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I’m quite pleased this firm developed this product. It shows the fuss the FBI and other law enforcement agencies is unfounded, that it’s the responsibility of others to work out solutions to get at the data rather than ask the manufacturers to solve law enforcement’s problems.
It also shows the lack of willingness of the FBI and other law enforcements agencies to sacrifice security for freedom (which is very shortsighted because it solves an immediate problem while creating a much bigger one) is even more problematic, because the problem can be solved.
It's always made me laugh when the haters bash everything Apple and then use clones of Apple products. It's like they are trying to clown themselves.
Apart from that, having a trackpad or mouse is another fundamental requirement to making a computer a computer, as it's much quicker and easier to navigate and move files around. There are so many things on a computer that are tough to accomplish with touch controls alone.
To me this is classic problem people have shifting their computing perspective to see the iPad as a real computer replacement. It’s sort of like switching between automobiles—you don’t say the Hyundai Elantra is not a ‘full’ car because you can’t accelerate to pass other cars as quickly as a McLaren P1. Instead you adapt your driving style to compensate for the differences, which inherently means accepting and adapting to limitations. Undoubtedly if everyone grew up driving a McLaren P1 people would resist the Hyundai Elantra as a ‘real’ car, saying you can’t do this or that with it.
I’m not meaning to say you can do everything on an iPad, but you also can’t do everything on a ‘full’ computer. But that doesn’t make either less of a real computing device. I can’t write this post on my computer because I’d never casually take my MacBook Pro as I’m out and about. If everyone grew up with iPads and didn’t know anything about desktop/laptop computers, we’d undoubtedly think they were too cumbersome and overly complex to accomplish most tasks.
It’s funny watching people make an issue of this. We quickly dismiss and forget our own stupid word mistakes, but then are quick to jump on Trump about it with a deceptively hidden suggestion that he’s stupid for saying it.
If anyone is making an issue out of this like they would toward a friend, then great. Enjoy. Otherwise, your hypocrisy is showing.
ralphie said:You just proved the whole case. You have a choice of Walmart or Costco, etc. with iOS the developer has NO choice.
That was for security reasons, and that’s the primary reason the App Store is the only means of app distribution.
Some of the people who are fighting Apple’s approach maybe believe they have a noble cause, but all that will happen if they’re successful is to weaken the security of users’ devices and hurt Apple’s image (as nefarious apps end up on unsuspecting users’ devices). And Apple should make their devices less secure so that a small percentage of users can save a few dollars? How asinine.
Apps are so cheap, thanks to Apple. Or are you also too young to know how much software used to cost before the App Store?
Fake news? It astounds me that people blind themselves to fake story after story being published by top news agencies. I can’t even remember the last time I read an objective news story about an important cultural issue.
For instance, we’ve been hearing about Trump’s ‘collision’ presented as if it were fact by major news outlets, for years.
Further, if some evil people in Russia went to gatherings of homosexuals and killed them simply because they were gay we’d be continuously hearing and reading about it as if it were the worst and most significant thing that has happened. However, when the same thing happened to Christians we have ‘leaders’ not even willing to identify them as Christians. Censoring news because it doesn’t fit a cultural agenda is also fake news.
We live in a country where fake news is the majority of news presented to us.
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.
We’ve gotten so used to this that we’re barely phased by it (outside of temporary moaning and complaining) even though everyone knows this is just a money grab.
I firmly believe the government can be run generously with a 10% income tax collection (and no sales tax). We just need to change our attitudes about tax and the responsibilities of the government.
coolfactor said:S10+ excelled in these shots. There's no doubt. It has a much better camera system. Good work, Samsung.