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“Manufacturers”… They all standardized already on USB-C except Apple.

@Echedenyan
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Better Micro-USB Type A than Micro-USB Type C :^^^^^^).

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Micro-USB Type A

Ugh, please no. That is the worst connector of them all and breaks way too easily. I am sooo happy that nearly all devices use USB-C now.

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Well, Micro-USB C to be exact.

The normal USB C is quite different.

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Okay, I confused the two versions with type B.

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true :)

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They need to hussle up and standardize all EV adapters.

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Good news, time to have some universal standard for chargers.

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Wish they’d settle on an open standard and not USB though, which is proprietary. They’re effectively funneling money into the USB organization and giving them an absolute monopoly.

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Usb-c is the most perfect connector for pretty mucheverything, even if it took the USB consortium 15 years to finally make a non frustrating connector socket.

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I don’t think there is one. They all have a commercial body behind them.

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Thunderbolt 3 is royalty free.

In other focus, DisplayPort and VGA.

Well, if it’ll save me €250m per year, I guess it’s ok.

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@angarabebesi
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agree, but one step at a time.

I recommend Fairphone 4 for a phone whose battery can be swapped: https://www.fairphone.com/en/

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Unfortunately, Fairphone is not available outside of the EU. Teracube would be the next stop for a hyper-repairable phone. Google Pixels now have 6 years of security support and Google has teamed up with iFixit to make supplies available. Apparently Qualcomm chips were the blocker on security updates, but Google now designs their own chips. Repairs on Pixels still usually require resealing the phone, but overall it looks a lot smoother than before.

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https://lemmy.ml/post/128747

You can go QUITE private, secure and anonymous on ANY non rooted Android 9+ phone, unlike on any Apple device ever.

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Private from who? Privacy isn’t some global absolute, and some threat models can be secured by avoiding iOS and stock Android.

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Apart from avoiding stock OS, 80% of privacy depends on the common sense of the user himself.As seen, using a privacy focused OS and searching with Google an posting in Whatsapp, but claiming the lack of privacy (my nephew 😣)

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You can go with LineageOS without any Google services. It’s still Android, but it really is the best you can get unless Librem 5 has made some major strides.

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iOS user experience is a nightmare.

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There are several other alternatives, most known f.Exmpl LineageOS, it’s a OpenSource and de-googled Android fork. More here https://alternativeto.net/software/android/?license=opensource

iOS isn’t private, not more than Android, apart it’s closed source and “makemoney-soft” like all from Apple, incompatible with everything, except Apple soft. Apple is a nightmare for free and independent devs.

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Lineage isn’t a big company, its a community project, But if you don’t like it, as you can see in AlternativeTo, there are a lot of others. FOSS naturally isn’t neccesary also private and secure (Android itself is FOSS), but Lineage or KDE are at least better in this point than a OS made and controlled by Google, offering good and trustworth products. Use an OS produced in the EU, because of the strong privacy norms, which don’t exist in US products (KDE is German) If not, dont use a smartphone and use an old Nokia 3300.

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I do not recommend anyone, regardless of the OS, to use the smartphone for official procedures, like bamking, no smartphone is a secure device, much less so than a PC, where you have many more protection options available.

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If anything bad happens, the OS isn’t a problem, if it is a legit one. The problem with mobile phones is other, thr isk to include in it important data, because of the facility that have hackers to acceede this data (in a contest hackers needed less than 30 seconds in a IPhone, using a laptop with certain software., apart of the risk of loss or theft. As in the recent past, Merkel’s cell phone, supposedly especially secure, as befits a German chancellor, was hacked and confidential data leaked. Even more risk if you use OS from big US companies that make money selling data to third parties. (surveillance advertising, 21st century plague, you don’t know or controll how this third parties threat and protect your data, os sell these to others more)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2021/03/16/iphone-12-pro-max-and-iphone-13-not-more-secure-than-google-and-samsung-android-warns-cyber-billionaire/

https://www.techradar.com/news/8-reasons-why-smartphones-are-privacy-nightmare

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I don’t refer to script kiddies or Nigerian scams, but even a script kiddie have the possibility to hack a phone, as seen in the past. Also several databreaches with hundreds of thousands of sensitive data, including bank and medcal data, which were leaked in the past from Apple, MS, FB and Google, show what I say, mobile phones are far from being secure devices, especially if they are of large companies that look more at their own income than at the security and privacy of the user. At least, I don’t have any important data in my phone and I recommended everyon to do the same. If it is a workphone from you work, it’s different, than the risk is for the company, no yours, because of this, most use the kiosk mode, which with you can connect only to the sites admitted by the company.

Are you talking about this while trusting apple?

@AgreeableLandscape
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You know, they say you should put your money where your mouth is.

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It means you should bet on things you would not lose on.

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