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  • How to stop getting the 'Storage Full' message on your iPhone

    ...put the phone down and pick up a Mac. [...] Log on to in a browser and click on the Photos app.

    What, why the hell would you do that? Why would you use the web and not just use the Photos app on iOS or macOS?

    Also, in the Settings > General > iPhone Storage panel which you partially showed, there's literally a "Review x" suggestion to go through all your things that iOS has determined to be taking up the most space, including "Review Personal Videos". Not to mention, also, that it lists all your apps with the amount of storage each is using. 

    Also missing: mention of Music's Optimize Storage setting.

  • Apple buys Intel modem business in $1B deal

    Intels CPU chips are also slowly falling behind. Which makes me wonder if Apple is ready to acquire that business too.
    LOL what are you smoking?
  • Apple buys Intel modem business in $1B deal

    I bet this is good.

    I just don't understand why YET.

    All will be known soon fellas!!
    What do you mean? From the first sentence: “furthering the tech giant's plans to take ownership of iPhone's communications stack.“
  • Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro coming in October for over $3000, claims report

    jdiamond said:
    tomahawk said:
    McJobs said:
    I'm so sick of the Tim Cook era, where every product redesign comes with a substantial price increase over previous model. When Steve was there, products got better at the same price points (e.g. MBP--->unibody MBP), or even were less expensive at the same time (e.g. polycarbonate iMac--->aluminum iMac).
    Why wouldn't a new device, with a larger screen, and likely a true "Pro" version of the Pro, cost more? It's going to have a more expensive screen, likely larger battery and potentially more powerful CPU/GPU combos.  It should cost more...  Even if it has the same config as the "better" 15" (8-core, 16GB and 512GB SSD) it would only be ~$200 more than the 15".

    And Jobs raised prices too.  Look at the Mac mini. Started at $499, raised to $599 in 2006, and raised again to $699 in 2010.
    Because technology gets better and therefore cheaper over time. I paid $3,000 for a top of the line Macbook Pro from 2007 through 2015, and it kept getting better and better.  Now, the minimum Macbook Pro that matches those old specs and meets my needs cost over $4,000, but it actually performs worse than before due to thermal issues and is less useful due to connectivity options.
  • DuckDuckGo announces new Apple MapKit fueled search improvements

    I tried switching to DDG as my default search engine on my iPhone earlier this year and gave it a month. I really wanted to like it but I ended up going back to Google. I found DDG’s results to be very US focused and since I don’t live in the US a lot of the results weren’t relevant to me. I don’t use any of Google’s other services except YouTube and search. I really want DDG to get better so I can ditch Google for good, so I’m pleased they’re still improving. I’ll give them another try later in the year. I think Apple will end up snapping up DDG. It’s also a terrible name for a search engine, here’s hoping for Apple Search one day!
    You can always use a bang to have it jump you over to Google if you feel like you’re not finding the result you want, if you wanted to keep it as your default search still. Just do “underwater basket weaving !g” 

    For those don’t know about the bang shortcuts, there are tons of the, of them, !yt for YouTube, !w for Wikipedia, etc: