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Comment: Irony not lost on me (Score 1) 281

something Apple did in 2007.

In context of this article, newer versions of iOS work less well on same hardware. Personally I like my Operating System to improve not degrade. Seriously though saying Dakvik is bad (and spelling it wrong)...shows naivete on your part, The compiled part just shows you don't know how languages work.

Comment: Google wants you to click advertisments (Score 1) 281

I'm going to go out on a limb and point out that neither Samsung, Apple, nor Google would give a rip if they DID get the rep for slowing down obsolete stuff intentionally.

Except it is not remotely true for Google, who want to make money from you doing more. They spend a lot of time making things faster to make more money.

Comment: Dalvik is dead, long live Dalvik! (Score 1) 281

You obviously don't know how slow and inefficient Dalvik is.....

Except that was never true; ART is going full steam ahead in replacing Dalvik.

ART will increase the speed and efficiency of apps on Android phones. However, it will use up a bit more space on a user's mobile phone, along with longer install times. ART is also said to be able to give a slight improvement on a phone's battery life.

Again further improvements only earlier versions.

Comment: Summery header is a lie. It is not about Google. (Score -1) 281

The article is about Apple and particularly iPhones perceivably slowing down, as older hardware struggle with the latest versions of iOS. This has nothing to do with conspiracy. It is simply about Apples misguided attempt to pretend to have a product line, by selling older versions of its products to differentiate. It creates a crazy situation like Google selling the Moto E 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches; 1 GB RAM; Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 and Apple selling 640 x 960 pixels, 3.5 inches; 512 MB RAM; 1 GHz Cortex-A8. They do this because they want to push consumers to the latest phones. Google on the other hand want everyone on there latest of OS which is why they are working on Project Butter and Project Svelte to optimize hardware.

Is not so much evil as Apple simply do not do software well.

Comment: Answer is an App..Not halting falling ipad sales!? (Score 1, Interesting) 26

by tuppe666 (#47540253) Attached to: Apple Acquires "Pandora For Books" Booklamp For $15 Million

I find it astonishing especially considering the clunkyness of the iPad, that it has any book sales at all. It is not good for books(pdf textbooks is a dream and Jobsy pushed a new standard based on fixed sized for obvious lock-in). The iPad mini is a lot better for books, but unlike its big brother is unattractive compared to the opposition (Android on Small tablets...Large Phones and ebooks), and it has nothing in the Phablet form factor.

The iPad has lost momentum already, even though the tablet market continues to grow. IDC's Latest figures How about you focusing on competing considering content seems to be a massive market as massive mark-ups don't work when they are not hidden in long term expensive contracts.

Really though we(here on slashdot...and the backrooms of Apple) should be talking about DRM free...Open format books, anything else is stupid for the underdog. It is what we want.

+ - UK to use Open Document Format for government documents->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "UK has decided to use ‘open standards’ for sharing and viewing government documents. The announcement was made by the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude. One of the primary objectives of this move is to create a level playing field for suppliers of all sizes. The move must put some pressure on Google to offer full support for ODF in Chrome, Android and Google Docs."
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Comment: Jesus Wept (Score 1) 346

by tuppe666 (#47451447) Attached to: Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

I am seriously tired of people rewriting history to get versions to make sense. The only thing that is partially true is that Microsoft does not make evolutionary transitions easy, but then all OS's have some difficulty with Pulseaudio, iOS upgrades on iPhone 3G. The difference this time is the shift to tabletifying the OS...and turning your computer into an electronics device instead of a computer. The underlying OS is still Vista version 3.

Comment: Start Menu is not the problem... (Score 1) 346

by tuppe666 (#47451347) Attached to: Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

Ok the start menu is *a* problem, but really it *the* problem is strategy of Metro and Microsoft store, and turning open computing into a closed electronic device. I suspect none of this is rolled back, but the same old metro repackaged into a more palatable form like you got with the start button, and the rest store/electronics device kept for *cough* security reasons.

Where is Android compatibility on my GNU/Desktop goddamit!!! least there is chromebooks and I don't have to continue with the windows tax...hell now Microsoft has to compete because of success of Linux on the Desktop. I guess I still don't pay on windows machines.

Comment: Microsoft craps its pants (Score 2, Informative) 346

by tuppe666 (#47451305) Attached to: Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

2015 will be year of the Linux Desktop!

Guess you have not been paying attention, chromebooks are here and occupying all the top slots and rating on Amazon, making a killing in schools, and have a slew of new models out now, and not have Android know the OS that put iOS and windows in the ground...they even look like a mackbook air *winks*.

GNU/Linux continues to do very nicely as well.

+ - Debian 7.6 released->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Neil McGovern has announced the release of Debian 7.6, the sixth maintenance release of 7.x branch. This is a maintenance release which, as Neil explains, “ mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.”"
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+ - Phillip K. Dick's "Radio Free Albemuth" movie is now available on> 1

Submitted by DarkStarZumaBeach
DarkStarZumaBeach (668886) writes "Another Phillip K. Dick science fiction novel is now a movie — "Radio Free Albemuth" is adapted by and directed by John Alan Simon and produced by Open Pictures.

It is appearing at select film festivals — but it is already available for Internet on-line streaming and DVD from

"Radio Free Albemuth" stars Jonathan Scarfe as "Nick Brady" — a music producer who discovers a whole new genre of music — coming from near-Earth orbit — from a voice claiming to be V.A.L.I.S. — Vast Active Living Intelligence System — purportedly floating in an alien satellite from the star system Albemuth.

The problem is that Nick and his wife Rachel (played by Kathryn Winnick) are living in a United States run by a paranoid President Ferris F. Fremont (played by Scott Wilson) who has established an oppressive FBI-enforced security regime authorized by staged attacks by a manufactured terrorist group named "ARAMCHEK."

What Nick and Rachel will discover is that there is no "Aramchek" — only a loosely knit resistance group of disorganized people — only linked by the intoxicating music of V.A.L.I.S. — especially when it is sung by the sensuous Sylvia, as played by the one and only Alanis Morissette in her first starring movie role.

And, when President Fremont discovers the music has subliminal messages recruiting more people to V.A.L.I.S., the iron glove of his political action committee, "The Friends of the American People", comes down on Nick, Rachel, and his new resistance friends.

Watch this science fiction thriller — and you will come to understand why the Hollywood studio system and the TV networks refused to distribute this film: They don't want to be another Julian Assange or Edward Snowden, while THEY do not want you to see it. EVER.

"Radio Free Albemuth" is the TRUE "Message of Hope — From the STARS ..."

Catch it while you still can ...

A special screening of Radio Free Albemuth in #Milwaukee will be on July 14, 2014, at 7 pm at the Landmark Downer with writer/director John Alan Simon and producer Elizabeth Karr.

For latest information on select screenings — see: Radio Free Albemuth on Facebook.
The Official Movie Web Site is here: Radio Free Albemuth"

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+ - BlackBerry's square-screened phone to free us from our "rectangular world"

Submitted by EthanV2
EthanV2 (1211444) writes "Most smartphones produced in 2014 will follow a certain design playbook: rectangular screen, a few buttons around the edges, and just enough thickness to house the internals and the requisite battery. One could argue that this is the idealized design for a touchscreen phone, arrived at after years of research and development and even more years of booming sales. BlackBerry would argue that all phones look like this because innovation is dead."

"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history." -- George Bernard Shaw