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Yeah, I've wanted this for some time.  Now when I want to disconnect a device [if the device itself isn't in my immediate vicinity, arms reach], I go for turning off Bluetooth briefly.
 No, because they always only sell them to people who are our friends [when they are our friends].  Unfortunately, they don't stay being our friends. And then you have the ATF buying weapons and selling them to drug cartels for a hefty profit.  Accidentally.
 Um, wrong.  You get a discount for foreign taxes paid.  So, effectively, you only pay the higher of the two rates [as in, you are taxed 40% in Italy (totally made up number), you pay 0% to US].  Nevermind that how you imply the percentages go together is completely incorrect (as you certainly imply that all the percentages add up, leaving only 20% or so at the end). Maybe if the Feds reduced the corporate tax rate for everyone, that would be reasonable.  But tax holidays...
The music executives are sure that they have rigged the payments so the labels get the VAST majority of the money, and the actual performers and writers are paid jack. Of your $10/month fee, you can count on actual artists AND writers sharing less than $1.
This isn't AT&T's fault.  This is ENTIRELY on Apple.  Apple has been doing this for probably about 15-20 years, even before they had physical stores.  They will keep inventory for themselves and only give resellers a very small amount of product, particularly for newly updated hardware. It's why lots of independent Apple resellers have gone out of business, because anybody walking into their store could get the hardware they wanted faster on their own than if they tried to...
I just wish they made it so you could keep the data yourself, on your phone, instead of requiring everything to be sent to Automatic's servers.   And there is NOTHING special about reading codes from other systems, such as air-bags, abs brakes, the transmission, etc.  It's all just software.  You don't need a $300 device to do it, they just have done a good job of segmenting the market to make the devices that do it cost that much.  Hell, one company charges an extra...
Not if you are an end-user.  "analytics" = privacy invading user tracking.  And guess what, 'user permission' for this is buried in the EULA. You think most users know Apple is tracking the items you touch, when you use the keyboard, what you search for, not only in Apple apps, but in all apps?  And sending all that info back to home office.
 First, you have ZERO clue.  QNX is basically irrelevant to the discussion. A parallel example in the Apple world is Darwin and MacOSX.  MacOSX is based on Darwin, but effectively all the important bits that the user works with [particularly with Ford's product] is in MacOSX.  QNX is a low-level operating system.  No GUI.  Everything that matters really rests on the code that Ford is writing from scratch [as it's not even based of the windows crap]. From 40 years of...
Just the usual 'skating to where the puck is now' stuff from Microsoft.
 Which car manufacturer does backwards retrofits?  They all want you to BUY A NEW CAR.  Even if you just drove it off the lot, they will be happy to buy it back from you and sell you a new one with the feature you want.  Course, you'll have to pay depreciation on the used car...
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