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When it became apparent that the story actually amounted to a mind-blowingly expensive 100 year meeting.
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When it became apparent that the story actually amounted to a mind-blowingly expensive 100 year meeting.
Right now it's worth a bundle, Monetizing the users will start it down the slippery slope to irrelevance, but with 500 million users it's a goldmine of a slippery slope.
Wait too long and something cooler will come along and make the decision for them.
Just wanted to say that I love the fact that pretty much all the comments point out the same glaring flaw with the Moon's propaganda.
Another victory for Earth in our epic struggle against the Mooners.
Seems like this would make theft less likely as the SIM and UDID would be intrinsically linked, although TBH seems like there's enough in place to do this already.
I'd expect there won't be a recognisable SIM in it at all, either just an extra chip on the MB or the whole thing handled by the CPU.
I'm guessing Steve asked why we have to poke tichy little cards in our phones and the answer was something like "Well originally..."
MS will do just fine threatening OEM's that sell Linux based products with infringement licences until someone pays to find out just what the infringement is, can't see that happening any time soon.
Pretty sick of all this Open and Closed bullshit.
I'M JUST GOING INTO A TUNNEL..
Seriously though, this should be free.
That the $50bn is being used to construct a mile long slab like construction on the dark side of the moon, aside from a single Apple logo it is devoid of any seams or details.
* may not be true.
Can't you insulate it so that it keeps itself warm? or add a small heat source inside the insulation if that's not enough, without onboard pics or video it just seems like a waste of effort.
Also, what's with the boxy nose?
I think you'll also find that KHTML is merely a fork of the earlier KDE HTML Widget and so on ad absurdia.
When someone mentions Microsoft's IE do you chirp in with 'actually that's NCSA Mosaic', is Firefox just Netscape's Gecko with some UI fluff? can I have some of what you're smoking?
Because it's true, WebKit is Apple's most famous open source baby, ask about or just go and check who registered and hosts webkit.org.
That stuff about flash & silverlight is way off as well, they're both on a downward spiral to obsolescence.
Isn't ChromeOS based on Chrome, which is based on webkit?
How can Google be pro HTML5 and Apple anti-HTML5 when Google's HTML5 code comes from Apple?
Did I miss a meme?
CPU is more than perky enough for what it is, and there's a suprising amount of screen real estate once you shift the dock to the side like it should be.
Touch pad is noticeably smaller than the 13" models but the profile of the machine is awesome, no cutting into your wrists, it's more like a standalone keyboard ergonomically.
It's light but not as light as it looks, but thats only because it looks like it's going to float away.
Lack of sleep light I can understand given the month of standby but omitting the IR sensor and keyboard backlighting is a bit of a downer.
Finally, just want to say a big thank you to whoever fixed up the mobe version of this site, fantastic job sirperson, may I buy you a beer?
Or less if you can wield a screwdriver and are happy with aftermarket replacements.
It's clear from the video that the Flash is on a plug in daughter-card, hence different capacities offered.
Apple.com doesn't work on Safari 3.1.2 either, had to use chrome to browse the site, I think the man from moz is having a moment if he thinks Apple is trying to sabotage the web though.
Mac App store is interesting, I wonder how many machines can be registered to a single account? can't see some of the big names being too pleased about one sale being used on five machines like iPhone apps can.
Based on the observation that the middle two are offset I'm going to go with they split them up for a better centre of gravity, or as a long shot, can be configured with a SSD drive instead of a battery if you need more storage than the 64GB(?) on the motherboard.
By claiming salvage on it?
"they must have pwned the box", and "theyre probably teabagging the sysadmin as we speak"
What audio sync issues?
iOS is basically 10.6 with a different windowmanager and touch frameworks, I'd bet money that the reason Apple went with ARM over intel is the $99 pricepoint, not because porting to Intel Is too much work.
Considering these devices stream content and current networks are only just reliable with 720HD content (which also happens to be the most common resolution for HD streams), seems like a smart compromise.
I'd also note you can buy three generations of ATV for the price of one GoogleTV, just sayin.
How is it possible for anyone to code an online ballot and miss basic input validation?
How could security have been the foundation the rest of the site was built upon?
Have a look at the specs on the ATV, it's never going to record video, it's future is as a gateway to your owned/rented/subscribed or free online content and as a big screen destination for streams from local iProducts, photo's, video and audio are obvious, but the Trojan horse will be airplay games.
2.4Ghz Core2Duo, runs at 20-30% CPU when I poke it in the balls, drops down to nothing a couple of seconds after I stop.
To paraphrase El Jobso, 'No big deal, Just stop playing with your balls'
But who did you think all those iP4 users are selling their old iPhones to then? museums?
In our loft, clad head to toe in motorcycle gear, 3 wasps nests, thousands of wasps, 2 cans of Right Guard. Got bonus points for not burning down the house and not passing out from the fumes and falling through the loft hatch.
