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Old Feb 6, 2013, 07:27 AM   #76
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How about postings for:

OpenGL Core 4.0+ - it's pathetic in OS X

Finder HFS+ - C'mon, work out the ZFS licensing issues (or something), HFS+ is beyond long in the tooth. As HDD's become cheaper and larger along w/ the surge in NAS's in consumer homes, ZFS would be perfect for large volumes.

Multiple Display's - Fullscreen "linen-ing out" secondary displays, why not maximize desktop real estate with full screen on multiple displays, or not negate the secondary display? It's meant to maximize desktop real estate, not take it away. Improve multiple display system support.

Networking Protocols - Fix AFP and SAMBA (10.8 improved a bit, still a hot crossover mess)

"Mission Control" - Craig Federighi "baby" needs a spanking. Thankfully 10.8 brought back 10.6-esque "Exposé" by ungrouping, but if it weren't for "TotalSpaces" adding 10.5/6 grid "Spaces", I'd still be on my 10.6 partition 99% of the time (100% if it weren't for lacking iCloud integration).

Social Media - Don't use it, don't need it. Even unused, it still loads in the background, eating up resources. Many threads on this topic, called "bloatware". Facebook in Aperture? I don't know a serious photographer who uses Facebook as clients would have to sign off on use of their images (this is for headshots, photographer can use own images but serves little purpose for business), Facebook "Likes" don't equal business (a thread here with a bunch of us chimed in on how many Facebook "fans" expected free services). It's social media, not business media, keep it to iPhoto and work on an Aperture 4.0 overhaul.

GUI Eye-candy- Unless it serves a purpose other than eating up resources and requiring more RAM, toss it.

iPhoto - Add back "Time Machine" support to restore individual pics/events/albums that ver. 9 removed. I don't want to restore my entire library because my wife or kid deleted/trashed pics. Every core app - Open the app, click on "Time Machine", restore lost media (Mail, Contacts, etc do such, why remove it from a popular core app?)

Mail - Overhaul, improve enterprise support, better rules and organization, clean it up.

Messages - Fix the incessant bug that loads deleted [blank] messages with random phone numbers with every launch.

Aperture 4.0 - Update, see above.

Notes and Reminders - Combine the two, or such, reminders makes notes a big redundant.

Messages/iChat - Bring back the "Answering Machine" feature from the Leopard beta's.
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The new iChat answering preference tab allows users to record a Video greeting to serve as an answering message when users are away from their desk. The caller may then leave a message.
Perfect for the deaf (or combine FaceTime and Messages)

Safari - Organize bookmarks by name, search for duplicate bookmarks. Such a simple feature that's been needed for a long time.

Dashboard - You can place widgets permanently on the desktop with a tweak, but not natively.

Software Updates via "App Store" - Snow Leopard had it right, don't mix OS X Core updates with the "App Store", can be confusing for non-techies.

iWork '09 and iLife '11 - the dates state it all.

...and for the love of all things holy, ditch the skeuomorphism. Thank god for "Mountain Tweaks", removed Calendar and Contacts eye candy, back to 10.6 is a breath of fresh air.

Sorry for the points, as a developer I've written these up to Apple (nicely of course) since 10.7, even to a few buds at Cupertino who can bring some of these points to the attention of the engineers and designers. Before Apple begins adding half-baked features into OS X (Siri is still "beta" on iOS in my opinion), fix OS X. God, hire back Bertrand Serlet and fire Craig Federighi. You gots da money, throw it at him.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 07:34 AM   #77
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Siri on the Mac would be incredible, but they better not make it an exclusive feature to new Macs. That's a low blow and a crappy tactic to push new hardware. There's no reason why my 2008 8-core Mac Pro with 8 Gigs of RAM couldn't use Siri. Siri for the most part uses the internet. I can't imagine that I can run Aperture and Logic, but not Siri. Sure my Mac is almost 5 years old, but it's still a screamer!
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 09:09 AM   #78
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Some very valid points– though I disagree with quite a few of them.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:01 AM   #79
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Can there be new features added to siri before it gets ported onto macs? There's so much potential......

Dude, are you really gonna talk to your computer??


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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:39 AM   #80
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Only will work on 2013 Macs as older Mac hardware is not compatible
so it will work on 2013 Macs released at the end of the year and unaivalable until mid-2014
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 12:00 PM   #81
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Dude, are you really gonna talk to your computer??

Dude, Yes, Yes we will talk to them.
Apple's Goal for Computing.

