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#2559686 [Rumor] Apple wants bring mobile Apps to the next macOS update - Good idea?

Posted by PookyMacMan on 02 January 2018 - 12:47 AM

Universal binaries are hardly a new concept for Apple's OS. They, of all companies, know all about the...quirks...of mixing processor architectures  :P In the past though, whether Universal binaries were for 68k/PPC or PPC/Intel, notice the OS was always the same. You built a single code base, and compiled for multiple architectures. So logically, macOS and iOS should be nearly one and the same for this plan to be effective. And while I like that idea in principle, it makes me nervous, because Apple's infamous tendencies toward mobile-oriented experiences would hint that it is more likely for Apple to remove valuable features from the system. And/or switch Macs to ARM architecture (actually not an unreasonable or novel prediction). Imagine having to jailbreak a Mac. That would be horrifying.  why isn't Opera there? Why not the Arturia and Korg synths? And so on) Can't speak for Opera of course, but I wouldn't be surprised if most pro music software woul...

#2160358 30 years of the technologie's evolution

Posted by PookyMacMan on 14 August 2015 - 04:11 PM

I love how the stuff that has disappeared in this picture reflects reality. I use most of it daily, except the alarm clock, the pen and paper, and the lovely picture of my cat that invades my home everyday. Too bad most of the young people, at least here in the Netherlands, learn by using an iPad...We played outside.We where thought to write on a piece of paper, nowadays they learn how to type.Why do math?                             The computer can do it for us.Why learn a foreign language?    We have translators.Why learn where Tokyo is?          We got Maps.  Technology has not done us well the past 20 years. First of all, hope you're doing well, pal. Been a while since we've chatted. :) Personally, as one about to go into making new technology in the near future, I love all the new tech advances and I always support them for what they are. However, t...

#2159938 A new guideline for our forum.

Posted by PookyMacMan on 12 August 2015 - 11:17 PM

Let me make it clear: this is not a hard-and-fast rule that will be strictly enforced. This is, as the title says, a guideline. We will only edit posts when there are extreme cases of illegibility.

#2120013 Apple News - Spring Forward

Posted by PookyMacMan on 15 March 2015 - 04:33 AM

Here's the issue with the MacBook IMO: it doesn't really fit an actual category bracket with specs and price. I don't even have an issue with the single USB port, and here's why: This machine looks like, from the specs, the ultimate budget user notebook. It's small, light, has Retina(!), and completely silent. Plus it'll come with 8GB RAM standard (enough for budget users), and 256GB SSD storage. The people this will appeal to (and I believe the focus) is the girl (or boy) who wants something trendy that's not complicated. And the fact that it doesn't have a power brick will appeal to many. But it is not for the power user. For most people this would appeal to, I could see the adapters not being an issue. People will get the $79 adapter and be done, they can connect the flash drive (which they probably won't use that much), an HDMI display, and still charge the thing. For anyone with any real computing needs, you'll still need the Air, which will still be a faster machine...

#2059300 Apple announced its first smartwatch called...

Posted by PookyMacMan on 10 September 2014 - 02:05 AM

My humble opinion: it's the classiest looking smart watch available, to me it seems to be a far superior design to the Galaxy Gear and the LG whatever-its-called. It's the only smart watch I'd be willing to buy, since it looks like a nice watch and not a geeky gimmick, despite being an Android fan.

#2043534 Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition

Posted by PookyMacMan on 23 July 2014 - 03:32 PM

But of course, remember that it is a DP build so it will be more prone to instability. So if 100% reliability is a priority I would wait until Yosemite is released. Otherwise go for it.

#2023139 The OSx86 Community - Past, Present and Future

Posted by PookyMacMan on 29 May 2014 - 07:13 PM

Also I think that the hackintosh community is simply not big enough so that Apple will bother with it, and imho will never grow over a certain amount, bc it is - at least guessing from my own experience - still way harder to get a perfect hack running, than just buying a mac. Not too hard to make OS X boot up somehow, that's right - but then the devil is in the details, and to get to the point where DSDT editing "is like making coffee" - well imho there is quite a learning curve to master first in order to get to this point. And I think a lot of the typical Apple target audience simply does not ever want to bother with such things. Therefore I would be REALLY curious how many OS X users are running a hack vs a real mac. But I would really wonder if that were more than, let's say 2-3%.It's not big enough nor a real threat. Installing OS X breaks the EULA, which is not legally enforceable in all countries. And even in those countries where one could be prosecuted, it is a "mere"...

