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Apple needs their own pro suite, because Adobe is a lowest common denominator company not pushing the envelope in any way, focused on a non-standard GUI and cross-platform software.iOS reminds me daily more of MS-DOS with task switcher multitasking: each App has its own UI, the OS X UI consistency is also a thing of the past. We might as well be using Java apps at this point.Apple needs to reinvigorate the platform by having a key product in each core software category...
To the people who think this won't be a feature loss: - why would Apple work with Adobe to transition Aperture users to Lightroom if all of Aperture's features would remain? - no mention of a plugin architecture for the new app - no verbiage like with finalcut pro x that it's targeting pros, etc. Apple is quickly losing its aim by turning everything into a closed consumer only platform with no decent alternative: neither windows nor Linux have what apple's pro segment...
This is disgusting. Apple sells its loyal pro customers to notoriously greedy, subscriptions-only, buggy, non-OSX-compliant Adobe. Even with upgraded iCloud storage up to 1TB would my photo library not fit on iCloud and the nerve it takes for Apple to suggest that anything but throwaway pictures be "secured" in the cloud in the post-Snowden era is just an outright insult to our intelligence.
Can't even access other user's profile anymore and the send button doesn't work either without leaving the conversation and then returning to it, etc. Maybe some flakiness is due to iOS 8DP, but certainly not the missing functionality. So maybe v5.5 will be ready for prime time. On the OS X side, everything past the v2.8.x releases of Skype has been an unmitigated disaster. I still run the old version for as long as I can, but since m$ took over Skype the old version...
Load distribution is transparent to users. Apple's GCD can not only use the GPUs but also CPUs. Apple has been imploring developers for over a decade now to parallelize their code, for good reason. Mach has been running on 32 CPU systems back in the days of NeXT, so this also isn't an OS issue as some here have suggested.Apple had some roadblocks in high-up levels in their software, but they were fully aware of these issues and have eliminated them one by one. For all we...
For one, Apple wouldn't use last year's chips.For two, they wouldn't use the clock speeds they are forced to use to deal with the small batteries in iPhones and iPods.For three, they would use a different memory architectureSo plenty of room to make up that i5 to i7 gap.Apple used to make their own chip sets, and they have the know how to do it again.Apple is an ARM architecture licensee, which means they are among hue he few who can alter the platform and develop their...
No sane developer (except developers of emulation systems like VMware, Parallels, etc.) write anything for a processor. Programming is done in high-level languages, totally CPU independent these days, the only issue is that switching to a new CPU can reveal bugs/bad programming techniques that were in the code but due to quirks in a particular CPU had no consequences until switching to another CPU.Thus a CPU switch is a simple recompile and a follow up QA testing run....
Frankly, that could simply be a Thunderbolt2 add-on, since TB is just serialized PCIe, a CPU daughter card could be attached with a TB cable.Given how small CPUs are, a multi-core Atom chip would fit into a small dongle, and provides more than adequate power to run the typical business apps people fall back on windows for.Wouldn't be very elegant for laptop use, but when combined with a SSD in the same case, you have a virtual machine that you can attach to any Mac you...
Apple is iterating through new ARM CPU upgrades faster than intel: intel's tic-tok model is a two year cycle and they are falling behind that, which is why new Mac announcements are stalled and overdue: the relevant Intel CPU upgrades aren't available.An A8 may already have closed the performance gap, and given the low power consumption of ARM chips, you can double or triple the CPU core count compared to x86 CPUs meaning anything that can run in parallel will be...
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