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  • Apple's Claris says coronavirus is driving people to FileMaker

    Any app made in a day could have been made in Excel, PowerPoint, or HTML.
    Nonsense.
    Their app replaced a piece of paper
    They replaced it with a multi-usr networked relational database application which could be accessed from computers and mobile devices, instead of a piece of paper hanging on the wall of a single room.
    SuperSkunkTXKSEjony0watto_cobraadaeon
  • ARM Mac coming in first half of 2021, says Ming-Chi Kuo

    I'm aware that most/all Intel chips come with multiple "cores". I'm not aware if any ARM chips come with multiple cores. (I googled it and found some A9 and A11 chips with multiple cores, but we're already up to A13.) Will an ARM-based Apple computer come with only a single core?
    The A13 has six-cores: two high performance and 4 energy efficient.

    The A-Series isn't going to replace Intel in a MacPro anytime soon. I wonder if ARM will start as the casual consumer end of the Mac line or maybe they've figured  out a way to make them work at scale. They've undoubtably have been planning this for over over 10-years so maybe they are much farther ahead than we think.
    netmage
  • Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is built to blaze through pro workflows

    elijahg said:
    These do look very nice, especially good that they seem to be putting some effort into having a decent GPU now. Shame it's not Nvidia, but still we can't expect Apple to get over their spat with Nvidia for at least 7 years. The keyboard change is really an admission that the butterfly mechanism was a bad design. If the third iteration was reliable, Apple wouldn't have changed back. I do think there is some psychology in that decision, but still.

    It does seem that as soon as the world starts to catch up to the connectors on Apple's current computers, they switch to something else. HDMI is becoming fairly ubiquitous, but now we need an adapter. HDMI is thin enough to fit on the Macbook, there is no reason to not include it. It's incredibly useful to be able to connect to devices without an adapter. No worries if you forget it, or don't know you're going to need it before you leave. I've replaced the presenting PC with my 13" 2015 MacBook several times when people have had issues, which wouldn't be possible without its built-in HDMI.
    sudden outbreak of common sense, maybe finally a decent keyboard again to replace the pieces of shit they put in over past years and a proper "esc" key is the right call ... excellent! its progress in the right direction but it looks like it still needs $100+ dollars of adapters to do anything useful.

    how hard is it to make a "pro" machine that does not need an adapter to plug into HDMI (essentially what is required by any presentation in business or education) .

    but non butterfly keyboard and a decent 'esc' key is already a good first step to get back to the formerly brilliant mac book pros.
    No adapter required. $18.

    That's still an adapter, it adapts from one format to another, just all in one cable.
    It is no more an adapter than a HDMI to HDMI cable is, or a HDMI to mini-HDMI. USB-C literally contains the HDMI spec.
    How many years has Thunderbolt been around and yet people still don't understand that it's "the port that does it all" to include HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, etc,.


    StrangeDayssportyguy209fastasleepdysamoriajdb8167watto_cobra
  • Editorial: Does Apple have the mettle to fight for Mac success in the Pro market?

    Nope. 

    Based on past history of just abandoning anything that takes a modicum of effort 
    it would be unwise for those who are not of the Apple Sheep cloth to put much faith 
    in Apple being consistent with any product at this level.    You only need look at 

    1.  The demise of the Xserve server and RAID 
    2.  Apple acquiring and doing nothing with PowerSchool. 
    3.  The neglect of iBook Author despite the small but fanatical fan base  
    4.  Aperture’s slow decaying death 
    5.  OS X Server turning into a toy 

    Apple’s spent their money on AI companies and other ancillary technologies but they haven’t spent much effort 
    into growing their Pro apps beyond routine small features and maintenance updates. 

    I’d trust Apple if I had a few workstations to purchase but I’d be wary with committing to anything more than that. 

    So why should we trust these clowns either?

    Here are the top 50 products in the Google Graveyard, ranked from best to worst!
    https://www.androidauthority.com/failed-google-products-list-943812/

    Microsoft's Graveyard: 16 Products That Microsoft has Killed
    https://www.cio.com/article/3401528/microsofts-graveyard-16-products-that-microsoft-has-killed.html
    dysamoriahmurchison
  • Editorial: Does Apple have the mettle to fight for Mac success in the Pro market?

    Nope. 

    Based on past history of just abandoning anything that takes a modicum of effort 
    it would be unwise for those who are not of the Apple Sheep cloth to put much faith 
    in Apple being consistent with any product at this level.    You only need look at 

    5.  OS X Server turning into a toy 

    Apple’s spent their money on AI companies and other ancillary technologies but they haven’t spent much effort 
    into growing their Pro apps beyond routine small features and maintenance updates. 

    I’d trust Apple if I had a few workstations to purchase but I’d be wary with committing to anything more than that. 
    All of OS X Server's functionality is still there via the command line. In fact, it's in every copy of MacOS.
    macplusplus