A great news to many is that old unsecure plugin interfaces are not supported at all: VML, VBScript, Toolbars, BHOs, and ActiveX are all nuked from the orbit.
I take it this also eliminates any existing ad blockers? Is there an alternative plugin mechanism that would allow for new ad blockers?
the connection owners have to call in to turn the filter off.
I've used BT as an ISP, and the filter option came up as a web page after signing in (I was signing in to watch their BT sport channel, but I assume if you signed in for e.g. the admin site, it would have appeared). I hadn't noticed any blocked sites prior to disabling it, but the option to enable or disable the filter may have appeared prior to it defaulting to being on. One click, and the filter was off, so disabling it really doesn't add much hassle to the end user. I don't doubt the implementation was a lot of hassle at their end, however.
Anyway, here's a few lines from my top window: 13226 user 20 0 902280 187184 27300 S 0.0 18.3 57:49.63 firefox 26114 user 20 0 35532 8680 4344 S 0.0 0.9 0:12.53 gvim
see the difference?
(but hey it's in a browser so it's officially cloud and webscale and at least web 3.1.0-RC2)
OK I looked up the data. Nokia got €800m from Apple and is to receive further royalties of €8 per iPhone sold. Apple is currently doing about 35m phones per quarter so something is definitely wrong since Apple alone is paying more than
Could be that the 0.5b figure is there net patent income - they may be spending a fair bit on licencing from other companies.
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