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  • Jean-Louis Gassee doesn't know who an iPad is for, and thinks you don't either

    dewme said:
    danox said:
    dewme said:
    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I would attribute some of the flattening of iPad demand to be the result of iPhones getting increasingly larger. When the iPad was first introduced the iPhone 4 and then 4s were diminutive compared to the first generation iPad. A Plus sized or Max sized iPhone can legitimately fill in as sub-mini or mini tablet in a pinch, and especially when equipped with plenty of storage. I have no problem reading an ebook or PDF on a Max size iPhone, whereas doing so on a iPhone 4/4s would be a constant source of eyestrain. 
    iPad’s still need better file management, it still is not as good as it should be, all pre 2000 desktop computers are still better. Or maybe it’s the flat U.I. Scheme? 
    As far as iPad evolution is concerned, I’m totally cool with Apple not falling into the lazy trap of turning the iPad into simply another form factor of the Mac, like Microsoft has done with the Surface. For all of the whining I see about the iPad software being insufficient for its hardware, I’ve yet to see an example of what the software would look and work like that don’t regress to “just make it work like it does on the Mac.” I’m holding out hope that Apple looks forward and finds a new and better direction for what an operating system and user experience should deliver on a tablet device without looking backward to legacy ways of doing things on devices that weren’t iPads. 
    IMO, Apple did worse than MS by making the iPad Pro a limited Surface Pro.  The multitasking and external monitor support is limited, mobile apps forced in desktop mode and bad file management are some examples of a bad experience you have trying to use an iPad as a laptop.  MS did the right thing by not limiting what the Surface Pro can do when you attach a keyboard.
    Frankly, as an iPhone, iPad, and Mac user I find it sad that so many people use shitty Microsoft PCs at home only because that’s what they use or used at work and they can’t imagine that using a computer can be a much better experience than what they’ve settled on because they lack the curiosity and desire for discovering a better way. I’m okay with the cheese being moved, especially when it’s to a better place. 
    I also have and iPhone, iPad and Macs, and I can understand why many people want Microsoft PC's at home.  Better gaming experience, more apps than macOS and devices at a lower cost.  And if you use MS Office, the Windows version is the better one.  At the same time, I understand why others prefer macOS / Apple devices.  I use Windows and macOS in a daily basis and it's easy to see that both are very good and stable.  
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Europe coming after Apple's App Store with Digital Markets Act

    blastdoor said:
    danvm said:
    blastdoor said:
    blastdoor said: As others have noted, the Mac has other app stores and “side loading” and works pretty well. 
    And video game consoles don't have other app stores or side loading and they work pretty well. They could also run productivity apps too but the companies that manufacture them don't allow it. In the past, this type of control was always considered appropriate for the company that was manufacturing the hardware and creating the operating system that ran on it. Nintendo won a major lawsuit in the past where their control of software on their own hardware platform was claimed to be an antitrust violation. 
    Yeah, if Apple has to allow third-party app stores etc, then I don't see how it makes any sense at all not to require the same thing of game console makers. 
    There is a difference between Apple devices and consoles from a customer POV. You can purchase games from different retailers, while iOS devices are forced to use the App Store. 
    That's an illusion, though, because regardless of where you purchase that console game, the console company (MS, Sony, Nintendo) get the same $$ from the sale. 
    If you read my post, I was talking from a customer POV. It’s not an illusion to purchase games outside of the console App Store.  Customer can even purchase used games.  That’s a benefit customers have in consoles and it’s not available in Apple devices.  And while console companies get money from new games, they get $0.00 from used ones.  
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Google patches seventh zero-day exploit in Chrome in 2022

    genovelle said:
    danvm said:
    genovelle said:
    lkrupp said:
    Easier solution, grab the icon for this steaming pile of shit drag it to your trash bin.

    Problem solved!
    But it’s the world’s most popular browser. So much for the public caring about privacy and security. They don’t.
    They would care if the had any idea. Google owns search and most news organizations depend on google for online ads income. Consumers will never have a clue. Google has wooed the IT departments of many companies into fully supporting only Chrome. So, 1 they have no choice and then they have no idea how horrible it is. 
    Looks like Apple doesn't care either, considering the deal they have of making Google Search the default engine in Apple devices.  So maybe Google is not as bad as you think, or Apple doesn't care and choose to do business with them and share their customers with a company that had privacy issues.
    danvm said:
    genovelle said:
    lkrupp said:
    Easier solution, grab the icon for this steaming pile of shit drag it to your trash bin.

