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Apr
24
by tinyman392 at 8:10 PM
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As many of you probably know, today was release day for the Apple Watch. Did anyone get theirs today? How do you like it? What don't you like about it? Any sorts of improvements you can see for the future? Post below.

From a smart watch perspective, it doesn't seem too much different than something like the Pebble. The main functions I use are about the same. Though I've been testing the dictation a bit. Lately, in just quiet areas. Not enough time or use to say anything about battery life though. The one thing I wish it did was have third party watch faces. It's kind of a let down really, though Apple's faces aren't all that bad. Some are interactive and cool.
Apr
23
by nekomichi at 4:24 PM
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Source: AppleInsider

According to an anonymous source familiar with Apple, the iPod line of products will see a refresh some time this year. The iPod touch was specifically mentioned to be part of the update, apparently planned to have a new 4" model. Other than this, no further information was given as to the announcement dates or product specs.

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Given that Apple has been focusing on their music services lately with iTunes Radio and the acquirement of Beats Music, it makes sense that they would update their music-oriented product line soon considering the last major update was in 2012 and there have only been minor changes since then.

A while back I made a concept of what the 6th generation iPod touch could potentially be like,...
Apr
22
by tinyman392 at 5:29 PM
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I got a nice little text message today stating that my credit card had been charged from Apple. Checking up on my order, it has hit the preparing for shipment stage. My estimated shipping time was in June, however. Many reports around the web share with mine, though not everyone is as lucky as I am I guess.

Here's what I do know, popular color combinations haven't passed the processing stage yet. The more unpopular colors seem to have passed relatively quickly, even if the shipping estimate was for June. Personally, I think it's a supply and demand thing. The black rubber bands seem to be in high demand, and thus are getting out a little slower in contrast to the others.

Think of it this way, there are 3 lines for: Sierra Mist, Sprite, and 7 Up. The Sprite and 7 Up lines are 300 people a piece, while the Sierra Mist line is much shorter, with only 50 people... Obviously the 50 will get their drink (updates) a little quicker.

So although it looks that many buyers are...
Apr
10
by tinyman392 at 8:12 AM
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Well I may be a few hours (little more) late on this one. Apple preorders have begun for the new Apple Watch. The majority of the watches, including the crazy 18k Gold ones have had their ship dates pushed back well into June, many later.

I was a little late with the preorder. Looks like I'll be receiving the Apple Watch at the same time as the Pebble Time Steel. Should make for an interesting comparison. If I like the Apple Watch, I'll keep it, otherwise, it goes back.
Mar
29
by tinyman392 at 8:19 AM
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Before Tim, Steve Jobs decided to take a total pay of 1 dollar per year as a salary (though he made the majority of his income in Apple stock). Tim, on the other hand, has decided to take an actual pay, but now says that he plans to do what the Gates' do, donate his money to charities around the globe.

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/27/tim-cook-charity/
Mar
26
by tinyman392 at 8:15 AM
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Oppo Digital | Over-Ear Headphone | $ 399.00

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Today, when it comes to full-sized headphones, there are a few major competitors when it comes to technologies: dynamic takes up the larger chunk, planar magnetic takes up a minority, and electrostatic takes an even smaller minority. Generally, the latter two require much more power to drive properly. With the surges of HiFiMan to push sensitivity, Oppo and Audeze have both hit or surpassed 100 dB/mW. This officially makes them easily driven by the likes of an iPhone. The Oppo PM-3 is a closed-back design that focuses on portability whilst keeping the smooth, refreshing sound that Oppo Digital is known for.

Design

When it comes to planar magnetic headphones, design tends to take a slight back seat. Audeze has improved (from what pictures tell), but Oppo created the main push towards design. All three of their planars: the PM-1, PM-2, and now the PM-3, offer an aesthetic that...
Mar
13
by tinyman392 at 11:03 PM
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For the first time in iOS' history, Apple has opened up iOS to beta testing. They recently released the 8.3 betas. Has anyone had the chance to use it? How do you like it? The major change to this would be the inclusion of multi-race emojis (which I did find absurd, but it is what it is).

How stable is it for you? Personally, I never found too many stability issues with my iPad Mini 2 or iPhone 6 with iOS 8. Others may see it otherwise.
Mar
10
by tinyman392 at 8:11 PM
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Yesterday was a big day for Apple. They announced the new port less MacBook and confirmed quite a few things about the Apple Watch. What are your feelings on this? I'll keep it short and simple.

Let's start with the MacBook. It's not the Air, it's not the Pro, it's just MacBook. Things I liked: fanless (this tends to always be the first thing to go on my laptops; it's also one less moving part to deal with), multilayer battery layout (squeeze every inch of space they get), new trackpad sounds nifty and useful, butterfly keyboard layout sounds cool in theory, and a headphone jack (if they cut this off I'd be pissed!). Things I don't like: you're stuck with the hardware you choose (no upgradable RAM or SSD), one port for all things, lack of MagSafe, keyboard looks extremely shallow. My final thoughts, Apple is trying to target General users with the new MacBook. Ones that will surf the web and do normal things with it. This definitely isn't one for the power users. I personally can see...
Mar
07
by tinyman392 at 2:45 PM
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MEElectronics | In-Ear Monitor | $ 49.99

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I’ve always been a fan of MEElectronics philosophy when it came to headphones. Make it sound great without breaking the bank. This couldn’t ring any more true with the new M6 Pro, a professional-grade in-ear monitor for the stage. However, as I quickly found out, it’s great on the go and at home too. It’s a remarkable package for a relatively low price.

Design

Crystal clear bodies, silver cables, and a professional over-ear setup are what makes the MEElectronics M6 Pro what it is. The design of the M6 Pro is aesthetically pleasing with its simplistic approach while the transparency allows you to view the inner workings of the IEM. The M6 Pro name is silkscreened onto each housing in a nice slick manner that fades with the housing, but gives a subtle shimmer.

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Design: ★★★★

Audio

Having sampled a majority of...
Feb
23
by tinyman392 at 8:59 PM
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808 Audio | BT Headphones | $ 99.99

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When I saw the 808 Audio Performer series, I though it would be another overly-designed, poor-sounding headphone (akin to something like the Beats). After putting them on, I was impressed with the sound quality. Then I saw Voxx owned it… The company that also owns a number of other audio manufactures, like Klipsch.

Design

When I received the 808, I was interested in the unique design that looked great. The bungee cord wrapped around the housings and the machine-cut aluminum gave it a very distinct look. I have to say that it is on the flashy side of things, though the brushed texturing and matted color choices do keep it toned down overall. They are definitely a looker though.

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Design: ★★★★

Audio

As I stated, the sound of the 808 Performer BT actually sounds great. It is a bass-focused signature, but it’s not...