Hi, geoduck -- I felt the same way as you until I tried Parallels Access. The "apply" approach goes far beyond anything I've ever seen on traditional VNC clients, turning desktop apps into what actually feels like native iPad apps. Believe it or not, this is *nothing* like RDP and I think you have to try it to appreciate it. I don't understand what you mean by $600/year forever, but for someone who really needs frequent access to their desktop apps (including Windows apps), I think it's a reasonable price. For those with a casual need, putting up with a…
Hi, Spyder -- I see 670 positive reviews for the iX500 on Amazon (590 of them are five-star ratings) and 34 negative reviews (one or two stars). That gives it about a 95% positive rating if I did my math correctly. A good number of the one-star ratings seem like they were made punitively for very specific things like lack of Twain support or another single issue that probably wouldn't affect most users. Most negative reviews involving performance of the scanner itself came from April or earlier, indicating to me that perhaps there was a production or firmware issue that…
@vpndev -- I reached out to the folks at Automatic after your original post and they told me pretty much what they told you.
f someone tries to order for a BMW 5-series or above from Automatic's site or checks the compatibility on our http://automatic.com/cars page -- they'll see that they're not supported. Automatic does have a topic in its community about it: http://community.automatic.com/automatic/topics/bmw_x1_increased_battery_dischargeThe good news is that Automatic says they hope to have a solution at some point but there's no ETA as of yet. So hold onto your device -- it looks like there's still hope.
@ Neil Anderson: The download links on the page you reference are press images of the apps, not the apps themselves. As far as I know, the only way to get them is through the Mac App Store.
These are insanely well done. How is it that I've never heard of this site until now? Great find, Jeff! --Chuck
The site looks great, Jim! Congratulations on the launch and much success!
Agreed, mrmwebmax -- that's why I described the SPOT Connect as "priceless" for those who may find themselves in a life or death situation. The writer you remember is James Kim and he and his family were on my my mind frequently when I was testing the device. I think some innovative pricing models could do a lot to ensure these kinds of devices are in the possession of more people when they really need them.
Any idea how sturdy they are, especially the wires? I love earbuds, but I also love air-drumming. With sticks, because I?m a drummer. And invariably, I?ll be thrashing to (most likely) Canada?s RUSH, when an air-cymbal crash catches a wire and yanks it from the ear bud.The rubberized coating on the a-JAYS four reinforces the connections (earbuds and audio plug) much more than on most "round" wire sets I can think of. Whether that will hold up to air drumming probably depends a lot on whether you're playing Metallica or a mambo.
We could have had that without the news of Steve. Had it dropped 20% or more then I would be concerned about how investors are taking the news.Exactly the point, Sir Harry -- the market seems to see it as a non-event; or at least nothing to worry about in the near term. --Chuck
If this works as advertised (and battery life is good), $50 is a great price point. The only comparable device I can think of is the Parrot A.R. Drone