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Google spent $12.5 billion in hard-earned... 341 Views / 4 Replies  
Google spent $12.5 billion in hard-earned advertising revenue to buy Motorola Mobility. For what, exactly? Anybody?
Posted by SockRolid, on Jul 27, 2013 at 01:49 AM, in Mac News
Ya think? 242 Views / 2 Replies  
Ya think?
Posted by SockRolid, on Feb 5, 2013 at 04:46 PM, in Mac News
And, in case you hadn't noticed already, the... 310 Views / 2 Replies  
And, in case you hadn't noticed already, the volume button changes appearance as you rotate the iPhone or iPad. Just FYI.
Posted by SockRolid, on Jan 29, 2013 at 05:26 AM, in Tech News
Just FYI: the Advertising Identifier reset button... 417 Views / 6 Replies  
Just FYI: the Advertising Identifier reset button is buried way down in Settings -> General -> About -> Advertising. There's also an on/off switch for the "Limit Ad Tracking" setting.
Posted by SockRolid, on Jan 28, 2013 at 03:25 PM, in Tech News
Good luck. With that. And good luck to any... 451 Views / 5 Replies  
Good luck. With that.

And good luck to any and all hobbyists (myself included, in a past life) who have ever said "I can build a pee-cee for two hundred bucks."
Posted by SockRolid, on Jan 23, 2013 at 03:45 PM, in Tech News
Long: "Hi. I'm an iPhone." Hodgman: "And... 1,252 Views / 14 Replies  
Long: "Hi. I'm an iPhone."

Hodgman: "And I'm an Android iPhone clone."
Posted by SockRolid, on Jan 23, 2013 at 01:21 AM, in Tech News
Re: "Content-on-demand could therefore undermine... 220 Views / 3 Replies  
Re: "Content-on-demand could therefore undermine many parties, who might also be worried about Apple having the same control of TV as it has with music."

The music industry has been totally...
Posted by SockRolid, on Jan 22, 2013 at 08:37 PM, in Tech News
So Munster is predicting an Apple TV set this... 220 Views / 3 Replies  
So Munster is predicting an Apple TV set this year. And a broken (mechanical) clock is right twice a day.

The good news for Munster: eventually he'll either be right and successfully predict...
Posted by SockRolid, on Jan 22, 2013 at 08:29 PM, in Tech News
Let's see now... Two 2013 iPhones with the same... 220 Views / 2 Replies  
Let's see now... Two 2013 iPhones with the same sized screen, one of them for the "midrange market." And there are concerns that there may not be enough in-cell touch panels for such a lower-cost...
Posted by SockRolid, on Jan 22, 2013 at 02:45 PM, in Tech News
@ chas_m Re: "Android is a DISASTER being propped... 381 Views / 4 Replies  
@ chas_m Re: "Android is a DISASTER being propped up by the advertising side."

Yup. And Google has a serious "China problem." Never had more than 29% of search engine traffic in China, and as we...
Posted by SockRolid, on Jan 18, 2013 at 02:09 PM, in Tech News
Wall Street understands, loves, craves, and... 294 Views / 1 Replies  
Wall Street understands, loves, craves, and worships predictability. The same old year-over-year grind. Which, of course, Apple doesn't do. And that's one reason why the thundering herds of...
Posted by SockRolid, on Jan 12, 2013 at 04:56 PM, in Mac News
LOL. Surface? Galaxy? Once the kiddies get... 2,635 Views / 26 Replies  
LOL. Surface? Galaxy? Once the kiddies get past the My First iPad Clone and My First iPhone Clone "rebellious youth" stage, they'll go with Apple. But really, the original BMG story smells like a...
Posted by SockRolid, on Jan 10, 2013 at 04:55 PM, in Tech News
Apple: "Nope. Too much. We'll write our own... 81 Views / 2 Replies  
Apple: "Nope. Too much. We'll write our own code."

Google: "Nope. Too much. We'll write our own code and put our own adspam layer on top."

