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RE: New Products Apple Might Give Us While We Wait for the Car

ksec. I was just reading that "all 4K television sets launched last year have h.265 decoders." http://www.gravlab.com/2015/01/20/netflixs-transition-4k-hevc-challenging-far/ If you know something about patent issues affecting production, fill me in. As for iCloud Time Machine, we discussed your concern in a meeting early Friday. Such a system would have to be very smart about which files and when it backs them up in a low bandwidth environment. The local Time Machine drive could also serve as an intermediate cache. It could work.

RE: New Products Apple Might Give Us While We Wait for the Car

geoduck: with watchOS 2.2, I'm averaging about 75-80% charge remaining each night when I put it on the charger.

RE: New Products Apple Might Give Us While We Wait for the Car

I've always been fond of the smartphone concept in the SciFI series "Earth: Final Conflict". Recently, someone added a link to that gizmo in a comment to an article of mine. If anyone has it handy, I'll edit this article to include a mention.

RE: New Products Apple Might Give Us While We Wait for the Car

geoduck. The estimate I saw for the Apple Watch, for Q2, from Maynard Um (Wells Fargo) was: "Watch sales/units/ASP of $0.8B/2.5MM/$320". Previously, for all of 2015, I saw estimates of 7 - 10 million. Even if the total to date is only 10 million, at an ASP of $320, that's a revenue of $3.2 billion. Nothing compared to the iPhone, but a nice chunk of change. Worth the effort put into it, I'd say.

RE: Apple Car Project Breaks Up with BMW & Daimler to Go It Alone. No Pressure

geoduck: I thought I read something about a car-to-car communication system that negotiates who goes first. FIFO, etc. Here's where the Feds need to set a standard. If anyone has read about that, let me know.

RE: Apple Car Project Breaks Up with BMW & Daimler to Go It Alone. No Pressure

RonMacGuy: Also, what if an autonomous car takes you to the grocery store on Christmas Eve and every parking space is full. With no manual controls, what would it do? Does the passenger select "Troll mode" ? Summer time: two spaces available. Does the car pick the parking space such that when you get out, you don't put your foot into a puddle of mud?

RE: Why We Should Be Very Pleased With Apple's 2016 MacBook

JJFinn: You wrote "MacBook Pro," but I think you meant "MacBook." The new MacBook Pros for 2016 will come later, perhaps announced at WWDC in June.

RE: Apple Car Project Breaks Up with BMW & Daimler to Go It Alone. No Pressure

geoduck. I messed up again. Perhaps the webmaster will bail me out for the Nth time. Temporary fix in place.

RE: We Now Know What the New MacBook Pros Will Be Like - Apple Just Told Us

ozarkcanoer: 1. Yes. For example http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/review/minix-neo-c-usb-c-multiport-adapter-dock-includes-vga-or-hdmi or http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/review/satechi-usb-c-hub-is-small-has-pass-through-power 2. My understanding is that with Thunderbolt 3 using the USB-C port, you'll be able to attach your old TB peripherals with an adapter. See the link in Section #3 above in the article or go direct to; https://thunderbolttechnology.net/tech/faq

RE: As Apple Moves From OS X to MacOS, What's in Store for Users?

The reasons it would probably be "MacOS" are: 1. On Apple's own webpage, the company used the term "MacOS". It's since been changed back to OS X, but the 9to5Mac site grabbed a screen shot in the article I linked to. We must follow Apple's own lead. 2. Apple holds a registered trademark on the term "Mac" but not on the term "mac." That's why we previously had Mac OS 8, Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. http://www.apple.com/legal/intellectual-property/guidelinesfor3rdparties.html