How Star Trek Artists Imagined the iPad... 23 Years Later
Apple Censors Consumer Report iPhone4 Discussions
It's hard to know if this is censorship or if they just violated the terms of service and hatebois are flying off the handle. There are still lots of posts about the consumer reports unrecommendation on discussions.apple.com:
Still, if it's true it wouldn't be the first time Apple flew off the handle with the censorship (remember the Ulysses app flap?).
Ballmer Says Microsoft Is 'Hardcore' About Tablets
Hard working designers like Gloria Vanderbilt and Antoine Bugleboy. These are the people who saw an overcrowded marketplace and said, "Me too!"
Steve Jobs To Keynote WWDC iPhone Announcement
The animus toward Apple on Slashdot is striking. It doesn't matter what it is, how useful it is or how big or small the market share is: haters love to hate.
Haters are always looking for the "Apple killer." Whether it's the iPod-killer, Mac Mini-killer, iPhone-killer, Mac Book Air-killer or now iPad-killers. They want to see them all killed.
Also, anyone who uses an Apple anything is obviously a "fan-boy" (haters' favorite slur), who's just falling victim to marketing hype. They couldn't possibly find any simplicity, support or use for their Apple product. If only they knew how stupid they were to be spending their money on X electronic item.
Apple's done a lot of dumb things (refusing the run Flash on the iPhone/iPad, the App Store lock-in, proprietary display/data ports) but credit where credit is due: they embraced Unix, open web standards and H.264. Maybe instead of flying off the handle every time Apple is mentioned, you could RTFA and assess the thing on its merits and faults.
The thing is, Apple's enigmatic frontman doesn't turn up to these geeky WWDC shindigs unless he has something to announce which will get the hyped-up gang of Apple fanboys and girls a-whoopin' and a-hollerin'.
Keep trollin' on, haters.
Steve Jobs Publishes Some "Thoughts On Flash"
I like my iPhone a lot, but Apple runs a ridiculously closed, proprietary system. So Steve's criticism of Flash as being closed and proprietary is so obscene as to be ridiculous.
Saying Apple supports open "web standards" is just splitting hairs. They support open standards when it's in their interest (trying to lure users away from competitors) but otherwise they are one of the biggest offenders when it comes to pushing lock-down, proprietary, our-way-or-the-highway systems.
The only reason Apple gets away with it is because of their small market share. If they had the size or influence of Microsoft they'd get their ass slapped with an antitrust suit just the same.
Cellphones Increasingly Used As Evidence In Court
You'd think this would be well known by now. In order for the network to know how to reach you with a call, your cellphone has to tell the tower where you are. It's just common sense, if you're getting a signal, your whereabouts can be easily determined.
The only way to protect your privacy with a cellphone is to turn it off.
French Assembly Adopts 3-Strikes Bill
Really, I want to know. I know it's the "American Pasttime" but is the metaphor of "three strikes" even used there?
EPIC Urges FTC To Investigate Google Services
Wait. You mean Google is taking the data I'm storing for free on their servers mining it for information to use in contextual advertising just like I agreed to in the terms and conditions when I signed up?
And also, I want a pony.
2009, Year of the Linux Delusion
I didn't realize that Linux was in need of being saved.
Seriously. If anything it would be Linux that might save Palm.