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  • Apple denied Parler re-entry to the App Store despite guideline revision

    Yeah, this is a bad look for Apple. I have no desire to download Parler (other than the obvious "this is forbidden, I must have it" draw) but to say it's due to hate speech when you can find exactly that on several currently approved apps (as has been mentioned above: Twitter, Reddit, Facebook etc) is disingenuous at best.
    As has been said often (not sure who the original author is): "The tech industry needs to learn to distinguish between hate speech and speech they hate." This is clearly the latter.
    Ban FB, Twitter, and Reddit as well and I'll believe it.
    That’s just whataboutism. I agree that those social platforms need to do a better job, but they are making an effort. After all they banned Trump.
  • Avid iPhone user Donald Trump calls for Apple boycott over encryption fight

    Tim Cook is a patriot. Donald Trump is a traitor to the American people.
  • Apple's 'Fortnite' takedown will cause incalculable harm to users, says Epic

    I’m not sure how this is different from before and why a judge wouldn’t just say that to avoid the damage by reverting the app to how it was before.
     The damage is self-inflicted, and as such, can be remedied by Epic solely.
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  • Lawsuit alleges Apple involved in 'flagrant' music piracy on iTunes

    In most countries of the world, Bye, bye blackbird is out of copyright (50 years after artist who wrote it died). In any case, their beef is with the recording artist, not the publisher.
  • Compared: Mac Studio versus Mac Pro

    Speaking of user-upgradeable, the Mac Pro's main draw is the fact that it can be configured with additional PCI Express or MPX Module cards. The Mac Studio, like other M-series Macs, doesn't support this level of modularity.
    And while this is true, I don't believe that it is much of an advantage. I wonder how many people who bought a Mac Pro have plugged anything into them apart from a video card. I would expect very few.
    Most people add to their machines through usb-c and Thunderbolt these days, and that is plenty fast enough for most use cases. Bus modularity is pretty much a thing of the past. Most manufacturers aren't going to invest the time to make peripherals that use a bus over a usb-c or Thunderbolt port. And they especially aren't going to make MPX modules with such a small market.
  • Incoming Intel CEO demands better chips than 'lifestyle company in Cupertino'

    “ The previously dominant processor giant is slipping into obscurity fast, and the new CEO hopes the company can change course soon.”

    That is some grade A hyperbole. Intel certainly has some issues and is facing challengers in a way that it hasn’t in some time. That said they are still the dominant player in the processor world and are nowhere near obscurity. Their closest rival, AMD, doesn’t do anywhere close the volume that intel does. 

    What Apple is doing is largely irrelevant to Intel since Apple doesn’t sell their chips to the broader market. So even though Apple Silicone can out perform Intel it is only relevant to the Apple ecosystem which is just a tiny fraction of the broader chip market. 
    While other chip manufacturers have been able to steadily lower the feature size from 10nm to 7nm to 5nm, Intel have been postponing the move to 7nm for years. Their processors have been power hungry behemoths, with little increases in performance or power efficiency.

     If Windows makes a serious effort to move to ARM and have similar results as Apple, then the x86 ISA is dead and Intel aren’t relevant anymore.

    Intel are in big trouble.
  • Lawsuit claims Apple's iOS updates in 2016 forced customers to buy new iPhone chargers

    People are becoming more susceptible to conspiracy theories these days to explain everyday things that they don't understand.

    This is a case of that. Evil Apple are out to get me.

    Several posters here have explained the problem: worn out cables.
  • Epic Games admits its own developer agreements ban rule-breakers

    Epic called on Lori Wright, Microsoft's head of Xbox business development, to the stand to argue that consoles are highly specialized devices purpose-built for gaming, while iPhone is more of a general purpose product. Epic hammered home the fact that console makers need to appease developers because they sell hardware at a loss, unlike Apple. 

    Who cares if an iPhone is a general purpose product. As far as Epic is concerned, it is a games machine. I.e., the same as Xbox or Switch, and those platforms are tightly controlled.
  • Epic Games CEO slams Apple 'government spyware'

    Its funny that everyone is calling Apple out on this, but don’t mention that this is already happening on other major cloud platforms. Why not call Amazon out as well. Also, Tim hasn’t mentioned that Epic’s owners, Tencent already surveil Chinese citizens. Having said that, I can appreciate the slippery slope concerns.