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The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of Android users will not even read about this, and they'll go about life blissfully unaware of an exploit on their device. Most of this vast majority won't even bother to update their phones to remove/block the exploit.   I've been getting lots of spam recently plus legit emails from sites I have never visited -- narrowed it down to two people's computers/phones which were compromised. If the spam doesn't stop soon I...
The thing that bothers me is that some idiot is going to produce a camp stove type stand for the new Mac Pro.
I loved some of Finder features in OS9 which disappeared in OSX.   Option+double click on a folder closed one window and opened a new one -- you can do this in OSX but the new listing opens in the same window, and retains the size of the parent window.   With multiple windows open in OS9, Option-clicking on the now green traffic light resized every window according to number of files within each -- doesn't quite work in OSX. In fact, resizing windows in OSX...
I think Apple answered a lot of critics, both with the relaxed presentation and the tech stuff. Unfortunately, the pundits have now started looking for the tiniest little things to criticise -- even only they'd look for their own brain, they'd find the answer there.
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this article.   Apple designs and builds its own hardware to match its software (or is it the other way around?) Human nature being what it is, is reluctant to embrace change and learn new things -- revolutionary software needs to be drip-fed and that is something Apple understands better than any other tech company. Wearable computing means different things to different people -- to some it means being able to listen on a BT headset and...
Amazon's deal with the publishers meant that Amazon got 70% of each sale and the publisher a mere 30% -- I can't see this model being used for print editions.   Apple comes along and says: "We'll keep 30% and you the publishers and authors take a bigger slice (70%) of the cake.   Amazon doesn't like that so for a day it stops selling ebooks in the hope that publishers will succumb to Amazon's blackmail -- it doesn't work and Amazon's tactic backfires. Amazon...
  Apple doesn't move IP offshore. Apple's competitors (particularly Samsung) probably pay far far less tax on earnings on US soil because they are foreign.   This whole argument is whether the US taxman is entitled to tax income from overseas earnings which were already taxed once, whether 2% in Ireland, or 20% as in the UK.
My wider extended family all use WhatsApp (on iOS) and they keep asking if I am on WhatsApp, so I paid for it, installed it, deleted it. Battery hog.
Actually, Apple's naming of the iPhone does make some sense, given that people are signing up to 18/24 month contracts -- you buy either the iPhone(n) or iPhone(n)S, skip the next gen and go for the one after when your contract is up for renewal. Heck, I have a rolling contract (no fixed terms for me) and went iPhone 1, 3GS, 4S, skipped the plain-vanilla 3 and 4.   The "Brand Consultant" brought up the naming of the "New iPad" -- well, Apple should go with   NiP...
First Facebook, and now Blackberry are touted as iPad competitors. The iPad has no competitors as it stands in a market of its own (full size or mini, might even include the iPod Touch) -- the rest of the overcrowded tablet/phablet market competes with each other, along with Amazon's Fire (or whatever it's called) and the gazillion ebook readers.
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