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  • Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton says Apple's Tim Cook 'omitted critical facts' in encryption stance

    mac_128 said:
    this guys is dangerous. For those who have forgotten, he essentially committed treason by co-authoring the letter telling Iran that any deal they struck with President would be reversed by congress as soon Obama leaves office.
    I have not forgotten. Him and 46 other Republican senators subverting the President while in critical negotiations with a foreign power those senators consider "the enemy." This is what passes for patriotism in the GOP today.
  • Apple TV's tvOS updated to 10.1 with new 'TV' app, single sign-on, bug fixes

    Shakes169, YES. First of all, every time AT&T merges or buys another company, CHAOS ensues. I have been through Cingular, Pacific Bell, and now DirecTV mergers and Its always the same. And yes, I have combined billing and neither passwords worked and it took about a ver tedious hour on the phone to get things right. DirecTV and AT&T maintain separate webpages and neither knows what the other is doing. Good luck.

  • Why was iPhone X so successful at $999 despite a mountain of false reporting?

    "Analysts". One week they are all bullish on AAPL. Next week they are all apocalyptic. AAPL then blows out another quarter. Repeat. I have made a living in retirement buying against analysts' dire predictions for AAPL. Thank you, guys.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook attends secret meeting with tech and government elite to plot end to Trump presi

    apple ][ said:
    Haha, the elites are getting more and more desperate. How pathetic.

    Any fascist elites who believe that they have the right to dictate who the common man votes for should probably all move to North Korea, as they would fit in much better there.

    In point of fact, the "elites" you mock are not "dictating" anything, only their right to express opposition to a clear menace to our country, as the elites in Germany failed to do. Actually, Apple][, YOU would be happier in North Korea, so infatuated you appear to be with an infantile, authoritarian, bully.
  • Editorial: Apple's Q319 earnings destroy a mountain of fake data and false reporting

    Market analysts have been circling Apple like vultures since the IPO, predicting Apple's imminent demise. One week they all lower estimates, and the next week they all raise estimates. Talk about chaos and disarray.
  • Apple's 'Project Titan' chief to reportedly leave company, car team under pressure

    If this is true it's a big deal. This guy is a 16 year Apple vet who ran iPod and iPhone engineering before allegedly being put on the car project.
    Oh, who knows if it's true. At least the WSJ is marginally more trustworthy than the NY Times.
    In what way, pray tell? Murdoch does give WSJ an edge, but its not in the direction of "trustworthy."
  • Uber to begin real-world use of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh this month

    Let me get this straight: A self-driving car that needs a standby driver paying constant attention in case of "riskier situations"? No thanks. 
  • Pundits believe Apple's Jony Ive no longer involved in iPhone, Mac product design [u]

    Gorecki said:

    1. Same iPhone shell for 3 years. Unacceptable. Even cheap POS China companies come out with yearly shell changes.

    2. Mouse. 

    3. Pencil

    4. Battery case

    5. Smartkey board, non flush design

    6. Camera bump & ugly antenna lines

    These may seem like nitpicking. Small details. But that was what made Apple great. The details.

    You are completely clueless when it comes to industrial design.

    1. Try new glasses when you see no difference. And no, the competition doesnt come out with new designs every year.

    2. Its the best place for occasional charging without spoiling the clean design. What is your (better) idea? Please, let us know.

    3. Again, the same argument. What is your (better) idea? Please, let us know.

    4. The battery is most effective when bulky. This design doesnt make the phone bulky. It fits ergonomically into your palm. Have you ever used one of those thick but "flushed" battery cases from competition?
    This looks slim just like with regular rubber case when placed on the table or from most angles. And is very easy to put on and off.

    5. Again, this is the compromise with the best usability and quality of the keyboard. You would like to have the nonkeyboard part the same thickness only to look flush?? What is your (better) idea? Please, let us know.

    6. Camera bumps - you can find them on many phones and there is a reason for it. When you manage to brake the rules of physics, please, let us know.

    Yes, these are small details, nitpicking. But it only proves, that Apple did think about those designs more than you ever did and they did it not only from the primitive perspective of how it looks, like you did, but how it works and how it is used!
    Ive has been overrated for years. From stupid OS interface changes to the mouse charging design Ive has been hit-or-miss. You keep asking, "What is your better idea," admitting the dicey design choices. You know what Jobs would have said? "FIGURE IT OUT!"