Why do I get the following message if there are no posts yet that says: “Discussion is not found”.  I look the next day at the article where I had previously gotten that message —see below — and now I see posts — and then I can post.  Why can’t I be the first poster!??? Discussion not found. The discussion you were looking for could not be found. I would like to have a comment forwarded to William Gallagher, on his article on finding older MacOS, including links, for William Gallagher or someone to reply to on the need for older OS’s—or his suggestion of in advisability of installing older versions. I retired as a graphic designer and photographer gradually around 2002 to 2005 (I’m now 74).  Meanwhile I started doing that kind of work for a non-profit I started, as well as other not-for-profits and donating my time in both design and photography   Two examples of my need to continue using several 32 bit Apps are as follows. I acquired Adobe InDesign,  Photoshop and Illustrator as part of CS6 Design Studio (32 bit and last month-subscription versions), that were a fairly substantial cost, but working full time easily justified the upgrading with each release, as it was a cost of business. I also use QuarkXpress v.9, also a 32 bit App, as it is the last version I can update the large number of v.3.1 to v.4.x documents a loyal client still has me do from time to time. There is no feature beyond CS6 InDesign that I need as I am very proficient and am can create great design with the CS6 version   The newer versions mostly are more automated features that I am already fast at with the older softwares. I can’t justify paying a subscription (except for Photoshop and Lightroom) on the many design projects I donate, with no offsetting income and on fixed retirement income.   I also use Quark v9 as mentioned above as it was the last version to open projects created in the early and mid 1990’s in version 4 and to do so reliably. ( I don’t want to be caught with no option if Quark stops doing conversions online at some point.  This is a very large client that used me exclusively and is very loyal and occasionally uses me for non-ad brochures, maps and signage  (I gave ad work to another designer after retiring).  I maintain a 2014 iMac with Yosemite, as it works for those 32-bit versions of software for updating old projects.  Of course I don’t know how long the will be a viable option plus the overhead of having multiple Macs to work in current apps as well as a space taking older iMac   I’m wondering if Parallels allows installing a 32 bit version of Mac OS and would have liked comments on reliability if is that is known by commenters or by William.   Paying $20 a month just for InDesign for donating design is way too expensive. I’m not switching to another program as updating docs wouldn’t work and the features and my speed would suffer to not be worth it.  I’m proficient in many programs and know whereof I speak.  ———————- Can you please forward the above as a post? Or forward to William Gallagher?  Thank you. _____________________________________ Another issue outstanding  I also never got satisfaction on AppleInsiders lifetime deal on Babbel after paying the sale price.   I can’t use it at all without purchasing at even a higher price and as a repeating yearly subscription, a license for one of several languages I wanted to learn.  How can you possibly call your offer a lifetime price??  I either want what I was offered or a complete refund. That article had no comments as well when I attempted, and the article then disappeared from your site.  In desperation, I posted a comment under my avatar name with no response on your site   I was in touch with Babbel after an extremely difficult process of finding that opportunity and we’ll within their artificial window of time.  They responded with how to supposedly get to use the software and what they suggested flat out could not possibly work. The code they gave was for a page that had no place to enter a code.  Now weeks after those attempts that took too many hours, I would supposedly be out of Babbel’s eligible time windo  I made an extraordinary effort and it is not my fault that I “timed out”  I made multiple efforts   It seems scammy even if it isn’t. So, I will never try an AppleInsider offer again unless this is rectified. I will use any possible means to warn other users to boycott AppleInsider offers if this turns out to be made difficult by you or your affiliates, in order for one or all of companies involved to profit at users’ expense.  Please do not post this personal information: I can be contacted at [email protected] Or mobile 602-499-4224 I purchased and paid with the account name James A Keyser. I also go by my initials of JAK or Jak Keyser. PREVIOUS COMMUNICATION ATTEMPT TO APPLEINSIDER ON NOVEMBER 15, 2021: I paid for the lifetime subscription to Babbel, offered several months ago by AppleInsider. I could not sign in to Babbel and inquired as to the problem. I was told to use a code they sent.  There was no code box several times, and when it appeared, it rejected the code on the many attempts I made, which was within a day or two of paying through AppleInsider offer and again when my bank account was debited.  When I finally got in, I couldn’t do anything but pay for a yearly subscription.  Huh?  I feel scammed or at least have no one to appeal this to.  Unless AppleInsider can get me what I paid for.  I couldn’t start a post from the comments page, but will post this once comments appear.  If comments are closed, I’ll post it in other articles to warn others of problems and no fulfillment of offer.  Or worse, an offer covering up that it’s not a usable lifetime subscription.  - clear


