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    Apple releases new iPhone SE

    My wife and I are still happy with ours. We'll likely keep them until either they become a security risk for lack of 14.x updates (beginning to look like that may be sooner, rather than later), Apple formally retracts its plans to put spyware in 15.x and beyond--so we can upgrade (they haven't...
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    Apple To Abandon Industry-Leading Privacy And Security

    No way! That could be bugged with a shotgun mic! Seriously: I'm keeping an eye on Lightphone and Pinephone. Before that, though, if I make the move back to Android, and if Google does a similarly-evil thing, then I'll probably look first to LineageOS or one of the Linux mobile OS'. (Though I'm...
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    Apple To Abandon Industry-Leading Privacy And Security

    If it gets to that point I suppose I'll have to downgrade to "dumber" devices. (I'm already looking into those, too.) I moved to Apple, from Android, for better privacy and security. I was willing to give up a lot for that. With this move, I would regard Apple's privacy and security at least...
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    Apple To Abandon Industry-Leading Privacy And Security

    Regardless of what Apple is or is not doing now, Apple is going to install photo and video scanning software on users' phones and tablets as of iOS/iPadOS 15. As for the scanning being "connected to iCloud." Sure, you can avoid it for now by turning off iCloud saving of your photos and...
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    Apple To Abandon Industry-Leading Privacy And Security

    Nope. Read more carefully. Apple is already scanning photos and videos in iCloud. So is Google, Dropbox, etc. Apparently they all are. Apple, as of iOS 15, is going to install scanning software in iPhones and iPads that will scan photos and videos in the mobile devices. Here's a video...
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    Apple To Abandon Industry-Leading Privacy And Security

    Nearly 250 views and not a single comment?!?! That's actually kind of disturbing in itself :(
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    Apple To Abandon Industry-Leading Privacy And Security

    From AP (just one of many such articles): Full article: Apple to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse Another article, with more extensive comment from industry security and privacy experts: Fury at Apple's plan to scan iPhones for child abuse images and report 'flagged' owners...
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    iPhones, WiFi Calling, and SMS/MMS Messaging

    Ok, thanks. Must be all the information my search turned up was out of date.
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    iPhones, WiFi Calling, and SMS/MMS Messaging

    A friend using an iPhone w/o cellular service, but with WiFi Calling, found he'd missed a whole bunch of text messages from non-iPhone users. It appeared he could send and receive text messages to/from other iPhone users when on WiFi Calling, but not to/from non-iPhone users (e.g.: Android...
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    Need A Capable E-Mail App

    Thanks for the suggestion, lsemberg, but anything Microsoft is definitely out of the question.
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    Need A Capable E-Mail App

    This is at least the second time I've tried to find a suitable email app for iOS. Possibly the third. I'm just going to give up and live with the wonkiness in the native app and hope that someday K-9's developers see fit to port it to iOS.
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    Need A Capable E-Mail App

    Ok, @Alexm1, thanks for the follow-up. I'll look into it. Geez, I guess the iOS email client landscape really is that bleak.
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    Need A Capable E-Mail App

    Wow. Nobody? Nothing? The iOS email app landscape is so utterly bleak nobody has a recommendation? If so: That's pretty sad :(
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    Dark Sky: No Longer Getting Notifications

    Update In the meantime: Not only has Dark Sky's notifications of impending weather changes become a lot more undependable (predictable, when Android was dropped, thus dropping a good deal of the previous user base), but the app's forecasts have become increasingly unreliable, as well. Dark...
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    How to enabale email read receipt?

    Not that it makes any difference, because I don't know, either way: But you want to enable requesting read receipts, or honoring requests for read receipts? If it's the former, requesting read receipts, be advised that many email apps disregard that, and don't even have a configuration to...
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