The next patent dispute
Apparently Apple are now going to sue Samsung for releasing a rubbish software update because they have a patent for that
75 posts • joined 26 Nov 2011
Not sure I agree with that. I remember the Go Compare adverts but they don't make me want to use them. I don't agree with mindless brand loyalty so selling a brand doesn't work for me either. The barista advert was very clever but this doesn't come close.
"you can easily argue the "fairness" and "non-discriminatory" nature of a % versus a fixed amount. It all depends on which biases and preconceptions you approach the argument with."
Surely you shouldn't have biases or preconceptions if it's supposed to be "fair and non discriminatory"?
"LBE Privacy Guard is a useful tool to tame use of over-eager permissions in Android applications. Rooting is required."
Not only rooting, you also need to trust that LBE Privacy Guard isn't doing anything malicious and that the version of LBE Privacy Guard you have is a proper one.
To paraphrase you
This is the Reg, kiddo, not Feministe -- "I think it's shameful" isn't going to shut anyone up around here. Instead, it's going to make us wonder how it is that you get through life if you can't deal with low-level shit like this without whining about it.
For Christ's sake, either go away and complain somewhere that isn't stuffed full of unsympathetic bastards like me, or grow some hair on your balls and shoot back. Spitting pablum all over your bib impresses no one
"Apple doesn't get the source code for the app, nor do they check the behaviour of every function call the app makes. Apps are approved as long as they conform to the official APIs and - from the user's perspective - follow the rules."
Maybe not but it would be trivial to have a tool that flagged access to certain APIs (contacts and location for a start) and if the use is not appropriate request clarification from the developer. I assumed this is what Apple did. If not what are they doing for their money?
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