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  • Apple Watch continues to help save lives in a variety of ways

    spice-boy said:
    A very close friend of mine who is 52 hard a heart attack while out running recently, he was wearing his Apple Watch 5. He told me the day after that is Apple Watch never signaled anything was wrong before or during the attack. My point don't put too much weight behind what Apple claims about this device. 
    Although the first picture in the article shows that Apple Watch never checks for heart attacks.
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  • NAS roundup: Best network attached storage options for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users

    Soli said:
    entropys said:
    QNAP TS-251+ would the equivalent of the synology listed here. In some ways works better.  
    I'm not sure if this is the correct word, but I wish it was more user friendly as its not something I'd recommend to those that aren't tech savvy or willing to put some effort into learning how to use the UI or properly securing the device.
    Having done some research I went Synology (218 Play) rather than QNAP because the consensus appeared to be that although the hardware wasn’t as powerful, the apps were more ‘polished’ and easier for a first timer to use. I’m still learning what it can do!
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  • Tim Cook refutes negative IDC Apple Watch report, says early holiday sales set new record

    duervo said:
    I obviously cannot speak for anybody else, but I still like my first gen Apple Watch, and continue to wear/use it everyday.

    Me too - Watch OS3 has given mine a new lease of life, so much so that for my usage, I see no need to upgrade.  I suppose this will be seen as a problem with 'built in non-obsolescence', the same way that the iPad 2 my wife uses is still chugging away after 5 years of use!!
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  • Outage of iCloud Mail prevents some users from accessing email

    cg27 said:
    Have been thinking to switch my main email account to iCloud, mainly for security/privacy reasons - would appreciate any recommendations, pros/cons, dislikes, etc.  (I’ve given up on online reviews of just about everything.)
    I made the switch from using Outlook as one of my email accounts a few months ago and apart from today with this outage, I cannot recall any problems. 


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  • Apple Watch continues to help save lives in a variety of ways

    spice-boy said:

    spice-boy said:
    A very close friend of mine who is 52 hard a heart attack while out running recently, he was wearing his Apple Watch 5. He told me the day after that is Apple Watch never signaled anything was wrong before or during the attack. My point don't put too much weight behind what Apple claims about this device. 

    Apple is very clear and states repeatidly that the watch will NOT warn of heart attack.    It can't.  
    Faulting Apple Watch for not detecting a heart attack is like faulting a Porsche for not being able to haul a yard of topsoil.
    I've never seen that statement from Apple could you point it out to me? My friend was running not driving a car or digging a ditch. He fortunately lives in Sweden so the hospital stay and test and treatment was all covered by that countries universal care. Just hope you don't experience a hear attack. 
    I think the reason could be that he lives in Sweden - I've not heard of that being one of the countries where the EKG function is enabled.
    Rayz2016
  • Keynote, Numbers, Pages iWork apps updated for both macOS and iOS

    Hooray - the loss of the numeric keyboard following the previous update was really annoying me!
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  • French regulator starts privacy probe into Apple ad tools


    In October 2020, advertisers and publishers filed a complaint with competition regulator ADLC over ATTT, claiming users would effectively be asked about tracking twice due to following GDPR data protection rules.

    It'll make virtually no difference - I seem to get asked nearly every other visit on some sites to confirm my GDPR preferences - its almost as if they think that I will eventually give up saying no to advertising cookies etc if they ask often enough. More likely I'll just stop using the site!
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  • Intel targets M1 weaknesses in 'You're not on a Mac' ad campaign

    spheric said:
    danox said:
    Well, yeh, those are two critical weaknesses in the M1 Mac line.

    Nothing else matters if your computer cannot do the computing you need it to do.

    Likewise, Apple has fallen behind the industry as it failed to produce a viable 2 in 1.    Telling people to just  buy a second computer is silly.
    Yeh, the iPad definitely has the innate capability to be a very capable 2 in 1.   But so far weaknesses in iPadOS are constraining it from reaching its full capabilities.

    Come on Apple!  You opened the door for the Mac to take full advantage of Apple's cohesive Ecosystem.  But, you can't keep it handcuffed.  You need to:
    1)   Support Microsoft in producing a viable ARM edition of Windows.   To simply blame Microsoft after Apple moved away from it is silly.
    2)   Upgrade the iPad so it can compete with the 2 in 1's.   The best way to do that might be to let it switch from iPadOS to MacOS as it goes from tablet mode to laptop mode.   It can be done.   Others have already done similar.

    Steve knew that it was more important to give users what they needed rather than simply producing a slick product. 
    Apple needs to remember that.

    Apple doesn’t need Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and now Intel to sell a great product, soon Qualcomm, and AMD will join that list in the rear view mirror.

    And by the way the Surface is a placeholder like the Pixel line of smartphones a me too product going nowhere.

    Helping Microsoft a what laugh.....

    No, Apple doesn't need them -- but Apple customers do.
    And, instead of walking away from Intel and thumbing their noses at Microsoft (very childish!) they need to help them build/upgrade a version of Windows that an M1 Mac can boot from Bootcamp.   For an Apple customer, its a fall back, an insurance policy, in case they have to run something that won't run on MacOS.
    How many users actually stilll rely upon Bootcamp, though? Things are really very different from fifteen years ago. 
    I remember waiting for OS X 10.5 (Leopard) to come out with Bootcamp as part of the standard build before buying my first Mac (a white MacBook) as I knew that there was some software I used that was only available on Windows. I found however that after 2/3 years I no longer needed to use Bootcamp, as either Mac versions of the software became available or I found alternatives.

    Whilst I understand that there are some people that still need Bootcamp, I agree that things are very different nowadays.
    sphericwatto_cobra
  • Audacity 3.0 called spyware over data collection changes by new owner

    I'm glad that I'm still on version 2.4.1 - one advantage of being on an old MacBook Pro running macOS Catalina - there's no pressure to update!!
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