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Wow, I just went and looked at all of those... 12,991 Views / 75 Replies  
Wow, I just went and looked at all of those (macrumors was the only one I followed), and with the exception of MacRumors, it's amazing how bad the sites are in terms of UX/look. They've got big...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Aug 7, 2016 at 01:28 PM, in Mac News
Thanks for all you've done Mike, and best wishes.... 12,991 Views / 75 Replies  
Thanks for all you've done Mike, and best wishes. I'll absolutely keep listening to the podcast, so hopefully will find out how things go with future endeavors.
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jul 9, 2016 at 03:47 PM, in Mac News
On the display, it would only make sense if they... 521 Views / 3 Replies  
On the display, it would only make sense if they can use their resources to make A) a better display than currently available, or B) great but cheaper. For example, the 5k iMac nearly includes the...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 30, 2016 at 04:43 PM, in Mac News
Note, by 'branding' I was just referring to the... 5,297 Views / 135 Replies  
Note, by 'branding' I was just referring to the 'Mac' in the name when, as you guys have said so often, the biggest part of Apple isn't Mac anymore.

Otherwise, I think you're kind of known for...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 30, 2016 at 04:30 PM, in Mac News
Hey Charles, thanks so much for all of your hard... 762 Views / 9 Replies  
Hey Charles, thanks so much for all of your hard work. And, as I mentioned in one of the other threads, thanks so much for the podcast, where I've finally gotten to know some of the personalities...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 30, 2016 at 12:52 AM, in Mac News
The branding could now be better, but they did a... 5,297 Views / 135 Replies  
The branding could now be better, but they did a great job of covering everything Apple and related. I just think ads aren't going to cut it anymore, period. The entire old-world media model is in...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 30, 2016 at 12:37 AM, in Mac News
I mostly agree with what he's saying, but... 8,810 Views / 374 Replies  
I mostly agree with what he's saying, but remember this is over many centuries. For example, those dots showing up are each 20 years. Chart the last 20 years, or the 20 years before, and we'd have...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 30, 2016 at 12:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
While yes, the religion and political system are... 8,810 Views / 374 Replies  
While yes, the religion and political system are a tightly-tied part of Islam, they also aren't (IMO) unified enough, beyond gov't political aspirations, or maybe better, reactions to the West. And,...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 29, 2016 at 03:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think 24 hours. And, if you use an 'add to... 3,678 Views / 100 Replies  
I think 24 hours. And, if you use an 'add to cart' type link (which might offend your readers, IMO), then it's like 90 days.
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 29, 2016 at 03:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Heh, well everyone seems pushing for 'marriage... 482 Views / 4 Replies  
Heh, well everyone seems pushing for 'marriage equality' so why not? I guess we'll have to add another 'I' to the LGBTQQIAAP. Once reason has left the building, I suppose about anything goes.
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 29, 2016 at 03:07 PM, in Mac News
Yea, well which ISIS (as I said above). We could... 8,810 Views / 374 Replies  
Yea, well which ISIS (as I said above). We could easily be 'beating' some of them, as we're in control of them and supplying them. We're certainly not beating the real ISIS, as we haven't even tried....
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 29, 2016 at 02:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm looking at it from the outside... but IMO, it... 5,177 Views / 311 Replies  
I'm looking at it from the outside... but IMO, it seems pretty simple (said, not having to live with the consequences). It's about sovereignty. While I think the EU was started with good intentions,...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 29, 2016 at 02:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I haven't read through the thread... but short... 8,810 Views / 374 Replies  
I haven't read through the thread... but short answer, no.

Islam is a complicated religious/political/lifestyle system that you're not going to beat with military force. (Then, there's the issue...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 29, 2016 at 02:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think it starts around 4%, but increases as you... 3,678 Views / 100 Replies  
I think it starts around 4%, but increases as you send more business their way. But, here's the thing: a lot of people are doing a lot of shopping via Amazon, and affiliate referrals last some amount...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 29, 2016 at 02:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Most of the fun cars I've had have been pretty... 26,982 Views / 663 Replies  
Most of the fun cars I've had have been pretty high torque, though I guess usually the HP has been high as well. My Jetta TDI is pretty quick and fun (for what it is) and it's upside down like that....
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 29, 2016 at 12:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
True, though an Si (especially older one) is... 26,982 Views / 663 Replies  
True, though an Si (especially older one) is pretty light and feels zippy. But, the big thing is that I can't think of any cheap, reliable, high-torque cars that would be a good fit for her. I...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 28, 2016 at 11:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wish this was available in Canada, but the... 558 Views / 1 Replies  
I wish this was available in Canada, but the couple of big players here have the market (and gov't) locked. And, as you can suppose, insane prices as well.
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 28, 2016 at 11:43 PM, in Mac News
I was there... good memories. :) And, since I... 463 Views / 2 Replies  
I was there... good memories. :) And, since I worked just a couple of blocks down the street from Moscone, it was way too easy to go.
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 28, 2016 at 11:39 PM, in Mac News
Thanks William! I've especially enjoyed your... 397 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks William! I've especially enjoyed your contributions to the podcast.

