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"While Google will limit its response to the FTC to the domestic market, Apple said it would consider applying the revised contract terms globally,"    Typical of Google but I had to laugh when I read the first paragraph saying South Korea was ordering Apple to do something. I just wish Apple, or the US legal system, would turn around and order South Korea to force Samsung to pay the money it owes Apple. Oh wait, Samsung doesn't have to do anything it doesn't want to...
Like I said, when I started the project, none of this was available and Apple had restricted api's. I'm glad Apple is opening things up a bit and providing advanced capabilities. What I was working on had nothing to do with controlling the typical home, it had to do with controlling the capabilities of an iOS device depending on where it was located. If you look at the second graphic, first diagram, that's exactly what I was working on (location-based security). The...
Best $5M ever spent. We'd still be seeing stick figure animated movies if it wasn't for Pixar. It would have been a waste if GM or Philips had bought them.
I presented an idea to my boss a few/several years ago for something that contained many of these ideas but after figuring out what I would need to do, gave up on it because developers didn't have access to the Apple api's needed to do it. What Apple is patenting can only be done by Apple because of sandboxing and a variety of other things. The drawing shows a house but I was using it at work to automagically configure iPhones depending on what building and room they were...
I'm trying to remember the last time a test actually taught me anything. A test, especially a standardized one for all the robot kids we're trying to educate (thanks SpamSandwich), doesn't teach a student anything and is only used to gauge how good their short-term memory is. That's why everyone continues to cram the night before a test then forgets everything during finals. If something a teacher tells you doesn't stick for more than a few weeks, it never will and is...
I don't want this to become a semantics conversation but what I was attempting to say is that people learn using different techniques, one way doesn't meet everyone's needs (my wife is a teacher, three of my brothers are teachers, and two of my sister-in-laws are teachers--I'm not but I get an ear full every time we meet). Saying "most people learn better with combined ..." doesn't necessarily apply. Each student is different, which is why the no student left behind...
Your comment only applies to picture books. Most students can only read one page at a time so comparing a single page to the iPad works for me.  Of course, "reading" is only one part of the educational process. Being able to experience what you're reading is something that's new. This is where a good multimedia book or web site viewed on a good visual device is at least as important as being able to read text. Many people learn better when seeing something instead of...
I agree but the DOJ would say this is anti-competitive behavior and go after the publishers again. I've always wondered why the reseller gets to do whatever they want to (as long as it's Amazon) while the publisher and author are held hostage. If the author wants to sell their book for $1000 why should a reseller have the right to drop that price? Would Amazon actually pay this author $1000 and turn around and sell it for $9.99 just to push it's garbage products? The...
I thought Apple was convicted of anti-competitive behavior (pending appeal) because of the most favored nation clause. Isn't this what sealed their fate? Now Amazon is demanding the same thing. What else do they need to do before the DOJ gets off their a** and starts investigating them. Amazon is providing them with so much ammunition I can't believe nothing has happened. They are worse than Microsoft was.
You probably don't own any physical artwork either or anything else that has value, instead getting digital copies of everything. Your statement about physical books is sad and a sign of a declining society.
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