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YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

tuppe666 Google is Early; Rich; Everywhere (71 comments)

Sorry google, you missed the bus on the music thing.

Except the reverse is true. Music subscriptions are not on most peoples radar. Google hold a dominant position in the largest OS in the world on the most popular music devices in the world, and ownes the largest (Music) Video Site (in fact that is the whole point about the indie artist dispute) on the most used music player in the world. It is a market of few large players, and a large player like Google is eg. Microsoft with Xbox.

The only real question is how do they do it without bringing into question antitrust concerns.

3 days ago
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YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

tuppe666 Are you Kidding Me (71 comments)

at least it wasn't designed by Google's interface guys. *shudder*

...are you kidding me. Chrome the desktop version has become the one to follow even by Firefox own incredible debut, but its mobile interface it truly a thing of great beauty. In fact the reality is Google bland web page interface is one of the reasons it became a dominate search engine. Even their older interfaces are functional I bought a clone of the now retired "News & Weather" app simply because it was so useful. The only exceptions are the surprisingly awful Finance Application on Android and the Images Google mobile version which is missing basic functionality...but these are exceptions to the rule.

3 days ago
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YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

tuppe666 Whats wrong with Subscription (71 comments)

What, ad revenue wasn't enough?

Personally I have been baffled why Google hasn't heavily promoted its own sales of songs on youtube over that of itunes.That said I cannot help but think that Google is better company for not relying on Advertising Revenue alone...in fact it has been reducing it for some time.

3 days ago
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Apple's App Store Needs a Radical Revamp; How Would You Go About It?

tuppe666 Get rid of a killer feature of Android NEVER! (249 comments)

Step 2 no longer allow any app that replicates abilities in the stock phone.

I currently am using Vanilla Music, Firefox for my browser and my music the stuff I actually use my phone most fo, and this is only on my new phone. I normally have different launchers and stores too. Apple is a third world platform because of the LACK of this feature.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

tuppe666 Surface Mini could have been a contender (337 comments)

TFA - especially the headline - is grossly misleading click-bait.

No your incredible massacring of figures is grossly misleading. Ironically iPad sales and I suspect other high end tablets are failing. In context of this article and your post. It highlight why Microsoft foolishly in my opinion are not releasing a good value mini...albeit making windows free as in anti-user so others manufactures can. Small tablets and Phablets lets be honest tablets with phone functionality are growing substantially in fact Google(Nexus 6) and Apple(iPhone 6) are set to launch there own in 3.2.1...The minor raise in windows 8 comes from throwing its XP users under a bus without a lifeline. I am not sure if history will treat this as good idea retrospectively...especially with the growth in the chromebook market. It may satisfy investors but...

You may think the tablet delivers...but the rest of us(as in the world) don't and it is not for the massive investment on Microsoft's part...this is not the 1st generation its the 3rd and by every measure a failure. Perhaps they should get back to being a software company...the thing its monopoly matters in.

about two weeks ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

tuppe666 ...but there are already films (252 comments)

The whole point behind babylon 5 was the huge story arcs...two great ones. I will watch the movie...but I don't care like I would about a series. Its a shame too as there is not many "in space" series at the moment.

about two weeks ago
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China Bans iPad, MacBook Pro, Other Apple Products For Government Use

tuppe666 Ripe for Linux in china...or new ChinaOS (115 comments)

So lets get this right...China are investigating Microsoft for antitrust, and outright banning of Apple. Time is right and MIPS64 is looking ever so attractive.

about two weeks ago
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Xiaomi Arrives As Top Smartphone Seller In China

tuppe666 Is that a thing? (82 comments)

Apple has the lions share at the top end...Google may eject them from the Android market..Tablet sales are slowing

There is no top end or bottom end...there is just a market for smartphones it is why we are discussing a Chinese branded(not just made in China like the iphone). The proof is we are in an article discussing a phone company as the new Apple...at a fraction of the price ...with more premium features.

