"Apple prices not overinflated"
Now THAT'S news.
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Now THAT'S news.
Apple came up with the optimum solution to two-variable geometric equations before anyone else? It's a technological breakthrough to surround a display with a bezel of approximately even thickness on all sides?
"Suing Apple based on standards-essential patents (SEP) has been a losing tactic for Android phone manufacturers Samsung and Motorola so far, with courts by and large upholding the rule that the intellectual property involved in an industry standard has to be licensed to everyone who wants it fairly."
So while everyone who wants to advance the technology is forced by law to share their work with Apple for a reasonable fee, Apple go around patenting every obvious "design" that they come up with - or more accurately, that they buy out - and try to stop the real innovators using their work for themselves. Seems fair - if you're Apple.
It seems the Romans displayed almost supernatural prescience when they made their word for "apple" the same as the word meaning "one who is evil".
... or they could ask Wood for permission to use it. He retains rights over who gets to use his image and how. Worst case, he could stick on a shirt, a pair of braces and a wig and send them a photo of himself looking remarkably like Frodo, along with a note granting explicit permission to use it for their loyalty card.
The Saul Zaentz Company were behind Bakshi's animated Lord of the Rings movie, so they will have had the trademark since the 1970s. If memory serves, they've used it for an animated Hobbit movie as well.
Well, it's not like they have any actual journalism to put in there, is it?
A better analogy would be to say that if there existed a car manufacturer that also sold fuel, it would be legal to sell the car at below cost if it would encourage you to buy the fuel. A Kindle without content to read on it is almost as useless as a car without fuel.
Just a note on this, but the big producers have been discussing the creation of a universal standard for active 3D glasses. They may want to sell six pairs to everybody with each new set, but they recognise this isn't realistic and so it's better if they have the chance to poach their rival's customers instead of each user being locked into the first manufacturer they bought from.
No FAIL icon for you though, as it hasn't happened yet.
I would agree with this except for one minor detail: Apple are the trendsetters, and everyone else is following them.
Apple fanbois. 'Nuff said.
I think we worked that out when it got to the bit about Apple fixing the flaws of tablets. The only flaw Apple perceive with tablets is that other companies are allowed to make them.
Classifying Carlsberg as equivalent to water? Beer drinkers have been doing that for years.
I won't argue that native 3D is better, but it's not post-conversion that causes crap viewing, only cheap post-conversion knocked off in a rush. Lucas took his sweet time over The Phantom Menace and spent the money on it, and it really showed. (Though it didn't make the movie wonderful, obviously.)
It just allows cheaper glasses. I'm not sure it improves the viewing angle, either.
McQuarrie probably got paid as much as well as John Howe got paid for his conceptual art for the Lord of the Rings movies. It's a shame artists often don't get the rewards they deserve, but they do get paid - and better than comic artists sometimes get paid for their work.
Pinball Wizard was by The Who, matey boots. Elton John just did the cover version.
(Paris, because she too is famous for goings on under the covers.)
But not your fail, don't worry.
Being in Wales and hence unlikely to have the problem, you forgot to mention something else that just struck me while reading your post - monthly download limits. Bad enough that you're restricted by other factors, but when users are also restricted in how much of their own purchased entertainment they are allowed to watch each month the model is completely useless.
Not exactly right. They want you to think you're buying something when you're actually only paying for a service.
The cloud is the biggest waste of space and scam in the history of IT. There is no way any of us should be willing to accept a situation where what we have bought can be lost simply because the seller doesn't want to offer it to us any more.
... and you'll end up on Google Street View in compromising circumstances!
So you're saying that nobody at the USPTO owns a smartphone? It should not be possible to get a patent for a technology that has already been in widespread use for a number of years.
Another major contributing factor is that by not commenting at all on his cut-and-pasted article, "dssf" is tacitly supporting everything it says. Since the article in question is a puff piece in which Apple are praised to the skies for supplying cheap textbooks to schools that can afford a $500 iPad for every pupil while denying them to the cash-strapped schools that actually need cheap textbooks ... well, the prosecution rests, m'lud.
