New iPhones, some new watch/wearable thing, whatever – get your credit cards out. September 9th, 10AM San Francisco time. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 3AM, Melbourne time. Apple is constructing some sort of building for this event too, photos are on The Loop Insight - what are they up to?!
To give you some sense of how out-of-whack Australia is, at CloudFlare we pay about as much every month for bandwidth to serve all of Europe as we do to for Australia. That’s in spite of the fact that approximately 33x the number of people live in Europe (750 million) versus Australia (22 million).
If Australians wonder why Internet and many other services are more expensive in their country than anywhere else in the world they need only look to Telstra.
Over the last year I’ve played with just about every flagship smart phone available. Each device had better specs than my day to day phone, a trusty iPhone 5. The Samsung Galaxy S5 had twice the Ram and a better processor, the Nokia 930 had a better screen and camera, the HTC One (M8) was just sexier in every way. Yet none of these flagships really excited me. Instead, the phone that I’ve fallen in love with is a mid range device from little old Motorola.
A judge in Brazil has had it with the anonymous bullying carried out on social networking apps like Secret and has stepped in to put a stop to it, according to a report from Estadao [translation]. Judge Paulo Cesar de Carvalho has ruled that Apple must delete the application from its App Store, but the ruling doesn’t stop there.
According to the report, the judge has demanded that Apple remotely delete the application from every device that has installed it in the country.
Awesome. I deleted the god awful app a few weeks ago.
We’re seeing supermarket chains owning everything from liquor shops to service stations to office supply stores which is a fairly broad range of services, but all in the retail sector. Now throw into the mix services like banking and insurance and suddenly things start to get really interesting.
Glad I’m not the only one who’s getting increasingly paranoid about this kind of stuff.