Archive for October, 2007

Don’t look a gift horse in the Mac…

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Mac MiniI just read Adrian’s blog on ZDNet and to my surprise he’s talking about HIS new Mac Mini – which is kinda weird because he bought it as an anniversary gift for ME yesterday.  Hmmmm… it’s bit like when Homer Simpson bought Marge a gift of a new bowling ball (complete with the name Homer on it).

Well it’s the thought that counts – right???

I’ve used a Mac and the Mac OS (via Pear PC) before but it’s a new feeling being a Mac owner (well assuming that I am that is – I may just be the wife of one!?)

iPod TouchI’m also excited about the iPod Touch I got this week.  Actually I bought one for Adrian as an anniversary gift. Well, I knew i’d be jealous of his if I didn’t have one so I got one for myself at the same time (which is what Homer would have done if he was smart – or a woman!) 

I love the iPod Touch – it’s great for browsing the web and the only real gripe I’ve had with it on the usability front at least was the tedious and arduous task of typing in the wifi connection password on that fiddly little keyboard (which was particularly hard because the characters are obfuscated – with no way to unhide them – plus the onscreen keyboard feedback shows capital letters even when you’re typing lower case).  

The screen keyboard mostly works ok with my fingernails because several of them have broken off lately and are hence short at the moment making typing possible.  It does get a lot of fingerprints on (at least they’re not ear prints like the iPhone). 

As for the iPod Touch being an MP3 player I’ve no experience of that at all yet because I can’t get it to sync with my PC.  I don’t think it’s a problem with the iPod though, just an iTunes transfer timeout, but I’m not really sure at this point.

Now if only I had a Mac, I could try syncing it with that…

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