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Obvious points: 1. What's Apple doing giving free products to very rich people? That's tacky and tasteless. 2. Who gives who rip what these celebrities are doing? All too many fans are shallow people with lives so empty that they have to live through surrogates. They need to build healthy lives of their own.
One reason Apple hasn't used the FM radio part of that Broadcom chip is because it sells music and would rather people not get that music free. With the move to digital FM, some countries, particularly in Europe, may start insisting on the feature to help their state radio networks. The idea might make sense if those digital FM stations also streamed data that smartphones could tap, including local weather and breaking news. In the U.S. NPR might benefit as some listener...
If this is true, then it was best left unsaid. He's telling terrorists what they should do. But maybe this isn't true. Maybe iPhones actually have a backdoor and he wants terrorists to use them. Like double-cross and triple-cross spies, these sorts of things leave my head spinning.
Environmentalism is often a fashionable and cheap virtue, particularly as selectively applied by Apple. Apple makes a big deal about supporting recycling, which means turning a pricey device back into mere pennies worth of raw material. Not accidentally, that reduces the supply of used Apple gadgets, forcing people to buy new. Meanwhile, with each year that passes, Apple makes their products more and more difficult to repair or upgrade, again forcing people to buy new...
Yeah, maybe once a month I might find this handoff feature useful. But I'm I writer and at least a dozen times a day I'm irritated by the fact that the open source HunSpell spelling checker is virtually worthless. * About a third the time, it can't even suggest a correct spelling, yet when I cut and paste that word into a Google search, Google knows the correct spelling about 98% of the time. * The "Hun" of Hunspell is a group in Hungary. Probably because they have so...
Hopefully, with these larger screen iPhones Apple is learning to offer the market more variety. Limiting models made sense when the company was small and struggling in the late 1990s. It makes no sense today. The iPhone, for instance, needs a sports model like the Apple Watch, and a thicker model with an far longer battery life for on the go people. It'd also be great to have a display-free desktop model in the huge gap between the Mac mini and the Mac Pro.
If you were riding an up-elevator and this Michael Bromwich boarded on the 6th floor, what would you do? Judging by the photograph above, I'd dart off on the 7th floor. He's one spooky looking guy. Besides, Bromwich isn't even qualified in anti-trust law, so this highly lucrative appointment by his friend Judge Denise Cote is more than a little suspicious. Google for pictures of her, and not that makes two spooky looking people in this dispute. Could there be something...
Yes, an Apple watch is the perfect device for health neurotics. They can monitor their [whatever] every minute if they want. Personally, even if I had something to monitor, I'd just want an iPhone-trigger alarm when something got out of normal.
How typically Apple to gift it to someone who could easily afford to buy it. It's not even good marketing. Giving it to her suggests that otherwise she wouldn't have bought it.
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