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<p><strong>Ben Roethig</strong> believes the iPad has evolved to be more like a Mac, with mouse and keyboard support, and that that evolution should include the macOS. We debate the benefits and challenges of a touch interface on the Mac, and the future of traditional laptops. How a unified operating system could preserve device strengths while implementing simplicity is discussed with an eye toward security.</p>
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<h3>Show Notes:</h3>
<p>0:01:41 Ben's Argument: Convergence of iPad and Mac OS<br />0:04:06 Chuck's Concern: Bloated Operating Systems and Optimization<br />0:08:07 Debate over the benefits of touch functionality on laptops<br />0:10:07 Considering the hassle and code associated with touch interfaces<br />0:12:26 MacBook Pro vs. iPad: Touchscreen Pros and Cons<br />0:13:31 Touch Interface on Macs vs iPad Keyboard Support<br />0:16:07 Microsoft's Innovation with Surface Line and Interface Improvement<br />0:17:31 Microsoft's Strong Support from Business Users<br />0:18:05 The Legacy of Desktop Machines and Laptops<br />0:19:13 Evolution of Devices: Touch First Generation<br />0:20:58 User Needs vs. Wants: Simplifying Interfaces<br />0:21:59 The Future of Computing: A Deep Statement<br />0:23:53 Apple's locked-down devices and limitations on running applications<br />0:25:34 Unified operating system's impact on user experience and security<br />0:26:08 Third Party Gatekeeper Apps vs App Store Apps<br />0:26:45 Apple's focus on security and usability<br />0:28:26 Customizable OS for different user preferences</p>
<p><strong><a href="">Apple Needs a Single Computer OS</a> </strong>by Ben Roethig</p>
<p><strong>Ben Roethig</strong> has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on <strong><a href="">RoethigTech</a></strong>. Contact him on  <a href=""><strong>Twitter</strong></a> and <a href=""><strong>Mastodon</strong></a>.</p>
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