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  • Apple says hidden Safari setting led to flawed Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery tests

    This basically invalidates anything Consumer Reports does, test, or publishes in the future. Possibly in the past too. They knowingly changed settings that would not reflect an actual user's configuration, and deceitfully posted fraudulent results.

    If that's how they operate I have no interest in any other opinion they have to offer on any product.
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  • British MP urges schools to confiscate iPads, says children use tablet to bully

    Years ago, to take care of a bully, a group of non-bullies would get together and beat the ever loving shit out of the bully. And the problem went away.

    Today, the blame is place on everything and anything except where it belongs...the bully.

    They hold hour long assemblies in school on bullying, playing up nothing but victim suffering.

    Victim culture is a disease.

  • How to change back the Apple TV's Home button behavior in tvOS 10.1

    Not sure why anyone would want to revert to the previously redundant functionality. This button was intended for this App from the beginning, it just didn't exist yet.

    Just like the remotes for gen 2 & gen 3 AppleTV, holding down the Menu button takes you Home from anywhere. There is no reason to have another single press button just for that.huffcw said:
    MAU47 said:
    I haven't had the chance to play with it yet but it was my understanding that single sign on and the TV app work together but independently. So if I am signed into the apps on the Apple TV regardless of if I used SSO or not it will still pull in suggestions etc. Is that not the case?
    You are correct -- TV app does not require SSO, they are independent. Seems like the writer of this article should have looked into it in more detail before publishing false info. 

    My biggest confusion with the new TV app is it not supporting HBO Go even though it does support HBO Now. Makes no sense.

    You can find out more here:

    Agreed, AI has been publishing a lot of "articles" on the subject on the TV App and SSO and having no idea how either work, or that they are actually completely unrelated. 

    And, also, agreed on TV App confusion. While its obviously not Apple's fault, (if it were up to them, every App would be compatible day 1), it is still their product and its completely half-baked at this time, much like Single Sign-On.
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  • Hackers attempt to extort Apple with threat to remotely wipe iPhones, iPads

    "$100,000 in iTunes gift cards"

    LOLOL. 15 year olds from some town in Oregon confirmed. 

  • App Store, Apple Music, iCloud & other Apple services impacted by Amazon outage [u]

    sog35 said:
    This right here is proof that serious companies (including Apple) should have multiple Cloud providers. 

    If Amazon is down? Well you have a backup.

    Hope more corps realize this and start diversifying away from Amazon cloud
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    karmadave said:
    Why doesn't Apple host all its own business on its own servers!
    They have been moving rapidly to move most if not all of their content to 'in-house' servers. Building and maintaining a huge Cloud infrastructure is no trivial task and utilizing outside services, such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, provides them time-to-market and flexibility that they might not otherwise have by strictly relying on their own. I work in this business and understand some of the challenges and complexities of building and maintaining a highly reliable, scalable, and flexible infrastructure. Apple is good at many things, but this has NEVER been a particular strength of theirs...
    Why is it so hard to build a cloud?

    I mean if Apple throws Billions into cloud, would they not have a cloud just as good as Amazon? 
    You really should avoid commenting on things you know absolutely nothing about. Just my opinion.
  • Microsoft revamps Cortana for iPhone in renewed bid to take on Apple's Siri

    Until you can go in to settings change the default from Siri to Cortana, which will absolutely never happen, there really is no "bid" to take on anything. A voice assistant that lives in a particular app might as well be non-existent.
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  • Rumor: Apple Pencil 2 coming this spring with magnets to attach to iPad, plus pocket clip

    how about also including an "eraser" at the end of the Pencil
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    appleric said:
    It's about time. I'm honestly confused why it takes Apple so long to provide the obvious in their innovative technology. Like adding a slot to hold the Pencil in their iPad Pro 12in Smart Cover with Keyboard, for example Some very obvious small enhancements makes a huge difference when comping to competition.
     Yes, the pencil lacks a clip and an eraser,
    ??? That sounds like a gimmick straight out of Samsung, or Microsoft.

    The Apple Pencil uses the same precision tip for erasing as it does for drawing. Hello digital.
  • 'Right to Repair' bills in five states could force Apple to provide iPhone parts, support ...

    It just doesn't stand up to logic. These restrictions are in place for a reason. And no, the modicum of repair revenue that Apple sees is not it. It's about quality control.

    I know of plenty of "repair shops" that I would never take an actual iOS device to. Regardless of whether they have access to OEM parts.
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  • New Apple 9.7-inch iPad thicker than iPad Air 2, returns to iPad Air dimensions

    sog35 said:
    I'm glad they went with the slightly thicker case in order to drop the price.
    Would love to hear your rear-end's explanation for this comment.
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  • With iPhone SE upgrade, Apple heralds the end of low-capacity 16GB iPhones

    Arguably, 16 GB is more usable now than it was a few years ago because of enhanced iCloud features, the ability to optimize local storage automatically, and auto-delete old Messages.

    But whatever.