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Apple awarded multitouch patent, debate over implications ensues

Apple has recently been awarded a patent for a "Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for translating displayed content," and much debate has ensued over the implications of this patent. Some, such as intellectual property analyst Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents,...

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7 anti-Apple cliches that need to die

PC vs. Mac flamewars are older than the web itself, but it seems like the more popular/successful Apple gets, the more heated the argument gets on both sides. Almost any debate about the relative merits of one platform or another is guaranteed to degenerate into an all-out shouting match. In the...

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Resolved: Arguments for additional rental time aren't realistic

In the second half of our iTunes movie rental debate, Christina takes the "Con" position on extended-duration rentals, and in the process will probably draw ire from all the parents out there. Let me start by saying that I'm not opposed to a rental extension period. As a single, non-breeder with no...

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Resolved: iTunes movie rentals should offer an extended-time option

In the first half of our iTunes movie rental debate, Mike stakes out the "Pro" position on extended-duration rentals with an appeal on behalf of tired, stressed parents everywhere. Let me just say it: there is a perfect market for iTunes movie rentals. It's the same market that Netflix or VOD sales...

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This just in: OS X running on PCs a bad idea, or: C.K.'s lost it

Who could've imagined that hell would freeze over and C.K. would lose it all in the same day? Check out his It's on! post. Did you notice his "Of course, the real key to this would be if Apple would just go ahead and release a version of OS X for PCs" line towards the end? Granted we're...

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Giving up on the debate

I'm giving up on "the debate." While I think Apple is a great company, I love their products and I won't touch Windows unless under penalty of death (or bouncing a rent check), I just can't be one of their soldiers anymore. I am happy as a camper to answer genuinely interested questions,...

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