165 posts • joined Friday 10th September 2010 09:23 GMT
It's a slow Apple week for El Reg.....
my next replacement
Have an iPad 3, I like the size and for the amount of emailing, surfing and game playing it gets, the biggest drawback is the uncomfortable edge and the weight. So come next year, I'll be giving the 3 to a close one and buying in the Air.
For my work (sound recordist) I could see the Mini being perfect for clapperboard duties....so even a non retina would suffice for location time.
I have to laugh when people decry tablets as only suitable for entertainment. I have friends in the indie film business who use the iPad as their preproduction tool for storyboarding and script writing.
Re: Can someone explain the science
thank you for the explanation...
Can someone explain the science
Why did this large meteorite explode instead of burning up and hitting earth? Is it something structural inside the object. I'm curious to know the answer.....
Re: I saw all the fanbois outside the oxford shop today
looked at another way, what you say is that a larger % of Android sales are to incumbent users, fed up with crap hardware.....whereas....it's the reverse for iOS users, where a larger % are in fact new users fed up with......(Android??)
does one need 128GB of RAM?
I have a 16GB iPad, still not full. At home I stream music from drives and when I fly I load some movies/TV shows for the trip. So it's only apps that really take up space. But an iPod I have has 64GB and I need every GB to store all my music.
The 16GB iPad was a very conscious decision, driven solely by my understanding of my usage and only partly by the price. Whenever my friends ask me which iPad I always tell them buy 16GB, for all the above reasons.
Once had a MacBook Pro, sold it for a MacMini and an iPad, now I do 75% of my work on the iPad and the rest on the MacMini. I went to Brazil for six weeks and even though no access to main file storage, could still do most my work. I do voluntary work for a global charity, distributing TV programmes.
Re: Maybe I'm missing something here...
Don't many items in a shop have these strips that have to be deactivated at the till? A little more tech and the shop having seen that item purchased, simply deactivate it's beacon.
hand in hand with food supply is over-population....no one seems to mention this elephant.
or this version?
I run a LG BR burner via USB, no problems and burns at a good speed.
My guess is not so much gullible Mac users, it's the various companies knowing where their market is. For a post production house, buying into TB is simply another cost to pass on to the client. Same goes for professional photographers, videographers etc. I would love to have all my drives on TB, but my work is for non-profit, so I cannot justify the cost. FW or USB3 is fine by me.
So my guess is that a company like LaCie etc, simply take a FW/USB drive box, modify it and tag on an extra 100-200 just because they know that the customer for TB is a business and a few extra bucks mean nothing.
My brother ran his own joinery shop, he always bought the top gear, because the client paid in the end.
What I found very quickly, was that select a black and white background and the slightly ott colours start to look pretty nice. I'd say that after a few hours use, I see no reason to go back on os6
I read the Dyson Patent, seems like they took an idea like a kids tricycle and modified into a vacuum steering mechanism. I'm sure it's not that simple, maybe someone can explain how the Dyson design patent is so revolutionary.
in other news Apple has been granted a license to sell iPhone with China Mobile http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/09/11/apple-granted-iphone-network-license-for-china-mobile-worlds-largest-carrier
I bet he never 'actually' said this...
David Webber, managing director of Intelligent Environments, a financial services software provider, said this would encourage fanbois to access bank accounts using their fondleslab.
Re: Macs are "so expensive" - not.
Used 2008 macpro, driven pretty much 24/7 for video rendering since I bought it back in 2008. Filled with hard drives, upgraded GPU, upgraded RAM. Sold it for more than I paid for it. Now that's what I call good value. It is now giving an old friend sterling service as his main edit machine. Basically, it takes a 2013 quad core i7 macmini to achieve the same benchmarks as the 2008 macpro.
This always makes me chuckle: “The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison: God Doesn’t Think He’s Larry Ellison”
just another ElReg click bait, certainly caught me
Re: Steve Jobs is the new Gene Roddeberry
or rather El Reg will be trotting out reports of.....
or this version?
You're forgetting Apple's God given right to take a straight 30% cut in all transactions.
don't they all take some cut or other??
Re: Looks sorta familiar..
Been using all sorts of macs for twenty years, never changed an internal clock battery, not once. Bit of a moot complaint I'd say.
I replaced an octo core 2008 MacPro with a top end macMini this year. Fitted a DIY fusion drive, maximum memory and it churns out Compressor renders, Squeeze renders just as quick as the old MP. But without consuming 500W of electricity. It does my FCP work just fine (albeit nothing too stressful). Even my storage is taken care of via USB3 and Thunderbolt. All in all a fine purchase and replacement.
I'm not an optician, but I thought that having something at a fixed focal distance, like a display, will eventually make your eyesight bad.
Looking at the picture all I can see is a kick-ass RGB laser projector......for displaying 8K images on the underside of BIG clouds.
the full report
I have no idea how it works or what it could be scaled to, but isn't the big failing of renewable power generation that unused power can not be economically stored. Seems to me this is a possible answer. Clearly there are some very bright folk out there!!
last apple financials
seem to recall that Apple made mega bucks selling out of their stores. Are not Apple stores the highest grossing per sq foot/meter? I agree that a retail store is essential for the public to buy, but if it's Apple, Google or Microsoft then it don't matter if the sale is in store or online, it's all bottom-line.
the manufacturers don't just take the 3.5" form factor and fill it with cheap SS memory, doesn't have to be super-fast, but faster than a platter drive.
or this version?
fans not protected and electrical protection on I/O sockets
it's not the loss of battery
it's the loss of power to whatever it feeds in an inflight emergency that would scare me. I cannot see any situation where a loss of one out of two batteries whilst on a long flight makes any sense in safety.
Can you imagine the pilot announcing "sorry about the smell, one of our two emergency batteries just caught fire and melted all over the electronics", on a flight crossing the Atlantic when they are halfway across.
I saw a picture of a new battery system and my immediate reaction was the cells seems awful close. Then I came across an article that talked all about active cooling of this type of battery. From the photo I saw, I didn't see any active cooling.
is it that simple?
My question would be is this the "only" LI-ION battery pack on board the plane, because if it isn't, then swapping out for another chemistry could be a lot more awkward.
To me it all seems very strange, because all this stuff gets tested and tested and tested. How come it didn't crop up in the tests?
if the share price became depressed to such a point that Apple just took all their cash and went private. I for one would applaud such a move, it would stick one on all these Wall Street guys.
I'm surprised no-one has thought of taping silver foil letters saying "FUCK YOU" on their chest before going through.
I'm not so sure it is that easy to create tax laws that are totally watertight and anyways who knows what people were involved in the law making, vested interests perhaps.
The other problem is the not so level playing field, the large corps with international connections can get away with far more than simple local based companies. It could be argued that the recent bankruptcies on our high streets was in some part created by the power of online stores being able to out price the high street by reason of their lower tax payments.
I'm certain that Mr Bezos has not entertained the thought that once he has eliminated the biggest high street names, he can begin to ramp up the prices on Amazon. Then the profits will become truly enormous and without any hindrance via the tax laws.
I'd like to ask everyone here, where would you rather see this money? In the Caymans serving a very small % of the worlds population or in your country being used for your benefit. Even if there are losses on the way it's money we never had in the first place.
on the other hand....
there are many, many millions of others buying the rest of the out dated Android phones.
i think it was a Moto lawyer who said that all it takes is one bullet to stop the opposition, he was referring to SEP's. Seems like the CEO of Moto got a very sweet deal out of Google in return for pretty much sweet FA.
doesn't seem to happen to Samsung phones, what's wrong with them? Lousy resale value?
all that dosh!
and I read he gets up at 6, does a round at the gym, spends the rest of the day in the office and then goes home.....so WTF does he (or any other high paid CEO) spend the money on?
No mention that Samsung is being investigated by th eu for abuse of FRAND rates?
why would anyone opt for the MM as a media player attached to a TV, when a simple little Apple TV hacked with Plex will do just as good.
My MM is doing sterling duty as a replacement for my old MacPro 2008. Just as fast on the renders, about 1/50th the size and weight. Works fine attached to a five bay DAS.
If anyone wanted a media server, one of last years models is really ample power.
Re: Share price is not really sentiment
really past their peak valuation?
I thought APPL had a remarkably low P/E, the most common way to value a company.
You could also argue that the share price is building a base from which to go higher.
No, I personally believe it has more to do with the perception on the global economy. The West is still struggling to lift itself out of the doldrums, consumer spending is not 'bouncing back', living costs going up all the time etc etc. The East has yet to take the spending reins. So the big investors look around for shares that can take a hit, APPL being their favourite.
Then again, maybe APPL is heading for the pits and my 2012 MacMini is the last computer I'll buy.
the way ATOS is going there won't be anymore disable left in the UK
isn't this the case where Moto specifically excluded MS & Apple in their contracts with the likes of Qualcomm who happen to make the chips that go in the Xbox or Apple products? So instead of getting patent exhaustion via the chip licence, Moto wants to pursue this avenue of making a high claim on what was a FRAND patent. In other words, if you're a small fry you get patent exhaustion rights, if you're a big fish you gotta pay way over the odds.
Seems patently unfair business practice to my eyes.
I love it that early explorers on Mars may have to live in caves.
buy a MacMini...it's the new MacPro
a lot of...
conjecture and speculation me thinks
you want to read up about Intellectual Ventures in the US if you want to find out about such practices around patents. The link is on another El Reg page.