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  • Developers talk about being 'Sherlocked' as Apple uses them 'for market research'

    To be fair, using the iPad as an extra display or stylus capable input *should* have been an Apple feature from the start.  No idea why it took them so long to add the capability.  And a built in calculator on the watch isn't exactly a stretch either, one has come on the Mac forever (remember desk accessories) and was built in on the original iPhone as well.

    It's not like either of these were crazy concepts that no one else had thought of.
  • Intel refreshes H-series processor used in 2018 MacBook Pro, still 14nm

    DuhSesame said:
    I don't see any point to upgrade until switching to ARM.  In fact, I'd think that 2018 version will be the last one in the current generation.
    Except any location buying Macs because they support Bootcamp might want something newer and available through a transition.  I suspect Apple will loose a chunk of sales if they go all ARM and can't support running Windows (and all Windows programs, not ARM capable only).

    That, or the ARM processors need to be able to emulate an Intel processor and near realtime performance for some type of virtual machine solution (aka Connectix Virtual PC on steroids).
  • Researcher demos new macOS Keychain exploit, holds data from Apple in protest

    jimh2 said:

    So basically he is extorting Apple which is illegal.
    Nope, extortion would be I know about this issue and I'm going to sell it to someone else or make it public if you don't pay me.  He isn't threatening Apple in any way, he is simply saying, "I know about this but I don't have any reason to tell you about it right now."

    extortion | ikˈstôrSH(ə)n | noun

    the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.

    Whether this is legitimately a security concern or not, who knows at this point.
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  • Apple needs blockbuster acquisitions in gaming & video streaming to thrive, claims J.P. Mo...

    I’d be more interested in seeing Apple buy AT&T. They would get multiple streaming services, content (WarnerMedia), traditional distribution, a cellular network (where they could push their own products), etc.
  • Apple's management doesn't want Nvidia support in macOS, and that's a bad sign for the Mac...

    This has the potential to be another hit against Apple in the science field.  We have a number of people we support running programs that utilize CUDA.  Access to eGPU Nvidia cards, especially if we can install CUDA, could keep a number of labs using Macs.  Failure to do so starts to swing the economics further in other directions.