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  • Apple's App Tracking Transparency driving advertisers to spend more on Android

    I've had a few of these warnings show up on my iPhone/iPad/AppleTV. 
    So far hasn't had a negative impact at all on any of my activities. Netflix/Amazon/Crave all remember where I left off, on all of my devices.
    No software has any business knowing our habits when we're not using the app. 

    As for Facebook, they can take a hike for all I care. There's no reason for me to reactivate my account with them any time soon. 
  • Facebook joins $1 trillion market cap club following dismissal of FTC suit

    I disactivated my account recently, something I should’ve done a long time ago. 
    Sick and tired of all the BS suggestions about new friends and postings about celebrating someone’s dog’s birthdays. 
    Only kept messenger, since many family members communicate through it. 
    Oh and thanks to Apple for putting in tighter controls on app tracking. 

  • Some M1 iMac models appear to sit off-center due to manufacturing flaw

    I notice that the 'Tim Apple' guy didn't bother to establish that his desk is actually level first. Not saying that's the issue with the iMac, but if the desk isn't level...then it's not going to matter if the iMac is level. 
    Except that he clearly measured right and left and proved that it was not straight. 
    It doesn’t matter if his desk is level at a 45 degree angle or vertical. When measuring left edge and right edge from the surface of the desk, these measurements should be identical. 
    The wider the display the more noticeable it becomes. Clearly a defect and should be exchanged.  
  • iPadOS 15 confirms Apple's M1-equipped iPad Pro is a V8 engine powering a Ford Pinto

    danvm said:
    dewme said:
    Didn’t AI recently publish an article about how the iPad Pro, even with its multi-gigabytes of system RAM, was still setting a HARD LIMIT on how much RAM an application can utilize? That pretty much tells you everything you need to know about why the current XCode will not run on the iPad Pro.

     iPadOS != macOS

    There are more underlying architectural differences between macOS and iPadOS than you may believe, despite the fact that they are rooted in a common code base at the kernel level. As long as Apple is intent on maintaining and enhancing Mac and iPad separately there will always be a gap between these two products. The “solution” to the Blown Pinto dilemma is to put macOS on the iPad Pro, the “MS Surface Model,” but Apple has not yet demonstrated a desire to do so.

    The problem with Surface Model is that it is a compromise. Another phrase for “compromise” is “both sides are losing something.” For Surface this means a shitty tablet user experience for tablet aficionados and a puny ass screen for desktop PC aficionados. With compromise everyone loses something. Apple is not yet willing to commit to pushing this sort of compromise on its customers. 
    The iPadOS is also compromised.  iPadOS is an excellent as a tablet, but as soon as you add keyboard + trackpad it's terrible.  That's the opposite from the Surface, which is not that good as a tablet (even though Apple had to copy some elements, like multitasking and side-by-side apps) but it's very good with keyboard + trackpad.  At the end, every device has some compromise.  Now we have to wait and see what they do with iPad.  Are they going to keep the current set of compromises we are seeing today, or they will move to a "Surface (toaster / fridge)" device/?  It think we'll have the answer in the next few years.  
    The MS Surface is a PC, not a tablet. It runs a desktop OS. 
    Why would developers even bother redesigning any of their apps if the regular Windows 10 version works just fine?
    Why would users bother learning a new interface if they can always fall back to their regular keyboard/trackpad habits?

    In the end MS Surface is just a very compact PC with some tablet capabilities. I call that a toaster/oven (I really do think toaster/fridge is an exaggeration). 
    Not a great toaster (often burns it) and not a great oven, unless your diet strictly consists of Mozzarella sticks and Pizza pockets. 

  • Apple Music defaults to non-Spatial Audio downloads, forces deletion or re-download

    CiaranF said:
    Tried listening to a few songs with Dolby Atmos and didn’t like it. With AirPods Pro I found it sounded more mono and actually prefer the stereo version. Anyone else agree?
    I listened to a few tracks and they sounded horrible. 
    I saw a difference on the Marvin Gaye's "What's going on" with Zane Lowe's comments superimposed. 
    Mono --> Stereo was noticeable 
    Stereo --> Spatial not as much, but I wouldn't say that it sounded worse than stereo. 

    I have the Beats Studio 3 which is probably not the best set of headphones to sample this.