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Old 06-04-2013, 03:34 AM   #61
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Pick up a Zune on eBay.
Always wanted Peter Saville's Joy Division Limited Edition Zune myself. Such a bleakly minimal creation for a mainstream company.

Still, fidelity-wise, I might prefer iRiver's Astell & Kern AK100 or HiFiMan's HM-602.

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:52 AM   #62
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(From the Car and Driver review:http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t-ride-reviews)
I'd hate to have a car where most of the buttons are touch screen based. As it is now you can be driving along and still adjust the heat, radio, rear window heater, all without taking your eyes off the road. The only time I don't mind touch screen is when the options you're selecting would necessitate looking at the screen anyway.

I have the same issue with the iphone compared to my mp3 player. I can change the volume and skip to the next track all without looking at the device, which I can't do with the iphone. Granted I don't change tracks whilst driving, already have a playlist sorted to avoid that, but when I'm listening to music in bed or out running, the device with physical buttons is much more convenient to use.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:55 AM   #63
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The Times prints clear-cut corrections almost every day. In this case, their position is that no correction was warranted. It's true that the public editor, who speaks for herself, printed a mildly critical column.

As for calling the Times writer a liar, here is another POV:

http://techland.time.com/2013/02/26/...#ixzz2VCaSHVP7
A balanced reviewer would have noted that they spent time driving around looking for the hookup and used up more battery in the process. A good reviewer may have taken the time to point out how hard it is to find the charge points in the dark and maybe that should addressed. A headline grabbing reviewer will omit those points.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:44 AM   #64
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:12 AM   #65
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That's slightly disingenuous. While there may be no trojans actively spreading at this time, that doesn't mean the Mac is immune. It has been attacked in the past and will be again. So, Mac owners should run AV software.
Which is why I spoke of viruses, and not other malware. Other malware can be kept away if you just stay away from dodgy sites, and think twice each time your Mac asks you for an admin password. It is really easy, and the latter is sufficient to keep the few malwares away that exist.

Running anti-virus software is a waste of time and resources at the moment, unless you run a business.

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I guess the iMaps team didn't get the memo. And a fair bunch of the bundled apps are of an inferior quality to 3rd party ones - I have seen it here multiple times about people putting the bundled apps in a "crap" folder to never be seen again.
I don't really get your Apple-hate attitude in all the technology threads? I get you hate them, but it seems like a waste of time trying to pick on them at any opportunity.
Selecting out one single application among hundreds is just nitpicking. And while I certainly agree the mapping metadata in Maps was awful, at least Apple get out there and acknowledged the problem.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:54 AM   #66
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I'm always laughing if I see guys using an Ipad nano. Just because it is from apple and it's the cheapest one. In spite of other players with more functionality and same or better quality, it's an apple so it's better
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:19 AM   #67
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I'm always laughing if I see guys using an Ipad nano. Just because it is from apple and it's the cheapest one. In spite of other players with more functionality and same or better quality, it's an apple so it's better
If you're tied to (and like) the iTunes system, then the "players with more functionality and same or better quality" probably is less important.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:53 AM   #68
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I don't really get your Apple-hate attitude in all the technology threads? I get you hate them, but it seems like a waste of time trying to pick on them at any opportunity.
Selecting out one single application among hundreds is just nitpicking. And while I certainly agree the mapping metadata in Maps was awful, at least Apple get out there and acknowledged the problem.
No hate, just reality check. Just as you think that apple apps should be put on a pedestal as the hallmark of all greatness, I think there are some that suck big time. And the UI leaves a lot to be desired (a tape recorder for the podcast app? When did you last see a tape recorder, the 80s?)

They only acknowledged the problem after the backlash they got. Remind me how they acknowledged the antenna problem? Yes, "you're holding it wrong". They eventually got to pay some compensation money for the fiasco, but it was years after the fact. Acknowledging problems has never been an apple thing, it's always the consumer who doesn't understand or doesn't know how to use the product, because the product is just perfect, right? Although with Cook they seem to be a tad more down to Earth, there's still a long way to go.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:09 PM   #69
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afv011..... you just do not get it... Apple never makes mistakes. Their products are simple, always work, NEVER get viruses, ARE ALWAYS the coolest and most cutting edge....man you have a lot to learn...
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:17 PM   #70
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The idea that a piece of consumer tech "just works" has always annoyed me. Apple's motto invites a level of uncritical thought which becomes suicidal if anything goes wrong or the user has specific ideas about limiting/expanding the parameters of usage.

In the most practical sense, nothing "just works" unless the features have been stripped down to Boolean, in which case you're essentially extolling the virtues of a doorknob.

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Old 06-07-2013, 12:24 PM   #71
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I'm always laughing if I see guys using an Ipad nano. Just because it is from apple and it's the cheapest one. In spite of other players with more functionality and same or better quality, it's an apple so it's better
If the people you are seeing are runners/joggers, it is probably because the nano can sync with the Nike+ foot sensors (or, with the latest nano, have one built-in), and can connect to gym machines that support Nike+.
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If the people you are seeing are runners/joggers, it is probably because the nano can sync with the Nike+ foot sensors (or, with the latest nano, have one built-in), and can connect to gym machines that support Nike+.
So it's a question of applications in the classic sense: The activities for which those particular iterations of Nano™ were designed.

Edit: On the nether hind, does anyone remember this?

"Please Don't Take My Air Jordans" (original version by Reg E. Gaines, 1994 -- pity there are no online vids of the author reading it)

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Which was??? I think you might mean Galileo... but if the church did tell Copernicus then I'd be interested in what they said...
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