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I like how the tables and benches look like Apple Store furniture :P
Meh. I enjoy Street View and use it a lot. Flyover doesn't seem to be a complete replacement, but it seems like it'll do if your city is covered. In the above examples, you can get a better idea of a building in downtown San Francisco than using Street View (here's one 50 foot stretch; here's another; here's another). On Flyover, you can get a view of the entire block and see how it connects to the neighboring streets and alleys in a fluid, fun way.   Again, not a...
  I'm a law-and-order guy myself (not talking about the TV show), but to have an officer's sidearm fired over a stolen phone (and ensuing school lockdown) is just a crazy escalation. I'm glad that they found these guys and might be able to find some leads through this. And I'm not second-guessing the officer either. But the situation seemed to have gotten out of control in a hurry.
  *oops I misread what you wrote. But leaving my post for anyone who didn't understand*   Ah, the unique language of the US. Some explanation for our A.I. buddies overseas :)   Since "active shooter" incidents have become more common (not one-off shootings, but an incident where a shooter continues to fire at people), many schools these days have "lockdown" procedures. A lockdown is basically where no one is allowed into our out of the campus. Classrooms lock their doors,...
It seems a little crazy that all this would come from a stolen iPhone, but lets keep in mind:   1) An armed robbery took place.   2) The suspect appeared to pull a weapon at a police officer.   3) There is an organized ring of smartphone thieves in San Francisco.   Of course, no gadget is worth a person's life. But as a resident of the Bay Area, I would love for these thieves to be taken down (and/or their organization).
  Oh come on. It's a bit more than "glass front and some tables in it".    Samsung Store (not necessarily Sydney) design choices that were not inevitable or industry-standard: -large open grid of demo unit tables -demo units with acrylic-encsased tablets displaying information -monolithic "library signs" describing each section -glass walls dividing the store into thirds,fourths, etc. -large edge-to-edge graphic panels covering the walls -bar area at the back with stool...
  Good to see that the iPhone 5 will run iPhone OS 4.0 
  Respectfully, I think you're going to be eating your words soon enough. There's nothing uniquely special about a 10-inch screen, and nothing terrible about a 7-inch one. In fact Eddie Cue begged Steve Jobs to get on board with a 7-inch iPad! 
  Besides turn-by-turn directions, Street View is probably the most useful feature of Google Maps. It has its frustrations, but it pretty much allows you to see how the place looks before you even get there. Sometimes satellite imagery is only so useful for finding that unfamiliar restaurant.  I'm HOPING 3D maps will at least get pretty close, but I doubt that it can replace street-levle photography. 
I think "catastrophe" is a bit of an overstatement. Microsoft deserves credit for being bold. But as some other posters already mentioned, it's as if they bolted two completely different UIs together (Windows Phone + Windows 7).   They can say "first!" but I think Apple will do the hard work of building one cohesive interface if/when iOS and OS X merge. Yes, I know Tim Cook has compared that to adding a toaster to a fridge. But they say a lot of stuff. The metaphor...
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