This developer had his app rejected just because it dared mention Philip K. Dick's famous sci-fi novel. The problem being of course the word "android" which apparently caused Apple's reviewer(s) to faint.
THE census website was shut down after being attacked by foreign hackers, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed. “It was an attack,” chief statistician David Kalisch told ABC radio this morning. “It was quite clear it was malicious.” The ABS is now working with the Australian Signals Directorate to determine the source of the attack. Mr Kalisch said so far it had been very difficult to work out where it came from. In the past Australian government websites have been attacked by Chinese hackers.
A lot of the "suck" effect of particular versions was dependant on the underlying hardware. In my experience, Windows ME on a laptop that was properly supported by OEM drivers was actually quite a dream. Similarly, Windows 3.x on a VLB machine was very stable. It was on a PCI box that it was considerably less than glorious.
When Jennifer Null tries to buy a plane ticket, she gets an error message on most websites. The site will say she has left the surname field blank and ask her to try again.
These people are real life Bobby Tables.
Around the time Opera rebuilt their browser on Blink, they spun off the email client into a separate program.
Opera's M2 email client was always fast and scaled enormously. I use it with an IMAP server and 20,000 emails in one folder is a piece of cake. The spam filtering is Bayesian and learns pretty fast. The file storage is not one monolithic file and it supports a number of import formats. HTML editor is toggleable, as is autodownload if images. Multiple accounts are a snap. And the search is also very fast.
I had to change from a Linux desktop to a MacBookPro for work. It really only confirmed why I had never been interested in buying one for myself.
There are UI features in OS X which are clearly "Apple has always done things this way and we don't understand how you could want things different". The Unix-underneath is pretty good, but the BSD-ish toolchain is annoyingly out-of-date. The hardware support is (of course) excellent, but the keyboard is sadly a triumph of form over function - I use an external keyboard whenever I can.
I still wish I had my Linux desktop back.
No, even VHS records them separately. It's just that S-VHS decks not only have better comb filters but provide access to the separated signal paths (S-video).
DropBox expects an internet connection - it simply doesn't work _at all_ without that. Or at least, it did when I looked at it for my WiFi-only tablet. This was not a good user experience.
Ubuntu One does not expect an Internet connection. Instead it caches all the meta-data; you only need an Internet connection to actually get a file or send an update. Much better user experience.
DropBox, by design, expects an internet connection to work. Ubuntu One does not, except to actually transfer an update, because it caches the meta data. This is a _major_ usability improvement on a tablet that is WiFi-only, for instance.