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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:
johnwhite1001 said:The box looks fake. Cannot believe Apple would put a handle like that on it.
MisterKit said:I don’t understand how a product like this will accommodate people with varying degrees of vision. I wear contact lenses for distance but use readers for up close vision. There is no way I could see something on a screen a half inch away from my pupil. I would need the readers or have to take out my contact lenses because I have pretty good nearsighted ability.
Here's a good example product that is probably similar to what Apple is developing:
See section on "Novel Structured Geometric Waveguide Eyepiece":
and the note on DOF at the bottom of the page:Depth of Field: Typical AR headsets relay the image to one or two discrete focal planes. This results in what is called “accommodation-vergence mismatch” - for example, depth cues and parallax may suggest that a virtual object is six feet away, but the wearer’s eyes are need to focus 1 foot away to see a sharp image. Accommodation-vergence mismatch can lead to eyestrain and discomfort after prolonged periods of usage. A select few technologies (our’s and Letinar’s pin mirrors) have unlimited depth of field - the in-focus regions extends from a few centimeters in front of the wearer all the way to infinity.
hodar said:Yes, it will get faster - but this is not due to any major accomplishments by Apple.This is largely due to the work being done by very bright people at AMD/Intel/nVidia - who are enabling Apple to benefit. It would be interesting to benchmark the price/Performance of the A-series chips from Apple in a desktop/server application, against AMD/Intel/nVidia and work in that direction.But, currently - to give credit to Apple, is akin to giving credit to the cock that crows every morning at sunrise.
dewme said:I'd like to see Apple acquire Pandora because I've always enjoyed Pandora's discovery/music-genealogy based model. As much as I hate to say it, Siri on HomePod is rather pathetic. Rather than trying to make Siri on HomePod functionally equivalent to Alexa on Echo, Apple should create a Siri-like persona for HomePod (with a new name) that is a music savant powered by the discovery logic that Pandora possesses. I'd like to be able to say "Hey Tunes, I really liked that last track, can you find me more music like that."
In Music:Via Siri:Both from Apple’s documentation. But sure, they need to buy Pandora. 🙄
JWSC said:All of a sudden, I want to know less about the Apple car. My enthusiasm is draining. Apple might want to consider taking control of the news narrative at this point.
How do I use any of these programs to draw a family tree instead of using commercial genealogy program?
Keynote is basically a page layout program. All of the iWork apps are good at page layout.
In Numbers, you probably create a bunch of 1 cell tables and connect them with connection lines. Same process as Keynote. The crazy way is to merge cells and draw cell borders, or overlay lines. You have to be Tufte-esque OCD personality to do it that way. With Keynote, you have pixel precision control, alignment guides, the connection lines move with the box, etc. The only advantage with Numbers is that it has more of an infinite canvas, which a dedicated family tree program would have.
You can insert all the same shapes and objects and connect them with lines in Numbers as you do with Keynote. So insert text boxes, connect them with connection lines. The connection lines are important because they will continue to connect your text boxes when you move the text boxes. All the same pixel precision placement controls are there.
Another option is OmniGraffle. I think it has layers even. Not free.
iWork apps all use the core page layout, table and text code. Like, you can insert a table into a Keynote page, and you can do spreadsheet things in the table, like math and stuff. Not all the features and functions have made it to iPadOS yet though.
https://www.canva.com/graphs/family-trees/ (Canva also has a Mac app)
Or there are apps in the Mac App Store specifically built for this purpose.
rob53 said:OutdoorAppDeveloper said:I wish the article had compared the SanDisk drives to the Samsung T7 drives in terms of both real world performance and price. I keep buying the T7 drives as they have been extremely reliable and the price is reasonable. No point in buying slow poorly made thumb drives when a 500 GB T7 costs $80 on sale (which it often is).
Why can't they come up with a shorter URL????