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Frankly, I don't see why AT&T wouldn't offer it. It already offers $20 tethering option for one computing device (excluding iPad) that piggybacks off of $25 2GB plan. Letting 5 devices wouldn't make that much of a difference as they would still be sharing 2 GB bandwidth (and $10/additional 1GB). Verizon's current hotspot plan actually costs $4.99 more than AT&T, as it requires $29.99 unlimited data plan and $20 hotspot feature (2GB data cap, not unlimited) and...
Although I don't see myself switching to Verizon for foreseeable future, I love the competition. AT&T will have to respond somehow, either with better plans, better infrastructure, or most likely, both. If you are an AT&T user considering a switch, first check to see if Verizon does indeed offer better service in your area. One of the more reliable sources (other than talking to neighbors and coworkers) is: RootMetrics
It seems I am in the minority here. I, for one, would welcome a USB port. Ability to use USB cable to charge iPad, in addition to the Dock Connector cable, isn't a bad thing. More importantly, it would reduce the need for iPad Camera Connection kit. I can simply connect my camera (or USB memory card reader) directly to iPad to transfer images and video. In addition, it will let me use USB keyboard and USB headphones/microphones, too. And for some, USB may realize iOS...
Aside from infamous iTunes hijacking (via USB spoofing), I have nothing but respect for webOS. Despite some missing holes and issues, webOS is a great platform, certainly at least as beautiful as iOS, if not more so. That said, webOS failed primarily for 2 reasons: Pre as a launch product and Sprint as a launch partner. Although Pre has its followers, by large measure, it's a lousy hardware. And although Sprint isn't exactly tiny (certainly bigger than T-Mobile), it's...
I am not sure about this theory. Apple can simply issue 3rd 4.2 GM.
To me, the real market for Apple is in home server product. Build a box with multiple storage that average user can use to store photos, music, video, backup, contact, calendar, etc. A beefed up iTunes + Time Capsule server, if you will, with next gen file system such as ZFS or Btrfs.
This really says it all. Aside from pretty hardware and Mac OS X Server's configuration tool, there's nothing particularly unique about Xserve. A competent admin can put together a Linux rack with necessary tools for significantly less. Comparing Xserve to Windows Server is rather silly. Most organizations don't need Xserve's spec and you can build very capable server for about $1000 (minus software), such as Dell PowerEdge R-series (and you can buy RAM and hard disk for...
GeekBench illustrates how irrelevant traditional benchmark scores are. Most folks are more interested in real world numbers like app launch and OS boot times, importing photos and videos, encoding video to H.264, and frame rate for popular games.
This tablet will look good... next to Cisco's $600 + $25/month Umi, home video conferencing add-on for HDTV.
iDVD and iWeb look like carryovers, no new features at all.
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