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Is the App Store Broken?

Imazalil Same problem as brick-n-mortar stores (235 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.


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 two weeks ago

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 two weeks ago

Restored Bletchly Park Opens

Imazalil Hodor! (51 comments)

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

about a month and a half ago

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 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

The $100,000 Device That Could Have Solved Missing Plane Mystery

Imazalil Re:$100,000? Try $0 and some competence. (461 comments)

First line in your NORAD link is "North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD, /nræd/) is a combined organization of the United States and Canada that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and defense for North America."

Please do tell which state or province/territory Malaysia falls under?

about 5 months ago

WikiLeaks Cables Foreshadow Russian Instigation of Ukrainian Military Action

Imazalil Re:More Recently - Tom Clancy (479 comments)

So Clancy is the mastermind behind 9/11, do the truthers know this?!?

about 5 months ago

WikiLeaks Cables Foreshadow Russian Instigation of Ukrainian Military Action

Imazalil Re:Well ... what do you expect (479 comments)

Seriously. Marching your military onto another country's territory without consent is a declaration of war. It's that simple, and yes, the US is just as guilty of this. If Russia is concerned about fellow Russians abroad they would not be sending in unmarked military to help 'secure' them. They would have also done this long ago, not a couple days after their favourite Ukranian gets run out of the country.

about 5 months ago

Apple's Messages Offers Free Texting With a Side of iPhone Lock-In

Imazalil 'settings' is too hard? (179 comments)

Wait, so we have a bunch of Android fans complaining about the complexity of going to the settings screen and looking for a few toggle options. How do you actually use your Android phone? Samsungs' easy mode?

PS - this happened to me too and after my new phone didn't get the text message while my old iPhone did (without a sim card, over wifi) the first thing I thought was to turn off imessage. It's not hard people. Especially for the slashdot crowd, I really really hope.

But lets keep bashing Apple, and getting pageviews!

about 5 months ago

Apple's Messages Offers Free Texting With a Side of iPhone Lock-In

Imazalil Re:Pure FUD (179 comments)

No. iMessages and regular SMS coexist in the same thread. You can jump between the two at will. If you are imessaging with someone and they switch phones or just disable imessage, you'll just send out a SMS and they get a SMS.

about 5 months ago

Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

Imazalil Re:Why do we keep asking this question? (513 comments)

I've haven't looked into the Transparency International index, but I'm pretty sure what counts as corruption in other countries is considered lobbying in the US. :)

about 5 months ago

Headhunters Can't Tell Anything From Facebook Profiles

Imazalil it's not feminism. (209 comments)

But doesn't this bias come from a majority male area - the courts. It's not like feminists have been lobbying the court system to get this outcome, it's one that's perpetuated (generally) by men against men.

Feminists aren't going to spend time fighting for your rights in this case because they have other issues to worry about, such as why the court/justice system is still so predominantely male.

Yes, there are plenty of examples of men being denied custody even though it's pretty clear the woman is causing damage. Don't blame that shit on feminists though.

about 7 months ago


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