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Comment: Re:So the videos are true? (Score 1) 514

by olafva (#32941212) Attached to: Nokia and RIM Respond To Apple's Antenna Claims

You are correct. RIM and Nokia have no case, as the videos clearly demonstrate they can
have similar problems to very small number of iPhone4 customers who experience this problem.
The missing message from the distorted press was that this is NOT a significant problem
for most iPhone4, RIM or Nokia customers, but was blown out of context with all the iPhone hype.

Comment: Re:So the videos are true? Please Watch Th (Score 2, Interesting) 514

by olafva (#32941174) Attached to: Nokia and RIM Respond To Apple's Antenna Claims

Very well said. It's disgusting to see so many /. posts with no basis in fact, just personal bias.
Before someone posts - please inform yourself by watching the video.
Apple has done far more than any other smartphone company ( including the "foreign" ones, like
RIM and Nokia) to make sure everyone who buys an iPhone4 is 100% satisfied including
free bumpers and complete refunds (no restocking fees). Funny how despite all the press
about this very minor issue, the iPhone 4 is Apple's best product yet with virtually no
returns and the highest rate of customer satisfaction among all smartphones.

Comment: Re:Misleading Title - Does not affect iPads (Score 1) 196

by olafva (#32010554) Attached to: Backdoor Malware Targets Apple iPad

A bit more about malware on Mac Products:
By the way, many hear Macs have no better security than Windows PCs. Nothing could be farther from the truth. It is NOT simply “Security by Obscurity” (10% of laptop Market). Mac security problems (viri etc.) reported have been related to old pre-OSX O/S, Officeand other M$ products run on Macs, pfishing attacks etc. Macs don’t recognize .exe files,and most importantly default privlidges do not allow any “foreign” software to be installed.MacOSX informs you of any attempt to install “foreign” software, and if you insist on installing it, it will ask for the system password. Even if you’re gullible enough to enter the system password, it again warns you that you’re about to install “foreign” softeware for which you have to acknowledge again. Even if it is installed (i.e. an .exe file), you can click on it and it will do no damage to you Mac. In addition, unlike Windows PCs out of the box all port access except 2 (ftp & ssh) are blocked which prevents hackers from exploiting backdoors. You can see plenty of testimony from Windows users who are relieved when they switch to Macs to be free of malware, except phishing attacks, of course. Now if Apple would only send me a check for writing this based on my heavy Windows, Linux and OSX systems experience.

Comment: Misleading Title - Does not affect iPads (Score 1) 196

by olafva (#32010038) Attached to: Backdoor Malware Targets Apple iPad

Note that this is another Windows virus that affects only Windows PCs.
It does NOT affect iPads or any Mac products.
BitDefender is likely using the iPad's popularity to widen
their Windows anti-virus audience. Most everyone knows
that Macs do not use .exe files used by virus writers to perpetrate
Windows viri. Nice attempt at publicity!

Comment: iPhone: ours have kept getting better with time! (Score 1) 353

by olafva (#30883814) Attached to: Rumor — AT&T Losing iPhone Exclusivity Next Week

You are right on. We have 3 iPhones we use, and 1 since they 1st came out. We can run virtually all the Apps we want, even w/o 3G.
If you have WIFI and EDGE, 3G is just a luxury you pay more for (not worth it for us). Our phones continue to be up-to-date with the
just fine GPS, videorecorder, 5MP camera, iCam and hundreds of Apps, none of which existed when we bought our iPhones. However,
it may be time to more to a iPad (iTablet) next week, but our 3 iPhone will just "Keep on Truckin" just fine for a lower monthly fee than
others on 3G. Yes! so far Apple has made a product that continues to be upgradable, which is like a gift that continues giving.

Comment: Re:Coax CATV signal over phone line? (Score 1) 635

by olafva (#28205611) Attached to: You've Dropped Your Landline — Now What?

Just saw a COAX-RJ11 cable (eBay 200256089555), but I need one at each end & shipping is high.

http://cgi.ebay.com/General-Cable-3CC-4SH-6-Foot-Network-Coax-to-RJ11-Telep_W0QQitemZ200256089555

http://www.recycledgoods.com/zoom.aspx?productID=16714

Other (lower cost) suggestions welcome. Rewiring coax where the phone line is looks difficult as it doesn't seem to pull
from the basement (origin) to the desired room as it circumnavigates around many corners and is hidden in innaccessible places.

Comment: Coax CATV signal over phone line? (Score 1) 635

by olafva (#28205417) Attached to: You've Dropped Your Landline — Now What?

We don't have coax running to all rooms in our house, BUT we do have copper phone lines.

My sons (Caltech & VT), who know much about such things suggested I might connect my Coax signal
where it enters our home (next to the phone junction box) to pass the signal to the phone junction box
in the desired room(s). I tried twisting the cables together, and it actually works. However, the TV signal is
clear on some channels but not on all. It was suggested I combine several of the six phone wires together
(say Red & Green) for a better connection to purchase 2 Coax-RJ11 adapters to get a better signal. I can't
find such adapters, even on eBay. Any suggestions?

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