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  • Zoom seemingly granted access to private iPad camera API

    ITGUYINSD said:
    jungmark said:
    It’s called pilot testing new features. You need real world results but you don’t want to release to everyone yet. My company does that internally with many ERP feature upgrades. 
    "pilot testing" a feature on the #1 video conferencing app used by millions of people for business and students for school, during a pandemic?  Hardly...

    Thanks for pointing that out. That's hilarious and makes a mockery of the concept of pilot testing.

    This is whatever the opposite of pilot testing would be.
  • FTC concludes manufacturer repair restrictions harm consumers

    glennh said:
    This sounds like the government is getting into the business of telling manufacturers how to design their products so that others can make a living repairing them. So much for innovations and trade secrets! 

    "Governments" have been doing this for decades, with cars, for instance.

    Don't like governments telling manufacturers anything? Next time your device stops working under warranty, make sure you pay the manufacturer full price, because the only reason the warrant exists is thanks to the government. Next time you want to return something, don't, because returns exist because of government regulations (for example, it's very difficult to impossible to return, or repair under warranty, products in a country like India, where the government does not require these things).

    You know that you can be an Apple fan without accepting everything they do as gospel, right?

  • iMac Pro cost blows away similar Lenovo workstation, DIY builders struggle to meet price w...

    Yeah and 2 years down the line I will need to drop another $5000 to be able to get the iMac to match anything current, whereas with my Lenovo, or my custom build, I will spend a few hundred dollars to update it to the latest, and be well ahead of what the iMac does.

    Also, this device is coming in December! That's a lifetime in PCs. Let's compare prices when it arrives.

    Finally, let's actually wait for iMac Pro benchmarks, because I suspect the inevitable throttling is not gonna make all those CPUs look so good.

    IOW, I will be impressed if Apple releases similar pricing on the Mac Pro.
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