“I’ve always felt that the best experience includes a cherry-picking of Apple hardware, Google services and apps from both,” Mike Elgan writes for Computerworld. “For example, on my MacBook Pro, iPad and iPhone, my No. 1 application is Google Chrome, where I obsessively use Google Search, Google Photos, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google News, Google Maps, Google+, Inbox and more.”
“After the announcements at Apple WWDC last week, and at Google I/O last month, it’s clear that the days of using Google services on Apple hardware are numbered,” Elgan writes. “Soon we’ll be forced to choose between all-Google or all-Apple.”
“Apple CEO Tim Cook recently dissed advertiser-supported businesses (a not-so-subtle reference to, mainly, Google). He said: ‘You might like these so-called free services, but we don’t think they’re worth having your email, your search history and now even your family photos data-mined and sold off for God knows what advertising purpose,'” Elgan writes. “The days of using Google on Apple are coming to an end. I fear we’ll all have to choose between going all-in with Apple or all-in with Google.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Mike, why not just cut out the middleman and route all of your personal information, daily calendar, photos, email, browsing history, documents, location, etc. directly to the NSA?
For anyone who “obsessively uses Google Search, Google Photos, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google News, Google Maps, Google+, Inbox and more,” much less settles for Android, we have a recommended reading selection for you: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
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