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And how much for iPhones?
<--- what is this icon supposed to represent? I am clueless
This may be the most high-profile case of doctored contract ever. I wonder what will come out of it. What would happen if we realized that this system of apposing a signature to the bottom of a contract is laughably insecure? (insert long ramble about credential theft, etc.)
Windows user icon, I want to see what it looks like.
I believe you should only use a computer you have built yourself
So as to appreciate all the hard work that went into it.
To all players of World of Warcraft. Drink alcohol, and the level of enemies drops. Scientifically proven.
We don't need any steenkin Facebook
Ok, I am on the wrong side of 30, so I'm an old foggy. Cheers
Judgement day is TODAY!!!
Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold.
The flames of Hell are upon us!
From what the articles say, at least 3 people believed it. There are less than 3 billions Christians in the world. So no more than 99.9999999% of Christians didn't think there was going to be an Armageddon on Saturday – instead of 99.9999999999999% like you claimed.
If you use science as argument, obey it!
Lawyers should be executed on sight
"Apple denies that, based on their common meaning, the words 'app store' together denote a store for apps"
Is that intended to be a factual statement? How can these people live with themselves? What did they smoke??
You would think they would split their stock in that case. A stock price over $300 is hardly friendly to speculation.
IMO, Apple is not giving a dividend because they believe they can still grow. They are using a fair share of their cash to ensure they have enough components for that growth, so it is not like they are not using it. I don't see how a dividend would make them a more valuable stock.
I severely doubt that Apple claims that their computers are "impervious"... Especially to malware installed by the user.
And don't point me to marketing, because it is just plain ridiculous to claim it has any legal value. It would be like claiming that Ford must take my car back because they claimed in advertisements that I would be able to drive in perfect safety, and I still managed to crash in a wall...
As long as people buy, 3D remastering will go on...
Can you run Wine on it?
I'll get my coat
Sometimes I feel proud of the human race...
Quick think of all the military applications this will be used for!
...Ahhh, much better.
These people have no shame
We get earfuls from Republican politicians about the people who live off the welfare system... But how do they compare to these parasites? They might even be proud of their cleverness.
An Apple patent?
Errr... Hang on, I guess it is extremely unlikely that there will be prior art in something that weird. I guess every rule does have an exception, then. I'll get my coat.
Duke of Post
That is the problem with being hunted by the US, and going without internet... You actually have to keep the stuff at your place, instead of googling for it like everybody else!
He is a plant of the Vatican
It is a well-known trick to get a busload of people to pray fervently
Look again: $63.8m is not 9% of $7bn. Do you work for the investment sector? I advise you let the IT people do the computations, they can do hard math.
...And the source code is still not open!
We need a G with horns icon
Office on Mac?
Oh yes, good example. Does Ballmer know that Excel for Mac does not support VB scripts anymore? Does he know the pain that resulted for the users when that support was dropped?
Ice cream sandwich?
Seriously, they could not find something that would be less of a mouthful? What about "Antidisestablishmentarianism"?
About Android on the iPad, I don't see how Google could possibly mind that. I don't think they really care that hardware partners are losing money, as long as Android is used...
How perceptive of Timor
They accepted the boats, though. What is the radar on these boats?
You only really value openness when..,
It favors your business. Amirite? That or you don't plan to make money.
I do not remember that anybody has ever been happy to see the destruction of his own company, but maybe the writer is willing to give examples?
Here in US?
You do know that Apple is headquartered in the US, right? This was not a public/corp event, it was a meeting with the MobileMe team.
You mean, it has backfired because there is yet another article in the Reg that covers the iPad 2, underscoring how much people want to have it since they fight for it?
That is not backfiring, it is marketing.
Google already has a similar service
Why would they be interested?
Was it not Google...
Who insisted on this FCC regulation?
You think he would have spilled the beans?
Ballmer "We're going to invest uniquely into the BlackBerry platform..."
How do you say "Motherf***" in Finnish?
Could be good
I think games like say Splinter Cell do have a very good chance.
Japanese are weird
No, seriously, they are!
Daddy, what were you doing when the 2011 Tsunami hit? Well, son, you see, I was developing my Internet kissing machine.
The link from arrest to overdose is rather weak... And were it not for the overdose, this would be a non-story. The fact that the RCMP is not usually arresting cammers does not mean they should never do it. All in all, I am not schocked.
Anything to do with video games...
Ends up on Reg Hardware.
No, I don't know why either...
Since when does the Chinese government ask the opinion of its citizens?
Drone destroying a SAM in flight
I thought the same too... but in my mind, the "destroying" part was done by flying still and getting hit.
Let me get this straight (ha!)
If ever the probe on the ISS detects anything, it will mean that we are surrounded by anti-matter, and soon to disappear in a flash of energy?
Now THAT is a good use of money in the bank. Large commitments means cheap components, which means larger margins.
Dividends and buybacks
Historically, investors have regarded dividends and buybacks as admissions that the company did not know how to use the cash effectively. This is considered as a terrible failure.
Look at RIM: they bought back their stock last year... You would think this indicates confidence, and that market force should make the stock prize rise... But that has very much not been the case.
What about Roomba?
iRobot has offered a fully programmable version of their vacuum cleaner for years...
In fact, a team at IBM has made a robot detecting hot spots in data centers out of it:
BTW, I believe the "turtle" thing is meant to appeal to old fans of LOGO...
Comments that the government is banning people from entering the zone in order to hide that the radioactivity level is far higher than they report.
Sometimes I wish I was so shameless
Who needs to be productive and actually invent things, when you can just patent known techniques, wait ten years, and sue in hope that the company will pay?
A sum of $5 millions is calculated so that Google might just pay to get rid of the problem and hope they will go away bother somebody else.
Give them the money
Then sue them to get it back. The idea that a freedom of information request could be stopped by just asking arbitrary large amounts of money is frankly disturbing.
Hands up everybody who thinks the real cost of providing the information is anywhere that high? Thank you.
@relax: Oh, ok
Thanks for humoring us alarmists!
Hang on, no overlapping?
I did not try it, but people seem to say you cannot overlap windows...!?
Maybe *you* don't multitask, but I have seen people writing code while watching a video on youTube. And checking at the same time the stock market minute by minute in a third window. My question is: Can you do all that without alt-tabbing continuously?
Infringement of 6 trademarked icons!!
Example: FLOWER ICON
"The color(s) yellow, blue, green, brown, black, gray and white is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of a gray, white, and blue rectangle with rounded corners depicting a stylized flower in the colors green, yellow, brown, black, white and gray."
You mean lawyers get paid to do this??
What's their point?
I thought that you needed to claim that a patent or something was infringed in order to sue...
I mean yeah, they do look very much the same, and the iThingies were inspiration but I am not sure that is illegal in any way... (and it is not clear to me that the design had never been used before)
I take it that aiming at a semi-friendly furnisher is a preparation for the big target starting with G.
What a high score brings?
I thought it gave you a longer, larger and more impressive... Sense of achievement. Right?
PH also gives a longer, larger, etc.
I am in awe of the business gambit ICM just won. They practically created for themselves an eternal source of free money. Without contributing anything of any significance to society.
It makes me want to puke.
It may be me, but I think that you underestimate the difficulty here, both of unlocking the platform and of developing a platform that cannot be unlocked at all.
Anyway, Apple has probably done a cost-analysis and estimated how much money they were willing to stop people from unlocking their iThings. I believe users are not that bothered by the patching... Except those that do want to unlock their toys, but that is the point, innit?
Wait... People still use Tcl?
It has been a while since I have heard anything about it. Maybe I hang around the wrong people.