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  • Apple launches early access program for Apple Arcade

    So your alpha testers are being charged .49 / month?

    This must be a way to not pay your employees overtime, and avoid labor lawsuits...

    Company memo:
    Wink. Wink. “You don’t have to play and give us feedback if you don’t want to.”
    Also, “Please don’t print out your resume on company printers”.

    Apple sometimes does the strangest things.  It’s like the bean counters are in open warfare with who ever is in charge of “don’t be evil”.

    “Don’t be evil” is Google’s motto. Apple’s not stupid enough to limit themselves with such a statement even though Google openly ignores it.
  • High-end 2019 Apple iPhone lineup may shift to 'Pro' branding

    dougd said:

    Grasping at straws

    Don’t give up, you will get a straw one day. Maybe even a strawman.
  • High-end 2019 Apple iPhone lineup may shift to 'Pro' branding

    rossb2 said:
    "pro" seems ridiculous in a phone context. You dont have to be a professional to use a phone....
    Do you have to be a “pro” to use a Macbook Pro?
  • Apple's 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard expected to shift to scissor mechanism

    Sold. I was thinking of waiting a year if the the new keyboard design didn't make it into this years 16" but if true, I'm in. If they can throw in a permanent ESC key at the top left of the keyboard beside the touchbar, all the better. I have a 2012 Retina MBP that runs flawlessly that I gave to my wife. These machines are incredible how long they last if you take care of them.
  • Apple reportedly removes pro-democracy music from Apple Music in China

    Everyone should just copy and paste this over and over everywhere from MacDailyNews. Simple, elegant and brutal all at once.

    MacDailyNews Take: Seven quotes:

    • It’s about finding your values, and committing to them. It’s about finding your North Star. It’s about making choices. Some are easy. Some are hard. And some will make you question everything. — Tim Cook

    • You don’t have to choose between doing good and doing well. It’s a false choice, today more than ever. — Tim Cook

    • You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change. — Tim Cook

    • There are times in all of our lives when a reliance on gut or intuition just seems more appropriate — when a particular course of action just feels right. And interestingly I’ve discovered it’s in facing life’s most important decisions that intuition seems the most indispensable to getting it right. — Tim Cook

    • For us, the most important thing we can do is raise people up – that is, either by giving the ability to do things they could not otherwise do, allow them to create things they couldn’t otherwise create. It’s about giving them tools; it is about empowering people. — Tim Cook

    • I don’t view Apple or myself as an activist. What we do is for some things where we think we have deep knowledge, or think we do, or a strong point of view, we’re not shy. We’ll stand up, speak out – even when our voice shakes. — Tim Cook

    • The most important thing is, Do you have the courage to admit that you’re wrong? And do you change? The most important thing to me as a CEO is that we keep the courage. — Tim Cook

    The Tiananmen SquareJune Fourth Incident 1989

    The Tiananmen Square/June Fourth Incident, 1989