Re: No interested
+1 for Moon reference.
309 posts • joined 11 May 2009
+1 for Moon reference.
Finds that they are doing well, and should continue to do well, because they release and have released products and services which people like, and will buy.
News at 11.
..is that you don't actually need to charge it through the day; it has (ballpark) the same "real world" run time as an iPad so I think that Apple's use case is that the only people who will buy this will be light users - web surfing, doc editing, email (no Final Cut, no Photoshop etc) - and so all they will need to do is to charge it overnight and then use it on battery the whole day.
But I agree, not for me (or us, on this site, even if you're not an Apple hater) because it's just too limited. But it wouldn't be for my parents. Or my sister. Or probably even "most" people (as in more than 50% of the population). So long as you don't consider the cost.
Obviously so that they're not using computer recognition to test against computer recognition, effectively.
But also, just to protect against this type of issue?
At least with Apple Pay you get the one-time token so you're protected against the theft of credit card numbers from the retailer (which as we have seen, is way more of a threat than Apple could be) as well as having the convenience of not having to take your wallet out of your pocket. Not that much of a hassle in most scenarios, but better if you're somewhere you don't know isn't unsafe, or if you've lost or forgotten it. And since the payment system isn't always-on, you don't have to keep the watch and phone in RFID protective cases like the cards you already have!
Why would anyone mug you for this watch? It's useless once it's taken off. When you put it back on you have to unlock it, so it's as secure as your iPhone really (which as we know from articles on here are less and less of a target for snatches because you can't use them) which is to say one heck of a lot more secure than any other watch out there.
Horns was surprisingly acceptable too, which was in large part down to Radcliffe's decent acting. He's not awful, which is nice.
...as that Linux or OSX has more vulnerabilities than Windows when you then go on to say that 80% of the flaws are with third party software.
...and so on. You can even use the Windows key as a part of the macro if you want:
Use http://www.autohotkey.com/ - it's trivial to set up a macro (eg: Crtl-e to make é, Alt-e to make è etc etc) - it's what I do. Can send you my macro if you can't cope ;-)
+1 purchase for the ebook version - at £2 it's the right price that I'm willing to give it a go without any personal recommendations, which I usually need if I'm actually buying books (rather than using the library) because books are so expensive, even ebooks normally.
There are dozens if not hundreds of cable manufacturers who have MFI certified Lightning cables. Friendly Swede, Anker, Belkin (as you mention), TekNet, Syncwire, and Amazon Basics are just the ones off the first couple of pages on Amazon. Even BelayCords are MFI certified and they're a Kickstarter and have reversible USB plugs too.
Could conceivably be Liquid Metal Battery, or perhaps a true Lithium Polymer battery, or maybe he's just punting really cheap current tech through economies of scale?
That's not really how it works, at least with iPhones (I don't know about Windows Phone or the Galaxy).
There's a remote wipe option (along with "find my iPhone") which yes, killing you would prevent you using, but the activation lock is enabled all the time and prevents you from resetting the iPhone (or iPad) to defaults (thus removing passcodes etc) without inputting the Apple account password of the owner.
+1 for Paradroid.
"people don't seem to value that data, that information, about who they are, where they are or what they do"
I think you miss the point - it's not that people don't value it, it's that they have no way to value it. It's the equivalent of the old granny turning up on the Antiques Roadshow with a missing Turner or Picasso. She had no idea of its worth, just as she doesn't have any idea of the worth of her data.
Possibly she would make the same calculation and conclusion as you did, that she gets value for money for the services she receives, but what sticks in many people's throats is that Facebook, Google, et al go out of their way to obscure how much privacy and data you're sacrificing (how much you're "paying" in this analogy) and also go out of their way to ensure that they are under no obligation to provide anything for any amount of time in any way (T&Cs) in exchange for this cost.
It's recognisable to most people still (not the yoof of today of course, but anyone 35+ at the very least) and we know it's BT, and it says what is it - a cell network. And costs £0 to research.
"As always huge debate is raised by a minority when the majority doesn't give a toss."
