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The product name is Android 4.0
But all Android versions have a sweet-based codename - Gingerbread, Froyo and so on. It helps because the layman can identify the most recent version without being tricked with sales gobbeldigook about marks and mods.
What a pointless device
Let's see, what does BD have over DVD as a format. Full HD picture quality? This player isn't even HD-ready. High quality sound at up to 7.1? Nope, you'll be stuck with 2.0. Well, I guess for a few fanatics there's also BD-Live content on the intern... whoops, sorry, you can't have that either.
Still, you'll be able to watch your Blu-rays away from home. This would be a big selling point to someone who had nothing but BDs in his movie collection, if so many big movies weren't released on BD with a DVD or digital copy.
The obvious joke
You've got more than traces of poo on your hands if you're using an iPad - you've got the whole turd.
(Yes, yes, I know, but *someone* was going to say it...)
Yeah, I do believe Apple products are hugely overpriced just because I read it somewhere. Let me try and remember where it was, would you?
... oh, now I recall. It was on the price tag.
If Apple released a product that did exactly what you wanted at a price you were willing to pay, you can be assured that someone else will have released a similar product at a lower price.
As for who has a say in what software is released for their platform: no, Sony et al don't have a say in it. They may not give their approval for everything that is released, but they can't stop you releasing it without going to court. Nintendo, for example, are well-known as a family friendly company, but back in the day there were porn games for the Famicom. The difference is that anyone could buy an EPROM blower or a CD burner and put out their own software. Apple, on the other hand, have complete control over the sole authorised means of distribution for software on their platform.
There can be only one choice
Jobs was a major control freak who dressed in black all the time, took centre stage at huge rallies of rabidly fanatic followers who practically deified him, tried to conquer the world (and failed), and died aged 56. Last time they needed someone to play someone with those characteristics, Bruno Ganz knocked it out of the park.
(NB: all similarities are cosmetic. Jobs didn't improve the world by dying, for starters.)
A perfect example of the Apple Tax
On launch day, a Galaxy S2 from O2 was £69 for handset on £21.50 a month for 300 minutes and unlimited texts. Bolt on £6 a month for 500MB data, that's a total contract cost of £729. Adding the same data plan to the iPhone 4S tariff, the S2 owner ends up paying £159 less for a phone that is at least equivalent to the 4S in every department, with more texts and minutes and data inclusive.
The Apple logo: now worth 22% of the value of your phone.
If you're a Christian...
... then you've read the New Testament at some point. So yeah, I guess they are reading a very different version of the Bible to yours - one published in the last 2000 years, for a start.
The fact that Jobs wasn't a Christian is *why* they're picketing his funeral, you dumbass.
What's the difference?
Motive. If you were to beat up another man because he screwed your wife/kicked your dog/has something in his wallet that you want, then regardless of his race you're getting something out of the act - revenge, expiation of anger, money. If you were to beat up a black guy just because he was black, though, it's worse because he hasn't done anything to even remotely deserve it.
One interesting piece of trivia is that Fred Phelps ran for Congress fifty years or so ago ... as a Democrat.
When Fred Phelps dies?
"Fred Phelps has been burning in Hell for 2 days. Eternity minus 2 days = eternity."
The first of your translations is pretty much the accurate one; I've seen it commented before that the only things referred to as abominations in the Bible are homosexuality and the Anti-Christ. I'm not sure if that's true, but I think it shows that some people take things a teensy bit far.
Personally I think the late author David Eddings had it right when one of his characters commented, "Isn't it convenient that the prejudices of God always so closely match those of His prophets?" And if there's one thing God indubitably does hate, it's people who presume to speak for Him.
It's not that simple
Each version of the iPhone has indeed sold more than the last, but the total number of smartphones sold has increased at a faster rate. Despite increased sales the iPhone 4 didn't increase Apple's market share - Antennagate may not have been the reason, but it couldn't have helped - and now Apple are faced with the second problem that they're no longer ahead of the game, so people who want the best phone out there no longer automatically gravitate to them.
When neither side has a significant technological edge, new users are left with a straight choice between iOS's simplicity and Android's freedom of choice. We're going to find out now if that is enough.
There is a difference, though
The iPad 2 was only really a refinement of the iPad, but it was refining what was already the leading product in the field. The iPhone 4S, on the other hand, is a product no better than - and in some ways, inferior to - top end phones released by other manufacturers months ago.
I wouldn't say the 4S will fail, because it will appeal to the people who want to replace their 3G(S) and keep their apps. However, it remains to be seen if brand loyalty alone can support Apple's business model of releasing a premium phone at a premium price when the phone is only just keeping up with the best competitors on launch day, and will be easily surpassed within six months.
Learn to read
The survey says Britons who want a tablet are willing to pay a maximum of £250 for one. It did *not* say that Amazon were planning to charge £250 for a Kindle Fire in the UK.
Nor did the survey say that anyone would pay £250 for a Fire. Most people who know enough about tablets to make a judgement will be using the iPad 2 as their idea of what a tablet is, so really the survey is saying that consumers think that £250 is a fair price point for an iPad.
Learn your history
In the quote, the thing the camel is passing through is actually a proper noun. The Eye of the Needle was a very narrow gate into the city, made for people on foot. You could get a camel through it, but it would be very, very difficult. Hence, what Jesus meant was not that it was impossible for the rich to get into heaven, but that they'd have to work extremely hard to do it.
