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Comment Re:So Red Hat and Ubuntu offer signed binaries (Score 1) 362

Yes - powernotebooks for example offers notebooks built to your specification without any operating system at all. Your choice. OK - so that's online, but it's not "very, very, very few". They are only one of a good number of suppliers of notebooks that let you specify what you want and do not lock you in to Windoze.

Comment Re:Glad for the heads-up (Score 1) 89

OK. So, seems like *Google* removed the functionality. From their support page:

"As of April 1, 2014, you will not be able to access files from any cloud storage services including Google Drive from within Quickoffice Pro and Pro HD applications. For existing Quickoffice Pro and Quickoffice Pro HD users, you can continue to use your existing app to create, view and edit documents, although moving to the Quickoffice app will allow you to take advantage of new features and updates to the product. For these reasons, we recommend downloading the Quickoffice app."

So, not exactly in and of itself a scam.... ... except - of course, that I originally paid money for the app and now my purchase is useless...

Well - glad I found this out ! :-/

Comment Glad for the heads-up (Score 1) 89

I have and have used QuickOffice Pro which *was* a valid app. Reading the article I didn't even know QuickOffice Pro had been bought out by Google and retired.

So, useful information from my perspective.

I had not used it recently since I do not usually use typical "office" type apps on an iPad - mostly use it for professional music production instead, and the only reason I had it on there was to make edits to a spreadsheet that contained DAW track lists and assignments, but I can also access those another way, so I hadn't fired it up since installing it on a newer iPad.

I have just checked and the same problem exists with the Android version of the app. so it's not specific to Apple or the iPad store.

"People should have access to the data which you have about them. There should be a process for them to challenge any inaccuracies." -- Arthur Miller