The same thing drove me throughout my career. There were always jobs and money available for people to fix those grey...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 28, 2016 at 11:29 PM, in Mac News
For people who want a quick car, torque is, IMO,... 26,982 Views / 663 Replies  
For people who want a quick car, torque is, IMO, the the number to put more weight on. Maybe average the torque and hp to get a good comparative feel. Horsepower is a build-up thing, which might...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 26, 2016 at 08:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, just responding here to keep in the loop. :)... 740 Views / 9 Replies  
Hey, just responding here to keep in the loop. :)

I'm assuming you mean legal/money-flow complications, Mike? Patreon is pretty simple to get going, and I'd recommend it, or something like it, for...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 25, 2016 at 06:10 PM, in Feedback
It's the community aspect of Patreon, IMO. You... 3,678 Views / 100 Replies  
It's the community aspect of Patreon, IMO. You *can* even give extra something to people who meet various levels, etc. But, also, the visible knowing of what goals need to be hit, to fund what, etc....
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 25, 2016 at 05:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks Sanjiv for all you've done! And, I... 504 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks Sanjiv for all you've done!

And, I agree on the difference. Even though we readers, I suppose, sometimes picked on aspects of articles as being 'fanboy-ish' the difference is pretty clear....
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 25, 2016 at 05:23 PM, in Mac News
Hey Malcolm... I'm going to miss you guys lots,... 462 Views / 8 Replies  
Hey Malcolm... I'm going to miss you guys lots, and thanks for what you've contributed.

I wonder, though, how much the powers-that-be have looked at other forms of support beyond ad-revenue (I'd...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 25, 2016 at 04:43 PM, in Mac News
Yea, while I can't vote for Trump for other... 751 Views / 18 Replies  
Yea, while I can't vote for Trump for other reasons, he and Bernie are the only two that aren't same-as-it-has-always-been types. Hillary, IMO (being that I'm conservative), is the worst of all...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 25, 2016 at 04:23 PM, in Mac News
I just don't get the 'assault weapon' thing.... 270 Views / 1 Replies  
I just don't get the 'assault weapon' thing. While I'm no gun expert, I don't think there's actually that much difference between assault weapons and other semi-auto firearms besides they, 1)...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 25, 2016 at 04:16 PM, in Mac News
Oh my... a sad day for the Mac community. I'm... 5,297 Views / 135 Replies  
Oh my... a sad day for the Mac community. I'm going to miss you folks... a lot! Since you started the podcast, it's now become so much more personal... getting to know the writers. :(

You're sure...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 20, 2016 at 06:56 PM, in Mac News
Heh, yea, I wasn't blaming you guys. I'm sure... 751 Views / 18 Replies  
Heh, yea, I wasn't blaming you guys. I'm sure most of the stock images of Trump out there are like that.

I just find the whole thing funny as what the press is doing... Trump always looking odd...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 20, 2016 at 06:48 PM, in Mac News
Yea, for a TV, if you're going over 60",... 347 Views / 4 Replies  
Yea, for a TV, if you're going over 60", depending on the physical setup, those with good eye-sight might start seeing the difference. On a relatively large computer monitor, sitting a couple feet...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 19, 2016 at 09:22 PM, in Mac News
I love the photoshop work on Trump in that... 751 Views / 18 Replies  
I love the photoshop work on Trump in that photo... :) (Watching the press deal with this political season has been, um, interesting... one could teach whole courses on media deconstruction based on...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 19, 2016 at 09:16 PM, in Mac News
No, they actually don't. Most of these people,... 741 Views / 11 Replies  
No, they actually don't. Most of these people, making these decisions, have lots of money, live in the city, and are pretty isolated from any kind of reality. And, especially in the S.F. Bay area,...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 19, 2016 at 08:58 PM, in Mac News
But, I think those moves were market-leading... 1,629 Views / 9 Replies  
But, I think those moves were market-leading moves, or ones of necessity, with a highly committed audience.

And, while 'turn on a dime' might be a bit too strong, Apple seems to be leaning more on...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 19, 2016 at 08:40 PM, in Mac News
Wait till the next one who's so technically... 484 Views / 2 Replies  
Wait till the next one who's so technically incompetent she keeps the 'official' phone in an office on another floor and has lackys copy and read stuff to her, while having her other lackys setup and...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 17, 2016 at 03:04 AM, in Mac News
Short term thinking. And, it will be... 1,629 Views / 9 Replies  
Short term thinking.



