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I don't use Twitter, I don't have Google+, I do have a Facebook account, but rarely log on (about once a month). However, even I see the trend is social networking use is accelerating, not decreasing. And it's not going to stop any time in the near future. Why? Because people just looove sharing the mundane details of their lives. I came to this realization when standing in line one day last spring; the person beside me was checking their Facebook on their phone. The...
Sounds like you need to upgrade to Windows with a good anti-virus program. I for one am a Window IT administrator by day, I can't wait to get home and use my antivirus-free Mac at night!
I bet the limitation is physical. Because T-Mobile operates at a higher frequency, the antenna design on the iPhone would have to be adjusted, which would compromise it's performance at lower frequencies. And put simply, Apple doesn't want to do that.
Really? You do realize that it's a one inch screen right? This is a tiny (bordering on too small) device that's dedicated to basically do one thing--music. Watching a movie on a one inch screen? Trying to view a calendar? Your post implies you don't have one. All those features are for the iPhone/iPod Touch. I'm glad Apple still offers iPods, as I don't like to exercise with my iPhone (too big, bulky, heavy). Meanwhile, this is an AWESOME update, and so glad Apple...
I'm pretty sure if there was any Voice recognition, we'd have heard or seen evidence of it in some of the developer builds. It would be pretty difficult to get a feature like that working correctly across all apps, etc.
First, there is an adage that says to "use the right tool for the job". Apple being a consumer company, doesn't have any of the high-end software need to run a site on a scale like this, even despite MacOS running on Unix. This is no different than BMW, who make excellent cars, having to rely on trucks built by competitors to get their cars to dealers. Big whoop. For those who say "Windows cannot scale" don't know what they're talking about. Don't hold onto a common...
So.... you're saying that something like this could've never happened in say... Ireland, or Germany, or Sweden, or Canada? I'm as patriotic as the next person, but let's not be naive. It's narrow-minded to think that the U.S. is some magical breeding ground for smart people, when so many well-known famous hackers come from off shores. Most of the tech companies in this country have to recruit from off shore because there simply isn't the talent (or enough talent) right...
While iPhone Maps is one of my favorite apps, I think it's also sometimes one of the most difficult to use. And while I'm faithful to the iPhone, I do think the ONE huge advantage Android has over the iPhone is their Maps feature. The 3D is cool, and have Navigation built-in is really cool! I realize there's a small, perhaps thriving, 3d-party market for Navigation apps on the iPhone. But this is really something I wish Apple will build in.
When the Unisys company decided to exercise its right to collect royalties on it's patented invention of internally-compressed files (this is commonly known as GIF files, to most of us), they only could target their own unique file format. They did not try to go after every conceivable internally compressed file format (for example, ZIP or JPG). But that's exactly what the patent trolls are trying to do. Go listen to the "Patent Troll" story on...
Ash, The problem with your example is that you use a very specific example: Tungsten works better than previous materials. That's a discovery, and is patentable. If you were to apply what's happening in the software world today to lightbulbs of yesteryear, you'd have a patent that would read something like, "the use of energy to pass through a material for the means of creating light and/or heat." See? That's too broad, and could be used against anything from a...
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