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-------------------------------------------------- Sorry.  But there are too many histrionics in these series of articles.   FIRST: Apple is NOT funding AMD or nVidia.  Apple buys GPUs from them just like Apple buys its CPU/GPU chips from Samsung. The primary difference with the chips it buys from Samsung and those from AMD or nVidia is that Apple designs the chips that it buys from Samsung. AMD and nVidia design their own chips.   SECOND: Desktop chips - whether CPU...
$80 for a small two button bluetooth keyboard??? Come on. That is a rip off. Similar bluetooth iPhone camera remote controls only cost $3 to $7 on Amazon. The Satechi bluetooth multi-media remote control for the iPhone has a home button, is about the same size, and costs only $35. It has additional buttons to control the music and act as a Keynote remote for presentations.
Because it costs MONEY for any developer to create an app on a different platform.  And if that platform's app makes NO MONEY, you have LOST MONEY. Making money is the primary reason that developers write apps for iOS first.  iOS customers are wealthier and are far more likely to spend their money than customers on other platforms. Additionally, developing apps is a form of FREE SPEECH since writing code is a creative work. In Canada, there may be a law to force you to...
The vegetable-based ink is going to leave a mark.
The fact is every smartphone is a GPS tracking device that you carry personally. It also collects a lot of data about you. This is why the Supreme Court made it necessary to get a warrant so search your phone. So if you want privacy you have to use simple burner phones.
It is called a newspaper.
The problem for TAG Hauer is that Apple is gunning exactly for its territory: the $1000-$3000 watch market. And Apple has both the design and technical expertise to completely dominate. Apple can create the whole widget. No Swiss watch company can do this at all.
The A8 runs at a far slower speed than the i7.   The A8 runs up to 1.5 GHz.  The i7 goes up to 4 GHZ. The A8 uses a lower voltage and lower current than the i7.   This is because it has to run off batteries.The i7 does not have this limitation.  It can use 150 watts of power - enough to seriously burn your hand. The i7 by using so much electricity does computations FAR FASTER than the A8.  If Apple ran the A8 with as much current and speed as the i7, it would run into the...
The M8 handles sensor I/0.  But the A8 handles the processing of the information when the iPhone or iPad is turned on.
NOTE that the A8 Chip has 2 Billion transistors so is closer to the Intel i7 chip in transistor count. It is the A8X which has 3 billion transistors. The A8 chip and the A8X do far more specialized processing than Intel's i7 chip in hardware.  For example1. The A8/A8X has hardware routines to analyze the sensor and touch information in 3 dimensions.  Haswell does not.2. The A8/A8X has a TrustZone component that does the computation, encryption and storage for TouchID....
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