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1. My iPad fever has been growing with the constant reviews, comments, and links I get in a newsfeed from TUAW. I knew I was going to get one, and realistically I wasn't going to wait for a second generation of hardware...though I am holding out for 3G.

Came in from the tax-mailing excursion, opened the mail, and found the Apple gift cards from the broker's promotion. That did it. My 64 GB iPad 3G is ordered, so I should get one in the first round of 3Gs at the end of the month.

2. My work laptop (a PowerBook G4, not with an Intel chip) was due for replacement, and I kept delaying in hopes Apple would announce a refresh of the MacBook Pro line. Finally gave up in the face of severely tightening budgets at work, and ordered one lest I get nothing. It arrived Monday, and Tuesday Apple announced the MBP updates. But the laptop was still in its shipping box in the computer section chief's office, so I got her to check if it could be returned. Yep! We pay the shipping, but I'll get one of the new models...cheaper than the other model even considering the return shipping.

3. Next up will be an iMac to replace my old home desktop--a "lamp" iMac. Must finalize what I want and all the peripherals: a new Airport Extreme, a network printer, maybe a network drive to share the music and photos between devices. It's the peripherals that need the research...I'm mostly set on the iMac itself.

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kd5mdk
Apr. 16th, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)
Network drives can be easily created by plugging a USB hard drive into an Airport Extreme or Time Capsule.
nlbarber
Apr. 16th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
Have you ever configured the combination of a network printer (or all in one) and a network drive with an Airport Extreme? Any suggestions, things to avoid, considerations of speed vs. accessibility, etc.?
kd5mdk
Apr. 16th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
USB printing through an Extreme/TC only supports printing, not scanning or other AIO features. If the network printer is connected via Ethernet or Wifi, then whatever it supports should work.

Time Machine IS NOT supported backing up to hard drives connected to an Airport Extreme. It is supported backing up to Time Capsules, and external drives connected to Time Capsules.
jekni
Apr. 16th, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
Pardon my drool. I'm still using an eMac (as is everyone else in the house - we have 6 of them plus a lampstand) but I would love to have a new iMac/MacBook. I'm holding out hopes that the settlement will leave enough for a new computer.
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