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High price does not equal high end. B&O is a textbook example of this. They pack a lot of gimmickry into their product lines. Some of it sounds decent. But, you're paying more for the brand and the styling than the actual sound quality.  Most studio monitors are also optimized for near field listening, so B&O (and most home audio speakers) wouldn't be on the shopping list to begin with. And in the larger rooms, recording engineers are not going to use monitors with a sound...
Surprised that nobody's drawing more from the Firefox example. Changing the default browser on Firefox instantly decreased Google's search share among Firefox users from over 80% to around 60%. Firefox's browser share is about 14%, yet switching the default search engine immediately dropped Google's overall search share to its lowest point in years. In recent weeks, Google was able to stabilize the defection rate by adding a button to its home page that switches the...
The issue is not that they they're delaying encryption, but delaying in making encryption mandatory, or at least switched on by default. Problem with enabling full encryption is the performance hit that it creates on non-ARMv8 devices. Pick your poison. Go unencrypted, or go slow.
The encryption is a definite performance hit on Lollipop. That's why the OEMs resisted making full encryption mandatory. The charts below from Anandtech illustrate just how much full encryption slows down the NAND read/write performance. This will remain an issue with any Android device not using 64-bit ARMv8.   http://www.anandtech.com/show/8725/encryption-and-storage-performance-in-android-50-lollipop    
That's because these research firms have a history of getting the market dynamics wrong. IDC even admitted that the "other"category is their garbage bin where they assign the extraneous data that they can't explain. In other words, they do not actually track any of these white label devices. And Strategy Analytics has a particularly spotty history of making up crap...
I stopped reading once I saw Strategy Analytics as the source.   With these analysts, the "generic" tablets represent the catch all category where their margins of error get dumped. In other words, this is crap data.
 Well, I'm on the "s" cycle, so I'm actually very interested in this year's new models. Since I prefer the smaller form factor, the 6/6 Plus held little interest for me, especially since the A8 chip is basically a die shrink of the previous microarchitecture and memory interface upgrade that only resulted in a ~25% performance bump compared to last year's models. Most of the power efficiency gains from the die shrink went straight into the larger screen and higher...
I logged into iTunes using my AOL account for years. More for convenience than anything. Why create yet another account ID when Apple allowed me to simply use my AOL e-mail login? I mean, I still use my 20-year old AOL e-mail address, in much the same way that people keep their cell numbers.   Problem with the setup was that the AOL login became very unreliable with iTunes. Frequently, I would receive an error message that also displayed AOL's customer service number....
That area has already been used for mining and oil exploration, and over areas far greater than 1,300 acres. Much of the land in that part of Monterey County is far from pristine.
Those second ice age reports were trumpeted by the media, but not based on peer reviewed scientific studies. IIRC, those sources had about as much credibility as the various books over the years that made the bestseller charts by predicting an apocalyptic event that winds up not happening.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jupiter_Effect
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