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  • Jun 25, 2007
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  • Executive Summary: "I can't think of any good use for cover flow in the finder so it must suck." -- > Hadley, if this is your idea of a great piece ... then perhaps "great" doesn't mean what you think it means. SteveM
    SteveM had this to say on Jun 25, 2007 Posts: 5
    Cover Flow is Pretty, but Fairly Useless
  • I believe that it would be a mistake for Apple to get into the cellphone hardware business. Look at the current financial state of the hand set makers, Nokia, Ericsson, Sony, Motorola, et al. Furthermore, high end sell phones, and that is what an Apple branded phone would be, are a very small portion of the market. Most people get their phones for free. For example, I have a Sony-Ericsson T68i, with which after rebates I actually made $25. And this is a full featured phone. Apple would be hard pressed to recoup their investment in hardware development. No, what Apple could do, is become the Microsoft of cellphones. That is, they could develop and license a cellphone OS. As you correctly point out, cellphone OS's leave much to be desired. If Apple could develop and license an elegant cellphone OS then we could have the best of both worlds: the Apple OS would ensure Mac compatibility, and the hardware market would continue to be competative, driving prices down. Will this happen? I doubt it. But Steve has repeatedly said the cellphone is the survivor hand held device. We shall see. Steve M
    SteveM had this to say on Jun 11, 2003 Posts: 5
    The Case For The iPhone
  • This may be of interest: [url=][/url] OmniWeb to use Safari engine. Steve M
    SteveM had this to say on Jan 08, 2003 Posts: 5
    Safari: It's not just a browser
  • ctrl opt u, The software included with the remote has settings for iTunes right out of the box. I used said software to tweak them making navigating a bit easier. The only thing I can't do, because I ran out of buttons, is scroll thru the artist list, I have to step through artist by artist. Steve M
    SteveM had this to say on Jan 03, 2003 Posts: 5
    Memo to Macworld San Francisco: iWant my iStereo
  • I already have one. I took my formerly beige, now black G3, and added a big hard drive and some RAM. The audio out goes into my receiver and I play MP3s via iTunes. I use my TV as the display. The mouse and keyboard are hidden in the cabinet below the TV and I use a Keyspan USB remote (I had to add a USB card, I chose one with Firewire as well so I can dock my iPod). So far I've ripped 202 of my 500+ CDs. I've also converted a couple of my LPs to MP3. The G3 is connected via ethernet to my home network and can download CDDB data, browse the web, etc. As I already have a Replay TV and a DVD player I didn't add any of the video capabilities you mention. But my unit can do pretty much everything you've asked for. Possible upgrades would be wireless networking, DVD drive, a better sound card (for 5.1 or better audio), iTV (or is it eyeTV?) for PVR functions. Perhaps more importantly I can upgrade my 'iStereo' as I see fit, not as Apple wants. Not counting the cost of the G3, which was just gathering dust, I assembled my iStereo for under $500. This was less than half of the then available home stereo MP3 components. So if Apple doesn't come out with an iStereo you might want to pick up an older PowerMac and roll your own. Steve M
    SteveM had this to say on Jan 03, 2003 Posts: 5
    Memo to Macworld San Francisco: iWant my iStereo