THESE are ‘must-have’ traits to join Apple, reveals CEO Tim Cook

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, emphasized during a conversation with singer Dua Lipa that there are certain key character traits the company’s HR managers seek in candidates during interviews. Cook highlighted the significance of ‘collaboration’ as one of the primary qualities that individuals must possess to secure a position at the tech giant’s Cupertino,… Continue reading THESE are ‘must-have’ traits to join Apple, reveals CEO Tim Cook

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Why does Apple give the user almost 0 control about the HomePod settings??

One of my HomePods is connecting to the neighbors WIFI-Network all the time, restarting doesn’t change anything and I can’t change the WIFI-Network manually in the app. Why isn’t apple able to give the user the possibility to change the HomePods Wifi-network without any circumstances??? I don’t get it. I’ve neither entered the other WIFIs… Continue reading Why does Apple give the user almost 0 control about the HomePod settings??

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How to choose the preferred language for recommended podcasts in Podcasts app

Hello! My native language is not English, but I’m interested nearly exclusively in content in English. However, when I start to browse, only podcasts in my native language get recommended. When I look at in certain category, there is no podcasts in English, which makes it impossible to discover any new podcast unless I know… Continue reading How to choose the preferred language for recommended podcasts in Podcasts app

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Apple Mail Search | Rant

Just need to vent and see if anyone else feels my pain here. Why is Apple Mail’s search function still so bad? I mean, we’ve seen tons of updates over the years, but when it comes to finding an old email, it’s like searching for a needle in a haystack.I use Outlook at work and… Continue reading Apple Mail Search | Rant

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Privacy and app installation

According to the legal text from Apple’s website, Apple makes Game Center nicknames (as well as “other unique identifiers”) available to app developers. Since these nicknames are unique! and tied to our Apple ID’s, I am concerned that this is a mechanism that app developers can use to indirectly identify indirectly our Apple ID’s and… Continue reading Privacy and app installation

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Apple should add an option to only enable push notifications for one hour

So many apps like Uber have important notifications for like an hour and then use them to spam you the rest of the time. I would love to force them to ask every time and only enable for an hour (or some customizable duration). Apple already has this capability for AppClips — they would just… Continue reading Apple should add an option to only enable push notifications for one hour

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Questionable Action by Apple Employee – Machine going to offsite for repair, instructed me to remove from Find My app

This is to ensure that the product is not stolen and that you are truly the one permitting the repair. It’s a hard line drawn and there are no exceptions. If Find My is not turned off, the system detects that Activation Lock is enabled and will not allow the technician to finalize and save… Continue reading Questionable Action by Apple Employee – Machine going to offsite for repair, instructed me to remove from Find My app

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Stop all apps

I don’t care how perfect iOS thinks it is, the one thing I really miss about android is the ability to close all programs. Periodically one program just isn’t working, shutting that program down (yes by really closing it by swiping up on it when you have your open programs showing as thumbnails) doesn’t work,… Continue reading Stop all apps

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When will we see emoji message reactions in iMessage like we see everywhere else?

Seems like an obvious move to me, I love the diversity of all the different reactions you can have to a message. So why are we still stuck with “like” “dislike” “love” “laugh” “emphasize” “question” as our reacts, when all of those can be portrayed through emoji, as well as many other reactions?

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Apple to allow sideloading, but only in Europe

They’re pretty much just begging to be regulated then. They have been presented ample opportunity to self-regulate and now that other governments are going to see the European example in action there is no reason they wouldn’t try and implement something similar. Then Apple will have to deal with different regulations in different markets, all… Continue reading Apple to allow sideloading, but only in Europe

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Apple Will Take Scattershot Approach to Pitching AR/VR Headset

Unlike many, I’m going to plant a flag in the ground and say I believe this product line is going to be extremely successful in the long term. This is the future of computing. Success for this first device simply means capturing the world’s attention, and inspiring the generation of a robust ecosystem of content… Continue reading Apple Will Take Scattershot Approach to Pitching AR/VR Headset

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No one buys the best iPhone – Mac Address

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Will Apple take a big bite out of the banks?

