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Will Apple Lose Siri's Core Tech To Samsung?

Imazalil Re:That Will Make The On-Going Patent Wars Uglier (161 comments)

While yes, Samsung sure is trying hard to beat Apple, I think this is more about them being worried about their future with Android.

Google has been reigning things in and requiring their services (play, search, etc) to be on Android phones. Samsung doesn't like this because they have their own version of just about everything. They are also big enough that they could just off the Android bandwagon and take a good number of customers with them (mostly the ones that walk into stores and 'need one of em' galaxies'). They have their own app store, own versions of just about all 'default' apps (browser, email, etc), recently partnered with Nokia for Here maps (or whatever it's called nowdays) and now they're looking to not need Google for voice commands.

It could also be an easy way to get Tizen up to speed, matching Android on features. Because if there's one thing that Samsung is known for its their software talents.

If nothing else, this is a pretty cheap way to keep bulling Google into keeping Android to Samsung's liking.

about three weeks ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

Imazalil Re:the all important screen (217 comments)

I think I'd rather go with an tablet/phone screen over airport security, thanks.

about three weeks ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

Imazalil What kind of security checkpoint is this? (217 comments)

Wait, who in the world designed a security checkpoint that can be walked through in a single line without bumping into anyone or anything? Is this not on the most basic level something a checkpoint should be designed to prevent?

Not sure if the checkpoint designer is incompetent or brilliant.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Imazalil Kinda' like Android smoothness (644 comments)

I think this will be like Google touting Android's smoothness for few straight releases, telling us each time it's finally really smooth. :-)

Be prepared to see "new and improved unified experience" for at lest another couple versions.

about three weeks ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Imazalil linkbait (421 comments)

How else will everyone make money if not through Apple link-bait articles. Just think of how much money is going to be made only by the "your're holding/storing it wrong" comments.

It might be even be enough to fix ./ Beta.

about a month ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

Imazalil Re:I seem to remember... (275 comments)

Oh, you mean the one that used to have 'stupid' limitations like 200Mb max individual file-size? It might have even been 50.

about 2 months ago
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Scientists Find Traces of Sea Plankton On ISS Surface

Imazalil Russian conspiracy for our bodily fluids. (117 comments)

Don't trust the Russians. They're after our bodily fluids, this is just the first step. Alien plankton on ISS found... plankton also in sea... sea water evaporates... all water is contaminated. There's a reason they only drink vodka.

-- dammit, I can't think of an actual quote from the movie.

about 2 months ago
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Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets

Imazalil the way it was meant... (96 comments)

You just haven't seen a movie the way the director intended, until you've seen in on a 10 inch tablet in 800ppi at an airport. Now, how do I get this 160 gig movie on there.

about 2 months ago
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Is the App Store Broken?

Imazalil Same problem as brick-n-mortar stores (258 comments)

So the complaint is essentially the same as one would have for a brick and mortar store. There is limited capacity to store or showcase content so only the most popular items get to the top/on the shelves.

I really don't think there is any way around this, unless you have a team of people going through and creating personal lists. Even if you allowed people to create their own 'playlists' of apps it would be full of angry birds or whatever the kids are into. Any 'related' suggestions will still be based around general popularity of an app so it still doesn't help.

Really, it comes down to you not liking what the majority of the app store customers like.

about 3 months ago
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How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

Imazalil Re:Yeah, students will use bandwidth (285 comments)

Hahahaha... Yeah... good luck with getting an 'open' os and apps onto a Schools network. I assume you decry the filtering and locking down of computers at all businesses nationwide as well right?

For computer related classes, sure give them some open (software & hardware) computers to go crazy with, but you'd be mad to let those onto the school-wide network.

about 3 months ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

Imazalil Re:Answer needed (390 comments)

We, the customers, are paying exactly for this kind of one-sided agreement though. Pretty much every residential internet connection is heavily biased towards download speeds vs. upload speeds. That means that the ISP (Verizon) knows that traffic is very one-sided, and the cost of making sure the 'pipes flow smoohtly' is just part of how they should be running their business.

about 3 months ago
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Restored Bletchly Park Opens

Imazalil Hodor! (51 comments)

That's really good, you're making great progress. keep at it old boy!

about 4 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

Imazalil Is /. going to post every single Tim Cook quote? (711 comments)

Should I just stay off /. for the next three months while every single quote from WWDC gets posted for the benefit of pageviews and ad impressions?

about 5 months ago
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I Want a Kindle Killer

Imazalil Re:Good news -- they exist! (321 comments)

I'm sure Samsung will release something anyday now. They have a few tiny holes left in their product lineup. :)

about 5 months ago
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Google Overtakes Apple As the World's Most Valuable Brand

Imazalil We couldn't get Apple's business (84 comments)

Translation: We've been trying to get Apple's business for the past few years without luck. Time to see if Google will bite.

And really, they noticed Google Glass only now?

about 5 months ago
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Michael Abrash Joins Oculus, Calls Facebook 'Final Piece of the Puzzle'

Imazalil Re:What's so special... (232 comments)

The exact things applied to the original iPhone. And while we all grumbled about Palm Pilots and Windows Mobiles, the world took notice.

about 7 months ago
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Russian Officials Dump iPads For Samsung Tablets Over Spy Fears

Imazalil hookers & blow (198 comments)

Sammy sent hookers & blow. Google didn't.

Or, they got the tablets free with new fridges for the kremlin kitchen(s).

I suppose they could have sent the h&b for the fridges, and threw in the tablets too. :)

about 7 months ago
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Google Unveils Android Wear

Imazalil Display tech? (103 comments)

I hope at least some of these are AMOLED or something similar so that the watch face can display the time and missed notifications, all the time. Not just when I press a button, at which point I'm half-way to just grabbing a phone in my pocket.

about 7 months ago
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Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

Imazalil Re:A simple request. (623 comments)

The problem is that if 'we' (the west generally speaking) keep ignoring things, not wanting to start world wars and stuff, will eventually realize that there is no choice and face a foe that is already geared up and rolling.

Just think of all the Russians that are US citizens and/or are on US soil, they surely need protecting as well.

about 7 months ago

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