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The Apple Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by ChetB, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. AstroTurf

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  2. Jr Mouse

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    I've been given free repairs from Apple out of warranty. They once swapped out a dead MacBook battery I had and didn't charge me cent. My understanding is the employees are given a certain amount of of discretion on repairs in any given month to keep customers happy. It's rare, but you might have lucked out in this case.
     
  3. Tried and True

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    Same thing happened to me and my IT guy, who is a magician, said that the update can not be removed. I'm drifting away from Apple. Got an HTC One and love it.
     
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    Mine did the same thing but when I turned it off and then back on it was fine. I've heard of that happening to others as well.
     
  5. javyn

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    What's the length of the manu warranty? I'm assuming the 5S is still covered.
     
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    IIRC, 1 year.
     
  7. AstroTurf

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    Or... Two Years, With Apple Care Plus.
     
  8. GreenFrog

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    And up to three years, with Apple Care Plus+.
     
  9. grundletaint

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    anybody who can help will be God for the day.

    i'm trying to clean up my computer (latest OSX version) and having a few issues.

    1. I use aperture/iphoto for pictures and cleaned out their trash. aperture library is somehow 56 GB and iPhoto is 18. "About This Mac" says I have 96GB of photos. There is no way I have that much and I can't figure out where they'd be and how to get it sorted. Pictures folder just shows the libraries.

    2. Similar situation with music. iTunes shows 684GB and ATM shows 751. I have no idea why the hell this is happening since all the music is in iTunes.

    WTFFFFFFFFFFF
     
  10. gort

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    Do you have movies and tv shows?
     
  11. grundletaint

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    Only a few movies that show up as 12GB, which is probably about right.
     
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    And I'm basing all this on the Storage tab of about this mac. The color blocks are pretty but I wish you could click them to explore what comprises them.
     
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    I honestly thought that the Beats acquisition was going to turn out to be a bullshit rumor. Still shocked that it came true. I've read many different takes on why it was happening, including the one I posted and it still doesn't make sense to me. Maybe things will be more clear after WWDC.
     
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    Same here. I predict the deal to be a lucrative one for all parties involved but Apple. For instance, Carlyle will double its $500M investment in Beats in less than a year's time.
     
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    Apple has a $150mil haul sitting around. This won't break them.
     
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    Yes, I alluded to such in a previous post. We're simply talking about the merits of the deal per se, not its impact on their bottom line. ;)
     
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    I agree with this framing of the conversation. Apple has more then enough profit coming in and money in the bank to absorb a company like Beats. The question becomes why. They haven't bought a large company since NEXT, so this move is highly unusual for them.
     
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    DaisyDisk wil do just that.
     
  19. ChetB

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    Did you try right-clicking/control clicking the photo library, selecting "Show Package Contents," and exploring that way?

    WWDC keynote is today. I'm excited to see what's in store for OS X, which could use some love. Gruber has some predictions. I especially like what he says about iCloud and photography:

    Quote: People should not have to worry about this with their iOS devices. Apple charges a premium for larger storage capacity devices — doing away with backup quotas should be part of the value users get in exchange.

    And along those lines, I would love to see iCloud-based photo storage go unlimited. Let us store all the photos we take with our iPhones and iPads in iCloud.1

    Digital photo management remains an unsolved problem. What are we supposed to do when our iOS devices run out of space because of all the photos we’re storing on them? Apple’s solution is from the Mac-as-digital-hub era: plug your iPhone or iPad to your Mac and import your photos into iPhoto. That feels antediluvian today, in a world where some photographers never move their photos off the iPhones on which they took them.

    I’ve noted several times this past year — including earlier this week — that Apple has quietly become one of, if not the, largest and most important camera companies in the world. The iPhone could just as well be named the iCamera for many of us — I’d rather use an iPhone that can’t make phone calls than use one with a broken camera.

    To that end, here’s what I’d like to see: a ground up rewrite of iPhoto, designed as a client for an iCloud-centric photo library. You can keep all your photos on your Mac, but they can all be on iCloud too, and thus accessible from your iOS devices anywhere with a network connection. The goal should be to make it such that an iCloud-using iPhone or iPad user will never lose a photo because they’re lost or broken their device, nor should they ever feel the need to permanently delete photos just because they’ve run out of storage space on the device.

    Apple might as well get rid of Aperture while they’re at it, and focus on making iPhoto good enough for everyone short of true professional photographers — most of whom, I think, have settled on Adobe Lightroom. The writing has been on the wall for a while. If Apple still sees the need to separate truly expert features from the basic features most people need, they could do something like make the new iPhoto free for all users, and sell “iPhoto Pro” as an in-app purchase.

    This way Mac users would have one system standard photo library, just like iOS users have, and third-party Mac apps could have access to it the same way they do on iOS.
     
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    I'm just glad they finally are live streaming it online for once. About fucking time.
     

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