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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 5:49 PM

Re: Using Airplay with Apple TV

Amazon has an Instant Video app for iOS. I've had no problems streaming Amazon Prime content via Airport to my iPhone and then via AirPlay to my Apple TV. There might be an occasional buffering lag at the beginning, but it's not frequent in my [more]

Thu Jan 22

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 11:04 AM

Re: macbook air and old DVDs

I've used HandBrake for years and generally keep up with the latest versions. It's cross-platform, open source, and very popular. I think Macworld even uses it in some of its performance benchmarks for new Mac hardware.

It has a lot of [more]

Sun Jan 18

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 2:25 AM

Re: Dumping Apple?

But then I ask myself, where would I go that is better and at what cost? I can't say I would never dump Apple, but it would certainly take way more than a $20 adapter to get me there.

Agreed on the adapter, but...

I commented [more]

Fri Jan 16

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awlabrador posted to the Apple User's Group board. 7:34 PM

SSD in iPod photo?

Does anyone here have direct experience in putting an SSD or other flash memory (i.e. compact flash) in an iPod photo or other classic iPod as a replacement for a dying hard drive?

I have no problem getting my hands in the guts of hardware; [more]

Fri Dec 26

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 3:18 PM

Re: ApplePay acceptance

New poster with unsubstantiated statements contrary to most news reports. Troll.

Some one-timers aren't even worth the effort of p-boxing, but if it shows its head again, kerplonk.

-awlabrador

Wed Dec 24

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 6:58 PM

Re: Converted Son To Apple Products

How about adding the 1.7GHz processor for $140? Yes or not necessary.


I'd say it depends on how hard your son is going to push the CPU. The 1.7 GHz processor isn't just extra GHz but also i7, vs. i5. i7 gives you more cache and [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 6:17 PM

Re: Converted Son To Apple Products

I agree with the others. College kids need mobility, and the MBA is far, far more practical than the MBP for carrying around. It might not seem like much, but a pound makes a difference over days, then weeks, then months.

Also, IMO, the [more]

Thu Dec 11

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:42 PM

Re: Hard drive bad blocks

I ordered a WD green. Money's tight with the holidays, and I have other backups at the moment. The WD Purple looks intriguing, though, like it would be ideal for Time Machine. And less cost than the WD black, which is what I used to [more]

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awlabrador posted to the Apple User's Group board. 2:15 AM

Hard drive bad blocks

Someone asked in the past few months what might be an acceptable number of bad blocks on a hard drive. I replied zero, and I think others implied the same. While some bad blocks result during manufacture, these are usually mapped out, so when bad [more]

Wed Dec 10

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 2:51 PM

Re: Regin - informational

This isn't over.

Some time ago, in this thread, I noted that I couldn't think of any reasons why the Regin package couldn't be generalized and extended to other platforms, like Linux and, of course, Mac OS X. The issue is not so much [more]

Mon Dec 8

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 5:44 PM

Re: quick ques about appl

I guess there is a very good topic hidden in this question.


A thoughtful post that's likely of interest to most of us on this board and, I'd guess, likely of less interest to the OP, based on the large number of very similar [more]

Sun Dec 7

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 10:24 PM

Re: quick ques about appl

and then sell the junk to pay them off...

By now it's obvious nobody here is going to give you a 90 day price target, or even a range.

That said, I think it safe to say that few here would call AAPL junk. You might consider [more]

Thu Nov 27

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 11:57 PM

Re: Regin - informational

In fact, in reviewing the white papers, I wondered if there were any reasons why the same kinds of attacks in stages 1-5 couldn't be carried out on Macs, and I asked on this board if anyone knew why not:...

To reinforce the point that [more]

Wed Nov 26

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 11:45 PM

Re: Regin - informational

The "so-far-uncovered components" are pure speculation. There might not be any!

Now you are being deliberately obtuse, again. The components which have been uncovered so far by the investigation are indeed Windows only. [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 11:51 AM

Re: Regin - informational

You're fooling yourself if you think that Macs are not susceptible to the kinds of components described in stages 1-5 for Regin.

Just to head of any obtuseness on this point -- willful or otherwise -- I am not saying that Macs [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 11:35 AM

Re: Regin - informational

I'd limit my resources to developing attacks on the specific systems used by my intended target. Stuxnet targets Siemens controllers, because that's what the Iranians are using at Natanz.

That's precisely where Regin -- and whatever [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:21 AM

Re: Regin - informational

In case I haven't made this mind-numbingly clear, the Regin developers' attention to things like GSM networks should make it obvious, among other things, that Regin is more than just a Windows-only issue.


I've been reading and [more]

Tue Nov 25

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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 11:55 PM

Re: Regin - informational

Question: can such a virus cause a problem for Mac users who use Boot Camp or some other means of running Windows on their Macs?

Yes. If you run Windows, you are vulnerable. It doesn't matter if you're running it on a Dell or
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awlabrador replied to the Apple User's Group board. 6:14 PM

Re: Regin - informational

Judging by the countries invaded, I'd think this is an attack from the west, notably the USA.

Likely the CIA.


Based on publicly available information, I'd say those are reasonable guesses, but there's nothing in that [more]

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awlabrador replied to the Apple board. 4:22 PM

Re: RAISED TARGET

Anybody else feel like this is just board clutter? Aren't there Yahoo boards for this kind of thing?

Well, I already p-boxed the OP for what I judged to be inanity some time ago. It seems to me worthwhile to click Ignore Thread for [more]

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