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  • CPSC calls Peloton Tread+ a danger to children and pets

    moiety said:

    AppleInsider staff –

    Can we please NOT show that video keyframe image of SOMEONE'S DEAD CHILD? It's in really poor taste. Have a link to the CPSC video without a preview, and include a warning, I beg you.

    This particular video shows how a child got caught but the child in this video got out in his own and survived. This particular child didn’t die. It’s actually a really good demonstration of the dangers of this design flaw.
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  • Apple urging retail staff to wear masks again even if they're vaccinated

    sdw2001 said:
    It is amazing how we just keep repeating the insanity. We know that mask mandates and lockdowns don’t work. This is unequivocal. That is not to say masks don’t work at all, but the way we’re wearing them clearly will not be effective.  We aren’t talking about wearing an N 95 or better mask when entering a high risk environment like a medical facility or a nursing home. We’re talking about wearing a piece of cloth or paper across your face while you shop for your new AirPods. It’s not going to do anything.  
    And it’s this type of uninformed comment that has the US in the situation it’s in.

    N95 masks are designed to minimize incoming exposure and transmission. Proper cloth masks are designed to reduce transmission. They help capture the viruses encapsulated in micro droplets as you breathe out, reducing the chance of a contagious person from spreading the virus.

    Mask wearing has been proven to help reduce spread and the data can be easily seen when comparing places with and without mask mandates (along with how seriously the people take these rules).
  • Netflix enables Spatial Audio support for iPhone and iPad

    wwinter86 said:
    But not on the Apple TV box?
    Already announced for next major TVOS update. Apparently, currently only works with iOS and M1 Macs due to hardware that allows the devices to recognize relative direction. A software implementation is being worked on.
  • Dow Jones blames 'technical error' for news claiming Google would buy Apple

    Big question would be why this clearly ridiculous (and bad for Apple) “announcement” would cause Apple stocks to GO UP... because selling a company for a fraction of what it’s worth is good for business? And an increase from 155.98 to 156.47 isn’t a leap or spike. It’s a slow day at Apple.
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  • Apple's use of Location Services data tied to UWB management & federal guidelines

    How to turn a mole hill into a mountain.
    Step 1.  Implement a function.  Tell no on about it.
    Step 2.  Have it discovered by someone outside the organization.
    Step 3.  Retroactively explain, then offer an opt out.

    Opt out after the fact gives the impression that "we're only offering an opt out because someone found out what we're doing".  Unnecessary self infliction.

    Apple stop punching yourself in the nuts.  The optics are always worse when "caught" doing something.  That vaunted Marketing department could have easily preemptively spun this as a security and safety bullet point  of the 11 series and 100% we would have had multiple articles extolling the virtues of UWB geofencing.  Not a negative peep would have been heard.
    It seems to me it’s others turning a mole hill into a mountain. It’s almost like tech media and security researchers want people to be in a constant state of panic or freakout.  It’s like when the news came out that Google was working with a big hospital system on analytics. Big freak out in tech media even though the number of people at Google working on this project was small and everything was HIPPA compliant. 
    Exactly. It used to be that when people discovered questionable things, they would ask the company for an explanation. Now, let’s just spread it all over social media first and create FUD.
  • Tile bemoans Apple AirTags launch, raises antitrust concerns

    sbdude said:
    At what point did competition become anti-competitive? At what point did vertical or horizontal integration become anti-competitive? Doesn't Tile have a market outside of Apple? The world has turned upside down with no end in sight.
    It’s anti-competitive because Tile can’t compete with the new and better capabilities of Airtags. It’s literally the definition! Sheesh!

  • Apple removes fake review identifier from App Store following Amazon complaint [u]

    Apple did not remove this app to protect Amazon. Amazon was able to find a specific Apple App Store guideline that Fakespot violates. Apple has no choice but to remove the app as a result.

    This has nothing to do with censorship but rather holding a company accountable to its own rules. I’m sure if Fakespot was able to find a way to eliminate this violation, its App will be re-approved.
  • Long-time Mac developer's apps pulled from Mac App Store because of automated system failu...

    If this is what it seems to be, Apple has become the worst of the most evil phenomenon Steve Jobs attacked in 1984.
    Well, what it seems to be is a likely glitch. But hey, let’s insinuate there’s a nefarious reason while you can.
  • New Apple Watch Series 7 with more durability, larger screen area revealed

    rattlhed said:
    KBuffett said:
    So it doesn’t have the flat edges, as the rumours suggested 

    Ya, I like this look much better.  Flat edges would have been weird.  Love to see the leekers get it wrong!
    The “leaker” renderings were ugggggly!! So happy it was just wrong.
  • Space Gray Magic accessories listed as sold 'while supplies last'

    Oh, come on. The silver one will be discontinued soon as well BECAUSE THEY’VE BEEN REDESIGNED!

    If the new iMacs are the consumer machines that they’re believed to be, maybe the next iMacs with bigger displays and next gen processors will come in the more “neutral” colours with matching keyboards.