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  • Dutch Apple store evacuates after likely iPad battery incident

    flydog said:
     AppleInsider said:

    This may be related to Apple's discounted replacements, instituted to placate people upset about the company throttling iPhones with weakened batteries. While the company has since made it possible to toggle throttling, people with older iPhones have been flooding Apple stores looking to get battery replacements before they return to $79 from their current $29. More foot traffic may mean a higher likelihood of discovering faults.
    Not really seeing the connection here.  There’s a few unwarranted assumptions here that are not supported by the original Dutch article. The article doesn’t even mention who the iPad belonged to. 
    It's not about the iPad specifically, just the higher incidence of reported battery leaks/fires at stores in general.
  • Review: Audio-Technica's ANC700BT headphones sound great, but are marred by odd controls

    "Macs may not take kindly to this sort of Bluetooth headset" ...well. It's nice that you're at least paying lip service to this issue in the review, but did you really not even try it at all? Even though you *did* try it with Windows?? Does this mean that there *is* some sort of BT headset that Macs do work well with?
    I wish I could be more precise, but Macs and BT headsets seem to be inconsistent.
  • Here are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018

    HeliBum said:
    Not a comprehensive list by any means. I know that the head unit standard in many, if not all, 2018 Dodge Durango models supports CarPlay. I've been shopping those models for a while and I don't believe the 2017 models had it. I wonder how many other models added it in 2018 but didn't have an official announcement.
    Quite a few, almost certainly. CarPlay has become commonplace enough that some automakers don't make a big deal out of it. Typically, we also don't bother if a prior model year had CarPlay.
  • Hands on: Lenovo's Google-enabled, iPhone-connected 8-inch Smart Display

    It's Android (Google), has a camera on it, so automatic NEVER in my household.
    Something we didn't mention is that there's a switch which not only disables the camera but covers it up.
  • Microsoft at work on iPhone & iPad app for Movies & TV customers

    nunzy said:
    Why should Apple allow Microsoft to poach Apple's customers on Apple's devices? Apple's best bet is to refuse to carry the Microsoft app on App Store. What is the point of being an exclusive supplier if you supply your competitors with profits?

    Apple should not stand for this

    Bear in mind that people wouldn't be able to buy from the Microsoft Store on iOS, simply watch content the already have.