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If that's the case, then that seems to explain the "region locking" by store pushed by Apple, Nintendo, Microsoft, Steam, etc is to force the taxes and royalties to be paid to the correct countries media monopoly and tax system. Think about it. If the taxes are the lowest in Ireland, everyone in the EU would buy from the Ireland iTunes store.I think what needs to happen, realistically, is that the "internet" needs to be treated as it's own country for the purposes of tax...
Most of the problem (eg 20+ minutes of updating) is not unique to the Playstation 3,4, Xbox360,XBone,Wii, WiiU, or 3DS.What makes a console viable is mean time before failure (MTBF) Microsoft did the console industry a lot of harm with the terrible build quality of the Xbox 360, I'm quite honestly surprised that anyone would buy the XBone in the first 3 years if at all. Sony doesn't have quite the record on hardware defects, however repeated (needless) firmware updates...
When I was at a Apple hiring thing a few years back, the Dr.Dre stuff was in their marketing. Apple wouldn't be selling it if it wasn't good for some reason. Personally I'm just mad that specifications aren't being put on headphone packaging/online anymore. Your average piece-o-crap headphones have 20-18,000hz range the better ones have 8-24,000, but I've only been able to find specs on the stuff put out by the Japanese companies (Sony, JVC, Panasonic) and none of the...
I think this misses the point that "any" headphones can be used with the iPhone/iPad/iPod. Barrel/Minijack connectors are designed to move and rotate. Lightning isn't. I'd advise Apple to take a look at the Nintendo GBA SP (The first clamshell design GBA) when they removed the headphone jack, only to put it back on all subsequent portable devices. What you had to do, to use headphones on the GBA SP was buy a third-party adapter that plugged into the charging port, so you...
Android is horrible, anyone reading this site is already aware of it being horrible. Any developer who hates Oracle/Java also hates Android. Android is just a gum-and-bailing-wire platform that only holds together as long as the hardware manufacturer cares, and Samsung pretty much follows the Car manufacturer's business model, release a new device every year, immediately stop selling the previous model with a fire sale (even if the new model just gets a new coat of paint)...
I'm not against this idea, but I really hate the idea of the entire wallet being "in the device", so that if the device is lost stolen or destroyed, everything on it is gone for good. The ironic thing about Cloud storage is that this is the perfect place to store the wallet provided that you have a way to unlock it when needed. Or you know, just don't be an idiot and never actually put more than 100$ in the "device-only" wallet.But as latter commentators mention, it is...
It probably needs carrier support to CALL OTHER PHONES. Kinda like how the iMessage works in principle already, the fallback is to establish a call over GSM/UMTS/VoLTE. But the connection setup is likely something to the tune of:Terminating device -> WiFi-> Carrier -> POTS It's literately an extra step. The Rogers One already does the above. Also carriers have had similar services before to save your minutes using UMA before (mostly blackberry devices) so we will have to...
Nobody expects the unexpected. Time will tell, but usually new programming languages are met with extremely hostile developers at first, and lack of cross-platform viability (eg to Windows or Android) will ultimately prevent a language from muscling out whatever is dominant, no matter how crappy the dominant language is (eg Java and C++ are crappy for reasons owing to their unnecessary complexity and inflexibility between runtimes using the same language. This is why all...
I'll blame Microsoft for just screwing up the marketing. the RT was a device looking to solve a problem that didn't exist. It was trying to run "full windows" on hardware that would normally be tablet hardware. The Surface Pro on the other hand is a laptop in a tablet form factor. The latter is utterly incapable of doing anything CPU intensive because Intel parts are bad (AMD are worse) in the side of device. The Surface Pro 3 just proves this point that Microsoft is...
I have no doubt they have experiments in the labs, but there is absolutely no way such a device would sell except to a power-conscious "green" customer. No Desktop will ever sell like this except maybe macmini "servers" relegated to NAS/Servers. An iMac would certainly fail, and a Mac Pro would be dead before it hit the store.This is not the same argument as the PowerPC problem. With PowerPC, IBM was the sole CPU supplier to Apple, and IBM was much more interested in...
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