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  • Stolen Device Protection to thwart iPhone thieves with passcodes with time delay

    nofeer said:
    I have 2FA also recent security articles say to use screen time passcode to prevent this

    doesnt screen time passcode work
    or do we need more ?? 
    Screen time password does not work. You only need the main passcode to disable it. At best it slows down the process by a few seconds.
  • Amazon replaces MacBook Pro order with dog food

    JP234 said:
    The customer's experience was an outlier. I've never encountered a more customer-friendly service than Amazon. If my order is delivered to the wrong address, Amazon immediately issues a refund, and takes on the shipper, unlike so many other companies, who leave that to the customer. Returns are way easy. They provide a prepaid return label, or let me drop it off at the local Whole Foods or Amazon Fresh store (we have both within 3 miles of our house).

    When you consider the almost impossible logistics of managing the millions of orders Amazon processes every day, it's shocking that there aren't more mistakes.
    I use both Amazon US and Amazon UK.  Amazon UK are nowhere near as helpful as Amazon US, and even the latter is slipping from what it was a decade back.

  • Camo Studio iPhone-as-webcam app introduces new video overlays

    fred1 said:
    This app seems to have some nice features, but I don’t understand the reason Apple is making it possible to use one’s iPhone as a web cam. Doesn’t every Apple device but the Mac Mini have a camera? I’d rather be able to look at my phone while on a web call. Just sayin’ . . .
    Yes, but those webcams suck.  The iPhone's camera does not.
  • Everything new coming to HomeKit in iOS 16

    strikey said:
    I don’t get HomeKit, I have dozens of iot devices and none of them use HomeKit. It’s useless. 
    My strategy is to check the box before buying. I have a whole house full of smart devices, all of them work with HomeKit, or can be made to.
  • Apple facing another lawsuit claiming media purchase buttons are misleading

    This case is going nowhere.  Apple are clear that you need to download your media to maintain a permanent copy, and contra to what this lawsuit insinuates, Apple obviously *does not* delete songs downloaded to local hard drives.