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 Yes.  They'd essentially only be able to try and purchase things with a stolen phone, but they wouldn't have the credit card numbers.  So just cancelling the cards would work the same as before. When you think about it, it'd be more hassle than it's worth for a thief: steal the phone, hope there's a perfect fingerprint to extract on it, have the right equipment and expertise to extract it, keep the phone off any networks to prevent it from being wiped/tracked, risk trying...
 As far as I've heard, the only known hack for the TouchID system is a faked fingerprint.  Which is very difficult to do, and a remote wipe of the phone would be able to stop it.
 Correct.  However, only the bank holds the key (not the individual retailers) and so it's far less likely to fall into the wrong hands because banks tend to take information security far more seriously than retailers.  I mean, if a hacker were able to hack into the bank's database, they wouldn't even need the encryption key anyways.  That's exactly the current system: the real credit card number is stored with each transaction at the retailer.  The point is that, with the...
I can't believe there are advertising agencies that are still rehashing the old "street poll" concept.  Though I guess if it's what Samsung asked for...
 What I don't understand is, if you are going to leak photos, why you wouldn't take them in such a way that no identifiable background can be seen?  From the background shown in these photos, it should be fairly easy for Apple to trace the origin.
I agree with what wizard69 says about Swift: it's likely going to take the same path as Obj-C and be embraced by Apple only.  Apple would need to create a formal language specification (there is a book for developers, but it's not a formal specification) and an independent committee comprised of members from the larger tech community if they wanted Swift to be cross-platform.  I don't see the incentive for them to do that.   That being said, given what I've seen in the...
 A couple of other related points on the matter: - There are a number of fundamental differences between Windows and Mac UIs which would affect the ability to port a number of APIs.  For example, the menubar being at the top of the screen vs in the application window.  This makes a big difference in terms of having multiple windows in the same application instance vs running multiple application instances.  I could write an essay on all such differences, but I'll spare...
 It does.  The C++ standard library has different implementations of it's standard library for all platforms.  Generally, it's implemented using the POSIX APIs on most platforms. C++ is the cross-platform solution because the standard library (and most of the major 3rd party libraries) doesn't make any attempt to try and draw UI elements (windows, buttons, text entry fields, etc) or handle UI interactions across platforms.  It only does the low-level stuff which is...
 Even your example is using APIs which are platform-specific.  You're calling the function println(), but how does println() work on OS X vs Windows?  It, in-turn, needs to be turned into lower-level commands which can display characters somewhere on the screen. The compiler (clang) can do this for you, but it needs to know where to find the implementation of println() on both OS X and Windows (i.e. in a standard/core library which is created for each platform).  This is...
 Unfortunately, asdasd confused you a bit.  When I talk about the broad topic of "data-manipulation", I'm talking about how to structure, process, and save/load data in your applications.  Not just interacting with SQL databases (for which there are no APIs in the standard C++ library anyways). For example: say you have a cross-platform application which can save to a file and reload it again (to use your own app as an example: say you wanted to allow the user to...
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