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  • Apple chipmaking stumbles led to less impressive iPhone 14 Pro

    lkrupp said:
     according to four anonymous sources

    Fire Johny Srouji NOW!

    Just getting ahead of the gang. /s
    I suppose he is fully responsible, but I found this quote from the WSJ article on Srouji to be of interest...

    "Mr. Srouji is known for demanding hard truths with the axiom that his meetings focus on problems, not successes."
  • TikToking Apple employee fired over medical leave, not videos

    If we could apply "Stopitparis" to the silly nose rings, that would make for a good start.  (I'm 51, and I don't really care if anyone considers that offensive.  They look stupid even on cows.  And guess what?  So did bell bottoms back in the day.  I call it like it is regardless of generation, and regardless of what's in fashion.  And don't get me started to stupid tattoos!)

    Next, while I admit that it could be her fault for having forgotten to setup mail forwarding, that's an unknown.  What I do know is that mail thieves are everywhere in California and the police do NOTHING about it.  That's true even if your house wasn't burned down.  My parents caught such a thief on their front door camera, but again, nothing can be done.  To me, that's absolutely insane.

    But here's what else is insane.  I don't care how large Apple is.  If you as an employer mail important documents to your employee and you don't get a reply, that employer had better darned well sent somebody to talk to her in person while she's at work to reconfirm what's going on.  She must have come into the office at least once during the time those documents had been sent.  

    Yeah, it's that simple.  "Hi, Paris.  I'm afraid you haven't responded to the documents we mailed you and..."  Just a quick conversation like that would have cleared it all up.  No, there is no red tape excuse for NOT doing that.  The only reason is that Apple has gotten so large it things it doesn't have to do that.  Sorry, but I buy Apple devices for their beauty, function and for the HUMAN TOUCH.  That should extend to their own employees.

    Seems like a failure to communicate properly lies at the heart of this.  That remains true even if she may have done other naughty things in the company that set some people against her.  They still should have verbally communicated something about the documents sent to her, and allowed her to obtain hardcopies by hand when she then says, "I never received them."
  • DaVinci Resolve video editor arrives on iPad

    AppleInsider, thank you for the info.  Now we need you to give us a full COMPARISON review of Resolve on iPad versus LumaFusion.  That's right.  Not simply a review of Resolve, but extra info about how it compares with LumaFusion.  We need to know if Resolve on iPad is really that much better than LumaFusion, or if it isn't but simply a different UI that is more familiar to existing Resolve users (of which, I am not one -- I use FCPX on the Mac exclusively).
  • Apple and big tech lobbying fends off U.S. legislative efforts

    A huge "THANK GOODNESS!" from every American who holds AAPL in their investment portfolio (which includes everyday Americans, not simply billionaires)!  

    Indirectly harming AAPL (as if it hasn't been harmed enough but the market itself in 2022) through silly Legislative action harms everyone who holds the stock.
  • Meta's VR ambitions Doomed as Carmack exits

    I'm very surprised AppleInsider didn't mention in the article the reason why they used the trigger word "Doomed" in the title!  Carmack co-created the game Doom (and Quake).  However, if it was Doomed in that way, it would mean Carmack is staying at Meta, but if we reword the title to say unDoomed, it is strange and loses meaning too.  Anyway, Carmack's game is why that keyword was used in the title.

    With that said, I think one-of-a-kind supermen like Steve Jobs are not a common thing.  To suggest Meta is "doomed" because of the loss of this one man is to suggest no one else could replace him.  In the current working environment at Meta, an amazing replacement person in the VR space probably wouldn't help.  They first need to get Zuckerberg and upper management to understand the reason why Carmack left, then address that so they can get their project back on track.

    Zuckerberg needs to shake-up Meta akin to what Musk has done to Twitter, getting rid of the cruft in order to be laser focused on certain key objectives.  There's no telling whether Musk will ultimately succeed, but at least he's willing to brave horrific daily criticism in order to try new things.  Maybe the departure of Carmack will shake Zuckerberg enough to do a rethink.  And it's not that I am a huge FaceBook/Meta fan either.  I just feel we need intelligent competition in the VR space.  Heavy and expensive googles are not something I'd buy, but I realize that is a stepping stone to "lighter and cheaper" versions appearing in the future, assuming companies like Meta and Apple don't abandon these products entirely before they finally release the insanely great version that most people will eventually want.