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Exist now. They're called wall plugs. ;-) Seriously, the idea of having enough distributed inductive coils planted around your average public spot with enough juice to run and charge a laptop is a bit out there. On the plus side you could likely heat up that metal commuter mug at the same time at SBUX as you work... No junior, don't sit on the... OOPS!
The only iPhone I ever considered were the blowout 4GB at $299 when the dropped both the price and the 4GB. I'm not sure how long the Touch and Classic can overlap - I'd argue for status quo Shuffle & Nano, then a Touch at $249 and iPhones at $299 and $399.
sorry - couldn't resist.
You can delete Safari once you've loaded Opera, Firefox etc... and the machine will work just fine. That was not the case with IE/WIndows. It was not a matter of shipping-with, it was a matter of inextricably-tied. It was demonstrated in the MS case that it took four-strong-men-and-a-mule's worth of hacking to barely extricate IE from Windows. And I believe they're offering the Safari update when you get other things, and it can be refused. iTunes does rely on QT,...
As for Seagate, they were wrong that commoditized devices (under $300) could never afford to hold hard drives. (IIRC WebTV was initially shown the door by Al Shugart himself when they suggested such a thing) The vision thing may just take a bit longer at Seagate. And nothing's stopping them from getting into the SSD business. If it takes off, they stand to make more by leading the industry than collecting royalties on the interface design. They seem to assert that...
RLM software has done a great job of putting sims of these into OS X - the iPhone iPT is just RIPE for these...
Look at the complete filing. They could just as well claim against Amazon, Real, eMusic (whose original incarnation predates this and includes selling digital audio players as well as online media), you name it. In the first filing, they seem to want to patent a PC as well as a generic media player. It's amazing this got approved.
And his typical conclusions in the face of Apple upticks: Clearly this sort of activity can only mean that the iPhone is days away from it's demise and Apple will be bought by Xerox - no, ATT - no, Sony - no, I mean Pepsi... oh wait - Revlon...
It's also a way of making sure you don't have the unintended consequences that make Windows and phones that do run Java with god-knows-what interface. We all know what a joy those two environments are.
Until last week's site redesign, WSI's Intellicast was a mess. I'd had it out with them several times, and it was not a Safari issue, it was an issue of coding for IE6. Now it seems to work, especially after one last tweak late in the week. The menus are a bit twitchy as you need to move across vertically thin secondaries, but given the ads they need to put up, it's better than before. You don't have to scroll to see actual content. For more on the mess MS has made of...
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