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  • reMarkable 2 review: better than iPad for notes, but nothing else

    I used to think that burying the price at the end of a review was the most annoying thing ever.
    This article made me realize it is actually #2.
    #1 is omitting the price altogether.

    (Retails for $399)
    gadgetfreak-applejdb8167tjwolfmobirddewmewilliamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Former Apple designer recounts teasing Steve Jobs over NeXT vs OS X

    Retelling Imran's story, PPT style, for clarity:

    • in 1995, while interning at apple, i bought a NeXT cube for $150 at stanford surplus
    • while designing mac os X with steve, he liked to tell us how the NeXT was better
    • so i started bringing in my cube to win arguments by showing him that things weren't as good as he remembered
    • this happened so often that it got to the point where if he walked in and saw the cube in the room, he'd just let it go
    • still the best $150 i've spent


    jony0sphericfastasleepmarklarkwatto_cobra
  • Researchers who built rudimentary CSAM system say Apple's is a danger

    DAalseth said: It can and will be used by governments to crack down on dissent. It’s not an if but a when. It will produce false positives, it’s not an if but a when. Apple’s privacy safeguards are a fig-leaf that will be ripped off by the first government that wants to.
    Governments that want to crack down on dissent will still do so regardless of whether Apple has CSAM hash scanning or not. They have the money to hire programmers just like Apple does. 
    But they don't have the power to put any of that programming work on EVERY IPHONE IN THEIR COUNTRY.

    You can't tell me that the hash for this image won't be added to the database that is used for phones in China?

    DAalsethmike54entropyselijahgBeatsmuthuk_vanalingambyronlchemengin1
  • FCC ordered to take public feedback on net neutrality repeal

    Net Neutrality ... another in a long line of doom-porn whose apocalyptic predictions have never and will never come to pass.
    SpamSandwichJWSCsteven n.spacekiddonjuancat52airnerd
  • 'Ted Lasso' season two filming wraps, set to debut on Apple TV+ in July

    rbnetengr said:
    I was surprised by the language and adult content, because I didn’t see any warnings or alerts about it.
    You mean other than the "TV-MA | Language" that appears in the upper left before every episode?
    Rayz2016fastasleep
  • Disgruntled MacBook Pro users petition Apple to recall defective keyboards

    I can't comment on how reliable the keyboards are.

    But I can say that the noise they make is akin to a troupe of clinically obese dancing pixies, with clogs on, tap dancing across a table.

    At least that's the way they sound in our shared office.
    Funny.

    I just brought my 2016 MBP in to an Apple Store because the keyboard is almost always very quiet.
    When the CPU gets under load and heats up the keyboard, the keys from E-to-I will make a loud "snapping" when actuated.
    Very annoying in a meeting when the keys start making that sound.
    I got a call last night that they weren't sure if this was "normal" or not  :/ but would replace the top case anyway.
    dysamoria
  • Former Apple designer recounts teasing Steve Jobs over NeXT vs OS X

    The quoted tweet is the second of 2. The first is:
    in 1995, while interning at apple, i bought a NeXT cube for $150 at stanford surplus while designing mac os X with steve, he liked to tell us how the NeXT was better so i started bringing in my cube to win arguments by showing him that things weren't as good as he remembered
    Now the article actually makes sense.
    entropysshaminosteve_jobswatto_cobra
  • Actor Justin Long reveals why Steve Jobs rejected over 200 'I'm a Mac' ads

    But, one thing hasn't changed:   Apple doesn't do funny.   They take their products seriously.
    Windows Security: You are coming to a sad realization. Cancel or Allow?
    PC: ...sigh... Allow.
    SoliMplsPwatto_cobra
  • Apple's iPhone repair tool kit that it rents is wheeled and weighs 79 pounds

    Obviously no one works on their own cars where you can:

    1) whip up a tool from what you have around the garage for free
    2) buy/rent the off-brand gadget that handles a few different situations on various similar cars
    3) pay hundreds/thousands for the specific tool listed in the manufacturer's official repair manual for one specific step in one specific procedure. The tool has been third-party certified under 9 different engineering standards.
    radarthekatwatto_cobra
  • Users lobby 1Password to abandon new Electron version

    chadbag said:
    Honest question:   What does something like 1password offer me above what I get for free with the keychain IF I don’t care about cross platform (meaning outside of Apple) use?  I don’t care about android or windows. 

    I’m happily just using KeyChain which covers me on macOS, iOS, iPad, etc. 
    This. 
    Is there any real advantage in using a dedicated password manager over the one that’s built-in?

    If you are storing your own information and that's it? Not really.

    If you have independent password stores for:

    - You (Private)
    - Spouse (Private)
    - Kid 1 (Private)
    - Kid 2 (Private)
    - Kid 1 Shared with Parents (eg, school accounts)
    - Kid 2 Shared with Parents (eg, school accounts)
    - Shared with Spouse (eg, utility/bank accounts, etc)
    - Shared with Spouse, Kid 1, Kid 2 (eg, Disney+, Netflix, etc)
    - Your Parents (also shared with your siblings) (eg, utility accounts, airlines)
    - Your Spouse's Parents (also shared with spouse's siblings) (eg, utility accounts, airlines)

    Then, yes, absolutely.
    friedmud