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The notion that the solution to selling Apples servers is as simple as something like the App Store is slightly disturbing. The app store is good because it provides one outlet to get iPhone apps. Server software on the other hand is entirely different often costly and follows major plans on what way to take your infrastructure. How something like an App Store can come into that I fail to see. The problem I'd say Apple has is you don't just buy a server for its OS...
Thanks, although that doesn't really answer it. Still seems that unless you manually set something up to back up all your data. The fact it is synced between your machine and the cloud rather than just existing on the cloud is irrelevant as if your data is deleted form the cloud when a sync happens it is likely just to delete it from you machine.
Is this article actually right about the Apple MobileMe things and how your data would be ok as you have it stored locally? I would have thought as it all Syncs though MobileMe, a loss of data on the MobileMe servers would mean as soon as your devices Sync with it again it would recognize the removal of data as a newer change and then remove it from your local copy. I've certainly had situations similar to this happen to me in the past when my Mac's lost all my contacts...
I see why Apple should be able to do whatever they want in this instance as it's there store and there isn't anything that says a store must sell a product. However it turns into a bit of an issue with the monopoly Apple's developing over online music sales. It's sort of like them using the fact that most people buy from them to be able to add an extra feature that's based on existing open technology and then demand there the only people that can product for it. At the...
Shame its only in the US and Canada, looks like it could actually be an app there's a point to unlike almost everything else on the App Store. Todays top 10 includes: - The Idiot Test - Snake and Ladder (I'm assuming by the title there's only one snake and ladder in the game) - Alarm Clock - Torch And yet more stuff thats completely pointless or just a miniature website turned into an app.
Better avoid getting an iPhone or the latest version of OS X. They've already been infected with Exchange!
Hang on a minute how is QuickTime X native HTML5 playback? QuickTime's exactly the same idea as Flash. For something to actually be native HTML5 playback it has to be played by the browser in the same way as a jpg is displayed. Otherwise you could just end up with Flash, Quicktime, Windows Media Player and Silverlight all supporting H.264 and being capable of playing the video meaning it would be no different to how it has been for years. Also like a few people have...
Just out of interest why (serious question)? There seems a lot of talk about negative affects of this for Microsoft and Adobe. But what about Apple? Silverlight and Flash are both capable of running applications at the same level as any desktop app. Flash even installs as a runtime for desktop apps, and Silverlight uses the same language and libraries as a desktop app. If HTML5 is really good enough to replace Silverlight and Flash, doesn't that also mean its good enough...
I agree with you Peter the scope of Flash shouldn't be underestimated. By the same factor the scope of Silverlight shouldn't be underestimated. Although Microsoft don't seem to have realized it yet, while Window Mobile ain't great, Silverlight could be the perfect technology to power a phone. Being part of the .NET framework it would also mean there would also be plenty of developers ready to build apps irrespective of if there desktop or web developers as its all the...
Or how about IE8, just because older versions have security risks it doesn't change the security of the latest one. I was liking the article up until this point as it was seeming fairly unbiased and based on facts. Nothing changes the fact that there are parts of IE8 that are more secure than the others. For example IE8 will block certain cross site scripting attacks, whereas if you attempt the same attach on the others they've just left it up to the website to protect...
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