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I guess the answer is Microsoft Office. I've... 2,248 Views / 66 Replies  
I guess the answer is Microsoft Office. I've tried to use Pages and Numbers but they just aren't rich enough in features to fill my needs and in iOS they're not even close. Office on an iPad is very...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 30, 2015 at 01:06 AM, in Mac News
Microsoft failed in Windows 8.1 but they have... 2,248 Views / 66 Replies  
Microsoft failed in Windows 8.1 but they have blended the two interaction paradigms very well in Windows 10. I don't want to start sounding like a Windows booster--OS X is still, overall, better. In...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 29, 2015 at 11:14 PM, in Mac News
But I think many Mac/iPad users would prefer to... 2,248 Views / 66 Replies  
But I think many Mac/iPad users would prefer to have it all in one device. I would much prefer to pay Apple $3000 for their (better) take on the Surface Pro 4 than pay them $1000 for an iPad and...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 29, 2015 at 09:33 PM, in Mac News
I'm just sitting here thinking of all of the ways... 2,248 Views / 66 Replies  
I'm just sitting here thinking of all of the ways I'll be able to use the differences between mouse and touch input. Alternating between the two between based on the strengths of each will, at least...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 29, 2015 at 07:50 PM, in Mac News
Precisely because they have no received notion is... 2,248 Views / 66 Replies  
Precisely because they have no received notion is why they would quickly adjust to any differences.
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 29, 2015 at 07:41 PM, in Mac News
Re: your questions about touch apps and a mouse.... 2,248 Views / 66 Replies  
Re: your questions about touch apps and a mouse. It seems to me that if you buy a piece of software that is especially touch oriented then you will use it with touch. If I have a pen and a paintbrush...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 29, 2015 at 07:07 PM, in Mac News
The sorts of things you suggest are just what I... 2,248 Views / 66 Replies  
The sorts of things you suggest are just what I expected to happen based on Windows 8.1. In Windows 10, so far I have had no problems at all directly operating the teensy close boxes and controls--I...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 29, 2015 at 06:53 PM, in Mac News
Just today I loaded Windows 10 on an 8",... 2,248 Views / 66 Replies  
Just today I loaded Windows 10 on an 8", 1920x1200 tablet. Windows 8.1 was not great on it but Windows 10 works very well on the tablet in touch mode--just about as well as my iPads and iPhones--at...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 29, 2015 at 03:51 PM, in Mac News
Just allowing the user to see where their finger... 2,248 Views / 66 Replies  
Just allowing the user to see where their finger is on an external screen, but not changing anything on the iPad itself, and also still not allowing pointing devices, in no way changes anything about...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 28, 2015 at 02:37 PM, in Mac News
--and the only thing that needs to happen to make... 2,248 Views / 66 Replies  
--and the only thing that needs to happen to make Excel on an iPad just about as productive as on a computer is to let the user see where their finger is pointing when connecting to an external...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 28, 2015 at 02:32 PM, in Mac News
iOS isn't really like that anymore when you can... 2,248 Views / 66 Replies  
iOS isn't really like that anymore when you can use a very powerful program like Excel in iOS and do a large proportion of the things that the full desktop version can do.
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 28, 2015 at 02:26 PM, in Mac News
All Apple has to do is allow the user of any iOS... 2,248 Views / 66 Replies  
All Apple has to do is allow the user of any iOS device to see where their finger is on an external screen when the device is connected to that screen. Then, they don't have to be looking directly at...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 28, 2015 at 02:21 PM, in Mac News
Yes, but I think Sanjiv's point is that there are... 2,248 Views / 66 Replies  
Yes, but I think Sanjiv's point is that there are many people out there who have iOS devices, don't want to learn or negotiate a second OS, but do want just a few features of OS X. They will never...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 28, 2015 at 01:01 PM, in Mac News
Whether this new computer (that Sanjiv suggests... 2,248 Views / 66 Replies  
Whether this new computer (that Sanjiv suggests is possible) "runs" iOS or OS X is really not the main point here. This new computer would include the iOS APIs, system graphics primitives etc. that...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 28, 2015 at 12:37 PM, in Mac News
But I said I did like it!? 608 Views / 15 Replies  
But I said I did like it!?
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 28, 2015 at 02:34 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sanjiv-- I thought your article today... 608 Views / 15 Replies  
Sanjiv--

