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Re: All Things Mac/ Apple
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Re: All Things Mac/ Apple
« Reply #1051 on: March 12, 2015, 01:04:03 pm »
And I for one don't like wireless earphones.
Audio port on the right hand side :).

M process is not for you, but it's probably for those who just want to stay cool and have no need for performance, as long as YouTube loads....
I think you misses some context. I was discussing their audio over lightning research. They're looking to go to one and then none ports imo
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Re: All Things Mac/ Apple
« Reply #1052 on: March 12, 2015, 01:06:04 pm »
Praps, though charging an iPhone while also charging the laptop, or outputting video while charging, etc., all seem like core use cases to me.

iPhone 6 last long enough, so no need (and 6s/7 will be better!). Who does video? These (Edit, specifically this MacBook are consumption devices mate, not creation devices.
Disagree. A student spending all day in a library or a coffeeshop will too.

And the consumption device trope isn't even true for iPad IMO.
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Re: All Things Mac/ Apple
« Reply #1053 on: March 12, 2015, 01:06:56 pm »
Then again, my Surface has a USB port for charging on its power brick, which is a really useful feature for travelling.

Apple could deploy a similar feature, but add a data connection. Maybe not an elegant solution, but it'd appeal to the minimalist traveller in me.
Microsoft, the software vendor, makes a better product. How did that happen?
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Re: All Things Mac/ Apple
« Reply #1054 on: March 12, 2015, 01:41:22 pm »
At the end of the day it's all about the price model for the target audience and their requirements.
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Re: All Things Mac/ Apple
« Reply #1055 on: March 12, 2015, 01:41:57 pm »
I dunno. But Microsoft have always been good at hardware.

Despite being the most uncool and least innovative tech company has been doing some really interesting stuff over the last few years. The Kinect and HoloLens are both radical takes on how computing could evolve.

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« Reply #1056 on: March 12, 2015, 01:43:00 pm »
Love the Kinect.
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Re: All Things Mac/ Apple
« Reply #1057 on: March 12, 2015, 02:20:20 pm »
MCL, aren't they all in the cloud now? with their iPhone and iPad, AirDrop, AirPlay, AirWhatever, and iCloud? Nothing needs a cable, just wifi and internets.

i never trust the cloud and i find their speeds way too slow. airdrop especially. when transferring medium to large files. it just takes up too much time. and i think i'd still prefer a ssd/portable hard disk to store my stuff than the cloud. unless that file or data needs to be with me on the go, then i'd probably sacrifice.
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Re: All Things Mac/ Apple
« Reply #1058 on: March 12, 2015, 02:23:30 pm »
i'd say the mac isn't for anyone of us discussing this here. like mcl said before (i think) or was it me... that the new macbook is for those who care about sleekness and how cool their macs may look and on the occasion, email, web and office doc usage. nothing too fancy for the power hungry and graphic intensive people.

that being said, i'm a 100% apple fanboy. you can't even pay me to use anything microsoft or others. but i'd have to admit microsoft has stepped up their game recently.
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Re: All Things Mac/ Apple
« Reply #1059 on: March 12, 2015, 02:25:05 pm »
Just out of curiosity: does anyone have any experience with smart watches? I wonder what's their durability

I've seen actual watches stop functioning at the shooting range just from the concussion of firing, I'd like to see how these things hold up since they probably don't have any moving parts

i highly doubt their durability. heck that thing isn't waterproof to start with.
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Re: All Things Mac/ Apple
« Reply #1060 on: March 12, 2015, 04:19:40 pm »
A thought occurs to me: I think I fall between the gaps of Apple's segmentation. So I'll be forced to look at the MBPr 13, which is more than I need, but I'm sure something I'll love. I currently have a MBA, and I love it; a decent refresh of that (basically what they did plus a better, not even a retina necessarily, screen) was what I hoped for and what would really work best for me. But perhaps I'm an unusual case. We'll see if they segmented poorly or if I'm a weirdo soon 8-D
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Re: All Things Mac/ Apple
« Reply #1061 on: March 13, 2015, 03:46:09 am »
Mlc, the air to mbpr is the upgrade I just did. Best upgrade I've done in many years.

On what students do, I'm clueless, so give you that. Still think they are the main target audience. Guess we'll see over the next year.

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Re: All Things Mac/ Apple
« Reply #1062 on: March 13, 2015, 03:46:57 am »
(And yes, I missed your bit on move to wireless audio. Agree with your comments)

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Re: All Things Mac/ Apple
« Reply #1063 on: March 13, 2015, 05:06:28 am »
Mlc, the air to mbpr is the upgrade I just did. Best upgrade I've done in many years.


Glad to hear that for your sake and mine!
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Re: All Things Mac/ Apple
« Reply #1064 on: March 15, 2015, 03:06:40 am »
This is a pretty interesting video