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  1. NDfanPSUgrad

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    The kit is more of the tools needed. Taking the glass off and everything probably makes this much more complicated than it would be for a MacBook.

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  2. NineteenNine

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    Oh god. Yeah, external is slightly easier than that...
     
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  3. kezarmyaj

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    so in a strange twist of fate to my week, I am now team airpod pro. gonna make my wife slum it with the airpods now

    :yousoricky:
     
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  4. CoastalOrange

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    Testing out my Powerbeats Pro for the first time this afternoon. Pretty excited.
     
  5. nexus

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    A question for those of you with an Apple Watch: Is it at all useful or practical when at the gym/strength training? It seems like many of the the tracking & monitoring capabilities it has are great for cardio but I'm curious if that translates at all when lifting weights or if it'd largely be a waste?
     
  6. THF

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    Mine is primarily there so I can track my HR. Almost every calorie tracker and fitness app is shit and I rarely trust the numbers they put out.

    That being said; I do appreciate the HR function as well as some of the step or stride counters.
     
  7. Fusiontegra

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    I stopped thinking of my Apple Watch as a fitness tracker. It's nice it keep track of my steps and the reminder to stand, when I spend a lot of the day sitting for work, is helpful.
    Beyond distance(running, walking, biking), its primary function is getting texts and controlling my music.
     
  8. Pelican

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    I use mine for fitness tracking all the time (primarily cardio) even though I'm sure it's not the most accurate thing in the world.
     
  9. Nandor the Relentless

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    I use it for step tracking and I find it actually undercounts my steps a bit when I’m walking
     
  10. IvanTheTerrible

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    Two weeks with my macbook air and I love it. I do have a few low end questions. I've noticed that my google chrome browser will crash from time to time. Especially when I run some videos from youtube. Have any of you had this problem?

    Also, what is the recommended battery saving settings? (if they exist).
     
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  11. Lawnole23

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    They all do this. My fitbit was really bad. I would walk for .25 miles with it not picking up a single step sometimes.
     
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  12. SpartanGA

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    I use the stop watch as I have set intervals etc.

    Otherwise I track my cardio.
     
  13. Name P. Redacted

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    AirPods Pro don’t sit as well in my ears as the AirPods. Kinda annoying.
     
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  14. mp_22

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    Gladly take them off your hands. Don’t like the powerbeats
     
  15. texasraider

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    Same. I ordered some third party tips to see if that helps
     
  16. Fusiontegra

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    let me save your lives, non-standard ear canal size bros...

    I was literally coming to rave about these anyway. Best $10 I’ve ever spent. It’s a bit annoying that you can’t charge with them on, but they take like 10 seconds to put and take off, come with their own little silicone case, and changed the game for my Pros.

    mine constantly slipped, even just like chewing food. I didn’t feel like I could walk with them in for too long with my hands occupied because I constantly had to reseat them...then I put these bad boys on, and I don’t have to touch them for literal hours. No noise cancellation loss, no worry of them falling out. Worth the couple of seconds of putting them on and off to charge/ store.

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  17. Fusiontegra

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    I’ve also looked at ordering different tips just because a lot of people say the foam ones are just more comfortable if you’re going to have them in for a couple of hours at a time(plane ride, whatever)
     
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  18. Nandor the Relentless

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    Anyone use the Spark email app on their phone? Every time I go to send a link to an article via the share sheet it never makes the URL a clickable link. Anyone else have that problem or know how to fix it?
     
  19. Jeffrey Lebowski

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    get Gizmo to fix it

    seriously though, I just use Apple mail so I’m not much help on that one
     
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  20. Nandor the Relentless

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    :ded:

    I used to use Apple Mail but it often refuses to fetch my emails in the background despite having it set to push or fetch for every email account I have. Got frustrated not receiving the emails unless I opened the app so got rid of it.
     
  21. Name P. Redacted

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    Yes I use spark. Kinda sounds like it’s formatting the email as text instead of html, maybe there’s something in settings.
     
  22. Name P. Redacted

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    Ty I will buy these now cuz it’s driving me bananas
     
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  23. Nandor the Relentless

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    I couldn’t find anything. I sent a test email to myself to check on my computer but I use Spark on there so it looks fine. My dad says links I send are never clickable through his email via the website though
     
  24. tjosu

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    New Apple Watch owner here. Do people generally leave it on the charger overnight? If so, has this had any impact on your overall battery capacity? Not sure if it’s just a myth I still follow but I heard a long time ago not to leave your phone on the charger too long so I usually let mine die completely and try to charge fully after; not really as easy to do so with the watch
     
  25. Roast

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    I wear mine at night to track sleep. I usually charge it an hour or two before bed. I don't think it hurts it to leave in on the charger all night though.
     
