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  • Peloton latest to blame Apple for financial woes

    Oh please.

    So Apple is responsible for:
    1) COVID vaccines which made it possible for gyms to reopen and people to actually workout where they used to.

    2) For Peloton charging and insane amount for an indoor exercise bike and then another insane MONTHLY charge to actually use the damn thing to it's potential.

    From way before the pandemic, when I first saw a Peloton store and looked at their bike and the charges, I only thought about how expensive their system is.  Nothing more.   Peloton's problems have nothing to do with the new privacy features of the Apple ecosystem. 
  • Apple's Federighi says child protection message was 'jumbled,' 'misunderstood'

    Come on already.  Google and Facebook have been doing this for years.   Suddenly when Apple wants to do the same thing, everyone gets twisted.

    It is just like the 1000 gas powered cars that will catch on fire get not a work of national attention, but one Tesla goes up in flames and there's a world wide news bulletin like it's the end of the world. 
  • Brazilian iPhone thieves demonstrate importance of responsible password practices

    I'm an Apple Specialist and it is just incredibly how many people 1) use simple number sequences for their iPhone/iPad passcode. (1111, 0000, 1234, etc). Even worse how many times when I've asked someone to enter their Apple ID password in their phone, they open up the Notes app and there is every password and PIN number for their entire life.

    I try to inform them how unsafe that is, but few listen.  I even show them password books (like an address book) that cost about $5.00 on Amazon.  While even that might not be the safest thing if a home is burgled, it is still better than having an iPhone whose passcode is 0000 and then having all your user names and passwords to every website under the sun in Notes is just courting disaster.  (Often these are the same phones that aren't backed up anywhere, so when it gets lost, the information is gone as well.)

  • Congress members demand Apple exit China in letter to Tim Cook

    Meanwhile, all four of these Congressmen use iPhones to send their tweets.

    A bit hypocritical...but then again, that is the mainline of GOP DNA. 
  • UK class action over App Store commission could cost Apple $2B

    Rayz2016 said:
    There’s one company that makes just about every pair of spectacles on the planet. The markup on eyewear is literally eye-watering. 

    And you never hear about it. 

    So very true.  A local optician would charge me almost $1400 for two pairs of glasses with progressive lenses.  Costco was able to do the same for about $400.00.  Warby Parker for about $600. 

    No one is suing Luxottica for the insane prices they charge. 

    The same goes for most jewelry which works on a price scale known in the business as Triple Keystone- 300% over wholesale.  That $600.00 watch cost the store $200.00.   When there's a "sale" things often become Triple Key +25.-- 325% over cost.  Then marked down by whatever.