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26 posts • joined 26 Aug 2009

iPad Air not very hot: Apple fanbois SHUN London fondleslab launch

Jurassic

Other fanbois putting down Apple fanbois ;-)

"Latest slab selling like cold, unattractive cakes on Day One in Blighty"

<sarcasm>That's right, no one will be buying the iPad Air. It is a total failure in every way. Apple will need to claim a loss of a billion dollars as Microsoft did with the Surface. No one is buying the iPad Air... really!</sarcasm>

(Eyes rolling in reaction to the absurdity ;-))

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TWO can play this 64-bit mobile game, says Samsung, crossly

Jurassic

Re: Why oh why

The benefits of the iPhone 5S 64-bit environment (64-bit A7 processor, running 64-bit apps, on 64-bit iOS 7) are HUGE!!!

There is an article on All Things D today that explains what a radical improvement this is. Here are a few quotes from the article:

“The fact that the A7 has twice as many processor registers means that more operations can occur without the processor using main memory, which is slower to access,” Carl Howe, VP of research and data sciences at the Yankee Group toldAllThingsD. “This means for that, for some codes, the A7 will be twice as fast (or faster, depending on how many memory accesses the original code had) to run code, because the processor doesn’t have to use main memory as much.”

“The ARMv8 instruction set is clean-slate approach with many improvements. Even without 4GB of RAM, the A7 should make it easier to build larger applications like PC-class games and programs. Apps can now become real desktop-class programs and games.”

"with the 64-bit A7, Apple has made it possible for developers to take the 64-bit apps they’re written for the Mac and bring them to iOS 7 with relative ease. And that is a huge benefit"

“This will not be true with Android, by the way. The Android Java app and native app environment will need support from Oracle, who owns the Java environment as well as 64-bit support from the Android kernel. Android has a lot more moving pieces to coordinate, and will take longer to go to 64-bit.”

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Seven all-in-ones that aren't the Apple iMac - and one that is

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Why the unfair comparison?

Why the unfair comparison???

I notice that you were comparing the 27" iMac with the slower i5 processor instead of the one with the 3.4GHz i7 Quad-core processor against the other all-in-one desktops that have i7 processors.

Were you aware that the iMac also is available with the i7 processor (for similar price), or were you intentionally giving the non-Apple computers with i7 processors an unfair advantage in your scoring???

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Jurassic
FAIL

Why the unfair comparison???

I notice that you were comparing the 27" iMac with the slower i5 processor instead of the one with the 3.4GHz i7 Quad-core processor against the other all-in-one desktops that have i7 processors.

Were you aware that the iMac also is available with the i7 processor (for similar price), or were you intentionally giving the non-Apple computers with i7 processors an unfair advantage in your scoring???

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Peak Apple: Foxconn contemplating life after Cupertino

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Morons of the world, unite!

"The Taiwanese company is responsible for the manufacture of Apple's hardware."

... AND Google, AND Microsoft, AND Dell, AND motorola, AND Sony, AND Nokia, and Many others.

But any time there is a problem at Foxconn (a company not owned by Apple, or Google, or Microsoft, or any of its other clients) the morons of the world make fools of themselves by blaming Apple?

It's time for those people to get themselves a brain cell.

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You hear that, Mr Cook? Samsung's profits have gone UP

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Don't know what you want?

Apple's revenues went UP substantially in the past quarter... it was the company's margins that reduced total profits.

But this is exactly what the anal-ysts have been clamoring for. They have been demanding that Apple lower its margins and sell less expensive products.

So what happens when Apple does what those people want? Those same people start complaining that Apple's margins are lower! They really don't know what they want.

There has been a demand for Apple to sell more lower-priced (and lower margin) products, and they have done this by introducing the iPad mini and selling more previous generation iPhones.

Even with the reduced margins, Apple's revenues and profits are MUCH larger than any other tech company in the world. Samsung's revenues and profits are PUNY compared to Apple's.

