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  • iPhone exploits in hacked websites went unnoticed for years

    MacPro said:
    If iPhones are vulnerable imagine Android phones which in this extract are not mentioned at all ... it sounds like an excellent marketing strategy for Google to me.  Oh wait ... of course this is the very information all Android users hand over to Google to use already, what am I thinking?
    • You don't know what Project Zero is.  You don't know what they do
    • You skimmed the article looking for excuses why these exploits existed and lasted so long.
    • Finding none, you decided it would be perfectly fine to inject baseless speculation and disparage the research team
    I've always been curious why people do what you did?  I think either you completely misunderstood what you read or you intentionally made up some stuff.  If it's the former, I'd suggest rereading and clicking on the links to gain understanding.  If it's the latter, might I suggest a look in a mirror and ask yourself: what am I thinking?

    Project Zero has been criticized in the past before for not disclosing Googles security failures. The comment is valid.
  • Jamf data claims most students would use a Mac - if they could afford it [u]

    Most of the Macs I owned were refurbished. Even when purchasing refurbished Macs, they are still good value compared to brand new PCs. The last Mac I bought brand new was for my daughter. I bought her a 15" MBP with retina display. Her med school mostly use Macs. I was so happy about it that I bought with alacrity.
  • Apple is the worst tech firm for losing staff, claims flawed report

    charlesn said:
    Listen: I get it. Trying to fill a website each day with compelling "news" about a famously secretive company is hard. Really hard. But that's still NO EXCUSE for an 11-paragraph article based on analysis that your sub-head states is "close to nonsense." Why would you publish an analysis of "nonsense analysis?" Review some accessory instead. Or maybe start a new ongoing series of articles that compare an "official" Apple accessory with a knock-off sold at a fraction of the price--what are the differences? I don't know, but there have got to be better ways of filling the ether than with "nonsense." 
    It's not non-sense at all.  Reading the article at face value one can think that to be true.  The author is just providing context on how the stats came about.  This is useful to the reader especially to me since I'm not a techie.  Transparency in methodology of any stats should be a no brainer.  However,'s methodology would have solved this issue have they been made clear about how the stats were obtained.  Note: I believe the author of this article meant to say that the methodology is NOT clear from
  • Evernote fires nearly every US employee as it shifts operations to Europe

    I stopped using Evernote since they started that premium branding.  Stayed with Apple's Notes instead.  Have not looked back since.
  • RCS is still half-baked, and Apple has no reason to adopt it

    Here's a link from ArsTechnica.  Provides a little more technical background and history:
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  • Apple tiptoes onto Threads -- but hasn't fully embraced it yet

    From what I've read, if you cancel your Threads account, you will be forced to cancel your IG account.  I don't have the source at the moment.