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  • iPhone 3GS returns to life with South Korean carrier

    "Because the 3GS is unable to run anything later than iOS 6, many modern apps and features are inaccessible."

    ...and it will run many great apps that were orphaned due to various reasons including for one high end app I bought that I was told faced too much cost of ongoing iOS compatibility development... :)

    On some of my older iOS devices that have the App Store, when trying to install a more modern app that existed for the older device, the App Store prompts you to download the older, compatible version ... but only if it was already associated with your Apple ID back then. So, if you are just now downloading Pandora for the first time, you can't download the old compatible version.
  • Apple, ad agency sued over voice sample used in iPhone 6 TV commercial

    Each unique use of a composition or recording requires permission. That's just a fact of copyright law. The use of sampling has complicated things even more, because a snippet here, and a loop there, all have to be cleared. In the instance of "Good times" being used by Jamie xx, it looks like the company who controls the master recording (Universal) got permission from one of the rights holders. What isn't clear is if in the Persuasions' agreement with Universal allows Universal to speak for them regarding rights to use the recording. Also what's not clear is if Apple and the advertising agency got permission from Universal, or perhaps even the forgetful group member. The potential injury is quite clear: if the plaintiff had given his permission, he could have negotiated compensation for the use with Apple and/or the advertising agency. For example, he could have gotten, say, a percentage of the revenue generated by each airing of the commercial. It's like how Apple pays artists/record labels at set fee each time a song is streamed. The plaintiff could have had quite a nice payday.
  • Toronto police ask iPhone users not to test iOS 11 security feature that dials 9-1-1

    Prior to iOS11, you could tell Siri to dial 9-1-1 for you. On the Apple Watch, you long press the side button to bring up the option to dial 9-1-1. Looks now iPhone has a similar way to dial it. I enabled this and also discovered there's a setting for it to insert a brief delay before the call is made allowing you to stop it. It would be problematic though if you're in an emergency situation with that delay enabled. It makes a loud beeping sound, which would certainly tip off the killer.
  • Apple, Oprah Winfrey sign multi-year deal for TV programming

    Appleish said:
    I remember when a friend of mine almost got divorced because of her show. He would get home after work and his wife would tell him all the things he was doing wrong because he heard it on "Oprah." This was in the early years of her show when it had more of a near-Jerry Springer type format. Years later, she softened up the format and started attracting stars.

    She's not a bad person, but she sure started as one. Not interested in her programing.
    Sure you are. You need something to criticize. :-) It's funny you compare and contrast Jerry Springer with Oprah Winfrey. Early Jerry used to be more like later Oprah. And then they dramatically swapped audiences.
  • Apple secures lower streaming rate in new deal with Warner Music Group, report says

    People blaming Apple for doing Apple the way Apple wants to do Apple is just silly. Apple Music, the iPhone, etc etc are all options. Not one person is forced to use Apple in order to stay alive.
  • iPhone 3GS returns to life with South Korean carrier

    ajl said:
    Old parents will be able to have an iPhone for as much as 40 bucks. I think this is a wise move, instead of throwing all those phones away.
    How old is "old"? Sometimes I see folks here and elsewhere referring to 50-year-old people as "old" and in need of large-button phones, who don't use any data and sit in rocking chairs all day reminiscing about the old days when the whole family used one landline. People older than that built spaceships, went to the Moon, invented your very Internet. "Old" people don't need old phones, just like you don't.
  • Justice Department investigating AT&T and Verizon for blocking eSIM adoption, Apple report...

    Major European and North American carriers refusing to support eSIM in iPads, and requiring a voice and data plan for a phone to use the eSIM in an Apple Watch is all the carriers' fault. By refusing to participate, companies like Verizon, Vodafone, and AT&T are essentially colluding to inhibit consumer choice. Of course, those of us who have used eSIM in an iPad know there are prepaid carriers available that enable use of eSIM in many, many countries. And in the United States, participating carriers enable comparison shopping without having to go from store to store relying on unknowledgeable sales staff...
  • Apple starts sales of SIM-free iPhone 7, 7 Plus handsets in US

    It's all about resale value, people. A phone that works on both GSM and CDMA carriers have the most value. So don't buy the version specific to AT&T/T-Mobile. The Verizon version works on all the major carriers and MVNO's throughout North America.
  • Kanye West blames conflict between Apple Music & Tidal for missing projects

    bdkennedy said:
    F this loser.
    Agreed. He doesn't even know what he's talking about, and it's his own record. The Kanye/Jay Z version of "Pop style" was released as a single concurrently with another single, "One dance." Both singles were available in the iTunes Store and streaming on Apple Music. Both versions of "Pop style" are still available for streaming and purchase. The Drake solo version is superior, actually. The single version has like literally three or four words from Jay Z, and a short, incoherent verse from Kanye. I wouldn't have put it on my album either.
  • Apple pushes for iTunes rentals of movies still on big screen

    I'm a single guy and I like to watch good movies with interesting content. So that right there makes a lot of Hollywood movies a firm "no thanks." I would pay to watch first-run films at home, even $50. But they'd better know right now: I'm going to run some cables through some Chinese HDMI dongles to strip DRM and save to my computer. I don't give anyone $50 for two hours of anything without a little something extra.