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Can't wait to see some actual implementation results from customers. IBM's website, http://www.ibm.com/mobilefirst/us/en/mobilefirst-for-ios.html, gives the typical eye candy but I want to hear from the first customers to see how it works and how/if they will incorporate customer usage into these systems. The article seems to only describe these applications as being for the enterprise installation and not necessarily consumer use of that installation (especially retail)....
I was searching for a timeline of iPod prices and found this one, http://www.macworld.com/article/1053499/ipodtimeline.html (towards bottom), that shows the typical downward cost of each new iPod (less money or more storage). There's nothing in this table that would show Apple raised prices but we also know that anything above $0 is too much for some people to pay, so Apple will have to justify why they didn't give away iPods to play iTunes music. This is something many...
Suggestion for AI staff. Let's have a poll.    Question 1: Did you ever purchase music from the Real store? If yes, did you expect it to run on an iPod?   Question 2: Have you ever owned an iPod? If yes, did you ever expect the iPod to run DRM-controlled music from Real?   I'd really be interested in these results. It wouldn't surprise me if the answer to question 1 was nearly 100% "No" and for those who answered yes, I'd be surprised if there were any Yes...
Apple lawyers were reported to have been against ending this trial without a legitimate verdict because they want it done once and for all with Apple not being held responsible for the hacking done by Real and the ridiculous demands by users unwilling to purchase music from the iTunes store or simply rip it themselves. They bought music with DRM from the Real store and think they can run it on iPods. How stupid can you be? I just wish the judge would limit stupid testimony...
Forget it, Google owns YouTube and why would they want it to be ad-free? I read a page on YouTube talking about a subscription service but nobody thought people would go for it except for some of the commercial channels. Therefore, the only option is to view stupid Google ads. This is what happens when Google buys a company, it turns into another advertising stream for them.
Amazon Prime streaming isn't free, you have to subscribe to Amazon Prime to keep using it. It sounds like what you really want from AppleTV is a monthly subscription to the same content Amazon Prime streams.  I am still waiting for all the AppleTV channels to not require cable/satellite subscriptions. Until that happens, the majority of channels already require a monthly subscription so why would I want to pay more for the same content?
It's ironic people are complaining about security features on Apple devices when they (we) scream at the NSA for saying we should have any encryption. If you leave your iPad unlocked, anyone can get to any of your data. The complaints about a shorter unlock time is like saying you're willing to leave your car or house unlocked for several minutes to hours but get mad when someone simply opens your unlocked door. If you want security, then use it and quit complaining.   I...
So the FCC is happy with Apple's security methods. Maybe they should go talk to the NSA and tell them to grow up.
"Apple said it researched the serial numbers of plaintiff Mariana Rosen's iPod and found the device was purchased in July 2009. Court documents show Rosen bought a 15GB iPod and a 30GB "video iPod" for personal use, as well as an iPod mini as a gift.The second plaintiff, Melanie Tucker, is asserting a 32GB iPod touch purchased in 2010, a 20GB iPod purchased in April 2005 and an "iPod video." Rosen's are only five years and it looks like all they might have kept was the...
How is Walmart a disruptive idea? They're just a big box store selling garbage from China. What did Google do to disrupt anything other than to force a supposedly free mobile OS on us so everyone and their mother could put out a cheap phone. Actually, how was/is Apple a disruptive idea? I must be missing something here that the article doesn't explain.    I checked out the top ten, http://www.businessweek.com/features/85ideas/#10, and this article is weird to say the...
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