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10.5″ iPad Pro – not the same old iPad

  • 20% larger screen and has a new resolution – 2224 by 1668 @264 PPI. It is also fully-laminated LCD so the pixels feel like they’re right on the glass. Brightness increase to 600 nits, Wide color display which is is Apple’s name for the DCI-P3 color space
  • The screen now refreshes at a 120 Hz which is double than that of the previous iPad Pros and has a new anti-reflective coating that cuts down on reflectivity by 40 percent versus the last iPad Pro.
  • 6 core A10X Fusion CPU – 3 high frequency and 3 low. The 3 passive cores are useful for background processes and for when you’re not pushing your iPad Pro.
  • 12 core GPU which provides a 40% gain in graphics performance over the A9X chip and part of the reason why the iPad Pro is so swift is because of the way Apple architected the chip; the CPU and GPU share the same on-board RAM, so there’s no waiting for the graphics to go out and grab separate memory.
  • 4 GB of RAM. The last generation 9.7 inch iPad Pro only got 2 GB of RAM.
  • It still samples the Apple Pencil at 240 Hz. but as the screen refresh rate is now 120 Hz, the latency on the Pencil has been reduced by a lot. From 50 MS on the previous iPad Pros to 20 MS on the new ones
  • Same cameras as iPhone 7’s single camera setup. On the back, is the 12 MP shooter that comes with optical image stabilization and 4K video recording as well as a ƒ/1.8 aperture. Front facing camera is now 7 MP.
  • Slo-mo video now has support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps
  • TouchID 2 – so much faster
  • Four speaker audio – I can actually hear some bass now as well as a more full sound.
  • Embedded Apple Sim
  • LTE Advanced – has 25 bands now vs the previous 21
  • Optional – Fast charging via additional 29w power supply and USB-C -> Lightning cable
  • Optional – Full Size Keyboard via the Smart Connector

What’s running on My Mac Applist 2015

Builtin Stuff I use all the time

  • Preview
  • Mail
  • iTunes
  • iWork
  • Terminal
  • Photos (new)

Cloud Services

Work / Home

  • Chrome – Easily my most used app. (starting to become a dog)
  • Slack – IM for work
  • Screenhero – Share screens
  • Skype – Video Chat with the relatives
  • 1Password – Best password and serial number manager hands down
  • DropBox – Keep a copy of those personal files in the cloud
  • FolderWatch – Sync files with other machines or folders
  • Epic Browser – Privacy built in on top of Webkit
  • CleanMyMac 3 – Cleans out the junk files
  • Fantastical – because mac’s calendar interface sucks
  • GrandPerspective – figure out what is eating up all your disk space
  • Steam – Best Video Game marketplace/manager
  • The Unarchiver – All around unzip/uncompress tool
  • Homebrew – Like apt-get for mac
  • iTerm2 – Like terminal but with some added features
  • Vox – Alternative music player

Development

Design

Chrome Extensions

Bookmarklets

Hardware

My top albums and singles of 2013

Top Albums

  1. Rhye – Woman
  2. Lorde – Pure Heroine
  3. Feed Me – Calamari Tuesday
  4. Dessa – Parts of Speech
  5. Janelle Monae – Electric Lady
  6. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
  7. Disclosure – Settle Track by Track
  8. Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
  9. M.I.A – Matangi

Top Singles

  1. RAC – Let Go (ft. Kele & MNDR)
  2. Poliça – Chain My Name (Paper Tiger Remix)
  3. Natalia Kills – Outta Time
  4. Klaypex – Sauce Boss (ft. Epic Meal Time)
  5. Oneohtrix Point Never – Chrome Country
  6. Disclosure – Help Me Lose My Mind (London Grammar Remix)
  7. Empire of the Sun – Alive (Zedd Remix)

 

What’s running on My Mac Applist 2013

Builtin Stuff I use all the time

  • Preview
  • Mail
  • iTunes
  • Terminal

Work / Home

  • Chrome – Easily my most used app.
  • Picasa – Because I just don’t like iPhoto yet
  • Hipchat – IM for work
  • Screenhero – Share screens
  • Google+ Hangouts – Video Conference
  • Skype – Video Chat with the relatives
  • Billings Pro – Project based billing/invoice system
  • iStat Menus – Customizable Top View in your menubar
  • CloudStation – need Synology DiskStation see below
  • 1Password – Best password and serial number manager hands down
  • DropBox – Keep a copy of those personal files in the cloud
  • Google Drive – Keep those work files synced seperate from personal files
  • FolderWatch – Sync files with other machines or folders
  • Epic Browser – Privacy built in on top of Webkit
  • CleanMyMac 2 – Cleans out the junk files
  • Evernote – Notes, Syncs, enough said
  • Fantastical – because mac’s calendar interface sucks
  • GrandPerspective – figure out what is eating up all your disk space
  • Steam – Best Video Game marketplace/manager
  • The Unarchiver – All around unzip/uncompress tool
  • Homebrew – Like apt-get for mac
  • iTerm2 – Like terminal but with some added features

Development

  • WebStorm – Web Development IDE done right
  • Espresso – Web Layout IDE done right (when you don’t need the full on IDE )
  • Node.JS – My AppServer of choice
  • MongoDB – NOSQL DB of choice
  • MongoDB Prefspane – because i like to make it official
  • MongoHub – Visual Query tool for Mongo (fotonauts branch)
  • GitHub – Source Control Client
  • 3Hub – AWS S3 Client
  • Xcode – iOS IDE
  • Android Studio – Android IDE
  • MonoDevelop – .Net IDE
  • TextWrangler – Simple Free Text Editor, because Sublime and Chocolat are too solely code focused and cost money but good if that’s what you want
  • Markdown Pro – See Markdown Results as you create
  • SourceTree – Alternative Source Control for non GitHub sources
  • SequelPro – Best MySQL Client
  • PrivateEye – See what is using your Network
  • Cord – Simple RDP Client
  • Parallels – Virtual Machines.. because VirtualBox always seemed to have little problems everywhere and VMWare seemed slower
  • FishShell – adds ascii colors and intelligent typeaheads to terminal

Design

  • Acorn – Photoshop Alternative – still can’t decide which is better
  • Pixelmator – Photoshop Alternative #2
  • Sip – Universal Color Picker
  • Sketch – Illustrator/Pagemaker Alternative
  • Xscope – Screen Toolbox
  • Reflector – Mainly for mobile demos or screensharing bugs and features
  • Hype – HTML5 Alternative to flash
  • OmniGraffle – Better Alternative to Visio

Occasionally Used

  • Adapter – Universal File Convertor
  • MachineProfile – Better Snapshot than About this Mac
  • Flow – Sometimes you have to FTP something
  • TuneUp – Clean up your iTunes Library
  • Voila – Screen capture and recorder
  • Caffeine – Know how sometimes you are watching a video and your screensaver kicks in? yeah this fixes that
  • MusicTube – Streams albums via YouTube? Odd I know but it works
  • NetSpot – Visualize your WiFi coverage
  • LanScan – See what devices and services are on your network
  • VLC – Got some media with odd Codecs? This will play it

Hardware