All Posts by Date or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
also by Lloyd: diglloyd.com photography and WindInMyFace.com
Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
OWC / MacSales.com...
diglloyd Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at Amazon.com...
Memory Upgrades for 2019 Mac Pro - Save Up to 65% vs Factory Costs
877-865-7002
Today’s Deal Zone Items... Handpicked deals...
$1399 $1199
SAVE $200

$120 $40
SAVE $80

$849 $599
SAVE $250

$610 $444
SAVE $165

$1299 $999
SAVE $300

$299 $169
SAVE $130

$2799 $2499
SAVE $300

$1499 $899
SAVE $600

$799 $639
SAVE $160

$1180 $1050
SAVE $130

$150 $90
SAVE $60

$2399 $2159
SAVE $240

$1999 $1799
SAVE $200

$1099 $929
SAVE $170

$220 $170
SAVE $50

$1199 $1079
SAVE $120

$599 $199
SAVE $400

$819 $649
SAVE $170

$348 $298
SAVE $50

$2799 $2149
SAVE $650

$750 $450
SAVE $300

$1099 $929
SAVE $170

$280 $225
SAVE $55

$1299 $1169
SAVE $130

$998 $498
SAVE $500

Apple Costs me 1/3 of my Monthly Cell Phone Data by Downloading Unwanted macOS Mojave

So here I am below (the Sprinter van in the Alabama Hills). I need ALL my data for remote internet access. When I hit the limit, it drops to 11K/sec (AT&T flat out lies about how bad it drops, repeated experience prove this). So If I use up my data, it’s big fing deal.

So what does Apple think to do when using a cell phone for data? Download 6+ GB macOS Mojave, apparently just in case I might want to install it (I don’t and haven’t for 4 months now).

macOS downloads using cell phone data when
user never asked for Mojave

So Apple has chewed up 1/3 of my monthly cell phone bandwidth, so if I run out of data, I get to work at 11K/sec for the rest of the month—so I can have something I don’t want and did not ask for. Real genius design there.

Alas it’s just one more aspect of the sloppy and inconsiderate and dangerous (security) issues with Apple Core Rot—when it comes to sensible and robust design, no one at Apple thinks any deeper than an iPhone screen protector.

Presumably I am supposed to uncheck “Download newly available updates in the background” in App Store preferences. I had inadvertantly left it there, checked. But I don’t consider a major system reinstall an “update”; it is of a sort, but it is a major system change with a complete reinstall. In any case, Apple should NOT be chewing up cell phone bandwidth like this.

f1.8 @ 1/2500 sec panorama, ISO 20; 2019-03-06 16:00:30
iPhone 7 Plus + iPhone 7 Plus 4.0 mm f/1.8
ENV: Alabama Hills, altitude 4660 ft / 1420 m, 58°F / 14°C

[low-res image for bot]

Save the tax, we pay you back, instantly!
View all handpicked deals...

ezviz CV-200 Mini Plus 1080p Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision & 16GB microSD Card (Black)
$120 $40
SAVE $80

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2020 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__