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Sneaky Snake

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In Topic: Apple Sept Event......!

19 September 2017 - 03:22 PM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 18 September 2017 - 04:25 PM, said:

Does the Apple Watch stream music to the new wireless earbuds? That would be pretty cool. The cell phone feature immediately made me think of Maxwell Smart who if I recall correctly had a cell watch in the 1960's. He was ahead of his time that guy.

You can use any Bluetooth headphones with the Apple Watch. With WatchOS 4 you can also sync as many playlists as you want (up to 5ish GB's of space) onto the watch in order to listen to that music directly without needing your phone or an internet connection. Previously it was limited to just 1 playlist.

In Topic: Suggestions For Windows 10 Performance Tuning

18 September 2017 - 02:19 PM

I would strongly recommend buying an SSD and putting that in. That should completely clear up the performance issues that you are having and make the machine feel faster than it was when it was brand new. A 250 GB and even 500 GB SSD are quite inexpensive these days. At my work, we have been refurbishing older laptops (4-5 year old Dell Latitude's) with new SSD's and fresh Windows installs and none of the users find them slow. These are only dual core machines with 4 GB of RAM, but they run Windows 10 and all office tasks flawlessly.

It should be a crime to have a 5400rpm HDD as a boot disc on a computer these days. I cannot stress enough how much of a difference an SSD makes compared to an HDD.

In Topic: Apple Sept Event......!

18 September 2017 - 12:33 PM

View PostAussieMacGamer, on 17 September 2017 - 08:55 AM, said:

Genuinely interested to know what they find compelling about a Cellular Apple Watch.

They are really into working out, especially outdoors. Being able to take only their watch and their Bluetooth headphones with them, while still having access to incoming calls/texts is really important. Typically their workout clothes don't really have a convenient spot to hold a phone, especially a large plus model phone, and they would really rather not have to bring a backpack for the singular purpose of carrying their phone.

It's a pretty niche market, but for those who want it - it really is a game changer.

In Topic: Apple Sept Event......!

14 September 2017 - 09:48 AM

View PostTetsuya, on 13 September 2017 - 10:43 PM, said:

How are they gonna USE that 4K ATV?  

I'd blow my 1TB data cap in like a week.

They all have unlimited bandwidth. It's typically around an extra $10-$20/month to get unlimited bandwidth (versus 500ish GB) in Canada. They are already using their TV's built in Netflix app and stuff to watch 4K content, but would much rather use the Apple TV.

In Topic: Apple Sept Event......!

13 September 2017 - 10:30 AM

I thought all of the products looked fine. The iPhone X seems to be getting a mixed reaction, but the iPhone 8 is there for people who want a more traditional and/or cheaper phone. I don't have a need for any of the new products, but I have friends and family who will really like them. Several of my friends with 4K TV's were very happy to finally be able to order a 4K Apple TV. Several other friends are very interested in the Series 3 Watch with Cellular.