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Old Sep 5, 2013, 08:03 AM   #51
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Imagine push notifications for forums when you receive a new PM or somebody quoted your post. That would be really useful!
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 08:04 AM   #52
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You have to pay Apple to issue a certificate because you have to use their servers and they can revoke this certificate at any time.

You can argue that these decisions make sense, but in the end it's still a walled garden with a tollbooth.
And with mandatory Apple censorship of content too.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 08:16 AM   #53
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Is it just me or does anyone else really hate getting notifications? I disable everything and wish I could turn notification center off completely.

This new feature sounds super annoying.
I assume each website would have some sore of alert telling you it supports push notifications (Maybe even just a soft dropdown at the top, not a hard alert. Like the app store links on iOS.) Then you either allow or deny.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 08:30 AM   #54
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God how,.... uhmm, not clever do you have to be to believe that this would enable every website to send you notifications... ??!?
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 08:39 AM   #55
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What grudge with Engadget? Are you sure you don't mean Gizmodo?
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 08:51 AM   #56
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I doubt that Apple would block MacRumors. Apple loves this site I'm pretty sure.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 09:44 AM   #57
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Man, the bitching here is unbelievable. This is a nice feature which you can turn on for news from specific websites you like and which use it in a good way and keep it turned off for all the other sites. Simple as that. Pathetic whiny attitude with zero power of imagination on this board.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 09:53 AM   #58
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To all those complaining about this feature, just don't turn it on. Don't enable it on any website that requests it. 'Nuff said.
Notifications are on by default for apps, web sites will likely be opt in. Eventually, some sites will be automatic I am sure. Such as Apple.com. etc etc. You can't turn notification center off completely, you have to disable everything manually.

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It is just you. You can disable app with useless (or useless to you) notifications, or like I do I just disable the last 5 entries in notification Center and keep only for app which is important I remember things.
Yes, but you can't disable Notification Center. You have to manually manage all your apps. And the icon never goes away.


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Why is it super annoying? I love push notifications on my iPhone. It's so much better than notifications on my Mac which is usually delivered through e-mail. THAT'S what's annoying!
It is annoying because on my computer I am usually working, thus I check things when I need to. When I get notifications, it is an interruption to work, or play, or whatever I am doing. If you are a busy person eg multiple shared calendars, shared dropboxes and email accounts, you get a lot of notifications. So notification center is useless for work. If I could tell it to only notify me when a certain thing I am waiting for happened...then fine. But otherwise it is just a constant stream of annoying notifications. So I disable everything. But the icon won't go away.

I don't mind notifications on my phone because I can set it to silent and check it every once in a while. On a computer I am staring at the screen and constant little bubbles keep popping up.

I am sure notification center is great for people who really want to follow online threads, or know when they got their daily email or some such..but as an actual tool for important notifications, it falls short in my opinion. One of the worst Apple features, and I can't even hide the button.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 09:56 AM   #59
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Notifications are on by default for apps, web sites will likely be opt in. Eventually, some sites will be automatic I am sure. Such as Apple.com. etc etc. You can't turn notification center off completely, you have to disable everything manually.



Yes, but you can't disable Notification Center. You have to manually manage all your apps. And the icon never goes away.




It is annoying because on my computer I am usually working, thus I check things when I need to. When I get notifications, it is an interruption to work, or play, or whatever I am doing. If you are a busy person eg multiple shared calendars, shared dropboxes and email accounts, you get a lot of notifications. So notification center is useless for work. If I could tell it to only notify me when a certain thing I am waiting for happened...then fine. But otherwise it is just a constant stream of annoying notifications. So I disable everything. But the icon won't go away.

I don't mind notifications on my phone because I can set it to silent and check it every once in a while. On a computer I am staring at the screen and constant little bubbles keep popping up.

I am sure notification center is great for people who really want to follow online threads, or know when they got their daily email or some such..but as an actual tool for important notifications, it falls short in my opinion. One of the worst Apple features, and I can't even hide the button.

Jesus, if you are SO annoyed by your notification center (and the hours of work to turn an app off in the settings), just do this:

http://www.maclife.com/article/howto..._mountain_lion

Even the so terribly annoying icon will disappear with the permanent method.

