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  • Apple TV+ review: don't wake up for 'The Morning Show' just yet

    badmonk said:
    Yeah, the problem I think we are going to see with AppleTV+ is that most ground-breaking TV is not done by A-listers in committee but by people who are not as well known but superbly talented (GOT in the beginning, Breaking Bad, the Wire, Sopranos, Stranger Things, etc etc).  The problem with A-listers is that they lack the singularity of focus to hold a TV show together and they are too complacent.

    As an example look at GOT in the beginning to GOT at the end after they became A-listers.

    The best media requires integrity of vision and focus.  It is not necessarily something you can buy with exorbitant salaries, compromise and the scuttling of courage because of a fear to offend.
    Exactly! It’s about being hungry and taking creative risks. I fear too many of these “A Lister” projects are a bit tired and safe. They saw Apple coming with loads of cash and... oh well you get the picture.
  • Editorial: Reporting about the MacBook Pro is failing at a faster rate than the butterfly ...

    Ugh.. I’ve been waiting to buy a new MacBookPro and was hoping the new model would have had an improved keyboard. I’ve tried the current model at Apple stores and it’s not pleasant to type on and hurts my fingers as the keys don’t travel. The design team should have consulted with writers before adopting this design.  I’m going to wait until next year now and hope my old MacBook Pro holds up.
  • Pro photo workflow tool Aperture won't work after macOS Mojave, Apple says

    lkrupp said:
    Can someone quote the basic law of the universe that states all software must be maintained in perpetuity once it exists? Is it some rule that software must be immortal and that an operating system must continue to support legacy software until the last user of it decides to delete it? Does the same go for hardware too? Do legacy ports need to remain until the last peripheral that uses them stops working? Apparently that’s how some here think, no?
    It's still a basic flaw. Computers are tools meant (in this case) to serve creative individuals - writers, photographers, filmmakers, artists, etc...  You can still read a letter that Ernest Hemingway typed in 1930 or a photograph that Ansel Adams made in 1940, but you can't watch a film created in Final Cut in 2009 or a story written in Word in 1989.  There will be more lost works of art in the digital era - either because the file can't be opened or the work remains lost on some hard drive without the dead owner's password.
  • Review: Arlo Ultra is a 4K HomeKit-ready smart home camera with endless features

    We’re creating a world where you’ll always have to assume you are on camera, being watched, tracked, identified by face scanning software.  At one time this would have been unthinkable, but Big Brother didn’t have to be forced on us by government - we got seduced into it. I feel sad for future generations.
  • Apple announces Apple TV+ service with Apple's unique programming, coming this Fall

    It felt like "We've got Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, U2... they are all going to create cutting edge music you've never heard before.  The greatest artists of our time creating music especially for you!!!"  The truth is that most of these people on stage today are past their creative prime and are just cashing in on the deal.