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Comment: Re:Because of Apple engineering (Score 1) 179

by peragrin (#47953661) Attached to: Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

Actually iOS 8 uses more storage than iOS 7.

I prefer storage as the term. You store data on the 16 GB and the memory is the run time ram.
However I think the cost is the big difference. Apple lies their price points. The $699 price has been the same for how many revisions? They probably just can't get 32gb under that number.

Comment: Re:Finally a universal binary standard (Score 1) 89

by peragrin (#47953017) Attached to: Android Apps Now Unofficially Able To Run On Any Major Desktop OS

So what? Apps are already including modified interfaces for various resolutions.
Why not have one app and trim functionality based on screen size. So your 4" phablet gets one interface, your 7" tablet gets a slightly modified version of that. a 10" tablet and laptop gets another.

Windows 9 is supposedly going to do that. tablets will get metro, but laptops and desktops get the old. There is no reason why you can't push the metro interface all the way down to windows phone resolutions on the same device. attach an external monitor and a bluetooth keyboard and presto you have a standard desktop display.

Comment: Re:Everyone loses (Score 2) 438

by peragrin (#47945807) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

Right and who pays for all that government? The tax payers do. Smart people want government consolidation that reduces taxes not increases them.

The only good thing about more government is that they spend more time fighting over who does what which slows down everything. Yes slow governments are a good thing.

It is the big issues in the USA. We have something like 500 different sales tax rates paid to just as many different agencies all of which need funding to take our money.

Some things you want separate. Others not so much.

Comment: Re:Sorry (Score 1) 333

by peragrin (#47933057) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

Not really. Install a wifi router, with a modem. I haven't tried plugging a usb modem into a usb port on a dd-wrt box with a custom config might just do it too. google search, SFW, no idea on reliability, read all fine print)

Even a macbook won't last long with now a days without care.

Comment: Re:Dial up can still access gmail (Score 0) 333

by peragrin (#47932999) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

True but a chrome book, is all they need. can one install a third party email client on a chrome book? I haven't looked.

Bonus it is already locked down and they can't screw things up.

My really question is this. How do they get viruses? most viruses require a constant high speed connection. without it the virus itself can't do much.

Comment: Re:Parallax. (Score 0) 424

by peragrin (#47923353) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

right and where was windows phone, and Android before the iPhone was launched? how about full screen mobile browsers?

Sure there are lots of smart watches out there. All of them are thicker than the Apple watch and none of them thought of implementing NFC payments into the watch. Let alone the astounding watch feature of changeable watch bands.

The iPhone 6 really doesn't have any good competing pieces. However iOS still has one major feature than Android and Window phone lack. with in 3 months of a new OS launch /update 80% of all compatible devices have been upgraded. It takes android a couple of years to get to 25%. iOS is still supported on 3 year old devices. only google nexus android devices are supported any where near that long.

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." -- Karl, as he stepped behind the computer to reboot it, during a FAT