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Security is what makes Apple Pay viable, that's true.  I don't see security as the key to sales - however, it is part of it; Apple cares so much about security because they take a holistic approach where they care about everything related to user experience. Security is part of that, and the emphasis Apple is placing on it is no co-incidence. They care. You could say of course you'd care about your customers, what big compay wouldn't? Strangely though, in the corporate...
Both; Analysts like to lowball / downtalk AAPL and it's usually all too obvious. But they haven't really done that recently because the story of how Apple is doomed is a difficult sell when every man, woman, and child on the streets is holding an iPhone 6 in their hands. I am shocked on 75M phones sold in one quarter. That's totally insane. It's a number that blows my mind. How do you even... I mean making that many is hard to fathom. An iPhone is not a simple device -...
Absolutely, Google's fault. If Google switched YouTube to anything *not flash* then Flash would go away overnight. It's the only thing I ever use it for. I keep it in Chrome so at least it gets auto-updated. Safari is my main browser and Flash free.  Admittedly HTML5 seems like a worse replacement - but surely a solution for the "playing video on the web" problem could be found that's better than Flash... 
Surely Apple rules mobile chips right now, and is frighteningly efficient in translating their chip superiority in clear market advantages for iPhone and iPad - smaller batteries than the competition allow them to make the thinnest phones. Might explain Apple's obsession with thin-ness: You can see something is thinner. You can't see longer lasting battery life. And you might not even care about it past 24h.   For Macs an A... chip is at least 2 years off - a long time...
It's a bizarre idea that a business abroad should pay taxes in the USA - because of what? Is that abroad business using any roads in the USA? Any infrastructure at all? Drones? Yet the IRS feels entitled to all money earned anywhere in the world. I know a bunch of US citizens who've given up their citizenship for that reason.  It's up for debate whether this government is "keeping us safe". If you're an expat outside the USA you could argue what they're doing - like...
Jesus that got ugly fast.  But if you want to process payments, and are totally clueless about security, you kind of deserve to go up in flames...
I think this is how Apple was selling this to Visa and MC - hey guys, we make your crap, non-secure system secure. For Visa/MC, that's money in the bank, greatly reducing losses due to fraud. It's well thought out. Apple has a lot of experience making their phones secure, thanks to their cat and mouse game with jailbreakers. Now for the big leagues.
"Removing this sensitive information from the mobile device significantly lowers the risk of it being inappropriately disclosed in a case that the mobile device is hacked, stolen or otherwise compromised," Davidson wrote.   This statement is so stupid it's scary.    There are only two possibilities: The CEO is an outright lier. Not great for a payment processing service with access to my bank account. Or, the CEO really believes that, in which case he's totally...
 Huh? Once again s l o w l y...Samsung would love its phones full of Samsung services. But they can't do that, they have to use whatever Google feeds them. Not that Google services are bad, but they're giving Google money
Hardware is just one of Samsung's problems. I believe they are capable of competing, however - so what if they have to make a little less on each phone, and if they have to throw GHz at the problem - the benchmarks don't look like a case of destroying, they look pretty reasonable. Samsung's main issue is Android. Samsung can't change it. Samsung can't hire a bunch of brilliant UX and software engineers and make it better, at least not in significant ways - they get to...
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