Mac Mini FAIL @ Macworld. MACBOOK GETS AN UPDATE!!! Jan 21

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Post by nbinder » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:36 pm

The 17" MBP has firewire... at least that is good news for some here.

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Post by mkelly » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:39 pm

nbinder wrote:The 17" MBP has firewire... at least that is good news for some here.
True, but they would hardly have dropped FW from the 17" version when the 15" versions still had it.

That said, this is Apple we're talking about. :-)
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Post by Hidden Driveways » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:57 pm

I've been holding out forever for a new Mac. Since they're screwing up their laptop line so badly, it's making me just want to get a Mac Pro instead. If I go that route, I think in the long run I'll be glad I got the beefy ass desktop.

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Post by Emissary » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:07 pm

Oh how i wish he was called Stong.

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Post by rbro » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:30 pm

Hidden Driveways wrote:I've been holding out forever for a new Mac. Since they're screwing up their laptop line so badly, it's making me just want to get a Mac Pro instead. If I go that route, I think in the long run I'll be glad I got the beefy ass desktop.
I've been holding out forever for a new iMac. Just got back from Macworld - very disappointed. Oh well they gotta release new stuff eventually....Saw this:

http://www.djay-software.com/

Didn't have time to check it out extensively, but I'll be back there tomorrow and thursday, so I'll have a closer look. Also saw a cool wireless SD card for my camera for like $80, but I'm bummed about the lack of new hardware.......

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Post by Corn Swabler » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:45 pm

WHAT THE FUCK IS A STONG
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Post by Kodama » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:59 pm

Well if it makes you feel any better, it seems like Apple is trying to piss all over IDG, meaning that they will announce all of the good stuff in a like a week...
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Post by Kodama » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:59 pm

BTW - Did no one see the free Mac sequencer link I posted?

That should cheer someone up :D
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Post by Tarekith » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:22 am

Stong ftw.

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Post by muthafunka » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:43 am

Didn't Stong appear as Stong in a recent Little Britain USA episode? ...OK, it was Stonk, billed as from the popular British band The Cops.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=E7chtGsigVA

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Post by hacktheplanet » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:18 am

beats me wrote:My friend uses a Mac Mini for his entertainment server which is what inspired me to get an Apple TV. I just want the simple elegance of the interface for my media files and not fumbling around with computer applications, and the Apple TV interface is way more functional than Front Row or itunes IMO. If I wanted to use my computer on my TV than I would just plug in the second monitor port on my MBP. But I understand why some people would rather use a Mini.
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Hey, I just noticed a USB port on the back. What the heck is that for?
The USB port on the back of the Apple TV is used for diagnostics and maintenance by Apple techs. However, there do exist hacks to use it for an external hard drive and other stuff. Pretty neat. :D
http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/30/appl ... nable-usb/
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Post by beats me » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:32 am

the_planet wrote:
beats me wrote:My friend uses a Mac Mini for his entertainment server which is what inspired me to get an Apple TV. I just want the simple elegance of the interface for my media files and not fumbling around with computer applications, and the Apple TV interface is way more functional than Front Row or itunes IMO. If I wanted to use my computer on my TV than I would just plug in the second monitor port on my MBP. But I understand why some people would rather use a Mini.
................................tk

Hey, I just noticed a USB port on the back. What the heck is that for?
The USB port on the back of the Apple TV is used for diagnostics and maintenance by Apple techs. However, there do exist hacks to use it for an external hard drive and other stuff. Pretty neat. :D
http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/30/appl ... nable-usb/
Interesting but as the article points out there really isn't much of a point at this stage. Apple should have made the USB port available for adding storage for your media, but that really wouldn't follow their doctrine of "buy our hardware only, but we'll make the software cheap".

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Post by smutek » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:05 am

not sure if anyone is interested, but boxee looks pretty cool

http://boxee.tv/

how to install on apple tv:

http://blog.boxee.tv/2008/10/01/xbmcboxee-on-apple-tv/

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Post by suspended childhood » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:10 am

there are also a few dvd players out that have divx support and usb jacks....just throw your vids on an external hd and plug in...run everything from your dvd player right into your tv.
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Post by Homebelly » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:55 am

beats me wrote: Hey, I just noticed a USB port on the back. What the heck is that for?
Its how they feed and reproduce.
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