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post #406 of 1095
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Handoff sounds great. Favorite announcement for me was the iCloud photo library. Even photo edits and organization are preserved across devices. Very cool.

post #407 of 1095
I wish they'd up iTunes Match from 25K songs. Hopefully the iCloud storage box thing will have an audio solution. I'd love to have my whole library up and accessible from anywhere.
post #408 of 1095
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Originally Posted by Jmm722 View Post

The new software is a joke. It took features from Windows and android and pretended it was innovative rather than catch-up. People were going nuts over stuff that has been out since 2011 (see using your laptop as your phone). I'm leaving apple phones and laptops on my next upgrades. They used to be great innovators, now they're just marketing old stuff as new

 

Listen, son, there are no new ideas under the sun. Everybody steals from everybody else and that's how things get better. Sometimes Apple does things way better than others and sometimes they don't. Regardless of that truth, what does it matter if it is ripped off? I don't use Apple products because they are innovative, I use them because they make my life easier. 

post #409 of 1095
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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post

Handoff sounds great. Favorite announcement for me was the iCloud photo library. Even photo edits and organization are preserved across devices. Very cool.

The fact that iCloud photos will actually be stored in the cloud and not in devices is awesome. I'm sick of having photo stream shit load locally on my phone. I took the damn picture on my phone, why do I need it to be stored there twice?
post #410 of 1095
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jmm722 View Post

The new software is a joke. It took features from Windows and android and pretended it was innovative rather than catch-up. People were going nuts over stuff that has been out since 2011 (see using your laptop as your phone). I'm leaving apple phones and laptops on my next upgrades. They used to be great innovators, now they're just marketing old stuff as new

 

LOL.

 

Apple is rarely concerned with being the first to do something—they wait and take the time to do things right or don't do them at all.

 

Also, "innovation" isn't the be-all-end-all of tech, and people don't seem to get that Apple has long been about incremental improvement of user experience rather than constant, mind-blowing innovation.

post #411 of 1095
Finally, Apple is turning iCloud into a real cloud based file system. I've been asking for them to do this for a long time and it looks like iCloud Drive is going to deliver. Couldn't be happier. Sounds like it will be easier for third party cloud services to implement stronger ties to apps and the OS itself too.

Extensions for Safari is big news too. I'm a hardcore Evernote user and always hated having to either email my Evernote account a webpage or use the webclipper that was hacked together. Having official extensions should really open this up.

Honestly thought the Keynote was strong. They announced some great new features and API's and checked off some that other platforms had been enjoying and iOS users were calling for. Off the top of my head the only major feature left that I wish they would move forward with implementing is to allow 3rd party email clients to be the default.
post #412 of 1095
Thread Starter 

OS X Yosemite beta sign-up:

 

https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/

 

Open to the first million people to enroll. Download to come this summer.

post #413 of 1095
Apple bringing HD/lossless audio...

I'd imagine this is the first step in the rumored addition of pono-esque releases on the iTunes Store.

The digital port is soon available for headphones and in/out audio playback and recording.

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/03/...headphone-mfi/

Yowza!
post #414 of 1095
One thing I hope they change in iOS8 - the state of the caps lock key. Such a minor issue, but particularly annoying because I can't fathom why they'd make that UI decision - when caps lock is in, the key is the same color as the rest of the keyboard. When it's off, it's different. WTF? I think this was changed back around iOS7/7.1.
post #415 of 1095
Installed the Yosemite developer beta on Saturday. Nothing terribly different in daily use yet other than the appearance. I haven't used much of the new stuff yet, won't be able to try the phone stuff until I put IOS8 on my phone but I am going to wait for a few versions before doing that.
post #416 of 1095
Assuming the new iPhone 6 has the same thickness as the latest generation iPod touch, I'm excited for such slimness. I handled one at an apple store the other day and it feels really good in your hands. I'd take the slimness over battery life, assuming battery life stays constant, if not slightly improved, in the next iPhone.
post #417 of 1095

I'd like a better surface for my ear, than that damned sharp, diamond cut chamfered edge.


Edited by AstroTurf - 6/13/14 at 8:36pm
post #418 of 1095
Has anyone ever used any of the following for privacy / passwords? Just curious how you liked them.

1password
Diceware passphrase
HTTPSeverywhere
torproject
Disconnect
Whitehat Aviator
post #419 of 1095
I use c0ck5ath3er6969b00bz for everything and haven't been hacked yet.
post #420 of 1095
Thread Starter 

I've been using 1Password daily for the past four years and am very happy with it. It lets me have extremely secure passwords that I don't have to memorize. I also store my credit card info, tax documents, and other sensitive info there. Syncing works great too, the developers are always improving it, and it never gives me any problems. Worth the money. I can't speak to the other apps you've listed, but from what I gather 1Password seems to be the gold standard.

 

I know Apple has been steadily improving their built in KeyChain service, and it now syncs between OS X and iOS, but I haven't played with it much, and I don't think it's as robust as 1Password.

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