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  • Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe SSD review: Just as fast as your MacBook Pro storage

    Tempting device, however the captured cable is a non-starter. I'm regularly moving 10GB files and my current portable USB 3.1 type C device is conveniently small and fast enough to not lend enough temptation from the likes of this.
  • Apple Pay under scrutiny by EU for possible anti-competitive payment practices

    If Apple is forced to open up NFC, they do have the ability to design an API and rules (via App Review) to continue to protect customer privacy. Additionally, they could enforce a quid pro quo via that API with entities, like banks, to ensure that Apple Pay support needs to be added before their apps/payment methods can be enabled. These are two areas, privacy and customer choice, that the EU wouldn't push back on.
  • Apple wins UN Climate Action award for environmental work

    Rayz2016 said:
    lkrupp said:
    But, but, but... no Google, no Amazon, no Microsoft, no Facebook, no Samsung, no Huawei on the list. Only Apple among the big tech companies, Samsung especially. Aren’t they a bigger manufacturer of electronic goods and consumer durables? Why isn’t Samsung 100% renewable like Apple? Why isn’t Samsung investing hundreds of millions in grants for environmental projects like the above Kenya grasslands? Does Samsung have a Liam to disassemble and recycle its smartphones?

    The world may have to rely on fossil fuels for some time to come yet but at least Apple is trying to do something about it. What about its competitors?
    What's worse is that Apple's doing all this green fluffy save-the-planet nonsense, instead of giving me a SCSI port on my iPhone.

    If Steve were alive ...  etc.

    I don't have one handy, but pretty sure even the SCSI-5 connector was thicker than the current iPhones. Perhaps you could go Lightning > USB > SCSI. After all, nobody should stop you from connecting a iPhone 11 MAX to your PowerMac G3. =)
  • Apple sued over spellcheck functions on Mac, iPhone & iPad

    Apple IIsi > Quadra 840av > Performa 6400 > Titanium Powerbook G4 > ... upgraded far too often after that.
  • Facebook plans to launch new experimental apps under NPE Team name

    I saw NPE and immediately thought, Null Pointer Exception. Clearly someone didn't think this through, or they are going to be trolling their users.