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  • Grocer Kroger launches QR code-based payment service, snubs Apple Pay

    So, I did not know, (or forgot), Kroger was one of the currenc holdouts. I hate Kroger but it’s the only place in my area with nearly reasonable prices on natural and organic foods. I’ve contacted them several times telling them they need to adopt Apple Pay, pass it on to management, the response was that they were not going to, kind of rude about it, no thanks for my interest or anything positive to say to me about it, or for contacting them.

    They don’t know how to manage their stores and they don’t know how to stock limited time major sale items, I have problems with their self check out too often, and, I gave up trying to use my own bags long ago because I would always need assistance, pressing “use my own bags” never works right, ...the list goes on. When I move again, I hope I will be able to avoid Kroger.
  • Researchers find loophole that extends USB Restricted Mode's hour-long timer

    Wait… why can’t I quote myself?

    Devices do not charge, confirmed.

    Leaving a device for more than an hour and then plugging it in does not activate charging. This is an all-Apple environment. iPhone 6 plugged into a 27” Cinema Display with an Apple Lighting cable, plugged into a 2009 Mac Pro. Only after it’s unlocked does the charging *ping* sound and the battery icon turn green.
    But, this doesn't happen if you are plugging into an Apple charging brick, it will charge by just connecting, I just confirmed this...I hooked it up to my computer and it did nothing, (correction, a did a new vibration to get my attention), message on iPhone said to unlock it to use accessories, I did not unlock it, I plugged it into my Apple charging brick, (one that came with an iPad), and it charges without unlocking it, I then connected to computer again and it still asked me to unlock it.
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  • Researcher demos new macOS Keychain exploit, holds data from Apple in protest

    This is bogus:

    1) the person trying to steal your passwords has to first have access to your Mac.
    2) he then ran some app to get your passwords...I’m guessing all this app does is enter your Mac’s password for the keychain items automatically and then extracts them and displays them all in a list, so, again, back to 1).
    3) you can also lock keychain so that it has to be opened with a password, so they’d need not only your Mac’s password, but keychain’s password...this is not the default for keychain.
  • Apple sued for allowing loot boxes in App Store

    YP101 said:
    benji888 said:
    fred1 said:
    Here are two words for anyone who wants to limit spending on apps and can’t figure out how to place restrictions: gift cards. 
    That only adds money to iTunes/Apple account, there still is a credit or debit card assigned to that Apple ID...once the iTunes/App Store gift card runs out, that card is charged, so this doesn’t limit spending.
    Nope..I don't think you did not read to the end.. fred1 said at the end gift card.
    If you buy gift card then there is no credit cards linked to that Apple account. CVS, Walmart, Walgreen,  basically every retail store selling these gift card.

    I did read it to the end. Do you have an Apple ID account? You have to have a credit or debit card attached to it, if you don’t, then perhaps I am wrong, but in that case the account would have to be funded upon creating it, using only iTunes/App Store gift cards.

    if no credit/debit card is attached to an account, you can’t make any purchases, in-app or otherwise. I think very few parents will have an Apple ID account that does not have a credit or debit card assigned to it,
  • Editorial: The iPad Air and the iPad mini have always been Apple's best tablets

    And all that the iPad mini really added to its specifications was an improved processor. It still didn't have the iPad Air 2's A8X processor, but it did have an A8.”

    OMG, the biggest change to the IPad Mini with the iPad Mini 4 was the laminated, anti-reflective coated screen with the best color of any and all iPad released before it. Why do you, AI, always overlook this?

    im so glad they improved the screen on the Mini 5 and didn’t dumb it down to iPad entry leve cheap non-laminated screen like so many rumors!
  • House Judiciary says Apple enjoys monopoly power with App Store

    This is just the kind of b.s. to lead to get Apple to open a back door. We like apple’s way of sandboxing, it is better for the consumer’s security and privacy....we know what we’re getting.

    I just don’t get how Apple can be considered monopolistic when they DO NOT have a monopoly with their products.

    I agree with the above, this is a distraction from things they need to be doing, and it does have to do with lobbying and money.
  • iOS 16.3 now available with support for new HomePod, security keys

    What happened to the first read of this article that stated iOS 15 was still available and getting updates?

    Yeah, no, I updated all devices but my main iPhone sometime after 16.0.1 or so, and 16.x has been buggy, so I opted to wait on my main iPhone, but, ever since 16.2 came out, we can no longer see security updates for ios15!! Why can’t Apple support the older less buggy OS like they do macOS??? Whatever they’re b.s. is, I’m tired of it, this incremental upgrades adding features every so many weeks or months and having beta type issues is getting ridiculous. They need to go back Ito making it just work again. They need to stop listening to YouTubers who can afford to buy and have every single brand and type of phone talk about what they want with iPhone, what we want is not first buggy crap, we want the refined innovations that made Apple Apple. They need to get off the yearly cycle schedule, and incremental additions of features and go back to making it all work before releasing the product. We don’t want to be first beta testers, we buy Apple for it to be solid and for their privacy policy.
  • Grocer Kroger launches QR code-based payment service, snubs Apple Pay

    mwhite said:
    The guy shouldn't have a smile on his face having to hold up is phone to make a purchase he should be frowning and saying what the hell where is Apple Pay.
    That guy is either invested in it or paid for advertising.
  • New California class action launched over iPhone throttling issue

    DAalseth said:
    Can I sue these parasites for needlessly costing Apple money and thereby driving the price of Apple products higher?
    Why isn’t google being sued for not allowing updates to older devices? 🙄 🙄🙄🙄
  • Apple was founded 47 years ago, on April 1, 1976

    It was Apple Computer Inc. until iPod and music became popular, then, sometime before the iPhone it became Apple corporation and they changed the logo from rainbow to solid, they dropped Computer from the name when marketing focus moved off computers. ...the article refers to Apple corporation when it was Apple Computer Inc.