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I'm not sure Apple had a whole lot to do with this—it probably has more to do with the will of the record labels—but this is something which should change, so more power to him.Yeah... those dicks... trying to make the world a better place... jerks...
Is there any other product worth naming individually at this point?
This lawsuit is so bizarre to me. Amazon's monopoly over this industry was extremely strong and they weren't afraid to abuse it (not to say that would have warranted legislation in its own right). Apple comes along with the others and builds an alternative. It, too, is not all cherry-filled happiness, but it has broken apart the Amazon monopoly and now the market is starting to show some more options. And then the DoJ comes along with what almost seems like a radical...
"Sometimes reliable" is a shit term for DigiTimes. You should include 'DigiTimes' in the article title so I know not to waste my time reading what is almost sure to be complete drivel.
I didn't see any demonstration of rubber-banding in the videos.As for pinch to zoom, the DiamondTouch demo uses a similar gesture to size something but not to zoom in or out on anything. I'm not sure how that applies to patent law today, though I'm not too sure about granting patents on something like 'pinch to zoom' anyway. It does seem like a pretty natural gesture and I'm surprised this much reaching is needed in the first place.
Yeah, like some others I'd prefer those are kept outside the machine in the form of a UPS. While I imagine Apple could build a more efficient backup power supply if they really wanted to, it is nice to have an external device to deal with when the battery (or the device) goes bad, and it is also nice to keep that weight (they are really heavy—especially if rated well enough to tend a Mac Pro) out of the computer.
... with per-device fees which make them largely immaterial for swaths of users.
Perhaps referring to the smallest denomination of the ruler.
Probably not as significant a number as you might think. Most users will probably just assume it is the latest upgrade of the Maps application. And beyond that, depending on accuracy, there might not be a whole lot of reason to stop using the Apple maps application anyway. Depending on accuracy, the only reason I can think of why I might still want a Google Maps app would be for transit system directions. And regular use is the thing Google would care about.
What did you think it would cost?
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