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  • A public reluctant to use Apple Pay is being enticed by the Apple Card

    My friend has no trouble sticking her debit card into a gas pump (the largest source of scanners) -- but refuses to use ApplePay because she thinks it is too risky.   Nothing I have been able to say seems to convince her otherwise.

    Apple has a mountain to climb.  
    ... She probably won't be convinced till her kids start using it and she looks old fashioned and foolish.
    Not only that. Many merchants mix up the idea that their NFC device would not take ApplePay, because they think that it is something that they have to get from Apple. In fact many merchants are not aware that their device can process contactless transactions. The thing is that where ever there is a contactless point of sale device, transactions through Apple, Android and Samsung Pay can be processed but many consumers and merchants aren’t aware. Also most people are looking for that Apple Pay sticker before they think to use it. But a contactless POS device is a contactless device. It doesn’t need a sticker from Apple, Android, or Samsung.
  • WPA3 will improve your Wi-Fi security, if your router supports it

    This was probably why Apple is discontinuing their current hardware because it’d be a waste of resources to keep manufacturing the Airports when a new hardware standard is going to come out (?)
  • Hands on with Apple's FaceTime Attention Correction feature in iOS 13

  • Apple's Dan Riccio responds to bent iPad Pro reports, says device 'meets or exceeds' produ...

    tzm41 said:
    Such nonsense response for a $1000 device. Your "production standards" are too low if a bent product exceeds your standards.


    Dear Apple and Mr. Cook, standards dropping much? Becoming less committed?

  • Feds bust $900,000 iPhone repair & return scam in Oregon

    Jiang's defense lawyer has so far declined to comment but Zhou's told Portland's KOIN that his client is innocent. "Mr Zhou was not aware of any alleged counterfeiting," he said, " and we believe Mr Zhou will be vindicated."

     :D Riiight and the devil didn’t know he was stealing. 

  • Imagination Technologies sells to China-backed equity firm for 550M pounds

    I don't recall Apple making any "unsubstantiated assertions". I recall a business announcement that they were taking it in-house (something like that) and left it at that. I recall Imagination making public their shocked reaction even though they have known that both parties have discussed this decision back in 2015(?). Understandably they were upset, but management should have planned ahead for situations like this before it happens. No company should place all their eggs in one basket. Samsung knows this and they know they shouldn't rely on Apple to depend on their LED and OLED screens. And Apple knows they can't rely on just Samsung for their screens and chips, so they have been diversifying their sources. They're both far-sighted and agressive competitors. Perhaps Imagination should've followed their example.

    "Imagination has made excellent progress both operationally and financially over the last 18 months until Apple's unsubstantiated assertions and the subsequent dispute forced us to change course," said Imagination Technologies CEO Andrew Heath. "The acquisition will ensure that Imagination — with its strong growth prospects — remains an independent IP licensing business, based in the UK, but operating around the world."

  • Titanium and ceramic Apple Watch variants spotted in watchOS 6 beta

    I like the steel model because the glass is less likely to scratch than the glass on the aluminium model. Unfortunately the steel case can get scuffed, so extra care needs to be taken to avoid scuffing the steel case.

    Aluminium case is less likely to get scuff, or at least the scuff is less noticeable. But scuffs and scratches on the aluminium model’s glass is noticeable.

    I wish the glass on the aluminium model is as tough as the steel model, and the case of the steel model is as less prone to visible scuffs and scratches as the aluminium case. I also like the steel model’s subtle weightiness feel on my wrist. It feels assuring.

    Anyway, I think it would be very nice to see Apple, in addition to the titanium and ceramic models, make the tougher glass part of the aluminium models.