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  • Survey shows Americans unwilling to let Amazon Key delivery drivers enter their homes

    It is interesting that so many people have absolutely no problem with Google, Facebook... to trample
    on their privacy like a big white elephant but are more cautious when we are talking about physical property.

    Do the not realize what these companies are doing, ... or is it just me overrating my own privacy?
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  • Ireland could face fine for dragging heels on back taxes from Apple

    mytdave said:
    ... but apparently "open" to any corporation (if true), so therefore legal. ...
    Well I wouldn't call it "open to any corporation" as it was a secret deal with Apple and Ireland refusing to tell the details as long as the could and were legally forced to do so.
  • One Apple GPU, one giant leap in graphics for iPhone 8

    lwio said:
    appex said:
    Apple should use standards in the market. Not only ports and connectors, but also unsoldered microprocessors, RAM, SSD, GPU, etc. Otherwise may work in the short term, but not in the long one. Remember the PowerPC fiasco.
    Agreed for the pro market but the the consumer market rarely upgrades anything. An upgradable  Mac Pro and MacBook Pro is ideal.
    But that is not because upgrades are so difficult. It is that way because people have been told for 2 decades how dangerous and difficult these upgrades are.
    Now Apple (and the other companies are slowly following suit) use this "knowledge" to tie you further in by soldering und glueing everything in thus prohibiting you from doing any upgrades.
    You can't even repair these computers because of this. Now you have to buy a $300 extended warranty from Apple to replace a $50 part because you are locked out from your own device.

    Is anybody calculating this behavior in the carbon footprint of Apple - forcing to trash a viable product that could be in good use for another 3 years by an upgrade and forcing you to buy a complete new one with all the emissions tied to it for production? You can copy paste that to the other companies and possibly they are worse, but I would expect better from Apple. Especially for the desktops there are no technical reasons, its just for the money.
  • US federal appeals court tosses $533M Smartflash victory against Apple

    Indeed the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit could simply have referred to the USPTO decision, but went a step further in suggesting that Gilstrap should have taken action.
    To my mind that is the really interesting tidbit in the story (besides this $500 million thingy  :#).
    Has a judge to be afraid of any consequences?
  • Editorial: The future of Steve Jobs' iPad vision for Post-PC computing

    Unfortunately my use case moves out of Apple's focus more and more.

    I don't need a MacPro and I don't want a iMac because I don't want to replace the whole thing when either the PC or Screen is dying (the all in ones are not very green products in my mind).
    I don't need a laptop for private use (I don't need to check my Facebook page, twitter account ... on the couch). If I use a computer on a private basis a bigger screen (24'' and plus) is beneficial.
    I don't want commodities as computers, I can handle a replacement of memory, hard disks or ssds or even a processor.

    /end rant  :/