I use Bose QuietComfort noise-canceling headphones for airplane trips and noticed that the subject of noise-canceling headphones was largely glossed over in your article on headphones. Hearing loss is a very serious issue as all the follow-up on Tinnitus has demonstrated.
OS X’s Mail application uses IMAP to retrieve Mac.com e-mail, which means mail messages are left on the server even AFTER you press delete for up to one month. This means that, without any warning, exceeding the 5 meg allotment on mac.com’s server will thwart any incoming e-mail. Fortunately, Apple has posted instructions for remedying the problem.
Even though I have some hearing loss my hearing is good enough to pass the flight training medical exam earlier this year.
I wanted to get an aviation headset that gave me the best chance of hearing radio calls clearly. I heard there was a BOSE noise cancelling headset available. In Australia finding the Aviation Headset X was difficult – even harder to part with US$995 for it.
Apple should take a new strategy. The four product computer matrix is a good basic structure, but there is logical room for a subdivision of one quadrant of that matrix and that is the focus of my idea. In short, a two part iMac strategy.
I think that Apple’s future product lines should focus on a less is more philosophy. I am not saying that they should offer less, but that they should try and make do with less. For example, it has been widely speculated that the next major iMac revision will have an LCD screen. I think that the screen used for this iMac should be the same model as is currently being used in the PowerBook G4.