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Duh! Different sizes for men and women? That's just sensible marketing. Men's watches are usually larger than those for women, and it's men who like those huge G-Shock watches. I wonder if gadget fatigue will soon set in. I recently consolidated the two iPhones I was carrying into one and found it delightful. One less device to worry about. This iWatch will mean yet another thing to remember when we go out. Some may say, "Why bother?" Apple has to get a younger...
Yeah sure, Apple is behind this 100%. You can see that in just how zealous they are about long-established laws and policies about non-discrimination based on mere male/female distinctions, laws dating back over 40 years. Next time you watch one of Apple's staged events, notice the number of upper Apple executives coming on stage who're women. Almost exactly 50% isn't? Errrrr! Maybe I should correct that. I can't recall even one woman in an on-stage role at Apple. Here's...
I wonder if they'll expand this to smartphones like the iPhone on prepay plans? A cross-country move meant shifting my 3gs to AT&T to get better coverage in a small university town. I'd be willing to live with that one less bar if going back meant a sip of free data each month. I'm not always in range of WiFi.
Do the numbers. That $100 price difference between a 5c and a 5s spread out over a typical two-year contract amounts to 100/730 = 0.1369... That's 14 cents a day. Is having a lovely and powerful 5s rather than a ho-hum 5c worth that? Beyond a doubt, particularly when you factor in the much greater power and resale value of the 5s. Even those who absolutely must have colored plastic can add a color case of their choice to a 5s. There's nothing wrong with the 5c. As this...
Sports used to teach youth to be good losers, willing to praise the winning team. Microsoft seems led by bad sports who can only mock and criticize the success of others. If Apple's success doesn't mean they're doing something right, then what are we to make of Microsoft's former successes?
I certainly hope this WSJ report proves true. It makes a retina MacBook Air next year much more likely. That's probably what it'll take to get me to part with my aging but reliable MacBook. And I wouldn't mind seeing the current iPad mini discounted, particularly in refurb. I have a full-sized iPad, so don't really need one, but a price cut would be tempting.
Quote: "Publishing in the iPad age is a proposition fraught with danger: digital publications must match the dead simple ease of use of their print counterparts, while adding enough additional value — through interactive elements or enhanced accessibility, perhaps — to justify their often slightly higher price."   Who are these people. Digital books are typically quite a bit cheaper than their print counterparts, in my case $2.99 versus $14.95. And I'd be quite happy if...
The 5c isn't competing with the 5s, because the latter is a far better deal. It's more powerful, it looks better, and it's distinctive. If you want a new iPhone, the 5s makes far better sense. Even if you want a colorful case, you can simply add one to the 5s. If Apple wants the 5c to sell well, it won't be enough to lower the price with a two-year contract. These contracts costs so much--a couple of thousand dollars--that even cutting the 5c price down to zero won't make...
I suspect there are a few experts at almost every Apple Store who'd know how to get into the file system and get rid of that iOS 7 package. I wonder if he asked?
Oyster offers a free 30-day tryout period, which is good. But a lot of people are like me. We don't sign up for them because we don't want the hassle of quitting if all doesn't go well. Also, it takes a lot more than 30 days to change reading habits. Oyster should take advantage of a recent trend among novelists. They write a series of novels, each complete it itself, and offer the first for free to draw readers into their larger tale and its characters. Oyster should...
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