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  • Apple Watch saves Calgary woman from rapist

    For anyone who cares, she evidently first texted her boyfriend to see if it was HIM fussing about in the dark. Then having ruled that out, she expressed panic and got him into action on her behalf. Seems to me that she handled it brilliantly. 
  • Ronald D Moore talks about bringing 'For All Mankind' to Apple TV+

    My take would be that if a show like this re-awakens interest in scientific exploration like we grew up with in the 70s, that would be a net good. It's going to be transparently obviously "not real events," so I'm don't think a generation will grow up misinformed by this. Rather, it sounds like they might grow up more inspired by this road not taken. 
  • 'iPhone SE 2' not dead, but won't be the same size as the original says Ming-Chi Kuo

    My regular daily phone is an SE2, and I keep a 5s around the house for iPod Touch-like purposes, so I'd certainly prefer a fresher option in this form factor.

    But I'm surprised that none of y'all have really alluded to my own crucial priority:  Please DO give me a "latest innards" phone that STILL HAS TOUCH ID.  

    I'll adapt to the form factor.  I'd actually been considering an iPhone 8 as potentially/worrryingly my last chance to get an iPhone that doesn't need to look at my face.

    So I wouldn't consider these predictions the best news, but certainly better news. 
    just cruisinGrayeagle
  • Retroactive brings Aperture, iPhoto, iTunes back in macOS Catalina

    MacPro said:

    Yes, you are right.  However, Apple could have kept the Aperture team intact and continued the development of Aperture to be fully 64 bit and also continued to improve its capabilities.  There is no reason Aperture could not have been as good or better than the likes of Capture One Pro 12 by now.  The reason Apple dropped Aperture leaving many of us using it for professional work high and dry is still a mystery to me.  The only explanation given was that Apple's Photos was 'going to be (over time) as good'.   It's not that Photos is great for consumers but it is useless for professionals.   It's one of the few things Apple has done in all the years I've used Apple gear (since 1976) that left me really pissed.

    As I understand it, the underlying code was pretty messy, the team had largely been dismantled already, and there was no longer any "shepherd" within the company to fight for it. 

    But be sure that I don't disagree with you. I find the interface so far beyond anything else that I will continue to use it as long as possible. (I need it mainly as a cataloguer, not an image editor.) It was glorious software design that really showed how it should be done, and I've been damn bummed that Apple didn't take the pride in it that it deserved. (And despite being a decades-long Adobe fan generally, I find Lightroom just kludgy and awful by comparison.)