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  • Apple removed over 540,000 abandoned apps from the App Store in Q3

    There are 3rd party apps that can make a local copy to your Mac, which can the be installed on the new iPhone.
    But it could cause problems and/or not run on the new device. ymmv.
    watto_cobra
  • Tim Cook slowly waves checkered flag at US Grand Prix

    He did not look happy in the pre-race show. I thought it was him, but Sky sports reporters walked right by him and ignored him.
    So I wasn't sure until the checkered flag wave.

    Probably in Austin trying to figure out US production options. Austin was probably trying smooze him by the honor of flag man.
    An honor he clearly not enjoying.
    watto_cobrabyronl
  • Microsoft 365 fully absorbing long-time Office branding

    ilarynx said:
    Has anyone had any experience with purchasing MS Office via AppleInsider/StackCommerce ( https://appleinsider.com/articles/22/08/19/flash-deal-get-microsoft-office-for-mac-home-business-2021-for-3999-88-off )? 

    It seems like a good deal, maybe too good. In the process of the purchase, I'm shown a "Claim My Code" button with a warning that no refunds are available after clicking the button. Do I use this claim code to then go to the MS site to download? It's not spelled out at all on the site. 

    Anyone been through this before? A good deal? Not? 
    I've bought it several times for different machines. So have family and friends. It works, but MS won't let you turn  off the snoopware
    "monitor for product improvement" I disable all I can. Don't install autoupdate and logoff 365 once activated.

    I tried the MS free machine, mostly I succeeded. But had to crack a bit to help someone else.

    Numbers is a poor substitute for excel, but I suffer through almost all of my usage to, mostly, avoid MS. 
    ilarynxwatto_cobra
  • Preorders for iPhone 14, AirPods Pro 2 have started

    smooth order. store came up about 4 after
    prepped pre-order yesterday, worked quickly with a few clicks to confirm
    apple pay on Mac
    unlocked 14 pro gold 1TB delivers 9/16  :#
    A good experience
    watto_cobra
  • Logitech Option+ settings app & driver will support Apple Silicon

    Review: IMHO
    I have no relation, other than satisfied customer.

    I've used mouse customization software Steermouse for years. 
    https://www.plentycom.jp/en/steermouse/download.php
    Initial license is $19.99, but updates have been free for years. A single license works on multiple machines.

    It lets me customize buttons on my mouse and tune other settings. It is able to have by app settings.
    It has worked on many different mice, including Logitech's MX Master 3, and many Apple Macs, including the M1.
    I much prefer it over Logitech's mediocre stuff. A good clean interface. It's an essential tool for me.

    He provides regular updates and follows macOS evolution, including Monterey. I'm hoping he'll add iPadOS.
    On the rare occasion I needed help, he was responsive.

    Logitech support has been patchy, at best, and Mac marginalized.
    e.g. Buying MX Master 3. PC and Mac versions are the same price, but Mac version doesn't have
    a USB dongle and you can't buy a working one. "PC" version has the dongle and works just fine on Mac and iPad. Boo!
    I never bother with Logitech's software.
    watto_cobra