Apple bans satirical iPhone game Phone Story from its App Store

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    Apple bans satirical iPhone game Phone Story from its App Store

    ~ The Guardian
     
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    Must have been too discomforting to look into that mirror.
     
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    If Apple was president?
     
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    I'm not an expert on hardware design but I'm pretty sure coltan is used in many electronic consumer products, including the computers (of whatever make) we are using to view this bulletin board on at the moment, & also including my new digital TV (also not made by Apple).
     
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    The tantalum extracted from it is used to manufacture the capacitors used in the devices, yes. It's not like we can blame only Apple though, every corporation that uses overseas sources like China is enabling these practices to continue.
     
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    To be honest, I worry about just how many consumer products are made by exploiting something or someone in the third world (or the first for that matter).
     
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    As long as people buy these things, and as long as the bottom line for companies is greater by using cheap labor (and cheap, low quality parts..but no one thinks about that part), it will always be a problem.
     
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    There's the irony though, many people buy cheaper consumer products because they can't afford anything else, thereby perpetuating the cycle. We're all guilty in some way.
     
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    Even most of the more expensive things we take for granted are either still built overseas, or have several parts/processes done there. Your point can also go in the opposite direction as well. How often have we seen alternatives bought up/destroyed by the bigger corporations, causing the consumer to either pay what the corporation wants them to pay, or be without it? You see it in the computer world every day, but it also happens elsewhere.
     
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    I think that it is called globalisation. ;)
     
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    LOL! ... Apparently ... maybe someone should write an app to find out? :D
     
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    Someone probably has. People weren't kidding when they said "There's an app for that", were they? :D
     
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    I dunno, maybe there is an app to tell me if it is actually kidding or not. ;)

    Maybe it could be called the 'Is this app pulling your leg' app. I can just see it in Mozilla Add-Ons ...
     
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