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Unless their app uses the NDK, Android developers don't need to do anything special to make their apps support 64-bit CPUs. With ART, apps are distributed as portable bytecode and are compiled to native code at install time. The final compilation to assembler takes place on the end users' devices rather on the developer's computer.
A better analogy is OS X. Android's software sources policy is virtually identical to OS X Gatekeeper, by default allowing only software from Google Play. So it's no easier to install a piece of malware on Android than it is on OS X. The system is also closer to OS X in terms of flexibility. For instance you can set default apps and program your own device without having to pay another party for a temporary privilege to install and run your own code.
No need. PC laptops (particularly business laptops like Thinkpads) have long used Trusted Platform Modules for storing various cryptographic keys.
I think you're referring to Kitchen Nightmares. The problems there result from inadequate enforcement of regulations. Regulations are needed in areas like those because financial incentives do not always align with the public's well-being, and also because there is an information asymmetry -- since restaurant's don't post their cutting board practices and cleaning schedules for public review, customers can't always detect bad practices behind the scenes. A purely profit...
Heavy users are already paying their fair share. That's why a 50mbps connection costs more than a 25mpbs connection. What do the extra fees go toward if not to finance the extra burden placed on the ISP by the increased bandwidth?
Does the average restaurant customer inspect the restaurant's kitchen to ensure that raw meats aren't being stored with fresh vegetables?
"Someone" is already paying for the infrastructure development -- namely, the ISPs own subscribers. The content providers don't proactively "clog the network with massive amounts of bandwidth." The ISPs bring all the traffic upon themselves by  providing internet service to their customers; all the traffic is being requested  and paid for by their own subscribers. They are already being paid by each subscriber to ensure that their infrastructure is capable of delivering...
Just imagine if Verizon made its subscribers  pay a surcharge -- on top of what they are already paying for a 3G/4G data connection -- for the ability to download movies from iTunes at the same speed as from Redbox Instant Movies.
From a technical point of view, Android's system lies somewhere between OS X and iOS -- its method of restricting app installations by default is virtually identical to Gatekeeper on OS X, and unlike OS X it sandboxes all apps, not just apps from the app store. The main feature that sets iOS apart from either Android or OS X is that iOS essentially requires all apps to be approved by Apple, either directly through the App Store review process, or indirectly if they are...
"Average users" aren't Anandtech's intended audience. With articles like this one (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6777/understanding-camera-optics-smartphone-camera-trends), It's pitched more toward readers interested in inner workings of technology.
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