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They don't all have billions in the bank though. I suspect very few do. See this recent example:http://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2014/05/16/wwe-ceo-vince-mcmahon-no-longer-billionaire-after-losing-340-million-in-a-day/The combined net worth of the top 1500 billionaires most likely exceeds the worldwide M0 currency supply so that currency simply doesn't exist, which is an important consideration when we discuss income inequality. We're talking more about asset...
Isaacson has proved many times that he has no insight into what Apple is doing despite getting so close to the people running it. He's such a hack, I really wish Steve hadn't chosen him as his biographer. What kind of biographer actually counters points made by their subject with their own experiences in a biography? Here he is talking about a watch and TV:http://www.macrumors.com/2014/01/31/walter-isaacson-on-apple/No clue whatsoever as to what Apple's doing. Why would...
Those don't change the direct revenue for the apps, those would come into the category of apps that are like packaged websites. It is a whole other set of significant revenue though:http://eurapp.eu/sites/default/files/Sizing%20the%20EU%20App%20Economy.pdf"EU developers took in $23.7 billion (€17.5 billion) in revenue in 2013, and we forecast that figure will increase to $85.3 billion (€63 billion) in five years. In addition to $8.1 billion (€6.0 billion) in app sales,...
People can only buy what's available so the ultimate responsibility lies with the developers. That's why the guy who developed Republique said he'd stop complaining about the poor quality games and start making good ones. The problem is the incentive. When someone can make over $1m from an app that takes 3 days to build, why spend months developing a high quality title that might not make back its development costs? There was a small survey of developers that suggested 60%...
Performance doesn't degrade with OS X over time. Windows uses a registry and the more applications are installed, the more this gets bigger and slows things down. A fresh install with Windows gets rid of the clutter. On OS X, there is no such clutter so it doesn't slow down over time.With SSDs, you might not notice as much slowdown in Windows either but on OS X, a fresh install is not needed.
64 year old woman. Maybe someone set up her phone wrong:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2080127/iPhones-Siri-tells-Charlie-Le-Quesne-12-shut-f--ugly-t-.htmlThe press always take a photo of the people involved looking like they were seriously affected by it.
Mosts titles do seem to run at 1080p:http://www.ign.com/wikis/xbox-one/PS4_vs._Xbox_One_Native_Resolutions_and_FrameratesI don't think the resolution is as important as the in-game effects and framerate. 1080p is just sharper.
Not exactly, it's different from before because of how many updates there are, it hasn't been cracked to the extent it was before with a one-off version with very few updates between major releases and you can't use any online services or publishing tools. Articles like that play up to the crowd that pirates software. It's a way of saying 'look the DRM doesn't work so why not just take it out?'. This issue with the server going down is the same. People would urge Adobe to...
Oh yeah, in that case a console is better value for gaming given that you also don't have to source parts, build it, install the OS etc.
It's the same in iOS 7:http://www.solveyourtech.com/turn-siri-ios-7-iphone-5/
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