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Comment: Useless if it involves your phone (Score 1) 399 399

Your smartphone has all of your email. You can reset the password on almost any website you visit just by having access to that email. Someone with access to your phone can reset the password for your online banking, facebook, twitter, etc. and basically take over your online identity.

Few people set a password on their phone and even fewer set it to something besides a 4 digit pin with is either 1111, their birthdate or something equally "rememberable". Adding TWO factor authentication using the phone is really just a gimmick.

Comment: Re:Performance is already pathetic (Score 1) 257 257

Perhaps. My T-Mobile "3G" data stick works flawlessly... but it needs a USB port to operate... right now I'm checking into phones that let me run a mobile hotspot. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind paying for bandwidth, but it sure as heck better perform well.

Comment: Re:Break your project into manageable steps (Score 1) 601 601

I like to create an outline of the user interface in something like Adobe Fireworks to get an idea of what the whole application will look like. I find this is a nice way to see how the user will view your application. I did this for a recent iPhone application I developed and it really helped me get a handle on where to begin. Also, languages get stale... I've been coding in Java for over 10 years and tackling Objective-C and Cocoa was actually fun... it was probably the first time I've called computer programming fun since I wrote my first applet in 1996.

Hacking's just another word for nothing left to kludge.