The No-Control Edition Sunday, February 7, 2021

My watchOS 7.3 Adventure, by Dr. Drang, And Now It's All This

The available space reported in the screenshot is a lie. Somehow, watchOS is counting more space as being used than is actually the case. If you try to upgrade, it will spend a couple of hours downloading and then—after the download finishes—tell you that it doesn’t have enough room. It will suggest deleting apps, photos, and music to free up space, but those suggestions won’t work because the problem is not with how much space you’re using; it’s with how much space the OS thinks you’re using, and you have no control over that.

Apple Store Suppliers Squeezed By Tougher Payment Terms, by James Titcomb, The Telegraph

While the deal ensures all suppliers face the same terms, vendors said they were unusual and put pressure on cash flow, but added few were likely to reject it, due to their dependence on sales via Apple.

Is Big Tech Now Just Too Big To Stomach?, by Jasper Jolly, The Guardian

There is now a real possibility that President Biden will take on tech companies over issues such as privacy, liability and market dominance. And such is the collective scale of the US tech titans, it will be difficult for them to hide.

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I don't remember updating iPods to be so troublesome... :-)


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