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  • Court rules man must be given access to husband's iCloud photos

    WmH said:
    Something is amiss here, why did they not have photo library or iCloud library shared if they were married, passwords shared, the other husband should have all the photos between the two, no court order given or needed. Get down to the real reason!!!
    Apple does not offer a shared photo library and anyone who doesn't also have a Mac may not have it locally stored.  

    I recently went through this with a parent passing and Apple was helpful and a specialist guided me through the process.  We had to follow state procedures to get the court issue the order/permission. Each state handles digital property management in their own way.  Some don't even offer it in a Will.  Also there is no probate when there is a surviving spouse in community property states so there's no legal documents associated with passing digital property.

    Good on Apple for protecting property and privacy.  
  • Congress questions Apple, others over decision to keep Meltdown and Spectre details secret...

    "We told the FBI and CIA.   We assumed they would inform Congress and the information would be leaked like every other secret.  Is that not the process? -Tim

  • Verizon's '5G' home broadband to launch on Oct. 1, free Apple TV 4K included

    nunzy said:
    I'm glad that Apple will not offer any 5G products. They use too much battery and use too much data. That's why they waited years to offer 4G iPhone. Same thing.
    Every mobile handset provider will be racing to 5G.  Larger pipes and lower latency have the potential to offload compute resources to cloud compute and reduce the need for large memory and multi-core, higher speed CPUs.   Imagine a mobile device not needing 64GB+ of storage, 1/4th the RAM and running on a single core at slower clock. You’d have thinner and battery for a week because it would only need beefy GPU and sexy display.
  • Apple to reportedly unveil iPad Pro, MacBook Air replacement, Mac mini at Oct. 30 event

    Mac Pro, please.
  • Thai man punches saleswoman over iPhone X Face ID dispute

    I do wonder if Face ID still recognized the sales person on her phone after the incident.  

    Too soon?
  • Court rules man must be given access to husband's iCloud photos

    rob53 said:
    clexman said:
    rob53 said:
    We’re talking about family so why wouldn’t each of them have written down essential account information and stored them in a safe? If they had the surviving spouse would have been able to access the deceased Apple ID.

    it’s not Apple’s responsibility to do this. Forcing Apple to do it sets a bad precedent for other types of access by police and others. 
    Considering that writing passwords down is not recommended, it doesn't seem that not having them written down is surprising. My wife forgets her passwords all the time and has to reset them. I don't remember all of them.
    Actually, writing down and protecting your Apple ID password is recommended. Apple no longer retains any way to recover that password so it makes sense to save it somehow. Put it in a safe or safety deposit box. Just don’t write it on a sticky and put it on the back of your keyboard. 
    Dude, there’s a recovery process to reset for any AppleID.  Two-factor, security questions, etc.  You just have to prove you are you which is hard when you aren’t you or if you’ve assumed room temperature.
  • Amazon, Super Micro executives join Apple's call to retract Bloomberg spy chip story

    tzeshan said:
     The federal agency that regulates media should act now. 
    Hahah!  I’m picking up the saracasm....   I do think Bloomberg is in danger of affecting the landscape.   Freedoms of the press, like speech, were intended for political speech directed at government to prevent tyranny.   I hope Apple, Amazon, others don’t let this story go.  
  • Qualcomm pushed for iPhone exclusivity in response to $1B incentive payment demand, CEO sa...

    Hmm...I am not sure why AI is presenting this (the incentive payment) as some kind of a bribe that Apple offered Qualcomm. Going by Florian Mueller's article on, it appears to be the other way around!

    That is, Qualcomm had a habit of negotiating incentive payments from device makers in return for strategic favours. So, there's really no wrinkle in the FTC case, as suggested by AI. Instead, it's one of four issues related to Qualcomm's conduct that are being investigated. To quote:


    For the FTC, Jennifer Milici outlined the four key issues surrounding Qualcomm's conduct that the FTC is tackling (let's not forget that some other aspects are at issue in Apple v. Qualcomm in San Diego, where a trial will start on April 15), which are interrelated as she also explained:

    • the "no license-no chips" policy;
    • incentive payments (for a brief explanation, those incentives effectively reduce patent licensing fees in exchange for doing Qualcomm some strategically-relevant favors);
    • the refusal to license rival chipset makers (note that Judge Koh's summary judgment in this context was based on contractual obligations, while the focus at this trial is now on an antitrust duty to deal); and
    • past exclusive arrangements with Apple.

    We all know Florian Mueller is paid by Apple and has been Apple support for so many years. His blog is biased and has no credibility.
    What a dumb statement. Even if that were true — although you don’t provide a shred of evidence — that’s like saying, since Mollenkopf is paid by Qualcomm, we shouldn’t believe anything he says. 

    Incidentally then, how do we know you’re not being paid by Qualcomm?
    Trolling or it's meant as satire.  Look at the poster's name and it was his/her/its first post.
  • Apple's Tim Cook to talk with French President Macron on Oct. 9

    Why wouldn’t Apple want to pay its fair share?
  • Allowing courts to decide on encryption would result in haphazard approach, claims Apple lawyer

    Wasn't so long ago that a certain CEO was mocked here for saying this, 

    “I don’t think it is Silicon Valley’s decision to make about whether encryption is the right thing to do. I understand Tim Cook’s decision, but I don’t think it’s his decision to make”… I personally think that this is an issue that should be decided by the American people and Congress, not by companies,”

    Now that it is Apple's legal position, everyone is on-board.  I'm digging on the irony.