Comments for Apple Gazette http://www.applegazette.com Your Ultimate Guide to Thinking Differently Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:35:07 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Comment on Why We Need the 17-Inch MacBook Pro by Cara http://www.applegazette.com/mac/why-we-need-the-17-inch-macbook-pro/comment-page-2/#comment-614373 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:35:07 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=29008#comment-614373 Still using my 17″ 2008 model. It’s been repaired several times, but I love it. I actually still use Snow Leoopard! I strongly dislike the newer OSs and until I can’t use 10.8.6 any more, will keep it.

Looking for a 2012 17″ for a backup!

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Comment on 8 Tips to Help Your Mac Run More Efficiently by Jay http://www.applegazette.com/mac/8-tips-help-mac-run-efficiently/comment-page-1/#comment-614152 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:08:33 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=25671#comment-614152 I never thought about clearing the data history before! That would make sense why my safari has been running sluggishly! If that doesn’t work, what other tips do you have in mind? When should I just take it to a pro?

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Comment on Check Out All the Differences in Microsoft Office for Mac by Google Calendar Outlook Mac 2018 Download for Free – Calendars Printing http://www.applegazette.com/mac/check-differences-microsoft-office-mac/comment-page-1/#comment-613016 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 17:41:33 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=33962#comment-613016 […] Source : applegazette.com […]

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Comment on USB-C Hubs Are Garbage: Here’s Why by USB-C Hubs Are Garbage: Here’s Why – FreshNet.net http://www.applegazette.com/mac/usb-c-hubs-are-garbage-heres-why/comment-page-1/#comment-611763 Wed, 30 May 2018 22:05:29 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=34736#comment-611763 […] The USB–C connector has been on the market for some time. They’ve been part of the MacBook since 2015, and the standard has existed for far longer. So why does it seem like all USB-C hubs are somewhere between barely functional and basically trash? (read original – story…) […]

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Comment on 5 Best Screenshot Apps for macOS by Larry http://www.applegazette.com/mac/best-screenshot-apps-macos/comment-page-1/#comment-611717 Wed, 30 May 2018 13:48:28 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=32856#comment-611717 Monosnap “used” to be king of these apps…until a few months ago when the text annotation feature stopped working. The developer said at that time he’d fix this in the next update, but since then there have been several updates and text annotation still doesn’t work. So if all you need to do is draw arrows or boxes, etc., on an image or screenshot, Monosnap works great. But if you need to add text to the image, you’re out of luck with Monosnap.

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Comment on macOS 10.14 and iOS 12: Improvements That Apple Needs To Make by Steve http://www.applegazette.com/apple-inc/macos-10-14-and-ios-12-improvements-that-apple-needs-to-make/comment-page-1/#comment-611364 Mon, 28 May 2018 15:12:52 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=34726#comment-611364 As a company with literally hundreds of BILLIONS of dollars available to improve their software, their lack of spending to improve is disheartening.

That’s why I’m using Microsoft Outlook instead. Even Google G Suite is better.

Tim Cook should be ashamed.

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Comment on Is The MacBook Pro Keyboard Lawsuit a Big Deal? by Noemi http://www.applegazette.com/apple-inc/is-the-macbook-pro-keyboard-lawsuit-a-big-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-610318 Thu, 24 May 2018 08:44:53 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=34700#comment-610318 As someone who’s had issues with the keyboard one time too many (one 12-inch MacBook and three 13-inch MacBook Pros!), I don’t care much for this lawsuit BUT Apple has to do something about it. It is annoying – at the very least – to have to leave your device at the shop. In my case(s), the keyboard problem would come and go, so the technicians would say they couldn’t replicate the issue. I had to take videos as proof. You’re right about the warranty process (I’ve been lucky enough to have the issue come up before the warranty expired).

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Comment on Why We Need the 17-Inch MacBook Pro by Gunnar Forsgren http://www.applegazette.com/mac/why-we-need-the-17-inch-macbook-pro/comment-page-2/#comment-610198 Wed, 23 May 2018 21:53:06 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=29008#comment-610198 I’ve been a 17 inch MacBook Pro devotee for years and hold on to two units. One is the veritable workhorse that I use daily for Node / React app development, the other is a like-new one that I amassed in a situation where I suspected the GPU was giving up. But the machine miracoulously healed itself so now the 2nd one is standing idly by for time to come.
The only event that could have me give the model up is if Apple launch a modern MacBook Pro 17. Imagine the possibilities today ! All this new technology and ability to design thin and light hardware. It would be an immensely attractive machine. The mechanical quality of these unibody machines is so high that a MBP can look brand new after years where a Windows laptop is by far phased out for performance reasons and general aging. And the most amazing factor; they still continue to work brilliantly with the latest MacOS versions.