I thought your article today "Opinion: Should Apple release a desktop computer that runs iOS?" was excellent. Thanks.
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 27, 2015 at 10:53 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Of course you can, and should, fault an opinion... 608 Views / 15 Replies  
Of course you can, and should, fault an opinion piece for being opinionated. Check the meaning of the word "opinionated."
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 26, 2015 at 09:22 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks, Mike, for the thoughts. You say "whether... 608 Views / 15 Replies  
Thanks, Mike, for the thoughts. You say "whether we like it or not, the future of computing is getting thinner" but actually, I really love this trend. When I got my first Mac in 1986 (an SE) the...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 25, 2015 at 08:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I realize that you are not in any way "blocking"... 608 Views / 15 Replies  
I realize that you are not in any way "blocking" debate but still, when a staff member of MacNN writes sentences which clearly are saying that any opinion other than his are somehow "ignorant," then...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 25, 2015 at 01:47 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPad pro MacNN opinion column 608 Views / 15 Replies  
It seems to me that the tone of today's opinion column titled "Opinion: Things about the iPad Pro that are evading people. The iPad Pro is the future of mobile computing -- get used to it" is...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 25, 2015 at 01:07 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Assistive touch rotation lock not working. Worked... 3,833 Views / 80 Replies  
Assistive touch rotation lock not working. Worked perfectly on iOS 8 and iPhone 5. The menu comes up with the icons of the 4 possible screen positions but nothing happens when you tap on them. Tried...
Posted by WizOSX, on Sep 19, 2015 at 08:41 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
…..................... Yes, you're right,... 2,504 Views / 29 Replies  
….....................

Yes, you're right, it is quite close to what I'm talking about. To be closer to what I'm talking about it would have to be slightly smaller and in a 16:9 shape--i.e....
Posted by WizOSX, on Dec 7, 2014 at 05:43 PM, in Mac OS X
I completely agree with the comments saying that... 2,504 Views / 29 Replies  
I completely agree with the comments saying that everything needed for my "perfect business oriented hand-held Apple computer" are really all here now. Apple just needs to bundle them into exactly...
Posted by WizOSX, on Dec 7, 2014 at 11:09 AM, in Mac OS X
OK, I'll make a prediction--Apple will build and... 2,504 Views / 29 Replies  
OK, I'll make a prediction--Apple will build and begin selling just such a "box" in less than a year (maybe even the next few months). Here's what I think:

Let's call this totally new type of...
Posted by WizOSX, on Dec 5, 2014 at 09:27 PM, in Mac OS X
By saying that "the hybrid approach makes a... 2,504 Views / 29 Replies  
By saying that "the hybrid approach makes a shitty experience for everybody" you've proven my point. There is a very lucrative market for Apple in doing the hybrid approach well.
Posted by WizOSX, on Dec 5, 2014 at 07:17 PM, in Mac OS X
They swooped in and fixed tablet computing for... 2,504 Views / 29 Replies  
They swooped in and fixed tablet computing for some users. But the iPad still is not really tablet "full computing" but tablet "partial computing."
Posted by WizOSX, on Dec 5, 2014 at 06:45 PM, in Mac OS X
They didn't. That's why iOs and Mac OS X are so... 2,504 Views / 29 Replies  
They didn't. That's why iOs and Mac OS X are so completely different.
Posted by WizOSX, on Dec 5, 2014 at 06:27 PM, in Mac OS X
Sure, it isn't of great concern to Apple but… ... 2,504 Views / 29 Replies  
Sure, it isn't of great concern to Apple but…

I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad 8 about 6 months ago and really love the device--overall probably just as much as my iPad. It is an 8" screen full...
Posted by WizOSX, on Dec 5, 2014 at 05:38 PM, in Mac OS X
I'd really like to see touch added so we can have... 2,504 Views / 29 Replies  
I'd really like to see touch added so we can have an iPad Air like machine that will run OS X and include USB and mouse. I think Apple could completely take over all sales of the Surface Pro if they...
Posted by WizOSX, on Dec 5, 2014 at 01:13 PM, in Mac OS X
"All iOS apps must support 64-bit code" ?? 1,474 Views / 11 Replies  
The headline today on MacNN headline news was "All iOS apps must support 64-bit code" by February, 2015. What does this mean for the iPhone 4s, 5 and 5c, all of which have 32-bit processors?...
Posted by WizOSX, on Oct 20, 2014 at 11:34 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
What you say, _chas_, makes sense from Apple's... 1,698 Views / 23 Replies  
What you say, _chas_, makes sense from Apple's profit perspective except I might add the following observations:

1) I suspect that the decision to emphasize graphics speed over processor speed was...
Posted by WizOSX, on Oct 18, 2014 at 08:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, that is correct. None of the new Minis have... 1,698 Views / 23 Replies  
Yes, that is correct. None of the new Minis have Iris Pro (which is too bad).
Posted by WizOSX, on Oct 17, 2014 at 11:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, the 2012 middle model had an i7-3615QM... 1,698 Views / 23 Replies  
Actually, the 2012 middle model had an i7-3615QM which is about 40% faster than the i7 in the new Mini. My mistake.
Posted by WizOSX, on Oct 17, 2014 at 11:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
New Mini mysteries 1,698 Views / 23 Replies  
The new mini seems to me to be a somewhat odd set of choices by Apple.

