The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode Rene, Peter, and Derek Kessler talk all about iTunes Extras on Apple TV, iPhone and iPod touch screen sizes, Apple A8 processors, Metal on OS X, and enforcing accessibility.
- iTunes Extras are now on Apple TV, coming this fall to iOS 8
- Improving graphics performance on OS X: Is Metal the answer?
- Apple and accessibility: Pushing back against unacceptable realities
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.
PETER: Be careful on the speed claims on gaming.. It's OFTEN because games like Guild Wars 2 and WoW are NOT REALLY ported over to OS X. Yes they have a Mac Client, but that client is just Cider Wrapped and just like MOST companies, they use Cider and use the cider wrapper. Blizzard also does it with the WoW client. Basically; it's a commercialized, highly custom, version of WINE with 3D / Gaming tweaks. This is so they can just make one game for the PC then have Cider wrap the game with the emulation code. Because of this, nearly all games will ALWAYS be slower. They will continue to be until game publishers / devs truly code for OS X.. Which most gaming companies do not! Google Cider wrapper; you'll be surprised at how many games that are on the Mac are basically PC games.. lol
Blizzard also does it with the WoW client.No it doesn't. Blizzard has never used Cider.
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