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  • Apple gives some older iPhones OS updates, going back to iPhone 5s

    darkvader said:
    Nothing short of amazing. Bravo Apple my Mother’s iPhone 6 Plus just got the update. Apple just keeps making this old hardware still usable for basic web and FaceBook 9-10 years after launch

    Amazing?  More like pitiful. 

    The Apple //e was in continuous production from 1983 to 1993, was fully supported the whole time.  The Macintosh Plus was in continuous production from 1986 to 1990, and ran current System versions from 0.7 to 7.5.5, 11 years of current software support.  The iPhone 6+ is only 9 years old, and hasn't been able to run the current version of iOS since 2018, it's only gotten security patches.
    Hi, darkvader.

    You seem to have been asleep for twenty years; this must all be very confusing for you. 

    We're currently in the third decade of the twenty-first century. We have these little things — we call them "phones", but they're really hand-held computers, and most people replace them every two or three years. Yeah, it's a little disconcerting, I know. 

    I'm sure someone will be around presently to help you orientate yourself. 
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  • Apple is just getting started with Apple Silicon

    xyzzy-xxx said:
    Intel just announced support for WiFi 7, Apple is even late with WiFi 6E. I would really like Apple to deliver superior chips, but once Intel has access to advanced chip manufacturing (from TSMC or their own) I fear that Apple (with all the staff fluctuations) will be not able to compete in the long term.
    Apple is doomed. 

    DOOMED, I say! 
  • iPhone must use USB-C by 2024, says EU law

    Madbum said:
    spheric said:
    Madbum said:
    EU=Modern day communists in suits
    Anything I don't like = communism. 

    It's amazing how McCarthyism can still raise its perverse stink, seven decades and more than two generations later. 
    Do you see USA telling BMW to make cars like GM?

    Maybe you like communism?
    That's probably the dumbest thing I'm going to read all day, I think. 

    Do you mean like US regulators have been telling German manufacturers to build cars for many decades?  :D

    European version: 

    US version, with required double headlights and the ugly bumper-car bumpers completely ruining the gorgeous lines and the lightness of the design: 

    Fuckin' Commies, those Americans. 

  • TikTok monitors everything users type when using in-app browser

    For context, Meta (Facebook, Instagram) injects JavaScript to track users (regardless of "Do Not Track" settings) into all pages loaded in the in-app browsers. 

    It would not surprise me if they're monitoring keystrokes. They certainly monitor every single keypress within their apps otherwise. 

  • iPhone must use USB-C by 2024, says EU law

    BossaYeye said:
    Really hoping Apple adds USB-C to the iPhone.
     But they’re probably going to try to go portless before that even happens.  :/
    They can't go ProRes & 8K with terabyte iPhone storage and wireless-only. 
  • I Never Expected This

    a) you now have a four- or five-year-old iPhone X? okay. 

    b) did you buy those AirPods from Apple or another reputable dealer? 

    I ask because „illegally modified“ might be code for „counterfeit“. Counterfeits may come from the same production line, but „off-shift“. So they can be „real“, but may not be „official“, in which case Apple cannot deal with them if the serial numbers or chip IDs or whatever don’t match their listings. 
  • 'Foundation' trailer teases new season & summer release

    Dang. Why the long wait between seasons? It completely kills the momentum. 
    Covid happened. 
  • Qatar World Cup apps are privacy nightmares, says EU

    lkrupp said:
    If this is true then why are these apps even on the App Store How do they pass Apple’s scrutiny?
    And that’s the million dollar question.
    Already answered: local laws. 

    There is stuff on the US App Store that is utterly illegal by German standards, but Apple allows it in the United States because it complies with local privacy laws. 
  • Kanye West confused about banks, Apple Pay, and FCC

    Xed said:
    DAalseth said:
    Xed said:
    This individual isn't mentally sounds and needs a conservatorship.
    Reminds me of Howard Hughes in the last few years. Mad as a hatter, but able to afford enough attorneys and toadies to cover over his behaviour and to allow him to not get the mental help he desperately needs. I suspect that West will end up the same way Hughes did. 
    I agree with Trevor Noah on this. We can laugh, but at the core this is someone with mental health issues getting a platform instead of the help they need, which is unfortunate.

    I love this so much.  <3
  • Twelve South BookBook for MacBook Review: Fun and Functional

    We used to sell these for iPhone and iPad. 

    They were sadly never practical for how I use and transport my gear, but I always loved them. Beautifully made, lovely irony between their quaintness and their content, and it's just such a great idea. 

    I'd love to have one, even though I'm afraid I'd never use it.

    Highly recommended, even for the price.