Microsoft: "Deal. We'll pay whatever you want. ...
Posted by SockRolid, on Jan 3, 2013 at 11:37 AM, in Tech News
Don't be evil. Be sleazy. 104 Views / 2 Replies  
Don't be evil.

Be sleazy.
Posted by SockRolid, on Jan 3, 2013 at 11:34 AM, in Tech News
What Tim Cook said: "... double down on secrecy... 93 Views / 1 Replies  
What Tim Cook said: "... double down on secrecy ..."

What Tim Cook meant: " ... protect our trade secrets from Samsung ..."
Posted by SockRolid, on Jan 2, 2013 at 10:14 AM, in Mac News
Oh well. Jailbreakers can still get their sick... 747 Views / 4 Replies  
Oh well. Jailbreakers can still get their sick thrills by stealing candy bars from 7-11.
And they'll be saving about the same amount of cash.
Posted by SockRolid, on Dec 31, 2012 at 09:57 AM, in Tech News
What's sad is the fact that Google makes no money... 619 Views / 8 Replies  
What's sad is the fact that Google makes no money from Android. And it's also sad that Amazon loses money on each and every Kindle Fire they sell. And yes, it's sad that Android padlet...
Posted by SockRolid, on Dec 28, 2012 at 10:51 AM, in Tech News
iPad is absolutely, totally dominating the web in... 619 Views / 8 Replies  
iPad is absolutely, totally dominating the web in terms of pad computer page views.
There may or may not be a strong correlation between page views and activations, but I'd guess that there is.

...
Posted by SockRolid, on Dec 28, 2012 at 10:42 AM, in Tech News
I've said, all along, that it was just a matter... 810 Views / 14 Replies  
I've said, all along, that it was just a matter of time before Apple completely shut down jailbreaking. And it sounds like time's up.

But really, "unofficial" usually means "pirated." Am I right...
Posted by SockRolid, on Dec 25, 2012 at 11:13 AM, in Tech News
96% of Google's profits come from ads. ... 392 Views / 9 Replies  
96% of Google's profits come from ads.
Everything else they do loses money. Including Android.
Posted by SockRolid, on Dec 21, 2012 at 01:50 AM, in Tech News
Don't hold your breath waiting for an... 59 Views / 3 Replies  
Don't hold your breath waiting for an Apple-branded TV set. Content providers are looking at the music industry and saying "That must never happen to us." The movie and TV studios are still in a...
Posted by SockRolid, on Dec 12, 2012 at 11:06 AM, in Tech News
$12.5 billion for Motorola's FRAND-encumbered... 57 Views / 1 Replies  
$12.5 billion for Motorola's FRAND-encumbered patents.
Even with royalties from Apple, it'll take forever to make that money back.
Good luck with that, Google.
Posted by SockRolid, on Dec 5, 2012 at 07:38 PM, in Tech News
Finally. The "Real 4G." LTE Advanced isn't... 74 Views / 2 Replies  
Finally. The "Real 4G."

LTE Advanced isn't the "next generation of 4G." It will be the first.
LTE (non-Advanced) is just the last iteration of 3G.
Just FYI.
Posted by SockRolid, on Dec 5, 2012 at 09:50 AM, in Tech News
Yay! Patents encourage innovation by preventing... 79 Views / 1 Replies  
Yay! Patents encourage innovation by preventing blatant copying.
Discuss.
Posted by SockRolid, on Dec 4, 2012 at 12:40 PM, in Mac News
Remember when Sony was actually an innovator? ... 102 Views / 1 Replies  
Remember when Sony was actually an innovator? Now they're a follower.

