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  • Claris FileMaker Pro updated with Shortcuts support, more

    Alex_V said:
    hucom2000 said:
    Alex_V said:
    dee_dee said:
    People STILL use FileMaker?!  :D
    Filemaker appears to have stood still since the mid 2000s. I don't bother with it anymore.
    Complete nonsense. One of the most innovative products on the market. You obviously didn’t bother to even look at it since the mid 2000s…

    I have a licensed copy. I use it for my legacy databases, but not when I want to build a new one. Airtable is far easier to use. FileMaker is essentially unchanged for maybe ten years, with incremental updates only. They are now emphasising the ability to make apps, if only the software was easier to use. Whenever I worked with it I had to re-learn it all from scratch. Even Photoshop is easier to master. 
    If you think FM hasn't changed in ten years, you haven't been paying attention.  Airtable is not comparable to the Filemaker platform.  For basic stuff it is fine, but not even close overall.
  • Claris FileMaker Pro updated with Shortcuts support, more

    Filemaker is very capable and has a large customer base.  Far better than MS Access (not to mention cross platform).  If you haven't looked at it recently, it's worth consideration.
  • Apple employees express concern over new child safety tools

    This is a slippery slope that should be avoided.  I'm all for catching bad guys (and gals), but we should have rights against unreasonable search and seizure.   The stuff on my phone should be protected as much as stuff on my physical desk.   Get a warrant and do things the right way.   Americans are innocent until proven guilty.
  • Poor customer service is tarnishing Apple's image in India

    This is not just a problem in India.  Apple touts it's customer service, but I find Apple Store's service policies to be sub-par.  You need to make an appointment for just about everything.  They seem to be perpetually behind when you arrive.   The capability of much of the staff is not up to snuff.   Apple can do better.
  • Apple unveils all new 13-inch MacBook Air with Retina display, Thunderbolt 3 and more

    So glad to see a new Mac Mini.   So unhappy to see it is over priced.   Bottom config should be a $599 machine.  New iPad Pros are awesome.  Nearing the ability to otherwise do away with a laptop in many cases.  Would like to see a lower cost MacBook.   Apple should not just be for the elite 10%.