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  • Apple Intelligence & iPhone mirroring aren't coming to EU because of the DMA

    The EU is about to be far behind in the rear view mirror wrt technology. 
    The DMA defines interoperability as «the ability to exchange information and mutually use the information which has been exchanged through interfaces or other solutions, so that all elements of hardware or software work with other hardware and software and with users in all the ways in which they are intended to function»

    Sounds nice in practice but rapid development of new technologies requires an emphasis on speed.  

    As the old proverb states "you want to go fast, go alone.  You want to go far, go with a group" 

    It's important to differentiate nascent technology and the need for fast iteration as opposed to time tested and established technology which should be interoperable across a large group. 

    The DMA aims to extend interoperability to other communication tools, specifically messaging applications: namely, a WhatsApp user cannot send a message to a Telegram one. Nor can an iPhone owner send an online message to an Android user through the iMessage App. The means of communication must necessarily be a common platform, resulting in the aggregation of market power. Now, gatekeepers’ communications services, including messaging applications, will have to provide the necessary interfaces that allow for horizontal interoperability, that is, the interoperability among competing products

    Here is where I agree in part with the ideology of DMA.  Messaging apps are simple in nature. I'm exchanging text primarily which may have additional functionality.  That being said though I don't see Messaging apps as a significant impediment to communication.  Messaging would not be the proper litmus or use case for all digital technology. 

  • Apple has hidden Thread radios in new iPads, MacBooks, and iMacs

    All vendors should be required to divulge radios and other communication capable products in their product whether they be dormant or not.   We are placing a lot of trust in purchasing hardware and leaving such items off of specification sheets is a red flag to me. 
  • French publishers ask Tim Cook to abandon forthcoming Web Eraser

    We have too many content creators.  

    I'm all for stripping away the more useless ones.  Consumers have been tired.  

    I remember the first Apple foray into Safari features that stop auto-play videos .

    They worked around it just like they'll work around Web Eraser.   I don't feel 

    Pity for any of these companies.  They've poisoned the web with their ever 

    increasing annoyances with advertising payloads.  Apple has no duty to 

    make Malware more accessible. 
  • Senator Warren doesn't have a plan to break up Apple, but still wants to pretty badly

    The scary part is this. 

    I don't have to use Apple products.   There is very little that keeps me in the Apple fold but encapsulated in that "little" competitive advantage is more respect for my privacy, generally more thoughtful user interface interactions, and forward thinking (sometimes too forward) design. 

    I could buy a Windows or Linux based PC or an Android phone and meet 80 % of my needs if not more.   They say "the extra mile is rarely crowded" and Apple will typically go that extra mile.  

    This is just mostly about pure Politics in that  I'm being fleeced fleeced in so many ways that are relevant to my quality of life yet the Magician in DC tells me my problem is large corporations like Apple.   

    This existed before Elizabeth Warren and will continue long after she's decaying bones in the Earth.    Citizens simply do not have a viable mechanism to advance the issues pertinent to them.  Representative Governments only only representative in that they are human and citizens and so are you.  Brass Tacks ...your needs don't really matter unless you're coming with enough currency to get a seat at the table. 
  • Apple TV with a camera is the rumor that will never die

    avon b7 said:
    They should have shipped a real TV years ago and that's where the camera would sit perfectly. Make it a clip on magnetic affair with its own wifi and let users stick where they want (in case they don't want it on the TV) or just remove it for complete privacy.

    The nonsense about the TV business being a low margin industry has nothing to do with premium offerings that do far more than regular TVs. 

    When it's all said and done I think people will feel like Gene Munster was right on this one and that  Apple should have just made  2levels of TV (50,65 inch) and added the necessary Apple.    

    Dan Moren last week wrote an article about the rather strange place that the Apple TV in and most of his sentiment I totally agree with.