Windows 10 DPI scaling and window positioning issues on laptops

If you’re using a Windows 10 laptop at anything other than the default scaling factor for your display, you may encounter an issue where closing the lid causes your window positions and sizes to be forgotten. I discovered this on my MacBook Pro Retina, which I run at 100% scaling (the default is 200%). This may also apply on Windows 8.1, but I haven’t tried it on this hardware. Continue reading “Windows 10 DPI scaling and window positioning issues on laptops”

Mac OS is the new Apple II, iOS is the new Mac OS

This is a thought that I’ve actually had for a while now, but I thought I’d put it in a blog entry.

There’s plenty of signs, in my opinion, that within 5 years, there will be no more Mac OS, or it will be a niche OS for developers and such. Instead, iOS will be Apple’s main platform. And, Apple’s target market will embrace this change.

So, you’re asking, what evidence do I have for this happening? Read after the break, and you’ll see my evidence. Some of this is sourced from rumors, but some isn’t. It’s not in any particular order, either – just because I have it listed earlier doesn’t mean it’s more important. Continue reading “Mac OS is the new Apple II, iOS is the new Mac OS”

Why Apple is evil: Blocking the sale of SSD upgrades for the MacBook Air

Haven’t done one of these for a while…

So, Apple is apparently blocking the sale of a 256 GB SSD upgrade for the MacBook Air, by threatening a Mac accessory manufacturer’s license to Apple’s technologies.

This one sets a nasty precedent… apparently Apple doesn’t want people upgrading their machines? And if you don’t like 128 gigs in an 11.6″ machine, you have to go to a 13.3″ machine? I don’t like this one at all.

Source: Engadget

Why Apple is evil: They’re less secure than Microsoft products

There’s not much to report here, other than security expert Marc Maiffret claiming that Apple appears to have a lax attitude towards security, and sticking with security through obscurity to avoid malware.

Sure, there’s not much malware for OS X now, but Apple’s lax attitude towards security (including leaving major Java vulnerabilities unpatched for six months) means that there’s not much security there if anyone does ever target OS X.

Like at Pwn2Own, where every year of the contest, Apple products got pwned – and from 2008 on, they were the first to fall.

Source: LA Times Blogs