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  • Apple fixes Apple Watch rings issue with watchOS 5.0.1 update

    anome said:

    Inaccurate recording of exercise minutes? Since iOS 5, I thought my watch was working much more accurately. I used to go for a 20-30 minute walk around town before my bus in the morning, and it would sometimes only recognise 5 minutes of exercise. Now it prompts me after 10 minutes to record it as a workout, and often shows the full walk as exercise. It's not like I'm taking a slow stroll - I'm mainly doing it for exercise.

    Now I'm worried that after this update it will go back to saying I only got 5 minutes of exercise.

  • Ad firms losing 'hundreds of millions' after Apple clamps down on Safari tracking

    As long as home ISPs give data caps, unless you are paying me to download and watch your ad, I will block them in most cases.

    Granted ads aren't 'huge' but some sites are lousy with them.  There was another Apple fansite I used to visit that Ad Blocker would block upwards of SIXTY ADS before the actual non-ad content loaded.  That is outrageous.
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  • Apple says 'looking into' video of apparent iPhone 7 Plus meltdown

    Interesting. I was at the Apple Store Genius Bar last week. Saw a customer with an iPhone 7 plus. He said his phone was next to his bed charging and he saw it randomly reboot. Unfortunately the iPhone never got pass the Apple logo screen and he said the phone felt really warm even after unplugging it from the charger. The genius guy couldn't get it to restore. I was finished with my appointment before I saw what the Genius did to help the guy.
    My wife's iPhone 6S Plus did this.  Rebooted spontaneously and then would get to the Apple Logo, stay for a bit, then reboot in and endless cycle.  I was able to boot it into restore mode, and even restoring it the problem did not go away.  Took it to the Genius Bar, and the gal there did the same thing and tried to get it to run diagnostics, but had absolutely no luck.  The tech ended up giving my wife a 'new' phone (hard to tell if they are refurbs or not).  Whole process took less than 15 minutes before we were out the door.
  • Class-action suit demands Apple add lock-out system to iPhone to prevent texting while dri...

    They just want the payout.  If it was about safety, they'd be suing every phone manufacturer.  Android-based phones don't do a lock out, Windows-based phones don't do a lock out.  Hell, even most GPS devices don't do lockouts.  You get a pop-up warning that you can easily click "OK" on and go about doing everything you shouldn't be doing.

    As a previous poster said, it is the person's responsibility.  However, in this case, the 'person' probably didn't have enough money to satisfy the family suffering the loss, and they figured the deep Apple pockets would make them happier.
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  • Apple accused of throttling iPhone 7 performance on Verizon to match slower speeds on AT&T

    tycho24 said:
    I get like 80mbps on AT&T where I live.
    Literally NOBODY is getting 450mbps+ anywhere.
    I've never seen a more bullshit article. 
    450 is the max,  not the expected or average.  Look at the graph posted in the article.  Shows the iPhones getting ~2.5mbps and the Galaxy getting ~4.5mbps
    Then what is the point of a non-related graph to the story?  Why claim 450 vs 600 and show a graph that only goes to a tenth of that?  Another indication of a pointless story.