Yes, but that's because the minority here understands what can happen with this if it's badly managed and unprotected - those of us that work in IT - but the majority don't understand what "big data" is capable of, they don't understand how awful this scheme was.
So, the minority has to educate them. We did. They listened. The government and the NHS were forced to back track.
Democracy (and an educated populace) wins!
The UE Boom is stereo.
...to compare and contrast what happens in these factories for people building Apple equipment with Samsung equipment, and HTC equipment, and Xiaomi equipment?
That way, we'd be able to judge better whether the Apple policies were making things "better" (a value judgement) for those workers assigned to Apple production compared to those assigned to other vendors.
Wrong target if you're thinking about things logically from a legal or technical point of view.
But the lawyers weren't; they were thinking about who had the deepest pockets to make any possible win worth while.
...but this whole article read like an advert.
Another way to view the stats:
After years of languishing as an unadopted and unloved technology, within just 2 months Apple have transformed the outlook for NFC Payments by getting over 2 million users for their new Apple Pay system, and that when only launched in just the one country (the USA) which has the additional drawback of having limited infrastructure to accept it because of its backwards payments infrastructure not having adopted Chip-And-Pin and subsequently NFC when the rest of the developed world did, starting almost 10 years ago.
And illegal. For him, and for you too, if you know he's going to do it. Which you do, because why else would he give you a discount for cash? It's not cheaper for him to process at the bank than cheque or even debit card, so it's not that - it can only be because he plans not to declare the income.
They're solid and reliable, and when you pair them with a nice Rega phono stage, along with an Ortofon Arkiv stylus, they're perfect for archiving your vinyl off to digital formats, because no matter how much of an event listening to vinyl is, it's most certainly not as practical ;-)
There's been one on the BBC News web site for a while ;-)
"Sometimes I think we in the UK have a 3rd world level of service from the mobile operators."
I think that sometimes too, but then I to places like the US and Canada, and realise that while we may have annoyances with the mobile providers here, at least we're (relatively) only paying third-world prices for them.
@ Michael Habel: "Whats's that Movies and Music? Isn't this what the Cloud was made for? I for One love XBMC (Movies), and Google Music... For umm Music streaming."
Streaming will probably be fine in 10 or 20 years time, but not yet; data is too expensive, service too unreliable, and coverage too patchy at present.
And that's if you never leave your home country of course - if you do, you try streaming all your music and movies for 2 or 3 weeks while on holiday or away for work - bill "shock" will be an understatement for what you feel when you get home, and that's only if your provider lets you use more than xxMB while you're off network.
@ Johnr: "When you were in the gym and had one on your belt or arm you could adjust the volume , skip and pause without looking at it."
I thought that was what the controls on my headphone cord were for, and that works with an iPod or and iPhone.
@RAMChYLD: "So the consensus is, people don't like being tracked while on a desktop, but is fine with being tracked on a fondleslab or mobe?"
Good catch. Good question. Perhaps people are more ashamed of what they search their computer for than what they search their phone for?
@AC: "Apple have finally cottoned on that they can make money from it"
Ugh. No. They're not making money from this functionality.
Note: I cite as many sources for that "fact" as you do for yours.
@Stacy: "Why should Apple also need a copy of the search request?"
This is answered in the article.
Apple takes your request, effectively anonymizes it (by using a fake UID that changes every 15 minutes, thus defeating any attempts by the search provider to build up a tracking profile of you) and then sends it on.
Guess what it all comes down to is: If you leave the functionality enabled, who would you trust more? Apple (who make profit by selling you the hardware) or the search providers (who make money by selling your profile to advertisers)?
Obviously, it's Apple in this binary choice. Only an idiot would argue otherwise.
However, Apple did do a "bad" here. They should have had a big alert come up with an In / Out choice, which would have gotten people's informed consent. Some of us (I would argue probably ONLY the kinds of people who read the Reg) would opt out. Most everyone else would opt in.
@maffski: "I might be thick, but why would it have to send the search to Apple in order to send the search to Google etc?"
