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Time to abolish all the foolish restrictions that some airlines impose on "electronic devices", even disallowing people to do useful work in flight. Granted, asking for "Airline Mode" for an iPod/iPad is warranted, but anything beyond that is too restrictive. Lots of things, these days are "electronic devices", including pacemakers, wrist watches, digital cameras.
AT&T is equally guilty for being hackable. Being sloppy with people's personal information is not a joke these days, they're used for important stuff. The mere possibility to understand the security system *so well* that it can be easily breached, surely sounds criminal to me. It is true, though, that the hackers have gone out of the normal way to obtain the information. The question is: (i) have they used it for direct personal gain? (ii) have they divulged the obtained...
I severely doubt that iCloud would not provide web space, since a normal website only takes 10s of Megabytes, which is nothing these days. Granted, Apple could encourage the use of web design apps such as rapidweaver and spend its resources on more valuable things than keeping up-to-date yet another web design application. UNLESS iWeb would drastically gain features by cooperating with iCloud to implement features that are inaccessible or infeasible to the competition.
And it has for years. Always hovering around US$25. Good, stable investment for those hedgefunds, indeed. Since begin 2000 no increases in MSFT, while AAPL really took off in 2004 (it first took 3-4 years to recover from being undervalued after the 2000 tech stock collapse) and has since risen by 2000%. Had the pension funds invested in AAPL, many people may have been able to hold onto their homes in 2008-2009. Of course, Microsoft can't be blamed for the poor performance...
In the past, Mac users were confronted with PC ports that were slow (because of the shim translating PC API calls to Mac), and couldn't offer anything better than the lowest common denominator as far as features and optimized GUU were concerned. This time, Apple has really turned the tables.
Now it looks more or less decent, but the highlighted tab would be better offset from the other tabs if the contrast would be more distinctive (white lettering instead of light grey) for the hightlighted tab and LESS DISTINCT for the unselected tab(s) (gray lettering instead of black).With the better, updated Lion look, the unselected button(s) may be taken for selected one, in particular when there are only two tabs, a selected one and an unselected one.
I do believe part of the confusion is in the use of words. And many people seem to have in mind different definitions of "tracking". Especially some anal-ists, and the reporting press, may not fully understand some distinctions.If we mean by tracking: - being followed in real time by someone else, that's a serious thing, unless you want to be "locatable" (as on a hike or ski trip)- logging, this may even be more serious, because of the permanent record, and individual...
I suspect, some (most?) people don't want to be tracked SOME OF THE TIME, but they don't really care the remainder of the time. In case they temporarily disable the feature, will there be a record of the gap in time when they didn't wish to be tracked? If so, that could be highly sensitive information, because that would pinpoint exactly when they are up to something fishy.
The article's title somehow wants to imply that, logically, AAPL should be going down badly. Rather, the converse is true. AAPL has been held down by short-sellers, out to make a quick profit, and, strangely enough, it is now even increasing *after* the announcement of stellar results.
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