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  • Watch: Face ID and Touch ID compared

    supadav03 said:
    Well one thing I can say for sure is, I’ve had to enter my 6 digit pin much more with FaceID than I had to with TouchID. 
    My experience is just the opposite... FaceID is much MORE reliable for me than TouchID was.
    I have found the same to be true - TouchID was problematic when hands were wet/moist, or when working in the garden with gloves.  FaceID has worked flawlessly in those situations.

    There are a couple inconveniences that I've seen with regard to FaceID.  The first is Apple's decision to require auto fill of username/passwords to occur only after FaceID verifies I am "me".  Where, with TouchID phones, once past the lock screen the system doesn't require verification to be done again.  Not a bad security measure, but does have some impact.  The only other problem/inconvenience I've had with FaceID is when holding the phone in landscape orientation - I have had to rotate the phone back to a portrait orientation in order for FaceID to allow auto filling the fields.  This only occurs on certain sites where that orientation is more useful, so not a big issue.

    I don't know if FaceID only works in portrait orientation, or I'm just "out of view" when the phone is oriented in landscape - haven't played around with it enough to see if moving the phone side to side would change things.
  • AppleInsider readers are split on the iPhone X notch, but most support Apple's decision to...

    I didn't vote via Twitter poll, but favor making use of as much of the available real estate - It won't take long for people to become used to the "visual" and the esthetics won't be an issue.
    There are numerous status indicators that can tuck into the space on each side of the notch - no sense letting this space go idle.  Don't know if the OS provides a way to toggle the display to allow users to scale the content when the notch is problematic and hiding wanted content.  My guess is this won't be a common problem, but wouldn't take much to provide a tool to resolve it when needed.
  • Teardown destroys Apple's irreparable AirPods, revealing tiny circuitry held together by g...

    macxpress said:
    While its interesting to see what's inside and how its assembled, why do they have to complain about the repairability of every product? 99.9% of users are not going to try and repair these. When they break you either get them replaced under warranty or they're simply broken.
    I read this article a bit differently - unless I missed it, I don't see a complaint, but rather a statement of fact.  The AirPods are not repairable any more than light bulbs or a myriad of other consumer products.  I'm sure Apple could have made them repairable, but would have sacrificed reliability, performance, and compactness.  Looks like a good design decision by Apple to give functionality, reliability and compactness higher import.  Especially, as others have said, repair costs on such a low price point item would not be something customers could justify.
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  • Watch: Apple's 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar vs. 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro in performance

     The touch bar offers a great productivity boost for anyone who works with FCP X, and I can see similar gains in other apps which have any degree of complexity close to it.  It doesn't take long to appreciate how well the workflow is improved by the touch bar's context switching behavior.  Clearly innovation is still alive and well at Apple.
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  • US regulators ask smartphone makers to implement function-limited 'driver mode'

    So, how will they determine a person is driving?  My car won't allow access to certain functionality when car is moving, not even for the passenger.  Will the same apply for passengers using cell phones?
    I understand and appreciate the problem, not confident we'll get a good solution.
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