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Comment Real Purpose of App Stores (Score 1) 352

The app stores are about control and money. None of it to benefit you!
First and foremost almost all app stores are about the company making money off of other people's products. Apple really showed this when they stopped applications from being able to buy things like ebooks. Apple wasn't happy because they were not getting their cut for doing nothing.
Then you have control. Again Apple shows this best with not allowing anyone to compete with their products and not allowing other app stores to function.

Comment It Is Impressive! (Score 5, Funny) 313

While Apple has decided to roll over and die, Microsoft shoved a fork in their eye (Windows 8), shoved a fork in their other eye (Windows 8.1), then tried falling on their own sword (Windows 10) and finally are wiggling around the sword trying to hit a major organ, vein, or artery. (Anniversary Update)

Yes, I think Microsoft's OS is better, but they both seem to be trying to get the golden raspberry.

Comment Microsoft Does Ignore Your Preferences (Score 1) 261

November Update (2015) and the Anniversary Update both reset the default browser. Though I think Microsoft patched the Anniversary Update to stop doing this part way through the rollout. I forced updated to Anniversary Update, so my browser preference was reset.

Of course the real elephant in the room is that Windows was updated to ignore your browser preference. Cortana.

Comment Nothing Has Changed (Score 1) 252

How do you know Apple customers don't like being ass raped? Considering that has been the whole history of the company, I can only guess that their customers must enjoy it. At work I was forced to use a Windows 3.11 machine (Mac) and I don't like it. It is very opionated on how you should do things. Unfortunately Windows 8, 8.1 & 10 are also wanting to tell us how we should work these days as well.

Comment Re: Breaking news, water is wet! (Score 2, Informative) 252

And yet Apple refuses to release sales figures for the iPhone 7. Which Apple only does when sales are really bad.
Then you have Apple slashing production of iPhone 7. There are also reports from resellers of large numbers of people choosing iPhone 6 over the equivalent iPhone 7, even when the iPhone 7 was cheaper.
Personally I know 4 people that bought the iPhone 7. Only 1 of those people didn't return it.

Comment Windows 10 is Alpha at best (Score 2) 256

I can definitively say Windows 10 is not a Beta test!
No matter what some companies want you to believe, Beta means feature complete with just bug fixing and tweaking left to do.
Microsoft said on release that Windows 10 is not feature complete and they will get us the planned features as they are done.

Comment What Happened To "Do No Evil"? (Score 2) 43

Seriously, Best Buy treats their customers like criminals, and their employees worse. In Canada they bought out FutureShop. A few years later they decided to close most FutureShop stores and have a select few stores change to Best Buy. They let the managers know that a package of signs was going to be delivered after hours when everyone else was gone. The managers learned about the their store closing when they opened the package. The employees found out from the media, or the signs when they tried coming to work the next day. As for the stores that were changing to Best Buy, those employees could apply for jobs at the new store.

Comment MPAA, Raids, Who Are The Pirates? (Score 1, Insightful) 60

I find it funny that the criminal organization called the MPAA is having raids performed on on their behalf, as wasn't it pirates that used to perform raids.
That's right, the MPAA has been found guilty of pirating movies. Thousands of movies have been found on MPAA computers that they have no license, or rights to.
The MPAA has also paid companies to issue DMCA takedown on their behalf. Where tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of DMCA takedown have been in violation of the law.

Comment EA Knows Nothing About Games (Score 2) 182

I was talking to Don Mattrick one day and he was saying how the EA board doesn't understand gaming. They just want to make a game exactly like the last successful game on the market.
He was constantly fighting with them to not scrap products that were sure successes.
Thus it doesn't surprise me that the board has put in a CEO that is as clueless as them.

Comment Usage doesn't matter in the US (Score 1) 170

You haven't been following court rulings very well.
There was a case of Microsoft vs a company where they had an enterprise license, meaning to OS is not locked to a machine. They had under the number of licenses in use on active computers, but they had some computers that were scheduled for wiping and hadn't been wiped yet putting them over the legal number of "active" licenses.
The judge ruled in Microsoft's favor as lawfully she had to, but as part of the judgement stated that morally Microsoft was in the wrong.

Comment Re: Lol no (Score 1) 158

The Note 7 they made the battery not replaceable. This saved Samsung a lot of money on production of the device because there didn't have to be fire prevention circuitry on the device and battery. Then they were charging about $200 more than when the Note 5 released meaning they were going to make killer profits on the Note 7. Except there is a major problem in the primary fire prevention system and now there is no secondary system, so is costing them billions. They got greedy and are paying for it. My problem is there is no competition to it. Originally there was the Nokia x00 series, then Samsung came out with the Note. Now Nokia is gone and the only option with a stylus is the Note.

Comment Apple Not a Replacement (Score 1) 46

Quite happy with my Galaxy Note 3 as well, though I really wish they would at least update the OS to Marshmallow, so I can tell the Facebook/Messenger Apps where they can shove their request for my location.

People keep saying that the iPhone 7 is the competition to the Galaxy Note 7... I think people don't understand what the "Note" part of the name refers to. Here's a hint, something none of the iPhones do.

Comment Creative Labs (Score 2) 44

How come there is no mention of where they bought the majority of THX from? Didn't Creative Labs buy them originally? I think that was when we started getting the computer THX certified speakers. Also THX certified theaters and movies seemed to disappear at the same time. It's too bad because THX Theaters really did sound much better, evan than Dolby DTS Theaters.

Comment Current Keyboard Was Designed For Speed (Score 1) 55

Not sure where you got your incorrect information from, but the current keyboard was designed for maximum speed of the day, not to slow down typing speeds.
While it is true that there are keyboard layouts that can make typing faster on a computer, the current keyboard was designed to space out the hammers so they would not jam on typewriters thus increasing the speed people could type.

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