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  • Rabbit R1 is the latest AI hand-held that wants to kill the iPhone

    reading again, it's doing nothing you can't set up already. weird...
    watto_cobra
  • Rabbit R1 is the latest AI hand-held that wants to kill the iPhone

    if you want the AI to read everything, track you 24-7, learn your habits, know everyone in your life, read all your posts and then it will help you in some nebulous way...I think that's the real danger. we still have some control, especially on the iPhone with safeguarding personal material, but the AI will promise all the things it can do as long as you give it complete access to everything.in return for what exactly?
    watto_cobrajony0
  • Here we go again - Apple rejects Hey Calendar app from App Store


    elijahg said:
    Reminds of the conundrum the Pre - Jobsian Apple found themselves in with Clones. 

    They thought the clone vendors would attempt to expand into new markets but instead they 
    simply sought to cannibalize the company with inferior offerings. 

    What incentive does Apple have to allow a significant amount of vendors to leverage their distribution 
    platform at minimal cost and reap the financial benefits outside of Apple's sphere? 


    If they were inferior offerings how was it they were able to cannibalise Apple's sales?

    A lot of the clones were excellent. That was the problem, they were faster, more feature-rich and cheaper than Apple's Macs. 

    This is different. Apple's incentive to allow vendors to sell on the App Store is increased sales of iPhones. Besides, Apple distributes Facebook, X and a multitude of apps completely free, so why try and force this small developer to pay especially when they've already got another app through with the "reader" clause? And considering the amount of trash on the App Store - and as the dev points out, Google has heaps of apps that could all be mangled into one. Why did Apple allow Messenger to be separated from Facebook?
    The question is - should it be illegal for Apple to do something someone thinks is dumb? And what about access to x-box and PlayStation stores? Or reselling digital downloads? I think this is a big ‘so what’. Walmart still won’t sell my homemade bird feeders and that’s the way I reach Walmart buyers. Illegal?
    williamlondonwonkothesanewatto_cobra
  • Here we go again - Apple rejects Hey Calendar app from App Store

    ktappe said:
    They thought the clone vendors would attempt to expand into new markets but instead they 
    simply sought to cannibalize the company with inferior offerings.
    The clones weren't inferior. I bought several PowerComputing units for my then employer and they worked great. They were faster at a lower price than Apple's Macs.
    I’m sure it was different for different people but the design firm I was at back then bought two and they were an ongoing nightmare of compatibility issues. 
    watto_cobraget serious
  • Apple confirms that there is no Apple Silicon 27-inch iMac in the works

    I really loved the higher end, almost pro iMacs and the 27 inch has been my main Mac for years. I'm still on Intel, waiting for a good fit to change. Finding a good screen is the problem. And it offered enough power for my uses where as the 24 inch may not...I guess buying the 24 and buying an additional screen like I used to have, always had two monitors. Anyway, sort of a bummer.
    Alex1NFileMakerFellerbaconstangwatto_cobra