Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Compare cell phone plans using Wirefly's innovative plan comparison tool ×

Comment Re:Chronosync, rsync, Jungle Disk (Score 1) 305

Agreed...

I use rsync to keep an iPhoto library mirrored between two macs. It's the easiest and fastest method I've run across. I did have to make a symbolic link to the library using a name without spaces but it "just works."

#!/bin/bash
/usr/bin/rsync -azvE -r --exclude '.DS_Store' --delete --verbose --progress /Users/otherdude/Pictures/iPhotoLibrary/ somedude@macbook-pro.local:/Users/somedude/Pictures/iPhotoLibrary/

Google

Submission + - SPAM: Apple: 100,000 apps, 2 billion downloads

IP-192.com writes: Apple seems to have something to celebrate: 100,000 apps ready to improve on every user’s iPhone and/or iPod Touch experience, and 2 billion downloads in just over 15 months. This for sure makes the Apple App Store the largest and busiest e-commerce site in the world. The App Store launched in July 2008 with just 500 downloadable applications and is now available in 77 countries.

There are now more than 125,000 developers in Apple’s iPhone developer program. The company has sold more than 50 million iPhones and iPod Touch handhelds, according to its last quarterly report. The top download category is games with over 21,000 apps available, followed by entertainment and books.

At this time, real competitors are few. Google’s Android platform, which ranks number 2, has 10,000 applications available for download.

Link to Original Source
Apple

Submission + - Is Apple building the ultimate computer factory? (bit.ly)

An anonymous reader writes: Digital Daily notes that Apple’s recent 10-K filing with the SEC makes mention of some new capital expenditures, specifically “product tooling and manufacturing process equipment.” More interesting still, Apple has budgeted $1.9 billion in capital expenditures for fiscal 2010. That’s 70 percent more than the $1.1 billion it spent in 2009. Could the company be gearing up to recreate the Ultimate Computer Factory Steve Jobs built at NeXT?

Comment Re:I don't see why they would license it (Score 0, Troll) 1012

Why so defensive?

Because I've seen this argument 10 billion times on Slashdot. It was dumb then, and it was dumb now. There's nothing "artificial" about limiting the product line. It helps prevent consumer confusion. It has been a tremendously profitable decision for Apple-and not just in the computer line.

  Take the iPod vs. Zen, where Zen used to have myriad different players with different specs (5GB, 10GB, 15GB, some with FM radio, some without, etc). iPod's product line is getting increasingly convoluted, but it's still not nearly as bad as Zen. There's other reasons behind Apple's success besides flashy marketing, but few on this site seem to realize that.

Comment Re:Who wants to update?? (Score 1) 1012

First of all, you know what happens when you assume...

Secondly, if I go to a hotel restaurant and they assume I am a guest and only charge me the guest rate, am I stealing? I don't think so. If I falsified documentation to pass myself off as a hotel guest, then I am actively committing a fraudulent act.

Apple does not require the consumer to show proof of Mac ownership when purchasing the software, so you are not fraudulent in acquiring the software nor are you stealing. You are just making a retail purchase. Your argument does not hold up.

Comment Re:This is good news... (Score 1) 386

Sure, I agree that backups shouldn't duplicate unchanged data in every backup snapshot. But that would only happen if your "backup software" were literally imaging the drive and storing the images. Nearly every decent piece of backup software already does incremental snapshots, and imo it makes a lot more sense for that functionality to be in the backup system than as part of the filesystem.

Comment Re:Who wants to update?? (Score 1) 1012

Really? That has nothing to do with this. Bobbs-Merrill Co. vs. Straus says that the creator cannot limit resale. Thats it. I can license a book, so that I will always retain the ownership of the book, but the licensee will have possession of the book under certain terms. The licensee has the right to sell his license to someone else under the same terms, yet he can not sell the book, since I retain the ownership of the book.

Slashdot Top Deals

There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence. -- Jeremy S. Anderson

Working...