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I totally agree, especially w/iPodTouch, which won't always be on a network (and in my case is almost NEVER connected to the open internet. And I never use Open Feint or any of that ilk, so unless a developer in incredibly devious (like: batching up data, running in the background secretly waiting for a connection!), they're never going to see how many times I'm playing their games or using their apps. My guess is they just kiss off those of us who value our privacy and...
The question is: how can anyone NOT be concerned about this (as a general topic, not as this specific feature as implemented on iPhones). I'll post this cartoon again, because it's so apropos and seems to register better with people than mere words.In fact, I don't own an iPhone, and won't purchase one until/unless issues like these are resolved. Especially the rampant phoning-home. This can kind of be solved by jailbreaking and installing a 3rd party app similar to...
Yay, I was heard by at least one person! ;-)Nope, not always. Tell me how to disable the GPS on an iPhone? It's one thing to restrict 3rd party access, but as I understand it, Apple has access to that data 24/7. As well as the telcos, but that's impossible to avoid. There's no way to block outgoing network traffic, ala Little Snitch, and Apple doesn't look like they're going to approve that kind of app. This is an even bigger problem, and it's not getting enough...
Ugh, not this again. If it actually is put in the phone, just make damn sure there's a way to completely and fully disable it!!
What a silly response. Did you even read his examples? Many (though certainly not all) uses of dashboard widgets are completely dependent on seeing data in the window(s) you are currently working in.
+1 The calculator, in particular, is something that's used while referencing other on-screen documents. Let's hope (and lobby Apple) to not do something silly like this. The developer previews are not the final product, fortunately, and Apple does pay attention to developer (and consumer) reactions.
I too was going to complain about not being able to see the videos until flipping back over to Safari and reloading the pages.I must say that this is a mixed bag. Don't get me wrong, I despise Flash. But I use FlashBlock, which is almost ideal in that I don't have to see any heavyweight animation or video come in unless I explicitly click on it. It's actually more annoying to me to have the video auto-download without my explicit request. But worse than that, it looks...
No kidding. Show of hands: who would like to hang out with ascii's family next Christmas? -crickets- What the hell kind of a family gathering is it where everyone is glued to their computers (full-size or hand-size)? What a sad, sad family.
Not yet it's not. If you only have a single machine, fine. But as soon as you have multiple computers on your network, use a home media server, or have a family where you're sharing lots of stuff, wireless is still way too damn slow. Ever try using your iPhoto library over WiFi? Ugh, it sucks. Want to move a couple gig of video clips or photos from your desktop to laptop? It's actually less painful to go find an ethernet cable, link the machines together, change their...
+1 for this. Why people feel they have to have their CC tied to their account is beyond me, kids or not. Using iTunes gift cards gives virtually all the benefits, with virtually none of the risk.Yup. I don't necessarily agree with this exact set of options, but the idea is perfect. And given the number of kids that use iPad/iPhone, it would surprise me if they didn't add something similar to this in the future.Patranus is obviously not a parent (nor particularly...
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