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  • Intel's Alder Lake chips are very powerful, and that's good for the entire industry

    rob53 said:
    mjtomlin said:
    That chart (and claim) is based on a single metric from a dozen benchmarks as part of the SPECrate 2017 tests. Need to wait and see about real world tests.

    Let’s also not forget, the M1 CPU cores are almost 18 months old now. Intel would be severely embarrassed if they didn’t have ANYTHING to show.

    One last note, when your “mobile” CPU performance drops by 55% when the device is not plugged in… you basically failed.
    Actually, I thought I heard the M1 Pro and Max were totally redesigned. 
    Those two CPU’s are designed done and dusted, the Apple team is working on what comes after 2021 and 2222….
  • India antitrust regulator launches probe into Apple App Store payments

    maximara said:
    danox said:
    gatorguy said:
    Does anyone still doubt that the AppStore model won't survive as currently done? All the "It's Apple's platform and Apple's rules" comments here over the past couple of years won't make one iota of difference. It's gonna change at both Google and Apple. And they will both still be ridiculously profitable after the changes that are being forced on them.
    Ridiculous comment. OF COURSE the "Apple's platform" and "Apple's rules" make a difference. Apple did create iOS/iPadOS/tvOS. Apple did create the App Store for iOS/iPadOS/tvOS. IMO, the legitimate issue per the App Store is NOT whether Apple can have control or make the rules, but more about whether Apple is living up to their public statements about how the App Store rules are applied. Are they really being enforced equally? Do certain developers get exceptions while others do not? Those kinds of questions make sense, but the stuff about "should Apple be allowed to have control of their own operating system or their own store" is ridiculous. 

    In life the big people/companies ie the (RICH) get further ahead by being flavored (see Google-Apple) 15 billion per year paid to Apple, and the free, subscriptions Apps by the big boys are slowly killing most of small companies. Apple making Keynote-Pages-Numbers free pulled the rug out from under many small to medium sized companies (in word processing in particular).
    I guess this person has never heard of Libreoffice which along with its variants or about GraphicConverter which are still being updated today and are insanely old (1999 and 1992 respectively) There was no "rug" to pull out from under them by Keynote-Pages-Numbers going free as OpenOffice (what LibreOffice forked from) predates all of them. Only a totally ignorant consumer or one that thinks they "need" some obscure feature (that in reality they rarely use) would get a commercial word processing program when a free option has been around for 21 years.  And one of the nicknames of GraphicConverter is "poorman's Photoshop"
     LibreOffice is a Microsoft office clone is worthless (it’s birthplace is Linux and it shows), its claim to fame is similar to Gimp on a Mac which is also worthless both have a U.I. From 1997…
  • 'Apple Together' group organizing corporate, retail walkout on Dec. 24

    hexclock said:
    My advice to these employees is, go learn a skilled trade. You can make all the money you’ll ever need and don’t even need to take out a school loan. Get out of retail, it’s a dead end, just like restaurants. Yeah, you might need to get dirty, work outside, in the cold or blazing heat, but in the end it’s an honest living, and skilled trades of all types are in desperate need of younger workers. 
    Union Fire Sprinkler Pipe fitters hard work great pay benefits
  • YouTube TV loses Disney networks as Google fails to make a deal

    Disney doesn’t need Google or Apple from a content standpoint, I’m surprise they even bothered to have any deal with Google, Disney in the future should be pursuing a vertical approach to the Internet (tech-server computing), by cutting out the tech middlemen…  
  • Klobuchar defends bill that would bar Big Tech from preferring their own services

    MplsP said:
    For those that have a hard time comprehending this - companies like Apple make hardware and also sell services. All this bill is doing is saying there has to be a modicum of separation between the two. It's not saying they can't offer their service, it's just saying they have to give other services an equal opportunity. Not sure what's so bad about that.

    Nokia, Blackberry, Motorola, IBM, Palm, Sony, Sun, SGI, Digital, Commodore Amiga, Be OS, Atari, and Wang, have one thing in common they just gave up.

    Britain and Norway, both had North Sea oil and Holland had North Sea gas, of the three only Norway (also working on Thorium reactors too along with Israel) planned ahead with the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, it is not Apple problem nor Norway if the others were short sighted……