Me too John. Remember the last OS upgrade was about improving performance and tightening the code... I hope they have some great new features in 10.7 that blows Win7 away ! The 3D would be nice eye candy, but I wonder how they'd pull that off. That'd be nice but I'd rather have new functional features... the eye candy can get old after a while.
And to think I threw my red and blue lens glasses away !
Hey Steve, how about a retina scan log-in, for security ! I'd like to see lots more than your list... to me those are just the "givens".
except I think the touch screen thing is way overblown on a vertical screen, unless you can tilt it flat or ~30 degrees. I think people's arms would get to tired otherwise. Do that for 8 hours and you'd have arms like Popeye !
I talked with one of our idiot moron IT people yesterday @ CDC... turns out they discovered my MAC at work on the CDC LAN. He asked how long had I had it wired in - and I replied only 9 YEARS !!
he asked why I still used it when I had a PC available and I replied "because it's still fasther than that Windows POS on the other desk!! "
Then he proceeded to tell me "..but Macs were SO expensive ... cost >$2000 !" I really unoloaded on him and told him that old dogma BS was about 10m years old! . . and showed him on the Apple website where he could get a cool MacBook or iMac for about $1000-1100 ! He was stunned !
The Coup de Grace was I ran a search on the PC and Mac at the same time. The Mac finished in 2-3 sec and the PC was still cranking like an old organ grinder... I said THAT"S why I still prefer Mac - even a 9 yr old one ! I don't think he'll convert tomorrow, but I sure blew away his image of Macs ! BTW he has an iPod Touch and loves it !
His knowledge of computers explains why IT at CDC is so FUBAR !
i have a stand for my iPad that puts it vertical like a laptop, in a sense. it sux to do anything beyond consumption when the iPad is sitting up like that. while i agree that being able to do quick stuff might be nice, the truth is that you'd try and use it more and then hate it. i don't even really use my stand except to watch a movie when laying down.
However PCers Love to shove that point at Apple that Windows are native touch screen enable. Where OSX is not. Does not matter weather or not it is usable, more like Ha ha ha we got something you don't sorta thingy.
Personaly; This touch screen thingy is best for Kiosk, like ATM machines.
I like using my Wacom Pen Pad. Touch screen does not appeal to me.
I saw a lady at my coffee shop and she had a windows laptop with a gigantic external keyboard plugged in and books all over the table. I'd heard about people who move in on a coffee shop like it was their private office, but she is the first one I've ever seen.
It is a large, large shop and tables are not ever all taken so I guess the owner would let someone know to move on if he felt imposed on.
Well, on open mic nights there is hardly any standing room available, but that's another story.
I'd heard about people who move in on a coffee shop like it was their private office, but she is the first one I've ever seen.
I hear that Not so much here because I believe Starbucks still charges for WiFi ? ? So really you hardly ever see anyone with devices.
But at Maui Coffee Roasters when (Marg) was here - Anyway their WiFi was free, soooo you guess it, the place was packed with people with laptops and some were having businesses meetings I will say that all at lease had coffees and muffins that sorta stuff.
You could be right ? ? I hardly even go to Star bucks in the first place. The few times I did go in it was something like 5 bucks for 30 minutes, something that I felt was ridiculous. I cannot see why the charge because providing wifi is not expensive. I believe the charge was to discourage people from hanging around and making a private office like what Kate mentioned.
IMO, Star Bucks had a bad business model at the beginning.
I notice most people will buy one coffee and walk out - At Maui Coffee Roasters because of the free wifi people with laptops were buying 2 coffees and something to munch on, because they were now a captive audience .
Well I will admit that I did not fly out of HNL for a few years.
But HNL did charge for wifi -via- through hook up on your laptop, pass ya credit card number, boom instant access. I don't know what the charge is because, I owned the Airline Premier Gold Card do hickey to gain entry into to their Clubs <-- which wifi was free, plus drinks and snacks. Believe me the best deal even if you have to pay for it.
