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Why You Can't Build Your Own Smartphone: Patents

Netshroud Re:Hard (179 comments)

Posting to undo mis-moderation, clicked the wrong button :(

about 2 years ago

New Mac Trojan Installs Silently, No Password Required

Netshroud Re:it doesn't sound like his guess is completely o (300 comments)

No, by default an app has to either be from Apple's Mac App Store, or signed by a third-party with their Developer ID certificate (which is signed by Apple). It doesn't need to be from the App Store.

more than 2 years ago

First iOS, Now Mac OS X In-App Purchases Hacked

Netshroud Re:Meh (110 comments)

This circumvents on-device verification, and some remote-server verification depending on implementation.

more than 2 years ago

Recently Exposed PHP Hole's Official Fix Ineffective

Netshroud Re:Cm'on (240 comments)

Facebook doesn't actually run PHP, they run a gigantic C++ binary.

more than 2 years ago

Aussie Parliamentary Inquiry Into Software Pricing Announced

Netshroud Re:To be fair (259 comments)

All you have to do is script 180 degree rotation on every page.

more than 2 years ago

Mac OS X Sandbox Security Hole Uncovered

Netshroud Re:Steam can't run in a sandbox so apple can lock (155 comments)

The mac will NOT be app-store only. However, if you CHOOSE to run app store only apps, you get sandboxed, vetted apps from a trusted vendor. Windows 8 is going the same way

Metro applications in Windows 8 will only be available through whatever they call the Windows App Store.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Unity/Gnome 3/Win8/iOS — Do We Really Hate All New GUIs?

Netshroud Re:"UI designers" just can't design UIs. (1040 comments)

Software developers are mainly concerned with creating software that works, and that works well. "UI designers", on the other hand, are more interested in creating software that looks "pretty", even if it's damn impossible to use productively.

And that's why we need the UX people.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Tries To Patent 3rd Party In-App Purchasing

Netshroud Re:How can this not be prior art? (244 comments)

Steam isn't prior art.

that allows users to purchase a product from another source without leaving the application... the product source, which is different than the application source... gives the impression to the user that they are purchasing the product directly from the application

With Steam you buy it from Steam through Steam. With Apple's in-app purchase you buy it from iTunes through the third-party app.

more than 2 years ago

How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

Netshroud Re:They're not *that* evil (899 comments)

You can't just patch support into something like that. Patches are usually applied *after* installation, the problem here is installing it in the first place.

about 3 years ago

How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

Netshroud They're not *that* evil (899 comments)

Microsoft said they're trying to figure out how to allow users to dual-boot. In the //build/ video discussing the new Windows 8 boot process, the presenter said they were trying to figure out how to keep boot secure but still allow users to boot into Windows 7, since Windows 7 doesn't support this. And if it works for Windows 7, it'll probably work for Linux.

about 3 years ago

Google Patents Glove For "Seeing With Your Hand"

Netshroud Prior Art (58 comments)

Anyone else read Emily Eyefinger as a kid??

about 3 years ago

The Rise of Git

Netshroud Re:Github? (442 comments)

Mercurial has Bitbucket, but I haven't used it much to see how it stacks up against Github.

more than 3 years ago

Why Thunderbolt Is Dead In the Water

Netshroud Re:Really? (568 comments)

That would probably be because you have a Mini-DisplayPort adapter, not a Thunderbolt adapter. It's currently almost (if not completely) impossible to buy anything that uses Thunderbolt aside from a host. Even Macworld couldn't find a Thunderbolt-to-Thunderbolt cable.

more than 3 years ago

Apple: an 'App Store' Is Not a Store For Apps

Netshroud Re:Well, it's obvious (279 comments)

Sounds like Apple vs. Woolworths with their logo dispute.

more than 3 years ago

Android Tablets Were Born Too Soon

Netshroud Re:As opposed to... (480 comments)

Wrong way around. The iPhone is a scaled-down iPad. Android tablets are scaled-up Android smartphones.

more than 3 years ago

Egypt Shuts Off All Internet Access

Netshroud Re:Helluva long distance call (840 comments)

What, you haven't been saving your 30-day AOL trial CDs?

more than 3 years ago

Last Days For Central IPv4 Address Pool

Netshroud Re:Time to look at your own desk... (376 comments)

I'm on Optus and they don't give me IPv6 at all. Unless it's a router/modem issue, but given Optus's reputation I doubt it.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Privacy Concerns Go To Court

Netshroud Re:UDIDs are here to stay (73 comments)

iOS already does this for Push Notifications.

more than 3 years ago


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