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Comment on Apple Prototypes: 5 Products We Never Saw by Gregg Eshelman http://www.applegazette.com/mac/httpwwwapplegazettecomwp-adminpostphpactioneditpost272/comment-page-1/#comment-608380 Wed, 16 May 2018 09:31:31 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/mac/httpwwwapplegazettecomwp-adminpostphpactioneditpost272/#comment-608380 I used to have a Yeager prototype Powerbook Duo 280. Had the “Yeager Prototype Unit Not For Sale” label on the bottom, along with one that said it was not FCC certified. The ROM had an odd glitch where in a vertical band below Edit on the menubar, the black pixels in window titlebars and frames were white. It only affected those parts of windows, nothing else. When I first noticed it, I thought the screen had a bad area, but when moving windows through that section I noticed it only affected certain pixels of some parts of them.

Since it was a prototype for development of the 280 circuit boards, Apple stuck a lid on it from a 250, the lowest end monochrome one. Would have been much nicer to have at least the 250c lid.

I also had a Powerbook Duo 230 Engineering Sample. Aside from the total lack of external labeling it seemed to be identical to a production unit. How to tell it was an engineering sample? The pink computer printed label affixed to the metal frame inside the case. It also had a handwritten note (looked like Sharpie) on the frame “Glued and tested ground clips.” along with a date. Not initialed or signed so no way to know which Apple engineer wrote that. The clips holding its case together were pretty bunged up, presumably from it having been opened many times by people at Apple working on it.

Yeager’s hard drive was dead, the 230’s was good, with an ordinary production/retail OS install – so I didn’t end up with anything rare in prototype or beta software. I did use a ROM imaging utility in a clean boot, in case they did have something different from production.

I put the good drive into the Yeager, intending to use it for reading ebooks but the lack of ebook software for olde Macintosh ended that plan. IIRC the good hard drive went flaky or died and I didn’t want to spend $ on a creaky old 2.5″ SCSI drive.

The two along with a totally ordinary DuoDock sold for $80 plus shipping some years ago and I’ve not heard a peep about them since.

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Comment on The Best Password Managers and Why You Need One by Andre Bayma http://www.applegazette.com/mac/the-best-password-manager-and-why-you-need-one/comment-page-1/#comment-607384 Wed, 09 May 2018 20:37:30 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=34333#comment-607384 Great analysis Frank!
I’ve been using https://keykong.io and it’s been fine so far. 

I only need to manage my passwords, so it’s perfect for me. The downside is that they only have a web version with chrome extension(works great btw) no mobile though(coming up this year, so I’ve been told).

The good side is that the chat support is very accessible and polite. Plus, the design is easy and fun to use with all the monkey stuff.

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Comment on 7 iOS Health Apps to Whip You Into Shape by How To Use A Vaporizer To Quit Smoking - Stop Smoking Help http://www.applegazette.com/apps/7-ios-health-apps-to-whip-you-into-shape/comment-page-1/#comment-606787 Mon, 07 May 2018 18:55:16 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=34527#comment-606787 […] 7 IOS Health Apps to Whip You Into Shape | AppleGazette – Apple’s Health apps can act as the interlocutors between us and our daily, and sometimes unhealthy, routines. And they are ideally suited for the job. Here is a. […]

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Comment on Steve Jobs’ Most Outrageous Moments by Leon Sim http://www.applegazette.com/steve-jobs/steve-jobs-most-outrageous-moments/comment-page-1/#comment-606048 Sat, 05 May 2018 12:57:47 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=18053#comment-606048 What about the JAPAN SHURIKEN NINJA FLIGHT CUSTOMS debacle ?

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Comment on Apple Accessory Prices Are Basically Indefensible by kenny Lowey http://www.applegazette.com/apple-inc/apple-accessory-prices-are-basically-indefensible/comment-page-1/#comment-605196 Wed, 02 May 2018 17:56:43 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=34567#comment-605196 yep they are very expensive, but ya get what ya pay for . now that the iPhone 10 has made you all tech experts look foolish ya all now have to have a pop at apple via their accessories ?

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Comment on Why Aren’t CPUs Getting Faster? by John http://www.applegazette.com/mac/why-arent-cpus-getting-faster/comment-page-1/#comment-604749 Tue, 01 May 2018 05:48:55 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=34560#comment-604749 Actually, according to Intel the gate is about five atomic layers thick
https://www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/advancedtech/doodle/ref_HiK-MG/high-k.htm

This fits as the diameter of Si is about o.1 to 0.2nm, depending how you define it.

