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  • Logitech discontinues Harmony universal remote lineup

    lkrupp said:
    Logitech on Friday officially killed the Harmony universal remote, leaving Apple TV users with one less alternative to the bemoaned Siri Remote.

    Bemoaned by whom? Fake techie asshats on blog forums?
    Many people here, ones that don't have their heads quite so far up Apple's ass as some.
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  • Steve Jobs shot Desktop Pictures for OS X Leopard

    This is awesome. I'm surprised they are his, but then it makes sense as Jobs was - as we all know, one for design and artistry. His enjoyment of photography was probably why iPhone was so much better at photos than the competition after the 4.
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  • Apple kept iMessage off Android to lock users in to iOS

    cloudguy said:
    elijahg said:
    I very much doubt anyone is staying on iOS for iMessage. It’s good, but not markedly better than the alternatives really. Obviously it’s the whole package of iOS + ecosystem that makes iOS so sticky, but this in itself doesn’t prove anticompetitiveness. If it did, then every app Apple made would have to be on android too. 
    This is 100% wrong.* Lots of people are. But - again - this is standard business practices and has been for decades. I don't see why anyone is making a big deal of it here.
    In your opinion*

    How do you know "Lots of people are"? Please do provide proof. I know at least 10 people with iPhones, and I am the only one who uses iMessage in preference to anything else, be that Viber, FB Messenger or Whatsapp. Most of my iPhone toting friends just default to Whatsapp for everything because its what everyone else has, even if we've previously chatted over iMessage.
    JanNL
  • Theoretically, you can upgrade RAM & SSD on your M1 Mac mini, but you shouldn't

    lwio said:
    Very few people upgrade the storage on their machines these days. 
    A rule of thumb is buy as fast and big, in terms of memory, a machine you can afford.

    Which is why Apple lures them in with low spec, lower cost devices then charges an arm and a leg to add the insurance upgrades they need since the buyer is locked into whatever originally was installed in the system he bought.   Very slick marketing ploy.
    Not dissimilar to the HDD-only iMacs they were still selling up until a couple of years ago, when everyone else had long switched to SSD. I have a friend who is very loyal to Apple, but doesn't know much about computers and assumed the base 21" iMac was good. Until she had it for a while and realised it was much slower than the 5 year old MacBook with SSD it was replacing. Now she's rather bitter toward Apple, after spending £1200 on a computer that has sub-par hardware - especially after being a long-time aficionado. Cook is happy to shaft customers just to make a few extra dollars, despite the long-term damage that does as people move away from the Mac platform. That is not the way to keep customers loyal, its exactly the same tactics Asus/Dell *used to* pull, and now Cook is doing the same in a short sighted attempt keep Apple's Mac profit rising.

    GeorgeBMac
  • Apple kept iMessage off Android to lock users in to iOS

    I very much doubt anyone is staying on iOS for iMessage. It’s good, but not markedly better than the alternatives really. Obviously it’s the whole package of iOS + ecosystem that makes iOS so sticky, but this in itself doesn’t prove anticompetitiveness. If it did, then every app Apple made would have to be on android too. 
    Gaby