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Hmmm who should I trust?
Apple, a company who has not done any wrong by me and has only served to make my life just that little bit easier?
How about the government who wants the ability to have a back door into my system in the off chance I might decide to commit a crime therefore see me as nothing more than a potential criminal meanwhile employing policies that allow them to basically not fix the real issues, not look after the people they are in charge of looking after, and getting rich from what by dictionary definition amounts to bribes?
I worked in the IT Department in the New Zealand Parliament for about 4 months. Frankly that solidified my belief that I shouldn't vote for any government because they are worse than Kindergarten children. Parliament is the scariest place on earth because you quickly realise that those muppets are the ones running the country.
Nope, I'm on Apple's side here people.
Soli said:lowededwookie said:Soli said:Is it too much to ask that every modernized country use the same three 3-digit code for calling emergency services?
We'll talk again when America accepts the internationally recognised dd(d)-mm(m)-(yy)yy format instead of it's inane mm(m)-dd(d)-(yy)yy format
America might like to think that their version of English is the closest to colonial English but truthfully there is no such thing. The reason British English uses "colour" instead of "color" has to do with the fact that much of the words in English are taken from French and Spanish as a result of conquests. So by dropping these letters America actually makes themselves further from colonial English than modern British English. Also English is a constantly changing language so there literally is no right or wrong English. English itself is such a mongrel language that to believe in a standardised English is a bit of a misbelief. I mean you've got a Germanic language using words from French, Spanish, Hindi/Gujurati/etc, Latin, Greek, Mandarin, African, and basically any other language that England came into contact with with their own conquests that you can't actually say English has a standard. Even within England there are different forms of English and different ways of using words that getting pedantic about grammar and spelling is a fool's errand. Hell, we still use in some form words that were made up by William Shakespeare so English literally contains made up words and people get all up in arms about how to properly use them? Fool's Errand indeed.
A lot of people bemoan Apple’s apps as being not very powerful. For example they rail on Numbers because it doesn’t support AppleScript very well and thus it can’t compete with Excel but I’ve not seen anything that proves that. The only thing that Excel seems to do that Numbers can’t is read data from another spreadsheet. But I can do thing in Numbers that requires Visual Basic knowledge I’m Excel.
Take for example checkboxes. In Numbers I simply change the format of the field to be a checkbox then create a formula that references that checkbox. To do the same thing in Windows you have to write a screed of VB code which is time consuming and daunting for your average person.
In other words Apple’s software is at its most powerful when they are making complex things easy. People fail to realise this and just rail on Apple for writing simplistic apps.
Of course the likes of Microsoft and Adobe will make this point louder in order to sell their own software but frankly they are pretty pathetic software. People want to use software and not learn to code.
Apple’s apps aren’t perfect but they are for most people and most people is who Apple is aiming for because most people spend money.
OutdoorAppDeveloper said:It is built in obsolescence. Windows will run on 15 year old computers while Mac OS will refuse to run on any Mac built more than six years ago. There is really no technical reason why Mac OS could not run on a 2010 Intel CPU. These are decisions made at the top of the company. Apple does what is best for Apple and not for its customers. The reason developers are not up in arms about Apple dropping OpenGL and OpenCL is that it really happened years ago when Apple stopped updating it. Mac OS is now about five years out of date. When you look at the extremely poor library of AAA games available on the Mac, know that it is Apple's poor hardware features and lack of cross platform software support that is the major reason. Of course people don't buy Macs to play games. Pretty soon people won't buy Macs at all.
I know this because trying to get two year old machines to run Windows 7 was a freaking nightmare because manufacturers decided that they didn’t want to write drivers for the new OS they preferred people to buy new machines. The headaches I had trying to get some big name machines running even Windows 10 was more than Neurofen could even handle.
My Early 2011 MBP has been running the latest OS all that time which is great for a machine that is 7 years old and it’s actually nice to know that the only reason it won’t run Mohave is literally because of a hardware limitation.
I knew Apple would go this route because it’s the only route that makes logical sense.
