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9secondkox2 said:Honkers said:9secondkox2 said:So stupid. There is no antitrust when you have options. Apple provides them in settings.It’s like a Super Bowl commercial. Lots of potato chip companies out there but only big dogs like Doritos get the Super Bowl commercial.Nothing wrong with making money to show one companies product before another’s. They all still can be used. No barrier. Up to the user. A government dictating to a company that they aren’t allowed to profit from competition on their platform or ruling on what defaults to set or when and how to set them is micromanagement and simply not in the governments purview.
Apple are monetising their users' lack of knowledge about how to use Apple's own products, and given Apple's public stance on privacy that is especially galling when they've sold out to a corporation that is one of the biggest private data collectors around. This is exactly the kind of stuff that stands to get Apple in trouble as a platform owner and gatekeeper to services. They need to be seen to be agnostic or they'll get raked.
williamh said:Seems like a good enough reason. Can't say I'd like to watch an unlikable male lead either. Is Apple under some obligation to fund projects they don't want? What's the point of the article? What's next? Perhaps an article about projects that are canned due to crap writing?
Pretty poor reason in my opinion. Lots of great films have unlikeable or unsympathetic anti-hero leads, and Custom Of The Country is a great book. But sure, Apple gonna Apple.
mjtomlin said:do they not understand what carbon neutral means? It means you do something to offset the carbon emissions you produce. You effectively “wipe out” the carbon you put into the atmosphere.
Apple talks a big game about good things that they do, and some of their initiatives genuinely sound great, but if their carbon neutral claims are being majorly bolstered by buying permits to pollute then that's the definition of greenwashing.
Lol, some saying this can happen by accident even with film photos, others saying it must be computational photography, others saying that's impossible and must be faked using photoshop. And everyone so insistent that their conclusion must be the correct one. I'm sure you're all experts in possession of all the facts.
Kierkegaarden said:If you’re developing an app — run the numbers and determine up front what it will take for you to stay in business. If that means a sub model, then tell me now before I invest in your app.
Xed said:1) Dua Lipa is asking good, deep questions in the interview. Better than journalists usually do.
2) I've never seen curb spelled as kerb before. It's not wrong over all, but since it's quoting Tim Cook, an American, I'd say the quote should use the American spelling.
Maybe the quote was copied from a BBC transcription or closed captions?