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Old Sep 5, 2013, 10:38 AM   #60
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This feature could be good or bad. Good because sites like MR would be awesome. Bad because Yahoo would probably SPAM the heck out of me.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 11:15 AM   #61
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But is that going to mean that every time I visit one of these registered sites I'm going to get a system pop-up saying "MacRumors would like to send you push notifications"? If this catches on and lots of sites register this could get really annoying really quickly. Yes, you could no doubt turn the function off, but I think a lot of people might want to use it for maybe news websites and aren't going to want to have to say no to every other retailer's website they visit that wants to be able to push notify them of their latest sale items every other day.
I hope for a solution where the user is the first active party - asking through a click if this website offers notifications or having to click on a button/link on the website to subscribe - in comparison to the "XY would like to" pop-ups without requesting them. But I'm not a developer, I have no idea how exactly this works. Nice would be a little symbol in the address bar of the browser like the little "RSS" icon showed up in the past if the homepage offered it.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 12:46 PM   #62
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This could be extremely useful and possible a replacement for my rss reader.
That was my first thought. I relied heavily on Reeder to keep up on specific news and articles related to my field. Reeder has been empty and useless since June 28.

Does anyone have a suggestion on how I can continue following websites with RSS?
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 12:47 PM   #63
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You have to pay Apple to issue a certificate because you have to use their servers and they can revoke this certificate at any time.

You can argue that these decisions make sense, but in the end it's still a walled garden with a tollbooth.
My point is that it's proof that Apple is not attempting to make their app stores the ONLY way you're allowed to do anything on an Apple device as some have feared.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 12:58 PM   #64
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That was my first thought. I relied heavily on Reeder to keep up on specific news and articles related to my field. Reeder has been empty and useless since June 28.

Does anyone have a suggestion on how I can continue following websites with RSS?
Try Feedly. I imported my Google Reader subscriptions into this. Best RSS reader to "consume" blog news etc., in my opinion. Works directly in your browser/via plugin on your Mac, iPhone/iPad companion apps do exist too, of course. Second place: Flipboard. Both really "magazine"-like, but you can change that at least in Feedly to a more "list" like view, too. If you still need it more simplistic, there are some other Reeder clones for Mac and iOS out there.

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Old Sep 5, 2013, 02:57 PM   #65
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What an annoying "feature". Get spammed directly in your web browser.
why on earth would you sign up for alerts from something you didnt want?

also, it's not in the browser -- the point of the feature is its websites sending notifications to your *OS*.

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To all those complaining about this feature, just don't turn it on. Don't enable it on any website that requests it. 'Nuff said.
please, stop using common sense -- they cant handle it.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 03:14 PM   #66
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Jesus, if you are SO annoyed by your notification center (and the hours of work to turn an app off in the settings), just do this:

http://www.maclife.com/article/howto..._mountain_lion

Even the so terribly annoying icon will disappear with the permanent method.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 04:45 PM   #67
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please, stop using common sense -- they cant handle it.
Normally I dislike bitchy comments, but that was funny and practical
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 05:05 PM   #68
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This will be a timesaver if MR uses it. Now I can find out when I'm put in Time Out without leaving my desktop.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 05:24 PM   #69
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This will be a timesaver if MR uses it. Now I can find out when I'm put in Time Out without leaving my desktop.
LOL We need to produce an annul book of the top comments on MacRumors. There've been some genius, witty, and creative posts, especially some of the images created and posted on the "Mavericks" launch thread.
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 05:26 AM   #70
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I hope MacRumors uses this feature.
Well it requires https, so maybe not.

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Does anyone have a suggestion on how I can continue following websites with RSS?
Use feedly.
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 05:48 PM   #71
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As someone who has long championed Apple giving users options I really don't see the problem with this at all, if it looks useful to some people then it could be a great feature, good for them.

If it looks like it would be an annoying feature, as it does to me, then I'm sure we can turn it off. Though I also share the view of those who wish there was a simple way to just turn off notification centre altogether (in the UI / System Prefs), for those of us who would want to*.

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Old Sep 7, 2013, 05:21 AM   #72
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Has anyone seen this in use?

I've not been using Mavericks much (dual booting with ML) but have just received a notification from Apple with a link to https://help.apple.com/osx-mavericks/whats-new
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Old Sep 7, 2013, 09:44 AM   #74
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New age of Push. Some forums and social will can make cool notifications.
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Old Sep 7, 2013, 11:06 PM   #75
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Try Feedly. I imported my Google Reader subscriptions into this. Best RSS reader to "consume" blog news etc., in my opinion. Works directly in your browser/via plugin on your Mac, iPhone/iPad companion apps do exist too, of course. Second place: Flipboard. Both really "magazine"-like, but you can change that at least in Feedly to a more "list" like view, too. If you still need it more simplistic, there are some other Reeder clones for Mac and iOS out there.
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