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Perhaps. As it stands now, though, Spotify wants... 2,728 Views / 10 Replies  
Perhaps. As it stands now, though, Spotify wants it to be completely and unfairly biased in their favor -- a standpoint I just don't understand. Spotify knows well about server fees and the cost of...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jul 29, 2016 at 09:40 AM, in Mac News
And the reason Apple forbids subscriptions... 2,728 Views / 10 Replies  
And the reason Apple forbids subscriptions outside of the App Store subscription model is this:

1) Developer makes an app, wants to sell it and make money off of it.

2) Developer decides that...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jul 1, 2016 at 12:33 PM, in Mac News
Uhhh... Microsoft takes a 30% cut, too, of apps... 2,728 Views / 10 Replies  
Uhhh... Microsoft takes a 30% cut, too, of apps sold through their app store, so I'm not sure what your point is. Microsoft's app store is also "curated" in a similar fashion to how Apple's app...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jul 1, 2016 at 12:22 PM, in Mac News
You're off your rocker. Apple provides a... 2,728 Views / 10 Replies  
You're off your rocker.

Apple provides a suite of services much greater than simply something that "amounts to a 3% credit card transaction."

They provide free bandwidth and a robust...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jul 1, 2016 at 09:50 AM, in Mac News
Every word you've written for this site over the... 22,306 Views / 77 Replies  
Every word you've written for this site over the years is much appreciated, and each was a part of my daily morning routine of settling in for the work day.

Happy trails.
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 30, 2016 at 05:06 PM, in Mac News
I've been entering these for years. Here's... 530 Views / 2 Replies  
I've been entering these for years.

Here's to hoping I can win one before MacNN winds down. Good luck to everyone!
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 30, 2016 at 10:42 AM, in Mac News
The only problem this guy had, though, wasn't... 684 Views / 6 Replies  
The only problem this guy had, though, wasn't that his backup failed -- it was that his backup clearly failed, and he took no steps to remedy that, then waited another stupidly long length of time,...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 29, 2016 at 02:29 PM, in Mac News
Yeah, perhaps it should be better worded as,... 684 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah, perhaps it should be better worded as, "Every spinning disk hard drive, such as the one inside Apple's Time Capsule, should be watched for failure in the 3-5 year range."

Some disks die...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 29, 2016 at 09:22 AM, in Mac News
Whenever an article's headline begins with... 604 Views / 2 Replies  
Whenever an article's headline begins with "Florida Man..." you know it's gonna be about someone doing something grotesquely interesting, stupid, wacky, or insane.
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 28, 2016 at 05:34 PM, in Mac News
"How much better would our economy be if they... 578 Views / 7 Replies  
"How much better would our economy be if they were allowed to return this money to the US?"

I don't know, exactly how much better would it be? How, exactly, are you going to quantify that?

I...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 27, 2016 at 08:24 PM, in Mac News
As if Apple has to decide between watch bands and... 637 Views / 6 Replies  
As if Apple has to decide between watch bands and a new Mac Pro. Can't possibly work on both at the same time... nope, impossible. One or the other, right? And we got watch bands.

Yes. That's...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 27, 2016 at 08:22 PM, in Mac News
The day Inkling decides to pay the IRS double... 578 Views / 7 Replies  
The day Inkling decides to pay the IRS double what he actually owes the IRS is the day I'll get on his side about corporate tax behaviors.
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 27, 2016 at 06:45 PM, in Mac News
My inner conspiracy theorist wants to consider... 326 Views / 4 Replies  
My inner conspiracy theorist wants to consider the possibility that it's the latter.

Maybe it's just a charade; a put-on, like dangling a carrot in front of the DOJ: "See? Even with an...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:43 PM, in Mac News
A damn fine run 7,396 Views / 135 Replies  
Sorry to see you go -- I visit daily, if for nothing more than to catch up on what's new in the world of Apple and only within the general world of Apple.

Thanks for all the great news,...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 20, 2016 at 10:33 PM, in Mac News
Ah, yes, the days of the past where people had no... 285 Views / 5 Replies  
Ah, yes, the days of the past where people had no social media distractions and always had pleasant, face-to-face conversations with their neighbors instead of burying their noses in their phone.
...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 19, 2016 at 02:21 PM, in Mac News
Please enlighten me, what specific efforts can... 1,325 Views / 11 Replies  
Please enlighten me, what specific efforts can Apple put forward to actually fight the peoples who culturally promote terrorism?
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 17, 2016 at 05:45 PM, in Mac News
Why? It's a one-time thing for each, never to be... 313 Views / 5 Replies  
Why? It's a one-time thing for each, never to be bothered about it again.
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 15, 2016 at 03:39 PM, in Mac News
That's true, it's been quite a while since I sued... 280 Views / 6 Replies  
That's true, it's been quite a while since I sued a dog.
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 15, 2016 at 12:11 PM, in Mac News
Yep, this just sounds like Apple's removing the... 313 Views / 5 Replies  
Yep, this just sounds like Apple's removing the ability to automatically bypass that initial authorization.

