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rockinreelin

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Oct 27, 2017
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is it really that bad? all i will use it for is web browsing and the occasional photoshop.
Yeah they feel clunky, imprecise, and just plain impractical. For some reason they gave me one at work when I moved offices and I just left it there because it’s such a poor mouse. None of my coworkers has touched it or shown any interest in wanting it either. It’s been sitting on my desk for almost two years and i offer it to anyone who looks at it and they just scoff at it.
 

grmlin

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Oct 25, 2017
1,966
It is small, not ergonomic, and you can't charge it while using it. Ridiculous piece of crap hardware. Not that Apple ever built a good mouse though.

Maybe there are some people out there who like it, but I would always get a normal mouse instead. Or the Apple Trackpad.
 

LuigiMario

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Oct 28, 2017
1,014
is it really that bad? all i will use it for is web browsing and the occasional photoshop.
Yep the Magic Mouse is 100% garbage. Whenever my mom wants me to do anything on her MacBook I just use the trackpad, it's much better and easier to use than a flat bar of soap haha. The tragic part is there's a decent idea with the touch sensitive surface for scrolling and such, just a shame its wasted on such an uncomfortable nightmare of a mouse.
 

Vuze

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Oct 25, 2017
2,556
Damn, I might actually be tempted to upgrade if true lol

E: the iPad that is, don't really care for MB. Though honestly, they could make the screen a bit bigger
 
Oct 25, 2017
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is that just for iOS? I can't find it in the App Store on Mac.
 

Mackaveli

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Oct 25, 2017
616
Oh thanks. I have to upgrade to Catalina that's why I couldn't search for it.

Maybe I will upgrade soon.

Also what extract app you use to extract .rar and other zip extensions? I always used UnrarX but I guess its my only 32 bit application that I use.

Probably upgrade tonight to Catalina.
 
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Guppeth

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Oct 25, 2017
2,809
Sheffield, UK
Oh thanks. I have to upgrade to Catalina that's why I couldn't search for it.

Maybe I will upgrade soon.
If you're still on Mojave you can use uBlock Origin, which I like more than 1Blocker. But Apple have removed the old Extension Gallery so I'm not sure how you'd install it nowadays, and you'll have to switch to something else when you upgrade to Catalina.
 

fuchsdh

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Oct 25, 2017
4,564
Oh thanks. I have to upgrade to Catalina that's why I couldn't search for it.

Maybe I will upgrade soon.

Also what extract app you use to extract .rar and other zip extensions? I always used UnrarX but I guess its my only 32 bit application that I use.

Probably upgrade tonight to Catalina.
I’ve always used the Unarchiver, great application.
 

DekuBleep

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Oct 25, 2017
1,807
I just realized that something like two thirds of the data that I use on my cell phone plan from browsing the web in safari is due to downloading big obtrusive ads and giving information to millions of trackers.

What is the best ad blocker for safari in iOS? Is there a really good free ad blocker on iOS?
 

Mafro

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Oct 25, 2017
3,237
I just realized that something like two thirds of the data that I use on my cell phone plan from browsing the web in safari is due to downloading big obtrusive ads and giving information to millions of trackers.

What is the best ad blocker for safari in iOS? Is there a really good free ad blocker on iOS?
Blockbear is pretty good.
 

emag

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Oct 26, 2017
5,912
Damn, I might actually be tempted to upgrade if true lol

E: the iPad that is, don't really care for MB. Though honestly, they could make the screen a bit bigger
Mini LED is just a better backlighting solution for LCDs. It's nice, but I don't think it's a game changer.
 

TheRaidenPT

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Jun 11, 2018
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Lisbon, Portugal
I got my MacBook Pro 16” this morning, did a full migration assist and loving it!!!! This thing is a whole new beast, it smashes throughout every single VM combo I send at I! And it's the base model!!!!!
 

fuchsdh

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Oct 25, 2017
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Mini LED is just a better backlighting solution for LCDs. It's nice, but I don't think it's a game changer.
I think it’s better to think about it as a display option that has some of the benefits of OLED without some of the drawbacks. It’s not microLED but it should make it possible to get HDR content on Macs.
 

