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Quote: "Adobe has been looking for ways to gain marketshare at the expense of the image editing app's demise." That's an odd statement. With Aperture's "demise," it'll be off the market and thus have no "marketshare" to "expense" against. Adobe is simply working to attract users who'll have to go to some other app in the next few years. It's doing that in a most helpful way%u2014making importing easy. I'd love to see that happen with every dying app.
Apple doesn't just play hardball rather than softball. It plays hardball using bats and cleats as weapons. In this case the weapon is selling in Apple stores. Personally, I'm not impressed by either company's behavior. Both are creating a hassle for their customers: Fitbit for not linking to HealthKit like many of its customers expected, and Apple for not selling what is still useful equipment and offering to help Fitbit make the transition. Call it the Amazon...
There's the equivalent of sheep stealing going on. Country X in the EU gives corporations, wherever they are, a tax break for pretending all the European business its doing takes place there. Country X reaps a tax bonanza that's so great it can collect more at a 2% rather than other countries do at 15%.  We need a diversity of taxes because making any one kind of tax high distorts the economy. Until recently, I lived in Washington state, whose high sales tax meant people...
Why the six-year delay? My income taxes can be raised retroactively back to the first of the year. And why give this benefit to those those well-established cheats but not offer in to those who'd like to jump on this gravy train. Irish politics must be corrupt and in much the same way as Seattle, where I lived until last year. The city is run of, by, and for a few powerful special interests, including downtown real estate. I suspect that's why Amazon is located...
Let's hope the rumors that the thinner design means fewer ports don't prove true. One of the advantages of Apple products has always been that they ship with more built-in than their cheaper competitors. For laptops that's particularly important, since it means we have less clutter to carry about. Lugging about a multi-port USB adapter would be a pain. Also, I'm quite happy using my iPad in lieu of a laptop. If this new MBA doesn't ship with: 1. A Dart-like power supply...
Those criticizing GT should wait until more details come out. It's possible that Apple imposed 'heads we win, tales you lose" requirements on a company that desperately needed its business. A failure on Apple's part meant no penalty. A failure on GT's was to be punished brutally. The only out for GT might have been this bankruptcy. Also, keep in mind that sapphire production on this huge a scale is new. All sorts of gotchas can come up. Apple is as likely to be as much...
You meant those $6.95 clones of Apple earphones that I bought aren't the state-of-the-art in music reproduction? I am shocked, shocked!
Yet another reason why the IRS should revoke the NFL's non-profit status.
Quote: "the update gives it a consistent appearance with versions of Skype for mobile devices, such as Apple's iPhone." For pete's sake, I don't want it to look like the iPhone app. I want it to look like an OS X app. I dumped Skype several years ago when they adopted a dreadful, Windowish look. This apparently doesn't fix that. A pox on them.
We all know what's going on here. These are extremely good paying jobs and feminists want less-qualified women to get those jobs rather than men. Diversity is simply a code word for ignoring competence and setting up sex-based quotas.
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