Tag: Apple Computer

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My old MacBook Pro dated to 2016 and since hard-drive failure jumps after five years, I decided to bite the bullet and buy a new one, a MacBook Air (damn MacBook Pros are now too expensive) running Mac OS Monterey v.12.2.1. I transferred all my files and documents to the new Desktop and Docs folder, assuming […]

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My iPhone, My Enemy

 

I have been around computers since I was nine, so I know what early adoption of system updates can lead to. There was one update I am aware of that would permanently disable any device that received it. I have no idea how the manufacturer compensated their victims in that case. So on every new device part of my nesting routine is to make sure that automatic updates are turned off. Let them destroy someone else’s device, I need mine running.

So then I received a notification on my iPhone that I should leave the phone on overnight for an important update, the defective COVID-19 exposure detection app rejected by the UK because Apple and Google could not reliably distinguish between a signal three feet away and one 30 feet away with maybe a wall or two between, has now been integrated into iOS but, the message assured, use of the app would be entirely opt-in. So if I update my iPhone the defective app proposed to Europe to decide who is shoved pell-mell into forced quarantine will become a part of my configuration.