68 posts • joined 8 Feb 2010
Unlike the ipad, small screen android apps scale up in a fashion that still allows them to be useful.
It won't last long. Statistically, it actually costs more to send developer jobs to India, thanks to the poor quality products they produce. All the savings in wages will be eaten up by time spent on rewrites and bug fixes.
it's about the label
Luxury devices aren't about the latest and greatest, and never have been. It's about the label. People that want to show off their money will still buy this.
Some of the best selling Android phones are QWERTY sliders. I wouldn't buy a smartphone that doesn't have some sort of physical keyboard. Touch screen keyboards are horrible.
I don't understand. I thought the approval process was in place to protect users from stuff like this? I guess the approval process isn't as useful as Apple had be believe.
This is what
Apple also releases what should be patches as OS upgrades and charges for them. Mac users get several of these such "upgrades" in the same amount of time it takes MS to release a whole new OS. Financially, it's a wash.
Ummm... Why should consumers care if their tech company has a higher market capitolization? All that number really reflects is how much they are gouging you on the price. Non-shareholder consumers should actually be pissed about this. It means they are charging you "too much".
"I would be willing to bet that 90% of people using facebook over an unsecure wireless network are doing so with using https."
I would take that bet, and then your money. 90% of people that use facebook would probably stare at you like a confused puppy at the very mention of https.
It's ironic that Apple is obsessed with their own privacy, but readily exploits the privacy of it's consumers. I'm also not surprised that a lot of Apple fanbois are already claiming that the issue is overblown. It's pretty much standard operating procedure from both.
Well, replacing everything with Apple stuff would keep things secure for about 3 months. After that, an enterprising hacker would realize that he can write trojans using 6 month old security flaws that Apple hasn't patched yet and steal loads of juicy government data.
Apple and standards don't mix
Apple not following industry standard?!? I'm shocked!
Seriously though, they pull this crap so much, it would be news if they actually did follow a standard. At this point, I expect them to put their own crap in place. There is a reason they are so profitable, and it isn't because they make better devices...
I guess I won't have to spend money on this game now. Thanks for making my mind up EA.
I swear, copyright holders won't be happy until we pay them every single time we listen to a song or watch a movie. Such greedy bastards.
People in the security industry have known for a long time that Macs are actually LESS secure than Windows boxes. Apple has a serious issue regarding timely patches. Since OSX is basically unix, it is affected by many holes that also affect unix. The big difference is that Apple takes months and months to patch KNOWN vulnerabilities, where other OS vendors can get this done in a matter of days, especially if it is a major hole. Heck, the first machine cracked at the last pwn2own was a mac. The days of security through obscurity better come to an end for Apple, if they want to be taken seriously.
Java is alive and well on the business side of computing. I use it frequently at work. Many VPN clients use it, and so do several VOIP applications. It would be suicidal for Apple to cut support for Java entirely. The real money comes from the business side. A lot of major companies won't think twice about paying high prices for technology, unlike the average consumer.
Misleading headline. When I read it, I was hoping it meant that iTunes was about to be killed. That program is such crap. In fact, over the past few years, it seems like most Apple software has become bloated and crappy. They really are the new Microsoft.
Can't really put too much faith in these "statistics" since the data is gathered using an opt-in counter method. Did these guys sleep through Statistics 101?
I don't understand why Apple wants to attempt to alienate their more technical customers. I understand locking stuff down to make the product easier to use for everyday folks, but stuff like this only encourages hackers to buy products from another vendor...
I love how Apple panders to the big developers with crap like this, but bans the little guys. Stay classy Steve.
If you take a woman to dinner and a show, nail her, then never call her again, are they still going to put you in the database?
Most people won't learn anything unless they are forced to. Making a product "easy to use" just makes the end user less capable overall. Way to go Apple.
Calling Russia a "virtual" mafia state doesn't really do it justice. I would say they are a literal mafia state at this point.
It is currently not possible to differentiate legitimate requests to a webserver (people wanting to visit a page) and a DDOS attack. Even flagging repeated attempts at access wouldn't do much good, since a lot of internet mouth-breathers sit there and click "reload" over and over when the page they are trying to access doesn't load. I have worked in tech support for a large ISP, so trust me. People actually do that, instead of giving up and doing something else.
Manning was the idiot that bragged about his accomplishments to a fellow hacker. If he had kept his mouth shut, he wouldn't be in this mess.
