25 posts • joined Monday 14th June 2010 20:14 GMT
Point regarding stats:
"Unreported incidents could bring the figure even higher."
Similarly, it could be that there has been no change at all, but reported incidents are higher. That is the problem with reported incidents. They almost invariably increase as people become aware how to report a problem. Also, the value was projected, so it may even take things like that into account - so that entire bit of speculation is largely unnecessary.
I read the article twice,
but when did he say they were not going to develop Google Maps for iOS? "We have not done anything yet," isn't the same thing.
If fact the Reuters article has him say that in response to :
But he said any decision on whether Google Maps would be accepted as an application in the Apple App Store would have to be made by Apple.
So, he has confirmed that they have not submitted the app yet. Nothing more, not much less.
I do love The Reg, and I appreciate that you need page hits - but please try and report the story.
and whilst I can see why Google might want to hold OHA members responsible for adhering to the conditions of that partnership... I can't fully grasp why you would act so aggressively. If anything, they should put pressure on Alibaba to contribute meaningfully to the ecosystem.
A major part of the problem for Google is that most punters have no clue what various license agreements mean, and when something is "open" you reasonably expect people should be able to muck about with it. But sadly that isn't really the case for companies like Alibaba seeing $473 billion in sales last year, and basically taking other people's work and plagiarising it... oh wait. etc
Re: "what appears, at a glance, to be clear abuse of market power."
"Imagine if MS told HTC that they couldn't produce phones for Android, if they still wanted to produce phones for Windows?"
Yes, they would only ever say exactly those words to Nokia...
The classic line is:
Don't put something on the internet if you don't want people to see it. That applies to photobucket, your email, anything. Even if you don't get hacked, your phone can easily get lost/stolen. There is no doubt any number of ways that your files could be accessed, if not intercepted.
The moral: Don't put pictures of your balls AND face (in the same frame) on Dropbox.
Re: Lovely screen
It could well have been, and I have purchased numerous Apple devices with assembly or design defects in the past though.
@Dave 126, it seems to vary with brightness. I haven't heard anywhere that
@AC And as for returning it, I am going to do exactly that on my father's behalf. When I had a defect on my iMac - I dragged it in to an apple store, then was told to take it to the store I bought it from, then had no machine for a week.!
It is a fine device - but a bit of a shame to have any issues. I have a Viewsonic Viewpad and that seems relatively well put together.
Sort of like
thermal underwear? Or any insulation?
I got the old man one for his birthday, and the screen bezel was popping out, wouldn't pop back in, which created a springy, not well put together feeling.
Also the screen had a slight yellowy hue when the brightness wasn't up high. Or at least it seemed that way. Either way, not what you pay a premium for.
I can see it now
Would you like to add $29.99 to the cost of this order for Human Rights Offsetting?
You don't need to pay more
They are making record profits
If they did this correctly then great
Put someone like Donald Knuth in charge of something like this, and pay him a fortune and you will get policy which will shape the country for generations. Throw a department of acronym spouting twats with social media skills at it, and we are forked as a nation.
8/10 is a positive review
I am sure was fored for something far more scandalous, at a JQuery after-party in his hotel room.
If you want "Privacy"
don't post things on social networking sites!!
Why don't people get this? I have locked down my account as much as I can reasonably do without giving up completely, but I understand that "Social" is another word for "Advertising specifically targeted at me". The dream of these companies being - to try and tempt you with things you statistically are more likely to want.
That may be evil, but it is not a secret, and because it is not a secret, I am posting it on the internet (and not just telling my close friends in the lug-'ole).
Surely a nagative campaign
is an incredibly desperate measure. Apple constantly come across as a litigious, vicious little company. I can see why. As soon as someone strays a yard from the fruity-ray they get upset that they have been sold something fallible and create a class action suit. (I am thinking of numerous battery, video, logic board, cooling, power supply etc... issues - not even iPhones)
I have recently given up on Apple
My MBP is a Uniboot Ubuntu machine, and I will not be advocating, nor spending any more money on apple crap for the foreseeable future. I have historically spent more than all the cars I have owned on Apple products - so I am not a hater as such.
The ego running that business has, exactly as the article summarised, alienate me.
Can you imagine how far flash would have spread if you had to ask Adobe before you made a stupid game, or a flash intro to your house? It is unthinkable. Adobe have been an enabler, and now they are carving new possibilities in the current market. To allow flash to be recompiled for the iPhone was good business sense for Adobe, and really it is Apple's loss.
The other massively arrogant move that upset me recently their recent litigiousness. I detested Nokia for their massive patent back catalogue, but now I respect them for being restrained in it's use. It is largely, these days, a way for companies to prevent themselves from litigation. Normally small companies get the benefit of the doubt, and big companies realistically understand that progress is for the masses, and competition comes from doing things well.
Apple on the other hand has the business methodology - if someone innovates, buy them out and patent the floor tiles of the place. If they refuse to sell, poo-poo their technology or better yet, use it as inspiration. I am thinking of Swype.. but I think they mostly make the purchase and people bow/fall in line.
Apple IS Steve Jobs, and Steve Jobs is the most arrogant Buddhist in the known universe. I am incredibly suspicious of him, and I worry about Apple's future. And all our future's if Apple ever dominate in the scale Microsoft had.
Some blonde athlete, please throw a sledgehammer at the next keynote.
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