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  • After citing $53M in personal debt, Kanye West begs fans to subscribe to Tidal

    "You'd rather open up one school in Africa like you really helped the country... if you want to help... help me."

    Wow. That makes me wanna cancel my Tidal subscription instead. 
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  • Florida sheriff vows to arrest Tim Cook if Apple won't comply with court orders

    Not the sharpest tool in the shed. 
  • Antutu: iPhone 6s performance thrashes high-spec Androids Huawei Mate 8, Samsung Note 5 & Nexus 6p

    Oh well. The fact remains that Android gobbles up 2x the RAM & CPU to deliver lower benchmarks despite cheating. :blush: 

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  • On its 9th birthday, Apple's iPhone finds itself at a crossroads

    What should Apple do to return the iconic product to growth you say? Walt Mossberg gave a good overview in his article last March, post the iPhone SE launch.  
    - Battery life (even if it means no further decrease in device thinness) & charging speed
    - Bezels! Banish or seriously shrink this waste of space
    - Optical, or at least optical quality zoom
    - Water resistance & screen sturdiness
    - Increase storage (no more 16GB base)
    - Up the iOS game & improve native apps (eg Mail)
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  • Analysis ranks 9.7" iPad Pro screen as best performing mobile LCD ever made

    So, now DisplayMate is a reliable source, but when it quoted the Galaxy S7 Edge's display as the "Best Performing Smartphone Display that we have ever tested" people on AI were calling it crap-talking and bought-out by Samsung. ;-)

    Anyhow, I'd love me a small iPad Pro as my first iPad. I tried the pencil several times on a friend's device and it does work like a charm. Yet I cannot justify the additional expense as something I could actually use for work other than content consumption and the occasional sketch. Perhaps if it ran OS X instead... 
  • Intel's 7th-gen 'Kaby Lake' processors delivered to manufacturers

    jdw said:
    Agree about bringing back the 17". A huge retina screen and performance that beats the 15" would be reason to buy it. It doesn't matter if it "isn't so portable for most people." Today's 17" can be made thinner and lighter than the 17" of the past. Plus, if Apple ever does the right thing and implements a near borderless display (like the DELL XPS) then the machine can be made smaller still. It's really stupid not to offer it. And yes, I've sent Apple feedback on this point. So should you: http://www.apple.com/feedback/macbookpro.html
    Sent my feedback too, thanks. Should Apple implement a borderless screen design, they could offer a near 17" display with basically the same footprint as the current 15" rMBP. Honestly, there's little need for a design overhaul other than that, plus updated ports, and maybe a Space Grey chassis. The delay has been ludicrous, even their own employees agree to the dreadfully long wait. Chips for the MacBook Pro, Air, Mac mini, and Mac Pro have been available for a long time now, and Apple have had ample time to produce updated machines. You can't say it's all Intel's fault that the Mac Pro hasn't been updated for over 3 years or the MacBook Pro for over a year and a half. At least they could bring the prices down to retain some semblance of value. What's worrying me is their collective attempt to put iPad Pro forward as a competent Pro workstation replacement (particularly during their iPhone SE keynote) -sorry Tim, but it's not. 
  • Intel's 7th-gen 'Kaby Lake' processors delivered to manufacturers

    "however the first run of chips are not likely destined for Apple's MacBook Pro."

    And here's me wondering still when will we EVER get a new set of MacBook Pros. 
  • Survey: One in five may be poised to make jump to 'iPhone 7'

    TurboPGT said:
    Because that's what Apple has accustomed us to expect every two years? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 
    Well that's idiotic. You don't just change things just to change them. If you achieve the best possible design, would you change to something worse just for the sake of change?

    The iPhone is still a rectangle with a glass screen and a home button. Hard to argue that the obsession with their design evolution is anything but trite and obnoxious.
    Your know-it-all attitude is what's trite and obnoxious. Apple has an industrial design team reporting directly to the CEO, and aesthetically pleasing designs seemed to matter plenty as they were churning out one exciting new release after another. Now it doesn't? "You don't just change things just to change them"? Well, Apple does. Did, at least.

    Besides, the gen 6 design is not what you'd call "the best possible design" that's exempt from change or criticism, certainly not in the way the gen 4 was perceived. You seem automatically inclined that any change to a new direction would result into something worse. Funny because those recent casing leaks you seem to be OK with truly are SOMETHING WORSE.
  • Video shows 'iPhone 7' mockups in Space Gray, gold and rose gold

    Yep, sticking to the 6 for one more year  :s
  • Apple Watch falls to 47 percent marketshare, but retains lead among smartwatches

    People take IDC seriously?
    Not sure about IDC's reputation or past mishaps. Can you please elaborate?