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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
The Retina iMac versus the Mac Pro, on paper   —  The 5K Retina iMac is out, and it looks incredible so far on paper — so incredible that I'm seriously considering selling my new Mac Pro to get the Retina iMac instead.  In fact, the case for the Mac Pro for anyone but advanced video editors …
Oct 18, 2014, 10:55 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Ubiquitous competition in the app market is hurting the quality and sustainability of iOS apps   —  App Rot  —  Look around your iPad for a minute.  How are its third-party apps doing?  —  Are they all being actively updated?  Are they all built for iOS 7 yet?
Jul 29, 2014, 1:25 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Sunrise on why they ask for your Apple ID and password   —  To paraphrase: “It lets us do cool stuff.”  —  I don't think that's a valid justification for a young company that has already had a security scare to ask for a high-security username and password that many people tie …
Jan 22, 2014, 6:10 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Apparently It's OK For iOS Apps To Ask For Your Apple ID And Password   —  Apple's currently featuring the Sunrise app in the App Store.  —  Upon first launch, Sunrise invites you to create an account, then asks you to add a calendar.  The first option, “iCloud Calendar” …
Jan 22, 2014, 6:05 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
How and when the iMac and Mac Pro can go Retina   —  Three major factors have probably prevented a proper 2×-in-each-dimension “Retina” version of today's 27″ iMac and standalone Thunderbolt Display, which would need to be 5120×2880 pixels:  — Nobody makes general-purpose LCD panels with that resolution today.
Jan 11, 2014, 9:35 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Apple Can't Ban “Rate This App” Dialogs   —  There's been a lot of discussion in the last few days about those annoying “Rate This App” dialogs in far too many iOS apps today, initiated by John Gruber, summarized nicely by Chris Gonzales, and followed up with a nice discussion between Gruber and Daniel Jalkut in The Talk Show this week.
Dec 15, 2013, 7:45 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Newsstand sucks in iOS 7   —  Hamish McKenzie: … The problems with Newsstand go even deeper on the technical and economic side:  — Auto-renewing subscriptions, which launched as effectively Newsstand-exclusive, are now permitted in any app that sells content or services that fit within Apple's …
Dec 2, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
No surprises, unnatural presentations and dated product messaging made Apple's event feel off   —  Off  —  Something felt a bit off about this week's Apple event.  —  Part of it was the lack of surprises, which isn't Apple's fault.  All of the product upgrades, while nice, were incremental and predictable.
Oct 24, 2013, 6:25 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
In an App Store full of free alternatives, it's over for paid-up-front apps   —  Underscore Price Dynamics  —  Every iOS developer needs to listen to _DavidSmith's most recent podcast episode, Real World Price Dynamics with Lauren Smith (it's just 22 minutes).
Sep 28, 2013, 3:00 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Shell Company Related To Cowardly Patent Troll , Nathan Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures, Forced To Settle Frivolous Lawsuit Against One-Man Business After Law Firm Donates Nearly $200,000 Worth Of Defense  —  This story will circulate a lot today.  I'd like to suggest a more informative …
Aug 8, 2013, 4:05 PMIn context

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