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  • Editorial: Apple's removal of 3D Touch is a backwards step for 'Pro' iPhones

    netrox said:
    I agree. I don't really like the Haptic Touch. 3D Touch was way much better and faster. But given the fact that it added substantial cost to iPhone and not many people took advantage of 3D, it just no longer make sense to keep supporting it.
    Did they lower the cost of the phone when they removed Touch 3d?
  • Here's what you need to know about lossless Amazon Music Unlimited HD

    Niallivm said:
    I’ve been loyal to Apple Music since launch but the pricing on Amazon Music Unlimited HD will probably make it irresistible. I’ve had both Tidal and Deezer on trial this year and have been impressed by the audio quality compared to Apple Music but the price in the UK for those services is an extortionate $25/month. If Amazon performs as advertised I’m in. 
    I get Apple Music for free through Verizon. I pay for Amazon Music and do so gladly. It is a far superior service to Apple Music in every way. 
  • Bose Portable Home Speaker is the company's first rechargeable model

    I hate these things. I wish there was no such thing as battery powered speakers. Why? Because people can't seem to be able to go anywhere without them. My wife and I like to paddle and these stupid things keep showing up at lakes we like to paddle. I don't want to listen to your music when I'm enjoying nature. If you want to listen to music, wear headphones.
  • AT&T rebrands DirecTV Now as 'AT&T TV Now,' plans separate 'AT&T TV'

    Just call it “AT&TV” since I think their support for telegraphs may no longer apply.
    I've heard that telegraphs are all the rage with hipsters. 
  • Trump expects Apple to build manufacturing plant in Texas

    rob53 said:
    Has anyone been watching the construction of the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai? They broke ground in January 2019. This is a huge facility and the outside is already finished. They've moved inside and as of July 19, "The final closure of the Gigafactory 3 façade and the installation of doors and windows. It indicates that the Tesla G3 will soon begin to install equipment such as auto robots."

    Tell me what American company could do this in the same amount of time. If you think Chinese workers can't build anything then look at 90% of the things in your house. They were built by Chinese workers. American manufacturers gave up years ago. All we employ now are stupid MBAs. There used to be a time when the United States was trying to work with other countries for the good of the world. Not any more and that's just plain stupid and selfish.
    This has nothing to do with the ability of American companies versus Chinese companies and everything to do with the fact that building factories in China is FAR easier because they don’t have the same environmental restrictions we have in the US. Do they have to do environmental impact reports? No. Do they have the same permit process we have here? No. 

    Get rid of those restrictions and American companies would be able to compete. There would be a level playing field. The field right now is anything but level.