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  • Apple defeats developers seeking $200 billion over App Store 'tyrannical greed'

    Kuyangkoh said:
    I wonder if the attorney in this case uses Apple products, hmmmm. Thick skins
    I wonder if the attorney in this case was also one of the legal minds behind all the "stop the steal" lawsuits that were laughed out of US courts.
    williamlondonbaconstangwatto_cobra
  • iOS 15 review - A solid update with excellent new features

    JayWY said:
    Let's be real here - we have iPhones mostly to make and receive calls.  That essential use is ruined by endless spam calls offering to renew car warranty insurance or the latest scam of the day. 
    Actually, I have my iPhone mostly to access the Internet and send texts. While I'm as annoyed with robocalls as you are (especially the ones in Chinese!), I simply let ALL calls go through to voicemail unless I know the caller. Just saying, your reason for having a phone is not the same as everyone else's.
    williamlondonStrangeDaysionicleradarthekatwatto_cobrajony0
  • Apple continuing full-court press against retail unionization efforts

    Personally, I hate unions, because I was unable to fire a low-performing individual at my previous job. (She knows who she is!)

    That said, I back union organizing efforts 100 percent. If you want a functioning middle class in this country, you NEED unions to force corporations to pay middle-class wages. You know how middle-class families got by with stay-at-home moms in the 1950s and 1960s? It's because most jobs paid enough money for a family to afford a decent house, to put food on the table, and pay for medical bills. If the federal minimum wage had kept pace with inflation, it would be over $20 today. If the minimum wage had kept pace with productivity, it would be closer to $30/hour. That's it's been stuck at $7.25 for decades is a testament to the anti-labor sentiment that corporations have bought and paid for.

    Unions aren't perfect. I know that as someone who managed an office of union workers. But they're the least terrible way for the average worker — the average America — to stand up against corporate greed. And yes, I'm including Apple in that list, along with other so-called worker-friendly companies like Starbucks and Trader Joe's. Shame on them all.
    FileMakerFellermuthuk_vanalingamAlex_VronnJP234
  • Apple expands driver pool for self-driving car tests by 23

    69 cars had 6 collisions? That's not good.
    Perhaps Apple should focus on the user interface and leave the self driving part up to the experts? Partner with NVIDIA who seems to have a really good system in development and is open to working with other companies.
    It's not the number of cars that's important, it's the number of miles driven. If each car only drove a few hundred miles, yeah, six collisions is a lot. If each car drove 100,000 miles, I'd think six collisions wasn't too bad -- especially since some of those accidents were likely the fault of OTHER drivers...

    Meanwhile, how does one get to have the job of a "test driver"? Where do I sign up?!
    qwerty52williamlondonAlex_V
  • iOS 15 review - A solid update with excellent new features

    Most importantly, check that every one of the apps you depend on is confirmed as compatible with macOS Monterey. Most will be, but some developers will wait until the official release before completing their own updates.

    Even if a small utility you use twice a year isn't working with Monterey, though, it's a pain, and means you should stay on Big Sur.
    Wait ... is this article about iPadOS 15 or macOS 12?

    There seems to have been a transition here that I hadn't detected.
    Agreed -- I'm not sure if Apple Insider is saying it's okay to install iOS15 or if we should wait a few weeks.
    So... which is it?
    watto_cobra