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  • Neil Young rails against 'Fisher-Price' MacBook Pro audio for music production

    The old fart can't even remember he won a Grammy for best rock song in 2011. Not sure if Neil Young is being purposely deceptive to single out the MacBook Pro or if he is truly clueless that most PC motherboards and especially laptops are even worse. A professional musician will know to use an external USB/firewire/thunderbolt audio interface with any computer, whether it be a Mac or a PC, to make the "consumer quality" of the onboard sound completely irrelevant.
  • Adobe Lightroom updates with more export options and GPU acceleration

    foljs said:
    Adobe also made some changes to Lightroom Classic, a version used by some professional photographers.

    Not "
    a version used by some professional photographer".

    The original Lightroom, and the one that 99% of professional photographers still use, as opposed to the Cloud-based crap.
    Not just the professionals but also all the amateurs who know just enough about digital photography to understand the benefit of shooting raw and post-processing in Lightroom. If you shoot more than 10 photos at a time then you will hate the new dumbed-down, cloud-dependent Lightroom Lite.
  • Apple releases iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 for iPhone and iPad

    iOS 12.4.3 for the older devices that were abandoned by iOS 13 last month (such as iPhone 6) also released today. As of this moment there is no information about its content.
  • How to use NFC to control your home with iOS 13

    Why tap an NFC tag as you leave or arrive when the Home app already has geofence automation rules? I don't have to do a hip check or anything to turn my lights on when I arrive because the rule already triggered as I turned into my driveway. I have another rule that turns lights off when the last person leaves.

    But I am looking forward to conditionals adding more capability to the automation rules.
  • How to make HomeKit work for you automatically with scenes and automations

    The part about the automation rule applying to only one specific person (yourself) arriving is incorrect.

    My Home app is setup with two users (tap the little house icon in the upper left to get to the screen where you can invite other people to control your home, and note that each invited user has two toggle settings to allow them to control things when they are not present in your home (maybe a bad idea) and to allow them to edit your setup (almost definitely a bad idea), so configure these at your discretion when inviting people who don't live with you).

    When making a new rule, the When People Arrive options allow me to choose one or more users. If I select only one then the wording is "When ____ arrives", but if I select both users then the wording changes to "When Anyone Arrives". There is also a "When The First Person Arrives" option which triggers the rule only when no other users are already at home.

    There are further conditions which can be added to the trigger, such as only during the day or night or a specific range of time, and you can also change the location in question. You can have rules that trigger when arriving or leaving any specific location and not necessarily your home, for example I have a rule to change the thermostat when I depart work in the afternoon rather than when I get home, so that my HVAC has more of a head start on reaching the target temperature by the time I arrive.