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Huh. I didn't know that their forked Android version, MIUI, was still compatible with and using at least some Google services. A little surprising as I thought only Google Android used Google services. Plainly I was mistaken.
FWIW there were reports back in 2008 that the Chinese demanded source code from every computer hardware manufacturer and hey had until May 2009 to comply. The Chinese used the phrase "obligatory accreditation system for IT security products" and explained it was "to prevent computer viruses taking advantage of software vulnerabilities and to shut out hackers". Failure to comply supposedly meant a ban from the China market. Thee was no further mention after 2008, at least...
Largely unreported, Samsung has also filed a motion with the court (Judge Koh) to have the supposedly infringed "slide-to-unlock" and "universal search" Apple patents to be ruled invalid as a matter of law. That's in accordance with the recent SCOTUS ruling in Alice v.CLS according to Samsung arguments. http://ia600803.us.archive.org/19/items/gov.uscourts.cand.251113/gov.uscourts.cand.251113.1935.2.pdf
"Traffic jams will still be unavoidable of course, but there’s a definite improvement in the overall flow of cars on the road. According to officials, the average time to drive 5 miles in the city before was 20 minutes. With the new system, this has been reduced to just 17.2 minutes.""Underpinning the new system is the software that LA’s traffic people have designed. Essentially, every single highway, lane, intersection and vehicle represents a data point with variables...
Microsoft is accused by the Chinese of similar "backdoor" access in some of their products and has issued similar response statements as Apple's. http://www.networkworld.com/article/2458706/microsoft-subnet/about-those-alleged-backdoors-in-microsoft-products.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_am_2014-07-29#tk.rss_all
http://www.networkworld.com/article/2459121/privacy-groups-call-for-action-to-stop-facebooks-off-site-user-tracking-plans.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_am_2014-07-29#tk.rss_all
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2145640/google-lawsuit-against-rockstar-to-stay-in-california.html
Not sure ALL those others writing and commenting about it do tho. ,,, and I'd wager there's a few things we could all teach Tim Cook if he asked. Many of us are pretty good at what we do just as I'm sure you are.
Apple's China's Mac numbers last year were reported to be 1.8M (from the SCMP link). . If they're truly up 39%, or about 700K wouldn't that account for the entire worldwide sales increase of around 660K and then some? The numbers just aren't making sense to me.Does 660K units allow for almost 40% increase in China Mac sales PLUS at least 10% more in the US, PLUS at least 10% more in Canada PLUS at least 10% more in 7 other regions pretty much covering all of Apple's...
Numbers aren't jiving in my read. According to DED's article "Globally, Apple reported that Mac sales jumped from 3.75 million to 4.41 million year-over-year for its fiscal Q3, a unit increase of 18 percent and a new June quarter record" At the same time Maestri apparently reported that China's Mac sales were up 39% YOY. That would eat up more than half the Mac sales increase reported wouldn't it? "But it was the 39 per cent increase in MacBook and iMac sales in China...
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