Google cannot eject Samsung from the Android market. In fact quite the opposite Google for mow is reliant on Samsung. In fact tomorrow Samsung could produce an Android phone without Google like Amazon and Microsoft...

iPad sales only are slowing. As we continue to say there is no high end low end of the the market...just the market, and Apple have simply priced themselves out of it. Tablets continue to sell very well. If we include the new phablet market..then even faster than ever.

about two weeks ago
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Xiaomi Arrives As Top Smartphone Seller In China

tuppe666 Apple simply has shrinking market share. (82 comments)

I can't wait to hear from all the pundits why this means Apple—and only Apple—is doomed.

Actually the only real information is Apple AND Samsung are both having their market share eaten up by Android,

about two weeks ago
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Xiaomi Arrives As Top Smartphone Seller In China

tuppe666 Sucks to be Samsung (82 comments)

Someone else is better at ripping stuff off from Apple, and cheaper. Ouch.

Except the only thing ripped from Apple is the dog and pony show...they ripped off Samsungs business model. The reality is though Samsung have more to worry about from Lenovo, which seems the most likely to break from the pack of hopefuls.

about two weeks ago
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Linux Kernel Shuffling Zombie Juror Aka 3.16 Released

tuppe666 Joystick support on Linux a mess (63 comments)

I have just updated my Dualshock3 (to a Dualshock4) which although was wonderful and just worked out of the box...with the exception of bluetooth...which I didn't care about and rumble (although grumbels driver and Linux 3.15 now support it...now I don't have one). which I did . Where is joystick support on Linux last time I looked was a unnecessary nightmare...trivial to set up if the program has its own joystick configuration, a nightmare to get sensible universal settings.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Files Legal Action Against Samsung Over Android Patent Dispute

tuppe666 Timewarp to 2003 (83 comments)

The execs at M$ are shitting their pants over the anticipation of their failed Vista 9...

Hold on there tiger. I admire your spunk, and if this was the heady days of the Desktop, your post makes sense....except this is the failure of Heavyweight OS Vista, Windows/Office/IE Monopoly+Lock-in ,anti GPL source, profit hungry CEO in the New Personal Computing which includes mobile. The old model model was so effective at crushing everyone, was so trivial to outmanoeuvre by Google who are more nimbler/cheaper/OS friendly/ and cant be bullied or bribed, and is a better partner than someone who is your *direct* competitor, and charges you for the privilege.

If Microsoft had created a lightweight OS,platform independent tools and split up, been License agnostic, and been innovation hungry, we wouldn't be in a discussion where Samsung is not interested in paying "in kind" for for Windows Phone licenses it doesn't want to use.

The irony of your post is you don't understand the $ is your Micro$oft, Vista 9(sic) or Windows 8.X whatever is not only a massive success (from revenue not technical perspective) it has turned back its plummeting sales....by throwing its current (XP) customers under the bus....classic Microsoft.

People all over are arguing the *new* boss is different, and some signs are (maybe) there, Office on Android...One OS(if it means the speculated modular OS), but this is not anything like Microsoft "Shitting their pants) this is Microsoft acting like the arrogant bullying monopolist...only without the stick of and carrot of being the only vendor. It is simply another competitor...and a small one...Samsung is more worried about those damned Chinese manufactures.

about three weeks ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

tuppe666 Irony not lost on me (281 comments)

something Apple did in 2007.

In context of this article, newer versions of iOS work less well on same hardware. Personally I like my Operating System to improve not degrade. Seriously though saying Dakvik is bad (and spelling it wrong)...shows naivete on your part, The compiled part just shows you don't know how languages work.

about a month ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

tuppe666 Google wants you to click advertisments (281 comments)

I'm going to go out on a limb and point out that neither Samsung, Apple, nor Google would give a rip if they DID get the rep for slowing down obsolete stuff intentionally.

