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YouTube will put ads on non-partner videos but won't pay the creators
"Will work with games as well as touch controls other. They won't be supported natively on certain games. And there's no support for playing with the mouse and keyboard. The company also said it plans to expand its desktop chrome base version of g force now to work beyond just chromebooks. youtube updated. Its terms of service to now state that creators not in its partner program may see some ads and
A Look At The Documentary The Great American Lie
"Edition on Edie. I'm Brian Watt from the pandemic to protest for police reform, systemic inequality has grown into a front and center issue in 2020. Recently released documentary film called The Great American Lie examines the roots of systemic inequality and some of the trauma that comes with it. It comes to us from filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who many of us also know as the first partner of California, and it features Bay Area educator Ruby Dee Tai, who has been a public school principal in Oakland. And is now one in San Francisco. I got a chance to talk to both of them late last week as the film was just hitting digital platforms. First, I asked Jennifer Siebel Newsom. What her film is about The film really is about the fact that our country is in a crisis. The American dream is out of reach for a majority of Americans and social immobility in economic inequality is as bad as it was just before the Great Depression. And when you bring Koven 19 into that it's even worse. Ruby. Let me bring you into this conversation. In this film. We see the effects of trauma on an entire community, particularly on a growing population of immigrant Children, newly arrived What is the hardest part about having to fight for opportunities for these young people? Today? The film really highlights where we are in society where we live around how poverty is so really, violence is so real, especially are students who have come from other countries. Their experience. Getting here is it's traumatic in itself, right? And then they move into East Oakland, and they don't really recognize their own trauma. We have a school that's in the centre of East Oakland that is serving families that are in poverty and so with poverty comes experiences that we don't anticipate in everyday life, so the film highlights some of those experiences. Actually, Can we hear a clip from Ruby Dee tie from the film right now? Wei served a very high population of students who are in foster care. A lot of homeless families. My students come with no supplies. No backpack didn't eat. They come with that is in jail. My father was taken from our family and deported last night. Eliska. Lt's on a non of what they bring. And if they have a bad day, and they rolled their eyes then now you take it personally as an adult. I'm trying to imagine what all of that is like When you lay over it. The situation we are in with the pandemic. How challenging is that climate right now. It's extremely challenging, because now we're in not only an economic divide, but it's really brought to surface with the digital divide in our communities and with the fact that students are doing school at home, So when some student you know, may not have a death may not have their own bedroom may not have Internet access. So school districts, especially our San Francisco is rushing out trying To find resource is to get students Chromebooks to get hot spots and encompassed with all of that you have the stress of the parents who could have lost their job may not be getting unemployment because they have come to this country and they're not may not be documented. So they have lost all resource is and so that the stress of that as a parent on top of trying to make sure that your child is Joining that gym call, But maybe you have to go to work or you found another job. So you're not at home and now students, you know if you're 11 or 12 you rather you want to join a zoom or want to play a video game I need. You're still a child. So Our students are even in more needed. Jennifer Siebel Newsom you want in this film, not just to show how tough everything is, but also to provide a sense of hope. Where you finding hope For me. The hope lies in the fact that we see the humanity in each other. We closed the film with this concept that it is incumbent upon herself recognized that if there is somebody suffering or struggling or pour that perhaps that person doesn't have boots or boot straps with which to pull themselves up. And out of poverty. Perhaps that person wasn't born on first dates, but they were actually born outside of the ball park. Therefore, we have to emphasize and recognize that not only we failed that child or that individual, but we failed that entire communities, and I think there's a beautiful national conversation going on right now. It's certainly uncomfortable for a lot of people. It's a conversation about privilege. Ruby detail I I can't resist the chance to ask someone who has been an educator on both sides of the Bay East Oakland. And San Francisco unified about how this conversation sounds in those two different places in our region. You know, the interesting thing about education is it really puts a lot of responsibility on the leaders and I would say while in my time and open unified Think we had four different superintendent in an eight year period, so the conversation is always changing. Unfortunately, I think people and people, especially who get in the work of education, want to do better and want to do better for students who are economically disadvantaged and Students of color. I do believe that on both sides of the bay, especially in our country right now, I think the conversation is at the forefront The racism work that we have to do. As educators that is prevalent in San Francisco Unified that is something that is a district goal and mandate. Every single employee had to complete anti racist training the school year in the kickoff of distance learning, there's this idea that we talked about it a lot. But really, what does that mean? When it comes down to how We fund And how we create resource is for the highest need communities and or schools within a district I challenged. Our superintendent asked themselves and even the community members of district of parents of these districts. Would you send your child to that school? And if the answer is no. Then why does that school exists? Thanks to both of you for talking to us about this. Thanks for having us Thank you. That was very area School Principal Ruby Dee tie and filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom talking about the documentary The Great American Lie Lie the the the films films films now now now available available available for for for streaming streaming streaming on on on Apple Apple Apple TV TV TV and and and Amazon Amazon Amazon Prime. Prime. Prime. You're You're You're
"chromebooks" Discussed on ProductivityCast
"But oh man, okay. So when should you replace your tech knowledge and this is not just computers. I mean this comes down to your phones and your tablets and and you're you know other devices that might be hanging around your your toolkit. But when do you decide to replace your technology? All right, this this is a sore point for me because it depends on the equipment. I mean for for laptops and desktops and things like that. You can be in the Francis Camp of replacing but it's not doing your job that you need any more you could be in my camp where replace it as soon as you can afford to do it, but you also have things like foam. This is a this is a big issue. For example, you know, you think Android devices Android device is basically stopped getting updated after 3 years. There's nothing wrong with the hardware at that point, but it's an operating system obsolescence you look at things like going from Windows 7 to Windows 10 in many cases. You can't upgrade the device or you can't upgrade the operating system. The device will support the requirements of the operating system. So you have to replace completely functional Hardware just to support some operating system requirement. So it's really hard to say, you know, you should replace it every so I'll go to Chromebooks. Here's here's the example. I have sitting next to me right now. I have one Chromebook that has now moved in updated. To be supported by Chrome for the next eight years to receive updates. I have another Chromebook fully-functioning works great. They're not going to do updates for it anymore. It has reached its end of life. There is nothing wrong with that Chromebook. But yet it will not receive any updates past Chrome 76 should I have to replace that piece of Hardware just because it's outside that window now Google is a good example of recognizing that wage. These devices are hanging around longer. Therefore they were going to give them eight years of updates but look at software like Windows 7 and Windows XP. I mean their systems that have been running out there for ten fifteen years. So I don't think Hardware obsolescence is really as much of a problem as people think it is. It's the software that's running on it and the requirements thereof that Force us to talk. I want to say artificially upgrade our systems and with so much stuff being moved to the cloud now, I think that's going to become even more prevalent where you can run a system for 5:17 a.m. Eight years without any issues as long as you had values developed security updates and browser updates. You're fine. Yeah. I'm in the same camp. I think that you should keep your your machines, you know out for a little bit longer than than we currently do. I mean the the replacement cycle right now is between 1818 and 24 months is pretty much the replacement cycle on average wage. And you know, it's just that's just too short of a period of time for you know these devices. I mean, you know just from the electronics pollution that that is produced and wage mostly the discarding of electronics into landfills and other places and the problem with that is that you know, those have harmful elements in them, you know cadmium beryllium page and other kinds of flame retardants that are being in essence leached into the environment. It can be very toxic to two people..
Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop Go will start at $550, as pandemic puts PCs back in the spotlight
"Service laptop go aims to compete with Chromebooks. The new Surface laptop is smaller lighter and less powerful of course, but it's beautiful some reason people really love these surface laptops. They really do. Are you one of them? Not a bad laptop as it
8th-Generation iPad: First Impressions
"The eighth generation IPAD may not be the sexiest new tablet on the block with the starring price of three, hundred, twenty, nine dollars. It might be the one you're most likely to buy. So Is it worth? I'm Roger Chang and this is your daily charge with me is our IPAD expert Scott Stein welcome Scott. So Scott we had you on right after that September apple than to show your impressions of all the announcements and the eighth Jan. ipad was not the most exciting product mentioned. You know we spent a little time talking about it but. You spent a few weeks with it. Has, your. Opinion Changed, are you what are you feeling about it now I think it's fine. I think it is not surprising IPAD. This is an IPAD that reminds me of last year's ipads because it practically is last year's ipads the the IPAD air twenty nineteen and the IPAD mini in two thousand nineteen had the same chip the IPAD air in this at the same Ram. It's basically that for less. There are some trade offs here that are tiny, but the IPAD air was more expensive. Now, that's now that's an all on the apple store. The IPAD mini is, but it's a tiny bump up in price. So you know three, hundred, twenty, nine dollars. This gets in at a much more affordable proposition, the the IPAD air that's coming. which is who knows when it probably in a couple of weeks is more expensive at starts at six hundred dollars. So it looks nicer. It looks like a less expensive pro. But I think when you're talking about almost doubling the price that. That really gets into a different territory for people. Yeah. Definitely. Anthony Twenty nine starting at three, twenty nine. It's obviously the most affordable option for someone looking for an IPAD. Ultimately for you who should be looking at this IPAD is primary option I. think if you just think of an I had something to have lying around check my email to look at shows to have one for your kid. This is that one if you don't care about step up bells and whistles, you don't want like a fancier toy. Not to call ipads toys I think they're very useful but I think that there is a point at which if you try to push an IPAD to become your everyday computer, you're going to have what you call pain points. You know you're going to have these difficulties that increase as you try to throw it out more. And I go to my laptop all the time because I need to. So that's the thing about the pro. He's got a lot of upsides that could be interesting, but you really have to map out whether that makes sense for you and if you WANNA think of it as like a fun thing for you but IPAD is totally perfect doing all that other stuff that being said. You know you got to bump up from the thirty two gigs of storage I think. That is too low an amount. For for what you'd be paying for this if you want it to last. Year's, and then you're talking about four twenty, nine Ri-, which slightly changes the equation a bit. He does you talked about our kids using this and a lot of kids obviously doing remote learning right now I've got a friend of mine who know he told me when he offered his kid a Mac, a choice between a Mac and ipad actually chose the IPAD. But isn't that really geared for remote learning for Education I think the older you get it's it's very nonsuited for it. You know we have a seven year old and eleven year old seven year old uses an ipad that we have around that. We use for remote learning it suitable. I think it's great. For eleven year old uses a chromebook and I think that's what you absolutely need for the types of. Work assignments you're doing your editing stuff, etc. Now ipads work with track pads, and so there's like on the entry level ipad they don't. It doesn't have this gets to accessories. Apple has beautiful but very expensive magic keyboard. That's like three hundred dollars. There are different accessories for this entry ipad. There's a Logitech Combo touch, which is still expensive one, hundred, fifty, dollar track pad keyboard I've been using with it. It's kind of like a surface with a kick stand. Type layout, but it's good for turning into a kind of a laptop but the point is that you can edit use a track pad. You'd be surprised at it can do more than you think, but some web apps some tools a google drive works well with it now but like some things don't. And you just don't know whether you get to that point where a problem especially with file storage file maintenance and chromebooks are weird too. But they're much more like web tool type based. Think the IPAD gets a little bit hotter with that. It, and then the I mean the big difference here as you said, it's identical lashes model. The big difference is the H. Wealth processor. How people differences that make you know I'm so used to seeing like. Standard. New I IPAD iphones. It doesn't feel particularly special, but I think it's necessary to get up to speed with. We're is going and we're going the processor was a couple of years old. It was feeling a little sluggish. They twelve is not like super zippy in comparison it's it's basically fine. It gets to the like very good fine point. So you know I could use an IPAD totally, but I think it's getting to the point where you might not be able to use it. So on the future and it gets to the point, I don't think you need to upgrade to this win -sarily. If you have an IPAD lying around, that's working fine you can probably keep using it. This is like you know between this last year's IPAD entry of like last year they did the. Works at Pencil works with the smart keyboard made the screen a bit bigger. It adds up to like one set of upgrades. But this thing still uses lightning. It still has a home button, the Basil's or kind of big. So for Split Screen APPs, it's not ideal. That's a the cameras a little less good than last year's IPAD air but that's not the problem. It's on the side ipad cameras on the side that kind of sucks because. You. Know if you're doing zooms and things like that your faces off center and I have not really sell for that and they should but I don't know how long it's GonNa take for an ipad to have a side. Mounted. Camera. To address this. So just F Y that's another thing now that we're doing everything over zooms in remote,
8th-generation iPad review
"With me is our IPAD expert Scott Stein welcome Scott. So Scott we had you on right after that September apple than to show your impressions of all the announcements and the eighth Jan. ipad was not the most exciting product mentioned. You know we spent a little time talking about it but. You spent a few weeks with it. Has, your. Opinion Changed, are you what are you feeling about it now I think it's fine. I think it is not surprising IPAD. This is an IPAD that reminds me of last year's ipads because it practically is last year's ipads the the IPAD air twenty nineteen and the IPAD mini in two thousand nineteen had the same chip the IPAD air in this at the same Ram. It's basically that for less. There are some trade offs here that are tiny, but the IPAD air was more expensive. Now, that's now that's an all on the apple store. The IPAD mini is, but it's a tiny bump up in price. So you know three, hundred, twenty, nine dollars. This gets in at a much more affordable proposition, the the IPAD air that's coming. which is who knows when it probably in a couple of weeks is more expensive at starts at six hundred dollars. So it looks nicer. It looks like a less expensive pro. But I think when you're talking about almost doubling the price that. That really gets into a different territory for people. Yeah. Definitely. Anthony Twenty nine starting at three, twenty nine. It's obviously the most affordable option for someone looking for an IPAD. Ultimately for you who should be looking at this IPAD is primary option I. think if you just think of an I had something to have lying around check my email to look at shows to have one for your kid. This is that one if you don't care about step up bells and whistles, you don't want like a fancier toy. Not to call ipads toys I think they're very useful but I think that there is a point at which if you try to push an IPAD to become your everyday computer, you're going to have what you call pain points. You know you're going to have these difficulties that increase as you try to throw it out more. And I go to my laptop all the time because I need to. So that's the thing about the pro. He's got a lot of upsides that could be interesting, but you really have to map out whether that makes sense for you and if you WANNA think of it as like a fun thing for you but IPAD is totally perfect doing all that other stuff that being said. You know you got to bump up from the thirty two gigs of storage I think. That is too low an amount. For for what you'd be paying for this if you want it to last. Year's, and then you're talking about four twenty, nine Ri-, which slightly changes the equation a bit. He does you talked about our kids using this and a lot of kids obviously doing remote learning right now I've got a friend of mine who know he told me when he offered his kid a Mac, a choice between a Mac and ipad actually chose the IPAD. But isn't that really geared for remote learning for Education I think the older you get it's it's very nonsuited for it. You know we have a seven year old and eleven year old seven year old uses an ipad that we have around that. We use for remote learning it suitable. I think it's great. For eleven year old uses a chromebook and I think that's what you absolutely need for the types of. Work assignments you're doing your editing stuff, etc. Now ipads work with track pads, and so there's like on the entry level ipad they don't. It doesn't have this gets to accessories. Apple has beautiful but very expensive magic keyboard. That's like three hundred dollars. There are different accessories for this entry ipad. There's a Logitech Combo touch, which is still expensive one, hundred, fifty, dollar track pad keyboard I've been using with it. It's kind of like a surface with a kick stand. Type layout, but it's good for turning into a kind of a laptop but the point is that you can edit use a track pad. You'd be surprised at it can do more than you think, but some web apps some tools a google drive works well with it now but like some And you just don't know whether you get to that point where a problem especially with file storage file maintenance and chromebooks are weird too. But they're much more like web tool type based. Think the IPAD gets a little bit hotter with that. It, and then the I mean the big difference here as you said, it's identical lashes model. The big difference is the H. Wealth processor. How people differences that make you know I'm so used to seeing like. Standard. New I IPAD iphones. It doesn't feel particularly special, but I think it's necessary to get up to speed with. We're is going and we're going the processor was a couple of years old. It was feeling a little sluggish. They twelve is not like super zippy in comparison it's it's basically fine. It gets to the like very good fine point. So you know I could use an IPAD totally, but I think it's getting to the point where you might not be able to use it. So on the future and it gets to the point, I don't think you need to upgrade to this win -sarily. If you have an IPAD lying around, that's working fine you can probably keep using it.
