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Not everyone could know it's lit by the display backlight and essentially just a hole. If you shine a light at the back, it affects the display:Some of the backlight is being lost out the logo too. I like the feature but it's plastic and they seem to have tried to get rid of plastic. No plastic hinge, no plastic logo. It's really just the keyboard keys left as plastic and they wanted to switch them for some kind of stone at one point but then they'd be cold to press.They...
It has to do real-time encoding of the video for the stream on the GPU. It could be that driving the high-res display and doing 720p real-time encoding was too taxing on the 5300 GPU. They'd be able to offer a Skylake update at the end of the year with a faster GPU and that can possibly have a 720p camera along with a faster USB C port.
This is also a rare occasion that we knew it was coming well in advance, the following is from over a year ago:http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/161662/apples-new-trackpad-patent-replaces-click-button-with-force-sensors-adds-tactile-feedback
I don't think they have an option to go with AMD as it looks like AMD just does integrated chips at that level so if they bother including a dedicated GPU at all, I'd expect the NVidia 950M, which hasn't improved much over the 850M but is about double the 750M in the current Macbook Pro. However, I reckon dedicated GPUs are no more for Apple's laptops. The Iris Pro 7200 in Skylake should be about 80% faster than the 5200 and with 16GB of RAM minimum, they can allow it to...
You live in a very warm country, could it be that the heat and humidity has damaged the rubber seal round the edge? If it's sticky, there must be some glue melting or the rubber is deteriorating with the heat. This might have happened by leaving it in direct sunlight.
The 11" Air and 12" MB have the roughly the same size of battery - 38Wh and 39.7Wh respectively. For the 11" Air to reach 9 hours of use, it can only average 4.2W of power draw for everything including the display so even though it has a ~15W CPU, for web browsing, it's not operating anywhere near the peak power usage. The main advantage to the Core M is that even at its peak, it's still low enough power draw to operate with passive cooling. It should be able to maintain a...
Multi-input applications like the iPad keyboard would be a bit trickier with just a single haptic unit. If you pressed 2 keys in close timing to each other, it would have to be able to click twice quickly so it didn't seem unnatural. The software keyboard can also be oriented 4 ways so the position of the motor would be important and might make the sensation feel different depending on the orientation.It also couldn't push the vibration on the back of the display panel...
The exploits listed were "uninitialized stack pointer, buffer overflow condition, out-of-bounds read/write vulnerability, and a time-of-check to time-of-use flaw". It's about time the software development process prevented these by design. The Swift language is designed to prevent some of them but the browser needs fast performance and the webkit codebase is open source and cross-platform so it's in C++. Maybe there can be an intermediate layer between the web content and...
I imagine some people assume complexity equates to better security too e.g typing 4 digits nobody knows vs just pressing the home button. Apple needs to spell it out to people that their pin code is insecure with a warning the way that password boxes do.The iPhone only came out about 6 months ago, even a single digit percentage of new iPhone users is millions of people. They sold 74.5m iPhones up until January, it will have easily topped 100m by now.Some people might be...
The sound I thought of when seeing that Google car was:I think they had Blackberries but they all hated their phones and so they made a phone that was better than what they already had in performance and features and that they would want to use every day.At the very least, it tells us they're not likely to downgrade their high-end cars to a low-end car just like they didn't downgrade their existing phones to low-end phones.So what you're saying is there's a need for some...
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