Macworld: macOS Sierra review - Mixing iOS with OS X to make a better Mac.
FYI. Mixed bag. Mine’s a 2011 iMac, so much of the whiz won’t be here.
DP Review: Fujifilm goes medium format - What you need to know about the GFX 50S.
Shoulder shrugs. First thing I think of. If Fuji’s beautiful color rendition translates to 50MP, this’ll be a stunner.
PDN: Tether Tools Case Air Wireless Tether System Teaches Old DSLRs New Tricks.
Now this will be quite handy!
AI: iOS 10 tests show slower boot times, but overall smooth speeds even on older iPhones.
How often does one boot up an iPhone? I don’t often do it. I’d say there’s a beat longer with some functions.
BIG WARNING - the update process briefly bricked my iPad Air. Totally unresponsive in the middle of the update process. Black screen, but you could tell the screen was powered. Did a Home+Power hard reboot, the Apple logo appeared for about five minutes, then the progress bar restored. Stalled about 2/3 of the way through for another five-ten minutes, then completed the process to the lock screen. Phew. So iPhone was smooth, no hitches. iPad, glitchy upgrade. Make sure you do it wired to your Mac with iTunes, and have a current complete backup.
TechCrunch Review: Apple tees up the future with iPhone 7.
Youtube: Eagles away! Dutch police unveil latest recruits against drones.
Hmmm. As I’ve mentioned before, drone operators (after many crashes) tend to upgrade the propellers to lighter, stronger carbon fiber. Those CF blades are sharper than a conventional steak knife. The eagles, unless they have stronger feet than I imagine, could end up severely injured.
Macworld/Razer Mechanical Keyboard Case review: Luxurious keys for iPad Pro.
Of note. Speaking of building biceps ...
Ars UK: Nvidia stuffs desktop GTX 1080, 1070, 1060 into laptops, drops the “M”.
BackBlaze/Hard Drive Failure Rates: The Results from 68,813 Hard Drives.
c|net: Top 5 solid-state drives: It’s upgrade time.
Hmmm. I still need to get the recall done on my iMac’s graphics card. Time to replace the internal with an SSD, methinks.
Anandtech: Seagate’s New ‘Guardian Series’ Portfolio Brings 10TB Helium HDDs.
Photogs, prick up your ears. But you’ll probably want to buy them in pairs for backup purposes. $$$.
Macintouch Forums: Building My $1200 Hackintosh.
DP Review: Parachut is a subscription service for borrowing expensive camera gear.
c|net: Dallas shooter killed by bomb-equipped robot in first for law enforcement.
“While it does appear to be the first time a police robot has killed anyone in the United States, robots have been used for other nonlethal offensive actions in recent years. In 2014, for example, Albuquerque Police used a robot to deploy ‘chemical munitions’ into a motel room where a suspect was holed up to force the suspect to surrender.” Albuquerque. Sort of expected. I should think they’d consider drone + flashbangs as a nonlethal solution, too. The deterrent for lawless behavior is dialing way up, and virtually noone’s talking about it.
James Friend | PCE.js - Classic Mac OS in the Browser.
CoolTools: MagCozy MagSafe to MagSafe2 holder.
Of note. Nifty.
AppleInsider: The best external monitor alternatives to Apple’s discontinued Thunderbolt Display.
Of note. Expected at least one Dell, and sure enough ...
Luminous Landscape: Hasselblad Announces Groundbreaking X1D.
Yeah, but sensor quality? Got a lot of high MP cameras out nowadays. And this ain’t cheap.
The Atlantic: The Existentialism of GPS.
Macworld: Apple previews Apple File System to replace HFS+ in 2017.
AppleInsider: Apple preparing changes to MacBook lineup this month.
“While sources couldn’t pin down Apple’s exact plans, it’s believed current MacBook families could see some adjustment by the end of this month, even if it’s just in the form of more aggressive pricing.” Bill, you’re my saviour.
Apple Insider: Rumor - New MacBook Pros will be announced by Apple this month, begin shipping in Aug
Ouch. Rats. I may not be able to wait that long. Which means invigorating my deal-sniffing genes.
c|net: This quick-release parachute could save drones from going kersplat.
Ballistic parachutes for drones? I’m surprised noone thought of it before. Even me!
Register.UK: F-35s failed ‘scramble test’ because of buggy software.
“During the first 30 flights with Block 3iR6.21, which accumulated 75.6 hours of flight time, no less than 27 power cycles were required to get all systems functioning between initial startup and takeoff. These power cycles varied in degree – from “cold iron” resets, where the aircraft had to be shut down and then restarted, to component or battery power recycling.” This is simply ridiculous.
c|net: Dropbox looks to declutter your hard drive.
‘Twould be lovely to free up some space on the old primary hard drive. Security issues twangle in the back of my brain, however. DB’s had some issues. Even so, they’re so ubiquitous among my clients, using them is the #1 option.