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  • Google Chrome update corrupting some macOS installs -- but there's a fix

    I can’t stop myself, I have to contribute my opinion.

    Keystone is the real villain here. Google’s auto-update mechanism that has root privileges and can change any file anywhere on my system at any time without my permission. Sure, what could go wrong with that!??

    Back in 2017 I warned colleagues about the risk of it going wrong and linked to a page of Keystone clear-out instructions. See if you’re infected and what it’s been up to with: 
    $ defaults read com.google.Keystone.Agent
    There are standalone/non-auto-updating versions available if you really need Chrome for testing/compatibility purposes.
    watto_cobraFileMakerFeller
  • New iPhone-powered color balance feature compatible with older Apple TV models

    Scot1 said:
    I am on iOS 14.5 beta and tvOS beta and I just calibrated using the iPhone 10. Seamless operation. 🤗
    Does it look any different?
    h4y3sdocno42watto_cobra
  • New iPhone-powered color balance feature compatible with older Apple TV models

    I wonder if it will work with my projector. Obviously the phone would have to face the projector and not the screen. 
    Obviously it won't work with your projector because your projector isn't designed to do this and doesn't have any capability to do it.
    I’m not sure it’s so obvious. The beauty of the solution is that a TV doesn’t need to be designed to do this or have any particular capability. If the system was setup as a back projector (which is probably isn’t) then it could well work as described.
    How would that possibly work? This back projector would have been designed to communicate wirelessly with an iPhone held up to the image the projector produces and adjust its color based on the communication with the iPhone, after having gone through the exact sequence of operations an Apple TV would in this mode? That would have been a remarkable instance of foresight and insight by the projector manufacturer.

    I think it's pretty obvious when you actually, you know, think about it.
    I think you’re missing the point. The iPhone sees the light and tells the AppleTV how to compensate for the peculiarities of whatever screen it is held up to. No other ‘communication’ with the screen needed. 

    Pretty clever when you think about it. 😉
    It might work with a projector driven by an Apple TV if it's rear projection (I doubt it would work with a front projection), but that wasn't how I understood the original question — i.e., there was no mention of Apple TV in the question, just the projector. (I mean, people are asking why the new Touch ID keyboards won't work with devices not designed for wireless Touch ID, so, no, I don't assume they mean a projector driven by an Apple TV.)
    We are in a thread about AppleTV
    ihatescreennameswatto_cobra
  • Clubhouse hides account bios, images to protect Afghan users

    Sounds good. But, isn’t there a slippery slope here the the Internet Archive is being subverted. If for this? What other awkward content might disappear?
    watto_cobra