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Did any of these so-called analysts see this coming?   When the man said he was doubling down on secrecy, he meant it.
 This sounds more like a serious co-ordination problem than a design fault with the iPhone  
 Very true.  But what's worse is Google having access to your eating habits, sleeping habits, exercise regime, organ monitoring data gathered over time . . . Your medical records only get updated when you go to your doctor, and people only do that when they're sick. How much would the insurance companies pay to historical medical data that ran from when you bought your GoogleWatch, right up until the point you make a claim?
 Thanks for pointing this out; it's even worse than I originally thought. So they said they wouldn't do something, then they did it anyway.  So they lied, basically. What if they said they wouldn't sell my private data, then did it anyway?What if they said they won't pass my tracked medical data to insurance companies, then did it anyway? How far does this 'misrepresentation' go? Again, thanks for correcting my mistake, but I think I'll pass on 'Google Health'  anyway....
 Mmmmm. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/09/f-t-c-fines-google-22-5-million-for-safari-privacy-violations/  Seems like 'privacy' is a dirty word around Google HQ; not the kind of people I'll be trusting with my health details.
 Well, my definition of full taxes is the full amount of tax they are legally required to pay. If they pay a cent more then they should fire their finance director.
Is this really 'multitasking' or is it a way to split the screen to allow room for extensions into the frontmost app?
 I'm guessing that Google is less concerned about the 30% fee than Amazon is. Google is perfectly happy to give stuff away as long as they can track your purchases in return.
  But here's the thing: Apple isn't really concerned with innovation unless it brings real user benefits. They weren't first with the smartphone; the tablet had been done to death ten years before Apple turned up.  Being first is not really what Apple's about.  The secret of Apple's success is that they watch the competition carefully (despite what they say in public) and make sure they don't repeat their mistakes. This is the reason why iOS was locked down until they...
 I've done a lot of development over the last twenty years. Started out with C then C++ then Java, Ruby and now getting to grips with Python. I've avoided ObjectiveC because, quite frankly, I just didn't like the look of it. I've seen amazing things done with it and I'm happy to admit that I was being very narrow-minded, but with such great things happening in IT, I just couldn't see the point of learning something that looked like C in a pretty dress. I went through the...
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