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  • Taika Waititi slams Apple's MacBook Pro keyboards in Oscar speech

    Also, I get a sore hand from writing too much with a pen and paper. They need to fix that.
  • iMac could have been made without a chin, proves new hack

    Chin looks waaay better. Bulked-up backs say “we tried to look thin but couldn’t do it, so we hid the mistakes at the back”. 
  • Report finds AirTag enables 'inexpensive, effective stalking'

    So, as usual, Apple is held to a different standard than everyone else. There’s Tile, Chipolo, Samsung and many others, that have been around for years (without any anti stalking facilities) and yet nothing is ever said. Apple produces a version WITH anti stalking, and they’re the ones who are criticised. It never ends. 
  • Apple on hook for $308.5M in DRM patent suit

    In these cases, where “companies” have simply bought a patent that is similar to an industry-wide practice, the payout figure needs to be somehow based on a percentage of the infringed companies’ own production numbers vs the infringing company. So that a company that makes zero products themselves have essentially a zero dollar claim, but a company that has a $5M turnover, which could be shown to have been $50M, had the IP not been copied, are compensated appropriately. This would, as Apple states, stop these ridiculous non-practicing entities from making ludicrous claims. 
  • Feds bust $900,000 iPhone repair & return scam in Oregon

    You would have thought that after the first 1,400 phone replacements assigned to his AppleID or whatever ID was used, that Apple would have twigged. Not sure how you can return so many items without raising a red flag?
  • TikTok assures US officials it has strong data security, denies recent report

    We all know that business ethics do not exist in China. Combine that with a government that demands access to all your information or else you “disappear”, and you’ve got no data privacy whatsoever. “Strong data security” does not mean that it is not shared, it just means that it is securely shared. 
  • Canon ink cartridges become an unexpected chip shortage victim

    The ink/toner deferred profit model which Canon, Epson, Brother etc.  use, should have been stopped years ago. Its simply irresponsible and environmentally absurd. If it is cheaper for me to buy a brand new printer (with included ink) than it is to buy a few cartridges of ink, then something is wrong. This results in people simply throwing printers away when they run out of ink, buying a whole new printer, to save money. Time these companies were called out for their price fixing and environmental damage. 
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  • How we ended up with the 'Pregnant Man' Emoji

    It probably should be called “pregnant woman dressed as a man” (which is effectively male misappropriation) as we all know that it is scientifically impossible for a male to become pregnant.
  • Apple is working on gaming and fitness apps for its AR headset before launch

    I realise that Apple has spent a long time developing their AR, but I can’t help but wonder if their time has been misplaced. Both MS and Google tried, and failed, which is not unusual, and Samsung will no doubt copy as soon as it can, but until an AR headset is indistinguishable from a normal pair of glasses, and can offer better visual assistance than glasses, I can’t see them going mainstream. AI, on the other hand, is a market that Apple needs to get into and do well, and quickly. 
  • Developers claim that Apple's privacy-first features are 'atomic bomb' for revenue

    Reminds me of this:
    Telemarketer: Hi, would you be interested in switching over to TMI long distance service?

    Jerry: Oh, gee, I can't talk right now. Why don't you give me your home number and I'll call you later?

    Telemarketer: Uh, well I'm sorry, we're not allowed to do that. 

    Jerry: Oh, I guess you don't want people calling you at home.

    Telemarketer: No.

    Jerry: Well, now you know how I feel. [Jerry hangs up phone]