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Old Apache Code At Root of Android FakeID Mess

Karlt1 Re:Thankfully those will be patched right in a jif (127 comments)

Of course such a vulnerability would probably never be FOUND in iOS or WinPhone, since they are closed source, and almost certainly never disclosed if it was

The last major security flaw in iOS was found in open source parts of iOS.

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.co...

And all phones released since 2009 received the patch. (iPhone 3Gs and up)

No not all of Android is open source and Google is close sourcing more and more of what is considered "Android" by most people.

2 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Karlt1 Re: Irony not lost on me (281 comments)

It's easy to improve something that sucks in the first place.

iOS apps have been compiled to native code since day one. The first version of the Android VM didn't even use JIT. Then they improved it to use JIT. Now they are going a step further and using ART. None of the "improvements" are state of the art.

No matter how much the Java proponents have been shouting that it runs as fast as native, it simply isn't true and has never been.

Are you really saying that you think the latest OS would run faster on a device that was released in 2010?

4 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Karlt1 Re: Not Just Phones (281 comments)

Apple still sells the devices that are being updated. Why wouldn't Apple want them to perform well?

4 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Karlt1 Re: Dalvik is dead, long live Dalvik! (281 comments)

So you're bragging about Google improving the very bad Dakvik engine after 7 years and you're comparing that to iOS which has been completely compiled to native code since day?

Google has been promising 60fps animation for 5 years -- something Apple did in 2007.

4 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Karlt1 Re: Not Just Phones (281 comments)

Do you really think they are so incompetent that they have a different build setup for each device and not have different optimization set? We know they have some different flags set because it has to be built for both 64 bit and 32 bit chips.

4 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Karlt1 Re: Summery header is a lie. It is not about Googl (281 comments)

Google on the other hand want everyone on there latest of OS which is why they are working on Project Butter and Project Svelte to optimize hardware.

You obviously don't know how slow and inefficient Dalvik is.....

5 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Karlt1 Re: Not Just Phones (281 comments)

I do suspect they do not even bother compiling the binaries for the older architecture by switching a couple of compiler flags though. The performance difference is just too big.

Well your suspicion is incorrect. There is a separate build for the OS for each supported device. If you download the OS on the computer from iTunes you have to download a copy for your specific device.

5 days ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

Karlt1 Re: surpising (168 comments)

Amazon went public in 1997. How long do long term investors have to wait for consistent profitability?

about a week ago
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Google To Take On Apple's CarPlay

Karlt1 Re:Answer: Both (126 comments)

So you need to buy a Google-branded phone to get good support, and all the other Android vendors such?

Google usually only updates their phones for 18 months.

http://liliputing.com/2013/10/...

Apple just released a security update in February for the 3GS that was introduced in June 2009.

They released iOS 7 for the iPhone 4 released in June 2010.

about a month and a half ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

Karlt1 Re: Brand identity (209 comments)

Right because under Jobs they didn't buy lala to start iTunes Radio.

Or for that matter over *20* other companies.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Apple

about a month and a half ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

Karlt1 Re: poorly (209 comments)

No, it's because Steve Jobs decided to go "thermonuclear" with patent litigation, and because Apple doesn't have enough valuable technology patents of its own to cross-license and refuses to pay cash.

A lot of the lawsuits have been by patent trolls. But you do remember that Apple won cases against Samsung (twice), and HTC?

Apple hype around upgrades. If iOS 7 were so good why were so many people downgrading and them complaining when that option went away? Also: automatic updates and people not realizing the ramifications of a major OS upgrade that would make everything look different and slow their device down.

And you've seen cited of representative samples of the majority if people who upgraded to iOS 7 not liking it?

People complain about change on the Internet. News at 11. How many people have complained about Facebook changes and swore they would never use it again?

about a month and a half ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

Karlt1 Re: AppleTV a failure (209 comments)

Apple have squandered a lead they had with AppleTV when for a few $ you can by a cromecast of android device(even dedicated gaming ones) who cares now. In context of this article I think its cooks biggest failure.

http://m.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/new-study-google-chromecast-usage-takes-dive/#!Zzvaa

about a month and a half ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

Karlt1 Re: Flip this and Flip this...Flipping eck? (209 comments)

As for swift...a proprietary language, other than locking in developers to ios why would anyone care. you can't pull those tricks with a market share of 15% and shrinking however good it is...and the drivers are still slow.

