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  I've been working as a content provider or developer since 1995.  In every company I've worked at, these numbers, specifically from IDC or similar reporting companies, have always come up and been used in debates based on what platforms we should support, be it computers, phones, cable systems, networks, etc...   Currently, I'm in a content provider position making decisions on what platforms to support for a Fortune 100 company, although we also develop some apps, the...
  IDC releases multiple sets of numbers.  One is platform market share and another is by hardware.  Both are relevant to different sets of people.  Taking a look at these numbers, we see that Android OS grew faster during the period than iOS for smartphones, and while still in the distance, Windows Phone also grew faster than iOS for smartphones.   If you're a developer or content provider, these numbers will impact decisions you might be making in regards to what...
I hope they include those stations, but more so that they convince them to upgrade the bitrates and switch to AAC/HE-AAC. There's no excuse for these low quality streams anymore.
  I agree with Scott R on this.  In my house, portable devices use WiFi and stationary devices use Ethernet.  I have a very large house with tons of electronics in every room.  If everything used WiFi, that would be a problem, not to mention it's easier sometimes to plug in Ethernet than it is to get a reliable WiFi signal to parts of the house.  All of this depends on the house though.  Our house has multiple Cat 6 cables into every room, and it has radiant heating in...
I used FileMaker way back in the early 90s.  Since then, I've gone back to it from time to time, but haven't touched it in a few years.   It's a shame because there is a need for a simple database app on both OS X and iOS.   What I don't understand is why can't Apple bring FileMaker back in house and reboot it as follows:   Make it MySQL based.  Allow it to either run locally for personal database usage, or connected to a hosted MySQL database.  Allow...
  True, and a valid point.    However, something to think about with the Apple TV... It does allow an ethernet connection and does allow for a few GBs of buffering.  Both of these could help improve the experience.  The Apple TV has 8GB of flash, although a little of it is used by iOS and the apps.  Still, it can easily download a full HD 1080p movie over a connection that it wouldn't otherwise be able to do real-time.  I've been in situations where the connection was...
  It's a technicality in the phrasing, but I wanted to be clear, because it's actually very relevant to the case and written in the complaint that only employees are searched, not customers.   Also, many Apple Stores are like Starbucks... customers do go there to work.
  Not all of those statements are fully true according to the complaint.  For example, you wrote "People who carry bags into work at Apple are subject to search."  That should read "Employees who carry bags into work at Apple are subject to search."  Customers who carry bags into Apple are not searched according to the complaint.   There in lies the rub.  It's not a requirement of the location to go through a search.  It's a requirement of employees to be searched before...
  Everything you wrote is correct.  I've studied labor laws quite a bit and have had to go to court on both sides before.  However, while what you wrote is correct, it's not relevant to this case.    At issue is what is called compensable time and if you check with the US Department of Labor you'll see that while employers can require employees to show up at a location, dressed and ready to work; once on the job any amount of time that the employee is required to do any...
  Right, so you agree that the amount of time these people have claimed to have had to wait was unreasonable.    We have someone from Costco claiming 1 minute here, and you claiming no more than 3 minutes.  When I worked in retail, the amount of times at various locations was totally negligible.  However, as I stated over and over, IF THE CLAIM IS TRUE, then the wait the employees had to go through without compensation is unreasonable and Apple should either fix the...
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