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  • Apple disallows developers from collecting and sharing Contacts data

    Under the new rules, developers are not only barred from creating, sharing, or selling databases based on harvested contact info, but must use contact data explicitly for what they say they will unless they get further permission. 
    FINALLY.
    watto_cobra
  • The Mac gaming landscape remains dire, with no improvements in sight


    Looking to the future, gaming on the Mac overall seems unlikely to get better.
    Evidently Apple doesn't need to pander to the hard-core-gamer Manbaby demographic.
    mcdave
  • Early benchmarks shows Samsung Galaxy S9 well behind iPhone X in processor performance

    I don't think anyone buying a Galaxy S9 would care about the processor being slower than Apple's A-series processor. They're going to be buying the S9 for the Infinity Display, the variable iris camera and the headphone jack. As long as those features work, I would think users would be more than satisfied. The iPhone really doesn't get that much praise for processing power and Apple mostly downplays benchmarks. All people did was whine about the iPhone X's display notch, so everyone has their own preferences about what they feel is most important on a smartphone.
    Remember when the Android Apologists used to brag about specs?
    Yeah.  That was a long, long time ago.

    Now Android Apologists ask "Since when do Apple fans care about specs? I though it was all about user experience."
    Well guess what.  "Snappy" is part of the user experience.
    watto_cobra
  • FCC votes to undo net neutrality protections despite public protests

    Hey FCC - die in flames.
    viclauyyc
  • Keep your iPhone X safe with one of these protective cases

    Never did get a case for my Jet Black 7 Plus, and it's in really good condition.
    But the moment I heard that the iPhone X will have a glass back, I figured a case would be a must-have.
    The basic black Apple silicone case will be just fine (and it will arrive 2+ weeks before my iPhone X, so I'll be ready).

    One thing about the Apple leather cases: I had one for my old 6S Plus, and after about 9 months it got really sticky.
    Felt like the adhesive started to ooze out through the leather.  Didn't get sticky on the inner microfiber though.
    That's why I'm going with the silicone case this time.  (Until the BMW ///M carbon fiber case is available.)
    watto_cobra