1) The processors are slower than on the 2012 models. The i7-3610QM, which was the next to highest upgrade in 2012 is about...
Posted by WizOSX, on Oct 17, 2014 at 11:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Office for iPad discussions? 309 Views / 1 Replies  
Has anyone seen any forums that have ongoing discussions about the new MS Office for iPad--specifically what works and what doesn't, experiences, complaints etc?
Posted by WizOSX, on Apr 3, 2014 at 11:48 PM, in iPhone Apps
It seems that Apple very much wants to push... 925 Views / 16 Replies  
It seems that Apple very much wants to push buyers of iMacs toward Fusion drives. They work on proprietary methods and probably don't cost Apple much more than an HDD so very profitable. And from...
Posted by WizOSX, on Dec 1, 2012 at 08:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, very odd considering that it won't be a snap... 925 Views / 16 Replies  
Yes, very odd considering that it won't be a snap to add drives. But you can get a 768GB flash storage drive on the 27" for $1300 (!!).
Posted by WizOSX, on Dec 1, 2012 at 07:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
Except that you can't order any model with an SSD. 925 Views / 16 Replies  
Except that you can't order any model with an SSD.
Posted by WizOSX, on Dec 1, 2012 at 04:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
I went with the 2.3/4/1TB as I said in the first... 704 Views / 6 Replies  
I went with the 2.3/4/1TB as I said in the first post. I've had it about a week. Excellent machine for $743 (business discount). I just put 16gb of RAM in it ($59!!) and it sets aside 768MB for...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 29, 2012 at 07:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
When you encrypt the file there is a check box... 207 Views / 2 Replies  
When you encrypt the file there is a check box which is checked--"save password in keychain." So if you don't uncheck that box, it will open automatically.
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 12, 2012 at 03:05 PM, in Mac OS X
When you buy a single SSD mini server does the... 704 Views / 6 Replies  
When you buy a single SSD mini server does the bracket (sled?) come already installed in the second bay? Or do you have to buy it separately from Apple (about $50 for the kit)?
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 7, 2012 at 06:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mini speed elements 704 Views / 6 Replies  
Am planning to pick up mini in a few days. My first plan was to BTO the 2.6/4gb/SSD and add memory myself to get the most bang for the buck. The downsides of this are:
1) Having to wait an...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 5, 2012 at 06:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
It can be done but to do it well is very... 555 Views / 24 Replies  
It can be done but to do it well is very expensive.

I have rheumatoid arthritis and sitting in a fixed position was causing me lots of problems a few years ago. So I bought a Samsung 46"...
Posted by WizOSX, on Nov 1, 2012 at 04:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You should also be aware that OS X won't play Blu... 271 Views / 6 Replies  
You should also be aware that OS X won't play Blu ray discs automatically. You can pop in a regular DVD and it will just play automatically but not Blu ray. The same is true for Windows 7. So you...
Posted by WizOSX, on Oct 31, 2012 at 03:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
So, presumably, a Crucial m4, which is under $400... 438 Views / 11 Replies  
So, presumably, a Crucial m4, which is under $400 now for 512gb, should be a perfect choice (since it is SATAIII). Only problem is that some people seem to have had some unreliable ones recently.
Posted by WizOSX, on Oct 24, 2012 at 06:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Almost that bad, but not quite. The white Core 2... 3,755 Views / 155 Replies  
Almost that bad, but not quite. The white Core 2 Duo appeared Sept. 6, 2006 (I've got one, the last iMac that I bought) and the Aluminum on Aug. 7, 2007. But still that's 5+ years so your point is...
Posted by WizOSX, on Oct 8, 2012 at 08:19 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks, Sierra. Your points were most... 3,755 Views / 155 Replies  
Thanks, Sierra. Your points were most interesting. I especially agree that Google needs competition in anything that it monopolizes. In addition, so does Apple. The existence of Android forces Apple...
Posted by WizOSX, on Oct 6, 2012 at 05:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Another week without any word. I'm beginning to... 3,755 Views / 155 Replies  
Another week without any word. I'm beginning to get nervous that Apple may be making some larger change to the iMac and/or mini. There was the report a few days ago that they are considering AMD...
Posted by WizOSX, on Oct 5, 2012 at 02:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
In the first post the OP said there were rumors... 3,755 Views / 155 Replies  
In the first post the OP said there were rumors of 2013. I've never heard that. Does anyone have any idea where that came from?
Posted by WizOSX, on Sep 21, 2012 at 10:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
Although we don't know for sure yet what... 6,765 Views / 244 Replies  
Although we don't know for sure yet what processors are in each new Ivy Bridge MacBook, these would be my guesses:

MBP 15" (base) i7-3610QM
MBP 15" (upgrade) i7-3720QM
MBP 13" (base) i5-3210M...
Posted by WizOSX, on Jun 12, 2012 at 05:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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