A Look At The new Samsung Tablet
"Well, let's keep. Let's keep the Samsung train rolling and If there's one device form factor that we're not skeptical about that, we actually wish we saw more of the got to play with more often that would be tablets. And the Galaxy Tab get. Samsung. Galaxy Tab seven plus came out and had you had some time with it and you wrote a pretty good review for over android central. Tell me tell me all about the galaxy. Tab. Seven pluses. Is it a good tablet? IS WORTH PEOPLE'S MONEY? Is that the future of tablets? So the this one, I'm a bit less bullish on that I, am with the with the full to. It is a fantastic tablet. So I guess we'll quickly run through some of the some of the features with it. I'M GONNA try not to hit my microphone Basically, you've got most of the same specs as some of Samsung's recent phones you've got like a snapdragon eight, sixty, five plus. Sixty eight gigs of Ram twenty gigs of storage, etc.. The point is basically it's just this very, very powerful tablet. You've got a twelve and a half inch one twenty hertz screen? and. The screen just looks gorgeous. It's it's one of the best screens of a any device of used in recent memory the the trouble of course, because it's an android tablet it, it starts to come when you need apps. So If you're just using tablet for media streaming, maybe you know Netflix Youtube, etc. It's it's totally fine. It's got each Dr Support. It's it's quite hd display. It's GonNa Look Gorgeous for everything you watch on it but I do a lot of creative from a video editing to photo editing and audio production and none of that with the exception of photo editing is really great on an android tablet. There's no full version of photoshop like get on an IPAD. At even Dobie Premier Rush, which is available on Android, and it's sort of the answer to android users saying I wish I had luma fusion like the IPAD premiere Russia's a great option but I wasn't able to download that on the tablet seven plus it's just it doesn't show up on the play store so. There's there's a lot of frustration in in terms of I guess sort of pro grade media creation APPs and that that's sort of the thing that I would want this four when you've got this amazing screen and of the tools like the SPN and the really nice keyboard accessory But on the bright side, what I, what I talked a lot about my review is that it has this decks interface where you enable it and it basically turns the tablet into a laptop style interface. You get you get flu windows that you can pin to each side of the screen You get a task for all the stuff that makes it feel like a chromebook or any laptop and the main advantage there is that it lets you sort of run because you can run window to APPS. You can run the phone versions of certain APPs that aren't optimized for giant screen and so things like instagram work a lot better index than they do on a regular tablet view where base fills the entire screen with one giant instagram APP decks really really helps sort of fixed at least the casual the casual ended up issue there so that that's been a big help I think. As. Far as whether or not it's worth I. mean this is this is an eight, hundred, fifty dollars tablet that if you want the keyboard I think you really need the keyboard. It's GONNA cost another two thirty plus you know if you want to get more storage or get five G. support, that's all gonNa cost even more of course. So it becomes this thousand plus dollar tablet that it's it's. Difficult to recommend, I would say for most people. I mean, those numbers are close to laptop numbers right for like I mean I mean for powerful laptop numbers I mean you can get a much. You can get an affordable laptop and you can even get affordable convertible laptop that also functions as a tablet for under a thousand dollars. So yeah, I could see where it gets price prohibitive. Absolutely. I mean I think if you had more of those apps like Photoshop and premier premiere rush it would be a lot easier to recommend just because then if you if you just prefer a tablet over a laptop this is a great option but Without, those apps I mean really what this is to me is a great media streaming device and it's a great gaming device, but you don't have to spend eleven hundred plus dollars to get those sorts of things in in other veterans. So it's just a hard sell for for I think most types of users. At the same time, it's nice that there are options in that range were for the few people who are willing to spend like I think that that kind of that reminds me of the conversation around like the Pixel Book and the Higher End Chrome Os laptops slot like the Pixel book you know where there are thousand dollars plus and the majority of people are GonNa look at that and be like why I spend a thousand dollars on a web browser or whatever everybody says about Chrome Os. But then there there is always that particular few that they're like, no, you know what my work like. Operate. In Chrome Os and I want the best damn device to run CHROMA less and so I'm willing to drop a thousand dollars on it and I. I could see someone out there appreciating that there's a thousand dollars tablet that you know that is like the best thousand dollar android tablet. But yeah by a large, that's probably not most people and especially considering the fact that tablets and android have really not been a very magical ca category combination. You know not in the same way that IPAD and I o S. And iphone have been you know apple has made a very successful business out of its tablet side of things and debris you'll. I have to wonder how much of that and I'm speaking completely from a position of ignorance here. But how much of that is a is a difference in position between apple and Google in terms of a development developers resource or incentive. You know you've got imagine apple went to adobe and made incentivize them to create a full version of punishment. That works may IPAD is Google. Just not doing that t to adobe right they are. Are they being the typical kind of Google unapproachable and not re proactively reaching out to the companies of the APPS that they need in order to make these things make these things become a viable product line they just saying we'll put you know we'll support the operating system. We'll let the OEM's make make the devices and hope that people put good apps on it but could google, get more proactive in terms of soliciting those kind of APPs I think they could. Yeah I mean it's it's this sort of endless circle right because right now Basically you know it's it's not worth it from Google's perspective to to you know sort of incentivize companies to make apps because people don't buy android tablets but people don't buy android tablets because Google doesn't make anybody make good injury jobs. So I really you know. You solve that but. I do think if if you're married to the idea of an android tablet, if you just I mean I love android. On, a phone at least if you really just want android on a tablet, this is easily the best tablet. There is I think from a hardware perspective. This is as Nice if not nicer to me at least than any I have ever used. So there's definitely a lot compelling. Plus the fact that it even though it's expensive, it is a little bit cheaper than an ipad Pro twelve point nine and it comes with the SPN in the box. So you get a bit of a Freebie there So I mean if I guess if your needs don't go beyond what android tablet APP ecosystem can offer your this is this is a great pickup I just such. Eleven hundred bucks is a lot to ask for. So you. So you just touched a question from the chat room. So the pen comes with it right? The pen, but the keyboard is an add on for a couple couple. Hundred Bucks, right Yeah, that'll be two thirty with the keyboard you get obviously the keyboard itself which comes with a track that and then also comes with a back cover that I think is really really handy even if you even if you don't need the keyboard you just WanNa use this as a media device. The back cover is magnetized and it it gives you this almost three sixty hinge. So you can. You can prop up the tablet at basically any angle it's very rigid. I really liked the hinge a lot I don't know if they actually sell that separately without the keyboards for people that don't plan on typing, but it's it's like I said, I think the keyboard and the back cover sort of bundle is is really a must have for for the tablet if you really want to get the most out of it and not just I guess without it, you're basically just using it as a note taking device, which is great. But for eight hundred, Fifty Bucks, you might as well go the extra mile and and get the the other accessories that make it more usable. Even more money. Talks luck. Yeah. That's right there if if Samsung's doing its job, right, then that would be the no brainer decision of anyone thinking about buying one of these. But I guess the question is, do they sell enough of them for be worth it and? Simply always surprises me as far as that's concerned but they might not sell enough from the outside looking in, but they obviously selling up because it keeps making them
Amazon Luna cloud gaming service launches with support for iOS
"At the top of show that Amazon got around with Apple App Store with apples help. Let us explain we mentioned yesterday that Amazon launched a game streaming system called Luna and we have a few more details about how that works on. IOS as we told you yesterday. It comes through the browser Luna will be a progressive web app or pwa we've told you about those before it means you can install an icon off Luna on your home screen on iOS run it separately from the rest of your browser. You're not going to see your other tabs or anything. It'll act like its own app, and technically it could even work offline. But since I bought it online game streaming service, that's not really a feature that applies here. It can act pretty much like an app, but without being subject to Apple's App Store rules because it's really just a very robust website that you're saying. Going to your home screen in Apple's recent streaming game guidelines. Apple actually wrote quote. Of course, there is always the open internet and web browser apps to reach all users outside of the App Store. They pointed at that and they said you could just do that if you wanted to an Amazon said, okay, I guess we want to Luna head of engineering and Technology George sip elitists who works for Amazon package said that Amazon worked with Apple's Safari team to make sure quote some of the things that weren't there are there and that allowed us to do kind of get where we are today. So they not only cooperated with Apple Apple Safari team apparently like added some functionality for them with their Progressive web apps you'd think Apple was like try to force them into the App Store know they didn't Amazon also says they're working with apple on a game app and we'll ship one when quote we can come up with a good experience. So Amazon saying like those new guidelines about the native apps didn't really work with us yet, but we're still working we're talking dog. Apple we're not suing them like epic has The Verge is Sean Hollister. Also wonders when Google and video Microsoft might follow suit Google runs stadia in Chrome already Nvidia GeForce need webrtc version for the Chromebook and a Sean points out. Yes. There are issues to web apps like controller support questions lack of all the optimizations you can do on a native app. And of course cos if you're running a progressive web app, it has to run on webkit. You don't get a choice of browser, but Amazon was able to make it work by working with Apple.
