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Many people say their Apple IDs were inexplicably reset last night

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Illustration of the Apple logo on a light and dark green background.
Illustration: The Verge

Overnight, many people reported on social media that they were inexplicably logged out of their Apple IDs and then required to reset their passwords when they tried to sign in again, and nobody seems to know why. Some reported needing to enter their iPhone passcode to connect to iCloud again, while others with Stolen Device Protection enabled said they had to wait an hour before being able to log in.

Apple’s System Status webpage shows no current issues with any of its services, so it’s not clear if this was a widespread issue. That said, 9to5Mac reports that even a few of its staff members were also affected by the issue. At least one Forbes contributor apparently experienced the issue as well. The outlet saw no indication that this...

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ChrisDL
48 days ago
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This happened to me. Wonder what happened.
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freeAgent
48 days ago
It did not happen to me. Very weird.
rocketo
46 days ago
happened to me! was at a conference on free wifi so had a long freak out about that one
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Pub Trivia

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Bonus question: Where is London located? (a) The British Isles (b) Great Britain and Northern Ireland (c) The UK (d) Europe (or 'the EU') (e) Greater London
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ChrisDL
56 days ago
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Am i missing something? Isn't number 4 answerable?
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meertn
56 days ago
Answerable but trivial is the joke I guess
JavaJim
56 days ago
Edit: apparently I can't count. Sorry. Original response:maybe? I would say it depends on whether there is decent definition of what makes a lake - a lake. Because if it is just an inland body of water then every raindrop would form a new lake (that might eventually join together into something larger)
Dorkrum
56 days ago
Now that you mention it I realise I misread the question. I thought it said more shark attacks *than* and the joke was that because "or" is used instead of "and", the answer was Jaws despite it being listed in the question.
DelilahBack
45 days ago
No u good
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55 days ago
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DougK
55 days ago
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There's no such thing as a stupid question.
Work in D.C., live in NoVA
spongbeaux
55 days ago
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I'd have said the Zucker brothers created the first Airplane, and the last.
Dorkrum
56 days ago
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Who was the first person to beat a world record?
Covarr
56 days ago
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What is the longest video game?
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Not All Web APIs Are Good APIs

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Eric Lee on Threads:

I was wondering why I haven’t seen websites utilizing Vibration API when I see more and more apps using it including Arc Search and AirChat. Safari doesn’t even support it so there it goes 🫠

This exemplifies the broken thinking among many web developers and PWA advocates regarding Safari and WebKit. Just because an API exists and some browsers support it does not mean all browsers should support it. I never ever want a website to be able to vibrate my device. Ever. Nor do I want websites to be able to prompt me with an alert asking for permission to vibrate my device. Not supporting the Vibration API is a feature, not an omission.

If you want web apps to have the same full range of capabilities as native apps, iOS is not the platform for you. PWA advocates treat it as axiomatic that web apps should be peers to native apps, but that’s not true for everyone. I think of native apps as software I carefully consider before installing, even from the App Store. I think of websites and web apps as software I will visit/run without consideration, because they’re so comparatively restricted.

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ChrisDL
59 days ago
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agreed
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Taking care

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Taking care

This is a comic about grief, and it's based on a poem by Callista Buchen.

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ChrisDL
81 days ago
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Absolutely devastating.
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US Survey Foot

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Subway refuses to answer my questions about whether it's an International Footlong or a US Survey Footlong. A milligram of sandwich is at stake!
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ChrisDL
131 days ago
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deebee
131 days ago
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Hey where’d the alt text bot go?
America City, America
Screwtape
135 days ago
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For international viewers, 0.014 miles is about 23 metres.
jepler
135 days ago
this american had to convert it into feet before grasping the distance involved, fwiw
Groxx
134 days ago
Bah! It's just a bit over 0.015 miles, or around 50 feet plus half of that again to get 75 feet, plus some change because it's 0.016 not 0.015, plus a bit because a thousandth of a mile is closer to 53 feet, so it's closer to like 80 feet. Easy math. No need for your silly metrics system.
agwego
131 days ago
Statute mile or Nautical mile?
mcarson
127 days ago
How many footlong hotdogs is that?
Groxx
126 days ago
Somewhere between a fortnight and a furlong of footlong frankfurters
jepler
124 days ago
15.13 smoots

Improbable & Terrifying

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ChrisDL
217 days ago
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dreadhead
217 days ago
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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