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Interesting that if there were alternative app stores / side loading allowed on iOS it would be impossible for apple to remove these scams.
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I expect apple, Amazon, sony, Bose etc have all paid for these patents right? Doesn’t make sense Google can’t pay a fair price for them regardless of how much they have sold already.
I sometimes feel like Google goes into litigation because as a primarily software based company it doesn’t believe in patents or even copyright in the same way as other companies. They have been at the forefront of some huge infringement cases. (YouTube / Viacom, apple/android, android java/ oracle etc, Google news).
Seems like they try to send a message out to the industry saying don’t try to sue us we don’t care, we will cut you!
I suppose things like pinch to zoom look like effects but they actually solve a problem. I.E. how do I resize the screen? Or how do I notify the user they have reached the top of a screen.
So maybe that’s how they managed to patent it.
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"Dig through the system preferences"
Oh come on! It’s literally 3 clicks away! This isn’t windows lol.. mac system preferences are pretty basic and it’s just in the keyboard section.
So you’re telling me all these programmers and tech enthusiasts that frequent Reddit and twitter couldnt work out how to change a basic setting on a mac? Hahah
You don’t even have to use the volume or brightness sliders. You can just press it a number of times just like how the function keys work anyway!
Geeks just love to moan about apple! If dell made the original Touch Bar they’d barely have said anything. I remember when dell put the camera at the bottom of the screen and it felt like barely anyone mentioned how dumb that was.. I get it, if your the best expect the scrutiny…
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This is functionally identical to 99.999% of laptops/ultrabooks on the face of the planet, most of which don’t have a dedicated function row and share the space with media keys.
But isn’t this exactly how the MacBook touchbar works?
I feel like the community just hated on something because apple did it.