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I'm not going to comment on the new design yet. Sometimes it takes time to see what is good and bad after something familiar changes. One first impression that is probably worth sharing is that while I work through my normal tabs, passing by AppleInsider, the headlines do a much poorer job of grabbing my attention. I'm reading less from the website. It might be contrast related. What I want to know is how a new redesign of an Apple-oriented website failed to include HiDPI...
In terms of actual ownership you don't 'own' the music on that CD anymore than you 'own' the music you purchase from Apple or Amazon. The only difference in ownership is that you happen to own a physical object in the event of a CD. Both Apple and Amazon sell music which is DRM-free. Regardless of the EULA, they're not going to remotely disable those files. You can maintain them as long as you choose to do so. So the difference is nothing near what you choose to believe it...
I'm not sure Apple had a whole lot to do with this—it probably has more to do with the will of the record labels—but this is something which should change, so more power to him.Yeah... those dicks... trying to make the world a better place... jerks...
Is there any other product worth naming individually at this point?
This lawsuit is so bizarre to me. Amazon's monopoly over this industry was extremely strong and they weren't afraid to abuse it (not to say that would have warranted legislation in its own right). Apple comes along with the others and builds an alternative. It, too, is not all cherry-filled happiness, but it has broken apart the Amazon monopoly and now the market is starting to show some more options. And then the DoJ comes along with what almost seems like a radical...
"Sometimes reliable" is a shit term for DigiTimes. You should include 'DigiTimes' in the article title so I know not to waste my time reading what is almost sure to be complete drivel.
I didn't see any demonstration of rubber-banding in the videos.As for pinch to zoom, the DiamondTouch demo uses a similar gesture to size something but not to zoom in or out on anything. I'm not sure how that applies to patent law today, though I'm not too sure about granting patents on something like 'pinch to zoom' anyway. It does seem like a pretty natural gesture and I'm surprised this much reaching is needed in the first place.
Yeah, like some others I'd prefer those are kept outside the machine in the form of a UPS. While I imagine Apple could build a more efficient backup power supply if they really wanted to, it is nice to have an external device to deal with when the battery (or the device) goes bad, and it is also nice to keep that weight (they are really heavy—especially if rated well enough to tend a Mac Pro) out of the computer.
... with per-device fees which make them largely immaterial for swaths of users.
Perhaps referring to the smallest denomination of the ruler.
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