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I've already found a real electronic component store within easy driving distance even though we have a small Radio Shack in town. I've been in the RS store maybe two times in the last 10 years and I seem to remember actually getting something like a cordless phone battery but that was all. Our town isn't large enough for an Apple store but the RS is on the main street downtown so it's in a good location. At 800 sq ft it might be the smallest Apple Store but it would be...
Good reviews by PC magazines paid by Microsoft to give them awards. There are also a lot of gullible people in this world. Yes, you can say the same for Apple product buyers but I believe too many people have been burned by Windows PC garbage and are finally thinking twice before buying another plastic doorstop.
Luxury is about buying an inessential, desirable item that is expensive or difficult to obtain. The iPhone is more expensive than other phones (although not that much more when compared to a comparable phone, just like Macs) but is not inessential or difficult to obtain. You might have to wait a little bit to get one but it's not like they're handmade for each purchaser. As for being inessential, you can say the same about any cell phone. It all depends on the person...
"Prior to the season, Microsoft and the NFL struck a five-year $400 million deal with one of the major components being that the Microsoft Surface would become "the official tablet of the NFL" with coaches and players using the Surface on the sidelines during games." http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-nfl-surface-ipads-2014-9?op=1 Doesn't really say anything about the NFL having to dump any money into it. I know I'm not supposed to comment on other site's articles...
I read someplace that Microsoft had to pay the NFL to get Surfaces onto the field. As with the Bose contract, nothing else can be used so the coaches and players are using them because that's all that's available on the field. The funny thing is that the waterproof jackets are not available for retail sale and that you always see them plugged in most of the time. They probably can't even last one game without having to be re-charged. Typical Windows laptop. Microsoft even...
"Things were even worse for Microsoft, whose handset division had an average selling price of just $45 last quarter."   How can you even manufacture a legitimate cell phone for $45? Microsoft must have been giving away most of their phones. I'm sure they were giving away most of their Surface tablets.   As for Android phones, as many have said, it's a race to the bottom to see who can sell the most and Samsung, Xiaomi and the others are fight to get that honor. I'd...
I found this site, https://developer.android.com/distribute/tools/launch-checklist.html, that's a checklist for apps but when I look for certification, I only find people certification, not app certification. The app checklist looks like it's up to the programmer to do everything, which doesn't always mean they will do everything correctly. I also don't see anything that talks about an independent review of the app, which is what Apple does before allowing any app to be...
Aren't the majority of Android-based cell phones glamorized feature phones anyway that can't do much more than make calls? I would like to see what Google apps are actually downloaded, categorize them, and evaluate what level of phone they require. I would guess the majority of downloaded Google apps work on the simplest of phones, which is obvious, but that a whole lot less are actually written and downloaded for the better Android phones (whatever those are). It's always...
If I had a 2012 iMac Netflix would be streaming using HTML5 and unless Apple did some magic, I don't remember any additional hardware security between a 2009 and 2012 iMac. I remember reading it was about CPU and GPU speed. I bought the fully loaded iMac in early 2009 which wasn't a slouch. Netflix just doesn't want to have to deal with people who bought a lower end iMac before 2012, justifying why their stream doesn't work. I also have 105Mbps Comcast so I don't have...
This article isn't about Silverlight but since you brought it up, I still have to load Silverlight to view Netflix on my Mac (refuse to). It's an older iMac but still capable of running HTML5 just fine (2.93 Core 2 Duo) even though Netflix continues to say it isn't. 
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