Pretty sure I can pull up some prior art dating back from before the patent system.
If it doesn't come with a fully functional Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Angry Birds etc then it is virtually dead. Not barely working apps but fully working apps that are equal to their iOS / Android counterparts. BB already has great email support but they will need to have good Google Calendar sync, etc as well.
If the apps work
One of the things people don't realize is that while BB has a smaller share
Will -I- buy one? No. I want an open platform for my own purposes. But my exec bosses? They couldn't care less about rooting/jailbreaking/shell sessions/etc. And most of them don't care about fringe apps, they just want their core apps to work excellently and their phone to be secure.
Actually I think a few of these cases getting out and being better known -would- prevent many cases. Face it, this didn't start proliferating as a problem on it's own. People saw the news where a few of these cases happened and though "oh that's funny, I could do that too, no one can catch me". Cases skyrocketed over the last couple of years since the news got posted.
That same approach can be made to curtail the problem. It just requires an equal amount of energy being put into it.
The only problem I see with this particular article was that it was very clear just how much of a dumbshit the guy with the laser was. If he had been inside a building or car going from place to place to change where he used the laser from he probably wouldn't have been caught. Likewise had he discarded the laser the second he saw a police car coming, while out of site of the helicopter, chances are fair they wouldn't have found the evidence either.
What "technical solution" do you see to visible light being shown through a window? And how could you make it commercially viable to every aircraft in the sky? Brainstorm it. If you find something, great, but that's a pretty damned huge problem.
Whenever I look up my maps location on a non-GPS device using Google maps
Not rocket science. Not foolproof either, but good enough for a project like this.
Well duh, the iPhone 5s won't be released this year.
They were combining the population of those countries. Poorly written but not that hard to figure out.
The question misses my key factor: Reliability.
Yes, SSDs have a limited lifespan, but it is relatively predictable.
HDs on the other hand, especially with as much of a commodity (meaning nearly non-existent quality controls) as they have become, are completely UNpredictable on reliability.
The same HD from a different batch might fail nearly immediately whereas the very next production run might produce a drive that will last for many years.
I got VERY tired of it.
I run SSD for the majority of my apps. My data I stick on a separate large mirrored array.
The hybrid drives may be fairly cheap, but they are inherently as unpredictable as HDs (they use the HD less, which is a bonus, but they add a second layer of complexity, which is a detractor, so I end up considering them equivalent).
I had some problem with my first SSD due to firmware issues
3He will power the world!
And yet, from a UI perspective, Win7 and Vista were very nearly identical. A few tweaks here and there but really not MUCH different and definitely sharing all the major paradigms. And those paradigms were gradual evolutions based on prior Windows interfaces.
That's exactly the point that Cowboy Neal is trying to make
Perhaps she wanted to, I dunno, watch TV?
Then again, since I never see the Facebook ad that they are worried about, maybe not.
I'll admit the MySpace to Facebook comparison was closer. However
I suppose the reason I find the concept of this article sad is that we're moving to a place where instead of an expectation of privacy
While I do use Facebook, I have a number of friends, neighbors and co-workers who do not. And I don't consider them suspect. Why would I? I don't go "oh, my neighbor is always frequenting that gaming site but refuses to use Facebook, he must have something to hide".
I also have a number of friends who either maintain multiple accounts (because they hate dealing with permissions) OR keep their account obscured so that you have to know that it is their account (different name, odd profile photo, different email account, etc). Purely because we ALL have people in our lives we don't want to know EVERYTHING. Is that the next step for being suspected?
Glass walls. You don't want them. At least not until everyone in power can give up their judgements about peoples' personal lives.
And in this case the chief didn't make law.
The chief clarified to her officers what the law already is. Seizure of recording equipment without the recorder actually causing some form of disturbance (the officer being disturbed) does not stand up in court. Officers tend to know this, too, but are used to being able to bully their way through the issue.
The policy from the chief was not a new thing in the sense of the law. It was a new thing in the sense of the policy acknowledging it.
You have non tech-savvy grandmothers talking to you about Windows 8? Well, I have non tech-savvy grandmothers talking to ME about sharks with lasers. It goes like this:
Me: Gramma, did you hear about Sharks with Lasers?
Gramma: Sharks with fucking LASERS?
In other words
Local search is actually one of the least useful things I've ever seen on a phone. I HATE the implementation on iOS. I don't use it on my Android devices. Pretty much ever. And have many many times wanted to be able to remove the way it worked from both.
It sucks in the sense that Samsung is pre-caving to Apple demands