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  • Apple's new 16-Inch MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know

    linkman said:
    I think Apple are raping customers over their prices for RAM, which you can't do a User Install. I also believe it should give a 3 year warranty with all products. Failure rates must be high not to do this. Apple should start giving better deals, after all it can afford to do it. Give something back Apple. Your customers will be far happier and your competitors will cry and lose sales to Apple. A win, win for everyone.
    Do you realize that extending the warranty only adds to the cost of the product? Apple would estimate the cost of the additional warranty claims per unit and simply add that amount to the base price. Notice that most of the items for sale in the EU cost a good deal more in the US, and a decent part of that is the government required two year warranty. Not a win/win for everyone.
    Value Added Tax at an average of 20% is the prime reason we pay more than the USA. Knock off VAT and the price is very close to the $$ price.
  • Retroactive brings Aperture, iPhoto, iTunes back in macOS Catalina

    I have just resurrected Aperture and I am very happy. I am not a professional photographer, but I did like the interface and the quick access to adjustments...whereas in Photos, all that is so dumbed down.

  • Review: macOS Catalina 10.15 is what Apple promised the Mac could be, and is a crucial upg...

    elijahg said:
    Bloody hell is DED trying to break the world record on longest article? Catalina really doesn’t add enough for what’s taken away for me, namely 32 bit application support. Seems a bit ridiculous to eliminated 32 bit support entirely. 32 bit apps can be sandboxed for security and 32 bit libraries can stay linked but unloaded until they’re required, so the extra RAM usage and security is a non-issue. 
    Christ, they’ve deprecated and announced the planned end of life for 32-bit apps years ago, and yet people are still gonna get butthurt and whine about it when it finally happens. 

    No man, it’s not ridiculous. It streamlines the OS, the future processors, and is the direction the future is moving. Move past the denial stage and accept it. 
    QT7 I will really miss. The ability to quickly chop up a video is priceless....and no I don't want to learn iMovie.
  • Review: macOS Catalina 10.15 is what Apple promised the Mac could be, and is a crucial upg...

    all my 32bit apps are from Apple, did someone at the spaceship not get the memo?
  • Benchmarked: Razer Blade Stealth versus 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys

    Seriously, Apples woes really started when 'thin became in', all that good engineering went out the door in the name of fashion.