Search results

  1. S

    Can't get Windows to Go to work

    Has anyone been able to create a Windows to Go drive that boot successfully, using a regular USB 2.0 external hard-drive? I'm using Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day Evaluation (sha1 ae59e04462e4dc74e971d6e98d0cc1f2f3d63f1d) as the host OS to create the Windows to Go drive, and as the source image...
  2. S

    A cool computer

    I thought this was kinda interesting. You can really pimp out the 11" MacBook Air, making it extremely high-specced for such a small and light machine. -2.0 GHz Core i7 (Ivy Bridge) -8 GB RAM -512 GB Flash Storage -2.38 lbs It can be yours for a cool sum of $2150. Making it probably the most...
  3. S

    Second Mac questions

    What would happen if I were to take the SSD from my Late 2008 Aluminum 13" MacBook and swap it into an Early 2011 13" MacBook Pro? I know, from experience, you can do this with Windows machines when the two have similar motherboards/hardware, as in it will boot and you can reinstall appropriate...
  4. S

    Instant Background Uploader for OS X

    If anyone's interested, I've made a version of my tiny no fuss utility to quickly upload images from your Clipboard to ImageShack for OS X. It works great in combination with the Ctrl+Shift+Cmd+4 shortcut (copy Selected Area of screen to Clipboard). Download it from...
  5. S

    Potential iPhone 5 screen size?

    Apple typically supports the last 3 generations of an iOS device. When the next iPhone (5?) comes out, 3GS and its 480x320 screen will get pushed out, leaving only 4/4S and the 960x640 resolution. That opens up the opportunity to introduce a new resolution*. The current iPhone has a pretty...
  6. S

    Late 2008 MacBook

    I'm dedicating this post to the 13-inch Aluminum Unibody MacBook that was released on October 14, 2008. I happen to have one, and I wanna share my love for it. :D To understand why I think this model is so special, you have to consider the history for a minute. Basically, this model was a...
  7. S

    FireWire ports

    Is anyone else looking forward to the day they stop putting in FireWire ports into the new Macs (e.g. iMac, Thunderbolt Display)? At this point, with Thunderbolt, FireWire just seems like a legacy port that I have absolutely no use for, so I'd prefer not to have it if I were to buy a new Mac...
  8. S

    Sync iPhone with a new computer?

    I know this is a common question, but with the iOS 5 and iCloud I'm hoping there's a better way. All my searching gives me results from 2009 or so. I have an iPhone I was syncing with iTunes on a Windows PC. Now I want to sync it with my MacBook. I've already got the music/movies and...
  9. S

    I gotta applaud Apple...

    They have some balls. Consider this. Just a year ago, their arguably most promoted laptop series, the 13" MacBook Air (also 13" MBP), had a Core 2 Duo processor in them. Let me put that in perspective for you. At the same time as the Core i3/5/7 CPUs were available, in fact, the second...
  10. S

    eGPU, eCPU, eRAM for Windows 8 Slates?

    This is more of a hypothetical near-future question, rather than a currently-available-only one. I'm thinking about this specifically in the context of tablet/slate devices with Windows 8 that should be shipping in a year or so. But this applies to ultrabooks/laptops too. There are already...
  11. S

    Acer Iconia Tab W500

    I'm getting strongly curious about this device... It has a pretty decent (for the size/category) graphics card, high resolution screen, at least 5 (maybe more) multitouch finger input, surprisingly decent for a Windows 7-based tablet battery life of 3-5 hours, HDMI port. Basically, I wanna...
  12. S

    Next thing after Gigabit ethernet?

    Ok, so now that we're starting to have computers with SSDs and internal read/write speeds are reaching 500+ MB/s, gigabit ethernet is becoming a bottleneck when transferring files between computers. It used to be 10 Mbps ethernet, then 100 Mbps, then Gigabit... When is 10-Gigabit ethernet...
  13. S

    Calendar, Mail, Contacts: iCloud vs. Gmail

    Ever since I got my iPhone 3GS two years ago (which I love), I've pretty much had iCloud-like functionality when it comes to Calendar, Mail, Contacts (CMC) by using Google Sync. I still do and it's awesome. I have access to up-to-date CMC from the web/computers and on my iPhone (with two-way...
  14. S

    32" 120 Hz IPS LCD

    It also supports multi-touch, up to 10 fingers. But! A huge let down, IMO, is its fairly low resolution for the size, 1920x1080. =( Had it been 2560x1600, then it'd be really worth drooling over. 3M C3266PW Edit: As dowant120hz pointed out below, it turns out this is actually a 60 Hz...
  15. S

    How to make HX620W work in a Dell Studio XPS 435MT?

