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Beats was already selling products. They had a real value.  This deal is part of the Apple game plan to buy technology instead of inventing it. This is symptomatic of putting money above quality. They wanted Beats for quick profit instead of fixing iTunes and creating their own high quality headphones.  The GT sapphire deal was Apple getting burned by a scammer. Sure he had high tech equipment and some research going but he wasn't getting results. Thus he lied and perhaps...
Is this company continuing to produce its product right now? If not, how long until Apple can get control of it and produce more sapphire screens? This huge delay could be very disruptive to production. How much value has Apple received from this company after they gave them the money?   If Apple has been ripped off then Tim Cook's job should be on the line. You just don't lose over a half billion dollars and remain in your position unless you're a banker on Wall Street.
Will the time come when nobody will accept automatic updates? I certainly wouldn't accept them on my computer or phone. I like machines that work and continue to work. :)
I just sold my 2008 Mac Book. Originally I got it because Apple was taking over a year to refresh the Mini. I wanted a Mini. The Mac Book contained a better chip than the Mini that came out months later. It seems that Apple regularly disappoints people with the MIni. It is always just a little less than it could be, even for a mid level machine.    Apple has this idea that the iMac is the most awesome home computer in the world and it is the one thing that gets the love....
This was the perfect response. Apparently the government lives in fear of the people. Thus they want to clamp down on their freedom. They must believe that anybody who isn't strictly controlled is a danger to them. That is how paranoid people think.
I'm sure Apple is innovating a little here and there but mostly they are buying innovative companies and incorporating them into the Apple. This even happened a bit under Steve Jobs but less so. They are also copying features from other manufactures and software sources. Phones bending in one respect is stupid. Why would anybody expect a device to not bend when under a lot of stress? On the other hand such a device shouldn't be bending when subjected to expected normal...
What can the watch do without having an iPhone nearby? I didn't see the presentation. I did visit the Apple web site and read many pages about the bands and face but nothing about what it can do on its own. I don't have Safari on my GNU/Linux machine so I can't see the Quicktime videos. That certainly seems to be a way to block interest from people who don't own Apple devices.
Was there ever any doubt that Apple wouldn't cave in immediately to assuage the Brazilian government? Once somebody made a stink about the Bitcoin app it was pulled instantly. Just as they have done numerous times Apple will do all it can to avoid standing up for peoples rights. They weren't doing anything regarding government spying until Edward Snowden brought the light of day on NSA activities regarding phones. THEN Apple put its finger in the wind and decided to go...
Visiting Curacao is going to be a tax deductible trip for all of the top executives. They will build or buy a big vacation palace for all of the executives. Apple will host huge parties and use the palace to schmooze with government officials from all around the world. Apple will fly corporate executives of other companies with which they want to do business and pay for the whole trip. This will become the destination spot for anybody wanting to do business with...
Regarding privacy. How many of you logged into this web site did so using TAILS (the amnesiac incognito live system)? Just by logging in even using TAILS you have identified yourself in some way.    Chromebooks are great tools. Using one doesn't necessarily mean all of your life will be exposed to Google. You don't need to use their e-mail service. You don't need to use their online word processors or other services. You can use others. The thing is, you will be...
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