I believe they call that "a Michael Bay production".
Be conveniently carried in one hand while in use, for a start.
The 40,000 heavily armed Huns who came visiting might have had something to do with it. That, and all the people in Rome who didn't understand that the terms "app" and "shareware" were no more interchangeable than the terms "car" and "taxi".
The glass is not the bit you need to keep water off.
Yes, because the quality of the display on a device has such a huge effect on the data being output from that device to another display.
No, Tom. But then, I was talking about the owner, not the tablet.
I think you're confused, Tom. He didn't say he owned an iPad.
I want to be Commentrade Jedit! In El Soviet Registar, articles comment on YOU!
Hmmm, I could have sworn it was her ex. I must have misread.
No - the TV movies were separate productions, not part of a series run, so they don't count together for the numbering.
It's all needlessly complicated, of course, but if it weren't what would we all talk about while shows are on hiatus?
NuWho has its own production series. Eccleston did S1. Tennant then did three more, and this is Matt Smith's third, so it's the seventh series.
It was definitely quite appt.
Setting a thief to catch a thief is more common than you know. I was going to provide anecdotal evidence of my local police using a guy with a B&E conviction as an official locksmith, but decided against it because it's just anecdotal. Then, with perfect timing, this appeared:
For those who can't be bothered clicking, West Yorkshire Police employ an ex-burglar as a consultant on crime prevention tactics.
I don't think it has much to do with how dumb the fanbois are, as that demographic are likely to be buying the Apple product regardless of whether specs are leaked in advance. "Authorised leaks" are generally used to drive the hype machine, convincing potential new customers to hold off on buying a rival product.
The case of leaking overestimated specs is dodgy, though. When those potential customers go looking for information on the product, a casual search is more likely to find the leaked fake specs than the genuine specs because the leak has been around for longer and generated more traffic.
It's only an iPad app because Apple users are more likely to fork out the £20 or more that Sky are going to charge for it. I imagine they'd also like to shut down the free live data feed app that was available last year, but hopefully that will be beyond them.
Everyone knows the moon landings weren't faked.
It's the MOON that is fake.
No, but I'd say that Newt Gingrich has. He's been married three times, and cheated on I think it was his first wife while she was suffering from a terminal illness.
"People break the law, so laws are stupid and we shouldn't have them!"
I'm sure he hasn't complained about his files being spread far and wide, but I equally doubt he's voiced his support either - what with him having been dead for going on sixty years, and all.
... they just rounded up a bunch of gangstas!
... but I can already read books on my Kindle in a Faraday cage. I just can't download them directly to it.
In my experience, Eye readers are mostly only offended by the behaviours they read about in its pages. That said, you're not a real Eye reader until you've cancelled your subscription at least once.
Yes - they're getting charged $5 a month to do what OKCupid lets you do for free. That there are also massively fewer potential contacts doesn't seem to matter to them, it's "weeding out the hoi-polloi".
The price of fruitdom is eternal virginity.
On the other hand, there is a lot of difference between using sweatshop labour so you can sell a £99 smartphone, and using sweatshop labour when you're already selling your £499 smartphone for £599. One is making A profit; the other is making MORE profit.
That would be because unlike many other companies, Apple aren't using sweatshops to minimise costs so they can undercut competitors while still making a healthy margin. They're just trying to maximise profit, while suing rivals out of the market so they can charge whatever obscene premium they like.
Suggested new motto for Apple: "It just works, or else it gets the hose again".
Does anyone seriously think that a woman will want anything called a Flow for Valentine's Day?
Because a multinational corporation's tax bill is determined individually for each country. For example, say they make a $10m profit in the UK but a $20m loss in the US. They operate at a loss overall and pay no tax in the US, but are still taxed on their UK profits.
This being a company that sells things, there are also sales taxes to consider.