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Regarding the "Doled" saga:   We are very fortunate to have english as our native tongue.  Whilst not the most widely spoken primary language worldwide, it is currently the favoured language for international communication.   Speaking only english will get you by in most parts of the world.  That is a huge boon to all of us and not something that anyone else can say.   We are also fortunate in having english as our native language because it is so expressive. ...
 That's just an excuse for not being able to read or write properly.
 Regardless of where you come from "dole" means to distribute or hand out, usually but not necessarily in respect of charity.  Its does not mean "pay", as in what you do in return for good and services, which is what Apple was doing in this case. "Doled" is the wrong word for the title. At best its ambiguous. They should have used "Paid"
I too think the Aussie voices sound more artificial than the current ones and they have a slight kiwi accent. The other voices sound great though. I should qualify that by stating that I don't understand Japanese and my english isn't that good either.
Its absolutely true that Pages and Numbers are not as powerful as Word and Excel. However, they are both more than adequate for the vast majority of users. Word and Excel are great tools but many of their "power features" are not even used by most users.
Agreed.   Until we find out how good the iCloud keychain thingo is it makes no sense to buy anything. If you didn't have a password manager before now, you wont be any less secure after now if you do nothing.  And you might just save your self a small bundle because iCloud Keychain may be all that you need and 1Password is expensive.  Possibly more expensive than OSX Mavericks ;)
I think, if the situations were reversed with Apple being a Norwegian company wanting too flyover and photograph Washington, that the US govt would react in a similar way.
    I would hardly call this "tipping his hand". It would be far more surprising if they didn't "have a lot more surprises in the works."
Apple pricing in Australia for products which it has 100% control of is pretty much the same as for the US. There are only slight variances which are easily, and rightly, accounted for in freight, tariffs, local taxes and the like. This is not the case for other products, such as music, movies and books which are merely resold by Apple at a mark up. Just like any other retailer/reseller, they are subject to the whims of their suppliers. There is an "Aussie" tax on...
  Absolutely, Apple and these other mega corporations are required to maximise profit for shareholders.  Its their corporate duty to do so.   Minimizing tax is just one way.
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