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  • Apple fires back in Epic Games 'Fortnite' saga, seeks damages for breach of contract

    Hopefully Apple will be hit with severe sanctions for filing this frivolous action.  This may even qualify for California's SLAPP law because it's such an egregious and obvious attempt to silence Epic (and ultimately the rest of us).

    This isn't really about Epic.

    This is about MY right to install any software of MY choice on MY iPhone. 

    NOT Apple's iPhone.  MY iPhone.  Apple sold it to me, it's not Apple's any more.  And Apple is illegally denying me the right to run software of my choice on MY iPhone.
  • Apple takes Prepear logo trademark fight to Canada

    There's not even a passing resemblance.

    It's nothing like the time a company blatantly ripped off Apple's name and logo.

    (The Apple in question was a record company, and the computer company was Apple Computer Inc.  So they should know something about ripping off trademarks...)
  • T-Mobile activates 5G in more cities, delivers Sprint customers wider LTE access following...

    razorpit said:
    Is T-Mobile civerage as good as they show on their map? I have AT&T and my coverage is nothing like that.

    In my experience, yes.  It's much better than when I had AT&T.
  • First ARM-based MacBook coming by end of 2020, says Ming-Chi Kuo

    Just a thought -- or rather speculation:

    I am wondering if what is triggering this move from Intel processors to internally developed A series processors was Intel's failure in developing a 5G modem for Apple?

    Apple put a lot confidence in Intel when they moved their modems from Qualcomm to Intel -- and Intel pretty much did a face plant.   Not only were their 4G modems slower than Qualcomm's but they were unable to develop a 5G modem at all -- which forced Apple to return to Qualcomm with their tail between their legs and their checkbook in hand.

    I can easily see Apple hierarchy saying:   "Never again!  We will not let ourselves be that vulnerable ever again"

    There's a simple fix for that.  AMD would be an easy and obvious second source for CPUs.  Intel's exclusivity agreement expired years ago, there's no reason Apple can't start shipping Ryzen Macs.

    But ARM is sheer idiocy.  The ability to virtualize other operating systems is a vital feature for far more people than Apple seems to think.  I've been around a long time, MacOS is a great operating system, but if Apple dumps IA64 I may have to say goodbye after my current Macs hit EOL.  Every processor transition has been a huge pain, this one isn't likely to be any better than 68K -> PPC or PPC -> Intel.  And in many ways it would be far worse, we'd be trading performance and compatibility for Apple's "not invented here" stupidity.

    If Apple does this, it's profit motivated, not product motivated.  And I'm not playing.
  • Vine relaunches as Byte, bringing six-second videos back to the web

    Byte?  That's infuriating.

    Now if I'm looking for old issues I'll run into stuff about this idiotic app.