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  • Apple Maps could serve advertising to users in 2023

    In app advertising is the best way to lose users. I thought Apple knew that but times must be tough. Can’t wait for new advertising blocker apps. 
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  • India the latest country that may require Apple to shift to USB-C for the iPhone

    avon b7 said:
    rob53 said:
    Doesn't India drive on the wrong side of the road requiring car manufacturers to build different versions? When will those countries be required to change their cars so they match ours? /s This is how stupid all these mandates are. Next thing countries will do if force everyone to be right-handed.
    Is there a 'wrong' side of the road?

    It doesn't matter which side you use as long as it's the same for everyone in the area. That is the whole point. 

    Countries like China, US, India could all go for different standards but would that be the best way forward? 

    Probably not. 

    You're missing the point of my sarcastic comment. All these governments demand that only one type of charging port be used on all phones regardless of what the phone manufacturer wants to use. Cars made for countries with right-hand steering are the same as phones. Countries determine what side the steering wheel is on (although they do allow vehicles with steering wheels on the other side but you still are required to drive on the dictated side. There's no justifiable reason for all phones to have the same charging port. All that matters is the power brick has to work with the country's electrical standard(s). Phone ports aren't anywhere near critical as the electrical standard so there's no reason to force Apple or any other phone manufacturer to use a fixed type of charging port. Look at all the kitchen appliances that use different types of power cords (you have to look closely to see the difference and replacement cords can be difficult and expensive to find). Why aren't they being required to use the same power jack?
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  • India the latest country that may require Apple to shift to USB-C for the iPhone

    Doesn't India drive on the wrong side of the road requiring car manufacturers to build different versions? When will those countries be required to change their cars so they match ours? /s This is how stupid all these mandates are. Next thing countries will do if force everyone to be right-handed.
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  • Data recovery is now possible from Apple Silicon systems - at a cost

    JP234 said:
    When you really, really, really need to recover data you stupidly didn't back up, DriveSavers is your best (and should be your only) choice. As a former service writer for an Apple-Authorized VAR, I personally had people come in crying their eyes out because they thought they'd lost their wedding, baby, or one-time photos. I've had companies come in with equipment damaged in fires and floods.

    They all gulped when I told them what it would cost. Thankfully, DriveSavers bills the enduser directly, and gives resellers a commission. They provide free shipping both ways, and free estimates if data is recoverable. They have contracts with government agencies like the FBI, so you know your data will never be compromised by bad actors.

    But in the end, just back everything up, people! you'll save THOUSANDS by never needing to use DriveSavers. They'll tell you the same thing.
    Describe how they're breaking the encryption on the T2 chip. The data is encrypted using the user's password/Apple-ID but I imagine also something like a combination of the serial number, hardware and provisioning UUIDs and maybe even something else specific to the individual hardware (M1 or M2 SoC). To replicate this, they'd need everything used on the original Mac to encrypt data on the T2 chip and have a way to put that data into a test bed and hope it works. If they've found a back door or a bug, then Apple needs to patch it. The article is only talking about what's held in the M1, M2 and T2 chips and the storage area might be outside the normal T2 encryption although the T2 chip handles the encryption of storage.  
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  • Apple released the iMac 24 years ago and it's better than ever

    I got my Biondi Blue iMac the day it was released. It was delivered to where I worked. I think I got a government discount (10%) which is why it was delivered there. That was followed by the lampshade iMac, an easily repairable thick iMac then the 2015 iMac I still use. 
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