Sony never recovered from losing their Walkman business to iPod.
Posted by SockRolid, on Dec 3, 2012 at 10:57 AM, in Tech News
Would be interesting to see the breakdown between... 925 Views / 25 Replies  
Would be interesting to see the breakdown between iMac / Mac Pro and MacBook Air / MacBook Pro in sales to businesses. I'd guess that the MacBook Air is a huge contributor to business sales. ...
Posted by SockRolid, on Nov 22, 2012 at 12:07 PM, in Mac News
Google should thank their lucky stars that only a... 76 Views / 1 Replies  
Google should thank their lucky stars that only a tiny fraction (fragment?) of the Android user base has even heard of 4.2. Let alone upgraded to 4.2 (good luck with that.)
Posted by SockRolid, on Nov 19, 2012 at 11:32 AM, in Tech News
OK, you asked for it. Here are just a few of the... 481 Views / 15 Replies  
OK, you asked for it. Here are just a few of the Android malware articles Electronista has posted in the last year and a half.
...

FBI warns Android users of malware app risk...
Posted by SockRolid, on Nov 18, 2012 at 08:51 AM, in Tech News
Everyone whose iPad mini was stolen: don't worry.... 138 Views / 6 Replies  
Everyone whose iPad mini was stolen: don't worry. I ordered a MacBook Pro from Apple's online store a few years ago. It was stolen off the truck when it was out for delivery, Apple sent me a...
Posted by SockRolid, on Nov 15, 2012 at 11:49 AM, in Tech News
Three words: "Find my iPad." Apple can use... 138 Views / 6 Replies  
Three words: "Find my iPad."

Apple can use Find my iPad to set all 3,600 stolen iPad minis into "Lost Mode." They can set the passcode to whatever they want, remotely, effectively bricking all...
Posted by SockRolid, on Nov 15, 2012 at 11:35 AM, in Tech News
Because "open always gets fragmented." 2.3.x... 203 Views / 7 Replies  
Because "open always gets fragmented." 2.3.x Gingerbread is still by far the dominant Android release.
And it's nearly 2 years old. Pretty stale gingerbread if you ask me.
...
Posted by SockRolid, on Nov 14, 2012 at 09:08 AM, in Tech News
If Apple really starts testing iPhone 5S... 242 Views / 6 Replies  
If Apple really starts testing iPhone 5S production in December, full-scale iPhone 5S production could begin by spring. That would give Apple something to announce in spring, which looked doubtful...
Posted by SockRolid, on Nov 12, 2012 at 10:38 AM, in Tech News
Not a surprise. It's not much bigger than an... 158 Views / 8 Replies  
Not a surprise. It's not much bigger than an on-screen keyboard, but it adds weight to the whole contraption. It really looks like the Touch Cover is only there to help up-sell customers to the...
Posted by SockRolid, on Nov 9, 2012 at 09:47 AM, in Tech News
Welcome to the 99%, Samsung. This is your "new... 358 Views / 10 Replies  
Welcome to the 99%, Samsung.
This is your "new normal."
Posted by SockRolid, on Nov 8, 2012 at 10:05 AM, in Tech News
"Siri - two tickets to the new Disney Star Wars... 61 Views / 2 Replies  
"Siri - two tickets to the new Disney Star Wars movie in my area."
Posted by SockRolid, on Nov 5, 2012 at 09:36 AM, in Tech News
@ stuke: Agree. It should allow brighter and/or... 51 Views / 2 Replies  
@ stuke: Agree. It should allow brighter and/or less power-intensive LCD panels, because IGZO is 40 times (not just 40%) more conductive than amorphous silicon. That conductivity also allows for...
Posted by SockRolid, on Nov 5, 2012 at 09:34 AM, in Tech News
I say it's roughly 50/50 that Google will hire... 187 Views / 7 Replies  
I say it's roughly 50/50 that Google will hire Forstall. 50% against because he seems like the type that wants to be CEO, and Page is firmly installed as CEO of Google. 50% for just because he has...
Posted by SockRolid, on Nov 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM, in Mac News
Oh yeah, Sinofsky. He's the bald guy whose... 384 Views / 12 Replies  
Oh yeah, Sinofsky. He's the bald guy whose Surface crashed during the demo, right?
Had to run over and grab the backup unit.
Because the first one froze while he was simply trying to use the...
Posted by SockRolid, on Oct 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM, in Tech News
Hey Sinofsky: STFU until Microsoft has sold, say,... 384 Views / 12 Replies  
Hey Sinofsky: STFU until Microsoft has sold, say, 30 million Surfaces.
They the world will notice. Until then, Surface is just a "hobby."
Posted by SockRolid, on Oct 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM, in Tech News
Then why shove it out the door if it's not ready... 291 Views / 7 Replies  
Then why shove it out the door if it's not ready for market? Just to do something, anything, to try and prevent Microsoft from being crushed by iPad?

