Tag: One Star Reviews

  • The return of the one star whingers.

    While one does not begrudge Apple their current mass market success one can sometimes long for the good old days when they only managed to sell computers to discerning sensible people.

    Well done Johnny433! You managed to download and install Mountain Lion that’s five stars from me right there but then…

    Oh dear! Was there some part of the App Store’s description of Mountain Lion that you did not understand?

    To clarify: the latest Macs come with the latest Intel processor known as [wikipop]Sandy Bridge[/wikipop] which was launched in 2011 and features [wikipop search=”Intel Quick Sync Video”]Quick Sync[/wikipop] that can pump video (encoding and decoding) without troubling the main part of the CPU. So if you do not have the latest Macs with the latest processors you will not be able to use Mountain Lion’s AirPlay Mirroring (note: “AirPlay Mirroring requires a second-generation Apple TV or later, and is supported on the following Mac models: iMac (Mid 2011 or newer), Mac mini (Mid 2011 or newer), MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer), and MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer).”) you can set up some other form of mirroring (there are numerous options depending on your particular needs) that will be passed through the CPU.

    Copies of this piece can be saved on to a floppy disc and mailed to you via the postal service if you feel that the march of technological progress is passing by too rapidly.

  • My One Star Review Addiction

    I confess I am addicted. Whenever I venture into the Mac’s or iOS App Stores I have to select the Most Critical reviews option and read the bizarre one star reviews.  I have mentioned some, such as for Pixelmator, Panogaea and a MIDI controller, in the past.  It is a fascinating world where people plainly do not know how to use their computer, complain that an app lacks a specific feature although no one ever suggested that such a feature was included or are just plain stupid and are willing to publicly voice their own shortcomings and/or put the blame on the developers.

    Apple’s [wikipop search=”Mac_OS_X_Lion”]OS X 10.7 (known as Lion)[/wikipop] has been around for almost a year. Every new Mac sold in that time uses it as do the countless older Macs which have been updated.  It is used every day by millions of people without any problem.  Yet we are still being treated to delights such as…

    What can one say? Perhaps if the reviewer had persevered for more than an hour they may have eventually found the View menu (to clarify: this contains options on how you want to View things) and the option to Show Status Bar on the bottom of the window…


    And what about Quick Look with the Space Bar?  What about it?  It is much improved with Lion…

    Thanks for sharing.  My addiction is satiated for today.


    After posting this this morning… a few hours later Serendipity kicks in.

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