    Does anyone know if there's some way of making it work...? I'm having the same problem as described here after I replaced the stock PSU with HX620W. The computer simply won't power on. Even the fans don't begin to spin. http://forum.corsair.com/v2/showthread.php?t=79596 It seems that some...
  16. S

    Wow, i7 920 twice faster Q6600

    I've recently had a chance to compare my Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz (4 cores, 4 threads) with DDR2-800 RAM against a Core i7 920 2.66 GHz (4 cores, 8 threads) with DDR3-1067 RAM. I was surprised by the results. In single-threaded CPU-bound tasks (e.g. SuperPiMod 1.5), the i7 920 was about...
  17. S

    3 specific questions about App Stores

    Macs: 1. If I buy the latest MacBook Pro or MBA today, will I get access to Xcode 4 for free (I think Xcode3 used to come on a DVD with previous MBPs), or do I still have to buy it for $5 on Mac App Store? (assuming no Apple Developer membership) 2. If I buy an app on Mac App Store on someone...
  18. S

    Restocking fees @ Apple Store?

    I heard these were eliminated, but I have a few questions: -Are there any restocking fees at Online Apple Store? -Can I buy something from Online Apple Store and return it to local Apple Store (to avoid shipping costs)? Thanks.
  19. S

    New MacBook Air power button?

    When they say the MBA is the future of MacBooks, that makes me happy (lack of Optical drive, fast SSD) and scared at the same. Why scared? Two reasons, but I'll focus on one (I don't want to derail this post from the get-go). The new style of having the power button be a part of the...
  20. S

    Will there ever be a 30" Cinema Display again?

    What do you guys think? I really don't like the 27" size/resolution because you're paying so much money, yet you're still getting something 1-size-down from the biggest screen/resolution available. Plus vertical room is very important these days of web-browsing, and the OS X dock takes up...
  21. S

    Why is TWIN2X2048-6400C4 discontinued?

    Does anyone know why the Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400C4 2gb kit (2x 1gb) with CAS4 latency has been discontinued? Only the TWIN2X2048-6400 (equivalent CAS5 version) is still being made. Was there some problem with it, or did they discontinue it because it got "replace" by some higher-end...
  22. S

    Lenovo ThinkPad external keyboards?

    Are these keyboards available at all? I'd really like to get one like this (i.e. with the TrackPoint mouse thingy). http://lenovoblogs.com/designmatters/?p=2364 http://lenovoblogs.com/designmatters/?p=2737 I can't believe they never materialized. How is that possible?! Thanks.
  23. S

    Wireless Keyboard+Mouse for HTPC?

    Hi, Are there any full-size wireless keyboards with a mouse device built-in. I'm mostly interested in the IBM/Lenovo-style TrackPoint (pointing stick), something like this: I'm looking to use it to control from a couch a computer hooked up to a big HDTV, for things like surfing and email...
  24. S

    What happened to fullscreen contact photos when getting a call?

    I used to get fullscreen contact photos when getting a call from people on my iPhone 3GS, like this: However, ever since iOS 4.0 seemingly, they always appear as a thumbnail in the top right corner instead. How come? Is it it a limitation of iOS 4.0+? Is there any way to get it back...
  25. S

    'Momentum' for cursor movement coming?

    I am wondering if Apple will eventually (soon?) add an option for mouse cursor momentum like they have it on Windows with the recent Synaptics drivers. For those who don't know, just think of two-finger scrolling with momentum. Except it applies to your cursor. So a flick of your finger will...
  26. S

    Windows XP on a MacBook Pro?

    Hi, Does anyone know how well Windows XP runs or is supported by the MacBook Pro (13" to be specific)? Is it equally usable as on any other laptop? I'm mostly interested in knowing how well the multitouch touchpad works in XP. Is it possible to do any of the gestures, most importantly smooth...
  27. S

    iOS 4 with Multitasking = More Maintenance?

