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  • Editorial: The new Mac Pro is overkill for nearly everybody, and it hit Apple's own target...

    knowitall said:
    pakitt said:
    Although based on Unix, macOs is far from being a Linux-like OS.... 
    Try spotlight, that will work.
    macOs isn't based on Unix, its Mach.
    It does have a compliant bash shell which is seen by many as Unix.
    And (to help you a bit) Linux users like bash too. 
    Not so knowitall, macOS is a fully compliant UNIX:

    UNIX 03

    Company Name: Apple Inc.

    Product Name: macOS version 10.14 Mojave 
    Environment: on Intel-based Mac computers

    Registered on: 28-Aug-2018
  • Apple Pay now accepted for some UK government services, wider rollout planned for 2019

    saarek said:
    The unanswered question is... Will the £30.00 limit on transactions still apply?

    If you are using an NFC terminal, such as when paying for groceries then the limit will usually be in place.

    For online purchases this limit is not present, at least that’s always been my experience.
    Actually, my personal experience in the UK is that retailers with poorer quality of goods and/or service, tend not to have Apple Pay and thus their NFC terminals limit the contactless payment to the £30 limit.  Those who offer a better quality of service, goods and experience have Apple Pay and thus take payment above £30 with Apple Pay devices.

    I have a couple of friends and acquaintances with their retail businesses.  Each of them independently told me they have set Apple Pay on their NFC terminals at a limit of around £750 before further authorisation is required; the nature of their businesses are such that it will be exceptional to have a transaction approaching that limit.
  • Apple Pay now accepted for some UK government services, wider rollout planned for 2019

    The unanswered question is... Will the £30.00 limit on transactions still apply?
    It's very much answered in the first sentence of the Apple Pay page on Apple's UK website:
    Apple Pay is easy and works with the Apple devices you use every day. You can make secure purchases above the £30 contactless limit in shops, apps and on the web. So it’s as simple as using your physical card, and even safer too.
  • Apple cancels AirPower wireless charging mat, citing quality issues

    Ugh. Disappointing. 

    Now I need to return my wireless-charing AirPods for the normal...if a mat can't do all three devices it isn't worth it to me.
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  • T2 chip in iMac Pro & 2018 MacBook Pro controls boot, security functions previously manage...

    VRing said:
    chia said:
    VRing said:
    macxpress said:
    Hey @VRing, does that supposed magical and revolutionary custom build of yours that is SO much better than an iMac Pro do this? Didn't think so and never will! 
    I know you're just flaming, but TPM chips have been in the vast majority of Windows computers and motherboards for enterprise use for years. As well, a number of these types of computers have a self-healing BIOS to restore a corrupt or potentially attacked BIOS.
    Apple has been using EFI/UEFI right from its first Intel-based Mac in 2005, it may have even been the first to ship consumer x86 Intel systems that used EFI/UEFI.  No production Mac has ever used BIOS; can’t vouch for what was used on the computers in Apple’s labs for their Star Trek project, the one where they ran System 7 on PC-compatible hardware.

    It amuses me that VRing conflates UEFI with BIOS.  UEFI is far more advanced in what it does compared to outdated BIOS.
    I knew the moment that Windows PC manufacturers started making their systems using UEFI that people would continue to lazily and confusingly use the term BIOS in systems where it’s absent.
    It's not anyone being lazy. BIOS can still be exposed in Class 2 UEFI. Class 3 or 3+ devices (Surface Book, etc.) expose only UEFI at runtime. My mention of self-healing was with respect to older systems for enterprise and a history of these secure features.
    Sorry but you are one of those that is confused, VRing.  The Surface Book uses only UEFI.  UEFI devices can have a mode where they emulate a BIOS boot for legacy operating systems, but UEFI isn't BIOS.