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  • Apple has reportedly dropped Qualcomm modems on two 2025 iPhones

    The last of the key processors to get the boot along with INTEL, NVIDIA and AMD. Proof! Qualcomm. It will likely stink the motherboard slightly, improve power consumption and certainly reduce costs. Don't be surprised if they eventually integrate it into the SOC.
  • Apple Intelligence wasn't trained on stolen YouTube videos

    wdowell said:
    So that’s all ok then as they didn’t use it one thing but on another ? ߘ⦡mp;nbsp;

    ... but to somehow say it’s any more ok  because it wasn’t used for Apple Intelligence but instead another  is just comical) 
    Actually it does under copyright law. Copyright protections are not absolute, nor were they meant to be since they eventually expire.

    But before expiration, Fair Use Doctrine must be taken into account for socially beneficial activities such as teaching, learning, and scholarship [research].

    Copyright and Fair Use


    The Fair Use Doctrine protects the use of copyrighted works for socially beneficial activities such as teaching, learning, and scholarship. Courts consider four factors in deciding whether a use is Fair Use or an infringement:

    1. Purpose of the Use (learning, commentary, criticism OR commercial);
    2. Nature of the Publication (factual OR creative);
    3. Amount and Substantiality of the Whole (small OR substantial);
    4. Effect on the Market (has no effect OR replaces a sale).

    Does copyright protect data?

    Copyright law is, for good or for ill, an increasing concern for academics in their work. One area receiving particular attention is the copyright status of data and data representations. The Copyright Act and relevant case law are clear on copyright protection for data in the United States: there is none. This excellent site on the Copyrightability of Charts, Tables, and Graphs from the University of Michigan explains why.

  • Epic moves forward with iPhone 'Fortnite' return plans via EU alternative App Store

    Sounds anti-competitive to only offer their game bundled into their store! Why should other store be denied the option to also sell the game?
  • Apple Ring: Two decades of rumors and speculation about a smart ring

    If it were something that could collect biometrics and only had to be charged once a week or charged by our bodies, it might be appealing.
  • EU hits back at Apple withholding Apple Intelligence from the region

    Intentionally omitting features as retaliation?  Yeah, Apple is gonna LOVE the multi-billion fine for this little stunt.

    The EU is done playing.  Apple will behave, or they will PAY.
    The rules are so vague it's nearly impossible to comply and the interoperability requirement is insane. I cannot run Mac programs natively on Windows, so shouldn't Microsoft be forced to make Windows interoperable with Mac app executables? Why is the hell should Apple have to offer screen sharing or AI to Android devices? EU legislators have lost their minds. Companies are now required to build products for competitors? The product Apple is offering the "Walled Garden" is the product I want to buy.