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AutigerMark said:I do not want even 1 of those services much less all of them combined lol.
davgreg said:One question:Are the files ALAC or some lossy format?Second:Are they rental only?
I have been an Apple Music user and subscriber for several years, and am familiar with most of the features you mentioned. But yet I had trouble following along with some of your explanations. Also, a feature you did not mention, but one I use frequently, is the ability to share a song, album or playlist with others.
I like the idea of Apple Music (iCloud Music) replacing the music tracks you own with potentially higher quality versions. However, I have bee afraid to turn it on, as I once had it turned on accidentally (during an iOS update?) and it ended up either duplicating or deleting some of the music I ripped from music CDs I’ve owned for years. So now I basically have my ripped music on my Mac, I sync it to my iPhone (iPhone X with 256GB), and then I have music purchased through iTunes, which is available to all of my devices. Then, I listen to albums or playlists on individual devices using Apple Music.
One VERY IMPORTANT THING you failed to mention regarding Apple Music subscriptions is that it defaults to subscribing you to a monthly subscription at $9.99/mo, but you can go into your iCloud account and change Apple Music to an annual subscription of $99.99, which ends up giving you two free months compared to the monthly subscription. For someone like me who ONLY subscribes to Apple Music, and will continue to do so for years, it makes financial sense.
1) Automatic backup is enabled
2) The iPhone is connected to power
3) The iPhone is connected to WiFi
4) The screen is locked
So, even if #1 was enabled, sitting in the bottom of the lagoon would only result in #4, and possibly #3, if they joined the iPhone to the Disney WiFi network, although the signal would probably get attenuated quite a bit by the water. But, regardless, it didn’t have #2.-rb
GeorgeBMac said:Without left and right buttons I find trackpads to be a pain in the butt.
chadbag said:AI said: “ The system does not scan actual images on a user's iCloud account”
pray tell, how do they get a hash for the image without scanning (reading) it?This article explains what a hash is, in a relatively non-technical way.https://newtech.law/en/the-hash-a-computer-files-digital-fingerprint/
So, the sequence of ‘ones and zeros’ that make up any file, but in this case, image files, are run through a standard hashing algorithm that produces a unique code, or fingerprint, for that file. Change one bit in the file, and the fingerprint will change.So, the organizations that monitor child pornography images have a growing collection of hashes, or fingerprints, for these images. So, when files are uploaded to iCloud, Apple can generate hashes for files, and then compare the hashes to the known list of child porn images, to look for matches.Hope this helps.
I think that it doesn’t make sense to offer mm wave 5G in an iPhone. Mm waves require line of sight for communication, so you need to not only have your device out in the open, but also a clear shot to a mm wave antenna. At mm wavelengths, the radio waves act light light waves. So, if your device is in a ‘shadow’ caused by something blocking your device’s line of sight, it will either not work at all, or work poorly. Verizon is apparently banking on it to claim the highest 5G speeds, but what good is it if it’s only available in 2% of their coverage footprint?They also chose to deploy it in stadiums, where high density population gathers for events. So, what good is it to have 5G serving the football stadium that you visit...never?I thought that the purpose for mm wave 5G was to replace wired internet (DSL/Cable) with a fixed, line of sight system. Thus, gigabit Ethernet speeds without needing to wait for AT&T, Google, etc to rip up the neighborhood and streets to trench fiber.