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  • Australia fines Apple $6.7 million over misleading 'Error 53' repair practices

    All you people whinging about the Australian government need to remember that Apple admitted it made a mistake. The error 53 message appeared after a software update that bricked phones, that had previously been working fine, if they had third party components - even though those third party components had been working fine up until the software update.
  • Apple explains how to fix macOS High Sierra file sharing after security update breaks feat...

    kevin kee said:
    Excellent. Oh wait, I didn't even have any issue with root user bug, why should I install this patch. Silly.
    @Kevin Kee - you do realise that this bug allows anyone who has physical access to your computer to log in as root (higher than Admin privileges) without a password. Also, if you have file sharing turned on anyone can then access your computer as root. This is the most serious bug I've ever heard of on an Apple device, glad to see Apple were on the ball and released a fix quickly
  • Too soon? Apple's new iPhone 7 ruffles feathers with Lightning audio, Home button changes

    My problem with Lightning headphones is that there is no way that Lightning ports are going to become as ubiquitous as the current 3.5mm jack. With my current headphones I can listen to them on every audio device I currently own, including my home stereo. With Lightning headphones I could listen to them on only 2 of my current devices (not even on my MacBook). I can understand Apple wanting to ditch an old standard for a new standard, but I do not see Lightning becoming a new standard outside of Apple's ecosystem.
  • Apple defends decision to ditch 3.5mm jack, says AirPods development began years ago

    This alone may stop me from upgrading to the new iPhone. I have a $300 pair of wired headphones that I love, they have great sound, that currently work with every single audio device I own. Long term, I can see the advantage of moving away from the analog 3.5mm standard, but it should be a to a new, common standard that is just as ubiquitous across all devices. I don't see a chance in hell of Lightning being adopted as widely as the 3.5mm currently is.
  • Apple counters Australian banks' call for iPhone NFC access, cites handset security

    I am an Aussie and an Apple user. In Australia Samsung users have the option of using the Banks' contactless system through NFC or using Samsung Pay. Apple users have the option of neither of these (unless with ANZ) because Apple won't let the banks access the NFC (which is standard practice everywhere else) or demand that banks pay them 18c for every $100 in transaction, more than double what they are charged by Visa and Mastercard. There is no reason that Apple won't let the banks use the NFC except Apple want complete control over it - which is their right, but is not good for us as consumers.