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  • Android creator Andy Rubin plans AI-equipped smartphone with edge-to-edge display, ceramic...

    Is this story being announced to commemorate the 10th anniversary of him deciding to copy the iPhone?

    Guess he's trying to get ahead of the curve this time around.

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  • HBO officially kills Apple TV Channels integration

    chadbag said:
    I am not am HBO subscriber and don't plan on it.  So humor me. Is there really anything compelling enough to stay on HBO if they want to make you run their app vs the customer friendly Apple TV integration?

    Since HBO is basically giving the finger to customers who want the integrated experience instead of each separate app (I assume this breaks the Siri search integration in the Apple TV all in one solution), should customers give the finger back and just drop them?
    This is all on Apple, for their crappy Apple TV app implementation that makes watching series shows a pain (doesn't keep track of where you left off right, doesn't automatically restart the next video right, etc). I don't understand why Apple can't get something so relatively simple right. I doubt it'd break siri search.

    FWIW, I'm really like HBO. It's worth subscribing just for the show Raised by Wolves (amazing sci fi), and of course game of thrones, westworld, true detective, good movie selection, etc.
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  • Apple's Cook receives first time-based stock grant since 2011, incentivizes tenure into 20...

    I’ve had my complaints about Apple, mostly about the regularly bumbled services, maybe a couple other minor disagreements here or there, but I’m proud to say I’ve never jumped on any of the anti-Tim bandwagons over the years. I can’t imagine anyone doing a better job then Tim in his ability to carry out the Apple legacy, and ethos, both in the products, and in fulfilling the financial potential of Apple’s ingenuity and aesthetic integrity. I can’t imagine anyone more loyal or dedicated to Apple, not even close. He’s earned every penny he makes from Apple 10 fold. I hope he buys some private islands, or whatever makes him happy. Thanks Tim!
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  • Here's every Apple HomeKit product announced at CES 2017 coming later this year

    I've been pretty damn frustrated with homekit so far. I have a Lyric sitting in a drawer and I've been holding out on buying lighting because of the expected hassle. I installed the schlage door lock that I bought from the Apple store (in its nice, Apple-specific packaging) and the *&^%ing thing doesn't even work with iPhone 7 (the tech had me do the set up on my old iPhone 6, but the homekit was too buggy to use, and then it disconnected completely; it's now a $200 dumb lock.) An idevices outdoor plug wouldn't install. Still no homekit compatible garage door opener apparently (although one is supposedly coming). The only smoke/CO alarm I've found has terrible reviews on amazon; not reassuring for a safety device. Why bother creating a platform like this if it's going to be so difficult to use? I can't be the only one with these frustrations. The homekit app was my favorite part of iOS 10. Unfortunately it's been a huge disappointment for me.

    In case anyone is interested: I have the nanoleaf aura and it is really great and could not be easier to set up. It's the only functional item on my Apple Home control panel.
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  • 'Foundation' & 'The Problem With Jon Stewart' premiering on Apple TV+ in September

    Xed said:
    Appleish said:
    I'm happy Jon's coming back, but I'd rather he be the rebuttal guy at the end of every opinion show disguised as 'news' on every news network. I still remember fondly years ago when he destroyed the hosts on Crossfire.
    CNN canceled Crossfire after he called out the hosts, which included the racist traitor Tucker Carlson.

    "racist traitor tucker carlson"?? Triggered much? lol

    Anyway, looking forward to Jon Stewart's show, along with Ted Lasso and Tehran. Hopefully the next season of Servant will be good too now that they finally picked up the pace.
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  • John McAfee dies in Spanish prison following extradition order to US

    FWIW, he came out with a social media post late last year (edit: maybe in 2019 actually) showing a tattoo spelled “whackd”, I think, and warning ppl that he would never commit suicide, so if he mysteriously died of suicide, it wasn’t him. Pretty strange stuff. To his credit, he seemed to have called it. Makes me more curious about whatever he was getting into. I didn’t follow him so I’m not really sure. 
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  • Apple One fails to solve issues with multiple Apple IDs

    lkrupp said:
    Never understood the need or desire for multiple Apple IDs. I have had the same, single Apple ID since day one. To this day users login to their iPhone or Mac with a different Apple ID than the one they used to purchase music or videos and wonder why that content is not showing up. The bitching is constant. 
    How is this so hard to understand for people??