Even the airports figured that one out and have been free for that past few years.
Ummm ... no. Emphatically no, to be precise.
You might be surprised how many airports simply pass the wireless services off to third-party pay-per minute/hour/day providers ...
I just got a Verizon hot spot to, among other things, avoid those charges (and those of hotels) ...
Must just be lucky where I go. Denver, Charlotte, San Diego, Chicago, Boston, Miami all switched to free wireless. A few years ago it was all pay for a membership of 15 bucks a day or so. Now it is all free or I have a magic airport card that knows the secret password.
Hotels are still coming around. A ten spot a day extra for an effed up hardwire connection was the norm five years ago. Now half the hotels are a ten spot wireless and the rest are free and everyone is heading there. Cheap motels got on the bandwagon of free wireless years ago.
In Boston I don't think I paid for wireless in ten years. Bleed through of wireless if I walked down Newbury Street for six blocks I could maintain free wireless from coffee shops. I used to carry a dongle that told me when I found wireless. Now I don't bother since it is always there. Boston might be different. Students hate to pay for wireless and we have 26 colleges. If the was a Starbucks that charged it would be one empty coffee shop.
I live on Cape Ann and my free wifi map shows 28 free WiFi hot spots. It's not a very big Cape.
Loc: Near an iPad
@sgtbaxter I'm beginning to think they aren't going to be doing much more to the Finder. The more consumer friendly and iOS like the Mac becomes the less people are going to be messing with the file system.
Couple years down the road we may find the Finder bundled in with Xcode and the dev tools
I suppose if people keep paying for it - it will continue to be paid for.
You never know until you plug in upstairs and it's just a ten buck business expense so a lot f places are keeping that 5% additional charge on the books. But if happen to have that comment card handy I always say "paying for internet Sux."
I was in Salt Lake City a couple years ago in the swankiest hotel next to the Tabernacle and I was stealing wireless internet from the more seedy hotel next door. They got a card.
The bits I have seen of 10.7 the more iPhone and iPad like the operating skin becomes.
Originally Posted By: zwei
Couple years down the road we may find the Finder bundled in with Xcode and the dev tools
Highly likely. Why confuse and muck things up with all this baggage we have gotten used to but no longer need? Each app will have a file like finder for its data files to be saved and opened from like iPhoto and iTunes but no real finder to speak of. There will be a Mac App Store just like the iPhone Apps store.
The Finder as we know it will be as useful as a "Chooser".
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
Similar situation on Grand Cayman a few years ago. The hotel we were booked into (company inventory group), had a surcharge for wi-fi access. The hotel right next door had free access. Guess which network we used.
Loc: The Wizard's Balcony
IIRC the JetBlue terminal at JFK also said theirs was free access.
I'll be able to let you know next week.
Also, I do recall that in the months leading up to my moving to NYC, when I was traveling back and forth a bit, I was able to score free wifi in a few places by allowing the networking hardware to infer that I was on a iPhone. Seems some terminals had deals with AT&T to let iPhones on for free for like an hour. Just some websites looked funny on my MacBook when they were sized for the iPhone.
I do know that MSY and BTR have free wifi all over.
Free wifi; Ya be surprised how many people don't password protect. Just today driving grand daughter to school who has a iTouch. She able to get free wifi all the way to school and she was able to point out which houses were the source ? ?
My neighbor doesn't password hers. But lots of time, my iPhone picks up her WiFi and I'd rather it did not do that. Her connection is so much slower than mine.
I listen to Progressive radio as I work in the yard and if I'm closer to her home, it just skips over to her WiFi! For a while her server was not showing up as a choice for me and I was glad. One of her kids must have screwed it up. There are other neighbors that show up but are passworded.
My neighbor's shows up as "linksys" as a choice on my Mac or iPhone. Now lets try and guess what kind of router she has. Dumb PC users. Ha.
I'm so intelligent. Mine is called "Puter" -- ho ho ho.
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