That 64GB, $900 Microsoft Surface Pro you plan on buying next week? Maybe you should temper your storage expectations a bit, as the base model actually only allots 23GB of that space for use. The larger 128GB version offers a bit more space at 83GB, but is still losing a massive 45GB of space to the full Windows 8 operating system and various included applications.
Why even bother releasing a bloatware?
excuse reason for removing 500px was because it did not adhere to Apple’s strict guidelines on artistic nudity pornography. If that is the case, may I raise some complains to have the following apps remove from App Store and iOS devices for the following reasons:-
1.Ability to view nudity or pornographic materials
All browsers including your very own Safari.
All RSS Feed Readers such as Flipboard, Pulse, Zite, Feedly, etc.
All Social apps such as Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ etc.
All Photo sharing apps such as Flickr, Instagram, and many more.
All video apps such as Vimeo, YouTube, Daily Motion, etc.
2.Ability to send and receive nudity or pornographic materials
All communication apps such as your Messages, Whatapp, Skype, Viber, Facebook Messenger, to name a few.
All emails apps.
How about just restrict iOS applications to just games and some productivity tools and do away with Internet connection while you are at it, so your users will have no chance at all to view any nudity and pornographic materials?
Apple Fanboy since 1999
Does this sounds familiar? Remember Microsoft’s Windows? OEMs like Sony, DELL and HP release new computer models every other month with confusing names and overlapping features. On top of that they will slap you with a bunch of bloatware that you don’t really need and not to mention those ugly stickers. As to where Microsoft is heading now, will it soon befalls on Google?.
In the end, it is all about the whole user experience. Hardware and Software has to in full control by one party. Let’s hope that Google does learn from history. Buying Motorola Mobility is one good move. They should drop those OEM makers and make their own smartphones like Apple and gain back those user experience as it was intended do.
Bob Weir, ABC reporter:
There you have it. High tech gadgets produced by low tech labors.
[update - 23rd Feb, 2012]
Further information gathered by Asymco on the production cost of an iPhone: