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  • Russia regulator demands answers for VK removal from the App Store

    Russian regulators at Roskomnadzor has taken issue with the action, calling it "discriminatory."
    Um. Duh? That's exactly the point.
  • Apple releases tvOS 16 with Matter support, HDR10+ & other minor updates

    > New rich previews for Apple TV+ content to boost discovery

    Yay more spoilers with audio. My favorite part about HBO scaling back support for their App is that it does not preroll the episode or play any audio while surfing. That makes my blood boil on Netflix. I am always scrambling for the mute button and trying to get to the show I want as quickly as possible so it isn't ruined for me before I start. If i had to choose between the two services, the absence of pre-rolling would tilt me 100% to HBO.
  • Apple's latest security update is important, but the mass-media response is unhinged

    I was wondering about this while I was reading the story this morning. How is this any different from any other security fix? They issue tons of them. The story ought to be how Apple takes security seriously.
  • Apple Card's explosive growth blamed for Goldman Sachs troubles

    Day 1 user as well, added child and worked well, kid turns 18 and off to college and GS says sorry their 750 credit score and debt to income ratio too high. Zero debt, savings account and … so much for building loyalty eh? 
    Don't forget to count any support you are giving your child as income for that child. Whether it's allowance, or helping out with the rent. Scholarships count as well. A lot of states have tuition grants for in-state students. It all counts. That said, my son couldn't get one either. We are going to start him off on Discover for a year and then try again.

    For those travelling overseas, it is one of the best cards there is. There are no transaction fees, and the exchange rates used are close to par.

  • US lawmakers call for universal charging standard - but not necessarily for USB-C

    I kind of see it like regulating the width between railroad tracks. Not necessarily a bad idea. I have a mountain of obsolete cables that are almost certainly just going into a landfill one day. Probably when my wife puts them there after I am gone. Some commentors have likened this to communism. I have news for them -we regulate the width between railroad tracks -we already are communists, so there is no turning back now!