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Comment: Re:NFC isn't used for just payment (Score 1) 322

by phayes (#47951477) Attached to: Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

Contrary to to the ignorant tripe you were spewing, general BT file transfers has been available on iOS since at least the 3GS but don't let that stop you from exposing your ignorance. I suppose we should judge your sanitary habits from back when you regularly dumped into your nappies, because like the iPhone it's not as if anything has changed in the meantime, right?

Comment: Re:NFC isn't used for just payment (Score 1) 322

by phayes (#47940169) Attached to: Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

Oh, puhlease. Abraham Lincoln's must have been presciently thinking of you when he said: "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
http://support.apple.com/kb/PH...
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT...

I share my iPhone's 4G to my rMBP daily over bluetooth. Yet another use of bluetooth on iOS which directly contradicts your ignorant statements...

Comment: Re:So much for mobile payments in Japan (Score 4, Informative) 322

by phayes (#47935143) Attached to: Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

Good job in exposing your ignorance. Apple Pay uses the contactless specification of the EMV standard to provide "industry-standard EMV-level security” -- essentially the existing SoftCard EMV standard. There will be no wait, Apple Pay can be used wherever Softcard is deployed.

Here. Read this and the associated documents.

Apple Pay's adds onto the SoftCard a level of security in using the secure fingerprint reader & in not being able to see user transactions (whereas Google Wallet leaves itself in the loop so that they CAN see each transaction).

Comment: Re:Hopefully not like their TV remotes... (Score 1) 114

by phayes (#47934351) Attached to: Logitech Aims To Control the Smart Home

Thanks for the link to concordance, I might start using the harmony again.

My problem with a system that I might use to program household devices like lights, temperature etc, is that if the programmation is not private, it could be used to determine whether or not anyone is home. I do NOT trust Logitech with that level of information...

Comment: Re:Hopefully not like their TV remotes... (Score 4, Interesting) 114

by phayes (#47927471) Attached to: Logitech Aims To Control the Smart Home

Then they need to add a button that lets me download the needed device definitions when needed but let me configure the remote OFFLINE! I have a Harmony that I abandoned precisely because their web interface is slow, kludgy and reveals information that I do not want people outside my home to know.

If Logitech thinks that I am going to export even more information on the devices I use & what I am doing with them so that they can sell it to others, they have another thing coming.

Comment: Re:Not good enough (Score 1) 320

by phayes (#47923993) Attached to: Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

Defending whom exactly? Anyone who pays attention already knows how to prevent automatic downloads of music to their iDevices (turn automatic downloads of music off) & knows how trivially it is to remove tracks from their iDevice (swipe left).

So who is it that "we" are supposed to be defending?
The clueless who change their automatic downloads of music to on & then lie that "Duh Music just appeared by majik"?
The apple haters who don't even own an iDevice but are attempting to label a wart a mountain?
The U2 haters who rag on & on that the group hasn't come out with an original song in a decade? My $DIETY the Embarrassment!!!
The people that are opposed to getting a free album of music that they may not appreciate but that can delete it trivially?

Who exactly is it that you are shrilly claiming needs saving? I can tell you this, it's not a normal iDevice user who pays attention when setting up his/her iDevice, appreciates free music if it's to his/her taste and deletes the album otherwise.

Comment: Re:You say that, but ... (Score 0) 186

That "design milestone" by Boeing comment is completely unsupported & is in all probability false.

Boeing has yet to exit the design phase & has no hardware at present, while Dragon 1 has made multiple flights to ISS & Dragon II flight hardware is being assembled NOW.

Comment: Re:Not good enough (Score 1) 320

by phayes (#47923793) Attached to: Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

Again, NO! Automatic downloads are NOT the default! YOU may not have had the willpower to resist the suggestion that you turn it on, but it is only a suggestion, not a default setting one has to change to off. This is not subject to debate, your statements to the effect that automatic downloads are the default are WRONG.

You can stop it with the "apparently" and the "technically" bullcrap, you are factually wrong.

Clueless users are legion, that changes nothing. Idiots run red lights all the time but that is no defense when one of these idiots runs a light & T-bones a mother & her kids. Neither is complaining that "Duh iTunes did it widdout mah consent" when that too is patently false.

Yeah, you didn't pay attention when setting up your iDevice & never bothered to look at "Preferences>iTunes & App Store", now accept the consequences for those acts of inattention & your consequent ignorance without complaint. Do NOT attempt to contradict those who do know what we are talking about. The two words Automatic Downloads followed by on/off controls for Music, Books, Apps & Updates are clearly beyond your comprehension level.

Comment: Re:Downloading music for free? Scandelous! (Score 1) 320

by phayes (#47921513) Attached to: Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

No, Apple made the album available to be downloaded. People needed to change their configuration for the album to be auto-downloaded. As removing the album is trivial (swipe each song to the left), what I am rightfully upset about is the people falsely pretending that the album is on their device without any action on their part & that that this is supposed to be some kind of hardship.

Comment: Re:Not good enough (Score 1) 320

by phayes (#47921443) Attached to: Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

"Settings>iTunes & App Store". Configuring auto-downloads of Music, Apps, Books & Updates is front & center. It isn't hard to find -- except in all probability for the people who don't have an iDevice but are falsely claiming to be "outraged" by having the album auto-downloaded to their inexistent device.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil

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