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 There is a bit of a difference here.  Saurik doesn't include piracy repos in Cydia.  He's as anti-piracy as he can be while still offering a system that allows others to post developer repositories.  Taig is slimy.  Saurik warned the team about them, but they bundled them anyway. I agree, that what the team did wasn't unethical, but it was a bit unwise.  They did have a contract which specified that pirated apps wouldn't be allowed on the bundled Taig app, but they...
 You must have done that with my sister.  She loved the Nest so much in the Carmel house, that she got them in her house up here, and then bought me one for my house.  I'm now in the process of replacing all of our thermostats with Nests, and getting Nest Protect units as well.
 I can type really fast on the iPad mini in portrait mode.  I wouldn't bother using a keyboard with it.  I'm much slower on the full sized keyboard and would probably consider using a keyboard if I was going to be doing a lot of typing with it.  So far, I have never felt the desire to. On a side note, I'm really looking forward to the iPad mini with Retina.  I loved the old mini, and I'm really glad Apple didn't make the new mini a lesser iPad than the Air.
For me, this is great news along with the new iPads being multi-carrier.  I don't use cell data much on my iPads except for when I travel.  200MB is a good amount for email and casual web browsing.  It's enough to get you by in between WiFi hotspots.  This could work out quite well for them as I may try T-Mobile for free and keep it if it works well.   The free international roaming is also a killer deal... if it works well.
I got the Hero3 Black despite some of the poor reviews.  I figured that the battery life should be low (not 10 minutes), but I wasn't expecting much.  My solution to this kind of problem has always been to load up on a bunch of cheap 3rd party batteries.  Anyway, I wasn't disappointed, I'm getting much longer battery life than what people were complaining about. I'm wondering if later units or firmware upgrades improved things?   Regardless, I've been really happy with...
 To use tablets in the cockpit, the testing that is done is with the FAA.  It's public, not quiet.  You need to use the actual devices which will be used in specific aircraft.  It's an official, public, certification procedure, it's not like an IT department testing some pre-release units in the field.  It takes roughly a year to complete (depends on the number of aircraft being certified for use).  The story would've been more credible if they were talking about the...
 That's nice, but totally not relevant.  Microsoft could've had 100 billion different products with FAA certification on every aircraft ever built.  At issue is the Surface 2 not having the required certification for each aircraft Delta planes on using for this program, and the process is very long.  Again, that's nice that all the software is available on Windows (although many applications still specifically require Windows XP), however what's relevant is whether it runs...
This makes a lot of sense.  I just received a link today from Maps on an iPhone and opened it in Safari on my Mac.  It was weird to be redirected to Google Maps.  It seems like most of the work is already done and just a web front end needs to be slapped on.
All joking aside,   This is really weird on many levels and I serious question the reporting by Paul Thurrott on this.   1) Tablets are still banned from use during take-off and landing, unless an airline has specifically gone through a very long and rigorous testing procedure with each model of aircraft it intends to use the tablet with.  iPads have spent many months doing this for various aircraft.   2) There's hardly any relevant software for pilots to use on the...
Some of you young kids here may not remember, but there was a time when Microsoft was a marketing monster.  I mean they'd do crazy stuff like spend billions of dollars marketing a product ('Kin) that would be the greatest consumer product in history (as measured by dollars lost per units purchased).   Now though it's sad.  It's like they've given up.  I mean, I've got pocket change that would pay for the numbers of people willing to downgrade their iOS devices to Windows...
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