Samsung can only dream of making the money that Apple does. ;-)

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Apple raids Xerox YET AGAIN - for its chief beancounter

Jurassic
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Xerox is a business, not a religion

"Apple raids Xerox YET AGAIN"

If by "raids" you mean "pays to license technologies", then you are absolutely correct.

In fact, Apple would love it if their competitors would "raid" Apple's technologies like that... instead of stealing it. ;-)

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Microsoft said to be building Apple TV adversary

Jurassic
FAIL

Microsoft made an iPod rival called Zune (Dead)

Microsoft made an iPhone rival called Kin (Dead)

Microsoft made an iPad rival called Surface (Not doing well according to Microsoft)

Now they want to build an Apple TV rival?

Microsoft should put more effort into their software (to make it better than it has been), and stop trying to compete with Apple's hardware.

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Steve Jobs is STILL DEAD

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Eric Schmidt: Ha ha, NO Google maps app for iPhone 5

Jurassic
FAIL

Re: iOS users don't need maps…

Actually it's Android users who blindly follow others when they are told lies like:

- you'll be able to upgrade your 1 year old phone

- you'll get your upgrade on the day it's released

- Android is "open source" (except for all the technologies from other companies that we license... or don't ;-)

- Android is a "stable" operating system

- Etc., etc., etc.

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Jurassic
Trollface

the iOS version of Google Maps was always lousy

There are many better mapping and navigation apps for iOS than just Apple Maps and Google Maps. iOS users do not miss Google Maps in the least, especially since the iOS version of Google Maps was so lame (it didn't have turn-by-turn navigation, or other features).

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Will Samsung's patent court doc leak backfire spectacularly?

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Samsung is doing everything it can to lose this case

"The divulged information included a few Apple internal memos and the designs for Samsung's F700 mobe, which predates the iPhone."

Point 1: Those "Apple internal memos" actually support Apple's case, since the "Sony influenced" design was actually contracted by Jony Ive (Apple's designer) in 2006, and the design was not used for the iPhone. Apple also has shown an earlier 2005 design they had that WAS used as the design for the iPhone.

Point 2: Samsung's F700 phone is NOT anything like the iPhone's patented design, and the interface is nothing like the iPhone UI. Even if it was similar (which it is not), Samsung's F700 design came out in February 2007... one month after the iPhone was introduced.

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Judge: Apple must run ads saying Samsung DIDN'T copy the iPad

Jurassic
Trollface

Oh the irony!

Apple has been asked to print an apology to Samsung that Samsung likely will not want to see. Apple could take this opportunity to include quotes from the court's final decision, like:

***The ruling states that the iPad "design looks like an object the informed user would want to pick up and hold. It is an understated, smooth and simple product. It is a cool design."

The ruling also determined the difference with the Samsung tablet was "They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool."

Therefore we apologize to Samsung for ever implying that they were able to duplicate the iPad.*** ;-)

And since the UK Judge kicked out a Samsung injunction enjoining Apple to stop claiming its competitor copied iPad in the Galaxy Tab, Apple should also add:

***Apple disagrees with the judgement, and strongly contends that Samsung has copied the design of our products. We will be appealing this decision.***

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Sleek new Macs violate fanbois' Retinas with display garbage

Jurassic
Trollface

Anna, Anna, Anna

The more often and compulsively you search for minor problems to inflate out of proportion, to slag Apple and to be insulting to users of Apple's products (whom you call "fanbois"), the more desperate you make yourself appear to others.

Ironic that you are displaying your own anti-Apple "fanboi-ism" (or more accurately "fangoil-ism") in your attempt to label others that way.

It's also interesting to note that Apple users love the products they use, and have little interest or time to slag users of other products (unless they are responding to irrational rants like yours). But people such as yourself who seem to make it their personal crusade to slag Apple and its users, never have the same enjoyment with whatever non-Apple product they have settled on using.

One can only assume that your rants are based on jealousy. After all, if you were totally happy with what you use, you would never want to waste your time vociferating against others (and making yourself appear vacuous).

