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Apple fighting to maintain its app store monopoly

Apple is being sued by Epic Games for levying a 30% charge on its app sold in its App Store. Epic wants to be able to sell directly to its customers, while Apple insists only it should provide software for its iPhones and iPads. The issue is one with strong arguments on both sides. Apple […]

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Streaming music gets a quality boost from Apple

Neil Young’s multi-decade effort to bring high resolution music to music fans scored a major victory this week when Apple announced it would be converting its streaming music service to hi res. One of the major holdouts, Apple finally joins Amazon and Qobuz in offering their music at the same quality as it was recorded, […]

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Internet advertising is broken for most of us

The Internet is built on ads. Everything we do and everywhere we go we see ads. Google and Facebook are built on delivering ads that are intended to be more interesting and relevant than just presenting us with random offerings. ¬†From an advertiser’s perspective that makes good sense, because it allows them to target their […]

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Facebook Oversight Board upholds Trump’s suspension

When Facebook indefinitely suspended ex-President Trump after the January 6 attack on the capitol, its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, got no thanks from either side. Why did he wait so long, considering how Trump and his campaign had used Facebook to perpetuate lies, many complained. And Trump supporters complained that the suspension was a violation of […]

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New Two-Compartment Sleeve

WaterField Designs has introduced the slim and elegant Double-Take iPad + MacBook Sleeve to protect and transport both devices at once. Increasingly, we routinely carry either an iPad Pro and a MacBook or two laptops, one personal and one professional. The modular Double-Take Sleeve, with two padded compartments, a designated Apple Pencil slot, a simple […]