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This proves to me that Nokia would have been better off fully committing to MeeGo. If they had their own modern OS they could have set their own destiny. Microsoft has really shafted them with this Win8 business. Another possible advantage of MeeGo, since the UI layer is built on Qt, they could have introduced cross platforms tools to allow MeeGo apps to port easily to iOS and Android. That would be a very attractive proposition to developers, and could have gotten their...
I had actually been wishing Apple would take a stab at making a car. It would be a real challenge because there's so much about the design that is caved in stone. Touch screens are terrible for cars. I think they probably would have gone with voice activation.  
    I was just thinking about this... For example you could have a MacBook Air with a detachable screen that would behave exactly like an iPad when the screen was detached, and exactly like a Mac when it was connected.
>to people that started off on an iPhone or iPad, like many of the switcher, they are very natural.    I disagree. On an iPad there's nothing to remember. You use the screen through direct manipulation. Lion's gestures have to be learned and remembered. Is it three or four fingers to move between apps? What does that five finger grab do? It's no better than hot keys, which are also non-obvious and have to be learned.
>If convergence won't please anyone, then why Mountain Lion?   I agree... and I'd say the same for Lion. Controlling your computer through cryptic hand gestures is not intuitive. Why not make a touch sensitive version of the Twister mat that I can put under my desk and whisk windows on and off screen with my feet? Or how about a butt cushion where wiggle gestures move things to the trash? A touch screen is great because it's immediate and obvious. Lion's gestures are...
It's true that compared to iPads, iPhones and even iMacs, Mac Pros make up a very very small part of Apple's profits. However, it is some of the most ardent Apple supporters and developers that need and use Mac Pros on a day to day basis. One possible upgrade would be to keep the same case rev the motherboard: new CPU, faster bus, thunderbolt connecter on the back. This is an attractive option, because it would take minimal effort on their part, keep sales chugging...
First of all the ads are doctored. They say as much in the fine print. Secondly, who promotes a flag-ship product based on a feature that is 'beta?' That is just asking for trouble. It sends a mixed message "It's great! (it's still not quite working)." They don't say Siri is in beta in the ads. While, yes, people who are unhappy with Siri could maybe just return the phone, I'm glad that Apple is going to have its feet held to the fire a little on this. Companies...
I for one, have zero use for Twitter, but use Facebook all the time, so I would much prefer FB sharing integrated into the OS. Someone who enjoys spewing bile around, of course wants a "dislike" button. And, this is EXACTLY why FB doesn't have one. Why make it easy for people to express negativity? If you have nothing nice to say, just move on, or if you really feel the need to comment, actually form sentences.
Apple, don't be stupid!!! You may not sell a lot of Mac Pros, but guess who's buying them: >>> DEVELOPERS. And HIGH END USERS <<<< Both of these groups are important to keep happy for the health and well-being of the Mac ecosystem. What are we supposed to build Mac apps on, iPhones? Personally, I'd be fine with a less-nice case. I just want expandability and lots of fast CPUs. Or, let us boot Mac OS on generic PC hardware. That would be fine. Maybe you could...
Nope. I'm still using a 1st Gen iPhone because everyone I know that has an iPhone 3G, 3Gs or 4 has to recharge at least once a day. They may say 200 or 300 hours of standby, but apparently once they added the multitasking features into the OS they lost the ability to tightly control the battery drain they way they did in earlier versions. I've heard many stories of mystery power drains, especially with the iPhone 4. Similarly my friend who has an iPhone 4 can't figure out...
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