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There's only so much optimization you can put into a benchmark for specific hardware, you can't just replace huge chunks of code for one device and call it a fair benchmark. It's a test of the hardware's raw performance, not the software. In a way it gives a false view of the end-user performance but it's designed to compare the same software on different hardware.I trust Anandtech...
You say it's funny that they avoid oppressive governments like it's a win in favor of the side trying to dismiss climate change. I don't think it's their aim to become martyrs for their cause. The best they can do is to bring it to the public's attention where they have the freedom to do that. Some of the actions these type of organisations take is damaging to businesses. A year ago activists blocked a 40,000 tonne coal shipment to a coal plant with the intention of...
That would be a good idea - their magsafe power supplies don't get very good reviews:http://store.apple.com/us/reviews/MD506LL/A/apple-85w-magsafe-2-power-adapter-for-macbook-pro-with-retina-display?fnode=5a&page=0&rf=1http://store.apple.com/us/reviews/MC556LL/B/apple-85w-magsafe-power-adapter-for-15-and-17-inch-macbook-pro?page=0&rf=1Of course people would rarely leave a positive review for a power supply so that'll just reflect the bad ones but still over 900 1/5...
God's flatulence is the cause of climate change. Heavy drinking sessions are what causes floods.There's evidence that climate change is happening presented here:http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/The core issue is how much is caused by human activity and is it possible to take effective measures to reduce the impact. There's an article here about the human impact:http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=2001They need to do more studies on where CO2 is coming from and...
The Newton was kind of the right product but at the wrong time. It just needed communications and interaction technology to progress enough to make it useful. The iWatch is starting from a point where communications and interaction technology is at an advanced level. For it to be Newton-like, there would have to be an advance in future that would eventually make the watch useful. The problem here is when you see the usage breakdown of smartphones:The watch would work with...
iOS can access NAS drives with 3rd party apps just fine.They have those kind of devices for movie streaming - the battery is only enough to power the drive, although that is when streaming:http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/wireless/seagate-satellite/They are useful devices but not enough for Apple to make them. Having to add the battery and wireless capability is more than necessary for simple backups. A backup device can be very small,...
SSDs need power, the design I described plugs into the power supply, not the iPhone so you can't take it with you. Third parties could probably make cheaper SSDs but they'd have to work with the Apple power supply and it's the iPhone that has to interface with it and encrypt the backup (the iPhone could just format the backup drive encrypted but for multiple devices, it may be better to encrypt each backup).Like I say, this doesn't conflict with the iPhone's storage as it...
Why would it be $500+? I mentioned the pricing of retail SSDs. They can make 128GB for $99 or $149. Not everyone will need that much. Entry level products with 16GB or 32GB could get by with a $50-80 64GB model.It's for people who don't regularly use or connect iOS devices to a Mac or PC any more. How does an elderly person migrate an iPad to a new one if that's all they have? iCloud is the only option. What if they have 30GB of data and a 1Mbit upload speed? That's days...
The fake boxes all have the iOS 7 or 8 front on them:Apple may have made the switch at the last minute to the plain embossing to help customers know which are fakes, especially in the likes of China.
Yeah but that's always the problem with iOS devices, they are still treated as being below the Mac. If you want to backup a Mac, you don't need another device. I think an inexpensive storage device would not only make backups easier for people who use just iOS devices but having it connected to the adaptor and backing up transparently ensures people don't even have to think about it.
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