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Report: Inside Apple’s relationship with Goldman Sachs, Amex’s fears, and more

AMEX used to be king on iPhone. They were one of the first to support Apple Wallet, and their app used to be the best designed of all the big banks. Now their app is trailing behind other fintechs, and has basically become a glorified coupon book requiring you to save offers to get most… Continue reading Report: Inside Apple’s relationship with Goldman Sachs, Amex’s fears, and more

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WSJ: Apple to Release iPhone Journaling App for Logging Daily Activities

“Based on documents seen by WSJ, a personalization feature will highlight potential topics for users to write about, such as a workout, while the app will also offer “All Day People Discovery” to detect a user’s physical proximity to other people. According to the report, Apple’s app will have the ability to gather much more user… Continue reading WSJ: Apple to Release iPhone Journaling App for Logging Daily Activities

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Apple Saket now open in New Delhi

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Apple Launches Tap to Pay on iPhone in Taiwan

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Upcoming Reddit changes may spell the end of free third-party apps

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman suggested that “authentic conversation” on Reddit makes its data valuable to these models. “There’s a lot of stuff on the site that you’d only ever say in therapy, or A.A., or never at all,” he told the New York Times. But “we don’t need to give all of that value to… Continue reading Upcoming Reddit changes may spell the end of free third-party apps

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Apple’s Macs have long escaped ransomware, but that may be changing

The biggest reason MacOS hasn’t seen much malware isn’t the fact that MacOS is necessarily safer than Windows or other operating systems. Of course Linux or *BSD (OpenBSD especially) are safer than Windows! https://www.liquidweb.com/blog/what-is-openbsd/ “OpenBSD has only had two remote code execution vulnerabilities in the entire operating system’s history.” Compare it to Windows and what… Continue reading Apple’s Macs have long escaped ransomware, but that may be changing

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What will Apple’s headset do? Gaming, sports viewing, and meditation may come in the box

People are just assuming it’s meant to take off and be a successful killer product right out the gate when I think Apple is playing the long game here. Many higher ups in the company (and others like Meta) believe Augmented Reality is the next revolutionary interface, and an early adopter product for developers to… Continue reading What will Apple’s headset do? Gaming, sports viewing, and meditation may come in the box

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NSO zero-click iPhone hack accessed HomeKit, but blocked by Lockdown Mode

Of course it’s Messages. Of course. One former Apple employee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because Apple requires its employees to sign agreements prohibiting them from commenting on nearly all aspects of the company, even after they leave, said it was difficult to communicate with security researchers who reported bugs in Apple products… Continue reading NSO zero-click iPhone hack accessed HomeKit, but blocked by Lockdown Mode

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Tim Cook opens first Apple store in India

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I was wrong about Apple Pay

So Apple looked into the future and saw something very few outside of the payment world did Or they looked into what Europe had been doing for ages. Chip and pin was nothing new at the time. There’s more to the world than USA. Fortunately Apple has learned that a long time ago.

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Tim Cook spotted at Coachella with Eddy Cue

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AirPods Are a Tragedy

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LockBit ransomware gang appears to be targeting Macs for the first time

Remember folks, have an external backup disk that you only connect while doing backup. Do backups at least once per week, if you can remember to do them more frequently, even better. When you take care, the pain of getting hit by ransomware is much more manageable. (Of course, it’s even better to not get… Continue reading LockBit ransomware gang appears to be targeting Macs for the first time

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lo-rain has now fireflies

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AppleID and other services down

⚠️There seems to be a huge Apple server outage currently. Affected services are: Apple ID / iCloud Apple TV Apple Music Chat Support …and probably more. Avoid purchasing anything in the App Store or the Apple Online Store. It’ll probably be down for at least an hour. (From @maybearidan on Twitter) All my devices have… Continue reading AppleID and other services down

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Why do stores have to individually roll out Apple pay in the US ? How does that work?

Virtually every card reader out there that fairly new already have the chip/NFC reader also built in. I am not sure on the specifics of unlocking that bit, but many stores lock it because they want you to use their payment system, like WalMart, they have WalMart pay or whatever it is called in their… Continue reading Why do stores have to individually roll out Apple pay in the US ? How does that work?

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Asahi Linux: The team managed to get the Touch Bar working under Linux with KDE, as a secondary display

Likewise, I love the touchbar and will miss it when it’s gone at my next upgrade. I will never understand the hate. You can get the function keys back by tapping the Fn key or disabling anything other than the F keys in settings. Edit: yeah, I know, you can’t as easily use them without… Continue reading Asahi Linux: The team managed to get the Touch Bar working under Linux with KDE, as a secondary display

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Apple Talk Discord – Let’s chat!

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First iPhone. A Guided Tour by Apple

This brings back so much nostalgia. Growing up poor, I could never afford these things and watching these walkthrough videos and WWDC events over and over again was a constant hit of dopamine and appreciation of their presentation. Now that tech has become more accessible in terms of cost, it lost some of it’s novelty.

