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Comment: Re:50% of us have an iPhone (Score 1) 495

by watice (#45564239) Attached to: I wish my cell phone was...
There are tons of options in the settings that allow you to restrict what apps have access to resources like geolocation, social media, contacts, pics, etc. I'm not too sure what you mean by allow us to decide what software we run to do so. Do you mean that the app store doesn't have enough variety for your tastes? It's a difficult juggling act to please your desire for a secure environment while at the same time allowing you to run any piece of untrusted/verified code out there. Personally, obviously I think, I'm happy with the balance now.

Comment: Re:They did that already (Score 1) 115

by watice (#44891307) Attached to: Google Tackles Health
I actually found Google Health pretty useful, and my doctors were amazed when I pulled out that detailed medical history. They were able to easily cross reference CBC results & see trends easily. Microsoft HealthVault just doesn't compare in the ease of use & functionality that Google Health provided. I haven't been able to find a decent replacement for keeping medical records electronically stored since.

Comment: Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 308

by watice (#44547635) Attached to: Federal Judge Rules NYC "Stop and Frisk" Violated Rights
I don't really think this has anything to do with race, per say. The stop & frisks are based on location of high crime areas. If the majority of people in those high crime areas are of a certain race, then the stats will reflect that those people were more likely to be stopped. The problem is that the WHOLE thing is flawed. When you're making shit up to stop & frisk everyone in a dangerous neighborhood, you begin to harass citizens who have not done anything wrong, and are in no way suspicious just to pat the numbers up. Just my $0.02 as a longtime nyc resident.

Comment: Re:OMG, it still looks the same (Score 1) 205

by watice (#44218893) Attached to: iOS 7 Beta 3 Now Available For iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Unless you're on a team, or part of a company with a developer license. You can develop an app without a dev license, including features that you do need a dev license to fully implement, such as PUSH or GPS. Sure, the testing is limited to the simulator (which has it's own limitations, obviously), but the development isn't. Provisioning/publishing is a whole 'nother story.

Most public domain software is free, at least at first glance.