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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
  • New Apple Watch Series 7 with more durability, larger screen area revealed

    dewme said:

    "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.  
    Electric bikes are extremely popular with the Amish. I think they recharge them using solar power, which is also very popular with the Amish. Maybe the Amish are rich in spirit, but they seem to be using them for very utilitarian purposes and not as toys. Another electric bicycle shop just opened near me so their popularity seems to be on the rise. For automobile drivers, the reduction in road apples is an added bonus.
    Hahaha….. I believe that qualifies as an edge case.  

    However, the federal government is working to close the loophole and classify them as motorized vehicles.  Once that happens they will be restricted on trails, National Parks, sidewalks, etc.  Things like helmet laws, inspections, traffic signals, etc would also become applicable.   Time will tell.


    williamlondon
  • 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
  • Apple debuts ninth-generation iPad with A13 processor for $329

    blah64 said:
    Seriously? "The old-fashioned Touch ID"?

     Why use such loaded language? It's not old-fashioned, it's just different. Works better with masks, allows use under a table without being a distraction to others, and various other advantages. Sure, faceID also has advantages, but those 2 words are just oddly biased and completely unnecessary.

    Read the sentence with other options, like "traditional", i.e.
        The traditional Touch ID sensor is still in use below the display.

     Or better yet, and more professional, no biased words at all, i.e.
    The Touch ID sensor is still in use below the display.



    Agree….. AppleInsider is great, until they start editorializing
    williamlondon