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  • Apple's user privacy stance has caused problems for internal engineering teams

    payeco said:
    “ And, in 2015, Apple staffers working on the Photos app proposed a feature that would allow users to chronologically list the locations they had visited and view images taken at those areas. This feature was vetoed by a privacy engineer who explained how the feature could make it easier for authoritarian governments to see where a user has been. “

    Damn, I would actually really like this feature. 
    Photos already has this feature.   Your images are displayed in chronological order.  

    You can even go albums->places and see a map showing photos at the location you took them.  When you touch the photos at the location they are displayed chronologically.
    darkvaderFileMakerFellerwatto_cobra
  • Apple's user privacy stance has caused problems for internal engineering teams

    This smells like shitty engineers bitching that they can't push the easy button and would actually have to work to create a feature that is desirable AND preserves privacy.  
    randominternetpersonwatto_cobra
  • New iPad Air's thin back panel and creaks prompt build quality complaints

    mr lizard said:
    What happened to liquid metal? Wasn't that supposed to be very light and very strong?
    Apple can’t use it. That technology is owned by Cyberdyne Systems. 
    They absolute could use it, as they hold an exclusive perpetual licence to use it in commercial electronics. Indeed, they used it for the SIM ejector tool bundled with the iPhone 3GS. 

    Apple doesn’t use it because they’ve clearly found that other materials suit their needs better. 

    Insert gif of joke flying over someone's head here.....
    watto_cobra
  • New Apple Watch Series 7 with more durability, larger screen area revealed


    "And Apple Watch now, better supports e-bikes with an improved workout algorithm that more accurately calculates calories."



    Nice article….. right up until that sentence.

    E-bikes are like mopeds or [email protected] chicks…. you really don’t want people to see you getting on one.

    Also, you don’t burn calories or get a workout when the motor does the work for you.  



    But, e-bikes are not going away.  People on my trail are using them to commute to work and one of my grandson's friends rides his on a busy, 4 lane urban highway that does not have shoulders.  The other day I was driving through a park at 28mph when an e-bike blew buy me like I was standing still.
    The only reason e-bikes are “allowed” on trails is because government is incompetent and loopholed them in with human powered bicycles.   That is changing now to classification as motorcycles which will result in being banned in National Parks, bike paths, trails, etc.   

    At that point they will revert to toys for rich people.  
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • New Apple Watch Series 7 with more durability, larger screen area revealed


    "And Apple Watch now, better supports e-bikes with an improved workout algorithm that more accurately calculates calories."



    Nice article….. right up until that sentence.

    E-bikes are like mopeds or [email protected] chicks…. you really don’t want people to see you getting on one.

    Also, you don’t burn calories or get a workout when the motor does the work for you.  


    williamlondonpulseimageswatto_cobra