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    All you really have to do is walk around on a nice day and you'll understand part of why. It's a beautiful area with moderate weather all year round. If it weren't for the pandemic, I'd love to visit. That's not even including the eclectic...
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    The original exclusion was foolish on Apple's part, but as Hanlon's razor goes: never attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity. Apple is addressing this; I don't think it was as much about creating a double standard as it was the...
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    Really curious to see how the Indiana Jones game fares. Clearly it won't be an old-school adventure game, but it would be great to see an Uncharted-style game that... uses the character who inspired Uncharted. And why am I not surprised that the...
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    Aurelius replied to the thread New phone .. Pixel 4a 5g !.
    Glad you like it! You're probably going to experience what many people do with hole-punch displays and notches. At first you notice it a lot, but eventually it fades into the background and you focus on using your phone.
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    In my experience, the notch fades away for the most part. You stop thinking about it and just use your apps. I also can't help but think that screens like these explain why Apple waited until 2017 to go with OLED. It's a big fan of color tuning...
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    If you want an illustration of how much the PC industry has changed, just look at this thread... folks are skeptical of that Intel engineer and defending Apple (within reason, of course). If Apple had tried this a few years ago, I suspect we'd...
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    It'd be better to say that you shouldn't expect AMD (or any company, really) to bend over backwards for you. AMD certainly has gamers, and it cares about supporting the segment, but the execs aren't losing sleep because their PS5 production ramp...
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    I recently upgraded parent's Panasonic 42" Plasma TV to Panasonic OLED 55" TV when there was an awesome sales going on previous year (1500 -> 899 €), best decision ever. :) Plasma still looks great but the OLED even better, especially once...
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    Just because PC sales are high doesn't mean PC gaming is dominant. Many, if not most, PCs aren't used for gaming. They're the $300 PC someone bought to check email, the $500 office PC, the $1,000 ultraportable. The average selling price of a PC...
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    This is a friendly reminder that, while PC gamers often imagine themselves the center of the universe, it's console gaming that dominates in terms of sheer numbers. (I do hope AMD can take care of all sides well, but there's no doubt that it has...
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    I do miss the higher-end functionality, although my hunch is that Apple will add at least some of it back when it introduces higher-end ARM chips. Want upgradable RAM and 10Gbps Ethernet? Buy this higher-end Mac mini. A bit like the split between...
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    Can't help but think the M1 Mac mini is the dark horse of the mix. It went from a niche computer for a handful of people to a pretty solid desktop if you aren't big on gaming and some pro apps. It's arguably better than many systems in the price...
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    That's so you can see your notifications without having to wait for the unlock or swipe the notification shade down.
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    I wish we had a best-of-all-worlds option, but I'm glad there are a range of options that in many cases will be just dandy for most scenarios. Mini LED seems like a great pick if you mostly watch in a brightly-lit environment or just don't want...
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    How about the Apple News widget? Either that or Brief, which I hear is a good no-nonsense news app.
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    There are a number of problems with those claims. To start, you're confusing the FBI's demand to access phones themselves with iCloud access. Like it or not, there's not much Apple can do to prevent authorities from demanding access to iCloud...
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    I'm not of the mind that virtually every smart device is spying on you, but we do tend to get complacent and forget that devices are sending back more data than is absolutely necessary. And so long as end-to-end encryption is still viable...
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    Gonna echo T-Mobile. Not that there's never bloatware, but it doesn't have a reputation for saddling devices with lots of unwanted fluff. Keep in mind you could also use a service like Google Fi, which runs on T-Mobile's network and most...
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    My concern is more that some people here are prone to hyperbole. For a start: the whole thread was started by the US suspecting that TCL might have backdoors, and the only evidence so far might just be a bad security vulnerability... but that...
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    Yeah, it's classic Apple (and this is from someone who's deeply invested in the Apple ecosystem). I can understand the desire to embrace wireless and even charging separately for a cable, but $35 is a bit much even if there are some reasons it's...
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