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We didn't have the non-dGPU model for comparison... 189 Views / 3 Replies  
We didn't have the non-dGPU model for comparison on this occasion. However, historically, we have found Apple's battery claims to be reliable with the display set at half-brightness.

The...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jul 25, 2015 at 09:22 PM, in Mac News
I'm with Jim on this one. Apple Music has done... 153 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm with Jim on this one. Apple Music has done all kinds of weird things to my collection -- all I can say is thank the Lord that I have all my collection backed up on my iPod Classic and an external...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jul 23, 2015 at 07:33 PM, in Mac News
As Apple is paying on a per track stream basis,... 534 Views / 10 Replies  
As Apple is paying on a per track stream basis, what happens, if on a month-to-month basis that the total number of streams doesn't total up to 70 percent of the revenue Apple receives in that month...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jul 6, 2015 at 11:45 PM, in Tech News
The biggest problem with the Apple Music iOS app... 718 Views / 7 Replies  
The biggest problem with the Apple Music iOS app is how much of the previous Music app functionality has been crammed into the single My Music tab. This makes what were once simple actions like track...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jul 2, 2015 at 06:49 PM, in Mac News
Apple Music as a service is great. There are a... 718 Views / 7 Replies  
Apple Music as a service is great. There are a wealth of features that are going to be a lot of fun exploring. However, I'm finding its UI on iOS somewhat disjointed and lacking the typical polish,...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jul 2, 2015 at 05:24 AM, in Mac News
I think you will find that Apple has attempted to... 620 Views / 8 Replies  
I think you will find that Apple has attempted to address the issue you are talking about in iOS 9 through ingeniously turning the iPad display/soft keyboard into a soft trackpad. It's not a feature...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jun 29, 2015 at 09:20 PM, in Tech News
With regard to my specific use of the term... 824 Views / 14 Replies  
With regard to my specific use of the term "right," that was directly in response to a previous post. But users do have rights you know!

There is nothing about having a smartwatch released in 2015...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jun 23, 2015 at 01:55 AM, in Tech News
DiabloConQueso: I just don't get the mentality of... 824 Views / 14 Replies  
DiabloConQueso: I just don't get the mentality of die-hard Apple loyalists like yourself who seem to think that Apple can do no wrong! Hilarious. Further, what you are saying is completely without...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jun 22, 2015 at 07:55 PM, in Tech News
msuper69: I totally get that, but I also suspect... 824 Views / 14 Replies  
msuper69: I totally get that, but I also suspect that Apple wasn't really sure how people would use the device once they got it. After speaking with some people from Apple about the always-on...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jun 22, 2015 at 12:46 AM, in Tech News
A truly personal device works the way you want it to 824 Views / 14 Replies  
Doesn't the user who has forked out the cash for "the most personal device we've ever created" have the right to use the device the way they want to use it? It would be a simple setting tweak for...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jun 21, 2015 at 08:45 PM, in Tech News
I did not look at the 4K video shooting of the... 679 Views / 4 Replies  
I did not look at the 4K video shooting of the GS6 as most people who buy smartphones are interested in still photo quality. There was no deliberate attempt to avoid talking about the GS6s capability...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on May 22, 2015 at 12:42 AM, in Tech News
The interesting thing about the iPad is how... 891 Views / 8 Replies  
The interesting thing about the iPad is how quickly the market for third-party keyboard accessories sprang up. This market continues to do well, even if Apple did not intend the iPad to be used in...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on May 12, 2015 at 08:04 PM, in Tech News
Diablo, thanks for your outline of the... 1,575 Views / 18 Replies  
Diablo, thanks for your outline of the fundamental UI issues in Windows 8 -- I couldn't have explained it better myself. These issues have been well documented on this site and plenty of others....
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Apr 16, 2015 at 06:32 PM, in Tech News
I too like the idea of offering a new MacBook... 1,575 Views / 18 Replies  
I too like the idea of offering a new MacBook model with LTE support, although I'm not sure we will see it happen in the near future.

