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  • Apple reportedly agrees to TSMC chip price hike

    entropys said:
    If only Apple hadn’t sacked their most effective negotiator….
    ... perhaps TSMC made him an offer ... : )
  • Microsoft makes Outlook for Mac free

    jdw said:

    Curious what drove them to do this.
    I'd ask if they want at our data and IP for AI...? 'embrace, extend, extinguish' still valid...?
  • Apple rumored to be testing macOS for M2 iPad Pro

    Dear Santa Tim Apple™...
    My one wish for this year is to get everything working before changing anything else...
    Happy New Year...
  • Flexispot Sit2Go chair review: A must-have for the office

    ... and perhaps with a generator it could power a mac ... ?
    Sit2Go 2.0...?
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 vs iPhone 14 Pro - compared

    For those interested in image quality beyond specs: /

    The main lens: "I have simply never gotten image quality like this out of a phone."

    The UWA:  "Corners are still highly distorted and soft at times, despite excellent automatic processing from the system to prevent it from looking too fish-eye like"

    Would a similar comparison for the S23 be helpful...?
  • Kuo: Demand for new MacBook Pro models tepid due to high prices, disappointing specs

    ...I wish we could run our MacOS of choice, for compatibility, and get AppleCare support for such,
    rather than new hardware forcing users onto the barely out of beta Sierra...

    Other than tabs I can't see a feature I find compelling enough to implement by choice for working,
    and tabs existed in the pre X days in more primitive windowed form, so to me kind of a throwback, if useful...

    Siri, Photos (scans), iCloud (and thus Handoff/Copy), Storage all seem legitimate potential privacy risks.
    Anything iCloud is actually technically illegal by statute (privacy) where I work (jurisdictional storage only),
    so a local, internal private server iCloud might be the only way to solve this limitation...?
    Auto Login requires the watch. ApplePay requires iPhone 6+/watch. Emoji is a feature? Really?
    Could these features really sales drivers, and some actually work distractions,
    or even ways Apple can keep tabs on us, or building out an AI database...?

    Improved memory management, power efficiency & better retina graphics aside,
    if I could run even Snow @ 4x the speed (ie. on new hardware) I think I'd be happier, a buyer and focussed on the work,
    vs risking unknown issues, lost legacy app/file/data access & potential peripheral obsolescence...

  • Dual-lens camera to remain iPhone Plus exclusive in 2017

    I wish they had gone (much) wider... One can always zoom in, but if one can't get the shot...
    Apparently the wide is 28mm equivalent (35mm) while I'd most appreciate a 24mm or better, 21mm equivalent...
    Building wide angle in such tiny glass may in fact be an impossible challenge,
    and yet a tack sharp 21mm ultra wide f2 or better prime would be just so remarkable...
  • Tim Cook's fundraiser for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton set for tonight much of an economy will there be if global warming & 6x destroys the planet, the plains turn to desert & the great lakes are drained beyond repair for drinking water...? I've been impressed with what Stein says, and such would seem to align with the current governance of the longest peaceful shared border to the north...? Let the flames begin... ;)
  • Apple preparing changes to MacBook lineup this month

    They can pry my 17" macbook pro from my cold dead hands for portable professional computing work... Ironically I was looking at the air too, as it's GPU has improved so much, if ultra portability is desired, with some actual horsepower, alas no retina display... Finally I've been looking at the HP Spectre, partly because I'm just so worn out with the MacOS merry go round of annual 'upgrades' to feed the developer gravy train, drivers failing, app updating... W7 pro set & forget it...