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  • Apple must expand its COVID tracing technology into large scale testing


    Interesting. I believe government and the people have had to face this pandemic as best they could as it developed. Hindsight is always clearer than foresight. 
    Now is a good time for gathering data and hashing it through to determine truth from fiction and lead to remedies and vaccines at some rational point. 
    We are all sick of partisan conflict and need to rally as a nation and globally for a better future.
    The Unites States completely fumbled this situation. The elected administration decided to terminate advanced research into pandemics and new diseases even as the scope of the threat continued to grow in tandem with our understanding.  

    The federal government has continued to fail in every aspect of its disaster preparedness and in its ability to even react to needs as they arise. It has taken zero responsibility and has left the states on their own.

    I can’t imagine a more incompetent government for the United States than one that demands political favors before granting assistance to its states in a pandemic.

    This is the worst crisis of our generation. The federal government has massively failed. This is the result of having a tv show personality and minor casino grifter run the most important office in the country. Absolutely incompetent on every level. A rejection of science at every turn. Attempts to spin the problem as if it’s just an unpopular episode of the Apprentice.

    This is real life and the president is an absolute jackass surrounded by incompetent lickspittal dipshits 
    Through the lens of the media, that’s certainly how it looks from the outside. It can’t really be THAT bad, can it??? 

    hucom2000 said:
    Really? All this talk about the importance of privacy all these years, and now we're lost without "big brother"? Is it the only possible path to recovery? Is that really the kind of sacrifice it takes? Not every invention coming from the tech-industry turns out to be for the greater good in the end. I don't have the answers. But I have doubts.
    Corporations that demonstrate an interest in preserving privacy, and who work against efforts by the state to surveil wherever they can, are “us.” 

    Apple in particular has demonstrated that it is more competent and better aligned with the needs of its customers than whatever political party those customers may have voted for. 

    It’s not a matter a sacrifice, it’s simply acting in your own self interest and aligning yourself with others who share that same self interest. 

    When that comes to survival, to economic prosperity, to protecting the vulnerable, to maintaining privacy and security, and protecting the environment and the future world of our children, we should pay more attention to the reality in front of us than some trite images of imperialist era corporate barons. 
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  • Apple must expand its COVID tracing technology into large scale testing


    Interesting. I believe government and the people have had to face this pandemic as best they could as it developed. Hindsight is always clearer than foresight. 
    Now is a good time for gathering data and hashing it through to determine truth from fiction and lead to remedies and vaccines at some rational point. 
    We are all sick of partisan conflict and need to rally as a nation and globally for a better future.
    The Unites States completely fumbled this situation. The elected administration decided to terminate advanced research into pandemics and new diseases even as the scope of the threat continued to grow in tandem with our understanding.  

    The federal government has continued to fail in every aspect of its disaster preparedness and in its ability to even react to needs as they arise. It has taken zero responsibility and has left the states on their own.

    I can’t imagine a more incompetent government for the United States than one that demands political favors before granting assistance to its states in a pandemic.

    This is the worst crisis of our generation. The federal government has massively failed. This is the result of having a tv show personality and minor casino grifter run the most important office in the country. Absolutely incompetent on every level. A rejection of science at every turn. Attempts to spin the problem as if it’s just an unpopular episode of the Apprentice.

    This is real life and the president is an absolute jackass surrounded by incompetent lickspittal dipshits 
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  • Apple must expand its COVID tracing technology into large scale testing


    mike1 said:
    Not sure about the concern with testing now.
    About 6 weeks into this mess and I can now walk into any urgent care or lab and have either an infection or antibody test performed. No symptoms required anymore.That's not so bad considering.
    That’s not the case for most people. 
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  • Apple must expand its COVID tracing technology into large scale testing

    hucom2000 said:
    Really? All this talk about the importance of privacy all these years, and now we're lost without "big brother"? Is it the only possible path to recovery? Is that really the kind of sacrifice it takes? Not every invention coming from the tech-industry turns out to be for the greater good in the end. I don't have the answers. But I have doubts.
    Corporations that demonstrate an interest in preserving privacy, and who work against efforts by the state to surveil wherever they can, are “us.” 

    Apple in particular has demonstrated that it is more competent and better aligned with the needs of its customers than whatever political party those customers may have voted for. 

    It’s not a matter a sacrifice, it’s simply acting in your own self interest and aligning yourself with others who share the same self interests.

