3295 posts • joined 3 Sep 2007
Re: Almost 40 percent of users run the outdated Android KitKat platform
I understand Google has constantly been fighting the operators on various subjects, from having a messaging app that makes SMS redundant, to including NFC payment not tied to the operator chip.
Operators probably consider that withholding updates is a good way to force users to buy new phone and tie themselves in long term contracts. It's going to be a long, hard slog to get over that.
Indeed, the fact that Apple managed to wrestle full control of the phones from the operators is a testament to the negotiation skills of Steve Jobs. And also, how revolutionary the iPhone was when it got out.
On the other hand, the FoundEm presentation admits clearly that it chooses the incumbents that showed a dip in traffic, and dismisses those that do not as statistical anomalies. I guess they're honest about it at least.
I note also that FoundEm did not include their own numbers anywhere on the graph. I suppose that's because the "much-lauded price comparison site" was never successful enough to register at all…
I might be wrong, but I believe that FF7 was the first 3D game to have such a "huge" success…
Forrester says the move follows Cupertino's 2014 decision to allow users to opt-in to HTTPS for web searches.
Hm. I didn't know Microsoft let Apple take such decisions for them.
What are the advantages of Oculus Rift?
Compared to the various ways you can strap a cell phone on your face?
Windows RT users – both of you
Thanks for this
Re: I hope they ran the tool on itself.
Nice try, human.
There are big advantages for a security camera to be web-enabled. It makes it a lot easier to check your home while on a trip.
Re: Why IoT
For that matter, a "you need sunscreen" tattoo would also work.
I was surprised by this. I'd have thought that splashdowns would be safer and easier to manage. That's what they did for the Apollo missions. When did that change?
It means Software Defined Networking
And it is to networking what virtualization is to servers. Apparently.
> Security Audit
Mmmpf… pffrft… BWAAA HAA HAA HAAA
Re: El Capitan?
I find rather weird their idea of naming their releases about something that 99% of the world has never heard of. The big cats were infinitely better.
Version for Android coming up?
Wow. That's not the Apple I know.
The proper expression is
A bear of very little brain.
Die Gedanken sind frei
Once again, I note that the FBI/CIA/NSA has not demanded mandatory, regular brain scans in order to read our every thought, and check we have no terrorist intent.
And I ask, is the reason they haven't done so that they do not think they should have such an access to our thoughts, or is it merely that the technology does not exist – yet?
Re: Its the parents
Walking home? You get arrested if you let your kids walk home, nowadays.
Under the terms leaked so far, transnational corporations would have the right to sue governments for loss of earnings if they pass laws that hurt their profits
I really cannot comprehend how anybody claiming to work for a government can have thought this was a good idea.
"Oh hey, you've discovered that our new drug was causing cancer, so now you're trying to ban it; but that would make us lose money, so you'll just have to reimburse us then."
It's not a palindrome, is it? One of these things.
Re: I'm confused
Nonsense. How could Jesus Christ have been born in 6 BC, that is in year 6 Before Christ??
Gonna have to stay away from it
Self-preservation instincts are kicking in, and reminding me that food and sleep are important.
Re: Google hater article?
So how do they use my WiFi passwords for ads?
Unless I missed an episode, Google knows nothing about your WiFi passwords. You might be confusing with the StreetView WiFi slurp, which consisted in Google recording transmissions from unprotected WiFi (i.e. without password).
Re: Gmail is the only Google service
I don't think that protects you much. Unless you reject all cookies from Google, and possibly unless you use some kind of anonymising service to change your IP, Google will still have a profile on you.
The only difference is that instead of being about user email@example.com, it will be about "the user with ID cookie 12345", or possibly about "the user from IP address 123.456.789"
Thanks for this article
Thanks to you, I was able to search for articles on other web sites which actually describe what this new privacy tool does.
The Tech Crunch article was quite informative. Unlike this one.
