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  • Epic sci-fi saga 'Foundation' will return to Apple TV+ for a third season

    I was really looking forward to foundation, I loved the 1st series but 2nd was a bit too out there and too much fantasy in place of science fiction. 

    I stopped watching on the day about half way through and didn’t finish watching the rest till after all had been aired. 

    Really excited about slow horses now though. 
  • Apple's private Wi-Fi MAC addresses were security theater until iOS 17.1

    dewme said:
    The term “security theatre” is kind of hip and making a comeback of late, but it’s debatable whether Apple truly intended to promote this feature as a security benefit to the public at large when they knew very well from the start that it had little to no real value and was simply performance art.

    It’s equally probable and I believe even more likely that this is simply a case of a pathetic level of security software implementation. The reason I say this is because the vast majority of Apple’s customers know little to nothing about this feature-fail and have no idea what a MAC address is, well, other than to think that a MAC address corresponds to the location of their closest McDonald’s restaurant. Plus, nobody was ever asked to remove their shoes. 

    Security theatre is when someone makes a big deal out of something which proves to be ineffective, this is a classic example.

    Apple told us it’s safer to have it enabled, turns out a miscreant could get the actual Mac by probing a port on the device.

    I’m a network engineer, have been for 23 years, when the manual says something specific you need to be able to trust it. Apple would have known about this “feature” I’m sure others that needed to know knew about this feature too.

    the truth is you can’t trust anyone.

    if available, it’s time to install a 3rd party firewall on your devices. 

    Reason is Apple have proven to be deliberately dishonest and misleading about their products capabilities and features. 
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max versus iPhone 12 Pro Max -- Specs and features, compared

    Not seeing enough differentiation to go from a 12 to a 15.

    my biggest draws are the 5x zoom camera, location gen 2, 5G and iOS 17. I’m coming from an x.

    the 12 is looking like it was a good investment for those who have it. 

  • HomePod mini & HomePod vs Sonos Era 100 & 300 -- Compared

    Would 2 minis be equivalent to a full HomePod?
  • Bad Apple Maps data leads to droves looking for lost Apple products at same Texas address

    He lives in Texas and tech is stating he’s got other peoples property.

    i’m amazed he’s not been shot by the public or the popo.

    if he was a certain hue he’d likely been murdered by now.