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Comment: Re:Answer: Both (Score 1) 126

by iampiti (#47264375) Attached to: Google To Take On Apple's CarPlay
It might be the Android most people want but they could also allow to uninstall Google apps that you don't use (for example Google+ which I ocasionally use but most people don't even know what it is).
I understand that one of the ways Android phones make Google money is by enticing you to use more of their services but I wish they'd allow to uninstall their apps even if there was some kind of penalty for it (paying some money maybe?)

Comment: It's gonna be funny when our cellphone Internet... (Score 5, Insightful) 78

by iampiti (#47246275) Attached to: EU, South Korea Collaborate On Superfast 5G Standards consistently faster than our wired home connections.
It all sounds a little weird to me: Isn't a dedicated cable always much more reliable and capable than a wireless connection? That's what I thought at least.
I guess it's cheaper to deploy antennas every few hundred meters than to wire every home

Comment: Re:And the question of the day is... (Score 1) 327

That last line of yours also worries me a lot.
It's really bad since they're now in politician mode: On the 29 release they're saying that's now "more customizable" while they've actually removed some options.
I just hope they've some sense left and stop following all Chrome's stupid decisions

Comment: I hate to sound like and old man... (Score 1) 1

by iampiti (#46868223) Attached to: Firefox 29 Arrives With Customization Mode, New Design
but I don't like the new redesign.
The de-emphasis of the non-active tabs makes them a bit too hard to see. They are translucent on my Windows 7 machine and it makes them hard to see.
Also, they claim is more customizable than ever and yet the "bookmark this page" (the star) and "show bookmark list" buttons cannot be separated ...
I guess I'll get used to it, but big changes to the UI piss me off incredibly.

+ - Firefox 29 Arrives With Customization Mode, New Design 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 29 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. This is a massive release: Firefox Sync has been revamped and is now powered by Firefox Accounts, there’s a new customization mode, and the company’s major user interface overhaul Australis has finally arrived. Firefox 29 has been released over on and all existing users should be able to upgrade to it automatically. As always, the Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play."

+ - Majority Of Facebook Ad Revenue Now Comes From Mobile Devices->

Submitted by jfruh
jfruh (300774) writes "Remember when Facebook, and the advertising world in general, was worried that users moving from desktop browsers to mobile phones would destroy their businesses? Well, Facebook seems to have figured out how to get by. According to their last quarter results, nearly 60 percent of Facebook ad revenue now comes from mobile devices."
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Comment: Re:Real users? (Score 1) 116

by iampiti (#46835567) Attached to: WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users
I know lots of people on Android who have paid for Whatsapp.
It seems most people got "free extensions" after the first year but now they give extensions for some people but others are forced to pay if they want to continue using it. I guess they reckon the network effects are strong enough to make most of the people pay instead of swtiching to other apps

Comment: Happy that costumer pressure has an effect (Score 3, Insightful) 294

by iampiti (#46696119) Attached to: Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware
It's probably the refusal of many corporations to upgrade to Windows 8 that got Microsoft to make these changes but it's still a win for everyone.
When designing Windows 8 the new Start screen looked a perfect plan to get the masses to buy apps through their store and thus getting more revenue from Windows. It'd also get them used to the UI shared by Windows Phone which would surely get the fledging smartphone platform many more users.
So when so many people refused to use Win 8 they must've thought "If we backtrack a bit we'll get many people to change to Windows 8, if we don't, we'll get fewer". It's also good to see that Microsoft no longer has near infinite power on the PC world. I'm currently starting to fear Google much more (they know so much about us...) but that's another topic

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