Re: I like the Touch bar.
Same especially when they brought back the esc key... but was always disappointed that they never brought a version out for the desktops and because of that I always felt it was still in beta stage
260 posts • joined 3 Sep 2007
"Clearly you're not in a circle of parents with school aged children."
I think that proves the OP's point, when these school aged children eventually have school aged children they'll communicate via Whatsapp, Chime, Gato... whilst their kids are finding something their parents don't understand.
And if you didn't leave your front door open*, what counts as secure enough?
You can always add more locks / alarms / guards but there's always somebody willing to take penetration to the next level.
*I take it all back if there was zero security on the systems he is accused of hacking
My guess is usb c isn't ubiquitous enough to force people to buy an adaptor for older machines.
If theres an iPad refresh in the spring maybe they'll ship the c-Lightning cable in the box with an adaptor...
But there does seem to be some incongruity in the adaptors from Apple at the moment.
> Android is just as much of a lock-in as Apple.
Exactly, when I next decide to upgrade i'll stick to the same garden a) because all my stuff is already in that garden and b) going through the process of setting up a new phone with all the settings I've forgotten I've set over the years isn't appealing.
Similar problem here, I'll probably switch the headphone cable for a lightning cable for the commute but the dock (as suggested above) only has a 3.5mm out... so then it's switching cables. Will probably leave the current 3.5mm cable plugged into the dock and get in the habit of unplugging the headphone cable at the other end.
Nope it's more like owner has car stolen, thieves replace ignition and door locks with mocks and happily drive around.
With a phone connected to Apple Pay (and I'm guessing Google & Samsung pay...) this mocked phone has a link to your bank account.
Releasing a tool that any body can authenticate replacement parts means that anybody can also authenticate bogus parts.
The security procedure doesn't go far enough as its not checked regularly enough, if a mismatch disabled touch functionality that may be better but afaik replacing the touch sensor with a mock means Mr & Mrs Dodgy have already got your passcode.
I'm thinking of refreshing my old Air and this is currently ticking the boxes. Originally I thought uh-oh zero / one connector isn't enough but then I've had a think and I can't remember when I last plugged something into my laptop other than when I'm on holiday and I wanted to take a better look at the pictures I've taken. So that's one adapter for use 2 or 3 times a year and the better screen will do a better job for previewing...
Once they're in the shops I'll take a better look.
"I've inherited a rather rare omega wristwatch and a WW1 era pocket watch from my late grandfather. Both are shit, but goddammit they look good."
I also inherited a rare wristwatch first purchased by my great grand father the day he went to War, after the war he took it off and kept it in a coffee can until his son, my grand father, was called into service during the Second World War...
Having no mobile signal at your house is your problem; You can probably pay for a mobile booster box to enable you to get the benefits of scheduled brownouts to make up for the lack of investment in generation.
"If the device can't connect at regular intervals it'll regulate the power by default... "
Or so I was informed when I mentioned the Faraday like properties of my porch.
"And does that get you out of the contract?"
If you sign up for a contract theres no technical solution that can fix that, I've got two sims at the moment and changing those doesn't affect contract law.
What I do find amusing is people clutching the idea of a sim card like it's a religious object passed down from a higher being eons ago and any attempt to change that how things function around it are an act of heresy. Rather than a sim being a standard agreed upon a few years ago (90/91 iirc) which now Apple (and others) are trying to change for something they think will make things easier.
They could be wrong.
And unfortunately technology moving on makes things, like old phones, obsolete.
I've one of the early Seikos, possibly from around the time you brought yours 98/99? what I did find irritating was the need to change the capacitor every 5/6 years when it wouldn't hold it's charge overnight.
My thinking was; you sold me this with the promise that I don't have to change the battery every five odd years, changing something else with a similar time frame isn't a massive improvement...
"not true, it's the same as it is now"
No, the difference is that now if I were to buy your car taxed up till end of oct then I'd have to sort out tax from 1st nov and you would factor that into the selling price.
Now I have to buy the tax from 1st Oct and you'd have a piece of virtual paper costing £x but worth zero for the partial month of October. So for quite a lot of transactions they'll be two people paying for the same month for the same vehicle...
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