I'm not sure how switching to Android is going to help you; Google Wallet is the only NFC payment system of note there, and after three years it's US-only.
In which way? Microsoft and Google were each investigated for exploiting their monopoly position (Google has ~95% search share in Europe; Microsoft had a similar share in OS) to push a product (servers, ads) in a manner which reduced competition. As we keep being reminded, Apple has nothing like a monopoly position in search.
How many people actually bother to use those features though? Is it really worth building in OS-level support for a feature that Samsung doesn't even include in its advertisements any more and almost nobody actually has?
This is the essential philosophical difference between Android and iOS. Android says "yes, because some people might use it"; iOS says "no, because not enough people will use it".
That's not to mention the platform synergy effect that Apple wants to cultivate: you can do the same stuff as NFC, if your products are all Apple ones...
I think they'd be more interested in the remote-controlled door locks. A guy whose house is wired for automation probably has some stuff that's *really* worth stealing.
Both, I'd imagine. Real human beings tend to have conflicting drives and views on a subject that they tend to resolve, unlike - say - political campaigns which attempt to present One True View of the Situation as the only reasonable possible take.
Rather raises the question of why we went from devomax from full-independence-or-nothing in the space of twenty-four months. When the referendum was first mooted I'd just accepted a job in England; I've not been able to return to my home country to vote in arguably the most important political decision in my homeland, and I'm feeling railroaded.
I sometimes cynically wonder if Salmond didn't decide that he needed to push through independence before his retirement, lest he be seen as a failure. At the current progress rate it was going to happen in my lifetime, but it would've been one of his successors, and not him, that got the credit.
That's all well and good, but Kickstarter campaigns, banks, and EU membership don't happen overnight. I imagine that the interviewee is thinking about his business situation twelve months from now, not four years down the road.
You seem to have misunderstood. Most of Europe's non-nuclear states are protected - de factor if not by treaty - by the European nations that are armed. Scotland would be an unremarkable addition to that list.
Part of being a nuclear power in a geographically close-knit federation is that your umbrella will cover people other than your allies. That's just the lay of the land.
One one hand, you talk about economic-governance "sweet spots" which is a perfectly reasonable way of discussing this sort of issue; on the other hand you've drawn independence as some sort of discontinuous cliff-edge, which seems like exactly the sort of ridiculous hyperbole the "yes" campaign get so rightly chastised for.
Unfortunately all rationality aside, the "no" campaign have done themselves absolutely no favours in the debates, from choice of talking points to choice of speaker. (Has Darling never been in a debate before? You would think so from the way he was getting walked all over.) Salmond, against all odds given his hitherto remarkable inability to convey any sort of statesmanship, is winning the PR war. Make no mistake about that.
Which would make it different from the majority of Europe's nations in what way?
Mercifully, the non-Halo version is just personified as a small blue circle.
One of the great advantages of a larger phone is that you get a proportional increase in volume for the battery without needing to worry about thickness; the 6 is 38% larger in area which offsets a 12.5% reduction in thickness from 8mm to 7mm. By all accounts the iPhone 6 lasts a day and a half, and the 6S two days, which is par for the course in large phones but very impressive for an iPhone.
I'm an iPhone owner who's currently dithering over whether to go to a 5S for pocketability and a bit of spare change for a nice case or the 6 for the technological improvements, but thanks for playing "guess the motives".