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  • iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7 & more: what to expect from the Apple Event

    When I see the Mac mini redesign with all the cables in the back I think Apple should bring back the wired keyboard and upgrade it to be a thunderbolt-hub! Is not gonna happen as Apple is migrating to wireless, but it’s so cumbersome to access all the ports in the back. 

    Turn it around.
    nadrielFileMakerFellerJapheymike1
  • Apple's new Siri Remote for Apple TV gets firmware update

    From somewhere else on the internet;

    "Apple today released a new firmware update for the Siri Remote designed for the new Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD models. The new firmware has an internal version number of 9M6772, while the prior firmware version was 9M6336. Note that this is not the firmware version that you see in the Apple TV Remote settings."

    twokatmewHank2.0watto_cobra
  • Apple launches new Pride music page celebrating LGBTQ+ artists

    mattinoz said:
    So far not a lot of Q in their LGBTQ+ playlists (about 3 breakthru dance hits as far as I can see). 

    Just dance club music, hey fun for a night out or to get you threw Friday afternoon at work in a long week, or Wednesday if it's a really long week. Still to bill this as representing LGBTQ+ people really sells the community short and in a rather comfortable box that conservatives can handle as "those people" not just everyday people who happen to in part of their life be non-heterosexual. 
     

    I listened to it and enjoyed it but honestly could not tell what music is indicative of what group or what was missing. You've got me curious so I'll go do some research and listening. I sense your frustration might be like if there was an old straight white person mix and all it had was 80's rock, whereas I quite like jazz, blues, alt-rock and classical (and more)  from many eras.
    mattinozBeats
  • Australian retailer pulls AirTag over battery safety concerns

    lkrupp said:
    veloci said:
    I am with officeworks and would be seeking advice from ACCC. I own one and it is very easy to open. 
    iFixit says it’s hard to open. Who should I believe? You or one of Apple’s biggest critics? I believe iFixit. GeeAye said:
    rob53 said:
    neilm said:
    According to iFixit’s recent teardown of the AirTag, the battery lid is quite difficult to remove. They state that even with clean, dry fingers it’s hard to get enough friction to turn and release it.
    And according to iFixit, the Tile and Samsung(?) trackers are very easy to open up. What about all those hearing aid button batteries lying around? Why is it always Apple that governments, especially Australia, going after? It's just the money and control.

    What a peculiar thing to write. Consumer bodies, governments of different levels etc "go after"  every company that they consider is selling a product with safety issues. I guess if you only read Apple news sites you'd think what you think. Do you live in Australia?
    Only Apple gets the general press coverage, period. Show us the Australian press releases about the danger of the Tile battery case being easy to open and a danger to children. Show us the Officeworks announcement they pulled the Tile until the ACCC investigated.

    We’ll wait. 

    That is a very specific example you are demanding but if you'd like to find your way to the ACCC or the productsafety.gov.au web site let me know if you see any bias.

    I was addressing the poorly phrased claim that "governments, especially Australia, going after", which is total unsupported bunkum. Show us where I mentioned officeworks?
    watto_cobra
  • Australian retailer pulls AirTag over battery safety concerns

    rob53 said:
    neilm said:
    According to iFixit’s recent teardown of the AirTag, the battery lid is quite difficult to remove. They state that even with clean, dry fingers it’s hard to get enough friction to turn and release it.
    And according to iFixit, the Tile and Samsung(?) trackers are very easy to open up. What about all those hearing aid button batteries lying around? Why is it always Apple that governments, especially Australia, going after? It's just the money and control.

    What a peculiar thing to write. Consumer bodies, governments of different levels etc "go after"  every company that they consider is selling a product with safety issues. I guess if you only read Apple news sites you'd think what you think. Do you live in Australia?
    williamlondonwatto_cobra