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  1. Ben Bajarin, writing for tech.pinions:
  2. My iPhone X works great, 4G LTE, TMobile plan with a US number, via online Apple store delivered in USA. I got it about 6 months ago. 4G hotspot works great in SJC when telecable goes down. Apple has over 1 billion users with better customer satisfaction than any other smartphone manufacturer. The people who attack Apple users as a cult that have been dooped in some way are misguided. Google and Apple have both won the mobile era, they are merely consumer choices. There is no one correct choice for everyone. Price is just one factor in an individual’s buying choice. It’s like cars, many choices available and all are likely to do their intended job. Pick the one you like, are comfortable with and can afford.
  3. Tacos Los Primos in Jocotepec has great al pastor tacos. On the same street as Farmacia Guadalajara and a block past the Chinese Restaurant on the same side of the street. Open only in the evenings. They also make al pastor gringas ( with cheese )
  4. I pay my CFE bill in advance for my own convenience. I have also paid IIlox in hopes of helping to fund better infrastructure for the area. Since the costs are relatively small for me, the risk is also small with the potential of great reward ( fast internet ). It is a simple equation of low risk, high reward for me. Your mileage may vary, and that’s ok.
  5. Even though it is not on the menu, their snapper zarandeado is among the best in town.
  6. Telecable offers internet, TV and phone service as well...
  7. We prepay (anticipo) CFE which works great except they do not print the remaining credit on your bill, one has to ask CFE what the remaining balance is...
  8. Buy from the Apple online store in Mexico and have it delivered to your door. https://www.apple.com/mx/ipad-9.7/
  9. ATV works well in Mexico. I use a dedicated router that routes all ATV traffic through a US VPN. With a NOB cable subscription one has access to all the cable verified apps like NBC, CBS, etc. Paid services like Hulu and Netflix also need the VPN. TV rights are unfortunately fragmented via country. The VPN gets detected every now and then after which you wait a day or two for the VPNs outgoing IP to change up. TV shows and Movies that are rented or purchased via ATV/iTunes works perfectly without a VPN. Hope this helps.
  10. Telecable is unreliable and oversubscribed - I am low down in the RC. Depending on how many people are in town ( hotels & snowbirds ) service becomes unusable or non-existent in the afternoon/evening. Usually fast speeds in early morning then close to nothing by 5 PM. I pay for 15mb/s, right now ( 11:30AM) I'm seeing 9 down. Tonight I'll be lucky to see 2mb/s down. It has gotten worse over the last few years. Telecable also has periodic outages - last Friday night it went down and did not come back until Monday morning. I was hoping to switch to Telmex for better service but sounds like that is oversubscribed too. Just realised this this is an old thread that was revived... by bmh, ooops.
  11. I would reformat the hard drive and then restore from backup ( as long as you KNOW that your backup is good). I would also check that your backup media is good on a different machine first. As for prevention, I agree that running an OS that is targeted less frequently leads to a safer computing experience. Windows and Android are the most ubiquitous and therefore the most targeted operating systems in the world. Clicking on a malicious link, adware, and poorly curated app stores are common delivery sources of malware. I run MacOS and iOS and have never had a problem in decades of computing. I run adblockers and never click on an email link that is not obviously good. I have never installed anti virus software due to my choice of OS. I update my operating systems regularly. Your mileage may vary.
  12. This does not answer the op question but it does talk about fishing Lake Chapala. Old fishing boats have been destroyed and new fishing boats with efficient engines have been given to the local fishermen. Pollution reduction.
  13. Privacy, security, up to date software and malware are interrelated. Malware and PUA "potentially unwanted applications" affect device security including email. Below are links to both Google and Apple's Privacy Policies. Apple's Privacy Policy: https://www.apple.com/privacy/ Google's Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ An excerpt from Apple's Privacy Policy: "...A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realize that when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product. But at Apple, we believe a great customer experience shouldn’t come at the expense of your privacy. Our business model is very straightforward: We sell great products. We don’t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers. We don’t “monetize” the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud. And we don’t read your email or your messages to get information to market to you. Our software and services are designed to make our devices better. Plain and simple. One very small part of our business does serve advertisers, and that’s iAd. We built an advertising network because some app developers depend on that business model, and we want to support them as well as a free iTunes Radio service. iAd sticks to the same privacy policy that applies to every other Apple product. It doesn’t get data from Health and HomeKit, Maps, Siri, iMessage, your call history, or any iCloud service like Contacts or Mail, and you can always just opt out altogether. Finally, I want to be absolutely clear that we have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will. Our commitment to protecting your privacy comes from a deep respect for our customers. We know that your trust doesn’t come easy. That’s why we have and always will work as hard as we can to earn and keep it. - Tim Cook, Apple CEO" Share of "Potentially Unwated Applications" by device: Apple < 0.4%
  14. Nokia's most recent threat report. Less than 4% of mobile malware attacks are on iOS, for the reasons I explained in detail before.
