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DrMacintosh

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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from King_PIN in Anyone else having issues with last Window Update? Win 10.   
    From my understanding of the printout, it looks like the tool fixed some issues. Glad to help. 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from King_PIN in Anyone else having issues with last Window Update? Win 10.   
    I just installed the update but haven't used my computer since. I recommend running the DISM tool in terminal so that you can check to make sure your Windows install is healthy. 
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    DrMacintosh reacted to manikyath in Why don't MacOS, iOS, Android, and ChromeOS have 100 volume settings, unlike Windows and Linux?   
    because 100 volume settings is utterly useless, other than for the sake of expressing volume in "percent".
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from scottyseng in Apple may face class action lawsuit over cracked screens in M1 MacBooks.   
    I'm pretty sure the screen assembly is no different than the 2020 13" Intel MacBook Pros. Either way, glass does not "spontaneously crack." Glass fails for a reason, either it was twisted or it was pierced. 
     
    What is a main cause of display shatters for MacBooks? (Keep in mind the gap between the display and the keyboard deck is about a mm) Debris and webcam covers. Apple explicitly states not to use webcam covers or keyboard covers for your Mac....it's also best practice to make sure that when you close your display that there isn't a small rock that you're about to slam your display on.
     
    You could argue that small hard debris getting on the keyboard deck being enough to induce a shatter is bad design. There is definitely an argument to be made there...but I don't thing "glass can be broken" is a valid lawsuit. 
     
    To me, it seems like a bunch of people have broken their displays by not listening to Apple and putting webcam covers and keyboard covers on their laptops and are now trying to blame Apple for user error. 
     
    You are literally "holding" it wrong 😑 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from Mihle in Apple must allow other forms of in-app purchases, rules judge in Epic v. Apple   
    Incomplete post and misleading information. Epic did in fact not win. Apple didn't win either but Epic lost the most from this ruling. 
     
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    DrMacintosh reacted to sub68 in Did Jake switch to Mac??   
    Maybe jake enjoys it for his work flow.
    I know a bunch of IT guys don't mind using them for networking.
    maybe they are going to have a deep dive.
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    DrMacintosh reacted to Spindel in Did Jake switch to Mac??   
    Or he maybe has realized that MacOS has a terminal with a really good built in SSH client (and that most *nix commands are usable in it) and it's easier when he mucks around with network and server stuff?
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from WolframaticAlpha in Apple must allow other forms of in-app purchases, rules judge in Epic v. Apple   
    Incomplete post and misleading information. Epic did in fact not win. Apple didn't win either but Epic lost the most from this ruling. 
     
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    DrMacintosh reacted to hishnash in Apple must allow other forms of in-app purchases, rules judge in Epic v. Apple   
    Key in this is that Epic will not be able to make use of this rule change, the judge clearly said that apple was correct to ban them and is also permitted to continue to do so for ever and can even ban other Epic subsidiaries, shell companies etc such as the Epic that makes Unreal engine.  

    This will decimate Unreal as many developer will not want to use an engine if that limits their ability in the future to create an iOS port of their game.  A large % of epics revenue is lost with this ruling and furthermore epic backer (Tencent/Chinese gov) who want to have code running on every child's machine will be pissed off as well. 

    In addition the judge said that Epic had not shown apple was monopolistic, and that apples app store review etc was good and that side loading would be bad and was not required.  

    Apple will likely build a solution for `linking out` that the judge will be ok with but will not just be a `link` that you put in your app.  It will likely be a button you can put in the app that will present a system UI asking you if you want to buy with Appel IAP our buy on the develops website (with a load of scary text about that fact that develop is `may steal your data... and apple is not liable ...`) in addition this will provide parental controls protections as well as the parent will be promoted (on their phone) before the child can select either of these options. I expect apple will propose this to the judge sometimes soon (they likely have been working this for the last year already to have it ready to ship soon).  
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from hishnash in Apple must allow other forms of in-app purchases, rules judge in Epic v. Apple   
    Incomplete post and misleading information. Epic did in fact not win. Apple didn't win either but Epic lost the most from this ruling. 
     
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from hishnash in Apple may face class action lawsuit over cracked screens in M1 MacBooks.   
    I'm pretty sure the screen assembly is no different than the 2020 13" Intel MacBook Pros. Either way, glass does not "spontaneously crack." Glass fails for a reason, either it was twisted or it was pierced. 
     
    What is a main cause of display shatters for MacBooks? (Keep in mind the gap between the display and the keyboard deck is about a mm) Debris and webcam covers. Apple explicitly states not to use webcam covers or keyboard covers for your Mac....it's also best practice to make sure that when you close your display that there isn't a small rock that you're about to slam your display on.
     
    You could argue that small hard debris getting on the keyboard deck being enough to induce a shatter is bad design. There is definitely an argument to be made there...but I don't thing "glass can be broken" is a valid lawsuit. 
     
    To me, it seems like a bunch of people have broken their displays by not listening to Apple and putting webcam covers and keyboard covers on their laptops and are now trying to blame Apple for user error. 
     
    You are literally "holding" it wrong 😑 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from hishnash in Apple may face class action lawsuit over cracked screens in M1 MacBooks.   
    As if no other manufacturer hasn't had just as many issues of similar scale. The difference is there are only a few MacBook models and they cost $999+. When a $600 HP special craps out after 2 years it doesn't make news headlines because they expect those devices to be shit. 
     
