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  • Facebook Pay launched to challenge Apple Pay for mobile payment supremacy

    It’s from Facebook? `Nuf said. 
  • Surfer retrieves working Apple Watch six months after losing it in the ocean

    As to the durability, I recently was on a diving trip and forgot to take my Series 4 off before a dive. At about 30 meters, I noticed a slight glimmer on my wrist, only to realize I had forgotten to remove my watch. I figured it was a lost cause, but upon surfacing all was fine. Even worse, I repeated the mistake the next day with about the same conditions. Still all good. 

    A lot more durable than I ever expected although I often used my Series 0 while swimming without issue. 
  • Tesla to restock sold-out wireless phone charger, cut price by $16

    I'd prefer they update their software to just support standard USB media functionality. You cannot browse your media library or control playback through USB on Teslas. One has to wonder what Elon does, because the current support is awful. Well, not awful. Non-existent.
  • How to create your own HomeKit camera with a Raspberry Pi and HomeBridge

    Once you have HomeBridge installed on the Pi, you can do all the configuration through the web admin console. It's a bit easier, especially to search for and add HomeBridge packages.

    One more recommendation, use Docker on the Pi. Then install the pre-built Docker container for HomeBridge. My preferred one is at

    If you aren't deploying apps using Docker, you are really missing out. Makes things a lot simpler and definitely cleaner.
  • Watch: Apple's iMac Pro vs 2013 Mac Pro (Part 1) - benchmarks and specs

    tnw2933 said:
    I received my 10 core iMac Pro on December 26th 2017.  I noticed immediately that 95% of the time when I woke my iMac Pro from sleep all the external USB drives were ejected.  This occurred for various external USB3 hard drives from different manufacturers as well as with a Sandisk Extreme 64 GB USB3 flash drive and a 16 GB USB2 Kingston flash drive.  I also discovered that I could not boot into Windows 10 if any external hard drives were connected and that I could not use the Option key> Storage Manager to boot into Windows 10 regardless of whether USB drives were connected or not.  I filed a formal case with Apple Support on January 2, 2018 and I have since been in touch with a total of five Apple Support contacts regarding these two issues -- three of whom are Senior Advisors.  To date, the problem still exists, and I still have an open case with Apple.  I have been using the iMac Pro with Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 2 external hard drives without any problems as long as I do not attach USB drives to the iMac Pro and put it to sleep.  
    I'm not disputing your experience, but just saying that I have the same usage scenarios and do not experience those problems. USB3 drive connected, and was never disconnected during sleep/wake up cycle. Windows 10 on a Bootcamp partition works fine with the same USB3 attached, along with a Thunderbolt 2 storage (with Thunderbolt 3 adapter) attached.