Everything Apple Announced at the iPad and Apple Watch Event
"Ahead of the time flies event rumor had apple focusing on Apple Watch an IPAD and that ended up being the case. Apple's most popular ipad Aka the least expensive one was updated to it's eight iterating on Tuesday. Running through the hardware ipad is powered by twelve bionic that brings the neural engine to the entry ipad for the first time according to the company. got a forty percent faster CPU than the IPAD I bought last year. Go me. Man Twice, the graphics capability yesterday me. Apple says all that makes the entry level ipad up to two times faster than the top selling windows laptop up to three times faster than the top selling android tablet and up to six times faster than the top selling chromebook. Now if you're not looking to save or if you're looking for a splash of color, apple introduced a new IPAD air on Tuesday. Or a few of them if you count the multiple finishes available. Hardware I apple says IPAD air features all screen design with the larger ten point nine inch liquid retina display a new integrated touch ID sensor in the top button. A seven megapixel front facing facetime HD camera twelve megapixel rear camera same as an IPAD pro for higher resolution photos and four K. video capture. Stereo speakers in landscape mode for wider stereo sound while watching video a USB port for fast data transfer Wifi six capability and sixty percent faster Lt. inactivity. All of that is powered by the a fourteen bionic for what apple calls a massive boost in performance. Employing five nanometer processor technology apple says, the fourteen biotic is packed with one point, eight billion transistors for increased performance and power efficiency featuring a new six core design for a forty percent boost and CPU performance a new four core graphics architecture for a thirty percent improvement in graphics a new sixteen core neural engine that is twice as fast and capable of performing up to eleven trillion operations per second. And second generation machine learning accelerators in the CPU. Pretend Times faster machine learning calculations. If the hardware is not enough to get you to go higher than the Gen ipad maybe that. Plus. Your choice of colors will. Silver. Space Grey Rose Gold Green and sky blue are now being offered. For, both IPAD and IPAD air apple bragged on the tablets Enviro fee days. The company said both designed to be environmentally friendly and both support Apple's plan to become carbon neutral by twenty thirty. Each uses a one hundred percent recycled aluminum enclosure and one hundred percent recycled tin for the solder on the main logic board. Apple says the new speakers IPAD air also used magnets with one hundred percent recycled rare earth elements. Both tablets remained free of harmful substances. Each said by apple to be highly energy-efficient and each uses wood fibre packaging that is recycled or comes from responsibly managed forests. Now, how much would you pay? Well. You can only pay for one right now. The Eighth IPAD bad for order on Tuesday. Starting at three hundred, twenty, nine dollars for the WIFI model and four, fifty, nine for Wi fi plus cellular. It'll ship and more than twenty five countries and regions including the US this Friday the eighteenth of September. You'll need to wait a bit for the fresh air though the starting price of five ninety, nine for Wifi and seven hundred, twenty, nine dollars for Wifi. Plus Cellular. It set to land in thirty countries and regions sometime
Apple reveals lower cost watch and updated iPad
"Being the case. Apple's most popular ipad Aka the least expensive one was updated to it's eight iterating on Tuesday. Running through the hardware ipad is powered by twelve bionic that brings the neural engine to the entry ipad for the first time according to the company. got a forty percent faster CPU than the IPAD I bought last year. Go me. Man Twice, the graphics capability yesterday me. Apple says all that makes the entry level ipad up to two times faster than the top selling windows laptop up to three times faster than the top selling android tablet and up to six times faster than the top selling chromebook. Now if you're not looking to save or if you're looking for a splash of color, apple introduced a new IPAD air on Tuesday. Or a few of them if you count the multiple finishes available. Hardware I apple says IPAD air features all screen design with the larger ten point nine inch liquid retina display a new integrated touch ID sensor in the top button. A seven megapixel front facing facetime HD camera twelve megapixel rear camera same as an IPAD pro for higher resolution photos and four K. video capture. Stereo speakers in landscape mode for wider stereo sound while watching video a USB port for fast data transfer Wifi six capability and sixty percent faster Lt. inactivity. All of that is powered by the a fourteen bionic for what apple calls a massive boost in performance. Employing five nanometer processor technology apple says, the fourteen biotic is packed with one point, eight billion transistors for increased performance and power efficiency featuring a new six core design for a forty percent boost and CPU performance a new four core graphics architecture for a thirty percent improvement in graphics a new sixteen core neural engine that is twice as fast and capable of performing up to eleven trillion operations per second. And second generation machine learning accelerators in the CPU. Pretend Times faster machine learning calculations. If the hardware is not enough to get you to go higher than the Gen ipad maybe that. Plus. Your choice of
Apple iPad, Watch and Home bundle: Breaking down all the announcements
"Apple held its big September event today, but there was no iphone. So was the IPAD Apple Watch any new bundle enough? I wrote a Chang charged. With me to break everything down is senior editor at large and apple expert. Sure. I high in a it's been a afternoon for there's been a going on. Let's let's break it all down I. Guess by sequence of when they announce their their various products is talking about the apple. I have to remember. Okay. Yeah. It was secrets quartz. Which? In apple years like three years. Let's let's talk about Apple. Watch was the first off the bad. It was the Apple Watch series six and Apple Watch S C you break down these products rest yeah. It's interesting. So the Apple Watch is very clearly increasingly becoming a health device and to people who've been watching this is not a surprise. Apple found a lot of success turning it into a sport device. That started with the second generation Apple Watch when they made swim proof as what they called it not really waterproof pet swim proof and ever since then they've really been adding a lot more features for health and fitness will now they're adding even another feature for health, which is that going to measure your blood oxygen levels and this is going to do it in. Two ways one will be to do it. If you just want to do it now you push a button and it'll measure over fifteen seconds and uses all sorts of infrared lights in some magic by being you get a number and then it'll also do it in intervals just kind of behind the scenes. So just like with the heart center, if suddenly some something seems completely. Off The watch tap heuristic and say, Hey, you might want to look into this, which is what has saved a lot of people's lives. Yeah. Idea civilized was a big deal that that Promo video they ran to for really unveiling these products just was laid it on pretty heavy about the fact that this is this can save your life. Now I must have been Apple Watch. The reality is that this type of technology is very impactful right I mean it's it's kind of stuff like it's it's really sappy to talk about like how disability functions inside of the iphone arena video game console change people's but they do right there. There are entire people who who were stuck indoors not able to do anything or they were blind and they weren't able to live a normal life and they're able to do so much more now because of the technology that's come from why from. Different phones and all sorts of other stuff. So it's not surprising apples laying this on thick because on some level they they've actually saved lives. They deserve to be able to say that, but I think it's going to be interesting to see whether people buy into this idea over. All right. It's still a nerdy thing. It's still an expensive thing and that's that's a hard sell to people who haven't already bought it read just to be clear like the. Blood oxygen like what is it? What does it actually do be able to detect and monitor that like what is that allowing Apple Watch to do so in a lot of ways, this falls under everything else that we've always heard about various health functions and it was actually in the t at the ending card on their announcements. If you go watch the video, you go to the very end it says this is not meant for medical purposes, right? So. This is really just kind to help you quantify your body and your life, and this is one of the problems we've all had with fitbit and everything else. It's cool to get this data and sometimes it's helpful. But reality is once I've gotten him for like six months. One more do I need right and you know my wife doesn't care about any of the data that she She hasn't even tracker steps anymore. She just cares about whether she closes the rings. That's it right. So it's it's actually a lot of this data is is kind of you don't it's helping with all that right in kind of helping you set goals and get there. But a lot of the state is unnecessary. Apple's doing it because they say look it's going to help us with the. Overall kind telling you what your health is and maybe will maybe it won't I don't know. But we'll see we'll say how how much does this they start for? Yes. So that's the other thing is that this device is going to be three ninety nine to start, which is not cheap and you know, and the other thing also is that they have this cheaper phone watch which. is to Sunday nine starts called the Apple Watch S E and I guess for special edition we never know what these letters mean and one of the things about this thing is that basically a repackaged Apple Watch series three, right so it has the fall detection, which is something that the introduced a while back in a lot of people were really you know they were thinking hey. Elderly people you know they have this I fallen and I can't get up little buttons. Now, they can do their watch. So they're adding some of these functions that they do see a lot of. People. Kind of getting interested in into this device two, hundred, seventy, nine dollars in Stephanie Cheaper. We'll see whether people want it, but it says something yeah. That's two hundred ninety nine seems a little too expensive considering the the series three is still around one hundred and fifty dollars a year. It's not a huge difference between the two, seventy nine and the three, ninety nine. Series six that like I don't know there's that struck me as little expensive for those quote unquote affordable model. I mean think about Black Friday, right one of the things that I have always of found interesting about apple having covered it. Now for more than a decade, is that in a long time ago it apples pears didn't move like there was never a sale on their phones there was never a sale on their. Computers it was very rare and it was only a little bit. But now we're starting to see a sales on them when they come out right and we're seeing prices dropped dramatically during holiday sales. So to seventy nine to start yeah, that does feel a little heart but I wouldn't be surprised to see that creep down to two hundred by the end of this year the other the other big lot unveiled was two new. ipads. So let's let's go into the IPAD at the higher end version what what is new about this new air? Yeah. It takes a lot of the feeling of the pack pro. So it actually has a this more square look to it, which if you care Kinda Cool Stephanie Different and it also has a bigger screen that is actually looks a lot like the IPAD pro so you may remember the IPAD pro they got. Rid of the touch ID, right that button that allows you to use your fingerprint. So this one does not have the face unlock like the IPAD pro instead touch ideas now in the button on the side that you do the power button, that's kind of course. So they that's how they were able to lower the prices from the IPAD pro. It still has a very powerful chip they say it's much more powerful than chromebooks. UPS and all that, and we'll see you know everyone has to do their tests, but it's ships in October for five hundred, ninety, nine dollars again, not cheap and way more expensive than the cheapest chromebooks out there. So we'll see whether people are interested. Yeah. I'll say that pay particular attention that touch ID because it's it is abundant on the top of the screen, not screen top of the device itself it's basically the power bun. I would be intrigued to see if they stick that into the iphone twelve, it would be really smart because right now face ideas essentially useless when you're wearing a mask. So having some sort of touch ID center and I don't think they've got the under glass fingerprint sensor thing down pat yet this would be a good a good compromise.