And, it will be interesting to see how Apple reacts when that fickle 95% they are now chasing turns on a dime to a different flavor of the month.

Call it Apple...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 17, 2016 at 02:54 AM, in Mac News
So, RAID back and eventual semi-modern file... 338 Views / 6 Replies  
So, RAID back and eventual semi-modern file system... finally something worth talking about out of WWDC16 aside from emojis.

Good to see Apple has been hard at work (sarcasm).

Now, if we could...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 17, 2016 at 02:41 AM, in Mac News
Or... it might just be that Apple read the whole... 252 Views / 3 Replies  
Or... it might just be that Apple read the whole race for the biggest screen thing wrong, and that, in fact, 4" smart-phones are a bigger slice of the pie than they thought. But, since price-wise...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 17, 2016 at 02:34 AM, in Mac News
Yea, the cloud, especially if the creator of said... 262 Views / 2 Replies  
Yea, the cloud, especially if the creator of said cloud rhymes with rapple, should probably be kinda low on the trust-o-meter. It's gotten much better since the Mobile Me days, but isn't exactly...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 17, 2016 at 02:27 AM, in Mac News
I have to agree with Charles, Microsoft seems... 413 Views / 9 Replies  
I have to agree with Charles, Microsoft seems careful with recent acquisitions. So far - knock on wood - they haven't mucked Skype up, and I was really worried about Minecraft. So far, things seem OK.
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:20 AM, in Mac News
And, we got.... automated emojis! Whoo hoo! 482 Views / 5 Replies  
And, we got.... automated emojis! Whoo hoo!
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 13, 2016 at 03:46 PM, in Mac News
I sure hope OS X (or whatever it's called) is... 482 Views / 5 Replies  
I sure hope OS X (or whatever it's called) is going to get some real love, along with some cool new hardware to go with it. I'm really excited about TB3 and eGPU possibilities, so I'll be curious to...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 13, 2016 at 12:25 AM, in Mac News
I think the problem is that they can probably... 503 Views / 4 Replies  
I think the problem is that they can probably sell them privately and people will buy them. By the time that person takes it to activate it, they are long-gone.
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 12, 2016 at 11:35 PM, in Mac News
I wonder how much of it is 'less compelling... 297 Views / 2 Replies  
I wonder how much of it is 'less compelling features to upgrade' and instead, tighter budgets.
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 11, 2016 at 12:57 AM, in Mac News
3.6% of the podcast distribution/directory field,... 202 Views / 1 Replies  
3.6% of the podcast distribution/directory field, and bad sound quality. It will be interesting to see where this goes... lots-o-ads?
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 9, 2016 at 09:42 PM, in Mac News
Basically, just crude search technology... like... 555 Views / 6 Replies  
Basically, just crude search technology... like the kind that can't recognize that the term 'sauce' is in the string 'applesauce' or something like that, or has no way of prioritizing the real Angry...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 9, 2016 at 03:26 PM, in Mac News
"... government legislation as it currently... 242 Views / 2 Replies  
"... government legislation as it currently stands is moving too slowly in comparison with the speed of technological advancement ..."

Wow... amazing! Apparently these folks haven't watched any of...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 9, 2016 at 03:05 PM, in Mac News
Password manager! 265 Views / 1 Replies  
Password manager!
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 9, 2016 at 03:00 PM, in Mac News
I just hope they start to work on their search... 555 Views / 6 Replies  
I just hope they start to work on their search technology. Apple's current state-of-search on the App Store and iTunes brings back bad memories of Alta Vista, or maybe the built-in search on...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 9, 2016 at 03:00 PM, in Mac News
The basic tl;dr is: On the desktop it could... 347 Views / 4 Replies  
The basic tl;dr is:

On the desktop it could be useful, and you may as well shoot and edit in 4K if you can.

In the typical home application, it's mostly hype, but you still might want a 4K...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 9, 2016 at 02:54 PM, in Mac News
@Inkling... maybe something like user-switching... 165 Views / 2 Replies  
@Inkling... maybe something like user-switching for iOS. :)

Actually, the battles I see more often ARE companies where they issue a work phone (often Blackberry up here) and the workers are about...
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 8, 2016 at 03:10 PM, in Mac News
Good to see this. It was just a very poorly... 423 Views / 6 Replies  
Good to see this. It was just a very poorly thought through (or, I suppose one could say, nefariously thought through from a user perspective) plan from the start.
Posted by Steve Wilkinson, on Jun 8, 2016 at 03:03 PM, in Mac News
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