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  • Purged screen time monitoring apps misused enterprise tools, Schiller says

    First off, I completely agree with  here. Utilizing MDM certificates to obtain their goals is extremely irresponsible and they should know better. 

    With that hat being said  may not be so innocent. I have worked for a company in the past where they suddenly kicked an app of ours out of the store after it being there 7 years with monthly updates. The reasoning was quite vague. We had phone calls, escalated it up the chain but they just kept repeating the rule instead of telling us how it even applied to us. The crazy thing was we had other apps that did the same thing but they were hung up on this one. In the end we changed categories and the name of the app and then it was perfectly acceptable. But the entire lack of specifics is where the frustration stemmed from. We would have been more than happy to change the app if they could tell us what to do or what specifically was wrong.

    If these companies got the same runaround I can easily see how they could draw parallels to  sherlocking the industry. There seems to be a communication breakdown somewhere. 
  • Compared: M1 Max 16-inch MacBook Pro versus Mac Pro

    I bought a 2019 Mac Pro - dual x5700, 64gb, afterburner, and 8 core (with intents to upgrade it to 24 core later). I also bought a XDR display. I knew the event was coming and bought within 12 days of the event. I honestly didn’t anticipate the new MBP being able to keep pace on 8k editing in Davinci Resolve and rendering in Cinema4d. I took it back and kept the XDR. The machine was a powerhouse, was sexy and honestly the coolest Apple product I owned in 25 years. But also comparing a $13k machine to a $3.5k machine that does about 98% of the performance, I couldn’t justify the price difference for my case. I can’t wait for the Apple Silicon Mac Pro. 
  • Microsoft says that if Apple isn't stopped now, its antitrust behavior will just get worse...

    Are their alternative Xbox stores? Can I side load games onto my Xbox?
    Came here to say the same thing. :/ Not to mention they had a store for Windows Mobile before they killed it off. 
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  • watchOS 4 no longer lets you browse iPhone music library on your Apple Watch

    I'm actually welcoming this. It seems I'm constantly battling playing music off of the watch vs the phone. Yesterday my phone was just out of reach (in locker room) while I was working out. I started playing music off of the watch, then it switched to the phone middle of playback, then back to the watch, but show the music on the phone while playing a different song off of the watch. I can see how this feature change would get rid of these types of problems.
  • Analyst downgrades Apple stock, because iPhone X is too popular

    This may not be related to this particular case, but I have seen it plenty in the past. I'm ignorant to a lot of the laws and rules surrounding trading and the general market, but can someone explain to me why it is ok for analysts to clearly put out false pretense to clearly manipulate stock? 
  • Alongside efforts to drive coding competency, Apple releases Swift 5 with ABI compatibilit...

    swineone said:
    I'm a university professor and I'd love to teach Swift to my students. Unfortunately, very few of them can afford to buy Apple gear (not that I could mandate them to if they preferred Android anyway), and funding for our university is very hard to come by, so having an iPad for every student is absolutely out of the question. I wish Apple would release a web-based version of Swift Playgrounds, or perhaps an Android app.
    Check out the Swift open source website. Releases for Ubuntu / Debian are maintained. There are also some wrapped versions for Fedora / CentOS out there, but not official releases. https://swift.org/download/

    It is worth noting that the Swift 5 stable ABI does not apply to dynamic libraries (dylib). I believe Apple said that would come later this year. This means you can't really use Swift if you distribute libraries for others to use.
  • AAPL drops in wake of broader tech selloff, claims of throttled 'iPhone 8'

    I really don't understand the modem issue. The infrastructure isn't even there yet. It doesn't make sense it would put pressure on Apple's stock, but then again I never understand how APPL is so volatile compared to others.
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  • Compared: M1 Max 16-inch MacBook Pro versus Mac Pro

    sdw2001 said:
    tht said:
    lkrupp said:
    tht said:
    Let us all hope that Apple will sell ARM motherboards that will fit into the 2019 Mac Pro, along with driver support for at least the 1st party  dGPU modules, HDD modules, Afterburner modules, etc. They will hopefully sell 1st party 64 and 128 GPU core MPX modules too, for all the customers who just need more GPU compute.

    If the rumored half sized Apple Silicon Mac Pro starts at $2000, a full sized Mac Pro (2019 model) starts at $5000, and a Mac mini starts at $700, Apple will have a full headless desktop lineup spanning all the price tiers since 2006, just before the PPC to Intel transition. Even more so than back then even. That "half size Mac Pro" has to hit $2000 though.
    Hope away. Not gonna happen. Sell Apple Silicon mother boards that the user can swap out in the current Intel Mac Pro? Hilarious. Ridiculous.
    You can join along lkrupp, and hope with us! We need all the help we can get. 

    The 2019 Mac Pro is as modular a design as there is. As Lego as it can get. There aren’t any wires in it save for aux power for high Watt 3rd part dGPUs or PCIe cards. (Well, there is the speaker too). Owners don’t need any tools to take it apart, with everything accessible by hand with easy access everywhere. A machine to last for a decade or more. 

    So if there is ever machine where Apple sells a motherboard kit, the 2019 Mac Pro is it. 

    Not. Going. To. Happen. Apple Silicon is a totally different architecture.  It's literally a different way of building a computer.  It doesn't matter that the 2019 MP is Lego-like.  They would have to ensure that the board was compatible with everything from Afterburner cards to discreet RAM to GPUs.  While some of these may be options on a redesigned MP with Apple Silicon, they sure as hell aren't going to cannibalize new MP sales by offering a board that makes purchasing a new one unnecessary.  It would also be unprecedented for Apple.  Did they do anything of the kind when they went from G5 to Intel?  Of course not.  We're talking about an even greater transition here.  
    I agree it isnt going to happen. But it is precedented: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_Processor_Upgrade_Card
  • Purged screen time monitoring apps misused enterprise tools, Schiller says

    We didn’t break any rules. They claimed we were changing code after review which we were not. The app couldn’t have been more native. It was nothing more than them not understanding what was happening. 

    Edit: I believe you’re missing the point I was making about their communication. 
  • Apple to adopt hybrid work model despite worker pleas for more flexibility

    sflocal said:
    Employees are going to get a little reality check about who calls the shots.

    Those who’d rather stay home will have plenty of time to do just that when they’re looking for another job.
    Those who work at Apple will have no trouble finding other jobs if remote is what they desire. Tech companies are throwing insane amounts of money at engineers right now. Talent is not easy to acquire and there is so much competition. The smart ones are offering options with remote only along with these offers. We have had countless no-shows once candidates make it to the "onsite" portions of the interview process because they already have three offers in hand. Just got done paying off someone's entire four year sign on bonus from a previous employer so we wouldn't miss out.