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Very easy answer: do what Amazon does: allow any user to shop in any of Amazon's national stores with a single user ID.That way they can abide by the law and remove it from the Chinese AppStore, but people in China simply switch store and buy the app e.g. in the US store.The necessity to have a different AppleID for each store is brain-dead in a mobile, globalized economy anyway:I travel a lot and anything like public transport information apps, local mobile carrier's...
 No, it's not the only way. e.g. Apple could have a secret agreement with the NSA or some law enforcement agency to install a spyware software on iOS devices that could be turned on at will. With root access, the device is open to scrutiny, without root access all you have is blind trust in a company that according to the infamous PATRIOT act could be coerced into cooperation and force to remain silent about such a cooperation. A non-root access device is security through...
 Horrendous reasoning. Look, just because someone makes a lot of money using a Chevy Astrovan doesn't mean it's a good van. A Freighliner Sprinter (i.e. a Mercedes Sprinter), beats its it in just about every aspect (except price). The fact that Photoshop works doesn't mean it's great software, just like Windows "working" doesn't mean it's great software.It does the job and it didn't have enough competition and thus it became the entrenched standard that is difficult to...
 Security conscious people format their drive in case-sensitive mode: there were (and likely still are) a bunch of exploits that use case-insensitive file systems to the detriment of users. The thing is, OS X is UNIX, and just about all underlying FreeBSD, Linux, etc. tools that OS X is based on, assume a case-sensitive file system. Since they are written properly, most work just fine even on a case-insensitive file system, but there are boundary cases that have been...
 According to Apple it didn't. Nothing is absolutely secure, and nowhere do I state that I like Apple's data hoarding.As a matter of fact, besides the forced single-source software store, one of the main reason why I dislike the fact that Apple locks legitimate users out of their own devices, is that it's impossible to discern if an iOS device is hacked or is running spyware, unless the user has root access, which currently is only possible by jail-breaking.I like iOS...
One more reason not to use Creative Cloud. If you buy software licenses, you buy them at random places, wherever you get the best discount at a time. With these stupid "software-as-service-which-isn't-really-a-service-but-we-market-it-as-service-anyway-because-we-make-more-money-that-way" scams that are more and more popular, all the customer data gets hoarded by a few major vendors, and they are magnificent targets, particularly in the case of companies like Adobe which...
 And Steve would say: "so what? We're in business to make great products for consumers, and generate profit, NOT in the business of driving up stock prices or being well liked by Wall Street speculators." As a matter of fact, one of the main reasons Apple does sit on a pile of cash is exactly to be independent of Wall Street. If Apple were to dole out the cash to share holders either through dividends or buy backs, Apple could be black-mailed by Wall Street at any point,...
 What, you mean late night starvation attacks are not an emergency?  
 Which would be nice and simple, if it were practical.  Which loses the whole point of simplicity, which defeats the point of not having the keypad, and which doesn't work for a variety of reasons mentioned elsewhere and below. No, one could also use text, which won't work, either, see below... No it doesn't because many people for good reason have Location Services TURNED OFF, but that doesn't mean emergencies don't happen in that case.  But the probability is much, much...
 You come off it. You seem to display a psychological defect in that you are unable to admit that you were wrong. Strategically cutting out the remainder of the reasons why a single (or for that matter multiple) special purpose button(s) won't work is not honest reasoning. Trying to make absurd statements like the one about putting all children into slavery doesn't help your case, either, nor does it paint a positive picture of your psychological state of mind. First you...
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