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I agree with you @inkling in that Apple was able... 618 Views / 4 Replies  
I agree with you @inkling in that Apple was able to price the iPhone SE lower because it did not use a fresh design, even though it used the top-of-the-line A9 CPU and camera from the iPhone 6s.
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Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on May 4, 2016 at 09:11 AM, in Mac News
There's always going to be an element of... 387 Views / 5 Replies  
There's always going to be an element of subjectivity when it comes to preference for the way a camera shoots photos. The iPhone 6s Plus still takes great pics, but I am certainly not alone in having...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Apr 20, 2016 at 09:13 PM, in Mac News
Well this explains why I couldn't understand a... 334 Views / 3 Replies  
Well this explains why I couldn't understand a word of my daughter's phone call to me the other day while my iPhone SE review unit was connected to my car's audio system over Bluetooth. I had thought...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Apr 11, 2016 at 10:21 PM, in Mac News
Always enjoy reading your comments Steve. I've... 2,933 Views / 27 Replies  
Always enjoy reading your comments Steve. I've made the switch to Microsoft for my mail - vanishing emails begone!

Totally agree with your regarding some of the perplexing UI/UX changes that have...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Feb 22, 2016 at 04:51 AM, in Mac News
Actually, I've experienced the vanishing email... 2,933 Views / 27 Replies  
Actually, I've experienced the vanishing email issue as well - sorry to contradict you Chas. I was remiss in not including it in my list of issues. I've relied on Apple's email services for so long...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Feb 20, 2016 at 07:04 PM, in Mac News
With all due respect to @Chas who has written a... 3,732 Views / 27 Replies  
With all due respect to @Chas who has written a compelling article, I’m with you on this one @Steve Wilkinson. Who wants to spend $$$ (even if it is for their children, for example) on an outdated...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jan 30, 2016 at 10:59 PM, in Mac News
I'm very interested in seeing an upgraded 4-inch... 3,732 Views / 27 Replies  
I'm very interested in seeing an upgraded 4-inch iPhone for my daughter, who has just started catching the train to attend high school. Although Apple has had its greatest success with the iPhone as...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jan 30, 2016 at 01:58 AM, in Mac News
@davoud Ha! Thinner and lighter MacBook Pros are... 1,990 Views / 11 Replies  
@davoud Ha! Thinner and lighter MacBook Pros are inevitable, and in this instance, you can put that down almost entirely to the arrival of USB Type-C. Intel's latest chips also have a lower TDP,...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jan 19, 2016 at 08:02 PM, in Mac News
Asus Zenpad's introduced in the middle of last... 2,094 Views / 18 Replies  
Asus Zenpad's introduced in the middle of last year had this feature built in, although it is not clear whether their blue light filter is software or hardware based.

ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA) |...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jan 18, 2016 at 11:09 PM, in Mac News
@macguy59 If you came to the article via the... 2,510 Views / 24 Replies  
@macguy59 If you came to the article via the forums, there is a bug that is affecting the formatting of the articles that otherwise appear fine when clicking on them through the home page.
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jan 1, 2016 at 12:52 AM, in Mac News
@inkling Unscientifically tested, I would say... 2,510 Views / 24 Replies  
@inkling Unscientifically tested, I would say that there is a slight net gain in reception with the Smart Battery Case on (thanks to its built-in passive antenna). I live in an area with poor...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Jan 1, 2016 at 12:50 AM, in Mac News
@prl99 I honestly don't get your "logic" here. So... 2,510 Views / 24 Replies  
@prl99 I honestly don't get your "logic" here. So you are giving Apple a free pass on the lack of any update to the Mac Pro in two years, while continuing with the same pricing as when it originally...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Dec 31, 2015 at 08:54 PM, in Mac News
I'm just wondering where they managed to hide the... 1,491 Views / 14 Replies  
I'm just wondering where they managed to hide the battery? :P
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Dec 8, 2015 at 07:57 PM, in Mac News
Please, by all means, point out all these typos... 1,072 Views / 15 Replies  
Please, by all means, point out all these typos and grammatical issues that you refer to in the article. We did have it proofread by an editor.
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Dec 6, 2015 at 07:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
@OreoCookie Then let's take the iOS fork of... 4,505 Views / 66 Replies  
@OreoCookie

Then let's take the iOS fork of OS X (which was later forked into tvOS and watchOS) and fork it again into a pared down desktop OS. Which is the point of this piece.

We are at a...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 29, 2015 at 01:27 AM, in Mac News
I will also add, @Spheric Harlot, that if as you... 4,505 Views / 66 Replies  
I will also add, @Spheric Harlot, that if as you say, iOS is in fact based on OS X, why does Apple fail to mention that in its own notes about tvOS? Apple says it is derived from iOS. It doesn't say...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 28, 2015 at 06:53 PM, in Mac News
Despite what Jobs said, iOS is not based on OS X... 4,505 Views / 66 Replies  
Despite what Jobs said, iOS is not based on OS X - it has the same Darwin kernel, which is what he was referring to, but keeping it simple for the masses to understand. Taking iOS as the basis for a...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 28, 2015 at 06:45 PM, in Mac News
@Spheric Harlot I've never once said "Apple... 4,505 Views / 66 Replies  
@Spheric Harlot

I've never once said "Apple TV runs iOS." I've said it is based on iOS, which it is, despite your inability to admit it, and despite Apple saying so itself.

