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2015-06-09T19:50:13+00:00MEGA EDIT: Please read before asking questions, as most things people asking me are repeats: Q: Can't you just distribute the extension yourself? A: I already do. However, it seems from Apple's email to all Safari extension developers that we must pay to continue supporting our extensions and providing updates. A couple of users have linked to articles that give confusing information about whether or not this is really the case. here is one of them, which confusingly states that the developer of a popular extension will pay the fee "to ensure that his extension will still be available for El Capitan users." From another article, it seems that perhaps I could still "release" RES on my own without paying apple - but auto update functionality would go away. This is pretty much a dealbreaker for any browser extension that interacts with a website, as websites change somewhat often, and a developer definitely can't count on people to update their extensions manually. If in fact this is all a result of a poorly worded email, then I will be thrilled that all Apple is "guilty of" here is doing a crappy job with the email they sent me. Here's the relevant text of Apple's email to me which leads me to believe I must pay the fee to continue giving people updates to RES: You can continue building Safari extensions and bring your creativity to other Apple platforms by joining the Apple Developer Program. Join today to provide updates to your current extensions, build new extensions, and submit your extensions to the new Safari Extensions Gallery for OS X El Capitan. (joining the program is what costs $100 per year) Q: It's to keep spammers out, idiot. A: That's not really a question. Also, there's no real evidence that that's why they're doing this. Furthermore, it's worth way more than $100 to get malware/spam installed into many users' browsers. $100 isn't much of a deterrent. I don't think that's really the reason. It seems the real reason is just that they've consolidated their 3 separate developer programs (iOS / OSX / Safari Extensions) for simplicity's sake, but not properly thought about how that might upset / affect people who were only interested in building Safari Extensions (which was previously free) and not the other two. Q: You can't come up with $100? What are you poor or something? A: I'm far less concerned about my own ability to come up with $100 than I am about developers in general being shut out from the system over this. Not everyone has the user base that RES has. Q: But you get a lot of stuff for that $100 per year. What are you complaining about? A: Safari (on Desktop) is a browser with just 5% market share, and paying $100 just to build extensions for it doesn't seem wise, especially when people expect extensions to be free. Apple announced Swift was open source, and then makes this move that I feel hurts open source developers. Sure, the iOS SDK and Xcode are great, and probably worth $100 -- but only to people who are going to develop iOS or OSX applications. I'm not, so those have no value to me. Q: Why do you think Apple is doing this? Do you really think they're trying to hurt extension devs? A: I honestly think they just didn't think about it too much. I think they made a business decision to consolidate their developer programs - one that generally makes sense - and it didn't occur to them that people who are only developing extensions might be upset about this. That, or the articles above are correct and the email I got was just misleading / poorly written. Q: If I give you $100 does this problem go away? A: My goal here, although I very much appreciate people's generous offers to help pay for it, is to raise awareness and hopefully get more open source developers to politely provide feedback to Apple that this policy is not OK. Sure I could pay for it wit[...]
2016-09-07T18:40:10+00:00What a ride. We saw a premature tweet from Apple that was swiftly removed, a new Apple Watch, two new iPhone models, the birth of a new front-facing camera meme, the smart move of Phil running off stage after dropping the price of AirPods, and the innovative and courageous move of switching left and right. Who played along at home with Apple Keynote Bingo Pro? Click here to view the pre-event megathread. Click here to view the event megathread. Live Updates Our Reddit Live for this event is now closed. Thanks to the /r/Apple community members who stepped up to help the mod team by posting updates. You did a great job. We had over 8000 viewers at peak times. Let us know what you think of this new trial. Would you like to see us use Reddit Live for future events? View the Reddit Live thread here Thoughts? Reactions? Let's discuss! As a note, submissions are now allowed. Please check /new before submitting because duplicate posts will be removed. At a Glance Source: The Guardian iPhone Apple has sold more than one billion iPhones since the first version launched in 2007. New latest – the iPhone 7 – will wake when lifted up, use Siri to voice activate apps, add contextual predictive typing and include a new version of Maps that allows taxi or hotel bookings from inside the app. There are two new black options, one gloss and one matt, and the new iPhone is water and dust resistant. The display is 25% brighter. iPhone 7 has a 4.7” retina screen and the iPhone 7 Plus a 5.5” retina HD screen. The camera on the iPhone 7 has a better flash, improved lens, image stabilisation, high speed 12MP camera and can capture raw image files. The iPhone 7 Plus has the same wide angle camera but also has a second telephoto camera on the back. A new feature uses machine learning to identify people, and then apply depth of field to the background. iPhone 7 will come in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB starting at $640, and iPhone 7 Plus in 32GB, 128GB 256GB from $769. Pre-orders open 9 September and they ship on 16 September. AirPods The daily challenge of untangling Apple’s white earphones will become a thing of the past; Apple announced AirPods, wireless white earphones that can also still be used to take phone calls. Beats also launched the Solo 3 Wireless headphones and two further models. AirPods will ship in late October for $159. Apple Watch The new version of Apple Watch will be waterproof to 5om depth, allowing a new range of apps that track swim performance including lap time. It has a new, two-times brighter screen, a faster dual-core processor, a white ceramic case option and built-in GPS, which allows better tracking for running and sports apps, including a new Nike+ version of the AppleWatch available in late October. The new ‘series 2’ Apple Watch will be priced at $369, while series 1 will be dropped to $269 but gain the faster processor of the new watch. Game apps Tim Cook introduced Shigeru Miyamoto, now creative fellow at Nintendo and one of the world’s most respected and best loved video game creators, who announced a new Mario game app. Super Mario Run follows a familiar running platform game format and includes a new battle mode called Toad Relay, in which friends can compete across the internet. A version of Pokemon Go is launching for the Apple Watch. Niantic founder John Hanke said Pokemon Go players have so far walked 4.6bn kilometres. submitted by /u/cosr to /r/apple [link] [comments][...]
