Considering that Lenovo owns Motorola Mobility now, they could probably use those patents in their upcoming litigation battles with Apple.
I'd like to think that the brightest US high school students would be smart enough to avoid going into a field that is being outsourced overseas and go into something like Medicine that pays better and is more secure.
Perhaps Apple was never interested is using Sapphire glass at all on the iPhone 6, and just planted the rumor in order to get better pricing out of Corning for the Gorilla Glass.
I'd imagine that this problem will eventually resolve itself, as Verizon isn't letting users keep their $30 a month Unlimited data plans when they get a new phone on contract.
Sure, some people are willing to pay $750 for their shiny new iPhone 6 to keep their unlimited plan, but I'll bet that most rather get it for $199 on a new contract and get downgraded to a 2 GB plan.
I'll admit that the camera on the new iPhone 6 is nicer, that the display looks slightly better, and that it responds slightly faster.
Is that enough to get me to spend $300 to upgrade? Nope. I'd just be exchanging one large screen 4G smartphone for a slightly newer one. My Samsung Galaxy S3 still has a lot of life left in it, especially considering that I can replace the battery if it goes bad or add additional storage if I run out.
Honestly, the iPhone 6 is more like the Samsung Galaxy S3. They both have 1 GB of memory, a 4 3/4 inch screen, and NFC.... which is impressive for the Samsung considering that it was released in 2012.
Sadly, we've seen these large Linux migration stories play out before several times. Microsoft usually waits until a few months into the transistion pilot process (when users are stil learning the new system and are frustrated), and then comes in with rediciously cheap licensing deal (Like under $50 a seat for Windows and Office) to get the business back.
Microsoft loves it, because it gives their sales teams another story to tell about a "failing" Linux migration. I just hope that Canonical steps in and helps these guys in Turin out if they run into trouble, to prevent this story from happening again.
It's a nice convertible tablet, but it still seems too expensive compared to the competition. Once you get it with a decent amount of SSD storage (256 GB), it costs $1,300! For that price, you're not even getting the faster Core i7 processor that comes standard in most laptops in that price range.
I had the misfortune of having their new router for a few months. Not only did I have problems getting it to work with my office VPN connection due to blocked ports, but they decided to turn my house into an XfinityWiFi hotspot without asking my permission first.
The last desktop that I built for myself was about 6 years ago.
I just got myself a new one about 18 months ago, but Dell had a sale on a shiny new XPS Core i7 desktop with all of the features that I wanted for about $100 less than I could have bought the parts to build it myself. Sometimes you just can't argue with economies of scale.
Besides, I find myself using my laptop more often than my desktop nowadays.
"Allowing farmers to work their land up to the fence"
That's code for "Allow Jihadists posing as farmers to dig a smuggling tunnel under the fence", right?
I wouldn't totally agree with this. Dell occasionally has some huge markdown sales where you can get a PC for less than it would cost you to buy the parts and OS from Newegg.
Actually, they sound like lyrics to that new Weird Al song "Mission Statement".
Amazing piece of music... it's like Weird Al went through my old IBM mail archive and wrote a song from the management newsletters.
Perhaps they want to kill off SAP's Sybase division once and for all.
I believe that Micros was one of the last big support contracts that Sybase still had. Now that Oracle owns them, you can be pretty guarantee that new version of Micros ReS will have an Oracle backend.
But, hey, Sybase is a Dead Division Walking already. When was the last time you heard about them getting a NEW Fortune 500 contract?