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  • Executive leading HealthKit, other software platforms leaves Apple

    sog35 said:
    spice-boy said:
    sog35 said:
    Do I blame her? 

    HELL NO.

    why? Because of Tim Cook's dumb ass  privacy crusade she has one hand tied behind her back.

    How the hell can she do here job if Cook refuses to use the data from hundreds of millions of Apple users?

    Tim Cook needs to resign. His dumb ass social, policital, and privacy crusades are hurting the company.

    Apple has 500 million of the most valuable customers on the planet. Yet Cook refuses to use the data from these customers to open more revenue streams.

    Cook preaches privacy, yet Google is still the default search on iOS.
    Cook preaches privacy, yet 80-90% of iOS users use Facebook or Google or both.

    Its beyond pathetic that Apple's competitors attack Apple's main revenue streams by bringing out hardware products.
    Yet Apple refuses to fight back with their own search, social, and AI platforms. 

    If Cook had half a brain Apple would have developed and released a Google search competitor by now. Or a Facebook competitor. But because of Cooks dumb ass privacy crusade we see neither. And Amazon, Samsung, Microsoft, ect continue to make inroads into Apple's hardware business.

    The day Apple uses my data for their profit is the day I quit using Apple products. If you want a major corporation to use your data please switch over to anything Google or Facebook. 
    And yet 80-90% of iOS users use Facebook or Google or both.

    Close to 99% use Facebook or Google or Amazon or Netflix. All of these companies use your data.

    No one cares. Especially not the majority of Apple customers.

    The only one who cares is Tim Cook. 

    Your rants and drivel continue to get more and more outlandish. This really shouldn't need to be said but you are either to daft to understand or choose to look like a moron. The issue of privacy does not change for Apple at the end of the day if a user uses Facebook or Gooole that is ultimately the end users choice but should not be used as a product direction for the product as a whole. Just because a group of people don't value something as much as they should does not mean that it should be thrown out completely. 
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  • France approves digital tax measures against Apple despite US pressure

    roake said:
    pjs_socal said:
    I am surprised that it took EU countries this long to enact these kinds of taxes. It’s common knowledge that Apple (with help from Ireland) took advantage of loopholes in international tax laws to reduce their tax burden. Of course, Apple has done nothing illegal, but it’s completely within each country’s rights to change tax laws to close those loopholes.
    So imagine if every UN country charged Apple an additional 3% on revenue.
    It's not clear to me if the 3% tax would be on all of Apple's revenue or just its services revenue.  Is it clear to others?

    Digital revenue generated in France. 
  • Apple's health hires geared towards sharing, interpreting data, including new Watch apps

    TomE said:
    It is like the new Coke machines - they slow down the dispensing of the product.  3-4 clicks to select a Raspberry Coke.  Once I got used to it, Coke marketing (idiots) changed the programing of the machine.  Not an Improvement Coke - Read this Apple - Keep it simple.  Make it work fast.
    I am not a doctor but your familiarity with a concentrated sugar dispenser should really be a concern if you are so worried about your health. 
  • Apple to launch 'iPhone 11' on Sept. 20, celebrate with reopening of Fifth Avenue store in...

    Japhey said:
    If "Apple Tags" are going to be announced on the Sept 10th event, I'm sure Apple will give a free Tag to everyone at the event and Apple may use free Tags as a promotional idea from time to time such as store openings.
    Yeah! Delivered on golden pillows by magical unicorns. Keep dreaming friend. 
    Apple gave out free jackets at the last big Apple event a few months ago. I imagine jackets cost $100 each. What will a Tag cost, $29? $19? $9?
    The ticket price for the free jacket was also $1,600....
  • Cellebrite again rumored to have accessed San Bernardino iPhone 5c for FBI

    Would make more sense for Apple to use one of its legal entities to contract Cellebrite to unlock an iPhone 5c then have to go through what would probably be a long court battle that would  open up the security flaw to the public record. 