Chromebooks Gain Share of Education Market Despite Shortages
"Four our first story pandemic has been huge for laptops and Google secret profit is winning it all chromebooks because we got, we got a whip out the history books here. We've come a long way with the old laptop computer my first computer ahead to live with my legs because it was a gateway, it was like to metric ton the only computer with a cow theme I think that's what they were going for their and then compaq laptops. I'm pretty sure doubled as a bulletproof like storm shield. Yeah, they were. Very Bruce Wayne, and then you had the dude, you're getting a Dell Guy. It's going to cost three thousand dollars. You better get a mortgage for that del. Ted Day the laptop market has changed in ways that might surprise you out. chromebooks are officially becoming the unofficial laptop of over Nineteen Jack. I noticed that because learning is happening remotely schools have been snatching up just the cheapest laptop option out there for kids and you know chromebooks are coming in at like two hundred fifty on the bottom of this is like a skinny computer with no hard drive it's basically a. Lego, it's a physical reincarnation of a chrome web browser that's about it oh, and if you're curious about getting one there sold out, it's a five-month way. Schools are snatching these up at such a rapid rate in preparation for distant learning that crumbs global market share for computers has climbed to ten percent from eight percent last year, which brought Jack and I do a key question. We found fascinating what Tech Company is. Dominating for laptops right now, this same tech company that was dominating for laptops three years ago Nick Microsoft. If there's a Microsoft makes its own laptops, but it's windows software still powers get this eighty three percent of laptops globally we're not just talking about those surface tablets. We're all seeing commercials for now Dell HP Lenovo, most of them are running on windows just like they were thirty years ago and you like look around a college philosophy class and see a lot of silver rectangle or apple macbooks not the winner smack books have just a tiny market according to the. Just, seven percent of global computers are Max ask because Apple has become the global club for high income people who pay in to get the fancy apple laptop. Attackers for the rest of the world, they're using windows or android or chromebook or something cheaper. So Jack, what's the takeaway for our buddies over at Google operation get kids hooked on our chromebooks, smackers most chromebooks in the world those belong to school at this shocking stat sixty, nine percent of all the computers bought this summer by K., through twelve schools in preparation for remote. Learning were chromebook. That's insane. Sixty nine percent. Koumba. Become like the modern day version of the OLA blue calculators used to have to the library did did you have those two? They're like ti like zero, zero, zero one the most fisted function on these things was all clearing before he could graduate to the eighty-three calculating absolute zero with those calculators. Now, Alphabet the company that owns. Google they benefit as kids start using chrome and Seymour. Google ads are also benefiting though by hooking kids at an early age into the Google ecosystem because if you're google docking in your google driving your google chrome booking since you're a seven, you're gonna live a different lifestyle potential. Yeah. If you've been since your seven, you're more likely to pick an android over an iphone. When you turn seventeen and finally get a phone maybe as early as Caney air by the way. Quick shoutout to all the teachers out there the new frontline workers of this country
Back-to-school season kicks off this week, but laptops are sold out
"Looking at the challenges of distance learning as the pandemic rolls on, and this week is kind of the official back to school kickoff for families and school districts getting ready for school has meant scrambling to find laptops kids to use at home, and there is a major shortage of low-cost laptops like chromebooks. It's a combination of the trade war with China and supply chains that have been disrupted by the pandemic but with millions of students starting school without the tech, they need to learn at home an education system that was already unequal is even more. So Jay Ganders, an analyst at Forrester. Here's for now it has been a case of delays especially for educational institutions right who have been told in some cases that they were going to receive models. And we're talking about thousands of laptops. By the beginning of the school at home period, and now they're saying, well, you may not get these until later in the school year and that's very problematic if the school district is expecting to supply the laptops to their students because then you're kind of stuck with what you have at home and not all students can afford or have access to a computer, and so when do we think this shortage might end if at all wonders? Well, what will happen next year you know is, is it? Going to go back and return to normal levels. So I think there's GonNa be trouble on the horizon as the companies that produce this try to reevaluate their Chinese supply chain can they relocate to other places or will there be new administration? For example, that makes that easier figuring out what they expect for demand what the budgets look like for schools there's so many variables at play and I would just say much like with toilet paper, right it was took some time to sort out the supply chain. A much more complicated supply chain well, and I want to get back to this idea of future demand because if we really do see a scenario where education changes in the long term. Then, all of a sudden schools become an even bigger market for portable devices. Right? Then they have been before. I. Think that's right. I mean I think The the proliferation of these devices on an individual basis for every child is not universal. We have a lot of classrooms where students actually share devices, which makes sense but when you have to send them home with the child, then that becomes a larger market. A. Lot depends on the course of the pandemic and how safety goes and how the numbers look, and of course, I'm not an epidemiologist. So I won't even try to figure that out. But let's say if we're persisting in a high state of pandemic. It means that there would be increased demand even into next year for new laptops because the schools simply don't have individual devices for every student, we've sort of honed in on laptops for the purposes of this conversation. If we start to see sort of like permanent remote become a reality will other form factors all in one PC's or just even desktops start to make a return. I think they could. Part of the issue though is that our houses have been filled with lots of remote people, right? So maybe parents. Maybe. Grandparents others simply a surplus of people in the household, and that means that a laptop has the advantage of flexibility being able to move to a different room I. Know a lot of the business meetings I have. You'll see someone's bed at background because they've been sort of banished to a bedroom. And the other problem here is that schools aren't going to be providing something like a desktop, right they need to provide something that's all in one very reportable and very easy. To use. Getting back to this idea of the inequality and that you know lower income students who can't afford a more expensive last because that might be available are being left out. What are the other devices if any are are filling the void? SMARTPHONES can fill part of the GAP certainly in Asia, we find a lot going on in this space where Chinese school children will get certain lessons over mobile. You can certainly do a zoom meeting over a mobile phone so you could participate in the classroom creation of content however, as opposed to consumption is going to be more challenging on a phone. There are schools that use tablets particularly ipads, but they will then require in cases for older kids an external keyboard and a stand, and that sort of thing. So the economics are not that easy. The bottom line is I think. For children who have less income in their families. The schools need to try to equip them with everything that they need on a turnkey basis.
Philadelphia School District begins academic year online
"Bells are ringing virtually this morning 125,000 students in the Philadelphia school district beginning in their school year online and W's Mike in order to talk to some parents preparing for day one. Natalie Edmondson's daughter, Tatiana is starting a tthe grade today, so she's been through first days of school before, but because of the pandemic, this one is different. She's kinda anxious because then she's not actually going in. Everything's gonna be at home. So she's a little anxious about it. Mom says she's been reassuring Tianna that the virtual classes are only temporary. Victoria Davis of Logan says she prefers virtual classes for her grand daughter, Sameera Mohammed, because she doesn't think it's safe. Having kids physically in school. No way in the world, you won't be able to keep Children from an acting each other. Being close to each other, Davis says. Sameera is eager to begin the year even if it is through a Chromebook seaboard. Anyway. She wants to go back to school because she likes being the school's like seeing friends. She knows, But she understands was going the one Mike DiNardo OK, whatever the news radio 7
Washington, DC - Montgomery County Public Schools approves first semester return-to-school plans
"The Montgomery County School Board has approved the reopening plan for the county's public schools and students in Montgomery County will be learning from home until at least next February. Classes begin Monday. Student schedules will be posted online later today. For elementary school students. The day will run from 8:45 A.m. through 3:15 P.m. middle and high schools will be in class from 8:45 a.m. through 3:45 P.m.. M. C. P s Chief Technology Officer Pete 17 E says the school system has already given out Chromebooks all teachers and will continue to reach out to students over the next few months. Last week alone, we distributed over 49,000 Elementary student Chromebooks. To those students are total student devices that were distributed since the start of this code crisis is 108,500. Starting next week, the school district will offer meals to students at 74 schools throughout the county.
U.S. Faces Back-To-School Laptop Shortage
"Schools across the country of facing shortages and long delays in getting laptops and other equipment needed for online learning. They are this year's most crucial back to school accessories. Part of the reason is high demand and disruptions of supply chains. Out of Jan. Production of laptops and chromebooks made by Dell, HP, Vinovo and other brands.
Looking for a MacBook Air alternative? Here are your best options
"With kids about to head back to school either in person or Colle- laptops. Are. Front. And Center. Now Michalak. Air is a popular option. There's actually a pretty wide world outside of Mackerel S I'm Roger Chang and this is your charge. With me laptop expert and senior reviewer Josh Goldman. Thanks for joining me. Josh. Thanks for having me, Roger. So we're getting close to back to school season and who knows what? That's really gonNA look like you know we've got folks potentially going my kid's GonNa. Go to school with a bunch of people doing remote learning But with that said, parents will generally WANNA decent laptop for their kids no matter what their ages at this point Just start things off do you have a general tips for people on the hunt for Nick Peter? The, the one thing having you know, ended the the last school. In Quarantine the one thing I did learn from that was if you can afford to get it laptop with a larger screen than the eleven point six inch screen that most of the kids have on their chromebooks. chromebook obviously, he became really popular with schools. Except they went with models that have eleven point six inch screens which are very difficult for navigating the world of online learning. A lot of the online learning tools require more screen space so that the kids can actually see what they're doing and I think if you're going to invest in a laptop for your kid this season, get them something with at least a thirteen inch display fourteen if possible or even larger if he can. So what about touchscreen is that something that's necessary or is that more of a luxury I don't know that it's a luxury some or necessary I think it's just something that you can get these days as far as I'm concerned. touchscreens of the future everybody uses their phone all day long that's a touch screen tablets touchscreens. It makes sense for kids to have a touchscreen because that's how they're used to communicating with computers these days so. If you can get one with a touchscreen. Great. I don't think it's going to be a detriment though if you don't get one with a touchscreen and since we're talking about MAC books anyway or air replacement. macbook airs don't have touchscreens anyway. So if you're GONNA go macbook air, then you're not getting a touchscreen anyway. But one of the luxuries of gone with windows is you can get them with touchscreen. So catching and the MAC book air has been a popular option for a long time for students particularly college students But generally, what are some of the big reasons why you'd want to consider alternative is far as an alternative? if want to go with the chromebook, it's because that's what your school district is on. That has that makes things a lot easier than. Going with a separate operating system like windows or Mac os but the bigger thing for a lot of people going back to school is whether or not there their software that they need to get through school is going to work with the operating system that they have other than that it's more or less just learning to deal with the different features in the different houses. So it's not. I wouldn't say that like the OS is a big issue, but it's certainly an issue and you WanNa, just make sure what you're using his compatible with the operating system that you're going. Guys let's start with windows the the most popular operating system out there. What are some of the best options for a windows laptop. So if we're going to stick with the like as a macbook air replacement the macbook air has over the years been the most popular option for kids in school and or in college in high school students but they're. Obviously the the windows PC makers figure that out pretty quick and made a lot of laptops that look and behave in everything that MAC book air. So you've got things like. If you WANNA go really premium. Got Things like the daleks ps thirteen or the HP Specter which have a lot of the same design touches and it's just a super premium long battery life good performance and around thousand dollars. which is what you're dealing with with the macbook air. You're still at around that thousand dollar price point for their starting configuration. You can as usual get a better deal with with windows than you can with Mac. He'll usually get more features better processor, those kind of things with you go with windows. If you want to go. So those two that I mentioned her thirteen inch. If you want to go a little bit larger, my personal recommendation for most people is the Lenovo. Yoga. See Seven, forty, it's a two and one. So it's a little bit more flexible. It's a fourteen inch little bit larger screen, but still a nice compact package really good battery life really good performance and you can get it for less than a thousand dollars yen full disclosure I took joshes advice in actually purchased one. My wife and I are very happy with it so. On Josh thank you, it is it. It's one of those laptops that looks and feels like a Mac Book Air Bit and a you just getting you're getting more for your money with it. If, you want to go even less expensive on windows I like the acer swift three, which is running amd's latest rising processors and those the the processing performance you're getting out of that is like twice that of more more expensive laptop. So it's it's or should I say the processing performance is that of a laptop that's twice as expensive. Because as the swift three starts at around six hundred dollars and it's a three pound laptop fourteen inch display really really nice. Good. Battery Life But yeah, it's it's really cheap with good performance.
