top Why Working Remotely Needs To Make a Comeback
Damn right. I spent a decade in various cube farm environments, they are horrible, productivity-killing and soul-killing places. Never Again.
My place has switched from "open plan" to "open plan with hotdesking".
A cube? The same cube every day, where you can leave stuff? I'd take that!
about a year and a half ago
top Steve Ballmer: We're a Devices and Services Company
Those greenhorn fools should have realized that Due Diligence means running the acquisition past some AC on a message board.
top Steve Ballmer: We're a Devices and Services Company
Those two are not technically software companies.
Apple is a hardware company that makes great software.
Google is an advertising company that makes great software.
Microsoft is a software company that makes shabby software.
top Google Warned Samsung Galaxy Tab Was "Too Similar"
If it wasn't for that "low budget shit", you would still have a half-assed notification system. Stop pretending it isn't a two way street. Competition pressures the vendors and benefits the consumers. This is great for everyone, except dumbass fanbois.
top Ask Slashdot: Best Headphones, Earbuds, Earphones?
Thanks.... interesting link.
I had a few pairs of ER4P's. Fantastic sound, but I found the build quality was no match for my daily use (wire would eventually fracture - mono no fun).
I got sick of replacing them at such high cost, and found that Klipsch X1's gave me 60-70% of the fidelity at a fraction of the cost... so no biggie getting replacements from Amazon if something broke.
top Samsung Could Soon Start To Twist Google's Arm
'Consider the Kindle Fire example: Just like Amazon picked the Android lock, Samsung could grab the Android Open Source code and create its own unlicensed but fully legal smartphone OS and still benefit from a portion of Android apps, or it could build its own app store the way Amazon did,'
I wouldn't call forking an Open Source project "picking the lock".
The Kindle Fire has no camera, GPS, or core Google apps (Maps, Gmail, Talk, Voice, Google+, etc)
Samsung's success has been through shipping flagship devices, not crippled ones at rock bottom prices.
top Why We Agonize Over Buying $1 Apps
No, you'd have 15 minutes to take a sip and decide whether you want an unconditional refund for the coffee.
top German Court Issues Injunction Against iPhone & iPad
Uh, I think you mean 'aides'.
top Google To Acquire Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Bill
Just looked at the Motorola site. They have 24,500 patents granted and pending in 2G, 3G, 4G, H.264, MPEG-4, 802.11, NFC.
With the codec ones, there could be some benefit for WebM too....
top Making Sense of the NoSQL Standouts
We want to jump on the NoSQL ship
comparisons might be of interest...
top RIM Struggles Continue
It's worth noting that companies like VMware are working on
virtualization technology for Android. This would allow handsets to switch between work and home OS images, allowing consumer handsets to be used during work time as secure corporate handsets.
It's possible this could become attractive to the enterprise... no BES, and you can repurpose equipment the employee already owns.
top Motorola CEO Blames Open Android Store For Phone Performance Ills
I think the whole article is a shallow attempt to differentiate Motorola amongst Android vendors. Motoblur is great because it can show you what's using the battery? So can Menu/Settings/Applications/Battery use.
I'd agree with the point several on this thread have made.
It's better to naturally downvote the apps that don't follow best practice, rather than ask Google to be a super-draconian gatekeeper. Some of us avoid Apple products for a reason!
top Murdoch Voicemail Hacking Story 'Ain't Over Yet'
They hacked mobile phone voicemail. Was a pretty simple "hack" for most, some was social engineered afaik.
Perhaps even simpler than that...
I'm amazed the carriers haven't come in for any criticism. Voicemail accounts could be accessed from any phone by entering a PIN - and they were mostly preset to a default, such as '1111' or '1234'. In these cases, you just needed the phone number of the celebrity. Call the remote voicemail service, enter the PIN, and you'd be in.
I remember working for a cellphone reseller in 1997, and being surprised by this. The company leased handsets to the stars of certain soap operas, and the customer care peeps were listening to voicemails down the pub of an evening.
top Apple Wins a Round In Patent Battle With Nokia
They founded Apple Corps...
The only reason it's apple-anything is because of the lame pun. Apple Corps... Apple core. Geddit? Must have been funny in the Sixties, or something.
top Book Review: Android User Interface Development
FWIW, the title is also available on O'Reilly Safari.
top From Redmond With Love
Let's hope Legal didn't get in on it too, since Firefox supports tabbed browsing and MS are patent trolling.
Did they check inside the cake for a sinister envelope?
top Google Spends $1 Million For Throttling Detection
Ah, 3. That old chestnut.
What would the results be like if the most popular search algorithm could be trivially gamed?
Look in your spam folder to find out.
top Microsoft Continues Android Legal Assault
Agreed. I'm sure the
Open Handset Alliance members can scare up a few patents between them.
top Google Asks USPTO To Reexamine Four Oracle Patents
Except it's search code would be worthless if publically available. It would be trivial to game it.
top Google Declines To Turn Over Harvested Wi-Fi Data
I wouldn't say they didn't need the data...
SSIDs are geopoints are required if you're going to put together your own aGPS service as an alternative to SkyHook.
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