Just because the US Federal Reserve is run by Chimps in suits, doesn't mean ours is.
If you actually read what I wrote, the browser native controls for the <video> tag should have a way to make it full screen - Safari for instance puts a full-screen button to the right of the scrubber, just as in Quicktime X.
If you just want to play the video back (as opposed to those who insist they have to use their own very specific player) , and you're relying on the Browser's native controls, a decent browser will have a full screen option.
if that isn't the case maybe you should blame your browser maker, or get a better browser.
Most of the fragmentation people talk about is because there are older Androids. Iphone has fragmentation to if you consider people that are still on iOs 3.
I would argue that Android fragmentation is caused by OEMs releasing handsets that are running old versions, with zero upgrade path.
Apple don't sell hardware that's running an older version of iOS with no upgrade path.
Bingo. Just as I said--a middleman between me and my data. Pay up or you lose access to whatever is stored. Sure, I could have a hard-copy(?) back-up on a drive just in case they do something like this, but what in the hell is the point of using them in the first place?
Monthly fees for a backup? Why not just purchase one-time-fee-and-you-own-the-fucking-thing hard drives? Long-term contracts? Didn't you people learn anything from the mobile providers?
You seem to be talking purely about storage (iDisk) here so I'll ignore the other parts of MobileMe
iDisk provides for a couple of scenarios for online file storage
- off-site backup (yes, a local backup only costs you the initial purchase price of hardware+power, but it's also in the same physical building as your primary storage location - this makes it vulnerable to fire, flood, earthquake, lightning strike/surge, theft, etc.
- access to a document at "any" computer - OS X includes an automatic mirroring system to keep a cached copy of the iDisk locally, Windows/Linux users can access it via WebDAV and there is also a web UI.
- sharing a document with others, either secured or free-for-all
Now it is true that if you don't continue to pay the yearly fee, your iDisk will be deleted when the account expires (from memory they give you a little bit of "oops" time after the account expires), however it's not like they are going to suddenly say "hey if you want to access that data, cough up an extra $500.".
If you don't want to renew the account, you just need to remember to copy any files stored only on iDisk back to your computer before the account expires. You can think of it like renting a house - if you don't want to live there any more, just remember to get your shit out before you leave.
Monthly fees? No. A yearly fee that has fairly generous limits - $99/year for 20GB of storage, with 200GB/month transfer allowance.
Long term contract? No. You pay the yearly fee. If you don't want to use it any more, you don't renew the account.
See my point? Why would the industry suddenly decide they would provide the infrastructure for data storage, at great cost to themselves?
Well we already know what the likes of Google get out of it - more information about you, so they can target ads at you better. You ask what Apple gets out of it? $USD99/year This is exactly why I'm happy to pay apple for 20GB of space that I can use for email, storage, when the whole world seems to be in love with Google. What surprises me most of all is how many nerds are happy that Google reads all their email just to show them Ads.