Last Active
  • Apple under fire for how it handles Roblox in DOJ antitrust probe

    This is so stupid. 

    Epic wants to create its own store and sell games. 

    Roblox is simply a game where people can also buy other people’s modifications of THAT SAME GAME. sheesh. 

    It’s in app content. Not an entirely new game. It’s using the same code base. Digital Tinker toys. 

    Completely different ballgame. 

    How people miss this (epic, DOJ) is unbelievable. 

    Of course Epic knows the difference. They just want to benefit from creating confusion. 

    Epic is actually trying to stifle innovation snd fun just so they can have their way. 

    I guess they’ll come after lego next. Or tinker toys. Because you can build stuff. Or Minecraft. 

    The DOJ is supposed to be run by smart people. And they can’t tell the difference. 

    One is an experience creating and enjoying app. Even if those experiences are games. 

    The other is an entire store that sells standalone games that aren’t map makers or experience creators. 

    In epics dream, they want to sell roblox instead of Apple. That’s the only difference.

  • Apple hourly workers feel helpless under punishing pressure & mistreatment

    darkvader said:
    Always remember that 'Genius' you think is doing such a great job repairing your computer, so much better than a third-party repair shop could possibly do, is actually working for about $13/hour.  Apple does not pay store employees a living wage.
    What you posted is complete bullshit. 

    The people who actually perform repairs at an Apple Store start at $20 per hour, not $13. 

    Whether that’s fair or not is a different discussion, but you need to educate yourself before throwing up absurd nonsense. 

  • FCC says carriers should better protect phone users, plans new regulation

    j2fusion said:
    How about fining the carriers $1 for every faked caller ID it lets through. I’d rather see no number available than a fake one. 
    Why would that merit a fine?  There’s nothing illegal about that, and there never will be. When Apple customer support returns your call, that number is the inbound number, not the actual number of the person who is calling you. 
  • Apple not a monopoly but must allow alternate payment methods for apps, judge rules

    Xed said:
    This is a foolish verdict and sucks for Apple and consumers, but it's only possible because the judge doesn't really see non-iPhones as real choices. At least that's something positive Apple can take away from this.
    I find it hard to believe that in the few minutes that elapsed since the article was posted you read the entire 185-page memorandum that explains the judge's rationale.
  • Apple not a monopoly but must allow alternate payment methods for apps, judge rules

    I'm not sure this ruling will hold up under appeal. If the App Store isn't really a monopoly, why would Apple be disallowed from anti-steering clauses that are standard practice for web retailers and online sellers? 
    Are you an antitrust attorney with many years of experience handling these types of appeals?  Did you personally review all of the evidence admitted at trial?

    If not, then you have no clue what you are talking about.