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  • Dutch Apple store evacuates after likely iPad battery incident

    I paid for the $29 dollar iPhone battery replacement after getting the "low performance mode" message. Had to bring the phone back in the VERY NEXT day because the battery had expanded, breaking the seal between the phone body and the screen.

    Thankfully they were willing to replace the entire phone, even though it was out of warranty / AppleCare period.

    But it still makes me wonder about the quality control on their batteries as of late.
    kestralnetmage
  • Australian government to ask for voluntary access to encrypted Apple data

    Don't people realize that "encrypted communication" is no more searchable than an in-person conversation? Why isn't the government demanding access to listen in on every single in-person conversation?? I mean I don't get the argument that everything that CAN be tracked SHOULD be tracked. The people who defend government behavior in this manner aren't thinking beyond the sensational headlines, the buzz words, and the common stories governments tell us these days about all the reasons they need access to every nook and crany of every person's life in order to "keep us safe." It's an easy road to keep going down, if you don't realize you've already started down it. I hope people wake up in their thinking and realize the world hasn't changed all that much since before 9/11. The main difference is that war is accepted as "common" and your privacy is accepted as "nonexistent." The threats haven't changed. Only people's willingness to give up a part of what they used to consider obvious rights in life. Oh right, for the sake of "national security" and "safety" it's all worth it, right?
    pujones1lostkiwibonobobEsquireCatswatto_cobrajony0