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Comment on Twitter Abolishes Native Mac Client by Lukas

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:17:48 +0000

@Adrian Bengtson: None of the things you list are things that couldn't be implemented in the web version right now, if Twitter decided to do that. Even things like fast-scrolling could be done.



Comment on Nowhere Else to Go by Lukas

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:14:36 +0000

> But it didn't seem actually "good". I guess that's subjective. To me, Windows 8 is good in the same way that macOS is good. Both are carrying 30 years of legacy cruft, but managed to somehow cobble together something that works reasonably well. Overall, in recent years, I think Windows is doing a better job of getting rid of some of its long-time issues than the Mac. >The non-serious question: Given your objectively insane preference for web pages over native >apps, why aren't you rocking a Chromebook as your primary machine, Lukas? I'm still using a Mac for some things because it runs apps that don't have good alternatives anywhere else. I probably wouldn't use a Chromebook as my primary machine even if all of the apps I use were web apps, simply because I like to have access to a local file system, I like to have local backups, I like to have a unix shell, all of which are things that (I think - I haven't looked at Chromebooks in a while) are difficult to easily do on a Chromebook. >Other than having a wider, cheaper, and more flexible selection of hardware to choose from, >what advantages would you say Windows has over macOS? Better window management (which is kind of the only really visible thing operating systems do anymore anyways). A better application launcher (I guess the other visible thing that operating systems still do). Better stability and fewer bugs (in my experience; your mileage may vary wildly). Much faster than Macs (even on similar hardware). Touchscreen and pen support (yeah, despite what some Mac users are saying, I'm somehow managing to use a touchscreen on a notebook without my arms falling off, and it rules so much that I really miss it on my MacBooks; stupid touch bar only makes this worse). Much better games support (if you care about that kind of thing, which I do). Notebooks that have actual working keyboards (unlike the new MacBooks).



Comment on Nowhere Else to Go by Nathan

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:27:10 +0000

Chucky, Windows has more consistent support windows, no pun intended, than Mac OS. It tends to be a good choice for certain users too, as in the software selection is far superior to Mac OS. The obvious choice is games. That might not matter to you or I....(I will say getting 32 bit apps running on Windows is smoother than 64bit Arch Linux as one example and a lot of games are 32bit apps....see Mac OS deprecation of 32bit here as well....). I'm sure there's other categories of software too, just the most obvious is gaming.



Comment on Lightroom Classic CC 7.2 by Nathan

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:10:06 +0000

Good to see Lightroom Classic still getting updates, even it it's not complete feature parity.



Comment on Lightning Charge/Audio Dongles by Nathan

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:32:52 +0000

Yeah....this had nothing to do with vendor lock in, after all it's not like Apple owns a headphone company....not like they started making their own Apple branded headphones too....nope, not a thing. No sir.



Comment on Lightning Charge/Audio Dongles by Binky

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:02:10 +0000

"Almost 1.5 years after Apple removed the headphone port with the iPhone 7, it still doesn’t seem like there’s a good solution for playing audio and charging at the same time." That's impossible! When I suggested on twitter that removing the headphone port was less than optimal, I was called a change-hating old man who lived in the past and should either shut up and buy "modern" technology or just go off quietly to the nursing home to await my passing. I was assured that once I "embraced change," everything would be better than the "old way" of doing things!



Comment on New MacBook Pros and the State of the Mac by Michael Tsai - Blog - Lightning Charge/Audio Dongles

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:11:01 +0000

[…] port isn’t so much that you have to buy and carry a dongle as that the dongle/hub is never as reliable as having the port […]



Comment on Lightroom Classic CC 7.2 by Corentin Cras-Méneur

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:03:52 +0000

Unfortunately, even though it is supported in Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC, Lightroom Classic CC 7.2 still doesn't support the HEIF format. And according to https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/support-for-heic-file-format-was-included-in-lightroom-cc-but-still-is-needed-in-lightroom-classic-when-will-it?utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_reply&utm_content=reply_button&reply[id]=19334445 it doesn't look like it is very high in their priority list…



Comment on Apple’s Lightning to Headphone Adapter by Michael Tsai - Blog - Lightning Charge/Audio Dongles

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:02:05 +0000

[…] Previously: Removing the iPhone’s Headphone Jack, iPhone 7, Apple’s Lightning to Headphone Adapter. […]



Comment on iPhone 7 by Michael Tsai - Blog - Lightning Charge/Audio Dongles

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:00:53 +0000

[…] Removing the iPhone’s Headphone Jack, iPhone 7, Apple’s Lightning to Headphone […]



Comment on The Impossible Dream of USB-C by Michael Tsai - Blog - Lightning Charge/Audio Dongles

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:32:31 +0000

[…] a way this is like the situation with Macs and USB-C. The problem with removing a port isn’t so much that you have to buy and carry a dongle as […]



Comment on Removing the iPhone’s Headphone Jack by Michael Tsai - Blog - Lightning Charge/Audio Dongles

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:31:18 +0000

[…] Removing the iPhone’s Headphone Jack, iPhone 7, Apple’s Lightning to Headphone […]



Comment on Apple Fighting New “Right to Repair” Legislation by Michael Tsai - Blog - How iFixit Became the World’s Best iPhone Teardown Team

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:30:39 +0000

[…] Previously: Apple Fighting New “Right to Repair” Legislation. […]



Comment on Twitter Abolishes Native Mac Client by Joss

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:30:35 +0000

BitchX, people. ;)



Comment on New Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC by Michael Tsai - Blog - Lightroom Classic CC 7.2

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:30:22 +0000

[…] Previously: New Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC. […]



Comment on How Facebook Squashes Competition From Startups by Michael Tsai - Blog - Facebook’s “Protect” Feature

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:49:36 +0000

[…] Previously: How Facebook Squashes Competition From Startups. […]



Comment on Nowhere Else to Go by zchrykng

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:36:17 +0000

@Lukas there is https://alternativeto.net/ which is more or less useful. IA Writer is working on a Windows version, the Tower git client has a windows version, etc.



Comment on Twitter Abolishes Native Mac Client by Adrian Bengtson

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:27:01 +0000

"Really, how much of a benefit are native Mac apps to us?" I think it's still a huge difference between using a Mac app like Tweetbot and Twitter in a browser. Syncing position to never miss a tweet, switching between multiple accounts, fast scrolling through timeline (instead of scroll-load-scroll-load…), searching to quickly filter, muting and more. There are some operations where I prefer the web interface (loading threads correctly, searching the entire Twitter and of course features things that are not allowed through the API like voting). Of course, Twitter could improve the web, and they have and they will, but the nature of a web page is different than a standalone well-written native app. Maybe the difference will be erased in say 10 years, but right now there are clearly benefits.



Comment on New iTunes Affiliate Program by iTunes Affiliate Changes – Under The Bridge

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:47:23 +0000

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Comment on Ember and iCloud Core Data by iCloud Cuckoo Land – Under The Bridge

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:57:58 +0000

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Comment on Tokens 1.0 by Promo Code Management: Tokens – Under The Bridge

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:06:45 +0000

[…] h/t: Michael Tsai! […]



Comment on Xcode 6.0.1 Asynchronous Tests by Xcode 6: Usable Testing – Under The Bridge

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:04:49 +0000

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Comment on Sunsetting Parse by Parse Drops the BaaS – Under The Bridge

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:33:27 +0000

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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:50:30 +0000

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Comment on Core Data Growing Pains by Core Data Grab Bag – Under The Bridge

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:51:53 +0000

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