Apple famously dislikes shipping less-than-perfect products
As in "your holding in wrong"?
It might not work as well on a 4, but the real reason is Siri is one of the "amazing new features" of the 4s so they can't have it working on an old phone.
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Yes, they are not going to go anywhere they way they are.
Apple's walled garden has worked because they were able to get their walls around most of the other gardens. Most of the big things people want can be found inside itunes.
A Sony only garden can't compete, other labels are not going to be in a hurry to give their stuff to Sony.
Even if they split it's not a sure thing (MS is on their third attempt with Windows Phone after "plays for sure" and Zune failed) but they have no chance as they are.
You can't make content work better on Sony devices, you can only make it work worse on other devices by crippling it. That just ends up with the bootleg being better then the official copy.
Sony Music is Schizophrenic enough all on it's own. I was creating a webpage for a Japanese band's visit to Canada so I had to deal with their label Sony. One group giving me pictures and video clips another telling me to remove them, and another telling me that they had to be impossible to download from our site (told them our security was equal or better then their site... right click, save as) and required that I post iTunes links... for US iTunes as they were not available from iTunes.ca.
In Canada only Telus list the Lumia 800, but as "coming soon" with no price. Rogers has a Samsung Focus, Bell has nothing. I only checked the big three but I don't expect any of the little guys have any since they tend to sell stuff the big three didn't sell last year... Maybe they will be selling winphone next year.
"i'm sure they get paid to throw bones in the air and then shake a magic 8 ball."
No they might come up with the wrong answer that way...
It works like creation science. First you have the answer, then you do a "study" to reach that answer. Anything that gets in the way like facts is discarded.
I expect the more you want to stretch reality, the more the study will cost you.
They hate students reselling their books to the next years students and have to keep creating new versions (mostly moving the pages around) to make using a used book harder. I remember one they tried shrink wrap licence to block resale. Now no one can resell their old books!
But they are just going to love giving Apple 30% off the top.
They are from the first remaster but Lucas ordered the film destroyed after they did the SE so the only copy they had was the Laser Disc Masters. Letter box, composite artefacts and all.
I own the Laser Discs and the DVDs actually look a little better, but if they had kept the film they could have done a proper DVD or even a Blu-Ray.
Fingerprint is fine for a closed system like a bank ATM, I already don't trust no-name ATMs and finger print scanner would not help.
But if I use a fingerprint (or other biometric) reader to log onto internet banking then that fingerprint has to be converted into a number, and if that is intercepted by bad guys (the same way a password can be today) then I'm screwed. I can change my password but I can't change my fingerprint.
Sure they are going to transmit the fingerprint encrypted but I'm sure someone is going to crack it when there is lots of money involved. Or we will see fake fingerprint scanners like the fake card readers they have today.
@ Michael 43.
Nope, you are full of crap. Just checked Sony.com and don't see "LCD with LED back lit" anywhere. I see stuff like "54.6" (diag) LED NX720 Internet TV". You don't see LCD at all until you get to the cheap sets and then you get "54.6" (diag) LCD BX520 Series TV "
Go to LG.com and they have LED TV on the navigation menu of the site. The LG TV Box have BIG LED with red, green, and blue letters all over the box but you have to look at the small print to find LCD.
Go to Samsug.com and the TVs are divided into LED, LCD, Plasma on the site navigation. Go to ...
And see "Samsung LED TV Series" Page title is LED - TV | SAMSUNG.
So yes it's all my fault :p
Write code to have the router always say the first 4 are correct, and do the real check when you have all 8. That should work with all current devices, break attack code that assumes the first guess is correct, and take 1000 times longer to guess all 7+1.
Still not that great but better then nothing I would think.
If your out in a field some place you can get location from GPS but how are you going to access the database? It's fine for a wi-fi like router for internet access since they can access the database over the internet but what if you have a local network with no internet access?
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What did they say? It will take 30 years to crack or something like that.
If there is ever content of any interest it will be cracked, MS will patch it, and it will be cracked again in two days. It will only remain "secure" as long as there are better/faster ways to get stuff.
They require the use of HDMI (no component allowed) on up sampled DVD players. What moron would copy the analog component out put in real time when they can just rip the DVD in a few minutes? They just don't think about things in the real world. They double lock the front door while the back door is broken and hanging off it's hinges.
They make life difficult for anyone who wants to pay them while making the bootleg copy even more attractive. Bunch of rejects.
It was due to collect samples from Phobos and return to Earth so I assume there is a small part that is built to make it back through the atmosphere. If they could get that to separate from the rest and make a controlled re-entry that bit could be recovered while the rest burns up (they hope).
I have had battries die that fast (overpriced camera battry for one) and others keep going (2nd gen ipad touch). Adhesive on a battery is a bit of a pain but check what you have to do for an ipod or ipad to get at the battery and get the thing back together!
Ship a phone with version 1.0 software hacked up and locked down so the user can't update it (without hacking the phone) and then ship a different phone in 6 months and never update the software for the old phone.
I've had to hack dumb phones so I could install the factory version of the software because the operator had no interest in providing a working version of the software for a phone they don't sell anymore.
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