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post #81 of 90
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Originally posted by Ricardo Parada
Maybe AIM is the most popular in the US only.

Absolutely. But when did Americans ever worry about what people outside the US thought or did? Talk about an introverted society! Join the global village already, people! (Including wrt political issues.)
post #82 of 90
Hold up now. What's this about being able to do single audio chats or single-video with AIM users? I've never been able to figure out how to do more than simple text chats between AIM and iChat (and even then they lack all of the drag and drop features of iChat, like for picture or file sharing). Please tell me how an audio chat may be initiated between iChat and AIM?

I've resorted to just using Skype to go for audio chats between Mac and Windows, and maybe in the end that's for the best. Still, I would like to know how to do this if someone would point me in the right direction.
post #83 of 90
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Originally posted by bdj21ya
Hold up now. What's this about being able to do single audio chats or single-video with AIM users? I've never been able to figure out how to do more than simple text chats between AIM and iChat (and even then they lack all of the drag and drop features of iChat, like for picture or file sharing). Please tell me how an audio chat may be initiated between iChat and AIM?

I've resorted to just using Skype to go for audio chats between Mac and Windows, and maybe in the end that's for the best. Still, I would like to know how to do this if someone would point me in the right direction.

Unsure about the audio but I've seen video chats between AIM & iChat3 - not great but the PC had a low-def webcam. I think it can only be instigated by AIM though.

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Android proves (as Windows & VHS did before it) that if you want to control people, give us choices and the belief we're capable of making them. We're all 'living' the American dream.
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Android proves (as Windows & VHS did before it) that if you want to control people, give us choices and the belief we're capable of making them. We're all 'living' the American dream.
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post #84 of 90
Mac OS X Ocelot!!!!
post #85 of 90
Skype seems to be the way that everyone in the UK and most of western Europe is going (outside of the pre-pubescent MSN community).

I have a lot of American friends, so please don't take this the wrong way. But a large portion of the USA consider anything outside of beloved country as insignificant. The funny thing is that technologically the US is way behind the rest of the world. Asia leads the way in hi-tech electronics, the UK and Netherlands lead the way in engineering and design, Germany have the lead in automotive development. I merely point this out to iterate the fact that we are important and our preferences should not be ignored.

AIM and iChat are ok, but I never see anyone else using them, even though the Mac community is growing nicely in my peer group, everyone uses Skype.

Apple should have bought Skype before Ebay did!
post #86 of 90
if gps is included in future macs i sincerely hope they pre-empt concerns about privacy and make the unit deactivated by default and ideally with some way of remotely enabling it using a user password

i wouldn't want apple turning into big brother. i thought that was MS's style
post #87 of 90
regarding the AIM matter, most people i know (UK & Japan) use msn although aim is popular amongst the uk music scene due to faster file transfers

yahoo's also pretty popular in japan although msn seems to be dominant

i use adium, so the network is of little relevance to me!
post #88 of 90
I think you''re confusing GPS (Global Positioning System) with GIS (Geographic Information System). I don't think whomever wrote the article has a good understanding between the two. First off, I can't see how installing GPS receivers in Macs will enable tracking of stolen machines...they work indoors primarily and GPS receivers usually don't work indoors because the GPS signal is weak and is easily blocked without direct line of sight to the satelites. Secondly, I'm a spatial information scientist and lack of GIS software on the Mac is the only reason I have for needing windows. Fortunately I can install a Windows partition using Bootcamp to run ArcGIS 9 and MapInfo Professional so at least I don't need a PC box. There's no shortage of GPS software on both platforms. My guess is someone heard GIS and didn't know what it meant so they converted it to GPS and the rumour mill went into overdrive from there.


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Originally Posted by TenoBell View Post

Unless there is some strategic reason I don't know of, I can't see Apple doing this. Why reinvent the wheel?

I think its a good idea to build global mapping and GPS software. The software should be the front end of Google Earth. Google has already put a great deal of effort into it, it makes no sense why Apple would not use their service.

I would love integrated GPS however becuase I know of several PC people who like to use GPS software as a reason they will not buy a Mac.
post #89 of 90
Like Europe, NO ONE in Australia uses AIM. By far the majority use MSN, with other minor contenders being Yahoo and Skype. The AOL branding does not work outside of America, because the rest of the world doesn't see itself as part of America (as strange as that may sound to some Americans). Simple as that.

I ditched MSN a while ago and I'm so glad I did. I use Yahoo and it's actually the best client I've seen on OS X, very stable with great video support. If you ask me, Apple would have been better off partnering iChat with Yahoo or Google ages ago.

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Originally Posted by DeaPeaJay View Post

oh, well I stand corrected. So is AIM not available in Europe? I know it's AMERICA online, but I always figured it was open to other countries. My brother in Brazil uses it. I guess it would be weird if I used a program called Europe Online =/
post #90 of 90
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Originally Posted by s.metcalf View Post

I think you''re confusing GPS (Global Positioning System) with GIS (Geographic Information System). I don't think whomever wrote the article has a good understanding between the two. First off, I can't see how installing GPS receivers in Macs will enable tracking of stolen machines...they work indoors primarily and GPS receivers usually don't work indoors because the GPS signal is weak and is easily blocked without direct line of sight to the satelites. Secondly, I'm a spatial information scientist and lack of GIS software on the Mac is the only reason I have for needing windows. Fortunately I can install a Windows partition using Bootcamp to run ArcGIS 9 and MapInfo Professional so at least I don't need a PC box. There's no shortage of GPS software on both platforms. My guess is someone heard GIS and didn't know what it meant so they converted it to GPS and the rumour mill went into overdrive from there.

I've posted this already, but I'll post it for you.

http://www.u-blox.com/news/3GSM.html
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