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Jason Cross
I write stuff and make videos for Macworld. Opinions here are entirely my own. I probably know judo.
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Jason Cross 13h
Replying to @benjedwards
Same, but Commander Keen.
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Jason Cross 15h
It’s weird to me that the CA fires aren’t getting the same national news coverage that a major hurricane would.
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Jason Cross 16h
Replying to @gruber
It could be automatic whenever the pencil writes on the on-screen keyboard, to start. But better would be handwriting anywhere.
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The Associated Press Nov 14
The Latest: The Palm Beach County elections supervisor says aging equipment has overheated, causing mismatched results in the recount of ballots in Florida's U.S. Senate race. 
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Jason Cross Nov 16
Replying to @macworld
(It seems a number of commenters to this didn't actually read the article...)
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Jason Cross Nov 16
If Microsoft is doing that disc-less , they should bundle it with like 6 months of free Game Pass. The re-sub rate on that would be HUGE and it's perfect for a disc-less console.
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Jason Cross Nov 15
Replying to @haydencd
But they had a funny acronym and everything! 🙄
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Jason Cross Nov 15
Replying to @haydencd
When the beta starts 3 weeks before release, it's more of a demo of what you can expect in release than a real beta. I mean it takes a couple months to fix anything substantial.
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Jason Cross Nov 15
Likewise, I have found that most people have a tendency to think "If I don't need XYZ for what I do, neither would most normal people need it for what they do!" Everyone thinks they're an average user.
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Jason Cross Nov 15
My own personal argument isn't against the iPad as a thing people could buy to be happier doing some (maybe even most!) of the things they used to do on their laptop. My argument is that there's no need for the iPad Pro for any of that. The Pro needs to be better for...Pros.
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Jason Cross Nov 15
I've had more than a few arguments on here in the last week with people arguing exactly that. That for MOST people, an iPad will do and a laptop (or desktop) is unnecessary.
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Jason Cross Nov 15
(and, for what it's worth, I think they'd be happy and delighted using it for the things it's good at...)
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Jason Cross Nov 15
I believe that is so incredibly wrong. I think MOST "regular people" would run into frequent frustrations trying to exclusively use an iPad, from software that simply isn't available, fundamental OS limitations, or incompatibilities with various peripherals or hardware.
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Jason Cross Nov 15
I'm not saying you're suggesting an iPad does everything a laptop can do. But there appears to be an implication, from many, that everything a laptop does that an iPad doesn't is unimportant, or just for tech nerds, or niche, or "the old way."
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Jason Cross Nov 15
I'm not trying to be pedantic, but you say you haven't needed a laptop in a year. Most of my family members would hit hard-stop roadblocks using an iPad exclusively within the first week.
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Jason Cross Nov 15
I'm glad you can be productive and happy with an iPad, but many millions of people, techies and non-techies, have insurmountable roadblocks with them. Not "you have to do it DIFFERENTLY" things, but "you can't do this thing no matter what" things.
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Jason Cross Nov 15
Is scrivener on iPad significantly different than on Mac?
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Jason Cross Nov 15
For me, I can't update my camera firmware with an iPad. Period. Or pull recordings off my portable mic. For my sister it may be the grading app and teacher portals he has to use. My wife MUST use Premiere and read files off external storage.
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Jason Cross Nov 15
It's like this all over. People say "but YOU only need a laptop for these couple of edge cases that nobody else has!" But EVERYONE has their own set of "edge cases."
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Jason Cross Nov 15
Replying to @jsnell @Devindra and 2 others
FWIW, I end up doing a lot MORE window management on an iPad. Switching contexts between more than 2 apps requires a lot more shuffling. And if I just use one app full-screen, well, that's exactly as much management on a desktop/laptop.
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