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    iOS 9 Public Beta

    He probably means public beta 1, as opposed to developer beta 3.
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    Retina display question, do you use best for retina?

    I tried some of the other options but found that the desktop rendering performance suffered. The "best for retina" option is basically pixel doubling so it's the easiest for the GPU to render. Other options have to do partial scaling and then smoothing. Hopefully in the future this performance...
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    Parallels performance hit vs BootCamp

    To be clear: it costs 63% of the full retail price to get incremental improvements for existing customers. All I'm saying is that it seems to be priced a bit high, especially for those that own the immediately previous version. Granted, there could be more changes than what they advertise, but...
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    Parallels performance hit vs BootCamp

    It's $50 for an upgrade from the previous version. All it seemingly changed is some fixes to support Mavericks and improvements to Windows 8 support as well as some increased disk speeds. I have no problem with their $80 cost for a non upgrade fresh install, but $50 for an upgrade with a fairly...
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    Parallels performance hit vs BootCamp

    I really hate how they save some of these improvements for a major version number bump and charge you another $50 to get them. I understand they need to make money but I think these costs are a little high for upgrades. Hell, we'll get an entire major OS upgrade for probably $20 when Mavericks...
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    Parallels performance hit vs BootCamp

    It's the same VM. The latter is called "coherence" mode and all it does is essentially chop the framebuffer around the application, shove it in a native OSX window and then allow you to position it wherever you want. In my opinion it doesn't work smoothly enough to use and I prefer everything to...
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    2013 MacBook Air - Questions & Answers

    My suggestions: MenuMeters - great if you're into system stats TotalTerminal - once you get into doing things in the terminal this is a nice quick way to get to the terminal, similar to opening the console in a game Adium - great chat app CoRD - decent remote desktop replacement...
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    iPad 5 Refresh

    Yeah, definitely controlled by some sort of software but I'm not sure whether it's iOS or whatever firmware drives the display. I didn't think it was iOS since I noticed it as soon as I got the 4 (coming from the 3) on the same iOS version.
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    Splinter Cell Blacklist... where?

    Then contact tigerdirect. Also check your spam email. Sometimes retailers send the code in a separate email from the order confirmation. Like Lu(ky said, it's not out until August but it does come with Conviction as well.
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    iPad 5 Refresh

    One thing I noticed about the 4 that really bothers me is the dynamic contrast ratio. It didn't seem apparent on the 3. It's really evident when watching 16:9 video in the dark, on my device at least. Hopefully they ditch that in the 5.
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    U3011 lag

    Seems odd that TF2 is specifically giving you issues. Any monitor with a built in scaler (such as yours) will introduce input lag no matter what but it sounds like that's not your issue anymore. Do you have any other source engine games you can try? TF2 can surprisingly bring even top end cards...
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    Is my 3570k dead?

    It might post fine because the CPU is barely utilized at that point. It sounds like it's probably not heat related, so I wonder if a part of the chip got damaged somehow.
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    Is my 3570k dead?

    Try using something like Hiren's Boot CD to stress test your machine. Try reseating the IHS on the core with fresh compound. Did you start putting significantly more voltage through it after the delid? Perhaps you burned it out pretty quickly.
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    27" QNIX QX2710 Evolution 2 impressions

    That only applies to the A950 which I am no longer using for gaming. I was referring to the ghosting on the QNIX, which is not fixable since IPS/PLS panels are simply not as quick as TN panels if I'm not mistaken (8ms for PLS vs ~2ms for TN.)
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    27" QNIX QX2710 Evolution 2 impressions

    If you're noticing darkness when running at 120hz, you can try some of the custom color profiles linked from the fist post here.
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    27" QNIX QX2710 Evolution 2 impressions

    Yeah, noticing the ghosting? I am going to just force myself to get used to it since the colors and resolution are too awesome to pass up in all games IMO :)
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    27" QNIX QX2710 Evolution 2 impressions

    If you're using an nVidia card, you need to patch the drivers with this. For ATI, use this. After that, you can test custom refresh rates using the nVidia control panel (unsure about ATI), and once you find your optimal rate you can create a low level built-in refresh rate using this.
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    ASUS Launches GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC

    I only have the single card. I've been reading a lot of posts about this issue though, and it appears to be related to the game engine more than anything else. Just annoying that I should seemingly be able to get another 20-30fps out of it.
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    27" QNIX QX2710 Evolution 2 impressions

    I just got one of these today, ordered via Amazon (sold by MiseMet). It only took a day to ship all the way from South Korea to NYC, even stopping in Cincinnati. I was lucky enough to get zero dead pixels and seemingly low BLB, but I haven't fully tested the latter yet. I didn't order a pixel...
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    ASUS Launches GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC

    I'm really annoyed that I can't seem to get BF3 to run as well as it should, since the GPU utilization never gets consistently above ~70%. I think that's a problem with the engine though, not the card or drivers. It's the only game I've tried that you can essentially get AA/AF for free since...
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    ASUS Launches GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC

    I just got this in today from Newegg and it's a beast. Their overclocking utility is total garbage even though it's based on RivaTuner like the rest, so I am using MSI Afterburner instead. I currently have it at 1228mhz core, 6840mhz mem and it's peaking at 82C and seemingly rock solid. Pretty...
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    OSX User Account Cleanup

    Not sure what you mean by long form accounts, but if you can determine whether their user id's are less than 1000 you can modify this line: That line is using user id's that are over 1000, so you could change it accordingly. Additionally, you can modify the script to show more meaningful...
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    OSX User Account Cleanup

    Not 100% positive on implementing this, but you could probably put all of the relevant commands into a bash script that takes a parameter so it would only involve one command per user. Example contents which take a few commands from that link and replace yourusername with $1 (parameter that...
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    Anyone developing for iOS 7?

