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Re: Come on Nokia
Not that hard, actually. Put a proper telescope in front of your smartphone and you're off. And then, put a better camera at the end your your telescope, grab Autostakkert!2, practice (quite) a bit, and you'll be making shots like these: http://www.damianpeach.com/jupiter.htm
Failed in what way, exactly?
Is it the moustache, the way-too-rosy cheeks, or that excuse for a beard?
I propose a new proverb
Fools and their privacy are easily parted.
The real question is...
whether Apple's iOS market size is big enough for a healthy ecosystem.
With mainfraimes, mini's and pc's there was room for one big ecosystem and a couple of small ones. The premisse that Android is going to obliterate iOS and all the other is based on those observations, and the underlying theory network effect theory.
With mobile, there are a couple of new factors. One, the potential user base is orders of magnitudes bigger than the user base for mainfraimes, and still at least one order of magnitude bigger that the PC user base.
And secondly, switching costs on mobile are the lowest of them all. You can still call, use sms, whatsapp, or whatever method to contact other people. And apps on mobile are much cheaper than on PC's.
Apple is clearly staking its position in that segment of the market where people care about quality and ease-of-use, and where cost is not the most important factor in the decision. A strategy that is not uncommon for succesfull consumer brands to make, and a position that is anathema to the business brands, where cost is everything, and ease-of-use is nether the buyers' nor the sellers' problem.
Re: I'm always surprised at the naivity of people
Re: Message to mobile operators
These being the same operators that would charge you through the nose for roaming?
Back in the days people would love Nokia being able to pull a stunt like that. But Nokia's smartphones were never that in demand, so that did not happen.
Solutions looking for a problem
Wasn't the point of keeping fish that the activities related to caring for them are supposed to be fun, relaxing? And are therefore the things you do not want to automate at all?
BTW, I understand the wish to automate certain things, but then the hobby is to automate things, not to take care of a fish tank. Now that it is finished, you get bored by it and want to replace it by something new to automate.
So the baddies can stay hidden from the NSA?
Business as usual, the spooks only catching the stupid crooks?
business is booming
Next time, create a separate business for each and every customer.
NSA is going to hate that
The Chinese government can of course build their own Amazon-like cloud server and encourage local businesses to use that. Which makes it much harder for the NSA to spy on those businesses.
Advertising is always targetted
In this case the advertising is targetting the bosses, who would love employees working extra for free. And with employees being too cheap to buy their own phone, who's to blame them?
But there's nothing preventing you from buying your own, and turning the company one off outside work hours.
Scraping the bottom of the barrel
for funny and to-the-point Apple jokes, aren't we?
Way too complicated for non-techies
Linux depends way too much on a human to get it working properly. That's fine if managing computer systems is your hobby, but for almost everybody it is not.
Secondly, why would any non-techie want their own mail server? What's wrong with the one your ISP is hosting?
Vendors not making enough money. The government not being able to check how much energy you are wasting.
Really, nobodody saw this coming
Title says it all
Re: @Brenda - A bit harsh
Sitting behind a desk watching a computer screen doesn't make the computer more powerful.
Re: Re I'd missed your Apple bullshit for the last week
'Fraid not, they are still approaching it. More's the pity
That is the problem with having lots of sense. It makes making money so easy that you always end up at the wrong side of the quotient.
Surely, people can lie...
or pretend they know something about the future value of an asset?
The point being, the people who stand no change of having insider information will still act when they see other buy, or sell. Those without info will assume that others have the info, and act in the same way, but a bit later.
Which means that those without info can be manipulated.
Which must mean that markets cannot be efficient.
Ah, to be young again...
oh, wait :).....
From Alistair Reynold's "Galatic North". They took over the entiere galaxy.
150 pop a month
That is going to be wildly popular.....
No problem at all putting your own code on iPhone
Get yourself a Mac, pay some money to Apple, and you are off. You can jailbreak too, if you need to. The only thing you cannot do is distribute binaries to phones that are not jailbroken.
And paying Apple is because they are providing you with a service, they run a developer program, and such things cost money. In the early days, sending tapes to get sources cost money too.
And yes, you need to be able to write code. That is no surprise, if the whole point of the FSF was to be able to write your own code.
That last sentence says it all.
Microsoft is determined to get Windows Phone 8 to work. So they will not buy RIM.
Re: To this day, I still think
They tried that, buying Trolltech because of Qt. And then they started another internal war, creating two competing UI's with incompatible API's on top of Qt.
25 million is peanuts compared to the amount of money that stupidest of actions have cost Nokia.
The end state is desirable, but how about getting there?
Right now there are already a lot of people living in that end state: everybody on welfare, social care, pension, or whatever this is called. And everybody still working hate this, as it is their tax money that is paying for it. The next wave of lay-offs will make matters much worse. All kinds of paper-pushers will be automated away, there is not enough to do for them anymore, they will end up unemployed on welfare and everybody still working will be taxed even more. And quite possible, they will need to work longer to be able to afford all that taxation. So, to pay for the transition period, you cannot just tax the people still working.
Secondly, a free market is something that must be forced upon producers, and possibly on certain consumers too. If producers get free reign, they try to destroy free markets. And so do certain consumers.
