Speaking of Twitter threads, here’s a short one from Cabel Sasser, after a few days with the iMac Pro:
Games. Fired up the ol’ Firewatch, to test the iMac Pro (Radeon
Pro Vega 64) vs. my current Retina 5K iMac (Radeon R9 M295X). At
2560 × 1440, the iMac topped out at 25 FPS, the iMac Pro at 62
You have to love the black Lightning cable.
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Sebastiaan de With on how he (and developer partner Ben Sandofsky) designed the iPhone X version of Halide before they had an iPhone X. Halide is truly one of the very nicest apps I’ve ever seen
. And I just love de With’s “world map of the iPhone X for your fingers
” — and it’s fascinating to see how this “map” affected the layout of controls when Halide is running on the iPhone X.
Sasank Reddy, product manager at Twitter:
Now, hundreds of thousands of threads are Tweeted every day! But
this method of Tweeting, while effective and popular, can be
tricky for some to create and it’s often tough to read or discover
all the Tweets in a thread. That’s why we’re thrilled to share
that we’re making it simpler to thread Tweets together, and to
find threads, so it’s easier to express yourself on Twitter and
We’ve made it easy to create a thread by adding a plus button in
the composer, so you can connect your thoughts and publish your
threaded Tweets all at the same time. You can continue adding more
Tweets to your published thread at any time with the new “Add
another Tweet” button. Additionally, it’s now simpler to spot a
thread — we’ve added an obvious “Show this thread” label.
This is a good idea. Continue reading "Twitter Adds Support for Threads"
Photographer/filmmaker Vincent Laforet, after a week with the upcoming iMac Pro:
Last week I received a pelican case from Apple with a very special
Mac inside of it… It was an iMac Pro configured as a 10 Core 3GHZ
Intel Xeon W, 2TB SSD, 128 GB RAM, Vega 64 Radeon.
After unpacking the (to be expected) beautiful Space Grey
hardware, keyboard, mouse and trackpad, it was time to get down to
the brass tacks, I had ONE question that I needed to answer: how
fast is this thing, and how much time will it save me in my
everyday imaging tasks?
I found a very consistent set of results: a 2X to 3X boost in
speed (relative to my current iMac and MacBook Pro 15”) a
noticeable leap from most generational jumps that are generally
ten times smaller.
Whether you’re editing 8K RED video, H.264 4K Drone footage, 6K Continue reading "Vincent Laforet on the iMac Pro"