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  • Microsoft brings formerly Windows-centric Defender antivirus to macOS

    If there was any form of anti virus I was less likely to install on my Mac than any of the current crop, it’s Microsoft anti virus. 
  • Apple debuts 2019 iPad Air with A12 Bionic chip and enhanced 10.5-inch display

    So this is basically a slightly lower rent iPad Pro 10.5 with a thicker case but newer processor.  Amirite?
  • iPhone XR production cuts suspected based on questionably weak demand, component quality i...

    I don’t understand why the XR is so big.  I could absolutely put up with the inferior screen and other cut backs for the price, but why does the only plausible successor to the SE on price have to be the size of a Plus?  And who is that needs/wants to carry a phone that size but wouldn’t stump up an XS/Max?

    I’m sure I’m missing something and Apple will have another blockbuster year etc, but for me there’s just nothing in the lineup now.
  • How to make typing in macOS like iOS with auto capitalization, double-space periods, and w...

    danv2 said:
    At the moment the AI autocorrect on iOS is about as accurate as a blindfolded, drunk, Connor McGregor on a bus. It does stupid things, and when it tries to make very sensible changes it in fact worsens a great deal of my sentences. Simple words like “try” or statements like “what of” are altered into other terms. Training it does not help, and thus far, only seem to make it worse. On a very basic level it hasn’t been as helpful as it used to be since iOS 9 or 10 in my mind. Whatever predictive format changes they implemented made me entirely shut it off.

    I think in general though; Apple has to get its AI game together. It will. In both Maps and in autocorrect land it seems to lose its mind and suggest locales in far off places, or sentence strings that would be more more appropriate coming from a 5th grader. New hires seem to be showing some hope, but as it stands I would not want my Mac typing like iOS. Although, I fear that’s and inevitable thing and may likely be a default setting soon.
    Couldn’t agree more - my first thought at reading this headline was please no!!

    It seems like something that is just going unsaid at the moment - iOS autocorrect is just AWFUL and so much worse than it used to be.  The number of times it’s corrected the word “and” to Andrew for me, or randomly capitalised wordsin the middle of a sentence for no conceivable reason, it just constantly gets in the way.  It’s no exaggeration to iPhone OS version one had a better keyboard.
  • Second iPhone battery fire in two days affects Spanish Apple store

    macxpress said:
    petri said:
    Rayz2016 said:
    cropr said:
    macxpress said:
    Maybe Apple Technicians need better training on how to properly replace a battery. 
    They are flooded with people replacing the battery now. Law of numbers dictate that this is bound to happen. 

    Try dealing with a massive line of people pissed because they want a battery they don’t need replaced. It’s maddening right now. 
    Apple has designed the iPhone in such a way that a battery replacement is difficult, even for a trained technician.  Apple has blundered by  being silent about the throttling.   So Apple is 100% responsible for the mess.  Don't blame the pissed customer for a so-called unnecessary battery replacement.  Your biased view is not in line with the facts
    Since you don’t actually know what happened then your biased view also doesn’t line up with facts. 
    That’s nonsense.  It’s a fact that Apple chose to make these batteries non user serviceable, it’s a fact that they glue them into the phones, and it’s a fact that the batteries they fit
    have little if any protection against accidental twisting, bending, penetration etc, any of which could end up causing an explosion or fire - so yes Apple are responsible for the increased risk of events like these.  Apple are also responsible for implementing software slowdowns without telling anyone AND giving the user no indication in software either that their phones are being throttled OR that their batteries are healthy or unhealthy - hence creating this whole situation.  These are facts, no bias required.
    Um the batteries are not glued into phones. They're held in with 3M Command strips. Its not like its superglued into the phone and you have to almost damage the battery in order to get it out.

    You're also making a lot of assumptions in your post without facts to back them up, but you're so far to the left thinking Apple is totally in the wrong no matter what, it doesn't matter what anyone tells you. I guess Apple was better off to just let your phone die instantly...Yeah thats a better idea! 
    They are adhesive strips.  Adhesive = glue, no matter how much of a pedant you want to be about it.  And yes you easily can damage the battery trying to get it out, if you’re not careful.  

    Assumptions?  The only assumptions I see above are your declaration that I’m “so far to the left thinking Apple is totally in the wrong no matter what”, and “it doesn’t matter what anyone tells” me, all of which you seem to have extrapolated from the fact that I’ve pointed out some basic truths about the situation that happen to be negative for Apple.  Did it occur to you that things can be both true and negative for Apple?