Tom_N

Tom_N

Lives in United States Northeast, United States
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Joined on Aug 31, 2005

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  • The most likely Retina resolutions are 5k (27-inch iMac) and UHDTV (21.5-inch iMac).  4K would be a workspace area upgrade for the 21.5-inch iMac and a downgrade for the 27-inch one.
  • The biggest camera shake problem is not the mirror or the shutter, but the person holding the camera.
  • As I understand it, this was a consequence of moving from ADB (Apple Desktop Bus, which Apple used for many 68K-based and PowerPC-based Macs) to USB.  The USB standards prohibit power keys.
  • Note:  LTE is not "permanent WiFi".  WiFi refers to a specific set of mostly short-range (local area) wireless networking standards.  LTE is a cellular (wide area) technology.
  • The description of the 720 says it has a SATA-III interface.  Current rMBPs use PCI-e attached flash.  I don't think this third-party SSD stick is compatible with your system.
  • There is a difference between merely burning files to DVD - which Finder and Disk Utility still do - and authoring DVD-Video discs that will play in standalone players.  The latter is what iDVD did.
  • That is because iMovie has never had a DVD burning option.  DVD burning was the job of iDVD, an application that Apple has discontinued, but that once shipped on all Macs with internal DVD ...
  • Replied in Mailer -Daemon
    "Daemon" is a common Unix name for "server" or "background process".  In this case, one of the servers that is handling your e-mail is telling you that there is some problem and it cannot deliver it. ...
  • Replied in New I mac
    It's easy on the models that have four user-accessible RAM slots – i.e., the 27-inch iMacs and some of the older 21.5-inch ones. On the current quad-core 21.5-inch iMacs, there are only two slots ...
  • One flag belongs to a democracy. The other flag belongs to a bunch of terrorists who have cut off the heads of a bunch of people, including several of our fellow citizens. The idea that there is ...
  • Camera manufacturers have already come out with sealed cameras.  All of the one-time-use film cameras are sealed as far as the film and batteries go.  Then there were Polaroid instant film packs. ...
  • MAC is an acronym standing for Media Access Control, a networking layer.  The six-octet Layer 2 addresses that your Ethernet port or your WiFi client use when sending and receiving frames are ...
  • I think it was the same model year that the iMacs got ultra-thin and lost the internal optical drive, but don't hold me to that. The new displays are still glossy, but Apple laminated the LCD panel ...
  • Intel Iris graphics is integrated graphics.  Better than previous generations of integrated graphics, enough for productivity applications and light gaming, but probably not enough to satisfy ...
  • There are advantages to buying an iMac that is new enough to have Target Display Mode, but not new enough to have a Thunderbolt port. You can use such an iMac to display input from DisplayPort ...
  • That display requires a Thunderbolt-equipped computer.  Also, I don't believe it has any of the full lamination / anti-reflective improvements made to the iMacs in the last couple of years.
  • The point of a Fusion Drive is that you do not choose which portions of files go on the HDD, and which go on the SSD.  To manually control file placement, you would need to destroy the Fusion ...
  • Well, unlike Microsoft's Surface RT tablets, this one actually runs off-the-shelf Windows programs, within the limitations of its hardware (Atom CPU, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB HD).  The display is small ...
  • The resolution of the LCD screen is always 5120 x 2880 pixels. What changes in various modes is how many pixels legacy applications are led to believe that the display has. The 2560 x 1440 ("best") ...
  • If you look at that link, they say that it is "circuitry built into the battery" that "(shuts) off the power if it detects [overcharging]", not software in the computer. The article also emphasizes ...
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