Apple has very quickly sent out a press release refuting the rumor.
I get the convenience factor of this (having missed many deliveries due to not being at home) but I can see a lot of people reticent about allowing this kind of internet-connected (and, therefore, hackable) lock on their home. I would much rather a system where the delivery driver calls or texts that they are outside and then you would unlock the door.
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Chuq does a good job of describing what happened and how it affects various constituencies of users. For the vast majority of people, little will change immediately. But, if you’re a professional Lightroom user, be prepared for a different future.
That is a remarkable achievement. I rarely use Apple Pay but I’m always impressed by how easy it is to use. I bet that lack of “friction” is a big part of why Apple Pay is so popular.
This is not an embarrassment to Microsoft – these kinds of flips happen often – but there can’t be many smiles on the faces of the Enterprise people in Redmond regardless.
So many questions. Why are they bothering to physically deliver the mail? Why are so many of the mailboxes fireproof?
Their NSFW name aside, this is a fascinating site with great, easy to understand descriptions of the phenomenon represented.
Apple is usually pretty good about not “encouraging” customers to buy more than they need.
I’d love to visit this store. Chicago is a great city and these photos really show off the new space.
Apple plays hardball but $20 says this gets settled out of court for “an undisclosed sum”.
This is a great list of apps – I use almost all of them on a regular basis.
This is great news and hopefully will ease some of the pain of the people in those affected areas.
I’m sure we’ll have arguments about this list but I hope we can agree that if the fidget spinner is the “most ingenious gadgets of 2017”, we’re doomed.
I loved my Slinky as a kid but even given an unlimited amount of time, I could never pull off the stunts this guy does with his.
As usual for anything Adobe related, this will cause a lot of consternation among its users and customers. Personally, I will hold off “updating” for as long as possible.
This is such a cool, amazing discovery. We’ve always known everything was created from stars but the knowledge your gold jewelry was probably created in the aftermath of a kilonova is mindboggling.
The fascinating story of an incredibly dysfunctional family. I knew Adidas was a German company but I had no idea Puma grew out of this feud.
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Make no mistake – this is very bad. But it’s not as catastrophic as some make it out to be.
This is a fun, well-done video detailing all the changes in costumes over the years for a character most of us know very little about.
What an insane story. We’ve all heard about these “online mattress” companies – they advertise on many podcasts – but you probably haven’t given them much thought beyond that. But its as cutthroat an industry as any other.
I’ve always done this and found it very convenient to receive and respond to texts from whatever device/computer I have at hand.
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I think this is a great idea. We’ll all be madly shopping soon enough. Let Thanksgiving not be one of those days.
I’m a big fan of Unsplash and this desktop app lets you tap into their collection of gorgeous images.
A weird, annoying quirk of EU and copyright law.
I love dogs but, having been a delivery driver, I know the stress dogs can create. This is a fun Facebook page showing some of the wonderful dogs UPS drivers encounter during their day.
When viewed through my “Western” eyes, The death rituals of this group of Indonesians seems grotesque. But after reading the story, maybe the way we treat the dead in the West is what is grotesque.