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It may be the case that CEO Tim Cook is not as interested in appeasing environmentalists as CEO Steve Jobs was.  It may also be the case that a future announcement will negate EPEAT certification.  If education and government requires this certification for purchase of computers through official channels, it stands to reason that Apple would likely not want to lose education and government purchases for a minimal gain in thinness.  Perhaps it would be prudent to email...
I extended the life of my MacPro2,1 by making the main drive a 60GB SSD from OWC, which wasn't a big deal considering that all of my data is on an external RAID. That move alone dramatically increased the performance of the 2,1. Being able to run everything but the kernel in 64-bit also prolonged the life of the machine. That said, I'm pretty sure that Mountain Lion will be the last OS upgrade this beast sees. I'm looking at the amount of cores we'll eventually be able...
I'd love to see a much smaller Mac Pro, but I haven't seen Pro GPU's get much smaller. The things are huge. So their either has to be a huge change in the way graphics are pushed to monitors, or there's going to be a design limitation based upon the huge GPU's we have these days for Pros. I'd really like to think that Jonny Ive could put together something jaw dropping, while keeping performance the priority for Pro users. I can't complain about my Mac Pro; I love the...
I've been holding onto my MacPro2,1 for longer than I'd like to have simply because I'm waiting for a smaller form factor for a Pro mac. I have my credit card patiently waiting in my wallet for the day one is released. Hopefully, my 30" Cinema Display will be supported. I just can't bring myself to use an underpowered Mac Mini.
In my defense of Web Gallery, I have contacted them. Do I actually think they listen, or care? No. We always get the, "Thanks for writing, but we're not going to bother responding" message after pressing send. They have their minds set already and the vast majority of Mac users apparently think it's great sharing photos on Facebook (a social service that I dislike more with every "improvement" they make). iCloud doesn't address the problem of sharing photos and videos...
Web Gallery is the one thing I'll really dislike losing. Having the ability to upload photos to it right from iPhoto, and movies up to it right from iMovie, was very convenient and allowed friends and family around the world to see photos and videos of mine all in one easy to use place. It's obvious that I'm in the minority when it comes to using this service, and most likely don't care about sharing photos and videos with family members and friends, but it was well...
I'm with you on this. I intentionally skip models of Apple products, and even more so due to the two year contract I had when I got the 3GS. I intentionally skipped the 4, and am awaiting the 5. My credit card will drop the moment I'm able to get the 5. I think there are a lot of people waiting for the 5. We'll see how their numbers look after it's introduced.
I'm sure you have your reasons when it comes to why you said what you did, but I'm running the latest version of Flash and it causes havoc on my Mac Pro, with 8-cores. There's not a snowballs chance in hell that I want flash on my 3GS that has only one. When it comes to Adobe going after users pissed off at Apple due to Final Cut Pro X, I have no problem with it. Those people were on the fence to begin with. If anything, most people will simply return to their prior...
The loss of Web Gallery and the associated iPhone App will be the one that hits me the hardest. Web Gallery was the way I shared my photos and videos with family and friends in one easy to use site and App. Now what will we have? Nothing. Apple screwed us good with that omission. Apple needs to stop taking away options we currently have and work on adding functionality instead. While many of you likely were content with a flickr account or some other service, they...
With the release of the keynote discussing iCloud, one very painful omission for me personally, was the lack of continuing the MobileMe Web Gallery, and the additional iPhone Gallery App that went along with it. This feature was apparently used by so few Mac users that Apple felt compelled to discontinue this service for the users who did use it. I've started this thread to discuss among fellow Mac users which methods will now be offered to people who take a lot of...
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