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  1. Apr 2019
    1. technology companies have made it work that way. Ebook stores from Amazon, Apple, Google, Kobo, Barnes and Noble all follow broadly the same rules. You’re buying a licence to read, not a licence to own.

      Bear in mind that this "ownership" is common practice with Amazon, Apple, Google, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and other ones as well.

      It's not this way with non-DRM books, that you can download, and reuse as with physical books.

  2. Mar 2019
    1. A speech-detecting accelerometer recognizes when you’re speaking and works with a pair of beamforming microphones to filter out external noise and focus on the sound of your voice.

      I'll translate this for you: "This enables Apple to constantly listen to you, record your behaviour, and sell your behaviour data."

    1. Now, as part of my regular practice, I spend about five minutes out of each hour exercising with this package. This almost always reveals things to me that change at least the slant of my approach during the next hour, and often stimulates a relatively significant change in my short-range plans.

      Also starting to think about health/exercise monitoring software here.

  3. Dec 2018
  4. Sep 2018
    1. The case marked one of the highest-profile clashes in the debate over encryption and data privacy between the government and a technology company. Law enforcement authorities say that encryption used by the likes of Apple makes it harder for them to solve cases and stop terrorist attacks.

      It makes it harder for the government to catch terrorist if they can't get access to their cell phones.

    2. . Apple declined to help the FBI.

      The company doesn't want to have a bad reputation and lose money from selling phones do to the lack of trust from its clients if they give a client privacy away.

  5. Jul 2018
  6. Feb 2018
    1. “We traced the creation of the Facebook accounts to IP addresses at the Apple store a block away from the MySpace offices in Santa Monica,”

      MySpace people used internet access at Apple stores to try to malign Facebook.

  7. Nov 2017
  8. Sep 2017
  9. Apr 2017
    1. The name iLife itself suggests that these are not just a group of applications but something more fulsome, a range of digital practices that encompass one's life

      They seem to be picking up on a trend that would be exemplified in the Apple Watch, which was designed as part of a push to interface your home network of digital systems (TV, thermostat, $400 Juicer) through your phone, and controlled through a device strapped to your body.

  10. Nov 2016
    1. In its ever-escalating war against connectivity ports, Apple’s latest computers do away with the SD card port, a full-size USB port, and the HDMI port.

      This most likely just another way apple is forcing us to buy things from them, cause why give our loyal slaves somethiing for free when we can make the pay

  11. Oct 2016
    1. Other smartwatches force you into nightly charging.

      Honestly, this has been a major point for me not to go with Apple Watch (even before knowing about the Pebble 2+ Heart Rate). Such small things but smart alarms and sleep tracking really do help me quite a bit.

  12. Sep 2016
    1. In terms of hardware, before Apple Watch debuted in 2014, there were a lot of rumors about the wearable including a multitude of health sensors that could track things like blood glucose or blood oxygen.

      A lot of these rumours appeared on 9to5mac, of course…

  13. Feb 2016
  14. Jan 2016
    1. If Apple makes it possible for content creators to set up shop on the iBooks Store, and feel at home there, many will.

      Doesn’t really sound like Apple’s current thinking. Especially if you think of other “content creators”, from developers to musicians to learners.

    2. paradoxically drive more people to purchase Apple hardware.

      More of a gamble.

    1. But even from this remove it was possible to glean certain patterns, and one that recurred as regularly as an urban legend was the one about how someone would move into a commune populated by sandal-wearing, peace-sign flashing flower children, and eventually discover that, underneath this facade, the guys who ran it were actually control freaks; and that, as living in a commune, where much lip service was paid to ideals of peace, love and harmony, had deprived them of normal, socially approved outlets for their control-freakdom, it tended to come out in other, invariably more sinister, ways.
  15. Oct 2015
    1. Apple does not sell great design. It sells design that flatters its owner. (And Apple’s timing has been perfect to exploit the rising tide of wealth inequality.)
  16. Jun 2015
    1. when Ashton Kutcher joined, that the service took a permanent turn toward Hollywood.

      He really is the Steve Jobs of Hollywood!

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      In promotion of the Steve Jobs movie, Kutcher actually annotated some of the Apple founder's most famous speeches on Genius.

  17. Mar 2015
    1. Apple Pay is both more immediate and easier at this point.

      I can validate that when you have your card replaced because of fraud, on the back end, Apply Pay will auto update your card information to the new card number; meaning the bad guys get your new card automatically. Unless the card company de-links your card from Apple Pay instances, your going to have a bad day. I was a victim. And this was validated by my card company and an Apple loss prevention specialist.