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September 2021 Apple Event: iPhone 13, Monterey Release Date?

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Why is Mr. Cook smiling ? Probably because of all those CEO performance bonuses he's getting. He owns a few shares of AAPL too.

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Why is Mr. Cook smiling ? Probably because of all those CEO performance bonuses he's getting. He owns a few shares of AAPL too.

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Under his watch, AAPL shares have gone up over 1200% so I think he deserves it.
 
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Prices are still eye watering... I would like a new iPad for my LightRoom work, but as I need USB-C that will cost me about $900.- here in Europe. Not going to happen.
We have three iPhone SE gen 1 here, waiting as long as possible due to the high cost of the new ones, plus I use earbuds all the time (wired) and would have to buy wireless ones and deal with charging those. I had my iPhone battery replaced last year and it is still going strong, will stick with it for now, unless a really great deal comes along on a 12 mini.
 
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You know in the future it is not going to matter everything is going to be cloud based. little by little, more and more the power is going to leave our hands and be server side. "Resistance is futile?"
This reminded me of Cory Doctorow's "Lockdown: The Coming War on General Purpose Computing" and other talks by him.
 
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This reminded me of Cory Doctorow's "Lockdown: The Coming War on General Purpose Computing" and other talks by him.
I know nothing of Cory Dortorow's,and maybe I am old but back in the days of dialup and the early days of BB I worked for Earthlink. And a hot topic on the tech floor was how Microsoft led the charge to getting computers into everyones hands, and how the .net API was the beginning of the end for personal computing as we knew it and would bring about end of software piracy. For the past 20 or so years I have watched it unfold as large corporations have slowly transitioned from platform based software to cloud based and subscription based software. I wish I could say that it will be another 20 years before we are all running only terminal systems again but I feel with the current execration of cloud computing it might only be 10 or so years away. Hopefully I am wrong!
 

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You know in the future it is not going to matter everything is going to be cloud based. little by little, more and more the power is going to leave our hands and be server side. "Resistance is futile?"

This reminded me of Cory Doctorow's "Lockdown: The Coming War on General Purpose Computing" and other talks by him.

It's already happening.

Amazon Luna
GeForce Now
Google Stadia
Xbox Cloud
Windows 11 Cloud Edition

Fortunately, at least for now, Apple still hasn't embraced this. Due to privacy/security concerns, they still use users' individual devices for things such as Apple Pay. Even the controversial kiddie porn scanning is done on the client side and not server side. So, I think it will still be a ways off before we are completely cloud based and everyone is just on thin clients.
 

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Windows 11 Cloud Edition
Windows 10 "Telemetry Edition" is sending data back to MS servers constantly. Basically recording everything the end user does online. Why it's best to never sign in with a MS account when running 10. Cortana is the worst offender when it comes to privacy invasion.
 

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Windows 10 "Telemetry Edition" is sending data back to MS servers constantly. Basically recording everything the end user does online. Why it's best to never sign in with a MS account when running 10. Cortana is the worst offender when it comes to privacy invasion.

It's a double edged sword... One of the primary reasons why Alexa has gotten so much better while Siri has lagged is because Amazon is always "listening".
 
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Windows 10 "Telemetry Edition" is sending data back to MS servers constantly. Basically recording everything the end user does online. Why it's best to never sign in with a MS account when running 10. Cortana is the worst offender when it comes to privacy invasion.
I use Little Snitch (with very strict rules) since years and it appears that the number of secure connexions (htpps port 443) requested by Apple might put a mac user in the same situation as a pc user. When I launch a Windows 10 virtual machine for the first time, the number of connexion requests is huge (specially thoses ones before login and when starting a browser for the first time) but none should imagine that buying a Mac makes the owner free of all theses hidden secure connexions. Apple is using this feature as well, just a little bit less than Microsoft, but heavily enough to put a question mark on or ability to keep a bit of privacy. Add to this the huge among of requests initiated by all the web site we like and their partners and what we obtain really looks like the Far-West.
 

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I use Little Snitch (with very strict rules) since years and it appears that the number of secure connexions (htpps port 443) requested by Apple might put a mac user in the same situation as a pc user. When I launch a Windows 10 virtual machine for the first time, the number of connexion requests is huge (specially thoses ones before login and when starting a browser for the first time) but none should imagine that buying a Mac makes the owner free of all theses hidden secure connexions. Apple is using this feature as well, just a little bit less than Microsoft, but heavily enough to put a question mark on or ability to keep a bit of privacy. Add to this the huge among of requests initiated by all the web site we like and their partners and what we obtain really looks like the Far-West.

Connection to the internet does not always equal spying.
 
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