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  • ATP: Dumbed Down, Locked Down

    I have the same thought for the last couple of years, but I was never able to articulate it in a short and poignant way. In my opinion, Marco Arment's comment is exactly on-point. The shift to mobile and mobile design dumbs down interfaces and removes "power users" from the equation. Especially on the Mac!

    → April 24, 2019 6:07 PM

  • Interessant. Apple gibt angeblich "hundreds of millions of dollars" aus um ca. 100 Spiele in ihre "Apple Arcade" Subscription zu bekommen. Insgesamt sollen es über $500 Mio. sein. Die Titel sollen allerdings nicht allzu lange exklusiv an Apples Dienst gebunden sein. Eine Renaissance des Mobile Gaming, fernab von "Schlumpfbeeren" und Microtransactions? Ein großes Sprungbrett für Indie-Spieleentwickler?

    → April 15, 2019 9:28 PM

  • Apple just released their quarterly results for the first fiscal quarter for 2019 (in the real world, that is Q4 2018). The results were as expected after the warning they issued late last year.

    Some interesting tidbits from the telephone conference though. I would put them into the "No shit, Sherlock!" category:

    So they are now lowering the prices in some international markets, like China, Brazil and India. Fat chance they will do that in Europe, too. But who knows, they seem desperate.

    → January 30, 2019 12:22 AM

  • iMac on the Fritz

    September 25, 2017

    After six and a half years of heavy use, my main computer, a mid-2011 27″ iMac, is on the Fritz.It is currently unclear if it is the graphics card itself, some related hardware, or just a worn cable. Maybe I am gonna be surprised and it is something completely…

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