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Thu Sep 18

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 1:10 PM

Re: iOS 8 available

I'm so looking forward to upgrading to an iPhone 6 next month, so I can use TouchID to unlock 1Password on my phone.
I'd love for the folks who defeated the iPhone 5S version of TouchID fairly rapidly to take a crack at the iPhone 6. No [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 12:40 PM

Re: iOS 8 available

1Password

And it's free now too. Use a free DropBox account to sync between devices. Or iCloud.

I can't recommend this enough (or use Lastpass as an alternative). Using a (recognized) password manager incurs the following [more]

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platykurtic posted to the Apple board. 4:24 AM

iOS 8 Ars Technica review

It's a monster - extremely comprehensive & worth a read for all the features of the new iOS 8.
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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:21 AM

Re: iOS 8 available

iOS 8 also fixes a number (53) of security vulnerabilities, some of which would allow an attacker root privileges. So - if the device is capable of running iOS 8 well - I wouldn't wait too long before conducting the update.
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Wed Sep 17

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 5:19 AM

Re: Gruber on the Apple Watch

Interesting. The pricing proposed may be a good way for Apple to bridge the 'uncertain volume expectations' & the 'why bother unless it's going to be huge as it won't shift the needle' line of reasoning that's been used against doing the iWatch [more]

Fri Sep 12

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:14 AM

Re: Convenience of Apple Pay

Here's a link to demonstrate that Visa etc. are already implementing NFC payments via a single tap in practice - this type of shopping is already done in a number of European countries like for example the Czech Republic & Spain.
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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 3:59 AM

Re: Convenience of Apple Pay

Theoretically, they could have a credit card sized device that isn't an iPhone or even iOS device but just does Apple Pay.
You mean like Visa & Mastercard have now. In 2012 we had to implement NFC tap-to-pay technology at the London [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 3:57 AM

Re: Apple Pay and Market Share

I'm sure they will use their global clout, but why wouldn't they ALSO sign a similar deal with Google?
Much like Carplay & Android Auto I would expect that vendors of POS equipment will implement both Apple Pay & Google Wallet. [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 3:35 AM

Re: A dozen reasons the Apple Watch will fail

And most are pretty water resistant (for triathletes & sweat).
Just like the Apple Phone.

You don't appear to do a lot of triathlons which involve swimming (an activity Apple excluded from it's water resistance).

I'll [more]

Thu Sep 11

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 9:26 AM

Re: Flash content

I just checked & Adobe Flash Player isn't on the Play Store anymore. I also took a glance through all the Android development devices we have & in none of them does Flash appear to be loaded.

In Chrome - more or less Android's main [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 6:40 AM

Re: A dozen reasons the Apple Watch will fail

It seems to me that it would still be useful for 2 of the 3 activities you mentioned, unless you usually run and bike underwater.
I think my chief concern is that there are already stand alone, proven options for this that don't require [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:19 AM

Re: So, Icloud verus Dropbox

Dropbox also has the advantage of working off non-Apple devices (in case you might want to).

Which opens up a couple of nifty opportunities like syncing web-site files from a Mac or PC to multiple Linux servers, syncing media to & from [more]

Wed Sep 10

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 8:15 AM

Re: GT Advanced

It's a bit strange that Apple did the huge deal with GT, and how this has turned out.
The way Apple typically rolls is that (IMO) the hardware folks identify a trend that they'd like to use (flash memory, screens & now sapphire), Apple [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 8:00 AM

Re: Poll: iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?

It wouldn't be fair to pick on a username and password being hacked by someone on the iPhone without bringing up Android's massive security flaws.
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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:03 AM

Re: Poll: iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?

The iPhone 6 et al appear a great upgrade for iPhone users, but don't appear to offer much that would tempt an Android user, so I don't expect anything much to change. Apple will sell a *lot* of these to it's existing customers so that's a big [more]

Fri Sep 5

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 1:34 PM

Re: IPad and RAM

First, the lack of OS upgrades have often meant massive security problems with old Android devices.
What percentage of older Android devices have security issues? The reason I ask is that the evidence points to the opposite.
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Wed Sep 3

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 3:57 AM

Re: Apple Responds to Celeb Photo Thefts

With that said, there should be a level of trust with technology providers to:

1) Force strong passwords - this is simple technology used elsewhere
2) Provide basic protection to rather unsophisticated hack attacks


I'd [more]

Thu Aug 28

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platykurtic replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 1:06 PM

Re: What's a regular food retailer worth?

*I had to remove the letter A from this name, in order not to shock the Fool's profanity filters. What, is this a short form for ret*rd? A little sensitive, aren't we?
That's hilarious as - not being familiar with Canadian retailers given [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 10:06 AM

Re: FL paradox

Is it simply best to admit that this is true and move on entirely?
Well that would be one approach. There are enough opportunities out there that these could be ignored.

Another idea could be to see if - as part of the evaluation [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 4:14 AM

Re: FL paradox

high margins
sells way overpriced basketball shoes which are flaming hot
apparel stinks and usually stinks so it is all about the shoes man

I don't have much to add on the other stuff, but this stood out for me ...

I've [more]

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