It's time for Apple to allow users to install 3rd party browsers that run as regular sandboxed apps, so that browsing the web doesn't end up installing a root kit
76 posts • joined 1 Nov 2009
Apple continue to make poor design choices, like MacBook trackpads that no longer move, and keyboards that barely move.
I went to buy a new iPad last weekend, excited about the keyboard cover. After using it for a minute, I found it extremely annoying that it had a key for emoji, but no ESC key. WTF?!
Why did this break builds
If I had a project that needed pad-left 0.3, I would download a copy and that would be the end of it.
Please stop setting "zoom: 1"
It's pretty annoying. I haven't run into this problem on any other website.
Learn how to embed images
In a web page. It's not that hard.
Google fiber came to our neighborhood a few months ago. The installers did cut both the cable lines and AT&T fiber. Sidewalks were dug up for a month to repair.
Here for mobile devices?
Has this site still not figured out how to embed an image in an article without distorting the aspect ratio?
"into a page that is obviously not using single sign-on"
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
If I had a nickel
For every time someone skimped out on a pull-up resistor...
Just the kind of thing demanding enterprise customers need.
HTTP is not a security concern. Every new firmware has to be signed by FCA. A man in the middle would have no way to sign any malicious code.
Just the facts
SAS Institute is located in Cary, NC, not Silicon Valley.
In my case, I had an iPhone 5S with AT&T, but bought the contract-free T-Mobile phone to replace it (to keep my $25/mo. BYOD discount). I'm pretty sure my purchase was tallied under the wrong column
Apple uses standard plugs when they are not shit. For example, the headphone/microphone jack is standard 1/8th inch plug. Micro USB is crap!
A PROPER fix
[If recipient is an active* iMessage user]
1) Sender's iPhone sends the message to Apple
2) Apple always dispatches the messages to the PHONE over SMS, but would still use TCP/IP to push messages to non-phone clients like OS X, iPad, etc.
AFAIK, it is trivial for Apple to spoof an SMS to a phone and make it look like it originated from the sender's phone. The receiving phone could still color the bubble blue based on the sender being an "active iMessage user".
*within some timeout period.
Re: So how else did you...
Since both devices must have bluetooth on AND be on the same wifi network, there are certainly other avenues over which one might imagine the handoff to occur.
In addition, Apple's own instructions (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6337) only mention signing into the same iCloud account. They don't say anywhere that syncing "Documents & Data" must be enabled.
Old news and not correct
By default, there is NO SUCH THING as an "unsaved" document. There are only "Untitled" documents. Since Mountain Lion, auto-save is enabled by default, and applications will restore any open documents/windows when re-launched, including so-called "unsaved" documents. These two system preferences cause "Untitled" documents to be written to disk so they can be resurrected when the app is reopened.
From 2013: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4372
Re: Antactica is melting too
Pure H2O melts at temperatures well below 0ºC when it has 1 mile of frozen ice sitting on top of it, with pressures 100s of times greater than normal atmospheric pressure.
Combining local and web search
It's all about extracting data from you. With a combined search, when you type "Adobe Photoshop" to launch a local application, the characters get sent to Microsoft. Information about your installed applications, contacts, email searches, etc., will all be sent to Microsoft.
This is valuable and personal information. So valuable, that it is the same reason why they don't want that information being sent to Google or anyone else.
The unified search and address bars in browsers was all about slurping personal data too. Before combining them, if you were typing in the name of a locally saved bookmark, or entering a URL directly, that information wouldn't find its way to Google. By combining them, Google has an excuse to monitor everything you type.
My very first experience with touchID (in the apple store)
1) Train the phone to recognize my thumb
2) lock the phone
3) place my INDEX finger on the home button
the phone recognized my "thumb" and unlocked.
Surely you mean modding it, as in modulo
Evidently, Jasper is not part of the 6%
If they "will do 30 per cent less business", it sounds more like 70% tolerance?
Why is Google Voice Search even active when the phone is emitting any sounds? Seems like a pretty obvious source of false positives, as well as wasted processing/battery.
I've firmly in the Apple camp, but the timing of this poll seems to have been cherry-picked. This S5 just came out in April. By May, the initial batch had probably been depleted, so would be S5-buyers probably had to wait in some countries. And obviously S4 sales would have declined since buyers would be holding out for an S5.
The right to replace your cell phone with a new one every 18 months, regardless of manufacturer, will soon be known as Moore's law.
45 per cent
that's a great return on investment!
At least those other publications…
correctly capitalized the word.
I find this hard to believe
People still choose to use firefox?
Re: 2007 hardware obsolete?
Do you really think it's the GMA 950 chipset? I thought this was a tech site. Your Mac Mini is not supported because the processor is 32-bit. The OS, drivers, and applications are exclusively 64-bit now.
I agree that fair use could apply if Google were trying to create its own implementation of java. Instead, they have created a derived work that has nothing to do with interoperability, etc.
Quad copter death?
I have yet to see a quad copter with 2-foot long blades on it. The death was caused by a helicopter.
Wouldn't that have to be > 50%?
Or you could…
just chop off the owner's thumb.
Twitter's OAuth2 implementation is not vulnerable
The "security researcher" is simply describing how OAuth 2 works. If a native application is acting as the client, it is normal for its "consumer secret" to be embedded somewhere in the application. There is no expectation that the consumer secret is actually secret.
Re: AMD vs Intel
What keeps Intel prices in check today is the imminent switch over to ARM on the desktop. With tablets and servers, pressure is coming from both sides.
Apple have already shown they are capable of and willing to throw out an existing architecture when it is time to do so. With Windows 8 RT, Microsoft has their escape route too. It's only a matter of time.
Surely a name update for the console will be announced soon. "Xbox 180" sounds about right.
Re: It's not that hard to see the problem
The same will not happen to tablets. Hardware that is perfectly capable of running a new version of the OS will be disallowed or crippled. Eventually downloading a game that works with your back level OS will be a challenge.
"The open source outfit". I wonder what that is referring to
Re: Not one to defend Apple but....
It's worse than that. You entered your password to install a FREE application, NOT to make a purchase. Apple then caches your authentication for 15 minutes and applies it to a completely different action: spending $$$ (while installing nothing).
This means a lot, coming from the browser that hasn't rendered tables correctly for over 14 years.
Even Internet Explorer does *layout* better than Firefox. Here's another FF layout fail example:
customer: This entry-level iPad looks nice. How much to add another 16GB storage?
customer: And what about another 32GB on top of that?
apple: $100 more
customer: Suppos'n I want 64GB more after that?
apple: $100 more
Makes sense to me
This is why I visit The Reg!
In case I missed out on a viral video from 5 months back. Really? A story from August 2012?
Seems unlikely they could count to 8
Even the folks LibreOffice agree
Why else would they have posted an open letter to the city as a PDF? http://blog.documentfoundation.org/2012/11/16/open-letter-to-the-city-of-freiburg/
If they send him a free card, that would establish a precedence – Microsoft might find themselves on the hook for hundreds of free memory cards.
Was tis survey conducted by Fox News?
Or they can just keep charging $100 for a 20 year old calculator
Don't you mean "theirs". At least get it right the second time...