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Some people can still use them as their only device - people who only ever buy things online, do online banking, check social media, do email, look at photos. The active install base is huge for one company - 150m units or so. The real problem is they don't fail in large numbers and don't perform poorly over time so people don't need to upgrade them. Televisions have a 7 year upgrade cycle because although loads of people have them, hardly anyone needs to get a new one so...
If you look at the front page articles vs the amount of comments, you'll find that ones that are about topics that polarize people are the ones that get the most comments because people like to share their own feelings on the matter. The other thing is coming up with interesting topics in the first place. That's entirely different from making comments about an interesting topic that's already been established. I wouldn't be good at coming up with interesting topics to...
Not from consumerism though, it's from overcharging for medicine, equipment and services and from people neglecting their own healthcare:http://www.businessinsider.com/redditors-appendectomy-cost-5502931-2013-12"A California study published last year in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that after an appendectomy, patients received bills varying from $1,500 to $180,000"The problem of people neglecting to look after themselves won't be solved by a consumer electronics...
I wonder if they could use the SD slot for a sim card. Then have the antenna where the wifi goes and add the same mobile chip they have in the iPhone (optionally if it's expensive). They'd need to put a software meter in for the data usage and perhaps shut it off when near the limit. I think Apple's preferred route is to just use the phone connection you pay for...
I wouldn't like to present my comments in a way that becomes the focal point of a discussion, I prefer them to be on equal ground to everyone else's comments. It gets more honest replies for one thing. Starting with accurate comments is also not the best way to drive interest in a thread because if people agree with the statements then they don't have to add their own opinions. If you think of leading stories on newspapers, they are usually something that makes you react...
It might not be all that bad, it wouldn't have to be like a channel where you watch shows in a programmed order. Imagine it like an iOS folder where you click on it and it opens each show and each show opens the episode list. You'd subscribe to say HBO and get all the shows under than brand. You can then subscribe to as many channels and they'd each set their own monthly pricing but you only get a single bill through iTunes for all of them. That would be better than Apple...
It's available on jailbroken iOS devices: I think select/cut/copy/paste can be improved with touch if they treated it more like a magic marker than a selection box. In the following video at 1:56, you can see where the selection is frustrating because the selection box jumps around and you cover it with your finger: If they had it so that the controls appeared at the bottom of the screen and you enabled a selection state and then dragged over items to select them,...
Those must be quite high-level staff to get those salaries and that's quite a lot of people. Apple employs tens of thousands of people - about 46,000 non-retail staff but 150 seems like a lot of high-level people to lose. Maybe they aren't trying to get Tesla engineers as much as their own engineers back again and they don't want to go back.Some ex-Apple people said that Apple wasn't a great place to work because of having to work so much and not having much of a personal...
I wonder if Aperture started out as a purchase. This is the usual route for Apple. Final Cut started as Macromedia Key Grip, Shake was bought, EOL'd and turned into Motion, iTunes is from SoundJam etc. They bought a company for some HDR capability on the iPhone: http://www.macrumors.com/2010/09/13/did-apple-acquire-imsense-ltd-for-hdr-capabilities-in-ios-4-1/ There was an article back in 2006 said Apple had cut the Aperture team, which is something they'd do shortly...
Hulu doesn't seem to be valued at much, the following suggests $2b, it's a private company:http://fortune.com/2013/07/12/hulu-is-no-longer-for-sale/Netflix on the other hand is valued at $27b:http://www.google.com/finance?cid=672501Even with over $100b in the bank, paying $27b for a video streaming service would be too much, especially considering the profit they make:http://ir.netflix.com/sec.cfmLast year it was $5.5b revenue and $267m net income with 57m subscribers - it...
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