"Apple won't let developers do it"
Had you managed to tear your eyes away from the radiant glory of your iProducts for just long enough to read the article, you would have noticed that the logger was installed by the manufacturer - presumably as part of a firmware rollout. And, had the sight of a sentence not worshipping the Almighty Apple not struck you witless with shock at such a heinous blasphemy, you would also have realised that I was talking about Apple incorporating a similar logger into iOS. At no point did I ever mention a third party developer.
I will, however, gladly accept your invitation to call Apple a bunch of control freaks.
And what do they intend to use when they need to test the upper end of the intelligence spectrum?
Because this being the highly-customisable and generally open Android platform, all you have to do is delete or block the offending app. If and when Apple think this is a good idea , you can be assured that they will put it somewhere that users cannot touch and you will be stuck with it unless you jailbreak.
 And patent it, and sue HTC for using it.
... the "rock and roll causes violent behaviour" of the 1950s.
Kids rebel against their parents; the parents believe they've taught their kids the same values that they had, so inevitably blame something that their kids have and they didn't at the same age. There was probably a "ye pryntynge presse causeth violente behaveour" lobby in the 1390s - though we don't hear about their psychological research because of course, they didn't publish.
As memory serves, your Android apps are purchased by an account and may be installed and run on any device linked to that account. There may be a limit on the number of concurrent devices that can be linked to an account, but I don't know what it is without looking as it exceeds the number of devices I would ever own.
A is for Apple
I would not expect a company to replace my product if it went out of warranty. I do expect companies to provide warranty service that lasts a reasonable amount of time.
On a sidebar, my Samsung TV developed a fault just after the end of its manufacturer warranty. Samsung arranged for it to be picked up, taken to the nearest call centre 80 miles away, repaired and returned, all free of charge.
To: The Department of Psychology, University of Illinois
You're my best mates, you are.
svelte /svɛlt, sfɛlt/ Show Spelled[svelt, sfelt]
adjective, svelt·er, svelt·est.
1. slender, especially gracefully slender in figure; lithe.
135 kilograms is 300lbs. I submit that nobody who weighs 300lbs could even remotely fit the description "svelte" unless they were well over seven feet tall.
I also do not wish to know how anyone can consider a person weighing in excess of 350lbs to not be bloody enormous, when this is a weight not often achieved by contestants in the World's Strongest Man competition.
This is not a PICNIC
Regardless of how a piece of backup software is used, uninstalling it should not have the potential to damage the OS.
He knew exactly what he was typing, *dude*
"Merkin" is a common online term used to describe people from the USA. It derives from their response to the question "Where are you from?", which frequently sounds like "I'm a Merkin".
"No benefit apart from watching movies"
So you don't think that watching movies (and also TV these days) would be one of the most obvious and common uses for a portable device with a decent sized screen and media browser?
The second common use for tablets is to read digital magazines. While magazines do usually use paper sizes with the standard sqrt(2):1 ratio, digital editions don't need to use the outside margins because the purpose is served by the tablet frame and they also dont need to use the gutter except on two-page splashes. Excluding the margins moves the ratio closer to 1.78:1 than to 1.33:1, making widescreen the better choice for display.
The third main use of tablets is for web browsing, which involves looking at content designed for PC monitors. As nearly all new monitors are widescreen these days, a sensible site designer will at the very least make his page compatible with both 4:3 and 16:9 formats, and he may even design it primarily for 16:9 display.
In summary: 16:9 format is at least as good as 4:3 for every main use of a tablet, and in most cases will be better.
As for patenting "app store", it's like patenting "chip shop". Apple should be told to fuck off ... and that can't be patented either, as French Connection UK were told when they tried to claim sole rights to putting the letters F, C, U and K on clothing in any order as a single word.
Use of manatees to write Family Guy episodes
This project will commence when they feel the urge to increase the quality of the writing.
Try reading the post first
He said "last month", not "in perpetuity". So, try searching for "Manchester riots" and see exactly how many stories you find about gangs of 100 people roaming the streets stealing everything that wasn't nailed down after first stealing the nails.
"Peter ... I can see your house from up here."
The ISPs are actually selling you the knife with no knowledge that you plan to use it to stab anyone. They are still being held responsible for selling it, though, you are right there.
But only because Thomas Edison is dead. When it comes to stealing other people's ideas and passing them off as their own, Apple have *nothing* on Edison.
In fact, they stole the idea from him.
We already know what happens
1) Apple go out of the phone business.
2) Everyone else stops suing everyone else.
"Apple ... could always come up with their own method"
You appear to have forgotten to put the troll icon on your post. Here, have one from me. Unless Apple have patented it, of course, in which case that will be £50,000 settlement fee and £5,000 for use of icon, plus you must show Apple the next six icons you plan to use on posts. You have also incurred £170,000 in legal fees payable to ourselves, remittance to be made within 28 days.
Jedit, Jedit, Jedit and Jedit
@AC 17:04 220911
ISPs may know where data is being sent from and to without having to look at it, but they still do not know what it is. They don't even know that it is illegal just because it's P2P traffic - for example, it's possible to patch World of Warcraft through the Blizzard Downloader without receiving a single byte from Blizzard themselves.
Also, due to VPNs and IP spoofing, an ISP cannot definitively prove the source or destination of its traffic. So, you fail again.
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