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Watched this today and had a huge wave of nostalgia

I don’t miss plastic computer casings. what I dislike more is how almost any other modern laptop is still made of plastic. Apple’s gizmos like the spaces keys on the board seem to trickle down to the concurrence. It should be illegal to make plastic laptops or to sell them without a deposit

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‘A huge blunder’: GM’s decision to ditch Apple CarPlay, Android Auto sparks backlash

The mistake is thinking that people will choose a car first and let the car manufacturer dictate what phones they can use. In reality, people are more invested in their phone than their car brand. Tell me I can’t use my phone with your car? Ok, there are plenty of other car choices. This reminds… Continue reading ‘A huge blunder’: GM’s decision to ditch Apple CarPlay, Android Auto sparks backlash

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Apple TV+ growth slows in US while Netflix loses first place

Intersting. Netflix is getting too expensive. Exporting my list and cancelling for a while. Enjoying the old shows on Disney (stars) at the moment. I think I’ll just keep one on the go and rotate. I was there was an app to manage watch lists for when you subscribe/unsub /resub

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Why can’t Apple fully translate their iOS interface into all supported languages?

Apple is an enormous corporation with a vast number of employees, yet they still can’t manage to translate the entire iOS interface into every language that iOS officially supports. For example, the App Store isn’t translated into a third of the languages supported by iOS itself and just uses English. Apple Music Classical for example… Continue reading Why can’t Apple fully translate their iOS interface into all supported languages?

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Old Apple ID

PSA to anyone that has an old Apple ID that uses security questions and can’t remember the answer, so you get stuck in the loop of “we don’t have sufficient information to reset your security questions” there is a work around to get into your old Apple ID, if enough people are interested I will… Continue reading Old Apple ID

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Why is Siri like this…?

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I love Notes! Why does it look different on each platform?

I use Notes every day to take note for my coaching clients, write articles, and even track recipes and holiday gifts. I love that I can track it on my iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air, and MacMini – and it syncs PERFECTLY. But why does it look AMAZING on my iPad and not on my MacMini/Air?

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Apple expands innovative Restore Fund for carbon removal

I wish they would expand innovative practices that support reduce, reuse, and recycle. But so far they’ve only done the latter because it supports their endless consumption machine. Meanwhile they are producing computers with soldered storage, effectively giving them a several year lifespan before they’re bricks.

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Mercenary spyware hacked iPhone victims with rogue calendar invites, researchers say

First of all, tech crunch needs to be banned. It’s an awful website that doesn’t load correctly on iPhones. Second of all, shame on apple for letting it take over your calendar invites. I had to switch to chrome which actually alerts you that the site is attempting to open another app and asks if… Continue reading Mercenary spyware hacked iPhone victims with rogue calendar invites, researchers say

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Apple’s worst cases of form over function?

I think Apple has found a relatively good balance on most of its apps and it’s operating systems, making it convenient and easy to look at. But what are some Apple apps or design choices, that just leave you scratching your head as to how it got green lit to public use?

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You Can Now Order Domino’s Pizza Using CarPlay

you can’t freely choose toppings in the car, as the functionality is only available for preselected or recently placed orders good, i’d hope people aren’t sitting there picking between pepperoni and sausage on the freeway if this stops people from ordering from their phones while driving that’s great, but it’s sad that they wouldn’t just… Continue reading You Can Now Order Domino’s Pizza Using CarPlay

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Apple meets with retail workers countrywide to “address unionization risks.”

When the richest company on planet Earth feels it can’t pay its workers a fair wage and provide benefits, Capitalism is no longer a viable concept. It’s time to move to an economic model that places the health of society above the psychopathically singleminded pursuit of pursuit of shareholder profits.

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Reminder: using Chrome on a Mac defeats Apple’s privacy features

That’s cool. I don’t use chrome because I don’t like chrome. Privacy or not, it just sucks. Also, screw companies making money off my information. I didn’t give them permission. They can revoke my access to their services, so why I can’t I revoke their access to my info?

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The sudden death and rebirth of Tweetbot

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Apple Watch Bands

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Apple Music Classical on iPad

Am I the only one that’s pretty disappointed with the layout on iPad? It’s not been formatted for iPad. Like they took the iPhone version and threw it on there. I guess I just expect more when they hype it up and let you pre-order it.

