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Apple thought $1 billion was too much for Waze with its up-to-date maps, POI data and huge user base, but was happy to waste spend $3bn on Beats? Maps & navigation is a really core function IMO to a smartphone, streaming music and crappy headphones isn't.Apple Maps is only a few years old, whereas OS X had been worked on for around 8 years before Snow Leopard's "cleaning up". Was the original architecture really so bad that it needed a complete rewrite after a couple of...
The hard disk is around 2.5 watts, a SSD is much less, but it's the CPU that's the most by far: 37w for the Haswell i5 CPUs. Having the CPU and GPU in one chip only increases the amount of heat in a small area. That's bad. Dissipated heat is much better. The dedicated GPU is a fair bit too, 20-40w.It's the heat concentrated in small areas around the CPU and GPU that cause problems, especially with lead-free solder. The lead free stuff just doesn't flex like leaded does. So...
Yes you can. You click the star which gives you the option of choosing to "Play more like this" or "Never play this song again"
I can't understand why, since Spotify pays the label some crazily tiny amount of cash for each song played.
The left's view is no one should excel since that's not the norm. They want everyone to comply to their basic 'mould' and can't stand anything out of the ordinary.Unions are the reason the UK's car tool ironwork engineering entire manufacturing industry went bust.
Yup. How is it Spotify with 0.1% of the resources of Apple can be in "most" (according to a Q&A session with them) countries and Apple can't with neither Beats music or iTunes Radio?Spotify have got past those restrictions, maybe the labels are anti-Apple...
Parallel reading would be possible with a fairly sophisticated controller that can understand multiple serial inputs at once, but it would end up needing lots of pins to access the memory, and so lots of space needed for the traces on the board and the controller itself. I don't doubt Apple has thought of it, but deemed it unnecessary since I'm not sure of any use of the phone or iPad other than downloading stuff to it from desktop iTunes that is I/O limited in terms of...
I do, and they still don't last long. Again I ask, why do cheapo cables last much longer than the Apple ones? Why can I chuck the cheapo ones in my bag without fear of damage, and the Apple ones I have to carefully put in a dedicated pocket? Does my careful treatment of the Apple cables cause them to break sooner than the cheapo ones? Hmmm...
I agree, regarding the number of models they are going the way they were pre-Jobs: they have a lot of inventory in circulation. Just look at the phones, there're:iPhone 6+ 16, 64, 128iPhone 6 16, 64, 1286 * 3 colours  = 18 modelsiPhone 5s 16, 132*3 colours = 6 models5c * 5 colours = 5 models.That's 29 phone models, just for the US. The Asian and EU phones are different, so we could be talking 87 different models. That's a lot of inventory to track, just in phones.The...
I completely agree. Manufacturing a new device is often large proportion of the device's total energy use. It's similar to when people talk about electric cars, they're usually full of highly toxic cadmium which is hard to dispose of, and rare earth metals which come form conflict zones. They're also very energy intensive to make. Unlike Apple who use tiny amounts (1-2g) of rare earths, these car manufacturers use 20-30kg per car. Why don't they get slated for using...
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