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  • AirTag crucial to recovery of $5 million of stolen tools in Metro DC

    Apple with take away the best functionality of the AirTag to block stalkers. Again, the general, law-abiding public suffers because companies feel the need to alter a good product because of what criminals might do.
    Not "might do" — are doing and have actively done in the past. AirTags have been successfully used for stalking, tracking luxury cars for later theft, and other serious crimes. 
    ronn
  • AirTag crucial to recovery of $5 million of stolen tools in Metro DC

    eriamjh said:
    Police don’t like or want others doing their job.   They claim it’s too dangerous to you, yet will not help you.   

    They don’t care about your safety, only theirs.   They’ll shoot you for no reason except “they were scared for their life”.  

    So do it.  Track them.  Take your stuff back.  The police will do nothing.  FTP.  
    While that undoubtedly does happen, it's a little weird to claim that they "will not help you" under an article that is literally about the police having helped somebody track down his stolen goods. 
    dewmeretrogustoronnBart Ywatto_cobramuthuk_vanalingamroundaboutnow
  • Japan could be next to force third-party app stores on Apple

    danox said:
    a) EU investigates: Protectionism to cover the fact that they are technologically incompetent! Corruption! Europe is behind in tech across the board hardware and software wise, and they are hostile to tech startups. East Asia has an original operating system/major usable software and a AI software problem. Europe/Asia are hostile to very smart individuals standing out from the crowd with a new idea that goes against the grain and usually they historically end up coming to America execute their idea (like the Manhattan Project).
    Thank you for proving my point, and adding an extra absurdist cherry on top by making it about the Nazis. 

    I'm sure France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the other non-German/non-Austrian EU members are absolutely thrilled to hear your take on why they envy the United States for the Manhattan Project. 

    Beautiful! 

    danox said:
    b) US DOJ investigates: Political activism! Compared to the US defense companies the tech companies don't play Lobby (play bribe ball). The US government doesn't like that. The USA government doesn't like Silicon Valley because most of the Tech companies in Silicon Valley generally minus a certain masquerading car company don't need a hand out to get stuff done.
    Again, thanks for proving my point. 

    Extra credit for making it sound superficially non-partisan. 
    danox said:
    c) Japan investigates: Revenge for "sliding down" in the tech industry. East Asia is behind the USA in building OS/hardware combinations (particularly ground up operating systems/online stores/major programs) Without Android/Windows they are lost.
    Ah, shame. You could have so easily mentioned the Second World War, here. 

    Partial credit for making the argument sound vaguely technical by implying something about vertical integration. 

    Not quite as funny as the previous two explanations. 
    danox said:
    d) Korea investigates: Corrupt protectionism (also, as seen here: Revenge for "sliding down" in the tech industry — except Samsung is constantly one of the top 2 smartphone manufacturers globally) Samsung is struggling in chip design today they no longer can spy on Apple directly, operating systems and most software design when combined with hardware they are lost most of what they do is second rate/half a__ when left to their own devices Apple had to beat them over the head to do anything right sorta like Intel back in the day. Samsung is about to loose the rest of the world outside Korea/USA to the Chinese smartphone makers. Why? OS software combined with hardware is beyond them they do nothing better (smartphones) than the Chinese companies.
    Again, thanks for proving my point. 

    This is the App Store Monopoly Investigation Thread. 

    The Hardware Engineering and Espionage Threads are thataway 👉
    danox said:
    The USA isn't without its own problems particularly anti-unionism, and the willingness to sell land to non citizens (all the English speaking currently countries share that cultural problem.
    Relevance: ∩ = null set

    Ah well. Sometimes you lose, and sometimes, you're the catcher standing out in left field shouting at some Asians in the bleachers. 
    muthuk_vanalingamctt_zh
  • System Settings getting shuffled again in macOS 15, among other UI tweaks

    jrcw said:
    Why has Apple consistently refused to include a Install/Uninstall applications manager?
    Because installation/deinstallation is usually just a drag-and-drop operation. Who cares whether there is a few KB of inert preference files sitting in your ~/Library/ folder until you maybe decide to reinstall at a later date? 

    Applications that require an installer should all come with a DEinstaller, since what they actually install (and where) varies greatly from product to product. I don't blame Apple for not keeping track of everything third-party out there. 
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Japan could be next to force third-party app stores on Apple

    So… lots of countries/regions all coming to the same conclusion about Apple's App Store. 

    The opinionati on AppleInsider: 

    a) EU investigates: Protectionism to cover the fact that they are technologically incompetent! Corruption! 

    b) US DOJ investigates: Political activism! 

    c) Japan investigates: Revenge for "sliding down" in the tech industry

    d) Korea investigates: Corrupt protectionism (also, as seen here: Revenge for "sliding down" in the tech industry — except Samsung is constantly one of the top 2 smartphone manufacturers globally) 

    I look forward to many more creative explanations that blame anything but Apple. 
    avon b7muthuk_vanalingamctt_zhwilliamlondonwatto_cobra