There's not much time now before the announcement, and some pictures of the apple wearables have leaked. These are confirmed as having come from Apple. 1. http://i.imgur.com/DOwUPh.jpg 2. http://i.imgur.com/5aAu9h.jpg (apple logo clearly visible) 3. http://i.imgur.com/XrFzih.jpg (showing range of colors) 4. http://i.imgur.com/PpLv1h.jpg (hinting at a future google glass competitor?)
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Does anyone know where one can provide feedback on experiences in an Apple Store?
Today I had a terrible and very embarrassing experience while purchasing a new case for my iPad at the Santa Monica Promenade Store. I scanned the barcode of the box with EasyPay, used TouchID to process my payment, and proceeded to leave the store as I normally do. Upon reaching the door, I was grabbed by three people: two of which were security and one was undercover Apple loss prevention (I assume, he flashed a loss prevention badge). I would have been fine if they had calmly approached me and asked for proof of purchase, but instead they aggressively pulled me me back into the store with both arms and publicly accused me of shoplifting.
Understanding that Apple has to prevent theft (which I am in complete support of, having worked retail to get me through college), there has to be a better protocol these employees can follow. They caused a scene with me at the center of it, and when I pulled up my receipt on my phone to show that I had indeed purchased the case, I only received a "Finish your purchase in the store next time" before walking away. I had completed my purchase, and would have appreciated an apology for the misunderstanding!
I hope this is an isolated incident and that Apple doesn't condone this kind of approach. It was embarrassing being treated like a criminal in front of other customers and Apple employees. I won't be shopping at that store anymore, and will probably stop using EasyPay altogether. Which is a shame because it's such a neat tool but I really want to avoid that treatment again.
What are your thoughts on everything that just happened? Seemed that the rumors were spot on this year, at least.
I was personally surprised by the new M7 chip. But I like that Apple is taking that step as well.
If you have 2FA enabled, starting with iOS 9.3, Apple will encrypt iCloud data against user device's passcode.
Discuss your Pre-Order of the new iPhone.
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We provide free language education for the world, and we're super excited that Apple endorsed our movement in this way.
Here's a link to Best of 2013 collection.
Greetings from the future.
Sent from my Apple TV.
A 408 number called me from Apple Maps and let me know that a user reported my business address as incorrect. They still had my old address that was listed on Yelp so I gave them the new one. I asked when I should expect it to be updated on Apple Maps and the lady said, "We don't have an exact timeline for updates but it should be within the next week."
It appears that Apple pulled from Yelp awhile ago but it doesn't actually sync the addresses and other information.
Still couldn't believe that they called me to fix up the listing - how awesome.
Edit: ANYTHING APPLE!
It could be a:
EDIT 2: Explain your answers please.
5GB of "free storage" when you have a 64GB phone is a total joke. By comparison, OneDrive will give you upwards of 20GB for free.
Story time: Today I found out that my mother's 64GB iPhone ran up all of her free iCloud storage with photos/videos because it was only 5GB. That is ridiculous. She was basically set up to fail with a backup system that couldn't even accommodate 1/10th of her phone's total storage.
Apple still doesn't get how to make a usable cloud storage system.
Just now it said it can't play music while offline. While I'm connected to lte. Then I click another song and it plays. Then skips then goes to the last song in the album. Then gives me an error message and goes back to playing the first song.
I have the same problems on my iPad and my daughter has issues on her iPhone 6. How does a buggy piece of shit like this get released by apple of all companies? What the hell?? Do I stick it out and hope updates fix it or go back to Spotify? Im thinking
If I have photos I'd like to keep private, I can hide them from the Camera Roll and they're kept in a Hidden folder in Albums. But that Hidden folder can be accessed by anyone who knows it's there. I think Apple should do what they did with Notes in iOS 9 and lock the folder. Surprised they haven't done this already. Definitely on my iOS 10 wishlist!
Is it just me or has Apple literally made every version of iTunes worse. Every revision seems to become slower and have DRASTIC UI changes.
I don't understand why there needs to be so many revisions of a program especially when they make the program worse. Nobody wants to relearn a program every update.
Finally, what is Apple thinking getting rid of the sidebar in 12.3? It's only accessible under "playlists" now which is very annoying.
I think we, as a community, should get together and sign a petition or find a way for iTunes to be improved because it seems to become slower and slower with every update they release.
I'm always wondering why Apple doesn't do this. Many people who are not very tech savvy simply don't know about many of the new features in a iOS release. And they don't really care to read the change log/don't understand it. I've noticed this ever since the iOS4 update. People around me simply weren't aware of the most basic new functions of the OS and therefore didn't really use them or slowly discovered how they work and what they do.
Apple should include a short (skipable) video after a new iOS has been installed that goes through all the new features, maybe even a few tutorial messages that are natively in the OS while you use it. The tips app just doesn't do a good job at this at all.
EDIT: Please stop giving me links to YouTube videos and other resources that show new iOS features. I've been using the beta since day one and now about them all. I was talking about people who are not very interested in tech, not about myself.
I vote yes, what does the rest of the community think?
EDIT : The mods have kindly declined to make /r/Apple go private during this event, please find other ways to protest.
I'd sack Eddy Cue - Let some new talent take over iCloud and redesign their music offerings.
Make flash storage standard for the iMac and mini lineup - Every other Apple product has it, no reason they shouldn't.
Make major software releases every 18 months instead of annually, more time for polish.