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Apple's ecosystem ties in established and mature desktop, media, and mobile products on a level no competitor offers at this time. It's probably a fool's errand to try and explain this to someone because it's probably exactly the sort of topic that people have already made their mind up about (and most people probably aren't familiar with more than one or two of the big technology ecosystems available), but when someone is using Macintosh products across the board, taking...
No discount would persuade me to switch platforms... but if they paid me enough money... Of course, nobody's going to pay me money to use another platform, so Mac it is.That or someone creates something better for me.Android has an ecosystem. It isn't as strong as the Mac ecosystem, and perhaps not even as strong as the Windows ecosystem (unless mobile is the only consideration), but it does have an ecosystem and Google is growing it.
Ah. I went looking for that yesterday but my 'Edit Account Settings' button wasn't working.It should be the default.
I can't even see an editor when I reply to someone. It just throws a mess of HTML at me. I've been a web designer for years and even I want absolutely nothing to do with that (especially given how poor the actual HTML involved is). What's wrong with a simple BBCode quote/reply system? Pretty much nobody wants to mess with actual container-level HTML for this sort of thing. It is a usability nightmare.     The update also made Tapatalk extremely difficult and annoying to...
No, $199, speaking strictly in terms of price, is competitive with the iPad. That's a simple fact. It is half the price of the cheapest iPad 2. You say this will be a repeat but we don't yet know that this is a fact. If reviews come out and it turns out to be as large a piece of trash as the Kindle Fire is I'll wholly agree with you, but at this stage people (and you) are making matter-of-fact conclusions about it before people have actually had a chance to truly test it...
  What does the price point have to do with it? At $199 I think it is priced attractively to compete with the iPad. If it fails to compete it will be for reasons like people wanting the Apple ecosystem or iOS, poor performance, a 7" (tabphonish) screen, poor hardware quality, etc. If Google is able to pull off a reasonable level of quality within those parameters it could be attractive to a variety of buyers. I just doubt it will be enough to do serious damage because it...
A little flummoxed on this one. $299 for a device tied to the Google ecosystem competing with the likes of the much cheaper Apple TV (offers streaming services to Apple's ecosystem with some third-party support) and devices like the Roku (no great streaming, but excellent support for third-party services)? And I didn't see mention of services like Netflix and Hulu Plus. For it to be worth $299 in my mind it would have to have some strong differentiating features such as...
As far as I can tell there are two ways to look at it, setting aside luxury benefits:If you don't effectively program your programmable thermostat it will pay for itself in short order. Easily.If you do effectively program your home thermostat, and have a home thermostat decent enough to program effectively around a schedule, you may not save a whole lot more with the nest. Technically you should be able to save more if you wanted simply from scheduling because the nest...
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  No, it isn't. Sure, you can pump up the resolution, but the attraction is the extremely high DPI.
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