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Apple Patents Technology That Could Stop Concert Piracy

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    Technology would allow third parties to disable your iPhone's photo and video recording

    The latest patent awarded to Apple could mean the end of blurry concert videos from friends in your social media feeds.

    The company's patent covers a camera system with infrared technology that could allow third parties to disable photo and video recording. Apple submitted its application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2011 and the patent was approved on Tuesday.

    Several musicians have expressed their frustration with the widespread use of smartphones at their concerts, which they say is both distracting as performers and a disservice to the audience.

    In May, Adele called out an audience member at her concert in Italy for recording her performance. "Can you stop filming me with the video camera? Because I'm really here in real life. You can enjoy it in real life rather than through your camera," Adele said.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/apple-patent-concert-photos-1.3657720
     
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    Glad I don't have apple nor will I ever get an apple phone, too many shenanigans like this.
     
  3. THUNDERELVI

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    This is the reason I have an Android Phone lol, what's next?!
     
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    You know what's really messed up?

    People are still gonna keep buying iPhones and still keep recording concerts using other phones. So the artists need to eat a dick and swallow it. Unless you're going to confiscate tens of thousands of phones at every concert, or invest in some technology that completely shuts off cell phones while people are at your concert (unlikely), you're not going to be able to stop that from happening.
     
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    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    But they wouldn't even make money off it anyway, I don't think that even .1% of the people that buy concert DVD's would stop just for some bad quality cell phone video of the concert. People aren't going to stop going to concerts either, they are already used to cellphones, and even if some stop their are many other that would buy the ticket anyway.

    Its just another thing from Apple that is stupid ever since Jobs went retard with Adobe.
     
  6. Reaver

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    You mean ever since Jobs went retard. It didn't start with Adobe. It started with him becoming CEO of Apple.
     
  7. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    His second tenure of CEO didn't start off too bad, it seems that things really went down hill with the start of the iPhone, when they became more of a fashion company than a tech company.
     
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    And yet, he is considered a "God" of computing and an inventor where in fact he was only good at marketing because he didn't invent shit. The whole world mourned for him the day he died and Dennis Ritchie, who died on the same day, got no media attention at all. Without Ritchie, we would still be programming in assembly (or even worse binary), Unix wouldn't have been invented and as a consequence Mac OS as well (as it's based on Unix). That means no Macbooks/iMac or all that Apple shit. Did anyone thank Dennis or Steve? Of course Steve, they even made a book about the guy. What a retarded world we live in...
     
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  9. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    What gets me, is that their are so many shills for Apple that come up with really lame points that can be easily checked. Of course a apple is going to boot and load programs faster if its using a SSD, compared to the 5400 rpm 8MB cache HDD that many manufacturers set as their default to get more sales.
     
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    I'm an Android user too, but if Apple creates it, Google will likely follow, and might implement something that'll block things off of the entire "known" Web.
     
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    Google only makes a few android phones, and even if its put in android os you can root a phone and change settings.
     
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    I remember when Apple was unfamiliar and practically unheard of. I knew what a Mac was bc we had one at school (just one). I just didn't care.

    Then they started doing those those Mac vs PC commercials. And my first thought was "eat a dick."

    I still feel that way.

    Remember when they used to tell people Apple computers don't get viruses?

    You nailed it. Steve Jobs convinced millions of people to sign up with Apple by making Apple look like a product that only "the in crowd" would get. He set up an "us versus them" campaign and millions fell for it.
     
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    Do you remember when people thought Facebook accounts couldn't be hacked?

    We're living in an era of crappy companies that propagate lies like that to grow because they have nothing else going for them.
     
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    People actually thought that?

    Ffs people, have some common sense. If it's electronic, it can be hacked. Simple as that.
     
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    Yeah, it was a rumour that was going around in 2008 and 2012 (possibly sooner and later). At the time, people were just looking or any excuse to abandon Myspace and move to Facebook as Myspace was having issues at the time (ironically the same issues that Facebook has currently), so they deluded themselves into believing that.

    Type in "Facebook can't be hacked" in Google and read the threads and articles from 2008-2012 and you'll see what I mean. There are thousands of other examples, but you'll have to play around with the keywords to find them.
     
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    If they would at least make some enterprise stuff again they would somewhat redeem themselves. Its been 5 years since they stopped selling servers, their mac pro is a fucking joke. Only 2 PCIE slots and only 1 CPU, wtf alot of video editors require multiple cpu's and gpu's for rendering.

    The fact that they have a ton of money on hand, but they don't want to also expand into enterprise to take that market share is insane.
     
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    damn, I'm running on apple for everything
     
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    They can be lazy now because they have their market. Their fanboys will buy anything they put out, because they are convinced that nothing Apple puts out could ever be garbage. So they release crappy product after crappy product and it doesn't matter because every time one comes out, there are lines across town to get it.
     
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    Android is open source and the official Google android OS is only put on Google products anyway (Nexus phones/tablets), all the other manufacturers customize their ROM-s before delivering them with their phones. I don't see manufacturers gambling with billions of dollars just because some artists don't want people to take videos/photos in their concerts. Not to mention that you can always root your phone and put a custom ROM yourself which can be free of any "limitations" google might ever put on the OS.
     
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    The main thing I see here is Apple just wants more control. You can't do this, you can't do that! And then BOOM, a major rebellion happens and it's us vs. them.