AMITIAE - Wednesday 6 April 2016
Apple News, Thoughts and New Arrivals (Bangkok Post, Life)
By Graham K. Rogers
I first used a Mac in 1985 when a colleague bought one because of the way it handled fonts. The basic Zenith PCs we used in the department only had regular, bold or italic. After the relative simplicity of the PC, the Mac overwhelmed me. I had no idea what to do with the mouse or the drawing program that was installed.
I had as much fear when I switched from System 9 to OS X on a dual-boot G4 PowerMac in 2002. I looked at the interface and switched back. A few days later I tried again and have been using OS X ever since. The two G4 PowerMacs we had at the office are still working.
System 9 was shown as Mac OS Z1 (9.2.2) on my G3 iMac and there are currently rumours that - perhaps at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June - OS X will be rebranded to MacOS.
9.7" iPad Pro - Image Courtesy of Apple
Wall Street has never understood Apple and using traditional metrics does not aways work. There are wiser heads this time and JP Morgan warns that this vague report should be taken with "a very large grain of salt given the almost perfectly random nature of their prediction track record".
I am not sure if it is the new OS X update but I had to sign in a couple of times to the App Store before it started to download. Since the update I am also experiencing a recurrence of a wifi connection problem with the Mac. After sleep, and every now and again in use, I have to remind it of the link.
I do that not by turning off WiFi, but by pressing the Option key while clicking on the WiFi icon in the menubar. As well as much other information about my network and others nearby, there is a menu entry: "Disconnect". I use that, count to 5 then reconnect. All is well then. Until the next time.
The app which is compatible with OS X 10.11 or later works either as a standalone app or integrates with Lightroom and Photos (as an extension). The standalone can edit single images or works as a batch editor. Images are imported from various sources on the Mac, including Photos or the Desktop.
Priime Styles: Editing Single Image in Photos - Showing Split View
Priime Styles: Editing Single Image in Standalone - Showing FiltersView
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.
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