Also, I could be wrong but I believe the gates are now some sort of Hf compound.

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Comment on Why We Need the 17-Inch MacBook Pro by Rachel http://www.applegazette.com/mac/why-we-need-the-17-inch-macbook-pro/comment-page-2/#comment-604233 Sun, 29 Apr 2018 04:09:40 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=29008#comment-604233 Waiting to buy MacBook 17” as soon as they bring it back!

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Comment on Audiobook Review: A Song of Ice and Fire read by Roy Dotrice by Aron http://www.applegazette.com/mac/audiobook-review-a-song-of-ice-and-fire-read-by-roy-dotrice/comment-page-1/#comment-602800 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:27:02 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=5689#comment-602800 I have a hard time believing that the praise for Dotrice is sincere. He is at best slightly beneath acceptable. He does create a sort of endearing feeling of listening to an old grandpa retelling some ancient story by the fire. But when listening for a longer while, his awful pronunciation of characters names and their accents becomes infuriating.
I would love to hear a proper voice actor do these books some justice.

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Comment on Why We Need the 17-Inch MacBook Pro by Seb http://www.applegazette.com/mac/why-we-need-the-17-inch-macbook-pro/comment-page-2/#comment-602641 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:10:58 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=29008#comment-602641 I don’t think Apple looks at this site’s comment section. But if there’s enough noise on their own community site (not to mention Apple’s social media feeds), it might some get attention.

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Comment on Why We Need the 17-Inch MacBook Pro by Seb http://www.applegazette.com/mac/why-we-need-the-17-inch-macbook-pro/comment-page-2/#comment-602640 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:07:23 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=29008#comment-602640 Could not agree more with you Graeme.

I think creative pros all over the world should start making waves on social media, and Apple’s own community site:

https://discussions.apple.com/community/notebooks/macbook_pro

If Apple is looking for an instant hit with a growing professional and amateur market of designers, resurrecting the 17-inch is the obvious way to go.

I have 4, yes 4 17-inch MBPs. The 2.5 Ghz one is my main machine, I have another I use occasionally as a desktop replacement, one is hooked up to my TV, and another one is a spare, just in case my main one craps out. I absolutely love the larger screen and wouldn’t trade it for two MBP 15-inch laptops. I also upgraded the heck out of it. The SSDs and 16GB RAM is key.

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Comment on Can Apple Still Make Pro Hardware? by Constable Odo http://www.applegazette.com/apple-inc/can-apple-still-make-pro-hardware/comment-page-1/#comment-602491 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:21:22 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=34445#comment-602491 Apple can afford to do anything it really wants to do. They just choose not to give professional users the type of hardware they want. Apple has its own personal approach to everything. Apple keeps giving professional users somewhat half-baked solutions that help Apple remain as a profitable company. Make sure that wall around the Apple Garden stays as high as possible. It’s crazy how Apple won’t allow NVidia GPUs to be used in their products. They’re actually trying to force pro users to use less capable AMD GPU hardware. What a shame. Apple doesn’t allow pro users to be able to use industry standard PCIe connectors. What kind of crap is that? Apple is always building these pro computers that can’t be upgraded by anyone. That’s downright devious of them.

Apple is being absolutely ridiculous trying to sell that ancient trashcan Mac Pro for premium prices. They admitted they made a mistake and yet they’re still trying to profit from it. I like Mac products but I realize Apple is trying to make me jump through hoops in order for them to profit. I’ll jump because I like what they have to offer. Fortunately, I’m also an Apple shareholder, so some of their profits filters down to me to buy their products. Anyway, all the years I’ve owned Apple computers I’ve been quite satisfied with them, so I guess I can’t really complain even if they weren’t using cutting-edge hardware.

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Comment on Can Apple Still Make Pro Hardware? by Ric http://www.applegazette.com/apple-inc/can-apple-still-make-pro-hardware/comment-page-1/#comment-602485 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:36:44 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=34445#comment-602485 Sometimes “pro” means more than merely power. Writers are also professionals, and these days computers are something writers spend hours on each day. And what does a writer do? Type! And who now has arguably the worst keyboards in the business? Yep. Apple. What a !@#$ing insult to writers to stick them with such horrible tools. Obviously, no one in the upper echelons of Apple does much typing. (In my extra level of hell, Jony Ive would be condemned to typing out the entirety of the Library of Congress on one of his crappy MacBooks.)