Then again, maybe it doesn't matter whether...
Posted by SockRolid, on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:24 PM, in Tech News
Re: "Apple CEO Tim Cook took a special pleasure... 306 Views / 11 Replies  
Re: "Apple CEO Tim Cook took a special pleasure in pointing out what Apple believes makes the late-coming iPad mini superior to its competition, noting that others might have tried to make 7-inch...
Posted by SockRolid, on Oct 23, 2012 at 03:06 PM, in Tech News
Apple is constantly working on component deals. ... 108 Views / 5 Replies  
Apple is constantly working on component deals. They've done a billion dollar deal with Sharp for IGZO-based LCD panels. And, by the way, Sharp has developed an IGZO-based OLED "printing"...
Posted by SockRolid, on Oct 22, 2012 at 11:01 AM, in Tech News
Wow, I just had a great idea. I'll open a... 232 Views / 8 Replies  
Wow, I just had a great idea. I'll open a jewelry store where jewel thieves can sell their stolen goods directly to people looking for cheap, high-quality jewelry. I'll be the worlds' greatest fence...
Posted by SockRolid, on Oct 21, 2012 at 10:46 AM, in Tech News
Makes sense to drop the iPad 2. Especially if... 257 Views / 4 Replies  
Makes sense to drop the iPad 2. Especially if the iPad mini is non-Retina. The mini would become the non-Retina low-end model and the full-sized iPad would continue to be the Retina high-end model....
Posted by SockRolid, on Oct 20, 2012 at 01:44 PM, in Tech News
"... smaller mixes ...'??? Don't you mean... 54 Views / 1 Replies  
"... smaller mixes ...'???

Don't you mean "smaller pixels"?
Posted by SockRolid, on Oct 18, 2012 at 11:33 AM, in Tech News
On another note, look for first-time posters... 329 Views / 7 Replies  
On another note, look for first-time posters commenting on Surface and Microsoft in the forums. You'll see plenty of astroturfing and "concern trolling" in the wake of the Surface and iPad mini...
Posted by SockRolid, on Oct 17, 2012 at 10:33 AM, in Tech News
Nice try, Microsoft. But no cigar. iPad... 329 Views / 7 Replies  
Nice try, Microsoft. But no cigar.

iPad mini news (and updated iPad 3rd gen news) will dominate the tech media later this month. But seriously, no matter what Microsoft does in the mobile space,...
Posted by SockRolid, on Oct 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM, in Tech News
Oh the irony. Microsoft used to be famous for... 187 Views / 6 Replies  
Oh the irony. Microsoft used to be famous for its keyboards.

Microsoft clearly felt the need to pre-announce an unfinished product. Too bad for them their FUD doesn't work any more. FUD only...
Posted by SockRolid, on Oct 16, 2012 at 09:39 AM, in Tech News
Those two problems, together, are killers. You... 187 Views / 6 Replies  
Those two problems, together, are killers. You can't use Surface with Touch Cover or Type Cover on your lap unless you use the kickstand and you're really really careful. But if you use it on a...
Posted by SockRolid, on Oct 16, 2012 at 09:34 AM, in Tech News
It's also possible that Apple has found... 202 Views / 17 Replies  
It's also possible that Apple has found lower-cost providers of commodity components. The cost of living in South Korea is gradually increasing over time, and Samsung obviously has quite a few...
Posted by SockRolid, on Oct 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM, in Tech News
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