Month: July 2012

Android is a Piracy Platform

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The article is about OUYA but i’m more interested at this quote which i think relevant; especially in the wake of the whole kerfuffle about piracy in Android forcing developers making their game free “There are two platforms: [iOS] makes money [and] is still very programmable, like the Apple II, and then the other is Android, which is a piracy platform, and you’re not doing anything new with it — you’re making a bigger phone […]

Why People (Still) Hates The Police

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Police are still chasing a false image of their own professionalism, conceived a half century ago. The professionalism of the 1950s and 1960s, made popular in American television shows like Dragnet, Starsky and Hutch, and S.W.A.T. held out a promise that following the law, mastering sophisticated weaponry, and pledging loyalty to the organization would bring professional discipline and, with it, public respect. Wrong, wrong, wrong. The whole article is a must read

Foxconn Might Not Land in Indonesia After All: A Thought.

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WSJ reports: While wages in Indonesia are lower than those in China, Indonesia in many areas lacks the infrastructure crucial to a company as massive as Foxconn, China’s largest exporter. The archipelago’s clogged roads, frequent power disruptions and overstretched ports all get in the way of producing and delivering products cheaply and on time. Amazing how a country so aspired to be a giant could hit the same brick wall over, and over, and over, […]

Another Post about the Mac App Store

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Marco Arment: Postbox’s exit from the Mac App Store should sound very familiar to anyone who buys Mac software. If you read between the lines a bit, I think the real story there is one we’ve seen a lot since June 1: they tolerated the App Store’s lack of paid upgrade mechanics before, but sandboxing — and more accurately, needing to remove important app features because of their incompatibility with the current set of sandboxing […]

The Dilemma of Insanely Great Yet Long OS X Review

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Mr. Brett Kelly of Evernote Fame on his quest to read John Siracusa’s insanely great OS X Mountain Lion review and facing the dread of many, many pages to click: This year, it’s a little different. I use Instapaper for most of my longer-form article consumption and, as of recently, this service is able to figure out if an article has been spread across multiple pages. I can’t help but think that Ars (and sites […]

Rich Elitist Bastard

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Ben Brooks: The problem isn’t designing for the new retina MacBook Pro, the problem is designing on the new retina MacBook Pro for non-retina screens. Some designers are complaining that designing in a Retina Macbook Pro is problematic. It’s good. too good. It’s so good that the designer forgets not everybody is a rich elitist bastard1 who are able to enjoy the latest technology. I’m actually a macbook pro user and an Apple geek myself. […]

Not a Nation of Tempe.

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Jakarta Globe reports: Thousands of tempeh and tofu producers in the Greater Jakarta area are threatening to halt production this week after the price of soybeans, the raw material for the products, skyrocketed in recent months. Ironic that a type of food 1 that practically forever has been taken for granted, is now one of the most expensive thing in the market, isn’t it. Yet it’s another proof that we’re living in a very different […]

Nexus 7 Display is Bad, You Guys

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Interesting if not pretentious post on Gizmodo: Looks like Google didn’t pay enough attention to the Steve Jobs memo that the key to a successful Tablet is an outstanding display. If high image and picture quality is important to you, then you might want to skip the Google Nexus 7 and wait for a Tablet with a better display, or wait and see if Google can correct the problem. How dare you Google, making a […]

Apple Continues Being Apple.

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9to5mac: The Company sold 26.0 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 28 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 17.0 million iPads during the quarter, an 84 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.0 million Macs during the quarter, a two percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 6.8 million iPods, a 10 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter. The iPod continues being the abandoned older […]