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I always thought that I was a hoarder, so I always buy the biggest device - that's why I bought an iPhone 6 Plus, but 700 or even 500 apps? That's crazy! How can anyone be sure that the issue is the raw number of apps and not just a few poorly built ones?   I am not going to blame these users for having 700 apps, but I will comment on the complaint that it is difficult to troubleshoot 700 apps. Each time I get a new device (or occasionally when I wipe the device), I...
No, you don't lose a cent by holding on to their stock, but when they get delisted and it drops down to penny stock status, few people are willing to purchase it, so any expected value disappears. Worst is when the company is bought out whole by another company or holding stock and the value is washed down to percentage points of pennies.  I have some low end stock that I purchased that went OTC and then down the toilet. I never sold them, but I have written them off...
 The point is that if you are going to trade individual stocks, you should know enough about the market to have a diversified portfolio that will allow you to weather any issues with a particular company, sector, or industry. When you buy and indexed fund, that is all you are doing, except that you are allowing professional fund managers do the choosing. Just like any other endeavor, amateurs can be successful at this stuff, but it is the people that do it every day for a...
Well, for GTAT it was more of a lifeline since they looked to be near death before they signed this deal with their main income stream of solar cells down the tubes. Gave GTAT a chance to stave off the inevitable for a few years and allowed the executives to cash out some money. Looks to me like GTAT overreached and made commitments that they couldn't keep up, but Apple decided that it was more prudent to try to keep some sort of relationship going to get any advances that...
Don't know that you will see this on iPhones since the domestic carriers (at least in the US) heavily subsidize the handset cost. This feature is for people that are on month to month contracts.
I don't think this about Apple providing the service as much as it is providing a SIM that will work on multiple networks without swapping out. It doesn't change the current paradigm by much since tablets (at least in the US) are on a month to month charge without a contract. It just makes life easier for people traveling country to country and spending enough time (more than a week?) to sign up for local data.   Wonder how this affects US cell provider global plans and...
iOS8 includes "Secure Enclave", a hardware component to encryption. This is new to mobile devices.  oth,fhttp://nelenkov.blogspot.com/2014/10/revisiting-android-disk-encryption.html"Android has included full disk encryption (FDE) support since version 3.0, but versions prior to 4.4 used a fairly easy to bruteforce key derivation function (PBKDF2 with 2000 iterations). Additionally, because the disk encryption password is the same as the lockscreen one, most users tend to...
You should probably read the Forbes articles. Apple really had nothing to win or lose with this deal ... other than if they had intended to ship sapphire screens with the iPhone 6 & 6+. In the end, Slurpy is correct - Apple had record sales with the iPhone release even without the sapphire screens.  Perhaps Apple will be able to acquire the technology and the factory when the smoke clears from this GTAT fiasco and can work towards sapphire screens in the future, but the...
It's important to note a few things ...   While Apple may have withheld payment earlier in the year, it is likely that problems were identified earlier than that. It was not in Apple's interest to see GTAT fail since they still had to make their own release date. Withholding the earlier payment would likely come after significant inability to meet deadlines and/or lack of communication from GTAT management.   As noted by an earlier poster, GTAT was in serious financial...
Here it is ... the people in glass houses ultimate result,   http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/10/samsung-galaxy-note-4-bendgate/   Wonder how Samsung is feeling about that bending QA video now ...
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