    Problem solved!
    But it’s the world’s most popular browser. So much for the public caring about privacy and security. They don’t.
    They would care if the had any idea. Google owns search and most news organizations depend on google for online ads income. Consumers will never have a clue. Google has wooed the IT departments of many companies into fully supporting only Chrome. So, 1 they have no choice and then they have no idea how horrible it is. 
    Looks like Apple doesn't care either, considering the deal they have of making Google Search the default engine in Apple devices.  So maybe Google is not as bad as you think, or Apple doesn't care and choose to do business with them and share their customers with a company that had privacy issues.
    I guess it depends on the perception. Google is the default because consumers prefer it and it was a part of the original iPhone. It hasn’t been the default on my iphone, iPads,  or Macs in years. I use DuckDuckGo as my default which Apple transfers with each upgrade. Privacy as the default is less of a concern when Apple owns the access via Private APIs. Records from previous cases revealed that Google has never been satisfied with the limited data Apple released to them. It’s one of the reasons Google was willing to screw Apple with Maps on the IPhone by withholding features like turn by turn navigation. So Apple is likely protecting consumers from Google abuses and they have no idea. If Apple made a less popular browser the default, consumers would access it via a browser allowing Google far more access to data and the opportunity to attempt to circumvent the mechanisms in in place to prevent tracking like they have been found and fined for doing more than once. 
    Yes, Google Search is the default because customer prefer it, and I think is the best search engine.  But customers also prefer Google Maps, and Apple doesn't have it by default anymore, even though they added turn-by-turn directions years ago.  It's obvious that Google Search is the default because of the billions Apple get from Google every year.  And Apple agreed to that, even though they know about Google privacy issues.  IMO, this contradicts Apple privacy stance.  From a privacy POV, they should develop their own search engine or support smaller ones like DDG.  But right now, they are giving a confusing message by doing business with Google for their search engine and at the same time pushing a privacy message.  
    Channeling those searches through Apple allows them to manage the privacy and security 
    Is interesting that in an interview a few years ago, Tim Cook said that, even though of the security and privacy mechanisms, "it's not a perfect thing". 
    Tim Cook defends Google search deal despite Apple’s privacy focus - The Verge
    Maybe that small imperfection is enough for Google to invest billions every year.  It's obvious that Google is getting something from this deal.  Maybe you did the right thing by changing your default engine to DDG, and Apple should do the same.  Or maybe Apple is right, and Google is trustworthy, and the negatives comments here are wrong.  Who knows...
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Google patches seventh zero-day exploit in Chrome in 2022

    genovelle said:
    lkrupp said:
    Easier solution, grab the icon for this steaming pile of shit drag it to your trash bin.

    Problem solved!
    But it’s the world’s most popular browser. So much for the public caring about privacy and security. They don’t.
    They would care if the had any idea. Google owns search and most news organizations depend on google for online ads income. Consumers will never have a clue. Google has wooed the IT departments of many companies into fully supporting only Chrome. So, 1 they have no choice and then they have no idea how horrible it is. 
    Looks like Apple doesn't care either, considering the deal they have of making Google Search the default engine in Apple devices.  So maybe Google is not as bad as you think, or Apple doesn't care and choose to do business with them and share their customers with a company that had privacy issues.
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Apple rumored to be testing macOS for M2 iPad Pro

    AppleZulu said:
    The perennial rumor of a Mac/iPad hybrid keeps coming up because the MS Surface is such a sleek, efficient, dominating category killer. 

    Seriously. MacOS has to run intensive software on the Mac Pro, with multiple giant screens that ergonomically will not function injury-free as touch screens. Making that OS also work in a touch environment on an iPad is a recipe for widows-like bloatware that tries to do all things, but none very well. 

    It’s entirely possible someone in the bowels of the big round building is experimenting, but those experiments are unlikely to ever see the light of day. 
    But I want my toaster-fridge! /s 

    But seriously, you're 1000% correct. No one ever uses an MS Surface without the keyboard/attachment because no one ever bothered to write tablet focused software for the thing. So it's just a ergo-nightmare laptop. Plus you get Windows! Hard pass.

    Maybe I'm wrong and Apple will drop some weirdo mutant MacPad OS, but I doubt it.
    I had a Surface Pro 4 and use it without keyboard for some tasks, like browsing, social media and watching streaming services. In those tasks the experience was identical to my iPad.  Stil, the iPad is a better tablet and iPad OS is better with a touch interface.  Things change when you add a keyboard / trackpad, and the Surface Pro jumps ahead with a better experience.  As a laptop, Windows is far better than iPad OS.  Both devices have their compromises.  Which one is better depends in the tasks you do.
    dewmeelijahg