Yeah, with Marshmallow they've figured out that if the screen is off and the readings from the accelerometers (the 3 axes) are almost the same now as they were a couple of minutes ago, then it's probably fine to not burn a ton of battery doing networking and processing right now, even if an app says that it would like to do that.
Apps can still force their way through, but only once a minute at most.
I'm sure they'll switch to a more sophisticated quota system in some future OS upgrade.
Maybe if you keep the power brick plugged in. Apple might have slacked off and decided to not optimise for low idle power when the brick is plugged in, since the user won't notice... That's where legislation might come in eventually.
It should be way less than 1W assuming everything is working normally and the laptop is not plugged in.
The big lesson learned from the 2008 financial collapse is: fail big. Fail small, you need to pay for the cost of failure. Fail big, feds will pay for the cost of failure. So make sure that all failures are catastrophic, so that there is huge public pressure to "do something". The utilities will have contingency plans ready to hold the hat out for federal handout.
It is high time we repeal these draconian laws and free the economy to create more jobs and prosperity for all. We will form a committee of high powered lawyers and finance wizards to study the constitutionality of these laws, and we are planning to sue them to be declared unconstitutional and hence null and void. Our private assessment is that the John Roberts court will be sympathetic to our plea but timing is of the essence, we need to get the case in the docket while Scalia is still in office.
We will not rest till the Finance sector takes home 98% of all profits earned in all endeavors.
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The motto of IT seems to be "Ironclad security is what we strive to deliver. If that reduces productivity to zero, it is not our problem."
Yea, and Lou Gehrig died of Lou Gehrig's disease. [cue creepy music]
More creepily all the onomatopoeia words sound like the sound they describe! bang!
Another interesting aside is that many have tried to explain gravity by postulating that the universe is full of tiny particles that fly about randomly in all directions and that gravity works because bodies block the particles from hitting one another.This is sometimes called the screening theory of gravity.
If you make some reasonable assumptions you will find that two nearby bodies would block particles from hitting one another, creating forces that follow the inverse square law...
These theories also predict that planets will de-orbit and crash into their stars, and that moons will similarly crash into their plants. But hey, no theory is perfect.
Yeah, I'm a big proponent of combining text and graphics whenever there is room.
If you look at design by the big software companies, Microsoft has probably been the most consistent in combining text and iconography in the last couple of decades. I don't know, but I believe they probably have a lot of data that indicates that users perform better if you combine text and icons. Maybe Apple and Google will eventually come to the same conclusions based on their own data.
Apple was actually one of the last of the big companies to adopt the flat UI style. Microsoft was first.
I don't think it's fair to credit/blame Jonathan Ive or any other Apple employee with inventing it. The flat UI was probably invented by someone at Microsoft. MS itself claims that it was a community effort. See here for example: https://www.microsoft.com/en-u...
Okay, but iOS i still easier to use compared to Android, which is why I steer my parents and any other people who are likely to want computer support toward iOS devices whenever it makes sense.
My mom was more productive on her iPad after a week of using it than she was with her Galaxy S2 after 3 years. Of course, the big screen of the tablet really helps compared to the tiny screen of the phone, but it's not just that. I think that a big part of why iOS is often easier to use than Android is that the cleanness of the UI prevents accidental clicks and input, which often cause users to cry help, or give up.
A mandatory back button on the bottom half of iOS devices might be a good idea, but it could also be that Apple tried it and found that users kept touching it by mistake. Maybe that's why they recommend that apps have a back button in the most inconvenient place imaginable, in the top left corner of the screen.
I've got a bad feeling about this.