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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

keytohwy Re:Biggest concern is the data usage (321 comments)

If you are that concerned about data usage, I would imagine you have turned off the option to automatically download updates and purchases via cellular connection. That is, you can turn on automatic downloads, but toggle whether that is over wifi or cellular.

about a week ago

Google Overtakes Apple As the World's Most Valuable Brand

keytohwy Re:More skepticism (84 comments)

Google hasn't been successful, however, in the other big "new marketing opportunity", better known as mobile (smartphone/tablet). And their ability to sell traditional desktop advertising is also staring to slow, and even decline. All this, and something like 96% of Google's revenue comes from one place; online advertising. And if that business is in peril, then things can degrade quickly. I'd say Google hasn't done much in come-to-market products from consumers. Motorola buyout - fail, Nest buyout - probably a fail, everything thinks they overpaid, etc etc.

about 4 months ago

Apple Sells Nine Million iPhones Over Weekend

keytohwy Re:Sorry - Apple is still dying. (432 comments)

A shit-ton on ebay would still be an infinitesimally small percentage of 9M. Small enough for it to be insignificant when calculating how many people got iPhones.

1 year,1 hour

Mild Electric Shock To Brain May Boost Spatial Memory

keytohwy sounds iffy (65 comments)


more than 2 years ago

A Look Back At the Career of Steve Jobs

keytohwy Re:iPod was a side project (324 comments)

A second connector? Are you fucking serious? Do you really not understand Apple at all?

about 3 years ago

Galaxy Tab 10.1 Vs. iPad 2 Review

keytohwy Re:Only things that matter: (524 comments)

Except actual users don't, you know, give a shit about Flash. From the article: The study, which polled 1,011 U.S. tablet users in June, found that typing large documents (more than 500 words) was the chief frustration among respondents, netting a 44% response. Other tablet features were also singled out as irritations, but less vehemently. Battery life, for instance, got a 36% response while “limited connectivity” earned 23%, “not enough apps available” got 19% and “no flash” 3%.

more than 3 years ago

How Mac OS X, 10 Today, Changed Apple's World

keytohwy Re:Windows "was" a competitor? (342 comments)

What is proprietary about iPhoto? Legitimately curious.

more than 3 years ago

iPad 2 Forces Samsung To Reevaluate Galaxy Tab

keytohwy Re:Anyone know... (520 comments)

This is bullshit. For years people have been saying that Apple sells only to the faithful. Yet during most of that same timeframe, Apple computers have been outpacing the industry in terms of growth. Are you suggesting Apple customers refresh their computers more frequently? Or, could it possibly be, that Apple is growing their marketshare by selling to the previously unfaithful and that the halo around iPod, iPhone and iPad that Tim Cook speaks of is genuine?

more than 3 years ago

Professor Has Camera Surgically Implanted In the Back of His Head

keytohwy What's mine say? (119 comments)

Dude! Sweet! Dude! Sweet!

more than 3 years ago

To Ballmer, Grabbing iPad's Market Is 'Job One Urgency'

keytohwy Re:Sigh (764 comments)

Are Apple breeding sheep? They've outpaced the PC industry in growth for the last 17 quarters. Hardly just selling to the faithful...

more than 4 years ago

Website Sells Pubic Lice

keytohwy So what... (319 comments)

Do you just sprinkle them on the toilet seat?

more than 4 years ago

Apple To Buy ARM?

keytohwy Re:Buying ARM for a leg? (695 comments)

Because you wish it, doesn't make it true. What business, exactly, are you saying that have a monopoly in?

more than 4 years ago

Apple To Buy ARM?

keytohwy Re:Buying ARM for a leg? (695 comments)

High margins are a sign of a monopoly? That's the most ridiculous thing I've read on /. in a while. Seriously. Are you trolling?

more than 4 years ago

Hunting the Mythical "Bandwidth Hog"

keytohwy Now that Comcast owns control in NBC (497 comments)

I wonder if this just gets worse. Or traffic shaping to legit sites like Hulu, but degraded if I want the same content from iTunes or Amazon.

more than 4 years ago

The Last Will and Testament of Circuit City

keytohwy CC closing is sad (600 comments)

It is sad for so many employees there. It is certainly easy for us to sit here and comment on how crap their knowledge was, blah, blah, blah. But in reality, most of the people that worked there were not bad people. They were in a bad business, though. Their company did not support them through adequate training, etc. Couple this with declining margins, and the bottom falling out of several of their key products (PCs, TVs, etc) and they didn't really stand a chance. So all of the points here are valid, but I really feel for some of those folks that showed up, and worked to the best of their abilities. This is a shitty time to be looking for a new job.

more than 5 years ago

Crocodiles With Frickin' Magnets Attached to Their Heads

keytohwy Alligators (304 comments)

They're gators, not crocs.

more than 5 years ago

Ma.gnolia User Data Is Gone For Good

keytohwy Re:lesson #1 (450 comments)

I thought lesson #1 was "don't get high on your on supply"

more than 5 years ago


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