Philadelphia to give free internet access to students
"Learning this fall, the city has announced a major new effort to provide Internet access to students in need in Philadelphia. Let's check in live with these Mike DiNardo on this breaking story, Mike Yeah. In businesses and foundations in the school district. They're all coming together to provide free Internet access for 35,000 households in Philadelphia. For those students who needed to learn room remotely as schools reopened in the fall on all digital It's a two year, $17 million program, $11 million is coming from Comcast and several foundations. The rest is coming from Ah, $2 million from the city cares Act. The school district and charter and private schools are and private donations are also Contributing to this effort called pH. L connected. It gives students wired Internet access from Comcast Internet Essentials program, and it also provides mobile hotbox from T Mobile. The program includes not only chromebooks for students but multi lingual techno technical advice for families to help them get connected. Including a hotline for them. Eligible families will be contacted by schools. They'll be given a code 2% to Comcast for the free equipment and Access Ian. This offer is available for district and charter school students in Philadelphia. Mike DiNardo with us live
(Anti)Trust issues and the OnePlus Nord (with Nick Gray of Phandroid)
"Hello everybody and welcome to the pocket weekly podcast hosted by yours truly. Regarded what's going on? This week, we have nick great editor in chief of Android back on the show and the two of US talk about a couple of the main stories to come out outside of devices in the first half of this episode. Mainly, the fact that the four big tech giant their CEO's basically put on trial in front of Congress, and we just give some speculation behind all of the antitrust issues that were brought up. But of course given when this episode was recorded in one, it is coming out. One of our main stories is going to be around the oneplus Nord the next couple of weeks are going to be. Really. Crazy. So if you are listening to this right now and you're not following the pocket now weekly podcast in your favorite podcasting APP, make sure you hit that follow button because a lot of stuff is coming up pretty soon Samsung unpacked is next week and as I'm recording this intro, the Pixel for a has been made official. We don't quite have our units yet We're still working on that, but you can rest assured that both pocket and myself over on my channel we'll have content coming up very soon on the new affordable pixel device. But for now enjoyed this episode between me and Nick Graha Fan droid. I don't understand how you haven't had this setup already for podcasting and whatnot. We've had you on the show a bunch and you only just today to do this. Well I mean we have been podcasting over instagram live so it's not like it's the best setup anyways because you're using a smartphone to record. So have the real camera out now and yes, I don't know if you can hear it in the background, but my laptop is. On overdrive because I have the camera software transmitting to Ob yes, and then s transmitting to are streaming platform now. So my laptop, the fans are like. which which laptop is it just my own curiosity. Why make book thirteen pro Okay hopefully it doesn't like. Yeah. It's you seem fine right now but I've tried doing oh bs on facebook pros before and honestly in just in laptops in general and I've had mixed results. So yeah, I mean this one's the year and a half old. It's the laptop that I do all my four K. video editing on. So we handle four K. video editing I'm hoping it will keep up with this but yeah, it is. Turning away, keeping those fans boosted up not to the Max about middle. I feel like. Since you just. Go. No. Okay. I thought I. saw that my over here stopped going. But I think. Okay. Cool. A little bit of a background thing and this is kind of on a personal note I'm actually really excited because. Half, because of the opportunity that pocket now has provided me but also because I've just been making the effort to move into other categories. You just mentioned laptops. I'm really excited because it looks like all doing some pretty awesome laptops coming up and can't wait because. It's nice to get away from smartphones once in. Awhile. It is it is I. Mean I've done. I haven't done that many laptops. I've done a handful of chromebooks. Pixel. Book. And I have an MSI laptop here that I need to review once we get through this. Wave of smartphones and I have some extra time because as you know there, there is no extra time right now with all the devices that are coming out. Speaking of that. This is not one of our main topics for the show. It's part of our low check in here. I sent you that link right that Google's using the hell out of everybody right now. What is rolling everybody? Yeah. What exactly is this like? That's Latin. Right. That's on the page. Well, it's it's the usual filler text that you have on a dummy website. The our Laura them. And they essentially created a dummy page for an upcoming smartphone but they tweaked the wording just a little bit because there are words that seemed to imply smartphone type. Things like just the in the title there's The low light. Low Light Teneh Cap Kerem megapixel lum long lasting. Is that Vaccari, up yeah. So like in in the link description, you sent me here in Telegram I. If you read that out, that's in the page description. So like they they played a little bit around with it just to. Make It look like they've done a little bit extra effort than just slapping some some fake words in there as dummy place holders but because I. Think, of Pixel for a is coming sometime soon who knows we've been saying that from what? Since quarantine four months since? I I actually wrote an article about two three weeks before. Google before it was cancelled. Saying Google might actually launch it before I o based off of some of the leaks that we were we were seeing and that one turned out to be wrong the Oh, the Hubris of the publication. Gosh. All my gosh. That's why as the one of the reasons why I'm happy where I, I am in my little pocket of Youtube because. I. I don't have to do the rumors and whatnot I know that that's a common portion of Tech U2 is to be like Oh what are we going to look forward to I'm like what the thing is nothing is confirmed. Why would I talk about? What's an unconfirmed? Deals with that on the daily does all members and all that. So I mean I may covers it really well with the pocket now daily and honestly I'm like. Didn't you just cover this yesterday? You've done it like four days in a row. But Hey, there was leaks and news stories for days in a row about features and specifications that are coming up on a new device and on. After awhile you know writing for publication and writing tech media for years now I am so tired about writing leaks and. Rumors and speculation articles because. It's just a repeat of the same story last week with one extra
"chromebooks" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"Best Wifi so this is. This is where I'm torn. I'm torn because I'm trying to decide whether I want to push into getting a MAC book pro Kit a new IPAD pro better clothes or or an iphone se too. I think appropriate out of the market for Nessie tune out of going eleven knife made that leap eleven pro. You saying that but you also said I could push around around. So what can I do to convince you that this is a failure of imagination of all the things you could be trying to push me into crime into scandal. It's a big but no it's just. I have no comment for not doing anything. That actually benefits me out of this deal so I don't know why we're doing this but Michi Quirky issued a note basically saying that the iphone se to is should be expected in the first half of twenty twenty owning and that so we know that's coming according to him. It's it's basically reiterating in previous forecasts and previously. What we knew about it? which is that? It's going to be Zion similar to the iphone eight. It's going to be designed similar to the iphone eight. It will have the eight thirteen biannic Vanik processor which is the same one? That's in the iphone eleven pro. It'll have the three gig of Ram but if a probably touch. ID expected to be about three hundred ninety. Eighty nine dollars coming sixty four GIG in one hundred twenty eight varieties disasters but can't move people in Blur no seriously voice amount without in this matter with you and blue. It's such a quote from thirty years ago but let's go into that so you the old Henry Ford. It can happen any color. You like as long as black if we go back to the first part of last century the IPAD PRO is is set to debut with new Three D. cents Similar to the true depth camera time flight systems generate highly accurate depth maps by calculating light liked instead of analyzing structured light patterns like the infrared dot patterns from the true depth camera time of flight modules measure the time it takes pulses of light to travel to and from a target surface sort of like sonar for light not only is the resulting depth data more accurate the time of flight sensors can operate at longer distances than structured light solutions. Apples been interested interested in this since early. Two thousand eighteen. We think that this is going to be used for augmented reality. Applications carrying on with a are just I I some own so yet treat but well. So the problem is that beyond the augmented reality version of minecraft or inserting pretty Ikea's furniture. Chur into your room. People aren't sure how to use augmented reality at now. Apple has a patent on augmented reality glasses and they apparently we held a meeting with a thousand people in it to talk about thousand employees in it to talk about upcoming augmented reality glasses And it's I mean the technology is cool right if you're doing reality glasses than you use mike reality displays and and things like this to get the brightness up and the power requirements down and that's very cool but if you don't know how to use them sensibly are you expecting that people are going to wear glasses on their face all day when they don't need eyeglasses. That seems awkward though that who wanted to thinks is necessary accessible airports in your ear It is but I'm talking from a comfort standpoint. I wear sunglasses this for more than thirty minutes at a time. My nose hurts. You know it's it's it's one thing if you have to wear eyeglasses and you become used to them it's another yeah. It's socially acceptable as long as it doesn't hurt you okay. That's really precise. I still don't think that Kim down exactly what's important torts. Thank you for that William now. Okay but I forget about each other today we are this has been. This has been accomplished a lot here. Yes this is a fifty demanded our we could be paying you to the I. I think that there's definitely something to augmented reality. I think augmented reality through air pods has made a lot of sense. I wonder what it does for video. We are sort of stuck in this situation where we want to get away from the idea of everyone carrying around a piece of glass at the same time Wearing things strapping things to our face may not be the answer so. I'm not sure where we're going to land on this. But the the phone is a square glasses endanger becoming commodity item. People keep saying things like where's the innovation coming from apple so might my thought. Is that any sort of video. Goggles are going to end up. Being a thing like the Apple Watch was where they don't tell us what you use it for white all you have to have it. They say here's all the stuff it does. Go enjoy and you have to find out for yourself is for you. And then over a period of two or three years they develop it further and figure figure out what it's actually for nothing that's unusual for apple though usually Book to be used as a notebook so so when when jobs used to introduce something jobs would say pretty clearly. Here's why you want it. Here's what it's for. Here's how it's useful trip and lay out that that and if you saw yourself in that then you buy one and with Apple Watch. They didn't do that. You know if you went into the apple store years ago one of the steps of the steps of service for an apple employees approaching the customer was to ask to probe to to listen and then proposed solution. Yes which is good which is rate what are you trying to do. What are you trying to accomplish? What what problem do you want to solve? Here's the thing that'll solve for you have. I heard everything you've said and then yeah right with the watch. Initially into that the watch does all these things which like what and it was a lot harder to know y you needed to have one and so I used to go around at any time. I'd see someone wearing a smart. I'd say so. We use that thing for and a lot of the times I found. People saying employer doesn't allow aww check my phone or carry my phone but if I'm wearing the watch I can see the notification and since that time we've grown to people people using them for health using them sports things like this To the point where people who formerly considered a garment sport watcher now considering the Apple Watch. We're getting the Apple Watch so so we've we've arrived at a place Johnny. I've said simply similarly said you know the idea is to not check your phone all the time but instead to ambient be able to see what's going on and see if you need to check your phone it's getting better but it took US years to get there because it wasn't thought through what existed for in the first place. I feel like the glasses are going to be the same the I guess I I need to see them. Do something useful for me to watch. I was drawn to straight away on. Who knows that's why I can't remember that far back now? I'm very glad I got it. But what is when is not what I thought to use it for. Then you're right. I'm glasses seem different issue. The biggest step donor watch. So we'll we'll we will end. I WanNa thank all of our listeners. Who wrote in talking about out both the Apple? ID question that. I had and also talking about accessibility. We think accessibility is a real big deal. And we'RE GONNA keep talking about accessibility but I didn't it to you with it for the third week in a row today Nova did keep sending stuff in. It's really interesting. Your meals. People on both topics has been great. Yes thank you so much an. Please join again next week when we'll tell you all about excessive ability now we'll have more news than I'm sure or you think something else is going to happen now around here. There's no more machines coming from apple into some nothing. Nothing else can possibly happen this point. You're right this is what I'm thinking gap. What more can people find you on the Internet on Apple Store and on twitter at W. Gallagher or apple asking good me William and apple insider dot com only? Know what about you. I'm on twitter. I am Victor Apple Insider Dot Com. And we'll be back next week. It doesn't matter how faster connection is if you Wifi. router is old outdated with.
"chromebooks" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"Know could be done to a supply issue. It could be down to You know the early days part of Wi fi where the standard is still there and as formalized but maybe chip sense artificial enough yet or who knows their reasons why it could still be early days for that the the difficulty that I have with that is that when you buy a Mac Book Pro Dubai for one year. Do you buy it from multiple years and you know if you're a professional and you resell computer every year to buy the next new model then I suppose it doesn't matter but if you are buying for six years of us it's quite a long time. Yeah Okay not sure you can do about that. They're ready. You just have to the best assing available to other tournier. Will you can then immediately regrets it such as if I could've done over to Boston. Thirteen inch macbook pro Earlier this year and now wondering whether Apple Google Capable it up this one and I should white. I mean I have to wait but if you're on the phone let's just remind you of that yet eventually. Got To take the plunge damage how much you do. Not a friend who went to buy and Mak Eastman Ages discussing it and working down calculating what he needed just budget and he happened to walk into the apple store on the day apple a great efforting so he was very pleased with his purchased. That day on he might not have been the day before the day before he exercises the fourteen fourteen to return policy. Okay he might not have been pleased fifteen days before. Yeah fifteen days before you can appeal to the good nature of the Apple Apple Store manager in the arrange at the k twenty days. It's not you're not GonNa win this. Never mind but also not not in any case I counted off how the processors were the same frequencies it is worth noting that the sixteen inch version has a ninth generation ration- core I nine is posted the previous generation so the processors offer slightly better performance are generally better and and it's GonNa take a little while to actually get a handle on how good these things are in. Obviously they're. They're good right laptops. We like we like macbook pros. But the the the real contention. I think that's worth talking about. It's that thing. We begin with the Magic Keyboard This has been a bone of contention for a lot of MAC book pro users. Now now we we had data. We had information that basically said that even though apple felt compelled to create a repair program and felt compelled to three created a program for recently announced models that had the butterfly keyboard that in terms of actual numbers of users suffering with this problem that on the whole role for the amount of members of machines sold it was quite small now. Obviously there are people that that did suffer this problem and had this problem repeatedly so much so that they we're told on the third or fourth time that had happened that they were no longer able to take advantage of the warranty program. Goodness which seems ridiculous. Since that's that that's exactly what the weren't program exists for you but an is that case that couldn't just appeal to the management. Like you said I could it with the fifteen day thing. Yeah I'm GONNA say such. I'd like the butterfly keyboard. I've not used one for more than an hour or two at a time. I know Real in depth experience with any of the models but every time I have used I really like it on the thirteen inch my book and for some reason and who knows why I don't like it on on the fifteenth but I like him to be happier though so people to very personal things they are they are now Phil Schiller Vice President of worldwide marketing for Apple said