There's 15 minutes difference between Nepal time and India time
Also, is there any difference at all between the way Amazon and Google handle the leap second? The descriptions look pretty much the same to me.
Re: Smartwatch 3
I don't think the Android Wear smartwatches are ever meant to store music. Or even to play music for that matter. There's too much of a race to make them small and long-lasting for the required battery or memory.
Re: Android M will also include much finer user controls as to what apps can access
Isn't there a simple (for the users) way to ensure that no app would have undesirable side effects?
It's more tricky than it looks. Say, any game involving other players, like Clash of Clans, will ask to address your address book and access the internet. That can already cause a lot of mischief.
In the end, it really depends more on whether you trust the maker of the app, than what the app demands.
On a larger scale it's been repeatedly established in recent surveys that most people don't agree with the idea that climate change is mainly caused by human activities.
Because a population-wide survey is the proper way to know whether something is correct, as opposed to doing a scientific study, right? …Right?
I mean, I also harbour doubts on the question, but that's because I doubt the quality of scientific studies done so far, not because the majority of the population thinks this way or the other.
Re: there's plenty of people willing to see ads
The surprising thing is that considering Google mostly only makes money when somebody clicks on an ad, and since Google makes money hand over fist, then indeed there must be plenty of people willing, not only to see, but also to click on ads.
No, I don't know who these people are either.
Thank you for making a simple door very happy!
Re: At last! The business use case for VR
You are eaten by a grue.
Wouldn't it be more practical to have a gyroscope turn really really fast to accelerate the rotation of Earth?
It does matter if the same companies are bitterly fighting the new net neutrality guidelines. Sometimes, there is a price to be paid for being the least liked industry in the country.
Microsoft are over a 1$ billion a quarter ahead of AWS in cloud revenue
Yes, I'm sure their accountants would like us to believe that too. Not that revenue and market share are the same thing anyway.
So a year out of date then....
2015 is not over, so you can't have numbers for 2015. Anyway, do you seriously want us to believe that Microsoft could catch up on a lead of 28% to 10% in five months?
Google's cloud is currently a desert with rolling tumbleweed compared to #1 (Azure) and #2 (AWS) in the cloud space...
Bull. AWS is way in front of Azure.
Still looking forward to…
The day he's finally shipped off to Sweden, where he's sentenced to a month of community service.
Re: an unexpected situation
I assume the Aviation Authority must certify the machine before it is even allowed to execute test flights?
I'd certainly hate it if people were allowed to test their prototypes over my head without undergoing some kind of vetting process.
Do Australians customers deal mainly with Australian employees
Seems a loophole to me. It would be enough to outsource all sales people to India to avoid this new tax.
Apple has caught the market’s changing tastes just in time
Er… Actually, it took them two years to catch up with that particular changing taste of the market. The larger size of the iPhone 5 was already considered at the time as a reaction move to the popularity of bigger phones; and the iPhone 6 came two years after that. Have a look at this article from two years ago:
Of course, they had many good reasons for that; in particular they wanted to simplify the life of developers and give them a small number of screen resolutions to work with. That particular condition is one they had to break with the iPhone 6 and the 6+, each having a new aspect ratio, and downsampling to display apps made for previous versions: The Ultimate Guide To iPhone Resolutions
One of the reasons the iPhone 6 has been so popular is that it finally has a larger size.
Re: get the units right
Like everybody says 1.0 Mm instead of 1000 km?
Or like floppy disks were 1.44 MB instead of 720 KB, defining MB as 1024000 Bytes?
So what now?
Skype must rename themselves, despite being more famous by far than the other party?
Videos and large images banned
No Instagram, then? Or does it get a free pass for being owned by Facebook?
I wonder who taught him to declare loop variables at the beginning of the methods, though. That's a style I haven't seen in a long time.
At least, emojis are restricted to the written word; they cannot be said aloud like "lol". If internet slang dies out, people will have to find proper words to express themselves.
Of course, we might find ourselves again in this kind of situation: http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=19991120.