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It wouldn't surprise me if, in their desperation to beat off better-performing rivals and win Apple's order, GTAT themselves offered up those incredibly stiff conditions. Always looking to minimise cost and maximise margins, Apple predictably jumped at GTAT's apparent willingness to shoulder financial responsibility for the order. But for my money, the stock trading activities of the top management reveals that very early on, the company was aware of its inability to...
The carriers worldwide are quite wary of this Apple SIM. A few years ago when Apple first floated the concept, the European carriers unanimously threatened to to end their subsidy agreement with Apple, and the fruity one retreated, if only to return after talks with a few participating carriers. For the travelling consumer, it makes for convenience and a way to avoid international roaming charges; it also appears to encourage carriers to forge international partnerships....
Not really, I think they are more likely trying to differentiate their product from all those competitors in the health tracking device market that will be using the HealthKit API, who may well have nothing other than price to create uniqueness, since they use the same API. Then again, they may be positioning themselves to be bought out by a Big Data Apple rival like Google or hardware contender like Samsung. It will stlll come down to their software, hardware and...
Similar experience here, but your transformation was considerably larger than my newt.
Dashboard is still there in Yosemite, and allows you to see many separate widgets in one page, one glance, rather than having to scroll around a small column or section of a page. System Preferences can be tweaked (click on "Mission Control") to set it to OFF, as an overlay (press F12 key to view it and again to dismiss it) or as a separate Mission Control page.
 Google Wallet's proposal apparently involved ceding way too much control; their servers would need to track every transaction (what a data-mining boon that would be!); far-sighted merchants and bankes could see Google acquiring in 10 years the kind of tyrannical control that Amazon is wielding today over book publishers. User interaction also is reported to be a bit clunkier and less convenient - the handset may need to be unlocked and the wallet app opened. These latter...
Basely done, basely done...
With 7 million reservations in China as of yesterday (pre-orders and retail shop / carrier sales yet to come), the iOS8 percentage is due for a massive bump in a fortnight's time, so why don't we just hang fire on any conclusion drawing till the waters still and the picture becomes clearer? Then there's another slew of 20-odd countries due for an iPhone 6 launch soon. Some pessimistic folks are just suckers for a fact-smackdown due to their unseemly haste.
 In my earlier  post I'm talking of my personal experience on a 64Gb iPad 3 and 64Gb iPhone 5... Then again, I'm an ex-commercial Pilot, a Telecoms and IT engineer and musician to boot, so I guess I love what I'm doing around my devices and enjoy tuning/optimising them and pre-planning upgrades accordingly. My iPad's chock-Laden with heavy duty apps like iWork, iLife (iMovie, GarageBand, iPhoto), MusicStudio, Auria, NanoStudio, Ampkit, Amplitubes Orange, Hendrix and...
One can only speak for oneself; all those uncorroborated 3rd party anecdotes of my relatives, colleagues and partners count for little scientific fact, especially when jailbreakers or ex-jailbreakers are factored in to the discussion. The upgrade from 7.1.2 to 8.0.0 on my iPhone 5 and iPad 3 took quite a while on account of the early-adopters-hammering-server issues, about 2 hours, but thereafter 8.0.2 was a matter of less than half an hour. 8.0.1 had been pulled by the...
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