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  • Which upgrades are worth it for the Mac Studio

    Let me bring an example. Architecture.
    for the most basic CAD design we used to need the most powerful workstation available. A single 3D basic render would crush any system (which we let run over the whole weekend for a 1 minute video of a frankly nowadays embarrassing result). Then the machines got a lot faster, but then came BIM. BIM developed fast, but the machines faster. Suddenly, with a specced out iMac we could do most of what we needed without going “full pro”. Then the software developed further and faster, now suddenly the iMac was struggling. Apple Silicon changed all that. With a mid-line system on a chip (M1Pro) we had a powerful enough machine for most tasks. What I mean is that, besides the most demanding workloads, many creative professionals will find their sweet spot for years to come in these new machines. Because they are well ahead of the times now, and by the time they are struggling, the investment will have been well worth (5 years in my case in architecture).

    Of course we plan and design in BIM but are not “specialized” in high def rendering. So, a software rendering without specialized additional software covers our needs.
  • Five Galaxy S22 Ultra features which should be on the iPhone

    Seriously what is wrong with the tech press and FaceID? It is a great system, work flawlessly and is very secure. I can have notifications without details. As soon as I put the phone in front of me, at a glance, I can see the whole notification without needing to unlock my phone. Simply by picking it up. Do you purchase something with Apple Pay? No need to do anything special. It just activates. Logins? The same. Of all the things listed maybe the notch is the only one. 
  • Everything we know about the 'iPhone 14 Pro' so far

    Fred257 said:
    I’ve switched from iPhone 12 mini to Google pixel and I couldn’t be happier. Battery life is amazing. Voice dictation is perfect and faster then ever. Tasks are incredibly fast. Always on display is amazing. Weather in Lock Screen is perfect and I strongly needed it. Touch ID during the pandemic is a complete necessity for me and much faster then Face ID. I’m afraid that I’m now a convert to android. I’ve been an apple phone fan since the 3g. Apple is using an old compartmentalized notion that you need each separate thing for a complete Apple experience. It’s an old outdated model that needs to be reconstructed. I’m not going to buy an Apple Watch to unlock my iPhone with a mask. I’m not going to have my iPad side by side with my computer. Apple is falling behind with everything accept the Mac and Apokecwatch. The iPhone and iPad are total crap these days. I updated from first version of SE to the 12 mini. What a depressing upgrade. Goodbye Apple iPhone. Your years ahead thinking and sollidifying of your products a year or two out needs to be redone. Apples compartmentalization is destroying Apples products strength. The new MacBook pros are fantastic and I have one. Cheers
    The new iOS release will support FaceID with mask on, no need for an Apple Watch.
    the fact that Apple’s products work well together increases the benefits. Should you choose to use them, but there’s no “need” for it. Unlocking my M1 Pro with my AppleWatch is instantaneous as soon as I open the lid, no Touch ID needed. Is it “necessary”? No. Is it convenient? Yes, very much so. Apple’s products have a value per se and then an added value when working together. Even Google understands that, so much so that they declared they also want to increase interoperability among their lineup.
    Always on screen could be interesting admittedly. But swiping from left to right reveals all of your widgets, including weather, pretty fast as is. The fact that Apple is filling the lock screen with notifications and no other information is a pertinent criticism. But we’ll talk in a year or two when your Pixel won’t receive any OS updates, security or otherwise.
    Nice for you that you found the Pixel better. Believe me, I shoot video often (2 daughters). There’s no better device than the iPhone for doing it. The quality of video is simply
    stunning. And has been for a long time. So much so that I am rocking an iPhone 11Pro with no intention of replacing it until the 14 shows up. Which will make it a solid 4 years of use.
  • Apple Maps gets 3D view with iOS 15 in selected cities, more to come

    elijahg said:
    Apple seems completely unaware that there is a world outside of London, LA, NYC and San Francisco. Flyover was announced along with the introduction of Apple Maps nine years ago, and yet there are only 17 places in the UK that actually have flyover available, only 6 of the 10 biggest cities, and none of the architecturally impressive or important historic cities like York, Cambridge, Sheffield, Bath etc. Meanwhile Google has managed to drive around and photograph every street in the world, often 3 or 4 times since 2012. Apple has "look around" in two cities in the UK. Look around is much nicer than Streetview, but something is better than nothing.
    Meanwhile Italy has walkaround basically in every village with more than 5 houses... And flyover in many many cities also some smaller ones. Switzerland, on the other hand, is stuck with one Flyover (3D) which is Bern and the rest (Geneva, seat of the UN, Zurich, financial capital, and all others) have none. And no walk around either of course. Strange indeed.
  • Developer interest in Mac is waning, study suggests

    Maybe Apple itself could lead the way by showing more integration. I, for one, run quite often and would like a simple way to view my activities, Health info and the like on the bigger screen of a Mac.

    Also, the change in processor, with only 1 model of new CPU available makes it a bad time to develop for Mac. I suspect, once the transition is complete, there will be more interest in developing for the Mac. Of course, the apps one needs on a Mac are less and more specific to the platform than the ones available for iOS devices. More often than not, the Apps for iOS are some sort of version of the website. Think banking. On iOS you have apps for most major banks, whereas on the Mac you simply go on the bank's website (correctly or not, from a security point of view, that's what happens).

    So yes, I think it is normal in a transition period and, moreover, Mac Apps are much more specialistic, most of the time.