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  • Disney World visitor claims $40,000 credit card fraud occurred after losing Apple Watch

    Given the circumstances here, we have to believe a CM stole the watch and quickly guessed or knew the required user passcode to use the wallet.  And of course, the person who lost the watch neglected to mark the watch as lost on their phone and took no action to contact their credit card company before the 40K fraud occurred.    The CM thief must have gone to a jewelry store and bought some diamonds or a Rolex watch.   That’s quite fantastical; I wonder what we’re missing from the story.
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  • Five Galaxy S22 Ultra features which should be on the iPhone

    Using both Pixel and Galaxy devices, I don't want to see any of your wishes except maybe 'free' Airpods and stylus but you know they aren't really free - it's built into the S22 Ultra "$1300" base price.  Face ID on the iPhone and even the past PIxel 4XL is far superior to using a fingerprint sensor; not sure why tech pundits push for that and now Apple allows using a mask with Face ID.  Edge to edge might look cool but it's often aggravating with accidental touches.  As for hole punch vs notch, I find the hole punch more annoying (end up hiding it) and I'll be quite annoyed if the iPhone 14 replaces the notch with the two-hole cut-outs.  
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  • Apple uses Messages colors to bully Android users, says Google

    Describing this feature as bullying is repugnant and trivializes the real thing. 
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  • Over 140,000 gaming firms close as China continues new license freeze

    The South China Morning Post states that 14,000 (not 140,000) small studios and gaming firms went out of business.  Typo?  
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  • India antitrust regulator launches probe into Apple App Store payments

    It's too bad this article doesn't reference the pertinent Appleinsider article on this subject from two weeks ago.  Nevertheless, the choice of this news being the top story is interesting considering there's a top story elsewhere of a strike in India at an iPhone plant over a mass food poisoning incident.  IMO, these legal jousting stories aren't top billing until a final ruling is made and it alters Apple's business conduct.  
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