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  • Ad group urges 'dialogue' with Apple about iOS 14 privacy features

    The audacity of them to try to say they are responsible and act like a victim.  How about taking your lumps and quit being creepy.  Tracking what we are doing across multiple apps without the user specifically clicking “yes, it is ok to track me across applications for advertising purposes”shouldn’t be allowed in the first place.  Sneaking this crap in by saying “it improves user experience” is las honest as saying “smoke these cigarettes, it will help us monitor your breathing to improve your meditation”.  
  • 'Apple Watch Series 6' on Apple event YouTube stream keywords, 'iPhone 12' missing

    I really hope they update the Apple TV.  I’m tired of sending HBOMAX content from my phone.  I’m not about to buy either of the  ones available now, because they are due for an update.  
  • Nobody will win the Apple versus Epic Fortnite battle, not even consumers

    How would consumers not win? Say Epic wins and they get the fee reduced, the ability for direct payments, or more hopefully, we get full sideloading on iOS. For the first situation we could get cheaper apps, as developers could reduce the price of the apps themselves or the price of In App Purchases, something good for the consumer. For the second we got proof that it would be better for the consumer, as the price of V-Bucks was cheaper with the option for directly purchasing the V-Bucks from Epic rather than through Apple's processor. For the third consumers wouldn't be beholden to the App Store. Stadia and Xcloud would be usable on iOS, Much more open source development could occur on iOS because developers wouldn't have to subscribe to a $100 fee to host their apps on the store. Hell, with sideloading we could get app stores that actually show off more than regurgitate the top apps of each category.
    Are you mad?  You are only looking at Epic, and dreaming that all developers would be 100% on the up and up.  Here’s a big part of the down side: 1) it would allow any company making apps an opportunity to get your payment information without a check to see how secure they keep that info, and without the protection from unauthorized payments that Apple gives you.  2) Side loading apps and all these “app stores you talk about are also opportunities to get malware and viruses on your phone, going around the protections Apple has for us, making it far less secure, like Android with less google vacuuming of personal info.  Add that to your comment and you get a fuller picture.  It looks a lot more like Epic is just trying to push public opinion in their favor hoping for a reduction of the fees. If you want that kind of risk, buy an android phone and quit crying.   
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  • Unreleased first-gen iPod touch shown with Mac Pro-like black coating

    I noticed the top left corner seems to be dull black.  The camera didn’t appear till the 4th gen I believe.  Looks like it was considered here.  
  • Review: Lepow 15-inch portable monitor is highly movable extra screen space

    I actually bought this exact display last week. I find it to be sharp and reasonably vibrant. My one real complaint is that it resets to 50% brightness which I find frustrating, but for a portable second display it otherwise does its job well. I tend to use it outside (which is why I bought it for when I want to work from my deck) and when the sun is shining on it directly it’s not particularly bright (which is probably expected since it gets its power from my laptop’s USB port), not when there isn’t direct sun, it’s plenty bright.

    i find the Smart Cover style cover holds very well. In fact, its magnets are so strong that I find it difficult to open on the front without having to actually pull off the magnetic attachment on the back.

    Thanks.  I just bought one to use with my MBP15