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Spot on, Prof!What R&D requirement is there for what is essentially a Zero Configuration technology?Not content with passing on the entire chip cost to the user, the vendors appear to be simply attempting to cash in heavily on the "Apple device users are willing big-spender saps" mythos to carve out huge profits.Just wait for the outrage when independent experts like iFixit and iSuppli start to tear down the components and costs thereof, especially in comparison to DLNA...
Easier said than done. In the mid- to long-term however, Apple needs to rid itself of "knock-off Nigel" parasitic vendor-manufacturers like Samsung.
There's only so much innovation that can be squeezed into any particular category of device, as witness the current stagnation on the PMP front (although the iPod Touch may beg to differ on that).However, if the iPhone 4's sudden focus-switch onto hardware (retina display, thin form factor, cameras, battery etc) is anything to go by, Apple's follow-up with a mega software blitz, the details of which we are possibly on the verge of come the WWDC early next month, could be...
That's just the trick about "fabricated facts", frequently used in politics (mainly on the Right Wing). Repeat a lie frequently enough and it becomes the truth...
There's an App for that. See my Magic Packet entry in the thread above.
You guys obviously never heard of the Magic Packet used by Wake On LAN technology, which is built into most modern PC's. Rather than taking even the minuscule energy hit leaving your MacBook on while Apple TV is operational, you can let both devices go to sleep and wake up when you require them to.And yes, there's an app for that. Actually several, my favourite in the App Store being Scany The cool thing about MacBooks is that you don't require an Ethernet connection to...
Actually, their change of heart comes from the fact that SOFTWARE is their main business. Apple and Google, like Apple and Microsoft, are ORTHOGONAL rivals at best; by that is meant that while Apple is essentially a hardware vendor that uses its own software to enhance its saleability, Google and Microsoft are in the main software companies that profit from licensing or advertising deals off their software. Nexus, Google TV and Zune/X-box/Kinect reflect their efforts to...
I don't recall AT&T doing anything other than buying Unix System 5 Revision 4 (SVR4) which they promptly resold.And by the way, what you call AT&T is simply one of the "Baby Bells", the regional subdivisions into which the original monopoly AT&T was broken up into. It simply changed its name from SBC to Cingular to AT&T, and by no means represents the AT&T of technological history (Bell Labs) that you are referring to...
This is why at the outset, Steve Jobs tried in vain to keep application development for the iPhone Web-only. There was a massive outcry from developers for a native SDK, and now they've got their wish and we've got our native apps, we want it both ways. You can't really have native and portable apps at the same time, not without conforming to one standard, and HTML5 is the future in that respect.
Right on. People seem to forget that just prior to the App Store's disruptive pitch, online cross-platform mobile app vendors like Handango and PocketGear (which now owns the former) had just announced a rise in their cut of small developers' revenues to 55%; but what still amazes me was the fact that they charged the large games developers even more at around a whopping 70% cut! What's the rationale behind that? This profit-madness effectively drove the small developers...
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