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s/anywhere/everywhere/ ?

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Sorry, yes.

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Sounds more like the classic we-need-a-client-for-our-service-so-we'll-buy-this-general-purpose-utility-with-a-large-fan-base-and-remove-any-functionality-that-doesn't-drive-them-to-use-our-service mistake. Don't have a Joel link for it.

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and previous discussion: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2646571

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Paul Thurrott has a relevant blog post: http://www.winsupersite.com/article/commentary/microsoft-fix...

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Of course we couldn’t have Apple news without Gruber bashing.

"The big question, of course, is why Apple is storing this information. I don’t have a definitive answer, but the best at least somewhat-informed theory I’ve heard is that consolidated.db acts as a cache for location data, and that historical data should be getting culled but isn’t, either due to a bug or, more likely, an oversight. I.e. someone wrote the code to cache location data but never wrote code to cull non-recent entries from the cache, so that a database that’s meant to serve as a cache of your recent location data is instead a persistent log of your location history. I’d wager this gets fixed in the next iOS update.”

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/04/21/andy-ihnatko-loc...

"The key question for Apple: Given that this file was widely known among iOS forensics experts back in September, why does it still contain historical (as opposed to just recent) location history today?”

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/04/21/watts-martin

"Android phones store the same type of location information, but, unlike iOS, Android’s cache only contains recent entries — which is to say Android is doing it right.”

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/04/21/android-location...

"Really good questions” [About Senator Al Frankens letter to Steve Jobs on iPhone location tracking]

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/04/21/franken

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"horizontal towers" = pizza boxes?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza_box_form_factor

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Also read: http://mattgemmell.com/2010/12/19/accessibility-for-iphone-a...

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From the Terms of Use:

Apps may not use users’ Instapaper data or other personal data in any way that a reasonable person would likely deem “creepy” or otherwise unacceptable. Instapaper reserves the right to decide whether an app’s usage of users’ data is creepy.

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I believe it's related to this article by Gruber: Creep Executive Officer

http://daringfireball.net/2010/08/creep_executive_officer

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I can recommend watching Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man in which he ran 43 marathons in 51 days for the charity Sport Relief.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00m3z1f

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NSLocalizedString ?

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You often have to rearrange your UI due to varying lengths of words/phrases across languages, so just swapping out strings isn't enough.

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