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  • Apple, Oprah Winfrey sign multi-year deal for TV programming

    Appleish said:
    I remember when a friend of mine almost got divorced because of her show. He would get home after work and his wife would tell him all the things he was doing wrong because he heard it on "Oprah." This was in the early years of her show when it had more of a near-Jerry Springer type format. Years later, she softened up the format and started attracting stars.

    She's not a bad person, but she sure started as one. Not interested in her programing.
    Sure you are. You need something to criticize. :-) It's funny you compare and contrast Jerry Springer with Oprah Winfrey. Early Jerry used to be more like later Oprah. And then they dramatically swapped audiences.
  • iPhone 3GS returns to life with South Korean carrier

    ajl said:
    Old parents will be able to have an iPhone for as much as 40 bucks. I think this is a wise move, instead of throwing all those phones away.
    How old is "old"? Sometimes I see folks here and elsewhere referring to 50-year-old people as "old" and in need of large-button phones, who don't use any data and sit in rocking chairs all day reminiscing about the old days when the whole family used one landline. People older than that built spaceships, went to the Moon, invented your very Internet. "Old" people don't need old phones, just like you don't.
  • iPhone 3GS returns to life with South Korean carrier

    "Because the 3GS is unable to run anything later than iOS 6, many modern apps and features are inaccessible."

    ...and it will run many great apps that were orphaned due to various reasons including for one high end app I bought that I was told faced too much cost of ongoing iOS compatibility development... :)

    On some of my older iOS devices that have the App Store, when trying to install a more modern app that existed for the older device, the App Store prompts you to download the older, compatible version ... but only if it was already associated with your Apple ID back then. So, if you are just now downloading Pandora for the first time, you can't download the old compatible version.
  • Factory-reset iPhone impedes Philadelphia 76ers Twitter scandal investigation

    There are no subpoenas in what was essentially an investigation by Human Resources. They didn't need access to the device's contents once the lawyers got the confession from the employee's wife.
  • Justice Department investigating AT&T and Verizon for blocking eSIM adoption, Apple report...

    Major European and North American carriers refusing to support eSIM in iPads, and requiring a voice and data plan for a phone to use the eSIM in an Apple Watch is all the carriers' fault. By refusing to participate, companies like Verizon, Vodafone, and AT&T are essentially colluding to inhibit consumer choice. Of course, those of us who have used eSIM in an iPad know there are prepaid carriers available that enable use of eSIM in many, many countries. And in the United States, participating carriers enable comparison shopping without having to go from store to store relying on unknowledgeable sales staff...