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It didn't mess with my photos or anything, but it did force me to download the Podcasts app instead of being able to listen to podcasts from iTunes.

You should be backing up regularly anyway :tsktsk:
Is the iOS7 podcast app any less horrible than its predecessor?

I had no issues with the upgrade deleting anything, but I can't specifically speak to photos, because I had to move them all off my phone to make room to upgrade in the first place.
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It didn't mess with my photos or anything, but it did force me to download the Podcasts app instead of being able to listen to podcasts from iTunes.

You should be backing up regularly anyway :tsktsk:
Is the iOS7 podcast app any less horrible than its predecessor?
No. It is the same amount of horrible.
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It's almost as if it's designer had some sort of PhD...
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I just installed ios7 on my ipad 2. bad mistake. Performance is laughable. Fucking apple. I should have known better.
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Have you tried using it underwater? I hear that's how it was designed to be used.
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I upgraded last night, after backing up like a good girl. I haven't had enough time messing with it to notice any performance problems yet. I haven't even checked if all my apps are there. My former gin rummy app disappeared with my last upgrade, for no adequately explained reason.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:02 AM
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Free OS upgrade!
They've been headed this way for awhile. As long as Mavrick's doesn't brick a computer or two they will be doing better than MS!

Oh wait, this is a hate thread...
Damn you for not updating the MacMini... it better happen soon! It's just asking for Haswell!
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The latest version of iTunes doesn't work in 1440p (at least not in Windows). Well done again, Apple! You're all stars. :woopdedo:
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Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously. | vellumatlanta

From the link“The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber [Apple worker].
“Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?”
“Yes,” she replied.

I had just explained to Amber that 122 GB of music files were missing from my laptop. [Amber explained that] When I signed up for Apple Music, iTunes evaluated my massive collection of Mp3s and WAV files, scanned Apple’s database for what it considered matches, then removed the original files from my internal hard drive. REMOVED them. Deleted. If Apple Music saw a file it didn’t recognize—which came up often, since I’m a freelance composer and have many music files that I created myself—it would then download it to Apple’s database, delete it from my hard drive, and serve it back to me when I wanted to listen, just like it would with my other music files it had deleted.


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Dang!

I never knew it went to that level, but concern about things like that is why I've refused to grant iTunes access to the files on my computer. I may not be doing it properly, but whenever I fire up iTunes and it asks if it can sync with my computer, I always click "No."

I make it a policy to not buy music through iTunes; if I buy music online, I buy it from someplace like Amazon, so that I can download an mp3 and save it on a protected disc.

I've sometimes wondered if I was being paranoid. Now I'm wondering if maybe I've been insufficiently paranoid.
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:22 PM
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Yeah like WTF!?
They once gave people free music, free music and people complained about them messing with their files behind the scenes. Why would they ever think that just trashing files with no user input was a smart idea?

It's an interesting space saving idea, if we really needed to save space, but 2TB drives and hundreds of GB flash for reasonable probably means space doesn't need to be saved.

According to a class action lawyer friend, apple's license agreement is pretty strict on forcing you to arbitration if you wanted to sue, and prevents many class action lawsuits in cases of fucking up your computer files.

Edit to add: There's a cloud bubble that exists in tech cities. The easy access to high speed internet has allowed a lot of amazing things, like Siri, but a lot of people working at large tech forget that not everyone wants to rely so heavily on the cloud as they do.
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They also seem to forget that large swaths of the populace still don't have reliable access to high speed Internet.
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That gave me such a tumescent Told You So I can't even tell you.

I do feel bad for people who are getting screwed by this, but damn.
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That story needs a health warning tagged on to it. Apparently No, Apple Music is not deleting tracks off your hard drive —unless you tell it to | iMore

From the linkOn your original Mac, Apple Music will never delete songs without your knowledge. Your original library is scanned into iCloud, but your songs are yours, and Apple will not automatically delete them, or replace them with its own proprietary copies.


It's not easy to judge who to believe, but the original Vellum tale of horror is so outrageous that my intuition sides with iMore. So colour me green :optimist:
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I saw that one, too, and didn't really find it all that convincing. She's out of hand dismissing the claims that it's deleting people's personal files, but then she kind of waffles toward the end, and his is not the only account of that happening.

