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  • Apple radically expands privacy features on Mail, Safari, apps, and Siri

    cg27 said:
    cg27 said:
    This is great but why weren’t IP addresses hidden all along, or at least years ago?
    Hidden by what, your local client or some other server? If the former, how would data get back to you? If the latter, how would the server owner get compensated for that service?

    Apple has decided to provide the latter and charging users through iCloud+.
    Thanks for explaining, but it still seems that this could, and perhaps should, have been achieved sooner than now.  
    I could probably agree with you on that.

    Apple probably won't let people hide which country they are from because Apple is in the media business itself and they have to know which country a person is in for their own media-controlling purposes. For example, I'd like to pay for Paramount+ and get the US content, but I'm stuck with the Canadian content of Paramount+ which feels like 50% of what the US gets. Because of these limitations Apple probably doesn't call it a "VPN".
    patchythepiratecg27watto_cobralostkiwijony0
  • Apple unveils macOS Monterey at WWDC 2021

    rundhvid said:
    Universal Control

    —I hope  remembered to make this bidirectional >>> iPad & Magic Keyboard controlling the Mac 🤭

    And why not extend that to operating a headless Mac mini using your iPad & Magic Keyboard with iPad as the only monitor?
    I feel similar to you, but I can't figure out how you would move the mouse on a Mac using your finger on an iPad. That's because a mouse is a relative-change device which doesn't actually know where the pointer is, while an iPad is an absolute-change device where the pointer is where your finger is. Also, a finger can't "click and hold" which the mouse can do. I think a finger doesn't have the flexibility of a mouse which is (probably) why Apple can't support it the way you (and I) want.
    dewmewatto_cobra
  • Apple radically expands privacy features on Mail, Safari, apps, and Siri

    cg27 said:
    This is great but why weren’t IP addresses hidden all along, or at least years ago?
    Hidden by what, your local client or some other server? If the former, how would data get back to you? If the latter, how would the server owner get compensated for that service?

    Apple has decided to provide the latter and charging users through iCloud+.
    Rayz2016watto_cobra
  • Privacy-focused iCloud+ includes Private Relay browsing, Hide My Email, secure HomeKit cam...

    hmlongco said:
    Heck, how do you know that XYZ-VPN isn't a NSA front???
    That's a valid point, but I'm more worried about some of them being CCP or CCCP fronts. Remember who has nukes pointed at you.
    docno42patchythepiratewatto_cobra
  • This is why Apple TV 4K Siri Remote scrubbing doesn't work on Disney+, other apps

    Can someone explain why Disney chose to make Disney+ a separate app instead of being available as a channel inside the Apple TV app? What are they gaining from that decision? It seems like they lose functionality by doing that.
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