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Inside the flop that changed Apple forever

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Apple BKC (Mumbai) store opening soon

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iOS lets carriers add WiFi networks that you can’t stop from joining

A few comments in the HN thread say it’s to offload load from the carriers service, but the original OP has neighbors broadcasting a hotspot (xfinity router/modems do this automatically when you rent a modem from them) so now its competing with their home wifi with no way to shut it off. This breaks (off… Continue reading iOS lets carriers add WiFi networks that you can’t stop from joining

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If Apple ever created a version of their messages app for the PC I’d delete my Facebook account. I can’t be alone

Seems like such a no-brainer; I really only use Facebook because its messenger provides a common and somewhat seamless way to send URLs between PCs and phones. Apple could deal a strong blow to Facebook that probably wouldn’t cannibalize Mac sales in any significant way. Seems like a no-brainer, right? Gets me thinking maybe there… Continue reading If Apple ever created a version of their messages app for the PC I’d delete my Facebook account. I can’t be alone

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iCloud

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I’ve switched from Android, can we get a settings option when we long press on an App?

Has it ever been suggested to get a Settings options when you long press an App? I find it would be much more useful instead of having to open the settings app, long scroll down to find the app or manually searching the app the top of the settings app Fanboys please don’t attack it’s… Continue reading I’ve switched from Android, can we get a settings option when we long press on an App?

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Steve Jobs and Japan – NHK WORLD PRIME

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PayPal Adds New Features to Its Complete Payments Solution for Online Small Businesses

From PayPal statement: Beginning today, PayPal will also give small businesses access to four new features to help them drive payment acceptance and enhance how they run their business. This will include Apple Pay as a checkout option, the ability for customers to save payment methods with the PayPal vault for faster future checkout, real-time… Continue reading PayPal Adds New Features to Its Complete Payments Solution for Online Small Businesses

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Changes to WatchOS coming. What would you like to see?

Let me choose what the default screen on my watch is: watch app browser, watch face, particular app interface, or a readout. Make complications work across all faces. A particular developer who’s product I use has made their complication only viewable on two faces. There’s no reason it cannot work everywhere. Allow more customization of… Continue reading Changes to WatchOS coming. What would you like to see?

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I have a mobility disability, I dont have a enough force to use Digital Crown to acces home screen. Help me

Are you able to click the side button? It requires less force than the digital crown. If you’re able to click it, try the solution below. Click the side button to open the dock, scroll to the bottom, and you’ll see a button to access all of your apps. You can customise the dock with… Continue reading I have a mobility disability, I dont have a enough force to use Digital Crown to acces home screen. Help me

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Tim Cook on Shaping the Future of Apple

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Safari releases are development hell — a blog post by the developers of game creation app ‘Construct’

Sometimes you have to use defensive programming and assume that people can and will deviate from specs. Do not assume that if X returns Y it supports Z. It’s annoying, but it will make you programs more resilient and able to support in your case more browsers. After all, there are many niche browsers out… Continue reading Safari releases are development hell — a blog post by the developers of game creation app ‘Construct’

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What Apple doesn’t get about feedback

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Weather app is partially down

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How AirPods are produced

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How I wish this were true :’)

I feel you on that. Click wheel, solid feeling controls I can operate easily from my pocket, modern downloading of audiobooks, podcasts, and music as well as linking to my AirPods and I would open my wallet so fast.

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Tim Cook: At Apple, we proudly stand with all trans and gender non-conforming people, and we are deeply committed to building an inclusive environment — and a better world — where everyone feels they belong. #TransDayOfVisibility

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GM plans to phase out Apple CarPlay in EVs

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Feedback Assistant is a broken system

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Lost Apple Watch spends a night in the ocean, found in working condition

The Apple Watch model wasn’t disclosed, but the internal GPS signal was active so Rocha was able to see the device in Find My. That isn’t right, is it? I’m guessing the water is t going to allow anyone to connect to the watch under water and report via Find My. Instead isn’t Find My… Continue reading Lost Apple Watch spends a night in the ocean, found in working condition

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AirTag hidden in luggage forces tourists to change vacation plans

Good God this is a non-story. A couple claims, someone put an AirTag in the front pocket of a backpack, while they were wearing it. It beeped (as it should), so they removed it. They still freaked the f*ck out thinking someone could be “looking for them”. So they changed where they were staying and… Continue reading AirTag hidden in luggage forces tourists to change vacation plans

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You’re making me buy a new phone

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Apple illegally fired five labor activists, union says | The workers, who were disciplined and fired for attendance-related issues, believe they were let go because of their union organizing

From the article: Apple fired five union organizers in Kansas City, Mo., in retaliation for union activity, the Communications Workers of America alleged in charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday. The terminated workers, who all were active organizers in a nascent union drive at the Apple store at Country Club Plaza… Continue reading Apple illegally fired five labor activists, union says | The workers, who were disciplined and fired for attendance-related issues, believe they were let go because of their union organizing

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Wavelength

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What would a Social Media site created by Apple look like? Would it be successful?

