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  • Apple's shareholders skirmish over ideological differences

    The shareholders, evangelical Christian maybe, who complain about Apple’s ideology should just sell their apple shares and invest in military industry. Most of these peaceful people just care about god, country and guns.  
  • Patriots head coach punting Microsoft Surface from sidelines, going back to binders

    I am not sure should I smile or laugh 
  • Activists stage 'die-ins' at French Apple stores to protest impact of tax avoidance on soc...

    Are they doing their famous surrender act?
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  • Ad firms losing 'hundreds of millions' after Apple clamps down on Safari tracking

    Good job Apple.
    These AD agency didn’t ask user’s permission to track them. Now Apple police the Ad and protect the user. And they complain about it, it is a little odd.
  • Boeing 737 Max pilots didn't have flight simulators, and trained on iPads instead

    All 737-max 8 pilots are train on different varieties of 737 simulator before, just not specifically on Max8. The problematic MCAS is completely automatic, not even the pilots can turn it off. So I guess Boeing not even bother to educate the pilots how to handle the “features” when it goes nuts. 
  • US DOJ wants Facebook to help wiretap Messenger, report says

    The Febs just never give up.

    It will be interesting to see when China and Russian asked for the same thing. Especially when they targeted American interest, like companies secrets and pro-US organization. 
  • Cellebrite advertises its ability to unlock devices running iOS 11, including the iPhone X...

    Apple should just buy the company, before Russian and Chinese. 
    I am sure it is more useful than Shazam.
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  • Benchmarked: Razer Blade Stealth versus 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys

    Why is this review based on price and not similarly spec'd machines? Does anyone who buys Apple buy because they're competitive in price? We all know Apple will cost more, I'd think a better review would be seeing how two machines similar in specs perform against one another.
    Many people buy computer base on the price. Especially parents buy computer for their kids. Not even can or willing to pay the 50% Apple tax. 

    Seriouly, if both machines can run MacOS flawlessly, how many people will still buy Apple? Apple is always a hardware company. People willing to pay extra for the quality and the OS. But is the quality still here?

    I am still using my 2010 17” MacBook Pro which I pay big bucks for. It is now slow but going strong. If I buy a 2018 MBP, will it still be running in 2026? I doubt it.

    Apple sacrifice usability for thinnest or the look. Why a professional laptop need to be that thin?

    User can’t easily recover HD data if the motherboard is dead. This is not really professional oriented. In the past, when someone’s computer die, they just put the old HD to a new one and keep working. Can we do that with new MBP?

    Why a professional laptop don’t have the most common connector in the world and need to take a dock everywhere?

    Why a professional laptop has a such unreliable keyboard that is so easily stop working and need to replace with half of the laptop?

    Why the i9 can’t even run in full speed for 20 seconds or risk to toast the CPU?

    The answer is simple. MBP is not really designed for professional user anymore. It is for Prosumer market. It is for people with money who careless about functionality. It is for people care for the looks.

    Just look at how frequent Mac Pro get updates can tell you how much Apple care about the professional market. 

  • Elizabeth Warren confirms Apple is on her big tech breakup list

    Speaking at SXSW, presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren explicitly called out Apple's App Store as one example of what would need to be split away from the company to comply with her big tech breakup plan, if Apple wanted to continue to distribute its own apps and services.

    After Warren announced her plan on Friday, more details have emerged regarding specifics of the plan. Speaking at SXSW on Saturday, Warren confirmed that Apple was on the list for breakup, and discussed the matter in some detail.

    "Apple, you've got to break it apart from their App Store. It's got to be one or the other," Warren said when specifically asked about Apple. "Either they run the platform or they play in the store. They don't get to do both at the same time. So it's the same notion.

    When Nilay Patel from The Verge reminded Warren that control of the App Store is how Apple keeps the iPhone secure, Warren danced around the question.
    Well, are they in competition with others who are developing the products? That's the problem all the way through this, and it's it's what you have to keep looking for.

    If you run a platform where others come to sell, then you don't get to sell your own items on the platform because you have two comparative advantages. One, you've sucked up information about every buyer and every seller before you've made a decision about what you're going to to sell. And second, you have the capacity -- because you run the platform -- to prefer your product over anyone else's product. It gives an enormous comparative advantage to the platform.
    Neither Apple, nor Google, Facebook, or Amazon have commented on the matter as of yet. At present, it isn't clear if Warren is going to float the regulatory idea now, or wait until after the 2020 election has concluded.

    While Warren didn't call out Apple by name in her initial announcement about the plan on March 8, Apple very clearly was included in the parameters for break-up.
    Companies with an annual global revenue of $25 billion or more and that offer to the public an online marketplace, an exchange, or a platform for connecting third parties would be designated as "platform utilities."

    These companies would be prohibited from owning both the platform utility and any participants on that platform. Platform utilities would be required to meet a standard of fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory dealing with users. Platform utilities would not be allowed to transfer or share data with third parties.
    In Saturday's interview with The Verge, Warren reiterated her reminders that Microsoft was forced to loosen control on web browsers, and breakups of monopolies by AT&T, J.P. Morgan, and Standard Oil were instrumental in establishing the modern business landscape.
    The US government is really big too. Why not break it into 50 states?

    Since when Apple has monopoly power on anything? Maybe the good old Apple 1.

    i am rather left. But these idea is rather stupid.
  • Apple chargers and cases subject to US tariff increase

    As a Chinese who live in Canada and hate the Commie as much as anyone. I think US should hit harder on the trade deals. It is unfortunate that the rest of the world don’t join this fight, especially EU and Japan. Cause they all suffer the same unfair treatment as all international company in China. 
    Dont get me wrong, I am not a trump supporters and never will. I against most of the things he said and done. But this trade deal if it works will put his name on history.