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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Herdfan, Jun 10, 2012.
An 11" 64GB Air is going for about $500 on Gazelle in perfect condition.
Does anyone have an AirPort Express or Extreme wireless router (or a Time Capsule) are they any good?
Is that the way that YOU feel, or just posting the link?!
I don't know the answer to the question, but whenever I'm able to make the switch to Wireless N, I'd like to get a Time Capsule.
Keeping in mind, I deal with end users and support their devices, I'm glad they haven't made huge GUI changes.
I do to have one, but they were one of the only devices not affected by the Wireless Protected Setup vulnerability that do many devices are still vulnerable to. This is good.
Things I hated when I worked on one, no web interface, it was a piece of software that had to be installed on a system. I also like DDWRT or OpenWrt instead of stock firmware.
My thoughts on iOS 6:
MAPS: I'm very pleased that Apple is finally getting around to doing turn by turn directions. That was one of the features that Android had that I felt was lacking on the iPhone. I like that it gives you multiple routes to choose from, and for those that live in metropolitan areas, I like the traffic features. Flyover seems VERY cool, and I hope they offer an AirPlay option for that. I will miss the satellite and hybrid modes in MAPS though. Click here for more information regarding changes!
SIRI: I don't have an iPhone 4s or an iPad 3, so it doesn't really affect me. I'd probably come near using it on an iPhone versus an iPad 3, and I do intend on finding someway to upgrade to "the new iPhone" later this year, as my current phone has some MAJOR issues. Not really impressed with the developments today regarding it...
FACEBOOK: I'm very glad to have Facebook integration... not that I really use Facebook a lot, since I rarely have anything interesting to say, and mainly use it to tell individuals "happy birthday" or the like, but it would have been convenient to have had during my recent "American Idol" experiences. The integration with contacts COULD be very cool should they do it right... I'm not crazy about the way my Android phone syncs with my Facebook/Twitter contacts.
PHOTO STREAM SHARING: Again... I don't really know many "i" folks, so it doesn't really affect me much, but I'm glad for those who do that it appears you can SELECTIVELY pick what's shared and what's not instead of EVERYTHING being shared by default.
PASSBOOK: A cool app... it doesn't really affect me much since I don't really have anything to use it with, but it's cool and convenient for those who do.
FACETIME OVER CELLULAR: Verizon and AT&T are counting the overage charges now! Again, doesn't really affect me much since I don't really know many "i" folks...
PHONE: OK... this was pretty cool to me... particularly the "Do Not Disturb" portion. I like that a lot. Ironically, I was reading a semi-local blog a couple of months ago from a guy who got an iPhone and he was complaining about not having a DND feature.
MAIL: Depending upon how it's done, the VIP feature seems cool... potentially.
SAFARI: Shared Bookmarks... potentially cool...
The improvements to Find My Friends is cool, but again, I don't know many "i" folks, so it doesn't really affect me. I like the changes to "Find My iPhone."
There are a few things that would be nice to have changed... I still get ticked at the Calendar app, so I'd like to see some changes/improvements to it... but overall, iOS 6 seems to fix one BIG complaint about the iPhone, so I'm impressed and looking forward to this Fall when I can finally try it out!
Yes, we have an AirPort Extreme. It's very nice. Unbelievably easy to set up a secure network. The guest network was super easy to setup as well. I don't regret my purchase. Had I known exactly what a Time Capsule was, I would have gotten one of those instead.
Hope this helps.
Well, I didn't see it listed, but hopefully it is there... I want to be able to copy and paste a whole appointment in the Calendar. I can't stand that you can't do that now. I routinely have appointments that are re-set on new dates. As I like to keep track of all appointments, I don't want to move the current one to the new date, but rather want to copy it, as the current one was a valid appointment.
Option-Drag does what you describe in the Mac calendar, if I understand correctly what you want.
Not if he's talking about the iPhone or iPad calendar.
Still can't figure out how a company like Apple can't figure out how to make a "select all" and "delete all" button in their email client on the iPad and iPhone (or what their screwy logic is for not doing it). Fortunately there is a Jailbreak app for that.
While they didn't mention it, maybe it's finally in IOS 6.
I should have specified that. Yes, I meant for the iPad and iPhone.
I rather think they've chosen to not do that, as it's way too easy to accidentally delete messages on the iDevices. All my e-mails on the devices are IMAP, so it do mass deletions on the computer when needed.
I have mixed feelings on Mountain Lion at $19.99... On the one hand, it isn't outrageously priced... on the other, I just upgraded to Lion in February of this year for $29.99... so had I waited a few more months I would have skipped it and saved $10.
I was hoping for a better upgrade option for recent Lion purchasers.
Wait a second, I have the "select all" option in my email on my iPad, then I just use the backspace button to delete all that's highlighted. What am I missing or not understanding about what you're saying?
They did this kind of thing years ago with iPod Touch users. First gen Touch users had to pay $20 to add apps like Mail, stocks, weather, maps and notes along with the functionality to rearrange icons. Those that didn't buy that update paid $10 to upgrade to IOS 2 and got those features, and those that did buy that update still had to pay $10 for iOS 2, $10 for iOS 3 etc. apple claimed it was required by law, but that always seemed like an excuse.
Back in the PocketPC days, there was a great feature that I wish was more prevalent in IOS apps. It's the tap and hold for a menu. I would like to tap and hold an email and have the menu pop up to forward, delete, etc. Wouldn't it be great to tap and hold the top bar and have a menu to enable/disable BT or location services or some of the other administrative functions?
My biggest peeve about ios is the sheer number of screens you have to go through sometimes to change something.
I have a friend who would buy my old iMac in an instant. Mac2Sell.net will give you good price references. A posting on a BB at a local college would be a great way. I would stay away from ebay. Maybe a CL listing as you can meet the buyer.
Ok, so according to Mac2Sell.net, my 17" i7 MBP is worth around $2K. Assuming I could get that for it, I could get in the new MBP for $200. I will need to see the screen though. If it make the text too small as high rez displays tend to do then no. Also, do I want to go from a 17" to a 15"?
So bummed about this.
Well... I WAS planning on upgrading to a "New iPhone" from my Android device later this year, BUT after reading about Verizon's new shared data plan pricing, I may be giving up on that dream and going back an old plain cell phone.