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Do you really believe the nonsense you post? Apple doesn't avoid paying taxes? BS. Like any good corporation, Apple does everything it can to avoid paying taxes and maximize profits. Yes, they may "legally" be paying all the taxes they owe, but that's becaus there are such massive and ridiculous loopholes in the tax code for corporations to exploit.
You're actually comparing Apple retail stores to prisons, the CIA and government buildings?Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.Seriously, did you did actually type that with a straight face?
I see my comment about calling out the author making stuff up was deleted. The author states that the Android Facebook app was harvesting a user's entire phone book. He then links to an article he himself wrote that says the Facebook app was actually only transmitting the user's phone number. Granted, that's still not great but it's not the sensationalist "harvesting a user's entire phone book" claim stated in the article.   I shall henceforth accept everything...
So if this supposed to be a comparison of iOS 6 Maps vs. Google Maps 2.0, why are there screenshots from pre-2.0 Google Maps and iOS 7 Maps? Not to mention, the screenshot of Google Maps running in Safari? A big part seems to Google Street View vs. Apple Flyover (is that Apple's copyright-able term for 3D view?). I think they're both neat gimmicks, but for the map experience I feel Street View adds more value. First, there's the simple fact that Street View is available...
  Oh, bullshit. That's all Dilger does. Well, except when Microsoft was the "enemy." Then it was Microsoft hate. Please can't we relegate his crap back to his own website and elevate this site back up a few pegs on the journalistic totem pole? Yeah, I know that if every Apple press conference doesn't give me multiple orgasms I shouldn't be on this site, but it didn't used to be like this when I originally started coming here. I rant against Dilger every "article" because...
  Only an idiot EVER paid full price for a book. Barnes & Noble, Borders and all the major brick and mortar stores have coupons all the time. The publishing industry will never make money again? How about they just sell the books to Amazon at a profitable rate, just like the majority of other industries? If Amazon pays $10 for the book, why should Random House care if Amazon sells it for $2? Random House already got their $10.     What Apple essentially tried to do was...
  Amazon was one of the first major sellers of e-books. Exactly what competition did they have to have to drive to drive out of business? They were trying to build a market that didn't exist. It's clear from comments on these forums that people expect digital versions to be cheaper than their analog equivalents, which is exactly what Amazon was trying to provide. Some items sold below cost, some items sold above cost, just like in regular retail markets. That 99 cent...
Maybe his finger hit the "k" and "d" instead of the "l" and "s" since both pairs of letters are right next to each other. And maybe he typed his response on a device that automatically corrected Skil to Skill. And maybe you could not jump to douche assumptions. It's not like he rewrote your name as Lacks Skil or Lamest Skil.
The thing is, you can very discretely photograph or record someone with a phone. As I attempted to point out in the other Glass thread, you can point a phone in a direction totally separate to where you're looking and get a shot. I think the difference is how the technology was introduced. Cell phones got introduced without cameras and then had crappy cameras until having decent cameras. The addition of the invasive technology of a camera got lost in the rapid ubiquity...
Let's see if I can make this easy enough for you to grasp. A perv sees you head to the bathroom and decides he wants some video. He pulls out his iPhone and goes to the Camera app. He sets it to video, hits the record button and lowers his hand down to his waist. He walks in sees you at the urinal and casually strolls up. The camera is still recording all this time. He stands next to you, shoves the phone in his front pocket, not far enough down to obscur the camera. He...
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