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  • FBI forensic expert calls Apple 'evil genius' for strengthening iPhone encryption

    bitmod said:
    Smoke and mirrors. 
    The FBI may not have keys - but the NSA has a back door to not only snoop but turn your mic and camera on at any time without you knowing. 
    The same backdoor Apple uses to sell your info to advertisers. 

    Don't believe me? try it yourself: Without having any phone or iPad on - start talking about a product: "honey, do we have any Tylenol?" "I think we are out of Tylenol", "Who in town sells Tylenol"... then watch as mysteriously your Facebook ads and cookies throw Tylenol ads at you. 

    The reason battery life is worse in iOS 11 is because our devices are always listening. 

    Try it yourself. We've seen it with 4 random products now - too much to be a coincidence. 
    Also, everything and anything you text to someone is read and sold to advertisers. Text someone you are thinking of taking a vacation to Hawaii and watch as your ads start sending you Airbnb for Hawaii. 

    The crazy thing is, we are furthest thing from conspiracy theorists - and we set out to prove this wrong... yet the results done lie. 

    I hope you've got your tin foil hat!

    First the NSA universal backdoor is a myth, yes they have tools they can injecte into phones with physical access.  But there is absolute no way Apple could hide this kind of backdoor without public knowledge and thoroughly describe by white hat hackers. 

    This being said, even if the NSA or Apple can tap your phone, there is no interest for them to sale this information to Facebook for selling you Tylenol.  Facebook, Google and other internet giant got other way to find your points of interest from you and relative since you gave them all the infos they need by using free and ads sponsored services like Facebook, google, Gmail, Twitter, etc.

    More, the youtube app was the main culprit in the batterie issue with iOS 11, Apple and Google has issue a report about it, search the web.

    If you don't want to be track, stop using free stuffs... Keep in mind, you are not a Google and/or Facebook consumer, for them you are their product they sold to advertiser. 

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  • FBI forensic expert calls Apple 'evil genius' for strengthening iPhone encryption

    The way this news is reported by some media totally avoid the elephant in the room. 

    How Apple could find a way to protect their users datas that can be circumvent only by US Government agencies and no other government or private organization?

    Not being a US citizen, I found this admission from the FBI very reassuring for every iOS consumers.
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  • Apple's custom Neural Engine in iPhone XS about 'letting nothing get in your way'


    The question I have is this: How can a processor that claims to have 3.2x the performance in TOPS only manage to get 1.4x the performance performing an actual task (image references)? A task that Huawei themselves picked to showcase their processor, so nobody can claim bias for the A11.

    I don't know for sure, but Huawei have a long history of falsifying benchmark and throttling/boosting performance way over the normal TDP of the device to wins numbers war. 
    lollivercornchipwatto_cobra
  • Long term review: Apple's AirPods are still the best wireless headphones around

    That is bold statement to make that something is the best without providing valid comparisons. Not a very professional way to make the claim. I would say it depends on aspect and I would say that Apple made things very comfortable, but that does not mean it is absolute. I would be also careful as Apple is not in the field of headphones and there are other who specialize in that area while being top shelf above sound quality provided by Apple earphones. Seriously. It is not the best. Maybe the most versatile, but there is nothing as "the best" in this area. As far as sound all Apple earphones laeft a lot to be desired when it comes to comparing with Sennheisers for example.
    I own a pairs of AirPods and love it, let me explain... 

    I do agree, the AirPods like most Apple product isn't the best at anything specific, they are pricey, average sound quality, average battery autonomies.  But they achieve what Apple doing best; integrate existing technologies and put it into hands of consumers. I found the AirPods being much more than regular headphone, almost alike a Google Glass for the ears, they clearly being design for all day wearing since they doesn't muffle any surrounding sounds and you can have a normal talking while wearing them.  Even more the new Live listen feature in IOS 12 gives you bionic earrings. 
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  • Here are three quick and easy alternatives to Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave

    I'm really really confused about all of this...

    Back to my Mac was essentially a DynDNS solution piped thru a VPN to made any mac bind to the account reachable even behind a firewall.  For me Back to my Mac wasn't a screen sharing solution or a merely file sharing, it's way to reach any IPv6 service (AFP, VNC, SSH, LDAP, etc) on a remote computer thru its bonjour name. 
    libertyforall
  • Apple TV 4K teardown demonstrates new cooling system for A10X processor

    lkrupp said:
    But it doesn’t support VP9 or Atmos so it’s worthless and unusable. Color me disappointed. My Amazon Firestick is superior in every way.
    It's up to Google to add VP9 support to their apps. But since they are evil and cripple their apps on iOS platform, I prefers getting my Hi-Def media in a superior format elsewhere
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  • FBI forensic expert calls Apple 'evil genius' for strengthening iPhone encryption

    bitmod said:

    Yes a Myth... like Apple unequivocally denying they track location - then turns out they were all along and lied. 
    You know this is a misunderstanding from reading headline only.  Apple headquarter has deny tracking location of their users, which is true.  What they found, is the iPhone backups keeps logs of nearby wi-fi therefor location can be deduce.
    Then Apple unequivocally denying they have a back door for security agencies - then turns out they lied about that too.
    Any references on this one? Hackers convention still do competition to find those flaws, without success so far. 
    Then Apple unequivocally stating that meta data is anonymous - turns out they lied and it's not. 
    What metadata your are talking about? those collected by the service providers? It doesn't concerne Apple.
    Then Apple unequivocally denying they directly sell your info to 3rd parties - then turns out they take it and sell your info to 3d parties through iAd - playing linguistics games. 
    Wow, you are the one who playing linguistic here. Thru iAds, Apple offered and Ads placement API for developper and a way to create interactive advertisement without needs of flash. iAds was an Apple propriety and was discontinued in 2016.  Please go back read Apple terms of services. 
    And on and on... 
    Man, wake up. Pull you head out of your ass and start paying attention. You got shares in the company, great! But that's no reason to live in complete denial. 

    You missed some very MAJOR points in my post... 
    1st - These ads are appearing from conversation in a household with no devices on or being used. As if they were listening to conversation.
    Been addressed in my previous post, here is a simplified answer for you: Ads suggestion is coming from your social connection on the web.  If your friend or family has talk about it, advertiser will know it.  
    2nd - Try it yourself.
    Asking about Tylenol pills on iMessage? Done!  Still no ads.   Doing the same thing on Google controlled device or services, this is a different story.
    3rd - You missed the point that we set out to prove the tinfoil hat conspiracy theorists wrong. But we have been able to replicate this phenomenon with random products. Not always, but enough for it to be difficult to call a coincidence. 
    I'll lets others judging that.   
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  • Analyst downgrades Apple stock, because iPhone X is too popular

  • Apple axes Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave

    I'm really really confused about all of this...

    Back to my Mac was essentially a DynDNS solution piped thru a VPN to made any mac bind to the account reachable even behind a firewall.  For me Back to my Mac wasn't a screen sharing solution or a merely file sharing, it's way to reach any IPv6 service (AFP, VNC, SSH, LDAP, etc) on a remote computer thru its bonjour name. 
    arthurba
  • Samsung now projects $5.3B hit on profits from Note 7 fires

    sog35 said:
    This is what happens when you have so much courage and pack some much innovation into a single device
    I doesn't take much courage to pack too much features on a phone regardless the battery being able to supported it