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... 12 o'clock approaches rapidly!
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The US Patent and Trademark office published an Apple patent filing on Wednesday that analysts are calling a bold attempt by the Cupertino Fruit Company to protect its core corporate values and business practices. Since the return of Steve Jobs to the consumer electronics giant and sometimes computer maker in 1997, Apple has …
Lord Steve our saviour of the Church of Jobs will not be ridiculed in this way!
I wish to place on record that this is incitement to religious hatred against my fanboi brethren and if the law won't save you the Lord Steve will visit vengeance upon your house, unbelievers!!!
All kneel and praise the saviour of personal computing!
I already had a method for dealing with voicemail, although it doesn't work on all systems. Just send yourself a message to turn on the message-waiting light, then turn the phone over and flip the switch so the light goes out. Then you don't get bothered by messages from anyone else.
As for phone call avoidance, I've done that for years. It's known as "time for a cup of tea", where one merely picks up one's cup and heads for the kitchen when the phone rings.
before realizing it was an April fool.
Apple would NEVER patent something obvious like an answering machine that doesn't record message. That would be Microsoft who does that, because they are the only company that can afford all the lawyers required to protect such an absurdity.
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