A lot of the things called "track you" aren't as much about tracking your physical location as about associating a particular session with another session as being the same person. This way, sites can correlate these unique identifiers and build a dossier about each user.
Yes, we need to stop doing apps in the web browser, and start doing apps in actual applications.
Applications for which platform? Good luck running a native application on Windows if it has not been ported to Windows, or on a Mac if it has not been ported to OS X.
A word processor can simply call an OS API to open a file, then get permission to access that file when you choose to open it.
Repetitive "Cancel or Allow?" dialogs for elevation to administrator is something for which Apple's Mac commercials used to satirize Microsoft. And now you're proposing to show one every time a word processor opens a file. Heaven help you if you're running a compiler toolchain that may open hundreds of files when rebuilding a complex project.
If a website wants me to watch some audio or video, it can serve up a file that VLC or some other external player can play, after I've been promoted to allow this to happen.
If you happen not to have a compatible video player installed on the machine that you are presently using, what message or prompt should the system display? Offer a chance to install a "codec pack"? That's what we had before Flash, and malware developers learned that it was effective to to disguise an installer as a codec pack or Flash Player update. And if a web application wants to play several audio streams at a time, such as a game that wants to play both music and sound effects, how would it "serve up a file" for each in an efficient manner?
Any language where whitespace has meaning... I still can't believe such a thing actually caught on.
I don't know how English caught on with things like "experts exchange" vs. "expert sex change" or "mole station nursery" vs. "molestation nursery" or "who represents" vs. "whore presents" or "pen island" vs., you know...
What does FirefoxOS give me over a real Linux distribution running Firefox?
Compatibility with smartphone hardware, for one. Which X11/Linux distribution were you thinking of?
Volume over time is a measure of speed. 5 GB/mo is a speed.
You want freedom on a 4" computer that can't be used for serious things anyway.
I want freedom on a 4" computer that I can connect to a Bluetooth keyboard and HDMI monitor when I get to a desk.
So there's no Android SDK for Android.
You were saying? "AIDE supports developing Java/Xml based Android apps using the Android SDK. The AIDE app comes bundeled with a mobile version of the Android SDK, so there is no need to install anything else."
Airtame is designed to reproduce anything that appears on your computer screen via wifi to your TV or other computers.
Unless one of the apps on your computer has asked the operating system to turn on HDCP. HDCP breaks Airtame.
Here in Indiana, Frontier continues to offer FiOS service under license from Verizon.
For a lot of the world population, ADSL is the last mile through which apps on tablets connect to the Internet. It might be slower than fiber, but it's still a lot faster than cellular. If you try to sustain a download through an entire cap period, cellular is on average not much faster than 14.4 dial-up.*
* 5 GB/mo = 40000000 kbit/mo * 1 mo/30 days * 1 day/86400 s = about 15 kbps
It's not your computer if it's running someone else's operating system.
Every home I ever visited within my extended family was under 2000sf, and many of them were under 1300sf
When some people say "smaller house", they're thinking triple digit sf or double digit m^2.
Your job got shipped overseas, so now you can only afford imported goods.
The third choice is to start your own business.
You voted for a candidate because there's only two choices and the other is outright insane.
The third choice is to run for office.
Windows desktop applications are also controlled by the administrator and without DRM. And with the demise of Windows RT, all mass-market Windows editions for devices larger than a smartphone support Windows desktop applications.
First of all, we dont believe that you actually stopped at a red light.
What would be the best way to prove that I do stop?
Secondly, do what motorcyclists do and hit the pedestrian cross button.
Please see my reply to zugmeister. Do I need to paste a Google Maps URL showing the problem?