Worse than you think
Mastercard was unable to process payments as a result. I would say it's a bit more than an irritant at this point. Also, the way the DDOS attack is structured makes it pretty much impossible to determine who is an attacker, and who is trying to legitimately access the site.
According to the definition of personal computer used here, then my TI-83 counts as well. Please update your chart to include this. Otherwise, this is just another Apple PR story, especially since Apple doesn't even beat out HP or Acer.
TO: Stupid people making comments
No one said that you couldn't recycle these things. "Throw Away" doesn't have to mean going in to the garbage pile. I swear, half of the people that comment on here just do it to complain. They would find something to complain about no matter what, I think.
I am absolutely amazed by the kinds of hoops that some people will jump through just to remain one of the Apple "elite".
They are simply using the system in which they are trapped. I applaud them for it. No better way to fight a system than from the inside.
Filed Charges?!? Russia has really lost its edge. Not too long ago, they just would have made the guy "disappear".
Wait, in spite of Overlord Jobs telling people that they don't want porn, they actually still want porn? I'm shocked. Don't consumers know that we don't know what we want until a company or corporation tells us what we want?
How do you know that there was no criminal intent or pervy scheme? An investigation was never really completed. Pervy principles and teachers do exist, you know.
more twisted stats
Correlation does not imply causation.
Or how about McAffee stops being so damn lazy? Being computer savvy, I don't use McAffee for these exact reasons. Constant false positives, horrible product. Not to mention it slows your system to a crawl. McAffee has sucked since about 1998....
did you even read the article?
You totally missed the point here, pal. The outrage is due to the man being charged on wiretapping charges for taping an officer in a public place.
That's standard Reg spin for ya. If you are nice enough to Apple, they might send free stuff. Why do you think that so many TV shows put Apple notebooks in their shows? I've heard more than a couple DVD commentaries of TV shows that freely admit to using Apple notebooks simply to get free stuff.
There is a general lack of awareness among Apple users. If you don't like it, don't develop for it.
I don't really feel sorry for you. No one forced you to use itunes. When you deal with Apple, you get what you deserve.
Most of the corporations that are pushing "values" aren't even US based. Thanks to insane corporate taxes in the US, most of these corporations are Irish now. As for prudishness on the internet, perhaps we are looking at two different networks. Last time I checked, the internet isn't very "pure". If the OP is referring to sites like facebook, they should be aware that there are many, many other websites on the internet. I've even heard advertisements for some that help you cheat on your spouse with other cheaters. Hardly puritanical.
So basically, you can only complain about something if you can personally do a better job? Do you realize how ridiculous that sounds?
You can't really assume that all ipod owners use itunes. There are other programs out there that will let you put music on your ipod. I like my ipod, but itunes is total crap.
No you aren't. Remember about a month ago, when Apple had to pull 3 or 4 apps after several people had suspicious charges on their itunes accounts? Apple users tend to have short memories, so you have probably forgotten already. Why didn't the guards at the gates of your walled garden catch those initially? Or the flashlight app with hidden tethering?
Wow, it's like Jobs learned nothing from his desktop computer fiasco with IBM. Is he actively trying to lose market share by locking down the platform? If he would have played ball with the rest of the industry 25 years ago, most of us would be using Macintosh now.
Only the ignorant think that Flash is all about video
Why does everyone think this is such a big number? Video game consoles have sold more than this in the first month or two, and it never created such a media frenzy. It just shows us all that this ipad news is all hype.
Reg has become VERY paranoid lately. If you are stupid enough to operate an open access point, you deserve what you get.
"It delivers a certain spin on first reading, but then, when you read it again, it doesn't quite say what you thought it said."
Perhaps the OP needs to go back to school for a while. Focus on reading comprehension please.
The nexus one was really meant as more of a reference design for an android phone. I don't think google really intended to set the world on fire with this one. If they had, we would have seen a few more commercials or something.
Apple pushes the entire world up
Yeah, Apple BS is driving a renaissance in this industry. It has nothing to do with the tons of stimulus money and plans to increase nuclear power production in the US. More Apple hype from Reg. This site is becoming as bad as gizmodo.
With a statement like that, you must work for a media company. Wishful thinking, I'm afraid. Besides, does anyone really use twitter anyways? It seems pretty damn stupid to me, and if you use it, you are probably stupid as well.
Why does everyone think this is such a huge number? Look how many of each of the gaming consoles have been sold. 1 million really isn't that many when you consider that most consoles are basically locked down computers too.
On another note, who knew there were so many people that are technologically stupid in the world? I knew there were a lot, but this is nuts!