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  • Ad firms losing 'hundreds of millions' after Apple clamps down on Safari tracking

    As long as home ISPs give data caps, unless you are paying me to download and watch your ad, I will block them in most cases.

    Granted ads aren't 'huge' but some sites are lousy with them.  There was another Apple fansite I used to visit that Ad Blocker would block upwards of SIXTY ADS before the actual non-ad content loaded.  That is outrageous.
    tmaymagman1979StrangeDaysjbdragonmacseekerlostkiwiJWSCrepressthismuthuk_vanalingam[Deleted User]
  • How to reset your HomePod and connect it to a new Apple ID

    Sadly, if you do not use the account who runs the 'Home', any additional speakers can't use HomeKit.

    I was going to hook my wife's office speaker so she could use Personal Requests in her office, but then it removes it from the household.
  • Apple says 'looking into' video of apparent iPhone 7 Plus meltdown

    Interesting. I was at the Apple Store Genius Bar last week. Saw a customer with an iPhone 7 plus. He said his phone was next to his bed charging and he saw it randomly reboot. Unfortunately the iPhone never got pass the Apple logo screen and he said the phone felt really warm even after unplugging it from the charger. The genius guy couldn't get it to restore. I was finished with my appointment before I saw what the Genius did to help the guy.
    My wife's iPhone 6S Plus did this.  Rebooted spontaneously and then would get to the Apple Logo, stay for a bit, then reboot in and endless cycle.  I was able to boot it into restore mode, and even restoring it the problem did not go away.  Took it to the Genius Bar, and the gal there did the same thing and tried to get it to run diagnostics, but had absolutely no luck.  The tech ended up giving my wife a 'new' phone (hard to tell if they are refurbs or not).  Whole process took less than 15 minutes before we were out the door.
  • Apple fixes Apple Watch rings issue with watchOS 5.0.1 update

    anome said:

    Inaccurate recording of exercise minutes? Since iOS 5, I thought my watch was working much more accurately. I used to go for a 20-30 minute walk around town before my bus in the morning, and it would sometimes only recognise 5 minutes of exercise. Now it prompts me after 10 minutes to record it as a workout, and often shows the full walk as exercise. It's not like I'm taking a slow stroll - I'm mainly doing it for exercise.

    Now I'm worried that after this update it will go back to saying I only got 5 minutes of exercise.

  • Why Alphabet's Nest doesn't (and probably won't ever) support Apple's HomeKit

    This all stinks because I vastly prefer the Nest to the EcoBee 3 (was not impressed).