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  26. Lawnole23

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    I’ve had mine for over a year. Charge it every night. Never had an issue.
     
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  27. Nandor the Relentless

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    I normally charge mine over night. Have had it since Christmas Day 2019. Battery life is really good if you keep always on display off. It’s barely enough to get me through the day with it on.
     
  28. SpartanGA

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    I wear mine until battery is almost dead. I’ve had it since Oct 2018 and battery has greatly reduced.
    I’ve always heard keeping anything plugged in after it’s charged isn’t best case. But I’m stating I didn’t do that and battery life is still reduced.
     
  29. Name P. Redacted

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    Li-ion batteries (and all batteries really) have a limited number of charge cycles until they degrade. And yes keeping the battery charged at 100% capacity puts stress on it which can degrade the battery. iPhones have a feature where they charge your phone to like 90% while you’re sleeping and then try to top it off to 100% around when you wake up.
     
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  30. TheFreak55

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    How easy is it going to be to get an additional monitor on 2013 MacBook Air? Also is using Citrix eventually going to kill it?
     
  31. C A N E

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    Not at all. Rocking series 1 I bought in February of 2016. Battery will last 1.5 days still.
     
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  32. Fusiontegra

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    Interested in thoughts.
     
  33. Name P. Redacted

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    Grabbed them from the mail today. Will use them on Monday
     
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  34. Room 15

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    Maybe a dumb question but Google couldn't solve it for me. I finally caved and bought the 50gb icloud storage after ignoring the notifications for years. But now I'm trying to to get it to backup photos to cloud on an older ipod touch and it doesn't appear to be automatically syncing. how do I trigger said sync?
     
  35. afb

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    settings>name>icloud>photos>turn on iCloud photos
     
  36. Room 15

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    I checked today and more are uploaded...I guess it's just taking its sweet time. I'm sure it has nothing to do with some things being on a 7 year old iPod touch
     
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  37. NineteenNine

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    So you’re the one that actually bought the iPod touch!
     
  38. Room 15

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    I used it while traveling abroad...twas very useful. Nowwwww not so much
     
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  39. kezarmyaj

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    so I noticed recently in the photos app on my macbook that there are some blocks of pictures that come up as a blank thumbnail/picture. it looks like all the metadata of the image is there, just no picture. from what little research of done most just recommend using the repair function, but that is not fixing it on my end. some other things seemed to say they were gone, but if that was the case wouldnt the metadata be gone as well? Is there a fix of this I am missing?
     
  40. afb

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    check iCloud.com and see if they are on there

    also, how much free space does your computer have?
     
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  41. kezarmyaj

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    I dont use icloud, so dont think that would be a way to recover. have plenty of space on my hd and reading some more I think it may be related to the cleanmymac program but I wasnt really able to find a clear way to get them back. it seems like most of the pictures were ones I uploaded from old cds, so something to do with the image format.
     
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  42. ButchCassidy

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    Best Buy is offering $100 off the Apple Watch Series 5, and like $20 off the 3.
     
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  43. Name P. Redacted

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    My work has implemented a pilot program with one of our client’s for documenting field visits using an iPod Touch. I was kinda surprised that they’re still sold.
     
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  44. Room 15

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    If your work needs one more I’ll give them the friends and family discount
     
  45. Nandor the Relentless

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    Anyone got one of the new Mac Minis? I was thinking I'd just get that for my net computer instead of a MacBook. I like never travel with my MacBook anymore and 99.9% of the time I'm using it is when it's on my desk, so I figured a Mac Mini would be a better buy for me sine I'll have an external monitor coming in, can get much more power and storage and with regular USB-A ports and an HDMI port so I won't have to dongle up to use anything.
     
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  46. Nandor the Relentless

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    Sounds like the GPU is the big weakness, but really only comes into play if doing tasks that are hard on the GPU like 4K video editing. Should be fine for me. I can always add on an eGPU should I need to in the future.
     
  47. Zebbie

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    If I bought a Mac right now, I’d probably get the Mini since my 6 or 7 year old Toshiba laptop never leaves my house as it is now, but I don’t use it cart much as it is. I’m usually on my phone or iPad, or work laptop.
     
  48. texasraider

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    The Mac mini is an underrated member of the Mac ecosystem
     
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  49. NineteenNine

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    I think my 2010 MBP just gave up the ghost. :(