launfall

Let's be clear on a few thing:  you don't need a repairman to replace a laptop battery...it's a 5 minute job. You can buy in the open market (Amazon)  scores of batteries manufactured by numerous suppliers for laptops that are long since declared vintage by Apple. They will NOT have a faux Apple label on them.  They are plainly described as 3rd party batteries. He bought batteries that he was obviously trying to push off on his customers as genuine Apple parts. He's committing a fraud and deserves what he gets.  If he had sold a fake Apple battery to an undercover agent he could get jail time. Apple's repair policies need a thorough review, and the genius bar employees seem more interested in selling you a new piece of equipment than they are in repairing at a fair price. That said, this is a case of intended fraud.  He got caught...many don't.

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  • Another $1 million scam app surfaces amid App Store legal battles

    Good luck, Tim, when you're sitting in the witness chair during the Epic Games lawsuit explaining how you can justify your walled garden when it is so full of weeds you make money off of. And why, after being notified of bad apps they are still available in your store. Apple needs the app equivalent of Round-Up!
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  • Epic Games amplifies antitrust complaint against Apple in the UK


    gc_uk said:
    I wonder how people who defended Apple for not allowing applications being installed from different App Stores feel now the apps for the social media platforms they love are being kicked off the store?
    I feel fine about it. It's about time apps that support lies and insurrection are thrown out. 
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  • Epic Games amplifies antitrust complaint against Apple in the UK

    gc_uk said:
    crosslad said:
    Should Amazon be told to let manufacturers sell their products on Amazon free of charge?  If you want to sell your goods in someone’s store you have to give them the opportunity to make a profit. 
    That’s a straw man argument. The question ought to be why are Apple allowed to prevent other companies from selling items on their own platforms and the price they can charge. 

    Also, Apple don’t charge for all apps. Many are free. How would you translate that to your example?
    FYI: 30% of $0 is $0...that why they don't charge for Free apps. The cost to operate the AppStore is not insubstantial. Epic wants to be in the store but wants to pay Apple nothing. I suggest you try running a business where you have to give away the product that is on your shelves but still pay to build the store, pay the rent and the staff.  You won't last a day.
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  • LG UltraWide 5K2K is a beast of a monitor with Thunderbolt 3

    Does anyone besides me have a problem reading text on 4K monitors?  I have the text set to the highest Apple makes available but it is still very small: The maximum finder font size of 16pt type on a 4K is about the equivalent of 8pt type. And the toolbar type can't be made larger at all.  No questions that images render beautifully, but being in the graphic design business, readable type is a necessity. If you know of a widget that can modify type on a Mac pro, would love to know. Any Terminal commands?
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  • Apple promotes photography with 'Shot on iPhone' contest, but is ripping off photographers...

    So don’t enter the contest. This is too much about nothing. You are, perhaps unaware that EVERY photo you store on Google is usable by them without your consent and no remuneration. You seem to have failed the one thing necessary for any editorial comment: knowledge about your subject. 
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