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I wouldn't hold your breath. The iPad doesn't include the antenna, but most Square transactions are done with iPhones anyway. I've seen a few Android users, but they're the exception.Speculatively speaking, I think somewhere along the production of the iPad device they decided that the position of the NFC chip and the position of where people expect to use it doesn't line up, so they just disabled the NFC part of it. In the iPhone the chip is somewhere around the middle of...
A Patent troll is a company that doesn't produce what they own the patents on. The Rockstar Consortium is a "better idea" than say Apple buying the patents and then the other partners deciding to sue Apple because they want to change the licensing terms. Google should have joined when they had the chance because that would have lowered the costs for everyone on it.But hey, drop in the bucket.So by definition, Rockstar's purpose for existence was to mutually not sue the...
IMO, accessing your kids social network accounts is a bit much... what if they wanted to come out as gay, or their less-responsible friend likes to send teaser-sexting? There's a potential childporn charge just for looking at your kids friends wall/posts. Lojack their devices and vehicles for sure though.And to bring this back to the original topic, "think of the children" is why we have bad laws. Instead of trying to protect children like they are eggshells, we should be...
Ding Ding, we have a winner.DOJ brought this upon themselves. The message the DOJ is sending is that they rely on too-easy methods of reactive crime solving and not enough proactive crime prevention.Whatever happened to logging IMEI, MAC and ISMI numbers?
I see you only have 5 posts. Your review would be more legible if there was more white-space.My personal opinion is that the cost doesn't seem justified. It lasts 48 hours on a battery charge which is good.http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/en-us/support/hardware/specificationsBut it seems like it may have been designed to appeal to the same market as the Jawbone Up deviceshttp://jawbone.com/store/buy/up3Some of the people in my social space immediately went "OMG...
Oh here we go again... Let's look at the problems: 1. Intel 2. Microsoft Intel's problem is that the x86 architechure was not designed for mobile devices, and Intel didn't care about power consumption, nor AMD, until they hit the brick wall at 4Ghz. Also Itanium (mockingly referred to as Itanic.) Microsoft's problem is that they tried to put a desktop OS into a tablet, by replacing the "program manager"(Windows 3.x reference) with Explorer(Windows 95/NT4), and then with...
Well Apple tends to be shooting where the market is going, while others are trying to chase where the market is now.Intel's problem is that it's more interested in creating parts for which there is no market. Celeron's and Atom's serve what purpose? Creating a market for underpowered useless computers that OEM's then try to push as viable machines (see Windows XP and the underpowered netbook.) Poor Asus, completely fell on it's face with the eeePC, when it was supposed to...
Not exactly. Chip cards were rolled out long before chip+NFC cards. Likewise most POS systems added NFC readers before switching to chip+pin with integrated NFC readers.There may be requirements "not to disable, damage, tamper or circumvent any anti-fraud" feature, which would include not disabling the NFC or Chip reading parts.
Only if they're paying 99$/yr for a developer account. Which would require either being part of an enterprise, or you compile every single app from source you wish to sideload.Many developers want to develop software only for iOS, because as soon as their app goes on the Google Play store, it's pirated.
I've been saying this forever. Google Analytics doesn't differentiate between iOS device, but it does by Android device, and when you drill down on the numbers, it's often disappointing that the average device people use is not a high end device.As for Liberal/Conservative tones. The average "Linux" fan tends to be Liberal, and those are the guys buying devices to jailbreak them. But the people making business decisions to port software to Android from iOS or not are...
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