Has anyone ever wondered why Apple hasn’t attempted making a proper social media site/app? I’d assume it would take off quite well, even if it was exclusive to iPhone/Mac/iPad and they could learn a lot from how google handled Google+ to avoid some serious mistakes regarding integration into the ecosystem. It would have the benefit… Continue reading What would a Social Media site created by Apple look like? Would it be successful?

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Dark Sky App Works Again

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Apple Passwords Deserve An App

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Apple Music Classical has been released

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What about folders on Freeform?

Be great if they could get the basics of the app working well first There isn’t a folder feature in the betas yet so there’s currently no timing for it, Freeform was already a rather late feature for iOS so I do wonder what is holding them down

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Auto Correct, learn phrases?

On an iPhone you used to be able to click on an “incorrect” word in the dictation/ auto correct about the keyboard, so your “dictionary’ would learn words you use and not auto correct them? What is that feature called and how do i turn it on? Thank You!!

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Simple invoicing app for small businesses and freelancers

Looks reasonable, especially with the lifetime purchase option, and knowing the extortionate pricing of the main competitors. Really ideal for small businesses. Can users import or export client contacts as vCards, vcf? Would you consider adding a BTC currency option? No request for a slew of so called cryptocurrencies, just an one basic alternative currency… Continue reading Simple invoicing app for small businesses and freelancers

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Transcribe text from microphone audio on iOS. Multilingual and translation to English support.

I made an app that can record audio and write down what people are saying near your microphone. I made it initially as an audio lifelogging app on Android, where the idea was to transcribe nearby audio for a full day and search through it (possibly much later) on a timeline. A memory bank of… Continue reading Transcribe text from microphone audio on iOS. Multilingual and translation to English support.

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Did Apple resurrect Dark Sky?

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instatab: I made a free app to track and split expenses with friends

Thanks for taking the time to take and look and leave your feedback. This is really important to us 🙂 Straight to your points. We’re already examining the option of making authentication optional in the near future. The benefit of being logged in is that you can easily access your tabs on all devices as… Continue reading instatab: I made a free app to track and split expenses with friends

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I’m not exciting about the future of computing, where we need to grant permission for everything

As I use my iPhone and Macbook, I cannot help but notice how often I’m prompted for permissions for everything. Most times this is a good thing. I don’t want an app to have my location or access to my photo album for everything without my say so. Other times, however, it can be more… Continue reading I’m not exciting about the future of computing, where we need to grant permission for everything

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Safari or Chrome

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Anyone else have lots of connectivity issues with walkie talkie on Apple Watch?

It’s garbage and they apparently don’t care to fix it. My coworker and I have tried utilizing it and when it actually works it’s fantastic for us but when it doesn’t it’s super frustrating. For some reason the sound would also never go through my AirPods which added another layer of “wtf why” because I’ll… Continue reading Anyone else have lots of connectivity issues with walkie talkie on Apple Watch?

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Apple Silicon Mac runs crisis with Asahi Linux.

Thank god someone is taking Mac hardware seriously. Fucking seriously apple why do you hate your own equipment so much. Just support Vulkan and stop dicking over your own customers

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A first look at using iMessage from a PC with Microsoft’s Phone Link app – The Verge

Petty of Apple to hamper usability so much They haven’t hampered so much as they haven’t done anything to support it. Microsoft are just using Bluetooth notifications to do this as a workaround. For the second point, I can’t wait for the day (that may never come) that we have a universal standard for messaging.… Continue reading A first look at using iMessage from a PC with Microsoft’s Phone Link app – The Verge

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macOS Cursors

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Developers or add advertisers, please respect our sound settings in games for the adds shown in games or apps

I was playing some games on my iPhone and there are more and more games that provide free games with commercials and I thank you for all free games and your hard work, I will pay for the good ones, after I try them first. I understand that developers need to earn money, I don’t… Continue reading Developers or add advertisers, please respect our sound settings in games for the adds shown in games or apps

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Re-logging into Apple on iPhone requires entering Apple ID, iPhone passcode and iPad passcode

