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EU says Apple's cash repatriation plans won't alleviate Irish $15.9B back tax payments
Red announces $1200 Hydrogen One smartphone with holographic screen coming in 2018Hold on a sec... glasses free holographic display!? Why is this not worldwide news? Why is this buried as a bullet point on some first-time phone manufacturer? Where can I order said technology on a desktop monitor? Is this the same fake glasses free tech that Nintendo used (camera tracking faces, and shifting display to present the appropriate perspective)?
Irish legislature invites Tim Cook, other Apple execs to hearing on $14.5B EU tax rulingIreland's" tax breaks" (or the absence of a tax present in many other socialist countries) are only illegal to the European Union... not Irish law. Just because one country decides to become less of a burden to its people by exacting less a percentage of their LIVES (tantamount to slavery) doesn't make them a villain. The EU needs to stuff it, and look to their poster child of government-run business success: Greece.
Florida sheriff vows to arrest Tim Cook if Apple won't comply with court orders
'Solid' forecast from Apple chipmaker Skyworks may bode well for 'iPhone 7' production@mjhnl: You keep saying "prized" (to value highly) rather than "priced" (the amount required as payment). You are correct that there is a drastic lack of attention to pro customers. Just take a look at the days since updates: (http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#Mac) Mac Pro: 946 (released 2013) MacBook Pro: 1502 (released 2012) Retina MacBook Pro: 430 MacBook Air: 501 Mac Mini: 645 iMac: 283 The one thing that's actually "recent' is the paltry 12-inch MacBook (at 94 days). These are not the actions of a leading computer company whose success depends on the performance demands of their most enthusiastic users, but rather that of a giant whose shifted its gaze to the hordes of "casual" users that rake in the cash for them. I used to upgrade on a yearly basis. Apple doesn't allow for that anymore. I used to do my CUDA processing on the most powerful nVidia cards Apple offered. Apple doesn't even sell nVidia anymore. I used to regularly expand my bandwidth and power through expansion cards, and internal drives. Apple has abandoned this notion. The only way a devoted Apple power user can stay relavent today is by building a Hackintosh. This is abominable. However, it's also justified (sadly) because it's not making a dent on their quarterly earnings. Apple will flourish in its apathy.
Apple to adopt AMD's new Polaris graphics chips in upcoming Macs - reportI'm confused as to how Apple expects anyone to be able to use CUDA on an AMD. Surely they can't be this blind to AMD's relevance in the industry.