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  • Security concerns force President Trump to ditch Android phone

    What security? Putin already has a direct line to him. 
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  • Editorial: Apple survived 2016's onslaught of fake news and failed competitors

    cfc said:
    When you say "real-life" users don’t need 32Gb I assume that you mean most users don’t need 32Gb, which is probably true (at the moment).  However this is supposed to be a Pro machine and a lot of Pro users (myself included) need 32Gb for some tasks.  We will have to stick to using desktop Macs for such tasks, which is why it is a bit worrying that none of them were replaced in 2016.

    Just curious why do you need 32Gb of RAM for?
  • Unboxing LG's 27-inch UltraFine 5K Display with Thunderbolt 3

    felix01 said:
    I haven't see the 5K in the "flesh" yet but I'm baffled...AI calls it "gorgeous" while many forum contributors to previous stories call it "fugly" although presumably, they haven't seen anything but a picture.

    So I'd like to hear from one or more who've actually taken delivery. Where do you come down on the looks of the LG 5K?
    Haven't you heard only MS stuffs are gorgeous and full of innovation and as one blog claimed stuffs we didn't know we want annnnd Apple is doomed..../s
  • Absent an Apple Siri alternative, Alexa hardware family tops Amazon holiday sales charts

    wigby said:
    altivec88 said:
    freeper said:
    As Amazon refuses to sell Apple TV (or Chromecast) products that compete with the awful Fire TV, I am not certain that an Alexa competitor by Apple would have been sold by Amazon either. 
    I agree... But some of those that wanted a home type of device like this that would have chose Apple are now in the Amazon Eco system.  Lets face it, Apple is the new Microsoft.  Big Goliath thats slow to react to anything.  They just can't walk and chew gum anymore.  They can only update the iPhones yearly, the rest of their lineup is either a nuisance and gets cancelled or just a hobby that gets updates every 3 to 4 years.  Meanwhile Tim has been talking about amazing pipelines while other companies are selling actual products.  I remember a time when the opposite was true (ahh the good old days)
    Depends on how you define "selling". Apple is slower than they once were but they don't consider
    missing out on a few million sales as anything to worry about either. Meanwhile, "smaller",  more nimble companies are throwing stuff against the wall. I don't consider Echo to be a success. I have one and rarely use it. Others mostly feel the same way. Siri seems way behind until you measure how well other AI work. They're all fairly worthless right now so Apple
    is only last in a race to weak AI right now.
    So true.
    The Apple ecosystem is priceless, active one device and all the devices in the system works albeit at times not flawlessly.
    With just an Apple ⌚️ I can create reminders and watch list in the entire system. 
    For some it is ok to have a device listening all the time but it is just not for me.
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  • Apple working with Consumer Reports on MacBook Pro battery findings, says Phil Schiller

    I am curious how many pay attention to CR.  I have never bothered and have had great results with what I use.
    Judging from the reactions here and elsewhere -- not to mention attracting the attention of Apple itself -- I guess plenty of people do. The fact that you "have never bothered" amounts to one data point that's neither here nor there.
    Interesting to see that you are so defensive of CR.

    Do you work for them?