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  • Apple's custom Neural Engine in iPhone XS about 'letting nothing get in your way'


    The question I have is this: How can a processor that claims to have 3.2x the performance in TOPS only manage to get 1.4x the performance performing an actual task (image references)? A task that Huawei themselves picked to showcase their processor, so nobody can claim bias for the A11.

    I don't know for sure, but Huawei have a long history of falsifying benchmark and throttling/boosting performance way over the normal TDP of the device to wins numbers war. 
    lollivercornchipwatto_cobra
  • Apple axes Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave

    I'm really really confused about all of this...

    Back to my Mac was essentially a DynDNS solution piped thru a VPN to made any mac bind to the account reachable even behind a firewall.  For me Back to my Mac wasn't a screen sharing solution or a merely file sharing, it's way to reach any IPv6 service (AFP, VNC, SSH, LDAP, etc) on a remote computer thru its bonjour name. 
    arthurba
  • Analyst downgrades Apple stock, because iPhone X is too popular

  • Long term review: Apple's AirPods are still the best wireless headphones around

    That is bold statement to make that something is the best without providing valid comparisons. Not a very professional way to make the claim. I would say it depends on aspect and I would say that Apple made things very comfortable, but that does not mean it is absolute. I would be also careful as Apple is not in the field of headphones and there are other who specialize in that area while being top shelf above sound quality provided by Apple earphones. Seriously. It is not the best. Maybe the most versatile, but there is nothing as "the best" in this area. As far as sound all Apple earphones laeft a lot to be desired when it comes to comparing with Sennheisers for example.
    I own a pairs of AirPods and love it, let me explain... 

    I do agree, the AirPods like most Apple product isn't the best at anything specific, they are pricey, average sound quality, average battery autonomies.  But they achieve what Apple doing best; integrate existing technologies and put it into hands of consumers. I found the AirPods being much more than regular headphone, almost alike a Google Glass for the ears, they clearly being design for all day wearing since they doesn't muffle any surrounding sounds and you can have a normal talking while wearing them.  Even more the new Live listen feature in IOS 12 gives you bionic earrings. 
    argonautwatto_cobra
  • FBI forensic expert calls Apple 'evil genius' for strengthening iPhone encryption

    cincymac said:
    If you send a text from iMessage, and the recipient is also on iMessage, I suspect that the advertising effect may not come. Advertisers may not intercept your encrypted iMessage text messages.


    However, if the recipient is not using iMessage, your text will go plain on the internet highway from your phone to your party's. There is no guarantee who may intercept it and sell it. Apple can't control who you send your text to. As long as your party is not on iMessage, you expose yourself by sending plain text messages.
    We both understand how iMessage vs other messaging service works.  I was debunking Bitmod assert.
    StrangeDays