When I first saw that video. I wondered how the AI was getting all that data.
Now we have Google and wolframalpha.com.

So I think Siri is meant to be much much more.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 01:29 PM   #82
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Oh man, this is exciting. I'm loving this trend, easy to predict the innovations... OS X 11 will bring Passbook & Maps. Very helpful stuff for desktops.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 02:12 PM   #83
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 07:00 PM   #84
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Hands free porn surfing... Apple is on to something.




Not sure what my roommate in going to think when he hears "Siri, google image hot asians chicks with nice ass" coming from my room.
Sounds passable to me.

My queries would me much more "fun" to listen to

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If the functionality is there that would incline me to do so, then yes.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 03:02 AM   #86
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and..how do you know this? are you the engineer?
You must be..., 'cause you don't have a sense of humor.

On a more serious note, I'd imagine getting touch interface integrated in Mac OS would be a bit more important than Siri, but what do I know, I am not an engineer.
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You must be..., 'cause you don't have a sense of humor.

On a more serious note, I'd imagine getting touch interface integrated in Mac OS would be a bit more important than Siri, but what do I know, I am not an engineer.
touch screen? Probably a bad idea. playing games, doing on homework, working on reports...or whatever by touching the screen....results? scratch screen... probably need Zagg to protect desktop screen.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 10:43 PM   #88
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touch screen? Probably a bad idea. playing games, doing on homework, working on reports...or whatever by touching the screen....results? scratch screen... probably need Zagg to protect desktop screen.
Right. 'Cause my iPad's screens, including the years-old now iPad v1 are covered in scratches....

Look at the innovation that MS has spurred with Windows 8 (which in reality is little more than a launcher stuck on top of Windows 7). Suddenly Windows laptops are getting exciting again. Perhaps the first generation is far from perfect, but they are on the right track.

Siri is really "bleh" for most practical purposes. Touch has obviously been successful for Apple, they have already introduced a number of iOS elements in OS X, so I'd imagine that OS XI will have touch. I just don't want to wait that long....
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 12:22 AM   #89
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can they fix siri for ios before adding it to osx. siri is more of an irritation than a help.
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Right. 'Cause my iPad's screens, including the years-old now iPad v1 are covered in scratches....

Look at the innovation that MS has spurred with Windows 8 (which in reality is little more than a launcher stuck on top of Windows 7). Suddenly Windows laptops are getting exciting again. Perhaps the first generation is far from perfect, but they are on the right track.

Siri is really "bleh" for most practical purposes. Touch has obviously been successful for Apple, they have already introduced a number of iOS elements in OS X, so I'd imagine that OS XI will have touch. I just don't want to wait that long....
Siri? true...not lot of people use gimmicking Siri. I don't see how touch screen is really innovation... maybe digital computer that appears like a projector when you click a button on your key chain...that's innovation.
Really though... how is that going to be more effective for regular users?
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Siri? true...not lot of people use gimmicking Siri. I don't see how touch screen is really innovation... maybe digital computer that appears like a projector when you click a button on your key chain...that's innovation.
Really though... how is that going to be more effective for regular users?
Well, touch. Think of it as a larger iPad, but running the more robust OS X (with integrated touch interface), which can be used on a plane or in bed for entertainment, for casual browsing, or reading, or light work....

Then, when you need to use the mouse and the keyboard, you simply flip the thing, just like it's done with the Windows 8 laptops that are starting to pop up. But done better than Windows 8 (which, as I've mentioned before, seems more like a luncher stuck on top of Windows 7).

I have little doubt that that's what OS XI will be - there is a reason Apple has been integrating iOS features into OS X for the last couple of years.

The difference is that Apple is likely afraid of cannibalizing iPad sales with a tablap like that, while MS didn't have anything to worry about, so they just jumped right into it.
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Well, touch. Think of it as a larger iPad, but running the more robust OS X (with integrated touch interface), which can be used on a plane or in bed for entertainment, for casual browsing, or reading, or light work....

Then, when you need to use the mouse and the keyboard, you simply flip the thing, just like it's done with the Windows 8 laptops that are starting to pop up. But done better than Windows 8 (which, as I've mentioned before, seems more like a luncher stuck on top of Windows 7).

I have little doubt that that's what OS XI will be - there is a reason Apple has been integrating iOS features into OS X for the last couple of years.

The difference is that Apple is likely afraid of cannibalizing iPad sales with a tablap like that, while MS didn't have anything to worry about, so they just jumped right into it.
If this happens...i mean as world wide thing...i hope it becomes effective...for regular users.
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