David H Dennis


David H Dennis
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  • Got a new iPhone? You should look at these essential apps from the App Store

    I think Dark Sky is essential,for local weather. Wouldn’t want to be without it.
  • If you have an iPhone X, should you upgrade to the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max?

    I have an iPhone X and am very happy with it.

    I'm tempted by the idea of a more durable phone and the larger screen of the Max.  I use the phone for web browsing and reading books, so the big screen makes a lot of sense to me.  I'm also relocating to Costa Rica, and getting a high-end phone repaired is extremely expensive there (and my AppleCare only works when I return to the USA).  So if it were actually significantly more durable that would be excellent.

    Anyone know how much more durable it will be?  Any evidence of what they are doing to make it more durable?  My local Apple Store as no idea.  Seemed like they didn't know any more than the keynote content.
  • macOS Mojave brings Dark Mode, enhanced privacy, HomeKit, and more to the Mac

    Down here in Costa Rica, with the weather nice almost all the time, people frequently enjoy working outdoors.  I built a nice little outdoor office, with my MacBook Pro, 4K monitor and Philips Hue lights, to savor my awesome ocean view.  

    But there is just one problem: Evil biting insects are attracted to the light created by all this stuff.  So around the end of daylight, it becomes downright miserable to work here in paradise.

    I just wanted to thank Craig and friends for introducing Dark Mode, which should be ideal to make the insectos, as they call them down here, become less virulent.  I can't wait to try it and see the results!  My entire body will thank them :).

    (I just thought it was kinda funny to announce a genuine need for a feature that might strike most of us as frivolous eye candy .... LOL.)
  • First look: Benchmarks put Apple's entry-level $4999 iMac Pro to the test

    I would love to see benchmarks for Motion since it's the main app where I find performance deficiencies in my existing machine (late 2014 27" iMac).

    I was expecting to see problems with 4K Final Cut Pro editing with my Nikon D5 footage but found it very smooth on both machines.  I could tell the iMac Pro was faster but the slower speed of my current iMac was not different enough for it to be conspicuous.  It's odd because I remember editing being stuttery in previous attempts. Maybe my LaCie 4TB Rugged RAID Thunderbolt external drive is faster than previous drives I've used.
  • 18-core iMac Pro starts at $7,399, ships in 6-8 weeks, can be maxed out for $13,199

    Anyone know how much third party memory of this type is? Am curious how much we are ripped off by having to get it from Apple. I really hate having to come up with these stupendous sums up front instead of upgrading RAM as I decide I need it.