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  • College student caught trafficking drugs through iOS app, title still available on App Sto...

    Unless there was an obvious way to request for drugs or there was a flashing banner on the app saying "REQUEST DRUGS", it is very unlikely that Apple would have withheld the app.

  • Apple launches Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max & XR

    lenn said:
    Yet another overpriced accessory from Apple. I hate to even think how big Apple's margin is for these things.....

    Ah, good ol' Lenn. The new troll on the block.
  • Better together: Why Apple Watch owners should buy AirPods

    neilm said:
    The challenge in making AirPods usable while swimming isn't making them waterproof, but not losing them.
    Maybe they could have teeny-tiny integrated flotation devices!

    The AirPods would probably sit snug in the ear when covered by a swimming cap over the ears.
  • MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro: which one is right for you?

    It's the maxed out 15" MBP w/ Touchbar for me. Not that I need it - it's just that I have this compulsion to super-size all my Apple hardware.
  • MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro: which one is right for you?

    MplsP said:
    jdw said:
    MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro: which is right for you?
    The answer is "NONE."

    Virtually no keyboard tactile feedback, no SD card slot (yes, Cupertino worshipers, some of us really use it and want it built-in), not even one USB-A port (which is still ubiquitous today and shall be 10 years hence), no MagSafe, no LED on charging cable, no extended power cord in the box, no glowing Apple logo on back (not necessary, but even Apple showed it off those machines their latest keynote video because they look lovely to behold), and ever thinning designs that leave little room for adequate cooling on higher performance MacBook "Pro" models -- all spell a BIG "NO!" when it comes to this veteran Mac lover choosing any of Apple's notebooks today.

    The mid-2015 15" MBP top end model with dGPU is the last great MacBook Pro that really is "Pro" in terms of practical usability that allows me to lead a largely dongle free life.  Performance even today isn't that bad either.  I DARE Apple to bring it back with a modern GPU and CPU and one USB-C/TB3 port added (and nothing else taken away), and see how well it sales FAR OUTSHINE any other MacBook Pro.  I DARE APPLE TO DO IT.  I dare Apple to finally THINK DIFFERENT on behalf The Rest of Us rather themselves.

    JDW raises several valid points about design choices of the new MacBooks that were a step backwards in terms of usability. by your boredom I gather you don't care about usability?

    Maybe fastasleep is aware of JDW's posting history.