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  • iPhone takes arrow intended for owner in Australian attack

    BxBorn said:
    Clearly Australia needs better Bow and Arrow control laws...
    I guess it’s funny to joke about thousands of senseless deaths? 39,773 gun deaths in USA in 2017. That’s 4.54 people, every hour of every day of the year. I’m embarrassed for you. 
    Australia had the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 in which 35 people were killed (23 wounded) by a retard armed with a high powered semi-auto rifle.  In the wash up, federal politicians across the political spectrum legislated to tightly restrict the availability of rifles / guns.  Since that day in 1996 there has not been a single massacre in Australia (23 years).
  • Customers' 'Dear Tim' emails have big impact within Apple

    lkrupp said:
    I believe the Apple Watch & Apples similar health initiatives will help America & the whole world in general. Thats why I utterly hate that countries like India, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh,Argentina & european countries put up tariffs as high as 50% on Apple products.
    I think the time is coming when companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google are going to have to decide whether they are American companies or not. There’s an article out there now about a bunch of Microsoft employees around the world demanding the company end its contract with the U.S. Department of Defense. They say they don’t want to work on weapons for the U.S. military. It has to do with Microsoft’s HoloLens product being adapted for military use. So is Microsoft an American company or not? And if they don’t see themselves as American companies then why should they be protected by America’s government and laws? What if Microsoft had entered into a similar contract with Russia or China’s military? I despise globalization and the one world government some are clamoring for. 
    You didn't quote your source, anyhow a quick Internet search and the article source is below:

    Microsoft employees protest US Army contract

    Excerpt from that article "A group of more than 50 Microsoft employees have signed on to a letter protesting the company's $479 million technology contract with the U.S. Army, saying Microsoft is providing the military with tools "designed to help people kill."

    Approximately 50 Microsoft employees out of 134944 total is 0.04%.
    Nowhere does the article mention around 'around the world'.

  • Australian teen hacker escapes jail term for accessing Apple's corporate network

    mcdave said:
    Hey everyone, crime’s OK in Australia!
    Yeah .. we have a mass shooting event at least once a fortnight.
  • Expecting to pay up to $5B for Cambridge Analytica, Facebook sets aside $3B for FTC fines

    ireland said:
    I wonder how Facebook might change if execs also got prison time, in addition to these fines.
  • Showdown: Samsung Galaxy Buds versus AirPods and the rumored AirPods 2

    tylersdad said:
    Let's not give these AirPod wannabes any attention. This is what made people think androids were real iPhones.
    I'm really happy that Apple Insider doesn't listen to you. While the AirPods might be perfect for some, they aren't for others. With the 2-hour talk time, they are pretty much worthless for people who use their phone 
    Not really an issue IRL, as someone who’s actually owned them for two years. First, plenty of people only talk on the phone with one ear, which doubles the talk time. Second, even if you want both, it takes minutes to recharge a pod, so if for some reason you talk for hours straight and can’t recharge inbetween calls, you can take a pod out and charge it, then do the other. Non-issue. 

    Best part of AP is mic quality. No one can tell you’re on a BT headset. 
    @AppleExposed = @Nunzy ... and will end up in the same place.
  • Security researcher hands Apple details of Keychain bug, calls for explanation regarding l...

    carnegie said:
    People generally can't be held liable (e.g., through a civil action) for (negligent) omissions which lead to harm suffered by others. But there are exceptions to that general rule.

    I don't know all the details of this situation, and he's in Germany so applicable principles might be very different, but I wouldn't rule out the possibility that he could face civil liability if he didn't take reasonable action (e.g. revealing details of the exploit to Apple) to mitigate the risk of harm to others. Again, the general rule would protect him from such liability. But I can think of exceptions which could possibly apply in this case. So it's possible - though I don't mean to suggest likely, I just don't know enough to make such an assessment - that he's now been made aware that he could face civil liability if he doesn't disclose the details of the exploit to Apple and, as a result of Apple not being able to address the problem as quickly, third parties are harmed.
  • Apple's SVP Phil Schiller hypes 2019 WWDC in rare podcast appearance

    Here is my request Apple ... get back into the WiFi business with mesh airport hardware.  I will buy that kit and be comfortable knowing that it won't get sold to Google.
  • Here are all the new watch faces in watchOS 6

    igud71 said:
    Big disappointment!!! No custom watch faces. And this watch faces are only for Apple Watch 4.  :/
    Apple Watch is great smartwatch but without soul. This would never happen under Steve Jobs.

    I think that watch faces are the apps for smartwatches and to cut off developers from developing custom watch faces is similar to cut off developers from developing apps for iPhones...

    If custom watch faces were opened up to developers, then I would give it about 4 weeks before accurate Hermès knock-off faces were available.
  • Scenes from WWDC 2019 -- Apple's swag for attendees and the convention center

    dewme said:
    The black Apple logo is intriguing. Could that be linked to a new Mac Pro? 
    Interesting idea. But the previous Mac Pro was dark. Its logo was lighter than the black colour but was darker than your average logo.
    IOS 13 dark mode perhaps?
  • NYT reporter uses megaphone to decry 'slow death' of 5-year-old iPad mini running iOS 9, a...

    Has Apple officially discontinued the iPad mini ?  I bought one and it is great on the train commute to work and holding up in bed watching movies doesn't tire the arms.  If an iPad mini Pro (works with Apple pencil) came out then I would probably update.