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  • iPadOS 16.1 review: imperfect preview of what's next

    So, the external display support is not here yet? It’s very unclear from the article, there is only one tiny caption bellow a photo that says it’s coming later, but no further mention. I have connected a monitor to my 12.9 M1 Pro and it’s still only mirroring.
  • Apple's fall iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 event is on September 7

    New iPhones will connect directly to Webb telescope, so you can look into the past and remember what life was like before the iPhones, so you never stop buying the next model.

  • Canon imagePrograf Pro-1000 review: Professional printer for photographers

    omasou said:
    Other than parents. Do people really use inkjet printers to print photographs? Unless time is an issue seem like this is a very, very, very expensive way to generate a picture, especially anything larger than 4x6.

    I never really understood inkjets vs. lasers. Yes lasers are/were more expensive than inkjets though my latest HP Color LaserJet wasn't. Consumer inkjets didn't do what "I" needed very well. Printing 4x6 pictures were horrible and easier to just send to Walmart (again not pro quality) and shipping labels had to be covered w/packing tape to protect them from bleeding and fading during shipping.

    To each their own.
    First of all, you can get decent results with any inkjet printer, much better than laser, but only on specially coated photo paper. Unlike laser, where toner / ink sets on top of paper surface, plain paper inkjet prints will look pale and washed out because ink gets absorbed INTO the paper. Inkjet photo papers have a sticky, dense surface coating that traps the ink droplets and allows for great color reproduction. But, consumer inkjet printers use dye-based inks, water soluble on top of that. They give you nice colors, but are not very resistant. Even if you handle the print properly (frame it under glass or put in an album), it will fade relatively quickly as the dyes degrade and evaporate and if the print gets wet, it will likely smudge. Pro photo printers on the other hand use solid pigment-based inks; if you use them in conjunction with special high quality papers (you still can’t use plain paper), you will get a color reproduction other printers can’t touch (especially laser prints that are very contrasty), with fade resistance for decades. It is crucial if you’re going to sell your prints as fine art and expect to build a reputation for a long time. You are most definitely not going to buy a pro inkjet printer and use it to print labels and such…
  • Apple VP of industrial design details MacBook Air overhaul

    Beats said:
    I highly disagree with adding an SD card when they could have added an extra USB port. Why please 2% of your users when you can have pleased 98%? This is Apple
    going backwards post-Jony.

    You can always find a USB-C to SD adapter but try to find an SD Card to USB-C Cable.
    You are talking about the Pro. Air doesn’t have the SD slot.
  • iPhone 14 will get 48MP camera sensor, folding lens arriving with iPhone 15

    So if the resolution and file sizes go up, the Lightning port will feel even more outdated and slow. Will Apple be kind and introduce a better port, at least on Pro models, for 8K video footage? USB-C is not likely, according to everyone, but what other options are there? Faster Lightning? Some talk about a portless iPhone, but is there a viable wireless option for this scenario? Or an updated Smart Connector standard?