OT: Consumers Wait in Line to Buy New iPhone then “Charge” it in Microwave

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Jeßus, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. Jeßus

    Clocky Guest

    I couldn't tell you if your particular phone is tracking you, but the
    fact that Apple thinks it's OK to track users and store the information
    in an insecure way is a damned good reason to never use any Apple
    product for mine.
     
    Clocky, Oct 8, 2014
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  2. Jeßus

    SG1 Guest

    What about Google???
     
    SG1, Oct 8, 2014
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  3. Jeßus

    keithr Guest

    Read it on the internets so it must be true.
     
    keithr, Oct 8, 2014
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  4. Jeßus

    keithr Guest

    Taking the piss out of apple fanbois is rather like kicking cripples.
     
    keithr, Oct 8, 2014
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    keithr Guest

    keithr, Oct 8, 2014
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  6. Jeßus

    Noddy Guest

    My wife bought me an Ipod Nano a couple of Birthdays or Christmases ago
    after I said I'd like an MP3 player and expected her to get one of the
    30 buck cheapies. It works okay, albeit a little bit fiddly at times,
    but the Itunes software is fucking *appalling*.

    I had a hundred gig or so of music stored on hard disc that I had sorted
    the way *I* wanted it, and after installing Itunes and letting it "add
    music to the library" it completely rearranged everything and totally
    fucked it all up to the point where a couple of years later I *still*
    don't know where shit is.

    Way to go Jobs. I'm glad you're dead, you **** :)
     
    Noddy, Oct 8, 2014
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  7. Jeßus

    Noddy Guest

    So, what model Iphone do you have? :)
     
    Noddy, Oct 8, 2014
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  8. Jeßus

    Rod Speed Guest

    Nope.
     
    Rod Speed, Oct 8, 2014
    #28
  9. Ah, I see what the problem is! What you think is the phone's cover is
    actually the previous owner's hat!

    [No (?) offense meant to your son & daughter in law, they apparently
    already have it hard enough as it is!]
     
    Frank Slootweg, Oct 8, 2014
    #29
  10. What have piles of rocks ever done to you, to deserve that kind of
    insult!?
     
    Frank Slootweg, Oct 8, 2014
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  11. Jeßus

    Jeßus Guest

    Me too. Some duct tape, a bag of lime and a shovel are cheap.
     
    Jeßus, Oct 8, 2014
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  12. Jeßus

    Jeßus Guest

    Indeed.
     
    Jeßus, Oct 8, 2014
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  13. Jeßus

    Jeßus Guest

    What a bastard when software does things like that.
    That's where backups come in handy - not that most of us actually do
    that :) I nearly lost about 500GB of music a few years ago when a HDD
    started failing (couldn't see what was on the HDD at all) and I had no
    backup. I forget what I did now but it was about a year later I came
    up with some idea and managed to recover the data, thank ****.
    It's all backed up now... and more like 800GB, all lossless files,
    mind you.
     
    Jeßus, Oct 8, 2014
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  14. Jeßus

    Noddy Guest

    I've started doing it since :)
    Nice.

    I spent some time looking for and collecting large lossless files but
    gave up because my hearing is so bad I can't tell the difference between
    them and cheap arsed mp3's. Nowadays I only get them if there's nothing
    else.
     
    Noddy, Oct 8, 2014
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    Jeßus Guest

    In a way, you're lucky. I also have hearing loss and yet I can hear
    digital artifacts pretty easily, so lossless files are the way to go
    for me with digital at least. I still prefer a good quality analogue
    source, less harsh sounding IMO.
     
    Jeßus, Oct 8, 2014
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    Clocky Guest

    What about it? You don't have to use Google, and even if you want to you
    can protect yourself against tracking quite easily.

    How does an iPhone user do anything with their iPhone that Apple hasn't
    allowed them to without jailbreaking it?
     
    Clocky, Oct 9, 2014
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  17. Jeßus

    Clocky Guest


    It gets worse. I know people who have had their whole iTunes collections
    deleted simply because when one Apple device synced to the other and
    found the collection on only one of the devices, it deleted the
    collection off the other without any user intervention.

    I suppose you could argue that Apple users deserve it, but still - not
    everyone is savvy on these things and get duped into buying this shit.
     
    Clocky, Oct 9, 2014
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  18. Jeßus

    Noddy Guest

    I still have the Ipod and use it in the car, but Itunes is banned from
    any PC on this property.
     
    Noddy, Oct 9, 2014
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  19. Here're a few easy methods which don't involve gaol-breaking...











    And of course...

    http://youtu.be/YvRtHRqwxN4?t=3m32s
     
    Bob Milutinovic, Oct 9, 2014
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    Jonz Guest

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Hmmm, no, i`ll stick with Android..
     
    Jonz, Oct 9, 2014
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