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NSFW: Net neutrality, the FCC, and the future of the Internet

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome.

Net neutrality is the simple idea that data on the Internet should be treated equally, regardless of where it comes from or where it goes to. It's a pretty simple idea, and pretty straightforward. So why is it being bludgeoned by both sides in Washington as a political weapon?

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Apple Pay: Inclusive and empowering by design

After Apple introduced the iPhone 5S last year, I wrote a piece on Medium about Touch ID and accessibility. In it, I posit that the fingerprint scanner would prove to be a huge usability win for users with disabilities because unlocking one's phone was no longer a chore. Over the next 12 months with my iPhone 5S — and now over the last month with my iPhone 6 — I've found my prediction to be correct: more than improving on security and convenience, Touch ID is a terrific accessibility tool.

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NSFW: Note to Apple: Innovation shouldn't cost stability

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome.

Everyone's had that experience where you're promised something, and when you get it, what you get doesn't live up to your expectations. That's the way I've been feeling with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.

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Doubling down on 128GB iPhone 6 Plus bull$#!+

The same Korean website that claimed there was a "huge potential recall" facing the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus , when no such recall had been planned or has since been announced by Apple, has now doubled down on their crazy by claiming Apple will be changing the type of NAND Flash storage they've been using in both it and the 64GB iPhone 6. To the best of my understanding, just like the "recall", Apple is planning no such change.

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72 hours with CarPlay: Test-driving Pioneer's new aftermarket system

Over at Macworld, Susie Ochs spent a few days using one of Pioneer's new after-market CarPlay systems with her iPhone. Her thoughts?

CarPlay is cool, and if I was buying a car that had it, I would be stoked to use it—but I'm not going to upgrade the stereo that's in my 2006 Subaru to this aftermarket Pioneer system.

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128 GB iPhone 6 Plus and sensational "recall" headlines

There are some incredibly sketchy, borderline irresponsible allegations coming out of Korea that claim there's a "huge potential recall" facing the 128GB version of the iPhone 6 Plus. There isn't. Certainly nothing that Apple has initiated and apparently nothing they themselves have come even remotely close to making a case for. So what's going on here?

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How to start several CSS transitions at once

The following is excerpted from CSS Animation: An Interactive Guide by Vicki Murley.

You've seen several examples throughout this book where a single CSS property is animated. But to create more advanced effects, you may want to animate more than one property at a time. The previous section showed multiple ways to define transitions for multiple CSS properties, on the same element. For example:

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Retina 5K: iMac Target display mode and Thunderbolt display

Two of the questions we're still getting asked a lot is whether the Retina 5K iMac can be used in "target display mode" as an external monitor for a new Mac Pro or MacBook Pro, or whether Apple will be releasing a 5K version of their Thunderbolt display any time soon. Sadly, as I tweeted right after the Apple's October Event, and later explained, the answer to the first question is, sadly, "no", and the answer to the second question is the same. Why is that?

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NSFW: What's your favorite writing tool?

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome.

Now that it's November, it's officially the start of NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month. Once again I'm going to be on the sidelines, though I alternately envy and pity those participating. NaNoWriMo has me thinking about the act of writing and how technology plays into it, both for me and for countless others.

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Calculator widgets will be allowed in Today view

Yesterday PCalc developer James Thomson was told that he'd have to remove the calculator widget from his iOS app. There as some concern, apparently, that calculators were too heavy for the Today view extension system. Today, iMore has heard from Apple that the situation has been re-evaluated and that calculators as Today view widgets are now fully approved.

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