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  • Apple iOS closes market gap with Android because of better brand loyalty

    The sample size of 500 is problematic for drawing conclusions. Did they just hang out at the local mall and ask people? That's going to skew the data heavily towards the norm for the socio-economic group that visits that particular mall, and you'd have to know whether or not that norm is representative of the nation as a whole (as an example).

    Any consumer survey that has a sample size of less than 10,000 is probably taken from a limited geographical area. Any survey that only includes responses from a single website suffers from a similar grouping problem.

    While the survey results may be in line with other reports, without knowing the sample size and collection methods of all surveys you simply cannot draw meaningful conclusions that are likely to hold true with a larger data set.

    Here endeth the lesson.
  • Pegasus hacking tool used to spy on journalists and activists

    I hope the NSO carries through with their threat to bring a lawsuit. It will be interesting to see what details get surfaced as part of the discovery process.
  • 'iPhone 13' could borrow always-on screen from Apple Watch

    avon b7 said:
    Japhey said:
    daniPhone said:
    Wow! Only about 10 years behind android on that feature!
    Who cares? 
    Anyone using an iPhone and wanting this feature probably cares. This is a feature that will be very welcome, even if very late to market. There have been a lot of features over the last few years that have been eagerly awaited and then finally arrived. Many people here have even publicly stated that have held off upgrading until X feature arrived.

    I'm sure some are holding off right now just on the rumours of higher screen refresh rates. Others will be waiting on a periscope lens. Others will be waiting for higher power wireless charging, bigger batteries etc.

    And there are some who are waiting for a pony. Or maybe a unicorn! /s
  • US Government, NATO accuse China of Microsoft Exchange attacks

    China is such a copycat! Now they're copying the activities of the CIA, the US is gonna be really mad!
  • How Apple's rumored 'Apple Pay Later' could prove lucrative

    The dollar was backed by gold.  Then, under Nixon, it went to the "Full Faith & Credit of the United States" -- backed by the world's mightiest industrial empire.   But the industry moved out.
    The military did not.