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Back on topic though, has anyone used any of these updates and can comment? I love Pages and was ready to spend $20 for another copy, but then I looked at the screenshots and am not sure I like what I see. Or rather, what I don't see. One of the things about the iWork apps that makes them work so well for me is the integration into the Inspector panel(s) which allow for rapid formatting without the use of multiple dialog boxes (read: Word and PowerPoint are horrible, Pages...
 I keep thinking the same thing. But then I went over to the Lightroom site and perused the version history on Wikipedia and honestly couldn't find much functionality in Lightroom that is missing in Aperture (aside from tight integration with Photoshop). I'm not saying Aperture isn't in need of an update, I'm just not sure what that update should be :)
 Yeah, it seems that once you get the free copies on an eligible device, you can get them on other devices as well. I downloaded all the freebies on my 5S and was then able to install them onto my iPad Mini.
 Yeah, if anyone figures out how to get the retail box versions (which cost more than the MAS versions) registered on the Mac App Store for free upgrades to the new version, please let us know! Annoying that iWork on DVD cost $79 and is not eligible for the same updates that the Mac App Store purchased versions (which cost $60) are...! Still wondering if the next version of Aperture (if it ever comes out) will be eligible for a free upgrade over the MAS. I paid $200 for v2...
 Good to know. Sounds like that's one thing about the new rMBP that I won't hate :) Sounds like you all are implying the new glossy screen is better than the old matte screen? Best of both worlds, so-to-speak? I still wish it used proper memory and laptop form-factor drives. a couple mm of thickness means nothing in comparison to being user serviceable!
 Okay, I'll make that claim. I'm looking into my matte screen right now and all I see are the illuminated bits on the screen. I see no reflection of myself, the light in the living room behind me, the cat sitting on the sofa behind me, nothing. The new glossy screen appears to be an improvement on the old, but it's still a step back from the matte.
 No. Just no. I paid extra to upgrade my 2011 MBP to matte, while the fiancee did not. I can't stand looking at her screen and it's useless in bright light situations. I'm sorry you're annoyed by someone who states a preference, but I for one am very disappointed to see the old machines go. I like the retina display, it looks nice, but I also like that I can open up my machine and upgrade the RAM if I want and upgrade the hard drive and, in my case, remove the optical...
 Your point is fair, extended warrantees are never designed to save the consumer money, they make a lot of money for the folks that sell them. There are very few devices on which I would purchase them, but a laptop is one of them. 15 years ago I had the screen go out on a $2500 Sony laptop and I was quoted some ludicrous price of about $1000 to replace it, but the extended warrantee I purchased covered it. In my case, I didn't pay $350 for AppleCare: I get a corporate...
 Was a good deal for me. I purchased it for my first-generation MBP and had A battery replaced A power supply replaced Both cooling fans replaced I think there was one other thing that went wrong with it, but I can't remember now. It's generally recommended for laptops because of the harsh environment (limited cooling, getting knocked about). I purchased it for my (yep) Early 2011 MBP and so far haven't needed it for anything, but I'm still glad I have it. Even more-so now...
 Point taken - there are some great shows. I haven't seen Boardwalk Empire or Luther, but I love the other three. I also just finished up Broadchurch (another great British drama) and loved it. There are definitely a handful of great shows, but I have preferred to ala carte them via AppleTV/iTunes. It's cheaper than paying for cable, there are no commercials, and I basically own the rights to re-watch them when I want. Unfortunately, some of the great shows (like GoT) are...
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