check this article -- at the verge -- for other sites to get it from:
"Windows 8.1 Update 1 download leaked early by Microsoft"
last june the msft board, including bill, refused to support buying any more than just d+s. so if nokia refused to sell it to them that's a totally moot point.
the only valuable takeaway from this is that it ended ballmer's term as c.e.o.
how about this valuable social aspect of the xbox (from the washington post):
"Microsoft is using your data to target political ads on Xbox Live"
"Microsoft is trying to [ersuade politicians to take out targeted ads on Xbox Live, Skype, MSN and other company platforms as midterm elections begin heating up around the country. To plug the idea, Microsoft officials handed out promotional materials Thursday at CPAC, the annual conference for conservatives.
It's the latest move by tech companies to seize a piece of the lucrative political ad market. The ads, which would appear on the Xbox Live dashboard and other Microsoft products, combine Microsoft user IDs and other public data to build a profile of Xbox users. Campaigns can then blast ads to selected demographic categories, or to specific congressional districts. And if the campaign brings its own list of voter e-mail addresses, Microsoft can match the additional data with individual customer accounts for even more accurate voter targeting."
so not just targeting users by location anymore. (-;
get it from a less busy server. there are several other sites where you can get it.
don't forget to get the patches that are prereq.s for it if you don't want to edit your registry )which is always a bad idea -- even if you do remember to back it up first.)
being able or willing to install a custom rom doesn't affect where the subverted app is installed. if it isn't a system app it can be uninstalled no matter if it was on the phone before it was delivered to the end user or not. a little research would have turned that up. but now you know.
and with jelly bean on up you can disable an app even if it is in the system area or is even actually part of the rom like google mobile services apps such as maps, navigation, books, etc. are. but there is no information as to what version of android is being reported on so there are a number of factors involved that are simply unknowns.
the number of users who root isn't an issue in this discussion, so it doesn't matter if you said most of them do or don't do it.
preinstalled doesn't mean unremovable. it just means it was on the phone when you received it even if you bought it second hand, which is not the case for the phones in the article. they were new or possibly refurbished phones from a variety of vendors with 4 different non-original versions of netflix on them.
we could hope so. (-;
besides confusing the branding and splitting the niche into even smaller segments it may lead to customers expecting the intel version of the tablet o.s. to become free as well. the backlash if they don't do that could boost android and ios sales even higher than they have so far.
good point. just because a bot can't think doesn't mean it can't be stupid. (-;
yeah, msft tablets grew 127% and are now break 2% market share. this is great news!
and you would hate it, but you just want to make him happy.
good luck with that. X-D
not only that but they haven't been suppressing it before either.
what they do is make markets when volatility is low, so, just the opposite of suppression.
but there is no reason to be unhappy today even if being paranoid is usually the preferred outlook. (-;
it would be nice to think so.
but just like the folks who ask if the fundamentals have changed that much when the price drops, is there news of a big change in nok's fundamentals?
no. it's all pretty much based on call contract volumes. so there are folks that at least think they know something and that is good for the price so far.
all good points. especially in light of the fact that malware outbreaks are pretty much confined to saudi arabia and india. and probably china based on reports of infections there.
the actual incidence of malware infections is extremely low relative to the number of devices in service. less than. so even though the threats have expanded "exponentially", according to the anti-malware vendors, the danger of infection is actually extremely small. somewhat like comparing the known number of biological virii to the number of those capable of infecting humans and then further comparing those to the number of actual human infections.
if i make up a non-existent case can you refute it? (-;
the article never claimed that the subverted netflix app "was in fact wrapped into the ROM install". you're the only one hypothesizing that so far. do you have any evidence to support that notion? any at all?
and if end users can't uninstall apps, even if they are, theoretically, in the /system area, then how could any custom rom be installed? you need to be able to write to the 'read-only' area to do either one of those things.
as i pointed out, either you didn't understand the article or you don't know how cell phones work. pre-installed doesn't mean that it's part of the rom. it means it was on the phone when it arrived from the vendor.
and, yes,i have installed dozens of custom roms, both before and after. (-; and on multiple phones.
even on phones with locked bootloaders.
the relevant point here is: if a subverted app were installed on a phone with ios or the winphone o.s. you would be no safer from it even if it were not a system app.
thinking of those roms as 'clean' is no protection whatsoever. in fact it may fool you into thinking you are safe when you aren't.
you don't watch the news?
plenty of shots were fired.
and the ukrainians stood their ground without flinching.
are you on drugs or something? X-D
and given that they have 57% of the computer o.s. market (75% if you add both apple and google) it's no wonder that the shills get a little sensitive about msft slipping to 7th as a corporation even though they are still number 2, and also in second place, in o.s.es. (-;
-- cue defensive ranting about the ever shrinking desktop arena.