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Comment: Out of context... (Score 4, Informative) 305

by Kenshin (#48168757) Attached to: OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

Everyone's taking that snippet waaaay out of context.

OS X and iOS work better together now, they don't work the same.

As in, for example, you start typing a document on your desktop, like you normally would, and you can continue it on your phone seamlessly and automatically if you have to go out. Both with different, and appropriate, interfaces.

This isn't about making your desktop work LIKE a phone. It's about making your desktop work WITH your phone.

Comment: Re:Wait, what? (Score 5, Interesting) 305

by Kenshin (#48168693) Attached to: OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

I've been using Yosemite for a couple of months.

It's not turning into iOS. It's just working alongside iOS better. On the surface, de-glossification aside, it's more or less the same as Mavericks.

But of course, let's whip ourselves into a frenzy without even trying it out. This is Slashdot, of course.

Comment: Re:Go to hell (Score 4, Interesting) 218

by Kenshin (#46622001) Attached to: Smartphone Kill-Switch Could Save Consumers $2.6 Billion

This goes a bit further than remote wiping.

It's already somewhat available with iOS devices, and is completely under the user's control. Basically, without your AppleID and password, the phone cannot be wiped and reactivated by a thief, essentially making it a fancy paperweight. (So it's not really a "kill switch", just a really strong theft deterrent.) The owner can wipe it themselves remotely, for security, but it would still *also* require their AppleID and password inputted directly into the device to reactivate it.

It's been working since September, and no one's found a way to bypass it. (Yet.)

Comment: iOSification? (Score 5, Insightful) 965

by Kenshin (#43165153) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Mac To Linux Return Flow?

The "iOSification" of OS X is overblown hyperbole at the moment. Yes, Apple's simplified some of the core apps like iPhoto. Yes, Apple's made the Calendar app fugly. They added the "Launchpad", which you never have to actually see unless you invoke it, and they added the Gatekeeper security feature, which you can switch off with a few clicks of the mouse.

They also recently got rid of the guy who was responsible for some of that stuff, so we may see a roll back on the nasty skeumorphic nonsense.

The core OS, and its UX in general, are still excellent, and every single app distributed outside of the App Store still have as much freedom as they used to.

Wishing without work is like fishing without bait. -- Frank Tyger