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  • Nobody will win the Apple versus Epic Fortnite battle, not even consumers

    How would consumers not win? Say Epic wins and they get the fee reduced, the ability for direct payments, or more hopefully, we get full sideloading on iOS. For the first situation we could get cheaper apps, as developers could reduce the price of the apps themselves or the price of In App Purchases, something good for the consumer. For the second we got proof that it would be better for the consumer, as the price of V-Bucks was cheaper with the option for directly purchasing the V-Bucks from Epic rather than through Apple's processor. For the third consumers wouldn't be beholden to the App Store. Stadia and Xcloud would be usable on iOS, Much more open source development could occur on iOS because developers wouldn't have to subscribe to a $100 fee to host their apps on the store. Hell, with sideloading we could get app stores that actually show off more than regurgitate the top apps of each category.
    Are you mad?  You are only looking at Epic, and dreaming that all developers would be 100% on the up and up.  Here’s a big part of the down side: 1) it would allow any company making apps an opportunity to get your payment information without a check to see how secure they keep that info, and without the protection from unauthorized payments that Apple gives you.  2) Side loading apps and all these “app stores you talk about are also opportunities to get malware and viruses on your phone, going around the protections Apple has for us, making it far less secure, like Android with less google vacuuming of personal info.  Add that to your comment and you get a fuller picture.  It looks a lot more like Epic is just trying to push public opinion in their favor hoping for a reduction of the fees. If you want that kind of risk, buy an android phone and quit crying.   
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  • Apple and Intel sue to stop 'serial nuisance suits'

    They birdied the lead.  This group is owned by SoftBank.  SoftBank is the company that pledged to invest 10 billion in US tech development.  They have their hands buried in tech and this screams ANTITRUST VIOLATION.  Let’s buy up all the patents we can to sue as many tech firms as possible, to get money from each item they produce.  I have a feeling SoftBank knows exactly what is going on.  This needs investigated thoroughly.  
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  • Review: Kingston Bolt is an easy way to add extra storage to your iPhone or iPad

    does the software send data to third party data analytics firms like Sandisk’s does?  I almost bought one from Sandisk till I saw a screen shot of that part of the software agreement in the reviews of the drive.  
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