This means that it...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 28, 2015 at 10:58 AM, in Mac News
@gnawbone315 I'm not suggesting Apple should... 4,505 Views / 66 Replies  
@gnawbone315

I'm not suggesting Apple should stop making Macs running OS X - I get that for you, and many people (including myself) that would be a catastrophe.

Does that however, mean, that...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 28, 2015 at 09:12 AM, in Mac News
Yes, I am absolutely serious about what I propose... 4,505 Views / 66 Replies  
Yes, I am absolutely serious about what I propose here - it was not meant to be a piece of click bait, but was aimed at engaging our audience and stimulating debate.

Apple won't make an iPad...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 28, 2015 at 01:59 AM, in Mac News
I'm not asking you to like the article. If you... 1,072 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm not asking you to like the article. If you didn't like it, so be it. I learnt a long time ago that in life, you can't please everyone. I also know, that meaning and intent can sometimes get lost...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 28, 2015 at 01:11 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Why? Because it's not for you? It's like the... 4,505 Views / 66 Replies  
Why? Because it's not for you? It's like the 12-inch MacBook debate, and the iPad Pro debate -- just because the (proposed in this case) product may not work for you doesn't mean that it can't work,...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 28, 2015 at 12:28 AM, in Mac News
https://developer.apple.com/library/tvos/documenta... 4,505 Views / 66 Replies  
https://developer.apple.com/library/tvos/documentation/General/Conceptual/AppleTV_PG/

Quoting from Apple's developer manuals..."tvOS is derived from iOS..."
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 27, 2015 at 11:00 PM, in Mac News
You're dead wrong about Apple TV running 'Apple... 4,505 Views / 66 Replies  
You're dead wrong about Apple TV running 'Apple TV Software.' It did in the beginning, when it ran on an Intel chipset. But it is now, as I have repeatedly said, based on iOS. Do your research.
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Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 27, 2015 at 10:55 PM, in Mac News
@Steve Wilkinson "And, it's the same mistake... 4,505 Views / 66 Replies  
@Steve Wilkinson

"And, it's the same mistake Microsoft made, just kind of in reverse."

It's interesting that you should say that - it was certainly on my mind as I was ring this piece. The...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 27, 2015 at 08:43 PM, in Mac News
Which is 100% based on iOS. If you read the... 4,505 Views / 66 Replies  
Which is 100% based on iOS.

If you read the article properly, you will see I call for an "iOS-based" desktop version of iOS modified, as Apple did with tvOS, so that it is an appropriate interface...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 27, 2015 at 07:58 PM, in Mac News
See comment below. 4,505 Views / 66 Replies  
See comment below.
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 27, 2015 at 07:57 PM, in Mac News
@Spheric Harlot After reading your comment,... 4,505 Views / 66 Replies  
@Spheric Harlot After reading your comment, Apple just issued a world-wide recall of the Apple TV -- although based on iOS, people have not been carrying it on their person, but instead have been...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 27, 2015 at 05:51 PM, in Mac News
@WizOSX The article was not suggesting that... 1,072 Views / 15 Replies  
@WizOSX

The article was not suggesting that you're a dunce if you don't agree with me. As Mike says, the criticism is directed at the mainstream press - many were quick to write off the iPhone,...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 26, 2015 at 10:06 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
@ Steve Wilkinson Don't fall into the trap... 2,499 Views / 26 Replies  
@ Steve Wilkinson

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that because iOS is a "mobile OS" that apps rivalling desktop apps can't be built for it.

I am not calling on developers to port their...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 26, 2015 at 09:05 AM, in Mac News
@Spheric Harlot There is a reason Apple... 2,499 Views / 26 Replies  
@Spheric Harlot

There is a reason Apple gives me its hardware to review -- you will note that MacNN has had access to the iPad Pro, as well as the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil peripherals...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 26, 2015 at 08:51 AM, in Mac News
@Spheric Harlot Thankfully we have you, once... 2,499 Views / 26 Replies  
@Spheric Harlot

Thankfully we have you, once again hiding behind the veil of your internet anonymity, to provide us with the "authoritative voice" that you feel need to provide us with.

