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Comment Quote. (Score 1) 84

"Secret patches are neither new or rare. "This has been going on for many years and the action in and of itself is not a huge conspiracy," said Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Security."

What is unusual is that Core took Microsoft's silent updates public.

Not that this should go on anyway, but don't go thinking this is a rare instance and they are stealing your milk money, it happens enough to be of some sort a standard business practice.

Comment What's the point? (Score 1) 438

Now I might be missing something, but what did they gain through this acquisition? Why buy a one of the many competitors.. I mean yes it was a great service but there are others out there as well... I just don't get Apples gain from this purchase in the first place... Having two services is pointless one had to go and I have a feeling iTunes is kinda bigger..

Oh and, "Damn the man, save the empire"

Comment Re:Actually, you're the dick. (Score 1) 944

Thanks for the history lesson Batman. But I'm fairly certain us terrible, blasphemous US-based customers would have answered any polling questions that the MMS is essential in any smart phone, or frankly almost every regular cell phone. It also has a lot to do with our archaic cell phone network, but I won’t get into that. I don't ask someone for their phone number, their e-mail, their home address and their SSN every time I met a new person unless I were to get a business card or something of the sort.

Sending pictures to a phone number is a key service, now if you want to make a phone number to e-mail database and set it up running the net and 3G appropriately I'm all for it. BUT, not everyone has constant internet access. SO removing a key feature makes YOU the dick.

Trying to change a standard to something better is one thing, but eliminating a service because you believe your idea is better, is a DICK move because -you- think you are smarter than the world. Gotta use the technology available son.

Otherwise, love the phone.

Comment They did it to sound legit. (Score 1) 853

By providing the name, and validating his employment they gain further evidence that it is the next gen iPhone. They could've just said they checked it and it would've basically had the same result without public humiliation. This is a pretty bad oversight and I'm surprised it hasn't been removed already.

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