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Comment: Re:Limits of included browser (Score 1) 465

by tepples (#47964399) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

All web browsers in the App Store are either A. wrappers for the same WebKit engine used by Safari with the same limits as Safari, or B. "remote desktop" apps that connect to a browser running on someone else's server such as Opera Mini. Otherwise, according to the App Store Review Guidelines, they can't run JavaScript at all.

"Overrated"? I must have hit an iOS fan's nerve.

Comment: Limits of included browser (Score 0) 465

by tepples (#47960939) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?
Apple includes such an app with iOS and calls it Safari. But Safari has what appear to be deliberate limits in the subset of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript APIs that are supported. Apple refuses to support WebGL in web pages, and last time I checked, it was impossible to upload any data type other than photos or videos to a web form.

Comment: Re: Alright smart guy (Score 2) 465

by tepples (#47960519) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?
Free software doesn't solve everything if the software isn't free in the first place. Mobile SoC drivers are rarely entirely free software, often for regulatory reasons (to comply with national RF emission requirements on the cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth radios) or because GPUs are still a patent and trade secret minefield.

Comment: Re:Websites have to be paid for... (Score 1) 223

by tepples (#47951443) Attached to: Google's Doubleclick Ad Servers Exposed Millions of Computers To Malware

No, agregation into packages is completely unacceptable.

Then be prepared to pay $19.99 per year for each website, even if you plan to view only one page on that site, because you are unwilling to pay for bundles of multiple sites. Look at 50 different sites one month? That'll be a thousand dollars.

Order and simplification are the first steps toward mastery of a subject -- the actual enemy is the unknown. -- Thomas Mann