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iOS 7 looks interesting!! Still reading about Mac OSX....

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The new Mac Pro looks remarkably clever.  Even the most ardent Apple hater must surely doff their cap to that unified core thermal design... 

 

http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/

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Looks very futuristic!! Mac Pros looked industrial until now.

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RE: Apple at WWDC

Paul. wrote:

Even the most ardent Apple hater must surely doff their cap to that unified core thermal design... 

Doubtful.

Liking the look of iOS 7 and liking most of the new features on OS X Mavericks - lets see how much it costs to upgrade.

 

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cheer

Finally...new features I've been asking for, such as iBooks on OSX Mavericks and number-blocking on iOS 7.

I seem to be missing the point of Maps on Mavericks. Not that I use it, I still prefer Google Maps.

Not sure yet what to make of iTunes Radio. Will have to see it properly before I decide if it's something I am happy to scrap Spotify for.

That new Mac Pro looks amazing.

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RE: Apple at WWDC

professorhat wrote:

Paul. wrote:

Even the most ardent Apple hater must surely doff their cap to that unified core thermal design... 

Doubtful.

Liking the look of iOS 7 and liking most of the new features on OS X Mavericks - lets see how much it costs to upgrade.

 

My thoughts entirely guys. Mavericks? makes me think back to James [Brett Maverick]Garner Smile

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so apple firmly failed to address any of the major issues with ios7 and basically gave it a facelift...  oh dear.

 

The new mac pro does look grand, yet also like a rubbish bin Smile

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so apple firmly failed to address any of the major issues with ios7

 

Such as?

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MajorFubar wrote:

cheeseboy wrote:

so apple firmly failed to address any of the major issues with ios7

 

Such as?

It's not Android?

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professorhat wrote:

Paul. wrote:

Even the most ardent Apple hater must surely doff their cap to that unified core thermal design... 

Doubtful.

Well, I might if I had the faintest idea what it meant. As far as I can see it just means there's only one fan, which doesn't seem that much to get excited about, unless I'm missing something?

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Its got one triangular extruded aluminium heatsink that cools the memory, processor and dual workstation class gpus.  If the processor is running full beans and the gpu isn't, then the redundant heat capacity for the gpu portion of the heatsink can be shared to the other componants.  Also, it's not obvious from the pics, but its only 10" by 7" even though its bonkers powerfull and supposedly near silent.

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bigboss wrote:

iOS 7 looks interesting!! Still reading about Mac OSX....

Looks like I'm going to have to upgrade my old iPhone (4) and iPad (2) Angry

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iPhone 4 works with ios7.  You loose airdrop, you already didn't have panoramas (so you don't get that) and you can't do live filters (but you can do it in photo stream.  I don't think those are deal breakers?

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iOS 7 definitely feels quite slick in use, the icons are pretty terrible with a "pre-school" look about them but everything else seems to have a high quality, premium feel - moreso than iOS 6.

It's a good upgrade in most respects if not a wholesale revamp, the only other thing I'd change straight off is the gimmicky paralax wallpaper scrolling, it's barely noticeable in use except for when it jerks into place abruptly at times, I'd imagine it also eats a little into battery life...

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The best feature is the quick settings - it looks vaguely familar!

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Apple Clearly got their 'inspiration' from Webos,Android, W8 and third party app devs with 7.

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