20 posts • joined Saturday 19th June 2010 22:08 GMT
Anyone else want...
A Transformer Prime, with the iPad 3 display?
I agree, the only thing holding me back are decently priced high capacity SSDs.
Does anyone actually shut down their computer? I only ever sleep/hibernate mine these days.
And really, what does this story have to do with Windows? Isn't what it's really saying is that SSDs are faster, and your OS - whatever it is - will boot faster from it?
Google Maps for Android
Google Maps for Android supports route planning using public transport, and is additionally able to give full navigation, telling you when to get off the bus. Additionally works on the London Underground.
With the Google Maps change in pricing though, can't say I blame Apple too much. With Google as their main competitor, they'd obviously want to move away from unnecessarily paying money to them.
If your AV detected a government trojan, and you (or your AV) quarantined it, is that illegal? Interfering with government agenda etc?
" a degree SHOULD NOT teach you a programming language (specifically) it should teach you how to program (big difference)."
Couldn't agree more, and yet Java and similar now seems to be taught a lot more over C and similar. People won't learn memory management etc ec
Other cases too
What you said is so true, and unfortunately also occurs in other scenarios e.g. Java where it does run on almost everything (or certainly a lot more than .NET) and yet its still not the ideal solution...
OEM Laptops though
Many OEM Laptops feature the additional crap (+perhaps a couple of useful things) that wouldn't go well with being reset etc. Not to mention, that if reset, get reinstalled!
But before that...
The preceding question that needs to be mentioned is how do you expect kids that are unable to read+write well to cope with a reference manual?
Some global providers will do it though
Google, and I'm sure there are others, will only store certain data within the EU if your educational institute has a Google Apps for Education account. By certain data I think its emails, possibly Docs and a few others.
Surely you can, as Cyanogenmod is available for it?
I bet they wouldn't like it if they had their personal data searched!
The solution to partition encryption is system encryption. And yes, I know the bootloader is still non-encrypted, so either move it off to somewhere else, or use that too in conjunction with a hidden encrypted system partition.
And with a secure enough key, truecrypt can be made safe. If you have an insecure partition, you didn't choose either a good enough key, or key length, or encryption method etc....
alpha.gov.uk wants to track your physical location
If you click "locate me automatically" and you see that "tracking" instead of "locating" message at the top of your browser, I wonder how many people will think "no, I don't want the government to track me."
30 Day Rolling
What about 30 day rolling contracts? e.g. for mobile phones?
The article makes it sound like the OS itself has the security flaw, yet its only in two apps.
Shame on Google for not using SSL/TLS in the calendar, but not surprised in the least with Facebook...