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  • Mini LED coming to 11-inch iPad Pro in 2022, Kuo says

    Simple:  OLED can experience burn-in of graphics that appear for long periods of time. Also, and related, the”O” stands for organic.  Organic compounds usually don’t have the lifespan of inorganic compounds. In OLED, blue has a much shorter lifespan than Red and Green. This could lead to color fading and inaccurate color over time—YMMV.  
    The biggest advantage of Mini and Micro LED can be in brightness. OLED can achieve up to 1,000 nits of brightness, while inorganic Mini and Micro LEDs can emit up to 5,000 nits of brightness Mini LEDs can approach the blacks of OLED depending on the resolution used for backlighting ( which is getting higher all the time). Micro LEDs match OLEDs in blackness values. So, contrast ratios can be much higher with Mini and Micro LEDs, compared to OLED due to the higher brightness. 

    They’re getting really good results with Mini-LED. Plus it’s a run-up to Micro-LED, in a not obvious way—more in manufacturing than in as a back light for a group of pixels vs. a light for each subpixel of R,B,G,G respectively. 
  • Dutch antitrust regulators launch probe into Apple Pay

    Sarkany said:
    Secure? Funny. I guess you didn’t read the article with the WiFi exploit. Who knows what kind of security hole is being exploited this very moment by a bad actor on Apple itself or their devices. Get real.
    When you load your card onto Apple Pay, it is encrypted and sent to VISA, MasterCard, or whatever company manages the card. Then VISA eg. will issue a different set of 16 digits encrypted to send back and be stored in the Secure Enclave silicon on your iPhone. Only VISA knows the new 16 digits and only VISA has the encryption key. The Secure Enclave does not communicate without encryption, and only VISA can translate the encryption. New keys are used on every transaction. VISA et al only collect info that would be collected to make the payment, the same info collected with a card transaction.

    Read up on it at or via search on sites. AppleInsider may have an archive article on the subject as well.

    It’s so secure that credit card companies and banks offer a discounted usage fee to Apple. 
    As in the VISA example, not even your bank knows the key. VISA does the communication with your bank directly.

    If you don’t trust a company like VISA and their communicating with your bank, then you don’t have any cards at all. As far as the Secure Enclave, it is silicon that would be destructed if it is tampered with physically. Software-wise, the encryption is safer than using a card directly to pay for something.

    Be happy, not cynical. ߎ栦amp;nbsp;(emoji for musical notes).
  • Lunar details a 'very exciting time' for high end Mac Pro, Apple Silicon

    This is an uplifting article with insight into real life consequences of Apple’s intense focus and skills in integration of software and hardware. 
    I work in high level photography and design. My work is faster, higher quality, and a pleasure to produce with the tools I now can use. 
    Video and 3D artists have much more complex workloads than I do, so I greatly appreciate D.E.D.’s concise yet very deep look into how these complex and demanding workflows are are so vastly improved due to Apple’s integrated design culture. 
    I set aside my work in 3D fifteen years ago due to its time demands hurting my productivity in my specialty areas. I feel I can now revisit 3D and put it to good use in content I produce. 
    Nice one, D.E.D.!
  • OWC unveils Thunderbolt Hub with multiple Thunderbolt 3 ports

    Larry O’Connor, owner and founder of OWC (OtherWorld Computing aka had an interview on earlier this week. He’s a geek’s geek. He started OWC at age 15 and has grown the company and product line to be a significant and very reliable supplier of Mac peripherals and storage solutions. 

    He explained that PC suppliers have often offered TB3 that was only partially implemented. 
    He further explained that Thunderbolt3 (TB3) has always been fully implemented on Macs and that we’ve had it good on the Mac.

    TB4 is actually TB3 as we’ve had on the Mac all along (40 Gb/s). The difference is that it will be certified on PCs only if it’s the full implementation under the new USB4 spec. 
    Meanwhile, USB4 is now 40Gb/s. The new standard for USB4 includes TB3 and power requirements of at least one port supplying 100 watts of power  it also enforces capability of 4 port hubs or docks plus  capability for both USB4  & TB4 (te TB3 we’ve already enjoyed on Macs).   
    The 4 port dock should work under Big Sur on all TB3 Macs. The cables have to be certfied as USB 4 as well and they have to be able to carry 100 watts of power. 