However, with regard to seeing touchscreen on a Mac, Apple has...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Apr 16, 2015 at 06:18 AM, in Tech News
Bad news everyone. I have just confirmed with... 1,625 Views / 11 Replies  
Bad news everyone. I have just confirmed with Apple that the only way to buy an Apple Watch "during the initial launch period," is through the online pre-order/order process. There will be no Apple...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Apr 10, 2015 at 07:19 PM, in Tech News
Any of the readers out there think that Samsung... 852 Views / 15 Replies  
Any of the readers out there think that Samsung can claw their way back to the type of profit they enjoyed in 2013?
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Mar 13, 2015 at 01:20 AM, in Tech News
While the majority of Galaxy S users probably... 852 Views / 15 Replies  
While the majority of Galaxy S users probably don't use the microSD slot, Samsung's most vocal advocates on the Internet love it. Losing their vocal support on discussion threads is going to hurt....
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Mar 12, 2015 at 02:14 AM, in Tech News
The new MacBook is classic Apple. This is not the... 1,421 Views / 33 Replies  
The new MacBook is classic Apple. This is not the type of device that people are going to be doing serious computer processing on, nor is it the type of notebook that will be someone's primary...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Mar 9, 2015 at 08:29 PM, in Tech News
What I am interested in is how people use... 251 Views / 3 Replies  
What I am interested in is how people use sequences of iOS apps to get a desktop/notebook-like outcome.
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Mar 5, 2015 at 06:24 PM, in Tech News
@coffeetime, comparing a $35 product with a $150... 231 Views / 3 Replies  
@coffeetime, comparing a $35 product with a $150 plus product is hardly a fair comparison. As mentioned in the article, there is no stabilisation capability built in to the ShoulderPod S1. However,...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Feb 8, 2015 at 05:40 PM, in Tech News
Personally, I don't see Samsung bouncing back... 199 Views / 3 Replies  
Personally, I don't see Samsung bouncing back quickly from its current smartphone downturn. It is getting squeezed by Apple in the high-end segment and now they are getting squeezed at the low-end...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Dec 4, 2014 at 02:12 AM, in Tech News
Hyperthreading doubles the number of instructions... 2,556 Views / 25 Replies  
Hyperthreading doubles the number of instructions per clock cycle per core that th chip is able to process by creating ''virtual cores" that Mac OS X recognizes. Your Mac will "think" that it is...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 23, 2014 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Core i5 versus Core i7 2,556 Views / 25 Replies  
One thing to keep in mind when choosing between a Core i5 and Core i7 desktop chips as used in the iMacs is that the Core i5 quad-core parts do not support Hyperthreading, whereas the Core i7 parts...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 23, 2014 at 03:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
@aenews Each of the monitors that you have listed... 863 Views / 12 Replies  
@aenews Each of the monitors that you have listed are not "high-end" monitors. They all use TN panels with inferior viewing angles and limited color reproduction among other various issues. Not one...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 16, 2014 at 03:47 AM, in Tech News
@aenews: I stand by the statement -- if you read... 863 Views / 12 Replies  
@aenews: I stand by the statement -- if you read it closely, I talked about "equivalent 4K or 5K displays." As you point out, there are sub $1000 4K displays, but there are not remotely equivalent to...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 16, 2014 at 12:30 AM, in Tech News
Hey Chas - the Incase Origami is an excellent... 938 Views / 10 Replies  
Hey Chas - the Incase Origami is an excellent product. While Apple will inevitably create a thinner and lighter MacBook Air models, there are plenty of people that love the all-touch UI of the iPad -...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Sep 6, 2014 at 11:49 PM, in Tech News
@msuper69 - thanks for reading. I put it to you... 196 Views / 5 Replies  
@msuper69 - thanks for reading. I put it to you that at 63, that age should be no barrier to enjoying the benefits of a portable headphone amp! I guarantee you that even with your ears, classic rock...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Aug 16, 2014 at 10:35 AM, in Tech News
@Electro Tech- thanks for reading. To be clear, I... 196 Views / 5 Replies  
@Electro Tech- thanks for reading. To be clear, I am not espousing the benefits of high-res audio in the article - I'm highlighting the genuine boost to your listening experience on the go that comes...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Aug 15, 2014 at 11:51 PM, in Tech News
Thanks for the feedback and for reading the... 304 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the feedback and for reading the article @ronhip! I've reviewed the article with fresh eyes, so hopefully it reads as it should. It's great to know that people are enjoying the stories.
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Aug 9, 2014 at 03:45 AM, in Tech News
@qazwart I completely agree with you regarding... 136 Views / 2 Replies  
@qazwart I completely agree with you regarding issues with the promotion of the Moto X. Google had to walk a fine line so as not to annoy its Android partners; in particular, Samsung. That said, even...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jul 6, 2014 at 08:38 PM, in Tech News
I will also add, one of the reasons a user would... 695 Views / 5 Replies  
I will also add, one of the reasons a user would opt for the D700 over the D500 or D300 is the additional VRAM. It is the best choice for users who are handling large 3D objects where the extra VRAM...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Apr 11, 2014 at 05:10 PM, in Tech News
@tehwoz - Good luck getting three Mac Pro units... 695 Views / 5 Replies  
@tehwoz - Good luck getting three Mac Pro units fitted with the one CPU and the three different GPUs. We were lucky that Apple had the units on offer that we received. These are relatively standard...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Apr 11, 2014 at 05:04 PM, in Tech News
@rexray - Thanks for picking up the typo - I'm... 1,397 Views / 13 Replies  
@rexray - Thanks for picking up the typo - I'm well familiar with the usage holding an Honors degree in Literature as I do. Just because Microsoft has made a better tablet when it comes to...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Mar 16, 2014 at 02:33 AM, in Tech News
This is a quote from the official Apple Mac Pro... 1,403 Views / 12 Replies  
This is a quote from the official Apple Mac Pro Reviewer's Guide:

