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  • Tim Cook responds to Facebook's attack ads with tweet about privacy

    AppleInsider does ad tracking too, which is why it is free, and here you all are.  Same with all the other free tech sites and news sites.  They survive by Advertising and Apple wants to cut all that off because they want people to start paying for the Internet.  If you think about it, what is the big deal about seeing ads that might pertain to you?  You all agree to it by visiting any website and agreeing to their terms of agreement, especially when using message boards.  My identity was already stolen, so all my stuff is out there, as I am sure most of everyone else's is too.

    Hilarious that you think Apple cares about your privacy when they got caught with their pants down, twice!  First, using third-party contractors to listen to and save all your Siri conversations which contained location and other data to identify you.  Most recently with the blundered Big Sur rollout and Apple's servers crashing, it was discovered that Apple has been tracking every single app you open on your Mac and recording your unencrypted IP address, which identifies exactly who you are.  Now with Big Sur, Apple continues to do it, but in an even more devious way because Big Sur can bypass your Firewall and VPN.  Any time you open an app and see the Security/Gatekeeper icon and a progress bar before the app opens, your Mac is phoning home to Apple to send that data.  And how does Apple care about your privacy?  Apple can identify every single iPhone user through the IMEI number.  Apple knows exactly who their customers are and they can track you just like anyone else.  They just do this fluff PR about privacy, just like they claim they are saving the environment, yet they are shipping more chargers than ever before as separate accessories.
    Your point is true about how sites cover their costs.  Not sharing my browser history does not prevent them from posting advertisements and getting paid.  It does prevent them from targeting me.  That is a small but very significant difference.

      I as the user should have the ability to grant access to my data.  That is what Apple is implementing, me as a user the right to decide what I do with my data.  I applaud Apple for doing that.  Outside of Apple’s endeavor i and people use ad blockers, privacy filters, and VPNs.  This is just another great tool in the user’s arsenal to combat evil companies like Facebook from stealing my data without my permission.
  • Windows on Apple Silicon is up to Microsoft, says Craig Federighi

    Why would Microsoft want to embarrass themselves (and their ARM devices) by allowing Windows on an M1 MacBook that will massively outperform their own devices?
    Because they are going to realize they are a software company and realize people would pay $200-$300 for perpetual license or x on a subscription.  

    I need both software, less Windows today but I still have perpetual Windows software that I would happily shell out a few hundred to still use as the new versions of the Mac version is just okay and a large monthly subscription.
  • How Apple Silicon Macs can supercharge computing in the 2020s

    jcc said:
    This article paints a too rosy picture of the transition. The fact of the matter is that moving away from x86 will end Mac’s “best of both worlds” status. That means no more running Windows software.
    In over 20 years and Thousands of both Mac & Windows Users I have serviced, I have yet to meet ONE person who wants or needs to run Windows on a Mac. It's two separate Worlds plain and simple. Anyone who thinks otherwise is FUBAR.
    Hi my name is John.  Nice to meet you.  

    There, now you have met someone that needs and wants too.   I have dedicated software that I occasionally use that required a Windows based experience, but I prefer a Mac.  So I either spin up Bootcamp or Parallel to run Windows to run the software when needed.  

    So again, Hi...
  • Inexpensive 'Apple Watch SE' may arrive at Apple's 'Time Flies' event

    dewme said:
    I believe, like others here, that Apple needs an Apple Watch that’s inexpensive enough to buy for all your children.
    The other thing they need to do is decouple the watch from an IPhone so a kid with an iPad or iPod touch can still use all the functions.  

  • Evidence growing for Tuesday 'iPad Air 4' launch

    So looking at the image, on September 8th Apple is purported to rerelease the 2018 iPad Pro 11 as the 4th gen Air....So yes a SE move in design and maybe a spec bump.

    typed on my 2018 iPad Pro....