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USB for a keyboard is no big deal. Bluetooth works fine. USB ports for more storage would be a great plus.
This is good news. Given the enormous market share that Apple enjoys, it needs specialized models. It already has two different screen sizes. A Sport model would be a plus, as would an Extended Life model with a much longer battery life. Apple's been silly in the past. It has devoted a lot of attention to an iPhone's appearance, but because it offers one one or two models, users are forced to hide Apple's clever design inside a ruggedized or extended-battery case. With...
Pick and choose is great when you move. In Seattle, I was happy with T-Mobile coverage. Metro-Seattle is, after all, the company's corporate headquarters. But when I moved to a small college town far away, T-Mobile coverage was virtually non-existent. I switched to AT&T, but it was only slightly better. Half my calls didn't connect even when I stepped outside.. I finally solved my woes by getting Verizon iPhone 5 that's working out fine. It's also factory-unlocked, so I...
Is the interior the same for each of these watches and the only reason for that 10-fold difference in cost the case and strap? It that's true, Apple would do well to promise that guts of newer models will fit into those pricey earlier cases. Otherwise, people will be paying thousands of dollars for a watch they'll be replacing a year or two. Upgradability will increase their sales. I'm delighted that Apple is offering a sport model of this watch. That might indicate that...
It's a good move by Apple. Contracting out makes sense for smaller businesses who can't justify the costs of training and administering a security team. It makes no sense for a company with such huge Cupertino facilities. It also gives Apple more control over something as important as security. Pay better and you get a more stable workforce and better people too. Just keep in mind that the same principles don't apply to Apple's smaller facilities, particularly retail...
An electronic key feature matters little to me. My 30 year old car is as far behind that sort of technology as a Model T. But it is a feature that means Apple's watch can do things that most watches, including speciality watches, can't do. It'd be great if that feature were extended to home door locks and checkpoints at work. The downside is ominous. When your Apple phone dies, you won't be able to get in your car to drive home to charge it. You may end up stuck in a...
Smart move. When I lived in Israel (1979), it was still a blue-collar, agricultural country. My kibbutz raised chickens and made screws. Now the country is a high-tech powerhouse. Some of that resulted from the immigration of well-educated Jewish-Russian scientists after the fall of the USSR. Most of it is because Jews tend to be smart and value education. Their misfortunate is that some of their neighbors are among the stupidest people on the planet. Imagine your...
Apple should regard this move by China's repressive government with pride. This remark: "The change is thought to be motivated by concerns over Western cybersurveillance operations." isn't the whole story. China wants Apple and others to insert backdoors into its devices to make it easy for China to monitor its citizens. Seeing the worldwide backlash over the NSA revelations, U.S. high-tech firms are resisting such moves. Were I Apple, I'd begin a quiet and gradual but...
This doesn't mean much. Look around and you'll see that the numbers are about cheap tablets that are poorly made and will have a short useful life. If your budget is tight and your needs limited and unchanging, they might do. Otherwise, they're money wasted.
What happened. My comments simply disappeared. I did not save them. Where did they go? What does "undefined" mean?
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