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Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i for iPod and iPhone
Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i for iPod and iPhone

41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sound, great portability, 3 Oct. 2010
I've had one of these for a couple of weeks. For the size, it sounds excellent, although it can be a bit bass-heavy. It can fill a small room with sound. I love the fact it's also portable and comes with a travel bag plus both UK and European adaptors. Battery life is excellent. It lasts all day when running from the internal non-replaceable power source, which is great. It's not cheap at 149 pounds (it's 149 dollars US: go figure) but compared to a Bose Portable Speaker, which I think has a similar high-quality sound, it's a bargain.

Advanced Mac OS X Programming
Advanced Mac OS X Programming
by Mark Dalrymple
Edition: Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There's more to programming a Macintosh than Cocoa, 31 July 2007
Despite what the previous reviewer says, this book is an excellent source of information on programming the lower-level parts of the Macintosh operating system. Containing a great deal of information that can't be found easily elsewhere, there are plenty of examples and discussions on compilation, linking, memory management, debugging, file and network I/O, security and threading. Although you can find similar information on other unixes elsewhere, the underpinning of the Macintosh - Darwin - is quite different from Linux, FreeBSD or Solaris. The only chapter which isn't Mac specific is about using subversion, which is a slightly odd inclusion in this book.

Taken together with a book on Cocoa programming, you'd be covering a good chunk of the Macintosh operating system and understand the underpinnings of this complex topic just that little bit more.

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21 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not so well designed, 7 Jun. 2001
I've had this camera for a while and I don't think it's so great. Initially I thought the main problem was how quick the batteries drain (it uses 4 AA batteries) and it doesn't come with a power supply. Also, the memory card that comes with it is a measly 4MB. So, it's going to cost you at least another fifty pounds to get rechargable batteries, a charger, a power supply and memory. Then, the problems really start. The lens cover and battery cover pop open you put this camera in your bag (mine are both sellotaped up now). Plus, the interface is somewhat cumbersome and the automatic control is pretty bad. Best put it in manual mode, and deal with the exposure and white balance that way. In conclusion, it's really nice to have a digital camera, and the results from this one are pretty clean and sharp (but small by modern standards). In terms of cheap digital cameras, this one is okay. But spend a bit more to get one that's got everything right. This one hasn't.

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