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  • How to turn 'Hey Siri' on and off on your iPhone and iPad

    This tip/article is way too complicated, having to re-train Siri every time.

    All you have to do on a modern iPhone (the requirement AFAIK is one that supports "Hey Siri" on battery power) to stop Siri activating is place the device face-down.

    Similarly, "Hey Siri" functionality is disabled when the device is placed into low-power mode.

    Why didn't the article mention those two simple tips, before instructing users how to turn off and on "Hey Siri" functionality?
  • Australia fines Apple $6.7 million over misleading 'Error 53' repair practices

    The issue must have been that Apple said, 'no we won't repair it.' 
    Presumably, if they said, 'yes we will repair it but it will cost you because you took it to someone who was unauthorized to work on it,' they would have been ok.

    But honestly, if the ACCC thinks Apple should foot the bill for the repair after someone else has screwed it up, that's crap.

    What's missing from the SMH article is that if a third party repair has damaged the device, then the manufacturer is not obliged to repair it.

    That fact is noted in this ABC news article.
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  • CBC Video claims Apple's repair policies are abusive, but 'proof' falls far short


    Mike and Malcolm say that the world works best when consumers have choices, including the particular brand of service Apple offers. I agree. What I'm finding troubling is Apple's trend towards trying to eliminate everything BUT its own brand of service. I appreciate Apple providing me a way to verify the security of my device after service. I do NOT appreciate Apple making it the ONLY option, which they've done with the Home button and the Mac verification routine. If I decide to compromise security to save money, like for an older device relegated to limited duty, that should be my choice. Apple is not my mom.
    Let's say you or someone else decides to compromise security to save money, then the device enters someone else's hands. At that point has that person been informed that the device they are taking possession of, is no longer as secure as they would expect? Arguably it would be better for everyone to have confidence that a second-hand Apple device is as secure as one new out the box.

    The discourse regarding repairability is much more complex than most realise, and I suspect there are many implications being overlooked amongst most of the debates that are being had.