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I think I’m just going to ignore most tech news for the next few days because it’s going to be all about Apple again.

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On the app store debate

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In the current debate (which has been going on for a while) about allowing alternative app stores on mobile devices, I honestly don’t understand at all the position that being able to use an alternative store would compromise security.

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“The enclosure of internet commons”

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DHH makes a few valid points as to why smartphones are general computing devices and why Apple and Google want them to be just phones.

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(IMHO) Apple sucks

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The fact that I am not an Apple fan may have already been read in one or the other post. But everyone should make their own decisions and use Apple if it makes them happy.

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“A Day in the Life of Your Data”

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Honestly, I don’t quite believe Apple is that altruistic and actually cares about the privacy of their customers and users, rather I think it’s driven by a desire for even more profits. Apple has jumped on the privacy bandwagon because it’s financially rewarding.

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“My Adventures in Leaving Big Tech – A Status Update”

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Chris Wiegman shared a status update about his journey to replace big tech with small tech.

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Just another case of unfair competition

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With Apple launching Fitness+, they launched just another service with an anti-competitive advantage. While they take almost 100% of what’s left after taxes etc., other services are forced to use In-App-Purchases of which Apple takes 30%. I don’t understand how some people defend Apple for this and think this behavior benefits them. Actually, it only leads to a decrease in the quality of non-Apple services, because they somehow have to try to compete with Apple, but get 30% less of the revenues. But in the end I don’t really care, I don’t buy any of Apple’s overpriced products with false privacy promises and platform lock-in anyway.

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“7 myths Apple is using to justify their 30% tax on apps”

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Pavel Durov, founder of Telegram, published a blog post with “7 myths Apple is using to justify their 30% tax on apps”. He explains quite well why Apple’s practices are not fair and disproves many arguments that you can regularly read from Apple fans on Hacker News or in comments on tech news sites.

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Apple’s Secret Monopoly

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Will Oremus has written a long article on OneZero (Medium paywall) that discusses whether Apple is an illegal monopoly or not.

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iPrivacy

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Matt Baer, the creator of the writing platform write.as, writes about Apple’s privacy focused marketing and how that doesn’t matter when your iPhone is full of apps like Facebook, Instagram or Google.

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