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  • Verizon says 5G coming to 30 US cities by end of 2019

    The Eiffel Tower is one of th most important transmission towers in Paris. It will be one of the first places covered by 5g in Paris. 
  • How to use Apple's latest 'USB Restricted Mode' security feature included in iOS 11.4.1

    So they have not found a work around "or you haven't unlocked and connected it to a USB accessory within the past hour" they simply plug a device into the phone before the hour is up, exactly as described in the documentation. iOS does not stop the accessory from working when the hour is up.

  • Apple releases iOS 11.4 for iPhone and iPad with AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud support

    When you announce a new software feature, that does not mean that it is ready. Sometimes when developing software things arrive that were not foreseen and major structural changes need to be done. All these armchair commenters about how such and such is late have never developed software or hardware. Software at this level, near perfect up time over millions of instances is not hard, its near impossible, and the slightest hitch in the system will be laughed all over the net, I for one am pleased that when things are hard the delay them until they are ready, rather than deliver a lesser experience.

    At least they have delivered, some companies announce flashy new stuff then realise that they are shooting for the moon and quietly don't ever say anything more. 
  • iOS release of 'Fortnite' rakes in over $25M in first 30 days

    adm1 said:
    MacPro said:
    If ever there were proof needed that 'Free apps' with 'in-app purchases' should be avoided this is it.  The term 'trap' comes to mind.
    No one is forcing folks to spend money.
    How stupid do you think people are?
    they're not stupid, but some are definitely fooled into thinking a freemium game is cheaper by paying just a few pence or pounds every so often vs paying up front to own it entirely. They'll often end up paying at least 10x the price of a regular game and still not have unlocked the whole thing.
    There are no game unlocks for Fortnite, the IAPs are for customising the avatars, everyone plays on equal footing regardless of $s spent.
  • Apple iBooks revamp could include 'Today' tab to enhance discovery

    doggone said:
    iBooks is better in appearance over Kindle and it has an advantage that you can buy books directly in the app.  With Kindle you have to buy via the browser or kindle store.
    When Kindle app first came out, you can buy books directly from within the app until Apple killed it and prohibit the app from doing so since then. 
    They don't prohibit it, Amazon prohibited it themselves to not pay a service charge. (The service charge is probably to help cover the fact that Amazon can sell books cheaper than others can buy them)