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  • Apple TV+ award nominations piling up with nine from NAACP Image Awards

    The Tragedy of Macbeth was astoundingly good. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand were superb. Shakespeare done right.
  • The AirTag stalking problem is only partially Apple's problem, it's mostly law enforcement...

    All this anti-stalking stuff makes the AirTag a lot less useful as an anti-theft device, unfortunately. If Apple keeps tightening the AirTag anti-stalking capabilities, what use cases will be left? Just finding stuff in your house? 
    AirTags are specifically marketed as NOT being an anti-theft device. You and others thought otherwise and now want the anti-stalking feature gone. Nope, it’s not going away because it wasn’t designed as an anti-theft device .End of story.
  • M1 Max MacBook Pro supply more constrained than M1 Pro, analyst says

    Meanwhile the investors who rely on Hall have been losing money hand over fist while waiting for AAPL to drop.
  • Apple shifted orders from Foxconn to Luxshare to assist $275B China deal

    ronn said:
    China will not only bite the hand that feeds it. It will devour the food giver entirely if the feeder is not smart. Apple should continue to diversify its supply chain/manufacturing partners. It just has to be smart, highly involved in every aspect and never lose sight of its values. Profit isn't everything.
    Who are you kidding? "never lose sight of its values”, " Profit isn't everything.”

    For publicly traded companies profit IS everything. Values and ethics be damned. I remember when actor Charlton Heston (Moses for God’s sake) got up in front of a Time Warner shareholder meeting and read the disgustingly filthy, misogynistic, racist, bigoted lyrics  by rap artists the company’s record division sold. Shareholders were disgusted and angry that Heston assaulted their precious ears with filth. But did they demand that those recordings be taken off the market? Not on your life. Why? Because MONEY.
  • HDMI cable purchasing is about to get a whole lot more complicated

    The Apple Discussion Forums (Apple TV Hardware section) is chocked full of questions and issues about getting Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos working with their Apple TV 4K, AVR gear, sound bars, and TVs. Lots of arguing over HDMI cables (48gbps certified, 16gbps certified, etc.) AVR and TV settings to enable things, misinformation about HDR, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision. It usually boils down to blaming the Apple TV for all their troubles. I mean, how could Sony, Denon, Samsung, Marantz, Yamaha, TCL possibly be the cause. Third party hardware/firmware is always assumed to be perfect by those with issues.

    The HDMI cable is the root cause of issues most of the time with the the length, the speed, the version being the culprits. And of course Samsung TVs don't support Dolby Vision but hawks Samsung's proprietary HDR10+ format. Talk about a labyrinth.