* Posts by MickyMc

4 posts • joined 20 Sep 2017

Facebook Messenger ... for who now? Zuck points his digital crack at ever younger kids

MickyMc

It has nothing to do with using an iNanny and more to do with the expectations of kids these days.

They expect access to YouTube, Skype, Messenger, etc to stay in touch with their school mates?

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iOS apps can read metadata revealing users' location histories

MickyMc

Re: Mobile Tracking Device

Its always a trade off if I set the Google Maps to only track my position when I use the app then I have to turn it on when I need to use it in a hurry.

I hadn't noticed that destinations feature was iOS until I the other messages. I never use it, but apparently it not only knows where I live and work but also where I last parked my car. The Apple mapping software doesn't seem to afford you the luxury of disabling it.

Perhaps if it know all of this information about me it can order me a curry tonight :)

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MickyMc

Mobile Tracking Device

Having had an iPhone 4S and just moved to an iPhone SE, I was amused when I got in the car to find Google Traffic and Google Maps Destinations flagging up information about my impending trip to work!

I have never logged into my Google profile on my iPhone and never set my home or various workplace addresses in my phone; Google Maps does have access to GPS as I use it for navigation, and has clearly been logging my arrival and departure times and geo-location information.

To be honest I have always regarded a mobile phone as part tracking device and part useful tool, so it comes as no great surprise that all of this info is slurped up by Google, Apple and whoever else.

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UK PC prices have risen 30% in a year since the EU referendum

MickyMc

As far as I understand things most technology purchases occur in dollars and the dollar has been subject to quite a lot of fluctuation in the last 12 months.

The big players insulate themselves from the vagaries of the international currency market by pushing up prices.

The deciding factor is not the strength of currency in the country of the end user country but what the market will support.

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