JCC Apple/Mac discussion

Discussion in 'Community' started by KnightWriter, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Richie, that's exactly what google did. The version of google maps on the iPhone was grossly outdated compared to the version Android users had, because they didn't want to make an app for them that included turn by turn navigation and things like that. They're both throwing immature hissy fits. :p

    As far as being an early adopter, eh, I don't care. I've run beta OSes on my laptops for years. They're buggy as hell... but shiny too. Worth it. :p
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  2. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    It's definitely a big picture issue, not one you can really look at in the vacuum of "which map app is best". Aplpe started the patent gfight, google decided to fight back by not updating the maps app. Apple was essentially faced with a choice of dropping its aggressive patent lawsuit strategy or seeking an alternative maps app. They chose the latter, and decided to build their own app rather than fully go with one from a third party. That's really where their mistake lies -- not reailzing how difficult it would be to build the app from the ground up.
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  3. solojones Chosen One

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    Except they didn't drop their patent fights at all. They were happening at the same time. Google doesn't really have an objective of crushing Apple. The reverse is not true. Apple is a company bent on domination. They're like the kid who argues every point on their homework so they can be valedictorian. Google is like the smart kid who spends more time on interesting extracurricular things than on grades.
  4. Debo Chosen One

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    AppleSeed?
  5. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I'm a Windows user--so Vista, 7, and 8.
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  6. Debo Chosen One

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  7. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    Exactly, they decided to continue the lawsuits, which meant having to develop an alternative maps app. I don't think either side is "bent on world domination". It's business. And one certainly has to keep Apple#s experience with Microsoft and Windows mind when looking at their suits against Samsung et al.
  8. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    Question: can you buy the iPhone 5 unlocked at Apple stores in the US?
  9. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Question. What is the return policy for Macintosh items? I would hope it was something normal, but given their well-deserved reputation for rapaciousness and lying, I figured I ought to check first.
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  10. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    That seems like a troll.
  11. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Pretty sure that like most products, you can't just up and return it opened if it's not defective. Especially after, what? A year?
  12. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    No no, not a year. Like if a new product is purchased, what is the window for a return with full refund?
  13. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    About 30 days is standard.
  14. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Do Macintosh computers come into any permanent damage if the battery runs to zero and then it is some hours before it is recharged?
  15. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    No, there is no permanent damage. It's just off. You turn it off all the time.
  16. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    No - really the only way a battery can damage any laptop, Apple or not, is that towards the end of its natural life cycle the lithium ion battery stands a greater chance of rupturing, which leads to hilarious horrible effects on the parts of the circuitry that get coated in battery acid/catch fire and yourself if you're anywhere near it at the time. That is most certainly not going to be your problem at this juncture, though.
  17. benknobi1 Chosen One

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    That's what microsoft wants you to believe lol
  18. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    No one complaining about the do not disturb glitch?
  19. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Do people use that?
  20. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Right. Cause everyone was sleeping at midnight last night anyway. :p
  21. TahiriVeilaSolo69 Force Ghost

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    I use it because I have parents that like to call me at 9:30 at night to complain about their child's grade. Yea, no.
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  22. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Erm. Apple most certainly is. They're a company whose philosophy is firstly to restrict the freedom of users to enjoy their products; and secondly to bitterly crush any competition that may arise to their products. The Samsung lawsuits are case in point, and it was Apple's indefensible actions there that caused me to get a Galaxy S3 4G phone and a Galaxy Tablet.

    The Galaxy Tablet was no more derived from the iPad than the iPhone was derived from the Palm Pilot. But it was better and cheaper, and therefore a threat. So Apple, being hipster douchewaffles, took Samsung to court (I loved how Samsung trolled Apple in return by paying their $1bn fine in pennies).

    Apple not only want me and everyone else to use their products; they want to decide how I use them to and in a contest between my preferences and Apples, they force me to adapt to theirs. Which defeats the purpose of buying a technology with the ostensible purpose of making my life easier. Why must every single video file be .m4a? So you can really only get it with ease through iTunes store. Why can't I transfer music I bought from iTunes or on CD off my iPhone/iPod? Because Apple. That's why.

    I think it's more than mere cleverness that saw the term for unlocking an iPhone "jailbreaking".

    I'll never, ever go back to Apple. Nothing they offer me cannot be done better, faster, and cheaper elsewhere. And you know what? If I have the option of a 64GB iPad or a 16GB Galaxy tablet, I'll take the Galaxy because I can, you know, put as many SSD memory cards in as my heart desires. Apple wouldn't dear have a blemish like an SSD card slot (and besides, they'd want to create their own storage card format and charge a billion dollars for it) on their perfect designs and it's just another reason why I hope Apple follows the example of its founder and wastes away.
    Last edited by Ender_Sai, Jan 1, 2013
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  23. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    Come on, Ender. Tell us what *really* think.
  24. George Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    How can anyone believe that is true?
  25. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I TRUSTED GIZMODO AT THE TIME.

    And KW: Apple are terrible.