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 Nice try. Lots of people are saying so. Me who doesn't even like wearing watches for one. Pebble, Gear, all the rest so far are suddenly reduced to "only a geek would wear this" prototypes that belong in a museum next to my Casio calculator watch from the '80's.  You may be onto something there, Watson... :)  Which gets to a central pillar of the Android Wear concept:  More than aimed at Apple, this is one of Google's pre-emptive moves to cut off Samsung's Tizen OS at the...
FTR, that ("a cheap android with a card slot) is going to become a rarer bird itself. Google's not only discouraging phones with card slots going forward, they're also not in favor of large local storage at all... ...and while I couldn't find the recent article I read on this, it's a trend that's been in place, especially on the Nexus devices for some time. While on the paleolithic data diet myself, i.e., I want my data in as few large consolidated chunks as possible -...
 Have you two Canadians met...???  One of you gets it....  Actually I'm opposed to "software as a service" ...but a) compared to Adobe's extortion level sub-only prices and b) if you have an Office using family a screaming bargain by comparison...Meanwhile, I've read two articles on this on Apple sites, and neither mentioned something that's SCREAMINGLY obvious:  Touch Office is coming out on the iPAD before it comes out on ANY MS device.... (PC's, Surfaces, whatever) (and...
 Unless one company's gonna make the bigger one and one the smaller....
Quote:Dying on the vine in consumer facing areas, clinging to the ubiquity of past data stored, habits and lack of mid-range competition (Apple owns the high end and Chrome's eating away at the low, Sony's roughing 'em up in consoles and Apple and Google have a US stranglehold on mobiles) - as you well know.  BTW, they actually first ripped off key GUI plumbing from the PARC people.  Apple paid 'em, MS didn't - so let's at least get our villains' rap sheets correct. ...
Quote: Good post in general, but as to the above, I've never found Office (or IE or any MS program) to be GREAT on anything.... ...WordPerfect was always far better than Word, for example and Presentations more flexible than PP - and neither holds a candle to Keynote.Meanwhile, as another commenter noted, Pages is too cute and too isolated from the world with its proprietary format and "export to/create a mass of dupe files" metaphor, and Numbers too limited (and also the...
 I have one. And you can, yes, cast from the Chrome Browser on PC's and Macs - but (oddly) NOT from from the Chrome browser on phones. Weird since they're both Google web deals.However, you're not mirroring. The original device hands the URL to the Chromecast which is basically a headless Android device, and once started, it takes over streaming duties, allowing you to return to any other app or task on your computer or phone.  Which is a nice feature.   And you can then...
 And of course no one's going to get killed by physically attending to the screen and scrolling through contacts, songs, playlists, radio stations, etc. while cruising along at 70mph....  ...jeezus...I won't be surprised if some states don't start regulating or banning systems this distracting... 
C'mon. facebook just spent $19B for a damn app's userbase. Apple's buys tend to be smaller and more targeted to assets (intellectual, hardware and people) that will bolster their own development programs than say, Google's or Microsoft's. And Cook just commented on their M&A strategy noting that multi-B aquisitions aren't out of the question where they'd make enough sense, but are not an Apple goal in and of themselves.Intel is showing a bit of casting about, for sure...
 You might start with asking people who bet big on the BlackBerry ecosystem, because they - and the owners investors in hundreds of thousands of brands that lost enough mind and market share to go belly up (or effectively so) in the last 50 years - know the answer. The tech biz (and any enterprise-sized business) isn't softball.  Lots is on the line for inventors, employees, users and more in these strategic decisions as to where to go next. Which is why people are antsy...
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