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Comment Re:Not our fault (Score 1) 327

It's entirely technically possible for you to have multiple "caretakers" for the internet, setting standards, providing DNS etc. who negotiate with each other to ensure interoperability without a central point of failure. Unfortunately such a suggestion has always been politically defeated because, hey, the US has been a good caretaker so far, with laws protecting basic freedoms, so what could they possibly to do screw this up?

Comment Confused (Score 1) 104

I never really understood the point of Chrome Frame.

Surely the very people who needed to use it (those in a locked down corporate environment) are the very same people who can't install it because they're in a locked down corporate environment?

Comment Re:Thats a problem for apple (Score 1) 156

Or to put it another way, this is the list of features I don't get in iOS7. Everything else will be updated.

Panorama format is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation).
Filters in Camera are available on iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation).*
AirDrop is available on iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation)
Siri is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires Internet access.

*Filters in photos are included, but there's no live preview.

In iOS6, I'm missing turn by turn navigation and the swoopy 3D view from the maps application. I got everything else.

Meanwhile your Galaxy S got updates to Google's apps. I also get updates every time an app is updated, but I get the OS-level stuff too.

Comment Re:Thats a problem for apple (Score 2) 156

Just as an example here, the Galaxy S has Android 2.3 at best, assuming the carrier authorised it; that means that none of the APIs outlined here are included, and apps which use those APIs (or which expect changes in behavior in existing APIs) may not operate properly. Given that most Android handsets are still on 2.x, develoeprs have wisely stepped carefully in implementing the 4.x APIs of course, but it will be an issue in future. (Current releases of many apps misbehave when running on the original iPhone for this reason.)

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