Mike Wuerthele

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  • How to make PDFs in macOS Mojave without any extra software

    eriamjh said:
    Save to PDF has been part of the print function in OSX since... um... the beginning.  
    The first paragraph addresses this. As a reminder, AppleInsider is for everybody covering a wide array of skills and knowledge, even those of us that know the history -- or don't.

    There's a lot more to the article.
    command_f
  • Editorial: Apple's demand for 50 percent of news and magazine revenue is either bold or ve...

    davgreg said:
    davgreg said:
    I also think creators of content deserve to be paid and these services- just like Apple Music - underpay the artist.

    Peter Frampton got $1,700 for 55 million streams of one of his songs. Does that sound like just compensation to you? Here is the tweet from Frampton. 

    While I agree with most of your points, the Frampton one is problematic, because there's a publisher between Apple and him drawing away some of that cash.
    The problem is not the label so much as it is the streaming services- like Apple & Spotify-  who pay almost nothing. In the Twitter thread, David Crosby showed the real numbers of how much each service pays per stream. Apple should be embarrassed. One of the reasons I buy physical media or buy the content on iTunes- the artists get paid more appropriately. The numbers speak for themselves.
     https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DjtlCdsU8AA-O3x.jpg
    Yeah. I'm not saying that what the streamers pay isn't part of the problem. It just isn't the only problem. 

    Like I said, I'm mostly in agreement.
    davgreg
  • Allstate acquires iPhone repair outfit iCracked, joins 'right to repair' fight against App...

    irnchriz said:
    Funny how these guys put themselves up as fighting for the little guy when they just want to make money by doing repairs or charging 20 bucks for a set of tools which cost them 2 bucks. There’s nothing honest about their intentions, they just want to expand their revenue streams.
    Are you thinking of iFixit? 
    SpamSandwich
  • Editorial: Apple's demand for 50 percent of news and magazine revenue is either bold or ve...

    davgreg said:
    More than a few have taken a crack at this model and nobody has been much of a success. The recommendation algorithms just do not cut it. This is true of TV or music apps as well.

    For example, it will see you watching a single basketball or football game and then flood you with recommendations for ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, and every team sport played- all because you watched one game involving the school you went to. Likewise, it will see you watching BBC World News and add every supposed news channel and program to your list of suggestions. I hate to tell them, but just because I watched a single program on Brexit on BBC does not mean I want Fox & Friends or The Situation Room on CNN.

    Beyond that, I hate Tim Cook's emphasis on scratching everyone's pocket each month. Apple does services poorly and always has. Apple is also continuing to suck the air out of the room for any company that figures out a way to make money on iOS or Mac OS. I also think creators of content deserve to be paid and these services- just like Apple Music - underpay the artist.

    Peter Frampton got $1,700 for 55 million streams of one of his songs. Does that sound like just compensation to you? Here is the tweet from Frampton. 

    I already subscribe to many news organizations - NYT, LAT, WaPo, The Economist, the FT, and Bloomberg. Not seeing why I need Apple to stick their nose in. I get my magazines from Zinio.

    While I agree with most of your points, the Frampton one is problematic, because there's a publisher between Apple and him drawing away some of that cash.
    n2itivguy
  • Discontinued iPhone SE reappears for sale in Apple's online clearance section for $249

    mike54 said:
    Will this get the iOS 13 update?
    Given that the fifth generation iPad from 2017 had the same A9 processor and the same amount of RAM, I'd say probably yes.
    mike54mattinozleftoverbacon