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  • Another new kernel flaw that Google won't fix for Android users prompts more switching to Apple's i

    It's not as bad as it sounds for the following reasons:
    1. It's a DED article and I can't stand his writing style.
    2. I've never gotten a virus using Android.
    3. All my friends are using Marshmallow so this isn't a problem.
    4. I hate walled gardens.
    5. Android users are smart enough to avoid viruses because they can root their phone.
    6. I love specs.
    7. iPhone = Bendgate
    8. I've always trusted Google because they're so innovative and cool.
    All the newbies (which there are a lot of) are going to think you're serious. 
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  • Customer rampages through French Apple Store, smashes iPhones, iMacs, MacBook Air

    How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
  • State Farm sues Apple over house fire allegedly caused by 'defective' iPhone

    Soli said:
    To me this does not make sense.  To avoid a $75K claim, they sue Apple?  This is gonna be a money loser for sure.  I would have my questions about the "new" ness of the 4S, too, in 2014, but trust me on this, we are never going to get to the facts of this one.  Waaay too minor.  Next?
    They're probably testing the legal waters before launching a salvo of lawsuits against Apple.
    I doubt that.  If, in fact, they had evidence of a pattern of iPhones causing files (and therefore costing State Farm millions), they would bundle those together now and take that to court.  The biggest problem with this current case (from their perspective) is that it seems like a one-off event which makes it impossible to argue that Apple has released a dangerous device.
    Then why even bother with the lawsuit? The amount sought is insignificant to both companies. I believe they are looking for a hole and if that hole is breached, they'll file additional suits.
    I think that makes the most sense. Although, an alternative could be that they're finding ways to have their law firm(s) bill hours to square up a nonrefundable retainer. I.e.: throw shit at a wall because it doesn't cost State Farm any money to do so, even if their chance of success is less than the chance of the Apple's negligence in this case.
    Their lawyers are in house and salaried. My brother is a lawyer for GEICO. State Farm's end game is not necessarily to get all the money but to recover some of the money they paid out which is entirely in the realm of possibility. 
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  • Google's $649 5" Pixel 2, $849 6" Pixel 2 XL smartphones want to be your main squeeze, wit...

    Pretty ironic how Google mocked Apple last year for removing the 3.5mm headphone jack and now they have done the same thing. 
    Didn’t Phil Schiller once mock wireless charging? All companies mock something until they do it.
    And Steve Jobs mocked big phones and small tablets. 
  • Apple debuts $999 iPhone X with OLED Super Retina Display & Face ID authentication

    I’m seeing techies on Twitter saying they’re not blown away by iPhone X.  So what exactly would blow them away? 
    A shotgun blast? 
  • Review: The iPhone XS Max is what Apple has always promised the iPhone could be

    Soli said:
    Soli said:
    macgui 'said:
    Except for being a slab that Jobs said nobody would want.
    Are you suggesting that if Jobs were still alive and running Apple that they'd still only be making iPhones with 3.5" displays? Let's be clear that Jobs was notorious for saying something as subterfuge and/or changing his mind latter. One such example is the iPod that could play videos, which I think was the next release after his infamous statement. So, if Jobs has a penchant for making such statements then why bring him up 7 years after his death as proof of anything?
    It's very disingenuous, and hypocritical to mock and ridicule something, then turning around and do that very thing. 
    ??? What thing did I mock and ridicule? Jobs ability to change his mind after realizing something else is better or his ability for misdirection as not to tip Apple's hand too soon?
    I didn’t mean you. Steve spoke in absolutes when he said "you can't get your hand around it", and "no one's going to buy that". We did not grow larger hands overnight  and people were longing for a big iPhone when the first big Androids were introduced.

    I prefer to speak ambiguously, because that way my integrity is never up for questioning. 
  • Review: The iPhone XS Max is what Apple has always promised the iPhone could be

    macgui said:

    The iPhone XS Max is what Apple has always promised the iPhone could be

    Except for being a slab that Jobs said nobody would want. Even a 7 or 8 is bigger than I like.  I'll assume the SE form factor, is dead, buried, gone for ever.  But I'd snap an update version in a heartbeat. I wouldn't have to be an Xs in SE's clothing, just some more performance, and maybe an edge to edge screen. 
    I understand what you're saying, but the wider user base proved him wrong when the iPhone 6 Plus launched. 
    I don't think he was wrong.   I think things changed.
    The original iPhone was used primarily as a phone and for that smaller works better.
    But increasingly the iPhone became a pocket sized computer that needed a bigger screen for all it was doing.

    And that "pocket sized computer' is one of the ways Apple is justifying their high prices:  The phone now does so much that it's replacing or minimizing the use of computers and cameras.
    That is why one shouldn't speak in absolutes. Things do change  and one ends up looking foolish when one ends up doing what was once mocked  
  • Epic sues Apple after Fortnite removed from App Store

    Hi Apple, thanks for helping us become really popular and rich with your trusted app store and rock-solid worldwide hosting, transaction and distribution platform. Also thanks for building a market for us to sell our wares too, as well as making the hardware, software and APIs for us to utilise as a means to sell stuff to people.

    But LOL, we don't want to pay for any of that. It should be free because you sell phones or something.
    Yeah I don't think Apple had anything to do with fortnite becoming popular nor making Epic rich. 
  • How Donald Trump's election as U.S. President could affect Apple

    smcarter said:
    I cancelled my $3.5K MacBook Pro order because of what happened last night. I don't think I can afford it right now, not knowing what the future holds. I hope that I'm wrong. I hope that a President Trump acts responsibly. I hope that a President Trump won't cause a trade war. However, at this point, I do not know.
    "Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present"- Marcus Aurelius,
  • Apple to launch Apple TV+ bundle with CBS All Access, Showtime for $9.99

    Beats said:
    Nice. How popular are those services though?
    CBS All Access has hit homeruns with their Star Trek shows. Discovery and Picard are both great and there's a 3rd on the way.