"Cooled by a single fan versus eight in the previous generation, Mac Pro is as quiet as a Mac mini at idle, at just 12 dBA."
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Feb 2, 2014 at 04:52 PM, in Tech News
Hard to believe that Samsung's lawyers passing... 975 Views / 7 Replies  
Hard to believe that Samsung's lawyers passing the details of a sealed confidential licensing agreement between Apple and Nokia to Samsung's executive, which is then used by Samsung's executives in a...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jan 30, 2014 at 01:40 AM, in Tech News
@spherical harlot. I also love the way you keep... 1,687 Views / 25 Replies  
@spherical harlot. I also love the way you keep coming back to post on my articles. The more comments you post, the more people keep clicking on it to see what all the fuss is about, so feel free to...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Sep 11, 2013 at 08:46 PM, in Tech News
@spherical harlot. So you don't want cheaper... 1,687 Views / 25 Replies  
@spherical harlot. So you don't want cheaper iPhones? Because that is what a lot of investors and analysts are calling for. Not to mention customers, because making them happy is what Apple is...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Sep 11, 2013 at 08:43 PM, in Tech News
I would like to point out that, despite what some... 1,687 Views / 25 Replies  
I would like to point out that, despite what some people have said, this an Apples with Apples comparison... :p. The point of it, for those that missed it, is that both the IPhone 5s and 5c are...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Sep 11, 2013 at 07:09 PM, in Tech News
@SwissMac - Did you skim over the part in the... 850 Views / 6 Replies  
@SwissMac - Did you skim over the part in the story that said "the A7 chip could also offer at least 20 percent better efficiency."?
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Aug 26, 2013 at 07:48 AM, in Tech News
It is not always the case that specifics of what... 330 Views / 3 Replies  
It is not always the case that specifics of what Apple is testing leak out.
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jul 22, 2013 at 05:11 PM, in Tech News
Sincere apologies @Spheric Harlot - my teenage... 1,118 Views / 14 Replies  
Sincere apologies @Spheric Harlot - my teenage son took the opportunity to have some fun at my expense! You're on the money!!
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jul 22, 2013 at 08:12 AM, in Tech News
And you another one - the reason your eyes are... 1,118 Views / 14 Replies  
And you another one - the reason your eyes are rolling is because you've forgotten to take your medication.
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jul 22, 2013 at 05:49 AM, in Tech News
@bobolicious - I like your thinking. It would be... 1,448 Views / 9 Replies  
@bobolicious - I like your thinking. It would be a niche device, but one that I would buy in a heartbeat.
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jul 7, 2013 at 09:26 AM, in Tech News
@Jeronimo2000 - corrected. @Gazoobee - updated... 229 Views / 6 Replies  
@Jeronimo2000 - corrected. @Gazoobee - updated with portrait shots.
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jun 26, 2013 at 07:44 PM, in Tech News
@srmoll. Thanks very much for pointing this out.... 1,323 Views / 14 Replies  
@srmoll. Thanks very much for pointing this out. I've updated the article accordingly. @aaanorton, I was inferring that the frosted glass effect is arguably an unnecessary touch. It could be...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jun 17, 2013 at 03:36 PM, in Tech News
A footnote: Hi guys, As the author of... 1,806 Views / 26 Replies  
A footnote:

Hi guys,

As the author of this article, I thought I'd respond to some of the comments that have been posted in response to it. I fully expect Apple fanboys to attack me personally...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jun 5, 2013 at 05:16 PM, in Mac News
 
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