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« on: September 22, 2012, 05:19:15 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 08:53:40 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 08:56:49 PM »

Hey bay, what you think of iphone 5? any improvement over iphone 4s?
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 09:33:28 AM »

Hey bay, what you think of iphone 5? any improvement over iphone 4s?


Sure it's an improvement: bigger screen and much faster LTE network.  I played with iPhone 5 in the Apple store a few weeks ago.  It is a solid phone as far as it goes, but I do not think it is a big enough of a leap to upgrade if one already has 4s.  In fact, I donít think it is worth upgrading from 4 if you are happy with 4.  I have a 4 and unless I lose or damage it in the coming months I will keep using it until iPhone 5s.

Reviewers and Apple have touted the bigger screen.  A bigger screen is less impressive to me.  If I want to look at a bigger screen I will use my iPad.  I also think the iPad Mini is silly for the same reason.  If I want to use a smaller and more portable screen than my iPad I will use my iPhone.  Given the brisk sales of 7Ē tablets there is clearly a market for them, but I am not in that market.

You didnít ask about it but let me weigh in on the new iMacs as well.  http://www.apple.com/imac/  Bay no likey!  Angry  I think losing the CD/DVD drive is a dealbreaker and I am glad I already have a previous generation 27Ē and 26Ē iMac with and CD/DVD drive.  I know Apple wants to move people away from disk drives, but the reality is people out there have tons of CDs and DVDs that they will want to rip.  One should not have to buy an external drive in order to do so.  Similarly, lots of people still want to burn their own CDs or DVDs.  The iMac is supposed to be a consumer friendly all in one solution.  Without a disk drive it is suddenly not so consumer friendly.  Apple should at least offer the drive as a choice for those consumers who want a drive with their machine.

Apple is bragging about how thin the new iMac is.  What exactly is the point of this?  Making it "thinner" makes is more likely to overheat in the long term (less air circulation).  The last time I checked, no one was complaining that the iMac is too "thick."  With the new thinner iMac Apple has come up with a solution to a "problem" that does not exist.  Roll Eyes


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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 09:14:16 AM »

It's enough to make you want to have a coupla babies.  Cheesy


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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 12:22:00 PM »

No offense to Motorola's Zoom, Samsung, or Google's Nexus, but one does not often see bad guys trying to steal their products.  Cheesy


$1.5M in iPad minis stolen from JFK airport in 'GoodFellas' style heist
By Neil Hughes
A pair of thieves stole $1.5 million worth of Apple iPad minis from a building at New York's JFK airport that was also the site of a famous robbery in 1978.

Details of the valuable heist were revealed on Thursday by the New York Post. About 3,600 iPad minis that had just arrived from China were taken from one of the airport's cargo buildings.

That same building was the site of the 1978 Lufthansa heist in which $5 million in cash and $875,000 worth of jewelry were stolen ó the largest cash robbery to ever occur on U.S. soil. That heist was featured in the 1990 film "GoodFellas" starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.

The incident occurred this Monday, just before midnight, when a pair of thieves reportedly used one of the airport's own forklifts to steal two pallets of iPad minis. Not all of the shipments were placed on the truck, as the arrival of an airport worker allegedly forced the duo to leave three pallets behind.

Because the thieves arrived with an official JFK forklift, it's been speculated that an airport employee may have let them into the area near Building 261 around 11 p.m., and also let them out after the iPad minis were stolen.

Apple's iPad mini has a starting price of $329 for a 16-gigabyte Wi-Fi-only model. The most expensive option is the 64-gigabyte version with cellular data, which sells for $659.


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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2012, 07:16:03 PM »

Bay,

As you seem to be tech-savvy, I thought you a wise choice to ask:
One of my co-workers also works for a physician who recently began using a type of backup battery for his iPad and iPhone. The Dr. claims it can completely charge his tablet and phone with juice left over.

The kicker is that the battery device transfers the charge in a very short time; in around one minute according to my friend. Are you familiar with any such backup device?
I was looking at the iSound 16,000 mAh unit, but the description makes no mention of a rapid transfer time. In fact, none of the devices I've researched do, and that's one of the primary features I'm interested in.

I've asked my friend to get some information from the Doc, but she always ends up forgetting!
Any help?
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2012, 07:30:56 PM »

Bay,

As you seem to be tech-savvy, I thought you a wise choice to ask:
One of my co-workers also works for a physician who recently began using a type of backup battery for his iPad and iPhone. The Dr. claims it can completely charge his tablet and phone with juice left over.

The kicker is that the battery device transfers the charge in a very short time; in around one minute according to my friend. Are you familiar with any such backup device?
I was looking at the iSound 16,000 mAh unit, but the description makes no mention of a rapid transfer time. In fact, none of the devices I've researched do, and that's one of the primary features I'm interested in.

I've asked my friend to get some information from the Doc, but she always ends up forgetting!
Any help?