    I haven't updated my 3GS to iOS 4 yet, but I have one concern so far. All the other features on iOS 4 look great, but Multitasking is giving me concerns. Right now I really like how maintenance free my iPhone is. I can leave it for weeks (in theory) and pick it up again to see the home...
  28. S

    Whyyy...!

    This is sooo frustrating. A rant ahead. Why couldn't they put a decent multitouch-capable touchpad on the new 2010 Sony Vaio Z series. >.< It is such a perfect laptop. An unbelievable package: 3.0 pounds light, while packing an optical drive, Core i5 dual core, yet still gets 4-6 hours of...
  29. S

    Stream movie (rentals) on iPhone from iTunes?

    I just rented a movie on my iPhone from iTunes for the first time; and I was surprised by the seemingly missing option to stream it... It's downloading the 1.6 GB movie in the background, and I can't find anyway to start playing it until ts done. What's up with that? Is there really no way to...
  30. S

    Any split keyboards (i.e. 2 separate halves)?

    Hi, I'm looking for a QWERTY keyboard that is made of physically separate parts: one for your left hand and another for your right. The parts shouldn't be attached at all. Are there any like that? Either wireless or wired, I don't care, but wireless makes more sense. The idea is to do...
  31. S

    Blatant, but extremely minor misadvertisement on 3GS box?

    I've noticed that the image of the 3GS on top of its box looks extremely similar to the real thing in terms of size. Having the box and the phone right next to each other, I decided to test out that theory. It turned out that they are indeed the same size. If you put the iPhone on top of the...
  32. S

    Come see our latest creation

    On the 27th. That should be fun. If it is going to be a tablet, what screen size do you think it'll have?
  33. S

    CAD$340 Core 2 Solo 11.6" netbook with HDMI, 3 GB, 250 GB, Win7HP

    http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=026633&cid=NBK.300.555 CAD$340 until Sunday (inclusive), $360 afterwards. The 6-cell battery gives 5-6 hours of battery life with WiFi on, more without. Excellent build quality. Free upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium. Quite...
  34. S

    A fun mp PC game with no shooting/fighting?

    Hi, I'm trying to find some multiplayer game for the PC for someone, but it shouldn't have shooting or fighting, etc. Actually, I'm drawing a blank. The only thing I can think of would be some racing game... But aren't there any first-person...-perspective games that aren't shooters? Looking...
  35. S

    Non-linear battery discharge... Can it be corrected?

    Hi, I recently got a new 6-cell 5200/4800/4400 mAh battery for my Aspire Acer One A110 netbook off ebay. It was a very cheap 3rd party battery, not the official one. Nonetheless, the quality seemed high, starting with the package to the battery itself. Anyway, this is what a Battery Eater...
  36. S

    Hyper-Threading slows down single threaded apps?

    Hi, I recently got an Atom N270 (1.6 GHz) based netbook running Windows XP Home SP3, and cpu-z shows it as having 1 core and 2 threads. Obviously this is due to Hyper-Threading. My question is... I've noticed when running single threaded apps like Super Pi Mod (and others) that try to max...
  37. S

    Free HDD Imaging Software

    Hi, Suppose I have a laptop that has one hard-drive and a working system on it. I want to be able to format the entire laptop, install a completely new OS, mess around with it, and then restore the system back to its original working state. So it seems I'll need some hard-drive...
  38. S

    Refresh Rate Multitool .exe

    Hi guys (who are interested in monitor Refresh Rates and are moderately advanced computer users, and are not sensitive to flashing lights), I've made this extremely simple, but nonetheless quite handy (for at least 2-3 things) utility for monitor Refresh Rate testing. All it does is display a...
  39. S

    Windows 7 CRT support sucks? Can't even get max res

    It seems to be a given that 7 seems to have crappy support for refresh rates any other than 60 or 75. Obviously none of the old and proven apps like ReForce or others work to fix it. So you're pretty much stuck using 75 hz on all resolutions. In addition to that, I can't even get to the...
  40. S

    WD and Seagate 1gb+ HDDs reliability?

    Hi, I'm thinking of picking up a large 1tb+ HDD mainly for backup/centralized storage. Right now my desktop has a 150gb old raptor 10k rpm drive, which is fine, but I want a bigger drive so I can put everything from my laptops there, etc. so that I would have everything in one place...
Top