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  • Adult content filters for iPhone and iPad required under Utah bill

    I’d be willing to bet every signer of this bill uses porn is some flavor. Those who smelt it, dealt it.
  • Apple's moves point to a future with no bootable backups, says developer

    I just can’t see a future where an external boot-disc does not exist…or don’t want too. I just did a complete rebuild of my iMac Pro to clean it up. I first did a CCC of the internal boot SSD, making another SSD externally bootable. This was critical to keeping my workflow viable, in case the wipe/rebuild failed. The complete macOS Big Sur reinstall from the Mac Recovery went smoothly, only one minor glitch. But if I hadn’t solved that glitch, I’d been hosed for a while. CCC is one macOS’s most critical applications.
  • Apple One bundle includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and more

    I pay for 2TB, Music+, and News+. I get TV+ for a year free. What I need is 4TB iCloud for all our backups and shared Desktops. But nowhere can we add storage past 2TB.
  • 'M1X' MacBook Pro set to arrive in 'several weeks'

    I’m certain that there will be a separate event for all things Mac related. Tuesday is mobile: Watch, Phones - then next month will be Pro Mac: MacBook Pro’s and (hopefully) Mac Mini Pro… Then a Mac/Mobile for Home: iMac 30” and iPads. AirPods might just be an announcement with release.

    Though it’ll probably never happen, my ideal updated setup would be a Mac Mini Pro for production/animation/editing with an iPad Pro able to run the entire Adobe Cloud Suite, with truly separate external monitor support, to replace my aging MacBook Pro.

    it could happen. 🐖🦋
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  • The new MacBook Pro: Why did Apple backtrack on everything?

    I don’t get the whole DongleLife rebellion. I’m thrilled by every measure the new options, but I’ve never cared about carrying a dongle, especially since there are so many multipurpose options available. Though the return of MagSafe is a great relief.

    As for touch screen: if it were an option I didn’t have to select, fine - offer it. I personally can’t stand touchscreen laptops—fingerprints. And with the new nanotexture screens, it would be a disaster, screen cleaning those is already a nightmare for care.

    I’m happy to see no one gripping about cost. I used my 2012 MBP Retina until my iPad took over 90% it’s functions. The 2012 beast still works, but just not fast enough for the graphics I do. My point is, the ROI on the MBP has been amazing. I expect that these new ones will also see a great lifespan. Not only that, but I suspect that  will update the SOC M chips far more often than they did with Intel.

    These are good times to be a MBP user.
  • FEMA, FCC conducted smartphone Wireless Emergency Alert test on Wednesday

    Oh, the irony…
    • “In case the Aug. 11 test is canceled due to widespread severe weather or other significant events, a back-up testing date is scheduled for Aug. 25.”
  • Apple AR headset, new Mac Pro and more expected in 2022

    VR is the Avatar of hardware: everyone had to see/try it once, then they couldn’t care less. VR imposes the one requirement the users detest: a claustrophobic device that is too unwieldy and limiting in its use. consumers hate using anything that places any physical demand on their operation. TVs are click on and surf, iPhones fit comfortably in your palm,  WATCH is practically invisible on your wrist. I can’t believe Apple would waste any development on a headset VR system — AR is fine because it’s less cumbersome and should be usable anywhere.

    Ready Player One level VR ubiquity is far yet into the future, long after old codgers like me are gone. AR is my bet and hope.
  • DxOMark says iPhone 13 Pro has a great camera with 'outstanding video'

    melgross said:
    I never pay any attention to what DXOMark says about anything. Nobody in the photos industry does.
    So basically they’re the JD Powers of cell cameras? Yeah, that’s about right. 👍
  • Apple defeats developers seeking $200 billion over App Store 'tyrannical greed'

    dewme said:
    So we learned once again that some people just don’t handle rejection very well. The hyperbole and ad hominem attacks on Apple leadership are embarrassing on so many levels. Just more adult sized babies running loose in society. When will it end?
    I don’t see it as “adult babies,” it purely as issue of litigation run amok, of greed ($200,000,000,000). 30% is an astounding payoff.