Player 1 wins.
"AVG's discovery is only the latest time that researchers have been able to"
'only the latest time' are you sure?
It's hard to imagine anyone being satisfied with a computer that can't handle common day to day tasks.
But MS has as much business in search as Google has in operating systems, both companies are leveraging their primary business profits to run extended billion dollar loss leaders in new markets, It's exactly the sort of thing I'd make illegal on pain of being first up against the wall when I rule the world.
When setting up computers, never bothered researching whether it was possible, just seemed like it would be an obvious/easy to exploit. Good to know I wasn't just being paranoid.
For less money than that laptop you can get a much faster desktop with a bigger monitor which can do so much more.
Unless the form factor or some other feature unique to a laptop itself was what attracted you to it but from your own comment I'm sure that's not the case.
A lot of routers will send the admin page if a device behind it requests the WAN IP, test from outside your network (from your 3G phone for example).
But If you're still getting the Admin page from outside then you need to log in and turn that shit off pronto, also have to wonder what you're getting out of this site besides the fear.
Of course the next logical step would be to remove the clumsy and prone to leakage meatbag, an endless queue of heavily caffeinated basement teens are ready and waiting to pwn America's enemy combatants just for the lolz
There's very little to dissuade Joe public from jumping between iOS, Android, Blackberry, Palm or WinPo7, All their MP3's, MP4's, videos, email, contacts & calendars will just slide across, and at 99c a pop I doubt people are going to lose much sleep over sunk software costs.
The best situation for us (consumers), is for lots of competition, not a dominant player that sits on their arse and rots, been there, done that already.
I expected this would be fucking obvious to an IT readership.
Getty Images does mad business.
1.7 Million sold in 3 days.
Show me a forum thread stuffed with 170 angry people and I'll show you a product with a 0.01% defect rate.
He say's no.
Until Verizon has a network that can support voice & data simultaniously I can't see it. Of course the 4G Network will be capable but coverage will be spotty and there's no 3G network to fall back on.
Lastly, I'd imagine branding to be a major sticking point, I can't see Apple ever allowing an iPhone out the door with someone elses logo plastered on it.
A flash blocker, for all those tasty flash ads you've been missing.
For bollocks, I go away for the weekend and some scoundrel has turned £60 pounds worth of ink and a ream of paper into a stack of viagra adverts, how utterly shocking, I am dumbfounded that such a thing could happen in this day and age and so on.
Many years ago I created an Applescript that printed an email if the subject contained a trigger word. I can't remember what that word is, which is a good indicator of just how often I've ever needed the capability*.
* standard internet solipsism, but for fucks sake, it's obvious gimmickry isn't it?
It means we're past the stage where the Telco's thought they had so much bandwidth they just advertised it as unlimited. Now we're at the stage where they'll compete on bandwidth packages.
It's just another step in the path towards dumb carrier status like the ISP's.
Very few people not armed with microscopes are going to notice the difference between 160 and 320 dpi on a 3" screen.
Almost everyone will notice how much better an iPhoneHD app looks running on an iPad, bigger buttons for sure, but they'll be as crisp as the native iPad apps rather than current 480x320 apps which are pixel doubled to drop the iPad display down to an apparent 80dpi.
Can't argue with IPS though, that's just pure win.
Linkbait when you see it?
Sack the muppets responsible.
If you're looking at an iPhone/iPad you know when it was released and when the next better one will be released, buy it when it's released and you'll have the top of the line product for a year.
Compare with the android market where a plethora of choices mean the top of the line phone/pad is debatable and is supplanted every month or two regardless.
In the new mobile business it's only Apple and HP (since aquiring Palm), that can offer this to consumers, everyone else is on an upgrade treadmill with Android and (assuming it gets finished), WMP7S.
"Prices include VAT. At current exchange rates, the £429 iPad is priced at the equivalent of a sales tax less $536, so you may still be better off buying in the US - it costs $499 plus sales tax"
Which would be $543.29 (New York City). a saving of minus $7.29, and I guess you'll also get to save a further minus £50 in import duties when you fail at petty smuggling.
Want one, can't afford it, hopefully later in the year I'll have more cash to be easily parted with.
Soon they'll realise they have the exact same business model as the gas, water and electric supply 'industries'.
Mostly Hackintosh owners, seeing as iPhoto isn't included in Retail OS X.
Anyone with a 2G is well out of contract and can just get the new one as a free upgrade in June.
Which is what I'll be doing, assuming it holds out a few more months, WiFi's dead, and there's a band of dead pixels on it's 3 year old screen, Battery is still good though.
If I were El Jobso and I'd had to endure another company's buggy shitty code making my products look bad for an entire decade, I'd bury the wankers the first chance I got as well.
You would have to be retarded to trust that company to not screw you over again no matter what they promise.
That was Awesome, more of this sort of thing please
Fairplay DRM onboard.