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baka-dubbs said:kruegdude said:Wait? Corrections is Daniel?
Gruber just linked to Horace writing about the same:
The butthurt haters, trolls, and pundits rarely use reason, if ever. And they are masters of moving the goalposts.
Google is an advertising company. They sell users as the product to their advertiser customers. Whole Google Guy wants to pretend it's the same as Apple, and completely anonymous, it isn't. "Shadow profiles" is a thing...Read all about it:
And just discovered Google is tracking your purchases, stuff not purchased thru google but mined and scraped from your emails on their service:
larryjw said:Every middleman, distributor has to charge for their services. One may think 30% is too high but that doesn’t make it illegal nor should it.
Apple makes the developer set the price. That’s little difference from, say Macy’s, marking up the price of their items from their suppliers.
You know, realtors get commissions as a percent of home price.
What about original software developers? People change. If the culture is good I’m not worried.
(As to my question, original Macintosh and NeXT software manager Bud Tribble is still there! tho not a programmer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bud_Tribble)
hmurchison said:anantksundaram said:Entirely anecdotal, but neither of my kids or anyone I know in their immediate circle of friends uses AppleMusic. They're all on Spotify, however. In fact, one of my kids accidentally let the "free 3-month" offer expire, and was charged by Apple. He canceled it right away.
It's clear from the rumblings from other vendors that Apple is going open up Apple Music. Google let slip support for Google Assistant devices and other vendors like Savant have said "yeah Apple Music is coming".
Make me wonder if Apple's going to add some interesting things to Apple Music and the ecosystem at WWDC.
DAalseth said:I have all due respect for them. They have designed some great products.
IMO Apple’s designs are a bit stale. The iMac is essentially unchanged in ages. The Mac Mini is the same. The phone has gone through iterations but “thinner” isn’t really a groundbreaking design concept. I’m glad to see the team will be getting some new blood.
iMac is excellent, and as classic as they come. It’s like the Coke bottle. As Apple has said, they don’t do change for change’s sake. Their design ethos simply isn’t meant to entertain bored forum-goers.