Adding UIKit made the most sense when I was trying to port a barcode tutorial app that I macOS and I couldn’t work out how to do it despite developing it in iOS being super simple. I wished Apple just ported UIKit to macOS and have it work the way a macOS app would.
I think Apple is able to read my mind. I mean given iPhone and Apple Watch are connected to me constantly it seems maybe they’ve worked out how to read brain waves as well. That’s both super cool and super scary as well
Rayz2016 said:Ah yes. The case where the judge indicated that Apple would lose even before the trial started, and then installed a personal friend as the monitor when they did lose.
At least now Cook has learned the value of lobbying. Pity it was a little bit late.
The money is loose change, but the overwatch may hamper the company going forward.
Good one America.
lorin schultz said:lowededwookie said:
[...] I can edit video on an iPhone just as easily as using iMovie on the Mac
The fact that a task is possible on a phone or tablet does not mean it's automatically equivalent to a laptop or desktop in terms of ease-of-use, speed, workflow (particularly within a facility where one's work is part of a chain), or any other productivity measure. iPads have opened up a new form of computing that is better than a laptop for some things. That's awesome in itself. It doesn't mean that it's better than -- or even equivalent to -- previously existing input and interaction methods for some kinds of work.
Besides, even putting all that aside, the iPad Pro's marketing includes using the keyboard stand and an external monitor. Both make touch a less effective control method than using a mouse.
Just because you’ve done something all the time doesn’t make it the best option. In fact if you’re serious about video editing and precision on a Mac you’d use a jog control not a mouse or at the very least a trackball such as Logitech’s MX Ergo which I’ve used back when it was the TrackMan. It is far superior to a mouse or trackpad.
While my complaint is largely semantic I completely disagree that it’s the lack of the mouse that means that the iPad Pro can’t be used as a desktop/laptop replacement. If that’s so then why the hell is Adobe bringing over full Photoshop? Why is AutoDesk bringing over the full AutoCAD engine? The issue is not lack of mouse support but lack of software support and we are starting to see this changing now thanks to the original iPad Pro.
The iPad Pro combined with the Apple Pencil is a very precise device and those decrying its abilities just don’t understand how computing is going to evolve because they’re stuck in the past. It’s Final Cut Pro X all over again and that was a moronic debate back then as well.
Having spent over eighteen years working in IT the one thing I’ve noticed about the way people use computers is that they would be far better suited to using an iPad. And that’s including office workers. The writer of this very strange article decries that most people won’t use the power of the new iPad Pro but then 99% of people don’t use the full power of a desktop and laptop.
In the past I needed a desktop/laptop simply because the software I needed to use wasn’t on iOS but now that I’ve left the drudgery of IT this isn’t a problem except for two pieces of software, Flux and Fusion360 but I can work around Flux and AutoDesk are going to bring the AutoCAD engine to iOS so Fusion360 might not be far away.
To say the iPad Pro is not a real computer simply because of the input methods proves that you don’t actually know what the definition of a computer is and therefore should not be writing for a computer based site. That might seem rude but an iPhone is literally by definition a computer. Are you going to tell me the ECU in a car is not a computer simply because there’s no way a human can interact with it directly? It’s absurd to think that way and absurd to think that an iOS device can’t be used to replace a desktop or a laptop when as I’ve already mentioned 99% of computer users would be better served with an iPad given their computing needs. That leaves the 1% who genuinely do and that seems to include the writer of this article.
To say the iPad can’t be used as a computer simply because it can’t do what you want/need is a pathetic view of computing that is not grounded in reality. Apple knows this. Apple developed a computer in the iPad that is more powerful than 92% of the laptops on the market. Just let that sink in for a second. That means the iPad is capable of handling massive spreadsheets, and 3D rendering, and music composition because it’s power is amazing. The only thing that stops it doing so is not a lack of mouse but a lack of software.
A mouse is cumbersome and not very accurate despite the claims. There’s nothing about file transfer that warrants a mouse at all. Hell, I can edit video on an iPhone just as easily as using iMovie on the Mac so the lack of mouse does not hold the iPad Pro back as a serious computing device.