    At least Apple does extended warranty programs that fix issues that people are having. 
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    DrMacintosh reacted to Skiiwee29 in Apple must allow other forms of in-app purchases, rules judge in Epic v. Apple   
    This is only half the story btw... Epic is still banned from the Apple Store AND they must pay Apple back 30%, or about $3.6 million from the money they made before this ruling happened.
     
     
     
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    DrMacintosh reacted to RejZoR in Apple may face class action lawsuit over cracked screens in M1 MacBooks.   
    Why do people still buy Samsung phones even though they were exploding? Why people kept buying Sony phones even though their screens kept cracking out of the blue? Why people keep buying hundreds of things that broke at some point? I have iPhone XR that's working fine after 3 years. Nothing cracked or broken. I also have Apple Watch 5 that's 2 years old now. Nothing cracked or broken. I also have AirPods 2 about 2 years old, nothing broken either. I also had Xiaomi Mi5 in the past that literally snapped in half when bent in tests. It's now in use by a relative and it's still not broken in half and it's well over 5 years old now. A lot of these "my device just died by itself" is often done by user error and they don't even know it. Or don't want to admit it. If these M1 screen deaths "en mass" are actually caused by things being put between keyboard and display as someone suggested above, that's not exactly Apple's fault. But we'll see what they find out what really caused this. This is frankly the first time I even hear about this.
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    DrMacintosh reacted to RejZoR in Apple may face class action lawsuit over cracked screens in M1 MacBooks.   
    You don't want to know how many HP's, Dell's, ACER's, ASUS's, Lenovos etc fail one way or another in massive quantities and no one gives a shit. But when it's Apple, it's plastered all over the internet 100 times over. From far dumber things and reasons. I had Lenovo whose display started dying while it was in service for another thing. It was just blinking and creating flashing lines.
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    DrMacintosh reacted to Forbidden Wafer in Apple may face class action lawsuit over cracked screens in M1 MacBooks.   
    Borked batteries, GPUs, CPUs, CD drive, keyboard, bored display, borked touch bar, T2, crappy screws breaking off for no good reason, short display flex cable, no proper cooling, heatsink not even touching the CPU, etc. It's incredible how people still buy Mac's after such a terrible track record.
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    DrMacintosh reacted to hishnash in Apple may face class action lawsuit over cracked screens in M1 MacBooks.   
    Given the industrial design is no different from the intel 13" 2 port line that has bene shipping for a long time and we have not seen massive reports of this I expect most of these cases are from users using webcam overs.  

    Some of the images i have seen claiming to be an M1 MBP with a cracked screen online were clearly 15" or 16" MBP so not even M1 devices, if you use a webcam cover on a MBP (regardless of the CPU) you will crack the glass within a few months of useage. Possibly with the pandemic there are more people working from home with these devices (provided by work) and they are therefore not fond of the webcam looking out into their room all day thus they are using webcam covers more. 
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    DrMacintosh reacted to BondiBlue in Undetectable M.2 SATA Drive   
    It sounds like you've already tried what you can, and it sounds like a dead drive to me. It happens. 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from BondiBlue in Linksys WRT1200AC resetting itself at 8PM daily   
    That's interesting. I've downloaded the latest firmware which seems to be from 2018. I've disabled my OpenVPN server and will see if it still resets itself tomorrow. If it does, I'll manually re install the firmware. 
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    DrMacintosh reacted to Eviljuche in Hackers are going to make your Linux rig run faster to mine more crypto - a new type of cryptomining worm is around.   
    In this case, the risk is zero, since it's an x86-only virus
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    DrMacintosh reacted to BlueChinchillaEatingDorito in The Apple Exit Strategy   
    It's been years since those things have been a thing... at this point, I wouldn't consider those valid arguments. If you didn't like them, you would've quit Apple years ago, not now, many years later. Also I don't get the microphone passthrough thing. My "AKG tuned" earbuds that came with a Galaxy S8 from work function perfectly with my 6s... until the cable died on those buds. 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from GoodBytes in Windows 11 Search functions not working.   
    issues for a beta are not what the forum is for, write to MS in their bug reporting feature. 
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    DrMacintosh reacted to Zodiark1593 in Computer Scientists at Columbia University Invent Technique to Encrypt Photos Stored in the Cloud   
    Would pretty much demolish the usefulness hash matching as well. Awesome tech, and smart use of the subpixel channels. 
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    DrMacintosh reacted to jaslion in What Does HDR Content on Non-HDR Displays Looks Like In Real Life   
    Like normal. Because hdr is backed into the video files data and is just there to tell the display what portions should be how bright or dark. If it cannot do that it will just play the file like normal and it will just look like a regular video without the extra highlighted or darkened parts.
     
    It's why you basically just edit your video like normal and then do the hdr afterwards so you don't end up with a terrible result on non hdr displays
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    DrMacintosh reacted to Arika S in Are Android Tv boxes really needed anymore?   
    the best equivalent to the Apple TV on the android side would be the Nvidia Shield/Shield pro.
     
    I almost bought a shield but then remembered my tablet can do everything through DeX if i just plug it into the tv with one of the spare USB-c hubs i have.
     
    Though the normal shield does look pretty stupid. i have no idea where they think it's going to be placed with that design
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