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    iOS 6 + Apple Maps App

    Just wondering what people think of the issues of iOS 6 and Apple Maps. After viewing "how insanely great" the new Apple Maps was supposed to be compared to Google Maps App vs actual user experience, I am delaying upgrading my iPhone 4S from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 6. Apple certainly seems to have...
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    Overview of iPhone 4S from Mac Community

    I forgot to mention turning down the display brightness - I have it set to about 25%. This will help with extending battery life. Now that Apple has established itself as a technology leader, it would be nice to have it allocate resources to improve batteries in general. If any company could...
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    Overview of iPhone 4S from Mac Community

    Received my iPhone 4S the 2nd week of December. Like my work BlackBerry, the battery life is not what I expected. I went to the Apple Store on 14th Street and 9th Avenue in NYC to inquire about how to extend the battery life. If you are like most people who do not travel often, go to Location...
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    Overview of iPhone 4S from Mac Community

    Hi All, Just wondering what experiences members of the Mac Community have had with the new iPhone 4S. I work in New York City for a pharmaceutical company treating cancer and a few people in our company have received their latest iPhones. I ordered one and am on a long waiting list to get...
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    Any experience running WINE on Mac OS X?

    Does anyone have experience running WINE on Mac OS X? Today I found, downloaded, and installed WineBottler Combo (Wine included) and successfully ran NotePad++ as an independent "wrapped" application. "Wrapped" means Wine is wrapped around NotePad++ and placed in a container package that Mac...
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    Is the iPad a good PDF/eBook Reader?

    A month and a half with Amazon Kindle 3G. After having the Amazon Kindle 3G for a month and a half I have to say that I'm pleased with the purchase. It is a very good reading device for eBooks and scientific PDF files, though I found a way to read the PDFs without zooming in - view in...
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    Is the iPad a good PDF/eBook Reader?

    I downloaded the Kindle App for both my iPod Touch and my Mac. I've spent a week reading some free eBook classics - H.G. Wells "The Time Machine", and installed the New Oxford American Dictionary. I'm very impressed with eBook technology and the ability to instantly lookup word meanings...
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    Is the iPad a good PDF/eBook Reader?

    Thank you everyone for all of your responses. With the help of some people at work I was able to transfer to and view some files on their Amazon Kindle 2 and Kindle DX. The journal articles were difficult to read on Kindle 2 unless using magnification. Viewing the journal articles on Kindle...
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    Is the iPad a good PDF/eBook Reader?

    Hi Everyone, I'm inquiring if anyone is using the iPad as a PDF/eBook reader. What is the real-time experience with battery life? Can PDF files be 'dropped' into a folder like with the Amazon Kindle? Are there issues with screen reflective glare? If so, are mat non-reflective glare...
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    Mac OS X Internet sharing between iPod Touch and Windows XP Laptop

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone has had success getting internet sharing to work with Mac OS X and other devices. I did a search on the board and really couldn't find a definitive answer. My PowerMac G5 died, and recently bought a Mac Mini Core 2 Duo with 4GB RAM. The Mac Mini is...
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    The Apple iPad...

    It's still in development. The Wall Street Journal had a huge write-up about the Apple iPad and the competition gunning for it. Microsoft was specifically mentioned as having an independent laboratory/firm working on an iPad competitor. The mobile market is going to get very interesting in...
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    The Apple iPad...

    The Micorsoft Courier is real, the Wall Street Journal had an article earlier this week about that device and others that are/will be competing with the iPad.
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    The Apple iPad...

    If anyone read my post on the first page, it looks like Microsoft is going to fulfill the features I mentioned. As an Apple fan boy and an Apple stock holder, THIS is exactly what the iPad should have been WITHOUT the split the screen...
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    The Apple iPad...

    Dear Apple/Mr. Steve Jobs, The iPad a large iPod Touch with multi-touch gestures. I don't see any compelling features that sets it apart from iPod Touch or a laptop. Where's the built-in camera and microphone for video conversations? Where's the built-in camera for taking pictures of people...
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    Chrome for MAC OSx

    Does anyone know why Google Chrome is so large? It's 100.5 MB on my Mac Mini! It is incredibly fast, faster than Firefox (50.7 MB on disk). Since switching from PowerPC to Intel, I've noticed that operating system updates are twice as large as for Intel compared to PowerPC. Any suggestions?
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