been the case in the past where the iPhone 5 outsold the 4S. There's a tracking company here that shows some sales ratios: http://www.localytics.com/blog/2013/is-the-iphone-5c-catching-up-and-what-to-expect-from-apples-1022-ipad-launch/ It suggests the ratio of 5C to 5S is improving but still the 5S outsells the...
There's a page here with the usual raft of comments having one preference or another: http://www.digitaldjtips.com/2012/10/pc-vs-mac-for-djing/ Makes a change from iOS vs Android these days. Macs typically have better firewire support; even with Thunderbolt, it's an adaptor away. This tends to have lower latency and CPU usage for audio processing than USB and can be daisy...
Looks like Samsung again but one of their Malaysian operations this time.
Y'know, you only have to sit with your legs that far apart when you play the cello. Salman Rushdie looked like he was having a great time conducting.Some data centers even with SLC have reported failure rates only slightly better than would be seen with HDDs:http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-reliability-failure-rate,2923-6.htmlThe failures weren't due to the type of NAND either, which may explain why SSD manufacturers are shifting to cheaper NAND. If the main causes...
One thing you can try is connecting the iMac and MBP over firewire, putting the iMac in target mode by holding t at boot and boot the MBP from it. Then see if you get the same issues plugging the devices into the MBP. If nothing goes wrong, you'll know it's an issue with the software on the MBP. You can try flushing the caches on the MBP by holding shift at boot time, see if the drives work ok in safe mode, then reboot.There is an instruments app that comes with XCode to...
Is the iMac running a newer OS? I remember there being issues with PC formatted drives on older versions of OS X. You can perhaps try using NTFS-3G to override the OS handling it:http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com
The problem is people will use their laptops differently. When I type or use the trackpad on a laptop, I don't rest my hands on the front. My sleeves or wrists would be there. It's actually quite difficult to use a laptop with palms rested there so I doubt the staining would be a common issue. The protector cover above even says that Apple recommends it for "demanding users". People on forums tend to react based on the assumption that everyone has the same usage habits as...
You should still be able to get to recovery mode by holding alt at boot but it depends on how old the machine is. If you don't have a working browser, you can download the latest Safari in the terminal: curl http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/18/32/041-6651/147ugedbeiqpz43czixlgawayfoa7tjyjv/Safari6.1MountainLion.pkg > ~/Desktop/Safari.pkg 10.9 Mavericks is a free upgrade in the App Store. Upgrading to the latest OS will bring the latest Safari with it.
Apparently so: http://davidvielmetter.com/tricks/macbook-pro-palm-rest-discoloration/ I doubt it will be as bad as plastic laptops and it describes how to repair it but it must be enough of an issue for there to be a 3rd party solution: http://store.apple.com/us/product/TW021LL/A/moshi-13-palmguard-palm-rest-protector-for-macbook-pro
I do think that, especially with the iOS devices. They make such high quality products from the outset now that people can happily hang onto them for years. They at least seal in components that will always go bad eventually to force a repair or upgrade - batteries and SSD will always fail eventually and the display has a good chance of going bad. But this is nothing like years ago when people had to deal with MHz clock speeds and KB of RAM and performance upgrades were...
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