    That at is assuming that they actually did unlock the phone of course. 
  • Apple Watch Series 3 teardown finds slightly bigger battery, few other changes beyond LTE

    netmage said:
    Disappointed the steel/sapphire series only comes with cellular. 
    Yet doesn’t require that you actually put it on a plan. 

  • Apple launches new 12" MacBooks with Intel Skylake CPUs, rose gold color & longer battery life

    wizard69 said:
    Not sure why some of you are bitching about the price and components of this refresh. This laptop is such a great piece of technology. Use one before you judge. I am not crazy about the camera either but if this is that important to your daily life I would think you would use a USB version anyway. There is not a laptop on the market that is as nice as this when you look at every aspect.
    Don't let Apples reality distortion field cloud your judgement. For instance how would you use a USB camera with this machine when you have something(anything really) plugged into the one (1) USB-C port on the machine. If you say make use of a hub you blow your credibility out of the water as that undermines the whole point of a compact laptop.
    I would use the built in wifi on my camera to upload the photos. \

    Just because someone creates heavily constructed scenarios for the sole purpose of to prove their very short sighted and narrow version of how a product (which they probably don't & more importantly won't own) should operate does not mean it is going to have any effect on the mass majority of people that the product is right for. I have never once needed to worry about more then a single USB plug when I am traveling nor have I heard of anyone that has one complain about it. When I am at home I have a dock which has connectivity for my external hard drives, monitor, iPhone/iPad/mouse/keyboard chargers and anything else I could realistically ever need to plug into the computer. When I am at work I have the same thing. When I am using my aptop out in the world I usually don't even need to bring the charging cable with me but I absolutely don't need to bring dongles or hubs in my very small laptop case.
  • Tim Cook says AI & augmented reality are core technologies in Apple's future

    wizard69 said:
    If Siri is any examsle Apple has a very very long ways to go with AI technology.  Right now Siri appears to be a sock puppet. 
    I never really understand these kind of comments as Siri works great for me.  In general I use it to send texts, read texts, for unit/currency conversion, quick math, calling contacts and non-contacts (such as "Hey Siri, call The Summer House", a local ice cream shop), to turn on/off/dim the lights or the stereo (HomeKit), to get directions, to play/change music, etc.  I do several of these things multiple times a day and very rarely have issues.  The biggest issues for me are when I'm trying to initiate a command over Bluetooth in my car where Siri has more trouble understanding me and it has a slower response time (to start).  Also, I use Siri on my Apple Watch and my iPhone and for both have very few trouble spots (but more on the Watch).

    What makes you say Siri appears to be a sock puppet?  This is a genuine question because my experience is largely different from that.
    I have used Siri exclusively for the past  couple months with a completely shattered phone screen. The only difference between the screen off and on is a slight blur that occasionally lets me see how much signal I have. Everyone I see asks me why I haven't upgraded or replaced the screen yet and honestly I don't really mind it. Sure it is a pain in the butt with emails but I have my laptop and iPad for those. My only complaint is that Siri sucks for replying to group chats which I am in multiple of but other then that I really can't complain. 

    Don't get me wrong I will be first inline for whatever the next release is but until then I will happily use Siri without problems other then the group chat issues until the next iPhone is released. 
  • Apple's Jony Ive donates one-of-a-kind iPad Pro & accessories to charity auction

    dreyfus2 said:
    Steve Jobs, as a pescatarian, would have never approved "an orange made from Italian calf leather". Apple meet doom. /scnr Looks amazing. Wish they would make just any nice color cover for the 12.9 Pro in leather at all.
    Veal meat and calf leather are crucial parts of the dairy and meat businesses. Standards of life for the animals in most of the developed world have improved greatly in recent years. If you choose to eat beef or drink cows milk you should be eating veal too. It is the only way you can truly respect and animal that is losing its life for your dinner plate. 
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