Except it is not remotely true for Google, who want to make money from you doing more. They spend a lot of time making things faster to make more money.

about a month ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

tuppe666 Eh? (281 comments)

Meanwhile 90% of ios devices are on ios 7.

The problem under discussion is Apples earlier products not being able to cope with the the latest version of its OS which means a massive percentage of those products should never have been upgraded to iOS7. It is a problem Android does not have.

about a month ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

tuppe666 Dalvik is dead, long live Dalvik! (281 comments)

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

Except that was never true; ART is going full steam ahead in replacing Dalvik.

ART will increase the speed and efficiency of apps on Android phones. However, it will use up a bit more space on a user's mobile phone, along with longer install times. ART is also said to be able to give a slight improvement on a phone's battery life.

Again further improvements only earlier versions.

about a month ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

tuppe666 Summery header is a lie. It is not about Google. (281 comments)

The article is about Apple and particularly iPhones perceivably slowing down, as older hardware struggle with the latest versions of iOS. This has nothing to do with conspiracy. It is simply about Apples misguided attempt to pretend to have a product line, by selling older versions of its products to differentiate. It creates a crazy situation like Google selling the Moto E 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches; 1 GB RAM; Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 and Apple selling 640 x 960 pixels, 3.5 inches; 512 MB RAM; 1 GHz Cortex-A8. They do this because they want to push consumers to the latest phones. 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.

Is not so much evil as Apple simply do not do software well.

about a month ago
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Apple Acquires "Pandora For Books" Booklamp For $15 Million

tuppe666 Answer is an App..Not halting falling ipad sales!? (26 comments)

I find it astonishing especially considering the clunkyness of the iPad, that it has any book sales at all. It is not good for books(pdf textbooks is a dream and Jobsy pushed a new standard based on fixed sized for obvious lock-in). The iPad mini is a lot better for books, but unlike its big brother is unattractive compared to the opposition (Android on Small tablets...Large Phones and ebooks), and it has nothing in the Phablet form factor.

The iPad has lost momentum already, even though the tablet market continues to grow. IDC's Latest figures http://www.businesswire.com/ne... How about you focusing on competing considering content seems to be a massive market as massive mark-ups don't work when they are not hidden in long term expensive contracts.

Really though we(here on slashdot...and the backrooms of Apple) should be talking about DRM free...Open format books, anything else is stupid for the underdog. It is what we want.

about a month ago
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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

tuppe666 OMG the Irony (346 comments)

Those are all appliances.

guess the irony of this being a post about the *hope* of Microsoft receding, on its path to turn computing into Microsoft appliances is lost on you. Although as I said *Linux* and opensource(even a little free software) seems to continue to flourish.

about a month ago

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Apple has no Clothes

tuppe666 tuppe666 writes  |  about 2 years ago

tuppe666 (904118) writes "The title maybe should be "The rise of Frankenstein Android" or "2013 the Year of Mobile Windows", but the slump in market share for the iPhone from 23.1% to 14.9% is the most shocking. Androids market share of hit a new high with 75%. Nokias 1:1 conversion to Windows Phone again fails as Symbian at 2.3% is still outselling Microsoft Phone at 2%.

Apples market slump for tablets mirrors that of the iPhone as the iPad drops to an all time low of 50.4% with Android taking up most of the excess, although some of it not in a form Google would like [Amazon hitting 9%]. Microsoft is still yet to make any impact in tablet market, and have positioned themselves squarely in the larger tablet market, an area Android has repeatedly failed to inroad [The Nexus 10 has not yet proved itself]. Although I am surprised at the lack of attention around devices like the $35 media tablet called Aakash"

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Girl Scouts Class

tuppe666 tuppe666 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

tuppe666 (904118) writes "Never have I read such a web page it screams troll, it involves Gimp, FSF, copyright , Facebook, Women in computing and Girl Scouts. The story is a 'warts and' all blog post of two days Máirín Duffy teaching free software to girls and young women from USB Keys running Fedora Design Suite."
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