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  • MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 update brings Group FaceTime, other bug fixes

    Not seeing the update either.

    I’ve never waited this long to see an update. Was it pulled?
    Nature boy 187
  • Hands on with the 40mm women's Hermes Apple Watch Series 4

    cgWerks said:
    bikertwin said:
    Nowhere in Apple’s marketing is this referred to as a “Women’s Watch”, not for Hermès and not for any Apple Watch. Likewise for the larger watch being the “Men’s Watch”.

    If more women buy it, great, good for them. More men buy the larger watch? Great.

    Buying a Chevy Suburban used to be a guy thing; now I see lots of moms buying them. Is a Chevy Suburban a “Men’s Car” or a “Men’s Model”? Of course not. How ridiculous is that?! Think of the sales they would lose if they called it a men’s model.
    To be fair, there are - in general - different sizes to men's and women's wrists and hand sizes, so one size watch might be more appropriate to a higher percentage of men than women, or vice versa.

    And - in general  –  men are taller and stronger and bought trucks and large SUVs; but now more women & moms are buying them. Don’t brand your product “for men” or “for women” and guess what—you get more sales!

    And, brands absolutely do create products and market to certain demographics, even men vs women, however (rather recently) culturally inappropriate it might be.
    That was exactly my point. Trucks, SUVs, even electric vehicles like Teslas are designed & marketed mainly to men. Just not exclusively, by including “mens’ model” in their names.

    If neither Apple nor Hermès market their products using gender terms, why is the reviewer adding it, especially in the title of the article? How do Apple & Hermès differentiate the models? Just use their terminology, such as size, and keep it at that.
    cgWerks
  • Hands on with the 40mm women's Hermes Apple Watch Series 4

    Nowhere in Apple’s marketing is this referred to as a “Women’s Watch”, not for Hermès and not for any Apple Watch. Likewise for the larger watch being the “Men’s Watch”.

    If more women buy it, great, good for them. More men buy the larger watch? Great.

    Buying a Chevy Suburban used to be a guy thing; now I see lots of moms buying them. Is a Chevy Suburban a “Men’s Car” or a “Men’s Model”? Of course not. How ridiculous is that?! Think of the sales they would lose if they called it a men’s model.

    Does Motor Trend’s headline read, “Hands on with the men's Chevy Suburban” or “Six Month Long Term Test of Men’s Tesla Model 3”? Of course not.

    Chevy and Apple want to sell product, and they couldn’t care less what gender they’re selling to. It’s all about 💰 💵 profits. So let’s skip the gender tagging, shall we?
    christophbSoundJudgment
  • Apple's iPhone XR will launch with an official clear plastic case

    Is it possible with modern plastics to have a soft translucent (if not transparent) case that would also be grippy?

    I have no interest in a hard, brittle, slippery, clear case. 
    larz2112
  • Microsoft axes Minecraft for Apple TV, no one notices

    Perhaps Apple purposely limited Apple TV for games (size limits, controller limits) specifically so that it wouldn’t be compared to an Xbox (which it’s not). Apple wanted casual games which would be easy to use & learn, be very fast & smooth, and not require extra hardware.

    Apple builds platforms slowly, but methodically.

    Some day when, say, the A20 is more powerful than anything in an Xbox, Apple may then have an Apple TV Pro or Gaming version that will pull out all the stops. Now is not the time.

    And as Mojo66 pointed out, the screenshot text mentions a subpar gaming experience. Clearly, Microsoft didn’t put a lot of effort in this port.
    watto_cobra