Ultimately, it really doesn't matter whether it's a feature or a bug or really even just a common user error. What matters is that a lot of people are reporting this happening to them, and there is no clear and definitive explanation from Apple itself.

(Seriously, don't. If you care about your data, don't give others access to it in exchange for minor conveniences. Digital natives? More like digital naives.)
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Having been accosted with a technophobe whose laptop -- a "thin" book of some variety with no USB or headphone ports, let alone VGA ports -- carries an Apple Keynote presentation containing un-exportable movies and music, which must be shown in less than 24 hours...

We're scouring friends in the vicinity desperately, searching for anyone with an apple laptop with VGA port. Since this requires having bought the right adapter, this is about as rare as a unicorn which pisses gold and farts dreams. If we pass this hurdle we'll likely have to shell out the ten bucks for keynote. Her presentation is probably going to be an exported PDF, at best, and dead air, at worst.

I hate apple, too.
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what about remote access / webex? Quality will take a hit, but at least you could run it
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That's a good idea for next time. This time, we managed to find our :unicorn:. There were several almost-unicorns, but only one of them actually had the right adapter and keynote (key files can also be seen in basic apple preview, but don't support media quite right, and can't advance slides quite right. Might have been different if her keyboard had a civillized pgdn button.)

Another partial solution was exporting it as powerpoint in apple icloud, which I had because I was given an iphone. This came heartbreakingly close to working, but all her text disappeared. On the upside, by upgrading my icloud version I have guaranteed that icloud will never work with my phone, so my phone won't ever be clouded by accident, go me.
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In more apple stupidity.
You gotta be shittin me appleThe biggest planned change in this year’s phones is the removal of the headphone plug, which will make the phone thinner and improve its water resistance, said people with that matter. The Lightning connector will serve double-duty as a port for charging the phone and for connecting headphones, they said.

Apple to ditch headphone jack with iPhone 7 - MarketWatch

So with your nice new 1mm thinner iPhone you will either have to buy special lightning connected headphones, bluetooth headphones or a probably overpriced and poorly made dongle to allow your standard headphones to plug into your phone.

Their excuse besides their weird obsession with making everything as thin as possible is that it will produce better audio making audiophiles happy. Because as we all know audiophiles just love listening to MP3s or AAC on their phones for optimum music quality.
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As a lifelong mac fan, I'm getting tired of this shit.
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As a lifelong mac fan, I'm getting tired of this shit.
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All I want to do is access a photo I took an hour ago on the Mac.

That's it. Why is it so hard? Why does sometimes, it work, and sometimes I'm sitting here wondering why Apple can't get this most obvious use case correct?

All I want to to tell my fucking iPhone to send the photo I just took to the iCloud. It's been a fucking hour now, and both devices are on my very capable home network. Why can't I just tell my iPhone to upload the latest picture to the cloud.

..and if it did, why can't I tell Apple's stupid Photos program to go and look for it?

I Wouldn't be so angry if both the iPhone and the Mac are telling me my photos are updated "just now" when I can so clearly see that the two photo streams are different.

Why is this so hard? It should be the easiest fucking thing in the world, and I guess it would be if Apple software worked like it was supposed to.

Now, I'm just angry, and the bottle of wine I consumed in the meantimes is only making me more.... emotional.
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So, I had to do 2 things:

1) turn off wifi and turn it back on.
After I did that, the photos app finally decided to inform me that my disk space was too low to upload my photos. Nothing like silent failures to piss off a user.
2) remove something to get more space available.
According to some random schmoe on the Apple discussion board, if the iPhone has less than 300MB available, it won't upload pictures. Why Apple feels it needs to have 300+ Mb available to upload a <2 MB photo is unclear, and since this doesn't come from an official Apple support person, the only reason why I suspect it worked because it finally did.

What a useless load of crap that was.
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Apple patents concert camera blocker - BBC News

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No, really?

Anyway it was filed in 2011 and has just been granted (that is the news angle) and may be of more appeal to event organisers than consumers (no, really?) but will be easy to subvert not least by not using consumer devices that subvert consumer freedom.
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I for one cannot conceive of any more nefarious use for this technology beyond its stated purpose.
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