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  • Apple picks up TV adaptation of Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation' sci-fi novels

    MacPro said:
    Apple will need a GOT or a WestWorld type series to have a big impact.
    No they don’t need that sort of useless nudity.
    Let me guess: American, and descendant of protestant puritan religious nuts?
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  • Apple picks up TV adaptation of Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation' sci-fi novels

    sy1492 said:
    Foundation is one of those futuristic books that ages very poorly as real technology develops. Its like the book branched off one way and reality branches off the other way.
    There's absolutely nothing about the plot of Foundation (and I've read all 6 main books + 2 extras produced later), that depends on some specific technology.

    Or anything that doesn't tie well to our present society for that matter...
  • Hands On: Rogue Amoeba's Farrago is a superb soundboard for Mac podcasters and show produc...

    I see absolutely no value in this proposition. One can write a serious of Services to manage this features.
    A series of services? Are you kidding me? That would have 1/10 the utility, and be an ad-hoc BS mess. Besides the opportunity cost.

  • If iPhone X demand is less than expected, analyst expects it to be 'end of life' when repl...

    So Apple is going to terminate production of an iPhone after it replaces it with a new model? 

    Holy cow, somebody tell CNBC.
    Well, if Apple doesn't usually do that, and instead keeps older models around, then maybe somebody SHOULD tell CNBC.
  • Apple's project 'Marzipan' will let iOS apps run on the Mac in 2018 - report

    danv2 said:
    I have to be honest, I kind of want to vomit now. This only underscores them backtracking on years, and years, and years, of research and design. The touch screen is not the desktop and vice versa. This is the Red Wedding of macOS essentially to me. 
    Too much BS in one comment. Who said they are backtracking?

    Having iOS apps being available on Mac doesn't mean they'll operate like they do on iOS -- they'll obviously provide APIs that allow for adaptable interface sizes and layouts between Desktop and mobile, and for adjustable targets (e.g. buttons etc) for touch vs mouse.

    While "the touch screen is not the desktop" touch screen apps like games are perfectly OK (if not even better) on a desktop, especially if little of their controls are related to touch or accelerometers and co.

    Besides, the iPad and especially iPad Pro's have some very handy apps that are desktop-worthy, and who didn't feel out of place used with a mouse / touchpad.

    Plus Apple can always make a hybrid form factor between mobile/table and Desktop that runs macOS, but on which iOS apps could feel great. Imagine something as light as the Macbook or more but with added touch capabilities or split tablet screen.