    I played around with the emulator very recently and it appeared to only have hardware acceleration for the UI but not the actual system and was still very sluggish overall. Perhaps I installed the wrong one. You're right about the animations, but depending on what API version you are...
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    Anyone developing for iOS 7?

    I find developing for iOS more pleasant than Android, mostly because the target devices are consistent and the iOS simulator is thousands of times better than the Android emulator. Additionally, you can do some really slick UI animations with very little work and can fully expect them to perform...
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    2013 Mac Mini, Thoughts?

    IMO, Apple sees the mini as a solution for people that want the Mac experience but don't want to spend a lot of money. These people probably wouldn't particularly notice the sluggish 5400rpm drive and just want to use a Mac and enjoy the bundled apps and experience and have enough storage space...
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    What is it with Apple and their bad mice?

    Anyone know if they'll ever make a wired touchpad? That's really all I want. The occasional latency with bluetooth drives me nuts. Also it would be awesome if their magic mouse supported the 3 and 4 finger gestures for switching desktops. Right now I use both the touchpad and a wired mouse...
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    Buy a Mac mini now?

    1) Takes 2 seconds to get used to, and if you use a multitouch trackpad with gestures you will never use those controls anyway. 2) Auto hide it, use spotlight to launch apps, etc etc 3) Agreed! (I use Windows more than Mac for the record). Back on topic: http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/
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    Worth the swap to the Ipad 4?

    I do, and you're right. 16:9 is optimal for media but it probably would be a bit awkward, as I have not tried any other tablets that use that aspect ratio. Given that, the only real obvious thing they can innovate on at this point is weight which is the only reason I would upgrade at this point...
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    Worth the swap to the Ipad 4?

    I also think it will now be yearly on a Q3 schedule. The reason is that there is unlikely to be a large enough improvement to justify another 6 month release, especially when that release time is illogical for strong sales and after an already unusual 6 month release. What would they improve...
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    Even Windows 8 early adopters prefer Windows 7 by two to one

    I'm trying to get used to Win 8 and I think it should go pretty quickly. Is there a way to change the mouse hotspot that triggers the charm bar? I have dual monitors so it's annoying to have to precisely move my mouse to the top right of the left (main) monitor, since it will just slide right...
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    Galaxy S3 - What custom ROM/Kernel are you running?

    Or grab the latest TouchWiz JellyBean leak on xda. The 9/30 leak will occasionally freeze on wake so it's aggravating if using your phone is super high priority, but there's a newer 10/1 leak that may fix that issue. Other than that everything works perfectly for me.
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    Anyone use a Macbook Air for development purposes?

    While I agree with you, I had this same thought until I researched the cost of fast USB3 thumb drives. The storage expansion in the Air is quite pricey, and with the constant reduction in cost of flash/SSD storage you can easily pop a VM (or even just the swap) on to a fast USB stick or drive...
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    Anyone use a Macbook Air for development purposes?

    The 2012 11" Air is the best laptop I've ever owned. I topped mine out with 8GB of RAM and the upgraded CPU and with that I can comfortably run Xcode, Chrome with many tabs open, Windows 7 in Parallels (configured to use 4GB RAM) running IIS, Visual Studio 2012, and MySQL. My biggest complaint...
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    iOS 6 released

    The Javascript engine in Safari has been improved, so it's almost worth it just for that. They also seemed to finally fix the lag when scrolling over to the Spotlight screen, not that I ever use it.
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    ipad 3 must haves

    You might want to pick up an Apple TV if you are in to Netflix and video in general. For $100 you can wirelessly stream your audio/video to whichever TV and sound system it is connected to. It's also good for parties because if many if your friends have iPhones they can send their music to the...
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    Help with the air video streaming program

    Depending on your ISP you may be able to request that your cable modem be put into bridge mode, which will essentially turn it back into a dumb cable modem and give a single connected device DMZ (in this case your Netgear router). I had to do this with wideband via Time Warner. This will get rid...
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    OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) Thread

    Do you run MenuMeters? I wonder if that has something to do with it.
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    OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) Thread

    Got my code today and installed it on my '12 Air. Runs great so far, except when I first booted I had no menu bars for a while. Once I finally opened something via the dock they showed up. My only issue currently is that switching between spaces seems a bit slower. The ease out animation...
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    In iOS, does having more pixels give you more viewable space?

    Generally speaking, the points system is what gets used if you don't specifically try to make use of those extra pixels. Air Display is a good example of an app that gives you the choice of either having a high DPI screen with equally large UI components, or using the 1:1 pixels and effectively...
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