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  • Apple partner TSMC begins mass production of 7nm processors for next-generation iPhone

    Bloomberg, the crowd that reported that the iPhone X was DoA. Still, interesting IF true.
    Avieshekmattinozuniscapewatto_cobra
  • How to use your iPhone to create your own passes and ditch your wallet

    lolliver said:
    Alex1N said:
    Interesting article - potentially useful, BUT: my blasted bank here in back-of-beyond Australia (where?) decided to go with Google (we sell you to the nearest bidder)’s GooglePay instead of (or ahead of) ApplePay. Time to seriously consider changing banks, I think. And letting ‘em know why I’ll be moving... Said bank have no doubt chosen Google on account of all the lovely DATA that they can acquire. Bah humbug.

    I'm surprised you haven't swapped banks already. I moved to ANZ within a week of them announcing ApplePay support. Aside from the other 3 big banks most banks/credit unions in Australia now support ApplePay. Even Bendigo Bank does now and they were strongly opposed to it in the early days. 
    I'd be surprised too if I didn't have a deep distrust of banks in general (vide the current Banking Royal Commission). And my own typical laziness and dislike of major change. As a further piece of procrastination on my part I will contact them and see what their (nabbing) plans are  - but I suspect that the reply will be either "we cannot comment" or "we are never going to support Apple Pay". In which case, ANZ, here I come.

     :(  :'(  :s
    lolliverwatto_cobra
  • How to use your iPhone to create your own passes and ditch your wallet

    Interesting article - potentially useful, BUT: my blasted bank here in back-of-beyond Australia (where?) decided to go with Google (we sell you to the nearest bidder)’s GooglePay instead of (or ahead of) ApplePay. Time to seriously consider changing banks, I think. And letting ‘em know why I’ll be moving... Said bank have no doubt chosen Google on account of all the lovely DATA that they can acquire. Bah humbug.
    watto_cobra
  • The day Apple Watch solved a murder: An Apple crime roundup

    I get regular Apple-ID-related phishing emails here in Australia. Straight in the bin with 'em! Been happening for at least a year, possibly longer.
    watto_cobra
  • Our biggest gripes with Apple's 2018 iPad

    >snip<

    ...But then, normal people (and schools) can afford it where most cannot afford an iPad Pro.

    >snip<


    I agree thoroughly with George: I cannot afford a Pro, especially if I wanted a pencil. And a lot of the review's minuses seemed to be 'First World' complaints, at least at first reading, especially regarding the FaceTime camera. If your internet speed is slower than that of an average Third World country (as it is in our spot in Australia at least), then a camera with HD or higher doesn't work (my wife had to switch to audio only for a work meeting, on a MacBook using Skype, the other day because of the (merely 720p) video lag).
    GeorgeBMacwatto_cobra