It is because your Apple ID does not let your iPhone see much of the end-to-end encrypted data on iCloud. The iPhone passcode is to grant access to modify the current iPhone. iCloud password let you login to your iCloud account. All your iCloud data is still end to end encrypted. Passcode of a device… Continue reading Re-logging into Apple on iPhone requires entering Apple ID, iPhone passcode and iPad passcode

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Inside Apple’s Companywide Cost-Cutting Push to Avoid Layoffs

Should Apple have progressive growth forever? Won’t people just at some point stop having more money to give them? Yes, this is one of the fundamental problem with capitalism. To maintain infinite growth, especially in the short term, corporations must eventually exploit their workers. When these corporations exploit their workers, either by cutting their wages… Continue reading Inside Apple’s Companywide Cost-Cutting Push to Avoid Layoffs

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FREE stickies app for iPhone and iPad!

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Play Space Invaders on Apple Watch!

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Apples effort on developing Chat GPT like functions?

Are there any news on Apples effort on chatGPT? I find this can be a great opportunity. Imagine integrate this functionalities with Pages, slides to help you create contents, and do it offline with the help of neural engine. Also, Siri can be improved dramatically and actually be useful.

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Spelunking Apple’s Open Source

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How come Apple allows predatory scam apps on the app store?

To be fair, all subscriptions require a pop-up sign into your account, so it’s very transparent that you are subscribing and paying for something. Apple makes it very easy to cancel any subscription made through the App Sore as well. Furthermore, they make it fairly simple to request a refund if you feel you paid… Continue reading How come Apple allows predatory scam apps on the app store?

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How to Get ChatGPT on Your Apple Watch

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Suggestion features

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European Union hurts Apple again – cannot limit USB Type-C charging speed

Yeah this was my initial take when reading those rumors as well. Limiting data speed is probably technically fine, EU can’t mandate how Apple decide to write their OS drivers. Charging speed, however, would go so far against the entire purpose of the law (to minimise E-waste and simplify device charging) that it would seem… Continue reading European Union hurts Apple again – cannot limit USB Type-C charging speed

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Mail.app on i(Pad)OS doesn’t warn users of broken accounts?

Anyone ever seen a wonderful issue where you have an incorrect password entered in to one of your mail accounts, and yet when you’re running Mail.app it shows absolutely no messages about one of your accounts being “broken”. My Mom was trying to figure out why she wasn’t receiving emails on her iPad, but she… Continue reading Mail.app on i(Pad)OS doesn’t warn users of broken accounts?

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I Bought the Last One Apple Ever Made…

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Carrot Weather update introduces snarky chatbot based on ChatGPT

Who wants to get their weather from a condescending program? Is this an early April Fools joke? And what the heck is that article photo? The time and cell signal bars are cut off. EDIT: Looks like you can set the bot’s personality to traits like helpful, funny, suave, sarcastic etc. That’s better. But still… Continue reading Carrot Weather update introduces snarky chatbot based on ChatGPT

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The new AirPods Pro | Quiet the noise | Apple

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Hello Yellow

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Do you imagine it will be possible one day to change aspect ratio on an iPad and would you want to?

Hi. Hope you’re all doing well. That’s one of those features I like about Samsung Galaxy devices and it’s always seemed odd my iPad Pro doesn’t at least offer that as an option, especially given the premium price tag. I mean, I know App,e devices aren’t known for their customization options, but if you expect… Continue reading Do you imagine it will be possible one day to change aspect ratio on an iPad and would you want to?

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Samsung caught faking zoom photos of the Moon

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First Leak Of AR Components

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Has Apple’s Tim Cook put everything on the line for Apple Reality?

I might get one if I’m feeling super impulsive and it can realistically replace monitors. Might be cool to be a digital nomad with an easy to set up alternative to external monitors. But that’s such a ridiculous use case, right? Otherwise, this feels a lot like the Metaverse hype. Hope to be wrong though.

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Apple AirPods getting health features in the next few years

AirPods are such an incredible product They’re basically that rare instance of a first generation product that arrived fully formed and perfect Whatever obvious changes or upgrades that were needed have now been made Noise cancelling Volume control Always on Hey Siri Find my built into the case I’ll leave it to apple to convince… Continue reading Apple AirPods getting health features in the next few years

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Photo widget for iPhone, iPad and Mac

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FREE stickies app for iPhone and iPad!

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Play a retro game on Apple Watch!

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Default favorites in Safari

Do the websites that appear as default favorites in Safari (eg. Disney, Yahoo, etc.) pay for that privilege, or does Apple just pick them? I assume it’s the former, if so, how much do the companies pay and do we know what are the terms of the contracts? I have heard of Google’s multibillion dollar… Continue reading Default favorites in Safari

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How often are your Apple Pay Merchant labels completely wrong?

