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  • Apple's Emergency SOS is coming in November, after $450M investment

    From clicking on the links in this story you can find the image and its caption:
    Thank you for saying that, but the fact remains that photos need captions.  Explanation that "all one needs to do is click links in the article" does not nullify or eliminate the need for captions.

    AppleInsider...

    Please put captions under photos where it is not 100% obvious what the content of the photo depicts.  If in doubt, add a caption. For example, if you show the front of a Macintosh 128K, even then it might be worth putting a caption under it because the machine could be a 128K or 512K machine, and maybe there's a reason why we should know the difference.

    SPECIFICS are our friends.
    muthuk_vanalingamwatto_cobra
  • Apple's Emergency SOS is coming in November, after $450M investment

    Dear AppleInsider Writers,

    Please add captions under article photos when needed to explain what we are looking at.  I haven't the faintest idea what that round white thing is, and it would be faster and easier to read a caption under the photo than Google the image.

    Thank you.

    —AppleInsider Reader
    muthuk_vanalingamwatto_cobra
  • High-profile resignations put Twitter at risk of giant FTC fines

    The amount of press coverage that one billionaire gets on a daily basis is sickening, and he cannot take all the blame for it either.  Some of it was interesting for a while, but now the incessant reporting has crossed a line.  The news media sadly focuses in whatever is perceived to be a hot button issue at any given time.  No wonder the US is so polarized politically.  The media, claiming to be unbiased, feeds both sides and then reports on the conflicts the media has induced!

    The best thing the news media can do for the average citizen is to just stop reporting about Twitter and Musk for a while.  Tesla and SpaceX news as well.  No, we readers of the daily news really don't need to know.  The world will keep spinning, and life will go on.  People will be happier as a result.  Let Musk sort things out without all the scrutiny, and instead just tell us about far more interesting and less provocative "product" news and "breakthroughs" from the world of tech.
    williamlondonAlex1Nmuthuk_vanalingamwatto_cobra
  • Apple hires Facebook exec to lead its information systems department

    The previous comments seem to be ignorant of the fact that employees of a company are not the same as the company they work for.  There are some talented people in tech who do move around to various tech firms.  Good for them.  As to whether FaceBook experience can help Apple, who knows.  But I highly doubt it's going to suddenly transform Apple into a Mark Zuckerberg creation.
    lollivermuthuk_vanalingammichelb76CluntBaby92FileMakerFellerAlex1Nwatto_cobra
  • Apple & Amazon sued over illegal price fixing collusion

    Prior to an agreement made between Apple and Amazon in 2018, Apple products were only available via third-party marketplaces. The prices were sometimes lower than retail, but products were not always in perfect condition.
    That one line is all we need to know.  Not in perfect condition from a non-authorized reseller?  And the stupid lawsuit filer wants that back?  Idiots.

    You get deals all the time on Amazon today.  To suggest one could get significantly lower pricing also suggests significantly lower quality too.  People who buy Apple products don't want that.  We who buy Apple tend to pay more for something because we expect more.

    What I want on Amazon, as a consumer, is confidence in whom I'm purchasing from. That has always been an issue on Amazon from lesser brands.  For example, if you look at the seller, it may say "Apple" or "Sony" or another brand, but you couldn't always guarantee it would be from them, actually being sold by a third party instead.  

    I don't care about pricing as much as I care about the truthfulness of that seller name.  If it says Apple, I expect the item to be sold and shipped by Apple or an authorized reseller of Apple, or shipped from Amazon warehouse inventory which has been stocked by Apple or an authorized reseller.  I don't want to see a label of "Apple" that ultimately sells by a no-name third party because for all I know that could be a refurbished or open-box item rather than brand new.

    Here in Japan, my employer has long had this issue.  We sell on Amazon, and our company name appears on the products, but what ultimately gets sold is are our products sold to Amazon by the lowest bidder.  Sometimes that is one of our dealers, but sometimes not.  I've long thought that to be a very odd way of doing things, so I am actually glad Apple was able to negotiate around that crazy method of selling, for the good of consumers.

    Stupid lawsuit filers forget that "you get what you pay for."
    FileMakerFellermuthuk_vanalingamwatto_cobra