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The problem isn't annual updates, the problem is introducing novelty for the sake of novelty.ITunes keeps getting worse and less intuitive with each "overhaul"; OS X file system organization gets more and more obscure and cluttered as if Apple had hired all the bad Windows system engineers, e.g, when books moved from iTunes to iBooks, the were transitioned from a well organized folder with files that had meaningful names into a cluttered hidden mess with meaningless random...
Musk is serious; the reason he opened up Tesla's patent portfolio is because he wants to change the world, and he knows Tesla can't go it alone.Apple, or anyone else entering the electric car business is seen as an ally transforming the world to a fossil fuel free transportation infrastructure, not as competition in the currently niche electric car segment.More brands, particular ones like Apple, give credibility to the market, and many more customers will be taken from...
People should watch the keynote. While there's a lot of stuff that M$ is copying from Apple, there's also a bunch of things where they take the lead, e.g. adaptability of the GUI where they use the same OS on desktop, tablets, phones, IOT, hololens with the UI of universal apps adapting to the device it's running on, and phones dockable to big screen and keyboard and apps adjusting to a desktop type UI. Apple has been in a position to do this for years, with Darwin at the...
Generally this is great news, likely an outgrowth of renewed interest in Office for the Mac and iOS. That the tools become available: what a difference a new CEO can make, under Ballmer that would never have happened...
First, ObjC isn't deprecated at all, Swift is an addition for projects that do not need C compatibility.Second, the Swift runtime is currently embedded, because in the near term many changes are expected which could break apps using a shared runtime; once swift has settled, the runtime won't be bundled into apps.Third the libraries will continue to be the same, it's the whole point of Swift that it's interoperable with ObjC and that they share the same object models and...
Apple is a global company; just because the U.S. thanks to Republican refusal to regulate broadband, wireless and force competition is lagging in broadband when compared to the rest of the civilized world doesn't mean that Apple is holding back.If anything their offers will force the providers to step up, just like the iPhone forced providers to beef up mobile internet.
Might have been meaningful to put a 64-bit ARM in there without 32-bit backwards compatible instruction set, since as I remember from the A7 introduction, it was said the 64-bit instruction set was designed to use less power, and that 64-bit apps use less power. On the watch backwards compatible 32-bit instructions wouldn't be required, so all that could be left off the chip. It's a stretch to assume a specific CPU core just because of the presence of a certain GPU.
FinalCut can of course survive without him, so could Aperture. But Aperture is dead now, and he is gone... But given how small a part of Apple's business is the Mac, and how small a sliver thereof is the Pro segment, his departure could signal changes he wasn't willing to be part of. I have the feeling there are too many MBAs at Apple now, not enough engineers; it's all bucks now, no longer about any mission. A platform needs a way for people to grow, and the space for...
Photoshop was never that expensive, and Lightroom even less. The price you have is for an entire suite of Adobe products, something that now costs you $50/month or $600/year, so after less that 2.5years you're in the black owning the software. Major updates (every 18-24 months) were in the $600 range for a full suite, and generally it was wise to do such upgrades only every second round. So maintaining owned software was $600/36 months for a full product suite, i.e. a...
Freedom is to save and buy, partial freedom is to take a loan and pay it off.Slavery is being blackmailed and being put in a hostage situation such as to extract eternal recurring payments regardless of service quality or utility gained.Adobe and all the other "in the cloud subscription" services are slavery, holding your work and data hostage, with your monthly budget at the whim of the provider, your data accessible without your consent, etc.If people aren't realizing...
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