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  • FCC approves $26.5 billion T-Mobile and Sprint merger

    We've actually had a pseudo-duopoly for several years - AT&T, Verizon and a smattering of smaller carriers. T-Mo was the largest of these but they still had a hard time competing against the big 2. I have a hard time believing that this merger will harm consumers. If anything it will make T-mo better able to compete.

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  • Camera quality shootout: iPhone 11 Pro versus the Galaxy S10

    ”The cameras on both phones are amazing and have come so far in the past few years. Any of the smaller discrepancies between the shots can usually be cleared up in only a few moments of quick editing. That leaves the low-light night shots as the true differentiator in crowning a champion.

    For well-lit shots, it's a tossup, but if you want to shoot in low light, the iPhone 11 Pro is the clear winner.”

    This sums up the entire article perfectly. Even when compared side by side the differences are often quite subtle. On their own, people would be hard pressed to find the differences. On the other hand, low light shots are actually fairly common, and for the average consumer, the significantly better low light performance of the iphone gives it a distinct and clear advantage.
    lolliverwatto_cobra
  • Tip: How to get more from Control Center in iOS 13

    MplsP said:
    MplsP said:
    Disappointed that there's still no easy/good way to manage bluetooth connections in iOS 13 beyond just disconnecting everything. Considering apple considers wires to be obsolete, you'd think they would at least make it easy to disconnect or connect to a bluetooth device without having to go in to the system app.
    There is -- but in settings:  In settings go to Bluetooth then tap the "i" beside a connected Bluetooth device (except for the Apple Watch).   It gives two options for that device:   Disconnect or Forget.  
    Yes - except you have to quit your app, go to the settings app, go to the bluetooth section, open up the settings for the specific device and then do what you wanted to do. Easy? Well, I suppose each of the 6 steps is easy, but it is by no stretch of the imagination convenient. They should let you manage bluetooth connections quickly and easily, without having to dig into the settings.
    The control center is largely a set of shortcuts for functionality found elsewhere in the system. It's arguably not much of a hardship to push the home button or swipe to the Home screen, go into Settings, and managed your BT devices from there. The control center pull down has shortcuts for this and other functionality, but it is not meant to replace Settings. It would be extremely confusing if it did. 
    The entire point of the control center is to make commonly used settings/activities more accessible and convenient. 

    As I said, it is not intrinsically difficult to go to the settings app to manage your Bluetooth connections, but it is definitely a hassle. An iPhone is a convenience item, and after practically forcing people to bluetooth, it seems they would want to make managing a Bluetooth connection convenient. 

    (I seem to remember people complaining several weeks ago that USB A plugs were not reversible and they had to reverse the plug to get it to fit - that seems like less of an issue than this)
    GeorgeBMac
  • Tip: How to get more from Control Center in iOS 13

    MplsP said:
    MplsP said:
    Disappointed that there's still no easy/good way to manage bluetooth connections in iOS 13 beyond just disconnecting everything. Considering apple considers wires to be obsolete, you'd think they would at least make it easy to disconnect or connect to a bluetooth device without having to go in to the system app.
    There is -- but in settings:  In settings go to Bluetooth then tap the "i" beside a connected Bluetooth device (except for the Apple Watch).   It gives two options for that device:   Disconnect or Forget.  
    Yes - except you have to quit your app, go to the settings app, go to the bluetooth section, open up the settings for the specific device and then do what you wanted to do. Easy? Well, I suppose each of the 6 steps is easy, but it is by no stretch of the imagination convenient. They should let you manage bluetooth connections quickly and easily, without having to dig into the settings.
    Sorry, I didn't realize you were looking for an easy & quick way.   But, you got me poking around and I found that there is an easy way -- or two:
    1)  In control center, tap on the bluetooth icon and it disconnects from all bluetooth devices (except Apple Watch)
    2)  In control center, long tap on the bluetooth icon, then long tap on it again -- and it gives you a list of known devices to attach to or disconnect from.

    Thank you - #2 is what I've been looking for! Now why do the hide it? I've never seen it described anywhere.

    GeorgeBMac
  • Apple's own Sleep app inadvertently disclosed in Alarms App Store listing

    It's interesting how Apple's obsession with secrecy makes something like this news. For most other companies it would only be a blip or an interesting note, but everyone is so accustomed to reading tea leaves with Apple's product development that any little glimpse is significant.
    watto_cobra