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Apr 27th 2011 1:05AM solvingchaos, he knows. But that interferes with his spamming TUAW comments.
Apr 26th 2011 10:02PM I've really wanted to like the iPhone. I've used Apple products almost exclusively for more than 30 years now. Apple designed an elegant, thoughtful smartphone. But they made some design decisions that I dislike -- it doesn't matter what they are -- and I found an Android phone that makes the design decisions I prefer. If I remember right, Sadun's a parent; she should understand that when the search for perfection fails you, you go with the best compromise. And in the day-to-day realm, perhaps she can spend a little time with an Android phone (ideally one that a third party hasn't skinned much) and a user who can help her get it. The other commenters are right: OS wars were annoying when they were just kids mouthing off in the '90s, and there's not much point beyond pageviews to continuing them today.
Dec 20th 2010 7:47PM The Roku is a wonderful box. I used the company's Soundbridge music streamers for years; they were rock solid and reliable. The video streamer does so much that an Apple TV owner would still get a lot out of it.
Dec 16th 2010 10:25PM Chris, you might also point out to your TUAW cohorts that there is no such word as "freemium."
Nov 2nd 2010 1:29AM Speaking of ripping, note that Macworld has called out iSkysoft (the developer of those video utilities) for questionable and spam-driven marketing techniques, and separately also gave the company's DVD ripper (which is part of one of those two bundles) a low mark for its poor video quality.
And in fact, it's interesting to see on the bundle's sale page that the three video utilities use different company names but, according to Macworld, are all names used by iSkysoft.
Hopefully we'll see bundles from the reputable Macheist and The Mac Bundle soon.
Oct 21st 2010 10:19PM The entry to the subway station is much nicer, but once you're through the turnstiles it's still a badly lit, decaying dump. Take that PR spin about "completely renovated" with a big shiny grain of salt. The platforms are brighter, but only because Apple's put up internally-lit plastic billboards on those columns between the tracks that you probably remember, Mike; there aren't any improvements at all to any of the stairs, escalators, or platforms, not even new paint that I could see. Now that the renovations at Grand are almost done, even with Apple's improvements to the entrance, North & Clybourn's by far the grossest station on the Red Line subway. :(
Oct 20th 2010 12:39AM Grant, how's that work in Microsoft Word, or Excel, or iTunes, or iCal, or Pages, or GarageBand, or the Finder for you?
Oct 19th 2010 8:09PM No; he's right even if Lion has a game changer, because it would be the first update in a while to have a game changer.
Jun 4th 2010 12:06AM FWIW, EST ended months ago.
Mar 9th 2010 10:48PM Right. I've never heard of Hazel, but it took no time at all for me to write an Automator folder action that moved different file types from my Dropbox to appropriate locations.
Dropbox is conveniently cross-platform and handles more than just torrent files. If your only concern is torrents, Transmission's Web interface is good enough.