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mbenz1962 said:Great! Step one is complete. Now hopefully the bigger banks and credit unions here will start getting on board in 2019 (step 2). To really be successful they need Sparkasse, RV bank, Commerzbank, PostBank, and a few big online banks like DKB. They don't have to start all at once, but once one of those starts offering ApplePay the rest will fall in line.
applejeff said:Since the devices are, as far as I understand, only listening to the satellites, not transmitting to them, why do they need FCC approval?
Many thanks for that – highly informative and helpful.
I have received my new MBP (2.6 GHz i7, 560X, 32GB RAM, 2 TB SSD) a couple of days ago and I am extremely happy with it. While everybody says the changes to the keyboard are minor, I do not think so. To me it is a night and day difference. Much more quiet (maybe not in dB, but in perception) and a much better typing experience. I make almost no typing errors while I had to go back and make corrections all the time on my 2016 model.
I am not doing a lot of hardcore video and 3D stuff, I mainly need the power to run extensive virtualization projects in class. 6 cores with hyperthreading and 32 GB RAM (finally!) make a world of difference here. I can run an entire MS System Center simulation (11 servers and 3 clients) and a network simulation in Cisco VIRL simultaneously while having a separate VM doing packet capturing and LogManagement/SIEM in parallel... Bottom line that means that I no longer have to lug 2 machines around, and that my XPS 15 can go in the trash (well, on ebay) where it belongs.
"If the initial entering and then organizing of your tasks is one weakness of OmniPlan, there are others. The biggest and one that will never be fixed is that OmniPlan is not Microsoft Project. That Microsoft app is the standard for professional project managers across the world and it is very, very powerful. It's also just very, very cumbersome and Microsoft won't tell you the price so you know it's very, very expensive."
Well, the price is available for all world to see: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/d/project-professional-2016/cfq7ttc0k5cm?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab
MS Project is most definitely not "the standard for professional project managers across the world". People who are in international project management since 30 years, like me, would not touch it with tweezers. The only PM software I see in every single large project is Oracle's Primavera – and if you have ever used it, you will know why MS's unusable POS is not even on the map. While I agree with the praise for OmniPlan overall, I would not call it the best PM solution on the Mac at this point. They certainly got a lot better since version 1, but I would still call Merlin the clear winner.