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Nowhere I have found a clear explanation of how to set up things such that - purchases of iMac Apps, iOS Apps, even Music make use of the AppleID of the one who controls (i.e., who manages) all those devices - strictly personal stuff such as e-mail, calendars, addressBook, bookmarks make use of a personal ID for each family member. Sharing of (selected, if not most) photos, addressBook entries, movies and music should be possible (easy, really), so the entire family...
Even if the iTunes store would dominate movie sales/rentals, which it doesn't right now, it is not the competition between suppliers that counts, but the competition between and the popularity of productions. Especially good productions will benefit. Sure, the movie theatres may suffer if everybody starts watching movies at home, but the movie industry as a whole can only benefit from the bigger accessibility of movies to the masses. If there is any disequilibrium between...
Especially with the US mains wall plug (featuring two bare flat plates oriented in the wrong direction, instead of sturdy pins, as in Europe), I can't see how a powerbrick capable to power a desktop machine could be sturdy enough so it isn't accidentally knocked off or pulled out of the wall socket.
Webmail interfaces use checkboxes next to each item for lack of select (and highlight) functionality that we are used to in selecting text, selecting Finder/WindowsExplorer items. I doubt that checkboxes would simplify the situation. It is an "Linux-can-also-do-it nerd - include as much functionality as possible - never mind if the GUI is acceptable" approach.
Steve J., in his keynote said:But somehow Steve B. doesn't seem to appreciate the implied[*] connotation of PCs being like (the clunky?) trucks (of these farmers) .[* cf. B&W TV series such as the Partridge Family ]A brilliant comparison, indeed, setting the tenor for PC-market perception at one fell swoop.However, I still believe full-size workstations will remain relevant (with evolving functionality) and necessary for serious design/development work in many areas.
Worded differently (and more pertinently): this only shows how badly the banks are doing (after having erected luxurious buildings and while still paying excessive bonuses -- bonuses, if based on performance should be NEGATIVE now, instead of hugely positive).
The article mentions the need for a contract free iPhone. The author seems to ignore the fact that in several countries the iPhone has been unlocked from day 1 (don't let yourself be pinned down by the US situation only). When I got my 3GS, I just put my prepaid SIM card in the iPhone, and it worked (after registering, I guess). Occasionally, when I expect to be out of range of my usual WiFi networks, I purchase a month's worth of data (€10 for 500MB). My carrier is Base...
Well said, MS (for once). Instead of making endless comments (to the -already- converted), let's take action by switching our search engine pref. to Yahoo, or Bing, of all things. If the public awareness of Google getting more and more evil, would pick up, and many people would avoid searching with Google, it would really hurt. Of course, the ultimate weapon would be a Google blocker, because just removing Google from your own search prefs doesn't remove it from all those...
After Microsoft will have spun down most operations in an attempt to avoid bankruptcy, they may be able to survive as a developer for iOS/MacOS. But they also will need to vastly improve on such things as Quality Control, non-spywareness, leanliness (no tons of unnecessary crap) etc., to make it, after this major reorganization. They may even need to fire Ballmer. Buying Skype may be the best investment they ever made, notwithstanding all the negative commentaries
Just hoping thatThe IDE doesn't generate code or offer a graphical library that facilitates non-native flash-like GUI designs. It doesn't require client-side installation of Adobe spyWare/autoStartupWare It will incite designers to no longer design PDFs that run only in Adobe's pdf viewer (requiring the installation of all kinds of Adobe crab (see second item).
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