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  • Marriott likely to decide on Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa for hotels later this year

    eightzero said:
    Soli said:
    Wouldn't want either one of them. Bit of a privacy concern there.
    But your OK with all the other devices in the room with microphones? There has to be a name for that kind of irrational thinking.
    Disagree. This is a device *someone else owns and controls.* 

    I too would not accept this in a hotel room. This is a bad idea. Remember when the hotels got sued (and lost) for blocking wifi? Wait until guests report a security breach after staying there. Rightfully or wrongfully, these devices will be blamed and Marriott will have a yooge problem on their hands. For what advantage? I don't see anything justifying this risk.
    Again, but you're OK with all the other devices in the room with microphones "that someone else owns and controls"?
    cali
  • Apple adds multiscreen movie rental viewing to iTunes in latest update

    appex said:
    "iTunes 12.6 is a free update and can be downloaded by clicking Check for Updates in the iTunes File menu". Not here. I get: "This version of iTunes (12.5.5) is the current version". And anyway, why not via Apple - About this Mac - Software Update? There is where it should be, and it not there either.
    Why are you going through all those steps to get to the Mac App Store?
    fastasleep
  • Apple adds multiscreen movie rental viewing to iTunes in latest update

    I wonder if this means Apple's relationship with the studios is changing for the better (even if at a snail's pace).
    watto_cobra
  • Marriott likely to decide on Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa for hotels later this year

    Wouldn't want either one of them. Bit of a privacy concern there.
    But your OK with all the other devices in the room with microphones? There has to be a name for that kind of irrational thinking.
    lolliver
  • With iPhone SE upgrade, Apple heralds the end of low-capacity 16GB iPhones

    Apple and Apple users will increasingly be facing the question of just how much memory do you need?

    Not long ago everything was stored on the phone:  pictures, music, documents, etc....  Now, and increasingly, those things are stored in Apple's ICloud.   So, why would somebody need more than the minimum storage on their mobile device?

    I don't mean that question to trash the 64-256Gb devices (my own phone is 128Gb).   But as a real question.  IF you decide to use ICloud storage, why would you pay the premium for the extra storage?
    That's simple to answer: Because you need more than the minimum storage space that is offered to users on the entry-level device.

    Some casual users—weirdly in my opinion—want to store every fucking song they've ever downloaded or ripped. Others may want to carry around their entire photo collection—still weird, but at least I can understand my mother wants to have every possible picture of her kids and grandkids with her at all times. Others have a lot of videos, others have a lot of large apps, and other small subsets of groups that have a large amount of something that takes up a lot of storage space, or a combination, like a decent size music library, photo library, some videos to watch on vacation, and some large apps.

    These people do exist, the problem is that people that complain that 16 GB isn't enough for anyone or (now) that 32 GB isn't enough for anyone only read "16 (32) GB is enough for everyone" when you post something plainly about different capacity models suit the needs of different users.
    watto_cobra