Previously, you could launch unsigned apps without so much as a peep from the OS by...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 15, 2016 at 12:09 PM, in Mac News
I think I'm going to file for a patent that... 280 Views / 6 Replies  
I think I'm going to file for a patent that covers moving your mouth and throat in specialized ways to modify your voice in such a manner as to facilitate communication between human entities.

Or,...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 15, 2016 at 09:39 AM, in Mac News
"police are legally required to meet the... 693 Views / 5 Replies  
"police are legally required to meet the emergency caller."

No they're not. I can assure you that you're talking out of the wrong end of your pipe when you assert that accidental 9-1-1 calls...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 14, 2016 at 09:29 AM, in Mac News
$1/month for 50GB is a scam? $3 for 200GB is... 1,022 Views / 18 Replies  
$1/month for 50GB is a scam?

$3 for 200GB is a scam?

Methinks you need to compare pricing of iCloud storage to the other popular cloud-based storage services and re-evaluate your statement. ...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 14, 2016 at 09:25 AM, in Mac News
Great news, but... I'm not sure I want iOS 10 on... 1,817 Views / 9 Replies  
Great news, but... I'm not sure I want iOS 10 on my iPad 2 what with the way iOS 9 performs on it! :)
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 14, 2016 at 09:22 AM, in Mac News
I'm not sure you understand the point of the WWDC... 376 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm not sure you understand the point of the WWDC -- you know, the Worldwide DEVELOPERS Conference.

This conference was aimed at developers (hence why they spent so much time talking about things...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 14, 2016 at 09:20 AM, in Mac News
Well, poop. One family iPad (second gen) and... 1,817 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, poop.

One family iPad (second gen) and my Mac mini server (C2D, mid-2009) are now casualties of the march of OS progression.

The good news is that my 16 year old G4 Yikes! is still...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 13, 2016 at 08:59 PM, in Mac News
> *learn to spell.* > that did not effect me... 1,022 Views / 18 Replies  
> *learn to spell.*

> that did not effect me

Eeek!
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 13, 2016 at 05:29 PM, in Mac News
'I certainly hope Microsoft doesn't intend to... 489 Views / 9 Replies  
'I certainly hope Microsoft doesn't intend to "empower" the ISIS murder machine.'

Oh, wow. That's not just a slippery slope, that's falling head-first off of a very tall cliff.
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 13, 2016 at 09:55 AM, in Mac News
The WWDC is absolutely the wrong event with which... 529 Views / 5 Replies  
The WWDC is absolutely the wrong event with which to get your hopes up for new hardware. You're usually in for a world of disappointment if you do that.

Expect things concerning the "OS" family...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 13, 2016 at 09:21 AM, in Mac News
Not only should people be aware of the difference... 449 Views / 6 Replies  
Not only should people be aware of the difference between "Erase" and "Secure Erase" when talking about formatting a drive (not emptying the trash), but they should also be aware of the amount of...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 10, 2016 at 05:28 PM, in Mac News
What a buffoonish question. Why does it weaken... 387 Views / 3 Replies  
What a buffoonish question. Why does it weaken security? For the same reason removing locks from your doors weakens security.