Right. A proprietary language used only by Apple. That will never work.

http://m.infoworld.com/t/application-development/objective-c-regains-its-mojo-in-tiobe-language-index-218317

about a month and a half ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

Karlt1 Re: Shares (209 comments)

Except Apples shares plummeted under cooks leadership it has taken two years to recover some of it most based on market manipulation rather than actual success.

Uhh two years ago. Cook was in charge. Apple saw their highest share prices under Cook.

Its profits continue to be based on the iphone in the American market..

Someone hasn't looked at Apple's financial statements to see the breakdown of where revenues are generated by region.

.everything else is struggling including the ipad and that peaked two years ago. Apple is seeing shrinking margins and its first shrinking profits under Jobs.
The bottom line is that growth before came from successful launches of products...Cook has yet to show the world anything

So which electronic market do you think they can get in that's larger than the global phone market ? Maybe they should sell $1500 eye glasses.....

slashmydots is criticising later iterations of products Jobs launched as *new* markets, and people are buying competitors products more, because they are larger, faster, cheaper, newer, powerful blah blah blah

And still every single Android manufacturer is struggling except for Samsung. Maybe Apple knows something that you don't....

Bit where are these faster more powerful Android devices?

about a month and a half ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

Karlt1 Re: Brand identity (209 comments)

As for as streaming, Beats is about 5 years late to the game.

Subscription music services have tried and failed since 2000. For you to think that there are only 5 years old says something.

If only Apple had started selling music a decade ago. They might have a profitable digital music business by now.....

about a month and a half ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

Karlt1 Re: poorly (209 comments)

That's how he's filling his shoes; poorly. The ipad 3 was heavier, shattered easier at a lower drop height, and got hotter. The ipad 3 mini was a lie. IOE 6, 7, and 8 were universally hated disasters. iTunes 11's new layout was a crime against software design. Also, as usual, everyone everywhere is suing them for everything they're doing. Apple is going down like the Titanic.

Let's see where to start?

1. If iOS 7 was so bad, why was the adoption rate so high so fast?
2. The iPad 3 did suck. All indications are that the A6 and the lightening connector just weren't ready in time. They bought out a new iPad six months later.
3. ITunes has been a disaster since it started trying to manage iOS devices.
4. Everyone is suing Apple because that's where the money is. Who isn't getting sued left and right these days?
5. IOS 8 is a "disaster"? You mean the OS that isn't even shipping yet?
6. The iPad Mini 3 a lie? Huh?

about a month and a half ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

Karlt1 Re: Brand identity (209 comments)

Or they could have bought a company that sells high margin products and has a streaming music service because they wanted to sell high margin products and streaming music service....Nahh to simple of an explanation. I think I like your explanation better.....

about a month and a half ago
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One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

Karlt1 Re:Isn't Samsung the largest UNIX vendor? *grin* (396 comments)

No. OS X meets the "Open Group" standard called POSIX, which means it is "sufficiently" Unix-like... to meet that standard.

That is all it means. It doesn't mean "OS X is Unix". If anything, it is more like Linux than Unix, but it isn't quite either one.

No. Did you read the link? The Open Group certified OS X as meeting all of the requirements to be certified as " Unix".

POSIX compliance is different.

about a month and a half ago
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One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

Karlt1 Re:Isn't Samsung the largest UNIX vendor? *grin* (396 comments)

Due to their commanding smartphone marketshare, along with millions of devices with embedded Linux shipped every year, wouldn't Samsung be the largest UNIX vendor?

Oh? What's that? You weren't counting embedded Linux and I'm a pedantic #$(*#$&@!!!. Can't argue with that!

Mac OS X is Unix -- it's been certified as Unix by the group that holds the copyright to the term. Every version of OS X from 10.5 - 10.9 except for 10.7 has been certified unix.

http://www.opengroup.org/openb...

Linux is Unix like.

about a month and a half ago
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AT&T Says Customer Data Accessed To Unlock Smartphones

Karlt1 Re:Meh... (65 comments)

i bet it was someone trying to unlock a phone that wasn't supposed to be unlocked
AT&T cracked down on third parties selling iphone unlocks and someone was probably trying to figure out how to do it again

Why would you need to go to a third party? They have a simple form on their website that you fill out and they will unlock it for you as long as you fulfilled your contract. I requested an iPhone to be unlocked two years after I left the service and the turnaround was less than 3 days. Verizon on the otherhand....

about a month and a half ago

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