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Using maps to navigate / figure out where you are. Using Yelp or similar apps to find a restaurant when you're on the road or someplace new. Checking news headlines when you're away from an iPad or PC. Taking pictures (of events, people, bar codes, whatever). Playing games while you're bored. Downloading the police light app (flashing red and blue) and scaring the crap out of your friends. I could go on (and on and on). Don't get me wrong; I sometimes miss the form factor...
Even that's going away - I could (if I wanted) sign up for the baseball network via my AppleTV2, and I think maybe NBA too (I could care less, so I don't know for sure). And the same with premium channels' material - The Tudors and Mad Med are on streaming Netflix now, for example. So while I'm not able to watch them at the same time as their broadcast (guess I miss out on the water cooler conversation - yawn!), I still get to see them (and on my terms and schedule, and...
+1. SyFy is doing the same thing - won't post new episodes on Hulu until the entire season is over. So while I might like to watch, say, Warehouse 13 -- I'm not. I'm not going to subscribe to cable & pay over $100 a month just to watch Warehouse 13 or to be able to watch CNN streaming on my iPad.Ultimately, viewers can't miss what they can't watch, so this behavior by networks will backfire on them in the end. To continue my example - maybe by the time the latest SyFy...
This is so stupid. Media companies just don't get it. Especially if I'm willing to sit through commercials (a la Hulu), why should I also have to be a cable subscriber? How can they not get the point that the very reason growing numbers of people are abandoning cable is because of the cost; that the media companies have a golden opportunity to break free of cable distributors by appealing directly to consumers.It'd be as if music companies a decade ago had said "You...
Woo-hoo! A month & 2 days until I can say hello to a Sprint iPhone and good-bye and good riddance to my BB!Can you elaborate? Just curious.
Very well said. The new campus is perfect for what it is - a suburban office campus - but I'd like to think that Apple could do more than simply perfect an existing solution; I'd like to think they could come up with something that breaks the mold.
Uh, why? Did this guy single-handedly create L.A.'s car culture? Did he force every Angeleno, decades ago, to vote against public transit and build freeways? Don't be so snide and simple, it just negates anything substantive might you have to say.
Uh, what do you suppose makes up office walls? Every office wall in 99% of the buildings in the world are drywall. (The rest are glass, bamboo or plywood.) Do you think Steve's going to build this out of transparent aluminum?
There's a huge-a$$ parking garage forming a wall hundreds of yards long along Interstate 280. I was much more supportive of the new campus before I began diving into the details, such as the size and location of the parking garage. The more I examined the entire proposal, the less I liked it -- why can't the parking be underground? why not do a 6-story building and obviate the need for campus 3? with all of Apple's money, why not do something even better - a Geery Apple...
Uh, Yes, actually - he's an architecture critic. On the other hand, what's your qualification for criticizing him?
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