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omg, and I thought the commercial looked really cool, I never saw this iPhone ad!
Who lines up for a bigger spec phone? Oooh ten cores and S-Pen (what?)
While I'm no Blackberry fan, the argument about profits and cash reserves are what they said about them, and it's not turning out well. Here's hoping that Q4 brings some Apple surprises and 2014 or 2015 brings a new category of Apple innovation. The new Apple team needs to prove itself in a big way the more it releases rehashes of existing product lines
The Nexus 7, while not a blockbuster, was extremely popular. It sold more than any other Android tablet at the time. I'm not sure it can be accurately called a failure, since it did make a (tiny) profit. But yes, just like Tim Cook said, even mine is not being used, and it's collecting dust in a cabinet somewhere. Android still hasn't gotten the tablet interface right and there are no apps built for the form factor. Plus, 16:9 is an *awful* resolution for a tablet. Much...
XP is like a free OS in China. They don't even bother with Windows 7, XP runs everything and works with all the cheap USB junk. It's not like there's new hardware coming out that actually needs Windows 7 or 8 either. And corporations are usually on XP because all the shitty "enterprise" software can never be upgraded to Windows 7 without massive rewriting and cost, so they just leave it be.
If you have sudo / root access already... Why are you messing with the system clock? You can already create another admin user or edit the sudoers list and create a user with full root permission. You can even do neat things like create private keys and backdoors for later use, and hide them from even the root user which would allow you later access. This vulnerability is pretty dumb. And limited in scope. And doesn't even provide short term advantages.
Video conferencing on Android devices simply don't work right. You have to have the app installed, accounts setup and credit cards all setup before you can make calls, and even then the quality is questionable. The best universal app is Skype, and video over 3G can be downright terrible. Also, not every Android phone has a front facing camera believe it not!
  Thanks for this clear explanation. Been on The Verge, Engadget, Slashdot, Ars Technica and everyone seems bent on bashing Obama rather than digging through what the legal details of what happened.
Open source needs viable business models to succeed, otherwise you end up with dead projects all over Google Code / Sourceforge that no one maintains. If a piece of software is good, it needs attention and if the developer has to support himself with another job, then the software is going to suffer due to lack of attention. The failing of open source is that people assume that other people are going to pitch in and help, but all that does is create 1) forks or 2) patches...
There's a reason why medical apps tend to be on iOS, and it's Android fragmentation. Imagine if the developer of that artificial leg did it on Android. If just exactly one patient had an incompatible Android version, they'd be out of luck, and that's just heartbreaking. A technology barrier where none should exist. I cried a bit at the autistic child being able to communicate with his mom, and it was an iPad with a big screen that was key. Android tablets just do not have...
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