    When that comes to survival, to economic prosperity, to protecting the vulnerable, to maintaining privacy and security, and protecting the environment and the future world of our children, we should pay more attention to the reality in front of us than some trite images of imperialist era corporate barons. 
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  • The A13 chip in Apple's cheapest iPhone SE beats the most expensive Androids

    gentooguy said:
    p-dog said:
    And at a starting price of $399, the iPhone SE is yet again a threat to Android ASPs in their typical $250-$400 range. Many Android users are aspirational, only using their (non-flagship) Android phones because of their commodity prices. A super fast $400 iPhone can help them attain their dreams.
    If that were true then Android users would have used iPhones back when most carriers - basically all but T-Mobile - would give you the phone for free in return for a two year contract. They definitely would have switched when the iPhone SE came out. Look, everything that iPhone advocates have claimed would cause legions of Android owners to abandon the platform have come and gone. The end of AT&T exclusivity. The adoption of 4G. The switch to 64 bit. The switch to biometrics. Apple Pay. Privacy/security/malware issues. Apple going bigger than 4' screens. The iPhone SE. None of that has changed. Android OEMs - save HTC and Sony - haven't exited the business because for them Android devices are as profitable as anything else they make. Asus, Acer, ZTE etc. weren't rolling in billions before Android so not making iPhone profits is no reason for them to stop. (Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, OnePlus and others weren't selling consumer products - or literally didn't exist at all - before Android.) They won't until Android has a significant drop in marketshare. It hasn't. Despite DED's quarterly column for the past 12 years claiming that it would - which included various claims such as Google giving up on Android, OEMs abandoning Android for another OS, Microsoft crushing Android etc. - Android has maintained about 50% marketshare in the U.S. and 70% worldwide since breakthrough devices like the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Note, the LG G2 and the HTC One came about in 2011. People who want a cheap iPhone have always been able to get them. You can get an iPhone 7 cheaper than an iPhone SE 2 right now on major carriers and an iPhone 8 for the same price. So it is not aspirational. The Android advantages that DED dismissed above ... people like. Lots of them. That is why for the past several years study after study has shown Android users to be more loyal than their iPhone counterparts. They may switch from brand to brand. But they like what Android offers. People just like different things. No problem with that. You would expect Apple fans to understand this. Apple TV has a 13% market share. Macs have a 7 percent global market share. HomePods have a 3% market share. It has always been this way. The only products where Apple has ever enjoyed bigger than a 25% market share are the iPod, iPad (35%) and iPhone. So why is it that Apple fans insist on trying to justify the fact that 50% of the American population and 70% of the world population likes something else? People. Like. Android. Companies. Make. Money. Making. And. Selling. Android. Devices. It isn't going to change. If it does, the change will come from Google deciding to replace Android with Fuchsia. Google is expected to launch the first Fucshia device in 2021. Even if Fuchsia takes off it will just replace one Google platform that Apple fans irrationality hate with another.
    "everything that iPhone advocates have claimed would cause legions of Android owners to abandon the platform have come and gone" oh really? "iPhone advocates" weren't saying legions of Android owners would come to iOS. You're getting it backward: it was Android enthusiasts who were harping (and still are) that there is going to be a straw that breaks Apple's back and causes a global one world under Android utopia. iPhone users just wanted Apple to stay in business to advance the state of the art.

    Nobody predicted that iOS would become half of the US market, or the top-selling models of Japan, or would effectively take the entire market for premium phones. That just happened because people bought iPhones for various reasons and didn't similarly buy Android. Google and its fans constantly predicted that apps, phones, tablets and wearables would all somebody be running Google maps without anyone checking the company's surveillance.

    You repeat a lot of things that aren't true and falsely claim I predicted them. Yet Google did give up on Android with its tablets and netbooks, and has wound down its focus on Android repeatedly. It barely announces copies of what Apple did the previous year these days. 

    "
    study after study has shown Android users to be more loyal than their iPhone counterparts" [citation needed]

    I don't irrationally hate Google or its knockoff phone platform, I just point out that Android predictions were wrong and that consumers in a free market are not doing what Google and its employees and fans claimed it would do. 

    Why are you peddling your tripe on AppleInsider comments? Who are you trying to convince that Android is wildly successful, you or somebody reading my articles? 

     



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