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I'm with you but the ones I've been testing that have the chip reader either don't include NFC or they've turned them off so there seems to be a concerted effort by retailers not to take any NFC transaction. I still check Home Depot to see when they will turn NFC back on. I haven't read anything recently about their progress. 
Looks like there's more banks and credit unions supporting ApplePay than retailers. The banks get it but retailers just won't take the time to understand what's going on. I'm tired of educating retailers about the October change and how even the chip reader is more secure than their antiquated magnetic strip reader. The cashiers just don't understand and management doesn't care.   I signed up for the upcoming Square chip+NFC reader. When/If I finally get around to...
I always find anything related to BestBuy funny. This store teeters on the edge of dying and has become just another Samsung delivery location. Whenever I venture into a BestBuy, the longest line is at their Geek Squad counter, not the checkout line. Says a lot about what they sell. Luckily, I have a very good Apple-certified Specialist store near the shopping center BestBuy inhabits for any repairs I can't do.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2971772/security/italian-teen-finds-two-zeroday-vulnerabilities-in-os-x.html   "Todesco, who said he does security research in his spare time, said he notified Apple of the problems “a few hours before the exploit was published.”"   There's a lot more info in this posting about the 18 year old Italian who says he found two vulnerabilities, not just one. He also provided a patch for at least one of them so we can stop ragging on him for...
Thanks for testing it. Did you have to be root/admin in order to compile it or was it able to escalate your non-admin privileges to root? Now what can you do with it? How do you get someone to install or compile it on their Mac and run it? (from article "who relies on a combination of attacks"). Any idea what this combination would be? Even though I didn't complete my original sentence, I know what root access gives you but I'd still like to understand how delivery of this...
All I'm reading is that the exploit would allow something. I'm not going to test it but it would be helpful if someone actually did validate this exploit and mentioned whether they could replicate it. I clicked on the link and it goes to GitHub with only a short comment. I also think the programmer should have warned Apple instead of simply posting it on GitHub for the world of hackers to see.   What interests me more is the comment about rootless in 10.11. "Rootless is...
Your suggestions are why the market is no longer for investing in companies, it's simply gambling that on any particular day, the stock price will be at a level that makes you money in the short term (anything less than a long term investment). It's sad the entire world's economy is based on Las Vegas style gambling, which as we all know is fixed.
This would be a possible option for Apple if they ever entered into the MVNO business and I'd jump at it. The Pacific Northwest only has good AT&T reception along I-5 and in medium to large cities, while Verizon seems to work everywhere. I'm thinking about moving my mobile share plan phones over to Verizon but it's never an easy change when five phones are involved. I found a used AT&T MicroCell so I'm effectively already using AT&T over WiFi at my house but it would be...
Initially I couldn't figure where the store was but once I started looking at products, the Buy button was added and it made adding items to my cart much easier than finding info about the product then going back and forth to the store until I was done. I think I can get used to it.   I also accessed my Apple EPP web site and that's been changed for the better. I'm not a former Apple employee but because of where I worked I can get the discount. Sample of entry page....
    None of you completely understood what I said (or was trying to say). I'm not asking IBM to build a Mac with OSX Server running on it. I'm suggesting IBM build a server product with the critical components and configurations that would work best for Macs, not as an afterthought but as a server that meets the needs of Macs and iOS devices. Yes, OSX Server is a bunch of open source software (but so is linux) but combined with IBM software and configured to run "natively"...
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