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  • 'iPhone 7' may use new 'fan-out' packaging tech to save internal space

    Ok, but nowhere to you note what the heck "fan-out" packaging technology actually is?
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  • Apple's Find my iPhone fingers a phone finagler

    adamc said:
    Has the word 'finger' becomes offensive?

    Still trying to figure out.
    The current headline "Apple's Find my iPhone fingers a phone finagler" is not the original headline, AI changed it already. The original headline the previous posts were complaining about was different, a Jesus reference (the thief's name) and some other nonsense.
  • How the technology behind Apple's Touch ID will likely change with 'iPhone 8'

    I hope they can sort it out. Putting the on the back of the phone would be a non-starter for me. The way I use my phone, how I mount it in my car while driving and using it as my music source, the type of case protection I prefer, etc, mean putting the sensor on the back is just not going to work for me. Id that's what they decide to do, I'll just be keeping my iPhone 7 for the time being.
  • Walmart launches QR code mobile payment system to rival Apple Pay

    QR codes? I don't even need to know any more technical details, this is already a fail.
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  • X-ray of Apple's iPhone 7 Lightning headphone adapter finds mystery circuit, likely for DAC

    wiggin said:

    While the exact purpose of the IC remains unknown, iFixit surmises that it's likely a digital-to-analog converter accompanied by an an amplifier and an analog-to-digital converter. Those are necessary to convert digital audio from the Lightning jack to analog sound that can be heard by human ears --?and also to convert input sources, such as sound through the EarPods microphone, into digital audio that the iPhone can use.

    Interestingly regarding an analog-to-digital converter, per this article Apple's adapter does not support the mic and controls on 3rd party headsets, rending them useless for phone calls, volume adjustments, etc. I think a lot of people are going to get their new iPhone 7s and be surprised their existing headsets don't work even with the adapter as this limitation is not spelled out in Apple's description of the adapter. Is the method 3rd party headsets use so different from what Apple's own headsets use that it couldn't have support both?

    If this is true, bad form on Apple's part to not be more clear about the limitation.

    I've used the Apple supplied lightning-3.5mm adapter with my Bose QC15 headphones and iPhone 7, and everything works fine with the Bose inline controls and mic, buttons for track back/forward, play/pause, calling up Siri, volume up/down, etc, it all works for me.
  • Apple releases macOS 10.13 High Sierra with APFS, Metal 2, new Safari, Photos improvements...

    Does anyone one know if a formerly HDD Mac (2012 non-retina MBP in my case) that’s had the HDD replaced with a SSD will have that SSD automatically converted to APFS from HFS+ like the newer Macs that are aways SSD-only? Or will APFS not be an option for now as with the HDD and Fusion Drive users?
  • Chrome causing Final Cut Pro X to slow down, freeze, and crash

    On my work Windows machine I finally had to give in and move from Firefox to Chrome as a bunch of internal company tools have a lot of interface anomalies in anything but Chrome (despite our internal devs insisting there's no issue the tools are totally browser agnostic), so I'm stuck with it. Don't love it, but no significant problems for what I do. On my personal Mac stuff, it's Safari all the way, with the main important feature for me being easy icloud sync of bookmarks and currently open windows between all my Macs and iOS devices.
  • Malware-infected Transmission 2.9 app threatened OS X users, stopped by XProtect

    I think it's pretty short-sighted to say things like "oh they get what they deserve if they're illegally downloading torrents" or "I used reputable software, I don't have to worry about this". This could have easily happened with some other piece of mainstream software. Pretty much any software where someone could recompile it with the added malware and also somehow get upload access to the primarily used download server for the software could be compromised like this.

    All it took was 3 things:
    1. Access to the source code to be altered and recompiled
    2. Access to the distribution server to upload the infected version
    3. A valid dev cert to use in the recompile, whether the actual dev's cert, or some other one

    Beyond that, I'm not knowledgeable enough about this stuff to say how Apple can change things in the future to avoid this sort of thing from happening.