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I like the safari bar at the bottom and it's much... 729 Views / 47 Replies  
I like the safari bar at the bottom and it's much easier to see all your tabs now... but tab management also feels little slow and clunky... but overall, I like the safari changes.

Have not tried...
Posted by ort888, on Sep 21, 2021 at 01:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree that Touch ID is better than Face ID...... 729 Views / 47 Replies  
I agree that Touch ID is better than Face ID... for me anyway.

Touch ID messes me up in bed and when I'm kinda far from the phone, like when it's mounted in my car... it really doesn't like the...
Posted by ort888, on Sep 16, 2021 at 04:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple has a real problem in that even 4-5 year... 729 Views / 47 Replies  
Apple has a real problem in that even 4-5 year old iPhones and iPads still do everything the vast majority of their customers need just fine.

I mean, I guess it's a good problem to have, but yes,...
Posted by ort888, on Sep 16, 2021 at 01:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't really give two poops, but I have to... 7,479 Views / 84 Replies  
I don't really give two poops, but I have to say... the Airtag is the cheapest feeling Apple product I've touched in a long time. It feels flimsy and squishy and kinda looks cheap. The metal back has...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 30, 2021 at 07:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Got my airtag. Pretty snazzy... the little... 7,479 Views / 84 Replies  
Got my airtag. Pretty snazzy... the little proximity detector on the phone with an actual arrow is really cool. I'll be getting more of these eventually. It's not super exciting, but I've never had a...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 30, 2021 at 03:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hmm, they still don't have the Touch ID keyboard... 7,479 Views / 84 Replies  
Hmm, they still don't have the Touch ID keyboard available separately... but reading between the lines on the BTO pricing, it looks like they will be priced the same as the current Apple Bluetooth...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 30, 2021 at 01:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You must be a lot of fun at parties. 7,479 Views / 84 Replies  
You must be a lot of fun at parties.
Posted by ort888, on Apr 28, 2021 at 11:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I'm probably speaking too broadly. The... 7,479 Views / 84 Replies  
Well, I'm probably speaking too broadly. The truth is that I don't know that many designers to call a group of them a vast majority... All of them at my current company work on laptops. All the...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 27, 2021 at 11:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, you are 100% correct, although I would say... 7,479 Views / 84 Replies  
Well, you are 100% correct, although I would say that yes, screen size is the main problem here. There is this long-standing belief that you need high end equipment to be a designer, but it simply is...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 27, 2021 at 11:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, but where that falls apart is that (as far... 7,479 Views / 84 Replies  
Yeah, but where that falls apart is that (as far as I know) they have strict rules that everything that enters their recycle program gets scrapped instead of repaired and put back out into the...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 26, 2021 at 11:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The chin is where all the computer parts are. You... 7,479 Views / 84 Replies  
The chin is where all the computer parts are. You color comments are spot on. Like I've said, I really like the bold colors on the back, but the tones they use on the front do not appeal to me...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 23, 2021 at 11:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think they look really great from every angle... 7,479 Views / 84 Replies  
I think they look really great from every angle except the one you look at all day long. (the front)

The side view is awesome, the profile is amazingly simple and thin... I love the dark bright...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 22, 2021 at 11:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I feel like there are people out there who can... 7,479 Views / 84 Replies  
I feel like there are people out there who can use an iPad Pro as a high level pro machine for processor intensive tasks... but choosing to do so would be more of statement than a practical choice...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 21, 2021 at 03:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Surfaces run full on windows though... ... 7,479 Views / 84 Replies  
Surfaces run full on windows though...

That's what I don't really get. I feel like this is a chicken/egg problem... like, what comes first, iPads capable of doing professional level tasks, or...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 21, 2021 at 02:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean, who knows, but it seems safe to assume... 7,479 Views / 84 Replies  
I mean, who knows, but it seems safe to assume they will come out this year. Probably the earliest would be WWDC. If they don't come out at the WWDC keynote, fall is a safe bet.
Posted by ort888, on Apr 21, 2021 at 01:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean, I get that, but M1 chips use Ram much... 7,479 Views / 84 Replies  
I mean, I get that, but M1 chips use Ram much more efficiently. Every M1 Mac for sale now offers 8 or 16 gigs of RAM. I'm sure these are the same. These are the consumer grade iMacs. These replace...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 20, 2021 at 05:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
These are the consumer ones... that said, I was... 7,479 Views / 84 Replies  
These are the consumer ones... that said, I was pretty underwhelmed by everything today.