What does it show when you tap on the “McDonald’s” right below the amount? It should show the unadjusted merchant name as opposed to the cleaned up version. If that indicates the proper name then there’s something wrong on Apple’s side in terms of detecting the correct merchant and you can report it to be… Continue reading How often are your Apple Pay Merchant labels completely wrong?

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Why Apple stays in China

There is an argument to be made that China is just as dependent on Apple as Apple is on them (because Apple is responsible for employing so many Chinese citizens), so I feel that Apple is actually in a far safer position that people give them credit for. Not to mention that today’s friend could… Continue reading Why Apple stays in China

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Screenshots should be unified

I take a lot of screenshots. I particularly grab a lot of stills from YouTube videos. This is a problem because I watch YouTube on four different devices. But they’re all within the Apple ecosystem, so what gives? Syncing and sorting is fine within iOS, my iPhone and iPad screenshots both show up in my… Continue reading Screenshots should be unified

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iphone calculator sucks

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Passkeys have disappeared

Is anyone having issues with their passkeys disappearing? I’ve created several passkeys for my various google accounts and saved them in keychain. Been using them since about the time the passkey feature was available. I wake up today and they are all missing. Luckily I have a backup security key so I created a new… Continue reading Passkeys have disappeared

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Blind Users Grade Apple’s Accessibility

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Things I wish Apple Music had:

A dedicated button to add songs to your library, something they removed since lyrics was launched. Ability to see singles as a separate item and not them showing up in the albums tab in my library. Cloud control. The ability to control songs on multiple devices from one place by showing them as available devices… Continue reading Things I wish Apple Music had:

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[Request] How is reporting on illegally obtained Apple-insider information legal?

Wondering if any lawyers can help break this down for me. When I read Gurman and others’ blog posts, they expose orders of magnitudes more details than the company is willing to offer themselves— details that are not public, which may very easily materially affect the stock price, and which can easily give away sensitive… Continue reading [Request] How is reporting on illegally obtained Apple-insider information legal?

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Apple keep adding more neural engine cores, but for what application on our devices at this moment?

I was trying to understand the NPC and what use it has since the keynotes keep emphasising how more amazing they become each iteration. This article explains a bit https://www.macobserver.com/tips/deep-dive/what-is-apple-neural-engine/, but no clear examples of applications or apps that heavily use it or depends on it. Does anyone knows what it is currently most used… Continue reading Apple keep adding more neural engine cores, but for what application on our devices at this moment?

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iOS Games Emulation Cracked For the First Time

It’s interesting to see that there is enough love for these games to warrant the effort to do this. When if you asked gamers across the board, especially back then, if iOS gaming was “real gaming” you’d be laughed out of the room.

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WhatsApp Testing ‘Expiring Groups’ Feature to Easily Leave Redundant Chats

This is such a great idea. On the one hand I’m still part of groups whose sole purpose ended years ago, literally, but most of us found it awkward to just leave them. On the other hand, it’s incredible the amount of times a new group would come in handy and I avoid creating it… Continue reading WhatsApp Testing ‘Expiring Groups’ Feature to Easily Leave Redundant Chats

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A short story about the Mac App Store

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Why Apple Removed Live Wallpapers

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Are Apple-Refurbished Trade-ins valued less than trade-ins that were not purchased as refurbs?

Just wondering if Apple reduces the trade-in value of Macbooks more if you bought them from the refurb Mac store, versus ones you bought new? Couldn’t find a clear answer on this. I.e would the same macbook with the same specs get the same trade-in value whether or not you bought it new or as… Continue reading Are Apple-Refurbished Trade-ins valued less than trade-ins that were not purchased as refurbs?

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Outlook Mac for All

Interesting move by MS, I’m kind of curious why they did it. Not that I’m currently complaining, I quite like the app in all honesty.

