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  • Apple offering 10% bonus for adding credit to Apple ID

    tjwolf said:
    Advanced apologies for this ignorant question: what, besides songs and apps/games, can you buy with this credit?  Can I use it on my Apple TV to rent or buy a movie?  Can I use it wherever I'd use ApplePay?  Been using an iPhone since 2010 but never used any iTunes cards, etc.
    It’s a good question. The credit goes against anything purchased via iTunes. So for me that includes my monthly subscriptions for iCloud storage and Apple Music family plan which is $25/month total for me. It also goes against movie rentals and in-app purchases.
  • Over $700 million in imports by Apple, Samsung & others held up by India e-waste authority...

    Who did they forget to grease? Obviously someone who can wield a big stick.
  • Hedge fund dumps Apple shares over fears of Chinese trade war

    Everything he sells will be bought up immediately at these prices.

    Might also be worth mentioning he dumped his Twitter holdings. He's doing a lousy job, this guy.
    Not “will be bought up”, but “was bought up”. Never forget that there’s always someone else on the other side of the transaction. For a widely traded stock like Apple there is no need for a market maker to buy and temporarily hold shares.

    You can’t sell shares unless there’s someone else who thinks it’s a good idea to buy at that price.
  • Class action claims all Apple Watches are defective

    I’ve had an Apple Watch from the beginning and it caused my arm to lengthen 2 feet. I have to get my shirts custom made now but at least I can pick things up off the floor without bending.

    I also think the watch might have caused a flat tire.

    Should I sue?
  • Rumor: Apple TV to get multi-user support, picture-in-picture with 'tvOS 11'

    After years of owning AppleTVs I am still frustrated by the friction in switching from one "channel" to another. AppleTV is great for long-lasting sessions such as watching Netflix or streaming movies off my media server but trying to bounce back and forth from live streams on CNN to MSNBC to NBC is an exercise in frustration. You would think that Apple could come up with some "favorites" mechanism that could go directly from one favorite stream to another instead of my having to continuously navigate through each channel's menutree as I switch from one to another.

    I won't even dwell on the propensity of each App/channel to forget that I'm signed in and require me to re-authenticate yet again with my service provider.

    It seems that Apple still is not applying "it just works" type product improvements to AppleTV.