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When Apple releases a beta of iOS, they tell developers to not use on any device they actually use. That's good advice because you don't want to find out your data was trashed or your phone locks up. Unfortunately that also means that there are few people testing iOS for many common uses before it is released. With a period of open beta, Apple is simply formalizing a process that already exists. The first few release versions of iOS have many bugs. Users know this which is...
To be fair, there are a few things that worry me about an Apple automobile. A car has a lot of moving parts and is exposed to some extremely harsh environments. Wheels and engine parts move at high speed. There is a lot of vibration and the entire thing must work even if partially submerged in water. The iPhone cannot stand even a damp environment and routinely breaks if exposed to any kind of drop or stress. Many automobile failure modes only appear after many hours of...
How can you use two step verification if you don't have text service on your cell phone? It costs extra and I never use it since I have Skype and a data plan.
The patent has an optical assembly as one of its claims but I don't see anything about head tracking, VR or augmented reality. Still, if Apple wanted they could use this patent as a way to go after Google Cardboard or the Samsung Gear VR. I think it would be inadvisable though. Considering how far behind the pack in VR and AR that Apple is at this moment, it would be better if they used the patent to trade with the leaders of the pack (Facebook, Microsoft and Google).
If you are a Windows or Android user who is just a bit interested in Apple products, Apple will give you 5GB of free iCloud service so you can try it out. On the other hand, if you buy a $3000 iMac, a $900 iPad and a $800 iPhone, Apple will give you ... 5GB of free iCloud service which you will find completely unusable. Shouldn't Apple grant additional lifetime iCloud storage as a perk for buying their expensive hardware while also making most of their new OS features...
This may be partially my fault. I have several 2GB apps and for some time have been asking Apple to increase the app size limit. My apps are big because they contain offline map data. The 2GB limit meant I had to split the USA into four sections. The biggest problem I faced was that every time I did an update, the OpenStreetMap database I use gets bigger and more details so my app sizes increased. That meant I had to remove some data by shrinking the coverage or lose some...
Two step authentication is great but why does one have to be SMS? I don't have any phone with SMS turned on. That feature costs money and except for authentication I have no use for it. I think text messages are just a scam dreamt up by the phone companies preying on foolish people who don't know they could be sent more efficiently via the internet.
Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battle station!
I agree. The vans are for street level mapping of urban areas. Apple's 3D maps are not very good at that level. Having up to date images of store fronts and objects on sidewalks fits well with their plans for indoor mapping of shopping malls. Hopefully they are driving the vans around the parking lots of open malls since currently Maps has no way to direct you to an individual store and some of those malls are vast. I spent 30 minutes search for a restaurant in one outdoor...
Bring Apple manufacturing jobs back to 'merica ... and give them to robots.
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