“The [MacBook Pro] device comes with benefits, of course, but in retrospect, it seems something of a disappointment.” Disappointment is an understatement. Apple apparently failed to actually ask some pros what they needed. But it sure is purty! Now they are being all proud of the fact they’ve called in some actual professionals so they might observe their workflow. Like this is the first time in over three decades they thought of this? How innovative! You can bet said professional workflow will not be allowed to impinge on the primacy of aesthetics, however.

Repairability (and the related upgradeability) counts, too. Professional implies that a person earns their living from use of the tools. So downtime is intolerable. Imagine a carpenter who has to be sidelined for a week while she sends her hammer in to the manufacturer for a handle replacement! But we’re expected by Apple to do that because most of their hardware is no longer field repairable. For the same amount of money you pay for Apple care, Dell, HP, and Lenovo will come to you and fix it ASAP. No need to mail it in or drive a hundred miles to an Apple Store and have some “genius” tell you that he can’t repair it there and has to send it back to Apple anyway.

Finally, there’s an implication that a professional’s tools will see heavy use — not abuse, as most professionals take very good care of their tools, but extended, everyday use. These tools need sufficient strength and versatility to meet all the vagaries of professional life. Therefore, thin is not as high a priority as ruggedness, reliability, and functionality (the latter point referring once again to keyboards, as well as ports and other such necessities of real life).

The Apple brass lives in a world of privilege, and has no clue how real users, professional or otherwise, scratching out a living as best they can, have to function. I’m not expecting anything useful from the 2019 Mac Pro.

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Comment on Can Apple Still Make Pro Hardware? by Peter http://www.applegazette.com/apple-inc/can-apple-still-make-pro-hardware/comment-page-1/#comment-602462 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:58:56 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=34445#comment-602462 I’m still waiting on the iMac Pro.

The Mac Pro was a great machine in 2013. The problem was that it wasn’t upgradable–by Apple–without redesigning it. The “Thermal Envelope” could not handle the newer processors and other innovations from Intel. Redesigning the casing and such is expensive, both from a production and development standpoint.

I’m a bit worried that Apple didn’t learn this lesson. They claim to have, but I don’t trust them like I used to. So I’ll wait until the second half of 2018, when Intel is expected to be shipping it’s latest Xeons and see how quickly Apple manages to update the iMac Pro to use them.

As I’ve said, if I’m plunking down $5000 for a computer, it better have the latest and greatest of everything. I’m not spending that kind of money for 2 year-old technology.

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Comment on Why We Need the 17-Inch MacBook Pro by Graeme Clark http://www.applegazette.com/mac/why-we-need-the-17-inch-macbook-pro/comment-page-2/#comment-602349 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:47:48 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=29008#comment-602349 I still use my 17″ late 2011 2.5ghz i7 as my daily work/production machine. It’s had a huge amounts spent on upgrades – 16gb 2133mhz ram, 2 x 2tb 850 Pro ssd’s (in raid 0) – it’s still
a beast of a machine, and I have absolutely no intention of “upgrading” any time in the near
future. Full HD is fine – the antiglare option is fantastic, and I could not forgo the 17″ screen
space – Apple seriously need to stop putting so much emphasis on style over substance, and
start bringing the focus back on those who brought them to the dance in the 1st place – the
creative pros. We need the 17″ option, and we need (dare i speak it) PORTS! The latest machines longer qualify as part of the “Pro” category – please give us back the 17″ Macbook Pro we so long for

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Comment on Why We Need the 17-Inch MacBook Pro by Graeme Clark http://www.applegazette.com/mac/why-we-need-the-17-inch-macbook-pro/comment-page-2/#comment-602346 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:36:54 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=29008#comment-602346 Couldn’t agree more

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Comment on Why We Need the 17-Inch MacBook Pro by Nix http://www.applegazette.com/mac/why-we-need-the-17-inch-macbook-pro/comment-page-2/#comment-602338 Sun, 15 Apr 2018 23:47:12 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=29008#comment-602338 Been following this comment thread for 2+ years. Guys–gasp!–I don’t think Apple is following it.

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Comment on Why We Need the 17-Inch MacBook Pro by Sean McMullen http://www.applegazette.com/mac/why-we-need-the-17-inch-macbook-pro/comment-page-2/#comment-602213 Sun, 15 Apr 2018 00:15:40 +0000 http://www.applegazette.com/?p=29008#comment-602213 I completely agree with everyone. And speaking as a traveling photographer, please, please, PLEASE make a new 17″ for photo nomads like me! Screen space and portability are essential to our work.

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