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  • Zuckerberg: Apple's ad-tracking block will impair COVID-19 economic recovery

    Zuckerberg is so FOS.  There is a punishment for lying to Congress.  The master fibber is due. 
  • Nobody will win the Apple versus Epic Fortnite battle, not even consumers

    How would consumers not win? Say Epic wins and they get the fee reduced, the ability for direct payments, or more hopefully, we get full sideloading on iOS. For the first situation we could get cheaper apps, as developers could reduce the price of the apps themselves or the price of In App Purchases, something good for the consumer. For the second we got proof that it would be better for the consumer, as the price of V-Bucks was cheaper with the option for directly purchasing the V-Bucks from Epic rather than through Apple's processor. For the third consumers wouldn't be beholden to the App Store. Stadia and Xcloud would be usable on iOS, Much more open source development could occur on iOS because developers wouldn't have to subscribe to a $100 fee to host their apps on the store. Hell, with sideloading we could get app stores that actually show off more than regurgitate the top apps of each category.
    Are you mad?  You are only looking at Epic, and dreaming that all developers would be 100% on the up and up.  Here’s a big part of the down side: 1) it would allow any company making apps an opportunity to get your payment information without a check to see how secure they keep that info, and without the protection from unauthorized payments that Apple gives you.  2) Side loading apps and all these “app stores you talk about are also opportunities to get malware and viruses on your phone, going around the protections Apple has for us, making it far less secure, like Android with less google vacuuming of personal info.  Add that to your comment and you get a fuller picture.  It looks a lot more like Epic is just trying to push public opinion in their favor hoping for a reduction of the fees. If you want that kind of risk, buy an android phone and quit crying.   
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  • Secret party app Vybe Together says App Store ban was 'political'

    It’s called Public Health!!  It’s not political.  Your company endangered thousands with your reckless promotion of illegal parties during a pandemic!  Be happy that you didn’t have more significant consequences.  You clearly demonstrated your disregard for public health.  Nice try with the Monopoly BS.  Enjoy life stuck on Android and find some ethics
  • Apple and Intel sue to stop 'serial nuisance suits'

    They birdied the lead.  This group is owned by SoftBank.  SoftBank is the company that pledged to invest 10 billion in US tech development.  They have their hands buried in tech and this screams ANTITRUST VIOLATION.  Let’s buy up all the patents we can to sue as many tech firms as possible, to get money from each item they produce.  I have a feeling SoftBank knows exactly what is going on.  This needs investigated thoroughly.  
  • Facebook attacks Apple over iOS 14 ad privacy program in full-page newspaper ads

    I guess Facebook is hoping to ride the anti-Apple push from other companies, and distract from their antitrust issues as well as get people to overlook just how creepy they are about collecting every bit of information about everyone they can.  This is so much bull it gets a 💩💩💩💩💩rating.  Even if it were to “harm small business”, which I seriously doubt, it is stopping a practice that shouldn’t have been going on.  The ad industry will realign at least when it comes to IOS.  Facebook keeps being creepy Facebook.  They seem to have a total lack of ethics.  
  • Apple slapped with patent lawsuit over iPhone security features

    Yet another sign that there are way too many law schools and obviously not nearly enough ethics courses required
  • Reduced iPhone battery life blamed on adoption of OLED screens

    This is why I don’t understand their quest for thinner phones with curved screens.  Making a phone thinner than the iPhone 5 isn’t necessary, and the curved screens only increase the expense and likelihood of breaking the screen.  Use the extra space for a bigger battery.  
  • Compared: Apple AirTag vs Tile Pro and Chipolo One Spot

    How does this work? You can squeeze the Tile to trigger the app on the iPhone? 
    Basically, yes.  Iv comes through like a push notification and you can customize the tone it plays.  
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  • EU proposing USB-C smartphone charger standard

     The Radio Equipment Directive also proposes that chargers be "unbundled" from sales of devices, and that manufacturers would no longer be able to "unjustifiably" limit charging speeds.”. 
    These over-officious imbeciles.  Yes they caught apple purposely limiting charging speeds to get a leg up on the competition.  It’s called prolonging battery life and increased consumer safety.  Sounds almost like Samsung is feeding them a big plate of 💩 and they gobbled it up and are asking for more.  I hope apple just puts a usbc adapter in the box and says “problem solved”.  Is the EU going to regulate the size of a sheet of toilet paper next? Or “wetness” of water?  This was more of an issue back in the 90’s when every manufacturer had multiple different proprietary charging ports.  Requiring an adapter is not a biggie, but trying to force them to change the actual port design is arrogance.  
  • 'Sham' settlement offer not appeasing Coalition for App Fairness

    I wonder what all the members of the Class feel about it?  Who really cares about Epic and the big boys cries.  The majority of fhe Class, and especially the little guys are who I want to hear from