Google doesn't care about making profit out of Android yet. They are buying market share. They want to position themselves as a dominant player in order to profit in the future, once the smartphone market will be a lot larger than what it is today. A good comparison is Microsoft with their Xbox. They lost money with the first Xbox, but they placed themselves as an important player in the gaming console market. And then they made money with the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It's all about the long term.
It's not as simple. Apple is both a software and a hardware company. In fact they are now a smartphone company, as their profit from other sectors is becoming negligible. It doesn't mean they will stop selling PCs. It's because they are also a fashion company (a true hardware company doesn't put that much effort/time/cost into looks and design). They sell fashion accessories (Macbooks, iPhones, iWatch, iPad) that work well together and work as bad as possible with the competition to make sure you are locked-in their products.
There are two fights. The smartphone maker fight is one. The OS fight is another. Just like there is a fight between OS X and Windows in the PC world.
Because the author consider a "power user" someone who gets the 128 GB iPhone 6+ and fill it with music and movies bought on iTunes.
I've never, ever heard someone choosing a phone based on it having iOS or Android
That's my main criteria and I am sure it is for a lot of people out there.
Exactly what we don't need.
Blocking is still better because you save download time and resources (RAM, CPU)
The temperature record in Bengalore is only 39C http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...
That's why the temperature record in India is only 50C, and it is not even in Bengalore. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...
They don't. The temperature record is Qatar and Kuwait is about 53C. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...
60C is probably bullshit. Even 53 is considered high: http://www.habibtoumi.com/2010...
hex code would be fine
They do not publish it in TFA.
Getting notifications on an Apple Watch also protects the iPhone from the bug.
They have to push sales of the iWatch some ways...
The cars do have auto-braking features as standard, but only for avoiding other cars — if they are to avoid crashing into pedestrians, too, then owners must pay extra.