I still don't know who the target audience is for a super high powered iPad. I'm sure that some people buy...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 20, 2021 at 04:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I thought about buying a second and making... 3,894 Views / 15 Replies  
Yeah, I thought about buying a second and making them a pair, but I was so unimpressed with how one sounded, that I figured I would wait.

I've been working from home with AirPods Pro drowning out...
Posted by ort888, on Mar 16, 2021 at 06:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I bought a HomePod mini and really wasn't... 3,894 Views / 15 Replies  
I bought a HomePod mini and really wasn't impressed by it. I wanted it primarily as a desk speaker for playing music, but it sounded very "small". I ended up returning it...

I like the idea of the...
Posted by ort888, on Mar 16, 2021 at 03:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There will never again be affordable and... 4,021 Views / 18 Replies  
There will never again be affordable and expandable Macs. It's never happening.

I don't like it either, but it is what it is. Endless kvetching about it at this point is simply screaming into the...
Posted by ort888, on Feb 1, 2021 at 06:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When a $699 Mac Mini can run rings around a... 4,021 Views / 18 Replies  
When a $699 Mac Mini can run rings around a $5,000 iMac Pro in most ways, does it really matter that much when the "pro" machines are coming out?

If that's not exciting then nothing ever will be....
Posted by ort888, on Feb 1, 2021 at 12:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not trying to hijack the thread, but I guess I'll... 11,468 Views / 44 Replies  
Not trying to hijack the thread, but I guess I'll put this here.

I just put together my first ever Raspberry Pie... a retro pie mini console... and honestly I'm not very impressed.

I'm getting...
Posted by ort888, on Jan 2, 2021 at 07:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I ordered one. My first "new" personal Mac in 9... 33,862 Views / 193 Replies  
I ordered one. My first "new" personal Mac in 9 years.

An Air with 16GB RAM and 1TB Hard Drive. Very excited... 2-3 weeks for delivery though... boo...
Posted by ort888, on Nov 20, 2020 at 07:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They make everything as confusing and frustrating... 3,714 Views / 2 Replies  
They make everything as confusing and frustrating as possible. It's part of their business model. It's by design. They don't want us to understand how any of this works. That's the whole point.
Posted by ort888, on Nov 19, 2020 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Teledildonics is my new favorite word! 3,382 Views / 1 Replies  
Teledildonics is my new favorite word!
Posted by ort888, on Oct 7, 2020 at 01:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd make a "lickable" buttons joke but it would... 12,803 Views / 25 Replies  
I'd make a "lickable" buttons joke but it would probably be inappropriate.
Posted by ort888, on Sep 24, 2020 at 10:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean, I get all that, I really do... but it... 9,812 Views / 33 Replies  
I mean, I get all that, I really do... but it basically costs twice as much. You could get at the base iPad and the SE Watch for the same price as just the iPad Air.

If the nice newness of the Air...
Posted by ort888, on Sep 16, 2020 at 09:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
IMPOSTER! (I somehow ended up logged in as... 9,812 Views / 33 Replies  
IMPOSTER!

(I somehow ended up logged in as some sort of second account I set up 10 years ago, whatevs)
Posted by ort888, on Sep 16, 2020 at 11:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I don't really like it either. I don't hate... 13,978 Views / 72 Replies  
Yeah, I don't really like it either. I don't hate it, but I don't love it.

The feet and handles look weird to me. I don't mind the holes.

If this is supposed to form over function why aren't...
Posted by ort888, on Jun 4, 2019 at 05:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A $5,000 monitor. Okay. 13,978 Views / 72 Replies  
A $5,000 monitor. Okay.
Posted by ort888, on Jun 3, 2019 at 02:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Let me know when ceiling cat has a movie or a... 3,172 Views / 9 Replies  
Let me know when ceiling cat has a movie or a clothing line...

Grumpy Cat is still the king (queen) of memes.

