If I'm not. mistaking, you can stream Pandora on Apple audio devices, but not Spotify. This is as it should be for all the b*tching Spotify does in public. Also, It'd be just-desert if Epic was never again allowed on the App Store for all of their public grandstanding and muck-raking! Apple's public persona, however, tells me that if any of these sad-ass companies conformed to Apple's standards, they let them back in a heartbeat. 


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  • Rihanna to headline Apple Music's Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Not that long ago, tramps like Riri made their living on street corners. Today they spew trash from their foul mouths and parade around like "ladies of the night", and make millions. No, I'm not a prude, just using words that won't get censored. Interestingly, Apple will let you play the most disgusting and vile songs from these "ladies" (as will every streaming service) but if you even hint at some of the words they use in a review, Apple will reject it and flip you the bird at the same time. Of course, this is true of most of the rap community. I use Rhianna here because she's the heart of the story. 

    I get worked up about this because these are the "stars" that our kids model themselves after. So, this is not a simple free-speech issue at all.
  • Amazon buying iRobot in a $1.7 billion all-cash deal

    Maybe Amazon can whip what I consider to be one of the worst companies with the most unrelible products and a tech support department that hasn't the slightest clue as to how to deal with Roomba or M6 Mop issues! I just purchased an Ecovacs Deebot M1 and I'm astounded by the amount of dirt it's mopped up over the last 3 weeks that iRobot's M6 mop didn't get. I'd seriosly like to see iRobot go out of business for all of their deceptive practices, but my hope for anyone who would deem to purchase one of their products might just get the support by Amazon standards rather than iRobot's.

    P.S., My Ecovacs is one of the best products I've purchased in a very long time!
  • Jony Ive is no longer consulting for Apple

    darkvader said:

    His early stuff wasn't awful.  Everything he's touched for the last 15+ years has been.
    EXACTLY, however, I was never thrilled with his designs from the start. His belief that function follows form is entirely antithetical to good design and human engineering. I was delighted when Ives left and was a bit concerned that there was still a connection between Love From (what a god-awful name unless you're a greeting card company or a florist) and Apple. I believe that since Job's death, Ives has been content to receive a paycheck despite doing next to nothing for Apple. Jonny, don't let the door……………………!
  • Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, lose million music subscribers in UK

    And those subscribers aren’t coming back either - they are finished… I wish Apple would just give me back iTunes the way it was… People are getting sick of the subscription based services. They want to have ownership of the products they buy… if they don’t upgrade, then they don’t have the latest feature, but at least they still have what they have paid for to date… I avoid subscription based services and products and will even settle for a inferior product if that product is a one time cost pricing model. Look at how that greed has killed Adobe… people can’t get away from those products fast enough now… and they are. But thats what Wall Street influenced companies do and have happen to them… deservingly so.  
    I wanted iTunes back too until I spent enough time with Apple Music to know that iTunes is still in there. I'm getting tired of subscriptions too, but in a few instances, like Adobe Photoshop which is regularly being upgraded with new features, often significant, without having to wait for a full product update. More are not as attractive because of their unjustifiable terms - having too little utility for the cost. This is subjective, of course. 

    I don't agree that those who've left streaming subscriptions during this economic downturn won't come back when economies improve. Only time will tell.
  • Apple could face $900 million 'Batterygate' suit in UK

    Another day, another lawsuit against Apple. As usual, the motive seems more to be a cash grab than anything truly justifiable.