Probably because of all the lawsuits that IMDb would file over that.
Yeah, maybe HP should shut down and give the money back to the shareholders. Right ?
No, you do it like apple, ask it when the app uses it first, that way the user can place the request in context. If you click on 'upload photo' in a social media app and it asks for permission to access your photo's, you know that makes sense and grant permission. If a calculator app asks the same when you start it, you know something's fishy. Asking upfront is the dumbest thing ever, the user hasn't even started the app once so has no way of knowing if the requested permissions make any sense.
How is Netflix supposed to "connect directly"
By paying Verizon shitloads of money for 'fast lane' access, duh.
Eh.. the author of the app can select which countries to publish in, what does Apple have to do with it if it's not due to a regional restriction ? Why was the author unable to just tick 1 checkbox ?
And that's basically an electric version of the Solex from 1941.
Is it just me or does that sound a lot like a Heisenberg Compensator ?
Beam me up!
64 bit - better performance, but it's still fewer cores and lower performance than high end Android devices.
I'm assuming you're referring to the snapdragon 800, which seems to be the top performing SoC in Android devices at the moment. Have you seen the benchmarks ?
The dual-core 1.3Ghz A7 whoops the quad-core 2.4Ghz Snapdragon 800's ass. Which just shows how awesome Apple's chip designers are.
If anything Apple underestimates the battery life.
As a developer, I can say hands down that iOS is WAY more difficult to work with than Android, for completely unrelated reasons.
I'm also a mobile developer (both iOS and Android) and I feel the exact opposite. What makes you say iOS is more difficult to work with than Android ? For me iOS gives me a lot more power to do what I need to do; Google made some design choices in Android in order to support low-end device, which make life a lot more difficult on Android than on iOS. On average I'd say it takes 2-3 times a much time to make an Android version of an app than the iOS version, while sometimes having to drop features because they won't work on older OSes or can only be supported on high-end devices, resulting in less polished apps.
This could be applied to anything. Imagine if the whole world worked like the content mafia does and people don't get paid for the work they do but every time the result of that work is used.
You don't pay the plumber for the hours he worked, you pay a little for every time you sit on the toilet, every time you flush, etc. You don't pay the guy who tiled your kitchen, instead there's a micro transaction for every tile you step on. Couch in the living room ? Few cents every time you sit down.
And if your grandfather used to be a plumber, you'll get paid for his work until 90 years after his death.
The word doesn’t even appear in the article... yet it’s probably the biggest consideration when looking at a server, be it local, shared/vps, or dedicated.
Maybe it's not mentioned because its not an issue for him ?
Not everyone lives in the US and has to deal with crappy ISP's. I get 200Mbit up/down on fiber, no limits whatsoever (no FUP or anything like that, truly unlimited), my ISP allows me to run servers (explicitly stated in the T&C) and basically do whatever the fsck I want with my connection.
The problem with cable or any solution where there is shared bandwidth for upstream and downstream is that for home connections they will always choose to allocate more bandwidth for downstream. For me that was one of the reasons for switching from cable (120/10) to fiber (200/200).
Screw the Internet. They haven't worked out trains yet...
The nice thing about railroads is that they are long. uninterrupted stretches of land linking major urban areas. They are ideal routes for burying fiber. I see a two-birds-with-one-stone situation here.