    I’m not sure why OWC is only varying 60 watts of power.
  • Kuo: 48MP camera with 8K support coming to iPhone in 2022, 'mini' model axed

    It’s about the Zoom and Macro these days. If Apple does not get a nice telezoom lens and macro lens it will still be lagging behind its competitors out of China. 

    Macro you say? 

    I shot these on my iPhone 12 Pro Max. 
    Just bare the iPhone, no special lens attached. Check out the pollen particles on the last shot.

    If you shoot at 2.5x, the camera and computational algorithms recognize flowers among other things and snaps into focus around approximately 6 inches away. Last years iPhone 11pro Max gave me nearly similar results with 2x lens.  

    I have professional gear as an NCAA Div I sports photographer (recently retired at 73). I have top of the line full frame cameras around $6000 each and a top of the line macro lens—its depth of field is so shallow that I’d have to focus stack to get these results or stop down so much I’d lose sharpness. If that doesn’t make sense, look it up—it’s about the physics of lenses small and large, focal length, build quality and in Apple’s case, computational photography.

    I hope you enjoy these and are inspired to experiment.

    P.S. These will likely not show at their full resolution on this comment page. 

  • HomePod 15.1 update brings Apple Music Lossless & Dolby Atmos support

    hucom2000 said:
    It still boggles my mind that we can have lossless on a HomePod mini, but not AirPods Max…
    I remember a discussion on this several months ago. 

    From Apple website:
    Can I listen to lossless audio using Apple’s Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter?

    Yes. The Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter is designed to transmit audio from the iPhone’s Lightning connector. It contains a digital-to-analogue converter that supports up to 24-bit/48 kHz lossless audio.

    —> So, yes on headphones with analog 3.5 mm jack.

    Can I listen to lossless audio using the AirPods Max Lightning to 3.5 mm Audio Cable?

    The Lightning to 3.5 mm Audio Cable was designed to allow AirPods Max to connect to analogue sources for listening to films and music. AirPods Max can be connected to devices playing Lossless and Hi-Res Lossless recordings with exceptional audio quality. However, given the analogue-to-digital conversion in the cable, the playback will not be completely lossless.

    So the work-around I heard discussed is the digital to analog DAC in the Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter into the Lightning port, then the Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable (it should be called Audio to Lightning cable) to AirPods Max.

    It sounds like a double conversion could lose something in each step, but the discussion was that it sure beat the hell out of Bluetooth.  I’m wanting to find a Lightning to Lightning cable and try it. 

    What I remember in the discussion by some audiophiles is that you don’t get all the way to the “pure” lossless, but you get pretty darn close.  And since there are many who can’t discern the difference between a high quality lossy codec (AAC?) and lossless, I’d say I’d be pretty happy with “pretty darn close” to lossless.

    But my hope is based on one discussion.  I hope a high end sound engineer writes an article on this. Is anyone on Anandtech reading this? Or at Audiophile Magazine?

    Could AppleInsider interview a sound engineer and do some double blind testing?

  • How Tim Cook reshaped Apple in his first decade as CEO

    The follow on to the iMac’s ‘just-in-time’ success was the iPod scale up. It greatly expanded the Apple brand beyond computers into a Apple becoming a cultural icon. 

    Without scaling up so fast to meet the accelerating adoption demand via supply chain genius of Tim Cook, the iPod would not have met the demand and subsequently would not have funded the miniaturization engineering advancements needed in the iPhone, nor funded the R&D for development of the iPhone.

    At the time of iPod success and meeting the leaps in production/supply needs, the bond was set between Tim Cook and Steve Jobs. They were learning from each other at that point.

    The next two critical individuals beyond Steve Jobs and Tim Cook were Avie Tevanian (OSX platform) and Jony Ives (design).

    Who else were so highly critical after these four?
  • Apple to build $1B campus in Austin, increase employment nationwide

    bwik said:
    Let's assume Apple revenue declines 5% per year for the next 10 years.  Now how much employment growth will there be?

