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  • 23-inch iMac, 10.8-inch iPad Air, new iPad mini coming in 'second-half' of 2020

    I’ve been waiting for a well redesigned iMac for ages, just don’t appreciate the price gouging for memory. Hopefully they will be available sooner rather than later 
    Scot1
  • Apple's FileMaker, Inc brings back the old Claris name

    rochford said:
    deanbar said:
    sblife said:
    This article does not say one word about ClarisCAD. MacDraw and the DRAWING arm of the Mac was a big lure in the early days.
    Yes, I’m surprised there was no mention of ClarisCAD, I bought our first Macs in ‘89 for my small engineering company, complete with FM Pro and shortly after, ClarisCAD. It was years ahead of its time, so easy to use and powerful, such a crying shame that Apple stopped supporting it so soon afterwards, sadly like so many other good apps from Apple. Unfortunately it didn’t fit in with Apple’s future, and business demands to continually update software and future proof, which has never been Apple’s cup of tea.

    We were able to use ClarisCAD up until I retired in 2003. RIP ClarisCAD.

    I used Claris Cad a lot in the early 90’s, it was great and very intuitive, but they had to cease when a program called Minicad showed that a lot of Claris Cad code was based on it. We then shifted to Minicad which was just as simple to use but with 3D uses + lots more. That software changed its name to Vectorworks which I still use 8 hours a day. Some of the shortcuts I still setup and use in Vectorworks go back to those I used in Claris Cad.
    Well thanks for that info, I seem to remember something about Minicad, but I probably continued with ClarisCAD because we’d invested so much time in it, and didn’t need 3D at the time. Good to know some of its origins still live on!
    watto_cobra
  • Apple's FileMaker, Inc brings back the old Claris name

    sblife said:
    This article does not say one word about ClarisCAD. MacDraw and the DRAWING arm of the Mac was a big lure in the early days.
    Yes, I’m surprised there was no mention of ClarisCAD, I bought our first Macs in ‘89 for my small engineering company, complete with FM Pro and shortly after, ClarisCAD. It was years ahead of its time, so easy to use and powerful, such a crying shame that Apple stopped supporting it so soon afterwards, sadly like so many other good apps from Apple. Unfortunately it didn’t fit in with Apple’s future, and business demands to continually update software and future proof, which has never been Apple’s cup of tea.

    We were able to use ClarisCAD up until I retired in 2003. RIP ClarisCAD.


    JWSCFileMakerFellerwatto_cobra
  • Photos of purported 'iPhone X Plus' display assembly reveal LG manufacturing

    JinTech said:
    I think I am gonna hold out and purchase this iPhone. My iPhone 6s Plus is wicked slow and so glitchy but the current iPhone X is just too small for my needs.
    My sentiments exactly, I also have the 6s Plus. When I picked up the iPhone X in the Apple Store, I was surprised how much smaller the phone was. Of course, the screen size was the same (virtually) as my 6s Plus. because the screen was edge to edge. Although I read many reviews of the X, I didn't realise how much smaller the phone was. With my failing eyesight, the X Plus would be great for me, but preferably with a larger capacity battery. The 6s Plus does not last long between charges. Looking forward to this years X Plus, especially as I'm due an upgrade.
    watto_cobra
  • Apple rumored to ditch headphone jack on 'iPhone 7' for Lightning connector audio

    Oh No!!!! For goodness sake, stop with the thinness, Apple. If anything, make them 1 mm thicker and improve battery. Jony, this is getting stupid.
    SylvainL