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MacOS X a dog or just in need of a good bitch slap?

Dr Phred's Avatar Picture Dr Phred (Moderator) – December 10, 2007 03:05PM Reply Quote
Can't keep a good topic down....

owned by the mothership.

Cloudscout – March 06, 2008 09:42PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I'm not sure they can. Part of ActiveSync is that it has to enforce remote wipe. How would you like to enter your password wrong three times only to have your hard drive formatted?

Simon – March 07, 2008 01:39AM Reply Quote
So activesync is only meant for mobile devices? Do they have to license something elese to improve compatibility on the desktop or does MS not license that stuff?

tliet – March 07, 2008 02:44AM Reply Quote
To sync your Mac applications with Exchange, you'll have to use an iPhone. Now, that would be a great marketing bundle!

ddt – March 07, 2008 02:47AM Reply Quote
now i'm looking at my iphone and asking it, "goddam it, when are YOU going to do all that cool stuff, already?"


bahamut – March 07, 2008 02:50AM Reply Quote
what about cut and paste?

tliet – March 07, 2008 05:50AM Reply Quote

stan adams – March 07, 2008 04:15PM Reply Quote
I can't wait to play "Rock, Paper, Scissors" against my $500 phone...

Cloudscout – March 11, 2008 08:33PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I just realized that iDVD 7 doesn't make use of all CPU cores. At best, it uses 1 1/2 of the 4 cores on my Mac Pro. I would have thought that simple DVD encoding could be done faster these days. I guess that would require DVD Studio Pro.

Cloudscout – March 14, 2008 12:33AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I only have one wireless device at home right now... my MacBook Pro. Everything else is on Gigabit Ethernet.

For some reason, I've had really crappy performance when transferring files over wireless, though... but only when using AFP, usually. If I use SCP, it's nice and fast.

I found the answer. It's not a good answer, it's just a workaround until Apple fixes whatever it is they broke. The problem doesn't exist in Tiger, only in Leopard and it got worse with the 10.5.2 update. For now, I have this startup item that will set the delay_ack timing to zero so things work better.

Now I can actually stream video stored on my Mac Pro without having to plug my laptop into Ethernet.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – March 14, 2008 06:49AM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
That seemed to fix my iChat startup timeout error.

rino – March 14, 2008 07:34AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Great find.

Madaracs – March 14, 2008 10:02AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Yes, excellent. Funny it has my initials.

Cloudscout – March 15, 2008 06:29PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I wish it were possible to trigger individual dashboard widgets.

johnny k – March 16, 2008 01:50PM Reply Quote
Isn't there an app that lets you have the Dashboard widgets while you're working? Maybe it could do it for individual widgets.
I wish Dashboard didn't hog so many resources.

I just got the Motorola S9 Bluetooth stereo headphones. They work well with my SE790a phone (going to try them out at the gym later today), but they keep burping on Leopard. It sounds pretty much like a CD skipping every 30 seconds or so. Anyone have stereo Bluetooth and experienced/not experienced this?

tomierna (Admin) – March 16, 2008 03:46PM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural

I just bought the same headphones, with the same result.

It's especially noticeable when you have a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. It's like they are contending for either Bluetooth bandwidth or processor slice or something.

The other unfortunate thing is that the iPhone doesn't support A2DP, so you can't use them as stereo headphones for that. Perhaps Apple will fix that.

Mine was an iPod bundle from Sams, and it came with a bluetooth dongle which lets you use it with any iPod with a dock connector. The iPhone might work with that dongle, I just haven't tried it yet.

johnny k – March 16, 2008 04:12PM Reply Quote
I have nothing else connected via Bluetooth. I've heard that wifi may cause interference... turning it off isn't an option but maybe fiddling with bands is. I read that external Bluetooth dongles work fine with the headphones. I believe that Leopard's A2DP implementation just isn't that good yet.

Dr. Strangelove – March 18, 2008 10:31AM Reply Quote
Is there any way to duplicate a smart mailbox in Mail (Tiger or Leopard)? (Other than doing it by hand, of course.)

Mokers (Moderator) – March 18, 2008 10:51AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
There should be a duplicate mailbox option, or at least that option is available to me when I right-click my Leopard mail smart folders.

El Jeffe – March 18, 2008 11:04AM Reply Quote
What a journey.

What a journey.

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