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Comment Re:I'm betting the full phase out will be delayed (Score 5, Informative) 208

Google announced in September 2013 that it would phase out NPAPI support in Chrome during 2014.
NPAPI support is disabled by default since April 2015 (version 42) for Windows and OS X, but can be turned on in the settings.
Google plans to drop Chrome NPAPI support from all platforms in September 2015.

I wont call 2 years warning aggressive. I would call it more then a fair warning.
And if web-apps or plug-in's are not up to modern standards by now. Then extending to time they have to fix it wont help. Because the only things that's not updated by now wont be as long as they do not have to.
Now they are being forced to do it. And it comes as a chock for some that they only got 2 years warning.

Comment Re:New news about Old software (Score 1) 92

In a few years all those old phones are upgraded and sold, and the owner wants them clean.

Android 4.4 The newest version that they did not test. Is from October 2013. And I know that OME's takes some time to switch to new versions of Android.
But lets say that the last was switch one year later. So October 2014. That makes the phone 8 month old by now. And it was not a High End device.

So in a few years. Then it's a really old device. So how would buy it?

I can understand people want to sell there old phone. But a old Smartphone is OLD!!! And you can get new low/mid range devices pretty cheap

Comment Re:Useless waste (Score 1) 17

And people will never fly. Or people will never go out in space. Or people will never go to the moon.

Just because we can't do it now then it dos not mean that it's impossible and we wont do it in the future.
And the more knowledge we get about space the closer we are to prove you wrong.

So knowledge is good. Even if it wont help us colonies the space in our life time. Then it can help future generations.

Comment Re:VR Demands Specialized Input Devices (Score 1) 124

1) My muscle memory knows where on the keyboard W,A,S,D are.

2) If you noticed then there are a physical marker on the F key and the J key on your keyboard. So that you can locate them and then knows where the rest of the keys are without looking at them.

So if you use a keyboard daily then you do not need to look at it to find and hit the right keys.

But yes if you start moving around in the room then you need some better controller then mouse and keyboard.
But most times people will play games sitting down. And then just turn there heads.

Comment It needs Root to work (Score 1) 118

As the article state it needs Root to do it.

And it do not say how you gets it.

So it's some code that need root access to mess with your phone.
So you properly just need to root your phone. And install an app that you have downloaded from some suspected webpage.
So is it a Trojan or just a feature from a rouge app/programmer?

Do not root your phone if you do not have any idea what you are doing and installing apps from every that you find.

Comment Re:The solution is obvious (Score 1) 579

You do not understand. You can't just upgrade to Kit Kat, or Lolipop is the manufactures did not make an update. And they often do not.
Don't blame the carrier for that.

Sure the carrier locked phones sometimes gets the update later. But lets take the Samsung S3 (mini).
My sister has the mini and it's unlocked, and carrier free but she cant upgrade it to kitkat or lolipop. Because Samsung has not made an update.
That has nothing to do with the carrier, but the manufactures

Comment Re:The solution is obvious (Score 2) 579

And yet there is no update.
If it was only the carriers fault then there would be upgrades for the phone that was not carrier locked.
that is why I say that the manufactures are also to blame. And most of the time only them.

If the manufactures made upgrades and released then to all the phones that were unlocked at carriers that would allow a upgrade. Then the carriers that would not allow upgrades would get angry customers. And a chance to loss them if they had a choice to pick someone that would allow upgrades/updates.

Comment Re:The solution is obvious (Score 2) 579

It's not just carriers. It's also manufacturers. I Europe it's common to buy phones off contract but they are not upgraded either.

So the manufactures are also to blame. And I offend think that it's the manufactures fault. And not the carrier. For why else would they not make the updates for the rest of the world?

Comment Re:Isn't iMessage already (somewhat) open? (Score 1) 307

No. then you are using SMS/MMS.

iMessage and other IM out there is that it has nothing to do with you cell operator.
So you can use it via WiFi when you are travelling and don't want to use expensive roaming data. And IM send pictures in higher resolution then MMS.
And the groupe message funktion that iMessager has do not work over SMS/MMS

Comment Re:Dalvik goes away in Lollipop (Score 1) 437

I would say 99% of the apps works under Lollipop. It's only if you write something really specific outside the normal SDK that it will not work.

And in that case I would blame the programmer for that app.
ART was released 2013 for developers. and a few month before the release of Lollipop Google said that ART would be the only runtime in Lollipop. In case people had not figured that out.

So developers had over 1 year to prepare for ART. So I would blame the developers for not supporting ART. And not because that it's new

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