that this keyboard and that this book Pros Mund Investment for some years that it's there they view it as a pro customer option and that they've been working alongside the iterations of the butterfly mechanism. That saw complaints points and so- Schiller told seen it. The Butterfly Keyboard had some things that it did really well like creating a much more stable key platform. It felt more flat and firm under your finger which some people really liked but other other people weren't really happy with that. We got sort of mixed reaction. We had some quality issues. We had to work on over the years. We've been refining that keyboard and allow people are much happier nonetheless. She says the most passionate feedback about the was from what he called pro customers so they decided to work on this new keyboard for the macbook pro and he says as we started to investigate specifically what wpro users most wanted. He said a lot of times they would say. I want something like this magic keyboard. I love that keyboard and so the teams working on the side of taking that core technology. Creating the MAC. Oh keyboard for the pro notebooks He said that there continue with bowl keyboard designs he did not say which is which is going to Take precedence or if one replace the other an obviously. I can't really say that. Because if he's people yeah we're going with this new keyboard across the whole product line than people simply stop buying those other products which is never good daffy FY says Yeah Thought Butterfly Cable. That just didn't work did it. Re- ditch that rubbish. I think people who bought things might have Phone calls to lawyers for some big in the future so yes he can only say what it can only site of course. Yeah what's interesting. Is that a lot of people go back back to Steve Jobs quotes. Were Steve. Jobs used to insist that they never did marketing surveys and would also insist that they never did product development by survey and think that this is a big change by consulting pro users to ask what they want in terms of a keyboard. And and I can tell you. That's not the case. I got into twitter discussion with a former apple employee about this. Who insisted that Steve would never redundance? It's never happened in the jobs here and in fact it did happen at the jobs. Era that At least one instance that I know of was wear we're apple had third party had contracted usability studies from a usability agencies to survey they users about track pads and track pad field and track pad response and asked him to do a number of tasks with the track pad and then used that information to decide which track pad to ship and what software driver tuning ship for that track bad which is using usability studies to decide side product development. And that happened with a POWERBOOK G. Four that I know of and so it's what what I come down to is. There are a lot of things that job said that weren't necessarily so behind the scenes. They made for great things to say like Jobs also told everyone that no one needed to have a ipod the video and then went ahead and introduced the ipod fifth generation racist play video and that nobody reads anymore just before bullets at the I.. Bookstore yes there are a number of occasions where jobs would say something and then in the background. No that that wasn't how things were being done. A WAG a little bit. But but you know it's at the same time just talked about Schiller knows whether or not they're going to update the rest of the product line with this magic keyboard. But he's not he's not gonNa tell us I urgent within our about pro where he was talking about the fact that Ah How good it feels to be able to talk about something that for a long time. he's been known this will be the answer to certain things and he's not INA allowed Job Not to say and of course it is and accepts that just as we do but the the the feeling of release now that I can talk about by palpable notable when he was described here absolutely. It's true and there's always pry. That's one of the best points is the pride in being able the release of the world and finally tell people about it. Yes yes I still stock as me the any company not just apple can do as much as they do. I was thinking this. When you mentioned the speakers and stuff the level of detail needed to produce warm devices us they fascinating? I've been on that side of product development and yeah it takes about nine months to get any product made even if it's a simple product You know obviously cases can a a little bit faster but if you've got electrons involved it takes that amount of time just to get something made it's hard to faster and especially if you want to do it right for for a product like a thumb. We know it takes about two years for a laptop. I forget what the timeline is but it it takes real time to build these things impressive Dutch and I was thinking I'm busy but then you hear about people. Doing all of this stuff is a bit sobering well and and this is true for a lot of fields. For example. 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"chromebooks" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"Welcome come to the apple insider podcast. I'm victor joining. Me Is William Gallagher. The emphasis Lumpini impoverished more every week. Because of you William Golic. Hello yes and I'm so happy to have you here because this is the week. Were absolutely. Nothing happened well. I down more money because severe Let's just put that hint yet again. What what did I make you by this time? Well previously on Apple podcast. You encourage commute by Efforts pro and I did this very expensive and then I said she lost weight. Don't let me buy new IPHONE. What did you do so so William? I'm not quite sure how you being both gullible and easily manipulated is necessarily my fault. I questioned would gullible. can be inspired in a financially dubious history I was looking into the trading things because I realized I mean Pepsi's Radio says it's been I didn't. I don't know what the process wasn't what happens. Those looking the Inter on. I thought actually I can make these numbers vote with a trade in. I can go up from an iphone tennis iphone eleven pro and really wanted to do so I I did it so you. The spark that led down this route. Well I hope you're happy I think I am. I'm just dreading took him by the new macbook pro. Well then in that case we should probably talk about it. La La la La Great. That doesn't it well first of all what's new about this thing. What what's what's the most important change? That could possibly have happened here. Oh tone now between the keyboard and the screen. How do I puts? What's new about the keyboard it's A? It's an old keyboard new system. Yeah the only at the magic capable but it isn't the magic keyboard. It's kind of sort of a big fish. Okay weight loss. So so why would they call the magic keyboard. What's the other magic keyboard in the product line? The one right in front of me that came with my Amac and I'm still. Oh using today with my Mac mini they do think Brilliant Apple Magic avoid rallies. which is the wireless low profile keyboard that has a scissor type switch as opposed to the butterfly? Type Switch yes. I've worn the S. K.. On donate the the surface. It's still still as you were the label loss as opposed to. Yes right yes. He took quite hook but which is his also weird that that happens. That happens a lot on the IPAD pro keyboard aboard the The labels off the gates number Canine ipad program. But you mean the Apple Zone yes wanted particularly keen on the IT. Okay so for. Everyone who hasn't heard on Wednesday after months of US talking about the possibility apple went ahead and fallout our lead and introduced a sixteen inch macbook pro so good to them. We tell them what to do. They follow rounded mixing up apple with me something in any case. Earn enough this. This is the largest display in apple's current macbook range. But it is not the largest this display that apple's ever put on a laptop I use. I was seventeen inch. MABIKA would have had on account imagine carrying that boats around with me Nabet at the time as my my soul Mac. That was an exhibition. Now if you think about it right. They've in the modern era of MAC laptops they've had the macbook air leverage. You have a twelve inch. He has a thirteen inch my personal. Yes we'd have to go back to the ibook line. pull out a fourteen inch laptop but we could forget about those. Yes yes and then of course a fifteen inch a sixteen engine and seventeen inch if you want us over patent if you WANNA go Even further we could go back way back to early Mac portable laptop which which had attended. Screen Mu Yeah. So I'm trusting. I remember the screen. I don't ever remember during the size of and then of course you could say nine point seven inch ipad since Apple Apple considered to be computer as well I think apple or cowards introduced in eighteen inch laptop K.. Eh One eighteen inch IPAD. Also good so that you a coffee table basically. Yes all all right. So next week on the boats Apple should approach and eighteen inch version. Absolutely so anything else you need them to do. Not especially no okay. Well that's good. That's good more looks to be reasonable with these things. Any that's told me that the screen actually 'cause you know this respectively Obviously our biggest grade sixteen inch. I'm Andy that she is sixteen inches. Not Fifteen point eight or something. I don't know what the resolution Lucien is the same as it wasn't fifteen and it's just a bit stretch notes brand new resolution Nope so well there is. You can do this right. You can make an entirely new panel handle with entirely different pixel sizes right and in that way you get the same resolution but that turns out to be not very efficient if you're making big panels finals and and people do make big panels Then you cut them for the size screen you need in that case you know. The these panels aren't identical Nicole. Right they don't have the same pixel. Data's density so the fifteen inch macbook pro is a two hundred twenty pixels per inch and sixteen inch is a two hundred and twenty six pixels per inch which means there are six more pixels jammed in there co per French so it's not the exact same screen. It's not the exact same display and by virtue of having more pixels jammed in per inch within the net. Sixteen inch display. You now get a resolution of three thousand seventy two by nineteen twenty so it's bigger and higher resolution. It is therefore in every way better as a display goes it is it is better. Okay whether it's it's like this like The same brightness five hundred nets my fence be fighting me on the brightness. I I like it quite bright and I often find. It's just combed with him. It said a knock it down. Have you disabled that part. Where adjusts dynamically Columbia? Might come on. Why would either? That's forgotten about if you're totally into brightness. I think you might but the near these machines right just looking at the to SPEC lists okay. We can notice the difference with a screen resolution and Pixel density. The processors are without looking at specific intel. Model numbers look similar. Yeah two point. Six hundred six core. I seven same across both two point. Three gigahertz eight core. I nine saint across both two point. Four gigahertz eight core. I nine same across both The Ram specs change a little bit. Where are before? That was two thousand. Four hundred megahertz. DDR Four and could only address thirty two GIG. And I say only when I'm talking about thirty two GIG. Obviously that was that was a a big push to get to thirty two GIG here. It's two thousand six hundred. Sixty six megahertz. DDR four with Up to sixty four gigs. The upper limit she did not realize that. So these are near Matt. Books can get sixty four gigs of ram slightly to Ram. Yeah yeah during the Ram issues a dateable. I would suspect not nothing about these machines updateable. Anymore Malkin hope coat won't now what am I thinking of trying to get round from somewhere other than apple con. Imagine why would do that. But it's Sir It is anymore The INTERNAL GRAPHICS HD graphic six thirty chipset across both of them the the discrete graphics have been updated before they were the five x five. Sixty acts Row Vega Radio on Pro Vega twenty kind of series and. Now there's the fifty three hundred m fifty five fifty M and Fifty five hundred series the classics. Yeah Yeah Storage has pretty much doubled. Formerly you could get a model as low as two fifty six that lower limit is now five twelve and instead of ending at four terabytes you can now get eight. Terabyte perk up on very conscious about space because in both my iphone contents. Max On my Mac mini. I went for the base because I couldn't afford anymore back really punishing on both and I drive to go for the iphone ed. Eleven moment for two fifty six sixty four knots. And it's quite noise. I feel like I can breathe out. Yeah absolutely battery. Life is slightly improved to get eleven hours instead of ten. The weight has gone up so it was formerly four point zero two pounds and is now four point three pounds okay can wear. That's in in real life in real life. You're probably not going to notice a lot. Because if you're carrying ninety six watt power adapter that this requires You've already added that much weight to your bag. But for people who are very very keen on having the ultimate amount of power in the laptop. But also lightweight you're GonNa they they might complain about this extra point. Two eight pounds. A quarter of a pound guys come on Same facetime am I think camera. Same headphone Jack. Yes you still get headphone Jack Six speakers with force canceling woofers with Dobie atmos- US and Three Mike's with directional warming. I thought What was the easiest? If forced counseling. woofers with They make the Lausanne Okay I'm counseled etiquette well so this is an interesting thing when you want to. You don't want to have vibrations that aren't sound. You want to have the vibrations that you're hearing and feeling be that of sound and so if you If you have and low end sounds woofers take more power and have to push a little harder in order to push out that you can hear right especially if it's low out And so one of the things that you can do is is arranged them in such a way that like if you took in a speaker enclosure you took two and you put them either face to face or or Front to back front to back and had one of them out of phase kind of thing than than than you'd have a push pull arrangement where they instead of vibrating and enclosure or closed enclosure by sucking air and trying to push air and stuff like that you do you just move air. They're more efficient and they also don't cause the enclosed vibrate so. It's not entirely sure because I haven't seen an internal picture yet of how how they'd things out in there but it's possible that that's what their goal is is to try and make the speakers be more efficient and by doing this force cancellation will do that. That's impressive actually. More efficient speakers mean less power required to make the same amount of sound and And that's on the whole a good thing. It is one of the sorts of holy grails of speaker design line Interestingly Wi fi remains eighty two eleven eight seat instead of moving to the standard. Yes Oh surprised that that I'd at a really appreciate the difference. I presume access faster. Why would they compromise on? That is an obvious reason missing well a XS very early. We're starting to see a ex routers pop up but the client devices aren't all there yet. I think the I think the IPHONE does move to axe but guess the laptop is.
"chromebooks" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"Good news is that they're going to be some more clarity involved the the yester- will still be human review but you don't have to have it. You can opt out of that so that's interesting. I think that there's still a lot of room for apple improve. Who've here and i think they could do better than this but it's good that they're doing this. I will opt in if i can think about. It's <unk> are not so so fussed about this. When you say similar note point two percent i start thinking that's probably quite a big number whenever they only say a percent. They're exaggerating drinking it up or down so there's probably huge. They probably heard me going wrong but it's apple. I'm at least convince they're we're not going off in selling my swearing siri to other companies when necessary apple in other <unk> things they're gonna do that are good. Plans contribute funds to ongoing efforts in the amazon so you you've heard about this right in in brazil. There are the amazon forests that <unk> are on fire. Yes astounding yes and those that's the reason why this is dangerous is because those forest produce a decent amount want of of <hes> oxygen which is necessary for human life so fred about yes. It's really it's not just about the notion that we we like. Forests and forest animals are nice and preserving biodiversity is fun. It's this is actually like really necessary. These are indispensable for us and so it's not exactly clear how apple intends to assist but it looks like they're donating funds directly to local nonprofits emergency service organisations working to fight the fires. She can actually do with fire. I mean how quickly underpaid the damage quickly grow replacements the problem is that even if you grow replacement trees that when there are a couple of different things going on first of all they're indigenous people living within the forests who will be harmed by this and secondly their animals that will be hard wildlife that harmed that doesn't come back. There's there's some you know yes you can reforest and if you force twenty years later to some wildlife comes back but but some of it just goes extinct some that you just that's it goodness and so this is problematic. <hes> it is is it is good to see apple using some of their cash largest to do things like this that don't necessarily relate directly to bottom line but do absolutely affect all of us makes things like meeting deadlines for i._o._s. Seem a little bit less important. Perhaps perhaps well. That's the time we have i. I want to make sure that we cut this close so that you've got enough time to listen to the interview. Thank you so much. This has been victor. I'm v marks on twitter and victor an apple insider dot com william where do people find you still look on cable at meister nine and having a very good time john but also on twitter as william now hang on riches. W gallagher remarried helium inside a dot com. Where else would i go to t. That's what you do all right. We'll be back next week with more next week going to be a really interesting episode pulled together but no matter how we do it what we're looking forward to having you back then. We'll see you then..
