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RE: Apple's New MacBook: Great for Some (But Not All)

mferrara91: I agree completely. And I hope my column made it clear the MacBook might be ideal for users who might otherwise choose a MacBook Air, but is probably not a contender for users who need the capabilities of a MacBook Pro.

RE: Apple's New MacBook: Great for Some (But Not All)

Bronco46blogs: Lighter and thinner = better for road warriors. As for Saratoga, I knew she was an aircraft carrier -- the keyboard was almost as big as its landing deck. But I didn't know that an aircraft carrier isn't also a battleship. Thanks for clearing that up - I won't make that mistake again. grin

RE: Apple's New MacBook: Great for Some (But Not All)

Hi Khurt, That was precisely my point. One port makes things difficult for folks like us who have external drives, scanners, wired keyboards and so on. It's otherwise an awesome machine, but after you add a couple of hundred bucks for a dock (which is not even available yet), the Air or Pro become much more attractive options.

RE: Apple's New MacBook: Great for Some (But Not All)

Lee: it felt sturdy as an Air or Pro with no flexing or bending that I noticed. Bruce: You may be right but the USB-C single port conundrum will remain an issue for many for the foreseeable future.

RE: Dr. Mac's Thoughts on WWDC

OK... My bad. I must have been backstage partying with Bono and The Edge when he said it. grin

RE: Dr. Mac's Thoughts on WWDC

Mrmwebmax: I don't think so. I was at Flint Center for the watch intro... and I'm pretty sure he didn't trot it out then. I could be mistaken but I don't think so.

RE: Apple Music Lands Taylor Switft, But Beatles Are a No-Show

I agree, RonMacGuy, but you'd think The Beatles management/survivors would be eager to court the remaining listeners who aren't familiar with the Beatles. Holding out for more money they don't really need seems kinda self-defeating to me -- if they can't listen to it first, they almost certainly won't be buying it. Perhaps that's why I'm not in the music business?

RE: Apple Music Lands Taylor Switft, But Beatles Are a No-Show

But everyone who cares about The Beatles even a little owns all (or most) of The Beatles' albums. And, in fact, I'd venture that many of us own most of them in more than one format. IMHO The Beatles not being on Apple Music is not a big deal.

RE: Rose 2.0 and Satori 2.0 Screensavers (from After Dark) Released as Freeware for OS X

Very cool! That truly is COOL STUFF FOUND. Thanks, Bryan!

RE: Texas BBQ and High Technology...

Wab95: I think purists might take exception to gadgets... But I'm not a purist. If there's a way to do it more efficiently with gadgets, count me in! BTW, Aaron Franklin (of world-famous Franklin's BBQ in Austin) says in his new book that the only way to tell if a brisket is done is to pick it up and feel it. Of course I do that, too, but I use the thermometers to maintain a constant temperature in the smoker and provide a rough estimate of how much longer the meat needs to cook.