    Apple is screwing over its customers with perpetually bumbled services. 

    Here’s what happened to a lot of people, including me: 
    -started an iTunes account with a non Apple email ID
    -started a separate iCloud email account when getting iPhone, bc Apple forces this in order to fully use iCloud features
    -Apple doesn’t allow merging of iTunes email/ID with iCloud ID to fix this problem
    -I believe one time Cook even said something to the effect of ‘keep using separate IDs for now, it will be fixed in the future’ (a reply to customer email I believe). Well, it’s been about 10 gd years since then, and now it’s not just iTunes that is separate from my iCloud, but music (and all my saved preferences), apps, and podcasts. 

    Yet Apple decided to keep making the problem worse instead of fix it. After this much time, it almost shows a degree of distain Apple must have for its customers. 
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  • HBO officially kills Apple TV Channels integration

    chadbag said:
    I am not am HBO subscriber and don't plan on it.  So humor me. Is there really anything compelling enough to stay on HBO if they want to make you run their app vs the customer friendly Apple TV integration?

    Since HBO is basically giving the finger to customers who want the integrated experience instead of each separate app (I assume this breaks the Siri search integration in the Apple TV all in one solution), should customers give the finger back and just drop them?
    This is all on Apple, for their crappy Apple TV app implementation that makes watching series shows a pain (doesn't keep track of where you left off right, doesn't automatically restart the next video right, etc). I don't understand why Apple can't get something so relatively simple right. I doubt it'd break siri search.

    FWIW, I'm really like HBO. It's worth subscribing just for the show Raised by Wolves (amazing sci fi), and of course game of thrones, westworld, true detective, good movie selection, etc.
    This is on Apple? HBO cancels it and it’s on Apple? JHFC what rock do these low IQ mopes come out from under? But great plug for the expensive HBO max — because If one with your non-think is endorsing it? I’d suspect stay away from HBO Max as a general rule. 

    Channels is decent. I use a third party integrated menu but that’s not for the average user. 
    And likely what this is about is HBO looking for greater control of user and probably user data. This is a game to make money. HBO is just doing what they think will help that. No shame in that. 
    AI forums never fail to be entertaining lol. But to your point, this being 'on Apple' probably wasn't fair.
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  • HBO officially kills Apple TV Channels integration

    chadbag said:
    I am not am HBO subscriber and don't plan on it.  So humor me. Is there really anything compelling enough to stay on HBO if they want to make you run their app vs the customer friendly Apple TV integration?

    Since HBO is basically giving the finger to customers who want the integrated experience instead of each separate app (I assume this breaks the Siri search integration in the Apple TV all in one solution), should customers give the finger back and just drop them?
    This is all on Apple, for their crappy Apple TV app implementation that makes watching series shows a pain (doesn't keep track of where you left off right, doesn't automatically restart the next video right, etc). I don't understand why Apple can't get something so relatively simple right. I doubt it'd break siri search.

    FWIW, I'm really like HBO. It's worth subscribing just for the show Raised by Wolves (amazing sci fi), and of course game of thrones, westworld, true detective, good movie selection, etc.
    No idea what you’re on about - the Apple TV app certainly does maintain viewing state, both in-show and in-season. HBO Channel worked flawlessly, used them for years. 

    Inversely, the HBO Max app sucks eggs. The UX sucks, the promoted content mechanism sucks (hate how it plays the audio constantly despite having moved elsewhere on the screen so you can’t even see the promo but still have to listen to it), and HBO infamously broke simple scrub and rewind functionality with their non-native viewer a couple weeks ago and had to revert after the public outcry. 

    This is all on HBO, who left the channels system to push their crappy app. 
    Well, my experience is that it doesn't do a great job keeping track of things. Maybe it's from me going back and forth between the app and the Apple TV app? I think I'm also annoyed that it doesn't automatically play the next episode in the series in the Apple TV app. Not a deal breaker though by any means. Cant wait for Ted Lasso and Foundation to start.

    I definitely agree about the HBO UX sucking.
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  • Initial engraved AirTag preorders sold out in minutes

    Looks like a great product, with great design and execution, I want to get some, but I can’t figure out a use case. Who are these for?? The best use case I could come up with for myself was putting these in luggage when traveling, but even that’s a stretch (unless they have a proximity alarm, which I don’t think they do). I do lose my mind sometimes, but I don’t think Apple can help me there. 
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