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For that matter, why don’t they “shorten silences” on their end, too? That way, everyone could benefit from better audio quality and a shorter runtime.
I agree that voice boost is handy but I am not onboard with cutting all silences. Pauses are an essential part of speaking and should be respected.
If you’re just falling over your own speech by all means cut, but respect the silences.[PermaLink]
There’s a silver lining in the aftermath of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica fiasco: everyone and their mother are updating privacy policies right now. Go ahead, check your inbox; I bet you have quite a few. Maybe it’s a bit marketing fluff, but the optimist in me hopes there is good intention.
You’ve got new GDPR regulation in the EU to thank for his. Rather than creating multiple terms of service most services are rolling out the regulation to all users. So you all benefit from better privacy policies thank to the EU.
The down side of this is some services are pulling out of European countries instead. Which seems to be causing a stir, but if the business isn’t viable you can’t really blame them.
However I would cast an eye over these companies more than others just to check it’s not just about costs.[PermaLink]
doubt that 2018 was on the table in December. It’s a 2019 thing, for MacOS 10.15 and iOS 13.1 I would set your expectations accordingly for this year’s WWDC.
A significant developer focused change will launch with 13.1? What a strange move launching with with what is typically an update a month or so after the iPhone hits stores.
So in theory 13.1 would launch October / November 2019. That seems a long way off and at the wrong time entirely.[PermaLink]
While Android users might appreciate having access to iMessage, the bigger benefit would be for iPhone users, who’d never again have to suffer SMS’s limitations.
I’m not sure if people realise what a big pull iMessage is. Users that would never consider switching may not realise that iMessage is one of the big players in making people stay on iOS.
Those that are exposed to iMessage for even a small amount of time know what a pain it is to have to go back to regular SMS. Google can try and fix it all it likes but regular SMS is horrible.
This is without considering the fact that I don’t think Apple could convince carriers to get on board. If they tried to do something to iMessage now I think the carriers would resist it.[PermaLink]