Seems quite reasonable to me
English isn't everybody's favorite second language, and secondly, how many people from the English speaking world are able to keep track of all the Brazilian three- and four letter organizations out there?
If you want pretty, buy a mirror
This is silly. Apple isn't in the business to make shiny shiny or specgasms for people who would buy Android on principle. How good are these devices as mobile computers, and how good are they as phones? Are they getting better (more miles to the gallon, booth space, service intervals), instead of prettier (new bonnet shape, same as the old bonnet shape)?
Re: Lying is still not always legal
Then you won't have many foreign customers, or many foreign CEO's. Americans can write laws all they want for their own people. For everybody else it is safest to deal as little as possible with them. Which includes firing all Americans working in your company.
Given that you can have 32 and 64 bit binaries in the distribution, that isn't worrying at all. Developers will provide both as long as the toolchain will create them.
Why now, why so sudden, and why for so little?
For those of us without tinfoil hats, what reasonable theories are there to explain this? Is the WP strategy proving to be a major disaster, and what evidence is there to support this?
Or, for an alternative tinfoil hat theory, is the sale the conclusion of a brilliant strategy on Nokia's part to get a Bigger Fool to pay for a worthless feature phone business. After all, if Ballmer had planned all this upfront, it would be the only plan that actually worked, wouldn't it? Much more reasonable (ha ha) to assume Nokia was also able to fool him big time, next to everybody else in the computer business.
Re: The ITC isn't a court
The same conclusion is drawn here: http://www.radiofreemobile.com/ipr-apple-vs-samsung-the-weakness-of-essential-part-v/.
A SEP holder is also NOT supposed to seek injunctive relief as this is deemed to be a breach of the FRAND principle. (see here)
You can only be hacked...
.. if there is some kind of computer, which is connected to a public network, controlling the fridge.
Problem solved then before it even existed.
App Stores are a 10+ year old reality
Though they didn't call themselves that at the time. Try looking in The Reg's own history for the likes of Handango and Braindock.
Some links: http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/BrainDock-sets-sights-on-mobile-future-with-Symbian-deal, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handango
"And think about the implications of that: if we're alone in the Universe then the whole purpose in the universe is in us."
Imagine that. Screw up a bit and suddenly there's an entiere universe being a massive failure. This kind of sentiment is appropriate for the toy universes of 2500 years ago
Re: The MS takeover of Nokia already happened
I do not.
Nokia had a nice overview of its 10 topmost markets in its annual income statement. Things were going very well indeed in all of those markets, until 2008 or so. At that time, Nokia's key markets in Europe started to collapse, curiously timed with the introduction of iPhone and later Android. 2009 was worse as key markets outside Europe started to collapse too. There was however still global growth as Nokia was making inroads in some other big countries. But the collapse in the UK, Germany, France, Indonesia continued
By 2010-2011 or so global growth stalled to, the collapse became to big to hide.
Nokia had already lost its "loyal" Symbian OS customer base by then in Western Europe.
Re: why would MS buy now?
If Nokia fails with Windows Phone, Windows Phone will have failed, and Microsoft will have failed. Why would Microsoft want to add to that misery by buying a worthless phone company for too much money?
No, Microsoft needs Nokia to succeed. Microsoft buying Nokia's handset business will probably not make that handset business more successfull than it is now though.
A computer can charge too
No need to buy a Beagle board or build a special plug. Lots of people charge their phone by attaching it to their computer. All you need to do is write a program that will inject the malware into a phone and spread that program by the usual means.
The explanation presented here doesn't cut it
Basically it is just stating that entanglement was measured. Which property was measured, which values the property had, and the values that the property should have is the photons were not entangled is not mentioned at all. The diagram is pointless without that information. Could as well be the number of prams sold during the year.
Is Apple's statement correct?
Apple says it is paying its US taxes on money made in the US, and it is not paying US taxes on money made and taxed in other countries. Why should it? Nobody has to do so, neither the biggest company, nor the smallest app developer.
So, instead of the easy big-company-bashing, how about checking Apple's statements, and maybe even comparing them to the other big companies' practices?
Android capturing the spoils?
Last time I looked Apple was making the most money in mobile by far, with Samsung in second place. Everybody else is posting losses or tiny profits.
So the situation is very different from the Windows 3.1 age, where Microsoft and Intel were capturing the spoils.
Re: Android dominance continues
Nobody buys the OS, everybody buys the device.
And with lots normal people, not developers, and with lots of non-English speakers buying the device, it is hard to see how WWDC has any kind of influence on people's buying decisions.
The competition spreading FUD. As good an explanation as any.
... commercial success for the developers themselves?
Doesn't the winner in business makes the most money?
Apple's profit is bigger than Googles revenue stream last quarter: http://www.businessinsider.com/apples-profit-was-higher-than-googles-revenue-last-quarter-2012-1.
Which is a good thing, no?
Sounds like business as usual, then.
It will happen, but not right now.
In the middle of a platform war, the contestants are going to implement a a competing platform that will commoditize their own platform? Yeah, right.
Implementing a full HTML5 browser that will diminish the changes of the native platform is a good strategy for the losers in that platform war. HTML5 will gets its change after the war is over.
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