Apple wanting patent reform?
wow, seems they don't like it up'em as the saying goes!
A pox on all their houses!
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that Porsche choosing iOS had nothing to do with data collection, and more to do with brand. Lets not forget that Porsche is a premium brand and that Apple is seen as a premium brand, at a guess I'd say that the majority or Porsche drivers (as in new ones, not second hand) are probably iPhone users as well.
Any connection questions aimed at Android can be also be aimed at Apple. They will, after all, connect to the same system.
Ah the usual Apple refrain, "you are doing it wrong". If you supply hardware and/or software you should try to make it as easy as possible for your users to do what they want with said hardware/software. For some reason Apple constantly get away with telling people what to do and those people just suck it up.
There seem to be a large number of comments here asking why the google cars (how many cars do they have in total?) have been in accidents in the 6 years they have been running. These comments appear to be saying that the automatic car must be at fault somehow.... I really can't see how that leap happens, if you rear end anything it is almost certainly always your fault. If you can't react fast enough to stop then you are too close at the speed you are going. Now I know this is an idealised view and I have been on both ends of this situation before, but the point still stands. The google car can not be at fault here, it had stopped as it should have done and as any fleshbag should have done, the person behind could not have been paying attention otherwise they would have seen the slowing car and done the same. I think it's fair to say that people will make far more errors on the road than an automated car will, but just as people always try to blame each other they are trying to blame the google car.
On my pre kitkat S3 mini just loading the music on the card is enough for the music app to pick it up...
But just for shits and giggles I've just installed the google music app. All of my music is on the SD card, copied there using a card reader not the phone. Open Google music app. Press the little three line menu button. Press "MyLibrary" button. All my music available.
Wow. Very difficult.
Oh, guess I might be helpful after all, but my previous assertion was wrong. It's not just hardware you shouldn't touching.
What Google do is with the consent of the users, ok so many didn't read the T&C's but that’s no excuse.
If you don't want them doing what they do then don't use their services.
What the NSA ( & others) are doing has no legal basis. No one ticked the box that says the NSA can read my mail.
Google are far from perfect but to blame them for what the NSA is doing is just stupid.
Sorry, I must be thick. How do you calculate that? What assumptions do you make?
"so we have a limited number of years where we are fertile." that one is wrong for a start. Women have a finite limit of fertile years but men can keep going a lot longer.
There are around 7 billion people on the planet at the moment, you are really saying that you don't think there have been over that number in the past?
As they used to say in maths class, you really need to show your working out.
" How can this possibly be cheaper than setting up the traditional pneumatic cross-lane traffic counters?"
Just a guess, but maybe it's because they have to get the equipment to do the counting, pay people to install the equipment, pay people to get the data off the equipment.
It doesn't surprise me at all that it's cheaper to get the data from the phone network. Seems like a good use of the data to me.
An estate agent, so he is taking his holiday to get this is he? I thought estate agents were twats, now confirmed.
And a 17 year old student, studying hard I see. It's apparently too expensive to go to uni but fine to spunk the best part of £800 on a phone.
Yes it may be less on a contract, but if he bought the 5 last year he won't be out of contract yet. Plus he's not even old enough to sign the contract!
"1. Is the device so hard to shift that they have to give it away?"
no, but it costs less so the network can subsidise it for people who don't want to be shafted on the phone & the contract. Cheap doesn't have to mean bad.
If your choices are dictated by what other people want and do I suspect you are Apples core demographic.
Some people make choices for themselves, and actually don't care if they have the latest shiny you know.
Still, there will be queues for days for this, just as there always is.
We get it, you are great at everything you do, so is your offspring and all your friends....
but, what about the others, that have hand guns lying around and get killed because their kids pick up the guns and shoot them, or the kid shoots themselves, or they shoot a friend.
Most sensible people are not talking about taking away RESPONSIBLE gun ownership, but making it harder for those less responsible to have guns, and gee I don't know, maybe stop toddlers killing each other?
I honestly fail to see how that would be a bad thing.
I've never understood how it's good for the consumer to split the packages up like OFCOM insisted they do.
If Sky have all the games I pay Sky to watch them, if (like now) Sky & ESPN have the games I have to pay Sky & ESPN to watch what I could have watched with Sky if they still had them all. The BT deal is the same thing again. This isn't competition.
Competition would be multiple broadcasters having the rights to the same games so I could choose who I wanted to buy from, thereby makign it cheaper for the consumer via competition. All that has happened here is that Sky still charge the same for less games and someone else charges again for the rest.