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  • Alexa tells 10-year-old girl to touch live electrical socket with penny

    The article left out the fact that it was a general internet query, not a skill, and Alexa even stated that by saying, "Here is what I found on the Internet", and unfortunately, the top story of the query was the article warning people about the dumb TikTok challenge.  Remember, these challenges are coming from kids that eat Tide Pods.  

    Siri does the same thing.  When Siri has no idea what you are asking, Siri will query the internet.  And Siri queries the internet for 90% of the things you ask it.  There is no skill, and this has nothing to do with Alexa.  Any AI would pull the same query from the internet, including a google search.
  • Apple's May 2021 in review - Lossless Apple Music, Apple Silicon iMac, and new Apple TV 4K...

    "So all in all, lossless Apple Music is a good thing for everyone."  This is an incorrect statement.

    The correct statement is 'Lossless Apple Music is a good thing for only those people that pay for Apple Music streaming service, and have hardware capable of playing it'.  If Apple wants to offer lossless music, why aren't they including music purchases in lossless format?  More people buy music than pay for Apple Music.  More people subscribe to other services rather than pay for Apple Music.

    Apple does very well selling AirPods, but those don't support the lossless format.  iPhones and iPads with a wired connection to headphones, receivers, or powered speakers support it, and the new 14" and 16" MacBooks too.  Anything else requires an external DAC.  How many people are going to buy an external DAC?

    Bottom line...Apple's lossless format plays to a very limited crowd, unfortunately.
  • New & colorful 27-inch iMac starts production, reportedly won't have mini LED

    Heck, Apple used to sell a 30” Cinema Display forever ago. It’s 2022! Time to move up. 
    You do realize that the Apple 30" Cinema Display had the same resolution, 2560 x 1440, as the original 27" iMac?  The iMac 5K Retina blows away the old 30" Apple Cinema Display.  Just because it is larger, doesn't make it better.  If Apple added a few inches, it would still likely be 5K.  The 24" iMac is kind of a joke with Apple calling it a 4.5K display.  So Apple adding a few inches to the 27" iMac would call it a 5.5K display?  Those are not even industry standards.

    If you are so hung up on display size, buy a Mac mini and get whatever display you want.  The fact is that most people don't have the desk space for a 32" display, which is why a 27" display is still the most popular sized display, even today.  I looked at a 32" display to use for work, and it even had small bezels.  It was huge.  Two of them side by side would be impossible, and overkill.  The 32" was 4K, and I settled on two 28" 4K displays.  Since both are 4K, the 32" would not have offered any additional screen real estate.

    I wonder how you will feel when the new replacement iMac will have a notch in the display?  You know that is happening because that is apparently Apple's new trademark visual design.  
  • Apple Music sued over track that allegedly samples an original song

    Shouldn’t the suit be against the artist who used the sample illegally and not Apple? 
    Apple used the song in their advertisements for Apple Music.  Read the article, it is all in there.
  • The new MacBook Pro: Why did Apple backtrack on everything?

    It is all about Jony Ive leaving the company and no longer being in total control of the designs.  His 'fashion over function' has been a mistake for years.  The moment he left, Apple was able to fix the MacBooks in 2019 by removing the butterfly keyboard.  Remember the round hockey-puck mouse?  Look what a mess that was.  Not everything he designed was a good idea, and people prefer functionality over fashion.  Now Apple can make computers that actually work and be reliable again.  That's why I never got rid of my 2015 MacBook Pro 15" model.