30 posts • joined Sunday 10th February 2008 00:55 GMT
"The essence of the iOS experience has now remained unchanged for several years"
I never really understood this complaint. The UI does the job, sure there're always improvements that can be made, but what would be the point in overhauling it from the ground up. Change for changes sake?
Samsung Thinking Different
I like it, but they should have called the Notepad.
I don't know if anyone's written a script to generate auto troll responses to iPad articles, but the above post certainly reads like one.
Er, I thought the Apple tax was supposedly paying more money than you would for an equivalent spec non apple PC/device, just because it's made by Apple.
"I cant help but think that the iphone was a stepping stone to the ipad and the concept of the ipad came first."
Yes, more info on this please.
I find the privacy groups lack of interest about as likely as the bottles protesters hurled whilst police valiantly tried to save a dying newspaper seller, or the man in the suspiciously large puffer jacket who jumped the barriers at stockwell tube and failed to respond to police requests to stop.
Who exactly will go to the jail? The CEO, CIO, or some engineer "responsible" for security whose recommendations to improve security were shot down
"It strikes me that both Seagate and WD could go to the EU's head competition bureaucrat, Commission VP Joaquín Almunia, and hold a gun to his head by saying: "Prohibit our acquisitions if you want, but it's your EU citizens and businesses that will suffer." "
If they really are in a position to pull this kind of behaviour then there's already too little competition in the market and the EC is right to put it's foot down now rather then just let matters get worse.
"Pushing new releases on a quarterly basis is what Nokia - and many of its rivals - have been doing for the past decade" - Oh for god's sake, when Nokia started doing this is when they jumped the shark, though it took Blackberry, the iPhone and Android to hammer the point home.
I remember the days when most people in my peer group, and not just the geeks, could name at least a few model numbers of Nokia phones, which they preferred, and the differentiating factors that led to this choice. Despite these factors, impressive battery life and a very intuitive UI were consistent across the range.
Then Nokia expanded their range massively, but without obviously useful differentiating factors (and in some cases terrible design choices - 3650 anyone?), whilst the battery life decreased and the UI became increasingly fragmented and complicated. This rapid expansion could have been interpreted superficially as a sign of innovation, but then RIM, Apple and Android came along and demonstrated otherwise.
pre UAC windows admin perms != OS X admin perms
This isn't entirely correct as it implies that a user with admin permissions has total and unfettered access to the system - this was always a big gaping hole in Windows security until UAC, but with OS X an administrator account has always needed the user to enter a password for access to system files, prefs and other sensitive areas.
The malware is using the equivalent of the Windows "install for current user" (as opposed to "all users") to avoid the need for an admin password. This does mean that even when installed it could only wreak havoc within the users account, not the whole system.
I'm splitting hairs as this is still pretty shitty from the users point of view.
Re: Who cares about tin these days
Absolutely agree that this would be the sensible way forward, but currently OS X Server's EULA only allows it to run in a virtual machine on an "Apple labelled computer". Of course it's entirely possible to do otherwise, but no enterprise would ever risk running unlicensed, unsupported software in production!
Re Begs the question
Actually, I'm retracting that statement. As Jess correctly points out, although virtualisation is allowed, the current EULA insists that OS X Server is installed only on an "Apple-labeled computer". Of course, maybe this is where those Apple logo stickers they supply with all their kit come in handy!
It's only the hardware they're EOLing, not OS X server. If your business is big enough to need data centre space, you're probably going virtual anyway, which the license for OS X server now allows. Even smaller businesses with just 1 rack, in-house server rooms seem to be going this route these days. And if you're smaller than that then a mac mini or pro should suffice.
Die Katze in der hut
Now if they could make this work in real time with labels above all recognised objects, in a language of one's choice, that would really help me with my German language course. And then if they could put this into some actual goggles that would be awesome too.
Small quibble with the write up; local notifications allow apps to schedule alerts/notifications even when the app isn't running, so for example a tv guide app could remind you that a show is about to start. Also task completion allows an app to continue running in the background (yes, actual multitasking!) so that a task can complete, for example a flickr type app could allow you to upload photos, even if the user switches to another app.
Not sure that'll help much. A friend of mine visited the states recently - customs sat him down in front of a pc, got him to login to his hotmail, and read through his emails to check he wasn't planning to outstay his welcome. He didn't kick up a fuss as it was either that or the next plane back to Blighty...