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RE: The iGearUnlimited iPad Mini Portfolio Case Is a Poor Choice [Updated]

I'd wait a bit. Since Apple was very secretive about dimensions, so it took some time to design them and cases are just starting to roll in from overseas. You can check the Marware CEO Hybrid review I did, but I have another from Marware and one that I really like from Brenthaven that I'll be covering over the next week or so.

RE: The iGearUnlimited iPad Mini Portfolio Case Is a Poor Choice [Updated]

Thanks for the kind words. We at MacObserver call them as we see them. But we do try and back up and deficiencies we find with evidence and often pictures. I don't know Terry Winograd, but I do know his work and have read a good deal of it.

RE: iOS 6: iPhone 4 & 4S Users Report Excessive Battery Drain

Before I wrote this piece I brought it into my Apple store and was told that the phone was performing within specs. I wasn’t happy. A few weeks ago, I had to go back for another reason and told them about it again. They said it was in specs but offered to replace the battery. It only took 15 minutes while I got my jollies at the Microsoft store where a confused guy tried to sell me a surface. When I picked up the phone, I was told to put the phone on never lock and run it down until…

RE: It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (iOS): Not So Great

@Laurie. You're right. Sorry I missed that one. @todd - There's something to what you say, but gimmicks that contradict the story and charging $29.95 for a ton of pointless coins in a $5 app is not defendable.

RE: AAPL & Capital Gains: A Look at Tax Strategy

A wash sale is exactly the opposite of what I wrote about. It involves restrictions on selling at a loss. If you read my article it talks about selling at a gain, and hopefully a large gain.

RE: The Phiaton BT Earphones are Amazing

I don't think they'll fall out during exercise if you use the foam tips. They provide quite a snug fit. >>>A feature I would like to see on the Phiaton is something Etymotic already has and that is an app which allows you to use the noise canceling microphones to pick up ambient sound and mix that in with the device sound.<<< That would be true if I had cheaper Etymotics, but when I first saw the app to which you refer, I downloaded it and found that it doesn't work on my ER4s. So I'm not cheering for the…

RE: Why We’ll All Rush to the iPhone 5, no Matter What

No, I'm not going to be rushing toward a (whatever their going to call it) newest iPhone. I had a 3GS and when the contract ran out I bought a 4S. I love it. I also love being the first kid on the block and joke that I personally pay for all of Apple's R&D by buying first. But with the investment in the phone and Applecare + the pull of new doesn't cover the big bucks I've already dropped. I did the same thing with the iPad. I bought the first one the day it came out and although…

RE: The Problem with Magazines and The iPad

Hearst saying that consumers like the way Hearst wants it and not what anyone I've talked to wants is absurd. The replica version is dead or should be. Creativity is what built all media and magazines should be no different. Wired is doing it creatively and people like it so much that often the paper copy goes into the circular file. I'm sure that buggy whip companies really like buggy whips. Did anyone happen to notice that the study cited on the CPL page that says that users like .PDF replicas is from a company that makes .PDF replicas? I…

RE: The Problem with Magazines and The iPad

I do not see why the author says ?I don?t have any expectations of keeping versions in iCloud?
The reason is that I can't always be connected, and the transfer rate depends upon the bandwidth of a location. Like books, I want immediate access regardless of where I am. I feel that bandying around the cloud has become a panacea for anything and everything, but that's just not the case. Some things need to be resident and all we can hope to do is reduce file sizes and increase storage.