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Spotify says Apple’s DMA compliance must includes these changes

So Apple is bad. But why aren’t these folks going after Amazon? They do the same thing. Just without a smart phone and a smaller presence in the tablet market. Heck Amazon favors their own stuff constantly and even provides no option to avoid seeing things you have to pay extra for on their platforms.… Continue reading Spotify says Apple’s DMA compliance must includes these changes

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How Apple’s Need for Cutting Edge Screens Kept Tech’s Unhappiest Marriage Alive

The article occasionally conflates Samsung Mobile with other arms of the Samsung conglomerate. Still they are the same corporation in a legal sense. I found this part very interesting as it means Apple is serious about making their own display Samsung so distrusts Apple—which is on a quest to find alternatives to Samsung’s displays—that it… Continue reading How Apple’s Need for Cutting Edge Screens Kept Tech’s Unhappiest Marriage Alive

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Macbook Gaming Has A Bit Of A Problem…

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Durability of apple’s phone cases

Has anyone else noticed that Apple’s silicone and leather cases tend to fall apart? I’ve been using them for years, as they’re always attractive, fit perfect, and have good buttons. When I noticed the leather would become faded and rough-looking I switched to silicone. But these cases too don’t seem to last longer than a… Continue reading Durability of apple’s phone cases

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Affirmations App

Reminder that affirmations can be useful in shifting your mindset to a more positive outlook, but it’s not a magic bullet or panacea. You still have to put in the work.. If you do, you can reap the rewards, but if you just read some affirmations and then move on it’s not any better than… Continue reading Affirmations App

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Invaders mini: Apple Watch game

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How to add a password to your iCloud account

Agreed.What they need is to have a screen unlock passcode, then everything else under a different code.. at least give the option. My lock screen code is alphanumeric, so I’m not terribly concerned, but most aren’t.

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Tim Cook at the Super Bowl

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Have the app privacy labels helped you decide whether or not to download an app?

I download a small amount of apps (well, compared to what I assume the average visitor to this sub downloads anyways, compared to friends and family probably not) and generally just delete it if it asks for too much or doesn’t ket me use it if I don’t allow access. Many apps still work if… Continue reading Have the app privacy labels helped you decide whether or not to download an app?

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Lack of accountability at Apple

I’m massively annoyed by the lack of accountability. After an in-app purchase didn’t work, the vendor recommended that I’d get in touch with Apple for a refund. Despite providing evidence of the vendor themself asking me to do it, Apple refused the refund. I appealed, same result. You’re not getting a reason as to why… Continue reading Lack of accountability at Apple

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Apple Should Support iCloud Drive Backups to Time Machine

BLUF/TLDR: Apple should make Time Machine capable of keeping local backups of data that has been offloaded from your device due to iCloud Drive’s Optimize Storage option. Apple has Time Machine to support local backups. Apple offers Optimize Storage with iCloud Drive for those who have limited local hard drive space. Unfortunately, any files MacOS… Continue reading Apple Should Support iCloud Drive Backups to Time Machine

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Pedometer++ app revamped with iPhone workout tracking, rich maps on Apple Watch, more

presents data in a prettier way, lets you have streaks (and incorporates rest days if you want, which is a concept apple has yet to learn about with any of their fitness endeavors related to the Watch), have a complication on your watch face with your step count, and more features that apple’s apps don’t… Continue reading Pedometer++ app revamped with iPhone workout tracking, rich maps on Apple Watch, more

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Microsoft somehow brings iMessage to Windows, will it last?

I love this quote. ““We send the messages back and forth via Bluetooth, Apple I think in turn sends those as iMessage once it gets onto their system,” Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s head of consumer marketing, explained to The Verge.” Wait, the guy from Microsoft ‘thinks’ that how it works? Does he not know?

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Apple surrenders one hour of profit to Russia for antitrust violations

They operate in a jurisdiction, they are subject to the laws of that jurisdiction. It’s not support, it’s paying a penalty imposed by the justice system in said jurisdiction. What’s wrong with people here? They do the same in every other country in which they operate – china being the obvious one. Apple pays taxes… Continue reading Apple surrenders one hour of profit to Russia for antitrust violations

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Live photos are amazing.

My girlfriend and I have been going through a rough patch recently and I was looking back at old photos of us. I noticed that they were taken with live on and so I played them and in one she was laughing at the start of it and it made me break down crying, but… Continue reading Live photos are amazing.

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Apple Car | Project Titan, Release Date, Price

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We need the mini back.

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What made you switch to Apple?

I was seeing an Apple add in Reddit and I was thinking. Why Apple spends money in ads? Don’t they have a strong fan base? When I jumped to Apple was mostly to have a reliable ecosystem. Previously had a huawei ecosystem (laptop, cellphone, tablet and headphones). But the cellphone would get issues with bank… Continue reading What made you switch to Apple?

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Security Keys Reuse

I had a quick look but couldn’t find anything, so happy to be redirected to another post. Apple requires that you have two security keys, can the keys be utilised across two AppleIDs. For example if I have one key and my SO has another can those two keys be used to secure each other’s… Continue reading Security Keys Reuse

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