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Hold on a sec here. I've been reading about CDMA, GSM and "flavors" of 3G and 4G for years and a few things don't seem right. Or at least I don't have them straight. I'm told one can discriminate wireless technologies as follows, without reference to the internals of each: 2G - a circuit-switched digital network. 3G - a network that's a mix of circuit and packet switching, for (I think) respectively voice and data. 4G - a network that's fully packet switched, finally...
[QUOTE=MsftMacMan;1600906]Can't speak for Pages or Numbers, but Keynote is world-class. I have much more control over very granular selections of elements and actions to die for than I ever had in PowerPoint without having to dig deep into unlikely places, and the interface is pretty damn OK. Religious wars are seldom civil, more's the pity in Appleland.
Ribbon/Shmibbon. Office has always sucked. If Apple would just let me save to .doc by default instead of having to export and end up with multiple copies of docs to manage manually, I'd be done with Word and the rest. Keynote is a joy to use and does tricks PowerPoint can't handle. And once you've learned how the inspector and a few other UI conventions work in any program, e.g., Keynote and iWeb, you know a lot about a lot of Apple programs. Just what the world...
Wondering whether the survey was based on a list of choices or open-ended. Since the supposed Kindle-killer app is iBooks, no? And neither the survey - nor more than a few mentions in the forum - even mention them at all. So will book uptake (and interactive magazine apps - also not a focus anywhere here) fall below expectations even if the device as a whole is a hit??
Maybe a bennie on an iPad??I can't vouch for DropBox, but otherwise you've nailed it succinctly. I'm betting a large percentage of sales are driven to get that vanity mac.com tag on their address. "Need inadequate services with a few little nuggets?" Pricey and dicey. "Need a fanboi email address?" Well, OK, it's a rip but sign me up!Apple's always tried to make this a profitable service before they made it a good one. Marketing 101 would've been to build a base first....
lI'm an experienced PowerPoint user on Macs and PC's, and of WordPerfect Presentations on PC's (a much better program than WinPP) - and I just switched to Keynote on my Mac.What an improvement in interface, intuitive controls, customization, granularity (easily changing the properties and behavior of any element of any slide, even, e.g., per bullet). And I can get it for $10 on the iPad??Or maybe wait to pay MS 10 times that for an inferior port of an inferior product?One...
"The rest of the internet"?? In other words, there are nothing but porn sites on the "rest of the internet"? Odd, as I never see any, with my usual 20-40 tabs open, with scarce a genital or sexual reference to be found on my browser unless I go and look for them. I guess that's all you look for, then.For starters, how about because they've made themselves the only outlet for content for a multi-purpose device on which you can visit porn sites, take erotic pictures and...
as if Flash and Silverlight aren't proprietary. There is the matter of no widely supported tool for seamlessly creating HTML 5 content. Three years after the iPhone I've thought Apple might develop such and make it open source like Java where they could still shepherd it and make sure it remains compatible with their eco-system even while allowing full access and code contributions from elsewhere. It would accrue to their bottom line in perfect support of all major...
must... ...kill... ...(stupid, heavy, proprietary, never designed for video)....flash....and when HTML 5 gets up to speed, hopefully so will everything else. I'm impressed Apple's sticking to this, as they obviously could have included it.
Whoa! I went to a tech site and found a political debate about the nature of the country. won't delve into all, but the figure is 90%+ of reporters voting democratic (multiple surveys over a number of years), and no, I don't think they can entirely put that aside in their reporting. none of us can. also, all the big j schools are liberal through and through and it's no surprise they turn out dewey-eyed grads who've spent 4-6 years on the Kool Aid diet. as for Fox...
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