Wait. You start your rant complaining about Apple not using, according to you, "a common charger" and how that decision is why you don't buy their products and how that is a "free market" choice.
Then you complain how other people, exercising their "free market" choice and choosing Apple's products is somehow wrong because Apple is greedy and charges too much for their software. Wait, I thought we were talking about chargers.
Sorry but, what expensive software are you referring to exactly. Their operating systems? Can't be that, they don't charge for their operating systems. Must be their other software, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iTunes or Xcode? No, those are all free as well. Must be their professional software. Final Cut Pro $200, Motion $50, Compressor $50, Logic Pro X $200, Main Stage $30, Aperture $80. Those seem considerable less expensive than the competition. I'm sure if you did a comparison you'd agree with me.
It seems you support the free market but only if that free market agrees with you and if not then regulations should be used to force the corporations to bend you yourumm, I mean, I don't know what you mean anymore, you're all over the place.
Back to chargers for a second. What determines "common?" Apple has used only two different connectors over the course of about 11 years. The 30 pin connector that originated on the iPod and was used on a few generations of iPhone and iPad and the just recently introduced Lightning connector that now spans the entire current range of mobile devices. I think that's a pretty good track record.
Now let's contrast that with the history an plethora of connectors that were common on other mobile phones and devices. Even amongst a single manufacturer it was common to have different connectors amongst different models of products released in the same year let alone the fact that it was also common to change the connector every 2-3 years.
How about Apple's laptops. Apple introduced the MagSafe connector in 2006 and used the same connector across all its laptops. It wasn't until 2012 that they changed to a slightly thinner design to accommodate the thinner profile of their newer laptop computers.
In our apartment building in the late 1970's there was only one telephone. You had to ask the people living in the apartment to use it
And that was the 1970's version of what the NSA is doing today. The people who lived in the apartment with the telephone were the informants who kept an eye and "ear" on everyone who used that phone informing on the 'goings on' within the circle of people they interacted with. Low tech but effect enough for that time period.
I have the same thoughts about our current society as Woz does. It's becoming the very same society as the one that we railed against during the cold war and it sickens me.
Was it the fact that Android was built on Linux so they became complacent with the OS’s security policies?
Was it that they were so focused on taking the opposite approach to Apple’s curated store and seeming over-arching control that they went too far the other way?
Where did Google go so wrong? Have they gone wrong?
What will it take for them to finally do something about it because, up until now, they've barely paid lip service to the problem with their platform.
No one can say that iOS doesn’t have this problem because of a "security through obscurity" excuse as used for Mac OS when compared to Windows. iOS as a platform is just as large as Android when you count iPads and iPod touches along with iPhones.
Will Google finally break down and lock down their OS so that only curated apps can be installed? Can they after all this time?
Will they correct their broken permissions system that puts application permissions in the hands of the app developer rather than in the hands of the user where it belongs.
"the MINI name, MINI COOPER, MINI COOPER S and logos are registered trademarks."
I wonder if it is because they registered the name 'MINI' itself as opposed to using the word mini as a descriptive element of the name as in "COOPER MINI."
True, but Apple also makes free software and they also make open source software so I guess it all balances out in the end.
There actually is a fair way to measure. That is to count actual exploits and in this regard MS is way ahead and not in the good way.
I've read many times where "security experts" like to use vulnerabilities discovered as a metric in an effort to show how Apple's Mac OS is just as vulnerable as MS Windows but the fact is that is the wrong approach. The problem is that with modern operating systems vulnerabilities need to be strung together in a very particular order before an exploit can be declared and, at present, it seems that there has been more success stringing them together for Windows than OS X.
As for disclosing only what you've fixed, well duh! Only a totally incompetent company would disclose what they haven't fixed yet.
He did not say an "illiterate person" he said a "computer illiterate" as in "illiterate" in the use of "computers." There is a big difference.
The most intelligent person in the world can be "computer illiterate" if he's never used a computer in his life.
Well, there is a mechanism available to notify users of these updates, but I'm guessing MS is not that interested in handing over 30% of their price.
Yes, they think it's better to hand over 50%, or more, selling through retail. I think you'll find that future versions of Office for the Mac will be App Store apps going forward.
Actually, Office has had a mechanism to notify users of available updates since at least Office 2004 which was the last version of Office I used. Personally I find iWork for the Mac a much better office suite than MS Office. MS Office may be slightly more powerful in some of it's capabilities but it is archaic.
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