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some people's fingertips just don't register well for whatever reason - like my wife's. but Touch ID works fine for me on same phone. i helped her try to setup, so no difference there. obviously has to be something to do with her skin - it is kind of calloused.
yes, the Pro is clearly targeted by Apple to pro apps, like FCP, that are optimized to use its full capabilities. so far, no third party apps, like Premier, are. nor the 3D apps either, as you describe.   the test will be when and if major software companies do this. Adobe probably will sometime in the next year. maybe some CAD companies too. otherwise ...?   if a critical mass of third party software is updated for the Mac Pro, then it could really take off. if not,...
your experience and the various forum comments are all ad hoc reports. my ad hoc report is that none of my three iOS 7 devices have had a system crash yet, including a new iPad Mini. so the first question is if some app that is in background state but checking occasionally for activity is the problem for those of you with crash reports. the issue is clearly not so widespread as to be affecting everyone, we would have heard about that by now. without much more real world...
un-uh. routine contracts between OEM's and the retail chains/telcos all include contingencies for returns (or large wholesale price discounts) of unsold products to the OEM's, as well as the timing of payments. it's a negotiation, and it's the chains/telcos that usually have the leverage here (unless it's a really popular product, like an iPad), and they are not going to take the majority of risk of getting stuck with unsold units of a flop product. and i would bet the...
you can be sure that Samsung's announced 800k "sales" are actually just "shipped" - SS has a long documented history of routinely  misrepresenting and flat out lying about such stats (the Apple lawsuit disclosures were damning). so essentially that is the amount of their first production run, now distributed into their global sales channels. for all we know, the actual consumer sales could still be as few as the 50k rumor.   but realistically, there are enough...
 "they all do it" is no defense or excuse. on a scale of 1 to 10 (not counting the NSA), Google scores the 10 for maximum data mining of its hundreds of millions (billions?) of users in so many ways. you're right, we don't really know what MS is mining from its built in Windows OS "back door," and i'm sure it copies Google's practices as much as it can with all its ecosystem services, so we can't really score them, but MS could be a 10 too. they just aren't as good at...
 you're being tendentious as usual. all i use Disqus for is to post comments. not purchases/reviews, not social anything, not search, not check ins, not maps. there is nothing else for them to mine from me except my comment history. they are welcome to that for whatever it is worth. i guess they could profile me, like those guys on TV crime shows do. heck, we can profile you from your 8000 comments on AI - a compulsive contrarian.
 all Disqus has from me is a name, email, user name, and PW - necessary for any such service - and a history of my comments via that service - which are essentially public domain anyway. Google+ data mines your entire life in the Google ecosystem, and everything else it can invade somehow even outside it. stop being a Google apologist and get real.
oh come on, stop apologizing for Google. there is a hell of a lot of difference between Google+ and, for example, Disqus. Disqus is merely a user name and PW system. Google+ is a massive invasion of your digital life. get real.
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