Personally I'd think being not offered or hired for jobs at Facebook a good thing.
If I were offered a job at Facebook I'd turn it down through the tears of laughter.
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€20m is way over the top. As I've said before I could have apps for both platforms done in a week, solo. Let's call it two weeks to include backend and testing. Even at government contract rates charging more than 100k is ridiculous.
I'd say at least 19 milliom, 900 thousand pennies were wasted. But at least they have an app, unlike UKgov who will never complete a Covid app.
> The Court confirmed that the consumer is king when it comes to brand names, and if consumers perceive a term to be a brand name and not merely a generic or descriptive reference, then that name is entitled to trademark protection.
So to take that in reverse, because most people use the word Hoover as a generic term the company Hoover should lose their trademark. Dyson can now sell Dyson Hoovers instead of Vacuum Cleaners? I think not.
So you don't think there are any cross platform web apps that might need Bluetooth access?
How about a catering system that wants to print a reciept or talk to a kitchen display system? How well do you think it goes down when we tell US clients they can't use an iPad because Apple have crippled the Bluetooth in the exceedingly expensive devices they already bought?
> you can't do an app because Apple wouldn't approve it?
Well we could try telling customers that because they have iPads our 1% cut will need to be 31% so we can publish an app but somehow I don't think that is going to go well.
This is entirely down to Apple protecting their walled garden and it does break valid developer requirements.
PS: Flash is still with us today - it still exists, still gets updates and, annoyingly, some websites still require it to play video.
The screenshot in the article does not show the GitHub mobile website but is from the GitHub mobile app.
Personally I like the new website design and have been using it on mobile and desktop since last week. But, I view all sites in dark mode, I doubt I would like the vast expanse of white that would be present otherwise.
A friend of mine who looked like a suspect on Crimewatch had a similar issue. He definitely didn't commit the crime which was in London because he was sat in my flat in Glasgow at the time. The local Police knew it wasn't him but several people shopped him so we both had to make statements.
Blocking chunks of the internet does nothing except annoy people, block potential customers / users and give you a false sense of security.
40% of phishing attacks come from C&C servers in the USA - by far the vast majority. Are you're going to block USA IP addresses from your networks?
The top six phishing C&C locations are USA, Russia, Germany, Netherlands, France & UK. Well done your 'clever' IP blocks prevent none of them.
> Seriously WTF using mounted police against a crowd.
You've obviously never been to a football match. Controlling crowds with horses is standard operating procedure for UK Police every Saturday. And, those are peaceful crowds who aren't protesting, rioting or looting. (generally)
It is complete bullshit. There was no uninstaller for IE so you couldn't uninstall it. You could run any web browser you want without removing IE. And if you decided to delete parts of the operarating system (the IE files) it might cause Windows some problems running but in no way would it damage your hard drive. Whoever that "expert" was should not be given column inches in a respectable publication like El Reg. Let The Verve spout his shite.
Surely that can't be legal. If I were one of their customers I would be aksing my lawyers for the correct way to stop paying them and tell them to "Get Tae!" asap.
I work for a company that supplies a SaaS system to caterers, cafes and restaurants. Obviously all of our customers had their business fall of a cliff but where they have been able to continue at all we have renegotiated contracts and billing terms to keep as many of them as working businesses and customers as possible. Seems ServiceNow would rather their customers go bust.
None of your ideas stop the problem - Trump inciting violence and racial hatred, attempting to game a presidential election via Twitter and claiming it is illegal to hide, block or ban him.
Also the users would just go elsewhere where they can actually open an account, see the vast swathes of people who didn't join Google+.
Dear Ben Chodor... bullshit.
I was unable to watch the keynote, could not get the Breakout Sessions index page to show up for the entire "conference" but did figure out how to join the sessions I wanted without it. Mostly. All those sessions had at least one pause of over 60 seconds leading to me refreshing the page. At the end of the conference I tried to watch a session from another track, the button said "Watch On Demand" but I was then told to wait 30 minutes?!? At that point I gave up and went back to work.
Compared to the performance of MS Build a few weeks ago you failed. You failed bad.
> Boffins find that over nine out of ten 'ethical' hackers...
> "We did not collect any demographic data, so we can not tell apart an ethical hacker/pen-tester or malicious hackers,"
If they did not ask any questions to distinguish the hat a hacker wears then they cannot make the statement in the headline.
That might work in Germany but in the UK I will not ever install an app that gives the government my location at any point. And, I will not wear a spy device on my wrist that tells the government (or Apple/Google) anything about my location or vital signs.
Extending Healthkit would have taken longer and possibly required an OS update. I think you'll find Apple didn't go that route partly so they could get the COVID app spec ready asap so apps could be written quickly and partly because they wanted a common spec with Google.
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