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I don't know how strong the vibration is in the model featured in the article, but I suspect that it probably still doesn't vibrate for text messages.
You buy electronics at crackhead prices, don't be surprised if you get burned.
I guess I should cancel my order for that $99 TouchPad, then?
If memory serves, it is generally the opinion of everyone with a functioning brain that, for all situations wherein technology makes an illegal act easier, the correct solution is not to ban the technology.
I am not an Apple fanboy, but I am a "things that work exactly like they're supposed to" fanboy. YMMV of course, but in my experience, Time Machine has been nothing short of stellar.
That said, and back to the topic at hand, a DroboFS on your network makes a fantastic Time-Capsule-alike, especially since you can expand the capacity as needed.
That said, if you were donating blood for its own sake, good on you. Just know that if your goal is to aid the victims of a foreign disaster, making a monetary donation to the American Red Cross is a better choice than donating blood.
I agree, the Android OS itself isn't at fault, I don't know how one could get that out of what I wrote. My point (and one that I thought I was clear about, but apparently I was wrong) was that the Android OS is plagued with handset makers that sit on OS updates either out of laziness, out of a need to protect the bottom line ("adding functionality to products we've already sold doesn't make us any money!"), or out of a desire to sell the features in the newest version of the OS as "features" of the next iteration of the handset.
Apple does not have this problem, as they will offer iOS updates out to every device that can handle them (and, as you and I both seem to have learned the hard way with the iPhone 3G, even some devices that cannot properly handle them). This is a unique problem for Android handsets at the moment, but I suspect we will soon see this issue across Windows Phone 7 handsets as well, should anyone actually buy one.
Honeycomb and Ice Cream will offer full data encryption options.
Great, because planned obsolescence by way of refusing to release OS updates for older hardware certainly hasn't been an issue with makers of Android handsets in the past.
This new information scares me.
Can I sue this guy for scaring me with his suing over being scared?
That in itself might be worth the so-called "Apple Tax".
Look at the iPod. Apple has never, ever had any real, serious competition in the PMP space. Yet they continued to improve the iPod generation after generation. Larger capacities, color display, smaller form factor, video playback, Genius playlists, touchscreen, apps... Apple has made it their job to ensure that their customers always have a significant reason to upgrade, regardless of what the competition is doing.
And if there's anything that Microsoft as a company should be angry about, that's it. Bill Gates stood there ten years ago and told us that tablet PCs were the future of computing, that a significant portion of PCs sold would be tablets within a few years, and Microsoft failed to make it happen. They failed to make tablet computing sufficiently different from a laptop PC experience, and consumers didn't give tablet PCs a second look.
Now Apple has succeeded in a major way at what Microsoft completely failed at, and boy, that must be embarrassing.