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While I agree that the PC manufactures are grasping at straws, I disagree that the global recession is very slight.   Just look at the unemployment numbers which are even worse in many European countries than they are in the United States.     But perhaps more important, look at the under-employed numbers - people who are either working fewer hours than they used to or for less pay.   As successful as Apple has been over the last five years or so and as much as their...
Completely disagree.   Any company has an ethical obligation not to exploit workers.   Just because there's an excess of workers doesn't make it right for a company to pay less than what it costs to live.    In a bad economy, the fact that they're able to get workers has absolutely NOTHING to do with whether the pay is not unreasonably low.     And I do think it's obligatory if a company wants to act ethically, especially a company that sells luxury products and makes...
If you're a student or part-time worker, maybe.    But you can't live on it in any decent place in the United States.   Can  you live on $18,000 a year?   That's rent or mortgage for most people.   People deserve to make a living wage.   The minimum wage is $7.25 in most states.   In real dollar terms, using the Feds' inflation calculator (which is way understated), minimum wage is almost 34% below where it was in 1970.  Based on 1970, the minimum wage should be close to...
Sorry..I agree with the judge.  I love Apple, but they had no business labeling a product as being 4G capable when it wasn't.    Apple's arrogance sometimes gets the better of them.   Cases like this will tap the brakes a little - make them think a little harder before doing another marketing campaign or product labeling like that.    There are plenty of people who think they shouldn't be pushing Siri the way that they are in U.S. TV ads because Siri really doesn't...
They're not hypothetical at all.   You only want to invest so much when you buy the machine.   You think you're buying enough RAM and enough storage space. Then a new version of Illustrator or Photoshop comes along that requires more RAM.   You're screwed.    You have to buy a new machine.      I have a late 2008 MacBook Pro.   Late in 2011, the battery finally wouldn't take much of  charge anymore so I replaced it.  I just ordered a new one, opened the back cover and...
The "no expectation of privacy in a public place" does not extend to private backyards and the like.     I have no problem with Apple and others photographing public streets.  I don't even think they should have to blur our faces when we're on a public street.    I have no problem with them photographing anything that can easily be seen from the street at any resolution.    But I agree that there's a privacy issue when backyards and the like are included and in some...
There's several ways to look at this.    Foxconn's investment in Sharp may be because Foxconn itself cannot (or does not want to) build screens.   Remember that Foxconn is more of an assembler than they are a manufacturer.   Panel manufacturing requires over a $ billion of investment to set up a plant.      Foxconn may want to insure that they have a supplier.    Or, it may portend that Foxconn is seeking to eventually take over Sharp.     Frankly, I'm surprised the...
I don't know whether their OS sucks or not, but at least it's a quite different approach than Apple's.  If they had directly copied Apple, like almost everyone else has, we'd be complaining about that.   Frankly, I hope they come out with something that does work well even though the chances of me buying it are very close to zero.   You need strong competition to work against Apple's sometimes arrogant attitude.    
I think updates for Adobe products are imminent.    From the pictures, aside from being slightly thinner, the "body"  really doesn't look any different to me than my several year old MacBook Pro, so I don't know how it can be called "beautiful and exquisite" with the implication that it's different than past machines.        Personally, I won't be happy at the loss of HDDs until the price of SSDs come down very close to the price of HDDs.   I'm also not thrilled about the...
Just because this is indirectly about a politician doesn't make it political.    And those of us who pretend to be business creators, product developers, UI designers, etc., will do a lousy job unless we engage in everything that's going on in the world.   The worst UI's and the worst products are developed by people who have no understanding of how other people live their lives.        You can't live life in a (technology) bubble and be accomplished in this area,...
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