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  • Apple tells suppliers to plan for shift of manufacturing out of China

    About time - I've been writing Apple for some time that they needed to get out of China except for domestic consumption devices.

    I've sold my Apple stock and am waiting for the wave of negativity to pass before jumping back in over having insufficient Pro units for the Christmas season; I expect lost Pro sales and a drop in ASP for iPhone units this quarter from folks desperate to keep from having to wrap IOUs and place them under the tree, resulting in lower quarterly earnings even if Foxconn can get their staffing house in order.

    I do wish that Apple had other manufacturing options though - like production facilities in non-BRICS countries which aren't sitting next to we own the South China Sea China.

    I'd accept higher labor costs with greater automation in just about any free world country.
  • Google keeps trying to hammer on Apple for not adopting RCS

    Google didn't give Apple full access to the Google Maps API so Apple users could do routing - because Google realized that having full access to the complete API was a competitive advantage for Android.

    Because of this, Apple eventually created their own mapping initiative costing zillions of dollars spanning all these many years with surveyors mapping the entire planet.

    Recently, I noticed that the Apple Maps driving instructions while taking my daughter to work at a Panera Bread included routing through the parking lot of the mall which contains the Panera. I don't remember this happening before - this would indicate to me that Apple is silently improving the smarts of Apple Maps to this day.

    I find Google caterwauling about fixing Android messaging using an incomplete semi-standard with end-to-end encryption which exists only on Google servers quite humorous; while end-to-end encryption works for two clients, it doesn't even support group messaging even on Google's servers.

    That Apple should put time and money into supporting Google's efforts - especially considering how Google drops initiatives it grows bored with - is ludicrous. How many messaging apps has Google made, only to drop each one?

    The iMessage implementation is complete and is a competitive advantage for Apple.

    I'm sure Google is familiar with the concept.
  • Tim Cook wants Apple to buy Manchester United soccer team

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  • Medical records company Epic partners with Apple on a Mac tool

    I run Epic on my Macs daily using the Citrix app.  It’s the only way my hospital will allow it to happen, and all the Windows users have the same restriction.  Citrix creates a virtual sandbox in which (and a number of other apps) run; the interface looks like a blend of Linux and Windows 95.  The idea is that the program,era don’t have to worry about Windows or MacOS, they just have to worry about Citrix.
    Citrix is simply allowing multiple client instances to run on a single Windows server, accessed via Remote Desktop Protocol.

    Underlaying that is probably VMWare, virtualizing Windows servers on one or more ginormous Wintel boxes (depending on the scope of your enterprise).

    Of course, this is simply the infrastructure required to run the Epic Client - the server side of Epic is probably running on some kind of Unix cluster under something like AIX.
  • Medical records company Epic partners with Apple on a Mac tool

    rob53 said:
    I dislike dealing with Epic health records systems but I've also seen more Macs and iOS devices being used in medical offices so Epic needs to accept the fact Apple is around and stop ignoring them, making only garbage Windows systems. Epic, and many other Windows-based health records systems, have gotten away with forcing health care providers to use their systems that are as open as Windows wants them to be. Windows is still the least secure and most heavily and easily attacked operating system in the world and they've probably bought off regulators and members of Congress to keep rules and regulations limited so they can't be held responsible for data loss. I wish this article would have included any data loss by Epic systems.
    Actually, it's worse than that.

    Most enterprises which run Epic have found it's so difficult to keep Windows up to a set maintenance level that they have to run the Epic client on a set of specially maintained virtual desktop servers, and use RDP Windows or thin linux-based clients on user desktops to peer into those virtual clients.