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  • Three iPhone 15 models rumored to get Thunderbolt/USB4 connector

    bluefire1 said:
    What about the majority of iPhone users who could care less about transferring 4K videos and the like. For us, this update is minimal.

    Minimal for you. Massive for others. Who's opinion is more valid?
  • Stop us if you've heard this before: There's a new Apple Silicon killer in town

    dutchlord said:
    Speed is/was never an issue with Apple devices so who cares?
    Speed IS an issue if you need NVidia GPU levels of power, which the highest end Apple Silicon processors don't have. So yes, speed is an issue for those who need the top end of the scale, and there are quite a number of people who do care, even if you don't.

    Edit: and for clarification's sake, I'm not referring to 'power per watt' like Apple's graphs highlight, I'm talking max power regardless of watt, of which Apple falls short.
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  • Google Assistant response speed getting improved by on-device processing

    vonbrick said:
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    gatorguy said:
    As far as I know Siri voice requests are still processed "in the cloud" rather than on-device. What Google is planning is something improved from that aren't they? 
    My understanding is that that's partially incorrect. Where it is possible, Siri processes requests or questions on-device, but also does do some (most? No idea) queries via internet relay to Apple servers, albeit encrypted and anonymized. I believe there's a white paper about this, but I'm not able to grab a link just at the moment.

    As for Google, they're just trying to speed things up a bit -- no change in their privacy invasion.  

    As a user of Google search (and Bing, too, actually)...I'm always interested to hear of how Google "invaded my privacy" today...?  What exactly did Google do to me after several web searches today to make my private life less private?
    It merely added today’s activities to the vast and extensive database records it already has collectively called “Vonbrick the innocent”
    Cool snark, bro.  And yet, I await a substantive answer as to what it is that Google does that invades my personal privacy.  [TICK TOCK TICK TOCK]
    The biggest beef is with Google's business model which is predicated on selling all the information it's collected on people to advertisers and in return inundating you with ads.  At its heart it's still predominantly an advertising company.
    You sure about that?

    "We do not sell your personal information to anyone"

    Been listening too much to the other tin foil types