Aside from the fact it's not Google, I guess it doesn't HAVE to, but it does, to effectively anonymize your searches from "Google" et al. or they would use your UID to track you - as Apple say, they change this for you every 15 minutes. Not something that "Google" would do for you.
..."when customers can switch operators and technologies in real-time the investment may dry up."
Why is this any different, really, to now?
I'm sure you'll still be able to buy carrier-locked phones and so on for the forseeable.
However, right now, if I buy an unlocked iPad or Nexus tablet, I can buy a SIM from any carrier I like in my home country, get a SIM-only deal and roll month to month, or indeed have two or more on the go and swap between them if there is poor service at home for example, and when I go on holiday I can get one from a local provider if I like (and I do - I have a Fido SIM from Canada and an AT&T one from the US)
Why does doing it in software make a difference?
Just because you can switch "SIM"s in software rather than physically doesn't mean you won't have to pay month to month or pay any less to the carriers you're choosing.
In fact, it might increase their profits. Off the bat I can think of a couple of ways - they no longer have the expense of manufacturing and distributing all those SIMs, and if you go somewhere on a long weekend, perhaps you can't be bothered to get a local SIM, but if it's just there in software and the offer of a 1-week or fixed-data plan is right there to buy, you may well go for it.
Change ≠ death-of-all-we-have-come-to-know.......
But that's the point - the merchant DOES NOT get the same data - every transaction you make using ApplePay uses a unique token (aka fake CC number). The merchant doesn't know your "real" card number. If they have an attack (hello Dairy Queen, Target, Home Depot, KMart, and others) then whatever information they have on you is USELESS and can't be used.
You're actually better protected using ApplePay than a regular swipe and sign CC in the US or an NFC or chip-and-PIN card in the rest of the world, partly because of these unique tokens, and partly because the CC number can't be read from the phone if it's stolen (like a CC) and there's no way it can be used (like a CC with copying the signature / looking over your shoulder at your PIN at an ATM and then nicking the card for chip-and-PIN).
You don't even have to trust Apple with your CC information - you only have to trust that they are being honest when they say they don't store it in the phone. Which if it turned out they were lying about, would cause massive outrage, so I think we can be pretty sure they're being honest.
Works fine on N-3.
It's N-4 (or N-5 or N-6 depending on how you count) that it doesn't work on.
While I agree with the general point, I would note that it's unlikely your test laptop will be able to use the Continuity/Handoff feature which you're describing of being able to take calls on the laptop / send SMS messages etc, because it requires Bluetooth 4, which your laptop from "mid 2010" won't have.
There was some talk of these features working if you added a BT4 USB dongle at some point, but I don't know if that was just with a beta version of Yosemite.
For him, he should just put the CD in the drive and use iTunes to rip it, in lossless ALAC.
Other people might prefer FLAC or whatever else, but for him using iTunes, ALAC makes sense.
"interesting to see if it's technically possible to do the same on the 6 Plus"
It is. And it doesn't feel (too) unstable (to me) while in the Apple case.
I bought it solely* because of the OIS, I would have preferred the vanilla 6, with the thought to return it or sell it on if I couldn't live with it, but it's really not stressing me out to use it - like you have found with your phone, you can do anything you need "one handed" it's just that you have to learn a new method.
* well, not solely, obviously, I like iOS, have lots of apps, don't hate Apple**, like the resale value etc.
** but neither am I a "fanboi" also owning a Nexus 5 for my work phone, and not hating that in any way either.
"The merchant's power lies in simply not adopting the system"
They certainly have that choice, but it has consequences - any merchant who does not make the switch (this is the US we're talking about - everywhere else in the western world already has, years ago) becomes liable for any fraudulent transactions which occur after the cut-off date.
And as we know from that experience in the rest of the world what happens is that fraud sharply falls off in the merchants which adopt and shifts over to those who haven't, which is why when your (European) credit card number is somehow stolen or cloned or generated by fraudsters it isn't USED in Europe, it can't be, it has to be used in places without these systems, hence the US or some Asian countries.
