*cough*
12-13-2017, 01:11 PM,
Post: #651
RE: *cough*
https://mobilesyrup.com/2017/12/12/samsu...th-phones/
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12-14-2017, 03:07 AM,
Post: #652
RE: *cough*
Did somebody call for a rehash? https://www.wired.com/story/apples-secur...ra-ios-11/
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12-16-2017, 05:54 PM,
Post: #653
RE: *cough*
http://www.iphonehacks.com/2017/12/itune...layed.html
Quote:This is a similar situation to the Apple HomePod, the company’s first smart speaker. Apple said the same thing, that they needed a bit more time to “get it right” and delayed the device until sometime in 2018. Turns out iTunes for the Windows Store has been dealt the same fate. That’s unfortunate news for the Windows 10 S users out there in the wild who have been waiting for the software to arrive, but one hopes that the delay won’t be too long.
Hmm... I know delays are normal in the tech world, but Apple used to be pretty good at sticking to their official schedules iirc. I'm suspecting that these are both signs that Apple has had encountered difficulty with old code...


Holy crap
http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-wha...ple-2012-6
high pressure environment + long work hours + lack of incentive to collaborate = perfect conditions for building a mountain of undocumented spaghetti code.

I suspected that Apple long ago lost the capability to rewrite MacOS from scratch or even just modularize it to make developing new implementations (iOS, watchOS, homepodOS, etc) straightforward, but this may actually be fundamentally true - and not just misplaced priorities.
My logic is infallible. Resistance is futile.
12-20-2017, 01:55 AM,
Post: #654
RE: *cough*
You know, this is probably the longest it's been for any of you guys to respond.

That could only mean one thing...



You're all busy with family and Christmas.
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12-20-2017, 04:00 AM,
Post: #655
RE: *cough*
Or we’ve given up hope that you’ll ever stop posting this bullshit.
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12-20-2017, 05:24 AM,
Post: #656
RE: *cough*
And it only took about 2 1/2 years.
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12-21-2017, 01:31 AM,
Post: #657
RE: *cough*
Huh, Apple may be taking the first steps after all

https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/20/apple-...s-in-2018/
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12-21-2017, 07:44 AM,
Post: #658
RE: *cough*
http://bgr.com/2017/12/20/iphone-battery...firmation/
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12-21-2017, 08:10 AM,
Post: #659
RE: *cough*
(12-21-2017, 01:31 AM)FuturDreamz Wrote: Huh, Apple may be taking the first steps after all

https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/20/apple-...s-in-2018/

This is not "one ui to rule them all". It is "one api to rule them all". You still need to build your UI for each platform. It just means that the interfaces between your core code and your interface are the same on all platforms.
12-21-2017, 08:11 AM,
Post: #660
RE: *cough*
(12-21-2017, 07:44 AM)FuturDreamz Wrote: http://bgr.com/2017/12/20/iphone-battery...firmation/

File under "non-issues if only it had been made explicitly clear".
12-21-2017, 08:19 AM,
Post: #661
RE: *cough*
(12-21-2017, 08:10 AM)Gippy Wrote:
(12-21-2017, 01:31 AM)FuturDreamz Wrote: Huh, Apple may be taking the first steps after all

https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/20/apple-...s-in-2018/

This is not "one ui to rule them all". It is "one api to rule them all". You still need to build your UI for each platform. It just means that the interfaces between your core code and your interface are the same on all platforms.

So baby steps.
12-21-2017, 10:24 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-21-2017, 11:53 AM by Gippy.)
Post: #662
RE: *cough*
Microsoft already revealed the futility of common mobile/desktop interfaces.
I’ll place money on this just being done to enable common core application code to exist on all devices.
The chaos army seems suspiciously well organized.
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12-21-2017, 12:55 PM,
Post: #663
RE: *cough*
(12-21-2017, 10:24 AM)Gippy Wrote: Microsoft already revealed the futility of common mobile/desktop interfaces.
I’ll place money on this just being done to enable common core application code to exist on all devices.

I'd say it works pretty well (considering Windows phone is currently DOA). I got my Dell Visor in the mail and just hooked it up, and it's pretty cool how much of the OS already supports a 3D interface.
12-21-2017, 07:14 PM,
Post: #664
RE: *cough*
(12-21-2017, 12:55 PM)FuturDreamz Wrote: I'd say it works pretty well (considering Windows phone is currently DOA). 

What's your benchmark for "works pretty well" (considering utter failure with users)?
12-22-2017, 01:12 AM,
Post: #665
RE: *cough*
(12-21-2017, 07:14 PM)roo Wrote:
(12-21-2017, 12:55 PM)FuturDreamz Wrote: I'd say it works pretty well (considering Windows phone is currently DOA). 

What's your benchmark for "works pretty well" (considering utter failure with users)?

Mostly that the underlying framework is sound and implementations are reliable.
12-22-2017, 01:36 AM,
Post: #666
RE: *cough*
https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/21/appl...six-weeks/
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12-26-2017, 04:11 AM,
Post: #667
RE: *cough*
http://blog.dilbert.com/2014/10/27/my-ip...us-review/
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12-27-2017, 12:53 PM,
Post: #668
RE: *cough*
Nothing like news from 2014 to get the new year kicked off.
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12-29-2017, 08:07 AM,
Post: #669
RE: *cough*
Quote:• Apple is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50 — from $79 to $29 — for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, starting in late January and available worldwide through December 2018. Details will be provided soon on apple.com.

• Early in 2018, we will issue an iOS software update with new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance.

https://daringfireball.net/2017/12/apple..._batteries
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12-29-2017, 09:55 AM,
Post: #670
RE: *cough*
That's pretty much all they had to do. Not sure how the lawsuits will go, as the only ones that seem to have any ground is by claiming that the lack of information deceived people into thinking they had to pay $600+ for a new iPhone as opposed to $80 for a new battery.
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12-29-2017, 11:54 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-29-2017, 11:54 AM by Gippy.)
Post: #671
RE: *cough*
They'd have to prove it was intentional. Which should be hard. Depending on what they're asking I might just pay for Apple to settle and bask in the good will. Though that would set a horrible precedent.
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12-29-2017, 12:56 PM,
Post: #672
RE: *cough*
They effectively lied by omission, which is the issue. I have no idea how difficult this would be to argue in court though, don't really care.

But then it occurs to me: According to Apple's marketing CPU performance is so important that they need the most powerful chips every generation, but then they go around and throttle their phones to compensate for older batteries - and do it quietly in the expectation that no one notices.
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12-29-2017, 01:47 PM,
Post: #673
RE: *cough*
You’re assuming there that their intention was deceit.
Most likely it was a fuck up that they didn’t message the new behavior to users. If it was specifically to try and fly under the radar then that is another story. Apple has traditionally been quiet when something is wrong. This fits that pattern.
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12-29-2017, 01:51 PM,
Post: #674
RE: *cough*
It does, doesn't it? I wouldn't be surprised if there was just as much controversy if Apple notified users that they were throttling their phones to conserve battery and the only way to stop that would be to replace the internal battery, since an external battery pack won't stop the throttling.
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01-11-2018, 03:02 AM,
Post: #675
RE: *cough*
WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE

Quote:A bug report submitted on Open Radar this week reveals a major security vulnerability in the current version of macOS High Sierra that allows the App Store menu in System Preferences to be unlocked with any password.


We're unable to reproduce the issue on the third or fourth betas of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, suggesting Apple has fixed the security vulnerability in the upcoming release.

https://www.macrumors.com/2018/01/10/mac...m=webfeeds
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