There is a name for that: "dark patterns". Like Making one button bigger, when you want the user to choose this option. Or having an "subscribe newsletter" checkbox next to the "agree to TOS" checkbox, so the user thinks he needs to check all of the checkboxes.
The point is, on a good pc, i can install my apps. From Disk, from download, maybe from some appstore (on the pc we say repository). On an iPhone, i have exactly one option: The apple appstore. No other appstores, no files via download or usb
Sorry, but this is bullshit.
A recent windows or even osx features buttons, which are for example grey with black text on a lightgrey dialog, or colorful window decoration buttons, but without even a tiny 3D effect distinguishing them from the titlebar.
Even win95 had a gui, where a button were a button and not a rectangular area with a slightly different color.
I use harddrives, and often new ones, just because my data is growing.
Of course, there is little important data. But when i need to start sorting "important / unimportant", then it's easier to buy a bigger drive and backup just everything. Better than forgetting to sort something into the imporant category.
I guess it depends, which one you're used to. I tried both, when i did not use swipe before and liked swiftkey more. And the google keyboard has too little feedback.
the low hanging fruit is getting the data from your workplace unencryped instead of breaking the encryption in the cloud.
no optical media. the chemicals in there decay over the time, a cd-r is hardly reliable for 5 years, after ten you can almost forget it.
People posting here should know such things by themselfs. Really, that's a stupid question, with two obvious answers
a) Cloud and encryption. Hey, 5 GB is nothing
b) give a usb stick to your mom. problem solved.
english german dual dictionary mode with swiftkey works quite good here.
graffiti is nice (there are graffiti keyboards for android), but not as fast as good swiping. You want to try swiftkey, then you will never want to use swype again. Swiftkey beats them all at swiping and at good predictions, typos and next word based on previous word. Have a typo in your sentence? Do not bother to set the text mark correctly (which is annoying on android). Just keep backspace pressed (swiftkey goes into "delete whole words" mode), type the word correctly, then touch the correct suggestions instead of typing the rest of the sentence (swiftkey remembers them in a type of markov chain biased to recently typed words). And swiping is just more accurate there.
Because you do not type faster, if all the most frequent letters are in the home row. Just try it, type some Text only consisting of the homerow letters, then type some english text. If you are a good typist, the english text will be much faster.
There are several reasons, but for example see typing st, the fingers are one finger away from each other (stopping irritation when the t-finger returns to the home row) and you need to move your finger for the t, which makes it more distinct (try typting stststt and then typing asasasas).
tried to report an extension once. No chance, without logging in to a google (plus?) account.
Your problem, google.
Not the ad, but the function seems plausible. Doesn't your handy do this as well? Every device with gps and a rtc can tell you the correct time whereever you are.
An article linking to an article, which embeds an youtube video. omg