DekuBleep

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Oct 25, 2017
1,807
Ok, I'm gonna start using Ka-Block on both Mac and iOS to block ads and trackers in safari. Gruber uses it. It blocks both ads and trackers, it's free, and that's all I want. 1Blocker won't block both ads and trackers unless you pay.
 

grmlin

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Oct 25, 2017
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Isn't mini LED driving the new Pro Display? Isn't that adding a lot of thickness to a screen? Or am I confusing things here?
 

Mr. Wonderful

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Oct 27, 2017
623
Damn, I might actually be tempted to upgrade if true lol

E: the iPad that is, don't really care for MB. Though honestly, they could make the screen a bit bigger
Was excited because I thought it was MicroLED at first.

Now I just hope Apple doesn't hold HDR playback back until this model. Hoping to grab a 10nm Spring refresh.
 

DekuBleep

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Oct 25, 2017
1,807
Just got 1Blocker. I need to pay to enable all of it? It only allows to pick one option out of 10?

Also, I was reading that some other blockers ask for access or other things that shouldn't be done. 1Blocker is safe in this regard?

Catalina seems good so far.
yes you need to pay to enable blocking ads and trackers.

And it has a lot of granularity once you pay to whitelist and block etc

ka-block is free on iOS and MacOS Catalina and it blocks ads and trackers but you get zero granularity. You just turn it on and that’s it.
 

flipswitch

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Oct 25, 2017
1,468
iPhone 11 is 11 days old and for 6 of those days I had amazing battery life, then everything after that went average. Is it just iOS 13 being a buggy mess?

Phone is always hot with light use. I had another issues with the music app freezing, and when in use would drain my battery and phone would go crazy hot even after closing it.

I updated to the Beta 13.3. First day was an improvement then battery drain. Switched back to 13.2.3 ( went into recovery mode, erased then installed fresh copy of 13.2.3 then synced my
phone) now music app isn’t draining my phone which is good, but phone is still warm.
 

Jzeero

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Oct 25, 2017
3,128
California
iPhone 11 is 11 days old and for 6 of those days I had amazing battery life, then everything after that went average. Is it just iOS 13 being a buggy mess?

Phone is always hot with light use. I had another issues with the music app freezing, and when in use would drain my battery and phone would go crazy hot even after closing it.

I updated to the Beta 13.3. First day was an improvement then battery drain. Switched back to 13.2.3 ( went into recovery mode, erased then installed fresh copy of 13.2.3 then synced my
phone) now music app isn’t draining my phone which is good, but phone is still warm.
iOS 13 has definitely been the buggiest update in recent memory for me (but I’ve used Android for the most part)
 

Book One

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Oct 25, 2017
2,047
iPhone 11 is 11 days old and for 6 of those days I had amazing battery life, then everything after that went average. Is it just iOS 13 being a buggy mess?

Phone is always hot with light use. I had another issues with the music app freezing, and when in use would drain my battery and phone would go crazy hot even after closing it.

I updated to the Beta 13.3. First day was an improvement then battery drain. Switched back to 13.2.3 ( went into recovery mode, erased then installed fresh copy of 13.2.3 then synced my
phone) now music app isn’t draining my phone which is good, but phone is still warm.
something or some app is obviously doing some weird shit.

maybe consider starting fresh? (no sync) Make sure messages are synced (if you use imessage) with icloud then set up as new maybe.
 

Fliesen

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Oct 25, 2017
5,464
iPhone 11 is 11 days old and for 6 of those days I had amazing battery life, then everything after that went average. Is it just iOS 13 being a buggy mess?

Phone is always hot with light use. I had another issues with the music app freezing, and when in use would drain my battery and phone would go crazy hot even after closing it.