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CANNIBAL! Apple's 7.85in iPad will EAT 9.7in iPad sales

Jurassic
Devil

Aliens attack!

"Apple's 7.85in iPad will EAT 9.7in iPad sales"

Wow! A non-existent, fictitious Apple product will eat into sales of the hot-selling iPad. Who knew???

Using the same lack of logic in forming an opinion: "Aliens will Attack New York City Tomorrow" (You heard it here first, folks. ;-))

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Even Apples sometimes have worms in them, admits Cupertino

Jurassic

Re: iOS PCs?

Some facts for you:

1. Although Windows users keep calling Flashback a Mac virus, Flashback is NOT a “virus”. It is a Trojan, and there have been Trojans for the Mac (but not many) in the past. Unlike viruses, Trojans must be installed by the user on his/her own computer.

2. In the 12 years that Mac OS X has been in use by tens of millions of users, there has NEVER been even a single Mac virus in circulation.

3. Apple’s statement before this change is still true: “A Mac isn’t susceptible to the thousands of viruses plaguing Windows-based computers.”. This is completely true as long as you are running Mac OS X. But… if you run Windows on a Mac (either in Boot Camp or in emulation), your Windows OS can get Windows viruses. Even though Windows viruses do not affect Mac OS X, it makes sense that this would be removed since some people do run Windows on their Macs. Apple has no way of stopping Windows viruses from infecting Windows installations.

4. The “After” statement is also true. OS X does “keep you safe from unknowingly downloading malicious software on your Mac”. However it is impossible for any company or person to stop anyone from unwisely downloading a Trojan and installing it themselves, if they make the bad decision to do this.

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Winter for webOS, winter for Droid, but springtime for iPad!

Jurassic

Real numbers

There is a BIG difference between "shipping" numbers and "sold" numbers.

Apple sells every iPad & iPad 2 it makes/ships. Demand has always outstripped supply. So every one of the 9.3 million iPads globally last quarter were actually sold to end users.

Manufacturers of competing tablets only give the numbers they "shipped" not "sold".

For example, Samsung told the media that it had shipped 500,000 Galaxy Tabs. They stuck to this number for the longest time, until recently when they admitted that only 20,000 Galaxy Tabs were actually "sold" to end users.

Knowing this, Apple's "68 per cent of the market" is most probably much higher than that in reality.

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Jurassic

You may not realize this...

You may not realize it, but Apple's iPad design patent dates back to 2004... 6 years before Steve Ballmer showed off non-working mock-ups of iPad competitors!

Kinda makes you go "Hmmm". ;-)

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Apple delays 'retina display' iPad 3 to 2012

Jurassic

Rumors vs. reality

Apple has NEVER stated that an iPad 3 would be released this year. In fact, they have NEVER even used the term "iPad 3" or discussed future iPad releases.

What we have here is one rumor disputing another rumor, in a long chain of rumors about a rumored product.

There is no point in getting caught up in all of these rumors. In the end, Apple will release its next generation iPad only when Apple releases it... not when rumors say it will.

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Behind Apple's record sales are signs of desperation

Jurassic
WTF?

Apple's competitors wish they could be that "desperate" ;-)

The writer of this article is either ignorant of the facts (and reality in general) or he/she/it is just trolling for hits and will do anything ridiculous to accomplish that.

Starting with the article title "Apple's record sales are signs of desperation"... What!?!

Record sales increases (while all other competitors are losing sales) is a sign of desperation? If that's desperation, Apple and its investors must be hoping it can be more "desperate" in the future.

"And the iPad... is not yet proving that the category itself is a winner". You can't be serious. Is this meant as a joke? News flash: April Fool's Day was 3 weeks ago.

You base your premise on this nugget of ___ : "The iPad sold 4.69m tablets, fewer than the 6.1m predicted by analysts or the 7.3m of the holiday quarter."

