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  • App Store's Dutch dating app payment policies are 'unreasonable,' regulator says

    badmonk said:
    Can a vendor setup their goods in the Amazon.com store, then use their own alternate checkout & payment processing system? Or do they have to use the mechanisms provided by Amazon, and any backend rules established by Amazon?
    Agree with this analogy, why does the real on-line shopping monopoly of Amazon not get the same degree of attention as an App Store duopoly?  I constantly mystified why this gets a pass— the real third party sellers are constantly been placed at multiple disadvantages on the Amazon marketplace.  Is it just a failure of regulators imagination?  Too much navel-gazing with their phones too think beyond their little brains?

    I know people will rebut that Amazon has competition from Walmart etc etc but really they don’t…nothing comes close in North America for the expanse of their reach.
    Oh my this argument is old and tireless, Do the same rules apply to the MAC? the Mac has an App Store and the WEB where you can buy the same app for the SAME platform  and pay a different vendor. I can buy Word on the MAC APP STORE or I can buy it from Microsoft direct. I get the same app - the same software, I just had a choice who I bought it from. Does this work for the iPhone? NO - I can only go through the App Store on the iPhone to get a particular app at what ever apple says can be done on that store. The same does not apply to the Mac.

    I don't know why people will not admit that. If we get another store a user can choose where they want to buy from.  Choice is competition. Funny how back in the day everyone was up in arms over Internet explorer being bundled. But when another company does this - it's all fine. Sure we had linux back then too, but the issue was only over Microsoft. hmmm. 
    darkvader
  • Leaked photo of Meta's upcoming smartwatch reveals Apple Watch-esque design

    Hmmm, how did those RAY-BANS do? unless i am seriously mistaken or live in another dimension, all META hardware is DOA. 
    Alex_Vlolliverhammeroftruthwatto_cobra
  • CNN to compete with Apple News+ via own news subscription service

    sdw2001 said:
    Well, they better do something.  Their ratings are in the toilet.  The reason is CNN is a left wing mouthpiece pretending to be a news network (which it used to be).  MSNBC, by comparison, is pretty clear about its quest for a liberal audience.  FNC's primetime lineup is strongly to the right, whereas its news coverage probably leans right.  The point is they are both mostly transparent about who they are and what they're doing.  CNN is just an utter embarrassment.  


    I disagree that its been a real "news network", back in the 90s it shilled for the WH and the WH was 'republican'.

    Its bad then its bad now, this is always been CNN's problem. So yeah now they want to sell content, sure go ahead go for it, why not? who buys it? I dunno there's a sucker born every minute.

    ElCapitancornchipOkiRun
  • Cheaper 6.1-inch LCD 2018 iPhone expected to be Apple's most popular model

    mike1 said:
    supadav03 said:
    If the LCD has a chin in addition to a notch, which I assume it will, then I will definetly be getting the 6.5 OLED model. 
    Why that assumption? If it includes Face ID, why must there be a chin?
    I think i have read elsewhere - The bottom screen area i.e. chin is the place which is used by display (touch-screen) controller.  Mobile phones require a ribbon at the bottom to connect the mobile display to the main board. SO the chin is used to cover this type of connection. 
    supadav03watto_cobra
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 arrives on September 18 for $1999

    hahahaha, hideous and 2K for it? hahahahaha ok sure. 
    watto_cobra