  15. I do not dispute your personal experience, but it does not reflect enterprise use or my personal experience. Apple has iPhones in 99% of enterprise businesses. Apple has Macs in 91% of enterprise businesses. I know engineers who use both iPhones and Macs. I used Macs professionally for decades. Geeks and engineers however are not a sample of normal people. Geeks want to jailbreak their phones, program them, and use side loaders to expand their storage. Most people don't want that, they want an easy elegant solution. IBM partnered with Apple in 2014 to collectively develop enterprise solutions. IBM uses JAMF software to manage installations. Below are some quotes from the JAMF 2017 survey of enterprise users. "For the increase in Mac and iOS adoption now at 91 and 99 percent, Jamf notes that 74% of organizations saw an increase in Mac adoption and 76% an increase in iPhone and iPad adoption in 2016 versus the year before. IBM has now almost reached its goal of deploying 100,000 Macs, the report confirms, making it the largest company Mac deployment. IBM, which uses Jamf software to manage its deployment, first announced the goal during the JAMF Nation User Conference (JNUC) last October. At the time, IBM said it was saving on average a minimum of $265 per Mac versus a comparable PC due the cost of device itself, OS, support, resale value and deployment." "Apple’s user-friendly interface often allows users to intuitively solve problems on their own, thus reducing the support needed compared to other operating systems. And when more advanced issues arise, IT admins can trust Apple’s world-class support. Of those surveyed, 63 percent said it’s as easy or easier, in general, to support a Mac than a PC. Additionally, 89 percent of respondents said it’s as easy or easier to support Apple mobile devices over others on different platforms." https://www.jamf.com/resources/2016-survey-managing-apple-devices-in-the-enterprise/ Apple and Google both have good platforms, they both won the mobile computing era. Some people dislike Apple products because they charge a premium. Some people think the Apple premium is worth it ( about 1 billion current Apple iOS users ) and some don't ( about 2 billion current android users with google ). I consider Apple's profit margin at 20.74% to be quite reasonable.
  16. I respectfully disagree. Apple makes almost all of it's money from selling hardware, software and services in an integrated package to users. 88% of Google's revenue is from ADVERTISERS not from users. If I were to guess, apple's revenue is less than 2% from advertising. Apple's advertising arm exists only to provide income for 3rd party app developers. Apple does not read your emails, text messages or listen to your phone calls to collect data for advertising like google does. People pay for Apple's email service when they buy an Apple device or when they pay for greater cloud storage amounts. As far as advertising privacy goes, Apple is implementing a method called "differential privacy" which adds " hashing, subsampling and noise injection to enable…crowdsourced learning while keeping the data of individual users completely private." The amount of malware unleashed on Microsoft and android far surpasses the targeted attacks on Apple. Old software is at risk, Apple has a greater percentage of up to date devices ( about 84% up to date ), a huge advantage with their vertical integration of hardware and software. The android user base is severely fragmented on current OS adoption (only about 4% up to date ) due to a multitude of manufacturers selling different hardware and modified software packages. The Android user base is fragmented in both hardware and software. According to a 2016 Nokia threat analysis ( graphic attached below ) Android had 74% of the malware attacks, 22% windows PC systems, less than 4% Apple iOS. The number of of new vulnerabilities for Apple is growing and it certainly is not immune. Before 2013 Apple had approximately 0% share of mobile malware. 2015 changed that with most *new* vulnerabilities being on iOS. However since Apple devices get updated frequently and because there is only one true iOS App Store there are far fewer actual attacks. Fixes are widely implemented across a homogeneous base faster than across a fragmented base. Much of new malware is platform independent and embedded in advertising software on the web. The biggest risk in security is of course human error - clicking on a bad email link, or yielding to a phishing inquiry. All platforms are susceptible to attack but some are more secure than others. Follow the money. A company like google or Yahoo does not charge it's users - thus they have little loyalty to the users themselves. Their loyalty lies with it's paying customers, the advertisers. If the user is not paying, the user is likely the product. I use some google services, they are good, I just know I have zero privacy when using them. Like google voice. Google listens to what is said on both ends of the phone call and then sells that data to advertisers who then serve up adds on other devices that I use. Google is a totally creepy, I would never trust them with my privacy - no gmail for me.
  17. If you value privacy I would avoid both Google and Yahoo! Their clients are advertisers and they mine and sell your data to them. Revenue is not from the users, you are the product. If you have an Apple device, try their email service, their interests are more aligned with their customers. You pay a premium upfront for Apple devices but I feel they are worth it with all things considered. Expecting good security from a free service is an unwarranted leap of faith.
  18. This Jalisco report lists the number one source as intentional then agricultural.... http://incendios.semadet.jalisco.gob.mx/comparativo-incendios
  19. Almost all forest fires are set by humans, most are out of control agricultural burns.
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