Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by editor, Mar 15, 2012.
Apple now powered globally by '100% renewable energy'
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All very well. But regarding its new HQ - the more significant energy use comes from how its employees get to and from work. And it's designed for them all to come individually by car if they want. There's an enormous parking garage with 10,000 spaces. It's horrendous.
Tim Cook calls the new Apple headquarters "the greenest building on the planet". It's not.
This looks like the dreadful car-centric plans that emerged in the grim 70s:
Anyway, back to the footprint, I suspect theres incentives to use electric vehicles, and plenty of charging stations!
Pity though that the batteries are glued into their laptops and the RAM is soldered on.
Impressive work for a company of that size.
Would be if it were true.
Apple Is Deleting Bought Films From iTunes Accounts - And Don't Expect A Refund
This seems like a particularly cunty move by Apple. Thankfully I never really bought into the world of the iTunes store. Seems like I was justified in my suspicions.
I've suffered with this in music.
It's totally out of order! You buy something expecting to own it for life, and they just withdraw it at a whim with no guarantee of a refund.
This is class action lawsuit territory no?
I don't use it since the introduction of apple music and started keeping back ups of the files as they're drm free.
It's a worrying landscape, at not just Apple to worry about on this front when you buy things. Microsoft wanted to go down this route on the Xbox One, and got the backlash. Obviously the store exists, but what about when they decide to remove it from their servers years down the line when Xbox One et al is no longer supported.
There's a reason Nintendo released mini versions of the NES and SNES, people love nostalgia.
Imagine pulling your old console out the loft, and not being able to play a game, because, well, the servers don't exist anymore.
Media will remain king for a while yet, and piracy will remain because of these risks with streaming services. People want to own stuff.
I imagine you'd have the same problem with Sky if you decided to cancel your account. I know you can get the disc with some purchases, but still. Why would anyone buy something on sky store without the option of the media as well.
Definitely happens with Amazon too - there have been cases where people have had books removed from their Kindles.
And appropriately it was Orwell's "1984" that was being deleted, if I remember correctly.
Something to do with the publisher not having rights.
Amazon Settles Kindle
This is a troubling development, and it's something I've always worried about with digital media. I still buy almost all my music as CDs, and rip the to FLAC myself.
Although I've got to admit that the Forbes article is a little thin on evidence, especially regarding the question of refunds.
So some people have lost movies that they purchased, and it seems that the people DID generally get refunds, except for this one guy in Canada. Oh, and I couldn't be bothered actually waiting for Apple's official response before posting this story. Not particularly good journalism, IMO.
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