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Good points you made there.I would even go a little further: Instead of bringing out myriads of new printer models,why can't HP do a serious job and update the firmware of perfectly capable existing printers to include Airprint capability? HP often has been paying little attention to the maintenance of printer firmware for printers once they are out in the field. Why not concentrate on only a few models, for which you can buy upgrades in firmware(*). Imagine how much...
Name squatting does seem a problem that needs to be addressed.But how about VASTLY IMPROVING the SEARCH FACILITIES on the AppStore. 1. The search options are not the same on the iPhone, the iPad and in iTunes. That's unusual for Apple whose GUI guidelines used to ensure a similar experience in all (or most) MacOSX apps. True, the issue is somewhat complicated by the fact that certain functions are accessed differently in a "touch" paradigm (as opposed to a keyboard-mouse...
If the users that are keen on staying with Verizon, wait long enough, it is Verizon that will upgrade (and join basically all other carriers world wide) to GSM-based LTE in their upcoming G4 network, leaving CDMA behind. Then everything will fall into place and Apple won't have to deal with a standard that is mostly useless abroad. The wait for G4 won't be long as Verizon will be deploying it in 2011, starting with 20-30 major markets before the end of 2010 (cf....
Well, you know, an additional benefit of possessing an external DVD drive that comes with your most recent laptop acquisition is thatoften, on desktop Macs, the DVD drive starts failing and one has to resort to target mode on another machine (which makes it temporarily unavailable for regular work -- ask my wife), or, of course an external drive;as your 2nd, 3rd Mac gets older, it continues to work, but the DVD drive doesn't read the newer DVD formats (say Dual Layer, or...
Well, that may be indeed the case. After graduating in the US, and returning to Europe, I finally wound up teaching computer science, for which many of the textbook titles are available in softcover (and I remember well, most weren't in the US -- tightly controlled by the publishing houses). IMO, one of the reasons of making the titles available as softcover is to accommodate less affluent students abroad. Oddly enough, if I had our bookstore order some of those...
Thank you for your rather caustic reaction. The people that be have spoken already and I should just STFU. You must have some agenda to react like this. And about paperbacks vs hardcovers. Many, and I mean MANY, books never appear in the US in their paperback form. In Europe you can order them, in the US you can't. I don't know the economic reasons for this, but what I said is a fact and has been for decades. My point in connection with eBook pricing is, that it is fairer...
"If e-book sales start to replace some hardcover sales, the publishers say, they will still have many of the fixed costs associated with print editions, like warehouse space, but they will be spread among fewer print copies." As pointed out before, this is a flawed argument (if fewer paper books are sold, warehouse space can be reduced -- unless they continue to print too many copies for each edition), but the message is clear: publishers want the e-Book sales to pay...
Instead I believe that Apple left the camera out of the pre-announcement, so the other netbook/tablet makers wouldn't feel that they should include one in a hurry. So I am all for the theory that the camera will appear from nowhere as a "One more thing" item.
Gotta have something tangible to add to iPad 2.0 in order to justify another $100 markup. I, for one, hope, the additional camera comes at no additional cost. It'd surely wipe the competition away somewhat further.
It is amazing how Steve Jobs turned around the situation so quickly. Instead of being bashed by Greenpeace, the environmental issue has quickly become a selling point for Apple. And a way to gain the public's attention on yet another occasion. @MacTripper I find your comments quite extreme as well, but when you address the Mac/M$ situation, you make a few valid points, especially when it comes to the longer lifetime of Macs, their being resold on eBay, while most...
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