Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Ten years ago on Macfilos: All done and dusted in Switzerland

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While we're self-isolating in our homes across the globe, spare a thought for a less dangerouse but exceptionally distruptive event that happened exactly ten years ago: The Great Icelandic Dust Cloud. Mike found his travel plans shattered...

April Fools’ Day cancelled due to Coronavirus

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Has April 1 been cancelled? There have been some half-hearted attempts but, in general, it's a non-event. At least we can celebrate Apple's birth.

A pocketful of Rye and a proper dose of optimism for 2020

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Will the smugglers take over England before George Washington takes America? A visit to the ancient town of Rye, one of the historic Cinque Ports, sets the scene for the naughty Twenties, complete with a proper naughty fish-finger sandwich.

How much RAM do you need to use Lightroom?

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Do you need 1.5TB of RAM to process your holiday snaps. No way. But you might benefit from 16GB or even 32GB of extra computing power.

BandWerk, the Leica of straps for the Apple Watch

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This beautiful leather strap from BandWerk for the Apple Watch would grace a £10,000 Swiss timepiece, never mind a smartwatch.

New Apple Mac Pro? That will be $53,000, please. Cash or Apple Pay?

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Are you sitting comfortably? In the UK the new Apple Mac Pro, fully specced, will cost over $70,000 or £54,000. Where to order?

A visit to the National Capital Trolley Museum

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Trolleys, trams, street cars, they're all the same to the died-in-the-wool enthusiast. Ralf pays a visit to the under-visited National Capital Trolley Museum in Washington, DC.

Jony Ive at the National Portrait Gallery

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A visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London to see Gursky's portrait of Jonathan Ive at the new Apple Park in Cupertino

Ich bin ein Binliner: How Apple binned the trash

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Why has Apple decided to bin the trash? Thirty years of computing waste-disposal has been dealth a blow. We now have to get used to binning our rubbish.

iPhone is a breakthrough hand-held computer

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Twelve years ago the iPhone was launched to a mixed reception. Yet it represented a revolution which had totally transformed the cellular phone and has made the hand-held computer universal. It's importance cannot be underestimated.