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  • Apple's $4,999 all-in-one iMac Pro launches Thursday, Dec. 14

    lkrupp said:
    For me personally it would be like buying a fully loaded Ford Shelby GT just to go to the grocery store. Not that I wouldn’t like that but for home use it would be a bit overkill. I’m hoping this machine finds a home with professionals, not the faux professionals who blather on here about ports and towers and such but real professionals who would put the machine to good use.
    Professionals will not use Apple display - it is below quality and precision required by professional publishing and design. We run design shop.
  • Voters shoot down human rights committee proposal at Apple shareholders meeting

    It is commercial business - not activism. Take it elsewhere.
  • Google really is evil, claims ex-employee lawsuit

    "At the time, the CBP was caging migrants and separating parents from children, but Google had decided to sell cloud computing software to the agency."\

    Really? Maybe you should check facts. It started with CBP orders in Obama era. Nobody seemed to care long before 2019 or even 2016. Also as many DNA tests showed, most of those adults were not relatives and only used children for trafficking. That is why they were separated from adults for their own safety and not in cage but in well equipped children centers. The material was published when some visited those centers, but media seem to go with different political narrative skipping facts. What acting AOC in front of "cage" made impressions on people? She is a good actor too.
  • Analyst says Apple may forego Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter for new iPhones

    Start supporting input (not just output) from other vendor dongles and I do not care. No I will not wear those "earings" because I do not like to stuff my ears with some devices plus they leak sound like sieve. I prefer quality over ear stuff - not fashinable gadgets.
  • Theoretically, you can upgrade RAM & SSD on your M1 Mac mini, but you shouldn't

    lkrupp said:
    tylersdad said:
    So, in essence, if you don't have the extra funds to pay for additional RAM or drive space and you want to upgrade those at a later time, you're out of luck. 

    No thanks. 
    Then you’ll be leaving the Mac platform shortly, right? Because this is the future of the Mac. 

    Yes I will. The last macOS is with Catalina. So I asked friend who left Apple development at Cupertino about 2 years ago. He said the same. He is on his last Mac. In fact you can get now Linux desktop computer that has everything that macOS has including store for apps that you can install from. It works the same as on mac computers and in fact even better because apps downloaded outside integrate with App Store installer at the moment you start installing app instead bothering you with notorious and dumb questions if you want to start downloaded application (I have disabled that "security" check option from Catalina permanently). Most of remote work applicatuions including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Citrix client, Amazon Workspaces, Slack and many others work on Linux desktops natively now (yes now manufactirers brought them to Linux) and if something does not work you can always run Windows version of software using Crossover emulation layer (or WineHQ if you want to experiment and tweak). Apple macOS e-mail client sucks like hell with its limitations comparing to eM Client that runs just like that on Linux and natively on macOS and Windows 10.

    In fact, you can get nowadays ASUS small footprint 8 core AMD computer - something Apple should have considered before making not oso wise decision on going M1 - that does not have Spectre or Meltdown security issues and outperforms majority of computers on the market including Apple M1. It also takes Linux Mint that resembles Windows 10 interface and if you want other proven desktop and setup looking almost exactly ike macOS then you can get Ubuntu and reconfigure it. It is more secure without gimmicks applied by Apple on SSD, EFI and proprietary hardware. On top of that it runs 4 4K monitors at the same time or 8K. All other newest protocols and all shebang that Apple will be coming probably soon with, but after AMD.

    Guess what in experiment i installed Linux Mint 20 on old MacBook Air from 2011 on replaced SSD (Samsung 860 EVO) installed in that old unsported mac and it seems to run better than macOS without complaining about hardware, no support or speed issues and freezing apps.
  • Dubious 'iPhone 15' SIM tray removal rumor given weight by leakers

    Well, that is show stopper if you want to travel to foreign country and use store purchased SIM card with local phone number. Not all providers support eSIM. Good luck with iPhone. Want to know how much roaming and data services cost overseas even if you enable special travel program? Just check with AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile. Learn for yourself. It looks like Apple would not leave people any option, but buy Android. Heck, some of them still may allow even flash card to extend storage memory unlike iPhone.
  • Google really is evil, claims ex-employee lawsuit

    auxio said:
    red oak said:
    All of these millennial or Gen Z snowflakes are torpedoing their careers.  They are going to wake up 10 years from now wondering how the f* everything up so bad 
    God forbid anyone actual cares about anything except themselves.  I'm hoping the movement towards ethical Capitalism, which there's a fair bit of support for even at the investor level these days, gains some momentum from cases like this.
    Bare minimum is enough. Excessive stress and we end up in socialism. I lived in it so, do not get me started. The outcomes are terrible on human lives so, as they say about something else "good socialist is..." I am not going to finish, but you can guess. And as far as ethical Capitalism that is what Carl Marx should have done instead of his dumb pile of garbage he wrote in "Capital" and published in 1853 just after capitalist revolution took place  around the world and it did not have human face for many decades. then 20 century came with tens of millions dying form socialism of different forms starting from national socialism (Nazi) in Germany.
  • Apple execs explain the design philosophy behind Apple Watch bands

    I am just working on finding out design philosophy of my shoe laces. I know they are special as I discarded original once and they have special construction and shape to help with loosening tie when walking and doing footwork (seriously you can buy them on Amazon). But I still wonder philosophy that one can make for them...
  • Oral-B debuts three new iPhone-connected iO smart toothbrushes

    What else do you need instructions with in your life? iToilet paper next? Good luck.
  • Time Machine backups causing issues for some Apple Silicon Mac users

    Time Machine had already problems starting from Catalina on Intel 2 years ago. It could not do first backup after migrating to new system and it took for some people days to do it. I suspect that Apple engineering forgot that indexing should be disabled during this period of time or at least user should be notified about need for it. A lot of things happening in backgrounds including mysterious error codes on popup window  just like in old Microsoft Windows. If you ran out of support you are stuck, but some people post solutions on external forums. One of those is you have to disable some feature temporarily on one particular model in order to have update working. Apple does not seem to be in control of QA and the only people say is "buy new one", "it is so ancient". well there you go if you treat things with this attitude and not criticize Apple you will end up with problems on brand new Apple computers and devices. You got what you asked for.