I updated to the Beta 13.3. First day was an improvement then battery drain. Switched back to 13.2.3 ( went into recovery mode, erased then installed fresh copy of 13.2.3 then synced my
phone) now music app isn’t draining my phone which is good, but phone is still warm.
Post a screenshot of the battery screen. If there's a 'rogue' app, you'd see that there.
 

FliXFantatier

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Oct 25, 2017
4,555
Los Angeles
Ok, I'm gonna start using Ka-Block on both Mac and iOS to block ads and trackers in safari. Gruber uses it. It blocks both ads and trackers, it's free, and that's all I want. 1Blocker won't block both ads and trackers unless you pay.
Sometimes it is worth paying for good things. I feel better when I know my add blocker is built by someone who can afford rent and food and is not forced to at some point sell my personal data... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

Fliesen

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Oct 25, 2017
5,464
I use AdGuard nowadays - and i think that's paid software as well?
Works reasonably well, and - well, at least it's not a subscription.

There's way too many apps nowadays that should really add a reasonably priced 'lifetime unlock'.
No, i don't want to pay 4.99 to be a "PicCollage VIP" ... would i pay 49.99 for a one-tie unlock? sure!
 

grmlin

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Oct 25, 2017
1,966
Sometimes it is worth paying for good things. I feel better when I know my add blocker is built by someone who can afford rent and food and is not forced to at some point sell my personal data... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Normally I would agree, but all the subscriptions are too much now. And I don't care if it's only 1,30€ or something for the yearly plan. How do I know if the developer keeps working on it? At least 1block offers a lifetime purchase for ~40€. But thats way too much for an ad blocker on my phone.
 

FliXFantatier

Master of the Reality Stone
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Oct 25, 2017
4,555
Los Angeles
Normally I would agree, but all the subscriptions are too much now. And I don't care if it's only 1,30€ or something for the yearly plan. How do I know if the developer keeps working on it? At least 1block offers a lifetime purchase for ~40€. But thats way too much for an ad blocker on my phone.
I specifically chose not to go with the lifetime option for 1blocker because I have my doubts if it will still be useful 3+ years in the future. That said I paid for the annual and will again next year unless something better comes along. I am using it across multiple iOS and OSX devices between myself and my better half. Well worth it!
 

DekuBleep

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Oct 25, 2017
1,807
Sometimes it is worth paying for good things. I feel better when I know my add blocker is built by someone who can afford rent and food and is not forced to at some point sell my personal data... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
How do you know that your adblocker is not built by someone who takes your money and then later also sells your personal data for more money?
 

Fliesen

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Oct 25, 2017
5,464
How do you know that your adblocker is not built by someone who takes your money and then later also sells your personal data for more money?
With Safari (both mobile as well as macOS) extensions being so incredibly restrictive, can content blockers even harvest personal data?
Aren't they literally just smart filter lists that the browser checks against and then decide what website content to suppress?
 

DekuBleep

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Oct 25, 2017
1,807
With Safari (both mobile as well as macOS) extensions being so incredibly restrictive, can content blockers even harvest personal data?
Aren't they literally just smart filter lists that the browser checks against and then decide what website content to suppress?
That's what it says in the extensions tab of my safari preferences on MacOS. My blocker does not have permission to read or transmit data from any webpages that I visit.
 

Vuze

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Oct 25, 2017
2,556
Does somebody know when/how/if Apple has changed something regarding audio books? I know for a fact I had ripped and uploaded some to iCloud one or two years ago but they are gone now and don't show up anywhere :( That was when you still had to use iTunes for it. No idea where they have disappeared to, not Music, not Books …
 

bananas

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Oct 25, 2017
896
Does somebody know when/how/if Apple has changed something regarding audio books? I know for a fact I had ripped and uploaded some to iCloud one or two years ago but they are gone now and don't show up anywhere :( That was when you still had to use iTunes for it. No idea where they have disappeared to, not Music, not Books …
Audiobooks are in the Books app now.