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If they added the ability to save links from other apps on Android I would use these collections instead of Pocket
OP’s point is obvious to anybody reading these comments and is also completely useless because it involves just making up a completely fake scenario that has never happened and definitely won’t happen anytime soon. Imagining a world where Google doesn’t make money on ads is also to imagine a completely different company and situation altogether. It’s fake and meaningless.
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See my previous comment:
Obviously the biggest problem is still the carriers
They’re the root of the problem, but I believe Apple in particular is the phone manufacturer with perhaps the most power doing the least to help solve that (and maybe actively hurting it). They’re not the sole reason, but definitely a large part of the puzzle here.
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Tried the new Chromium-based Edge? I really like it. All the functionality of Chrome plus the Android version has AdBlock Plus and tracker prevention built in
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The way I actually really want this
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As a huge Star Trek fan since about 2015 this show is utterly fantastic. The best of "Nu Trek" by far. I just can’t say enough good things about it and how excited I get for new episodes every week. It captures and updates the spirit of Trek so successfully that I can flip right over to an old TOS episode and feel like I’m almost watching the same show, just with gorgeously modernized visuals and storytelling. The actors are all doing an absolutely brilliant job with their portrayals of iconic legacy characters like Spock and Uhura. And my god Anson Mount is good!
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Now seems like a good time to once again promote the fact that you can conveniently already get thousands of free audiobooks from your local library through an app like Libby. Support your libraries folks.
Also: I quit Spotify because their interface and feature scope was getting so bloated and ad-ridden even for a premium subscriber. This is not gonna help.
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This is a great idea, but for $70 they should all come as a bundle deal. TLoU Part 1 Remake + TLoU Part 2 Remastered + all DLC and maybe even the multiplayer mode. The entire experience bundled to play through the whole story seamlessly and enhanced to the best possible quality on PS5. Now THAT would be a hit package for PS5 players. Call it the "Complete Edition" or something.
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Adoption is slowly getting better though at least. The biggest players involved at least try to support it, with spotty success. Better than refusing to even try to support it. And RCS will catch on in the US before anywhere else precisely because the US is still so dependent on carrier protocols rather than private messaging apps.
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The physical high art auction market is really just another means of transferring and hoarding wealth. This has been long known. Billionaires buy up all sorts of art they don’t care about, store it away in an inaccessible vault, and the value of said art gets highly inflated because the whole market agrees this is how it works and said art is now worth that much basically because rich people said it is. In some ways the buying and hoarding of highly artificially inflated NFT’s that aren’t worth nearly what they sell for seems to mimic this.
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But a large part of the reason it struggles is that Apple, the largest smartphone maker in the US market, refuses to support it in any way. The other biggest players in the Android world are already on board. Obviously the biggest problem is still the carriers, but again if Apple would jump on the carriers would bend over backwards for them. Apple’s support instantly makes or breaks the standard, and they choose not to purely out of a desire to create more iPhone lock-in even at the expense of a worse user experience and hold the whole industry back in the process.
Why is it any worse than SMS though? Is there something I’m missing? Don’t they both just use your phone number and carrier to deliver messages? Is it somehow inherently more prone to spam than SMS?
That’s some really twisted reasoning to try to shift any responsibility for this away from them and onto everybody else. Their incentive should just be that it’s an obviously better and more modern messaging standard that would be an instant improvement for any iPhone user trying to text a non-iPhone friend. It would seamlessly make their own user experience better and help move the entire industry forward. Where’s that "courage" they were all about not too long ago?
Samsung and Google, the two most influential players in the Android world, have supported it for years now, continue to steadily improve that support, and adoption is slowly growing. Obviously it’s still not that popular yet, and carrier support is extremely spotty, but they’re at least trying to push for it. Apple is the biggest holdout by far and therefore, in my opinion, the biggest thing holding it back. And they’re not doing it for any legitimate reason other than a transparent attempt at lock-in that hurts the entire industry.
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I breathlessly await Elon Musk’s next cringy tweet about this
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At a certain point they should just start calling it carOS. Make it a clear distinction between carOS (a full standalone Apple OS integrated with your whole car’s system) and CarPlay (an iPhone-based infotainment replacement). It would be similar to the distinction between Android Auto and Android Automotive, except not confusing as hell.
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They did say the theming was customizable. I’d be shocked if the automakers don’t ship it with their own skins on top by default.
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To each their own, but I have no clue how you could use the Magic Mouse for hours of actual 3D design work without getting straight up cramps. I don’t mean to sound rude but to me this sounds almost delusional. How can you seriously say this is the best tool for the job with a straight face when you need a whole extra background process running just to add a fake 3rd "button" which is so crucial to the most basic functioning of these programs.
There is no shortage of much more ergonomic well-built mice with smooth multi-directional scrolling and several useful buttons built right in. Or mice specifically made for 3D work. Heck, just get a better mouse and combine it with a Magic Trackpad if you really need the swiping aspect, even that would be a huge improvement.
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"You’re holding it wrong"