"chromebooks" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"There's more to it than just classroom astrium <unk> for this team but that was that was how we can starting with <unk> really i guess the way that sort of thought about is that apple wants to encourage the i use specific tools for creation and things like this and they're less focused on on classroom management where google classroom is strongly focused on the things you said about assignments and turning things in through classroom and getting those kinds of messages sent out yeah i agree with that i think over the past few years persson's <unk> since <unk> you starting to become deemphasize a little bit apple has gone heavily into creating materials and essentially actually promoting a can of pedagogical approach that new reasonable people may agree or disagree as to whether it's amazing to schools but i think that apple has very much looked at what are we already good up another <unk> alderwood behind what already do that rather than trying to <unk> expand to support everything that skills need and what i mean by that is they created m. swift flagrant which is a great application and the learn to code one and two programs which are also wonderful documents excellent teaching the teals and then they were michio. Everyone can create and what this was was instead of <hes> instead of an engineering effort shall we say it was more of a documentation on materials effort so the recreating lesson plans risque risque for teachers and so on i am a certain extent to be fair am printing features into pages keynote that schools wanted need. I think he's done a good job of that. But the the just were not addressing the camps school administration aspect of it. So how do you move files era ryan teddy having to copy them and how do you collaborate with people. All of those kind of things that you see are very strong in the google world apple had made some efforts towards them but they were missing the overall picture. I think which was the idea that gee speak for schools. You've got a whole situation where you're the data is all there and the identity is over there and it's all one system that people could work within whereas with h and you and i clued as a whole it never quite a go to point for schools is always a lot more fragmented and collaboration for the i work applications has always been kind of an afterthought. I thought yeah i mean that the feature works right but the problem is they don't win your identity in the way that google doesn't i don't mean that in sinister sense of winning you that people talk about gold badges mean. Where does the carpet directory lebanon. I'm sorry speaking enterprise. Talk here at the moment but you know if i type in my neymar or a colleague's name does the email address just pop up energy <unk> kenneth does happen because all members of the domain whereas with apple. It's it's never quite gotten to that level of integration so it's always been a little bit clunky to try and get nothing sell at way back. In two thousand five i was using sub ethan edit edit naza so the collaboratively edit and when google payment with the with with google docs that was such a revelation for us at the time yeah but you you mentioned how people talk about google in mr fashion and i feel like there's a lot of apprehension around google in education. Can we talk about that a little bit sure. Yeah i mean th there's a lot of apprehension arendal to l._g. Companies at the moment but i think if if i may be so bold venture this i think a lot of it's politically motivated.
"chromebooks" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"Only but it's it's it's sort of a playful form kind of ways makes me think of when phil schiller said years ago talking about a mac book pro along about two thousand twelve two thousand thirteen can't innovate my ask but here we are and i think this one is going to be good. I'm really optimistic by innovation. Only is a neat title for an event now. Obviously we've been talking about this in the past and we're gonna get i._o._s. Thirteen and ipad has thirteen and catalina and t._v. O._s. and watch us and that's going to be epic. We're also going to get new iphones which could be iphone eleven or they could be iphone pro. They could be named of things but the important detail is that every single phone model is going to get an additional camera to the amount of cameras it has now that is the old models the tennis and tennis max going to have three cameras and the ten. Our model is going to have to cameras. It's the utility here is probably adding a wide angle lens and probably adding a telephoto lens to are so that we can get that kind of depth. There's there's also been some speculation around computational photography because obviously that's one of the things that google prides themselves on and google users love about about the pixel the the things you can expect are going to be upgrades. They're going to be specification upgrades. They're going to be performance for video their performance for machine learning things like this <hes> probably better face i._d. One of the rumors suggested that we would have touch i._d. Under the screen i personally don't really count on that happening. Another rumors suggested that you could wirelessly charged larger airports with your iphone which would be interesting but i don't know if it's going to happen. The the thing to think about here is we've had all these rumors there have been rumors about updated ipad pros and regular ipads and rumors about a mac book pro sixteen inch. I'm not convinced we're going to see those kinds devices at this event. I think what will happen is that we'll have this event followed by an event in october so to cover the rest of these devices whatever happens we're going to be here and have all the information for you. Whatever happens we're going to be here and have all the information for you. We'll be live streaming the event and you can see it right here on apple insider this is we were fortunate enough to get time with fraser. Speirs frazier is the the head teacher principal. If you will of <hes> cedar school of excellence and what's unique about this is that in years past he's done on one to one roll outs of ipads to students and this year for the first time ever they have they have they have mothballed all those ipads and and they moved them onto people who can make good use of them and they've shifted to chromebook. I know you're staggered just gog <unk>. I've actually heard this guy often over the years. He's really interesting but others particularly interesting on how we used used ipads in education so i'm really i'm keen to hear his reasons for this. Well just just to tease it a little bit. I've been following him. Even since we've had the interview who's been posting on twitter about how it's gone and one thing that he posted this morning was that he had had a number of students <hes> submit their maths and decimal problems and answers through google classroom and google classroom auto market for him so he didn't have to go through manual grade all of the maths questions and that alone he's like sold done good..
"chromebooks" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"Ninety nine dollars with LT. Which is a very good price. I my daughter uses in college I bought a couple of these. And I really like them. I've tried many of the Chromebooks. There are lots of good ones. Acer also makes excellent Chromebooks, but but you mentioned the pen, and that's kind of one of Samsung's secret sauces, they love pens. So the Chromebook plus comes with a built in pen and also offers LT. Plus, it's like the pixel book, it's what we call a a a two in one it can fold all the way around. So you can use it like tablet where you content it which makes it great for watching movies and stuff like that. I think this is a good choice for you. So I really like it. What are you gonna do with it? Just gone internet and studied basically do research for you know, different technology. This is this is made this is basically an internet device. The the, you know, sometimes people say, oh, I don't like Chromebooks because you know, they require an internet connection while you're gonna always have one right with the LT. I don't like Chromebooks because I can't run Microsoft Office. Sounds like you don't care about that. If mostly what you do is browse the internet Email there, you know, anything you can do in the chrome browser you can do in a Chromebook. And here's the advantage of Chromebooks besides being less expensive. This is this had five ninety nine. This thing is is the same prices in ipad but much more capable it will run Android apps if you.
"chromebooks" Discussed on This Week In Google
"It's just more family like features that for Chromebooks just for the Android version, and we'll work on Chromebooks Mike Pence from reading this. So we were talking about artificial intelligence, by the way, I'm my Chromebook. I can no longer tell what version I have. They changed the settings. And I don't know how to find me somewhere like somewhere band. Oh, I don't have one in front of you. There's no bad anymore. Google has created a song composing artificial intelligence engine. Like you were saying just like oh, saying music transformer. The transformer sequence mush. We listen a little bit. See if I could find some exam. Not half bad. That's not really. So okay, here's transformer working with the black show pass black key too. This is. That's starting with a real piece of music here is that. Wait a minute. Here's the song. It's better though, without any you know, any just do on its own. This is our new theme. Got pay the algorithm. I heard a guy in the practice from data at the local university doing exactly this. Yeah. China the ruling around in. Noodling? All we do every week, Jeff Jarvis. Mashed potato says Goto about chrome OS detailed build information. This actually is not bad. Some weird. Get some weird things in it impressed. The team can seize music transformers far from perfect at sometimes. The sounds exactly like the music and Westworld..
"chromebooks" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Set me up. I mean, it's the people. It's good. It's good to put pressure on you. Okay. Clark may not be aware of this. So this may not be a stinker. I have a five year old Chromebook that I was just notified will no longer receive updates. I was offered new Chromebook I discovered Chromebooks timeout after five to six years. I don't believe this country needs more e-waste also the expensive buying a new computer every five years. Meanwhile, my twelve year old gateway keeps going with windows ten that Microsoft gave me no more Chromebooks for me. I was not aware that Chromebooks were timing out. I'm going to have to read up on that. Because that's not something that's on my radar that that is a problem in this happen. So I'll check that out. And if it's something I need to mention next time. I talk about Chromebooks I will do. So I'll tell you the only thing I use is a Chromebook. I don't have a windows, computer. I don't have a Microsoft, computer, everything. I run runs on a Chromebook Clark. You may not stink. But you're getting forgetful. You had a caller to your show talking about how he got remanufactured ink refills, but could not use them because the print printer would not support them. And the only one the only way the brand from their company. He never said anything about how to get around this. So people could save money. Well, here are two places. I know that you can get the firmware to get around it. And here they are in its inkjet four one one dot com and then fries, ink refill dot com. This is so guy are slipping. Yeah. It's true. It's true. I am slipping. No. So the ink refill cartridge thing. DRAM digital rights management. Hewlett packard. It's constant back and forth. Hewlett Packard, trying to get you to let them rip you off on the eight. And then the remanufacturers always trying to come up with ways to get around the AM. And so with this post is about is about making sure you buy from a source that can defeat the Hewlett Packard DRM and got much more affordable eight I prefer that next time. You buy a printer by one of the printers that I've got for you on Clark dot com that don't rip you off on Inc. At all. And we do not sell them a car dot com. So, you know about the just absence. But now there's brother and trying to think what the third brand is. I've got that sells the printer at a real price and sells the ink at a reasonable price. Clark. I've heard you mentioned several times the pitfalls of building a stick built home versus buying one already built. I tend to agree with you. But you always neglect to mention another option, and that stinks modular homes. These are not manufactured or mobile homes, and they are as well belt. If not better a stick built homes. They also have many advantages to stick built construction, including Bill time is considerably less estimated costs are usually much closer to actual costs. And they're constructed indoors in a factory and not subject to the to the weather during the construction and number four, they're generally tighter and more efficient. Finally, they're generally less expensive to build, but they can be customized rack up considerable costs. Just like any new construction Chris from south, Texas, Chris I am one hundred percent with you on this. And we are one of the few developed countries in the world that is not. Heavily moved to homes that are built in pods. That are then taken to the build site. Now in commercial construction, we in the United States are moving steadily that direction and a lot of apartment complexes. Now are being built the way you describe the time needed to construct is greatly reduce the cost is reduced usually about twenty percent and the quality construction when homes or apartments or office buildings are built forgot hotels built in modular units. Taken to the site that the homes tend to be built a lot better because they're being built away from the elements and are being built in a certain route nice way on an assembly line. Hey clark. I have come to the conclusion that the trucking industry topics might be one of those subjects you'd rather not broach unless you're trying to prove the age old maximum, everyone has a right to be wrong. In this case, you're not wrong as much as you were hypocritical. During one of your monologues? You last March you were gleefully extolling technological improvements automation coming to the trucking industry with the endgame being fully autonomous big rigs. I being proud Luddite wrote in and chastise you thinking that drones can or should replace an experienced professional trucker you. Dismiss my concerns with an accurate, but dissimilar anecdote about how TV stations are staffed with skeleton crews when there used to be scores the same technology that you were praising only months ago is precisely what large truckload carriers relying upon as they strive to hire inexperienced cheap and unqualified drivers.
"chromebooks" Discussed on The Vergecast
"It's software, and whether it's selling that software and services to OEM's like HP and Dell or whether that's selling office three sixty five to businesses and consumers, or whether it's the new thing that they announced as well a monthly plan where you pay for the hardware and you pay for office three sixty five in one single bundle that you pay like a subscription fee for Microsoft products. Basically, that's their business model. So like anything that drives that business model is good for Microsoft, anything that doesn't drive that business model will fall away, Galligan lose interest in, you know, I was at same. We, we should switch and talk a little, but you know, there's the rumors that new Chromebooks will do to windows. In of course, this conversation I was like, do you care about that? Now? I, we've never heard about this, but if there might a windows license, that's great. And I, I, I don't think people give Microsoft enough credit for understanding what their real businesses indeed or how many companies I'm thinking. Most notably of palm have tried to licensor operating system and then build the hardware business competes with their licensees. It like never works Google with Android. I don't think they think of the pixel phones is like driving the high end of the Android market. I think they're trying to make a phone. The competes at apple, right? Like Microsoft is actually doing something different by creating all of this space in incentivizing their partners to to make better products or doing the army in the research for those partners in an a whole thing is competitive in a way that I don't think anyone else has ever managed to pull off. Yeah, I, you could make the case that Google is trying to do something similar with Chromebooks and the pixel book they've been much more. Hands on with a lot of Chromebook designs than they have been with Android stuff. So last year there was the Samsung Chromebook plus there was that Opie one processor which ended up not going anywhere, which is strange, but whatever then there was the pixelbook and then we've got rumors about next week. So in that area, they might be doing something a little bit similar. But yeah, like historically, if you make stuff and license your software, it doesn't go well for you, but it's always hard to know like how much of that is that that business models fundamentally flawed and how much of it is if you're in a position like a lot of those companies, are they getting that position are just sort of flailing in the first palm specifically like they, they changed their business model thirteen times. So I do think what Microsoft is doing is relatively unique. I also without saying too much think that Intel might be doing has has a related strategy in terms of teaching people how. To make better computers. Yeah. All right. Well, you talked about Google. We should do that. So here's gonna happen you. The listener are gonna. Listen to this advertising segment from Ericsson five g. which is sponsoring the verge cast this week. They weren't come back when talking about Google. All right. Listen to this. And now the five g. meditation minute. Welcome. Just relax your body breeze. Repeat your mantra and feel the calm wash over you. Five g. is here five g. is here and it's going to change the way we live. This next generation of wireless technology will revolutionize how we send and receive data and Ericsson is one of the companies building the infrastructure will need push away the bad reception and overcrowded networks. Five gene uses multiple antenna to boost capacity, so enlarge crowds of people like at a packed concert, you can still connect and share celsius instantly. Embrace the cloud. With miniscule latency and edge computing. Five gene makes even remote files behave as if they were under device and you.