I am...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 26, 2015 at 08:39 AM, in Mac News
@DiabloConQueso - Don't forget, Apple has... 2,499 Views / 26 Replies  
@DiabloConQueso - Don't forget, Apple has effectively built trackpad functionality into iOS 9, except at the moment it works by turning the soft keyboard into a soft trackpad - it is activated on the...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 25, 2015 at 08:24 PM, in Mac News
The Smart Keyboard and the Logitech Create might... 1,085 Views / 5 Replies  
The Smart Keyboard and the Logitech Create might both be keyboards for the iPad, but the two are world's apart. I've got a hands-on piece with the Create coming soon - while @dahlbryn likes it, I...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 21, 2015 at 06:28 AM, in Mac News
Indeed I have just had this happen to the iPad... 266 Views / 1 Replies  
Indeed I have just had this happen to the iPad Pro that I am reviewing for the site. As suggested above, a hard restart was required to get things under way again. Otherwise, everything else has been...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 19, 2015 at 10:45 PM, in Mac News
@iSkippy, @Masosuke - yes, you are both correct -... 493 Views / 4 Replies  
@iSkippy, @Masosuke - yes, you are both correct - I'd long forgotten about that short lived exercise with the iPod, while NIKE+iPod is also an example of co-branding for sure. What I was thinking...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 9, 2015 at 04:22 AM, in Mac News
@mr_strat You do realise that it can still be... 1,030 Views / 8 Replies  
@mr_strat You do realise that it can still be used while charging?
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Nov 2, 2015 at 05:39 AM, in Mac News
The iPhone 6s models are fitted with 2GB of RAM,... 392 Views / 5 Replies  
The iPhone 6s models are fitted with 2GB of RAM, which is double the RAM fitted to the iPhone 6 -- so, they are relatively well future-proofed from that perspective.
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Oct 25, 2015 at 02:14 AM, in Mac News
...As a primary computer, Mike, I totally agree.... 1,834 Views / 14 Replies  
...As a primary computer, Mike, I totally agree. But if budgets can extend to it, it is a great second Mac for many people.

My main machine is a mid-spec 27-inch Retina iMac. I use the 12-inch...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Sep 7, 2015 at 07:55 PM, in Mac News
@mojkarma I know some people have derided the new... 1,834 Views / 14 Replies  
@mojkarma I know some people have derided the new 12-inch MacBook as being nothing more than a glorified netbook. However, this analogy is flawed on several levels. Netbooks are/were truly crappy...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Sep 7, 2015 at 06:46 AM, in Mac News
@James Katt Firstly, thanks for reading the... 1,834 Views / 14 Replies  
@James Katt Firstly, thanks for reading the article and taking the time to comment. I believe I did cover off the areas of your concerns with the 12-inch Retina MacBook as caveats in the article....
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Sep 7, 2015 at 01:18 AM, in Mac News
I certainly don't own any Apple stock. Would have... 593 Views / 6 Replies  
I certainly don't own any Apple stock. Would have loved to have bought in when they were $40 as I wanted to, but didn't have the money at the time. The horse has well and truly bolted on that front,...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Sep 1, 2015 at 08:17 PM, in Mac News
These are good options, but between the two you... 532 Views / 3 Replies  
These are good options, but between the two you have supplied, neither covers off the ability of the Leef iBridge to record photos and video directly to its storage.
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Aug 31, 2015 at 08:30 PM, in Mac News
Totally agree. I would love to see Apple release... 325 Views / 2 Replies  
Totally agree. I would love to see Apple release a first-party iOS controller -- there are so many games out there with controller support very hit or miss. An Apple controller would really help spur...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Aug 31, 2015 at 08:23 PM, in Mac News
I'm not sure what your problem with LG quality is... 341 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm not sure what your problem with LG quality is Mr. Strat. LG is a major component supplier for Apple, supplying display panels for Apple MacBooks and is the sole display supplier for the OLED...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Aug 27, 2015 at 08:36 PM, in Mac News
@sphericharlot Apple is making backups more... 1,035 Views / 7 Replies  
@sphericharlot Apple is making backups more essential by the day. Shame we can't also roll back OS updates and other updates as you can in Windows, when you learn that the update cocks up your system.
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Aug 16, 2015 at 08:51 PM, in Mac News
It is honestly hard to believe that Apple would... 1,953 Views / 18 Replies  
It is honestly hard to believe that Apple would push out an update like this that has ended up creating serious corruption issues for people's music libraries. Clearly, their testing procedures were...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Aug 16, 2015 at 08:44 PM, in Mac News
@hfvienna Apple going the 256kbps way is not a... 1,960 Views / 13 Replies  
@hfvienna Apple going the 256kbps way is not a problem in and of itself. The fact that you effectively have to read the fine print to work that out before "upgrading" to the new music app to learn...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Aug 16, 2015 at 08:40 PM, in Mac News
That is certainly one possible way forward, Chas.... 1,960 Views / 13 Replies  
That is certainly one possible way forward, Chas. I would prefer to be able to locally sync my ALAC files, while still having access to a cloud-based music streaming service, even it if must be...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Aug 15, 2015 at 06:13 AM, in Mac News
@DiabloConQueso, you are distorting the truth... 1,960 Views / 13 Replies  
@DiabloConQueso, you are distorting the truth here. "Lossless" as referred to in this article is absolutely correct. The CD was for many years the industry standard when it came to audio quality and...
Posted by Sanjiv Sathiah, on Aug 14, 2015 at 01:09 PM, in Mac News
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