chadley_chad

chadley_chad

Lives in United Kingdom Nottingham, United Kingdom
Joined on Aug 26, 2011

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bogdescu: ...came back here because I forgot to ask about one weird scenario.
Let's say someone gives you a file on an USB key.
I know it's a crazy scenario, but it might happen.
What do you do? Where do you stick an USB stick, Schiller?
<edit: wow, it must be Alzheimer's, I already asked this rhetorical question once in this very debate>

I hope you ordered all the dongles you need ...l along with a big carry case. One born every minute!

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 19:23 UTC
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IdM photography: It was already a known fact that Apple hate IT guys, but Apple also hate photographers... My iPad just won't allow me to zoom to the finest detail of my photos (others apps are required like Big Photo or Actual Pixels) or have access to the EXIF information... And why does the iPad change the name of the photos I store??? Please just stop doing things just to bother people...

It sold better for the year because it's the first new laptop they've had for what, 2 years or more. Theyre also basing it on store sales; cheating as its the only place they're selling them today! Never has a product faced so much backlash from Apple fans, but you my friend, have done nothing but fall for apples marketing BS!

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 19:16 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom (48 comments in total)

I worked at Fujifilm in London selling these cameras into distributors and retailers ... Was so exciting having a boot full of camera tech!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 11th comment
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)
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Marty4650: These small high end cameras are in a dangerous niche.

If IQ matters most, then there are much cheaper options with much better IQ. You can get a truly outstanding Pentax K70 or Fuji X70 for less, and Fuji X100T for around the same price as a Sony RX100 V.

If small size matters most, then those smartphones are getting pretty good. And those Panasonic GM cameras are simply amazing, and also very small.

So what market is left for them? "Someone who wants to pay a lot of money to get a more portible device that takes better photos than a smart phone can."

Fortunately for Sony, those people still exist. At least for the time being.

Silly post really; comparing apples with ... Well, not even oranges! A smart phone can't even compete with an RX and the others you mentioned ... well, tkbslc said it all!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 22:52 UTC
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Lars V: I think the "Pro" moniker just got retired. Apple no longer targets creative imaging professionals - this is a consumer mass-market decision.

The 'Pro' moniker relates soley to the price!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
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Contra Mundum: "Apple's Phil Schiller explained that SD card slots are 'cumbersome.'"

What an idiotic explanation. The SD slot is one most useful interface in a laptop.

Not when you're Apple and you can't build a spring loaded slot that can take the card and eject it accordingly .... You know, like every other laptop and camera on the market does. What he's asmitting then is that Apples own designers have built something cumbersome; so rather than address it, they just remove it. Shamefully embarrassing!

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
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contadorfan: "You've got this thing sticking halfway out."

Quelle horreur!

And if you have to buy a SD to USB reader, then you've REALLY got a thing sticking out.

If I was Jonny Ive or any other member of the management team at Apple, I'd be ashamed of the fact I'd produced a 'Pro' computer without an SD slot; and probably more so that the excuse for not having one is that the card 'sticks out'. Apples roots were always in photography and video, yet now look at iTunes and the installed video apps. It's beyond embarrassing, it's shameful!

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 19:46 UTC
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IdM photography: It was already a known fact that Apple hate IT guys, but Apple also hate photographers... My iPad just won't allow me to zoom to the finest detail of my photos (others apps are required like Big Photo or Actual Pixels) or have access to the EXIF information... And why does the iPad change the name of the photos I store??? Please just stop doing things just to bother people...

I recall many years ago, the reason for buying a Mac was the suite of programs it came with ... Like iWeb which helped me easily build websites, iMovie, iDVD, a simple to use iTunes and iPhoto. What's left now ... Halve of those have gone and the remainder are a former shadow of their original design. Same with the OS, no wow hardware redesigns and re the SD slot (ignoring the fact on the iMac they moved it to the back!!!!), they don't even have the savy to integrate one that swallows the SD card whole like my cheap Dell laptop. Apple are a complete joke!

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
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Jackdaw61: I am a pro photographer with a 2012 MBP with SD slot, which I always use, but I also ALWAYS carry a USB card-reader in case that integrated slot ever fails - isn't that what anyone serious about reliability would do? It weighs about 10 grams and occupies a space of a box of matches, so what's the problem?

Wow ... I've never heard of anything so stupid in all my life ... Carrying a spare SD card reader in case the integral one fails???? Likewise, words fail me!

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 19:28 UTC
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razadaz: Sounds like he was making up excuses as he went along. Also reminiscent of the late nineties when Apple stopped fitting their computers with floppy disk drives. Everyone had to buy plug in external drives just to be able to install their software.

All of your coments are nuts. As I said, the fact you don't know it says a lot.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 18:49 UTC
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razadaz: Sounds like he was making up excuses as he went along. Also reminiscent of the late nineties when Apple stopped fitting their computers with floppy disk drives. Everyone had to buy plug in external drives just to be able to install their software.

