Fri May 29, 2020 2:29 pm Post
Fri May 29, 2020 3:30 pm Post
Fri May 29, 2020 3:46 pm Post
mbbntu wrote:@Marc64 Not vastly different from my Dock (which presently has in it BusyCal, 2Do, Tinderbox, DEVONthink, The Archive and PDF Expert which are extra to you). No LaunchPad, because I use Alfred. I find the menu bar is quite revealing of "techieness". Mine has Typinator, Dropzone, Keyboard Maestro, Moom, Mosaic, 1Password, Bartender, Hazel, PopClip and Default Folder X. Which is too much, really. Oh, and Calendar 366 II.
Fri May 29, 2020 3:57 pm Post
Marc64 wrote:Can you clarify what yo mean by 'menu bar'?
Fri May 29, 2020 4:06 pm Post
mbbntu wrote:Marc64 wrote:Can you clarify what yo mean by 'menu bar'?
The strip at the top of the screen. It is where various "menulets" reside. OS ones include the clock, WiFi, and so forth. There are loads of nice utilities that can live there. If you try nothing else, I would try Pilotmoon's PopClip https://pilotmoon.com/popclip/. Very handy, in my experience.
Sat May 30, 2020 6:02 am Post
Yes I think this is a factor, "normal" users may still be OK on a newish machine for the most part. But developers or people who push their OS at the corners like me will hit the thousand little papercuts as macOS doesn't get the love and care it used to.
Sat May 30, 2020 8:45 am Post
Sat May 30, 2020 10:11 am Post
Speaking of macOS, Gurman reports that there's no longer a dedicated team for developing the Mac's software. There's just one big software team that works across iOS and the Mac. That makes a lot of sense given the close ties between the systems that have developed in recent years -- but it also means that iOS gets the lion's share of resources. That's reasonable given the iPhone's massive importance to Apple's bottom line, but it's still bad news for those of us who like seeing continued Mac innovation.
https://www.engadget.com/2016-12-20-app ... ccounter=2
Sat May 30, 2020 11:58 pm Post
Sun May 31, 2020 6:39 am Post
kewms wrote:FWIW, Apple announced a new Intel-based Mac Pro in February of this year, and it's a beast. Not the kind of investment I would expect to see if they were planning to abandon Intel in the short term.
https://www.apple.com/mac-pro/pdf/Mac_P ... b_2020.pdf
Sun May 31, 2020 7:08 am Post
Astaff wrote:Yes, there may well be A series Macs shortly in addition to Intel, and again, that is not an indicator of dumbing down Mac, rather an indicator of the raw power of the latest A series processors.
Sun May 31, 2020 8:49 am Post
Sun May 31, 2020 8:52 pm Post
Login wrote:Yes, Katherine, the latest updates are powerful. Do you think Apple will keep multiple OSes going for long if it does produce a low-end Arm Mac that satisfies a lot of users? Is the Intel Mac market large enough to command focus? These are genuine questions, not rhetorical attempts to inflame. I don’t know the answer to these things, and I value what you think. I can see a case where the numbers just won’t make sense for Apple to keep the Intel Macs going.
Anecdotally, I know several people who have largely transitioned to using iPads and iPhones: their iMacs and MacBooks sold or boxed up in cupboards. It feels as though change is happening. Do you perhaps see the same from your own non-Scrivener experiences? Do you see a shift in the tech support you offer for Scrivener? You have an insight I don’t have, and that insight is interesting, just as it is interesting to hear tech users like nontroppo talk about their experiences with Catalina. I welcome views shared (not shouted [by others]).
Sun May 31, 2020 9:06 pm Post
Login wrote:Anecdotally, I know several people who have largely transitioned to using iPads and iPhones: their iMacs and MacBooks sold or boxed up in cupboards. It feels as though change is happening.
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