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  • Macs can now detect water in USB-C ports and spot warranty fraud

    So what happens when the detection algorithm is wrong? Does Apple deny the warranty automatically, or do they actually check the device(s) first?
    My 2012 Mac mini occasionally claims it has detected moisture present in my iPhone 12 Pro that has never been damp or wet, when I use a 6-foot-length non-Apple Lightning cable to upload images to the Mac mini from the iPhone.
    Using a 3-foot-length genuine Apple Lightning cable, no such warning ever appears.
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  • Jony Ive's latest gig is the seal for King Charles's space project

    Next up: Carbon credits to offset Universal Warming.  ;)
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  • Apple planning 2022 iPhone SE upgrade, followed by larger screen in 2023

    Is Apple going to upsize my hands, so holding a huge device becomes practical for someone like me with small hands and short digits?

    A million devices a year is probably a rounding error for Apple, but there ARE a few value-driven old people like me who DO buy smaller iPhones, and do look to upgrade every few years.

    The 2016 SE met my needs at the time, and the 2020 SE meets my modest needs for a phone-and-snapshot-camera perfectly.
    An entry-level price point and years of iOS and app updates are added bonuses.
    williamlondon
  • Project Loon balloons bring LTE service to Puerto Rico with help from Apple

    If you're interested in tracking the Loon Project balloons, open the free Flightradar24.com, and add a filter for the prefix HBAL
    That removes all active flights except balloons from the screen.
    All the airborne Loon balloons have an HBAL prefix followed by a number.
    Then zoom in on Puerto Rico. Clicking on any HBAL### will show the last couple days of travel.
    In the attached image, I've highlighted HBAL237, 'loitering' over Puerto Rico.
    Airports are shown by the blue Location markers.
    HBAL aloft are shown in yellow.
    Clicking on one turns it red, displaying current flight info in the sidebar and the recent path on the map.


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