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I have no sympathy for the ad people in this case. Just because it will affect their bottom line doesn't mean that we consumers have to be ok with the practice. Screw 'em. If ad revenues go down and more apps have to charge 0.99 or 1.99 instead of being free to compensate, I'm ok with that. I'd much rather pay for an app I want to use than put up with a bunch of ads inside an app to save 99 cents. There's a glut of crappy free apps trying to get by on ad revenue anyway,...
I'm not saying that Apple should support it, I'm saying I don't know how to find and/or remove the problem on my sister's older machine since Apple's tool won't run on the older system. I was under the impression that both the Kaspersky tool and the Symantec tool also won't run on stuff below 10.6.
What about older OS X versions? Are pre-10.6 & 10.7 systems that have java installed equally vulnerable to this trojan? I'd like to check my sister's old powerbok g4 that's running OS X 10.5, but this tool says it's specifically for 10.7 only, and I know the java updates that solved this issue were only for 10.6 & 10.7.
I had the rev1 appleTV, loved it, but it ran sooooo hot it actually warmed up my room. Got the rev2 appleTV, loved it even more with the extra features. I use it just about every day. I got my mom one, and even though she is super NON-tech savvy, she uses it all the time. (I'm kind of glad the remote is overly dumbed down for that reason) I ripped all her DVDs into itunes on her computer, and she uses it for music, pictures, and netflix tv shows, etc etc as well. I was...
It's not this new option to disallow signed apps/ID'd devs that worries me, it's the possibility of a future OS X version that removes the option and simply disallows unsigned apps. I want choice, and I'd be naive if I believed that Apple would never deny approving a dev for something other than malware reasons. We've seen it with iOS already, an app that doesn't do anything malicious, but does something that goes against apple's agreements with others (ie- tethering...
Is it possible that the word "iphone" in this case is simply a stand in for any smartphone? As in, the way people would say kleenex when they mean any old tissue, not just a kleenex branded tissue? I can't really read the text on the pic posted, it's too tiny. Can someone post a bigger version or a link to a bigger version?
It'd be nice if we could see the exact language the poll used. Was it only about electronics? If it was just a "what would you like for christmas" general question, and virtually EVERY response that got enough mentions to be included in the list of percentages is an electronic device, then.... that's crazy. No kid wants a bike? Some legos? A model rocket? A football? Geez, if we think this generation of kids is fat, wait until the next one, they'll be scooting...
I'd be very interested in a 15" MBP that was thin and light like the Air, and left behind the optical drive. However, if it's going to be my main machine, I can't get by with a little 128GB SSD drive, I need more space than that. Even 256GB won't do it. 512GB would be ok, even though in my existing MBP I'm considering upgrading the 500GB to a 750GB, but either way, the cost of a 512GB SSD would likely price the thing out of my league.
I don't dispute that it might take more computing juice than the A4 can give to do this voice nav stuff, but just how much faster is the A5 than the A4? In the case of the ipad1 vs ipad2, specs says that the cpu is clocked at a limited speed of 1GHz on both, with 1 core on the A4, and 2 cores on the A5. However, the benchmarks I've seen show the ipad 2 at around 1.6x-2.1x faster than the ipad1. (Main ref here is Primate Labs Geekbench 2 score: ipad1 @ 456, ipad2 @ 739,...
I don't see any reason for this sort of voice control to require any hardware that the iphone4 doesn't already have, namely, a mic, and... well, just a mic, so if they make this stuff available only on the iphone5 HW running ios5, and not the iphone4 HW running ios5, that will be VERY irritating, as it would seem like just an artificial limitation to push iphone5 HW sales. I realize that the iphone5 will likely run an A5 chip instead of the current iphone's A4, but I'm...
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