Originally Posted by AquaMac
It's way over priced.
Originally Posted by AquaMac
It's easy to make that judgement when I have almost all the features that .mac offers for FREE.
It's not hard if you look for them. Don't for get it's not only a $100 purchase.
It's a reoccurring service every year. $500 for 5 years? Get real!
I love Mac OS X but .mac is for suckers.
It's only $70 at Amazon and possibly cheapaer on eBay.
I'd like to know these .Mac features that you have for free. I get a new machine a couple times a year. To setup a new user I simple have to input my .Mac creditinals and nearly all my important items sync to my new machine. I can be up and running on my new machine like it was my previous one in no time flat. For the Applications and codecs I keep all that on an external drive and merely execute a simple AppleScript to do the rest. I suppose I could create an AppleScript for everything else too but .Mac makes it simple. Also, if I'm using someone else's computer I can access my address book through the web portal; though, that less needed since my iPhone holds all that data. Also, I'm assuming using Back To My Mac will take the preemptive tasks of knowing your IP address out of using VNC.
That is why I like it, and while it does have problems, it is slower than i think it should be and more expensive I do find the time it saves and peace of mind of backing my stuff up worth it.
Originally Posted by Frank777
For the last time, Apple will not put a Blu-Ray drive in the Apple TV, since the quality would surpass that of the rental service Apple is going to debut.
Apple is not stupid enough to spend millions launching iTunes Movie Rentals and then undercut the download service by having customers say that discs are better.
I agree. Which is also why they won't put a TV Tuner in the Apple TV until the studios have vacated iTunes.
Originally Posted by aegisdesign
AFAIK there's no spectrum available for WiMax in the UK. Pipex (a broadband company) bought up spectrum a while back and trialled it in Milton Keynes but to roll it out nationally it'd take a huge act of regulation to get everyone to co-operate. The UK isn't like the US where everything is spaced out and interference and WiMax don't get on.
There was no real EDGE network in the UK, Germany and France, either.
Originally Posted by techfreak85
Look guys its kinda obvious..... Something in the air refers to wireless(think we already hammered that out). So what would happen if Apple releases our "macbook air"(people have no imagination
)--completly wireless, right? Wireless internet, wireless usb, wireless sound(i guess
\), and Wireless power. But well, were's it going to get all that? From the new AIRPORT EXTREME! Its gonna be redesigned so its more of an extension of your desk. Its a base station for all the needs of the new 'book. just set it down and start working. ya gotta put the pieces togeather.... 10 bucks says it has an ipod/iphone dock on it!
The tag line is too vague to be incontrovertible, but am leaning toward an ultra-thin notebook.
These are all the synonyms for air in Mac OS X Dictionary.
1 hundreds of birds hovered in the air
sky, atmosphere; heavens, ether.2 open the windows to get some air into the room
breeze, draft, wind; breath/blast of air, gust of wind.3 an air of defiance
expression, appearance, look, impression, aspect, aura, mien, countenance, manner, bearing, tone.4 (airs)
: putting on airs
affectations, pretension, pretentiousness, affectedness, posturing, airs and graces.5 a traditional Scottish air
tune, melody, song; literary lay.
verb1 a chance to air your views
express, voice, make public, ventilate, articulate, state, declare, give expression/voice to; have one's say about.2 the windows were opened to air the room
ventilate, freshen, refresh, cool.3 the film was aired nationwide
broadcast, transmit, screen, show, televise, telecast.