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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. 
Which should take care of the drop it's having this morning. In other words, no change for the day.
Single thread vs parallel processing aside, more of the Top 500 supercomputers are using GPUs to accelerate their systems. The current #2 supercomputer, Titan from Cray installed at Oak Ridge, uses NVIDIA K20X GPUs. These are expensive desktop and supercomputer devices that have a theoretical speed of almost 4 TFLOPS (single precision). If Apple can develop a desktop-grade GPU that's usable for desktop and professional applications, it would make sense because this is...
"Um also expressed concern over Apple's next product cycle, particularly with regard to the low-end 16-gigabyte capacity for the iPhone and iPad. The analyst said that 16 gigabytes does not appear to be sufficient for modern devices, and raising the minimum storage to 32 gigabytes could affect average selling prices and margins."   He's not only an analyst but a technical expert. What technical background does he have to make statements like this? 16GB is fine for a lot...
No, it's Flash. With Yosemite and a Flash blocker, I am seeing much more HTML5 videos pop up instead of Flash. I can use the developer setting and trick the site into thinking I'm using an iPad and HTML5 shows up. Try watching ESPN and just about every video sucks. Some of this is Flash, the rest is ESPN's servers. I'm still waiting for Netflix to drop Silverlight. Get rid of Flash and Silverlight and the world will be better off. As for using Google products, no thanks....
Thanks for the process but as @chabig mentioned making sure every step is correct helps a lot. I also had to look very closely to see that the iPhoto Library was actually dragged on top of the LaCie drive. What confused me was this drive icon wouldn't show up to the left of the menu unless the desktop was full and the drive mounted to the middle of the desktop. This isn't being picky, I would rather have had a visual more realistic to show what was going on.   You also...
Of course NSA spies, that's their job as defined by US law. Of course, they aren't supposed to be doing so much spying on law-abiding US citizens but they are our spy organization, just like every other country has theirs. No foreign leader can honestly say they were surprised when Snowden opened his big mouth because they are doing the same thing we're doing and have been doing since the dawn of time.
Not sure why everyone is getting their panties in a twist. China has every right to test Apple products. This story didn't say anything about Apple source code. As a developer, I have access to some Apple source code and Chinese developers have the same access (except for encryption algorithms that aren't allowed outside the US). As for the US government not inspecting products themselves, that's not really true. Many government organizations perform all sorts of testing,...
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