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I hear the accelerometers cause the screens to auto-rotate the other way up there!
Which is why Apple don't trust it. Notice how FaceTime doesn't work over inadequate 3G networks, how iCloud doesn't try to address video and leaves photos to non-cloud storage and how they favour download/sync when everyone else is lauding streaming over that same poor infrastructure.
I'm pretty certain the iPads won't be proprietary hardware so they'll use standard 802.11n. As I understand it it's the mobile radios that are the issue. That sound you get over a HiFi system that's too close to a mobile phone is what the pilots get in their headphones, loads of 'em. Hmmm, odd decision. Given the appalling quality of streaming on the current wired LINUX in flight systems (too many hangs) streaming I've Wi-Fi sounds like a bad idea. Especially with a...
So Apple have been offering these features through a simple, central service before anyone else but they're lightyears behind? In truth Apple are the only ones committed to cloud services, everyone else is copping out with cloud file services or providing inappropriate cloud apps where natives should be.
I'm still a bit unsure myself. Barefeats has some good comparisons but the Sandforce SSDs seem to be ham-strung but the SATA interface more than anything else even though they peak at 500MB/s rather than the max theoretical 750MB/s it's still around double the 3Gbps SATA. TB could handle 1250MB/s in & out concurrently but the MBA shows only around 240MB/s on a 6Gbps interface.I doubt that'll happen. The MBA is a prime example of Apple's move to small, fast onboard...
Apple should have collaborated with Toshiba to poduce a Thunderbolt native SSD early on and driven MBAs at full speed beyond anything PCs & SATA could deliver. Let me guess, this year the 'experts' who said TB was a turkey will be singing it's praises!
Actually iChat is free. Tap in your AppleID and you're away but Apple forgot to tell anyone. Skype is also free and great, it finally has all the features of iChat in 2005. Luckily iCloud will be free for any Apple device owner but it would make sense to extend it to iTunes users for platform draw.
Apple have really Microsofted MobileMe up. They're assuming features are unwanted because few people use them. The fact is the lack of popularity of MobileMe or any of it's features is purely down to the lack of free entrypoint driving Mac users to other solutions. This omission has blighted most of Apple's service-based apps too. AppleID does almost everything but who knew? Is it logical to use a Gmail or Yahoo email address for Apple services? They should have given out...
Shut' it is then though I suspect the Italians won't have a choice.
How? Does it come with a pencil sharpener for your fingers? What has that confused, icon-bloated window got to do with touch? As predicted, Windows 8 only pays lipservice to touch with an HTML 5 widget layer. I guess they get to tick two spec boxes though. McD
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