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  • Target launches 'Wallet' mobile payments platform, continues to ignore Apple Pay

    I’d love to be able to say: Agggh! I refuse to shop at Target until they adopt Apple Pay! (Much like Ive done for WalMart) But let’s face it, it’s Target. Short of being involved in a plot to blow up the sun, they’ll probably always be loved by consumers. I’ll just refuse to use their “wallet” app, much like I’ve avoided the “savings” scam known as the RED card, and hope this initiative eventually dies. Simply opening up NFC payments to the wallet system of your choice, be it apple, android or other, is really the smartest move for consumers.
  • Apple's iPhone X goes up for preorder online [update: launch units sold out]

    I couldn't even get into the Apple app or online storefront till almost 15 min after midnight...so I figured it was happening to everyone. Nov 17-24 for me. :/ oh well.
  • Apple, ad agency sued over voice sample used in iPhone 6 TV commercial

    "$10 million" is crap. There is no way in hell his endorsement or that song (or album) would ever make that much. I would like to know how well the song sold since 1971 -- I would be willing to bet it didn't make that much in the 40+ yrs of its release. Apple should have gotten permission though -- probably wouldn't have cost more than $50 and a Colt 45 or MD20/20.
    Why would Apple have to ask permission of the artist? Thats the ad agencies job, they're the ones who created the commercial.
  • Lawsuit blames Apple's 'less safe' FaceTime implementation for fatal traffic accident

    Sue the manufacturer of the car that hit them, for not installing a self braking feature - they have that technology now. Sue the Texas MVD for not providing adequate roadways for drivers, thus causing congestion and the accident. Sue the person the driver was face timing for distracting them! Sue the wireless carrier for allowing the FaceTime call to be sent through its network. Basically, just go after anyone and everyone involved, no matter how far removed from the situation they are.  Sadly - my guess is they'll settle out of court for an undisclosed sum. Sorry you lost a child, but its no ones fault but the 20 year old driver of the other car for being stupid enough to FaceTime while driving.
  • US regulators ask smartphone makers to implement function-limited 'driver mode'

    brakken said:
    How does the phone differentiate between a driver and a passenger?
    Simple solution would be any mobile device connected to the cars bluetooth/infotainment center (Typically just the driver in most cases) would be immediately put on 'limited' mode. Most phones now can recognize the difference between a cars bluetooth and say your Apple watch bluetooth - which is how Maps now shows you approximately where you parked when you leave your vehicle. So recognizing you're *probably* the driver of a car wouldn't be too difficult.