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I wonder at the number of people confidently predicting that things will get better quickly in Apple's Maps app because of crowd sourced data. The problem as I see it is that for many people the maps in their current state are borderline useless. If they don't use them because they are so poor then where is the crowd sourced data going to come from? Apple needs to throw some serious resources at this. If Google releases a Maps app for iOS then they will be back in the...
I didn't mean to suggest that Google's maps were interoperable with other mapping solutions. I tried to make it clear that they have a solution available on (almost) all platforms. So, to be as clear as I can be, If I send a Google maps link from my iOS device to friends who use Windows Phone, Android, a Windows PC, a Macintosh or another iOS device then they will be able to use it. They can click the link (hypertext) and be taken to the appropriate application and shown...
For Apples Maps to replace Google's in my usage I would have to be able to send links to places to friends independent of the platform they are using. I can do this now with Google maps when I send game information to the members of my soccer team. They don't have to use iOS. They could use the same link I send out on a Saturday morning on an iPhone, an Android phone or a PC/Mac. Apple's Maps mustn't become ghetto-ised - even if it a huge ghetto. Being able to use links...
    You're not usually this obtuse so I'll have another go at phrasing this point. No-one is suggesting MS has a monopoly in the tablet market. They do have a working monopoly in the desktop market. They question is whether they are leveraging the latter to aid them in the former. Anonymouse is not saying that, having been found guilty of monopolistic behaviour in the past, MS should pre prejudged forevermore. Rather, they are suggesting that it is in MS's character and...
As someone living in Australia I'd like to point out that there is only one network claiming to be "4G" and that belongs to Telstra (the formerly government owned company that dominates telecoms in this country). The quote above from here points out that, even though this is the fastest network in this country, it should not be called "4G". The ACCC is trying to protect consumers from the possibility of, through misunderstanding the labels, buying a product that will fail...
1st of all, If I have to give something in return then it is not "free". It seems to me that Google, and others, have commercialised the Internet so that it is no longer free in the way that it once was. We have become inured to this to such an extent that those like yourself now believe that to want it any other way is unreasonable. It is true that Google doesn't charge users for services such as Gmail but it does serve ads to users based on its 'bots reading of the...
If I understand this correctly this is about contracts between American companies (Motorola, Qualcomm and Apple) where one company (Motorola) is trying to rescind parts of a contract it signed with a second company (Qualcomm) as it applies to a third party (Apple). Of course you are correct that a Californian court would have no jurisdiction over legal processes in another country. I think they can tell an American company that it is breaching a contract signed in America....
I normally like reading your comments as they usually seem quite reasonable and well informed. I'm not sure why you felt the need to comment on the UK units branch to this thread but it is not showing you in the best light. Of course, the tone of the responses you have received is unreasonably hostile too. I'm sure you have some knowledge of the UK but it seems to be well out of date. We haven't used anything but Celsius on TV news and weather for decades. [Celsius does...
I'm obviously not being clear here. I'm not trying to suggest that anyone would walk into a store, slap down some hundreds of dollars and walk out with a Samsung tab thinking it was an iPad. Of course that would be ridiculous. However, what I believe is more than just possible is that someone could do this in the mistaken belief that the Samsung Tab is the same as the iPad. To the uninformed purchaser if it looks like it and feels like it and costs about as much then it...
I’m going to guess that you're in the US? The rest of the world doesn't enjoy the same consumer protection as America. If I buy a tablet computer here in Australia I can only return it if it is faulty. So, no Apple don't think their customers are stupid OTOH, I think the issue here is more about going after the most blatant rip off of the iPad. This is a legal requirement in many countries to protect either patents or copyright. Doing nothing when these are infringed...
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