• @numericcitizen The new 24-inch iMac would definitely suit my mother, as a replacement for her 2014 21.5-inc iMac. I'm biding my time and waiting to see what Apple comes up with for a larger 'Pro' iMac.

  • @sander That does seem odd to me. I would have thought phone call or email would be a better choice. Perhaps these companies believe that nobody uses email anymore?

  • @cm That's a very good question. The short answer is 'not right now'. The longer answer, I suspect, is 'maybe, but will require a lot of work and probably some compromises'. It took Adobe years to get a version of Photoshop onto the iPad that was comparable to its Mac/PC sibling, so I wouldn't hold my breath.

  • @colinwalker I occasionally walk past the house we used to live in when we moved to Watford. Over forty years have passed since we moved out of there to a house a few blocks away. I have thought about knocking on the front door and introducing myself, but then I suspect that the interior would be unrecognisable now from what I remember.

  • @JeffPerry I'll be interested to see what Apple is going to do with the entry-level iPad and the Mini. I had thought about replacing my currently Mini 4 for a Mini 5, but now I'm probably going to keep the Mini 4 until it's no longer supported by Apple, then repurpose it as an ebook reader / music player / clock radio, and get whatever is the latest non-Pro iPad.

  • @crossingthethreshold My refurbished iPhone SE (first generation) will probably give me a few more years of service before it stops receiving support, and at that point I may take the SIM out and repurpose it as a music device until the battery is worn down.

  • @gr36 personally, I’m just happy that I’m reading books again.

  • @Cheri you articulate many of the reasons I grew to loathe Adobe. They seem to be hobbled nowadays by the complexity of their software coupled with fear of killing their cash cows.

  • @adders hope it goes smoothly.

  • @sander ah yes, the old “we’re not going to tell you which email address you used (or we scraped), suck it haha” routine...

  • @colinwalker hope that goes smoothly for you.

  • @canion I used to be the same, so I've actually knuckled down and learnt how to actually use it. Once I'd figured out how to use Smart Groups and Smart Rules to process and organise stuff, a lot of the friction went away.

  • @mandaris Wow, that seems very presumptuous on Google's part! I could sort of understand if Microsoft had bought advertising on that keyword, but in this case it's definitely Google inserting themselves into the search. I just tried that search myself, and Google asked if I'd meant to type 'mspoweruser', so it looks like it's not just a one-off. (Not that I use Google much these days, DuckDuckGo is my default for search.)

  • @JeffPerry I didn't know that weekly subscriptions were a thing — I can sorta see why that might be appropriate for a weekly publication's app, but even there I would suspect that it would be more cost-effective to do it monthly instead.

  • @canion I've fallen back in love with DEVONthink since they released version 3 of DEVONthink To Go for iPhone & iPad. Having the ability to feed in information from all my devices, plus smoother synch using CloudKit, makes DEVONthink a keeper for me.

  • @cm Can definitely dig this! 👍

  • @jack I’ve noticed a lot more video results for various technical searches, and while video can be useful for some things, for anything involving using apps or the command line, text and screenshots would be preferable.

  • @jayeless 😻 what a cutie!

  • @Miraz I get reminded about winter flu vaccination because I'm on medication that affects my immune system. (And last few years I've gotten it done early, usually September or October.) I've only skipped it one time, and that year I came down with flu hard, so I don't take any chances now.

  • @Burk Wow, seriously, Intel???

  • @JohnPhilpin Totally agree. I get the impression that ATS is a convenient way to hide the fact that too many organisations don't hire based on ability or merit, but rather on poaching or just hiring people they already know.

  • @ChrisJWilson Not so much here in the UK, since most people have been getting the AstraZenica vaccine the last few months.

  • @gr36 I suspect that a lot of the demand for the iPhone 12 mini was soaked up by the 2020 iPhone SE which came out earlier in the year. Viewed in that light, I think Apple has probably satisfied all the small-phone lovers. But hey, that doesn't make for a nice click-bait-y headline.

  • @colinwalker yes, they do push the premium service quite a bit. As someone who did subscribe for a while, I found it useful but also aggravating at times, because it would sometimes flip back and forth over what it considers correct for a given paragraph. And now that I’m training to become a copy editor / proofreader, I’m seeing that software can only do so much to improve writing — ultimately, you have to reread and use your own judgement.

  • @colinwalker I briefly tried Spark, but didn’t find any compelling reason to switch to it. Unfortunately, most new email clients are just applying band aids to people’s email problems. I’ve found that most of those can be solved by unsubscribing or changing mailing list settings, or using RSS instead.

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