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The problem with cloud storage and streaming tech is that it negatively impacts those that buy the low end hardware due to economics. In many cases people end up spending far more than the cost of the flash upgrade in "cloud" charges and bandwidth costs. IPhones with small flash storage capabilities are not in the consumers best interest.
There are exceptions to every rule but in the end Touch screens on laptops are not ergonomic. The problem is for those that are exceptions to the rule touch screens can be useful.As a side note there was a complete lack of hardware introductions at the WWDC keynote. On the other hand it was a rather long Keynote but well done in the usual Apple manner. This makes me think that the only really opportunity for Apple to reveal innovative new hardware this year (until...
You should be good. The previous split was due to hardware support or sometimes firmware support, from what I understand.In any event they specifically mentioned that IOS 9 ( will work on all devices supported by iOS8. This isn't the Mac of course but I think it highlights that Apple isn't going out of its way to obsolete old hardware. Ultimately though it may be an issue of RAM that negatively impacts installs on old hardware. Right now I'm downloading the beta...
Maybe!The problem is I didn't see a lot of focus on performance in the discussion. Lots of new features of course but some of the things discussed with respect to performance where no brainers. Take the 4X speed up in Preview, that isn't exactly a great achievement when you consider Open Source PDF viewers are much faster. I'm hoping glossing over performance was a result of simply not knowing how good the improvements will be at this time.
I would imagine Apple will need an OpenGL layer for just about forever as some programs won't give it up either because of legacy software or the desire to be platform independent. That is OpenGL though, I'm not sure vulcan has much of a future at all, it smacks of a reaction to everyone giving up and going their own way.Nothing slimy at all about this. Further most developers would be writing to higher level Apple libraries (API's) anyways
Whats Vulkan?Seriously though if the OpenGL group can only get its act together after most of the industry says good by, It really doesn't say much good about Vulkan.
Never really got into Markdown, however the idea is interesting as it would make automated processing of comments snazzy.It looks like Apple is getting a bit smarter about editing in the various apps on IOS. I do hope so as it is very frustrating to have to open up the Mac just to properly format a Note. That being said I'm not sure the iOS will build in the one feature that would make lots of sense in notes and that is being able to create lists. Lists seems like a...
I thought that was Objective C? Right now, without a standards document, it will be hard for MS to do a 100% compatible Swift.
Fantastic news especially for us more casual developers.
It appears that Intel will officially support this sort of usage in TB 3. That doesn't mean Apple will though.Not even close really. I believe current TB chips are feed with 4 PCI-E lanes.I'm still of the opinion of Why! That is why would you want to go with an external card, the minute you walk away from the desktop your GPU acceleration is gone. It really makes no sense to me and thus I really don't know why people obsess over such a capability.Given that...
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