The fact you don't realise why you're nuts, makes you even more nuts!!!! It's quite worrying, thank god you're not my neighbour!

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 19:23 UTC
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razadaz: Sounds like he was making up excuses as he went along. Also reminiscent of the late nineties when Apple stopped fitting their computers with floppy disk drives. Everyone had to buy plug in external drives just to be able to install their software.

The guys a complete nut!!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 21:38 UTC
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Slouch Hooligan: It is plainly clear that Apple Corp are courageous pioneers of a brave new, legacy free, world. Their heroic stand in driving peripheral manufacturers to get with the One True Program will go down in History as a watershed of technological progress.
Anyone who disagrees with any part of this profound pronouncement is, ipso facto, a stupid ignoramous.
Your Welcome!

Jesus, you've too much time on your hands .... Either that or you're smoking too much!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 20:03 UTC
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MatjazVrecko: Here is one of the many explanations floating in the cyberspace :D

https://youtu.be/-XSC_UG5_kU

Brilliant!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 02:06 UTC
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chadley_chad: https://youtu.be/ZxIgyG_7jcI

Watch at the 1 minute mark. It shows Steve Jobs extolling the virtues of a machine you can connect anything too. These days then, it's seems Apple are all about taking away anything you might need ... Oh how Steve must be turning in his grave as today's Apple says screw you to its customers!!!

I used to love Apple and the Steve Jobs presentations. Since his departure, Apple has systematically destroyed products and software and put money and self desire before its loyal customer base ... Who are leaving in droves. Apple have become the new Microsoft; but more arrogant than hopeless. I for one am looking forward to the rise of Microsoft once again!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 01:19 UTC
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RHD Phoyo: I have a number of MacBook Pro laptops. In response to the elimination of the SD Card Reader I decided it was time to look at the Surface Book with Performance Base. It apparently can be integrated into my iPhone and iCloud ecosystem, has a lot of power, and is materially lighter than the recently purchased MacBook Pro 15". So I have ordered it. Weird that Mac would cast away its edge in photo apps. Maybe they assume everyone will give up cameras and just use iPhones. The main reason I carry a laptop is business but I like photo-capable laptops for downtime.

I also like to burn movies to an SD card which then comes in my pocket to the girlfriends; whereupon it plugs into her smart TV and voila! Sweet and simple ... Something beyond Apples comprehension! (Note: she has no internet)

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 01:16 UTC
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AlanG: For quite a while it has been clear that maximizing profits is Apple's goal and the needs of creative professionals is not a priority. By comparison, it took a while but Microsoft's Surface Studio indicates that Microsoft now wants to fill that role and is more than capable enough to do it.

I'm a pro photographer, and I use SD in my full frame cameras ... Or are you now saying I'm not a pro based on the size of the plastic in my camera????

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 22:18 UTC
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chadley_chad: https://youtu.be/ZxIgyG_7jcI

Watch at the 1 minute mark. It shows Steve Jobs extolling the virtues of a machine you can connect anything too. These days then, it's seems Apple are all about taking away anything you might need ... Oh how Steve must be turning in his grave as today's Apple says screw you to its customers!!!

And this post, from the 2 minute mark (especially 2.43), shows EXACTLY where Apple has gone wrong ... Doing exactly what Steve Jobs said companies like Apple shouldn't do. What an eye opener!!!!

https://youtu.be/FF-tKLISfPE

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 22:17 UTC

https://youtu.be/ZxIgyG_7jcI

Watch at the 1 minute mark. It shows Steve Jobs extolling the virtues of a machine you can connect anything too. These days then, it's seems Apple are all about taking away anything you might need ... Oh how Steve must be turning in his grave as today's Apple says screw you to its customers!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 22:08 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
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cxsparc: One of the frustrating things about humanity is that Apple will continue to find buyers for their product, regardless how they milk their customers or detached ignorance of their needs.

As long as it is "cool" to own an Apple product, they will sell it to those in need of that.

Logically, upping the price of the MBP by 200 USD, dropping all current port standards except for the headphone, requiring the "Pro" customer to hang a set of expensive dongle on each USB-C port just to get SD/USB/ext HDD/HDMI connectivity should result in raising a finger to Apple and boycotting.

And that status bar thing is a joke compared to the added functionality of a touchscreen - and even that isn't even included in the 200USD raise.
Jeeezzz...

During my last encounter with an Ipad I learned that NO you can't quickly share pictures from your camera or another smartphone over bluetooth with an Apple product.

I think the statement 'cool to own an Apple' is now perceived as ' stupid to own an Apple'.

How the mighty have fallen ... But the saddest thing is, none of those idiots, sat in their shiny new spaceship HQ can see it!!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 21:42 UTC
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