Why do I get the following message if there are no posts yet that says: “Discussion is not found”.  I look the next day at the article where I had previously gotten that message —see below — and now I see posts — and then I can post.  Why can’t I be the first poster!??? Discussion not found. The discussion you were looking for could not be found. I would like to have a comment forwarded to William Gallagher, on his article on finding older MacOS, including links, for William Gallagher or someone to reply to on the need for older OS’s—or his suggestion of in advisability of installing older versions. I retired as a graphic designer and photographer gradually around 2002 to 2005 (I’m now 74).  Meanwhile I started doing that kind of work for a non-profit I started, as well as other not-for-profits and donating my time in both design and photography   Two examples of my need to continue using several 32 bit Apps are as follows. I acquired Adobe InDesign,  Photoshop and Illustrator as part of CS6 Design Studio (32 bit and last month-subscription versions), that were a fairly substantial cost, but working full time easily justified the upgrading with each release, as it was a cost of business. I also use QuarkXpress v.9, also a 32 bit App, as it is the last version I can update the large number of v.3.1 to v.4.x documents a loyal client still has me do from time to time. There is no feature beyond CS6 InDesign that I need as I am very proficient and am can create great design with the CS6 version   The newer versions mostly are more automated features that I am already fast at with the older softwares. I can’t justify paying a subscription (except for Photoshop and Lightroom) on the many design projects I donate, with no offsetting income and on fixed retirement income.   I also use Quark v9 as mentioned above as it was the last version to open projects created in the early and mid 1990’s in version 4 and to do so reliably. ( I don’t want to be caught with no option if Quark stops doing conversions online at some point.  This is a very large client that used me exclusively and is very loyal and occasionally uses me for non-ad brochures, maps and signage  (I gave ad work to another designer after retiring).  I maintain a 2014 iMac with Yosemite, as it works for those 32-bit versions of software for updating old projects.  Of course I don’t know how long the will be a viable option plus the overhead of having multiple Macs to work in current apps as well as a space taking older iMac   I’m wondering if Parallels allows installing a 32 bit version of Mac OS and would have liked comments on reliability if is that is known by commenters or by William.   Paying $20 a month just for InDesign for donating design is way too expensive. I’m not switching to another program as updating docs wouldn’t work and the features and my speed would suffer to not be worth it.  I’m proficient in many programs and know whereof I speak.  ———————- Can you please forward the above as a post? Or forward to William Gallagher?  Thank you. _____________________________________ Another issue outstanding  I also never got satisfaction on AppleInsiders lifetime deal on Babbel after paying the sale price.   I can’t use it at all without purchasing at even a higher price and as a repeating yearly subscription, a license for one of several languages I wanted to learn.  How can you possibly call your offer a lifetime price??  I either want what I was offered or a complete refund. That article had no comments as well when I attempted, and the article then disappeared from your site.  In desperation, I posted a comment under my avatar name with no response on your site   I was in touch with Babbel after an extremely difficult process of finding that opportunity and we’ll within their artificial window of time.  They responded with how to supposedly get to use the software and what they suggested flat out could not possibly work. The code they gave was for a page that had no place to enter a code.  Now weeks after those attempts that took too many hours, I would supposedly be out of Babbel’s eligible time windo  I made an extraordinary effort and it is not my fault that I “timed out”  I made multiple efforts   It seems scammy even if it isn’t. So, I will never try an AppleInsider offer again unless this is rectified. I will use any possible means to warn other users to boycott AppleInsider offers if this turns out to be made difficult by you or your affiliates, in order for one or all of companies involved to profit at users’ expense.  Please do not post this personal information: I can be contacted at [email protected] Or mobile 602-499-4224 I purchased and paid with the account name James A Keyser. I also go by my initials of JAK or Jak Keyser. PREVIOUS COMMUNICATION ATTEMPT TO APPLEINSIDER ON NOVEMBER 15, 2021: I paid for the lifetime subscription to Babbel, offered several months ago by AppleInsider. I could not sign in to Babbel and inquired as to the problem. I was told to use a code they sent.  There was no code box several times, and when it appeared, it rejected the code on the many attempts I made, which was within a day or two of paying through AppleInsider offer and again when my bank account was debited.  When I finally got in, I couldn’t do anything but pay for a yearly subscription.  Huh?  I feel scammed or at least have no one to appeal this to.  Unless AppleInsider can get me what I paid for.  I couldn’t start a post from the comments page, but will post this once comments appear.  If comments are closed, I’ll post it in other articles to warn others of problems and no fulfillment of offer.  Or worse, an offer covering up that it’s not a usable lifetime subscription.  - clear


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  • What to expect from Apple's Q3 2022 earnings report on July 28

    When you show bar charts and point out quarters, it would be nice if you could label the chart better in a graphic program after the chart source exports the chart. 

    I did it on my iPad in Vectornator, using it for the first time. Amazing features and amazingly useless search in the help/ support area.  I could have knocked this out in InDesign in 15 minutes or less, which I’ve used since 2003.  And I’d have had the time to do a nicer job. 

    I hope you can improve on this and do something like this so we can find all the 2nd quarters for the comparisons. Maybe highlighting the 2nd quarters with shaded rectangles (in multiply mode to make ‘see-through’) would work better. Labeling and dividing the years with vertical rules helps too.

    Thanks in advance for considering this. 

