I'm guessing you don't often have to type passwords on tablets, or you wouldn't be suggesting very long ones as the solution. I have enough trouble getting short ones entered correctly on those on-screen keyboards. I don't think I'm alone, either, judging by the typos I find in texts and emails people send to me.
It might help Google avoid anti-trust lawsuits from the Justice department.
You mean, the employees that have been working there already, who have been cooperating with the spy agencies? I feel better already!
The big tech companies want to appear to be unwilling to cooperate with spying. But what's to keep them from secretly cooperating all the same?
Whether government openness happens because of a leaker, or it happens because of fear of leakers, or because it believes it's the right thing to do...the more open the government is about its activities, the better.
And Facebook operated for 6 years on $500 million.
Twitter operated for 5 years on $360 million.
LinkedIn has spent $200 million.
Spotify has spent $288 million.
where you have to make an account just to download the installer
You also have to have a Google account to download QuickOffice.
Too late, with onboard WiFi, you can already talk to people via Skype or WiFi calling.
That sounds a lot like, "Everything that can be invented, has already been invented...except our one last BIG invention."
Oh yeah, must be because I'm not on facebook, so I didn't see the news!
Facebook, foursquare, and just plain old texting, all impact people's safety because of their improper use, mainly by drivers. Are we going to go after texting app developers when people get hurt while using such software?
It all depends on the specific programmer. Some are good a design, some are good at coding, some are good at testing, some are good at debugging, and so on. Rarely is a single person good at everything. Everyone has they own unique strengths and weaknesses.
Devices running iOS sell at a premium, to people who don't mind paying more for goods they consider superior. Of course people with extra money will be able to buy more advertised products! People who are more cost-conscious will tend to gravitate to Android, and will also likely be more wary of advertising.
If the pacemaker is in the heart, and it somehow got loose (maybe because of an imperfect installation), that could lead very quickly to a dead patient. Maybe they've tested for this, but the article doesn't say.
Many people felt that the BetaMax VCR was better-designed than VHS. Maybe it was. But because it was not adopted by other manufacturers, it died.
The best design is not very useful if only one company uses it!