RIP
Posted by ort888, on May 20, 2019 at 01:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple wouldn't sell a 31" 6k display for less... 3,396 Views / 9 Replies  
Apple wouldn't sell a 31" 6k display for less than $2999.
Posted by ort888, on May 2, 2019 at 04:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean, that's nice and all... but I wish Apple... 3,396 Views / 9 Replies  
I mean, that's nice and all... but I wish Apple would spend more time trying to cater to their more mainstream audience and less time trying to push the engineering envelope just to prove they can...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 10, 2019 at 01:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I like this boring AirPods update because it... 7,940 Views / 55 Replies  
I like this boring AirPods update because it doesn't make me want to replace my current AirPods.
Posted by ort888, on Mar 20, 2019 at 03:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm having a hard time figuring out who the iPad... 7,940 Views / 55 Replies  
I'm having a hard time figuring out who the iPad Air is really for. I feel like the $329 (see if for $279 all the time) covers what 99% of their customers want out of an iPad.
Posted by ort888, on Mar 19, 2019 at 01:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm okay with the iMacs being boring, but the... 7,940 Views / 55 Replies  
I'm okay with the iMacs being boring, but the iPad line feels like a confusing mess right now.
Posted by ort888, on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Pretty underwhelming all around... iPads and... 7,940 Views / 55 Replies  
Pretty underwhelming all around...

iPads and iMacs...
Posted by ort888, on Mar 19, 2019 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
1. Work toward lowering prices across the board ... 1,881 Views / 20 Replies  
1. Work toward lowering prices across the board
2. Start focusing on making computers that people actually want, not computers you made because you were trying to push the design envelope
3. Also,...
Posted by ort888, on Jan 9, 2019 at 11:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
WiFi sync has literally never worked for me. What... 105,397 Views / 230 Replies  
WiFi sync has literally never worked for me. What is the deal with that feature?
Posted by ort888, on Dec 27, 2018 at 04:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think they book appointments, but leave lots of... 376,581 Views / 689 Replies  
I think they book appointments, but leave lots of slots open for walk-ins, since most people walk in.

Try just walking in.
Posted by ort888, on Nov 12, 2018 at 12:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So Apple has two iPad lines that support an Apple... 105,397 Views / 230 Replies  
So Apple has two iPad lines that support an Apple pencil, but they both require different pencils and the pencils don't work on both iPads.

Nice.

Also, the new Pencil costs $29 more than the...
Posted by ort888, on Oct 30, 2018 at 03:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think most people will still go for the old... 105,397 Views / 230 Replies  
I think most people will still go for the old Air.

It's $200 cheaper, has a traditional keyboard and USB-A ports.
Posted by ort888, on Oct 30, 2018 at 12:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The MacBook lineup... 12" MacBook 13" Air ... 105,397 Views / 230 Replies  
The MacBook lineup...

12" MacBook
13" Air
13" Retina Air
13" MacBook Pro without Touchbar
13" MacBook Pro with Touchbar
15" MacBook Pro

Why do the 12" and the Air both exist?
Posted by ort888, on Oct 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The MacBook lineup is a total mess right now. A... 105,397 Views / 230 Replies  
The MacBook lineup is a total mess right now. A hot confusing expensive mess.

Remember when Steve jobs came back and did this?
...
Posted by ort888, on Oct 30, 2018 at 11:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Remember when Apple would replace products with... 105,397 Views / 230 Replies  
Remember when Apple would replace products with new products that were better and the price would stay the same and not go up by 20% or more?

I remember...

Every single new product they...
Posted by ort888, on Oct 30, 2018 at 11:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Looking forward to them raising prices on... 105,397 Views / 230 Replies  
Looking forward to them raising prices on everything.
Posted by ort888, on Oct 18, 2018 at 03:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I dunno, but I was annoyed when the 8 didn't get... 44,253 Views / 175 Replies  
I dunno, but I was annoyed when the 8 didn't get the same live wallpapers the X did. Apple did that for no reason other than to differentiate the product tiers. The phones are exactly the same...
Posted by ort888, on Sep 24, 2018 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Played with all the new stuff. The new jumbo... 44,253 Views / 175 Replies  
Played with all the new stuff. The new jumbo phone is pretty freaking bad ass. Feels smaller than the current plus in my hand.

The new watch is sweet as well. The big screen looks really nice.
Posted by ort888, on Sep 21, 2018 at 03:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do reviewers have watches? Anyone know the... 44,253 Views / 175 Replies  
Do reviewers have watches? Anyone know the embargo date for the watch?
Posted by ort888, on Sep 18, 2018 at 03:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is this the smallest year-over-year improvement... 44,253 Views / 175 Replies  
Is this the smallest year-over-year improvement to the iPhone yet?

Unless you want the iPhone Tennis Max, the new model is barely better than the old one in any way that 99.9% of the population...
Posted by ort888, on Sep 12, 2018 at 03:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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