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This hole 'fake news' thing is all caused by the fact that the mainstream media has shown that we can no longer rely on them to get journalism right and actually verify claims that they themselves report as news. People then look to the internet for 'sources' and then subsequently fail to verify them. If everyone and their dog can run a 'news organisation' on the web then it comes as no surprise that many if not most of them have even lower journalistic standards than the current mainstream media. This does not however mean that there are no legitimate 'news organisations' on the web that do actually practice proper journalism, the problem is that the average joe can no longer distinguish between what is tabloid gossip and what is factual news.
People are lazy and they expect journalists to do the investigative work for them, as they should, and not have to scour the internet to verify if the cited sources indeed check out. Fix the credibility issue by either having main stream media clean up their act or provide a solid and easy to find alternative for the masses that they can rely on.
lmac said:Self fulfilling prophecy. Macs are not upgraded because demand is low. Demand is low because Macs are not upgraded. Apple doesn't care about its 20 billion dollar Mac business, because it has a 150 billion dollar phone business. But I think this is short sighted. Apple could gain a lot of respect and r&d experience by continuing to advance the most powerful and easiest to use computers in the world. That's worth more than just money.
While most of this is speculation since neither I nor anyone here on the site (probably) cannot see into the minds of Apple management, this is what I as a customer see and feel. If indeed the article is right and Apple is starving groups of consumers with intent then they are playing a dangerous game, because once you lose a market completely (especially a pro market) it will become hard for Apple to convince users to return just like that.
maciekskontakt said:Do not want to pay tax in some country - do not do business with revenue there. This is as simple as this.The arrangement is legal, as a treaty between Australia and New Zealand over dual income tax claims default payments to the country where the company is controlled from. Since Apple New Zealand is owned by a parent company in Australia, the taxes for both countries are paid to the Australian Tax Office.
If the above quote is true then Apple is just following the law. If New Zealand doesn't like this law then they shouldn't have made it in the first place. If they did not intend for the law to be used in this way then they should just introduce new legislation to limit the scope. It's that simple.
randominternetperson said:ktappe said:Metriacanthosaurus said:
Latency is a far bigger problem than actual bandwidth these days. The focus should shift to improving that.
Agree, but the current administration is working to strip the FCC from any monitoring or oversight of networks. So don't count on the issue being resolved anytime soon.
I never looked to the FCC to improve the quality of service or bandwidth or speed of mobile networks. That's what market competition is for, right?
fashiony19 said:Yeah at this point, I don't believe Apple at all that they patched these exploits. Open source your code or I'm calling BS. Today's leaks prove only one thing, that no electronic device in major use today is safe from hacking/snooping.
You can make it really, really, really hard for someone to get in but as long as you yourself can than someone else can too.
At least we know that iOS had actually been aimed at protecting the user as much as possible for a long time now, meanwhile Android still faces many more issues because of fundamental design flaws that ensure it will take forever before Android users will get even close to running the latest version. Android being open-source didn't help with that and over reliance on Google Play services made it worse.
I still cannot imagine myself using anything other than an iPhone, the simplicity it had, the way it just worked was pure magic that continues on to this day. I am however noticing that as more and more Apple systems get integrated into iOS some of the features are getting more and more obscured and the occurrence of bugs has increased. These are however, the rough edges on the diamond, that can be polished to perfection with some time and care.
johnjame said:The big problem with all these gimbal and stabilizer systems is that they are mechanical "Rube Goldberg" solutions versus the much more elegant solution of Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) which is built into some high-end SLR lenses.In the last few years, starting with the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 7, and now also in several 35mm mirrorless cameras, OIS is being built into the camera (or phone) body. This allows it to work with any lens - making it much more affordable for interchangeable lens systems.
However, with the iPhone models that have built-in OIS, there is a huge problem in that the mechanical gimbal "motion corrections" can conflict with the built-in OIS causing problems like "head bobbing" when filming while walking.
I have confirmed that the Apple OIS feature cannot be turned off. But I can't get a straight answer from any of these gimbal companies on whether their system will have problems with any phone or camera that has hardware OIS.
The fact that none of them will give a straight answer is answer enough for me. On some of the professional photography forums I see conflicting advice on whether this is a problem - but the prevailing sentiment is that IT IS a problem, it just depends upon whether it bothers some people or is noticeable by everyone.
This is an industry-wide problem. I suspect the life-span of all these gimbal contraptions is very limited given the rapid pace of OIS technology bringing the price down and allowing OIS to be built into more and more products.
I would love to be proven wrong - but given most of these companies are offshore they don't seem to care about communications and mostly are in it for a fast buck.
That being said I suppose Apple was aware it needed to bridge the gap for the 'upgradable pro computer' while they finished up work on the new macPro so they decided to support external plugins through thunderbolt, this in turn seemed like a good opportunity to embrace VR on mac for Valve as the GPU options would no longer be limited.