Omitted?

But the scary thing is that with just an NFC tag I can make your browser open a web page and completely own your phone.

 

Too bad Apple was behind the times and omitted NFC.

Via Forbes

Hacked

Who doesn’t want an iPad at a Nexus 7 price? I do. But when I found myself saying I’d buy a Nexus 7 if I could hack it to run iOS, I realized there was a problem.

Marco Arment’s review sums up my feelings perfectly:

“The Nexus 7 is a very good implementation of a form-factor that I don’t really like, running an OS I don’t really like, that’s optimized for services I don’t use, and doesn’t run many of the apps I want.”

 

Why buy something you don’t like and can’t use. The $199 price is attractive until you realize what the device can not do.

ROI

“The iPhone 3GS is now being offered for $180 on India’s Aircel carrier, with a postpaid commitment of just $55 for a year of unlimited data. That makes the total cost for the phone $236, which is one of the lowest we’ve seen for an iPhone anywhere.”

For $236/year, your potential ROI is fantastic. If used right, iPhones are powerful tools.

 

Via TheNextWeb

Activation

I’ve no doubt that this software does its job, and does it well. But honestly, any OS goofy enough to justify an activation software… has a problem. Try installing Mac OS X sometime. It just works.

Technology for All...

Activate Your Windows 7….By This Software…

 

It Is A freeware software by which you can activate your windows properly and perfectly.Easy to Use and very awsome software …..

 

Written By : Shan M Saleem

 

 

 

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Redundancy

 

Redundancy plagues tech blogs. Go read Apple’s letter about rejoining EPEAT. Now try any of the following links. (They all go to articles about Apple rejoining EPEAT)

MashableThe VergeEngadgetHuffington PostTech CrunchBuzzfeedBusiness InsiderArs TechnicaThe Next WebGigaomDaring Fireball

How much information did you find in those articles but not in Bob Mansfield’s letter? Second, how much information was specific to any one article? I bet sites could attract more visitors (ad income) if they invested a bit more in creating interesting and somewhat original content.

Victory

“The design for three Galaxy tablets doesn’t infringe Apple’s registered design,” Judge Colin Birss said.

This looks like a victory for Samsung.

“The Galaxy tablets “do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,” Birss said. “They are not as cool.”

And this looks like a pyrrhic victory.

 

Read the full story at Bloomburg

Exclusion

From the Loop,  “Note that the numbers include “desk-based PCs and mobile PCs, including mini-notebooks but not media tablets such as the iPad.””

 

Does this mean that things don’t look good unless they omit iPad sales?

PCs sales are falling. Mac sales are good, but not amazing. iPad sales are strong – to say the least. Remember all the jokes about the tablet market being an iPad market? Perhaps we’re seeing that the PC market is (or is becoming) an iPad market.

Thanks to Asymco for the graph.