It's not the GPS its the screen plus active routing plus GPS plus voice that drains battery. In other words GPS navigation. Just running the GPS in the background and logging it isn't that bad
Not true at all. I've used the GPS on my iPhone for multi day backcountry trips with no service. Works perfectly fine and gets a fix in seconds while my old dedicated GPS would take a minute.
Odd. I had a couple issues with the first release of iOS 8 and Yosemite as far as Handoff, Continuity, and Airdrop goes, but since some later update it's been rock solid. I use airdrop all the time between various iOS device and Macs and haven't had any issues for ages. Same with continuity. I don't find handoff very useful so haven't really tested much.
>> So if China supplies nuclear reactors to the world --- and ultimately also the United States for a hefty price, when natural gas declines and we shake ourselves awake from this renewables nightmare
You're funny. By the time that happens solar will supply the majority of the power and energy storage will have advanced enough to spread it out. Gas will do the rest. Nuclear will be useful but just an expensive backup.
>> What doesn't seem to work well, in my experience, is breaking down a project into microscopic detail and individually estimating each detail
I find this very useful.. Not microscopic detail but detail enough that it forces you to really think about the project. I find without this developers tend to leave out tasks entirely.
Apple. They are very up front with how they get their money from you and that's in the hardware prices. They charge a lot for hardware but so far they don't try to screw you after purchase by advertising or selling your data.
Apart from Apple fanboys, I don't think anybody is stupid enough to buy a new device just to get a software upgrade.
Too funny, given that Apple users don't have to buy a new phone to get the latest software, since Apple actually cares enough to update their old devices.
Interesting how now we're supposed to believe that a lack of support is actually a good thing.
Except there's nothing new or useful about the fire phone
Not to mention his bullshit about fighting global warming with a $3B investment. Collected all the publicity and goodwill when he made that announcement and never followed through or did anything of significance
And? You think the gas extraction will stop or scale down? So what if it lasts 14 years if we are dependent on continuing to scale up gas extraction
>> Switching from oil and coal to natural gas is a positive step in reducing both carbon emissions and other pollutants.
That's the thing though, we don't actually know if this is true. Methane leakage can easily invalidate that argument and studies have shown we are leaking more than anyone wants to admit
Every research team who discovers the disability market seems to set out to build an affordable eye tracker. And they all fail. I should know I was on such a team
C++ and Qt already works great on Android with a nice IDE as well.
Bonus: your code will work on iOS and windows phone and blackberry and windows and Linux and Mac at the same time
They might win if they can dominate the high end mobile chip space. Then they can sell at a premium to manufacturers of high end mobiles.
What part of cheap as shit media consuming device do you think describes the iPad?