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  • 6.5-inch iPhone X, 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in the works for late 2018 launch

    It it looks like watches are replacing phones, phones are replacing regular iPads, and pro iPads are replacing MacBooks. 

    Since I wear jeans and I don’t carry a hand bag, I hope they will keep making iPhone 5 sized phones. With an end to end display like the iPhone X, that would make the screen big enough. I guess I’ll have to get used to wearing watches though. 
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  • FCC chairman urges Apple to activate FM radios in iPhones in light of recent disasters [u]...

    So Pai says that having 1 ISP to choose from is enough competition to guarantee that consumer needs are met, but having dozens of phone and radio options is not enough competition to let market forces regulate the industry. 

    I have another suggestion. Wireless ISPs should allow free roaming during emergencies. 
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  • Apple might debut 'MagSafe-like' USB-C adapter with redesigned MacBook Pro line

    I think a magsafe usb-c connector would be a bad idea, unless it is only used for power. Losing the power on a battery powered laptop for a minute is not a problem. Losing a data connection while you are connected to a network, external drive, or blu-ray burner can be a problem. 
  • Apple Store app updates lets iPhone buyers bypass carrier preauthorization

    Why would anyone want to buy a carrier version if you don’t get a subsidy? With the carrier version you have to pay an upgrade fee and it is locked. The only benefit is that you don’t have to spend the better part of one minute to swap out the SIM card. 
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  • First look: Nintendo's iPad-like Switch hybrid game console launches, with iOS support on ...

    I don't understand why all switch reviewers seem to have an issue with the lack of Netflix and other apps. I have way too many devices that support netflix already. On my main TV I have 4 devices with Netflix (Smart TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, PS4). I really don't need more devices with Netflix, or browsers, or Spotify, or chat. It is like saying you need more devices with a clock built in. I already have a whole scavenger hunt in my house twice a year when the time changes. What I want is fun family games that the PS4 lacks with a simplest possible menu so that I can go from booting up to playing my games as fast as possible.
  • Head to head: Apple's Time Machine versus three local backup utilities for macOS

    I use Crashplan for local backups. It is free as long as you don't use the online backup service.
  • 'EasyMesh' standard could simplify Wi-Fi mesh networks, allow interoperability

    Extenders don’t require a new ssid. You just need to make sure the passwords are the same. The hand off when you move around the house should be better with a setup designed for connecting you to the best access point. 

    To me only the Orbi makes sense for a mid size house. The Orbi is not really a mesh router though. All satellites talk to the base station via the dedicated backhaul channel. It is basically a range extender set up with easier setup.
  • Apple cuts prices on USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 gear in response to MacBook Pro backlash

    The issue with the dongles is not so much the price (you can buy dongles from competitors), but that you never have the right dongle with you when you need one. You can off course glue a dongle to your laptop, but then it is not a thin laptop anymore. You can always buy the previous model though. You can probably get a good deal on that one. 
  • Apple debuts affordable 13" MacBook Pro model, axes 11" MacBook Air

    sflocal said:
    People were whining that there were no macs with USBc ports in them, now they are whining that they have to buy adapters for their OLD USB ports?  

    Apple just can't win.

    This is a solid laptop with solid specs.  Within a year, this laptop will get Samsunged by everyone else and it will be the norm.  Watch.
    They should have replaced the USB 3 ports with USB-C ports, but they should have left the hdmi port and SD card reader. Most offices have hdmi connections in the conference rooms and most cameras use SD cards and that is not likely to change even if Apple would like that. You can use a dongle, but I never have one with me when I need one. I bought a MBP instead of an air or MacBook, just for the hdmi port.

    Samsung and HP will copy the design, but they will likely add some ports.