Re: That's horrible.
Sadly, the Apple logo doesn’t glow anymore...
302 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009
Apple products are more expensive to produce than rivals due to the additional cost of OS development, allowing optimal performance from Apple hardware, and long, up-to-date device life.
The only mobile alternative is Google's Android, and Apple make a point of not using your behavioural data to sell you things, and not providing back-doors to Law enforcement.
While other actual hands-on reviewers are impressed with the iPhone X, Orlowski gets his Apple hate on.
What phone do you use Andrew? What laptop do you use Andrew? What desktop do you use at work Andrew? Surely not an Apple device...
Contradicts itself in consecutive paragraphs.
"These, .. are intended as much as a chance for the EU to flex its regulatory muscles as to reign in the worst excesses of the American companies that dominate today's consumer-facing World Wide Web.
Both Facebook and Twitter have been dogged by scandal after scandal in recent years, including serving as platforms for Russian disinformation campaigns during last year's US elections."
Personally, I believe that compelling companies to be responsible for their content, and to pay tax on profits made in the EU is a good thing.
My iPad 2 is still going strong, and has only just been made obsolete with iOS 10. That is Apple's only real problem with the iPad - they made them too well, and they kept supporting them too long, so nobody bothered upgrading, yet...
TBH the same is true of Apple laptops and desktops - 10 year old Macs are still perfectly usable, and have only just been made obsolete with Sierra. Unsurprisingly, customers like devices that 'just keep working', and they remain loyal because of that.
Android and Windows are such fragmented environments, with most devices abandoned at birth by their manufacturers, and that is why users and developers continue to support iOS and MacOS devices.
More Orlowski 'Apple is dead!' bollocks.
Pull your head out of your backside and visit some actual schools and universities, then bask in the glow of illuminated Apple logos.
Those who choose their own portable computing devices choose Apple, especially if Mum & Dad are paying!
iPhone is still better than Android.
iPads make other tablets look like a poor joke.
Macbooks are a beacon of high-quality consistency in a world awash with crappy laptops. MS Surface is a pathetic attempt that doesn't even know what it is!
Again I ask Andrew Orlowski directly (even though he never answers)...
* What phone do you use?
* What laptop do you use?
* What type of computers sit on the desks at El Req HQ?
Security, including authentication and encryption are performed in other layers...
"Jones likes to compare Chirp to TCP/IP. It is a transport layer: while the encoding works "in much the same way as Morse code", to brand Chirp inherently insecure because of that is a bit like complaining about someone who picks up a megaphone and reads out his passwords in clear text.
"You can layer other technology on top of Chirp," Jones told his audience. "We provide the networking medium, then you can use that."
Google Tone is a Chrome extension that lets you click a little megaphone icon to 'shout' the URL of the page you are viewing, and all other Google Tone equipped browsers in earshot will go to the same page. Actually useful, and quite fun, in a classroom environment.
Surprising news, but the Reg's Apple hatred prevents them from reporting that the new Macbook Pro, yes the one with only USB-C, touchbar and high sticker price is killing it, and has accumulated more revenue than any other laptop this year in five days!
The Touch Bar is a separate, on-board computer running watchOS that 'talks' to the Macbook Pro running macOS, The possibilities are actually quite interesting - low-power watchOS, which is fairly capable for messaging etc. could run for literally months on a Macbook battery.
Of course, there is actual recent news about laptop sales. Surprising news, but the Reg's Apple hatred prevents them from reporting that the new Macbook Pro, yes the one with only USB-C, touchbar and high sticker price is killing it, and has accumulated more revenue than any other laptop this year in five days!
If online publishers took the same approach as print publishers and sold ad space directly to clients, then the ads would be more relevant to the publication, and less irritating.
Crucially, if web editors made more effort, and 'hand crafted' client's ads into web pages, then the ad blockers couldn't block them anyway.
More effort for publishers, but a better experience for users.
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