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Comment: Re:Alright smart guy (Score 4, Interesting) 496

by Pieroxy (#47960021) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

I have an iPhone 4S since october 2011. I installed iOS8 last week and everything is fine. No slowdowns that I noticed yet. Apparently, it takes 2 more seconds to boot, but I don't really care as I reboot it less than once a week.

Prior to that I had an iPhone 3GS, updated always to the latest versioon. I've never had to complain about Apple's software upgrades, except on one occasion (I don't remember but I think it was iOS4). This was quite horrible in terms of performance and an update came a couple of weeks later and fixed most of it. Another update came two month later and fixed the rest.

YMMV, but all in all, Apple's support for old hardware is miles and light-years ahead of everyone else. Bar none.

Comment: Re:Is this technically impossible - no. (Score 5, Insightful) 191

by Pieroxy (#47918481) Attached to: Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

He makes a fair point. The data stored at Apple does not generate revenue for Apple, at the contrary of Google - where your emails are scanned for content to target ads at your eyeballs.

Now, jumping from that to "We cannot do it even if we wanted to" is quite a leap forward. I'm not sure I trust that part of the statement.

Comment: Re:First world problems. (Score 1) 609

Are you being obtuse on purpose? Probably... but I'll feed your nice troll one last time, by helping you compare a bag of crap with the latest album from U2, so that you will see that your comparison was overly excessive.

Probably more than 99% of the world population doesn't like a bag of crap. So the chance of pleasing someone by leaving one in their front porch is about less than 1%. Can you guess if the percentage of people that don't like the latest album from U2 is higher of lower than that?

Comment: Re:Insane (Score 1) 88

by Pieroxy (#47855743) Attached to: Google To Refund $19M In In-App Purchases Made By Kids

I don't know about Android, but on iOS, you can be mislead to click on an in-app purchase, but then the very familiar dialog pops out and you KNOW you're about to spend money. No, my kids at least cannot be fooled by that. I've seen them ask me if they could do it, so no, they are not that easily fooled.

Comment: Re:Insane (Score 2) 88

by Pieroxy (#47832393) Attached to: Google To Refund $19M In In-App Purchases Made By Kids

There's also something called trust. Children are not idiots (at least most of them.) Instead of giving the phone to your kids hoping they won't find the purchase button, tell them exactly where it is, what it does and that they are very specifically NOT allowed to tap on it. And that you'll receive an automatic email if they do (which is true at least for Apple) so that they can't hide it.

Worked for me - early versions of iOS had the same issue. Never had to complain. Additionnally, I respect my kids a little more now that I know I can trust them for this as well. And respect goes both ways.

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