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comment Why won't Family Sharing work?
@tubedogg: It switches to B's account if it can charge B. If there's nothing to charge, it stays with sharing (and blocks, as you say). I've verified with the bank that there is no problem with the card (and that the test charges I was seeing would confirm that for me).
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comment Why won't Family Sharing work?
@tubedogg: Any idea why this only happen for free apps we share? For paid apps it doesn't even bother, and just charges to B's account (effectively circumventing sharing and double charging for the app).
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comment Why won't Family Sharing work?
@tubedogg: The iOS App Store on B's device won't let the download of the free and shared app proceed without the CVV, and the correct one is rejected by the store (though apparently accepted by the bank).
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comment Why won't Family Sharing work?
FWIW: A is getting notifications of $1 charges from the iOS App Store on my credit card, which confirms that the security code A is entering is correct and is being confirmed by the bank. The iOS App Store, however, still rejects it.
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comment Why won't Family Sharing work?
@tubedogg: B is signed in, and Family Sharing has been enabled for some time (and has not behaved this way before, that either A or B can recall).
Apr
21
comment How do I get Messages on OS X to text to a phone number?
@Matte.Car: Weird stuff like this happens more and more.
Apr
21
comment How do I get Messages on OS X to text to a phone number?
@Matte.Car: Incredibly (typically? frustratingly? Apple-ly?) no. The reboot of my Mac apparently disabled this setting on my iPhone. Hurray for security!
Apr
21
comment How do I get Messages on OS X to text to a phone number?
Yes, that's what occurred to be to try first. But it doesn't work. It thinks things are fine for a second (or claims to think it does) and then fails again as before.
Apr
19
comment How do Aperture stacks work in the Photos app?
Yes, that's how it seems. Pretty incredible!
Apr
18
comment How to show the map in Photos?
Interesting. A bizzare and somewhat silly (and unreliable) substitute but somewhat helpful (when it works). And it has the advantage of not using the astonishingly slow map view, which is something.
Apr
18
comment How to show the map in Photos?
Images will still be limited to a single year though (despite what the UI says), right ?
Apr
16
comment How do I force iOS Reminders to sync?
No. (And here are some more characters.)
Apr
13
comment How do Aperture stacks work in the Photos app?
So: Aperture stacks are unstacked and no relationship is preserved?
Apr
13
comment Where did my Aperture library go after migrating to Photos?
@bmike: Could it be because I have iCloud enabled, so that the photos aren't technically "on my machine" any more (and thus, neither library really has anything in it locally) but rather in the cloud and synced locally in client apps that have iCloud enabled?(Big report — hahahah!)
Apr
13
comment What does “referenced file offline” mean in Photos?
Useful, except what you mean is "could have been done in on go". There was no warning to do this before migration, and there should have been.
Apr
13
comment Are the photos I share using the Photos app not really shared?
If you click "Edit" for a shared photo you get a dialog that says "To edit this photo, you must switch to it in your library", which is quite true, and certainly misleading. When you are viewing an album with no individual photos selected and click the share button (and choose iCloud sharing), the album (the only thing selected) is not shared, while the individual photos in it (none of which are selected), get shared.
Apr
13
comment How do Aperture stacks work in the Photos app?
@bmike: Yes. It's checked and disabled (in a shared album).
Apr
13
comment Where did my Aperture library go after migrating to Photos?
@bmike: All the descriptions I've found (e.g. this one here) provide descriptions (some quite glowing) about how the Aperture library is preserved. It's not. It is backed up (I managed to find it) but the library used by Aperture by default (e.g. if you open the app following migration) is empty.
Apr
13
comment What does “referenced file offline” mean in Photos?
@bmike: That sounds right. It seems like Aperture just had a slightly different way of presenting offline photos that made the fact that they were offline less prominent. It's still a pain to have to manually relocate the folders containing the ones that aren't offline.
Apr
13
comment Are the photos I share using the Photos app not really shared?
So despite all indications in the UI (the indication that one is sharing an album, rather than the versions of photos that happen to be in it at the time; the offer to edit a photo by switching "to it" in the library, etc.), sharing shares copies of individual photos, correct?