#2022024 Ubuntu

Posted by PookyMacMan on 24 May 2014 - 10:50 PM

I'm going to briefly "abuse" my power as global mod to give a personal shout-out to Alessandro17. Please pardon me this one time. :P It's not a laugh, but, oh well. Alessandro, as for me, I think you have been a very good administrator, at least all the time I've been here. When I first joined InsanelyMac almost 3 years ago, I remember being very impressed by the way you handled certain topics with troublemakers. I can't remember any off the top of my head, but I saw a couple of them. And I also loved your avatar. :D Then I remember the first time you had to confront me on something. For those who don't know, I had created two different topics of my Snow Leopard guide, one in the Genius Bar and one in the SL forums. So Alessandro had to shut one of them down and direct everyone over to my other thread. But I panicked, I thought for sure I would be severely punished or something. So I PM'ed Alessandro, and he firmly and kindly helped me to understand. I can never forget tha...

#2020762 macbook mid 2010

Posted by PookyMacMan on 19 May 2014 - 06:34 PM

Something else: if the HDD doesn't have a system on it and you don't have any other drives plugged in, the boot menu won't show up with the Option key. It will only work if there is a bootable system somewhere. The only key combination that should work without any OS on the machine is the T key for target disk mode. Have you tried that?

#2020498 The OSx86 Community - Past, Present and Future

Posted by PookyMacMan on 18 May 2014 - 06:29 PM

I tried to sell my old laptop on EBay and I listed it as being dual-boot Win7 and OS X. That's the issue. The reason Apple cared is because you're selling the machine. That's why Apple shut down Psystar. If you make a machine and put OS X on it, Apple won't throw a fit, but if you make money off of an unauthorized machine then Apple does something about it.

#2007498 How to change from MBR to GUID?

Posted by PookyMacMan on 25 March 2014 - 10:52 PM

Try downloading a tool called GParted. It is a Linux Live CD. Burn it (or put it on a USB drive) and boot from it. You should be able to format your drive as HFS+. Then, boot into the installer, open Disk Utility, select your HFS+ partition, and click the Enable Journaling button in the toolbar. You should then be good to go.

#2006770 How to change from MBR to GUID?

Posted by PookyMacMan on 23 March 2014 - 02:20 AM

What exactly are you doing?

#1966861 Apple's new OS is EVIL!

Posted by PookyMacMan on 12 November 2013 - 03:55 AM

I installed OS X Mavericks right after it came out, but... It was a horrible mistake. It is the most dangerous operating system on the face of the earth. It will wreak havoc on all humans, destroying us all!! Time to call in the forces of good to fight back on the desktop!  Megaman.600.198901.jpg 101.47KB 12 downloads The MAVERICK HUNTERS!!! Couldn't resist. ;) Retro gamer here.


Posted by PookyMacMan on 02 August 2013 - 05:06 PM

Have you tried booting into safe mode (-x at the boot prompt)?

#1932838 MacOS X vs Linux

Posted by PookyMacMan on 17 July 2013 - 05:08 PM

As already said, you can do the same thing in all OSes, but not the same easy straightforward way. In my opinion, Windows has much more software to choose from, so why limit oneself with a few software for MacOS or Linux? Moreover, most MacOS or Linux applications have a PC port, so just use the Windows version if you want something specific. Any piece of hardware has a driver for at least Windows XP, but in MacOS or Linux you may have to rely on third-party drivers, or not work at all. If it does work it may not have all the features you paid for, only basic functionality and certaintly I don't like that, even if I hardly use all the features, I grade compatibility too much to compromise, this reason alone hinders me making MacOS or Linux my primary OS. That's why Apple should allow Mac clones (Hackintoses) as IBM allowed PC clones in the past...I believe that there is no 100% foolproof secure OS. In any OS, having an up-to-date antivirus AND be careful what you click, you shouldn...

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