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  • Google uses Drake's 'Texts Go Green' track to troll Apple

    Google is such a joke! Let's poke fun at the competitor for having had superior product for a long time, and try to get congress to force them to use our crap!  Trolls gonna troll
  • Apple could face $900 million 'Batterygate' suit in UK

    This is merely a money grab by the attorneys.  They will get around 30% of the settlement/judgement plus fees.  They get multi-millions while the clients will get a whopping $25.  All phones batteries wear down.  While their throttling was frustrating, and I did replace the battery because it was below 80% capacity, i replaced it more because I was replacing the screen at the same time.  Had I not broken the screen, I would have likely not replaced the battery.  Eventually Apple made things right by altering the OS so you could un-throttle it.  I think I suffered more harm from the screen and battery repair company than apple.  The replacement battery needed replaced within a year, and the screen would go blank at temp under 70°C.  I replaced both for a total of $60 myself the second time.  The first replacement cost $150.  
  • iPhone & AirPods will require USB-C for charging in the EU by late 2024

    To the people ragging on apple or the lightning connector, in the time that apple has used the lightning connector, Samsung has gone through at least 3 if not more connectors, micro usb, the weird two headed usb3, and usbc.  Talk about the waste of getting new cables and dock stations/chargers.  Also, all those ports and cable ends are easier damaged than the lightning.  Given the large size of the existing iPhone user base in Europe, it (the regulations) will initially result in a large amount of E-waste and cost the consumers more, in that they will replace their current lightning dock style charging stations.  While less efficient, I would still skip usbc charging stations and go straight to wireless.  
    Anytime you incorporate politicians/bureaucrats you're going to end up behind the times and stiffening some innovation, unless they are actually funding research.  Looks like they just slammed the door on QC tech and handed the win to PD.  QC is therefore relegated.  What if this kind of thinking was around in the early 80's.  Would they have picked Betamax or VHS? Or late 90's would they have picked DVD or DIVX, or more recently HDDVD, or Blu-ray? 

    I feel it is governmental overreach on the EU agency's part.  In push back against that, removing the port in favor of wireless charging only for the EU market, include €5.00-€10.00 coupon towards a MagSafe wireless charger, and a note about complying with regulations and moving towards the future with wireless and improved waterproofing, would be a pretty slick move. 
  • Facebook doesn't know what most of its user data is used for

    Novel idea, ban them from collecting data, till they are able to comply with regulations.  I bet they fix this really quickly 
  • Coinbase CEO accuses Apple of antitrust behavior, calls for crypto-compatible phones

    Next he is going to cry about parents not giving their kids allowances in Crypto, or schools not accepting crypto payment for school lunches.  Sorry, but crypto will always be shadier than using a credit card or debit card, or even cash. Not about to put one cent in crypto on principle.  Investing in crypto will increase cavalier of if.  Remind me what form or payment were the hackers who were encrypting hospitals, police departments and other computer systems demanding for the ransom? That would be crypto.  So, big fat no.  Also not going to invest in NFTs or Pokémon cards.  
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