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Old 01-19-2012, 01:48 PM   #155
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Gene, I agree about the crashing on the NYT app, although recently I've noticed less crashes. (I'm on AT&T though. I don't know where the problem is happening, so...) I use the keyboard whenever I need to type more than a few words; it's easier to use my iPhone than the iPad if it's a bit longer than that. After this, I switch to the bluetooth keyboard. (I use the same one I use with the Mac Mini on my desktop.) You'll probably get more used to the touch interface; I do find that I have to be careful not to get lazy, though, or I end up all over the place.

I have to agree with you about the WSJ. That used to be where I went for good balanced news; now it's rabidly conservative, which is terrifically disappointing. Now it's very difficult to find balanced news anywhere. I tend to read a conservative viewpoint, then a liberal one, and try and balance them out myself. I suppose it's how they all make their money, catering to extreme versions of The Truth. It's difficult to be a centrist these days...not least because my liberal friends think I'm rabidly conservative, and my conservative friends think I'm rabidly left! Neither fish nor fowl...

Weirdly, I find myself all Mac these days, iPhone, iPad, MacMini. It just sort of happened: the used MacMini was gifted to me by a generous friend, the iPhone I got in the UK (so it's unlocked), the iPad I got here in the States. I've always used both systems. In some ways, I still do, as I often run PC programs on my Mac for work. I do intend to get a Verizon data card, though, as there are places I can get Verizon signal but not AT&T. Oh, the downsides of deregulation.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #156
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The poll is not here because it's on a different thread on the same topic: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f451...mac-20558.html
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:08 PM   #157
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Old thread, new question for the Mac guys.

Replaced my old IMac with a new Macbook Air, and it's the cat's meow. But I can't view Adobe video clips on it. Don't want to mess things up or diminish it's speed or battery capacity, which are excellent. Any help?

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Old 01-19-2012, 05:38 PM   #158
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Old thread, new question for the Mac guys.

Replaced my old IMac with a new Macbook Air, and it's the cat's meow. But I can't view Adobe video clips on it. Don't want to mess things up or diminish it's speed or battery capacity, which are excellent. Any help?

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Do you mean stand-alone .flv flash video files? Or embedded flash objects on web pages?

For .flv, you can use a 3rd-party viewer that will display nearly any modern video format called VLC, from VideoLAN.

If it's Flash objects on web pages, as far as I know you'll need the Flash plugin for your browser. I have experienced the occasional crash of the plugin in Chrome on my MacMini, but it's not been a problem otherwise.
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:38 PM   #159
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Old thread, new question for the Mac guys.

Replaced my old IMac with a new Macbook Air, and it's the cat's meow. But I can't view Adobe video clips on it. Don't want to mess things up or diminish it's speed or battery capacity, which are excellent. Any help?

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Have you tried downloading the Flash player?
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:27 AM   #160
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Aage, you are right, the poll has disappeared. It was pretty old anyway.
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Do you happen to remember the results, Gene?
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:48 AM   #161
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Aage,

See post 156 for the link. It used to be about equal and now Mac's aree opening up a significant lead.

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Thanks Gene and Vaughn. I got it.
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I didn't chime in, Win7 at work. We're a Windows shop.

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But the G4 tower has been replaced by a Mac Mini.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:47 PM   #165
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Well I am a Mac, PC and an "i" person too. I work with technology training and come to the forum with all of them. My preference is the
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Try Microsofts Silverlight software and avoid anything with java.
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Typing this on a MacBook Pro - now my work machine. Have a Mac in the family room that is the "family's" but each kid has their own MacBook (the white plastic ones) at college. Iphone. And seriously considering the newer Ipad although I'm told the last one is still a great buy. Having used Windows stuff when I was employed since the MS-DOS days I'd never go back after about 3-4 years with the MacBookPro...
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Yeah, I gave up on PC at DOS v3.3 long before windows. Ive been through many many macs but the promise of mac was not realized until OS10 and the whiz bang iPhone and iPad. I must say that I didn't understand the allure of the iPad until a friend put one in my hands without saying a word. Took about 45 seconds for the lightbulb to go on. At work we had macs but were forced to PC in the late 90s. Now I have a macbook pro at work and run VMWare XP for work and flop back and forth easily. I have a solid state hard drive so the mac boots quickly (45 sec) and the VM machine resumes in another 60 seconds. Cool! If I need to reboot VM I can surf the net on the mac while I'm waiting.
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