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  • Apple's Mac reaches 9.2% share on the web as Windows PC use sinks to new low

    Microsoft is DOOMED!


    Am I doing this right? I think I am doing this right.
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  • Some low hanging fruit for Apple to pick at WWDC 2016

    I don't know about you folks but I was not one year old when I was born. I was zero.

    My first birthday was celebrated one year after I was born.

    This is not that complicated.
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  • iPhone marketshare dips to 14.8% amid tougher Chinese competition, Gartner says

    SnRa said:
    cali said:
    Durr Hurr who do you think stole iOS? Durr...
    There is plenty of innovation from both camps (clearly), all you're doing is expressing your ignorance to the market outside of Apple... All 85.2% of it.

    Android software and hardware has also had a major influence on iOS, from multitasking to notifications, NFC/mobile payments, voice commands, device size, etc.  
    You make a good point and I would mention Palm here as well.

    Palm laid much groundwork for the future of smart devices as we now know them. As did the Newton for that matter.

    Everyone has clearly lifted ideas and implementations from each other over the decades. Cards - Palm, Window Shade - Android, Grid of icons - well that goes back quite a while by now. We should all know by know that absorbing the best ideas and implementations is the best way to go. 

    I would say Apple has easily influenced the smartphone market more than most. But they have and will continue to lift good ideas from others.

    The benefit has been to us, as consumers. As well as to a few gigantic multi-national corporations. I guess I don't mind a bit either way. Just keep delivering better products and I won't mind.

    If a car company comes up with a better crumple zone that saves lives, or better seat belts, gas mileage etc., and another car company implements it, I honestly don't mind and don't see what all the fuss is about. The planet is better off with better and safer cars, as well as all devices in general.

    One can scream and shout about theft of IP, the R&D money wasted for nothing, and on and on. But the world is a better place with the best thing for consumers. Even if only one company came up with an idea or implementation of something, do we really want that single company to hold all of the cards?

    Otherwise how in the world are we ever going to get off this rock?

    By fighting over something so silly as smartphones? I think not.

    The more I read the comments on these boards the more I think this is absolutely a religion to people. It's possibly the most important thing to them in the world.

    They would rather see some one else suffer than to see a better world for everyone else.
    volcangatorguydasanman69
  • After Apple's objections, UK removes encryption backdoors from Investigatory Powers Bill before pas

    Huh, that was weird. 

    I had this page open in a tab, hit refresh and the picture changed from the Canadian House of Commons to the UK House of Commons.

    And the comments pointing out the mistake have been deleted.

    It feels a bit disingenuous to make corrections like that.

    We all make mistakes, it's not a big deal to own it. In fact it shows bold honesty and generates trust with the readers.

    It's preferable to me when a website says thank you to the poster who mentions the mistake, updates the article with an [Updated] or [U] and leaves the forum intact.


    fraccornchip
  • Some low hanging fruit for Apple to pick at WWDC 2016

    mobius said:
    techlover said:
    You could just count it on your fingers, like this:

    June 2007-June 2008 = 1 year
    June 2008-June 2009 = 2 years
    June 2009-June 2010 = 3 years
    June 2010-June 2011 = 4 years
    June 2011-June 2012 = 5 years
    June 2012-June 2013 = 6 years
    June 2013-June 2014 = 7 years
    June 2014-June 2015 = 8 years
    June 2015-June 2016 = 9 years
    June 2016-June 2017 = 10 years

    June 2017 would make 10 years.

    @bdkennedy is correct.

    At least that's how I count it.

    Then again I am terrible with birthdays and anniversaries so I could be wrong.
    Thank goodness for calendar reminders.

    No. You've just said 2016 is the 10th year of the original announcement so why wait another year to mark it? Clearly 2016 is the 10th anniversary.
    Come on. Seriously?

    The number of days between June 29, 2007 and June, 29 2016 = 3,288 days

    3,288/365= 9 years.


    radarthekat
  • Samsung may launch two bendable smartphones with OLED screens in 2017

    Seems like Samsung has been working on this tech for a good while now.

    Maybe its finally ripe enough for a complete fold without the glass. We've all seen their curved OLED displays for a few years now, but they all had glass.

    From January 9, 2011:


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  • Some low hanging fruit for Apple to pick at WWDC 2016

    bdkennedy said:
    Uh, the iPhone launched in 2007. 10 years from 2007 is 2017.


    No, that's 11 years. 2007-2016 "inclusive" is 10 years.
    You could just count it on your fingers, like this:

    June 2007-June 2008 = 1 year
    June 2008-June 2009 = 2 years
    June 2009-June 2010 = 3 years
    June 2010-June 2011 = 4 years
    June 2011-June 2012 = 5 years
    June 2012-June 2013 = 6 years
    June 2013-June 2014 = 7 years
    June 2014-June 2015 = 8 years
    June 2015-June 2016 = 9 years
    June 2016-June 2017 = 10 years

    June 2017 would make 10 years.

    @bdkennedy is correct.

    At least that's how I count it.

    Then again I am terrible with birthdays and anniversaries so I could be wrong.
    Thank goodness for calendar reminders.

    kissthename
  • China's Xiaomi shows off new $460 4K camera drone

    I read the title and the lead, and was convinced it was written by DED.

    Saw its not DED but AI staff.

    -_-

    Expected DED.
  • 85% of mobile device failures occur on Android, with Samsung leading the way

    techlover said:
    We are talking about smartphones here.

    The article is about smartphones and tablets.

    But let's stick with smartphones. The iPhone is around 700 million active users. That would mean there are around 4 billion ACTIVE Android smartphones in use. Do you think there are that many? Again, a simple yes or no will suffice.
    I would say yes.

    How many people do you think have more than one "ACTIVE" (as you like to put it in all caps) device?

    I personally have a few "ACTIVE" phones, and more "ACTIVE" tablets than I would care to admit.

    Hell I even have a tablet that I only use in the john when I am taking a dump. And that is most definitely an "ACTIVE" tablet.

    EDIT: I will "come clean" and admit that I use my toilet tablet to also play podcasts while I am taking a shower.
  • Apple releases faster USB 3.0 Lightning to SD card reader for iPad Pro

    It would be nice if there were a micro SD slot similar to the SIM slot so there wouldn't be a need for a dongle.