I've never heard of it and I don't believe it exists.  I am not an engineer, but I do not believe we currently have the technology to recharge batteries--any batteries--in less than a minute.  I will be happy to be proven wrong.  If this device exists and is reliable it will soon be the wonder of tech universe so you should have no trouble finding it.  The fact that you can't find it suggests it is right up there with unicorns and the easter bunny.  Undecided

Why doesn't your friend tell you then name of this product or give you a link to the company that makes it?
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2012, 07:59:15 PM »

I've never heard of it and I don't believe it exists.  I am not an engineer, but I do not believe we currently have the technology to recharge batteries--any batteries--in less than a minute.  I will be happy to be proven wrong.  If this device exists and is reliable it will soon be the wonder of tech universe so you should have no trouble finding it.  The fact that you can't find it suggests it is right up there with unicorns and the easter bunny.  Undecided

Why doesn't you friend tell you then name of this product or give you a link to the company that makes it?


Eh, you know how some people are - "oh, sorry I forgot...I'll get it next time..." Then next time yields the same response.
Anyway, she said she thought the name started with an "L," and that he bought it at Best Buy for about $80 with his son's discount; it supposedly retails for $100 normally. I spent a fair amount of time on BB's site and turned up nothing.

I'll let you know here if I ever learn anything more.
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2012, 08:15:34 PM »

Bay,

As you seem to be tech-savvy, I thought you a wise choice to ask:
One of my co-workers also works for a physician who recently began using a type of backup battery for his iPad and iPhone. The Dr. claims it can completely charge his tablet and phone with juice left over.

The kicker is that the battery device transfers the charge in a very short time; in around one minute according to my friend. Are you familiar with any such backup device?
I was looking at the iSound 16,000 mAh unit, but the description makes no mention of a rapid transfer time. In fact, none of the devices I've researched do, and that's one of the primary features I'm interested in.

I've asked my friend to get some information from the Doc, but she always ends up forgetting!
Any help?

Is it one of these?

http://www.mophie.com/mophie-juice-pack-air-iPhone-4-4S-battery-case-p/1145_jpa-ip4-blk.htm
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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2012, 04:30:46 AM »



Not quite, but thanks for the info. Going by what my friend/co-worker said, this is a small rectangular box-shaped apparatus that sounds like a common external backup battery in description.

The item in your link is great, and I will likely get it, or something similar, once I renew my phone contract and get my 4S in the next month or so. My cousin's husband is a huge Apple mark, and I know that over the summer he purchased a case with built-in battery. It's probably the same product in your link, but I'm not positive; especially since I'm not familiar with many of the similar products out there.
I do know that he loves it, though. The only drawback is that it adds considerable weight to his iPhone, but I think that is to be reasonably epected for what it is.

I especially like this part:
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The juice pack is rechargeable for over 500 cycles. (Full cycles, partial cycles donít count as full. So, you can charge your juice pack 10% of the way 10 times before it counts as a complete cycle.) Donít be afraid to top it off!
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2012, 07:56:30 AM »

May I ask why you would buy a 4s in a month or so when the 5 is already available?
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2012, 02:58:46 PM »

May I ask why you would buy a 4s in a month or so when the 5 is already available?


Sure.
From the feedback I've heard, consumers were somewhat disappointed with the improvements of the new 5, and many do not feel it merits an upgrade if you're not presently due for one - particularly for owners of the 4S, which is typically considered an outstanding model even now.

My contract is up. With the current price of the 4S and my credit, I can purchase it for $50, and it will be eligible for software upgrades for the majoity of my 2-year contract renewal.

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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2012, 05:40:50 PM »


Sure.
From the feedback I've heard, consumers were somewhat disappointed with the improvements of the new 5, and many do not feel it merits an upgrade if you're not presently due for one - particularly for owners of the 4S, which is typically considered an outstanding model even now.

My contract is up. With the current price of the 4S and my credit, I can purchase it for $50, and it will be eligible for software upgrades for the majoity of my 2-year contract renewal.

I'm not sure I agree with your reasoning and conclusion, but I understand it.  Good luck. Cool
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2012, 11:19:10 AM »



Okay, it turns out that it is a Mophie product she was thinking of; I just confirmed it now.
Either she mis-represented the rapid charge time, or I misunderstood it. She confessed it is not a matter of minutes, but IS considerably faster than conventional charging methods...whatever the piss that means.
Could that have something to do with the output Amp power? Neither of my degrees is in electronics. Undecided

I'm eyeing up this bad boy: http://assets.dreamgear.net/sell-sheets/DGIPAD-4544.pdf

Anybody care to offer any other suggestions?
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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2012, 03:51:34 PM »

Bahaha:



I've had an iphone since the 3g, and had every single one up to 4s. However iphone 5 what a load of crap.

I got myself a samsung s3 and WHAT A PHONE!
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