Hello!?! The quarter reported on ended March 26, 2011. The iPad 2 which purchasers were holding onto their money for, only went on sale in the US on March 11th (the first shipment sold out nation-wide in 24 hours!), and it only went on sale in select other countries on March 25th (the day before the quarter ended).

Most intelligent people realized that the numbers would be low for this quarter even before the iPad 2 went on sale, but apparently you did not understand this.

The iPad 2 sold over a million units in its first day on sale (in the US only). By comparison, the original version of the iPad, crossed the one-million mark 28 days after its launch.

With the iPad 2 selling 28-times faster than the original iPad (which was the fastest selling consumer device of all time) this, to you, bizarrely is an indication that the iPad "is not yet proving that the category itself is a winner". ???

Next you write that Apple is displaying it's "vulnerability' by suing companies that steal its intellectual property. That is insane! Any company will rightly sue another company that steals rather than licenses its patented IP.

You try to support this ridiculous notion by using FUD to understate the situation, by saying Apple "allege copying of the colors and rectangular shape of the Apple products." Either you again do not have any understanding of why Apple is suing Samsung, or you are intentionally trying to mislead your readers.

You only need to look at the side-by-side comparison photos on the Web, to see that Samsung blatantly copied both the hardware design and the user interface design of the iPhone in the Samsung Galaxy phone.

Your article continues with other similar misleading information.

You might be hoping that your readers are buying all of this nonsense, but most people are more intelligent than that, and the result of your article is that you have lost any credibility as a writer.

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Apple under threat from ... Windows tablets

Jurassic
WTF?

Delusional

"The battle will commence in 2013"

OK Apple & Google, stop advancing your tablet operating systems, and wait a few years so that Microsoft can catch up to you ;-)

Of course, we can expect the strong possibility that Microsoft won't have Windows 8 ready in 2013... or 2014... or...

But everyone just stand still so that Microsoft can try to compete with you. Because we all know that the world REALLY wants to use Windows on their mobile tablets. Just look at how many Windows tablets have sold since Steve Ballmer presented all sorts of Windows tablets at CES 2010... 13 months ago!

Uh yeah, never mind that.

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Jurassic
WTF?

Delusional

"The battle will commence in 2013"

OK Apple & Google, stop advancing your tablet operating systems, and wait a few years so that Microsoft can catch up to you ;-)

Of course, we can expect the strong possibility that Microsoft won't have Windows 8 in 2013... or 2014... or...

But everyone just stand still so that Microsoft can try to compete with you. Because we all know that the world REALLY wants to use Windows on their mobile tablets. Just look at how many Windows tablets have sold since Steve Ballmer presented all sorts of Windows tablets at CES 2010... 13 months ago!

Uh yeah, never mind that.

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Tablet or Netbook?

"In future, I suspect we'll see "tablets" with physical keyboards"

You mean like large Blackberry phones (top half a screen, bottom half a keyboard)?

Imagine the 7" Samsung tablet with a 3.5" screen (like the iPhone) and the other half covered by a keyboard. Would you actually want to buy something like that???

Not very likely.

The other option might be to have a keyboard & trackpad slide out from under the 7" or 10" screen, but doing this you double the weight and thickness of the tablet, making it less portable... and ending up with what we currently know as a "netbook".

So do you want a multi-touch tablet or do you want a netbook?

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Microsoft digs Macs in back-to-school ads

Jurassic

You are absolutely correct.

There are no viruses for Mac OS X, and never have been since it came into use ten years ago.

Thanks for pointing that out ;-)

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Belgian boy's iPhone 'explodes'

Jurassic

And...

In other news, a Dutch boy stuck his finger in a dyke… and she loved it ;-)

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Apple sneaks malware protection into Snow Leopard

Jurassic

Mac OS X already secure

Apple adds even more security to an already secure OS, and some devious people use this to convince the clueless that Mac OS X is now MORE vulnerable to malware (instead of the opposite). "We am in Bizarro World."

For a good explanation of why Mac OS X is so secure, read this:

http://rixstep.com/2/20090826,00.shtml

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