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5 years ago
The previous comment is not mine. I did not right in and absolutely do not agree with it. Canberra is home a a host of photographic talent who prefer art to shopping trolleys and graffiti in Canberra's ghetto.
I like Apple products. I'm no fan boy but they work well for me so I like them. The Macbook Air though is a real dud, even Apple employees who get them provided for work use hate them. They overheat, suffer from faulty system boards and are generally toys. Hope the Adamo offers something the MBA doesn't... a real laptop experience.
Looks like I bought my Mac Pro at the perfect time... the new one is rip off central. Not only does it use over priced components, but they are no longer offering professional grade graphics cards. No more nVidia Quadros are on offer meaning the key target market will likely look elsewhere.
"The only catch, if you can call it that, is that the tracks you download are only playable on certain Nokia handsets and the Nokia Music browser on your PC."
I suspect Joseph got a free N95 for the tactical play down of the fact that the Music is severely DRMed. Basically, it's free music so long as you use Nokia phones and PC software. Hell, even iTunes let you use their DRM more freely.
Thick and expensive, the design is recyling the old Nokia Communicator 9900 series. It lacks the style and practicality of HTC, the simplicity of the iPhone and the sleek power of the latest Samsungs.
Utterly stupid idea. I particularly like how their PR people bash the idea of digital files, yet that's exactly what they're selling. And it is very disappointing that they're only using MP3. MP3 has higher noise and less mid range detail as well as muted low end frequency responce in comparison to more recent digital formats. Ideally, would like to see WAV which is supported by all OS and many car stereos. Or at least lossless WMA or AAC.
Stick to the tried and true jack, they're easy to use. Using one of these bags will damage your vehicle and quite possibly you. It's a lazy solution for lazy people more concerned about their nails. And complaining about the price... how much did the mechanic cost to come out a change a tyre?
The Wii can output in both 480i and 480p NTSC and 576i PAL. So while not HD, it can do SD.
What's the bet they take away cut & paste in Snow Leopard :)
For those wondering, Navteq DOES NOT do mapping using this set up. Navteq merely travels to collect data regarding points of interest, speed zones and other data not captured in geo-special data.
Pressure on government from Pay TV providers coupled with the typical ineptitude of ACMA (formerly ABA) is to blame for the low take up. Pay TV channels protested any multi-channeling until recently and ACMA has been in a total mess over spectrum and standards. Even a few months ago, ACMA were still contemplating plans to use an MPEG 4 format to replace the existing MPEG2 DVB format. With all respect, I think it's wrong Ty to ask Australians to pull their socks up when digital TV offers so little at present and the legislators are still in such a mess. When they finally set everything in stone and give us some decent multi channeling (particularly sports), then take up will improve.
$495 based on the British price. That would be great though I think it will end up being closer to $799 in Australia.
6 years ago
This sucks, seriously, glass displays on the Macbook Pro. They just killed off most of the MCP's and Cinema Display's market. No photographer, designer or video editor wants glass glossy screens. They smudge, get dirty and have terrible reflections. Bad move Apple, style over substance.
And $2000 in Australia for an allumium Macbook. This is a bad move!
"enough tech to have both Xhibit and Bill Gates drooling in equal measure."
Now that's a duo that would have worked in those ads to make MS look hip.
$7.95 a month = $95 a year! That's in addition to the 3G data and service costs. With most 3G coverage quite spotty, 3G battery run time on phones limited and free options available, I don't see a market for this.
Why has Cnet Australia bootlegged this story from Cnet USA but edited the final paragraph to give it a very negative tone?
The original story gives a much more neutral POV. http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-10054616-48.html
I found that the production value was very high for an Aussie production and overall, it was entertaining. However, it's an exact carbon copy of the UK version. The hosts bare a resemblence to the UK ones (the angry one, the one with big hair and the short guy) and the banter and mannerisms of the hosts are also mimicking the UK one. I don't think they've done enough to differentiate the Aussie version from the original BBC production. It was good and for an Aussie productions exceptionally well produced, but not quite up to the hype... yet.
There's no denying Creative Suite is expensive, it always has being. But seriously, who buys the full version off the shelf? No one I know. Those in the know will buy the academic or student versions if they can which can save heaps and those who aren't eligible for academic pricing will deal direct with Adobe for special pricing through licencing. I spoke directly to the Adobe and was able to get Master Collection CS3 for just $1450. With any product, you need to know how to get the good price because these corporations certainly won't offer it up on the shelf.
BBC on the N96's small screen, I guess judging by the article photo, we'll all be watching Very Little Britain.
Buzz Out loud is 20MB per episode with 5 per week. Add a couple of weekly vodcasts from other producers and you could easily have 200MB or more per week.
I don't condone Apple not even given people a choice, but seriously, how many have the data limit to support actually receiving podcasts direct to their iPhone.
Such downloads would also really test battery life.
I think the continues lack of he iTunes store over cellular networks and the blocking of certain apps which can download large amounts is an attempt to hide the iPhone meagre battery life and protect customers from big bills.
That said, we're not stupid. So give us a choice Apple!
This update has really fixed several bugs finally. Backups to iTunes now take around 10 secs where as it use to take a couple of minutes. Reception would seem to have improved in areas of poor coverage such as indoors. Responsiveness of the interface and video playback in iPod mode is also improved where as it could be sluggish on occasion.
Ah, Optus... or perhaps New Telstra. Just like new Coke, overpriced, offering very little but marketed as the best thing ever.
Invest in a wireless microphone. You can get them online for many brands of camcorders. Have it inside the grooms pocket during the main event and the audio will be brilliant.
Moto really are out of ideas. No style, just a Moto Q9 they've sliced and diced.
Mio C520, great pick. Large excellent screen, excellent Bluetooth handsfree and very good performance and design. The TomTom One though, expensive, no Bluetooth small screen.
The "fat" ipod fits so well in the hand and pocket. The taller design is a real pain if you're wearing jeans.
$19.95! Rip off given you can make them at home for $3.
Ah, the silver bullet, CCFL energy saver globes. In the 50s and 60s, there was another silver bullet to a common problem. DDT. An organo-chlorine poison that was used to excess until people found out it was sending many species extinct and causing harm to the genes of humans. At the time though it was a huge and "safe" solution to pest control.
Well, CCFL, with a nice dose of Mercury in each globe will be another disaster.
Investing money in a bulky, ugly and substantially crippled black box with a hard disk. Stupid people run out TV networks. They should have invested in something the size of an Apple TV that can stream their programs online, on demand with adverts.
Television viewing in many countries has to a greater or lesser extent followed a downward trend in recent years. You can get TV tuners for a computer, so it's not just that we're spending less time in-front of the traditional box. It's not where, but rather when. People want to watch shows when they want to. Good on ABC for doing something like this, it's the way of the future. Now would Seven like to drop the stupid cut down TiVo and get with the other networks in offering this. And could Telstra and co hurry up with the FTTN network.