I believe this and the hexagonal array were done partially to make the app icons appear more jewel-like. The recent images in vogue display the home screen and it doesn't look out of place against the couture.
I wish this was in Australia already. It's one of the reasons I upgraded my iPhone. I thought the international rollout would be so much faster given that most retailers already have the EFTPOS terminals. Seems like financial institutions are dragging their heels.
If employees can unionise to ensure that they're not being exploited by their employer why can't publishers unionise to ensure that they're not being exploited by Amazon?
There is nothing that says Amazon has a right to sell books. Their business model (selling eBooks at a loss to spur kindle sales) was clearly at the expense of publishers hard copy sales. In my opinions publishers threatening to window Amazon was no less ethical than Amazon introducing artificial...
As someone with very limited training in visual basic from my school days plus a brain-full of creative ideas at least as cool as flappy-bird balanced by the full understanding that an app may be a passion project with zero return on investment, how would you suggest I get started on building my first app?
This is a smart move by Obama. So called "tax holidays" unfairly favour companies with lots of cash that can afford to keep it overseas. If you grant them, companies are only going to manipulate their taxation behaviour in the future.
I obviously don't know the detail on this bill (and with politics the devil is always in the detail). But speaking generally It's not a good idea to allow companies to repatriate cash at 5% when you can tax at a higher percentage...