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Comment Re: Non-removable apps (Score 1) 151

There are multiple browsers available for iOS. Yes, they all have to use Apple's WebKit, but outside of that they are free to include features that Safari doesn't. There is also the capability to sideload if you jailbreak, but that of course comes with restrictions depending on which version of iOS you are currently on.

No OS is perfect. Use what you like, and let others use what they like. I myself use both iOS and Android, and both systems have things I greatly dislike.

Comment Re:Can anyone explain in actual meaningful terms? (Score 2) 143

I'm confused about all this.

iCloud Backup doesn't actually back up the app bundles themselves. It only backs up purchase history. When you restore a backup from iCloud, you are essentially redownloading the app bundles from the App Store in the process. This makes me wonder why they can't implement the app slicing functionality in that situation. Unless it has to do with data created by an app that may be missing resources for other devices? Not sure how that would be the case, but I'm not an iOS expert, just a seasoned user.

Source: iCloud storage and backup overview

Your iCloud backup includes information about the content you have purchased, but not the purchased content itself. When you restore from an iCloud backup, your purchased content is automatically downloaded from the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store.

Comment Re:Isn't Flash extinct? (Score 3, Interesting) 199

When Jobs made the decision to disallow Flash on the iPhone, there were no third-party apps. Period. There wasn't even a jailbreak, since he made the decision prior to the release of the original iPhone. So, his decision had nothing to do with the App Store, since it didn't exist.

Comment "Commodore PC"? Really? (Score 3, Informative) 456

Couldn't take the three additional characters to write "Commodore Amiga"?

Yes, I know, the Amiga is technically a "PC", but since Commodore did actually release a line of PC clones that were actually branded "Commodore PC", I consider the headline inaccurate.

One of the chief duties of the mathematician in acting as an advisor... is to discourage... from expecting too much from mathematics. -- N. Wiener