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Comment Re:What is the difference of these 2 positions? (Score 4, Insightful) 147 147

Ive is in a supreme position of one of the most powerful/richest companies on the planet.

There is no cash offer big enough that could tempt him away from that.

What would get him there is the chance to do something that he couldn't do at Apple...

Now re-read my first sentence.

Jonny isn't going anywhere.

Comment Re:It's not surprising (Score 1) 129 129

The difference between the Analog/Digital switch being that it was a government mandated change. Everyone knew about it for a very long time and there was a legitimate reason for the change (to free up a scarce public resource). In Australia at least, the government even offered coupons for Digital TV tuners so that existing TV's could still be used.

In this case, Google just can't be bothered supporting their old API any more. (I wouldn't be surprised if their new API forces the collection of more data or something like that).

Comment Re:On the other hand ... (Score 2) 116 116

Not really...

Just because your firewall drops a port-scan (simple terms here) doesn't mean that someone won't get lucky and guess an open port and exploit it.

The Auditors want to know if you're patching your systems.

No point leaving the combination to the safe on a sticky note next to it, and then saying "it's ok. I always lock my front door".

Comment Re:Gruber at DaringFireball nails it (Score 1) 558 558

Google Wallet has some other advantages. You don't have to pay with a credit or debit card, you can use the balance from your Wallet. You can control the balance available to spend that way, and it prevents purchases being reported to the bank.

No, it reports it to Google instead.. who make money by mining your data..

Are we seeing a theme here?

Comment Re:no key needed when you have the data (Score 1) 146 146

Actually... The passphrase only decrypts the key that is used to protect the data.

Plus, each app is sandboxed and can not access other apps data. (with a few controlled exceptions)

Plus, warnings a thrown up if your app starts trying to access things. (Contacts, Microphone, Photos etc)

Comment Re:Alright smart guy (Score 4, Insightful) 504 504

So you bought an old phone that was current at the time of purchasing.

It seem he bought a current phone at the the time of purchasing. Because... that's what was currently available.

The warranty starts from the date of purchase, not the date the design was handed over to manufacturing.

If Google supports a phone for 18 months, then they have to support it for 18 months from the date it was last officially on sale.

If all else fails, lower your standards.