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  • Alibaba's Jack Ma to retire on Monday, focus on philanthropy

    Jack Ma is lucky enough to retire. Look at other tycoons in China recently, many were either jailed, deceased, or bankrupt.
    You are wrong about this guy. He is not Tycoon and build his company with his sweat and wisdom. Jacky Ma is actually really great and smart person. All though with all his wealth he still stayed humble. 
  • Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro, adding Touch Bar to entire range

    So now it is not possible to order MBP without TouchBar at all? 

    I can not tell how bad the TouchBar is. Its making me mad!
  • GoPro makes swift exit from drone market, confirms job cuts following weak Karma sales

    I suppose the best outcome for them is to get bought by a larger tech company. I don't see how they grow a camera business at this point. Aren't they more or less servicing a niche? And that's fine, especially if they hadn't gone public. Going public isn't always the best avenue if you actually care about and want to grow a company. But if they were beholden to the VC types, then it's not a decision made for the good of the company or its customers. It's a bottomline decision. They want returns on their investments.
    That's exactly whats wrong with this world. Grow grow and grow more! Whats wrong by being small, niche and the best in what you do? Even if it's just a fucking sport camera and the market size is just 300m. We already outgrown ourselves just about everywhere, I think it's time we start shrinking.
  • China adds to government pressure on Apple over iPhone slowdowns

    cropr said:
    lkrupp said:
    So, Apple can just send them a copy of their explanation and reasoning that was published weeks ago. What else are they supposed to provide? The crux of all these ‘investigations’ is to try and brand Apple with malicious, intentional planned obsolescence. How do they plan to prove that? Experts have already stated Apple’s solution is acceptable and only criticized Apple for not being more transparent about it. As for those asshats claiming they have the right to choose whether their phones just randomly shut down or whether to slow things down to prevent said shutdowns, what kind of “choice” is that? That kind of “choice” is stupid, just like the asshats who want to be able to install whatever kind of crap they want to and use it to justify jailbreaking.
    There is a big difference between not being more transparent like you claim and what Apple actually did:  hiding the throttling from the customer until some clever guy came with the prove.  The former is a small communication issue, the latter could be interpreted as intentional. 

    Every customer with a a slow iPhone  who bought a new iPhone but who was not given the option to replace the battery, was mislead by Apple.   The fact that a lot of Apple Stores guided these customers to buy a new iPhone did not help to contradict the possible intentional character.

    The throttling itself is not the issue, the secrecy about it is. 
    Sorry to ruin your conspiracy theory.   But, Apple manages every facet of their products even after the sale in order to insure the best customer experience with them.   And, it quite obviously works.  At the same time, Apple keeps it simple by simply producing and managing products that "just work" without long winded explanations -- or any explanation. 
    ... Deal with it.  Or, buy an Android...  But go away with your conspiracy theories...
    If the CPU throttling insures the best customer experience, please, you are more then welcome come using my iPhone 6, which is BARELY USABLE and frequently UNUSABLE  due to this update! User experience at its best.... NOT.
  • Apple debuts Apple TV+ and Apple TV Channels for cord-cutters, integrated into TV app

    I am so confused what ATV really is  :/
  • iPhone loyalty rates down to 8-year low, survey claims

    Its logical.. you get the same phone for 1/2 price today.
  • Inside iOS 10: Apple Maps will remember where you parked your car

    djkfisher said:
    Tim, I love all things Apple, but, MAPS, sucks. It just can't get it done. Go for the good stuff, drop this and partner with, Ugh, Google, who can get you there, and on time. Some things are just not worth the effort.. This is one, Tim
    Exactly! Pretty much useless for driving direction because SIRI can't spell most of the streets and places in different Europe countries, finding businesses location is virtually impossible as it's not there inside the Maps. Not sure how it works in USA but in Europe it's useless. Google's Maps is miles ahead over here. 
  • Apple FAQ responds to investor queries about $14.5B EU tax edict

    To add some facts to the general slamming of the so called extortion racket. Don't get me wrong - I love Apple products but they have been skirting their responsibilities for a long time like many other multi nationals. I don't like taxes either (I live in France....) but at a certain point we have to say its enough when corporations pay next to nothing for Billions in profits. Have a look at what happend in Ireland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Irish_arrangement
    Yes you are 100% right, big thumbs up!
  • Apple FAQ responds to investor queries about $14.5B EU tax edict

    jume said:
    We are lucky for strong middle class and all the working-benefits in EU and most of that we have to thank to EU and I would like to keep that... So yes Apple you need to pay what you owe and please keep doing great products.
    LOL this is my favorite part. The EU has done more to destroy Europe's economies than any other action. The only country that has benefitted has been Germany (or should I say Germoney?).
    It's the usual nonsense you hear in the bars without any actual argumentation ... Sure there are ups and downs for EU but in general I support it 100%. You can move to the USA if you don't like it, I wonder how long you will stay...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook calls EU tax ruling 'total political crap,' cites potential anti-US sentiment

    Kind of liked Tim Cook but now I see he's just another hypocrite capitalists trying to maximise profits no matter what...
    This is very bad PR for Apple.
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