If you put a backdoor on your house labeled "Cops only," do you...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 10, 2016 at 10:54 AM, in Mac News
No PowerMac G5 can boot natively into OS 9 -- do... 1,102 Views / 11 Replies  
No PowerMac G5 can boot natively into OS 9 -- do you mean you're running OS X and using OS 9 through the Classic Environment?
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 9, 2016 at 06:12 PM, in Mac News
In other words, "We were fools to go up against... 544 Views / 6 Replies  
In other words, "We were fools to go up against Apple Pay at that particular time, we completely misjudged the landscape and business opportunity, and we were blinded by our own stupid emotions which...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 8, 2016 at 12:25 PM, in Mac News
Well, I gotta hand it to Psyonix. Rocket League... 297 Views / 1 Replies  
Well, I gotta hand it to Psyonix. Rocket League is like digital crack.
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 3, 2016 at 09:26 AM, in Mac News
I suspect that's one of the main reasons for the... 202 Views / 2 Replies  
I suspect that's one of the main reasons for the slow overseas adoption of ApplePay: the US is just recently hopping on the chip-n-PIN and contactless payment methods, and has been stuck on the...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 2, 2016 at 12:09 PM, in Mac News
Inkling, are you suggesting that Tesla, Google,... 989 Views / 9 Replies  
Inkling, are you suggesting that Tesla, Google, Apple, et al are pouring billions of dollars into developing autonomous vehicles that are designed to operate on existing roads and highways, only to...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 2, 2016 at 09:51 AM, in Mac News
That kinda makes sense to me. If I have a bunch... 280 Views / 3 Replies  
That kinda makes sense to me. If I have a bunch of the top apps installed, and I go looking for new apps, I'd rather not be inundated with a list of apps I've already installed.
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on Jun 1, 2016 at 09:19 AM, in Mac News
On what grounds would a lawyer tackle the "free... 1,242 Views / 12 Replies  
On what grounds would a lawyer tackle the "free speech" thing? The apartment complex management company is not the government and therefore the First Amendment doesn't come into play here at all. ...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on May 30, 2016 at 11:11 PM, in Mac News
"He is a press whore, he needs to be fired asap.... 273 Views / 4 Replies  
"He is a press whore, he needs to be fired asap. Why is this guy always on TV instead of working ?"

Yeah, because, you know, when the CEO is on TV, nobody back home at Apple is doing anything. ...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on May 24, 2016 at 07:53 PM, in Mac News
Yes, they "go bad" more quickly, but probably not... 269 Views / 5 Replies  
Yes, they "go bad" more quickly, but probably not within the usable lifetime of the device.

Of course some people are going to expect them to last 10 years or more at full brightness and color...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on May 24, 2016 at 03:41 PM, in Mac News
OLED's come a long, long way in the last 5 years... 269 Views / 5 Replies  
OLED's come a long, long way in the last 5 years or so.

It can be thinner than a standard LED panel, offer deeper blacks, be more flexible, offer better power efficiency, has a much faster...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on May 24, 2016 at 11:43 AM, in Mac News
I... didn't get that impression at all. 316 Views / 5 Replies  
I... didn't get that impression at all.
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on May 23, 2016 at 10:49 PM, in Mac News
A company I used to work for proposed the idea of... 316 Views / 5 Replies  
A company I used to work for proposed the idea of "tiered service options" -- platinum coming with in-field oversight, verification, and post-campaign reporting, gold coming with verification and...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on May 23, 2016 at 05:59 PM, in Mac News
So you'd rather be surprised every morning when... 2,088 Views / 7 Replies  
So you'd rather be surprised every morning when you visit the online Apple Store, with prices different than they were the day before, due to fluctuating labor costs and currency strengths and...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on May 22, 2016 at 06:52 PM, in Mac News
Which part? 223 Views / 2 Replies  
Which part?
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on May 18, 2016 at 03:54 PM, in Mac News
"Does MacNN think that a criminal who has... 488 Views / 5 Replies  
"Does MacNN think that a criminal who has triggered an AMBER alert by kidnapping a child is so stupid as to drive too fast or erratically?"

The cameras capture the plate regardless of how fast the...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on May 15, 2016 at 02:09 PM, in Mac News
I don't even remember expandable storage in the... 2,153 Views / 9 Replies  
I don't even remember expandable storage in the likes of the Creative Zen or any of the competing players -- and even if they did have it, consumer-level flash cards back then were basically 8 to...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on May 11, 2016 at 02:44 PM, in Mac News
"The original iPod was hammered for anemic and... 2,153 Views / 9 Replies  
"The original iPod was hammered for anemic and un-expandable storage..."

I was around before the iPod, during it, and after as well... and I don't remember any gripes about the original iPod's...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on May 11, 2016 at 02:12 PM, in Mac News
Being able to see the "big deal" involves being... 248 Views / 3 Replies  
Being able to see the "big deal" involves being able to see past the end of one's nose.

I, personally, have zero use for tampons but that doesn't preclude me from seeing how much of a "big deal"...
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on May 11, 2016 at 11:54 AM, in Mac News
Bento is no longer available. ... 526 Views / 6 Replies  
Bento is no longer available.

http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11931/~/filemaker-stopped-offering-bento-sept.-30,-2013---more-information
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on May 10, 2016 at 11:31 AM, in Mac News
$0.99 per month for 50GB of storage is "poor... 972 Views / 7 Replies  
$0.99 per month for 50GB of storage is "poor pricing?"
Posted by DiabloConQueso, on May 9, 2016 at 11:17 AM, in Mac News
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