Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

[News] [Rival] Apple's Lock-in Makes Users Angry, Experiencing "Horror"

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Apple's Lock-in Makes Users Angry, Experiencing "Horror"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2010 21:57:26 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • User-agent: KNode/4.4.2
Hash: SHA1

Prisoner of iTunes - the iPad file transfer horror

,----[ Quote ]
| The solution is by no means 
| straightforward, as this anonymous Android 
| developer explains. With Android, the 
| ability to back up and restore apps also 
| gives users the ability to steal apps, so 
| how does Apple give more access to the 
| file system without trashing the 
| marketplace it's built with iTunes?
| Currently I understand the difficulties 
| the company finds itself in, but I'm 
| likely to get a lot less understanding if 
| there's no sign of progress in the next 
| update.


Who said Macs were for creative people?

,----[ Quote ]
| Letâs never forget that Steve Jobs used to 
| buy what would become Pixar from the 
| LucasFilm company and that he sold it back 
| to Disney, becoming one of its 
| shareholders in the process.
| Steve Jobs is therefore a many of the 
| âentertainment industryâ as much as heâs 
| an IT genius. Too many people forget it. 
| Because of the focus on developing and 
| selling machines for digital content 
| consumers who are supposed to pay for it, 
| one can come to see the iPad as one other 
| device to consume paid content. The point, 
| unfortunately, is that the lines are very 
| much blurred at this stage between pundits 
| taking on the angle of the tablet metaphor 
| and the ones focusing on the business 
| model instigated by Apple on the iPad (and 
| the iPhone, indirectly).


Apple is a big backed of the MPEG cartel.


Apple's model labour practices

,----[ Quote ]
| Beating Microsoft might warm the cockles
| of Apple fans' hearts, but it really isn't
| the best benchmark if you understand the
| statistics.
| Statistics are not the media's long suit,
| however. In the last few days, the
| headlines have been screaming about a
| spate of suicides at Apple's supplier,
| Foxconn. Trades union and labour activists
| have been calling for a boycott of Apple's
| next iPhone, to punish the company for
| doing business with a firm where the poor,
| abused workers apparently see no way out
| but to jump off the roof.


Steve Jobs: iPad Suicide Factory 'Pretty Nice'

,----[ Quote ]
| Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the Taiwanese-
| owned iPad factory that's been branded a
| sweatshop amid a rash of worker suicides
| is actually "pretty nice."


Time to Short Apple Stock?

,----[ Quote ]
| Driven by cult hero Steve Jobs, Apple has
| now surpassed Microsoft as the largest
| tech company in the United States. Reihan
| Salam on why it's ripe for a fall.


Support for Jobs' Windows forecast

,----[ Quote ]
| Steve Jobs' assertion that personal
| computers running Microsoft's Windows
| operating system are in a permanent
| decline has been met with surprising
| agreement.

Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index