Microsoft had tablets before they became popular, too, but they didn't kick off the tablet craze.
They did not become popular, but the major factor for that was simply price. Those tablet was ridicolusly expesive, they cost 3-10 times a similary specced laptop(CPU/RAM/Disk). What was sold, was geared to special user scenarious suporting dedicated use cases. Not general consumer use.
Had affordable devices been avalible, the form factor would have had much more success earlier. Wich again would have led to better touch UI, by evolution. The market side would have ended up close to todays levels, but not with the expolsive growth. But a 5-10 years head start would have evened that out.
For anything designed the last 5 years it's more than likely that those pesky old 8051s have been replaced by ARMs, Coretex M0s, M3s and M4s
Actually, its not. For many applications, this would require rewriting of the software stack, for a chip with roughly the same die size and possibly less funcionality. 8051 is a microcontroller, not a microprocessor.
And that is exactly what those ARMs are, they are microcontrollers. It's several years since the ARM microcontrollers started to dip below the $1 pricetag becoming a valid cometitior in most microcontroller designs. Those cheap ARMs have more or less taken over the market for 16 bit micros, and are doing heavy inroadds in the typical 8bit martkets. If you have started a microcontroller based design the last 5-10 years and not included one or more ARM microcontrollers in the evaluation process, you have not done it right.
I would bet you have more 8051 microcontrollers running *today* than the whole sum of their desktop chips, including the low power, embedded/hardened lines.
Perhaps, depending on the age distributon of the equipment. For anything designed the last 5 years it's more than likely that those pesky old 8051s have been replaced by ARMs, Coretex M0s, M3s and M4s. So a more accurate statement should be"I would bet you have more ARM microcontrollers running *today* than the whole sum of their desktop chips, including the low power, embedded/hardened lines.
Well, what Microsoft is saying here is that FTC might not know how long the data needs to kept for things to work.
If this is the case, the software is completely broken and need to be redesigned or scraped.
Besides from a user point of view Microsoft does not provide any services where where storing of privacy data are needed at all(Apply to Google too). Obviously this does not include a regular customer database, as this is not what the FCC discuss in this case and such databases have already some regulation in place. What FCC discuss in this case is user profiling/spying.
If you look for something more powerful the STM32VLDISCOVERY http://www.st.com/internet/evalboard/product/250863.jsp, is a nice alternative at about $10. You get a modern and powerful ARM Coretex M3 with 128 KB Flash and 8 KB RAM. With lots of nice peripherals included.
I wish Nokia provided some better alternatives to C++ for development on Symbian.
That is exactly what they just did! The way Qt extends C++ gives you a fast and powerful development environment, surpassing plain C++ big time.
Funny thing is, that if he had done that and delivered the phone to a local police station. It would more likely than not have been tossed into a lost and found bin, and become legally his after those 90 days. The phone was already disabled and contained no owner name, and barring the police officer receiving it being a hardcore Apple fan identifying it as a prototype, there was no obvious way to identify the owner. It would be handled like any other found phone, the police registering it and logging the name of the person turning it in. They would not care or bother with any further investigation as they have much more important task to handle. Combined with Apples taste for secrecy, it's not likely they would send people to surrounding police stations asking for the phone.
Depend on Apples reaction on him loosing the device in the first place, but it's fairly likely he does not work there anymore. Then it's rather harmful.
Not too cool trying to get a new job known as the guy who lost a secret prototype of his former employers in a bar. Not exactly something to highlight on your resume.
First set your desktop containment(activity) to be a FolderView rather than Desktop(Desktop Settings->Appearance). Then select lock widgets.
You now have a plain regular desktop where you can put documents, no decoration pop up around widgets and the configuration button in the lower right corner is gone laving the space free for you and fits law.