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markbriton said:I tried switching to DDG as my default search engine on my iPhone earlier this year and gave it a month. I really wanted to like it but I ended up going back to Google. I found DDG’s results to be very US focused and since I don’t live in the US a lot of the results weren’t relevant to me. I don’t use any of Google’s other services except YouTube and search. I really want DDG to get better so I can ditch Google for good, so I’m pleased they’re still improving. I’ll give them another try later in the year. I think Apple will end up snapping up DDG. It’s also a terrible name for a search engine, here’s hoping for Apple Search one day!
For those don’t know about the bang shortcuts, there are tons of the, of them, !yt for YouTube, !w for Wikipedia, etc:
jdw said:AppleInsider said:MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro: which is right for you?
Virtually no keyboard tactile feedback, no SD card slot (yes, Cupertino worshipers, some of us really use it and want it built-in), not even one USB-A port (which is still ubiquitous today and shall be 10 years hence), no MagSafe, no LED on charging cable, no extended power cord in the box, no glowing Apple logo on back (not necessary, but even Apple showed it off those machines their latest keynote video because they look lovely to behold), and ever thinning designs that leave little room for adequate cooling on higher performance MacBook "Pro" models -- all spell a BIG "NO!" when it comes to this veteran Mac lover choosing any of Apple's notebooks today.
The mid-2015 15" MBP top end model with dGPU is the last great MacBook Pro that really is "Pro" in terms of practical usability that allows me to lead a largely dongle free life. Performance even today isn't that bad either. I DARE Apple to bring it back with a modern GPU and CPU and one USB-C/TB3 port added (and nothing else taken away), and see how well it sales FAR OUTSHINE any other MacBook Pro. I DARE APPLE TO DO IT. I dare Apple to finally THINK DIFFERENT on behalf The Rest of Us rather themselves.
hmurchison said:Oprah? LOL. Apple TV+ sounds like it's going to be trash.
Honestly the Apple Credit Card was the most exciting announcement. The rest of the stuff is stuff looks standard fare B List Actors and Directors.
Probably just save my money and watch it grow in the Apple Wallet app.
jaiello said:Could it be that the cellular companies no longer offer a discounted price for the phone? In the old days I could get a new iPhone every two years for $200. Now I have to pay full price. Makes me keep my iPhone longer. They had to see that coming?
I wonder how many of you know that you can go into Settings > Siri & Search and see a ton of suggested Siri Shortcuts based on common actions or ones that you perform regularly, assign a voice trigger for it in a second, and have a new Shortcut set up? You don’t even need to mess with the workflow stuff in the app at all. It’s great.
chasm said:Also, there kinda needs to be some distinguishing features in the Pro line besides four speakers, USB-C and a bit more screen. The Apple Pencil gen1 is still an amazing tool that revolutionized the storyboard and tablet-sketching industry and is way more than adequate for people like me who don't use one for a living. So it's perfect for the non-Pro iPad line.
...put the phone down and pick up a Mac. [...] Log on to icloud.com in a browser and click on the Photos app.
What, why the hell would you do that? Why would you use the web and not just use the Photos app on iOS or macOS?
Also, in the Settings > General > iPhone Storage panel which you partially showed, there's literally a "Review x" suggestion to go through all your things that iOS has determined to be taking up the most space, including "Review Personal Videos". Not to mention, also, that it lists all your apps with the amount of storage each is using.
Also missing: mention of Music's Optimize Storage setting.
jdiamond said:tomahawk said:McJobs said:I'm so sick of the Tim Cook era, where every product redesign comes with a substantial price increase over previous model. When Steve was there, products got better at the same price points (e.g. MBP--->unibody MBP), or even were less expensive at the same time (e.g. polycarbonate iMac--->aluminum iMac).
And Jobs raised prices too. Look at the Mac mini. Started at $499, raised to $599 in 2006, and raised again to $699 in 2010.