    Even expecting the current revenue level 10 years out is a massive task for Apple.  It is far from certain.
    Apple has a much better track record in forecasting their growth than Wall Street anal-ysts. The quarterly results usually come in between the range of numbers Apple forecast at the previous quarterly investor’s phone call. When quarterly results have disappointed, it’s when they fall short of Wall Street expectations that were too high. It’s pretty amazing how accurate their forecasts are considering the volume they produce and the whims of consumers. 

    Tim Cook was widely considered a supply chain genius when he was brought in to Apple. He and his team have shown a masterly command of orchestrating unprecedented volumes of production of complex products. 

    Apple is in the process of building a third campus near the current two main campuses. It’s been discussed by people familiar with Apple expansion in that area, that Apple is planning a fourth campus at an already owned property. 

    That and the announcement of the Austin expansion with more expansion to come, is a sign to me that they know they need an expanded capacity for future business.  

    Since new product pipelines can be five or more years, I believe there are products and services that we do not know about, but increased business from them are related to the expansion of workspace and workforce. Keep in mind Apple considers themselves to be a design company. The long pipeline is design driven.

    I do hope the doom and gloom folks have egg on their faces with the next quarterly report.

    Stantheman—these expansions are not Foxconn related.  Foxconn has made their own announcements, not Apple.

  • 2018 iPad Pro getting push from new Apple promotional page

    entropys said:
    I can’t fathom why Apple hasn’t really tried to make iPad better at being a PC than PCs. All it really needs is file management and proper and broad peripheral support that allows it to play well with networks etc.

    In other words, play well with others.
    I’d guess that it’s not just a file system for the iPad, but a file system that will work on the evolution of iOS to an ARM A-series desktop as well as on the iPad. Give it a year or so. It’s probably been under development and testing for many, many years.  It’s that difficult to create a file system interface we can live with for a decade or more.

    Have a little patience. Apple won’t want to just recreate the Mac on an iPad, nor have an escalated iOS file system that is not well designed to work in the iPad & iPhone ecosystem of Apps.

    The annnouncemt that a full Photoshop is coming to iPad this year in 2019, is an indication of an important long time Apple partner, Adobe, knows and has faith in the future power of the A-series chip development and an evolving or redesigned file system and interface. Adobe, by the way, is also grappling with file naming when using a cloud system for storage and syncing, as it’s CC cloud version of Lightroom does not yet let you name files. Only their Classic desktop Lightroom alllows you to name a file different than the file name the camera assigned.

    And iPad iOS being different than iOS on the iPhone will be tricky—it would be a third OS in the Apple arena in both interface and structure, yet must work well with current Apps and in the iOS and Apple ecosystem. It’s been in the works for some time, no doubt, but needs to be a next generation interface.

    I too, get frustrated by not being able to name a photo in Photos or Lightroom mobile, but that’s due to cloud syncing for multiple devices—do you change across the board or duplicate when syncing? Do you give an option in a dialog? Do you do it singly or in batches; are you connected via cell or Wi-Fi or not? There’s a lot of thought to programming and designing to keep friction low for the user. e.g. Mobile Me, an early attempt by Apple in cloud storage and syncing was a real problem, creating duplicates or worse {my contacts went from 1,100 to 12,000 with some contacts being repeated up to 150 times with others anywhere from 1 to 50 multiplicates. 

    It’s more tricky than you realize when you sync across multiple iOS and Mac OS devices. But it is inevitable and needs to be stellar—as the only problem that will be tolerated is people getting used to it. 

    Just think of what we have to look forward to: a desktop-like file system—for iPads PLUS plug-in powered A-series devices with a fan allowing higher TDP (power and thus heat). The A-series chip with multiple cores and higher power will rock the world in the computing arena. 

  • What to expect from Apple's Q3 2022 earnings report on July 28

    When you show bar charts and point out quarters, it would be nice if you could label the chart better in a graphic program after the chart source exports the chart. 

    I did it on my iPad in Vectornator, using it for the first time. Amazing features and amazingly useless search in the help/ support area.  I could have knocked this out in InDesign in 15 minutes or less, which I’ve used since 2003.  And I’d have had the time to do a nicer job. 

    I hope you can improve on this and do something like this so we can find all the 2nd quarters for the comparisons. Maybe highlighting the 2nd quarters with shaded rectangles (in multiply mode to make ‘see-through’) would work better. Labeling and dividing the years with vertical rules helps too.

    Thanks in advance for considering this.