This Apple this is border line ti me @scottalanmiller is right but for sure more relevant things happen in real life...
That's a fair idea, but it relies on the premise that the Senate is overworked and has no time to do important things. But in reality, the Senate does very little work and has loads of free time.
These are lawmakers, remember, and the investigation is to determine if there is a gap in the law protecting Americans from monopoly abuse or consumer abuse. This is very much their jobs and honestly, impacts the average American far more than most things that the Senate does. This is actually pretty decently important within their scope of things.
There are certainly a great number of other things that they could be doing. But that's not the alternative. The alternative is "how many other things would they be doing?" And if they didn't have this iPhone issue, they'd probably just take more time off. And it is not likely the Senate doing this, but a subcommittee of like three people looking for some information while other subcommittees work on gather similar info about myriad other issues.
There are two reasons we don't see much work come out of the Senate. One is that they are lawmakers and in theory, we don't want new laws very often. New laws should be few and far between or it means our old laws aren't very good. The second is that there are tons of things that people won't agree on or if a vote is taken something awful might happen. So things that have no chance of passing or might end in disaster are often avoided, regardless of available free time.
We're using Jamf, and it is pretty decent. With recent changes to permissions in macOS, a solution like Jamf will be the only way you can actually control certain settings. Apple is no longer content with merely ignoring professional users, but is now actively trying to eliminate them.
I think that that actually started long ago.
10.12.x is much worse that what came before. There are a significant portion of system level settings that you cannot touch even as root.
So now what do you do? If I drop completely to Linux - something like this would become a rather annoying event. As someone that has five iPads (in use), four iPods and two iPhones, that could get damn right perturbing.
Stop using Apple products would be my answer. Though you seem to be in too deep already.
That doesn't make sense though - Scott is a HUGE apple fan, and he's on Linux now too.
I tend to agree with Scott's comment earlier, if this is a problem, borrow a friends computer.
So - take @scottalanmiller and the fact that he is now over seas - how practical is borrowing a friends computer?
I want Windows 10 Mobile to be stable, supported, and have a thriving app ecosystem with all the major apps. And a pony.
Now that that is out of the way, I like the consistency of iOS, but I don't like iOS. iOS X is light years better from a UX perspective imo than iOS 9 was, but there are still niggling little things that annoy me. And Apple irritates me on so many levels, and that irritation is only exacerbated by managing a network that is 95% Mac.
I don't know Android well enough to know what I want there, but I dislike what Samsung has done with their bloat ware. I was looking at Nexus for my WP replacement, but Alphabet chose to kill that in favor of a flagship that is more aimed at a consumer, than creating a clean experience (I'm guessing, not having used a Pixel).
OnePlus 3 looks promising. If I had to choose today it would probably be one of these.
The goal was never to get into just one phone. They wanted a legal precedent that would allow them to force a manufacturer to assist in breaking any phone, along with the potential to use the same case to force manufacturers to provide an encryption back door.
But they already have that? The smurf toolset gives all of that anyways doesn't it...?
Yes, but they'd have to admit having it. So mostly this was probably an attempt to get people to think (And it worked too) that they didn't have a capability that they already clearly have. It wasn't just about getting legal power, it was about trying to hide their actual toolsets.
It's not called Smurf in the US, but we buy Smurf from the UK and rebrand it, I'm told.
Yeah, the good old Snowden leak gave away far more than they ever wanted to be known...
Yeah, I knew it's a joint op between GCHQ and the NSA, wasn't sure as to which side "made" more of it etc