Eight Signs You're an Apple Addict

You might be an Apple addict if...

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You're a Troll Calling Yourself "applehaterssuck"

The cadre of Apple trolls, um, savvy Apple consumers love to defend poor Apple on any Website or blog that criticizes the greatest company in the world. It's as if Apple can't do anything wrong. Apple fanboys make Tea Party fanatics look like a swell group.

But there are signs Apple is an evil empire in the making.

Case in point: Apple's methodical annihilation of Adobe (ADBE) Flash. Apple claims to be more open than Adobe by adopting open standards like HTML 5. From a technology point of view, this may be true; but Apple lock-in comes in many forms, such as draconian contracts and approval processes, as well as platform ownership.

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Republished with permission from CIO (view original version)

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