Roger Cheng, CNET
The system allows for the government to broadcasat emergency messages, as it’s already done on television and radio. The push for alerts to appear on phones has gone on for a while, with other manufacturers already putting the feature into their phones. With iOS 6, Apple joins the fold.
Gregg Keizer, Computerworld
Admittedly, the battery in the MacBook Pro is more powerful than the Air's: Apple rated the former at 95 watt-hours (Whr), meaning that it can produce one watt of power for 95 hours, or, say, 5 watts of power for 19 hours. The 13-in. MacBook Air's battery, on the other hand, is rated at 50 Whr.
But while the 15-in. non-Retina MacBook Pro battery is also rated at 95 Whr., it costs just $129 -- the same as the Air -- to have Apple replace that laptop's battery.
Gabe Glick, MacStories
I think it comes down to one of Apple’s core values: simplicity.
Remember that Mac OS X never had different upgrade pricing. Whether you are upgrading through every version or only upgrading every other version, the price is still the same.
If the new MacBook Pro means that I have to take it in to Apple or TekServe for repair if it needs a new battery or has an issue with the screen – well, OK.
Frankly, the fact that computers are now powerful enough to be built more as appliances is great news. This is progress – even if it rankles the collars of nerds everywhere.
I wish some inventors can make some sort of case or something to add additional storage capacity to my MacBook Air, just like those iPhone cases with batteries.
Podcasts On My Phone
Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu
Yes, I would like to see a good podcasting app on my iPhone.
And here's my feature request: syncing of podcasts, syncing of podcast playlists (that I create on my Mac using AppleScript), and syncing of play status and positions.
Oh, and please make them available in countries that don't have iTunes Match.
This new-old Mac Pro will make me very happy for the next 12–18 months until the next model comes out, and then I’ll decide what to do. If the next one sucks for some reason, I can skip it. And if it’s good enough to buy, I’ll sell this one, probably losing about $1000 on it. To me, it makes sense to buy 12–18 months of high-end computing happiness for about $1000.