Intel sells software solutions now?
I'm sure Intel must be right. Apple is obviously going the wrong way about this. How else to explain the lack of success of their App Store?
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I won't address the other points, but as for 2., not a chance.
Unfortunately, in order to have a shape that thin, you need to have battery packs that are spread all over the place. If you put all of them in a single convenient-to-remove block, it will overheat.
Simply speaking, it is not physically possible with the current technology to have a removable battery without massively reducing the battery life. Or having it catch fire.
Care to compare the smartphone offer from say, four years ago with now? I'd say we are getting more, and for less.
And Google might have a quasi monopoly on search; but that is because they are working hard to keep it. If the current Bing had existed 10 years ago, it would have kicked the ass of the then Google search engine. I don't mind having people working overclock to let me find stuff on the web more easily.
As computer crimes go, this is the Apple-stealing kind (heh).
If I was the people at Apple, I would ask for a dollar in symbolic damages. What do they have to gain in asking for more? Or rather, like the guy who sold white iPhones, it will be settled for an undisclosed amount, under condition that he keeps his mouth shut about the fact they did not make him sell his organs in reparation.
Is the point just to try to get as much money as possible or what?
A fee of $185'000 is NOTHING. There are thousands of companies that can easily shell out the money. If this goes through, you can expect a land grab of epic proportions, bringing domain squatting to a new level. What is the point?
On the other side of the pond, hidden fees are the rule, not the exception. Do not let this happen to you!
E.g. if you buy a $20 plan for your cell phone, you find out eventually that with "monthly connection charge", "emergency phone numbers charge", "just-because-we-can charge", and sales taxes, you will actually pay $40.
We all know that Facebook has a lock-in. Everybody is already on it, and unless you convince all your friends to move to a competitor, you have to keep using it (assuming you want a social network, natch).
But even assuming the business model of Groupon works, what stops a competitor from offering the exact same service? What would stop small business to go to that competitor? Or consumers?
Buy our stuff! As expensive as the other one, except nobody is writing apps for it! Be the loser among your friends!
Seriously, if they cannot make it cheaper, I don't see how they can get any market traction. Whatever the virtues of their stuff, it is not going to make people forget about the App Store™.
Heh. I remember Bill Gates also said once that the solution to spam was to make email cost something. THAT did not happen for sure!
That said, I could tentatively agree that publishing a book should not be something you want to do twenty times a day, so a small charge could be justified.
This could however be an interesting experiment: How long before we get software that is able to write a new "original" book from random bits of story? After all Barbara Cartland was able to write 23 "novels" in one year using this method.
If they think fast and act quickly. In other words: forget it. The last time MS displayed this kind of ability was when it created IE double quick and put it on Win95; which for the better or worse gave them a leading position on the browser market for almost a decade.
Is there ANYBODY who can tell me what the windows user icon represents??
1) Create a throwaway free mail address (I suggest Hotmail)
2) Set it as your contact address in Facebook
3) Remove your real address from Facebook
4) Delete your Facebook account
5) Forget the password of the throwaway mail address
THEN, you can be free, finally.
What is this icon supposed to represent? Please somebody enlighten me.
I believe that any new entrant on the tablet market should have to realize they have to make it either cheaper or better than the iPad. Better is quite difficult considering the quantity of apps for the iPad, and that its design is mostly satisfactory. So make it CHEAPER. Remember that Toyota made a loss on every Prius sold for the first few years.
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