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  • Apple developers can't escape the 30% toll, because the lawyers took it

    eightzero said:
    You can always go to a different lawyer that works for less. Just like you can go to the other App store to sell apps for the Apple products they are designed for. Right?
    Yep.  Its spelled 'A', 'N', 'D', 'R', 'O', 'I', 'D'.  The best phone/lawyers (30%+) or the rest.
  • Fake Apple stocks are starting to trade on various blockchain platforms

    Yet another pyramid scheme. Selling items with no intrinsic value and depending on the next purchaser to bails you out. 
  • Lack of 'creativity and enthusiasm' prevented big tech antitrust law overhaul

    It would be nice the the interviewee actually said something substantive. “ They've been allowed to acquire competitors, destroy competitors, favor their own goods and services, engage in very anti-competitive conduct”. Every company in the world does that. It’s called competition and running a business, successfully. It’s only deigned to be a problem when one company has a monopolistic position in a given market. No where in this article, and presumably in the interviewee’s responses do they address why any of these companies are monopolies, and in what market. I believe a good argument can be made that Google is a monopoly in search, that FB is in social media. Beyond that I don’t see it for the tech companies. Amazon certainly isn’t in online retail as there are numerous competitors large and small. Walmart is a significantly bigger company in retail than Amazon. Apple certainly is not a monopoly in phones or apps as they remain the smaller player in both markets. They just provide such service that they get the profitable sectors of those markets. AWS might be in web services,  but I doubt it given google, Microsoft, Salesforce, Rackspace, etc. 
  • Craig Federighi blasts Mac security to prop up iOS App Store

    I read his testimony and he didn’t ‘blast’ anything. He told a very factual state of things. iOS is a higher bar. macOS is not as good. Apple wants both to be better but macOS has farther to go. 

    He doesn’t  say macOS is bad just not as good on security as iOS.  What is being proposed would take iOS backwards WRT security, with which I agree strongly based on available evidence such as the state of Android. 

    Unbelievably sensational clickbait headline. 
  • Bipartisan senator group calls on FCC to dramatically boost broadband definition

    This continues to amaze/confuse me.   I’m truly rural and have ‘limited’ 15 Mb down/3Mb up. I have a fully automated house, I video conference for work multiple times per day and watch Netflix, Britbox, etc. in the evenings with no issues. I’m not a gamer. My main problem is data caps, not speed. Also, it’s clear from remote interactions with my home that latency is far more critical than speed. I have no objections to faster but I wouldn’t want to pay more for it. Again, requiring one size fits all solutions is a waste.