The same will happen in the US - those merchants who do not fall in line with what they payment processors are demanding will find themselves with an ever increasing share of the fraudulent transactions and will eventually (and by eventually, I don't mean in years, I mean in months) have to transition themselves or it will start to affect their bottom line, and that's something American shareholders will understand and ask questions of Management for.
Doesn't matter with M-DISC, as they can be read in a standard DVD drive, only the writer has to be special.
In 2047, when the last company making NX-Ray (TM) drives announces they're no longer going to make them (they had backwards compatibility to DVD, BluRay and UV-Ray (TM) you see) then whoever still has a (useless) archive on M-DISC will just read it off and transfer to Data Crystal storage.
Well, Apple Pay doesn't (as far as we know so far) just require a single bonk - it needs for you to hold your iPhone to the reader while you pass Touch ID verification.
I'd argue that is probably as secure as Chip-and-PIN, which most everyone is happy with (at least compared to swipe/sign).
I add the "as far as we know" caveat because things may change with the Apple Watch. Perhaps with that, you can bonk with the watch and have your finger on the Touch ID sensor on your phone in your pocket, or perhaps you pre-authorise the Watch with a Touch ID verification when you put it on (remember - the watch monitors all the time, so it knows when you take it off, and locks itself and presumably won't do Apple Pay while off your wrist or until you verify with Touch ID at least once per "wrist session").
Anyhow, the short version is that a biometric is required for each transaction with Apple Pay as we know it now.
2006 on MacOS. 10.5.
Kind of depends, doesn't it.
Perhaps (and we won't know for at least 4 months or so) this is absolutely the pinnacle of style *for its abilities*.
Perhaps it has more, and better sensors than others. Perhaps the screen is better than others. Perhaps the battery life is better than the rest. Perhaps a lot of things, but at present, we all know that form has to be traded against function with the smallest gadgets, because we can only miniaturise so far right now, especially thinking of batteries, so when it's actually released we can all judge whether this watch strikes the right balance for us or not.
But it's pretty much all down to the ecosystem anyway. If you have an iPhone, you're hardly likely to buy a Moto 360, and if you have a Nexus 5, you're hardly likely to buy an Apple Watch.
Really, when it comes down to it, it doesn't matter whether the Apple Watch is better than the Moto 360 or the Galaxy Gear or the LG G Watch or any other Android Wear based device. For an iPhone owner, it's the right choice. For n Android owner, well, that's where the others compete for business.
"wrong time to buy" / "if you'd waited a month"
No, he bought at the right time, assuming he wanted to buy new, and he wanted the 64GB version.
...I think everyone is asking the wrong questions.
It's not about what it looks like to a large degree - it just has to be reasonable, and not fugly (which it isn't - when you see them on people's wrists they look just fine - sure it's chunky but so is my current (normal) watch, it's not unusual).
Given that it is not fugly, what matters is what it DOES, and not even whether it does what YOU want it to do, being a Reg reader, journalist, or paid shill. It's whether it does what existing (and potential) iPhone 5 through 6+ owners want it to, since that is both their target market and a requirement - nobody will buy an iPhone to get the Apple Watch, but if you have an iPhone and you like the idea of being able to quickly see who's calling you before you grab your phone in a meeting, or read that text on the (crowded) train without getting your phone out or track your daily movements to get a little fitter, or get walking directions without anyone in a strange city you're visiting (and don't know how safe it is) seeing you head-down staring at Google Maps on your $1000 phone as you walk.
I suspect that tens of millions of the 200 million potential audience will want this.
It's not rubbish, it's not shit, it's not even overpriced really when you look at the functionality, it's well designed given the limitations of the technology, and it'll be improved on, in the same way as the iPad was, and people should just take a step back and a deep breath and stop with the vitriol.
If you don't like it, don't buy one.
If you do, do.
I suspect that a 128GB iPod Touch won't be long in coming, now that 2 models of iPhone are available in 128GB capacities.
And by the time your Classic fails, who knows, 256GB could be the norm.