The Lazy Geeks: All That Apple Dirt

I know this post is late, but there have been a lot of things going on. See my next post. However, the episode was released timely on Sunday. So, I don’t want to hear any of your shit. This week, we discuss Sony’s shortage of PS5s into 2022, Twitter’s upcoming subscription service, new mask recommendations, and Biden ain’t having Trump’s tech executive orders. Then some info released in the Apple – Epic Games case.

Shownotes for “All That Apple Dirt”:

Opening:

May Be Looking for a New Co-Host

News Stories:

Sony Won’t Meet Demand Even in 2022 – Bloomberg

Twitter Subscription Service May Cost $3/Month – Engadget

CDC Relaxes Mask Mandates – AP

Biden Revokes Trump’s Section 230 Order – The Verge

Featured Topic:

Apple Getting Revealed in Court Documents:

Apple made it harder to change Hulu subscriptions because of a tweet – The Verge

Epic says there’s an App Store payment lockout — but Apple just sees friction – The Verge

Apple exec suggested cutting App Store commission to 20 percent as early as 2011 – The Verge

Microsoft’s feud with Apple over xCloud on iOS got a rival kicked from the App Store – The Verge

Internal emails reveal how badly Apple wanted to keep Netflix using in-app purchases – The Verge

Douchebag of the Week:

Trump GOP – Huffpost

There is a lot of dirt coming out of the court case. Much of it was about other companies trying to deal with their ridiculous App Store fees. Thirty percent is really high. They regretted not trying to reduce it when they lost Netflix from in-app purchases. Hulu using a glitch to get people off the App Store and subscribe through Hulu. Also, how a rift with Microsoft got another app kicked off.

This week’s douchebag is the Trump GOP, who are rewriting history. They are saying that January 6 was a normal day. The media is the one that called it a “insurrection”. Hope you enjoy this episode. I’m still on the fence about whether I’ll be able to do an episode next week. Keep an eye out for my next post. It will explain everything.