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Also, FWIW, it will be a nuisance for some people if Apple stops selling (most) software in their stores, but a show-stopper for many people if (no, when) they stop including optical drives on mainstream machines. People like to shop in-person, it's just reality. Many people (granted, not everyone) like to hold something in their hands as they buy it. And there are other independent retail stores beyond the corporate stores, so even if Apple decides to severely cut...
Well you just sent me off on a 1/2 hour research adventure! I currently own a USB-to-ATA cable-adapter vaguely similar to this: http://newertech.com/products/usb3_u...ldriveadap.php It's not very convenient, but much easier than swapping drives between enclosures. Still, not something I'd want to use very often, more for when you're in a pinch. But this Voyager dock looks pretty neat. Here are some thoughts, in case others care: 1) It's SATA only, so won't work with...
I don't doubt that optical drives will become less important over time, but DVD-R is the most feasible (cheap/reliable) way to backup large, critical datasets. How the hell would you replace that? Currently, my still photos alone take 2-3 DVD-Rs a month, and we make 2 copies, 1 for offsite. This is not stuff I'm going to store in the cloud; I am not willing to pay monthly fees for that when I can buy blank DVDs for 30-40 cents each, ONE TIME COST. No monthly costs, no...
Anyone have word on whether an embedded NFC could be completely disabled by the owner? Otherwise it's something I'll never purchase. And imagine going up to a vending machine, buying a snack with your NFC, and having every aspect of that transaction logged, added to your personal profile and sold to marketers. Who you are, where you are, what time it is, are you there every day at that time, what else do you buy there.... That part isn't an IF, but a WHEN. Eventually,...
Agreed. Guess it's time to mosey along to the next topic...
You're wasting your breath. asdasd is just being obstinate and not paying any attention to what you're saying, nor did he even attempt to address the points I brought up.We will see. Quoted here for truth. When next year rolls around we can all laugh at your preposterous prediction. 5% huh? And written/quoted twice, so you can't claim a typo. I can't wait for your backpedaling to start on this one. Maybe if you start now...
This one we'll have to just disagree on. Even if they're not technically forced, many consumers feel constantly pushed and badgered to go in directions they would prefer not to go. Keeping purchases simple and with one single account/merchant/store is desirable to many. Otherwise, it doesn't take a lot of imagination to see an ugly situation manifesting itself over time. Don't think of yourself, but think of the non-techy or older generation (that's why I quoted...
All the venting on both sides is ridiculous. It's surprising very few of the commenters here really understand what this is about. Quoting a couple bright people below. Yes, Apple wants to be compensated for setting things up and facilitating the virtually frictionless ecosystem that the app store has become. We can all argue about an appropriate rate for that privilege, but there is something else you guys seem to be missing. APPLE IS STICKING TO THEIR GUNS AND NOT...
I don't mind the article, this is an Apple (fan) news site, after all. But Daniel seems to have gotten progressively worse over the years in severely biasing his articles. I still enjoy the depth of research in many of them, but when you stretch the truth or paint opinion as fact, it gets tiresome. Small case in point here, unless I'm completely missing something, this sentence bothered me:just how deeply Apple's less than a year old iPad has infected the media, now...
And you're the only one that quoted it, therefore leaving it here for all to see even after he deleted it. Not very smart. I'm not so soft-shelled that I'm super-offended by it, but why don't you go back and edit your post. Or perhaps a mod could do that, seeing as that was surely both his and your intent.
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