"chromebooks" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"You're on the show. Welcome. Thank you for taking my call. I work with special Ed kids and I wanted right now. I'm taking my MAC air back and forth to work. I'd rather not do that because it's expensive. So I was looking at Chromebooks. I was interested in thirteen or fifteen inch with touch screen. Okay. And I, I had been looking. I want something not too expensive, like three hundred fifty. No more than that. I was looking at the Acer's, but I didn't know if you might have another recommendation. My recommendation Chromebooks are the thing about Chromebook says you have to be. You have to be very careful about not getting one. That's too underpowered because it will. There's two things are kind of couple things that with Chromebooks you wanna watch out for. So number one, if you're not familiar with the concept of Chromebook, if you work at a school, you definitely are because they're, they're all over schools. Right? And so is basically a product that looks like a laptop. And but it doesn't have windows on it. It has a chrome operating system which is Google's operating system. And if you've used the chrome web browser, it's almost very identical to that except it's running an entire computer and what's the benefit of that? Well, it's a lot cheaper. And so these Chromebooks generally cost. I mean, you can get a mischievous two hundred bucks and they go, you know, maybe up to five hundred something like that. If you get Google's, you can the pixel book which is there's that one's a lot more expensive. You're going to pay, you know, thousand dollars for that one. So we're not talking about that when we're talking about the typical Chromebooks and the other benefit to these is that there's no viruses and the they are always updated. So there's no, you know with windows if you have windows ten or if you have a MAC computer, you're always updating these software with these giant software updates, right? Well, the way Chromebook works is it kind of does all the background downloading of the software updates. And then when he turned it on. On or you restart it, it kind of installs all these little updates. And so you really don't have to do much. You might get a notice once in a while to restart it to to help you install those updates. If you haven't done that in a while, but they're pretty seamless. And that's why people like him. They're simple. The downside to them is that you can't you you. The downside is that you can't install third party apps that are not Android apps or chrome apps. So if you have a particular program you need to run for school or for work that's a, you know, you've run it off a CD or download it very specific program that was made for windows. You can't run that on a Chromebook. So with that said, Sherry, I think my recommendation always with the Chromebooks is to go to Costco and buy the Chromebook. They have there. Are you a Costco member by any chance? I am. Okay. Have you, have you seen the Chromebooks there. No, I've looked at other other big bucks stores than a couple of office type supply stores, but not Costco yet. Well, I think the the problem with these, the big box stores and the and the other the office supply stores is that they're marking up the price of these things. You're basically getting a lower and specs for an expensive price. And yeah, the prices are not bad. You might see it for one hundred eighty bucks, but what you're getting might not be that good. So my recommendation always with Chromebooks is to go to Costco because they, they literally have the best specs that you're gonna get for that price. So you may find a Chromebook at Costco for two hundred eighty nine dollars, but you're getting the equivalent of a four hundred dollar Chromebook anywhere else..
"chromebooks" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"Hundred fifty bucks more. It's five forty, nine. It has a nice hundred twenty eight gigs solid state drive not an EMC drive. It has a little bit more ram, eight gigs of ram instead of four gigs that's gonna make a big difference in performance. So I think they put the low cost one on there just to say for ninety nine, but they don't expect anybody to buy it. In fact, I did buy the five fifty version because I, I don't want the NFC so you're right in that regard you, but if when you talking Chromebooks. So many other things to consider. I would look at an ace nice, a sous a. s. u. US Chromebook. Very nice ones. Aluminum, three hundred fifty, two, four hundred, fifty dollars. I think a really good choice and they don't use this EMC. They use niceties. But again, it's not gonna make that much difference. Truthfully when it comes to comes to actual performance, it's the Rams gonna make difference the the processor. Let me make a recommendation for you. Let's see. Just looking at the like this Chromebook flip that they do. It's eleven point six inches. They do have a thirteen point, three inch Chromebook. The c. three hundred s a comes in a variety of colors. Chrome is much more secure. It's got a lot of bat. It's going to give you tons of battery life there. Lot of good choices out there. They make some aluminum ones that are really good. We're more I would Maury more about the screen, the quality of the keyboard and that kind of stuff that I would worry about the other. I wanna find you a great Chromebook. Actually, Amazon believe it or not. We were talking before the break about Chromebooks has a very good selection of Chromebooks, and they will tell you what the best seller is. Maybe it's an ace earn a sous. Let me just. By another the there's some really good choices at there. It is the Acer Chromebook, fourteen two hundred sixty four dollars. All aluminum, fourteen inches, two hundred sixty four dollars and it's reliable. It's robust. It's not going to have the security issues. I just think for most people unless you know you're, you're editing photographs, even then you can do a lot of what you wanna do launching rocket ships at movies, secretions Leo LaPorte. The. Layla poets, the tech guy back to the phones on the line line to Tony in Buffalo, New York. Hello, Tony. I Leo welcome. Thank you. Thanks for hanging. Yes, sir. Today. I have Verizon files here, yum, and amusing one of their routers, the new one, the quantum gateway to don't you. Pretty much. Yeah. You can use others, but you lose some of the functionality if you do like you don't get the program guide, stuff like that. Yeah. Yeah. Anyway, I want a mesh system Lucan right now. This got it in the mail today. Tend to Nova, okay, don't know that one, but I'm sure it's fine. So the key on this is you you want you need the Verizon gateway because that's what's turning the fiber into Ethernet. You know, just like a cable modem or DSL modem. You need a modulating demodulators device. It'll take whatever it's coming in and turn it into something your devices can use, but you don't need the other part that's in there, which is the router. The router is the bit that says, you know, I have more than one internet device. I know I know horizon only gave you one address that's confusing because I have ten computers and phones and all sorts of stuff attached the routers thing that takes the incoming traffic, all all coming to one address and says, okay, oh, oh, you're, you're the phone. You were having that conversation. You're the, you're the computer. You were on that website. You're the Roku box you on Netflix and routes. It's sends it out figures out what goes where now the Verizon Divi. Vice does that. If you can put it in bridge mode, that would be the best you may not be able to wouldn't be surprised if you can't is my question. I was thinking I'm supposed to plug this into a modem are don't have a modem. I have outer most routers would love to be the only device they wanna be doing all the routing, especially mess routers because that's often how they do their mesh magic. You know, they, they, they want to be in charge, but if Reisen won't let you in, it's my bet that they won't..
"chromebooks" Discussed on TechtalkRadio
"We've done everything from drones to webcams to, you know, home automation, everything. And it's been awhile since I, I showed a laptop and I know back to school that I was like, try and go with general theme of what's going on in the community. And of course we got a lot of kids already going back to school, get ready for it. So parents already, it's already that time. It feels like just yesterday they all the kids got, I went by too fast. You asked parents are going to tell you when you were a kid and summer break, felt like it lasted forever. Yeah. Now for parents. Just like this and sooner please. So you know, the thing is a lot of the schools now are in many of the schools. What they're doing is giving the kids Chromebooks. They signed them out just a library book. The days of kids have to carry backpacks. I remember it was like you were tragic after World War One with a backpack that had twenty books in them. You're all the textbooks. You know, if you lost one of those textbook, God forbid, you gonna pay a lot of money for that textbook or your parents were. So there's sort of put a lot of the curriculum on the Chromebooks, which is cool because the kids get a used those. Now, a lot of people don't know what Chromebooks are Chromebooks versus say a, you know, an actual laptop. It's a Google Chrome OS. It's an operating system that is basically a crow versus it's Android, Android. They're going to be putting some more features in Android as well for some of these Chromebooks number. You know, somebody's Chromebooks. You've always thought, oh, there. The lower end, the slower scale, they're, they're putting some pretty big processors at them..
"chromebooks" Discussed on What the Tech
"Compatibility problems that we still see on the sovereign so pentium i can't even imagine i i'm not harbor guy but you kind of look at the price sheet for all the intel stuff and you can do the the math on not just the cost but the you know the performance and the price performance ratio and it is it's kind of weird to me to hear the word pentium today i'll tell you serve if you if you are if the purpose of this is education right let's say the penny will be good enough because you can still watch videos and you could pretty much do all the word processing that you need to do and its sole purpose it would be education and some media consumption you're not going to be able to play games so i think that's how they justified to push the penny where listen it's perfectly fine if you're going to be doing word wordprocessing and some youtube videos and i'm sure that they win when they go to show this off it could watch four k videos you know it'll almost likely be able to handle some of it other than watching highresolution on youtube and doing word processing and emails what else would you do on an education targeted device well assuming that that's i don't think it's just education right they're not going to sell this in education that was your mentality if that was your mentality that its own it's purposely chromebooks to be honest our dear towards education it's not they don't say it's only for education but the general usage would simple were processing that's just normal usage i mean i think chromebooks actually are pushing being pushed businesses today as well as just individuals if you want another i think there's this market i think for an it's a big market for people that want another computer at home or a computer at home you know and i think can be kind of basic you know most people aren't necessarily going to play the latest version of doom at four k resolution with stereo speakers whatever they just like you said they wanna do basic word processing they're going to browse the web into email they want something of their own not something that's from work right yeah chromebooks satisfy this need their windows pc's absolutely the satisfy this need apple doesn't make a product satisfies us needed unless you consider the ipad something that falls into that the mac pa category come on the mac book still expensive it's just doesn't if if the five hundred dollars on your on your all mighty north eastern liberal bias lip or by sure exposed by who no you're right it's very it's very hey listen mac book air you know what i seven ninety nine right what a great computer for that price is no doubt about it i mean i would do i wish to you know the resolution it's good it's a good computer but it's it's also dining nine and that's too much money for a lot of people so depends on which way you're skewing here i've kind of shifted my mentality about how we use pc's for the longest time i've always subscribed to the belief that you spend spend more and it'll last you and i still i still subscribe that for myself not but for most people i i find it hard to justify over eight hundred dollars for computer i really find it very hard to justify it this is something that you beat up essentially if you're traveling like paul you work from home i travel every single day for work every day which is species not gonna cut few that thing would fall apart in your bag just by virtue of the fact that you're picking up the desk putting in a bag picking up the desperate in the bag you know we talk about my mac book pro and how that's handled should should be able to withstand this trip it it didn't i mean it doesn't i also found i want to save the city on you know all these mac book problems that i've been having i i have a crazy theory as to what is happening and this is going to blow your mind when i tell you this i'm gonna save a slow the end of the show it's going honestly you're gonna you're gonna think yourself all my god this could possibly be it so for work you know what i'm taking that hp we will never fall apart duty that thing i mean it's not it's.
"chromebooks" Discussed on WRVA
"Lowest price on the news spins on the new fifteen chromebook series is going to be three forty nine suggested retail and then the one that can convert to a tablet is four forty nine you know a fan the chromebooks i really think no yeah in fact i was talking to one of the women and i said you know leo's are big fan and she said i know he came around so i wasn't there she's nuts right i i have a chromebook too and i love it that you walk over the open it and you're doing work say it's been updated automatically it's pervious to spy ware i mean i just think they've done a really nice the pixelbook from google which is very expensive that's a thousand dollars so there's a little room in the middle range there for a good quality chromebook that isn't that expensive and so these acer's will be they've they make very good chromebooks.
"chromebooks" Discussed on The Personal Computer Radio Show
"However there are some weaknesses it's expensive ipods are flexible devices but they give schools students few options to meet their budget in the cecil chromebooks on the other hand range from extremely cheap laptops to stylus toting two in ones to premium laptops more recently google is making proper coma west habits as well living in apple's walk on always limited choices that's okay for adult consumers who can afford to spend more money making purchasing decisions as individuals for school districts with tight budgets poor students that lack of flexibility is a real deterrent this extensive software even when using ipads schools will often use google apps because they work across a variety of devices if you're using g suite those apps will work for students whether they're using chromebook an ipad or windows pc at home apple solutions worked bus when you commit all nothing to its products something that simply isn't practical for many school districts and that's not even factoring that in order to provide off experiences apples promising you need to buy sorry separately but ten adding hundreds to the ipad base price the apple pencil is an extra eighty nine dollars with schools ninety nine dollars for individuals or though logitech mix a fifty dollar turn eter without pressure sensitivity if you want to connect it to a projector tv or usb device you have to purchase a sensory bongos and that doesn't even include the most important sensory of them more there's no keyboard the most obvious critique against the ipad is possibly the most important one the ipad dozen have keyboard apple didn't even think it was necessary to create an official keyboard with schools leaving that task to assess remake is and that's not even getting into the questionable typing experience on tablets in the first place the ipad is an excellent media consumption device and it's powerful processor can be an extremely valuable cesary in classroom lessons and experiments but when it comes to daytoday were kids need a keyboard and mouse typing papers on tablet screen even less comfortable than on a phone.