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verne arase said:Apple is much too successful - we need to stop it now! -- Microsoft
Microsoft is pretty pathetic, and Apple's privacy terms rankle Microsoft's nerves. Too bad Windows doesn't have the same privacy safeguards - with Windows attempting to force everything through Edge.
Microsoft runs their own closed ecosystem with XBox, so it's a lot of Microsoft calling the kettle black.
The real monopoly is in the enterprise software realm where Microsoft keeps boosting prices for their good enough software.
What really pisses off Microsoft is that they don't have access to Apple Silicon ARM processors, so Windows ARM will run faster on Apple hardware than on their OEMs - or indeed on their own surface machines.
First of all this sounds illegal and Apple should learn a bit about financial regulations on processing cards. They cannot be issuer and processor at the same time. I have spent several months in one of two biggest US credit card processor companies and learned a bit about that. I suggest legal department at Apple studies PCI regulations before it gets hit with federal lawsuit for violating industry compliance standards.
maximara said:kip said:I have a 27" iMac from 2020 that seems to have lost any trace of the ethernet network connection. It ran smoothly initially then was lost I believe when I upgraded to OS Monterrey. I've spent a lot of time with Apple support and the final solution was to bring it in for repair, which I haven't done yet. I'm hoping this update will fix it but am not holding my breath. I'm fine using wifi but it is annoying. Anybody else having this issue?
So let me understand this: Hardware protections are more secure, but eSIM is future? What if identity is hacked and stolen? After all many of us runs RSA key/code solutions on those phones. We also can change telecom vendor while still use the same hardware for generating codes to get login to work and else. Also did they forget that prepaid providers may not be ready and we prefer shoving physical card for prepaid service in foreign country as it can be cheaper than some telecom programs offered (IF available) in those places? I had used international phone number together with US mobile phone number while travelling many times. In fact I have both numbers, but it requires switching SIM and not playing with some eSIM. If Apple expects me to change my ways... or more adapt their ways then I will never return to iPhone and stick with Android, but many like in my family may just dump iPhones.