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  1. Other crytpos maybe. Bitcoin the way I see it is too flawed as it currently stands to act as any form of legal tender. For this, you would have to argue against the following: - 1 blockchain about every 10 minutes. [144 a day] - Let's even assume 10,000 transactions per block (which it's not...it's more like 3k), that's 1.44 million transactions a day. There are an estimated 1.01 billion bank transactions per day (https://www.cardrates.com/advice/number-of-credit-card-transactions-per-day-year/). You are off by a factor of 1000x for banking transactions per day...plus
  2. Just a reminder, they've had their App likely reviewed 20+ times (as each update it would have been reviewed). The way the guidelines are written, probably 90% of the apps are in some violation of the UI design guidelines. They spelled it out quite clearly in the email that it's because it's a keyboard app for the iWatch (which Apple has apparently decreed as not being allowed). By "duplicate functionality" after the fact, do you mean because they now offer a keyboard? If so, well that kind of is still messed up (and shouldn't be allowed). Just because Apple starts offering som
  3. I don't know...I think Tile was petitioning congress at the same time Epic's case was happening...but I think Tile only brought it to light after Epic's trial started...so not sure if it was brought up there, or if it even could be (as the evidence already would have to be submitted)
  4. Yea, I guess it was 2020...that's still a year and 20+ updates (which would have gone through a review process) [Actually I think I counted 25 updates...so Apple would have reviewed it 25 time...and I can say that in that the 26th time they tried is when they got this response] While it might not be as clear cut as it's made out publicly...one does have to notice that Apple seems to have a habit of doing this kind of thing. They did it with Tile (blocked their access to an API that would have increased accuracy and then announced a competing product, and I believe there was mo
  5. Well his gripe I believe is the fact that Apple put up roadblocks and eventually removed the app (only to a few months later have their own product released doing the same thing) Also, it wasn't just taking Swype...the app was for the visually impaired as well, where it would be reading out the words are you typed; but I think the bigger idea that they decided to kill off the app and then introduce their own similar app is where copy is coming from I pretty much agree with all you said...while I wouldn't put it past there being another side to the story...the email p
  6. No, that is wrong. On Edge, if you say set as default browser it does so without any additional prompts or without putting you to the Window 10 Default Apps setting page. It really is a one stop shop there. Further, for FireFox when it included a button it had to open Windows Default App, you had to then click on Firefox, you then are confronted on "Try using Edge" instead (with the prompt to use Edge being the big blue button and the "switch anyways" is a hyperlink blue text underneath the button). In this case, Microsoft needs to play by the same rules it is imposing on other
  7. If you read what I said, the way I was saying it should be done appears to be the Apple methodology. The way Windows had it prior W10 was a security risk, I've seen the outcomes of it, but again in the same sentence I said that they should be implementing it with a pop-up that just confirms the change when requested by the program. It's a safe and easy way to implement it (and by the looks of it how Apple does things) Just because I say I understand something is done for security, doesn't mean that it is the correct way (which is why I mentioned the alternative better solution)..
  8. It's not a separate issue...it's literally part of the issue. You fork Android and you aren't allowed using any of the Google services (which again, makes up the vast amount of apps that users expect). Imagine if Google decided to pull YouTube app, Chrome, Maps, etc off of Apple Store unless Apple set them as the default search engine. To utilize market dominance to force companies to comply is not right.
  9. They do though. VLC it prompts you to go to default apps setting to set it as the media player. I can't really think of any program that is allowed to set itself as the default (except in the cases where there isn't already a file associations with it, at which point then it's permitted to) All the programs I've used at least have pushed me to the file association in Windows 10
  10. Yes, I do agree for the most part with this. There is too much of a nagware with Window 10. I do think there should be a prompt (similar to how OSX does it) if an user clicks change browser...but that is because I remember the time when programs would install themselves and takeover all the defaults (and then you would have to go in and revert the changes)...but yes I agree with what you are saying though that Microsoft should have to be playing by the same rulebook in terms of things like this (and I am betting that if they were to follow the rules they would likely have come up with the so
  11. I think you are missing the general point that Windows 11 appears as though it won't have the "Default Browser" option under the setting...rather it's a per file association access. That will mean that in Windows 11, to make it the default browser you will effectively have to go through and change multiple extensions. The other issue is that if Microsoft is allowed doing it for their browser, other browsers should be allowed doing it (without putting the user to the menu). A fun fact as well, I've seen it where Microsoft doesn't recognize the program as being "valid" (i.e. would
  12. Yea, my fear is that one day we are going to have this happen as a terrorism level event...have the replication code mostly written then wait for a zero-day that you discover (or gets released and isn't quite patched yet). So many people rely on having a cell phone...commerce would be held at a stand-still, and so many innocent lives lost. Here's hoping though that I am wrong.
  13. This is I think a really hard issue to tackle. At least what is visible externally, it does seem that Google is using their position of power in a monopolistic way; which it should not ever be allowed to do. A key point here is if you don't sign up for early access, you don't get access to Google Play, Youtube or other Google services (which make up a large chunk of what Android users expect). If you sign up for the early access though, you are prevented from creating your own devices that use a forked version. So in effect, it effectively makes forking a no-go for anyone seriou
  14. For anyone who reads this. "Emergency Authorization" part has it's limits (at least for the data disruption part) Ultimately it does have oversight...but the issue is that everyone is just reading the article instead of looking at the law...and following the sensationalist headlines that make people click and share. I have issues with the bill, and there are parts of it that I think will eventually be abused (in the sense they use it for fishing expeditions) but I don't think it will be abused for things like evidence tampering (as at that point they would undoub
  15. From what I can tell ios15 beta hasn't been patched yet (but will hopefully soon). I don't have any official source on that though, just things on reddit so take it with a grain of salt...given how far back this was though I am guessing it likely is exploitable on IOS 15 beta though.