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  • Apple being sued because two-factor authentication on an iPhone or Mac takes too much time...

    Gaby said:
    You can do it from your mac or even have verification code go to your Apple Watch I think. Additionally you can add a second trusted phone number for occasions such as yours when you don’t have your iPhone - even a landline, where you receive an automated call in lieu of a text verification. 
    The problem is, it's not very clear how you can configure it so you're able to use 2FA when your primary device is not available. This is not a frivolous lawsuit. Hopefully it forces Apple to improve 2FA.

    I had 2 problems with 2FA. The first was when someone took my iPhone by accident. I tried logging into the iCloud web site to findmyiphone, but it required 2FA. They have since changed that, but at the time, my only choice was to change my password. Fortunately I got it back a short time later. The other time was the other day when a charge to my wife's iTunes account was partly to store credit and part to my account (as part of the family group). I couldn't log into her iTunes account because it required 2FA going to her phone which was with her in another city. I had to wait until later in the day to check it.
  • Apple held secret meeting with developers in 2017 to push app subscriptions

    cashxx said:
    Sorry....will never give in to a subscription model and neither should anyone else!

    Subscriptions make a lot of sense for certain applications.

    Microsoft Office 365 is an OUTSTANDING deal on a subscription. Instead of buying Office every few years for several hundred dollars (upgrade fee) you pay $99 a year (I have the Home subscription for 5 users). So you end up paying the same, but get regular updates and features, instead of one big update every few years. To top it off, MS throws in 5TB storage (1 per user).

    I doubt Apple is trying to get ALL developers to go to subscriptions, as many Apps simply don’t fit that model. More likely they met with developers with Apps that made sense to use a subscription model - those that provide an on-going service as opposed to a “fixed function” App (like a calculator).

    I find it funny when people complain about subscriptions for software when they already pay “subscription fees” for everyday services (cable, internet, cell phone...).
    I bought Office 2003? and it lasted until 2011 which I'm using now. so if the app lasts 8 years, the subscription cost is $800 vs the $300 I paid to buy it outright?
  • Apple responds to Congress on privacy, reaffirms 'the customer is not our product'

    Apple needs to specify what is "hate speech" that is used to ban apps and pod casts. There should be quantifiable measures, not whatever Politifact or SPLC say. Otherwise, they start down a slippery slope where unliked speech becomes hate speech.
  • Facebook undertaking limited testing of ads inside Messenger iPhone app

    So if I don't use Messenger, I won't see these ads. Win-win.