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  • Court throws out lawsuit blaming lack of texting 'lock-out' technology in iPhone caused ca...

    If you kill or injure someone with a vehicle because you were texting or doing anything else with your phone, it needs to be a felony and carry a much harsher sentence. 

    The real story story here is yet another irresponsible driver got away with killing someone. 
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  • 2017 iPad vs. iPad Air 2 vs. iPad Air: What's new and different in Apple's latest tablet?

    tyrann said:
    Will wait for reviews to confirm the 2GB ram and how much a difference the increased battery capacity makes on the new processor. If it does indeed have 2GB ram and more than 10 hours battery then i may finally upgrade from my iPad 2 lol.
    This ^  Everyone denies it, but the biggest differentiator on iOS in day to day performance is RAM (and actually has been for a while). 1GB = Crawl when switching between apps. 2GB or 3GB (12 inch Pro) = Lightening Fast.
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  • The easy guide to switching from Windows to Mac

    thedba said:
    I'd be much more interested in a description of the reverse switch since I just bought a used Dell workstation for video and photo editing. I maxed it out with components I'd not even be able to put in a Mac, with the exception of an outdated Mac Pro. This is after 25 years of exclusive Mac usage. Back in the day the Mac was a serious offer for people like me. Nowadays I'd pay a multitude for an inferior Apple machine. It's probably my mistake to expect a smart phone company to deliver powerful stationary computers for creative professionals like I ;)

    As far as you paying more for a Mac than a similar Windows machine, that's an ancient myth. 
    Try speccing a similar windows laptop for example, with SSD onto PCIe with same amount of memory etc. And you'll find out that Macs are very well priced. Tried it also with MS surfacebook and found it to be more expensive than a similar MBP. 

    It was a myth in 2010, but now it's very true. There are plenty of laptops that are as good as, or surpass the MBP in almost every way and cost less. I'm on a 2014 MBP and it was probably the last device from Apple to be truly worth the premium.

    I now have a SP4 that I am using more and more... I'll be very sorry to leave Mac behind (which I haven't done yet, actually typing on it now) but Apple have shown zero interest in providing truly powerful machines for professional use.
    williamlondon
  • Players complain about high data use from persistent internet in 'Super Mario Run'

    Don't buy the game then.  I plopped down $10 bucks and love it.  This is 10X better than 99.9% of games on the App Store anyway.  With that said yes there are some aspects that need to be addressed.  I would expect to be able to play on any device including AppleTV.  This is not Mario?  It is designed for on the go gaming.  They did a great job to achieve this through the simple mechanic.  If you want "real Mario" then play it on a console.  It is that simple.
    A steaming turd in a plastic bag is better than 99.9% of games on the App store... but this isn't better than the very best games on the store and the restrictions are needlessly intrusive. There is very little pirating on iOS compared with other platforms, and it's hard to know exactly what kind of thinking or agreement lead to this current state of affairs. 

    Also bear in mind iOS users who buy this game will get the worst experience... because a week after this appears on Android, there will be a hacked version that a) doesn't require data and b) unlocks everything for free. As usual, people conforming to the rules are penalized.
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  • Lesser-known Android phone makers copy look of Apple's iPhone X

    rrrize said:
    Rayz2016 said:
    I think the reason behind the notch is to improve the user experience. If the camera array was above the screen the users would have to look avbive the screen to trigger FaceID then refocus on the screen after being granted access. The notch means they just look at the screen and they’re in.
    Well, I own an iPhone X (256GB) and my experience is when watching a movie in full screen

    You've already ruined the movie by watching it on a tiny screen.
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  • Video: Stop force closing all apps on your iPhone, it's a waste of time

    I agree with some prior comments, what is said in this video is untrue. Many apps run background processes which are killed off if you manually remove them from the active list (although some like Facebook run no matter what you).
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  • Tim Cook debunks rumors of slow iPhone X sales

    gilly017 said:
    The rumor mill never gets tired of having egg in the face. Take that Bloomberg yah bunch of schmucks.

    The Bloomberg and Morgan Stanley forecasts were both correct (within 1%). What are you talking about?
    watto_cobra
  • What you need to know about Apple Watch Series 2 before preorders begin on Friday, Sept. 9

    "What you need to know about the Apple Watch Series 2"

    Battery life? Seriously, what is the battery life. If I charge it overnight, and go for a 90 mins run in the morning using GPS, will it still last all day? GPS is very expensive battery wise (my Garmin 225 gets about 10 hours with GPS running, or about 3 weeks if you don't use GPS). Given the Apple Watch lasts barely 24 hours just with normal use, a 1 - 2 hour workout in the morning is going to affect things. Let's say you go to Yosemite and do one of those 4-hour hikes (like they demo'ed) using GPS?

    Sorry to be a negative nanny, but no one has mentioned battery life at all, and it's one of the most important things in a sports watch,
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  • What you need to know about Apple Watch Series 2 before preorders begin on Friday, Sept. 9

    "What you need to know about the Apple Watch Series 2"

    Battery life? Seriously, what is the battery life. If I charge it overnight, and go for a 90 mins run in the morning using GPS, will it still last all day? GPS is very expensive battery wise (my Garmin 225 gets about 10 hours with GPS running, or about 3 weeks if you don't use GPS). Given the Apple Watch lasts barely 24 hours just with normal use, a 1 - 2 hour workout in the morning is going to affect things. Let's say you go to Yosemite and do one of those 4-hour hikes (like they demo'ed) using GPS?

    Sorry to be a negative nanny, but no one has mentioned battery life at all, and it's one of the most important things in a sports watch,
    https://www.apple.com/watch/battery.html

    An 8-hour workout paired with the iPhone's GPS is like a 5-hour workout using the watch GPS. So a hit, but not too bad. Why anyone would do an 8-hour run (even 27k runners take much less time)...a 5-hour hike sans-phone more likely.

    Typical use is the same as the original - 18 hours:
    Testing conducted by Apple in August 2016 using preproduction Apple Watch Series 1, Apple Watch Series 2, and Apple Watch Edition, each paired with an iPhone; all devices tested with prerelease software. All-day battery life is based on 18 hours with the following use: 90 time checks, 90 notifications, 45 minutes of app use, and a 30‐minute workout with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth, over the course of 18 hours. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.
    fwiw, when I do workouts, I stream via the iPhone - that's a hit to battery life.
    So a one hour run in the morning will use 20% of the battery, so the 18 hours life will be reduced to about 14 hours. 6am run, it'd be dead by 8pm.

    I love the idea of the watch, but this would be my main reason to not get one so far.