  • Compared: iPadOS 16 Stage Manager vs. iPadOS 15 Split View multitasking

    The screen captures were done in dark mode and are visually confusing. Can you redo the screen captures without dark mode?

    The left side of the screen does not look like what Apple showed during their announcement. In their presentation, the apps look like trapezoidal perspective views of icons stacked vertically. Perhaps that’s what you are showing, but the dark icons against the dark mode background are disappearing—black on black.

    Is it possible to repost this article with a few screenshots where we can see them without dark mode so they are visible against the background?
    Thank you.
  • HomePod 15.1 update brings Apple Music Lossless & Dolby Atmos support

    hucom2000 said:
    It still boggles my mind that we can have lossless on a HomePod mini, but not AirPods Max…
    I remember a discussion on this several months ago. 

    From Apple website:
    Can I listen to lossless audio using Apple’s Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter?

    Yes. The Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter is designed to transmit audio from the iPhone’s Lightning connector. It contains a digital-to-analogue converter that supports up to 24-bit/48 kHz lossless audio.

    —> So, yes on headphones with analog 3.5 mm jack.

    Can I listen to lossless audio using the AirPods Max Lightning to 3.5 mm Audio Cable?

    The Lightning to 3.5 mm Audio Cable was designed to allow AirPods Max to connect to analogue sources for listening to films and music. AirPods Max can be connected to devices playing Lossless and Hi-Res Lossless recordings with exceptional audio quality. However, given the analogue-to-digital conversion in the cable, the playback will not be completely lossless.

    So the work-around I heard discussed is the digital to analog DAC in the Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter into the Lightning port, then the Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable (it should be called Audio to Lightning cable) to AirPods Max.

    It sounds like a double conversion could lose something in each step, but the discussion was that it sure beat the hell out of Bluetooth.  I’m wanting to find a Lightning to Lightning cable and try it. 

    What I remember in the discussion by some audiophiles is that you don’t get all the way to the “pure” lossless, but you get pretty darn close.  And since there are many who can’t discern the difference between a high quality lossy codec (AAC?) and lossless, I’d say I’d be pretty happy with “pretty darn close” to lossless.

    But my hope is based on one discussion.  I hope a high end sound engineer writes an article on this. Is anyone on Anandtech reading this? Or at Audiophile Magazine?

    Could AppleInsider interview a sound engineer and do some double blind testing?

  • How Tim Cook reshaped Apple in his first decade as CEO

    The follow on to the iMac’s ‘just-in-time’ success was the iPod scale up. It greatly expanded the Apple brand beyond computers into a Apple becoming a cultural icon. 

    Without scaling up so fast to meet the accelerating adoption demand via supply chain genius of Tim Cook, the iPod would not have met the demand and subsequently would not have funded the miniaturization engineering advancements needed in the iPhone, nor funded the R&D for development of the iPhone.

    At the time of iPod success and meeting the leaps in production/supply needs, the bond was set between Tim Cook and Steve Jobs. They were learning from each other at that point.

    The next two critical individuals beyond Steve Jobs and Tim Cook were Avie Tevanian (OSX platform) and Jony Ives (design).

    Who else were so highly critical after these four?
  • Apple to remove popular DOS emulator for iOS from App Store

    dysamoria said:
    larryjw said:
    Rayz2016 said:
    larryjw said:
    I think Apple's guideline rejecting executing code is needs to be eliminated -- an emulator is an emulator. 

    In reality, executing code in an emulator is what programs do. For example, PDF files are themselves computer programs which instruct and iPad how to render a PDF visually.

    Isn't programs as data and data as programs the basic principle of computing? 

    No, PDF is a document format. It doesn’t run, it’s rendered, same with music files. But that’s not the real problem. 

    The emulator allows apps to run code that can’t be seen or examined by Apple, and that has always been against the rules. PDFs, the other hand, are pretty benign. It would be quite hard to piggyback an App Store in a PDF document. 

    So the real problem is the lack of consistency in applying the rules. This should never have  been allowed in the App Store in the first place, so they’re going to look like real dicks for removing it now. 
    No, a PDF is a program. Just because a PDF can be labeled a document doesn’t mean it’s not a program. You need to take abstraction up a level. 

    A previous commenter also suggested that a program must be executed on the CPU. That’s also not correct.

    In designing systems, one is always trading off between the “executable” and the “data”. Different languages tend to encourage marking the boundaries differently, but it remains that these boundaries between data and executable are quite arbitrary. 

    In a micro programmed CPU, your “executable” is just data. To the hardware guys, the micro program is just data which drives NAND gates and voltage changes. 
    It’s not an executable. That’s the issue. 

    PDF Files can definitely contain executable code
    Some of you have been around since dawn of OSX, but are forgetting OSX and it’s current derivatives use the PDF spec for graphics as a major part of the display interpretation and execution. Much of that was inherited from NeXT code with genius Avie Tevanian as major architect at NeXT and Apple.

    Any PDF graphics (all graphics for that matter) contained are handled by existing OS layer close to the kernel. It’s safe and mature. Non-PDF graphics are translated and handled as display PDF and display PDF shouldn’t be the issue. PDF documents have features like links, authentication and more that are likely at an execution of function in a sandboxed area. 
    The graphic display computing is now baked into silicon for speed in Metal. 

    I’d imagine DOS has many vulnerabilities. Whether the sandbox can be penetrated (or escaped) is something Apple engineers can determine in a non-disclosed manner. 
    There seems to be a lot of conjecture as to why the App was rejected beyond the stated reasons.