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Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts

Karlt1 Re:haha (79 comments)

That would be true if Android phones weren't YEARS ahead of Apple phones in terms of technology

Which technology would that be? Definitely not processor technology.

3 days ago
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Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

Karlt1 Re: It's the OS, Stupid (250 comments)

Since you want to nitpick, NO. You're wrong. It's based on BSD, which is neither Linux or UNIX.

Well since you want to nitpick, no you're wrong. "Unix" is a standard administered by the Open Group. OS X has been certified as a Unix OS by the Open Group. IOS is based on OS X which is Unix, so IOS is based on Unix.

5 days ago
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Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

Karlt1 Re: About time (178 comments)

I haven't had to install a printer driver (ie a custom app) for my ios device since AirPrint came out in 2010. The Mac can also work with any AirPrint capable driver. Most wireless printrrs these days support it.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

Karlt1 Re: Web server for printing... (178 comments)

even still, the only time anyone I knew personally printed anything from a mobile device was over 10 years ago and that was in an electronics store, printing goatse over bluetooth to a printer on display.

You've convince me! Your anecdotal experience is enough for me to believe that no one needs to print from mobile devices....

about two weeks ago
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Flash IDE Can Now Reach Non-Flash Targets (Including Open Source)

Karlt1 Re: I'm a vegetarian... (57 comments)

That's funny because twenty years ago, people were saying exactly the same things about x86 processors.

Slashdot has a long sordid history with Flash.

Pre-Android: "Flash sucks. It's proprietary"

Post Android when Apple was denying Flash on iOS and Google and Adobe were praising how great Flash was on Android: "Flash is great!"

Adobe dumps support for Flash on Android: "Flash sucks. Its proprietary."

about two weeks ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

Karlt1 Re: This is typical of the "Jobs era" Apple (135 comments)

That's a great solution! Why didn't Apple think of doing what Android does. I'm sure they could have just put a 1ghz+ ARM chip and 1GB of RAM in $399 device back in 2001.

I'm sure it would have also been very power efficient and fast to read and index the entire contents of an 80GB spinning hard drive with an 80Mhz processor. On top of that, just think how great it would have been trying to create a complicated playlist using the click wheel on an iPod.

Or were you thinking about using a separate app on your computer to create the playlist, sync the playlist to the MP3 player and then copy the files over using the file system?

I guess CmdrTaco was right, "less space than a Nomad, no wireless lame". It's no wonder that the ipod was such a failure....

about three weeks ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

Karlt1 Re: Apple did us a favor (135 comments)

MP3.com had deals with the major record labels?

about three weeks ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

Karlt1 Re: Apple did us a favor (135 comments)

Apple finally had to support non DRM industry compatability to stay alive.

Apple supported DRM free music before any of the other stores sold DRM free music from the major labels.

Steve Jobs wrote "Thoughts on Music" where he publicly asked the labels to let Apple and all of the other companies sell DRM free music instead of licensing FairPlay (what the industry wanted) months before music stores start selling DRM free music.

about three weeks ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

Karlt1 Re: This is typical of the "Jobs era" Apple (135 comments)

Ever noticed every MP3 player on the market can be plugged into your computer and you can browse the music files as if it were an external hard drive? With the sole exception of the iPod? The idiocy

So how do I have the same song in multiple playlist when the definition of a playlist on other players were "files in a folder"?

How do I create smart playlist?

about three weeks ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Karlt1 Re: In other words... (304 comments)

Whoosh.....

about a month ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Karlt1 Re: In other words... (304 comments)

In other words, iphone6 chose looks over function, a common design problem. Like it was said, looks like Jobs is sorely missed in Cupertino.

Right because.....

1. Jobs wa never known for engineering products for form over function with disastrous results -- i.e. the Apple ///, the Lisa, the Cube, etc.

2. That must be why Apple's profits, stock price, and volume have been down since Cook took over....

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

Karlt1 Re: They are wrong... (316 comments)

do you really trust automated translators enough to run them on huge chunks of production code?

Sure, I use these things call compilers all of the time.....

about a month ago
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Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

Karlt1 Re: Mind boggling (167 comments)

You're right, because no computer company has ever turned itself around from almost going bankrupt to being the most valuable company in the US while still remaining public....

about a month ago
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Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

Karlt1 Re:Just what apple does... (277 comments)

No, they didn't plan it optimally. They got broadsided by Android capturing 85+% of the market, a lot of that led by Samsung's charge into phablets.

The reason that Android got 85% of the market is not because of large screens but because they are on average much cheaper. If Apple wanted a large chunk of the Android market they would have been selling low end low margin phones and been as "successful" as all of the floundering Android manufacturers,

about 1 month ago
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Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

Karlt1 Re: Definations (206 comments)

You can only argue which has the better model(Short term profits vs Long term Market share), I personally think Androids is better long term.

Right because chasing after market share by selling lots of low profit margin products seems to be working as well for the Android OEMs as it did for PC manufacturers.

Even Samsung is reporting lower revenues and profits and that use to be Android's shining star.

about a month ago
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Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

Karlt1 Re: Sales figures are news now? (206 comments)

Can we get this in perspective please?
How many phones does Samsung and Google sell every time there is a new Android phone

Well....

  1. The only phone that Google sells are Nexus's and they don't really sell in volume.

2. Google has said numerous times (including in front of congress) that they make more of their mobile revenue from iOS devices than Android.

3. Samsung's revenues and profits are declining because more high end buyers are buying iPhones and more low end buyers are buying Chinese phones.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

Karlt1 Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

The release date is not relevant. Relevant is the end of production date.

Okay, the 3GS was last sold as new until the 5 came out in September 2012 and got a security update in 2/2014. So even if you bought the lowest end iPhone available you still got 18-24 months of support -- the same as the top of the line flagship Android Nexus. I'm not aware of any security related patches that have come out since then that weren't released for the 3GS.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

Karlt1 Re:Multitasking (504 comments)

It's had "real multitasking" since 2007. It's had third party app multitasking since 2010.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

Karlt1 Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

18 whole months!

The 3GS was released in 2009 and got a security update 2/2014

The iPhone 4 was released in 6/2010 and had the latest OS until 9/2014.

Every iPhone released since 9/2011 can be upgraded to the latest OS.

about a month ago

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